The media and political criticism of President Trump for his handling of the crisis with Saudi Arabia is growing louder.
MixedTimes - Howard Kurtz
President Trump is sharpening his language against the press even as some of its practitioners ramp up their criticism of his claims.
Democrats have given the GOP a series of unintended gifts.
A president who is constantly denouncing fake news is spending more time than ever talking to journalists.
Rather than railing at the Constitution, liberals would do better to figure out how to win again under the longstanding rules.
The media had Christine Blasey Ford's opening statement in advance.
Michael Avenatti managed to make it all about him.
No one knows whether Rod Rosenstein will be deputy attorney general past Thursday, just as no one knew whether he'd been fired or dumped during the media craziness over his sojourn to the White House.
The second accusation of sexual misconduct against Brett Kavanaugh, published by the New Yorker, strikes me as highly problematic.
The media are back in the business of reporting on Donald Trump’s mood.
After the nation was riveted by the Senate testimony of Anita Hill and Clarence Thomas, the Supreme Court nomination came to a vote.
One of the depressing aspects of the cultural debate sparked by the accusation against Brett Kavanaugh is that so many politicians, pundits and ordinary people have already made up their minds based on very limited information.
In less than 24 hours, the Supreme Court confirmation process has been utterly transformed from a virtual certainty to a dramatic dilemma.
Google may not be "rigged," as President Trump recently charged, but its leadership sure as hell is biased.
As the media blast out dire warnings about the destructive power of Hurricane Florence, they are also beginning a familiar ritual involving President Trump.
The Huffington Post headline was designed to get its anti-Trump readers to click.
Les Moonves is the most powerful person to be toppled by the "#MeToo" movement.
It is, without question, a colossal act of political disloyalty, a self-aggrandizing boast of the highest order, and a melding of the resistance with the media.
President Trump and his White House allies are mounting a counterattack on the Bob Woodward book, but let’s just say he's no Omarosa.
It would be tempting to call the Brett Kavanaugh hearing a circus, but that would be unfair to clowns and jugglers.
I have said since Donald Trump got into the campaign that he has every right to hit back at the media that he believes covers him unfairly.
It seems like just about everyone is unhappy with Google at one time or another, given its dominant role in helping the world sort through the endless flood of online information.
Lanny Davis, who has been engaged in high-stakes crisis management and political lawyering for decades, says he made a mistake.
No matter when John McCain left this earth, he would have been praised to the skies by the journalists who admired him enormously, even though they liked him far better when he was taking on his own party.
So how much does all this sound and fury affect the midterms?
Yes, it's true, neither of the bombshell convictions that rocked the media and political world within minutes has anything to do with Russian collusion.
The indictment of Chris Collins, the Republican congressman from upstate New York, on insider trading charges is an unmitigated disaster for him, even though some prognosticators say he could win reelection anyway.
Okay, I get it.
Their cases could not be more different.
After years of deflection and foot-dragging, the major tech companies are finally having to take steps toward policing their own content.
As his former campaign chairman stands trial in the Robert Mueller investigation, President Trump went off yesterday, distancing himself from Paul Manafort and calling for the entire probe to be shut down.
President Trump makes so much news that I could write a half-dozen columns today just on his latest comments and tweets—any one of which would lead the news in ordinary times.
It was somewhat encouraging to learn that President Trump was willing to invite the publisher of what he constantly attacks as the "failing" New York Times to talk through their differences.
One of the things that drives people crazy about Washington is all the pointless theater.
Lordy, there are tapes—along with a whole new wave of media questions about Donald Trump, his veracity, the break with his former lawyer, and his current lawyer saying "the president is not an idiot.
I think we can all agree that for a congresswoman to refer to a 28-year-old candidate as "this girl" is rather belittling.
A hollowed-out White House exists in the summer of 2018, with Trump unconstrained by banished or neutered advisers. But the level of disdain toward the media is much the same.
"Sean, we're getting killed in the media."
The media seem determined not to give the president a do-over.
As the searing criticism of President Trump grows even hotter, the latest leaks suggest that an old and damaging pattern is repeating itself.
President Trump gave his detractors plenty of ammunition while standing beside Vladimir Putin.
Stormy Daniels has been arrested, but I digress.
As Americans were just waking up for breakfast, they discovered that President Trump was ruining breakfast for NATO leaders.
Most conservatives are genuinely pleased with President Trump's Supreme Court choice, but there's a lack of excitement in some quarters.
In the end, President Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court was the man the media declared the front-runner from the beginning—before the handicapping spun out of control.
It's quite obvious that Michael Cohen was sending a sharp message when he sat down with ABC's George Stephanopoulos.
