Media Bias

As I Was Saying. . .

Featured image Earlier today I had fun spanking (can I still say that?) the “respected” New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman for her clueless inquiry about why anyone would have suspicion about a Kavanaugh accuser because of her dedication to “human rights.” And right on cue, Amnesty International, as though in an audition for The Onion, confirms my point: QED, as they used to say in math class. »

Annals of the Liberal Bubble

Featured image Maggie Haberman, the respected reporter at the New York Times, takes to Twitter to express her bewilderment that any conservatives would find anything suspicious about Kavanaugh’s latest accuser being involved in advocacy for “human rights.” What could be wrong with human rights? (Oh let me count the ways. . . some other time). Of course, note that “human rights” is paired with “social justice and social change,” both bright dye »

NY Times Wants to Know About Your High School Sex Life

Featured image Christine Ford’s allegation against Brett Kavanaugh has put high school sex into the public conversation. That’s what the New York Times thinks, anyway: “Men, Tell Us About Your High School Experience.” This is actually an online form that you can fill out. The first question is, “Did you ever, as a teenager or younger man, behave toward women in ways you may now regret? If so, how? And how has »

President Trump Confounds the Press

Featured image To hear the press tell it, President Trump is an unprecedented menace to the republic. Every day’s news is devoted to undermining him and his administration. Not just the New York Times and the Washington Post, but news outlets that once were regarded as relatively neutral, like the Associated Press, have made war on Donald Trump ever since his nomination for the presidency, if not before. Time after time, they »

Why We Hate the Media, Kavanaugh Edition

Featured image It is hard to single out the most egregious media treatment of the sexual assault allegations against Brett Kavanaugh because the field is so large and the competition so intense. But The Guardian at least deserves to make the Finals with its story today entitled “‘No accident’ Brett Kavanaugh’s female law clerks ‘looked like models’, Yale professor told students.” It is a transparent attempt to paint Kavanaugh as a sexist »

The End of Civilization

Featured image The storm of analysis and commentary over the Kavanaugh matter has reached Cat 5, but one of the standout articles today is Andy McCarthy’s National Review column entitled “The End of Civilization,” which takes the story back to its roots in the Bork and Thomas hearings. My modest contribution was a Tweet yesterday posing the question, “Here’s a great idea: Let’s rerun the Clarence Thomas hearings but this time with »

Why We Hate the Media, Chapter 12,186 [Updated]

Featured image Did you hear the latest from Vogue magazine about what a corrupt you-know-what UN Ambassador Nikki Haley is? Here’s the headline: If there’s one very appropriate pattern among Trump administration appointees and associates, it’s their penchant for big spending. (Trump, let’s remember, has a literally gold-plated New York residence.) Nikki Haley is the latest to join the ranks of those officials who apparently prefer things that come with high price »

Loose Ends (45)

Featured image • As has already been noted here in the latest Green Weenie Award, the climatistas are all spun up to say that Hurricane Florence proves that catastrophic climate change is upon us and that we need to hand over our car keys to Al Gore right now. If you pay attention to extreme weather trends, you’ll know that the period between Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and last year saw no »

The Scandal of Left-Wing Journalists Covering a Left-Wing Pope

Featured image Last year, my wife and I visited Italy for the first time. In Rome, we arranged for a guide to take us through the Vatican. I envisioned an elderly gentleman, but our guide turned out to be an attractive young woman who, I soon decided, was a practicing Catholic. At one point, she asked me guardedly what I thought of Pope Francis. I’m not a Catholic, I said, so it’s »

Our Teflon President?

Featured image Some of us are old enough to remember when the press dubbed Ronald Reagan the “teflon President.” Reporters meant by that to express their puzzlement at the fact that most Americans didn’t share their hatred for Reagan. They attacked him viciously, more viciously than any president since Herbert Hoover, but when he ran for re-election he carried 49 states. His victory was a massive repudiation of the liberal media. Countless »

Mainstream media to Ron DeSantis: OMG, you said “monkey it up”

Featured image The mainstream media is going wild because Florida Republican Ron DeSantis, just nominated to run for governor against African-American Andrew Gillum, said he hopes voters don’t “monkey this up” by electing his far-left opponent. This is what DeSantis said: Florida elections are always competitive, and this is a guy who, although he’s much too liberal for Florida, I think he’s got huge problems with how he’s governed Tallahassee, he is »

The News You Didn’t Hear This Week

Featured image So, President Trump had a terrible week. CNN, and the rest of the prestige press, told us so. It’s only a matter of time before Trump is brought down. A crisis of the regime is imminent. You can tell things are serious because the stock market . . . hit a record high! Strange how, aside from the Cheerleaders of the Tape at CNBC, we heard so little about this »

Associated Press Promotes Sour Grapes From Losing Republicans

Featured image Associated Press reporters wake up every morning wondering how they can best attack President Trump today. Steve Peoples’ effort for Monday is headlined: “Trump warnings grow from forgotten Republicans.” The “forgotten Republicans” are the ones who don’t like President Trump. But they haven’t been forgotten at all; on the contrary, the AP eagerly seeks them out for comment. The ranks of forgotten Republicans are growing. Some were forced out, such »

Save Up! The 2019 Nation Magazine Calendar Is Out!

Featured image We passed over the recent ruckus of The Nation magazine apologizing profusely to the Perpetually Offended over a poem they published. Here’s the poem in full, by Anders Carson-Wee: If you got hiv, say aids. If you a girl, say you’re pregnant––nobody gonna lower themselves to listen for the kick. People passing fast. Splay your legs, cock a knee funny. It’s the littlest shames they’re likely to comprehend. Don’t say »

Loose Ends (41)

Featured image Got a whole bunch of short items to get off my spindle this morning. • So Elon Musk says the Saudis are interested in financing Tesla to go private. Why would the Saudis want to become the major financial player in an electric car company? I simply can’t imagine. I guess Musk is too young to remember an old Johnny Carson Tonight Show line about an idea being as bad »

Dem Desperation Dialed to 11

Featured image It has been previously noted that the media did a FOIA request for the emails of Brett Kavanaugh’s wife, who is a city official in a Washington suburb, and upon finding nothing that could create any embarrassment shrugged and said, “We had to try.” Well now the folks at the explicitly leftist media outlet Pro-Publica are asking people to scour their smart phone pics in case anyone might have caught »

Why Normal Americans Hate the “Elites”

Featured image These are three news stories that came to my attention over the last 24 hours. I think they tell us a lot about the current, degraded state of public life in America. First, the Boston Globe organizes a media protest against the Trump administration’s “assault on the press.” The Boston Globe has been contacting newspaper editorial boards and proposing a “coordinated response” to President Trump’s escalating “enemy of the people” »