How does canceling a show like #LivePD change anything about the issues blanketing the media today? How does it contribute to the important conversations we're having?

What are we gaining, by losing? My @FourthWatch newsletter on our “copaganda” moment: mailchi.mp/thefirsttv/fou…
@FourthWatch A CNN reporter’s live shot got crashed by a CHAZ protester who tried to organize others to disrupt the report. Then he said protesters were likely armed and there might be “bloodshed” if they are removed.

So…fun block party, or something. @FourthWatch: mailchi.mp/thefirsttv/fou… Image
@FourthWatch More in @FourthWatch:

The Trump campaign's demand CNN apologize for their latest poll is absurd, and based on a false premise. CNN’s poll process is transparent. Same process gave Trump his best CNN poll in years last month gave him a rough one now.

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@FourthWatch Coming @FourthWatch Sunday - "Media Redraft”… like fantasy football for media nerds.

We’re “redrafting” the New York Times opinion page… looking for 5 new columnists. Who would you put in the slots? Let me know, and to see my picks, find them Sunday at FourthWatch.Media

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Sep 20
NY Mag's Hunter Biden laptop cover story is the kind of meticulous, comprehensive reporting that has the power to change perceptions - and enlighten a skeptical audience.

I talked to reporter @OliviaNuzzi about her scoop in my @FourthWatch newsletter:
mailchi.mp/thefirsttv/fou…
@Olivianuzzi @FourthWatch .@OliviaNuzzi on the Hunter Biden laptop story: "I wanted to interrogate the groupthink...self interest and a lack of intellectual courage seemed to come together to form what amounted to an industry-wide posture towards a subject."

@FourthWatch:
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@FourthWatch When 48 people suddenly show up uninvited on the island they like to spend a week on in the summer, the Acela Media breaks out the wall-to-wall coverage. But if it shakes the press into actually covering the story, the stunt will be worth it. @FourthWatch: mailchi.mp/thefirsttv/fou…
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Jun 16
If you don’t see what’s happening, you’re not paying attention.

This Loudermilk tour story is the first major moment of the January 6 hearings.

Watch this softball interview by Erin Burnett of 1/6 committee member Zoe Lofgren, and let’s dissect what’s really going on. 1/
Lofgren responds to Burnett’s question about the Capitol police clearing Loudermilk and his tour group of wrongdoing by first calling the man in question a “rioter.”

Even the 1/6 committee doesn’t do that. They say he participated in the “unpermitted march." 2/
The January 6 committee also describes this person who Lofgren calls a “rioter” as “standing near the Capitol grounds.”

Get it? He didn’t commit a crime. He didn’t go in the Capitol. He wasn’t part of any “riot."

3/
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Feb 6
I can certainly be convinced that the n-word is inappropriate for white people to say in every context. That there isn’t an actionable difference between *saying* the n-word and *using* the n-word.

But I think it’s reasonable to discuss this on a spectrum with nuance to it. 1/
I may not be a fan of Madonna, but I think it’s reasonable for others to be, despite the fact that she described her child as an n-word, and later apologized for it.

cnn.com/2014/01/18/sho… 2/
I may not be a supporter of Carolyn Maloney, but I think it’s reasonable for others to be, despite the fact that she said the n-word in an attack on a political opponent, and later apologized. nydailynews.com/news/politics/… 3/
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Sep 1, 2021
.@JoeRogan has COVID.

He says he immediately took monoclonal antibodies, ivermectin, a z pack, prednisone, an “NAD drip” and a vitamin drip.

After 3 days he says he’s feeling fine.
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@joerogan Social media outlets don’t like people sharing information about ivermectin being a potential COVID treatment, but they are totally cool with blue-check dudes sharing misinformation about ivermectin only being “horse dewormer”...
@joerogan Ok I mean these CNN chyrons are just straight up factually inaccurate.

Joe Rogan is not, in fact, “taking horse dewormer Ivermectin."
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Jun 20, 2021
Rather than covering Biden’s 1st trip abroad, most press covered for him.

Biden told Kaitlan Collins “you’re in the wrong business” for asking a totally fair question - those in media who attacked her are in the wrong business. My @FourthWatch newsletter: mailchi.mp/thefirsttv/fou…
@FourthWatch Is Ivory Hecker’s “expose” of her local Fox station an isolated incident… or a sign of what’s to come?

I interviewed the reporter on why she went public, and tried to get at what comes next. @FourthWatch:

mailchi.mp/thefirsttv/fou…
@FourthWatch From Defund The Police to Defend The Police - CNN goes all in on backing the blue.

Ok not “the blue” … just CERTAIN blue. The blue involved in January 6. @FourthWatch: mailchi.mp/thefirsttv/fou…
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Apr 12, 2021
There has been so much incorrect reporting related to the horrific events of January 6 - and more is coming to light.

As we see an actual “homicide” of a Capitol police officer on April 2, I try to take a nuanced look in @FourthWatch: mailchi.mp/thefirsttv/fou…
@FourthWatch Chris Hayes wrote - "did we ever find out the actual deal with the Hunter laptop?” - asking Twitter instead of, you know, the giant newsroom where he works.

Why doesn’t he, and we, know? Tech censorship. The real ramifications, @FourthWatch: mailchi.mp/thefirsttv/fou…
@FourthWatch WH Chief of Staff Klain is arguably the most powerful Chief of Staff in any recent White House. And he’s Extremely Online.

He spends a lot of time retweeting journalists. What should we think about the coziness this appears to reveal? @FourthWatch:

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