Latest from Paul Farhi

How three major news organizations all got a story about Rudy Giuliani wrong

The Washington Post, the New York Times and NBC News all reported the same mistaken assertion about an FBI briefing.
  • May 3, 2021

Kevin Merida is named executive editor of Los Angeles Times

The veteran Washington Post reporter and editor takes over the California newsroom after launching the Undefeated for ESPN.
  • May 3, 2021

A New York Post story about Kamala Harris triggered conservative outrage. Almost all of it was wrong. Now the reporter has resigned.

The New York Post belatedly corrected stories the journalist says she was “ordered to write,” claiming the vice president’s book was given to undocumented migrants by the thousands.
  • Apr 27, 2021

At a subdued but innovative Oscar ceremony, Hollywood affirms a message of inclusion

“Nomadland,” Chloé Zhao and Frances McDormand win best picture, director, actress; Anthony Hopkins (“The Father”) wins best actor.
  • Apr 26, 2021

A political group’s hiring of Mark Halperin draws protests from staffers

The group, No Labels, faced internal dissension over its decision to employ the political analyst, who faced multiple accusations of sexual harassment.
  • Apr 22, 2021

The GOP’s big bulk book-buying machine is boosting Republicans on the bestseller lists

The practice has raised ethical concerns. Now, a complaint about Ted Cruz’s own campaign buying his books has triggered questions about self-enrichment.
  • Apr 16, 2021

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