Media Bias

What Is Worse: Ignorance or Double-Standards?

Featured image There’s not much comedy to be had from the ugliness of the current outburst of anti-Semitism in the aftermath of October 7, but the ignorance of the left, and especially their chant “From the river to the sea/Palestine shall be free” recalls the early scene in The Producers where the prospective director, “Roger De Bris,” remarks to Max Bialystock (Zero Mostel) and Leo Bloom (Gene Wilder) after reading the script »

The Times Hasn’t Given Up

Featured image The New York Times has taken a great deal of criticism for uncritically parroting Hamas propaganda about an Israeli strike on a Gaza hospital, when it turned out that it was an errant terrorist missile that fell short and landed in the hospital’s parking lot. Every detail of the event was lied about by Hamas, and the Times, along with many other news outlets, swallowed Hamas’s fake news. Most news »

Journalists For Mass Murder and Gang Rape

Featured image Britain’s BBC has taken flak for refusing to call Hamas’s fighters “terrorists.” The network’s management has stood fast on this point, arguing that to stigmatize Hamas as terrorists would constitute taking sides in the conflict, and the BBC is staunchly neutral. But that mildly pro-Hamas stance is nowhere near enough for many of the BBC’s employees. The Times of London offers a frightening glimpse into the mentality of many young »

Israeli Children “Detained” in Gaza

Featured image “Israeli Strike Kills Hundreds in Hospital, Palestinians Say,” the New York Times headlined its October 17 front-page story, accompanied by a photo of a bombed-out building. As it turned out, the building wasn’t the hospital and it wasn’t an “Israeli strike.” As a replication of Hamas propaganda that was hard to top, but the Washington Post gave it a shot. On October 19, the Post ran a story about families »

The Dumbest Thing You Will Read Today, from Unscientific American

Featured image I thought the New York Times had once again stolen the prize for the dumbest article of the last few days with this entry: Exxon Mobil’s Pioneer Acquisition Is a Direct Threat to Democracy Even the cliches in the article are 20 years out of date, but I’m sure the author, Jeff Colgan, professor of political science and the director of the Climate Solutions Lab at Brown University, is already »

A Grudging Correction

Featured image The New York Times has taken well-deserved criticism of its article on the fake bombing of a hospital in Gaza. Not only did the paper credit Hamas propaganda to the effect that the damage to the hospital was caused by an Israeli bomb, it also repeated Hamas’s false claims as to the nature of the damage and the number of casualties. It even printed a photo, supposedly of the destroyed »

Our Disgraceful Press

Featured image The British Broadcasting Company is a notoriously anti-Semitic news outlet. Currently, the BBC is under pressure to start calling Hamas a “terrorist” organization rather than a “militant” one. The BBC is stoutly defending its refusal to label Hamas as terrorist, claiming that it is neutral in the conflict between Israel and Hamas, and calling Hamas terrorists would mean taking a side. In fact, of course, the BBC has never been »

Shame On Journalists

Featured image A supercilious Sky News “journalist” interviewed former Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and almost immediately started interrogating him about Palestinian civilians. What is Israel going to do to assure that no Palestinian civilians are harmed? Happily, Bennett wasn’t having it. He fired back with both barrels, to the discomfiture of the reporter, who at the end was left refusing to answer Bennett’s question. It is pretty glorious: »

A Clarifying Moment

Featured image Floyd Mayweather is one of the greatest fighters of all time, but he has never claimed to be a moral paragon. Still, he knows where he stands on decapitating babies: God bless Floyd Mayweather pic.twitter.com/X9IaE5jzRO — Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) October 11, 2023 You have to be much, much smarter than a mere boxer to contemplate gang rape, mass murder of men, women and children, taking of hostages, spitting on »

Dianne Feinstein, Centrist?

Featured image Dianne Feinstein died last night. She cast a Senate vote earlier in the day. Tributes to her are pouring in, which is natural and appropriate. But check out how the Washington Post described her: I think it is true that Feinstein was not as crazy as some of her Democratic colleagues, but is there any plausible sense in which she was a centrist? The American Conservative Union rates members of »

New York Times, Home of Misinformation

Featured image Liberals love to talk about misinformation. They also love to disseminate it. A case in point is New York Times health and science reporter Apoorva Mandavilli. She grotesquely exaggerated the impact of covid on children, apparently for the purpose of supporting school shutdowns, one of the worst policy fiascos of modern times. And her claims were not, remotely, in the ballpark: Reporter who wrote in NYT that 900,000 children had »

Portnoy’s Complaint

Featured image Dave Portnoy is the founder of Barstool Sports, a popular sports blog. For some reason the Washington Post decided to do a hit piece on Portnoy and assigned one of its totally biased young hack “reporters,” Emily Heil, to do the piece. Portnoy got wind of the story in the works from one of his advertisers that Heil contacted, and decided to pre-empt the story by calling Heil on the »

Comic Relief from the Left

Featured image Michael Tomasky, nowadays the editor of The New Republic (a former magazine), attempts to explain why the awesome Joe Biden isn’t getting sufficient credit from the American people for all his awesome achievements, and his general all-around awesomeness. The main culprit is—right-wing domination of the news media! I. Am. Not. Making. This. Up. In fact, the right-wing media might finally be bigger [than mainstream media]. Mainstream media audiences and newsrooms »

Buy Ari’s Book

Featured image Tonight was the Minnesota Republican Party’s annual Elephant Club dinner. Former George W. Bush press secretary Ari Fleischer was the speaker. My wife and I were luckily seated at the head table. Ari did a very good job, speaking mostly on the topic of his recent book, Suppression, Deception, Snobbery, and Bias: Why the Press Gets So Much Wrong―And Just Doesn’t Care. His speech included a Power Point with egregious »

Where’s the Proof?

Featured image Speaker Kevin McCarthy has announced the commencement of an impeachment inquiry. In response, the Biden administration wrote its press lackeys, instructing them in how they should cover the proceedings: “Covering impeachment as a process story – Republicans say X, but the White House says Y – is a disservice to the American public who relies on the independent press to hold those in power accountable,” Sams wrote in the letter, »

When Spinning Becomes Lying

Featured image When we started this web site, we spent a lot of time criticizing what was then called the “mainstream media.” Over the years, I have done this less and less. Twenty years ago, the legacy press at least pretended to be fair and objective its reporting, so we pointed out errors and biases. But today, the pretense is gone: most media outlets are shills for the Democratic National Committee, and »

If you’re indicted, you’re invited! Journalism Is Dead

Featured image As with every political party, there exists a broad spectrum in terms of extremity among Democrats, whose members range from the sane, such as Bill Maher and George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley, to the rabid, such as Fox News’ token liberal Juan Williams and the New York Times’ Frank Bruni.  Obviously, I am a creature of the Right, and perhaps I’ve become intolerant with age, but I can »