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Embed from Getty Images Why Hating the Media Could Make the Difference in November The winning candidate may be the one who most successfully stirs the public’s mistrust of journalists and journalism. by Neal Gabler As the political pundits keep reminding us, this might be called the “hate” election. Both major parties’ presumptive nominees, Donald […]

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Trump vs. Megyn vs. Trevor Noah

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In a primary contest like the one Bernie and Hillary have been waging, it was fair game to ask for Hillary’s speech transcripts to be released since his campaign has made Wall Street and campaign financing big issues. However, Hillary has no obligation to do so since it has never part of the lexicon of […]

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Any candidate running for the office of the most powerful person on earth is heavily vetted and scrutinized beyond belief. The consequences of that vetting, however, vastly differ if you’re a Democrat or a Republican. Both sides make mistakes, both sides are not forgiven equally. Not. Even. Close. If any Democratic candidate has a disreputable […]

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They just can’t be bothered to pin him down.

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Here’s a little something I wrote back in 2013 that still applies: “I don’t care if you fuck an elephant, just so long as you don’t cover the circus.” — Abe Rosenthal, with a quote made famous after he fired a New York Times reporter who was sleeping with one of her sources. It boils […]

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On August 5, 1994, Howard Stern ended his campaign to become governor of New York. He had promised to resign anyway, if elected, “before I can really screw anything up.” His running mate would carry out his commitments: actively pursuing the death penalty and using the ashes of executed criminals to refill potholes. Stern was […]

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It turns out that working for Fox News isn’t too difficult; all you have to do is fake a nearly three decade CIA career and talk the right-wing talk on cue. Longtime political correspondent for Fox News Wayne Simmons was arrested several months ago for fraudulent activity surrounded his supposed tenure in the CIA, completely […]

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Oh, the irony! NBC host Chuck Todd grilled Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz on Sunday for repeating talking points instead of providing answers to any of his questions. During an interview on NBC’s Meet the Press, the visibly frustrated host noted that Cruz had spent their entire time together “trying to eviscerate Donald Trump.” “If […]

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NPR On the Media co-host Bob Garfield lit into the cozy relationship between the press and the politicians they’re supposed to be covering on this Sunday’s Reliable Sources on CNN. CNN generally does a really terrible job of naval-gazing when it comes to critiquing the problems with their own network, but no one was spared […]

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