Latest from Paul Farhi

The Trump White House provided reporters with a gusher of leaks. With Biden, everything’s changed.

Where did all the juicy insider accounts go? How a cadre of close-knit presidential aides shut down the West Wing gossip pipeline.
  • Apr 6, 2021

Washington Post reverses prohibition on reporter from writing about sexual assault

The newspaper had earlier told Felicia Sonmez that she could not report on the topic because of her outspokenness about it.
  • Mar 29, 2021

Fox News sued by Dominion in $1.6 billion defamation case that could set new guardrails for broadcasters

It's the second voting-systems company to file suit against Fox over the bogus allegations aired by President Donald Trump's allies after the 2020 election.
  • Mar 26, 2021

Not a single reporter at Biden’s first presidential news conference asked about the pandemic

Biden started his first formal news conference as president talking about vaccines, school openings and the stimulus. No one followed up.
  • Mar 25, 2021

Trump predicted news ratings would ‘tank if I’m not there.’ He wasn’t wrong.

Most national networks and news sites have seen their audience numbers drop since Inauguration Day.
  • Mar 22, 2021

British tabloid claims Oprah Winfrey ‘seriously misled’ viewers in royal interview

The Daily Mail claims its headlines were unfairly labeled as racist in the explosive interview.
  • Mar 12, 2021

After 50 days as president, Biden still hasn’t given a news conference. Critics and allies wonder why.

It’s the longest period of time that any new president in the past century has gone without a first formal Q&A session with reporters.
  • Mar 12, 2021

New York Times columnist Brooks resigns from think tank amid conflict-of-interest controversy

The journalist said he has been transparent about receiving compensation from an organization he praised in the newspaper.
  • Mar 6, 2021

David Brooks of New York Times criticized for undisclosed financial ties to project he praised

In lauding the Facebook-funded Aspen Institute initiative, the prominent columnist didn’t mention that he draws a salary from it.
  • Mar 4, 2021

Fox News once banned its hosts from speaking at partisan events. Then it went all in on CPAC.

Fox was one of the conservative conference’s top sponsors, and two of its top personalities gave speeches.
  • Mar 1, 2021