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  • Some journalists can see through Trump's economic ruse. Time for everyone else to catch up.

    Trump wants credit for economic progress, but the continued recovery has little to do with him


    President Donald Trump has been promoting record high valuations on the Dow Jones industrial average as proof of his supposed economic accomplishments and has attacked news outlets for not covering the stock market gains and steady job creation during the first six months of his presidency. In response to both his boasts and his frequent criticism, journalists have been quick to point out that Trump deserves little credit for positive economic trends that predate his administration given his lack of substantive policy accomplishments while in office.

  • Media Figures Adopt Trump’s Spin To Whitewash Ossoff’s Showing In Special Election Primary

    Reports On Ossoff’s Fundraising Ignore Advantage Republicans Have From Outside Spending

    ››› ››› JULIE ALDERMAN

    Following the special election primary for a vacant House seat in Georgia, media figures are repeating President Donald Trump’s spin highlighting out-of-state donations that helped Democrat Jon Ossoff. The focus on Ossoff’s fundraising, however, ignores the disproportionate advantage the Republican Party and Republican candidates got from outside groups in the race.

  • CNN Repeats Long-Debunked Allegation About Planned Parenthood Smear Videos

    The Doctored Videos Do Not Depict Officials Discussing "The Sale Of Fetal Tissue"

    ››› ››› RACHEL LARRIS

    A CNN report on a federal lawsuit filed by Planned Parenthood against the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) repeated the debunked smear that a series of undercover videos released by CMP show Planned Parenthood officials "discussing the sale of fetal tissue." In fact, the officials were discussing reimbursement costs for tissue donation, and multiple state and federal inquiries into that allegation have shown it to be without merit.

  • CNN's Alison Kosik Ridicules Occupy Wall Street Protesters, Later Reports Traders "Hit Hard In This Economy"

    Blog ››› ››› OLIVER WILLIS

    CNN financial correspondent Alison Kosik described the "purpose" of Occupy Wall Street protestors "in 140 or less" as "bang on the bongos, smoke weed!" in Twitter comments captured by NYU journalism professor Jay Rosen:

    Kosik deleted that comment from her Twitter feed. She later responded to a question about the list of demands from protesters by noting "the list of whines is too long already."