As if the obvious needs to be laid out even more clearly, this page presents several more examples of what I've been discussing on the
other Media Bias pages.
The news media sometimes show bias when they don't report current events. Another nearby page on
this site has a long list of suppressed news items.
Most recently, the press showed undeniable favoritism toward
Barack Obama in the 2008
election cycle, and now, even after President Obama has been elected and sworn in, the
Other related pages:
The case of George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin
Candy Crowley exhibits unmitigated bias as debate moderator
Biased news coverage of "tea parties".
Biased news stories about firearms.
Media bias related to Hurricane Katrina.
Media bias/dishonesty related to environmental issues.
Bias in favor of Hillary Clinton.
Four dozen examples of media bias:
Rap Sheet: 48 Excellent Reasons to Distrust & Despise the Media. Forget bias for a
moment. Forget mistakes and misstatements and stupid or nasty things said during live telecasts.
There isn't enough Internet to begin to list the countless instances of left-wing bias and politicking and
idiocy the media engage in. [...] All of these scandals involve an attempt by a media that advertises itself
as non-partisan (MSNBC excepted) to aid and abet the Democrat Party, or undermine Republicans, or advance the
media's primary cause, which is to increase the size and scope of America's central federal government.
As you read the list below, ask yourselves which American company or institution could survive a rap sheet
even half as long as this one — decades of lies, cover ups, dictator-coddling, outright fraud,
theft, and the fabrication of evidence.
Repeatedly Pushes Elizabeth Warren To Call Mitch McConnell 'Sexist'. MSNBC's Kasie Hunt twice tried to get
Sen. Elizabeth Warren to call Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's behavior "sexist" during a Wednesday interview on
Capitol Hill. The Massachusetts Democrat noted that after McConnell prevented her from reading a letter penned by
Coretta Scott King, "[she] went outside the Senate chamber, and [she] read the whole speech.
Activism On News Page: GOP Hurries To Slash Oil And Gas Rules. [Here is another reason] that the
Credentialed Media has lost trust, as the NY Times publishes what is essentially an activist opinion piece by Eric Lipton on
page A1 of the Sunday NY edition. This might as well have been written by the office of Nancy Pelosi[.] [...] If that
was a press release from the Democratic National Committee, would you know the difference? Interestingly, Lipton never
actually names the group till literally the next to last paragraph.
Useful Idiots No More. The media is forever
demanding that Christians take a "serious look" at their religion's lack of modern enlightenment, then declare any criticism
of the Koran "Islamophobia." "A Sinister Perception of Islam Now Steers the White House," blared a Thursday [2/2/2017]
headline on the front page of the New York Times. Could anyone imagine it running an equivalent headline about
Obama's White House and Christianity — "A Sinister Perception of Catholicism Now Steers the White House"? Later,
the paper changed "sinister perception" to "dark view of Islam."
Anti-Trump Media's Attack on Monica Crowley. My friend Monica Crowley was the subject of a major hit job by CNN
a few weeks back. She is a serious scholar, but she was portrayed as a serial plagiarist who never had an original idea
in her head. The emotional toll of the uproar caused her to withdraw from her appointment by President Trump to be the
senior director of communications at the National Security Council. It is the country's loss. Over the last two
decades, Monica has been one of the most effective commentators on the national scene regarding the geopolitical challenges
confronting the United States, and in particular the phenomenon of jihadist terror catalyzed by sharia-supremacist
ideology — radical Islam.
Holt Lectures Viewers on the Meaning of the Statue of Liberty. With the debate over the legality of President
Donald Trump's immigration and travel ban still raging Monday evening [1/30/2017], NBC broadcasted their Nightly News program
"from the shadow of the Statue of Liberty" accompanied by a lecture from anchor Lester Holt. [...] But neither ABC nor CBS
treated it as a time to seemingly pontificate about the morality of the issue, let alone march out to the Statue of Liberty
and use it as a prop.
Cheer Left-Wing Protesters & Politicians 'Defying' Trump on Immigration. All three network morning shows on
Thursday hailed left-wing protesters and Democratic mayors across the country denouncing President Trump's executive orders
on immigration and border security. Co-host Matt Lauer led off NBC's Today by proclaiming: "Breaking
overnight... Protests across the country after President Trump orders a Mexican border wall to be built immediately."
