Politics

September 17, 2017

The protests in Washington: When there’s no drama, add some

Multiple protests took place in the National Mall federal park in Washington, D.C. on Saturday. They included a “Juggalo” protest and concert, the “Mother of All Rallies,” a “White Supremacists Out of Washington!” march and a rally demanding action in response to Russian President Vladimir Putin. The “Juggalos” are fans of the rap band “Insane […]

September 14, 2017

The Charlottesville resolution and the role of media in violence

On Wednesday, U.S. Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said President Donald Trump “looks forward” to signing resolution S.J.Res.49, which was adopted by Congress and condemns the violence that occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia on Aug. 12. The legislation was introduced as a joint resolution and was unanimously passed by the Senate on Monday and the House of […]

September 12, 2017

How to make a Clinton interview look good…or bad

On Sunday, Hillary Clinton gave her first television interview since the presidential election, prior to the release of her new memoir scheduled for Tuesday. In Clinton’s book, titled “What Happened,” she describes what she was “thinking and feeling” during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign and election, which she lost to then-Republican candidate Donald Trump. Clinton’s […]

September 9, 2017

The biased coverage of DeVos and campus sexual assault

On Thursday, U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced plans to issue new guidelines for addressing sexual misconduct on college campuses, saying “the current approach isn’t working.” DeVos said the new guidelines would apply to the enforcement of Title IX, legislation that prohibits gender discrimination in educational institutions that receive federal funding. She did not say […]

September 6, 2017

What’s new in the Russia investigation? Congress came back from recess.

Investigations into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election continued as Congress returned from its August recess on Tuesday. The Senate Intelligence Committee, the House Intelligence Committee, the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Justice Department are all investigating the matter simultaneously. All four efforts are looking into whether members of President Donald Trump’s campaign […]

September 4, 2017

Was the German debate a ‘duel’ or a ‘duet’? Neither. Here’s why.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Social Democratic Party (SPD) leader Martin Schulz met in their first and only televised debate prior to the country’s general election scheduled for Sept. 24. Sunday’s 97-minute debate in Berlin covered a range of topics, including immigration and refugees, the economy, social justice, Turkey, North Korea and U.S. President Donald […]

September 4, 2017

Does US media distort more?

Our analysis of how the media covered North Korea’s hydrogen bomb test sparked our curiosity. The Korea Herald and The Korea Times earned the highest ratings in our analysis, with 56 and 51 percent respectively, while The New York Times and The Washington Post earned the lowest (36 and 33 percent). The latter are two […]

September 2, 2017

Are we headed for another Cold War? The slant says so.

On Thursday, the U.S. State Department ordered Russia to close three diplomatic facilities. The move was a response to a July decision by Russia to reduce the number of U.S. diplomatic staff there, which the U.S. called “unwarranted.” The order calls for the closure of the consulate and official residence in San Francisco, a chancery […]

September 1, 2017

The coverage of Trump’s tax plan: So little news, so much slant.

On Wednesday, U.S. President Donald Trump spoke in Missouri about his administration’s tax reform plan. He said it was “time to give the American workers the pay raise that they have been looking for,” and referred to a “once-in-a-generation opportunity” to deliver tax reform to “hard-working Americans.” The White House has not released an official tax reform […]