Media Bias

Khashoggi, Netanyahu, and the Washington Post

Featured image Jackson Diehl of the Washington Post blasts Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for not taking a hard line on Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammed bin Salman over the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. Diehl’s op-ed comes as no surprise. The Post hates Netanyahu and Khashoggi wrote op-eds for for the paper. Diehl is normally a pretty sensible guy. But in this instance his rage has steered him off course. Virtually every »

The Washington Post is a partisan rag, critics say

Featured image The Washington Post keeps coming up with ways to broadcast anti-Trump screeds in a form that misleadingly suggests its reporting the news honestly. We’ve become familiar with variations of the following locution: “This report is based on interviews with 38 individuals with knowledge of the situation, including senior White House officials.” It allows the Post to pick and choose among the people it talked to and report pretty much whatever »

The media can’t stop making ridiculous accusation of racism against Trump [UPDATED]

Featured image Members of the Washington Post’s large stable of Trump haters keep making fools of themselves in the attempt to paint President Trump as a racist. The latest effort, typical of the others but probably even sillier, comes from the Post’s media critic Paul Farhi. Farhi notes that Trump has “singled out three African American women who are journalists” for abuse ” just for asking him questions.” He then accuses Trump »

Khashoggi, Erdogan, and the Washington Post

Featured image I understand why the Post wants to keep banging the drum over the killing of Jamal Khashoggi. He’s one of their own. Trying to cause the U.S. to reverse its foreign policy in the Middle East over one more killing in the region, however heinous, seems rather ambitious and, from the point of view of U.S. interests, misguided. But the Post has every right to try. However, the Post crosses »

The Southern Poverty Libel Center

Featured image Scott has been all over the fact that the “respected” Southern Poverty Law Center (which seems to have little to do with either poverty or law) ought to be understood as a hate group, and finally someone in the mainstream media is having second thoughts about whether the SPLC deserves the high regard it receives. The Washington Post Magazine this weekend offers a long feature article by David Montgomery entitled “The »

Election day in Minnesota

Featured image In this election cycle Minnesota has become a proving ground for the current iteration of the parties. For a glimpse of the Democrats’ destination, see the Ilhan Omar and Keith Ellison. They are one-eyed jacks, but on Power Line at least we’ve seen the other side of their face. If you get your news from the Star Tribune, however, you’ve seen only seen the side of their face that the »

Our “Unbiased” Media at Work

Featured image I wish we had had more time to cover the Senate campaign of John James in Michigan, in his uphill battle against incumbent battleaxe Debbie Stabenow. James, a military veteran, has run a spirited campaign, though I don’t think he has received much support from the national GOP. In any case, below is the voicemail of a newspaper reporter who called James’s campaign office to ask for an interview, but »

Jamal Khashoggi and the Washington Post, Part Four

Featured image With Election Day upon us, the Washington Post is ramping up its anti-Trump hysteria. Today’s paper includes stories with these headlines (paper edition): “Full Trumpism: President’s apocalyptic attacks reach new level of falsehood.” “Strategy of racial attacks spreads.” Yellow journalism is alive and well at the Post. So is purple prose. Its obsession with the election notwithstanding, the Post is still ripping Saudi Arabia because its regime killed Jamal Khashoggi »

Using bogus charge of “racism,” big media turns down Trump ad

Featured image CNN, NBC News, and Fox News are all refusing to run a campaign ad that features footage of (1) Luis Bracamontes, a twice-deported immigrant from Mexico sentenced to death in California for killing two police officers and (2) the caravan of illegal immigrants heading towards the U.S. The point of the ad is to attack Democrats as soft on illegal immigration which, manifestly, they are. CNN insists the ad is »

Telling admissions from the New York Times about anti-Semitism

Featured image The leftist media insists that President Trump is encouraging anti-Semitism even though he has never made a statement that fairly can be considered anti-Semitic. It relies in part on untenable inferences from statements by Trump that have nothing to do with Jews, and in part on claims that anti-Semitic incidents have risen since Trump became president. Such incidents might well have increased since Trump’s victory. However, Gina Bellafante of the »

D.C. leftists vie for endorsement of anti-Semite

Featured image Remember Trayon White? He’s the Washington D.C. city council member — a Democrat — who claimed that Jewish financiers control the climate. In his view, a mild snowfall in the District was an instance of “climate control” by the Rothschilds who “create natural disasters they can pay for to own the cities.” White also opined that the Rothschilds control the World Bank and the federal government. There might have been »

Trump Is Finished, Because the Media Say So!

Featured image My impression is that Trump has been steadily growing stronger and more confident as president since his inauguration. He still has some very bad moments and ill-advised tweets, but it is a fantasy that he will be driven from office barring anything truly scandalous from the Mueller investigation, and I’m pretty sure we’d have had it by now if there was anything to the Russia collusion story. I’m thinking there’s »

Loose Ends (51)

Featured image • By chance I happened to stumble across this brief summary judgment of Otto von Bismarck from The Spectator from some time in the 1870s: “The man’s policy is detestable, but his objects are great, his plans adequate, and his ability marvelous.” With a couple of slight modifications, this sounds close to someone on our mind constantly today, doesn’t it? • Speaking of Trump, I happened to have dinner with »

Voters Aren’t Buying Crazed Attacks on Trump

Featured image The Democrats are hoping that the mad would-be bomber, Cesar Sayoc, and the vicious anti-Semite and Trump hater Robert Bowers will stem the rising GOP tide in the midterm elections. Toward that end, they have absurdly tried to blame President Trump for the actions of these miscreants, one verging on the comic and one horrifically murderous. To try to cast President Trump as a fomenter of anti-Semitism, when he has »

Jennifer Rubin is up to her old tricks

Featured image In 2007-08, Jennifer Rubin supported Rudy Giuliani, now one of President Trump’s most ardent defenders, for president. When Mitt Romney announced his bid for the presidency, Rubin denounced him for choosing the Henry Ford Museum as his venue. Romney selected this location because of his family’s connection to the automobile industry, his own theme of innovation, and his desire to win votes in Michigan where he was born and raised. »

Rampant Bias and Misinformation at the Guardian

Featured image Since becoming President of Minnesota’s public policy organization, Center of the American Experiment, at the beginning of 2016, I have gotten a new perspective on media bias and ineptitude. I have always thought those problems were bad. Now I think they are worse. Take a look at the email that I received this morning from Jessica Glenza, a reporter for the Guardian US. Its subject is an “URGENT Press Inquiry.” »

Megyn Kelly is out at NBC. What’s next for her?

Featured image Megyn Kelly apparently is out at NBC. The network reportedly has cancelled her show. Kelly got into hot water for saying that when she was a kid, it was considered okay for white people to put on “blackface” as long as they “were dressing up as a character.” This statement is true, I’m pretty sure. Indeed, Scott Morefield of the Daily Caller points out that Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel and »