Clips played of demonstrators chanting: "Donald Trump has got to go!"
Muir Left Speechless After Trump Brings Up March for Life. Wednesday night was a major first for Donald Trump
as ABC aired his very first interview as the President of the United States. The interview questions ranged from
immigration policy to what carpet he chose for the Oval Office (Ronald Reagan's), but things got awkward for interviewer
David Muir when he tried to stick Trump with questions about the Women's March on Saturday, "Let me just ask you while
we're standing outside, could you hear the voices from the Women's March here in Washington."
school Satan clubs coming to public elementary schools. An organization that calls itself the Satanic Temple
has been very active in promoting its overlord. It conducted a Black Mass and agitated, but failed, to build a 7-ft
tall statue of Satan next to a 10 Commandments monument in Oklahoma City; actually erected the statue in Detroit; and wants
prayer in school to the Devil. Now, in the name of religious parity, the Satanic Temple is bringing After School Satan
Clubs to America's public elementary schools. Another reason to home school your children.
White House Press Corps Fawned Over Obama At His Final Press Conference. The White House press corps showered
President Barack Obama with adoring questions during his final press conference Wednesday, following a brief address in which
he talked about the importance of a "skeptical" press. "In LGBT rights, we've seen a lot of achievements over the past
eight years," one reporter begins in a montage put together by Grabien to highlight the questions. After crediting
Obama with a list of accomplishments, he asks: "Where do you think LGBT rights will rank in terms of your accomplishments
or your legacy?"
Washington Post Takes Anti-Trump Bias To A New Level. [Scroll down] The story is about a Washington
Post/ABC News poll that asks, among other things, whether Trump should sell his business to avoid any possible conflicts of
interest while president. Trump has taken steps to avoid these conflicts, although not to the satisfaction of some in
the media — many of whom probably wouldn't be satisfied no matter what Trump did. What did the poll
find? It found that most (52%) think the steps Trump has taken are enough to "separate Trump's business interests from
his obligations as president." On the other hand, only 42% said that Trump should sell his business.
CNN Credibility in Tatters Anderson Cooper Attempts To Defend Propaganda. In addition to the Trump transition
team and NBC Reporting, Fox News is now also reporting the original claims by CNN were entirely manufactured, "fake news" by
four CNN agenda driven reporters: Jake Tapper, Jim Sciutto, Evan Perez and Carl Bernstein[.] Nothing reported as fact
by the CNN constructionists actually took place. Against, the back drop of CNN's destroyed credibility, pundit Anderson
Cooper attempts to obfuscate and push back against the collapse during a contentious interview with Kellyanne Conway: [...]
Amusing, inasmuch as cable channels don't use "airwaves."
Host to Planned Parenthood: 'These Airwaves Are Your Airwaves'. Americans know the liberal media are
untrustworthy. But there's something especially repulsive when they don't even pretend to uphold journalistic
integrity. On Sunday [1/8/2017], MSNBC host Joy Reid invited Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards on her show,
AM Joy. But rather than conducting an interview, Reid turned her show into a Planned Parenthood lovefest, from
insinuating that defunding Planned Parenthood would make women die to promising Richards that "these airwaves are your airwaves."
Before Trump's Press Conference CNN And BuzzFeed Hit 'Fake News' Bottom. Just as we saw last Friday, with the
completely fact and evidence-free dog and pony show put on by the Intelligence Community and their media allies, late Tuesday
afternoon, the Establishment Empire struck again, this time with an unprecedented double down. No doubt working in
tandem (and with Donald Trump's many establishment enemies on both the left and right), CNN and BuzzFeed did something so
sleazy and dishonest that, just a few years ago, even to a media cynic like me, it would have seemed impossible. With a
breathless breaking news report, left-wing CNN went first. To no one's surprise, the once-respected Jake Tapper took
the lead. Undoubtedly CNN's overall goal was to offer up the imprimatur of "journalism" so that a batch of leaked and
completely unsubstantiated anti-Trump documents could be dumped on the American public the night before the President-elect's
very first press conference.
