Media Bias

Double standards, anyone? [UPDATED]

Featured image From today’s Washington Post: Trump. . .falsely accused Sens. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.), Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) of threatening to cut financial assistance to Ukraine over reports that officials impeded cooperation with special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s Russia investigation. Trump cited a letter the senators sent to Ukraine’s top prosecutor in May 2018, but at no point in the correspondence did they »

Democrats Play Dumb

Featured image I wasn’t able to watch President Trump’s press conference today, what with having a job and all, but from the parts I have seen he did well. The Democrats’ main line of attack seems to have come from this reference to Nancy Pelosi at the end of the event. The president responded to the question, “Did you ask House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to find a way out of impeachment yesterday?” »

The New York Slimes

Featured image The New York Times is getting plenty of much-deserved abuse for its dishonest attempt to smear Justice Brett Kavanaugh. As Paul wrote, its reporters and editors can’t pass the buck to one another, and all who were involved in the libel deserve condemnation. Michael Ramirez produced this graphic, which I suspect we will have many occasions to use in the future. Click to enlarge: Mockery is a powerful tool, and »

New York Times reporters blame editors for key omission in Kavanaugh story

Featured image The New York Times is under well-deserved fire for excluding from its Kavanaugh penis-thrusting tale the fact that the alleged victim has no recollection of such an incident. Even CBS News has attacked the Times’ shoddiness in this regard. Now, the two authors of the story — Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly — are blaming their editors for the omission. They claim they included the alleged victim’s statement in the »

Gut check

Featured image The new claim of sexual misconduct by Brett Kavanaugh at Yale many decades ago comes from a book by Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly. Pogrebin and Kelly also wrote the New York Times story presenting this claim. In their book, Pogrebin and Kelly acknowledge that the alleged victim of the alleged misconduct has no recollection of it. In their original Times article, the two omitted this fact. In their book, »

The renewed smearing of Justice Kavanaugh

Featured image The left has managed to keep Anita Hill’s trivial and uncorroborated allegations against Clarence Thomas alive and talked about for nearly 30 years. Thus, it’s not surprising that the left is still out to smear Brett Kavanaugh along similar lines. The focus now is on how Kavanaugh behaved, or is alleged to have behaved, towards women at parties during his freshman year at Yale 35 years (or so) ago. Unless »

The NY Times Never Disappoints (2)

Featured image It is increasingly clear that the real problem with the country is not “white privilege,” but the woke privilege of the New York Times. Further to John’s item immediately below about the Times‘s newest attack on Justice Kavanaugh, and my item last week on how Times seems to have decided to operate without editors, behold this Tweet the Times issued in support of their latest hit piece: Apparently the night »

The Power Line Show, Ep. 144: “Guilt Is The Greatest Form of Self-Indulgence”—Breaking Down the 1619 Project, Part 3

Featured image “Lucretia,” Power Line’s international woman of mystery, is back with me again this week with the third installment in our special series confronting the pernicious New York Times “1619 Project,” this time taking on the argument that slavery is the central factor in the rise of modern industrial capitalism—a proposal so laughable that we actually spend a lot of our time talking about entirely tangential subjects. (For listeners interested in a serious compilation »

The NY Times Never Disappoints

Featured image The sharp-eyed Prof. Joshua Dunn of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs spots this early morning tweet from the New York Times: “Airplanes took aim”??  Josh comments: “Got to get those airplanes under control, keep them from hijacking hapless terrorists.” Maybe Ilhan Omar can go with this: “Some planes did something.” Apparently the Times still employs at least one editor. They’ve deleted the tweet. But I doubt they have »

Trump honors Jerry West, New York Times implies racism

Featured image President Trump honored NBA basketball legend Jerry West by awarding him the Medal of Freedom. If athletes are to be given this award, and presidents from both parties have done so, then West clearly deserves it. West is underappreciated. When folks talk these days about great guards of the 1960s, the focus is always on Oscar Robertson. Robertson is an all-time great, but so is West. He averaged 27.0 points »

Reversible Bumper Sticker, Reversible Press

Featured image The indispensable Babylon Bee features a reversible bumper sticker. It can say either “Coexist” or “Resist” depending on whether the president is a Democrat or a Republican: Mandatory Tolerance, LLC is a Santa Cruz-based internet company that manufacturers bumper stickers, T-shirts, and other merchandise for the left, offering their goods and services on the free market in exchange for money in order to end capitalism. Their latest product is a »

Save Up for CNN’s Most Fun Day Ever!

Featured image News item: CNN’s ratings for its “town hall” meetings with Democratic candidates are in the tank. CNN’s town hall featuring 2020 Democratic presidential candidates Montana Gov. Steve Bullock and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Sunday night registered just 402,000 total viewers, including 82,000 in the coveted 25-54 demographic, according to early Nielsen Media Research. The Bullock-de Blasio event marked an all-time ratings low for town hall events on »

New York Times Whines: Boo Hoo!

Featured image The back story is what happened to Tom Wright-Piersanti, a senior political editor (!) at the New York Times. It came to light a few days ago that he has a history of grossly anti-Semitic and racist tweets, most notoriously this one: I was going to say ‘Crappy Jew Year,’ but one of my resolutions is to be less anti-Semitic. So … HAPPY Jew Year. You Jews. The timing is »

Fire in the Minds of (Climate) Men

Featured image “Fire in the minds of men” is a phrase from Dostoyevsky’s great novel about revolutionary madness, The Possessed, and certainly it appears the climatistas are possessed by a panic that proceeds from their monomania. Once again last night I saw a segment on one of the network news broadcasts about how the Amazon “rain forest”—the “lungs of the earth,” don’t you know!—are burning up! With a record area on fire! There »

“Without Evidence”

Featured image The Minnesota State Fair, one of the world’s wonders, is now in progress. Yesterday over 157,000 attended, a record for the fair’s second day. This being 2019, crazy left-wing behavior is already taking place: The Minnesota Republican Party contended Saturday that a woman volunteering at the party’s booth at the State Fair was sexually assaulted by another woman Friday night during a political disagreement. The volunteer was reported to have »

Edited for Length and Clarity

Featured image A reader sent me a link to this interview of Amy Wax by someone at the New Yorker named Isaac Chotiner. The piece is titled “A Penn Law Professor Wants to Make America White Again,” and before you even get to the questions and answers Chotiner offers this brain-dead summary: During our conversation, which has been edited for length and clarity, Wax expounded on her beliefs that people of Western »

The Growing Slavery Crisis

Featured image We wrote here about the New York Times’s “1619 project,” which attempts to sell the idea that America was founded on slavery, and that slavery is pretty much the only important thing that has ever happened here, even 154 years after its abolition. All with a view toward helping a Democrat win the presidency in 2020, I take it. Other press outlets have fallen into line, praising the Times and »