The conservative commentators who absolutely despise President Trump are in a box.
The Supreme speculation is under way, and the media powers that be are focusing on a woman who they are already casting as controversial.
The Democratic Party is suddenly lurching left in ways that may be self-destructive.
The media immediately went to Defcon 1 within moments of Anthony Kennedy’s retirement.
I have reason to suspect that the press isn't exactly thrilled over the Supreme Court upholding President Trump’s travel ban.
The indictment of a Senate intelligence committee official in a leak investigation might have been a blip — except that the Justice Department seized the phone and email records of his former girlfriend.
We are being buried under a tsunami of toxicity.
Peter Fonda was sounding absolutely unhinged.
It was probably inevitable that the media would eventually make the family separation furor about Ivanka Trump.
In the blink of an eye, the uproar over immigration has become a major midterm election issue.
A Republican president has a problem when he's lost the New York Post.
The media are going cult-crazy.
President Trump may have declared yesterday that there is "no longer a nuclear threat from North Korea," but that remains to be seen.
On this, perhaps, we can all agree: It is better that President Trump is talking to Kim Jong Un than exchanging threats over nuclear war.
One of my "Media Buzz" guests said the other day that the press blows past the complexities of covering President Trump's economic battle with American allies by focusing on "personality-based" coverage.
The bleak presidential portrait painted by the media keeps getting darker: Donald Trump is spinning out of control, calling the Mueller probe unconstitutional, claiming he can pardon himself, embracing a lawyer who says he could shoot Jim Comey and not be indicted.
After a disastrous interview in which he looked clueless about sexual misconduct, Bill Clinton got a do-over.
President Trump just called an audible.
There was a media eruption over Rudy Giuliani and his latest round of television appearances, turning on his answers to hypothetical questions, which are always dangerous.
The president is mounting so many Twitter attacks against the press that it’s a bit hard to keep up.
I think we can all agree it wasn’t the Ambien, that Roseanne Barr has a long history of spewing conspiracy theories and ugly attacks.
With 15 tweets in the last five days on what he’s calling the “Rigged Russia Witch Hunt,” President Trump is not just playing defense but keeping the investigation in the forefront of the news cycle.
When it comes to his sudden misfire against the media, Elon Musk is losing some of his rocket fuel.
President Trump's announcement that he would sit down with Kim Jong Un came as a global shock.
No wonder Paul Ryan decided to bail.
A year and a half after the election, Hillary Clinton still finds herself a political piñata.
So just to bring you up to date: --The FBI used an informant to spy on Trump campaign aides who had contacts with Russia.
The New York Times has run a rather stunning correction, only a year and a half after the fact.
Here we go again, back to the infamous Trump Tower meeting with the Russians in the summer of 2016.
Kellyanne Conway says some people in and around the White House "are using the media to shiv each other"—and that she expects some folks to be fired.
Corey Lewandowski, who helped Donald Trump win the Republican nomination, is getting back in the campaign game.
Hell hath officially frozen over.
It's mildly amusing to watch cable pundits say that Michael Avenatti hijacked the prime-time coverage on Tuesday night from what was unquestionably a story of global importance, President Trump's withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal.
In the hyperpartisan media climate surrounding President Trump, I've detected a rare spot of agreement.
Gina Haspel doesn't want to be "the next Ronny Jackson."
Rudy Giuliani just changed the playing field on the investigations of Donald Trump–but perhaps not in the way he intended.
There are growing whispers that if John Kelly is eased out or bails out as White House chief of staff, the job could go to Corey Lewandowski.
The White House has been rocked by many self-destructive leaks—any "idiot" can see that—but the spilling of the Robert Mueller questions is in a whole different category.
It was just like the old days, when Donald Trump would call into "Fox & Friends" and say whatever was on his mind.
Donald Trump, as candidate and as president, has been a brawler, calling critics idiots, morons, psychos, SOBs and, in the case of the media, scum.
Ronny Jackson may have declared Donald Trump to be in fantastic health, but his own nomination is seriously ailing.
On paper, there is simply no question: Mike Pompeo is qualified to be secretary of State.
President Trump just came out and said it.
It's understandable, perhaps, that much of the press is playing the latest back-and-forth on Russian sanctions as a personal slap at Nikki Haley.
I've been watching hours and hours of nonstop coverage about Sean Hannity.
James Comey, whose public persona is based on the image of an upright G-man, has tarnished his own halo.
James Comey's book tour hasn't even started and it's already becoming ground zero in the political and media war over President Trump.
Paul Ryan is one of those rare politicians who really does want to spend more time with his family.
The dramatic FBI raid on Michael Cohen's office and hotel room was a grandstanding move, no question about it.