Hate Crime In Chicago Whitewashed By Press. Note that the AP makes no reference to the races of the people
involved, and says it is too soon to tell whether the assault was racially motivated.
torture video highlights media double standard on hate. The four suspects are facing felony charges including
hate crimes and kidnapping. But Chicago Police initially downplayed reports Wednesday night that the attack was
racially motivated. "At this point we don't have anything concrete to point us in that direction," Police Supt.
Eddie Johnson told reporters. A video of the suspects attempting to scalp a man while shouting "F*** white people"
isn't concrete evidence? And while the police were trying their best to tone down the racial motivations of the
attackers, the Mainstream Media was trying to whitewash their skin color. It took the Washington Post nine paragraphs
to get around to the skin color of the attackers.
Camerota Frets 'Right-Wing Websites' Making Chicago Beating 'Political'. As Thursday's CNN New Day
covered the horrendous story of a white special needs man being tortured by four black teens in Chicago while they made
anti-white and anti-Donald Trump taunts and live streamed the assault on Facebook, CNN co-host Alisyn Camerota fretted that
"right-wing websites" like Breitbart, The Blaze, and Townhall are going too far in making the story "political."
At 6:31 a.m. ET, after a full report on the horrific attack, Camerota plugged an upcoming segment on right-wing reaction
to the video as she worried: "I mean, look, not only is this hideous, it's being also now somehow parlayed into a political
statement. There are some right-wing websites that believe that this is political. So we're going to have a debate
about what is behind this coming up."
Self-Awareness: Chuck Todd Whacks Trump's 'Concierge Media Friends'. On NBC's Meet the Press on
Sunday [1/1/2017], Chuck Todd devoted a whole hour to analyzing Trump vs. the Press, but he worked energetically to avoid the
notion the media lost trust because it's seen as part of the Democratic National Machine. There were no questions about
whether they failed in being too soft on Hillary Clinton, because they never think they've been too soft on Democrats.
meltdown as tipsy Trump-hater Don Lemon has mic cut off by CNN. CNN anchor Don Lemon has copped the honor of
the first on-air Trump-hater meltdown of 2017, year one of the Trump presidency. Sour Lemon's behavior was so
disgraceful and out of place during a celebration of the New Year that the network brass cut his audio feed just after
midnight when he began speak of "awful" 2016.
Germany Attack To Bash The Right. CNN's online coverage of Monday's deadly terror attack on a German Christmas
market focused on the attack's potential to stoke far-right anger, rather than the threats of Islamic radicalism. The
attack in Berlin killed at least 12 people and injured dozens more, but on CNN's website, the network's top story warned
about "the fallout of fear" and said that "attacks fuel [the] far right's assault on democracy."
Highlights Electoral College Disruptors, Shocked by Clinton Defections. As the Electoral College wrapped up its
proceedings across the country Monday, it was abundantly clear that President-Elect Donald Trump had exceeded the 270 votes
needed to win and that the efforts of his liberal opponents were sundered. On ABC's World News Tonight that
evening reporter Cecilia Vega highlighted the efforts of those who set out disrupt the process. "It did not come
without some fiery moments today," hyped Anchor David Muir leading into the report. "A chaotic scene in Wisconsin
today," reported Vega, "Protesters shouting down electors as they cast their votes for Donald Trump." "Everyone one of
you, you're pathetic! You don't deserve to be in America," a woman shouted as she was being escorted out by police.
"This is my America! My America," she continued.
Robert Baer: We Should Have Another Election. Well, that didn't take long. The morning after the
Washington Post's Friday evening [12/9/2016] story that a "Secret CIA assessment says Russia was trying to help Trump
win White House," a "deeply disturbed" Bob Baer, appearing on CNN Newsroom, when questioned as to whether "we should
have another election," said that if it's true, "I don't see any other way than to vote again."
