Jessica Roy spotlighted Merrimack College Professor Melissa Zimdars's list of "False, Misleading, Clickbait-y, and/or Satirical 'News' Sources" in a Tuesday item on Los Angeles Times's "Trail Guide" blog. Roy pointed out that "Breitbart, the 'platform for the alt-right' whose chairman was just named Trump's chief strategist, is on there." However, Professor Zimdars, a self-identified feminist, also included less-controversial, mainstream websites such as RedState, The Blaze, and Twitchy on her "fake news" list.
By Scott Whitlock | | November 16, 2016 | 3:42 PM EST
The journalists at CBS This Morning on Wednesday touted the effort on the left to abolish the electoral college in the wake of Hillary Clinton’s loss. Reporter Tony Dokoupil insisted that the political process “may be upended next.” The morning show featured the angry, sometimes violent, crowds who chanted “not my president” and “Donald Trump has got to go!”
By Sarah Stites | | November 16, 2016 | 2:41 PM EST
Scores of people on the left and right who are worthy of media censure. Yet, while many media outlets eviscerate Steve Bannon, people like gay activist and writer Dan Savage tend to get a pass. And rather than being called out for his vitriolic and lewd statements, Savage routinely serves as a guest on CNN and MSNBC broadcasts.
By NB Staff | | November 16, 2016 | 2:41 PM EST
Media Research Center founder and president Brent Bozell joined the Fox Business Network (FBN) on Wednesday afternoon’s Cavuto: Coast to Coast alongside FBN’s Connell McShane and Heat Street’s Jillian Melchior and admitted that he’s “just loving” the liberal media’s latest meltdown over President-elect Donald Trump leaving the press behind on Tuesday to sneak out for dinner.
By Jorge Bonilla | | November 16, 2016 | 2:34 PM EST
We recently reported on how Univision was the biggest media loser from this election cycle, given all that was at stake for the network. Those ramifications have begun to play out in real time and are now affecting real lives.
By Curtis Houck | | November 16, 2016 | 1:33 PM EST
Slate writer Jamelle Bouie already made clear on Election Night that Donald Trump’s victory was akin to racists defeating Civil War Reconstruction, but he also outlined that he wasn’t done in a Tuesday post declaring that there was no such thing as a “good” Trump voter and implying any of them deserve basic human respect is “abhorrent” and “perverse” like that of a lynch mob.
By P.J. Gladnick | | November 16, 2016 | 1:25 PM EST
"The trip began a day before the election, and Mr. Kerry had confidently predicted a Hillary Clinton victory."
Ah! It was the best of times, it was the best of times. Not a hint that anything could possibly ruin the upbeat mood of what was essentially an Election Day victory lap by Secretary of State John Kerry and his merry band of liberals to the bottom of the world. Fortunately, for the eternal amusement of posterity, New York Times science reporter Justin Gillis was on hand to record the tragicomic scene. First let us begin as he notes the jubilant visitors touring Antarctica avant le déluge orange:
By Matthew Balan | | November 16, 2016 | 1:08 PM EST
On Wednesday, ABC's Good Morning America touted the scores of high school students in the Washington, D.C. area who protested Donald Trump outside of the billionaire's hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue. Anchor Robin Roberts marveled, "Looking at some of those protesters from yesterday, they're too young to vote; but yet, they still want to be out there." Correspondent Mary Bruce replied, "Many of them definitely underage — too young to vote — but they still said that they feel their future is at risk here."
By Katie Yoder | | November 16, 2016 | 12:43 PM EST
It’s called selective outrage. The media protested when President-elect Donald Trump recently chose Steve Bannon, former executive chairman of Breitbart News, as his chief strategist and senior advisor. Among other criticisms of the new appointee, journalists and bloggers took issue with a Breitbart story attacking Planned Parenthood over videos that surfaced last summer – a scandal liberals refused to get upset about.
By Callista Ring | | November 16, 2016 | 12:25 PM EST
Grab her by the napkin. That’s what The Washington Post encouraged at its election party where a female server’s body was used as a napkin dispenser. To celebrate the potential election of the first woman president, guests were encouraged to pull napkins off of a napkin-clad woman at the daily newspaper’s casino-themed election party. According to The Huffington Post, the woman wore a dress of napkins over another dress.
By Kyle Drennen | | November 16, 2016 | 12:02 PM EST
On Wednesday, the network morning shows were in full panic mode as anchors and correspondents breathlessly reported that Donald Trump went to dinner with his family Tuesday night without alerting the traveling press pool. The President-Elect’s excursion to a Manhattan steakhouse was labeled “chaos” and an affront to the principle of “transparency.”
By Scott Whitlock | | November 16, 2016 | 11:45 AM EST
In a twist that will surprise very few conservatives, ABC’s Good Morning America on Wednesday America devoted almost ten minutes to interviewing the wife of George Stephanopoulos, but never mentioned Ali Wentworth’s vow to flee the country if Hillary Clinton lost the White House.
By Clay Waters | | November 16, 2016 | 11:12 AM EST
Post-election, the New York Times seems dimly aware it has a “red state” credibility problem, but its pattern of coverage shows it has a long way to go. Sunday it whined about how the imminent Trumper invasion posted a threat to the cultural life of Washington, D.C., not exactly a top issue for blue-collar Macomb County voters. They aren’t as comfortable in red Texas, as shown by Manny Fernandez's stand-offish approach to his conservative fellow Texans. Reporter Adeel Hassan got an awful lot of front-page mileage out of a distressing anecdote in “Refugees Discover 2 Americas: One That Hates, One That Heals.” The NYT also asked the question on the minds of red state America -- How does Mexico feel about all this?
By Jack Coleman | | November 16, 2016 | 10:32 AM EST
Brace yourself, it's already begun -- The Purge. Only a week since Donald Trump's unlikely ascension to the presidency, he's already taking aim at the very heart of democracy, as those working in journalism so often claim they embody. Late last night, NBC Nightly News ran a story with this deeply troubling headline -- "As Trump Leaves Press Behind for Steak Dinner, Incoming Admin Already Showing Lack of Transparency."
By Matt Philbin | | November 16, 2016 | 9:04 AM EST
Thought experiment: Assume for a moment Hillary won the election last week. Yes, birds are chirping, butterflies flitting about and unicorns are leaving piles of mint-scented equality on everyone’s lawn.