The “this is fine” bias in cable news

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Political journalism tends to treat every story like the ones that came before it. So what happens when politics in the Trump era goes off the rails? Continue reading “The “this is fine” bias in cable news”

The “this is fine” bias in cable news

Why white supremacists love Tucker Carlson

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Tucker Carlson is the new king of Fox News, hosting the most-watched news show on cable. But he’s also become a hero to white supremacists like David Duke and Richard Spencer. To understand why, you need to look at the way he talks about immigrants. Continue reading “Why white supremacists love Tucker Carlson”

Why white supremacists love Tucker Carlson

The best Fox News explanations for Trump Jr.’s Russia meeting

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Fox News has spent the week downplaying Trump Jr.’s attempt to collude with the Russian government during the election. As the Russia story keeps getting worse, we’re going to see just how far the network is willing to go to stay on Trump’s good side. Continue reading “The best Fox News explanations for Trump Jr.’s Russia meeting”

The best Fox News explanations for Trump Jr.’s Russia meeting

The Right-Wing Corporation Poised to Destroy Local News as You Know It

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Sinclair Broadcast Group is the largest owner of local TV stations in the country. That’s alarming considering that they often inject political views into local news. Continue reading “The Right-Wing Corporation Poised to Destroy Local News as You Know It”

The Right-Wing Corporation Poised to Destroy Local News as You Know It

What happens when you treat health care like a soap opera

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Cable news treated a major health care vote like an episode of House of Cards. That kind of coverage might make for entertaining television, but it badly warps the way viewers at home understand what’s at stake in the fight over health care. Continue reading “What happens when you treat health care like a soap opera”

What happens when you treat health care like a soap opera

All the Fake News

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Donald Trump would call this “fake news.” You decide. Continue reading “All the Fake News”

All the Fake News

The White House press briefing is dying

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James Comey’s firing has undermined the credibility of the White House press briefing – and Trump knows it. Continue reading “The White House press briefing is dying”

The White House press briefing is dying