Media

BBC Dad Spawns Parodies

Featured image It is becoming clear that “BBC Dad” is has become next big celebrity, because of course the parody videos are starting to emerge. Like this one from a feminist point of view: Naturally you need a Trump version: And of course there need to be a Star Wars-themed version: More: How long until we get a full-on “Hitler learns about the BBC dad” video? (But no—I’m not doing it!) »

On Podhoretz and Mailer, the Times Corrects

Featured image Scott wrote here about Norman Podhoretz’s autobiographical work Making It. Scorned at the time by critics, is is becoming recognized 50 years later as a classic. The New York Times has a big cover article this weekend on Podhoretz and Making It, but the piece had to be corrected by the time it appeared in print. This really is a classic of the Times correction genre: A cover article this »

Rachel Maddow’s Hype-Fail

Featured image Rachel Maddow promised her audience a major story when she unveiled a portion of Donald Trump’s 2005 tax return on television. But it wasn’t what her fans were expecting. Deemed a “nothingburger” by a fellow liberal journalist, the tax return showed that, contrary to the insinuations of the never-reliable New York Times, Trump has paid enormous amounts of federal income taxes. Heh. Thanks, Rachel. Michael Ramirez likens Maddow’s experience to »

Calling out NBC

Featured image In a great opening beatdown on his FOX News show last night, Tucker Carlson compared and contrasted the interference of NBC in the 2016 presidential election with the alleged interference of the Russians (video below). Quotable quote: Complaints from NBC about election meddling? Given that company’s conduct over the past six months that is a bit rich. Consider the infamous Access Hollywood tape. Now, if you are living in America »

The Press Is Hurting Trump

Featured image Or, some would say, Trump is hurting himself. Either way, there are troubling indications that President Trump is losing his battle with the Democratic Party press. See, specifically, Rasmussen Reports’ polling. I don’t know whether Rasmussen is any more “right” than other pollsters, but it follows a consistent protocol and publishes a three-day rolling average of likely voters, which I think makes it a valuable barometer of trends. And the »

Fake out!

Featured image Campus Reform reports that Harvard University has created a research guide on “fake news” that identifies dozens of respectable conservative websites as “unreliable” or simply “fake” while rating many of their liberal counterparts as “credible.” Titled Fake News, Misinformation, and Propaganda, the guide links to a Google document titled “False, Misleading, Clickbait-y, and Satirical “News” Sources. The guide links to the Google document with its “huge list of fake news »

Shree on a match

Featured image One Shree Chauhan accosted Trump administration flack Sean Spicer in the DC Apple store this past Saturday. The Daily Mail reports that Chauhan is a 33-year-old Indian-American woman who lives in DC and works for a non-profit. The site Heavy has more here and here. Chauhan harasses Spicer. She implies that Spicer is a criminal. She suggests he has committed treason. Those are fighting words, but Chauhan takes offense at »

Associated Press Is Still Enabling Lies About Ferguson

Featured image The death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri sparked the Black Lives Matter movement and put the Obama administration firmly on the anti-police side. Two subsequent investigations found that the officer who shot Brown, Darren Wilson, acted in self-defense. But the Associated Press can’t let the narrative go, and the Minneapolis Star Tribune, for one, thinks the story is significant enough to pick up: A convenience store is disputing a »

The Luger lobby

Featured image Andrew Luger is the United States Attorney for Minnesota. Appointed by President Obama at the suggestion of one or the other of Minnesota’s two Democratic Senators, he had no reason to think that his days in office would continue in the Trump administration. When I ran into him in the downtown Minneapolis skyway a few days after the election, I asked him if he knew what he was going to »

Remy on Fake News

Featured image This is the satire you’ve been waiting for—two minutes on fake news from CNN from the great Remy: »

Analyze this [updated]

Featured image The mainstream media have pursued patently inconsistent story lines in the matter of Donald Trump, the Russian connection and law enforcement surveillance of same. Either they are really, really stupid or they think we are. At InstaPundit Ed Driscoll serves up this great example of the New York Times revising today’s line to conform to yesterday’s line, captured by Judicial Watch Director of Investigations Chris Farrell on Twitter. As they »

Trump Isn’t Intimidated, Either

Featured image The Associated Press headlines: NBC chief to Trump: We won’t be intimidated. The chief of NBC News has a message for President Donald Trump: We’re not going to be intimidated. NBC News Chairman Andrew Lack said on Tuesday that the president’s attacks on some media outlets won’t deter his organization from doing its job. Actually, Trump was trying to encourage news organizations to do their jobs, not deter them. I »

Is ESPN unraveling?

Featured image I don’t know, but it’s certainly hurting. Clay Travis reports: Two years ago ESPN cut several hundred behind the scenes jobs to save hundreds of millions of dollars in yearly costs. Since that time ESPN’s subscriber losses have accelerated, averaging over three million lost subscribers a year. Now new jobs cuts are coming, only this time you’re likely to know some of the casualties — different sources [say] that ESPN »

Don’t look now, but…

Featured image In another must-read column on the “election hacking” narrative force-fed to us incessantly by the Democrat/Media Axis, Andrew McCarthy proclaims its collapse. For his text he takes the January 19 New York Times story “Intercepted Russian communications part of inquiry into Trump associates.” Carrying the byline of four prominent New York Times reporters, the article is a masterpiece of innuendo that goes poof in one paragraph “after the sensational conspiracy »

Fake News From the Associated Press on FISAgate

Featured image The Associated Press purports to give us the latest news on FISAgate. There is one item of actual hard news: the House Intelligence Committee will investigate. House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes says President Donald Trump’s allegations that the Obama administration wiretapped Trump Tower last year will become part of his panel’s investigation. *** The California Republican says in a statement his committee “will make inquiries into whether the government was »

Cedric the congressman: Not funny

Featured image Rep. Cedric Richmond of Louisiana’s Second District is no Cedric the Entertainer, but he’s trying. He was trying to be funny when he disparaged Kellyanne Conway with a vile sexual innuendo at the Washington Press Club Foundation Wednesday night (video below). Looking around online for a video to verify the quote, I found New Orleans Times-Picayune columnist Jarvis DeBerry’s decent assessment of Richmond’s remark in “Cedric Richmond owes Kellyanne Conway »

Too much of nothing

Featured image Do you ever get the feeling there is an elaborate game underway? That the elite media are working overtime on behalf of their political teammates? That to do so they have created something out of nothing? That they themselves have succumbed to the hysteria they seek to foment among us? The Washington Post has devoted six reporters to the story reporting that then Senator Sessions had two meetings with the »