Media bias related to Social issues
Race relations, feminism, "diversity" and sexual orientation
Regret Is Real Even If The Media Tell You Otherwise. When Carol Costello, CNN reporter, interviewed me in June
on the subject of Olympian, trans-Jenner, she couldn't help beginning with a false narrative that only 2 percent regret
of transgender have regrets. That is, the media's propensity to fluff over the regret statistics. Early in the
interview, she made the statement, "We have researched... and we found a recent Swedish study that found only 2.2 percent
of transgenders, male and female, suffered from sex change regret." Costello is a bright reporter. That it is why it
was so puzzling she would use her interview of me to misinform her audience, unless the intent was to diminish and dismiss
reports of sex change regret among the transgender population.
Firing Curt Schilling for Transgender Comments, ESPN Hires LGBT Activist Abby Wambach. Curt Schilling's
politics got him fired from ESPN. Abby Wambach's politics didn't prevent her from getting hired. And neither did her
recent DUI arrest, which resulted in a guilty plea less than a month ago and admissions of past marijuana and cocaine use.
ESPN hired Wambach to analyze soccer at the Olympics, and venture into more contentious matters with "Outside the Lines" and on
a planned podcast called "Fearless Conversation with Abby Wambach," a program the AP describes as one in "which she promises won't
shy away from controversy."
Asks Activist Behind Planned Parenthood Videos if He's a 'Violent Extremist'. In an
interview with the Center for Medicial Progress' David Daleiden, CNN's New Day host Alisyn Camerota
asked the activist behind the undercover Planned Parenthood videos to respond to criticism he was a
"violent extremist." "Your critics — critics of your organization I should
say — say that you're not journalists as you purport to be on your website, but rather
you're violent extremists," Camerota said to Daleiden.
The Editor says...
The abortion "doctors" are tearing babies apart and selling the pieces, and the guy who goes undercover to document
this practice is accused of being a "violent extremist." That's a textbook case of liberal media bias.
The Editor says...
Chopping up babies to cure cancer is lower than even the sickest cancer patient would stoop,
even if there were the slightest connection, which there isn't.
Camerota Downplays Baby Organ Harvesting Outrage; Suggests Price Fixing. On Tuesday's
[7/28/2015] New Day, CNN's Alisyn Camerota made no mention of the outrage over Planned
Parenthood varying its abortion techniques in order to preserve unborn babies' organs for medical
research, as was revealed in two undercover videos. Instead, Camerota zeroed in on "these
representatives from Planned Parenthood negotiating" over prices for these organs. She even
touted how the "exchange of fetal tissue... obviously, does a lot of good. There's a lot of
research — cures for diseases that come from it." [Video clip]
Media Scolds America on Race, Less Than 5% of Reporters are Black. If you were to
listen only to the nation's old media establishment you'd think that they are the arbiters of race
in America today, you'd think that that they know how to fix the "endemic racism" infesting our
country. Yet, reality proves that the media is more "racist" than the rest of America, at least if
you measure racism by "balance" in minority versus majority in the old media's pool of employees.
Must Stop the Media From Silencing Your Voice on Marriage. If there's one thing the
Supreme Court accomplished last Friday (besides unleashing cultural chaos on America), it was ending
the liberal media's charade. Whatever scrap of journalistic impartiality existed flew out the
courtroom window Friday when the press decided five justices not only invented a right to same-sex
marriage but to censorship, too. [...] After years of trying to drive out debate, the liberal media
are using the cloak of the court to do it. Desperate to take away the voice of Christians at the
public table, the left is already on the march to undermine the very freedom that gives breath to the
speech it now enjoys.
Silencing: Paper Will Limit Anti-Gay Marriage Op-Eds. The editorial board of PennLive/The Patriot-News
in Harrisburg, Pa. is taking a hardcore stance against those who disagree with the Supreme Court ruling to legalize
gay marriage. "As a result of Friday's ruling, PennLive/The Patriot-News will no longer accept, nor will it
print, op-Eds and letters to the editor in opposition to same-sex marriage," they declared. After receiving
strong pushback, the newspaper's editorial board, which is overseen by Editorial Page Editor John Micek, quickly
revised its policy. Freedom of speech will be allowed — but only for a "limited" period of time.
