• NYT questions credentials of conservative journalist picked for White House pool

    The New York Times questioned the propriety of a conservative journalist who was selected to serve as the White House pool reporter because of his position with the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank. On Wednesday, that position was filled by Robert Bluey, the vice president of communications at Heritage. Bluey is also the executive The post NYT questions credentials of conservative journalist picked for White House pool appeared first on Accuracy in Media.

  • Study: Journalists really do live in a bubble

    In 1969, a few days after President Richard Nixon broached a new Vietnam policy that journalists criticized in real time, Vice President Spiro Agnew ventured to Iowa to defend Nixon. In a speech, Agnew denounced TV-news decision-makers as a “tiny, enclosed fraternity of privileged men elected by no one and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and The post Study: Journalists really do live in a bubble appeared first on Accuracy in Media.

  • MSNBC producer confirms network’s bias is ‘cancer,’ not an accident

    MSNBC producer Ariana Pekary resigned from the network in an open letter Monday containing a litany of complaints that she says affect the stories it covers. The letter confirms several long-held viewer theories: that the network overamplifies minor stories, that it is politicizing the pandemic, that it selects guests for ratings rather than expertise, and The post MSNBC producer confirms network’s bias is ‘cancer,’ not an accident appeared first on Accuracy in Media.

  • Report: Nearly three-quarters of Americans think the media is ‘too biased’

    A new study conducted by Gallup and the Knight Foundation finds that Americans’ distrust of the media is growing, with nearly three-quarters of those surveyed saying that the media is “too biased” in its reporting. The study, American Views 2020: Trust, Media and Democracy, surveyed more than 20,000 U.S. adults and found a deepening pessimism The post Report: Nearly three-quarters of Americans think the media is ‘too biased’ appeared first on Accuracy in Media.

  • NY Times paints Elizabeth Warren as ‘racially progressive,’ omits past of racial exploitation

    On Sunday, The New York Times hoisted readers on the backs of 2,588 words and carried them across 54 years of Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s personal history. The story opens with young Liz Herring arriving as a freshman at George Washington University in 1966, where she promptly pledged an all-white sorority. Readers then wend their The post NY Times paints Elizabeth Warren as ‘racially progressive,’ omits past of racial exploitation appeared first on Accuracy in Media.