Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- March 25, 2019

Sharyl Attkisson, The Hill: Apologies to President Trump

Yet, each time Trump said so, some of us in the media lampooned him. We treated any words he spoke in his own defense as if they were automatically to be disbelieved because he had uttered them. Some even declared his words to be “lies,” although they had no evidence to back up their claims.

We in the media allowed unproven charges and false accusations to dominate the news landscape for more than two years, in a way that was wildly unbalanced and disproportionate to the evidence.

We did a poor job of tracking down leaks of false information. We failed to reasonably weigh the motives of anonymous sources and those claiming to have secret, special evidence of Trump’s “treason.”

As such, we reported a tremendous amount of false information, always to Trump’s detriment.

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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- March 25, 2019

Trump Wins Big with Mueller Report -- Daniel McCarthy, National Interest

Mueller's Verdict May Be In, But Closure Is Out of Reach -- Susan Crabtree, RCP

Mueller Was Trump’s Nemesis—Now He’s His Greatest Asset -- Peter Nicholas and Elaina Plott, The Atlantic

The Myth that Won’t Die: Donald Trump as Russia's Puppet -- Ted Galen Carpenter, National Interest

Trump's Golan recognition: A dangerous precedent? -- Chase Winter, DW

Ferry disaster highlights corruption, mafia-like activities in Mosul -- Gilgamesh Nabeel, Al-Monitor

Tehran Is Trouble in Cyberspace -- Peter Brookes, RCW

Qatar’s break with Hamas shakes up Mideast politics -- Jack Rosen, Jerusalem Post

What’s next for Kazakhstan? -- Nargis Kassenova, Asia Times

There is no place like Rome for President Xi -- Gordon Watts, Asia Times

Afghanistan May Not Survive a U.S. Withdrawal -- Ahmed Charai, National Interest

Whose side is Russia on in Libya? -- Kirill Semenov, Al-Monitor

Why Is the U.K. Jeopardising Its Five Eyes Partnership Over 5G? -- Michael Shoebridge, The Strategist

Global Economy: How bad is it? -- David P. Goldman, Asia Times

Antarctic mission reveals Totten Glacier secrets, along with rethink on sea level rise -- Jessica Hayes, ABC News Online

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