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Past articles by Eric:

Trump launched his campaign four years ago today. The media still hasn’t figured out how to cover him – A

At 11 AM on June 16, 2015, Donald Trump rode down the escalator inside Trump Tower to announce his presidential campaign. With paid actors cheering him on, Trump instantly lied about the size of the crowd as he kicked off a meandering, 45-minute hate speech that was carried live by all three nationa → Read More

The campaign press is obsessing over white working-class Trump voters — again

As 2020 campaign coverage shifts into high gear, the press is already reviving a beloved 2016 storyline: White working-class voters from Midwest, and specifically men, are the voters who matter most. There’s the collection of blue-collar Trump supporters; the interviews conducted inside roadside → Read More

How corporate media helped Jim Jordan whitewash his role in Ohio State sex abuse scandal

The sprawling Ohio State University sex abuse scandal has been hanging over the head of Republican Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan for the past year. An ultra-conservative member of the Freedom Caucus and a relentless defender of Donald Trump, Jordan has been accused of turning a blind eye to rampant sexual ab → Read More

The New York Times gets caught peddling another bogus a GOP smear on a Democratic candidate

If you were to create a Top Ten list of the biggest journalism sins of the 2016 campaign, The New York Times' alliance with the partisan Republican Clinton Cash author who pushed the fake Uranium One story would surely be lodged near the top of that inventory of failures. The Times spent the 2016 el → Read More

Why refusing to call Trump a liar will haunt the New York Times

At a recent Wisconsin rally, Donald Trump plunged to new depths with regard to a woman's right to choose. Regaling his loyal supporters with a gruesome, fictional account of what happens in a delivery room, Trump insisted that doctors and mothers often conspire to "execute" healthy newborns. Beyond → Read More

Why is the press is still giving Republicans a pass on the Mueller report?

It's only Tuesday, but the New York Times has already published two front-page stories this week depicting Democrats as being tied in a political pretzel over the issue of Donald Trump's possible impeachment following the public release of the devastating report delivered by special counsel Robert M → Read More

Fox News is doing to Ilhan Omar and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez exactly what it did to Hillary Clinton

For decades, Fox News' programming has revolved around the need to identify and target Democratic demons, who are then used to frighten Republican viewers. And for most of the network's existence, Hillary Clinton has served as a perennial rogue, depicted as a villainous, criminal scoundrel who can't → Read More

Tucker Carlson might not survive at Fox News — here’s why – A

Ranting that he'd never give in to "the mob," Fox News' Tucker Carlson last night angrily responded to recently unearthed audio clips of him uttering jaw-dropping, hateful commentary during radio interviews that he regularly gave over a five-year period. Deeply homophobic, xenophobic, racist, and → Read More

Why did all the Sunday morning network shows ignore the Trump massage parlor scandal?

News that the former owner of a Florida massage parlor recently raided as part of a sex trafficking ring has been selling access to Donald Trump to Chinese business executives wasn't deemed newsworthy enough to be mentioned on the Sunday network news programs this past weekend. The blackout represen → Read More

The case for revoking Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ pay – A

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has hosted just one press briefing in the past 81 days, obliterating all records for media non-compliance. This accelerated strategy to choke off press briefings is part of a historic, incremental effort by the Trump administration to lock out the p → Read More

Trump is not stable — and that should be a huge news story – A

If over the weekend you saw a rambling madman give a frighteningly incoherent, sweaty, two-hour shoutfest of a speech at a right-wing summit, then you viewed a president coming unglued on national television in a way that has probably never been seen before in United States history. And that is extr → Read More

The media should give Trump the Bill Clinton treatment — and demand he resign

As the Trump presidency collapses in full view, it's time that the media demands his resignation from public office. → Read More

Climate And Caravan: How The Media Fail Us Now

The two most disappointing examples played out on NBC's "Meet The Press" and CNN's "State of the Union." → Read More

New GOP senator’s answer to mass shooting: ‘Protect the 2nd Amendment’

Republican Marsha Blackburn's first concern, after a dozen people were murdered, is protecting unfettered access to guns. → Read More

GOP suing to keep ballots from being counted in close Arizona Senate race

Republicans are desperate to avoid counting mail ballots from voters in urban centers who might help Democrat Kyrsten Sinema win. → Read More

Trump Failed In Campaign Against Senator Tester

The Democratic Senator from Montana survived Trump's obsessive attacks. → Read More

Democrats sweep Election Day to take control of Colorado

Colorado Democrats pulled off the trifecta by flipping the state Senate, and keeping control of the state House and governor's mansion. → Read More

Trump’s constant trips to Montana still couldn’t beat Sen. Jon Tester

The Democratic Senator from Montana survived Trump's obsessive attacks. → Read More

Midwest states that elected Trump kick Republicans to the curb

Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin voters won't be fooled again. → Read More

Democrat Defeats Kris Kobach In Kansas

A widely disliked Trump loyalist was rejected by voters in a deeply red state. → Read More