Jenner Brought Out the Left's 'Speech Police' in Full Force. Of all the many aspects of the "Caitlyn" Jenner
story which bother conservatives, the one which causes me the most agitation is how the liberal "thought police" have
attempted to censor any debate over the many issues related to this extraordinary tale. It's not just that the vast
majority of media coverage has been overwhelmingly celebratory. That alone is annoying by default. What is
flat-out scary is that the many forces of the left have used media intimidation and political correctness to enforce the
notion that enthusiastically honoring Jenner's transformation is the only acceptable reaction.
The 'Trans-jennering' of Reality
TV. Public Relation hacks behind the international debut of 'Caitlyn' Jenner didn't do it to
better the lives of the few and far between transexuals living in fear of being discovered. They did it
for the mega millions that would soon be pouring into their bank accounts. The neon light advance of
'Caitlyn' as the "new norm" was not for all the guys in hiding waiting to become dolls. That's just the
sugar-spin for the fairytale the mainstream media would have us swallow whole.
Not Hateful To Point Out Bruce Jenner Isn't A Woman. Of all the trends currently working their way
through journalism, there is perhaps none so baffling as the media's indulgence in the transgender narrative.
Journalists appear to have acquiesced to this ideology en masse. No less a formidable source than the
"AP Stylebook" declared a few years ago that Associated Press employees are to use "the pronoun preferred by the
individuals" in cases where confusion may arise. [...] Journalists should not buy into this. Simply as a
matter of factual accuracy, it is nonsensical: if tomorrow I declared myself head of the executive branch
of the U.S. government, for instance, the AP would not suddenly be required to call me President Payne.
Whines for Wyoming Woman Who Drove 400 Miles for an Abortion. To liberal media
outlets, the saddest thing about abortion is how women seeking to terminate their baby may have to
drive more than 20 minutes to a clinic. The Washington Post on Thursday [5/7/2015]
offered a 2,390-word opus on a woman named Emily [last name sympathetically withheld] who procured an
abortion in Missoula, Montana, driving 407 miles from Wyoming. The headline was "The long
drive to end a pregnancy." The story took up two entire inside pages with a page of scenic color
pictures along the drive, but no people in them.
Media Hail Satanists for Deeming Abortion a 'Religious Belief'. The pro-abortion media
crowd is embracing new ally in their fight: Satanists. "Mary" from Missouri is hoping to bypass her
state's 72-hour abortion waiting period by citing "sincerely held religious beliefs" — as a
Satanist. The Friendly Atheist blog broke the story of how the Satanic Temple plans to aid a woman
it calls Mary who believes in its "tenets." The media followed suit, from a Think Progress editor
expressing "love," to a Salon editor concluding, "[R]eligious exemption laws are maybe cool when
Satanists use them to get abortions."
Champions Children's Gender Confusion. On April 21 and 22, NBC ran a two-part series revolving around
"transgender" children that featured its correspondent Kate Snow interviewing Pediatrician Michelle Forcier,
associate professor of pediatrics at Brown University Alpert. Forcier was honored by "The Center for Sexual
Pleasure and Health" as its "Hump Day Hero," and who advocates early puberty interventions of kids who think they
should be the opposite sex.
media struggles to find name for dismemberment abortions. Governor Sam Brownback of
Kansas signed a law banning dismemberment abortions. The problem? The liberal media can't figure
out a way to report it. The Associated Press writes: "Kansas governor signs nation's 1st ban on
abortion procedure." Procedure? What kind of procedure? Why so vague? Meanwhile, the
Huffington Post, always the master propagandists, wrote, "Kansas Becomes First State To Ban Common Form Of
Abortion." Why is the only feature they were able to use to describe it "common"? Well, I think
they want us to think "we don't know what kind of abortion it is, but if it's common, how bad can it be?"
But still, they can't really talk about what it is, because it's so grisly, to break a baby up into pieces,
that they know to describe it would be to lose readers' sympathy.
Left wages total war; and then plays victim. On one side is the CEO of the world's
largest company, the president of the United States and a growing chunk of the Fortune 500. On the
other side is a solo wedding photographer in New Mexico, a 70-year-old grandma florist in Washington and a few
bakers. One side wants the state to conscript the religious businesswomen and men into participating in
ceremonies that violate their beliefs. The other side wants to make it possible for religious people to
live their own lives according to their consciences. Yet somehow, the Left and most of the mainstream
press paint the current skirmishes over religious liberty as conservative offensives.
