Media Bias

The Associated Press Admits Defeat

Featured image The Associated Press did all it could to elect Hillary Clinton, but today it (almost) gave up the ghost. The “news” service headlined: “Trump cruises to Electoral College victory despite protests.” “Despite protests”? What does that mean? Are we supposed to take seriously the idea that a handful of slackers waving signs at state capitols around the country could somehow reverse Donald Trump’s victory? Trump’s polarizing victory Nov. 8 and »

Trump Tweets on Harassment of Electors, and the Associated Press Rebuts

Featured image I didn’t expect to do another post on the Associated Press tonight, but who can resist? Donald Trump tweeted on the unprecedented campaign of threats, intimidation and harassment that the Democratic Party has launched against Republican electors in hopes of stealing the presidential election: If my many supporters acted and threatened people like those who lost the election are doing, they would be scorned & called terrible names! Well, that’s »

Associated Press Uses Farrakhan to Smear Trump

Featured image What’s the over/under on when the Associated Press runs out of ways to smear Donald Trump? At the current rate of approximately two anti-Trump stories per day, it is hard to see how the AP can make it to the midterms without running out of new angles. Then again, maybe I underestimate liberal ingenuity. Today the AP attacks Trump by reporting on Louis Farrakhan and the possible resurgence of the »

The Associated Press: Still Bitter That Trump Won

Featured image Democrats are still anguished over Hillary Clinton’s defeat at the polls, and that includes the Democrats at the Associated Press. Today’s complaint is that Donald Trump isn’t doing enough to unify the country: “On victory lap, few signs Trump focusing on unified nation.” President-elect Donald Trump on Saturday was wrapping up his postelection victory tour, showing few signs of turning the page from his blustery campaign to focus on uniting »

Obama to Putin: Cut It Out!

Featured image Barack Obama has spent the last eight years resisting the idea that Russia is an adversary of the United States. First we had the “reset”; next the cancellation of the Eastern European missile shield; then we had Obama assuring President Medvedev that he would be able to give away the store, but the Russians would need to wait for his second term; and then the presidential debate where Obama mocked »

Facebook Declares War On “Fake News”

Featured image Stung by complaints from liberals about the recent election, Facebook has announced that it will begin to try to weed out “fake news” from its platform. This is pretty significant, given the volume of communication that takes place on Facebook. Until now, the company has insisted that it is merely a technological platform, not an editor. Henceforth, Facebook will assume, on at least a limited basis, editorial duties. Starting as »

Who Needs a Daily Intelligence Briefing?

Featured image Donald Trump does, apparently. The press is scandalized by Trump’s suggestion that as president, he won’t want an intelligence briefing every day. “I get it when I need it,” Trump said. “I don’t have to be told the same thing in the same words every single day for the next eight years.” President Obama took to the Democrats’ favorite venue, Comedy Central, to slam Trump for questioning the need for »

NY Times hires “hack” reporter who had Clinton’s staff approve his work

Featured image Glenn Thrush, the Politico reporter who sent at least two stories to the Clinton campaign before publishing them, has landed a job at the New York Times. I wrote about Thrush’s collaboration with Team Clinton here. The first story in question was about Hillary Clinton’s supposed fundraising woes. It seemed designed to generate sympathy, if not funds, for the Clinton campaign. But just to make sure his article was fine »

Who’s Crazier, Cadillac or the Washington Post?

Featured image The Washington Post reports breathlessly on the latest developments in the ongoing search for “alt-right” conservatives: General Motors was under fire this weekend after a casting call for Cadillac sought members of the self-described alt-right movement. According to an image of the casting call posted by the news agency Reuters and many others, the notice said an agency filming the ad was looking for “any and all real alt-right thinkers/believers.” »

Remember When the Russians Hacked the White House’s Computers?

Featured image You probably don’t. We broke the story on Power Line in October 2014, writing about it here, here, here, here, here and here. The White House’s computers were down for weeks because of the intrusion by a “foreign power,” which the administration finally identified as Russia. It wasn’t just the White House, either; it was the entire Executive Office of the President, which comprises a good chunk of the executive »

Fake news: Mainstream press wanted more pro-Trump commentary

Featured image Paul Fahri claims that “major newspapers, from the Washington Post to the New York Times, have struggled to find and publish pro-Trump columns for months.” So too, he says, “have regional ones such as the Des Moines and the Arizona Republic, which has a long history of supporting Republican candidates.” I don’t believe it. Once Donald Trump secured the Republican nomination, there was no shortage of able pundits who were »

NYT Reporter: Why Can’t We Assassinate Conservatives?

Featured image Gardiner Harris is the New York Times’s White House reporter. His Twitter feed, where many reporters reveal themselves, shows Harris to be an unabashed cheerleader for the Democratic Party. To cite just one of many examples: Republicans consider ending the Republic as we know it: That Supreme Court Stonewall May Not Crumble Anytime Soon — Gardiner Harris (@GardinerHarris) November 4, 2016 So when Gardiner Harris asks questions of Josh »

“Post-Truth” Media Should Look in the Mirror

Featured image It was Nietzsche who remarked that “there are no facts, only interpretation.” From this small beginning the entire contemporary world of “post-modernism” was born, reaching its apogee in the swamp of the Frankfurt School, Foucault and other nihilist thinkers who argue, among other things, that there is no objective basis for making a “truth claim”—and that even language itself it a purely subjective exercise in exerting power. “Non-foundationalism” is all »

Fake Pizza News: Avoid the Noid?

Featured image I’ve known for a while that liberals are trying to blame their electoral defeats on “fake news” propagated on Facebook and other venues. Having spent much of the last 14 years exposing fake news emanating from the New York Times, the Washington Post, CBS News, CNN, and so on, I wasn’t impressed and devoted zero time to the subject. But now, the liberals really have something to talk about: a »

Have Kellogg and Other Companies Been “Dragged Into” Politics?

Featured image The Minneapolis Star Tribune reprints an article from the Washington Post under the headline “U.S. companies get dragged into a volatile political climate.” The article centers on Kellogg, which stirred outrage when it announced that it was blocking advertising on because Breitbart isn’t “aligned with our values as a company.” There was a lot of pushback from conservatives, including us, but does that mean that Kellogg was “dragged into” »

Colin Kaepernick, Political Commentator

Featured image Colin Kaepernick is a once-promising quarterback whose career has gone into the toilet–although, to be fair, he currently is starting for the San Francisco 49ers, the second-to-worst team in the NFL. These days, Kaepernick is known mostly for kneeling during the national anthem as a show of anti-Americanism. Beyond that, he is a garden-variety ignorant leftist. Kaepernick once wore a shirt featuring an image of Fidel Castro, and he praised »

Memo to Trump: Stop Disavowing!

Featured image Today Donald Trump held an on-the-record meeting with the New York Times. Despite the meeting being of record, no transcript has been released. Instead, we know about what transpired through tweets by various Times reporters–which, shockingly, are spun in an anti-Trump direction. The Associated Press headlines: “Trump again disavows alt-right, white supremacists.” No doubt much else was discussed, but this is what millions of newspaper readers will see: an association »