WashPost Media Critic: 'NBC News Whiffed on Russiagate Story'

September 3rd, 2017 4:34 PM
Washington Post media blogger Erik Wemple spends a lot of his time lamenting the pro-Trump tilt of Fox News, but on Friday, he faulted NBC News for “whiffing” on a Russiagate story that quickly unraveled. MSNBC was breaking its news, and it was quickly broken into a mess.
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MSNBC’s Tur and Obama Flack Fight Over Who Was Supposed to Smear Trump

May 23rd, 2017 9:38 PM
On Tuesday, former CIA Director John Brennan appeared before a Senate committee to testify on what he knew of the allegations that members of Donald Trump’s campaign were in contact with the Russians. In Brennan’s statements, he explained how the investigation got started. For MSNBC’s spotty political historian, Katy Tur, this meant that someone in Obama administration was to blame for not…

NBC Reporter: ‘Did Susan Rice Do Anything Wrong?' (Of Course Not!)

April 5th, 2017 10:16 AM
Ken Dilanian, intelligence and national security reporter for NBC News, posted Tuesday on the emerging controversy over the “unmasking,” by President Obama’s National Security Adviser Susan Rice, of the identities of Trump associates whose names were originally redacted in intelligence reports. The title to Dilanian’s piece, “What Is Unmasking, and Did Susan Rice Do Anything Wrong?”  made it safe…

AP Reporter: It's 'Media's Job' to Act As CNBC Panel Did in GOP Debate

October 29th, 2015 2:37 AM
Wednesday night, an Associated Press reporter told us that it's the press's job to ask "tough, impertinent" questions like the ones moderators at Wednesday night's CNBC-hosted Republican debate were asking. Ken Dilanian, who is apparently the AP's Intelligence Writer — seriously — really needs to consult a dictionary before he makes such a complete fool of himself. Here is what Dilanian tweeted…
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AP, Making Excuses for Hillary, Admits She Sent Classified Emails

August 26th, 2015 8:06 PM
Over at the Associated Press this afternoon (later updated), Ken Dilanian, with the help of four other reporters, prepared a lengthy dispatch attempting to defend 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's email and private-server practices. Boiled down to its essence: Boiled down to its essence: "[D]iplomats routinely sent secret material on unsecured email during the past two…

WH CIA Interrogations Document 'Accidentally Emailed' to AP Potentiall

July 30th, 2014 11:59 PM
Gosh, how could this have happened? Tonight at the Associated Press, aka the Administration's Press, a dispatch by Ken Dilanian and Eileen Sullivan reports that "a document circulating among White House staff" about post-9/11 allegedly harsh and inhumane CIA interrogation techniques — a document which was "accidentally emailed to an Associated Press reporter" — claims that Former Secretary of…