Politics

January 30, 2017

Fact-checking Donald Trump

Consider this headline: Without evidence, Trump tells lawmakers 3 million to 5 million illegal ballots cost him the popular vote (The Washington Post) Now, consider this one: Trump Repeats Lie About Popular Vote in Meeting With Lawmakers (The New York Times) How are they different? As noted in our Jan. 24 analysis, the first is […]

January 23, 2017

Donald Trump and The New York Times

During the U.S. presidential campaign, people witnessed numerous instances of bias in media coverage. As The Knife showed in its analyses throughout the campaign, media outlets often portrayed Hillary Clinton as a better candidate for the country and more likely to win, while Donald Trump was depicted in the opposite manner. As we now know, […]

November 9, 2016

Donald Trump elected president of the United States

U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump, 70, was elected the 45th president of the United States early Wednesday morning. At the time of reporting, Trump, who was the Republican nominee, had won 276 of the 270 electoral votes needed to win and Democratic candidate and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, 69, had won 218, according […]

June 24, 2016

United Kingdom votes to leave the European Union

On June 23, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union (EU), with about 52 percent of voters — 17.4 million people — opting to leave and about 48 percent — 16.1 million people — electing to remain. Turnout was approximately 72 percent of about 46 million eligible voters. Following the vote, at around […]