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Caught on tape, Sean Spicer explains why the New York Times, CNN and others were banned from Friday’s White House press conference: “We’re going to aggressively push back.”

As we were just discussing, the White House banned reporters from the New York Times, CNN, and Politico from this past Friday’s scheduled briefing with Sean Spicer. At the time, the administration assured us that it was nothing out of the ordinary, and that we shouldn’t read too much into it. Audio just released from […]

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Trump says he’ll ferret out those in the intelligence community responsible for the leaks tying his administration to Russia. In response, the intelligence community says that he’ll die behind bars.

At this point, I don’t know what there is left to say about Trump’s performance before the press this afternoon. Every synonym for “unhinged” that I can think of has already been claimed. And people have already written about all of the best parts, like the real-time fact-checking by NBC’s Peter Alexander when Trump claimed, […]

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Bannon grabs more power in the Trump White House

I have no idea what it all means, but, while we were all donating to the ACLU and mobilizing to fight Trump’s Muslim ban, news came out that our President, by executive order, had removed the Director of National Intelligence and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from the National Security Council, replacing […]

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Trump goes to the CIA to mend fences and fucks things up even worse by pulling them into his propaganda campaign

On Saturday, standing in front of the CIA memorial commemorating the 117 agents who lost their lives in service to our country, Donald Trump, instead of just focusing on the importance of the work being done by the men and women of the intelligence agency, went on a rant about the “dishonest media,” which had […]

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Covering Trump: The Presidency and The Press in Turbulent Times

Continuing our recent conversation about how to exist in the post-fact word of Donald Trump, I thought I’d share a few brief notes from a panel discussion I attended at the University of Michigan a couple of weeks ago titled Covering Trump: The Presidency and the Press in Turbulent Times. The panel, which featured Craig […]

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