• You Don't Need To Be A Weatherman To Know Which Way Media Trust Blows
    Actually, maybe you do. The Weather Channel was the only one of the major U.S. news outlets to receive a net trustworthy score among American adults, according to new polling by YouGov.
  • 'Nighttime In America'
    That's what ad industry vet Donny Deutsch told his "Morning Joe" colleagues is the name of a political spot he wants to create that is the antithesis of "Morning In America."
  • It Came From WikiLeaks + Hunter Biden's Laptop
    That's how Media Matters chief Angelo Carusone responded when he received a cease and desist letter from Fox News' lawyers asking him to stop publishing leaked Tucker Carlson material. Well, sort of.
  • Tucker Carlson's Next New Thing
    Remarkably, none of the breaking news coverage of Carlson's sudden departure from Fox News is speculating on what he'll do next, so here are my top 10 hunches. Feel free to add your own.
  • A Picture Worth $1M (Per Lie)
    There's not much more I can say about Fox News Channel's $787.5 million libel suit settlement with Dominion Voting Systems that you haven't already read by now, so I figured I'd just put it into a simple eye chart for the media math wonks among us to put it in explicitly visual terms.
  • How's This For A Label: Government-Funded Twitter
    Like NPR, Twitter derives a fraction of its funding from government. Unlike NPR, Twitter's funding comes from lots of different governments, including some that are explicitly using it to promote propaganda.
  • Safety, Defendant, Dignity, Decorum, Democracy, Darkness
    Coverage of a man from Queens' motorcade Monday reminded some observers of another infamous SUV run, but the real analogy to O.J. Simpson should be live coverage inside the courtroom.
  • Artificial Truth
    For an industry that loves auditing things, maybe it's time for media to begin auditing the reality of truth.
  • When Misinformation Passes The Turing Test
    "Advertisers have another brand safety issue to worry about," NewsGuard's Gordon Crovitz told me following the release of new research showing ChatGPT-4 has already passed misinformation's equivalent of a Turing test.
  • If It Misleads, It Leads
    The only thing more partisan than American politics is points of view about how -- and how much -- the media cover political leaders based on their perceived partisanship.
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