The Media Bubble Is Worse Than You Think

Politico | May/June 2017 How did big media miss the Donald Trump swell? News organizations old and new, large and small, print and online, broadcast and cable assigned phalanxes of reporters armed with the most sophisticated polling data and analysis to cover the presidential campaign. The overwhelming assumption was that the race was Hillary Clinton’s…

Drudge Tops Google, Yahoo & CNN

Digital Vision | 19 April 2017 The latest SimilarWeb US Media Publications ranking is here! While the Trump Administration continues to drive traffic to media publications in the US, this month saw several other news items driving audience interests – most notably March Madness, but also anticipated tech releases, and global news items. Notable Increases in…

CNN Had a Problem. Donald Trump Solved It.

The New York Times Magazine | 4 April 2017 Inside the strange symbiosis between Jeff Zucker and the president he helped create. At 3:58 on a recent Wednesday afternoon in Washington, CNN’s largest control room was mostly empty but for a handful of producers hunched over control panels and, hovering behind them, a short, barrel-shaped,…

The Fake News of CNN

Washington Free Beacon | November 28, 2016   Days after Donald Trump was elected to the White House, CNN launched a crusade against “fake news.” CNN has joined the New York Times in labeling fake news as a threat to the country. Washington Free Beacon reporter Bill McMorris wrote about how the Times exposed its readers to numerous fake news stories before the election. CNN followed…

Washington Post Disgracefully Promotes a McCarthyite Blacklist From a New, Hidden, and Very Shady Group

The Intercept | 27 Nov 2016 THE WASHINGTON POST on Thursday night promoted the claims of a new, shadowy organization that smears dozens of U.S. news sites that are critical of U.S. foreign policy as being “routine peddlers of Russian propaganda.” The article by reporter Craig Timberg — headlined “Russian propaganda effort helped spread ‘fake news’ during election, experts…

Washington Post Names Drudge, Infowars, & Ron Paul As Anti-Clinton “Sophisticated Russian Propaganda Tools”

Zero Hedge November 25, 2016 The desperate flailing of a mainstream-media struggling through the five stages of grief continues as no lesser unbiased foundation of the fourth estate than The Washington Post pushes ahead with its “fake news, blame the Russians” narrative for why their candidate failed so miserably. Citing “two teams of independent researchers” (who surely…