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Trump-Acosta feud continues, rekindles discussion of fake news

Trump-Acosta feud continues, rekindles discussion of fake news

11/15/2018 By Mitchell Taylor | Staff Columnist CNN has come under fire for the actions of its chief White House correspondent, Jim Acosta, following an unusually heated press conference. Videos of the event show a persistent Acosta refusing to give up the microphone to the White House intern, despite President Trump’s repeated demands to do […]

BuzzFeed wrong to release unverified documents

BuzzFeed wrong to release unverified documents

By Zachary Landau | Asst. A&E Editor  If you have kept away from the news recently, then you may have missed an important development in Donald Trump’s potential conflicts of interest. Specifically, CNN reported on the night of Jan. 10 that an unverified dossier concerning Russia blackmailing our next president has been circulating in higher-levels […]

Call to quit supporting fake news websites

Call to quit supporting fake news websites

By Duke Staff  BuzzFeed editor-in-chief Ben Smith continues to face criticism for his decision to publish an unverified 35-page dossier of allegations about president-elect Donald Trump’s relationship with Russia. This criticism gives way to talking about the ongoing problem of fake, unsourced news in the United States. Fake news, according to Politifact, describes fictional stories […]

Buzzfeed moves up to the big kids’ table

By: Addison Smith | Opinions Editor  There are 49 seats in Washington, D.C. that are heavily contested and desired by many. Forty nine seats in the White House that are strained for, with better seating being strained for even more. These 49 seats are the White House Press Room briefing room seats, and sitting in them […]

Staff Editorial: Searching for middle ground in news coverage

By Duke Staff During times of crisis, it can be overwhelming or confusing as a student to know just what is really going on, many times in the very country we live in. Take for example the storm of government shutdown coverage that continues to rain down on newsstands and feeds across the states. Instantaneous, […]