Mike Cernovich

The Right-Wing Backlash Against #MeToo Is Coming Sooner Than You Think

At first blush, the story about Texas associate deputy attorney general Andrew Leonie, who resigned hastily after making ugly comments about the …

Feminism

Republicans' transparently preposterous new pretext to fire Mueller

One of the more alarming outbursts of authoritarianism from American conservatives has boiled up over Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation …

Government

Twitter Suspends Anti-Muslim Account Retweeted by Trump

As part of a wave of new suspensions, Twitter took down several far-right accounts that had been retweeted by President Donald Trump.<p>The suspensions …

Jayda Fransen

Chris Matthews: MSNBC Settled Alleged Sexual Harassment Complaint Against ‘Hardball’ Host [Report]

Chris Matthews is the latest member of the media to find his name mentioned in an alleged sexual harassment complaint. Matthews is the fast-talking …

Entertainment

‘We’re All Gonna Die,’ ep. 28: Ajit Pai does the ‘Harlem Shake’

This week on the podcast, the gang talks about pod faves Roy Moore and Ajit Pai, and their holiday season antics. We also pour one out for net …

Weird

The Forged Chuck Schumer Harassment Claim Was Fake News at Its Worst

A bizarre story shows how toxic the media environment has become.<p><i>Welcome back to Can't Handle the Truth, our Saturday column looking at the past seven days of fake news and hoaxes that have spread thanks to the internet.</i><p>Let's talk about how journalists know what they know—and to do that, we'll take …

Fake News

Trump Supporters Are Worried About Falling Victim to a 'Twitter Purge'—Within Days

Fears that a so-called Twitter purge will be taking place on Monday could lead to a surge for a small social networking site called Gab.<p>Spend a few …

Censorship

Tiffany Haddish's New Memoir Was Co-Written By Brotastic 'Dick Lit' Author Tucker Max

One of the only joys of 2017 has been watching the rise of Tiffany Haddish, an ebullient, hilarious, risqué comedian and possibly the best guest on …

Tiffany Haddish

Black student organization wants to strip funding from College Republicans at Columbia

What a terrible time to be in college. It’s gotten so bad for young Republicans on liberal college campuses that leftist student groups are denying them their right to free speech by refusing to publish their voices in student newspapers and allow conservative speakers to appear on campus. Now, …

Ajit Pai Thinks You're Stupid Enough to Buy This Crap

On Thursday, the Republican-dominated Federal Communications Commission and its chairman, Verizon BFF Ajit Pai, will hold a vote on whether to repeal …

Net Neutrality

Fake News Story About Chuck Schumer Implodes After Pro-Trump Conspiracy Theorists Claim Source Went Dark

A story that had been teased out seductively on social media as being true abruptly sank into a fiery fake news wreck before ever reaching orbit on …

Chuck Schumer

Who tried to smear Chuck Schumer with a phony sexual harassment complaint?

A little something that fell through the cracks last night amid the frenzy over Alabamageddon. Some speculated on Twitter that this sounds like …

Conservative View

The right is falling apart online over Roy Moore’s loss

A Republican managed to lose in deeply red Alabama on Tuesday and… well…<p>pic.twitter.com/fjmF7guOKl<p>— dieworkwear (@dieworkwear) December 13, …

Weird

Alt-Right Hyped Anti-Schumer Forgery That Plagiarized Conyers Complaint

The fake document accusing Sen. Chuck Schumer of sexual harassment copied language from a real document that exposed Rep. John Conyers.<p>A forged …

U.S. Politics

Schumer Files Police Report After Fraudulent Document Emerges

WASHINGTON — Here’s a new way to fight back attempts to spread fake news: file a police report.<p>That’s what Senator Chuck Schumer’s staff did on Tuesday in reporting to the Capitol Police the existence of a fraudulent document that described false allegations against the New York Democrat.<p>The …

U.S. Politics

False accusations against Schumer are the latest attempt to trick the media

A woman whose name appeared on what looked like a legal complaint against Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer has told multiple news outlets that her signature was forged and that she was not sexually harassed by the New York Democrat.<p>Schumer has asked Capitol Police to investigate the origin …