Religion Columnist Attacks Evangelicals for 'Dangerous' Lack of Trust in the Mainstream Media. The escalation
against conservatives continued on Thursday with an online Washington Post column by Sarah Pulliam Bailey that sought
to connect the distrust in the mainstream media on the right to the rise of fake news and "dangerous" consequences like the
false story that's become known as Pizzagate. "Listen, I was raised in an evangelical home. I know the media is
supposed to be the butt of many jokes and the source of many of our problems. For many conservatives, the phrase "fake
news" is now being used to describe "liberal bias," but fake news has real consequences," Bailey emphasized near the
beginning of her post. Perhaps most frustrating but not surprising for this newspaper was that Bailey made no attempt
to differentiate between conservatives not willing to trust the liberal media and those who have embraced everything they see
and hear from sites that have no semblance of facts or substance (ex. Stories about Pope Francis endorsing Donald Trump).
Gleefully Mocks Dr. Ben Carson — Exhibit Stunning Level of Ridicule Against Black Cabinet Nominee.
During a presented Don Lemon discussion panel Monday night [12/5/2016], the severity of ridicule against Dr. Ben Carson was
jaw-dropping and unprofessional in the extreme. Removing all pretense of substantive discussion, Don Lemon, Marc Lamont Hill
and Peter Beinart began openly mocking the nomination of Dr. Carson for Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
The scope and severity of the exhibited ridicule was so over the top, fellow CNN panelist Brian Stelter was both visibly trying to
hide his glee and simultaneously uncomfortable joining in amid the laughter and mockery.
Give Jill Stein Recount Effort 12 Times Coverage of Her Entire Campaign. When Jill Stein was the Green Party's
candidate for U.S. president, the networks only gave her 36 seconds of coverage. However, as soon as she launched a
campaign to contest the presidential election and demand a recount of ballots in several key states, the evening news shows
on ABC, CBS and NBC managed to find 7 minutes and 26 seconds of coverage for her in just four days. That's
more than 12 times as much coverage as in the entire campaign.
Targets Giuliani for Fighting Terrorism too Energetically. In a move that invites parody if not outright
ridicule, the left-oriented Politico blog this week went after former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani for fighting
Iran-sponsored terrorism too aggressively. Well, duh! In a week that saw "Fake News" become the number one topic
of debate among mainstream journalists, Politico decided to double down on stupidity and serve up a prime example of
fake news. The Washington post dutifully echoed the false accusations to give the lie a cloak of respectability not
bestowed by Politico.
Hail Castro's Achievements, 'George Washington,' 'Folk Hero to Most of Us'. Fidel Castro, who died late Friday
night, was a tyrant who oppressed Cubans and brought misery to many for several decades and while much of the breaking news
coverage emphasized that reality, journalists on ABC, CNN and MSNBC — matching how too much of the media
approached Castro for decades — couldn't resist crediting him for supposed great advancements in education,
literacy and health care. On MSNBC, Andrea Mitchell insisted in a stock bio that Castro "gave his people better health
care and education." Appearing live by phone, she soon trumpted how Castro "will be revered" for "education and social
services and medical care to all of his people."
NBC Spend Three Times More Airtime on Neo-Nazi Conference Than Four Years of March for Life. A disturbing trend
has emerged since the presidential election as the liberal media have been promoting neo-Nazis and white nationalists in
hopes to (admirably) discredit them and falsely insinuate that they were far-right conservatives who propelled Donald Trump
to the White House. Well, this trend manifested itself with five minutes and 17 seconds Tuesday morning on CBS and NBC
that attempted to label the neo-Nazi conference as one featuring "conservative extremist[s]" and added up to three times more
coverage than they've had on the March for the Life in the past four years (at one minute and 40 seconds).
The Exhausted Epithets of the
Left. Barack Obama's signature phrase, "the audacity of hope," came from a black nationalist, Jeremiah Wright.
Obama stocked his administration with black nationalists, delivered speeches to openly separatist black colleges and associations,
rolled out the red carpet for Al Sharpton, encouraged the reverse racism of "Black Lives Matter," and rationalized the behavior of
athletes who protested the American flag. None of this qualified as "ethnonationalism" in the eyes of the media. They
reserve that smear for conservatives who oppose hyphenated Americanism.