Media, 'Religious Freedom' Is a Real Thing. Why is it that the media regularly adorns
the term "religious freedom" with superfluous quotation marks but not terms like "environmentalist"
or "civil rights" or "marriage equality" — or any other of the many debatable issues of
American political discourse? Well, maybe unbiased journalists feel a responsibility to intimate
to readers that religious freedom is considered a dubious assertion by one side of the debate. And
this would be a reasonable editorial decision if it were employed consistently. It's not.
What's more likely is that editors and journalists consider the term "religious freedom" dubious because
anything that strikes them as "discriminatory" or stands in way of "progressive" moral aims is by default
of Interest: Al Sharpton. [Scroll down] Sharpton is "rewarded with invitations
to White House Super Bowl parties, where he laughs it up with the president," is a "special host to
the president" and "provides the president with protection from his critics in the African-American
community," reports the Times. And, according to Politico, he vacationed at Valerie Jarrett's
condo in Martha's Vineyard, close to where the President was staying with his family.
'Transgender Tipping Point' to Censorship. Now that our cultural elites feel they
have sufficiently educated the public on the virtues of gays and lesbians, it's time to drill down
to the next level. Here comes transgenderism. Time magazine placed "Orange Is the New Black" star
Laverne Cox (born Charles Cox) on the cover as the face of "The Transgender Tipping Point:
America's Next Civil Rights Frontier." Cox wrote on Facebook that the Time cover was a wonderful
present on her birthday, and "I realize this is way bigger than me and about a tipping point in our
nation's history where it is no longer acceptable for trans lives to be stigmatized, ridiculed,
criminalized and disregarded."
Skid Roe. "The abortion rate in the
United States dropped to its lowest point since the Supreme Court legalized the procedure in all 50 states, according to a study suggesting
that new, long-acting contraceptive methods are having a significant impact in reducing unwanted pregnancies," the Washington Post reports, leaping
to conclusions right in the lead paragraph. The impulse behind that leap is understandable. Journalists are attracted to cause-and-effect
explanations because they make storytelling easier, and in this case the causal explanation bolsters the cause of the group doing the study:
the Alan Guttmacher Institute, research arm of Planned Parenthood.
Showcases Six Pro-Choice Guests, Zero Pro-Lifers on Roe v. Wade Anniversary. The annual March for Life took place yesterday in our
nation's capital, and MSNBC marked the occasion by inviting a slew of pro-choice guests onto its daytime programming to slime the pro-life movement
without giving any pro-lifers a chance to respond. Between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Wednesday [1/22/2014], MSNBC featured six pro-choice
guests and zero pro-life guests.
The Mass Murderer Who Didn't Make the Mass Media.
Relatively few people wish to commit mass murder on the scale of Gosnell — that's the good news. The bad news is that the vast ranks of newspaper
publishers, TV executives, editors, news producers, radio assignment editors, and reporters somehow reached an instant, near universal consensus that a man who may well
be America's all-time champion mass murderer isn't a story at all, never mind one to hold the front page for — because they didn't see him as a murderer; they
saw him as a "choice-provider" who got a little out of hand.
The Gosnell silence: Murder, abortion and the media.
In Philadelphia, a doctor is on trial for the gruesome murders of eight people inside his low-rent office. A former assistant testified that she personally
witnessed the physician commit at least 30 murders. Most of the patients were "beheaded," another assistant said, adding that there was "blood all over
the place." If you have not heard of this doctor's trial for committing a terrifying, decades-long string of serial killings, there is a reason. He is an
We've forgotten what belongs on
Page One. Since the murder trial of Pennsylvania abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell began March 18, there has been precious little
coverage of the case that should be on every news show and front page. The revolting revelations of Gosnell's former staff, who have been
testifying to what they witnessed and did during late-term abortions, should shock anyone with a heart.
Dead silence. The [Kermit Gosnell]
trial is receiving intensive coverage in Philadelphia and across the conservative press and Web sites. But national networks and newspapers?
Not so much. The reason seems obvious: Much of our press corps skews to one side on abortion. So even though what Gosnell is charged with
is closer to infanticide — an unlicensed abortionist profiting mightily by killing the newborn babies of poor, minority women —
somehow it's not news.