U.S. Politics

Right-wing trolls hype “apparent effort to dupe reporters and smear” Chuck Schumer

Right-wing media trolls Mike Cernovich and Chuck Johnson promoted a forged document that accused Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) of …

Liberal View

Schumer pursuing legal options over fake harassment document

WASHINGTON — Sen. Chuck Schumer says he is “pursuing every legal path” against whoever circulated a forged document accusing him of sexual …

John Conyers

After Sam Seder Returns to MSNBC, Jeffrey Lord Asks, What About Me

“Sam had the good fortune to be a liberal,” says former CNN contributor Jeffrey Lord, who says he was held to a different standard at CNN<p>Last week …

Entertainment

Afternoon Links: Ranking the Chains, the Best Roy Moore Reactions, and the End of 'Pivot to Video'

<b>Ranking the best national chains.</b> Tom Sietsema, the <i>Washington Post</i>'s food critic, spent some time at D.C.-area chain restaurants. His rankings are as …

U.S. Politics

6 Perspectives on the Future of #MeToo

The Other NRA<p><b>by Jane Fonda</b><p>W omen in every sector of the entertainment industry are working to transform Hollywood in the wake of the Weinstein …

Liberal View

This Is How Steve Bannon And Breitbart Tried To Sabotage Twitter

For more than a year before he became Donald Trump’s campaign manager, Steve Bannon sought to wage war against Twitter, tasking Milo Yiannopoulos and other Breitbart News employees to look into editorial, financial, and legal ways they could harm the Jack Dorsey–led social network.<p><b>Steve Bannon and</b> …

Long-form Journalism

The ‘Alt-Right’ Created a Parallel Internet. It’s an Unholy Mess.

If you’ve lost sleep worrying about the growing power of the alt-right — that shadowy coalition that includes white nationalists, anti-feminists, far-right reactionaries and meme-sharing trolls — I may have found a cure for your anxiety.<p>Just try using its websites.<p>In recent months, as sites like …

Business

NBC News execs roasted for refusal to launch independent investigation following Matt Lauer sex scandal

Embattled NBC News execs are doubling down on their refusal to appoint an outside investigator into sexual misconduct at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, instead announcing a series of internal steps they themselves are overseeing.<p>On Friday, ten days after NBC announced it had fired it biggest star, Matt …

Entertainment

Don't let the alt-right hijack #MeToo for their agenda

Feminism is now being weaponized for right-wing agendas. We must not allow that to happen<p>That was fast. In this #MeToo moment, feminism has been coopted by both people who don’t understand it and by people who oppose it. Worse: it’s now being used against people who are feminists and allies.<p>The …

Opinion

How do you use an anonymous source? The mysteries of journalism everyone should know.

When Houston Chronicle reporters want to use information from an unnamed source in a news story, they have to jump through a few hoops first.<p>A senior editor has to approve it, and know who the source is. A single unnamed source is rarely enough to go ahead with a story — there must be two sources …

Journalism

Democrats’ Franken fiasco has unhappy echoes of the Clarence Thomas affair - Salon.com

A quarter-century ago, Senate Democrats were seized with panic in the face of sexual harassment charges, and acted quickly to get rid of them. The charges weren’t against them, but against Clarence Thomas, who had been nominated to the Supreme Court by President George H.W. Bush, and who in turn …

U.S. Politics

After 'Exclusive' Trump Jr Report Crumbles, #ThingsITrustMoreThanCNN Trends on Twitter — Brutal

CNN on Friday was forced to issue a significant correction to a seemingly bombshell report suggesting Donald Trump Jr. was given early access to …

Donald Trump

Media goes crazy over Trump announcement on Jerusalem, CNN’s sloppy mistake, and other journalism disasters

The media went nuts when President Trump announced Wednesday that the U.S. recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and will begin the process of relocating the American embassy there.<p>This freak-out came despite the fact that Congress overwhelmingly passed bipartisan legislation in 1995 stating …

Opinion

Anatomy of a Trolling

Early this week, long-time MSNBC contributor and occasional substitute host Sam Seder was fired by the network after a smear campaign launched by far-right trolls. The trolls had dug up an eight-year-old satirical tweet of Seder's which they claimed showed him joking about, and even supporting, …

Roman Polanski