Disappointed Because The Stock Market is Rising. Liberal ideologues who hate America continue their frustrated
Watch: Networks Pound Bannon, But Ignore Democrat Ellison's Radicalism. Since Sunday evening, ABC, CBS
and NBC (along with a host of other establishment media outlets) have been engaged in a feeding frenzy over Donald Trump's
appointment of Steve Bannon, with reporters relentlessly employing phrases such as "white nationalist," "white supremacist,"
"extremist," "racist" and "anti-Semitic" to solidify the image of Bannon as a dangerous pick for a top White House
position. But since Friday, those same networks have been blind to the controversies surrounding the top candidate for
Democratic National Committee Chairman, Rep. Keith Ellison. Ellison has been accused of ties to the radical Nation
of Islam, the Muslim Brotherhood, and once suggested the 9/11 terrorist attacks were akin to the infamous Reichstag fire used
to propel Hitler's Nazi party into absolute power in 1933 Germany.
Washington Post Thinks Reporting On A Study That Shows Illegals Take Jobs Is Racist. In order to not be considered a
racist by The Washington Post you should probably avoid reporting on a study by a federal economist that reveals illegal immigrants
take jobs. This is made clear in the article "'Can you name one white nationalist article at Breitbart?' Challenge accepted!,"
published Tuesday afternoon [11/15/2016] on the Post's The Fix blog. The article was a response to a Breitbart editor who
defended the publication from attacks that it supports racism Monday night by asking CNN's Don Lemon if he can name one white
nationalist article on the site. Breitbart has been under attack for allegedly being a white nationalist publication ever
since the site's former executive chairman Steve Bannon was named President-elect Donald Trump's chief strategist on Sunday.
Propaganda Disguised as Election Analysis. Julie Bosman and Monica Davey in a N.Y. Times article, "Republicans
Expand Control in a Deeply Divided Nation," use understatement and a rhetoric of "thoughtful analysis" to make their case
that Republican victories are negative events even though the people have spoken. By publishing this article, the N.Y.
Times once again becomes an instrument of partisan politics under the guise of high-minded journalism. The authors have
mastered the art of writing to project a sense that the reader is getting an overview of where we've been, where we are, and
where we're going. But in fact, the article is filled with bias against the Republicans. Distortions abound.
Stephanopoulos: Trump Civil Suit Conviction Could Be 'Impeachable'. ABC's George Stephanopoulos raised
the prospect of the impeachment of President-Elect Trump on Thursday's [11/10/2016] Good Morning America, as the
morning show spotlighted the multiple civil lawsuits against the billionaire. The former Clinton administration
communications director underlined that "if he takes the risk of going to trial and he's convicted, that could be seen as an
impeachable offense." ABC legal analyst Dan Abrams corrected Stephanopoulos's faulty take: "You can't impeach someone
for stuff that they did before they became president."
Slate Goes Ape.
My wife pointed out the front page of today's Slate. (Slate, if you are not familiar with it, is a left-wing on-line
magazine.) You can enlarge this image and then just ponder it. There are numerous delights to be discovered, from
"Donald Trump's Victory Proves That America Hates Women" to "Trump Won the Election By Promising a Resurgent White Supremacy."
Sure he did! One question: doesn't a complete lack of self-knowledge sometimes come back to bite you?
of the night' Bitter news anchor bemoans Trump's election success. As Donald Trump triumphed in the race to the
White House a television news anchor has bemoaned his incredible success. As various major US news networks prepared to
confirm the Republican's victory over Hillary Clinton, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow gave a bitter response while live on
air. The sombre host told MSNBC viewers, as Mr Trump edged towards victory: "You're awake by the way.
"You're not having a terrible, terrible dream. Also you're not dead and you haven't gone to hell. [...]"
Wins — Time to End the Republican Civil War. [Scroll down] But if you were watching Fox News
(not the more Trump-friendly and vastly more interesting Fox Business) as the returns were coming in, the commentators
(except for the eminently sensible Tucker Carlson) made you think what we were witnessing was the final ascendance of Eugene
V. Debs after six attempts and America was about to turn communist — or something. I'm not going to name
names. It's pointless and contrary to what I am trying to do. But I thought half those commentators were about to
cry. Some of them actually were. And this is a conservative network.