Smith: 'If Gosnell Had Shot Seven Infants with an AR-15, It Would Be National News'. Thanks to conservative new media, the Kermit Gosnell trial is finally
part of the national dialog. But before the mainstream press got around to doing their job, ten congressmen took to the floor of the House to protest the lack of
media attention being paid to the horrifying story. One such congressman, Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), contrasted the abortionist's trial to another ongoing narrative
that the media covers obsessively: gun control.
Media Acknowledge Blowing Gosnell
Story, Pledge Extensive Coverage. Something truly remarkable happened yesterday [4/12/2013]. After days and weeks of pushing by New Media and social media, the
mainstream media have not only admitted that they should have covered the ongoing capital murder trial of abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell; they have promised to immediately
remedy that mistake.
Media Ignore Domestic Terrorist
Conviction of Gay-Rights Activist. How many stories have you seen on the broadcast networks or cable networks — any of the
networks — about the first-ever domestic terrorism conviction in our nation's capital? Is same-sex marriage such a politically correct issue that
no one wants to inform the public when a gay-rights political activist shoots someone in an attempted mass-murder?
NBC Accused of Pushing Abortion
Through 'Parenthood' Episode. NBC is being accused of engaging in some pro-abortion propaganda with its latest episode of
Parenthood. The hourlong NBC drama that aired Tuesday night featured teenage girl Amy (Skyler Day) aborting her fetus at a
pristine Planned Parenthood clinic while boyfriend Drew (Miles Heizer) sat nervously in a waiting room.
Piers Morgan Takes Aim at the Bible.
You've got to hand it to bloviating Brit Piers Morgan. While he got most of the facts wrong in his recent targeting of the Second Amendment, it
hasn't stopped him from moving on to even more formidable targets. Such as the Bible. He says the book is "inherently flawed" —
and needs to be amended. Piers handed down his decree while interviewing Saddleback Church pastor Rick Warren on the December 24th "Piers
Morgan Tonight." Yes, on Christmas Eve.
CNN's Piers Morgan:
Amend the Bible to Embrace Homosexuality. CNN host Piers Morgan, who is already facing angry deportation calls from thousands
of Americans over his attacks on the Second Amendment, is calling for a gay marriage amendment to the Bible, Townhall.com reports.
During a discussion on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight" on Christmas Eve with megachurch pastor Rick Warren, Morgan argued that there needs
to be an "amendment to the Bible" for same-sex marriage.
The Editor says...
This sounds like an oblique admission that homosexuality is incompatible with Biblical teaching. But Mr. Morgan has chosen to
defend homosexuality and enter in to a quixotic contest with the Bible.
Piers Morgan: How About
We Amend the Bible. CNN host Piers Morgan, who is already facing angry deportation calls from 75,000 Americans over his attacks
on the Second Amendment (and no, England doesn't want him back), is calling for a gay marriage amendment to the Bible.
Amend The Bible. Piers Morgan has done it again, this time saying that both the Bible and the U.S. Constitution are "inherently flawed"
and need new "amendments." During Morgan's Monday, December 24 broadcast of his cable spectacle, CNN's British import once again attacked
America's most deeply held principles by slaming both the Constitution and the Bible.
Pathetic Dan Savage. June is Gay Pride Month,
which immediately begs two questions: 1. Says who? 2. How is it that we have become a nation of such compliant sheep
that we accept this rubbish? The Viacom corporation, on the other hand, thinks it's the perfect opportunity for its MTV and gay Logo
channels to announce they're creating a second "It Gets Better," anti-bullying special starring their favorite gay bully, Dan Savage.
'Post-Racial' Lynch Mob. Even after the Duke
lacrosse case, Texaco executives allegedly using the N-word in private meetings — which turned out to be "St.
Nicholas" — the Tawana Brawley case, not to mention virtual hailstorms of racist graffiti and nooses materializing
on college campuses, all of which invariably end up having been put there by the alleged victims, the Non-Fox Media (NFM)
didn't even pause before conjuring a racist plot in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in Florida last month. Like
Captain Ahab searching for the Great White Whale, the NFM is constantly on the hunt for proof of America as "Mississippi Burning."
Reuters Indecisive On Zimmerman's Race.
Numerous media entities have labeled Zimmerman a "white Hispanic" and have thoroughly investigated his heritage and ancestry.
It's important for the media to do that so they can justify personalities like Al Sharpton and groups like the New Black Panthers
who are determined to turn this into a white vs black 60s race war election tactic.
