Media Bias

The “Far Right” Pounces

Featured image In Italy, illegal immigrants gang-raped a 13 year old girl. Was the crime significant because it shed light on the perils posed by illegal immigrants? Of course not: because it was “pounced on” by the dreaded “far right”: A 13-year-old girl was gang-rapęd by 7 illegals and this is how CNN covers it: — End Wokeness (@EndWokeness) February 11, 2024 If the far right consists of those who are »

Republicans Pounce!

Featured image How out of touch are reporters and editors at the New York Times? So out of touch that they didn’t realize the mockery that another “Republicans pounce” headline would draw: The New York Times just stealth edited their “Republicans pounce” article after insane blowback — Libs of TikTok (@libsoftiktok) February 9, 2024 That is amusing, but it is also a good reminder of how liberal reporters think. Democratic president »

Bill Ackman Learns the Hard Way

Featured image One of the most valuable lessons I learned from M. Stanton Evans about the modern media is that the predominant method should be understood as “ventriloquist journalism,” that is, prestige reporters at the premier outlets like the NY Times, Washington Post, and the TV network news bureaus don’t really report at all. For every issue or event that occurs, the media already know what they think is the narrative of »

In Re: Tucker v. Putin

Featured image Geez, from the way the left is reacting, you’d think Tucker Carlson was doing an imitation of the New York Times‘ Walter Duranty,  and slobbering over a Russian dictator and whitewashing the scene. Oh, wait. . . It’s pretty clear that the mainstream media is angry at Carlson because he didn’t get their permission to interview Putin, and moreover won’t agree to stick with the approved narrative. I haven’t had »

Donald Trump, Racist?

Featured image It is no secret that the New York Times is an arm of the Democratic Party, but this piece–a news story in the paper’s U.S. Politics section, not an op-ed–illustrates how far over the edge the Times has gone. The theme of the article is that Donald Trump is a racist: Donald J. Trump first established his connection with the largely white Republican base more than a decade ago by »

Biden Instructs the Press?

Featured image I don’t know whether this Semafor post is accurate, but it does have the ring of truth. Ben Smith’s site says, consistent with other news coverage, that Joe Biden and his team are frustrated by press coverage of the election season: Biden’s re-election campaign has begun organizing a series of off-the-record trips for top political reporters and editors to the team’s headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware and meet senior officials, including »

Left-Wing Press Gnashes Teeth Over Gay

Featured image Claudine Gay’s well-deserved downfall was a bitter blow to left-wing journalists. The Associated Press, America’s most biased “news” organization, angrily termed the plagiarism scandal that undid Gay a “conservative weapon.” The AP later made a modest adjustment to its headline, explaining that the original headline didn’t “meet its standards.” Some would say it has been a long time since the AP had any standards. The article itself manifests the AP’s »

How Left-Wing Is the Press?

Featured image That the “mainstream” press is overwhelmingly liberal is obvious to everyone, and I think is now admitted by most liberals. Still, it is interesting to see quantification of what we all know to be true. The Economist attempted such an objective measurement, using an interesting criterion: The first step in our analysis was compiling a partisan “dictionary”. We took all speeches in Congress in 2009-22 and broke them up into »

Jewish Staffers Defy BBC

Featured image On Sunday there was a major demonstration in London, in opposition to anti-Semitism. It was peaceful and dignified, and stood in stark contrast with the pro-Hamas, pro-genocide demonstrations that engulfed the city on previous Saturdays. But the anti-anti-Semitism demonstration was controversial; too controversial for BBC employees to attend. Some did anyway. Dozens of Jewish BBC staff defied a ban on attending last weekend’s march against antisemitism, it has been revealed. »

They Don’t Mind Being Wrong

Featured image Are journalists, as a group, the least intelligent of any profession? I think they may be, and the war between Israel and Gaza is bringing out the worst in them. Check out this exchange, in which a clueless reporter floats the theory that the ratio of terrorists to innocent hostages released under the recent agreement is evidence of Israeli racism: The first question that left me speechless (but only for »

Subdued JFK?

Featured image It is just me, or did the 60th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy pass yesterday with much less commemoration than usual? You’d think an anniversary of this sorry day ending in a zero would have merited special closing segments on the evening network news (NBC Evening News chose instead to run a closing puff piece on a Napa Valley winery), covers or special commemorative editions of the »

Forget It, Jake. It’s ABC News

Featured image For reasons that are hard to fathom, “mainstream” news outlets are nearly unanimously biased in favor of the genocidal maniacs of Hamas, and against the Israelis whose only goal is self-defense. Thus this rather snippy tweet yesterday by ABC News: I think that most reporters for outlets like ABC News are less well-informed than the average person. And they can’t understand why no one pays any attention to them. »

BBC, the Voice of Hamas

Featured image Britain’s BBC has been left-wing for as long a I can remember, and in recent decades, being left-wing means hating Israel. Every time there is a conflict in the Middle East, the BBC can be relied on to carry water for the Arabs and to denigrate Israelis. Within the last couple of days, the network reported–absurdly–that the IDF had entered Gaza’s main hospital, and was targeting medical teams and Arab »

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 »