Sanders goes off on the media at White House press briefing

The White House ramped up its campaign against the press Monday, alleging that mistakes by reporters are the result of purposeful attempts to mislead the American public. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, in a heated exchange with reporters, called out news organizations for having to “retract and change and rewrite and make editors’ notes to a number of […]

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FCC commissioner on Trump’s media threats

A top Federal Communications Commission official is putting pressure on her colleagues to end their silence amid President Trump’s threats against TV networks that are critical of his administration. Democratic commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, who was first appointed by President Obama and brought back to the commission by Trump, said the FCC should make it very clear that the agency will […]

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North Korean state media lashes out at China and suggests Trump is ignorant

With tensions high over North Korean’s nuclear program and the threat of conflict refusing to subside, North Korean state media lashed out Wednesday and Thursday. President Trump was one target, but China — a major ally and benefactor of North Korea — faced its own pointed critique. The comments about Trump appeared first in Minju Choson, the principal newspaper of North Korea’s cabinet, and were […]

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Trump administration still considering how to make it easier to sue the media, Priebus says

Reviving a controversial theme that President Trump brought up on the campaign trail, Chief of Staff Reince Priebus said Sunday that the administration has “looked at” potential changes to libel laws that would make it easier for Trump to sue news organizations that criticize him. “I think it’s something that we’ve looked at,” Priebus told Jonathan Karl on ABC’s “This […]

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Majority of Americans trust the media more than Trump

When it boils down to matters of trust, a majority of Americans say they trust the media more than President Trump, according to a new poll. The Quinnipiac University poll, released on Wednesday, asked participants if the media or Trump “tell you the truth about important issues.” The survey said that 52% of voters trust the media, with only 37% saying they trusted Trump more. […]

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Defense Secretary Mattis disagrees with Trump, says he does not see media as the enemy

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Sunday that he does not see the press as the enemy of the American people, disagreeing with a claim made by President Trump on Friday. Mattis, asked directly about Trump’s criticism of the media, said he has had “some rather contentious times with the press” but considers the institution “a constituency that we deal with.” The […]

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Donald Trump’s News Session Starts War With and Within Media

He deemed BuzzFeed News “a failing pile of garbage,” mocked an inquiry about his tax returns — “Gee, I’ve never heard that one before” — and, in an unheard-of moment for a presidential news conference, shouted at a CNN reporter, declaring, with some menace, “Not you.” “Your organization is terrible,” said President-elect Donald J. Trump, his voice rising as CNN’s […]

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