Protester Going Nuts On CNN Over Hillary Loss Was a CNN Cameraman? Is CNN using their own crew members as fake
protesters? Earlier today, we posted a video of a Hillary supporter having a total meltdown on CNN last night. In
a slightly longer version of the clip you can watch below, CNN's Don Lemon remarks at the end of the video that he knows the
man and that he's a CNN cameraman.
Bramage: Idiot Hillary Supporter Has A MELTDOWN On CNN. This meltdown, what is said, and WHO is saying it
explains a lot of what's wrong with our country right now. Respectfully, sir, your school owes the taxpayer a refund
and an apology. They've obviously failed you. The field reporter went to an anti-Trump rally in Chicago and
stopped someone in the crowd for his comments. And then things got weird. [...] The newscaster back at the newsroom
recognized this 'passerby'. As a cameraman. One who had traveled to Rwanda with the newscaster.
Dewey defeats Truman!
recalls 125,000 copies of its souvenir Madam President issue. Everyone from pollsters to pundits got the result
of the US presidential election wrong. But few can have made it in such an expensive manner. Newsweek and a
partner that prints up special commemorative issues has been forced into an embarrassing recall, after it sent out 125,000
copies of its Madam President issue designed to celebrate Hillary Clinton's win.
Martha Raddatz Chokes Up While Discussing Implications of Trump Presidency. ABC News' Martha Raddatz began to
choke up during the network's 2016 Election Night coverage when discussing the ramifications a President Donald Trump might
have on the military. Raddatz, one of the 2016 debate moderators, sounded shaky from the get-go. "Donald Trump, I
questioned what he would do about Syria and his understanding of military policy and civilian/military divide, I don't know
that he really has a plan for what he's going to do there," she said.
CNN: A Blue
Spot in 'This Sea of Red Makes You Feel a Little Better'. CNN's John King said that a state leaning blue toward
Hillary Clinton in a "sea of red" had to make you feel better while looking at a map of the incoming results of the
presidential election Tuesday night [11/8/2016]. After discussing with Wolf Blitzer how Virginia was moving toward
Clinton, King zoomed out and took a look at all the states that had either gone or were leaning to Donald Trump, describing
the map as a "sea of red."
Chris Matthews: Loser Hillary Won the Debates, Had 'Best Ad Campaign'. A stunned Chris Matthews struggled
to comprehend Hillary Clinton's loss and the victory of Donald Trump on election night. On MSNBC, Matthews sputtered,
"[Clinton] won every debate by all standards. Every debate.... She had the best ad campaign, the best ground game."
He whined, "This is a shot against meritocracy, I think. Because she merited everything and the normal way you standardize
these things, she did what you're supposed to do to win and Trump came in around the corner."
The Editor says...
Oh, yes, "she did what you're supposed to do," except for the secrecy, the cloud of corruption, the imperious condescension, the
$200,000 speeches about nothing, lying about her obviously poor health, and 30 years of accumulated scandals, any one of which
should have sent her to trial. What an immense relief it is to know that we won't have to listen to that ghastly voice of hers
for the next four years. Nor does anyone have to listen to people like Chris Matthews, constantly campaigning for the Democrats
while pretending to be "journalists."
John Harwood Asked Podesta What He Should Ask Jeb During Interview. John Harwood, a journalist for CNBC and The
New York Times, asked Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta what he should ask then-Republican presidential candidate Jeb
Bush in an interview, according to a new email released by WikiLeaks on Sunday [11/6/2016]. The email from September 21,
2015 had the subject line, "what should I ask Jeb..."
The Truth About
the Late Tom Hayden — Whitewashed by the MSM. The worst claim in the [New York] Times'
obituary is that Hayden was a "peace activist" who "opposed violent protests but backed militant demonstrations." He could be
called a peace activist only if one views someone who supported a Communist victory in Vietnam as a proponent of "peace."
