Media

Funniest New York Times Correction Ever?

Featured image It’s a contender, albeit from the society pages. From Friday’s New York Times, a correction to an article about a wedding: Correction: Jan. 24, 2020 In an earlier version of this article, the given name of the actress who introduced the couple was misspelled. She is Vaishnavi Sharma, not Vaishmavi. The given name of the wedding officiant was also misspelled. She is Gabra Zackman, not Dabra. Also, the author of »

David Steinberg responds, cont’d

Featured image I have called Guhad Hashi Ilhan Omar’s “enforcer,” a characterization he has embraced, so perhaps “henchman” or “butt boy” would be more appropriate. On Sunday Hashi emitted a stream of vulgar threats against David Steinberg on Facebook. Hashi threatened David in connection with his reporting on the possible federal investigations of Omar. On Sunday afternoon, for example, the New York Post published Ebony Bowden’s article drawing on David’s reporting. Judging »

David Steinberg responds

Featured image Guhad Hashi is Ilhan Omar’s enforcer. The top of his Facebook page shows him with Omar at her campaign kickoff event last week. Superimposed on his photo with Omar is a picture of him counseling silence (photo at right). That’s his job for Omar. Beginning at 5:18 a.m. yesterday morning Hashi unleashed a torrent of threatening and vulgar abuse against David Steinberg. David, you see, has declined to follow Hashi’s »

Terroristic threats by Omar’s enforcer

Featured image Yesterday afternoon the New York Post published Ebony Bowden story’s “FBI reviewing claims Ilhan Omar married her brother.” The Daily Mail quickly followed up with Lauren Fruen’s “FBI is looking into claims Ilhan Omar married her brother and ‘will share their findings with ICE.'” Both of these stories are based on David Steinberg’s Blaze article “Finally. The Feds — including ICE — appear to be investigating Rep. Ilhan Omar.” I »

In Re: Kobe and Social Media

Featured image I don’t have anything in particular to add to the tragic story of Kobe Bryant’s death in a helicopter crash today. We’ll need to await details from the crash investigation (and whether Kobe was himself flying the helicopter in hazy/foggy weather), but already  the mind runs back to Yankee catcher Thurman Munson’s jet crash in 1978, golf star Payne Stewart’s ill-fated flight, or John F. Kennedy Jr. flying a light »

Long division, DMR style

Featured image In a beautiful case of just in time manufacturing, the Des Moines Register has arrived with its endorsement of the candidate to lead Democrats to victory over Trump in November. Clue: Bernie Sanders hardest hit. One more clue: the Register editorial board found that each of the Democratic candidates would “treat truth as something that matters.” Elizabeth Warren, it had to be you. Warren would probably be one of the »

Warren responds

Featured image Senator Warren didn’t do too well in the moment she was challenged by the Iowa voter about the injustice of her tuition loan forgiveness scheme. The Washington Free Beacon’s Andrew Kugle picks up Warren’s subsequent response in “CBS Anchor to Warren: Are You Saying ‘Tough Luck’ to People Who Saved for College?” “For Americans who are in that father’s position, who felt they did the right thing and you’re bailing »

Why Americans Hate the News Media, Chapter 12,186

Featured image As you know, the New York Times endorsed two women for president (Warren and Klobuchar), because you just knew they weren’t going to endorse a white male. Nonetheless, all of the candidates met with the Times editorial board, with cameras rolling, and this exchange between Timesman Binyamin Appelbaum and Buttigieg offers a great live look at the full smug repulsiveness of the major media (just 42 seconds long): This is »

Schiff strikes again

Featured image We have to take note of Melanie Zanona’s illuminating Politico article “Schiff may have mischaracterized Parnas evidence, documents show.” Subhead (understated): “Unredacted material shows he may have referred [Ed.: strongly suggests he referred would be more like it] to the wrong ‘Mr. Z.'” One thing we know about House Intelligence Committee Chairman and impeachment manager Adam Schiff: the man has a strained relationship with the truth, but it doesn’t bother »

Denver Post writer fired after arguing there are only two sexes

Featured image Jon Caldara, a conservative columnist for the Denver Post, was fired after writing a column his editor didn’t like. The editor, Megan Schrader, isn’t saying why she fired Caldara or what was wrong with his column. Caldara thinks he was fired because his column disputed the notion that there are more than two sexes. He also says Schrader told him he was the paper’s most read columnist. Here is the »

Impeachment then & now

Featured image NewsBusters has compiled the video clip below documenting the Democrats’ media adjunct in operation for the Clinton impeachment. It provides a striking illustration of what has become a persistent phenomenon. NB’s Bill D’Agostino has the accompanying story in “Hypocritical ‘News’ Media Have Done a Complete Flip-Flop on Impeachment.” Drawing on the old “That’s no lady, that’s my wife” joke, we might say “That’s no flip-flop, that’s the Democratic Party line.” »

A Blind Pig–the New York Times–Finds an Acorn

Featured image On one side, we have virtue-signaling Manhattan leftists. On the other, we have working-class people trying to survive through honest labor. On whose side will the New York Times come down? If you guessed virtue-signaling leftists, it means you have occasionally read that rag. But this story about the New York City Council’s ban on serving foie gras in the city’s restaurants is surprisingly balanced: Last October, when the New »

Elizabeth Warren, “gifted storyteller”

Featured image That’s how the New York Times characterizes the Massachusetts Senator in an editorial today. I would have said “liar,” but why quibble? Whether it’s falsely claiming to be an Indian or falsely claiming she was let go from a teaching job because she was pregnant, Warren’s ability to spin a yarn is undeniable. Ironically, the Times’ characterization of Warren appears in an editorial endorsing her for president. Such must be »

The New York Times Never Disappoints!

Featured image There’s a joke from way back in the 1980s about how the major media would report the announcement that the world is going to end tomorrow. The Wall Street Journal’s headline would say, “World Ending Tomorrow; Markets to Close Early.” USA Today’s headline would say, “World Ending Tomorrow, but We’ll Grin and Bear It.” And the New York Times headline would say: “World Ending Tomorrow: Women and Minorities Hardest Hit.” Lo and »

Impeachment a la mode

Featured image The Dems have no shame in pursuing a fraudulent case for impeachment fraudulently. No shame at all. I thought they had reached the limit in justifying their haste in the House proceedings by the alleged emergency presented by President Trump, and then sitting on the articles of impeachment for a month for some ulterior purpose. That was not the limit. After Speaker Nancy Pelosi proclaimed the solemn and prayerful nature »

Media Madness: NBC News Tells CNN, “Hold My Beer”

Featured image If you think it is impossible to sink lower than CNN, well have a look at a piece up over at NBC News by Noah Berlatsky: Trump Voters Motivated by Racism May Be Violating the Constitution: Can They Be Stopped? The article goes on to report on the “reasoning” of Terry Smith, a visiting professor of law at the University of Baltimore Law School (I never heard of him either), which »

More of the same, but less

Featured image According to Politico, the “bombshells” keep falling in the impeachment farce, this time courtesy of the indicted Lev Parnas. Bombshells “keep falling on my head/And just like the guy whose feet are too big for his bed/Nothing seems to fit.” How come all the things that Parnas asserts “had to happen” didn’t have to happen before the aid flowed? Oh, well. What we seem to have here, beginning with the »