Robinson: Believing Life Starts at Conception is 'Frankly Insane'. Washington Post columnist Eugene
Robinson set off alarm bells last month when he denigrated Rick Santorum as "very weird" for the manner in which
Santorum and his wife mourned the loss of their newborn son Gabriel, who died within hours of his birth in 1996. ... Robinson
doesn't limit himself to his belief that a fertilized egg is not fully human. He also believes this of babies born
prematurely who die shortly after birth — as shown by his dismissive criticism of the Santorums' response to
the death of their son.
Barbara Walters Weeps for Aborting Mothers Subjected to Guilt.
Even moonbat apparatchiks in the liberal media establishment can show compassion when it comes to abortion.
However, it isn't the children dismembered in their mothers' wombs folks like Barbara Walters feel sorry for.
This is what she has to say about a Texas law requiring mothers to look at ultrasounds of their inconvenient children
before killing them...
The race card is a joker.
When I watch MSNBC and read plenty of liberal commentary online, I get the distinct feeling that I am not living in 21st century
America, but in some imagined past where racism is still an all-pervasive, all-powerful bogeyman. ... MSNBC's white anchors seem
to think they know more about race and racism than I do. Their obsessed daily rants insist that almost everything
the Republicans do is really about sending messages to white people about black people.
abandoning multiculturalism. In a landmark turnabout, one of the cornerstones of contemporary
liberalism is being rejected by one of the fountainheads of liberalism. The politically correct
doctrine of multiculturalism is heading for decline, as Holland, one of the most socially liberal societies on
earth, is reversing its former policy of multiculturalism. Soeren Kern, writing for Hudson New York,
covers an important story that has gotten almost no notice from the American media, which wishes to pretend
that multiculturalism works just fine.
Writer Admits Embellishing Abortion Story. [Mikki] Kendall's entire Salon story was built upon her
accusation that a heartless, negligent, anti-abortion doctor was willing to let her hemorrhage to death rather
than provide a life-saving abortion. And she has now admitted her story was a big, fat, fabricated lie.
Murders Eight Whites; Media Blames Whites. The title of this column seems unbelievable, but it is
in fact what happened in America this past week. And almost no one has noticed. After 50 years
of being inundated with stories of white racism, and being taught in college that in this white-dominated
society, only a white can be a racist, the American public has been properly brainwashed into accepting the
otherwise incredible: A black man murdered eight white people at his place of work because they were
white, and the media story is about the murderer's alleged experiences of racism.
When will our
media reflect America on abortion? During the health-care summit earlier this year, Vice
President Joe Biden was roundly mocked for saying, "I don't know what the American people think."
He was, however, showing a refreshing modesty. Especially when compared with those who believe the
American people don't know what they think — or cannot possibly mean what they say when they
tell us what they do think. Gallup provoked some of this reaction when it released new data early
last month on American attitudes toward abortion.
Shameless Abortion Carnival. If anyone was looking for a self-righteous extreme feminist,
they found one in Angie Jackson. This is a woman who was so proud she was aborting her baby that
she announced she would "tweet" her chemical-cocktail abortion live, as it happened, on Twitter. The
liberal media found this made-for-TV slaughter fascinating, and not at all a controversy worthy of discussing
with two sides.
Scoffs At 'Black Children Are an Endangered Species' Campaign. On January 25 a whopping
62 billboard signs sprang up in African-American neighborhoods in Atlanta, Georgia, all with the same message:
"Black Children are an Endangered Species." The two groups sponsoring the billboard campaign, Georgia
Right to Life and the Radiance Foundation, intended the signage to be provocative. Black genocide
demands attention — but not, apparently, from the MSM.
Pro-Choice Darling Called Humans 'Ecotumors'. To liberal media outlets, Warren Hern, one of the
few late-term abortion providers in the country, has been worthy of praise as a doctor who boldly stands up
for his beliefs in the face of intimidation — a lonely humanitarian braving violent death for the
sake of his patients. That's the picture painted by TV and other media. What's missing from the
portrait is Hern's belief that humans are "malignant ecotumors," his refusal to be called an abortionist, and
his strident denunciations of the pro-life movement.
Showing. Anytime a poll is released indicating greater support for the pro-life position the mainstream
media, like clockwork, tries to either downplay or dismiss the results. The media's reaction to Thursday's
[10/1/2009] release of a Pew Research Center poll showing a 14 percentage point gain in pro-life public
support was certainly no exception.
