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This company is forcing stations to show right-wing programming. Do they own your local station?

The conservative, pro-Trump owners of a chain of local TV stations are facing a boycott after it emerged that they require news anchors to read scripts with conservative talking points. Sinclair Broadcasting owns more than 190 stations nationwide, and is awaiting government approval to buy even...

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 4:10pm

Fox Nation: Everything we know about Fox News' streaming service for 'superfans'

Fox News recently announced that it will launch Fox Nation: A new streaming service created especially for the biggest fans of the Fox News Channel. On Tuesday, Senior Vice President of Development and Production John Finely said Fox Nation was created and designed to appeal to the Fox News...

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 12:19pm

Digital First wins auction buys Boston Herald: Whats next?

Digital First Media, based in Denver, is set to purchase The Boston Herald as it won an auction for the newspaper company late Tuesday afternoon in Boston. The Herald filed for bankruptcy in December and initially planned to sell the company to GateHouse. GateHouse, however, was outbid by Digital...

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 6:51pm

Despite Trump's mockery, 'New York Times' doubles subscriptions

President Trump can boast one indisputable area of economic growth — the company he has dubbed "the failing New York Times" has doubled digital subscriptions since his election. Trump has been conducting a on-again, off-again, one-sided feud with the Times since the presidential...

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 5:30pm

Is fake news about to get way worse thanks to Google?

Google is testing an app dedicated to hyperlocal "citizen journalism," which some analysts say will only worsen the epidemic of fake news. The app, called Google Bulletin, is being tested in Oakland and Nashville, and allows anyone to publish news stories, photos and videos. Once...

Monday, January 29, 2018 - 3:48pm

Trump booed, laughed at in Davos after calling media 'fake news'

President Donald Trump was met with boos at the Davos Economic Forum Friday when he tried to criticize the media by calling it “fake.” During the annual event, President Trump told founder of the forum Klaus Schwab that he “always seemed to get, for whatever reason, a...

Friday, January 26, 2018 - 12:09pm

The results are in: Trump's Fake Media Awards 'Winners'

The wait is over. Wednesday night, President Trump finally revealed his winners, or what he's also referred to as "losers" — we’re not really sure which he’s sticking to — of the Fake Media Awards. Back in January, he announced that he was postponing the...

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 11:21am

White House staff could break the law if they aid Trump's 'Fake Media Awards'

Those "Fake Media Awards" Trump promised today will be postponed to Wednesday, Jan. 17. The Fake News Awards, those going to the most corrupt & biased of the Mainstream Media, will be presented to the losers on Wednesday, January 17th, rather than this coming Monday. The interest...

Monday, January 8, 2018 - 1:39pm

If Trump really had 'Fake Media Awards,' here would be his nominees

Award season is upon us, and on Tuesday, Trump tweeted that he would be giving out some of his own. "I will be announcing the MOST DISHONEST & CORRUPT MEDIA AWARDS OF THE YEAR on Monday at 5:00 o’clock," he wrote. "Subjects will cover Dishonesty & Bad Reporting in...

Friday, January 5, 2018 - 11:15am

Boston Herald GateHouse update: What is the future for Herald?

Boston Herald employees hoping to stay with the company will soon have to apply for jobs within GateHouse Media after the newspaper was sold to GateHouse for $4.5 million last week. GateHouse will trim the Herald staff from around 240 employees to around 175 in the coming months. Depending on who...

Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 10:09am

Despots around the world have adopted Trump's ‘fake news’ refrain

President Trump has made no secret of his affection for authoritarian rulers, and they're returning the love: Despots around the world have adopted his practice of calling unfavorable stories "fake news." At least 15 authoritarian leaders have begun to use the phrase to attack free...

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 4:14pm

Vice mogul Shane Smith’s 2003 interview about orgies with co-workers didn’t age well

Considering all the men tumbling from on high and landing smack dab in a puddle of sexual misconduct allegations (we mean you, Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Louis C.K. and what seems like every other guy in Hollywood), Vice mogul Shane Smith might regret an interview he gave with Gavin McInnes...

Monday, November 13, 2017 - 6:49pm

Even Russian press says Trump did not 'Make America Great Again'

One year after the election, the Russian press has turned on President Trump. In Moscow last November, politicians toasted Trump's surprise victory and journalists speculated about a new, more solicitous era in U.S.-Russian relations. Today, they've significantly dialed back the fandom,...

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 3:00pm

How Fox News handled the Manafort indictment

On Monday, the big story on almost every news network was the first indictments in Robert Mueller's investigation into the Trump campaign's possible collusion with Russia. Almost every news network. While CNN and MSNBC had wall-to-wall coverage of the indictments of former Trump campaign...

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 4:03pm

Trump supporter claiming to be 'Navy SEAL' on Fox News turns out to be phony

On October 8, Fox News aired a news story about John Garofalo – a glass artist and Navy SEAL who claimed he served in the Vietnam War and received several military medals including two Purple Hearts.  He created a 4-foot, 150-pound hand-carved glass and bronze presidential seal that he...

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 1:36pm

Rep. Senator questions whether Trump is renouncing his oath of office

Republican senator Ben Sasse is questioning President Trump’s obligation to honor the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. On Wednesday, Trump attacked network news by calling them fake and suggested television networks should have their licenses revoked. The president took to...

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 1:31pm

Trump threatens to pull NBC's license after unflattering news stories

President Trump threatened NBC's broadcasting license on Twitter Wednesday for running critical stories about him. "With all of the Fake News coming out of NBC and the Networks, at what point is it appropriate to challenge their License? Bad for country!" Trump tweeted. The...

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 5:16pm

Did Trump predict how he would act as president in a Playboy interview?

A Donald Trump Playboy interview from 1990 may have provided us insight about how the real estate mogul would handle certain situations when he eventually became the president of the United States. Too bad no one really took it seriously. In 1990, Donald Trump was probably not focused on being the...

Friday, September 29, 2017 - 2:49pm

Ann Coulter: ‘Who doesn't want Trump impeached?’ over Dreamers

Noted anti-intellectual provocateur Ann Coulter played horsewoman of the apocalypse yesterday on Twitter, asking "At this point, who DOESN'T want Trump impeached?" and "Put a fork in Trump, he's dead" after news emerged that the president and Democratic leaders Chuck...

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 2:48pm

Trump era propaganda, disinformation attacks started early on social media: Report

Russian-driven propaganda and conspiracy theories have deeper roots and spread faster than thought throughout the U.S., and what once occupied the fringes of the internet is now solidly in the mainstream, having been embraced by the Trump administration, a university researcher has found. Mother...

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 5:04pm