Media Bias

Biden’s Decline Continues Apace

Featured image Joe Biden’s downhill slide into dementia continues. What is remarkable is not so much that Biden has lost most of the modest faculties he once possessed, although he is rather young to be so badly impaired. What is remarkable is that we have a press determined not to notice that our president lacks normal–let alone outstanding!–mental function. Via InstaPundit, Biden’s latest senior moment: Joe Biden forgets what he’s talking about »

A Reminder of How Stupid Our Media Is

Featured image News out just now that Michael Avenatti has been sentenced to more than two years in prison for attempting to extort $20 million from Nike. What’s his problem: doesn’t he understand that that kind of thing is a job for Hunter Biden? Anyway, keep in mind that Avenatti was only famous because the media made him famous—a perfect example of what Daniel Boorstin called a “pseudo-event,” or perhaps the media »

Vanita Gupta’s “brief passage”

Featured image The Washington Post serves up a puff piece on Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta. The byline goes to David Nakamura, but the article might just as well have been written by the DOJ communications office. Everything you need to know about the nature of Nakamura’s story is contained in this passage: [Sen. Ted Cruz and Tom Cotton], who had tried to block [Gupta’s] confirmation, have cited a brief passage in »

How the New York Times’ Attitude Toward CRT Has Evolved

Featured image Critical Race Theory is said to have originated in the law schools; in particular, at Harvard Law School in the early 1970s. This is somewhat ironic. In those days, Harvard was considered a conservative law school, attended by people who actually wanted to be lawyers. Yale was the liberal alternative for people with political ambitions. Harvard Professor Derrick Bell is often identified as the founder of CRT. I knew Professor »

CNN: Biden Stares Down Putin!

Featured image Our reporters are determined to avert their eyes from Joe Biden’s mental and physical condition, and pretend that all is well. Earlier today, CNN’s chief national security correspondent, Jim Sciutto, took his network’s slavish devotion to the Democrats to a hilarious extreme: "Yo, Jim, dial it down a notch" – North Korean State TV — David Burge (@iowahawkblog) June 16, 2021 This seriously is how CNN reports on national security! »

Shhh! No One Mention Hunter!

Featured image Clay Travis asks an excellent question: The New York Times wrote a front page article on a teenage girl, a 15 year old, who lost her ability to attend the University of Tennessee for doing what Hunter Biden did. Yet the NYT isn’t covering Hunter Biden at all. How can that be remotely justified? — Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) June 9, 2021 Actually, that question is easily answered. The New »

When “Fake News” Is Actually Fake

Featured image In the last 24 hours, we’ve seen what a complete shambles the mainstream media have become. First up, someone at the New York Times was formatting a fake story about watermelons on Mars—perhaps this was a training exercise for a new employee?—but somehow managed to press the “publish” button, and this appeared on the Times website: Now, I could go a long time on the idea of “fruit aliens.” Wouldn’t »

The media’s misleading coverage of Trump in North Carolina

Featured image Donald Trump stormed to the Republican presidential nomination and won the presidency by articulating grievances shared by vast numbers of Americans — grievances about illegal immigration, the “exporting” of American jobs, the tyranny of political correctness, etc. Other conservative politicians shared these concerns, but I doubt that anyone could have galvanized the public around them as effectively as Trump did. But that was then, this is now. So the question »

Feel Good Tweet of the Day

Featured image I had no idea this was a thing, and if it wasn’t happening I’d have had to make it up: You really owe it to yourself to click through to the NewYorkerUnion home page, and take in the photos and statements of the “oppressed” class of New Yorker employees who are demanding justice! I have a hard time seeing any of them walking a picket line in Manhattan on a »

Our Garbage Media Strikes Again

Featured image CBS News is out today with a story about those cruel, heartless Republican governors who are cutting off the supplemental unemployment benefits of $300 a week that pay more to many workers than actual jobs. This story follows a familiar template: find some sympathetic individual who is adversely effected by the decision: As of June 26, the 50-year-old Smedley will get cut off from all jobless aid — two months »

There’s no excuse for dismissals of GOP claims about covid’s origin

Featured image The Democrats and the mainstream media have a lot of explaining to do when it comes to their dismissal as a “conspiracy theory” of questions as to whether the Wuhan coronavirus originated in a Chinese lab. It was clear all along that the questions were legitimate, and now, finally, the media and the Dems are asking them too. In doing so, they recognize the need to explain their earlier dismissal »

On Covid, a “strange new respect” for Tom Cotton, but not enough

Featured image Glenn Kessler, the Washington Post’s fact checker, has written an article called “Timeline: How the Wuhan lab-leak theory suddenly became credible.” The title itself needs to be fact checked against the content of Kessler’s piece. Kessler’s timeline shows that the leak theory was always credible. What’s changed is that the theory now can be deemed very likely true. Our friend Sen. Tom Cotton takes center stage in the introduction to »

A government investigation of the pandemic response? No thanks.

Featured image The Washington Post doesn’t just want a commission to investigate the Jan. 6 storming of the Capitol. It also wants a commission to investigate “how the pandemic response was bungled.” (These words appear in the subtitle of the Post’s editorial, paper version.) The Post’s goals are the same for both commissions: to attack Donald Trump and to divert attention from the failure of the Biden administration to come to grips »

Gazans survey damage, but will they reflect on it?

Featured image On Saturday, the Washington Post chose as its lead story a piece about Gazans surveying the damage caused by Israel’s response to rocket attacks by Hamas. Those rocket attacks were mentioned only in passing. The Post’s headline story wasn’t exactly news. Everyone knows that Gaza was damaged by Israeli strikes. The story’s only purpose was to garner sympathy for Gazans. Indeed, the story was so slanted that it could almost »

About That India Variant….

Featured image Remember when liberals were up in arms because President Trump referred to the “China virus” or the “Wuhan virus”? That was awful, racist, xenophobic, the kind of thing that would cause Chinese-Americans to be attacked in the streets. Such reticence about the source of a disease was entirely new. Until last year, it was routine to refer to the Spanish flu, the Hong Kong flu, the Asian flu, the Middle »

Twitter has banned Trump, but permits celebration of attacks on Israel

Featured image Donald Trump, the former president of the Untied States and the current de facto leader of the Republican Party, is barred from Twitter. The ban is permanent. Twitter says that even if Trump were to run for president again, he could not use its platform. The ban is for “inciting violence.” I think it’s true that Trump’s words inspired violence on January 6. However, Trump did not advocate violence, nor »

Ron Johnson to the Washington Post

Featured image The Federalist’s Christopher Bedford has a great column on the FBI’s set-up of Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson for the all-important hit the Post delivered to Rudy Giuliani and Johnson via the May 1 Washington Post story by Ellen Nakashima, Shane Harris, and Tom Hamburger. Bedford’s Federalist column is “FBI’s Failed Ron Johnson Set-Up A Case Study In How Agencies Use Corrupt Reporters To Peddle Lies, Hurt Their American Enemies.” Bedford »