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Pollak: The Media Belatedly Loved George H.W. Bush — For the Wrong Reasons

The nation is mourning the passing of President George H.W. Bush, one of the greatest Americans. In the voluminous tributes that have appeared in the media since Friday evening, Bush has been appropriately honored for his lifetime of public service and his legacy — most of all, perhaps, his large and loving family, who equally […]

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WATCH: Brad Parscale Shuts Down PBS Reporter Who Blames Trump for ‘Post-Truth World’

Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale swatted away a PBS interviewer’s attempt to blame President Donald Trump and tech platforms like Facebook for spreading “divisive” messages and “opinion” rather than news, in a long-form interview. The full interview was recorded for the new PBS Frontline documentary The Facebook Dilemma and can be watched below. [embedded content] The interviewer […]

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Watch: Leslie Stahl Asks George Bush if the 1985 Republican Theme is ‘We the White People’

It is a scene that would be familiar to anyone watching mainstream media coverage of politics today. A television journalist begins an interview with a member of the controversial Republican administration with a question challenging him to defend himself against the accusation that his party is secretly advancing a racist agenda. And then follows up […]

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John Heilemann: Trumps Are a ‘Low-Level, Low-Rent, Cheesy Crime Family’

Friday on MSNBC’s “Deadline,” network political analyst John Heilemann declared President Donald Trump and his family were a “low-level, low-rent, cheesy crime family.” On possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, Heilemann said, “When it comes to this level of coordinating things at the highest level, and on this question, which is the key one […]

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Michigan Rep-Elect Rashida Tlaib Defends Fired CNN Commentator Marc Lamont Hill After Anti-Israel Speech

Michigan Congresswoman-elect Rashida Tlaib sent a message of support to Marc Lamont Hill, a former CNN commentator who was dropped from the network Thursday following a series of anti-Israel remarks. “Calling out the oppressive policies in Israel, advocating for Palestinians to be respected, and for Israelis and Palestinians alike to have peace and freedom is […]

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NYT: Twitter’s Ban on ‘Misgendering’ Transgender People ‘Promotes Free Speech’

The New York Times published an article by Media Matters editor-at-large Parker Molloy, Thursday, claiming Twitter’s new decision to ban users who “misgender” transgender people “promotes free speech.” In the article, titled “How Twitter’s Ban on ‘Deadnaming’ Promotes Free Speech,” Molloy declared, “As a transgender woman, I find it degrading to be constantly reminded that […]