Media Bias

How to Talk to the Press

Featured image Kari Lake is a Republican candidate for Governor of Arizona. While I haven’t followed that race closely, I understand she may be the front-runner. This despite having a checkered record as a conservative, having supported Barack Obama, among other Democrats. But when a CNN reporter tried to ambush her, she gave a 30-second master class in how to talk to the liberal press: WATCH what happens when @CNN ambushes @KariLake »

In Re: Fake News That Is Real

Featured image Recalling C.S. Lewis’s remark that people should only read the sports pages in newspapers because at least half of the news in the sports page would be true, let’s look at the latest in news fakery. No sooner does Biden fall off his bike than some wisenheimer creates this fake headline: Fortunately, as RedState reports, we had the all-self-important “fact checkers” on the job to make sure no one was »

Dissing DeSantis

Featured image If Donald Trump is not the Republican nominee in 2024, Ron DeSantis likely will be. So the Democratic Party knives are out. This long–just about endless, in fact–anti-DeSantis rant in the New Yorker suggests how the Democrats will attack Florida’s wildly popular governor. It goes on at length about covid, and through the first 100 pages or so you would think people were dropping like flies in Florida due to »

The Rhyme of History?

Featured image The old saying that “history doesn’t repeat itself, but it rhymes” looks applicable today to Joe Biden’s bicycle mishap. It is said that Biden is very sensitive to comparisons with Jimmy Carter, but we now have these visuals to pair: I wonder how the New York Times will cover it. Keep this story filed away for reference and comparison: President Trump faced new questions [from whom?-ed] about his health on »

Newspapers Without Opinions?

Featured image The Washington Post reports this week that Gannett, owner of USA Today and 250 other papers, has decided to scale back its opinion and op-ed pages, and reduce the number of columnists, because “its opinion pages are alienating readers and becoming obsolete.” More: The company has been pushing for the cutbacks for years, and they have become increasingly visible to readers since a committee of editors formally recommended them at »

Scenes from Washington Post Junior High School

Featured image Only hours away from the start of the prime time televised Watergate January 6 Committee hearings (drinking game to come in a separate post) under the chairmanship of Sam Ervin Bennie Thompson (who?), we have news out of the Washington Post about the latest episode from the Millennial Power Struggle. This requires a preface. One of my favorite Monty Python sketches from 50 years ago ran with the idea of »

What’s the Matter with the New York Times?

Featured image Yesterday we pondered the thesis that radical prosecutor Chesa Boudin was recalled because San Francisco is just too darned conservative, dontchaknow. Today’s bubble-headed leftists are mad at the media, for saying that the recall is a “message to national Democrats.” Behold New York University law professor Noah Rosenblum: I’m worried about Rosenblum. He just might stumble on our greatest plot, which is our infiltration of the New York Times with »

Greatest. Correction. Ever.

Featured image That’s a tall statement, and I didn’t think a major media organization could beclown itself more than the Washington Post a couple days ago with this howler: “Layers and layers of fact-checkers,” as Instapundit likes to remind us. But to paraphrase the post-modernist philosopher Hans Gruber, “I give you: Time. Magazine.” Here’s the original: Actually, Time was closer to being right the first time (especially since “Beto” isn’t his real »

Breaking: Biden White House Shutting Down “Disinformation Board”

Featured image Today is offering a surfeit of feel-good news, but this one came in too late for the pervious post. The Washington Post is just up with the breaking story that the Biden Administration has decided to “pause” (but almost certainly shut down) the mis-named “Disinformation Governance Board”: Just three weeks after its announcement, the Disinformation Governance Board is being “paused,” according to multiple employees at DHS, capping a back-and-forth week »

The AP Formula: Republicans Pounce!

Featured image You can tell the Biden administration has badly bungled the infant formula situation when the best their shills at the Associated Press can do is play the “Republicans pounce” card: “GOP’s new midterm attack: Blaming Biden for formula shortage.” Republicans aiming to retake control of Congress have already sharpened a message centering around blaming Democrats for high inflation, expensive gas, migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border and violent crime in some »

How Much Do People Hate the Press?

Featured image This much: Rasmussen finds that “[e]ighty percent (80%) of voters believe ‘fake news’ is a serious problem in the media, including 56% who say the ‘fake news’ problem is Very Serious.” Not surprisingly, 89% of Republicans think fake news in the media is a serious problem, but 75% of Democrats also say that fake news in the media is at least a “somewhat serious” problem. Did Donald Trump ever say »

Elon, South Africa, and the New York Times

Featured image Elon Musk is a native of South Africa, although he left that country at age 17. The New York Times obviously saw some potential in Musk’s heritage. Hence this tweet: Elon Musk grew up in elite white communities in South Africa, detached from apartheid’s atrocities and surrounded by anti-Black propaganda. He sees his takeover of Twitter as a free speech win but in his youth did not suffer the effects »

Take the White House Press Corps…

Featured image …please. Last night was the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner. It isn’t worth talking about in detail. I just want to ask the question: how dumb are these people? Do they seriously not understand that the White House press corps is one of the most widely despised institutions in our country? And that their annual dinner serves mostly to remind the rest of us how pathetic and corrupt they are? »

Racism at the New York Times

Featured image Let me float a proposition that should not be controversial: if you care about race more than just about anything in the world, you are a racist. New York Times, I’m looking at you. Steve Sailer notes a striking contrast in two “news stories” that appeared yesterday in the Gray White-Hot With Rage Lady. First, this article: “White Connecticut Trooper Charged in Killing of Black Man During Stolen Car Chase.” »

Media Bias In One State

Featured image Scott wrote earlier about a pathetically illogical and fact-free editorial in today’s [Minneapolis] Star Tribune denouncing Monday’s decision by Federal District Court Judge Mizelle that invalidated the CDC’s travel mask mandate. The Star Tribune editors gave no sign of having read Judge Mizelle’s decision, or even knowing what the basis for it was. This is typical. The Star Tribune is a minor-league New York Times that exists to promote left-wing »

How to Punk the NY Times

Featured image I don’t know Jared Rabel on Twitter, but he is my new spirit animal for this Tweet about the trauma of lifting the mask mandate mid-flight that has led to some comedy gold at the expense of the New York Times: And it’s legit—yet another New York Times reporter with a Harvard degree who is an idiot. Fake news indeed. »

Media: Who Do You Trust?

Featured image This chart below from a YouGov poll essentially ratifies what everyone knows about major media these days—it has become partisan to the left. If the media weren’t biased, why would Democrats express so much more trust in the media than Republicans? The one interesting outlier here is the Wall Street Journal, which has the narrowest spread between Republicans and Democrats. Republicans like the editorial page (as they should), while Democrats »