In Search of 'Objectivity,' the Media Amplifies Bigotry Again and Again

A few weekends ago, I got into a series of arguments with a white man I didn’t know at a housewarming party for someone else I didn’t really know. Somewhere between our civil shouting matches about #BlackLivesMatter, American policing, and “not seeing color” (an idea I find absurd and counterproductive), he took the…

The Reporter Who Exposed New York Times Star Glenn Thrush's Sexual Misconduct Says She Was the Victim of a Smear Campaign

Last November, Vox published a story by politics editor Laura McGann about New York Times politics reporter Glenn Thrush and what she called his “history of bad judgment” around young women journalists. The story detailed four women’s assertions that Thrush came onto or harassed them, usually in situations involving…

Sure Sounds Like Sinclair Broadcasting Just Gave Local Anchors Mandatory Trump Talking Points

Sinclair Broadcasting Corp., a right-wing propaganda machine that has become the largest broadcast company in the U.S., is now forcing local TV anchors to read something the company has termed “anchor delivered journalistic responsibility messages”—messages that deride the “false news” in the “national media” and…

Louis CK Cancels New York Movie Premiere, Late Show Appearance Ahead of Reported New York Times Story

Louis C.K. has canceled the premiere for his new movie I Love You Daddy ahead of a reported New York Times story, in case the story is “damaging,” the Hollywood Reporter reports. The premiere was set to take place Thursday night in New York. Jezebel has confirmed that CK’s team also canceled a planned appearance on…