Media Bias

Last Gasp of Birther-Mania

Featured image Donald Trump is going around the country giving good speeches on the economy, on race, on immigration. He is visiting African-American precincts and asking for votes with lines like this one: It used to be they made cars in Flint, and you couldn’t drink the water in Mexico. Now they make cars in Mexico, and you can’t drink the water in Flint. That scares the daylights out of the Democrats, »

Trump Outsmarts the Press

Featured image Sometimes you really have to hand it to Donald Trump. The press has been after him recently about whether he believes the Hillary Clinton campaign’s claim that Barack Obama was not born in the U.S. For years, the press has obsessed on “birtherism,” considering it to be a major issue on a par, at least, with a lousy economy and pitiful defense policy. Last night the Trump campaign released a »

A Trump Rally: Reality vs. the Associated Press

Featured image Donald Trump appeared at a big rally in Asheville, North Carolina today. Breitbart News reports from a pro-Trump perspective: “Hillary Clinton owes all of you an apology and I think you’ll get that apology right around the same time that she hands over the 33,000 emails that she deleted,” the Republican nominee told a huge crowd in Asheville, North Carolina during a campaign rally on Monday night. This video was »

Washington Post explains how federal government “could resist President Trump”

Featured image Donald Trump’s comeback in the polls has the Washington Post rattled. Yesterday, its editorial board basically called, Bernie Sanders like, for a moratorium on discussing Hillary Clinton’s emails so that the focus can be on Donald Trump’s “manifest unfitness for office.” But Clinton’s willingness to put her personal interests ahead of the national security and her unwillingness to discuss the matter honestly after she was found out are good grounds »

Skepticism Is Not a Conspiracy Theory

Featured image Lately, when liberals want to discredit an opinion, or inference, or speculation that is not to their liking, they often label it a conspiracy theory. Today we have seen a couple of instances of that, relating to Hillary Clinton’s health. The Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza, quoted here, wrote: Hillary Clinton falling ill Sunday morning at a memorial service on the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks will catapult questions »

The Washington Post dishonestly denies that Trump has changed on illegal immigration

Featured image There were only two ways the mainstream media would portray Donald Trump’s speech on immigration once he finally delivered it. Either Trump would be the same dreadfully inhumane guy he’s been throughout the campaign or he would be a flip-flopper whose word cannot be trusted on anything. The “meany” option was always the preferred one. Voters seemed to have little problem with Trump flip-flopping to more reasonable ground on immigration. »

Read more, watch ESPN less [Updated]

Featured image John Skipper is the President of ESPN, Inc. The Washington Post adoringly paints him as one-time Southern hippie who studied literature, wanted to write the Great American novel, and enjoys late night “high level sophisticated conversations about American literature, Faulkner’s place in it, [and] the influence of alcohol and race. . . .” You probably know the type. In a commencement address at the University of Central Florida, Skipper bemoaned »

Remy Does CNN

Featured image Given that CNN stands for “Clinton News Network” (and ABC stands for “All Behind Clinton” and NBC stands for “Nobody But Clinton,” etc), it was only a matter of time before Remy Munasifi turned his satirical gaze in their direction. Herewith “This Is CNN,” just out this morning: »

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 »