Media Bias

What the Washington Post doesn’t want you to read about “implicit bias”

Featured image I wrote here about the Department of Justice’s efforts to push “implicit bias training” on law enforcement personnel and about a lame column in which Joe Davidson of the Washington Post cheers on the DOJ. In his column, Davidson attacked Hans von Spakovsky for, among other alleged offenses, questioning the “science” behind implicit bias training. Davidson didn’t take on Hans’s analysis. Instead, he suggested, circularly, that by questioning the “science,” »

AP Reporter Volunteers as Witness For Hillary

Featured image Over the last several election cycles, the liberal media has progressively emerged from the closet, supporting its candidates (i.e., Democrats) more and more openly. This year, with open declarations of war on Donald Trump by the New York Times, the Associated Press and others, all pretense of neutrality has been set aside. The latest instance, a truly extraordinary one, comes from Associated Press reporter Lisa Lerer, who, in an AP »

Another Day, Another Hit Piece

Featured image This time it’s taxes. The New York Times headlines: “How Much Does Donald Trump Pay in Taxes? It Could Be Zero.” What follows is an explanation of the tax laws that apply to real estate developers: Even with hundreds of millions in gross revenue from his vast real estate empire, “it’s both possible and legal that Donald Trump would pay little or no income tax,” said Len Green, an accountant »

The Associated Press Campaigns For Hillary

Featured image Consider this remarkable headline from the Associated Press, once known as a reliable purveyor of hard news: “Trump refuses to back away from false claim Obama founded IS.” The AP doesn’t leave a lot of doubt about where it stands: Donald Trump repeatedly accused President Barack Obama of founding the Islamic State group on Thursday, refusing to take back a patently false allegation even when questioned about the logic of »

Hillary Calls for Obama’s Assassination

Featured image People seem to have forgotten this story from May 28, 2008: Clinton Remark on Kennedy’s Killing Stirs Uproar By KATHARINE Q. SEELYE BRANDON, S.D. — Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton defended staying in the Democratic nominating contest on Friday by pointing out that her husband had not wrapped up the nomination until June 1992, adding, “We all remember Bobby Kennedy was assassinated in June in California.” . . . Friday was not the first »

A Reporter ‘Fesses Up

Featured image Yesterday’s New York Times includes a piece by reporter Jim Rutenberg that is revealing, if perhaps unintentionally so. Rutenberg describes the question that “everyone” in journalism is wrestling with: how do you cover an “abnormal” presidential candidate? No, he doesn’t mean Hillary Clinton. He means Donald Trump. If you’re a working journalist and you believe that Donald J. Trump is a demagogue playing to the nation’s worst racist and nationalistic »

Economists For Clinton?

Featured image Yahoo Finance, a site which I believe is viewed by hundreds of thousands of people, is currently featuring this graphic which shows how superior Hillary Clinton’s economic plans are to Donald Trump’s. Clinton’s proposals, the graph says, will lead to much more GDP growth than Trump’s: The chart comes from an analysis by Moody’s Analytics. CNN is currently highlighting the same report and its pro-Hillary conclusions. CNN tells us a »

The New York Times: Two conflicting editorials, one cynical motive

Featured image James Taranto of the Wall Street Journal captures the shameless partisanship of the New York Times in just a few sentences. The sentences come from editorials that appeared in 2012 and 2016 regarding the views of the Republican presidential candidates on Russia. Here is the New York Times on March 29, 2012: Two decades after the end of the cold war, Mitt Romney still considers Russia to be America’s ‘No. »

The Associated Press Plays the Race Card

Featured image The Democrats’ campaign against Donald Trump consists mostly of branding him a bigot. Thus, they have sent out many emails like this one: Stop bigotry! No details are necessary. The Associated Press was once a straightforward, relatively nonpolitical news source, but those days are long gone. Now some of the most hard-core Democratic Party advocacy comes from the AP. Thus, it is no surprise that the AP is trying to »

The persistence of Hillary

Featured image Hillary Clinton appeared with Tim Kaine for an interview by Scott Pelley on 60 Minutes yesterday. CBS News has posted the video and transcript here. Let us say that Pelley comported himself with Madam Hillary in an extremely deferential manner. This isn’t exactly surprising. CBS News presents an aggravated case of media bias. It is run by the brother of Obama’s national security liar and Pelley himself is a rabid »

BBC Censors Munich Murderer’s Name

Featured image The Munich massacre was carried out by 18-year-old Ali Sonboly. While the murder spree had no apparent connection to Muslim ideology, the BBC didn’t take any chances. As Raheem Kassam of Breitbart News documents, the BBC doggedly referred to the killer as “David Sonboly,” David being his middle name: The BBC has unilaterally chosen not to report the Munich attacker’s full name, in what appears to be an attempt to »

Fox News, But Hedgehog Principles

Featured image The most important occurrence of the week just past may not be the formal nomination of Donald Trump, but the sacking of Roger Ailes from Fox News. The Legend of Ailes need not be recounted here. Everyone knows the story. His central insight was that there was a large audience for a news source that offered an alternative to the lockstep liberal TV network news bureaus. And that audience turned »

At the Washington Post, it’s unanimous: Trump’s speech was dark

Featured image On Friday morning, the Washington Post (paper edition) sang in unison about Donald Trump’s speech to the GOP convention. The lead headline read: “Trump portrays a nation in peril.” Below that Philip Rucker and David Farenthold began their story: “Donald Trump painted a dire portrait of a lawless terrorized nation as he accepted the Republican presidential nomination. . . .” The front page also contained this headline by gussied up »

Epic Liberal Hypocrisy Alert

Featured image Melania Trump’s cultural appropriation of some of Michelle Obama’s convention speech clichés from eight years ago now has the LMC (Liberal Media ComplexTM) on hair trigger alert to spot other instances of plagiarism, which the media will then report in identical prose in their filings. (Heh.) I thought Rush Limbaugh had the right idea yesterday: Melania should offer an interview to Brian Williams to explain it. Yes, it was sloppy »

A Quadrennial Republican Smear [Updated]

Featured image I have noticed this for a long time: every four years, when a Republican national convention is in prospect, national news outlets will do stories on strip clubs and prostitutes who are eagerly awaiting the Republicans’ patronage. Of course, the much-hoped-for scandal never happens, and when the convention is over there have been a few stories about disgruntled prostitutes and strippers complaining that Republicans are no good for business. But »

ESPN: the worldwide leader in bulls**t

Featured image Each year, ESPN holds something called the ESPYs. Apparently, the event is a sort Academy Awards for sports. The idea seems ridiculous. Part of what makes sports wonderful is that it’s not show business. According to Larry O’Connor at HotAir, and confirmed by other reports I’ve seen, “the ESPY award broadcast was filled with about as much race-baiting, left-wing politics as the Democrats convention in Philly will have two weeks »

WaPo house conservative: Hillary is the grown-up America needs

Featured image Jennifer Rubin is the author of “Right Turn,” a conservative space in the Washington Post. Some on the right question whether Rubin is a conservative, but I don’t I believe I ever have. I was surprised, therefore, by Rubin’s latest offering. It’s a called (in the print edition) “The need for grown-ups.” The “grown-ups” to whom Rubin refers are Theresa May, who will be Britain’s next prime minister, and Hillary »