This was CNN | Editorial Cartoon
Cable giant CNN is being roundly criticized for a town hall this week featuring former President Donald Trump.
Will Fox learn its lesson from $787M Dominion settlement? | Heather MacDonald
Last week, Fox News and Dominion Voting Systems avoided going to trial over defamation charges by agreeing to a settlement of an eye-popping $787 million. Many in the public felt that while the massive monetary windfall was nice, the delicious schadenfreude from a trial would have been priceless. A sizable portion of the nation felt […]
A free people need a free press for democracy to flourish | Opinion
What was true in 1789 is true in 2022: A strong press is essential to a strong America.
NPR showed us the best way to interview a totalitarian liar | Dick Polman
The lesson: Don't back down in the face of the Big Lie.
Rupert Murdoch is launching Fox Weather. What could possibly go wrong? | Dick Polman
“How do you address the fact that weather changes are caused to some degree by humans when you have a media property with a history of challenging that fact?” one expert asked.
Journalists can’t be neutral in the war on American democracy | Dick Polman
The old days of both sides false-balance journalism, the old days of writing “on the one hand, on the other hand," are over.
A civic duty for today’s news consumer: Identifying misleading and false news stories | Opinion
Remember to be a smart news consumer: Check your sources; critically evaluate stories, and look for accuracy errors.
The Post-Gazette’s racism problem isn’t new. A change in ownership can help solve it | Opinion
I still want to see the Post-Gazette succeed, not because its owners deserve it, but because its journalists and the city of Pittsburgh deserves it.
Trump and Fox News: Deadly lies in a feedback loop | Dick Polman
Before focusing on today’s timely topic – Trump and Fox News, deadly together – I want to tell you a little story about the time Fox broke the fake news that President Obama wanted to tax Christmas trees. In November 2011, I received a string of emails raging at Obama for (supposedly) imposing a tax […]