Required Reading – October 15

Required reading from around the web of the best, most interesting, or most though provoking things we’ve read:

Harper: Still hostile: News coverage of President Trump is 92 percent negative, study finds

“‘In four weeks, Americans go to the polls for the midterm elections that the news media are casting as a referendum on the Trump presidency. Over the summer, the broadcast networks have continued to pound Donald Trump and his team with the most hostile coverage of a President in TV news history — 92 percent negative, vs. just eight percent positive,’ wrote Rich Noyes, research director for the Media Research Center, a conservative media watchdog. […]  ‘Bright spots for the administration such as the booming economy received extremely little coverage — 14 minutes — less than one percent of the four-month total,’ Mr. Noyes said.”

Read more at the Washington Times.

Andrew Brunson, American pastor detained in Turkey, is freed, sentenced to time served

“Andrew Brunson, the American pastor who was imprisoned and then placed under house arrest in Turkey over his alleged ties to an outlawed group, was ordered freed on Friday and sentenced to time served, a Turkish judge ruled. Brunson was initially arrested in October 2016. This is a developing story. Check back for updates.”

Read more at Fox News.

Daley: Chief Justice Refers Kavanaugh Misconduct Complaints To Federal Court

“The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit received a number of complaints after Kavanaugh’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, alleging he made false statements and failed to maintain judicial temperament. Judge Merrick Garland would ordinarily process these complaints in his capacity as chief judge of the D.C. Circuit. Garland recused himself from the matter, however, so Judge Karen LeCraft Henderson disposed of the complaints by referring them to Roberts.”

Read more at Daily Caller.

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