Government & Communications

Attempts by governmental bodies to improve or impede communications with or between the citizenry.

Conservative outlets get more official seats in White House briefing room

More conservative outlets now have official seats in the White House briefing room according to a new seating chart the White House Correspondents' Association unveiled June 30.

President Trump appears to promote violence against CNN with tweet

A day after defending his use of social media as befitting a “modern day” president, President Donald Trump appeared to promote violence against CNN in a tweet.

President Trump locks heads with news media in a social-media first

President Donald Trump, who has reveled in his confrontational style with the news media, sparked fierce debate July 2 over whether he is inciting violence against journalists by posting a doctored video clip showing him bashing the head of a figu

Twitter says President Trump tweet doesn't violate its rules

As President Donald Trump faces growing backlash for tweeting a video attacking CNN, Twitter told the network that the president's tweet did not violate the social media platform’s terms and conditions.

Media reaps dividends from President Trump attacks

Cable news outlets are pulling huge ratings and reporters are becoming overnight celebrities as the attacks between President Donald Trump and the media enter strange new territory.

The White House is playing a game of chicken with the media

It seems clear, at this point, that the White House would prefer not to hold regular press briefings. But President Trump and his aides do not want to be the ones to pull the plug. They want journalists to do it.

Safe is the Word for Trump's FCC, Thankfully

[Commentary] The newly constituted Federal Communications Commission is conservative and deregulatory, but in a way you would expect had any of the establishment Republicans won the White House last November.

Should Journalists Have the Right to Be Wrong?

[Commentary] In hindsight, it’s easy to say CNN shouldn’t have gone with such a flimsy, improperly vetted story. Unfortunately, journalism isn’t a hindsight business.

'Morning Joe' hosts: White House threatened us with tabloid story

The hosts of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” made the startling allegation that senior White House officials threatened them with a negative story in the National Enquirer unless they called President Trump and apologized.

Audio shows President Trump threatened to sue CNN at private fundraiser

President Donald Trump told supporters he wanted to sue CNN at a private fundraiser.