Media Bias

About That “Giant Trump Baby Balloon” [Updated]

Featured image Pretty much every American news outlet is gleeful about the “giant Trump baby balloon,” as it is conventionally described, that supposedly is dominating the London landscape while Trump is in England. London’s Mayor, Sadiq Khan, gave activists permission to fly the blimp (as it is also referred to), which apparently was needed because it is so “giant.” Photos of the balloon/blimp do make it look large, like this one attributed »

Trump not the first to mock “a thousand points of light”

Featured image The mainstream media and other anti-Trumpers are pretending to be offended by the ridicule President Trump heaped on former president George H.W. Bush’s pet saying/project “a thousand points of light.” At a rally in Montana, Trump riffed: A thousand points of light, what the hell was that? What did that mean? Does anyone know? Has anyone ever figured that one out? And it was put out by a Republican! I »

Times Editorial Board: Let’s Have a Gang War!

Featured image Remember the good old days when the Left pretended to worry about “eliminationist rhetoric”? Now, they don’t even pretend to worry about a Bernie Sanders volunteer trying to murder Republican Congressmen. Yesterday’s New York Times editorial on the judiciary illustrates how far around the bend the Democratic Party has gone: With Republicans controlling the Senate and the judicial filibuster dead, the Democrats’ odds of denying President Trump a second Supreme »

Dan Rather: Still crazy after all these years

Featured image Dan Rather tweeted this about LeBron James’ decision to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers: We know LeBron James has been outspoken about Trump. So it makes sense to head to California, the heartland of the #resistance. The fact that he will be trying to resist the dominance of the Warriors is an added plot twist. It made sense for James to sign with the Lakers because they play in »

“Is it always like this?”

Featured image President Trump hosted the Prime Minister of the Netherlands at the White House Monday. The mainstream media was on hand to embarrass itself. Benny Johnson reports: The Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Mark Rutte, was clearly shook by all the reporters shouting questions. Trump told the PM at the beginning of the meeting that it’s like the “Academy Awards” as all the cameras flashed. After the presser, reporters continued shouting »

Washington Post takes aim at Supreme Court candidate Kavanaugh

Featured image Brett Kavanaugh, a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, is said to be one of the five or so jurists on the short-list for nomination to the Supreme Court. The Washington Post is concerned that Kavanaugh would try to shield President Trump from the Russia investigation and its various non-Russia related offshoots. That concern gives rise to this piece by Michael Kranish and Ann »

Annapolis Shootings Bring Out the Worst In Reporters [Updated]

Featured image White House reporters apparently thought that Jarrod Ramos’s murderous rampage was somehow President Trump’s fault. When he crossed the White House lawn late yesterday afternoon, they hectored him for a statement on the shootings. The bitterness in their voices is palpable. NBC News tweeted this as if they were proud of it: "Can you please talk to us about the dead reporters in Annapolis?" “Do you have any words of »

Is the Democrats’ “Separated Children” Ploy Working?

Featured image In a remarkable show of unity, the liberal press launched a coordinated effort to distract voters’ attention from the booming economy, President Trump’s summit with North Korea’s Kim, the DOJ Inspector General’s report and the collapse of the Mueller investigation with a ginned-up controversy over temporary separation of illegal immigrant children from their parents at the southern border. Otherwise known as law enforcement. On a short-term basis, the ploy has »

NBC News: “We” Have a Great Opportunity to Hurt Trump

Featured image Not that this will come as a surprise, but it is entertaining to watch NBC’s John Heilemann gleefully explain how “we” have a great opportunity to bludgeon President Trump and the GOP with the faux crisis at the border. In a mere 47 seconds, he gives the game away on a couple of fronts: Via InstaPundit. »

The Immigration Fracas: Paging Daniel Boorstin!

Featured image Watching the collective media and political class freak out over the “crisis” of immigration enforcement at the border sent me to my bookshelf to dust off Daniel Boorstin’s classic 1961 book, The Image: A Guide to Pseudo-Events in America. Step back for a moment from the whack-a-mole problem of sorting out fact from fiction in this current drama; the way this is playing out is a perfect case study in »

Does Trump have “dictator envy”?

Featured image Philip Rucker of the Washington Post claims that President Trump is “open[ly] embrac[ing] totalitarian leaders around the world.” Rucker also tries to persuade us that Trump’s “embrace” is rooted in a desire to be a dictator himself. Rucker is one of the most persistent and intellectually dishonest Trump-hater among the Post’s squadron of “resisters.” However, I don’t deny that Trump went overboard in praising the odious Kim Jong Un. Thus, »

More Fake News From Jane Mayer and the New Yorker

Featured image Jane Mayer is a failed reporter for the New Yorker who has tried to make a career out of smearing Charles and David Koch. Her latest effort is headlined, “One Koch Brother Forces the Other Out of the Family Business.” The story begins with the merest kernel of truth: David Koch, a 78-year-old cancer survivor, is in declining health. Accordingly, he is retiring from his positions at Koch Industries. David’s »

Non-resister replaced as Wall Street Journal’s top editor

Featured image The Wall Street Journal has replaced Gerard Baker, its top editor. Baker had been, as the Washington Post puts it, beset with internal criticism of his leadership in covering Donald Trump. The Washington Post should know. An organ of the anti-Trump resistance, it has hired ten WSJ reporters, at least some of whom defected due to Baker’s insufficiently antagonist approach to Trump, the Post indicates. Not that Baker showed partiality »

Wishful Thinking at the Associated Press [Updated]

Featured image The Associated Press takes up the topic of the day, President Trump’s tweet about presidential pardons. The AP story is titled “Can Trump Pardon Himself? Not If He’s Impeached.” The AP quotes Trump’s tweet as follows: Now, Trump says, he has the power to keep himself out of jail if he wanted, declaring an “absolute right to PARDON myself.” This time though, it seems, he isn’t joking. Trump’s full tweet »

MSNBC Learns About Reid Vapor Pressure

Featured image “Reid Vapor Pressure” is a phrase from petroleum engineering with reference to the volatility of gasoline at various temperatures, which is one reason why our refining industry switches to “summer gasoline” blends right around now, since the gasoline in people’s cars will be at a warmer temperature. However, MSNBC is discovering a whole new meaning to Reid Vapor Pressure, as it is under a lot of pressure because of the »

Google Does It Again

Featured image Efforts by the companies that dominate public discourse–Google, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube–to privilege the Left at the expense of conservatives have been in the news for a while. I was one of 63 conservatives who signed a letter to social media companies including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, calling for transparency, equal treatment, and free speech. Not that I expect it to do much good. Today Google informed anyone who searched »

Liberal Hypocrisy Turned Up to 11 (Updated)

Featured image Word around Hollywood is that Roseanne Barr is second only to Harvey Weinstein for being a horrible human being, and there is no reason for anyone to try to defend her tweet, or her show for that matter. I never found her either talented or entertaining, and the only reason I might have ever tuned in (I never watched a single moment of the original show 20 years ago or »