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The Five Worst Fake News Stories Trump Has Pushed on America - Vice

<i>Welcome back to Can't Handle the Truth, our Saturday column looking back at the past seven days of fake news and hoaxes that have spread thanks to the internet.</i><p>As Donald Trump himself has pointed out, this whole first 100 days thing is a "ridiculous standard" for measuring success. He's right, of …

Fake News

What do Fox News and the New York Times have in common? Here’s what Obama said

According to Janice Min formerly of the Hollywood Reporter, former President Barack Obama talked about President Trump only once during an A&E event in Manhattan, but went on to say what he found similar between Fox News and the New York Times. Min appeared on CNN Friday to talk about what Obama …

Journalism

Donald Trump Lashes Out At 'Fake News' Media As Journalists Gather In D.C.

"A large group of Hollywood actors and Washington media are consoling each other in a hotel ballroom in our nation’s capitol right now."<p>President Donald Trump blasted the media as “fake news” and criticized journalists for taking part in the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner on …

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The Story About A Chinese Lesbian Billionaire Couple Is Very, Very Fake

"That WJSN lesbian billionaires fake news tweet saved 2017."<p>Posted on April 29, 2017, 10:26 GMT<p>A tweet about two lesbian Chinese billionaires who got married and became the world's richest couple alive has gone viral.<p>The news that Meng Mei Qi and Wu Xuan Yi were married was shared by thousands of …

Fake News

NY Times hired a hippie puncher to give climate obstructionists cover

Bret Stephens’ first piece for the Times showed exactly why some climate realists are canceling their subscriptions<p>Yesterday, New York Times subscribers were treated to an email alert announcing the first opinion column from Bret Stephens, who they hired away from the Wall Street Journal. Like all …

Climate

Stephen Colbert Sums Up Donald Trump's First 99 Days In 99 Seconds

From alternative facts and fake news to Russia and wiretap claims.<p>So much news in so little time.<p>On Friday, “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” summarized the biggest stories from the first 99 days of Donald Trump’s presidency in just 99 seconds.<p>By fast forwarding through key events, producers …

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New York Times staff, social media accounts push back against new opinion columnist Bret Stephens’ first op-ed

Journalists at The New York Times did not agree with Stephens' take on the climate change debate<p>Conservative columnist Bret Stephens ignited a firestorm Friday when his debut op-ed for the New York Times tried to conflate pollsters’ confidence in Hillary Clinton winning the election to climate …

Journalism

Malia Obama wasn’t kicked out of Harvard (She doesn’t even go there)

With all branches of the U.S. federal government run by the GOP, is the right-wing fake news industry running out of targets?

Fake News

New York Times Readers Are Canceling Subscriptions Over Climate-Denying Writer

When the paper hired conservative Bret Stephens, it angered one climate scientist. Now, he's starting a movement.<p>The New York Times just hired Bret Stephens, a conservative writer who identifies as a “climate agnostic” ― infuriating many readers who say the paper is going against its mission to …

Journalism

The NY Times promised to fact check their new climate denier columnist. They lied.

The Times’ news staff trashes column on twitter, while top scientist says paper is ‘willingly abetting climate change denialism’<p>Anyone who has read …

Climate

Journos Respond Harshly, Profanely to Bret Stephens' First New York Times Column

On Friday (appearing in Saturday's print edition), the <i>New York Times</i> published its first column by Bret Stephens, the former <i>Wall Street Journal</i> …

Journalism

Trump Spends 100th Day in Office Whining About Media Coverage

President Donald Trump responds to a queston during an event at the Eisenhower Executive Office Buildingon April 4, 2017 in Washington, D.C.Win …

Fake News

Sam Bee Unmercifully Roasted Trump At Her “Not the White House Correspondents Dinner”

The event put the spotlight on the Committee to Protect Journalists–and, naturally, Bee crushed it.<p>Back in January, <i>Full Frontal</i> host Sam Bee announced she would host her version of the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner, which she conceptualized as a balm of sorts to the paralyzing …

Journalism

Jeff Zucker: MSNBC is ‘the opposition,’ Fox News is ‘state-run TV’

Fox News is "state-run TV" and MSNBC has become "the opposition" in primetime and in the mornings, CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker said in an …

Journalism

Inside Samantha Bee's 'Not The White House Correspondents' Dinner'

