Media Bias

A Liberal Bubble? Yes, Bee Smug Indeed

Featured image Here’s two minutes of 100 percent pure liberal narcissistic smugness on display, with Jake Tapper challenging “comedienne” Samantha Bee about whether she represents liberal smugness. Despite her bobbing and weaving—and especially the inadvertently revealing admission that “we make the show for ourselves and don’t really care what others think”—her answers amount to: Yes, we are totally smug. Please, please keep this up, and Trump will win 48 states in 2020. »

Trump Is More Trusted than Political Media

Featured image Well, to be fair, almost anyone is more trusted than the national political media. Morning Consult reports on a poll of more than 2,000 Americans: Thirty-seven percent of Americans said they trusted Trump’s White House to tell the truth, while 29 percent opted for the media. Responses to this question are of course highly partisan, but independents, like Republicans, trust the Trump administration more than the political media: But the »

Times Editorial Board Accuses Justice Gorsuch of Murder [with comment by Paul]

Featured image Well, that’s a slight overstatement. But not by much. This is what the Times editorial board–a ragtag collection of third-rate leftists–tweeted: With his first vote, the Supreme Court’s newest member sent a man to die. https://t.co/JxrNpVqmN6 pic.twitter.com/ia3DfonZMR — NYT Opinion (@nytopinion) April 24, 2017 So Gorsuch “sent a man to die.” The editorial itself is only slightly less over the top: [I]t’s worth paying special attention to Justice Neil Gorsuch’s »

The Marches For Democrats, As Reported By Liberal Media

Featured image Today “marches for science” were held in hundreds of cities. The one here in the Twin Cities reportedly drew 10,000 liberals. In reality, of course, these were marches against President Trump or, stated differently, in favor of the Democratic Party. There isn’t anything surprising about that. When political factions are out of power because most people don’t agree with them, they like to march. To a remarkable degree, liberal media »

Who’s Scarier, Kim Jong Un or Donald Trump?

Featured image Kim Jong Un’s North Korean regime is frightening. Kim’s government is the world’s most totalitarian and most oppressive. It operates slave labor camps and engages in torture, forced medical experimentation, and rape and murder on industrial scales. The regime has worked tirelessly for decades to develop nuclear weapons and ICBMs to deliver them to the United States and other destinations. Currently, the regime is believed to possess 10 to 20 »

Recalling Hillary’s seance

Featured image This Washington Post story about a journalism dispute between Bob Woodward and ghost writer Barbara Feinman Todd is of little interest qua dispute. However, it pertains to a remarkable story about which I had forgotten — Hillary Clinton’s imaginary conversations, during her time as First Lady, with Eleanor Roosevelt and Mahatma Gandhi. As far as I can tell, the matter was not raised or noted by the mainstream media during »

A Rolling Stone Gathers No Truth

Featured image In today’s news: Rolling Stone Settles Suit Over Retracted ‘Rape on Campus’ Article Rolling Stone magazine has settled a libel lawsuit over its discredited 2014 story about an alleged fraternity party gang rape at the University of Virginia. The confidential agreement disclosed Tuesday brings to a close the defamation complaint in federal court of a university administrator who was in charge of handling student complaints of sexual misconduct at the »

Another Media Beclowning

Featured image Trump and his folks took a lot of predictable heat for remarking several weeks back that the media is the enemy of the American people. Heavens! You’d have thought he’d said “If you like your doctor you can keep your doctor.” The media may not be self-consciously the enemy of the American people, but it is hard to deny the asymmetry of their sympathies. As many of you know, I’m »

“The Trump era” begins; NPR attacks [UPDATED]

Featured image Yesterday, Attorney General Sessions signaled the Trump administration’s determination to crack down on illegal immigration. In a speech delivered in the border town of Nogales, Arizona, Sessions declared this “the Trump era” and warned that those who cross the border illegally risk prosecution under the full force of the law. NPR News responded by reporting on the lives of several Mexicans deported under President Trump. Having lived in the U.S. »

NRA vs. NYT

Featured image Get out the popcorn: the nation’s largest and most effective civil rights organization has declared war on the New York Times. The Times is running an ad campaign portraying itself as a purveyor of truth, a claim that is met with hollow laughter by those who are familiar with the paper’s sordid history. Into the breach steps National Rifle Association commentator Dana Loesch, who–unlike anyone who writes about guns for »

More Meltdowns at the NYRB

Featured image I’ve mentioned before that the New York Review of Books has been suffering a complete freakout meltdown since Trump’s election, and I gleefully look forward to every issue to microwave another bag of popcorn. The latest issue offers a long review entitled “Lessons from Hitler’s Rise,” by Christopher Browning. Although it is a review of a translation of a book about Hitler by a German scholar published before Trump’s election, »

The New York Times Worries About Our Relationship With Russia

Featured image That was then: Donald Trump is a tool of Russia, our mortal enemy. (As of when? Some time after 2012, when the 1980s wanted their foreign policy back.) Trump had business dealings in Russia, has spoken favorably of Vladimir Putin, the Russian regime wanted him elected president, his policies are pro-Russia, his aides probably colluded with Russian spies to steal the election by breaking into Debbie Wasserman-Schultz’s email account (or »

Democratic Party Press Tries to Undermine Trump on Syria

Featured image I agree with Scott that last night’s strike against a Syrian air base was an appropriate and long-overdue assertion of American power. But the Democratic Party press doesn’t see it that way. (The press’s attitude would have been entirely different, of course, if Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton–who called for the strike shortly before it happened–had ordered the missile attack.) The Associated Press uses an age-old trick, headlining the president’s »

One More Sign That Liberals Have Lost Their Minds

Featured image The White House has just released an official portrait of Melania Trump. It is beautiful, in my opinion. But the left-wing Boston Globe somehow found something sinister in what any normal person would consider a lovely portrait: The White House released an official portrait of Melania Trump. So what’s with the crossed arms? https://t.co/H7UszrNJjL pic.twitter.com/R2SxcdZimS — The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) April 4, 2017 Yeah, what’s with the crossed arms? How »

The Associated Press Is Guilty of False Advertising

Featured image Like other Democratic Party news outlets, the Associated Press is conducting a daily war against President Trump and his administration. This war is waged through biased news stories, which are legion, and through the AP’s purported “fact checks.” Today’s AP “fact check” is typical; if anything, better than average: AP FACT CHECK: Trump errs in describing Obama stimulus: President Donald Trump disparaged his predecessor’s economic stimulus spending Tuesday as a »

It’s 2004 All Over Again

Featured image Lately we’ve been hearing a lot about truth. It started with hysteria over “fake news” during the last election season. The “truth” narrative went into overdrive with President Trump’s unexpected (by most) victory. Here are a few of the many instances that could be cited. First, the Time magazine cover of a week or two ago: Next, Robert Redford’s op-ed in the Washington Post, recalling Watergate and “All the President’s »

A Day In the Washington Swamp, Ethics Edition

Featured image Today the New York Times featured another attack on Michael Flynn, which other outlets, like CNN, have picked up and trumpeted. The Times story was precipitated by the Trump administration making available to the press the Form 278s (financial disclosure forms) that have been filled out by incoming members of the administration. The Times must have immediately requested General Flynn’s 278 and gotten it via email, which is the procedure »