How The Media Have
Mangled The Pro-Life Story. This past year, I found myself chief chronicler of the two of the
year's most important stories involving the pro-life movement. One was the inspiring saga of the 2009
March For Life, the largest in its 36-year history. The second was the dispiriting saga of the recently
murdered late-term abortionist Dr. George Tiller. What the two stories have in common is that each was
consciously and completely mistold by the major media.
we mention that our health expert doesn't think you're a person? This morning, CNN's American
Morning tried to explain health-care rationing. Their guest? Princeton ethicist Peter Singer.
The network failed to mention anything about Singer's extremely controversial background as a euthanasia advocate
who defines "person" in such a way as to exclude newborn infants and others — such as elderly dementia
patients — who lack self-awareness and the ability to make plans. ... "Killing a defective infant,"
Singer has written, "is not morally equivalent to killing a person. Sometimes it is not wrong at all."
Are Gay Rights Groups 'Far-Left'? When They Criticize Obama. During the Bush administration, do you recall
the MSM ever describing a gay rights group such as the Human Rights Campaign as "far-left"? Neither do I. To
the contrary, such organizations were sympathetically portrayed as proponents of mainstream values. But let such groups
criticize Pres. Obama and — what do you know? — the MSM suddenly decides they're "far-left."
to the 90s: Media Decried Violence Outside Clinics, But Not Inside. For the first time in more than a
decade, an abortionist has been murdered. During a series of clinic bombings and shootings in the mid-1990s, the
networks were relentlessly pro-abortion — not merely decrying the violence, but whitewashing the violence
inside abortion clinics as they put angelic haloes on abortion clinic doctors and workers.
Abortion Broadcasting Company. ABC gave pro-abortion advocates free advertising last night with
its "World News Sunday." During the report, an abortionist unequivocally stated that late-term abortion
is "really a miscarriage of a stillborn fetus." Anchor Dan Harris framed Steve Osunsami's segment as a
look at why doctors risk their lives to perform abortions given the "constant threat" of violence they face,
as evidenced by last week's murder of abortionist George Tiller and recent comments from Tiller's accused
killer that "similar attacks are planned all over the country."
A Pro-Life 'Jihad'?
[MSNBC's Keith] Olbermann insisted that the mere act of denouncing [George] Tiller as a killer of babies — as
if he were instead removing tumors — is an invitation to terrorism and murder. This was not a call for
moderation by the pro-life movement, but for rhetorical surrender. The media demanded that pro-lifers
stop defining abortion as the ending of a human life. Such a definition was so raw and emotional that it
somehow disfigured the "truth" that this is merely a woman-saving health procedure that was not only legal, but
also commendable. While they pawed through Twitter looking for anti-Tiller "hate speech," liberal
journalists expressed no distaste for the revoltingly gilded rhetoric in praise of this monster.
Manufacturing Consent for the
Gay Agenda. [Quoting Camille Paglia:] "The 11th commandment of the liberal mainstream media is that
no evil shalt be spoken of any gay persons, who have been sanctified by their precious victim status, without which
liberalism would implode." The liberal media will report ad nauseam about the victimization of a homosexual
provided the accused attacker is heterosexual but it will remain mum when it's gay-on-gay violence.
Liberal Media: Every poll shows journalists are more liberal than the American
public — and the public knows it. Leading journalists may deny their bias,
but every survey over the past 25 years shows journalists do not think or vote like the
American public. Reporters overwhelmingly vote for Democrats, their views on issues such
as abortion and gay rights are well to the left of most Americans, and large majorities want
big government even more involved in the economy.
should a journalist's race matter? With so many other things to worry about, and with the whole
world able to see that racial identity is no longer a barrier to even the most powerful position in American
life, you might think the press would finally be ready to abandon its unhealthy preoccupation with the color
of skin — especially the skin within its own ranks. Alas, no.
Condom Nation. Major news
organizations are just gloating about the latest study "proving" that abstinence education not only doesn't work but is
dangerous. If protecting kids mattered to them, they would dig deeper.
alien media: Tossed and turned by internal diversity police who demand a greater minority
presence and minority consciousness in the newsrooms, those who report the "news" are doing their level
best to ensure that the protesters for "immigrant rights" get the best possible publicity boost.
