Fake News

The Media’s Dewey Moment?

Featured image I wrote wrote about President Trump’s war with the Democratic Party press, in which he seems to be winning most of the battles. Of course, the press doesn’t see it that way. Michael Ramirez offers an optimistic take. I hope he is right, and in any event, his cartoon made me laugh. Click to enlarge: »

A Stain On America [with comment by Paul]

Featured image That is what President Trump called the Democratic Party media in a tweet today–a stain on America–and he is right. Very little discussion of all the purposely false and defamatory stories put out this week by the Fake News Media. They are out of control – correct reporting means nothing to them. Major lies written, then forced to be withdrawn after they are exposed…a stain on America! — Donald J. »

“Democracy dies in artificial sunlight”

Featured image That’s the subtitle of an article in PJ Media by Michael Walsh, a play on the Washington Post’s pretentious slogan. The title is “The end of media history and the last honest man,” a play on Francis Fukayama’s famous book. I don’t know whether our democracy will die in the artificial sunlight emitted by the mainstream media — the fake news media, as many now call it — but MSM »

Why Won’t CNN Reveal Its Sources?

Featured image I wrote yesterday about CNN’s latest fiasco, the alleged email scoop that fizzled. Some have wondered why CNN, apparently “burned” by two sources that told CNN about the email but got the date critically wrong, hasn’t disclosed who they were. CNN says it hasn’t outed its sources because it thinks they made an innocent mistake: CNN believes that its sources were just mistaken and did not want to deliberately mislead »

Another Exploding Cigar Blows Up In CNN’s Face [Updated]

Featured image CNN, in its daily effort to discredit President Trump, hastily published a leak from Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee that turned out to be false. CNN initially claimed that someone emailed Donald Trump, Jr. a link to a Wikileaks DNC dump on September 4, 2016. CNN said this information was based on “accounts from two sources who had seen the email.” Those sources obviously were Democrat committee members or »

O’Keefe’s exploding cigar

Featured image James O’Keefe had a brainstorm. He thought he could peddle a fraudulent Roy Moore sex scandal to the reporters of the Washington Post. Instead the reporters scoped out O’Keefe’s fraud and reported that instead. The Post even traced the woman who dealt with its reporters to O’Keefe’s offices in New York (video below). Mediaite’s Ken Meyer has a brief summary here; Hot Air’s Allahpundit reports and comments at some length »

The Ultimate In Pettiness

Featured image Perhaps you have heard about “Piegate.” It started when Press Secretary Sarah Sanders tweeted a photo of a pie that she baked for Thanksgiving: I️ dont cook much these days, but managed this Chocolate Pecan Pie for Thanksgiving at the family farm! pic.twitter.com/rO8nFxtly7 — Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) November 23, 2017 Liberals immediately began questioning whether Ms. Sanders had actually baked the pie, or had merely posted a stock photo of »

Were You Influenced By Russian Propaganda?

Featured image The New York Times tells us, breathlessly: “Were you a victim of Russian propaganda? Facebook will help you find out.” Facebook said Wednesday that it plans to roll out a tool to help you figure out if that new page you followed on Facebook or that account you added on Instagram was secretly being run by Russia’s troll army. *** Facebook has said that 29 million Americans saw content created »

The Liberal Cult in Action

Featured image No sooner do I note yesterday that GQ magazine has consistently disgraced itself with its choice of cover honorees (culminating in naming Colin Kaepernick its “Citizen of the Year”) than Marie Claire decided to say “Hold my beer” and offer up this tweet: Now, I do not follow Taylor Swift at all, and couldn’t pick one of her tunes out of a police lineup. But I know that she is »

Liberal Fantasyland

Featured image Yes, we all know that liberals live in a fantasyland beyond the wildest imagination of Walt Disney on LSD, but today the Washington Post confirms it with a comic speculation on the subject “What If Hillary Had Won?” Actually, the whole thing is intended to be humorous, but it falls rather flat: On Inauguration Day, President Hillary Rodham Clinton took the oath in a headband and a pantsuit. Hey, it »

This—Is CNN on Drugs

Featured image Maybe you’ve seen CNN’s new “apple” ad in which the beleaguered network attempts to push back against Trump’s successful campaign to label them as purveyors of “fake news.” It embraces the old fashioned idea of Platonic forms and Aristotelian objectivity. But in these postmodern times where liberals believe that a man is a woman simply if he calls himself one, can CNN really think this won’t be subject to savage mockery? »

Our Moronic News Media, Part 12,176

Featured image Yesterday provided a case study of why public regard for the news media has plummeted. The frenzy over whether Secretary of State Tillerson called President Trump a moron became a centerpiece of the day’s news cycle because it enabled what my late mentor M. Stanton Evans called “ventriloquist journalism”—reporters finding a way to use a quotation or action of a public figure to back up their favored narrative, and calling »

Chuck Todd is a Chucklehead Toad

Featured image I confess to having a soft spot for Chuck Todd, NBC’s chief political reporter. Despite his liberal Democratic bona fides, he’s got a lot of insight into the day-to-day dynamics of politics that he relates fairly for the most part, and I found him to be very cordial and forthcoming the one and only time I ever met him in person at one of those infamous, uber-elitist Georgetown cocktail parties. »

Captain Obvious at the NY Times

Featured image I gather that the New York Times has abolished or “reformed” its copy editing desk, or is using some other fancy euphemism to explain away the ongoing “reduction in force” moves it has been taking as it lives up to Trump’s description of it as a “failing newspaper.” But sometimes there appears a sentence that ought to make some adult in the room realize they’ve taken these reductions too far. »

Memo to CNN: They Don’t Call It The “Boob Tube” for Nothing

Featured image So here is the CNN video highlight of the year. Today CNN had on someone named Clay Travis, who apparently is a popular sports radio host (I don’t listen to sports talk radio), talking about the ESPN controversy over Jamele Hill saying something mean about Trump (I don’t watch ESPN either), and Travis repeated several times that the only two things he believes in are the First Amendment and. . »

Fake news about H.R. McMaster?

Featured image Yesterday, PJ Media published a disturbing report about H.R. McMaster, President Trump’s national security adviser. It said that at a meeting during the week of August 27 at the White House, McMaster brought with him Mustafa Javed Ali, NSC Senior Director on Counter-Terrorism. According to PJ Media’s report, Ali has been described by a senior administration source as being “opposed to Hezbollah’s designation as a terrorist organization.” The Israelis reportedly »

All the Speculation That’s Fit to Print

Featured image Over the weekend, the New York Times published a story on Republicans who supposedly are angling for their party’s 2020 presidential nomination: “Republican Shadow Campaign for 2020 Takes Shape as Trump Doubts Grow.” The story was, of course, part of the paper’s daily war on President Trump. Its purpose was to cause “doubts” about President Trump’s being the GOP nominee in 2020 to “grow.” The Times article contains no actual »