David Folkenflik

David Folkenflik appears in the following:

Radio Conspiracy Theorist Claims Ear Of Trump, Pushes 'Pizzagate' Fictions

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Alex Jones, whose radio show is carried by more than 160 stations, has also said the Sept. 11 attacks were an inside job and the mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school never happened.


Trump Is Meeting With 'The New York Times' After All

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

The president-elect had tweeted that the meeting was off because the Times had changed the terms. The newspaper said it was Trump's team that was attempting to alter terms.


Trump Airs Grievances, Fields Questions In Meeting With Top TV News Figures

Monday, November 21, 2016

The president-elect met at Trump Tower with executives and anchors from five major TV networks, where he complained about unfair coverage before taking questions about his political intentions.


Mark Zuckerberg Addresses Fake News On Facebook

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Some have criticized Facebook for being a platform that allowed fake news to spread. Following the criticism, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg released plans to combat fake news on the site.


The Rise Of Jared Kushner, Donald Trump's Son-In-Law

Friday, November 18, 2016

One of Trump's closest advisers during the campaign was Jared Kushner, who is married to Trump's daughter Ivanka. The close political relationship is expected to continue into the White House.


Ex-Breitbart Executive Brings Alt-Right Ties To The White House

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Critics from the left and the right have charged that Donald Trump has invited a modern face of racism into the White House by naming Breitbart chief Steve Bannon to be his chief strategist.


Trump Names Breitbart Chairman Steve Bannon As Senior Adviser

Monday, November 14, 2016

Donald Trump brought Breitbart News executive chairman Steve Bannon into his presidential campaign after a staff shakeup. Trump has now announced that Bannon will serve as chief strategist and senior counselor in the Trump White House. This is quite a journey for a man who has fostered extreme views at Breitbart and expressed some extreme views of his own.


After Trump's Victory, Questions Remain About How He Will Handle The Press

Thursday, November 10, 2016

There was a clash of values between Donald Trump and the mainstream news media during the presidential campaign. Big questions remain about how news organizations will cover President Trump and how President Trump will handle the media.


Trump Won. The Media Lost. What Next?

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

The press will have to hold accountable a president who rarely takes responsibility for mistakes and who's threatened to punish the media. How adversarial will it be in covering Trump's White House?


Now That He's Won, Will Trump's Relationship With The Media Evolve?

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

During the presidential campaign, Donald Trump has had a contentious relationship with members of the press. Going forward, Trump and the media will have to negotiate how they deal with each other.


Weary Press Corps Can Celebrate Election's End, Then Survey Wreckage

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

There's been a fair amount to admire in media coverage of Donald Trump and the 2016 race — but NPR's David Folkenflik thinks that on reflection, many journalists will feel more ambivalence than pride.


Fox News Anchor Apologizes For False Report

Saturday, November 05, 2016

Fox News's Bret Baier apologized Friday for his report that an indictment was "likely" to result from the FBI investigation of the Clinton Foundation. The gaffe is the latest in a rough year for Fox.


Jury Finds 'Rolling Stone,' Reporter Liable Over Rape Allegation Story

Friday, November 04, 2016

A Charlottesville, Va., jury has found Rolling Stone, Wenner Media and a writer for the magazine liable in a civil defamation suit, filed over a discredited story about an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia.


Donna Brazile's Resignation Illustrates Cable TV's Pundit Problem

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

The revelation that Donna Brazile, while a CNN commentator, shared CNN debate questions in advance to Hillary Clinton's campaign demonstrates how deeply the cable TV paid pundit model is broken.


DNC Chair Donna Brazile Resigns Role As CNN Commentator

Monday, October 31, 2016

CNN announced on Monday that Democratic party chief Donna Brazile resigned her role as a commentator for the network earlier this month after hacked emails posted by WikiLeaks showed she shared questions for CNN-sponsored candidate events with people associated with Hillary Clinton's campaign earlier this year. She had already taken a leave from CNN when agreeing to lead the party this past summer.


Does The AT&T-Time Warner Merger Make Sense?

Friday, October 28, 2016

With all the concern over AT&T's proposed takeover of Time Warner for fears of concentration of corporate might, NPR explores if the deal makes any sense.


Kelly's Clash With Gingrich On Fox Reveals Rifts Beyond Trump

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Megyn Kelly's unexpected dispute with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich illuminates why Trump's poll numbers are crashing. Gingrich tried to lecture Kelly on her "fascination" with sex and scandal.


AT&T Deal For Time Warner Casts Renewed Attention On CNN

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

AT&T's chief promises to maintain CNN's journalistic independence after parent Time Warner merges with the telecom giant. CNN got a $100 million boost this year, propelled by coverage of Donald Trump.


AT&T-Time Warner Merger Raises Concerns Over CNN's Independence

Monday, October 24, 2016

CNN's profitability makes it an attractive part of the Time Warner portfolio that AT&T struck a deal to acquire. Concerns have been raised about whether the deal could compromise CNN's independence.


'The Press Has Poisoned The Minds Of Our Voters': Unpacking Trump's Claims

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Donald Trump has alleged that the presidential election is rigged because, in part, the news media have "poisoned" the minds of voters. We take a closer look at the claim.