The answer to AIDS is
values. [It is] clear that in a world of abstinence, monogamy and sex exclusively within the
framework of marriage, AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases in general would be rare. Yet, such a world
is such a remote possibility and so irrelevant to the Newsweek reporters that it does not receive a word
of mention in the article.
Media recruiting less
credibility. Following the Pew Research Center's latest survey, which shows the public's
continued distrust of the American media, one might think the press giants would be more careful about their
public associations and agendas. One would be wrong.
HBO'S Anti-Whitewashed Fairy Tales: In Jack and the
Beanstalk, not only are all the players black but so even is a rabbit that jumps out of a magician's hat.
In Little Red Riding Hood (or "Happy Coat" in this China-based tale) even the squirrels have almond-shaped
eyes. That squirrels do not have the extra fold that characterizes Asian eyelids is irrelevant.
Even nature bows to the PC gods at HBO. It seems only one major ethnic group has been left out. Of
over 90 voices used in this series, just one appears to belong to a token white of non-Hispanic descent.
No Respect for Diversity in News Coverage of Rice
9/11 Testimony. It's not unusual for folks to wonder if there is a double standard in the news
media. Usually, that question has to do with ideology, a liberal or conservative bias perhaps. But
the headlines about Dr. Rice's testimony are not about ideology, but about diversity in views. The
press just can't seem to understand that a well-educated black woman could hold the views Dr. Rice holds.
"Never gayer" Tony
Awards: For all its fizzling ratings, it's amazing that the Tony show hasn't been moved kit and
caboodle from a major network to PBS or Bravo. Why the collapse in public support? Perhaps it's
because the public has become disgusted by the Tonys' sexual agenda.
images: Television images have become remarkably successful at distilling complex issues into the
broadest and most knee-jerk dimensions. This is particularly true of political programming, which has
perfected the rapid fire style of discourse that leaves little time for thoughtful analysis.
Journalism 101: The
surest way to predict the top stories on any evening network newscast is to read the front page of The New York
Times. Most journalists consider the paper fair and balanced, and they follow it almost
religiously. A story just isn't a story until it's in the Times.
Rush and race: The
left obsessively racializes nearly everything, but if a conservative dares mention anything related to race,
he is dubbed a "racist" and considered unfit for polite company.
Liberal Media Lashes Out at
Christians. The culture wars have turned nastier than ever. And if
conservative Christians are offended by being called insane, stupid, sinister — or
even the next incarnation of fascist storm troopers — they'd better get used
to it. The news media is a major player in these cultural conflicts, and if there
was ever a pretense of impartiality when it came to liberal versus conservative, or
secular versus religious, that disguise has been stripped away.
media hiring today is from universities where a military career is regarded as bizarre and almost any
exercise of American power is considered wrongheaded or evil.
life and death distortions: However you feel about the Terri Schiavo case,
one fact is indisputable: The mainstream media coverage of the matter has been
abysmal. On a fundamental matter of life and death, the MSM heavyweights have proven
themselves utterly incapable of reporting fairly.
If this was a criticism of anybody, it was a criticism of the powers that be in the NFL. Nevertheless,
people have gone ballistic, just as if he [Rush Limbaugh] had criticized blacks as a race. But you have
to twist the truth like a pretzel to reach that conclusion.
Maureen Dowd's Tambourine:
Pulitzer Prize winning "journalist" Maureen Dowd in her April 20th article entitled "A Tale of Two Fridays," in
the New York Times thought it was "pandering" and culturally "insensitive" to have Franklyn Graham and
presumably other Christians espousing Christianity at a Good Friday service.
Racism in the newsroom:
The diversity craze in the newsroom has not only hurt good, qualified white male reporters and editors in
tangible ways, it has hurt the very people it was intended to help and it has hurt the credibility and
viability of the news organizations infected with this disease.
Black journalists jeer peer:
A conservative activist says that he was booed, jeered and called "the white man's boy" by a crowd of nearly
300 black reporters and media figures for speaking against reparations at last week's annual convention of the
National Association of Black Journalists.
