House Dems Accuse Broadcast, Cable Of Promoting Extremism

Move over social media, traditional media like broadcasting and cable are now in Congress’ sights for what top Democrats say is those media outlets’ role in “promoting disinformation and extremism,” suggesting the Capitol insurrection provided evidence of that. The House Energy & Commerce Committee said Wednesday that it will hold a hearing Feb. 24 entitled “Fanning […]

About One-Fifth Of Democrats And Republicans Get Political News In A Kind Of Media Bubble

Dems Frustration With News Media Boils Over

Beto O’Rourke channeled the discontent best with an exasperated reaction to a question about what Trump could do in response to the deaths of 22 people in El Paso.

MSNBC Deal With S.C. Dems Rankles Media

State Party Chairman Trav Robertson granted MSNBC exclusive live rights to this weekend’s party convention and other media organizations are not pleased. C-SPAN says it shuts them out of a previously open political event it has covered live for many years. Journalist Roland Martin, former host at TV One, said the “terrible” decision hurts black-owned media outlets. Fox News Channel lodged a complaint.

How Fox Became A Democratic Power Player

A Sunday town hall with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was another sign of Fox News’s ability to influence the Democratic primary, despite a ban by party leaders.

2020 Dems Divided Over Appearing On Fox

Pete Buttigieg won plaudits on the cable network; Elizabeth Warren was hailed for avoiding it. The dilemma has broad implications.

Schumer Fires Dem’s Video Unit Staff

Incoming Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer cleaned house last week in the Senate Democrats’ internal video department, firing nearly all its employees amid plans to revamp the unit with a new digital operation aimed at creating viral social media content.

Senate Dems Settle On Leadership Team

Sen. Patty Murray of Washington isnamed assistant leader, avoiding a fight for the No. 2 job.