The video is 24 minutes long and I normally prefer to link transcripts, but I feel this interview needs to be watched, not read. It was nice to see Pete Williams conduct a professional interview and act like a real journalist in the process.
Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee will hear from the Department of Justice's Inspector General, Michael Horowitz, on the findings of his FISA report. After providing months of wall to wall impeachment coverage, CNN and MSNBC decided not to air the full hearings with Horowitz.
CNN and MSNBC stopped following the IG hearing after about 30 minutes, and both refused to cover the opening statements by Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. The decision does not align with the recent live hearing coverage standard both networks have held for the last few months, giving endless air time to the impeachment hearings lead by Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif, and Rep. Jerry Nadler.
Media personalities are noticing this unfair balance.
We the media have "fact-checked" President Trump like we have fact-checked no other human being on the planet"and he's certainly given us plenty to write about. That's probably why it's so easy to find lists enumerating and examining his mistakes, missteps and "lies."
But as self-appointed arbiters of truth, we've largely excused our own unprecedented string of fact-challenged reporting. The truth is, formerly well-respected, top news organizations are making repeat, unforced errors in numbers that were unheard of just a couple of years ago. read more
Virtually every time we've brought up the subject of transgender athletes in competitive sports here, the news has been less than good. For the most part, the stories inevitably wind up dealing with males "transitioning" to females who compete against actual women and wind up dominating the sport. Unfortunately, a solution to this issue that satisfies all parties has remained elusive to say the least.
But in at least two sports, some people are moving into a new field of gender categorization that could offer an answer. The sports are bodybuilding and powerlifting, and a group in Georgia has been hosting competitive events specific to transgender athletes. We'll get back to why this is important in a moment. This tale begins with Josey Lynn Davis, a transgender bodybuilder who was looking for opportunities to compete after the entire "transition" process. (NY Post)
The justices are considering whether the Trump administration can shut down a program that shields about 700,000 young immigrants from deportation. read more