The Trump Administration has made Saudi Arabia the lynchpin of its Middle East strategy. Now, the alleged murder of Jamal Kashoggi, a Saudi journalist and columnist for the Washington Post, threatens to upend the relationship between the United States...
Let me defend an honorable profession that is under siege for political reasons. In my 33 years in the newspaper business, I worked with dedicated people who worked hard to provide readers with the news they wanted and needed. We...
The Obama Administration diaspora had something of a reunion this week. The occasion, a coordinated effort at damage control, an attempt to tourniquet a wound to President Barack Obama’s legacy inflicted by an exhaustively reported 14,000-word rock-solid piece of...
As news broke of President Trump’s former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's guilty plea, ABC News Chief Investigative Correspondent Brian Ross appeared live on air with a bombshell. As part of his plea agreement with Special Counsel Robert Mueller,...
James O’Keefe’s “caper” as he likes to call them, involved an effort to trick The Washington Post into publishing a phony story about a woman named Becca Phillips who falsely alleged that she had an abortion after Alabama Senate...
No, they're not just making it up. A veteran news editor takes us behind the scenes of the newsroom to understand how professional journalists separate reality from "fake news."
Some people seem to believe that American journalism is monolithic and all-powerful and that news reported in newspapers or in broadcast media has been prescribed and pre-written by a vast hierarchy of news dictators. Any rational examination of the...
Many Americans who pay any attention to politics have probably wondered, "What the heck is a gaggle?" since White House Spokesman Sean Spicer on Friday deliberately excluded several news organizations from a pen-and-pad briefing that abruptly took the place...
Among the most striking developments of 2016 was the extent to which politics came to be defined less by which policies we advocate, but which facts we believe. Political discourse has increasingly run aground over disagreements about what is...
When President Donald Trump took to Twitter to declare the media the "enemy of the American people" on Friday, the whole of elite opinion gasped in horror. Coming on the heels of an angry press conference less notable for news than...

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