Tag: Politico

Media FOIA Requests Skyrocketed After Trump’s Election

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests by mainstream media outlets into the EPA skyrocketed immediately after President Trump took office, according to the Washington Free Beacon.

The Beacon writes, “The New York Times, for example, made just 13 FOIA requests during the four years of Obama’s second term, sending 3 in 2013, 1 in 2014, 7 in 2015, and 2 in 2016. The number of FOIA requests the Times sent for Obama’s entire second term was nearly quadrupled in the first year of Trump’s presidency alone, when the Times sent 59 FOIA requests to the EPA.”

Since Trump took office, New York Times reporters have made over 100 FOIA requests–a 669 percent increase from the requests made during the four years of Obama’s second term.

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The Washington Post filed just one EPA FOIA request during Obama’s second term, but has now filed 43 requests since President Trump was elected.

“The sharp increase in FOIA requests to the EPA was also apparent at Politico (15 requests in Obama’s second term, 198 since Trump took office), The Hill (20 requests in Obama’s second term, 67 since Trump took office), CNN (25 requests in Obama’s second term, 47 since Trump took office), Buzzfeed (18 requests in Obama’s second term, 38 since Trump took office), and ABC News (4 requests in Obama’s second term, 32 since Trump took office),” writes the Free Beacon.

For the full report, click HERE.

CBS Reporter Unloads on “Absurdly Left-Leaning” Media, “Disaster” for Country

CBS News foreign correspondent Lara Logan unloaded on the liberal media in a telling interview where she slammed Democrat biases in news outlets as a “disaster” for the country.

Speaking to retired Navy SEAL Mike Ritland on his podcast, Mike Drop, Logan said those in the media have become “political activists” and “propagandists” and even quipped that by participating in the interview, she was committing “professional suicide.”

“Although the media has historically always been left-leaning, we’ve abandoned our pretense — or at least the effort — to be objective, today,” she said. “…We’ve become political activists, and some could argue propagandists, and there’s some merit to that.”

Logan also lamented the lack of representation from outlets “on the right.”

“Visually, anyone who’s ever been to Israel and been to the Wailing Wall has seen that the women have this tiny little spot in front of the wall to pray, and the rest of the wall is for the men. To me, that’s a great representation of the American media, is that in this tiny little corner where the women pray you’ve got Breitbart and Fox News and a few others, and from there on, you have CBS, ABC, NBC, Huffington Post, Politico, whatever, right?” she said. “All of them. And that’s a problem for me, because even if it was reversed, if it was vastly mostly on the right, that would also be a problem for me.”

“My experience has been that the more opinions you have, the more ways that you look at everything in life — everything in life is complicated, everything is gray, right? Nothing is black and white,” she continued.

For the full story from Breitbart.com, click HERE.

New Poll: Vast Majority of Voters Believe There is “Crisis” or “Problem” at U.S. Border

A new Politico and Morning Consult poll finds that 79 percent of voters believe there is either a “crisis” or “problem” at the southern border.

The Daily Caller reports:

While less than half of those surveyed (42 percent) agree with President Donald Trump’s assertion that the border is in “crisis,” another 37 percent concede that there is a “problem” — meaning 79 percent of voters believe the situation at the border is a serious issue.  Only 12 percent of voters polled said that the situation at the border is neither a crisis nor a problem.

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In December alone, U.S. border agents apprehended a record number of family units– 27,518. They were among a total of 60,728 migrants attempting to illegally cross the border last month.

As President Trump pointed out in his address to the nation last night, “In the last two years, I.C.E. Officers made 266,000 arrests of aliens with criminal records including those charged or convicted of 100,000 assaults, 30,000 sex crimes, and 4,000 violent killings.”