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In New York, Trump was the tabloid king. Washington? It’s different

Back in his celebrity, New-York-City-developer heyday, Donald Trump could fake himself in late-night calls and get favourable stories planted in that city’s tabloid papers. Nowadays? He’s shrieking about leakers.

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Sat, February 25 2017 » Main Page, Media, politics » No Comments

Trump to miss White House correspondents’ dinner

The president setting out to tame the White House press corps and undermine the First Amendment is doing the right thing and staying away from the April 29 White House Correspondents’ dinner.

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Sat, February 25 2017 » Main Page, Media, politics » No Comments

‘Trump & the Press: A Murder-Suicide Pact’

The lede: “The press will destroy Trump and Trump will destroy the press.”

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Tue, February 21 2017 » Main Page, Media, politics » No Comments

Alex Jones of Infowars an infosource for Trump

Alex Jones is one of the most lunatic right-wing truthers out there. And now he apparently has telephone access to U.S. President Donald Trump.

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Sun, February 19 2017 » Main Page, Media, politics » No Comments

Trump continues to lash out at media during Fla. rally

In Melbourne, Fla., before about 9,000 true believers, U.S. President Donald Trump kept up his attack on the news media from earlier in the week.

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Sat, February 18 2017 » Main Page, politics » No Comments

Facebook’s next phase further threatens journalism

Craigslist started the unbundling process of separating services from news that helped lead to journalism’s precarious financial situation today. Facebook’s new strategy will make things worse.

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Sat, February 18 2017 » Main Page, Media » No Comments

Trump takes his most repulsive shot yet at the media

The lede: “President Trump, in an extraordinary rebuke of the nation’s press organizations, wrote on Twitter on Friday that the nation’s news media ‘is the enemy of the American people.’”

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Fri, February 17 2017 » Main Page, Media, politics » No Comments

Why it helps Trump to hate the press

Washington Post politics blogger Chris Cillizza writes that Donald Trump gets how much his supporters hate the news media, and used Thursday’s press conference to feed that hatred.

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Thu, February 16 2017 » Main Page, Media, politics » No Comments

‘The leaks are real … the news is fake’

That was one of a number of jaw-dropping quotes from U.S. President Donald Trump at an impromptu Thursday news conference in which considerable words and energy were spent slagging his favourite whipping boy, the media.

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Thu, February 16 2017 » Main Page » No Comments

Attacking the media: Red meat for the reddest of Trump’s base

Former conservative talk radio host Charles Sykes explains why attacking the U.S. news media is such grist for U.S. President Donald Trump’s mill.

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Sun, February 5 2017 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on Attacking the media: Red meat for the reddest of Trump’s base