Accuracy in Media

CNN’s Jim Acosta Gets Nailed by Donald Trump, Jr. on Twitter

CNN’s Jim Acosta, who has been a vocal critic of the Trump administration’s handling of the press, set himself up for ridicule after tweeting his response to Trump’s tweet featuring  him body slamming CNN. #FraudNewsCNN #FNN pic.twitter.com/WYUnHjjUjg — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 2, 2017 Isn't pro wrestling fake? — Jim Acosta (@Acosta) July 2, […]

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Journalists are Critical of the Trump Administration’s Interactions with the Press

Journalists are not exactly neutral with the Trump administration, but it is a two-way street. A Communications@Syracuse blog post recently asked several D.C.-based journalists, editors and producers on their thoughts on the Trump administration’s relationship with the press. Much of the feedback focused on how the Trump administration has been disorganized and how they have declared […]

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Nate Silver: Yes, there was a Liberal Media Bubble in 2016 that Underestimated Trump’s Chances

Nate Silver, the statistician who correctly predicted the 2012 electoral results, wrote an interesting and insightful piece entitled, “There Really Was a Liberal Media Bubble,” at his website FiveThirtyEight. As the headline suggests, the topic was the liberal media bias in the 2016 election cycle. Silver pointed out, among several, how groupthink affected the media’s […]

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MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough Assails Fake News [Video]

MSNBC’s Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough assailed the proliferation of fake news and said that journalists need to do their job if they are serious about putting a stop to it. Scarborough cited an article in The Federalist listing 16 fake news stories that the media have published or broadcast since Trump won the election: “We’ve […]

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Yes, the Liberal Media is Smug, Confirmed Journalist

Will Rahn wrote a scathing column on how smug the liberal media was before the shocking presidential election victory by Republican nominee Donald Trump: The mood in the Washington press corps is bleak, and deservedly so. It shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that, with a few exceptions, we were all tacitly or explicitly […]

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Egypt Court Recommends Death Penalty for Al-Jazeera Journalists

Wow: An Egyptian court has recommended the death sentence against six people, including two Al-Jazeera employees, for allegedly passing documents related to national security to Qatar and the Doha-based TV network during the rule of Islamist president Mohammed Morsi. A verdict on Morsi, ousted by the military in 2013, and four other defendants in the […]

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Obama Advisor Boasts He Tricked Liberal Reporters in Buying the Iran Deal

A great op-ed by the New York Post’s John Podhoretz on how Ben Rhodes, a former Obama speechwriter-turned-foreign-policy-advisor, fed reporters propaganda about the Iran deal. Rhodes drips with contempt for almost everyone but his boss. He consigns all those who do not share every particular of the Obama-Rhodes foreign-policy perspective to a gelatinous mass called “The […]

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July 2017

7/3/2017 - CNN’s Jim Acosta Gets Nailed by Donald Trump, Jr. on Twitter

May 2017

5/22/2017 - Study: Journalists have a Poor Diet, Consume Too Much Alcoholic Drinks

March 2017

3/24/2017 - Journalists are Critical of the Trump Administration’s Interactions with the Press

3/14/2017 - Nate Silver: Yes, there was a Liberal Media Bubble in 2016 that Underestimated Trump’s Chances

February 2017

2/8/2017 - MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough Assails Fake News [Video]

November 2016

11/14/2016 - Yes, the Liberal Media is Smug, Confirmed Journalist

June 2016

6/15/2016 - Why did Reporters Have Access to Orlando Shooter’s Apartment?

May 2016

5/9/2016 - Egypt Court Recommends Death Penalty for Al-Jazeera Journalists

5/9/2016 - Obama Advisor Boasts He Tricked Liberal Reporters in Buying the Iran Deal

5/1/2016 - Poll finds Among White House Reporters, There are No Republicans

April 2016

4/25/2016 - American University Faculty Member Tried to Stop Recording of Protesters

February 2016

2/26/2016 - Moment of Silence for Slain ABC7 Journalist and Cameraman

January 2016

1/15/2016 - 197 Prisoners Died while in Russian Police Custody, Group says

June 2015

6/2/2015 - Journalists Gripe About Clinton Campaign Access

May 2015

5/4/2015 - Journalists 2015 Commencement Speakers List

5/2/2015 - China Imprisons and Tortures Journalists, Rights Group says

September 2014

9/8/2014 - Al Jazeera Removes Inaccurate Story Claiming Foley, Sotloff Executions Were a “Hollywood” Fabrication

9/27/2013 - Seymour Hersh: American Media is “Pathetic”

July 2013

7/12/2013 - Pew: Only 28% of Americans Think Journalists Contribute “A Lot” to Society

November 2011

11/1/2011 - New Website Attempts to Bring Transparency to Journalism