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I know that absolutely nothing will change, but I do take some pleasure in seeing the White House Press Corps stand up to Sarah Huckabee Sanders and call her a liar to her face

When we first found out about that secret July 2016 Trump Tower meeting between Trump campaign officials and Russian operatives, Donald Trump Jr., as you may recall, came forward with a ridiculous explanation. In a letter written to the New York Times, Donald Trump’s eldest son said that the two parties had met not to […]

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According to a source, MLive will be restructuring yet again tomorrow morning, laying-off up to a dozen more reporters

A little over two years ago, I posted something here about lay-offs at MLive. Well, according to a source with knowledge of the situation, it looks as though the beleaguered online news entity might be cutting even more jobs tomorrow morning, when John Hiner, the Vice President of Content for MLive Media Group, is going […]

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A Michigan man, following Trump’s lead, calls CNN to say, “Fake news. I’m coming to gun you all down.”

This past July, in a post about our President’s war on the free and independent press, I shared the following quote from CNN contributor, and lifelong Republican, Ana Navarro, who had, at that point in time, just been a guest on ABC’s This Week, discussing Donald Trump’s heightened rhetoric against the press. “It is an […]

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Reflecting on the first five months of On The Ground Ypsi, and the future of this little city of ours

[Ypsi community activist and Southside resident Bryan Foley, seen here in a photo by Doug Coombe taken at Parkridge Community Center, will be on a December 15 panel hosted by On The Ground Ypsilanti about “Ypsi’s rich past, and visions for a vibrant future.”] Earlier this year, the folks at Issues Media Group, having identified […]

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Three months ago, Sean Spicer said that banning media outlets from presidential press conferences is something that dictatorships do. Yesterday, the White House did just that.

At some point prior to the 2016 election, Donald Trump, angered by what he perceived to be negative press coverage, banned reporters from the Washington Post, Politico, and Buzzfeed from his campaign events. When asked this past December by Politico’s Jake Sherman whether or not we might expect to see the same kind of aggressive […]

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