“Memo Combat: Republicans React to Devin Nunes’s Dud Memo: The Daily Show”


“John Dean: Nixon ‘Might Have Survived If There’d Been a Fox News’”


POLITICO

“And, says the man who famously flipped and became the prosecution’s star witness in the process that helped take down Richard Nixon, no one in the president’s orbit should assume they’re prepared for everything that cooperating witnesses George Papadopoulos and Michael Flynn might be telling Bob Mueller, as their statements have suggested—whether it’s done out of confidence from their own review or just out of public bluster.
That’s exactly the mistake Dean saw Nixon and his close aides and accomplices, H. R. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman, make about him: overconfidence.” MORE

“Now Sean Hannity Is Calling For Roy Moore To Drop Out Of Senate Race”


HUFFINGTON POST

“Fox News host Sean Hannity called for Roy Moore, the Republican candidate running for Alabama’s open Senate seat, to withdraw from the race if he cannot clear up allegations that he sexually abused teenage girls when he was in his 30s.

The change in Hannity’s tune comes after several companies pulled their advertisements from his Fox News program and radio show over his coverage of the allegations of four women published in The Washington Post last week. On Sunday, a fifth woman came forward to say Moore sexually assaulted her when she was 16 and he was in his 30s.” MORE

“Advertisers Ditch Sean Hannity Over His Coverage Of Roy Moore’s Alleged Pursuit of Teens”


“At least five companies have announced they will not advertise during Sean Hannity’s TV and radio shows following the host’s coverage of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, who is accused of sexual misconduct with a 14-year-old.” MORE

“Journalists also have a “duty to warn”: Are we starting to do our jobs?”


SALON

“In the much-discussed new book “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump (Salon review here), mental health professionals act on their “duty to warn” of the imminent danger the Trump presidency represents. As explained in its prologue, “Collectively with our coauthors, we warn that anyone as mentally unstable as Mr. Trump simply should not be entrusted with the life-and-death powers of the presidency.” MORE

“Jake Tapper Unloads On ‘Sick’ And ‘Disgusting’ Fox News In Blistering Takedown”


HUFFINGTON POST

“Tagging fake news on Facebook doesn’t work, study says”


POLITICO

“Facebook touts its partnership with outside fact-checkers as a key prong in its fight against fake news, but a major new Yale University study finds that fact-checking and then tagging inaccurate news stories on social media doesn’t work.

The study, reported for the first time by POLITICO, found that tagging false news stories as “disputed by third party fact-checkers” has only a small impact on whether readers perceive their headlines as true. Overall, the existence of “disputed” tags made participants just 3.7 percentage points more likely to correctly judge headlines as false, the study said.” MORE

“A Poll From His Favorite News Network Drops Tons Of Terrible News On Trump”


POLITICUS USA

A new Fox News poll has found that most Americans think Trump is tearing the country apart, and many of them don’t think that he will finish his term in office.

“Fox News, Daily Caller delete posts encouraging people to drive through protests”


CNN

“Months before a man allegedly turned his vehicle into a weapon and plowed through a group of protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, an article that made the rounds in conservative media encouraged readers to do something similar.”  MORE

“Lawyers Want Trump And Sean Spicer To Testify About Colluding With Fox On Fake Seth Rich Story”


POLITICUS USA

Lawyers are seeking the testimony of President Donald Trump and former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer related to their potential collusion with Fox News on a fake story about murdered DNC staffer Seth Rich.