Police say there were no reports of attempted kidnappings.
Authoritarian Jair Bolsonaro attacks the press using the same justification the U.S. used to charge Julian Assange.
Journalists and pundits who frantically doubled down on their initial bad takes deserve more criticism.
The high school student was falsely accused of racial harassment, and has sued media companies for $800 million.
John Tierney and Roy F. Baumeister want to defeat The Power of Bad.
Human beings are designed to remember trauma more than joy, bad times more than good ones. But John Tierney and Roy F. Baumeister have good news on the despair front.
As More Evidence Implicates Vitamin E Acetate in Lung Injuries, the Press Continues to Blame E-Cigarettes That Don't Contain It
The black-market additive showed up in lung fluid from 48 of 51 patients with "probable or confirmed" diagnoses.
Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon kill it as troubled television journalists in a changing media environment.
The podcast superstar talks about how media gatekeepers have been mostly vanquished and his deep interest in liberty and freedom.
Two days later, the cops figured out the story was make believe.
This Case, Which Resulted in a 20-Year Prison Sentence, Supposedly Showed How Florida's 'Stand Your Ground' Law Lets People Get Away With Murder
Michael Drejka said he had to shoot Markeis McGlockton in self-defense. Jurors disagreed.
A spokesman for Gov. Jared Polis objects to a news story not because it’s wrong, but because of who wrote it.
The Education of Brett Kavanaugh: An Investigation doesn't shed much light on the Supreme Court justice or the allegations against him.
Snopes doesn’t seem to get the joke.
Contrary to the evidence, public health officials and journalists continue to link the recent outbreak of respiratory illnesses with legal e-cigarettes.
Survey Suggests Lung Disease Misinformation Has Compounded Confusion About the Hazards of E-Cigarettes
If that confusion drives vapers back to smoking or discourages others from making the switch, it will have deadly consequences.
Plus: Attacks on Saudi Arabia unlikely to raise U.S. oil prices
Right-wing cancel culture comes for Jamie Riley, who dared to criticize the American flag.
Labor Department Official Quits After Bloomberg Law Reporter Discovers Anti-Semitic Facebook Post That Is Not Actually Anti-Semitic
Leif Olson was clearly making fun of the alt-right.
The Media Claimed Andy Ngo Was Complicit in a Far-Right Attack on Antifa. But the Video Doesn't Support That.
“There’s some merit in some of the criticisms of things that I’ve gotten wrong,” admits the former Quillette reporter.
Two dozen patients hospitalized in the Midwest all reportedly had vaped something at some point, but we don't know what it was or whether it caused their symptoms.
Are Hookahs More Dangerous Than Cigarettes, or Does Misleading University Publicity Generate Inaccurate Reporting?
The sexiest discoveries are often the ones not found in the actual study.
The media are misreporting this one wildly.
The former vice presidential candidate's revived defamation suit against The New York Times highlights the hazards of us-versus-them thinking.
It's foolish for media outlets to imply that laws which were signed in May and June were passed in relation to the tragic shooting in El Paso.
Plus: 8chan called before Congress, data privacy bill hits a snag, and more...
The Dismissal of Nicholas Sandmann's Lawsuit Shows There's a Difference Between Unfair Press Coverage and Libel
While the teenager has a legitimate beef about coverage of his encounter with Native American activist Nathan Phillips, that doesn't mean he has a legal cause of action.
Irrational fear of incidental contact with opioids can lead to criminal charges that make overdose bystanders less likely to call 911.
A trivial encounter between two irate grocery shoppers becomes a viral story, then a hate hoax.
The Washington Post 's Simplistic Assumption That More Opioid Prescriptions Mean More Drug Overdoses Is Demonstrably Wrong
The causes of opioid-related deaths are more complicated than "too many pain pills."
Misleading media coverage took an immediate toll on the island's important tourism industry.
If Cops Don't Die From Incidental Fentanyl Exposure, a Drug Treatment Specialist Warns, They 'Could Become Addicted to It Instantly'
Such scaremongering poses a potentially deadly threat.
No, Sanders didn't say Warren is surging just because she's a woman.
Researchers made no effort to link the two.
Emanuel was a habitual violator of Illinois' public records laws and shielded the police from public scrutiny whenever he could.
It's fair to take the cops' account with a grain of salt.
Journalism is at risk not just from government but from media types who see their jobs as protecting the powerful from embarrassment.
The Percentage of Americans Who Understand That Vaping Is Less Dangerous Than Smoking Continues to Fall
Years of mealy-mouthed, misleading, and mendacious statements by activists, government officials, and journalists have taken a toll on the truth.
Covering stories is too important to abandon for brazen partisan pandering-or wishful thinking.
When absurd ghost stories are passed off as actual journalism
As the investigation turns on the Empire star, it's important not to confuse "reality" with "narrative."
Town hall pilloried because Schultz is undeclared, uninformed, unelectable...and because he might become the next-or help the current-Donald Trump.
The Washington Examiner story relies on a single, anonymous source who has no evidence to support her claims. It serves only to confirm existing biases.