The show celebrated journalism and roasted the president — much like the actual dinner.<p>WASHINGTON ― Until its taping on Saturday, comedian Samantha Bee’s “Not The White House Correspondents’ Dinner,” billed as a response to the storied Washington tradition, remained a mystery.<p>The show’s producers …

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'Obit' Follows The 'Times' Team Charged With Turning Lives Into History

If you're the kind of person who opens the paper in the morning and goes straight to the obituaries, we've got good news for you: There's a new documentary out this week that follows the staff writers of the <i>New York Times</i> obituary desk. It's called <i>Obit</i>.<p>To be clear, this is something I know a bit …

Journalism

Pence: Media 'ignoring the facts and spreading that fake news'

Vice President Pence tore into the media on Saturday, calling journalists "willing allies" of left-wing activists and politicians.<p>"While left-wing …

Donald Trump

Ritholtz's Reads: Angel Investing, Media Bubbles and Prince

The weekend is here! Pour yourself a mug of Kicking Horse Coffee, grab a seat by the pool, and get ready for our longer-form weekend reads:<p>What Trump’s done (or undone) for business in 100 days (Bloomberg) <i>See also</i>: What Trump has done for (and to) your finances (Bloomberg)<br>• How online shopping makes …

Journalism

Thriving in the gray

The latter was not difficult. The Knight brothers were 20th century newspaper entrepreneurs who believed informed and engaged communities were …

Journalism

Want to know what people really think? Don’t do a vox pop

A hit-and-run encounter on the street can never work as a substitute for thorough reporting and analysis<p>While some preposterous claims have been made about the inevitability of bumping into acquaintances at Piccadilly Circus, what is truly guaranteed, if you stand in the middle of Hull for around …

Journalism

Trump mocks 'Washington media' hours after publishing op-ed in Post

President Trump mocked the “Washington media” housr after publishing an op-ed in the Washington Post.<p>Trump spent much of the beginning of his 100-day …

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Colorado Newspaper Publisher Backs Off Defamation Lawsuit For 'Fake News' Tweet

The Colorado newspaper publisher who threatened to sue a state senator for defamation after the politician called his paper “fake news” has decided not to bring the lawsuit after all.<p>Jay Seaton, who runs the Daily Sentinel in Grand Junction, Colorado, said in an editorial, “I don’t want to cost the …

Journalism

As journalists prepare to party, President Trump blasts the press

President Trump wasted no time before skewering the media at a rally in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on Saturday, calling the press "fake news" as …

Donald Trump

Reflections Of An Unintended War Correspondent

Until 99 days ago, I was just a trade journalist. That changed when the President of the United States declared war on the industry I cover -- media …

Donald Trump

Award-Winning Nautilus Magazine Enters Troubled Waters

In many respects, these are heady days for Nautilus, the highbrow science and culture magazine launched precisely four years ago this weekend. …

Journalism

Journalists Reflect On What They've Learned During Trump's First 100 Days

NPR's Mara Liasson and <i>The Washington Post's</i> Robert Costa speak about covering the Trump administration during President Trump's first 100 days.

NPR

Samantha Bee gets star support for her Not The Correspondents' Dinner event

Canadian comedian and late-night host says proceeds will go to Committee To Protect Journalists<p>Washington's once-glitzy "nerd prom" is about to get …

Freedom of the Press

Facebook gearing up to fight political propaganda

AP Radio AP Radio News:<p>NEW YORK (AP) -- Facebook is acknowledging that governments or other malicious non-state actors are using its social network to influence political sentiment in ways that could affect national elections.<p>It's a long way from CEO Mark Zuckerberg's assertion back in November …

Fake News

Rare victory for persecuted journalist highlights Mexico's press freedom crisis

Pedro Canché has finally won an apology for being jailed after he criticized a state governor. But, he asked, what about the 104 journalists killed since 2006?<p>Pedro Canché, an indigenous journalist and activist in the southern Mexico state of Quintana Roo, had a hunch the local authorities were …

Mexico

People are furiously canceling their New York Times subscriptions after an op-ed disputing climate change was published

The New York Times' decision to publish a debut op-ed column by the newly-hired Bret Stephens, a notable denier of anthropogenic climate change, has sparked an uproar from the paper's subscribers, who are furious that the Times decided to publish a column that is contrary to much of the modern-day …

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