Media Bias

Who Are the Craziest Democrats of All?

Featured image The Democratic Party is far gone in hate, but who do you suppose are the most lunatic Dems of all? The California Democrats are obvious candidates and, sure enough, their state convention yesterday concluded with a chant: “Fuck Donald Trump!” led by California Democratic Party chairman John Burton. AP reporter Jonathan Cooper records the moment of infamy: Outgoing Dem chair John Burton: "all together now: fuck Donald Trump." While crowd »

MSNBC attacks Kellyanne Conway; the Washington Post snipes at her husband

Featured image Last November, Hillary Clinton failed to become America’s first female president. Instead, Kellyanne Conway became the first female to manage a successful presidential campaign. Many will never forgive her. Attacks on Conway have centered on the notion that, in the words of Mika Brzezinski, she “shill[ed] for Trump in extensive fashion.” But that’s the job of anyone who represents a political candidate. The real beef is with Donald Trump, whom »

Press Salivates Over Impeachment

Featured image The Democrats are talking about impeaching President Trump. Because President Mike Pence is what they always wanted, I guess. Our friends at Grabien put together this montage of liberal TV hosts raising impeachment with their guests. The drums are beating: The grounds for impeachment? Who needs grounds? »

NY Times: Trump Asked Comey to Stop Flynn Investigation

Featured image Apparently the Democratic Party press has anti-Trump stories lined up and ready to drop every two or three days. The latest comes from the New York Times, which headlines: “Comey Memo Says Trump Asked Him to End Flynn Investigation.” As usual, the paper’s sources are anonymous moles within the federal bureaucracy, presumably the FBI: President Trump asked the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, to shut down the federal investigation into »

Profiles in Media Hypocrisy

Featured image The theme yesterday was that it is terrible that Trump might expose the foreign source of invaluable intelligence to the Russians. But the New York Times, annoyed that the Post scooped them, reports just a little while ago: Israel Said to Be Source of Secret Intelligence Trump Gave to Russia WASHINGTON — The classified intelligence that President Trump disclosed in a meeting last week with Russian officials at the White »

ESPN not cutting back on politics

Featured image We can think of ESPN’s “journalism” as falling into three categories: (1) in-depth analysis of games, teams, and players; (2) superficial high decibel debates about games, teams, and players; and (3) discussion focused not on games, teams, and players, but rather on sports and society — often sports and race. Which form of journalism do think is most affected by ESPN’s recent mass layoff? If you said (1), in-depth analysis »

Fake News on the 2018 Election From the Associated Press

Featured image The Associated Press headlines: “In swing districts, voters vent over health care, fear Trump.” A more accurate headline would be, “A handful of rabid Democrats hate President Trump.” But that wouldn’t be news. The AP begins: Skeleton in hand, retired biology teacher Jeannie Scown delivered a message to her Republican congressman at his office northwest of Chicago. “Killed by Trumpcare Plague, May 4, 2017,” her poster read. In a nod »

Ignorance + Malice = James Clapper

Featured image Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper was one of Barack Obama’s worst appointees, which is no small distinction. Today Clapper appeared on CNN’s State of the Union. He had no new information of any sort, but he and host Jake Tapper pushed the Democratic Party line relentlessly. No surprise there. But check out this exchange: TAPPER: Let’s take a wider view of this for one second, and then I »

The Associated Press Goes Around the Bend on Comey

Featured image Associated Press news stories on controversial topics are generally adapted from Democratic National Committee press releases, but when the AP really wants to cut loose it labels its stories “AP Analysis.” This one, by Julie Pace, is headlined: “AP Analysis: Trump thrusts US presidency into perilous area.” Not just Trump’s presidency, but “US presidency,” to reinforce the Democrats’ absurd claim that Trump’s firing of the inept James Comey somehow represents »

CNN hosts accuse Trump of “witness intimidation” [UPDATED]

Featured image Today, in advance of Sally Yates’ testimony before a Senate committee, President Trump tweeted: Ask Sally Yates, under oath, if she knows how classified information got into the newspapers soon after she explained it to W.H. Counsel. Yates was asked that question at the Senate hearing. She responded that she didn’t know. Former DNI James Clapper was asked the same question. He gave the same answer. CNN host John King »

On the Judiciary, the Associated Press Parrots the DNC

Featured image If you ask the average person to name the principal sources of fake news, he is likely to mention the New York Times or the Washington Post. I think the Associated Press is even worse, or at least, more pervasive. A case in point is tonight’s story on President Trump’s judicial appointments: “Trump begins effort to pack courts with conservatives.” Let’s stop right there. All presidents nominate judges with compatible »

Trump Threatens Press Freedom? Ridiculous

Featured image The Minneapolis Star Tribune editorial board wrote on Tuesday: “Trump administration continues to threaten a free press.” Did I miss the news about President Trump vowing to shut down CNN or the New York Times? Of course, that didn’t happen. So what is the editorial board talking about? [A]t a campaign-rally style event on Saturday, Trump used the bully pulpit to try to bully the news media, which he said »

The Trump Ad That CNN Wouldn’t Run

Featured image This television ad celebrates the successes of President Trump’s first 100 days. It is an excellent ad, but not everyone saw it that way. CNN refused to take Trump’s money to run it: So what was CNN’s problem with the ad? Breitbart explains: “CNN requested that the advertiser remove the false graphic that the mainstream media is ‘fake news,’” the network said in a statement. “The mainstream media is not »

The Fret Over Bret

Featured image Scott notes immediately below how the Washington Post‘s Erik Wemple has joined the braying mob about Bret Stephens’s mild departure from climate orthodoxy at the New York Times, but I just can’t get enough of watching liberals trash one of their most revered institutions. Somewhere I saw a tweet noting that liberals were saying how important it was during the Trump reign of terror to subscribe to the Times, but »

A Liberal Bubble? Yes, Bee Smug Indeed

Featured image Here’s two minutes of 100 percent pure liberal narcissistic smugness on display, with Jake Tapper challenging “comedienne” Samantha Bee about whether she represents liberal smugness. Despite her bobbing and weaving—and especially the inadvertently revealing admission that “we make the show for ourselves and don’t really care what others think”—her answers amount to: Yes, we are totally smug. Please, please keep this up, and Trump will win 48 states in 2020. »

Trump Is More Trusted than Political Media

Featured image Well, to be fair, almost anyone is more trusted than the national political media. Morning Consult reports on a poll of more than 2,000 Americans: Thirty-seven percent of Americans said they trusted Trump’s White House to tell the truth, while 29 percent opted for the media. Responses to this question are of course highly partisan, but independents, like Republicans, trust the Trump administration more than the political media: But the »

Times Editorial Board Accuses Justice Gorsuch of Murder [with comment by Paul]

Featured image Well, that’s a slight overstatement. But not by much. This is what the Times editorial board–a ragtag collection of third-rate leftists–tweeted: With his first vote, the Supreme Court’s newest member sent a man to die. https://t.co/JxrNpVqmN6 pic.twitter.com/ia3DfonZMR — NYT Opinion (@nytopinion) April 24, 2017 So Gorsuch “sent a man to die.” The editorial itself is only slightly less over the top: [I]t’s worth paying special attention to Justice Neil Gorsuch’s »