Study Reveals Abortion Harms Women's
Mental Health... Media Yawn. Unless you subscribe to the American Journal of Orthopsychiatry,
which published the report last month, or are a fervent researcher of the Internet, you probably haven't heard
of this important study. That's because our mainstream news media recurrently decline to broadcast
studies that cast a skeptical shadow on abortion.
truth" abortion: Many in the media resent any suggestion that they are
either politically biased or that journalists' personal views stop them from doing a
good professional job of accurately reporting the news. The way the issue of
partial birth abortion has been reported — or not reported — gives the lie
to such protests.
Truth: Exsanguination or draining of blood? A federal judge
is demanding that abortion-industry witnesses speak in plain English as he considers
one of three challenges to a federal law banning partial-birth abortions. But
despite all the sensational testimony and courtroom drama, the major news media
are paying no attention.
Illegal Abortion Death Myths, Though Legal Abortions Kill Too. Some
major newspapers in the U.S. are using foreign horror stories to try to
promote the idea that the federal government should get involved in the overseas
abortion business. But the editorials and columns are filled with myths circulated
by the abortion lobby, according to pro-life advocates in the U.S.
Silence on Welfare Reform: What
may be most striking about the current welfare debate may be the remarkable absence of journalistic interest in
the topic. In fact, the news media's silence speaks volumes, testifying to the emergence of a broad new
consensus surrounding a law that was vilified by opponents when it was originally passed.
Glossary for the Liberal
Media: Death tax vs. estate tax; Preferences vs. affirmative action; Strategic Defense
Initiative (SDI) vs. Star Wars; Fetus vs. unborn. Words matter.
afraid of Losing Advertisers! Traditional Values Coalition has learned that in an attempt to stop
the hemorrhage of negative press and to preempt losing sponsors, Nickelodeon will be airing its controversial
Nick News program on homosexual parenting/families commercial-free.
Is Nickelodeon Promoting
Diversity or Perversity with its Homosexual Agenda? Nickelodeon, one of the Viacom Corporation's
divisions, has decided your children need to accept the notion that homosexuality is merely a form of
"diversity" like religion, or race. Linda Ellerbee produced the show "My Family Is Different" which was
aired Tuesday night [6/18/2002 (?)]. She said she was "puzzled" by the backlash against the
production from pro-family groups such as The Traditional Values Coalition.
Shibboleths: A Great Labor-Saving Device for
Rational Thinking. Shibboleths are the life blood of the media. Stories which seem to
support the side of the angels are trumpeted from coast to coast, while stories which support the other side
are either downplayed or ignored altogether. For example, vicious crimes committed by white people
against black people are big news because these stories fit the shibboleths which establish the moral identity
of the journalists who tell these stories. Vicious crimes committed by blacks against whites are not big
news because these stories undermine the shibboleths -- or, as it is phrased, "feed stereotypes."
Politically Correct Murder and Media Bias:
Some Murder Victims Are "More Equal" Than Others. Never mind that where violent crime takes place between
blacks and whites, the cases overwhelmingly involve a black perpetrator and a white victim.
Hollywood Leftists: You Pay, We
Insult: How long will consumers put up with celebrities who assault political views and who
falsely accuse them of racism? Celebrities who insult audiences with their political views may indeed
face a reckoning at the box office.
Coloring the News: Feminism
and Diversity: "Journalists are more disproportionately liberal on [the abortion] issue," wrote
Jonathan Alter, Newsweek's poster boy for liberal bias in the media. "So they are more likely to rely on
whether consciously or unconsciously, the information they get from the pro-abortion side." What he
neglected to add was that in almost every case, liberal reporters don't even bother to seek comments from the
pro-life forces, relying most often on what the spokeswomen for the abortion industry tell them.
NAACP vs. Racist Hollywood: According to
the Screen Actors Guild, blacks, who comprise 12 percent of the population, are cast in 14.8 percent
of all roles on television and in movies. Besides, don't the "good guys" -- mostly Leftist
Democrats -- run Hollywood?
(In this article, Larry Elder makes another interesting point: black households watch more TV than do
white households. Compared to some other groups, black children under-perform on standardized tests.
Studies also show black children do less homework than their white counterparts. Meanwhile, the president
of the NAACP seeks ways to make television more appealing to blacks.)
TV: So many [kids] don't tune in for specific shows; they turn the set on because they're not
comfortable without it on. At times they pay full attention to it; sometimes partial attention.
But oftentimes they're paying virtually no attention to what's on the screen. It's impossible for them
to stay with one channel; they must, by necessity, mindlessly, endlessly flip around.