Media Bias

How Dare They? (Updated)

Featured image You don’t need to be a complete cynic to be unsurprised by the announcement this morning that St. Greta of Thunberg is Time magazine’s Person of the Year. You knew it was going to be her a few days ago when the five finalists were leaked out. The five were President Trump, Nancy Pelosi (snore. . .), the “whistleblower” (seriously?), and the Hong Kong protesters, and St. Greta. The Hong »

The Press Piled on Nunes; Will It Now Apologize?

Featured image Mollie Hemingway performs the great service of reviewing the dueling House Intelligence Committee memos, one by Adam Schiff and one by Devin Nunes, that were released in early 2018, in light of the DOJ Inspector General’s report: “IG Report Confirms Schiff FISA Memo Media Praised Was Riddled With Lies.” Let’s stroll down memory lane to recall what Schiff claimed in the committee majority’s memo: 1. FBI and DOJ officials did »

Hollywood? Inaccurate? You Don’t Say!

Featured image Cue up a Category 5 Schadenfreude Alert! The media is complaining that a forthcoming Hollywood movie might be less than accurate to the true story! The movie is Clint Eastwood’s Richard Jewell, which tells the story of the rush to judgment in the bombing of the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. The bombing turned out to be the handiwork of Eric Rudolph (now serving a life sentence), who would otherwise be »

Mandarin Media Not Even Trying to Hide Their Bias Anymore [with comment by Paul]

Featured image Item 1, from last January 21, a classic example of how “smart” and perceptive our media mandarins are: Now Kamala Harris Is a 2020 Candidate, Trump Has No Chance at Winning Another Election By Julie Allen Kamala Harris just ruined Donald Trump’s day. With her much anticipated declaration today, she immediately installed herself as a front-runner in the race to be the Democrat intent on taking down the president in 2020. »

Another Reporter Pays for TDS

Featured image You probably have heard about the ill-fated Newsweek tweet that implicitly criticized President Trump for spending his Thanksgiving holiday golfing and tweeting: It turns out Newsweek was not amused. The reporter, Jessica Kwong, has been fired. She tells her side of the story: Kwong told the Washington Examiner that she was assigned to write a story about what the president was doing on Thanksgiving a week in advance and filed »

Why No One Cares About Impeachment

Featured image Like most Americans, I am paying little or no attention to Adam Schiff’s impeachment hearings. I knew everything I needed to know about the Ukraine hoax when I read the transcript of the Trump-Zelensky call, weeks ago. Why is impeachment generating so little interest? Erick Erickson compiled this video which, although it ends around a year ago, provides a large part of the explanation. After years of false hysteria, most »

The Media and the 2020 Election

Featured image I wrote here about participating in the David Horowitz Freedom Center’s Restoration Weekend. This is a video of the panel that I was on, along with Ned Ryun, Joe Concha and Chris Buskirk. Our topic was the press and the 2020 election. You may find it of interest: »

Today’s Liberal Media Fail

Featured image A left-wing doofus at the United Nations did an analysis of how many children are “in detention” in countries around the world, and concluded that the U.S. has more than anyone else–presumably as a result of the flood of illegal immigrants at our Southern border. Pretty much every news organization in the world jumped on the story: the Associated Press, Reuters, NBC News, NPR, the Huffington Post, all the usual »

FedEx Versus the NY Times

Featured image The New York Times today took after FedEx for the sin of having a low corporate tax bill. Sample: FedEx reaped big savings [from the Trump tax cut], bringing its effective tax rate from 34 percentin fiscal year 2017 to less than zero in fiscal year 2018, meaning that, overall, the government technically owed it money. But it did not increase investment in new equipment and other assets in the »

The Democrats Aren’t Fooling Anyone

Featured image Rasmussen asked this question about the Democrats’ politicized impeachment charade: “When they write or talk about the impeachment effort, are most reporters trying to help impeach President Trump, or block his impeachment? Or are most reporters simply interested in reporting the news in an unbiased manner?” The results: Most voters don’t expect fair play from the media when it comes to news coverage of the Democrats’ impeachment attempt. Fifty-three percent »

Free at Last, Free From CNN at Last

Featured image Air travel has its frustrations–weather delays, turbulence, de-icing, last-minute maintenance issues, people who sit in front of you and tilt their seats way back. And CNN. Traveling by air means having CNN’s inane broadcasts inflicted on you while you wait at your gate. Sure, workarounds are possible: You can wear earplugs. You can find a CNN-free zone 50 yards away and dash to your gate when your plane starts to »

Media Bias: It’s Not In Your Head

Featured image The Democrats’ impeachment farce is intended to smear President Trump, in part because that party’s leaders know they don’t have a decent candidate to run against him next year. This is why Congressional Republicans prominently displayed a quote from Rep. Al Green at today’s sham hearing: “I’m concerned if we don’t impeach this President, he will get re-elected.” Unimpeachable logic. As always, the Democrats count on their media arm to »

Minnesota’s Licking Puppy

Featured image While reading a book about the Minnesota Vikings, a friend came across this declaration of independence by the Star Tribune, Minnesota’s dominant news outlet. It was responding to fan unhappiness when the Star Tribune was critical of a Vikings coach: That the media have an obligation to support the hometown team, as many callers insisted, is nonsense. When the day arrives that the Star Tribune is the public relations arm »

What were the consequences of temporarily withholding aid to Ukraine?

Featured image David Ignatius of the Washington Post instructs us to remember that “while Trump was playing politics on Ukraine, people who depended on U.S. military aid were getting killed and wounded.” Quite possibly, but Ignatius doesn’t present evidence that this is so. Instead, he cites casualties that occurred after Trump released the military aid: On Oct. 5, a man and a woman died after a grenade exploded in their apartment in »

Northwestern to Williams: Hold My Beer

Featured image The other day we noted how Williams College was attempting to take the crown as the most infantile leftist college. (Evergreen State is permanently disqualified, because who can compete with that?)  But Northwestern University is not taking the challenge lying down. Northwestern has one of the most highly regarded journalism schools in the country (though that is obviously a mark against it), and yesterday the Daily Northwestern student newspaper issued »

Don Jr. In the Lions’ Den

Featured image As you probably know, Donald Trump Jr. and his girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle went on The View today to do battle with the harridans who reside there. Trump was promoting his new book, Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us. Unsurprisingly, he got zero questions about his book. Instead, the harridans raged against Donald Jr. for tweeting a news story that included the name of the »

Did ABC Suppress the Epstein Story?

Featured image I am a day late with this, but before the story fades away I want to comment on the latest Project Veritas coup: a “hot mic” recording of ABC News anchor Amy Robach complaining that she had the Jeffrey Epstein story three years ago, and ABC spiked it. Her monologue is fascinating: BREAKING: @abcnews anchor @arobach caught on 'hot mic' in August disgustedly exposing networks decision to strategically spike bombshell »