John F. Solomon Bio
John F. Solomon is an American media executive and political commentator. John is currently executive vice president of digital video and an opinion contributor for The Hill.
John F. Solomon was formerly employed as an executive and editor-in-chief at The Washington Times. He is known for biased reporting in favor of conservatives, and of repeatedly manufacturing faux scandals.
John F. Solomon Age
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John F. Solomon Wife/Married
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John F. Solomon Career
Solomon is from the Bridgeport, Connecticut area. He graduated from Marquette University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and sociology. From May 1987 to December 2006, Solomon worked at the Associated Press, where he became the assistant bureau chief in Washington, helping to develop some of the organization’s first digital products, such as its online elections offering.
In 2007, he served as The Washington Post’s national investigative correspondent.John F. Solomon
The Washington Times
In February 2008, Solomon became editor-in-chief of The Washington Times. During this time, Solomon made a mission to make the paper’s coverage more objective while expanding its reach. Under Solomon, the Times changed some of its style guides to conform to more mainstream media usage.
The Times announced that it would no longer use words like “illegal aliens” and “homosexual,” and instead opt for “more neutral terminology” such as “illegal immigrants” and “gay,” respectively.
The paper also decided to stop using “Hillary” when referring to Senator Hillary Clinton and to stop putting the word “marriage” in the expression “gay marriage” in quotes.
John F. Solomon also oversaw the redesign of the paper’s website and the launch of the paper’s national weekly edition. A new television studio was built in the paper’s Washington DC headquarters, and the paper also launched a syndicated three-hour morning-drive radio news program.
Solomon left the paper in November 2009 after internal shakeups and financial uncertainty among the paper’s ownership.
After a three-and-a-half-year hiatus, most of which was spent at Circa News, Solomon returned to the paper in July 2013 to oversee the newspaper’s content, digital and business strategies. He helped to craft digital strategies to expand online traffic, created new products and partnerships, and led a reorganization of the company’s advertising and sales team.
He also helped launch a new subscription-only national edition targeted for tablets, cellphones and other mobile devices, and helped push a redesign of the paper’s website.
Solomon left the paper in December 2015 to serve as a chief creative officer of the mobile news application Circa, which was relaunched at that time.
Packard Media Group
Solomon was president of Packard Media Group from November 2009 to December 2015. Solomon also served as a journalist in residence at the Center for Public Integrity, a non-profit organization that specializes in investigative journalism, from March 2010 to June 2011.
He was also named executive editor of the Center for Public Integrity in November 2010 and helped oversee the launch of iWatch News, but resigned quickly after to join Newsweek/The Daily Beast in May 2011.
In 2012, Solomon and former Associated Press executives Jim Williams and Brad Kalbfeld created the Washington Guardian, an online investigative news portal. It was acquired by The Washington Times when Solomon returned to the paper in July 2013.
After leaving The Washington Times, Solomon became a chief creative officer for Circa News. Circa is a mobile news application founded in 2011 that streams updates on big news events to users. In June 2015, it shut down, but its relaunch was announced after its acquisition by Sinclair Broadcast Group.
As chief of Circa, he wrote and published a number of political articles, often defending the Trump administration and Michael Flynn. He left in July 2017.
Upon leaving Circa, Solomon becomes executive vice president of digital video for The Hill. Until May 2018, he worked on news and investigative pieces for The Hill. In October 2017, Solomon published an article in The Hill about the Uranium One controversy where he insinuated that Russia made payments to the Clinton Foundation at the time when the Obama administration approved the sale of Uranium One to Rosatom.
Solomon’s story also focused on the alleged failures of the Department of Justice to investigate and report on the controversy, suggesting a cover-up. Subsequent to Solomon’s reporting, the story “took off like wildfire in the right-wing media ecosystem,” according to a 2018 study by scholars at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University. No evidence of any quid pro quo or other wrongdoing has surfaced.
In May 2018, the editor-in-chief of The Hill announced that Solomon would become an “opinion contributor” at The Hill. This came in the wake of reports that Solomon’s colleagues at The Hill criticized Solomon’s news reporting as lacking rigor and context.
Paul McCleary, writing for the Columbia Journalism Review in 2007, wrote that Solomon had earned a reputation for hyping stories without a solid foundation. In 2012, Mariah Blake, writing for the Columbia Journalism Review, wrote that Solomon “has a history of bending the truth to his storyline,” and that he “was notorious for massaging facts to conjure phantom scandals.”
In 2007, Deborah Howell, then-ombudsman at The Washington Post criticized a story that Solomon wrote for The Post which had suggested impropriety by Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards in a real estate purchase; Solomon’s reporting omitted context which would have made clear that there was no impropriety.
Progressive news outlets ThinkProgress, Media Matters for America and Crooked Media have argued that Solomon’s reporting has a conservative bias and that there are multiple instances of inaccuracies. Independent journalist Marcy Wheeler accused Solomon of manufacturing faux scandals which suggested wrongdoing by those conducting probes into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Reporters who worked under Solomon as an editor has said that he encouraged them to bend the truth to fit a pre-existing narrative.
In January 2018, John F. Solomon published a report for The Hill suggesting that Peter Strzok and Lisa Page had foreknowledge of a Wall Street Journal article and that they themselves had leaked to the Wall Street Journal.
According to the Huffington Post, Solomon’s reporting omitted that the Wall Street Journal article Strzok and Page were discussing was critical of Hillary Clinton and the FBI, Strzok and Page expressed dismay at the fallout from the article, and Strzok and Page criticized unauthorized leaks from the FBI. According to the Huffington Post, “Solomon told HuffPost he was not authorized to speak and does not comment on his reporting.
He may simply have been unaware of these three facts when he published his story. But they provide crucial context to an incomplete narrative that has been bouncing around the right-wing echo chamber all week.”
That same month, Erik Wemple of The Washington Post said that newsroom staffers at The Hill had complained about Solomon’s reporting for the publication. The staffers reportedly criticized Solomon’s reporting as having a conservative bias and missing the important context, and that this undermined The Hill’s reputation.
They also expressed concerns over Solomon’s close relationship with Sean Hannity, whose TV show he appeared on more than a dozen times over a span of three months.
John F. Solomon Fox News
Life, Liberty, and Levin: The Greatest Political Scandal of Our Time
On Sunday’s episode of “Life, Liberty & Levin”, Mark Levin sat down with Sara Carter and John Solomon. Carter and John F. Solomon were the first journalists to begin digging into revealing information about the Obama Administration, Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the DNC, and the Trump Administration.
What they found was a deep state attempting to orchestrate a silent coup to overthrow a sitting president and cover up for Obama, Clinton, and the DNC.
For Carter, it was about following the facts. From the start, Carter was an objective storyteller. It was about “giving a voice to the voiceless” she said. It was about physically chasing a story, going there, and talking to the people involved. And Carter has done exactly that throughout her career.
Early on, Carter followed what became an award-winning story, Jamie’s Story. Jamie was a child born into the Mexican Mafia and gangs in Southern California. Carter uncovered mismanagement by local officials and her story forced several of them to resign.
Later, Carter traveled across the Southern border into some of the most dangerous pockets of cartel territory, she went to war zones risking her life in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and, now, she is delivering the truth to the American people.
John F. Solomon Net Worth
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