Donald Trump this morning went to Twitter to declare that we are now safe from nuclear war thanks to him, and the biggest enemy we have in this country is the news media that does not cover him fairly.
Europeans are now doing what Donald Trump is afraid to do: Accusing Russia directly for spreading fake news and interfering in the governments of western democracies. They also are taking concrete steps to combat what they say is a rising threat from Putin’s government. Hopefully Trump and Congress will follow their lead and actually do something to fight back against Russian interference in U.S. elections.
The chairman of Sinclair Broadcast Group (Sinclair) met with Donald Trump after he secured the GOP presidential nomination in 2016 and told him, “We are here to deliver your message.”
David Smith told The Guardian the meeting took place in Trump Tower and was arranged by Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson. “I asked [Trump], ‘Would you like us to embed with you during your campaign?’” Smith said in the interview.
Over the weekend we reported that Sinclair Broadcasting Group (Sinclair) was forcing its news anchors to read scripts that were nothing more than pro-Trump and pro-Russian propaganda pieces. The pre-written scripts talked about Trump’s favorite conspiracy theories: “fake news” and the “Deep State.”
An alarming new study from researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology seems to prove that false stories on Twitter are 70 percent more likely to be spread by human users of the social media platform than are true stories. The study looked at 126,000 stories shared by 3 million people on Twitter over an eleven year period from 2006 to 2017.
"When the leadership of the United States consistently targets legitimate media reporting as fake, it opens the way for leaders the world over to do the same," said Shawn Crispin, who represents the Committee to Protect Journalists in the region. "It's a dangerous trend that is giving authoritarian and democratic regimes alike justification for targeting or shutting down reporting they don't like."
President Trump started his morning off by declaring NBC news report fake news, attacking them for not getting verification from him, as if the news doesn't exist unless Trump says it does.
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"One way to stab in the heart aggressive American reporting on that subject is to lay traps for American journalists who are reporting on it."
The embattled President of the United States is back in town, and just as angry and resentful as before he lost his phone privileges.
All but two states already have laws on the books that ban insurer providers from discriminating against rape and sexual abuse survivors.
Republicans threw a fit after CNN refused to run a new Trump campaign ad because it contained false information that called the mainstream media, "fake news."
Carefully avoiding the network that broke the story that the FBI has evidence of the Trump campaign possibly working with the Russians to bring down Hillary Clinton, Trump wrote, "Just watched the totally biased and fake news reports of the so-called Russia story on NBC and ABC. Such dishonesty!"
"Just heard Fake News CNN is doing polls again despite the fact that their election polls were a WAY OFF disaster. Much higher ratings at Fox"
Fox News Sunday panelist Neera Tanden, the head of the Center For American Progress, went there by calling out Fox News's lies about Obamacare collapsing as being fake news.
President Trump raved like a crazy man at CPAC against all of the imaginary injustices committed against him by the free press, and in the process, this president made sure that he will zero credibility with anyone outside of the Republican Party.
Provokatsiya. This is the Russian word for baiting with fake stories in order to discredit the outlet that ran the story. Or, as we call it here in the U.S., Rovian tactics. Is this what's happening right now with the AP's story about the Trump White House considering using the National Guard to round up undocumented immigrants?
“Kellyanne Conway does not need to text our show, as long as I’m on it. It’s not happening here.”
After Trump had tweeted an inaccurate statement about an interview that the cable news network had just concluded, CNN responded to the President's false statement by playing the tape and tearing into the President for calling the network fake news.
Deputy Assistant to President Trump, Sebastian Gorka, said that the White House is going to continue calling the media fake news until the press stops being critical of Trump.