Morning News" All in for Hillary. I was listening to the radio when America's Morning News came on with some
election "news". It was essentially a campaign ad for Hillary Clinton disguised as "news". It dwelt on the made up
"scandal" of Trump accusers that have been mostly debunked. Not a single word about the multiple Hillary scandals from
exposing U.S. classified information, pay for play as Secretary of State, transferring half a million dollars to the campaign
of the wife of the FBI individual who was supposed to be investigating Hillary, and on and on. I have never seen the
full force of the organized media so completely all in for one candidate before.
media 101: 'Your bias is showing'. [Scroll down] Unfortunately, when I was working on the copy desk
putting out the Sunday paper last week, I was so shocked by a story that I changed my plans for this column. The story,
which passed muster at the Associated Press and no doubt made its way into hundreds of newspapers and probably thousands of
websites, was a report on a Trump rally in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, on Oct. 13. It was so astoundingly biased that I
had to extensively edit the story to remove the reporter's personal opinions before running it on the following day's front
page. The story was headlined, "Trump challenges legitimacy of election." That was one of the few accurate statements
in the report. It was all downhill from there. I'll provide a few examples to demonstrate how the reporter inserted
personal opinions into a news story, and how easy it was for me as editor to correct them.
is Abortion Advocacy, Not Journalism. I was kinda thrown off guard this morning. I got on the Facebook page of a local
newspaper this morning. It's a great place to find recommendations on gutter clearings, etc. in our area. And along with the
posts on golf carts for sale and BOLOs for pick up trucks speeding on backroads, there was this. [...]
has a point with media criticism. Add it all up, and one presidential candidate's negative news of the day was
somehow covered more than 23 times more than another candidate's negative news of the day. It's understood what has
always sold in this business: sizzle always trumps steak, sex always triumphs over substance. If you told me the
coverage was 2-1 or even a 3-1 ratio of Trump to Clinton, you wouldn't be reading this column right now. But a story
winning the lead over another is one thing. Devouring it to the point of almost total omission via a more than 23:1 ratio
is quite another: "NBC Nightly News" with Lester Holt devoted zero seconds to the Democrat and Wikileaks on Thursday night
the Washington Post killed Bernie Sanders' candidacy. The Bernie Sanders candidacy didn't die a natural
death — it was murdered. And the murder weapon has the fingerprints of the Washington Post all over
it. That's the contention of the much-respected progressive writer Thomas Frank (author of the beloved-by-the-left book
"What's the Matter With Kansas?") in an evisceration of the media's role in taking down Sanders that will be the cover story
of the November issue of Harper's.
Post Reporter Spiked Info About Podesta Conflict Of Interest. A Washington Post reporter gave former White
House Senior Counselor John Podesta advance reassurance she was withholding information about his ethically compromising
financial links to a Democratic mega-donor. "I just wanted to make sure John Podesta had a heads up that his name
will be in a story concerning the White House's ethics policy, which could run on Monday," WaPo White House Bureau Chief Juliet
Eilperin told then-Obama White House Assistant Press Secretary Frank Benenati in a March 21, 2015, email.
20 Mins on Trump's 'Miss Piggy' Remark, Silence on Clinton Chief of Staff Immunity. Once again, ABC, CBS and
NBC have ignored a major news story that could be embarrassing to Hillary Clinton and have national implications, while
promoting a negative (and trivial) Trump story initially pushed by the Clinton campaign. On September 23, news broke
that during the now-infamous investigation into Clinton's emails, the FBI granted Clinton's former chief of staff Cheryl
Mills immunity. House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz called Mills's immunity "beyond explanation," adding that "the
FBI was handing out immunity agreements like candy." Yet, neither ABC, CBS nor NBC ever even mentioned this story once.
Now Calls Debate 'Rigged' Due To Antagonistic Moderator. In the wake of extensive criticism of presidential
debate moderator Lester Holt for aggressively confronting Republican candidate Donald Trump and lobbing softballs at Democrat
Hillary Clinton, Trump is changing his verdict of how the debate was conducted. "And then I had to put up with the
anchor and fight the anchor all the time on everything I said. What a rigged deal," Trump told a New Hampshire crowd
The Low Point of a Low
Night. Lester Holt, anchor of NBC Nightly News and the moderator in last night's presidential debate, is
hearing it from conservative critics about his performance. He pressed Donald Trump on his tax returns and his long
record of birtherism, and he jumped in, Candy Crowley-like, when Trump claimed that he hadn't supported the Iraq War.
