“Truth,” according to the Times (3)

Featured image I have taken another pass at commenting on this past Thursday’s New York Times love-in with Robert Redford, Cate Blanchett, Dan Rather, and Mary Mapes talking about the forthcoming Rathergate film Truth. I take a whack at the Times in the City Journal column “Truth and the New York Times.” Power Line readers don’t need my brief refresher course on the facts of the scandal, but I think you will »

“Truth,” according to the Times (2)

Featured image Late last week the New York Times celebrated the forthcoming release of the Rathergate film Truth, starring Robert Redford as Dan Rather and Cate Blanchett as Mary Mapes. The Times event featured all four of them. “The full catastrophe,” as I would like to think of it. The Times convened the panel to discuss the film and the underlying story before an enthusiastic New York audience. Moderated by Times Magazine »

“Truth,” according to the Times [updated]

Featured image This past Thursday the New York Times hosted a TimesTalks conversation moderated by New York Times Magazine staff writer Susan Dominus and featuring Robert Redford, Cate Blanchett, Dan Rather, and Mary Mapes. “The full catastrophe,” as Zorba puts it. They discuss the film Truth, which opens commercially in New York this coming Friday, before a large and enthusiastic audience. I have posted the video below (about 90 minutes long); the »

Media Alert

Featured image I will guest host the Laura Ingraham radio show tomorrow. The show airs live from 9 to 12 a.m., Eastern. You can go here to find a station in your area. If you miss the show live, you can get highlights via podcast on iTunes, and it also airs later in the day on various stations. Guests will include Michael Barone, Byron York (I think), James Glassman of the George »

Does the New York Times Even Have Editors?

Featured image On September 30, the New York Times published a long article about Donald Trump’s wife Melania in its Fashion and Style section. The article said little of substance–Mrs. Trump is a nice lady, apparently–but it resulted in an epic sequence of five corrections: The sheer number of errors, corrected serially, has prompted quite a bit of hilarity. But I want to focus on correction number four–the fourth error that the »

Harry MacDougald: “Truth” and other lies (2)

Featured image The film “Truth” will be released commercially later this month to retell the Rathergate scandal from the perspective of Mary Mapes. The film is based on Mapes’s almost laughable 2005 Rathergate memoir. The left routinely seeks to rewrite even yesterday’s news; events eleven years ago, when Mapes committed her misconduct, have now attained the status of ancient history. John and I therefore sought to reiterate the basic facts of the »

It’s Time to Stop Feeding the Delusions of Mass Murderers

Featured image Last night I wrote that the most effective measure to reduce the number of mass shootings would be to stop publicizing the names and purported grievances of perpetrators. The principal motivation of these deranged criminals is to become famous–as they see it, to go down in history. The Umpqua Community College murderer confirmed this once again when he wrote, prior to his rampage, “The more people you kill, the more »

Feel Good Story of the Day

Featured image If you’re an old FM radiohead from southern California, and especially if you slum it around the low end of the dial, down below even where the NPR stations lurk, you will be familiar with KPFK, the flagship station of the very left-wing Pacifica Radio. I tune in from time to time just to get a good chortle over their latest Chomskyite Zinnsanity. Well, KPFK and other Pacifica stations are »

WGN TV: Ignorance, Mendacity, or Willful Cluelessness?

Featured image Quite a number of commenters, and several email correspondents, have suggested that I was too generous in attributing WGN TV’s appalling Yom Kippur graphic to ignorance, and suggest active mendacity as a likely explanation. Perhaps someone on the WGN graphics staff did it on purpose for his or her own motives; it will be interesting to see if the results of WGN’s internal investigation are shared with the public and »

WGN is sorry

Featured image Variety reports that WGN has apologized for its Nazified acknowledgement of Yom Kippur: Tribune Media’s flagship TV station WGN-TV Chicago has apologized for including an offensive image in a Tuesday night report on the Yom Kippur holiday. The station’s 9 p.m. newscast aired a report on the holiday, the day of atonement that is the holiest day of the year for Jews, that included an image of the star of »

Epic Media Fail of the Year

Featured image John and I, as the Christian half of the Judeo-Christian ethos of Power Line, wish our Jewish friends and readers heartfelt best wishes on their observance of Yom Kippur. So, too, did WGN TV in Chicago, except that in the most epic media fail of all time, they used a Nazi era symbol on their broadcast to mark the holiday: Really—is the entire newsroom staff at WGN that ignorant? Apparently »

The real Hillary

Featured image John Dickerson lobbed the softest of softballs to Madam Hillary in the course of his session with her on CBS’s Face the Nation yesterday. It was an interview providing further evidence to support the proposition that CBS News operates as an arm of the Democratic Party. Madam Hillary is a phony who is simply incapable of faking sincerity. Clinton biographer David Maraniss contrasts her with her husband. Bill Clinton — »

Another low for 60 Minutes

Featured image 60 Minutes traveled to Tehran for an interview with Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani last week (whole thing and a little more here). Steve Kroft conducted the interview. Among other things, Kroft joined President Obama in defaming the American opponents of the deal with Iran. This is part and parcel of the operation of CBS News as an arm of the Democratic Party (see, e.g., Sharyl Attkisson’s invaluable memoir Stonewalled). David »

After last night (2)

Featured image Regarding the Republican candidates’ debate hosted by CNN at the Reagan Presidential Library, I want to reiterate this thought. Ceding control to the likes of Jake Tapper is a joke. Jake Tapper is not our friend. He has no interest in serving the interests of the Republican Party or Republican voters; letting Tapper run free is not calculated to serve the interests of the Republican Party or Republican voters. Tapper »

After last night

Featured image Last night’s prime time debate among the Republican candidates at the Reagan Library made one thing clear to me. One big loser emerged. I thought the loser was Jake Tapper (and CNN). The current arrangement for debates is the product of the Republican National Committee’s rethinking of the 2012 experience. Politico reported on the current set-up sanctioned by the RNC this past January here. The current arrangement represents a move »

Racial disparities confound Washington Post

Featured image In separate articles, today’s Washington Post takes up two racial disparities revealed by recent studies. The first pertains to “degree selection.” Danielle Douglas-Gabriel reports: African-American and Hispanic students disproportionately earn more bachelor’s degrees in low-paying majors, putting them at higher risk for financial instability after graduation, according to a new study from Young Invincibles, an advocacy group. . . . The highest paying majors through mid-career were primarily in science, »

Media Alert [Updated]

Featured image I will be on the Howie Carr radio show at 4:35 Eastern this afternoon, talking about BS From Bernie. You can find a list of stations where the Howie Carr show is broadcast at the link. It should be fun. Was America founded as a racist nation? Is the Golden Rule really the distillation of all religious teaching? If you can, I urge you to tune in. UPDATE: You can »