Fourth Estate

Is This The New Media Normal: Manufactured News For Hire?

"The Trump-Russia story has frequently been likened to Watergate, a specious comparison since the latter started with evidence of a crime and the former with publication of an anthology of fables, pornography, and Russian-sourced disinformation put together and distributed by partisan political operatives....as comms shops-for-hire like Fusion GPS have assumed the role that the American press used to occupy."

US Journalism's New "Golden Age"?

The mainstream U.S. media is congratulating itself on its courageous defiance of President Trump and its hard-hitting condemnations of Russia, but the press seems to have forgotten that its proper role within the U.S. democratic structure is not to slant stories one way or another but to provide objective information for the American people.

Sergey Lavrov Says US Media Reminds Him of Soviet Union's "Pravda"

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov had a few choice words for the U.S. media during a press conference in Cyprus a few days after the NYT and WaPo unleashed a pair of dubiously sourced accusations about what was said between President Trump and the minister during a meeting in the Oval Office.

Populism In Our Time - "The Status Quo Is The Fundamental Problem"

"Reality ultimately resides in popular will, not in the narrative wealth-funded institutions foster. Diverse societies with a plurality of political ideals, social mores and economic goals are great. We should all watch out when they coalesce around a general sense of helplessness."

Will Russiagate Backfire On The Left?

The big losers of the Russian hacking scandal may yet be those who invested all their capital in a script that turned out to based on a fairy tale. After eight months investigating the hacking and leaking of the emails of Clinton campaign chief John Podesta and the DNC, there is apparently no evidence yet of Trump collusion with Russia.

Pat Buchanan Exposes The Beltway Conspiracy To Break Trump

Russian hacking of the DNC is a problem, not a scandal. The scandal is this: Who inside the government of the United States is trying to discredit, damage or destroy the President of the United States? For these are the real subversives.

Buchanan Warns The Deep State Is Existentially Committed To Cold War II

Like a good soldier, Flynn took the bullet. But the deep state is after larger game than General Flynn. It is out to bring down President Trump and abort any move to effect the sort of rapprochement with Russia that Ronald Reagan achieved. For the deep state is deeply committed to Cold War II.

Poll Finds Trump Administration Seen As More Truthful Than News Media

A new Emerson College poll has found that American voters find the Trump administration to be substantially more truthful than the news media. The Trump administration is considered truthful by 49% of voters, compared to only 39% who view the news media as truthful.