Tag: Mainstream media

The LA Times and Washington Post aren’t taking Trump’s attacks on journalists & the media lying down

The LA Times and Washington Post aren’t taking Trump’s attacks on journalists & the media lying down

The Los Angeles Times has had enough of President Bannon and his toady Donald Trump attacking journalists, saying they should “keep its mouth shut” and calling them the “enemy of the people”. They have a new line of swag called the “Free Speech Collection“: In the collection are two different styles of t-shirts and mugs: They sent out an email […]

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It’s time for national media outlets to show solidarity with the Washington Post and other outlets banned by Trump

It’s time for national media outlets to show solidarity with the Washington Post and other outlets banned by Trump

On Monday of this week, Donald Trump revoked the media credentials of journalists working for the Washington Post covering his events. This follows on the heels of his blacklisting of multiple other national media outlets including Gawker, BuzzFeed, Foreign Policy, Politico, Fusion, Univision, Mother Jones, the New Hampshire Union Leader, the Des Moines Register, the Daily Beast, and Huffington Post. […]

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Day 4: First quarter fundraiser – We represent you, the people

Day 4: First quarter fundraiser – We represent you, the people

Independent journalists like Team Eclectablog tell you what you need to know — and we tell it like it is. Have you ever watched cable news or read a mainstream media post and wondered who was paying them to slant the story? The influence of corporate sponsors happens on both sides of the aisle at some networks and news outlets. […]

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REMINDER: The Senate’s “clean continuing resolution” to fund government is already a HUGE compromise by Democrats

REMINDER: The Senate’s “clean continuing resolution” to fund government is already a HUGE compromise by Democrats

Let’s stop this talk about Democrats refusing to negotiate and compromise. It’s a lie. [Photo credit: Chris Savage | Eclectablog] I am continuously astonished by how well Republicans are able to shape reality and perceptions. Honestly, with enough focus group work by Pete Luntz and poll-testing of messaging, they can convince Americans of nearly anything. The fact that our media […]

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Where is the media on the font-size challenge to Public Act 4 repeal petitions?

Where is the media on the font-size challenge to Public Act 4 repeal petitions?

Hello? Anybody out there? I really have to ask the question, “Where is the mainstream media on the challenge to Public Act 4 repeal petitions?” This is not just a wonky, technical discussion. This is an attempt to silence the voices of nearly a quarter million Michiganders on a concocted technicality. (If you’ve missed my previous posts on this, you […]

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Newsweek columnist John Avlon asks “Are Republicans at war with reality?”

Whoa. A mainstream media figure gets it. John Avlon, senior columnist at Newsweek and Daily Beast contributor asks, in a piece for CNN, “Are Republicans at war with reality?”. So here’s what I learned watching Thursday night’s Republican debate: States’ rights should rule the day, unless you’re gay. Small government is the rule unless a rapist impregnates his victim. Loyalty […]

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