Category: Media Wars

Marks off Markson: Daily Telegraph accuses IA of printing ‘garbage’

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. 

via Marks off Markson: Daily Telegraph accuses IA of printing ‘garbage’

Everything right-wing media tried to blame for the Trump administration’s family separation policy

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

via Everything right-wing media tried to blame for the Trump administration’s family separation policy

Sinclair and the midterms: New York edition

 

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.

via Sinclair and the midterms: New York edition

The Project rumours are false, Waleed Aly isn’t angling for 7.30, says ABC

2016 Gold Logie winner Waleed Aly on the red carpet.

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.

The Project rumours are false, Waleed Aly isn’t angling for 7.30, says ABC

Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough’s Extortion Claim Against Donald Trump and the National Enquirer | The New Yorker

 

That the tabloid might have played a role in Trump’s interactions with the TV hosts should not come as a surprise.

Source: Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough’s Extortion Claim Against Donald Trump and the National Enquirer | The New Yorker

On The National, Angelo Carusone: Advertisers are leaving Hannity’s show because of what the Seth Rich controversy represents, “Sean Hannity’s volatility”

On The National, Angelo Carusone: Advertisers are leaving Hannity’s show because of what the Seth Rich controversy represents, “Sean Hannity’s volatility”

Source: On The National, Angelo Carusone: Advertisers are leaving Hannity’s show because of what the Seth Rich controversy represents, “Sean Hannity’s volatility”

Report: Trump Associates Helped Former Fox Chief Monitor And Undermine Adversaries

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

Source: Report: Trump Associates Helped Former Fox Chief Monitor And Undermine Adversaries

Abdel-Magied Anzac row is a storm over not much

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…

Source: Abdel-Magied Anzac row is a storm over not much

Spicer Shuts Down Press Briefing Following Questions About His International Incident

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

Source: Spicer Shuts Down Press Briefing Following Questions About His International Incident

Spurned Reporters should dump Trump Briefings, turn to Investigative Journalism | Informed Comment

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – – Donald Trump was unhappy Saturday that the major media had neglected …

Source: Spurned Reporters should dump Trump Briefings, turn to Investigative Journalism | Informed Comment

CNN responds to being excluded from press briefing with one powerful message

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 […]

CNN responds to being excluded from press briefing with one powerful message

Trump just declared war on the media. The New York Times’ response is PRICELESS.

Germany Investigating “Unprecedented Proliferation” Of Fake News In Wake Of Fabricated Breitbart Story

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

Source: Germany Investigating “Unprecedented Proliferation” Of Fake News In Wake Of Fabricated Breitbart Story