In an insanely biased and nutty tweet Friday afternoon, Washington Post congressional correspondent Paul Kane falsely claimed that “right-wing anger/mobs” caused deranged Tuscon, Arizona shooter Jared Lee Loughner to kill six and nearly assassinate then-Democratic Congresswoman Gabby Giffords.
Joel Kaplan has a close friend. Recently that friend was going through a difficult moment in his life, and like the good friend he is, Joel Kaplan went to stand by his friend’s side. The friend is Judge Brett Kavanaugh. And Mr. Kaplan, fellow Bush 43 alum with Judge Kavanaugh (Kaplan served as deputy White House chief of staff), quietly took a personal day from his job and sat behind his friend as the latter testified to the Senate Judiciary Committee. Inevitably Kaplan was seen in television shots - and all professional hell broke loose in Joel Kaplan’s life.
With the liberal media unable to vocalize on camera their spin while Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was testifying Thursday afternoon, many took to Twitter to voice their displeasure with the “Angry Kavanaugh,” calling him a “belittled marginalized white man” who, based on his summer of lifting weights, assaulted Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.
Several prominent conservative leaders on Tuesday authored an open letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, calling on him to investigate “every aspect” of how Facebook, Twitter, and other social media outlets "interact with the public." They called for freedom, fairness, and an end to censorship on these platforms. The letter can be read below:
Behold, the latest example from CNN Politics reporter Chris Cillizza showcasing why anyone can get a job in political journalism and punditry, no matter how flaming hot your takes can be. Tuesday afternoon, Cillizza falsely tweeted that President Trump had told reporters that he doesn’t want the FBI involved in the sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.
It’s hard to paint a positive picture of big tech companies, especially when it becomes apparent that they are manipulating users. On September 19, The Creepy Line, a documentary on Facebook and Google, will premiere in Washington D.C. “Facebook and Google started with a great idea and great ideals,” said journalist Peter Schweizer in his film.
RESTON, VA — On August 31, Media Research Center founder and president Brent Bozell sent individual letters to House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC) concerning Wednesday’s hearings on social media platforms featuring officials from Facebook, Google and Twitter.
Many reputable journalists have been left scratching their heads by CNN’s botched handling of their increasingly dubious report claiming then-candidate Trump knew about the Trump Tower meeting in advance. Despite their sources (Michael Cohen’s attorney Lanny Davis) retreating from his original claims, CNN continued to stand by their assertions while other news outlets cried uncle. And after President Trump mocked one of the reporters of the claim, the network lashed out.
In the competition of ideas, you can't win the game if you're not on the playing field. That's why Silicon Valley bigwigs' stubborn refusal to put business above their own personal partisan biases doesn't just rankle. It reeks. Equal access to social media is not just about sharing food pics, pet videos, makeup tutorials and travelogues. It's about ensuring the ability to disseminate and distribute political speech on the world's biggest platforms.
he Media Research Center (MRC) today released a new poll conducted by McLaughlin & Associates gauging self-described conservatives’ attitudes toward Facebook and other social media companies. According to the poll, one-third (32%) of self-described conservative Facebook users have left or are considering leaving Facebook due to political censorship. Two-thirds (66%) of conservatives agreed they do not trust Facebook to treat its users equally regardless of their political beliefs. Another two-thirds (65%) of self-described conservatives believe social media companies like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube are purposely censoring conservatives and conservative ideas from their platforms.
On Wednesday morning, Fordham University professor and frequent MSNBC guest Christina Greer tweeted a half-apology of sorts after NewsBusters was first on scene to expose Greer for having dismissed deceased University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts on Tuesday’s The Beat as just “a girl in Iowa” “Fox News is talking about.”
In an exclusive interview with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Wednesday, NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt wanted to know how the company went about suspending the account of deranged internet conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. And using that as a springboard, Holt wanted to know if President Trump violated the rules, like Jones did, with his “dog” tweet about former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman.