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Who Owns Science?

Featured image Science is a method that can, in principle, be practiced by anyone. So no one can “own” it. But don’t tell that to the United Nations and the World Economic Forum. This is chilling: Melissa Fleming, Under-Secretary for Global Communications at the United Nations at [World Economic Forum] ‘Disinformation’ event: “We partnered with Google,” said Fleming, adding, “for example, if you Google ‘climate change,’ you will, at the top of »

Stelter Goes to Harvard

Featured image Brian Stelter was fired by CNN as part of the network’s effort to shift its image away from far left commentary and toward mainstream news coverage. While at CNN, Stelter used his platform to aggressively promote Democratic Party themes, and in particular to make war on CNN’s more successful rival, Fox News. But Stelter has landed on his feet: he is going to Harvard. Stelter broke the news on social »

Trump Sues the B*stards

Featured image Actually, he hasn’t sued them yet, but his lawyers have announced an intent to sue CNN, and cases against other media outlets are said to be waiting in the wings. Trump’s lawyers, a D.C. firm called Ifrah Law, wrote to CNN on July 21, giving notice of their intent to bring a defamation case under Florida law. The lawyers’ letter, with exhibits, is long, but its point is simple. The »

Tweet of the Day, Schadenfreude Edition

Featured image We wrote here about the financial bloodbath at CNN+, which is shaping up as one of the great media disasters of all time. Poor Chris Wallace! He didn’t want to be associated with people who don’t hate Donald Trump, so now he is associated with people whom no one wants to watch. In fact, he seems to have become one of them. But I digress. Here is the tweet, from »

CNN+: A Bomb of Epic Proportions

Featured image CNN+ launched last month, but has been in the works for a while. Wikipedia says: CNN+ is a video streaming service that launched on March 29, 2022. It is an offshoot of the CNN cable television news network. The new digital streaming service was announced on July 19, 2021, as “the evolution of video news and the start of a new era for the company.” The new streaming service got »

Who’s Toobin who?

Featured image CNN chief legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin appeared as the keynote speaker at our Cardozo Society dinner in 2009. I had the opportunity to have an unpleasant conversation with him during the happy hour before the dinner. He must be one of the most repulsive people I have ever met, and that was long before Toobin was exposed, well, you know the rest. Let’s just say exposed sufficiently to get himself »

Most Outrageous Quotes of 2021

Featured image There were, of course, too many to count let alone fit into a short video. But here are the Media Research Center’s nominees, and they are doozies. How crazy are liberals these days? This crazy: The most appalling quotes of the year go to… 🏆 @donlemon and @DavidChalian 🏆 pic.twitter.com/Gyv21zqCGd — NewsBusters (@newsbusters) December 15, 2021 »

How Corrupt Is CNN? [Updated]

Featured image We have known for a long time that CNN is, to put it politely, sub-par in the intelligence department. But, through revelations about Chris Cuomo, we are learning more about the corruption that seems to prevail in that company. Was it really a secret from everyone at CNN that Cuomo was collaborating with his brother to smear “that Fox weather bitch” who exposed the thousands of deaths for which Andy »

Goodbye, Chris

Featured image CNN fired Chris Cuomo a couple of hours ago. Its statement says: CNN said in a statement: “Chris Cuomo was suspended earlier this week pending further evaluation of new information that came to light about his involvement with his brother’s defense. We retained a respected law firm to conduct the review, and have terminated him, effective immediately.” “While in the process of that review, additional information has come to light,” »

Time to Ban Self-Driving Cars?

Featured image Earlier this afternoon CNN tweeted about the mass murder carried out by Darrell Brooks in Waukesha, Wisconsin, one week ago: Waukesha will hold a moment of silence today, marking one week since a car drove through a city Christmas parade, killing six people and injuring scores of others.https://t.co/QMNccpBI0y — CNN (@CNN) November 28, 2021 The car evidently had a mind of its own, which spares CNN having to talk about »

“There is a lot of anxiety people have”

Featured image My favorite bumper sticker is “Support mental health or I’ll kill you.” President Biden put me in mind of it last night during his CNN Town Hall with Anderson Cooper when he encouraged people to get help (CNN story and video here). We tend to think Biden himself is in need, so I thought this demonstrated a worrying lack of self-knowledge. Seek help! “There is a lot of anxiety people »

This Is CNN

Featured image I haven’t watched a minute of CNN since they lost the airport gate contract, and it has been a long time since I have looked at CNN’s web site. Today I accidentally clicked on CNN.com because it was alphabetically adjacent to the site I meant to go to in my bookmarks. This is currently at the top of the CNN page: I guess Trump’s “slow moving coup” refers to the »

CNN Is Crazy

Featured image It has been a long time since CNN was a respectable news source, but the network’s current ratings decline–Donald Trump, among his many achievements, kept CNN in business–seems to have sent it around the bend. Hence this utterly insane headline from earlier today: This is CNN's home page right now. Our corporate media wants so badly for us to hate each other. It's really sick. pic.twitter.com/yta3lWoQAF — Adam Ford (@Adam4d) »