Media

Full of Ifill

Featured image PBS NewsHour anchor/editor Gwen Ifill tweeted her comment on Barbara Mikulski’s announcement that she would cast the thirty-fourth vote to sustain Obama’s anticipated veto of probable congressional disapproval of the Iran deal yesterday (below). Take that, Bibi. https://t.co/V9Gn9vP6xN — gwen ifill (@gwenifill) September 2, 2015 Ms. Ifill isn’t owning up; she denies that the tweet expresses her point of view. She explained to PBS Ombudsman Michael Getler and others that »

How much smokier can a gun get?

Featured image Investor’s Business Daily has a media watchers’ angle that leads in to the heart of its editorial on the Clinton email scandal today: When a scandal involves a Democrat, the mainstream media always insist on a smoking gun before they take it seriously. Well, how about two of them — so far? Chuck Todd, host of NBC’s “Meet the Press,” said this week that “there is no evidence to suggest »

Washington Post offers glimpses of Hillary’s legal jeopardy

Featured image The Washington Post reported today about the latest batch of classified emails found on Hillary Clinton’s private server. The story appears at page 5 of the print edition. The piece by Carol Leonig and Rosalind Helderman is reasonably informative and not particularly biased. (The headline in the print edition is “Clinton wrote, sent classified emails on private server;” the online edition offers a more pro-Clinton spin: “Clinton, using private server, »

Media Alert

Featured image I will be discussing Hillary Clinton’s emails and their criminal law implications on the Todd Herman show on KTTH 770 AM in Seattle. I’ll be on around 4:30 Pacific Time for two segments. »

Can all these talking heads be right?

Featured image The Washington Free Beacon has worked up a video (below) documenting the collective wisdom of the punditocracy regarding Madam Hillary’s email problem. “Analysis: It’s not going away.” Can all these talking heads be right? Let’s put it this way. They aren’t going out on a limb with their prediction. »

Washington Post reporter among the “pilgrims” paying homage to Jimmy Carter

Featured image Yesterday, Jimmy Carter taught Sunday school in Plains, Georgia. It was Carter’s second lesson since he announced that he has brain cancer. The Washington Post sent Dave Weigel to cover the event. He reports that (in the words of the Post’s sub-headline, print edition) “pilgrims pour[ed] into Plains Ga.” for the event with “an outpouring of good wishes.” When it rains, it pours. It’s to Carter’s credit that he teaches »

Vox: The Web Site For Dummies

Featured image This is hilarious: Vox.com, the web site into which NBC is about to pour $200 million, tweeted this earlier today. It’s a screen shot because Vox deleted the tweet in response to intense ridicule: I guess this is what happens when you get your news from uneducated 20-somethings with little or no experience, employment or otherwise. Hey, NBC: if you want to reconsider, you can buy our whole site for »

Thinking about Donald Trump with Seth Leibsohn

Featured image On Monday, I had the pleasure of appearing with Seth Leibsohn on his radio show broadcast from Phoenix. We talked mostly about Donald Trump and his “empire populism.” With Seth, though, the discussion is always free-wheeling, so J.R. Ewing, Ross Perot, and “national greatness conservatism” also came up. Here is the interview: »

Washington Post distorts Trump-Ramos encounter

Featured image If Donald Trump believes that Fox News is treating him unfairly (and he does), I wonder how he feels about the Washington Post. The print edition headline of a story on Trump’s Iowa new conference reads: “Trump kicks Latino reporter out of news conference.” (The online editors apparently thought better of it. They wrote: “Trump tangles with Latino newsman, launches fresh attacks on GOP rivals”). The print edition sub-headline reads: »

Good for Trump for booting Jorge Ramos

Featured image As Scott notes below, Donald Trump had Jorge Ramos of Univision ejected from his press conference today. Good for Trump. Jorge Ramos is a blight upon journalism. He also embodies the threat that mass immigration by Hispanics poses to conservatism. The more voters who get their news from the likes of Jorge Ramos, the less chance American conservatism as we know it has to survive. But these aren’t the reasons »

Trump still hung-up on Megyn Kelly

Featured image Nearly three weeks after the Fox News debate, Donald Trump still can’t get over the fact that he didn’t like Megyn Kelly’s questioning. Yesterday, he tweeted: “I liked The Kelly File much better without @megynkelly. Perhaps she could take another eleven day unscheduled vacation!” Trump also re-tweeted this charming statement: “The bimbo back in town. I hope not for long.” Fox News isn’t amused. Its staffers — including Bret Baier »

Media alert [with correction]

Featured image I will be appearing on Seth Leibsohn’s radio show at around 5:00 Mountain Time. We plan to discuss the fascinating, and arguably frightening, political landscape. Seth broadcasts his show on 960 the Patriot in Phoenix. He’s a terrific host and I’m sure it will be fun talking with him. CORRECTION: My discussion with Seth will be broadcast at around 10:00 p.m. Mountain Time. I’ll also post a link to the »

The Times at work [with a note by Paul]

Featured image When I wrote about Ta-Nehisi Coates’s new book Between the World and Me, I noted that Coates was this year’s officially certified angry black. He is officially certified by the New York Times through Jennifer Schuessler, the Times culture reporter and gatekeeper. Schuessler’s July 17 profile of Coates attests that Coates’s book “has had an almost frictionless glide straight to the heart of the national conversation.” (The official publication date »

Inspector Clouseau was unavailable (3)

Featured image The pushback against George Jahn’s AP scoop on the IAEA side deal with Iran now includes the allegation that the draft of the side deal posted by the AP is a forgery — perhaps an Israeli forgery. Fred Fleitz has reported the relevant details with links and evidence here at NR’s Corner. Fleitz’s knowledgeable assessment seems reasonable to me: First, the errors and non-IAEA prose in the AP’s transcribed document »

Inspector Clouseau was unavailable (2)

Featured image Today the juicebox leftists at Vox and their fellow lefties elsewhere in the media took a stab at discrediting George Jahn’s August 19 AP story reporting the self-inspection provisions of the IAEA side deal with Iran applicable to the Parchin facility. The AP has now posted the text of the original draft of the side deal here. The side deal shows President Obama and administration officials to be voluble liars »

Why Jeb Bush Doesn’t Impress, Whether Trump Is For Real, and Obama’s Mean-Spirited Speech, With Seth Leibsohn

Featured image Last night I did two fun radio segments with our friend Seth Leibsohn. Seth was formerly Bill Bennett’s producer, and now has his own radio show in Phoenix. You can listen to his show online at the link. Seth and I talked about Jeb Bush’s struggles, the Donald Trump phenomenon, and Barack Obama’s deeply dishonest speech on Iran. It was a lively conversation, lasting about twenty minutes. If you’d like »

Media Alert

Featured image I will appear this afternoon on the Federalist Radio Hour, hosted by Ben Domenech. We will be discussing the First Amendment as it relates to injunctions barring the release of videos about the selling of fetal tissue. The program will air in Chicago from 3:00 to 4:00 (Central Time) on WCGO. It will also be available by link, which I will post on receipt. »