SHARRI MARKSON is the national political editor for the Daily Telegraph.
She has won the prestigious 2018 Kennedy Prize for Journalist of the Year for her “scoop” in exposing Barnaby Joyce, in February this year, as the man who had impregnated his former staffer, Vikki Campion.
The only problem is that Markson was not the first person to reveal this truth.
As Bruce Haigh wrote in Independent Australia in August:
The problem is that she did not break the story of Barnaby Joyce’s affair or [the] pregnancy. Credit for revealing the affair goes to Serkan Ozturk, the editor of True Crime News Weekly on 24 October 2017. News of Joyce’s staffer’s pregnancy was broken three weeks later in Independent Australia, in a story by Sydney bureau chief Ross Jones on 19 November 2017.
As President Donald Trump’s administration implemented a new “zero tolerance” prosecution policy at the border that led to unprecedented and systematic separation of immigrant families and locking kids in cages, right-wing media flailed around trying to blame the administration’s policy on anybody or anything except Trump.
The president’s media enablers blamed Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush, “the law on the book,” Democrats in Congress, the media, the families themselves, and even “the Illuminati of K Street” for the Trump administration’s policy
If you live in a midsize city or battleground state, you are now more likely than ever to see pro-Trump propaganda and conservative spin on your local news — just in time for the 2018 election season — thanks to conservative media giant Sinclair Broadcast Group.
Media Matters has identified communities that will see competitive congressional midterm races and that have Sinclair-owned or -operated news stations. Many Sinclair stations are already airing national news programming with a conservative slant, and they will be ramping up coverage of their local races.
We’ve already tackled Nevada and Tennessee. Now, we’re taking a look at New York.
News Corp reported the Gold Logie winner was “a bit over The Project” and now had his eyes on a return to the national broadcaster, where he worked before joining Ten’s news and entertainment show in 2015.
In a different era, when decency was the norm, the members of the U.S. House of Representatives would not seat a thug like Gianforte in the chamber. In the age of Trump, it’s okay to beat up a reporter.
Politico Magazine reported that figures within President Donald Trump’s inner circle, Roger Stone and Stephen Bannon, helped former Fox News chief Roger Ailes monitor and smear his adversaries, a practice Ailes engaged in for years.Bannon, the former head of Breitbart who now serves as Trump’s chief strategist, has a history of using his
There are two issues in the latest episode of the culture wars, sparked by the Anzac Day Facebook comment by controversial young Muslim activist and part-time ABC presenter Yassmin Abdel-Magied. One is…
From the April 16 edition of CNN’s Reliable Sources:
White House press secretary Sean Spicer shut down today’s press briefing after he was asked about the international incident he caused last week by reading a Fox News transcript that accused a British intelligence service of spying on President Donald Trump last year on behalf of then-President Barack Obama.Last week, the chairmen and ran
By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – – Donald Trump was unhappy Saturday that the major media had neglected …
CNN just responded to their exclusion from Sean Spicer’s private press briefing, calling it “an unacceptable development” before vowing to continue to “report facts.” CNN was blocked from WH @PressSec’s media gaggle today. This is our response: pic.twitter.com/8SfY2uYKEI — CNN Communications (@CNNPR) February 24, 2017 Spicer held an off-camera question-and-answer session today with such Trump-supporting […]
World leaders aren’t taking Donald Trump’s trade barbs lying down.
The German government announced it will use “all possible means” to investigate the spread of fake news online following Russian hacks and a dubious Breitbart news story that falsely claimed Muslim immigrants attacked a church.Reuters reported that German officials announced the government’s plan to investigate the “unprecedented prolif
There is a Russian website [inosmi = foreign mass media] that translates propagandistic russophobic articles from the western media into Russian and publishes them so that Russians can see with the…
Vast Majority Of Climate Scientists Agree That Human Activity Is Driving Climate Change
Stewart is stepping aside because he’s exhausted by our petty, dangerous politics. Now we’re really screwed