Media

The Ellison deflection

Featured image The rise of Keith Ellison to his seat representing Minnesota’s Fifth District has been a national story since day one. Minneapolis’s Star Tribune has chosen to serve as Ellison’s handmaiden over the past 10 years. As Ellison’s humble servant, the Star Tribune has forsaken journalism and left the history of Ellison’s long involvement with the Nation of Islam right where Ellison wants it, on the cutting room floor. That is »

A session on Jeff Sessions

Featured image The Democrats and their media adjunct played the race card over and over in the campaign that concluded with the election of Donald Trump on November 8. They aren’t about to give it a rest now. They have done a superb job of devaluing the charge. One might reasonably infer that the equal treatment of men without regard to race means nothing to them. Rather, they treat the issue of »

Freakout among the talking heads

Featured image I think we should recognize the ongoing freakout among the talking heads and reporters in the mainstream media in response to the victory of Donald Trump and the defeat of Hillary Clinton. The Media Research Center’s NewsBuster compiled the video clips below documenting the election night and day-after freakout. It is full of mind-numbing vulgarity, but Chris Matthews takes the cake with this G-rated comment (at 1:00): “This is a »

Freakout at CBS News

Featured image For a look inside CBS News in the Age of Obama, I recommend (as I have many times before) Sharyl Attkisson’s Stonewalled, which I wrote about for NRO in “The Attkisson file.” Now we have ocular proof of the mentality inside this particular whale following the Trump victory — despite their best efforts to the contrary and despite their best efforts to deposit it down the memory hole. Delete your »

Media Alert

Featured image I will guest host the Laura Ingraham radio show tomorrow from 9 to 12 Eastern time. We will have several guests, including Stephen Moore, one of Donald Trump’s economic advisers, who perhaps can tell us where Trump intends to take economic policy. Given the enthusiasm of Laura’s audience for Trump, it will undoubtedly be a fun show. You can go here to find a radio station in your area or »

Washington Post on the Election

Featured image The Washington Post has an editorial out about the election which suggests some worthy introspection. Here’s the most relevant passage: “Something of gigantic proportions happened—must have been happening for a long while—and the capital and the political wise men were taken by surprise. . . an ‘anti-Washington,’ ‘anti-establishment’ political storm warning was missed by Washington and the establishment.” Maybe they’re starting to get it? Oh wait—sorry: once again this was »

A freakout at the Washington Post

Featured image Last night, I received several messages from friends telling me how much they were enjoying the liberal media freak out over Trump’s impending victory. My focus was on gathering information, rather than watching reactions, and posting it on Power Line. So I missed the freak out. Making up for lost time, today I’m enjoying (for the first time in memory) reading liberal columns on the Washington Post’s op-ed page. E.J. »

The Times Does History and Geography

Featured image Let’s take a break from election-eve anxiety by making fun of the New York Times. Yesterday’s corrections section had a couple of doozies. First, the Times ventures into ancient history. Well, not exactly ancient–19th century American history. But that apparently is the dim past to Times reporters and editors: The Table for Three interview last Sunday featuring Doris Kearns Goodwin and Rachel Maddow misstated the surname of the Democratic nominee »

Democrats on Comey, then and now [Updated]

Featured image National Review’s Jim Geraghty captures the — what’s the word? — contradictions in the line promulgated by Democrat/Media axis then and now, and he does it in the Tweet below in fewer than 140 characters. They have turned as quickly as Communists parroting the party line before and after the Hitler-Stalin pact, which is, admittedly, impressive in its own way. Oh, and by the way, @donnabrazile, deleting the tweet praising »

“Minnesota man” on 60 minutes

Featured image Abdirizak Warsame was the elected leader of the group of “Minnesota men” who sought to join ISIS until the FBI interrupted their plans in 2015. The government charged Warsame and others with conspiracy to support a foreign terrorist organization and with conspiracy to commit murder overseas. When the FBI showed Warsame the mountain of evidence it had compiled against him and his friends, he agreed to plead guilty and cooperate »

Free Kim Strassel!

Featured image YouTube has restricted Kim Strassel’s PragerU short course on The Intimidation Game. It’s almost like they want to prove her point. At least she’s in good company (PragerU tweet below). In a separate tweet, Kim explains that her video “is restricted for any young people with parental controls” as well as “schools and libraries.” Consider it a preview of the next Clinton administration, when Citizens United is to be reversed »

Lies of Obamacare

Featured image It should be a stunning fact that every proposition on which President Obama promoted the sale of Obamacare was a complete and utter lie. I tried to document the foundational lies and their close relations in the endless Power Line series “Lies of Obamacare,” featuring the thumbnail image of the man having Obamacare shoved down his throat. If politicians were subject to truth in advertising laws, Obama would be behind »

Smith reviews Sciolino

Featured image President Obama’s signal foreign policy “achievement,” the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, guarantees and finances the Iranian regime’s development of a nuclear arsenal. It also enhances their regional power until that time. All in all, from the perspective of the national security of the United States and its allies, it must be the stupidest deal of all time. Some Americans nevertheless see it as a brilliant stroke. Take, for example, »

Corrections of the day [Updated With One More]

Featured image The total area of Minnesota is not quite 87,000 square miles. The total area of the United States is not quite 3,800,000 square miles. The numbers provide useful context to my nomination for the correction of the day. Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is one of the wonders of the state and the subject of Porter Fox’s interesting New York Times travel article “On the water, and into the »

Revised Media Alert

Featured image My apologies to those who tuned in to the third hour of the Laura Ingraham radio show today expecting to listen to me, and heard my buddy Garrett Murch instead. Then again, I probably shouldn’t apologize–Garrett is good. It was his first venture on radio, so I hope you treated him kindly. The Laura producers couldn’t find an empty studio for me this morning, so instead of the third hour »

The Rosenberg File, 60 Minutes style (3)

Featured image When I posted part 2 in this series yesterday morning, I did not have a comment from the prominent historian John Earl Haynes on the Rosenberg spy case story broadcast on 60 Minutes this past Sunday evening. Dr. Haynes added his comment in the responses to the post. Dr. Haynes is the co-author with Harvey Klehr of the most important books on the history of American Communism that either didn’t »

Here We Go Again

Featured image We’ve come a long way from the Lincoln-Douglas debates. Tomorrow’s National Enquirer features a story about a former Hillary Clinton “bagman” who supposedly is prepared to tell all: Live by the smear, die by the smear, perhaps. One has to take the Enquirer somewhat seriously after their John Edwards scoop, a story that likely was known to any number of “mainstream” journalists. It’s not clear they have the goods on »