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Robert Mercer: the big data billionaire waging war on mainstream media

With links to Donald Trump, Steve Bannon and Nigel Farage, the rightwing US computer scientist is at the heart of a multimillion-dollar propaganda network<p>Just over a week ago, Donald Trump gathered members of the world’s press before him and told them they were liars. “The press, honestly, is out …

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Whose news is fake? Here's the latest in Trump's war with the press

Every president since 1981 has attended the annual White House Correspondents’ Assn. dinner.<p>That year, President Reagan missed out. The reason? He needed to recover after a would-be assassin fired a bullet into his chest a few weeks earlier.<p>On Saturday, President Trump announced he will not be …

Politics

Trump Lashes Out at New York Times Ad Set to Air on the Oscars Tonight

The New York Times was hoping to start a dialogue with its new brand campaign from Droga5. But it couldn’t have expected that the president himself …

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Here's the New York Times ad that's making Donald Trump furious

In the era of so-called “fake news” and with the president calling the media “the enemy of the American people,” the <i>New York Times</i> is fighting back …

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Shepard Smith Defended Rival Network CNN Live on the Air

"CNN's reporting was not fake news."<p>For the second time in two weeks—and for the third time in two months—Shepard Smith is defending the free press and the true meaning of the phrase "fake news."<p>On Friday, President Donald Trump blocked certain news organizations from an off-camera White House …

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The readers’ editor on exposing fake news and lies

Checking facts is more important than ever as fake news becomes the refuge of the angry<p>Here are some headlines. “Nine Italian nuns pregnant after offering shelter to north African immigrants”. “Scientists in Saudi Arabia say women should be categorised as mammals, not humans”. “Man falls from …

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New York Times Running 'Truth Ad' During Oscars

"The truth is more important now than ever," says intriguing new action in political fray.<p>In an interesting rejoinder to attacks against the New York Times and other media by the Trump administration, the newspaper is running an ad called “The Truth is Hard,” which is slated during the Academy …

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Trump vs. Press: Crazy, Stupid Love

WASHINGTON — Much has been made of Melania Trump’s absence from the capital.<p>But our new president’s most intense, primal, torrid relationship is in full “The War of the Roses” bloom here. And it is not with his beautiful, reserved wife. It’s with the press, the mirror for the First …

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The White House’s big ‘fake news’ cop-out

Few political terms have been weaponized as quickly and effectively as "fake news." It's now a mainstay of the Trump White House's rhetoric and a pithy talking point for conservatives. In just eight letters, it says pretty much everything they believe about the mainstream media.<p>It's also a …

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Unfake News about the First Daughter

<i>The Washington Post</i> includes unnamed sources in a fair, insightful profile of Ivanka Trump’s challenge<p>I wonder what President Trump thought of the …

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CNN Interviews Ben Stein about Trump 'Banning' the Media—It Backfires...

Members of the so-called “mainstream media” continue to rage after several news outlets were barred from an off-camera “gaggle” at the White House on …

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Trump's media war threatens journalists globally, protection group warns

Committee to Protect Journalists says president is sending a signal to countries such as Turkey, Ethiopia and Venezuela that ‘it is OK to abuse journalists’<p>The Trump administration should “act as a champion of press freedom”, a senior member of the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said on …

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This TV Ad Could Get Donald Trump Tweeting During the Oscars

For the first time, <i>The New York Times</i> is expected to air a television ad during the Academy Awards this Sunday. This is unexpected for the …

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Donald Trump on a slippery slope over Russiagate cover-up

<b>Washington:</b> There hasn't been a crash-through-or-crash presidency such as this since Richard Nixon.<p>But while the Nixon administration took more than …

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Beyond retaliation, Donald Trump's media ban a clever strategy to discredit adversarial press

Donald Trump’s tiff with the media, or rather the “enemy” media, is turning uglier by the day. The adversarial coverage, or “fake news” as he likes …

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Trump Is Damaging Press Freedom in the U.S. and Abroad

Speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference Friday, President Trump took his anti-media rhetoric to a new level, doubling down on his description of journalists as “the enemy of the people” and calling for an end to the use of anonymous sources. This on a day when his press secretary …

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Should Apple Go After Fake News?

This week the New York Times was caught red-handed with making up false stories about the Trump administrations connections to Russia. It was so …

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21 Times Local News Was Both Stupid And Brilliant

All the news that’s (kinda) fit to print.<p>1. When it shone a spotlight on this relatable pig.<p>2. When it knew that Waffle House is as important as the White House.<p>3. When it reveled in pun-based news.<p>4. When the coincidences were almost <i>too</i> good.<p>5. When it touched on true tragedy.<p>6. When it was better …

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Us Weekly changes course after five straight Trump covers

After five consecutive covers featuring at least one of the Family Trump on its cover, Jann Wenner’s Us Weekly has finally gone Trump-less.<p>The …

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Can 'Fake News' Impact The Stock Market?

It’s November, 2016. A post from some unknown source goes viral on Facebook. It says Donald Trump won the popular vote by three million. To the trained eye, it’s completely fake. To most people who aren’t seasoned journalists, it’s a true story. To those in a particular partisan bubble, it’s truer …

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Trump: I won't attend White House correspondents' dinner

President Trump announced Saturday he will not be attending this year's White House Correspondents' Association dinner, which is usually attended by …

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Fox News' Swedish 'security advisor' has heads scratching

AP Radio AP Radio News:<p>Latest News<p>NEW YORK (AP) -- A trans-Atlantic wave of puzzlement is rippling across Sweden for the second time in a week, after a prominent Fox News program featured a "Swedish defense and national security advisor" who's unknown to the country's military and foreign-affairs …

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In defense of its headline, Hürriyet responds to ‘unlimited slanders’

Hürriyet has released a statement regarding its headline story on Feb. 25 about the Turkish Armed Forces’ answers to various criticisms, responding …

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New York Times to broadcast ‘truth’ ad during Academy Awards

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Times will broadcast a commercial called “The Truth Is Hard” during Sunday’s Academy Awards, just days after the company …

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Donald Trump is not the first US president to boycott press events

Missing a White House correspondents’ dinner is a serious sense of humour failure but is not without precedent<p>The annual dinner hosted by the White House Correspondents’ Association in Washington is traditionally an occasion when the sitting US president is lampooned and ridiculed to his face – and …

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Chattanooga Times Free Press Comments Policy<p>The Chattanooga Times Free Press web sites include interactive areas in which users can express opinions …

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'Enemies of the people' or not, these Drake students still believe in journalism

CLOSE<p>A new Quinnipiac University poll finds 52% of American voters trust the media more than President Trump.<p>The three Drake University students …

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Lawmakers, Constitution experts protest Trump's attack on press

It’s not often that New York politicians go to bat for the press.<p>But lawmakers and constitutional rights experts came out swinging Saturday on behalf …

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Sky News to make first foray back to the head-to-head ratings war

For years, the battle of the bongs has raged between the big beasts of ITV and the BBC, each vying to win viewers over to their flagship 10pm news slots.<p>This week, Sky News is to make its first foray back to the head-to-head ratings war, as it launches its first appointment-to-view News at 10 in …

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