Columnist Nicholas Kristof writes that for all the U.S. mainstream media’s faults, it doesn’t come close to the offerings of lies and quackery that alt-right and fake news sites do. In the Trump era, those sites are gaining ground.
This NPR piece has Donald Trump’s action plan for the first 100 days in office. One red flag for Canada is his call to either renegotiate NAFTA or rip it up. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell poured cold water on some of Trump’s initiatives, such as term limits for members of Congress, and sounded enthusiastic […]
I’ve been spending most of the day so far trying to get my head around what happened yesterday in our neighbour to the south — the election of Donald J. Trump as president of the United States.
Joshua Benton takes a day-after look at the U.S. news media’s performance during the presidential election, and finds it lacking in some areas. The trend lines point to the situation getting worse, he fears. He takes particular aim at Facebook.
Sean Illing talks with media scholar Tom Rosenstiel about “Donald Trump and perils of a Balkanized media.”
When you enter the world of Dr. Trumpenstein, reality gets distorted. A Washington Post reporter learned about this through personal experience, getting acquainted with the term “gaslighting” in the process.
Columnist Jim Rutenberg hopes that 2016’s explosion of fake news will whet readers’ appetites for the real thing.
In an editorial, the Globe and Mail defended the idea of a carbon pricing policy and looked in askance at conservative opponents who are trying desperately to fear-monger over it.
Meet Melanie Austin, an ardent supporter of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. She also has an anxiety disorder and has made a death threat against U.S. President Barack Obama — whom she believes is a Muslim. She lives in a part of Pennsylvania south of Pittsburgh that is “more than 90 percent white, ranks among the […]
Ron Fournier is leaving national U.S. political journalism behind after a career that started covering Bill Clinton and is ending with Donald Trump. One of his conclusions is it’s better to be respected and slightly feared rather than liked by the people you cover, but there’s much more.