Kelsey Sutton
Kelsey Sutton

Kelsey Sutton is a staff writer at Mic, where she covers media and politics. She was previously a media reporter at POLITICO.

Oct. 20, 2017

As more experts call Trump’s mental health into question, is it time to rethink the Goldwater Rule?

Some professionals think it's entirely appropriate to evaluate the mental state of the president. Others think that's a step too far.

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Oct. 20, 2017

Fox News pulls story about Trump-supporting “Navy SEAL” who made up military service

Fox News has deleted the article and video and has issued a correction. A spokesperson said an on-air correction will be issued Sunday.
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Oct. 19, 2017

How the FCC helped pave the way for Sinclair to take over American broadcasting

Trump’s FCC has made it more likely the deal will be approved.
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Oct. 19, 2017

Experts are divided on how tech will tackle the problem of fake news

Some tech experts said technological advancements will help stem the spread of fake news, but others were less hopeful.
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Oct. 17, 2017

ESPN distances itself from new partner ‘Barstool Sports’ after host calls out abusive 2014 article

An ESPN show host called out the website and its founder on Twitter for comments they made about her in 2014.
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Oct. 17, 2017

After Trump threatens NBC News, FCC chair says commission supports First Amendment

Trump had suggested a "challenge" to NBC News' broadcasting license for the network's reporting.

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Oct. 12, 2017

How the ‘New York Post’ smeared an actress who accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment

The tabloids ran a series of articles casting doubt on the credibility of an actress who accused Weinstein of sexual harassment in 2015.
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Oct. 11, 2017

Trump threatens NBC broadcasting license after report about nuclear arsenal

He would later say it was "frankly disgusting" that the "press is able to write whatever it wants to write."
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Oct. 10, 2017

‘New York Times’ to Trump: No, we didn’t set up Corker by recording explosive interview

Corker requested that the paper record his Sunday interview, Jonathan Martin of the 'Times' said Tuesday.
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Oct. 9, 2017

ESPN suspends Jemele Hill after tweets suggest boycott against Dallas Cowboys’ advertisers

Hill, who is being suspended for two weeks, tweeted Sunday that Dallas Cowboys fans should consider boycotting if they were upset by recent remarks made by team owner Jerry Jones.
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Oct. 6, 2017

‘Vice’ fires ‘Broadly’ senior writer Mitchell Sunderland

Sunderland was seen leaving Vice offices with a box of his belongings.

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Oct. 6, 2017

‘People’ deletes story about made-up Las Vegas shooting victim

A spokesperson for the magazine said that 'People' was "investigating" the story.
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Oct. 4, 2017

‘Newsweek’ retracts article about girlfriend of Las Vegas shooter

The articled alleged Marilou Danley was married to two men at once.
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Oct. 3, 2017

John Cook to leave Gizmodo Media Group

The longtime Gawker editor will leave the company Oct. 13.
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Oct. 2, 2017

Despite FBI statements to the contrary, reports tying Las Vegas attack to ISIS took off

ISIS’ claim was picked up and repeated in headlines across both mainstream and right-wing media outlets.
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Oct. 2, 2017

Far-right tried to frame Rachel Maddow fan for Las Vegas shooting

The real suspect has been identified as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock.

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Sept. 29, 2017

‘Daily Caller’ pulls video mocking ‘New York Times’ reporter after being blasted as anti-Semitic

A 'Daily Caller' reporter said the video was intended as a joke but was "accidentally uploaded too soon."
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Sept. 27, 2017

White House admits Trump blocked Twitter users because they criticized him

The concession is related to a lawsuit brought on behalf of several Twitter users who allege their First Amendment rights were violated when Trump blocked them on Twitter.
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Sept. 27, 2017

No one quite knows what ‘The Scaramucci Post’ is, but Anthony Scaramucci wants to tell you about it

"The 'Scaramucci Post' is going to be the center lane in a two-lane highway," Scaramucci said Wednesday.
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Sept. 26, 2017

New ‘Sports Illustrated’ cover highlights protest in sports without acknowledging Colin Kaepernick

The cover seemingly erases Kaepernick from the movement he started.