He didn't ask Hillary Clinton, correspondingly, questions about her e-mails, the "basket of deplorables," or the rumors about
her ill health. For me, Holt's lowest moment came at the end. "One of you will not win this election," he
said. "So my final question to you tonight, are you willing to accept the outcome as the will of the voters?"
Is Better Positioned for the Next Two Debates than the Pundits Dare Realize. [Scroll down] Lester Holt
was profoundly one-sided. He interrupted Trump constantly (41 times), rarely Hillary (7 times). He tried a few Candy
Crowley moments, as when he interjected his views on the constitutionality of stop-and-frisk. That is Hillary's job, if she wishes
to interject along those lines, not the moderator's. He asked Trump five hard follow-up questions; he asked Hillary ...
not one. However, whereas moderators like Crowley cowed Romney and McCain into submission, because those genteel
nominees were oh-so-polite and well mannered, Trump was not cowed.
Lester Holt shows why Americans are sick of media. If trust and confidence in the media have fallen to the
lowest in history, as recently reported, Holt, in his total abandonment of any semblance of objectivity, has lowered both
even more. This bootlicking cog, beholden to his pro-Hillary media masters, didn't bring up Benghazi, the email
scandals, the Clinton Foundation slush fund, Huma Abedin's ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, or Clinton's connections to the
biggest female oppressors on the planet. With no pushback at all, Holt allowed Hillary to reference an irrelevant
1996 beauty pageant winner as an example of Trump's so-called misogyny.
Spotlights Debate Watch Party with No Trump Supporters. The Tuesday evening [9/27/2016] following the first
2016 presidential debate, CBS Evening News was eager to share the opinions of people at debate watch parties from all across
the country, including Los Angles, Philadelphia, and Dallas. Of the three watch parties they covered, CBS chose to lead
with Los Angles where the makeup of the room was highly biased. "This group of Latino debate watchers gathered early,"
reported CBS's John Blackstone, "None here support Donald Trump, but Ana Reyes came looking for more reasons why Hillary
Clinton deserved her vote."
Clinton's Lyin' Eyes. [Scroll down] Eight years ago, John McCain's health was much discussed by the media
with regard to his age and history of melanoma. Was he too old? Could his cancer return? Only four years
older when he was seeking the nomination than Mrs. Clinton is now, one thought the grim reaper was sitting atop his
shoulder. Yet those questioning Mrs. Clinton's health are conspiracy kooks, part of the "vast right wing conspiracy",
card-carrying members of "The Deplorables", called "healthers" as the new "birthers". Mrs. Clinton is not running
for Chappaqua town council, but for commander in chief of the United States. Her health is a legitimate concern.
media loves Hillary — and it could cost her the election. [Scroll down] Holt's bias was
obvious, but the impact was not inevitable. It mattered largely because, shockingly, Donald Trump was shocked that Holt
was in the tank for Clinton. How could Trump not see that coming? And if he did, why wasn't he better
prepared? Holt never pressed Clinton with any substantive follow-ups, while Trump repeatedly was asked to defend or
explain what he had just said or said in the past.
wins big at Media Research Center's Dishonors Awards night. [For example,] When her guest, Latino conservative Alfonso Aguilar,
praised House Speaker Paul Ryan as a "hard worker" on October 26, the MSNBC schoolmarm took exception. "I want us to be super
careful when we use the language 'hard worker,' because I actually keep an image of folks working in cotton fields on my office wall,
because it is a reminder about what hard work looks like. So, I feel you that he's a hard worker, I do, but in the context of
won the debate. Don't believe the "Intellectual Yet Idiot" class. [Scroll down] They stacked the
deck against Trump with Lester Holt's one-sided questions and interventions. The Holt-Clinton team was glib, articulate,
and self-congratulatory. However, they lost. The Intellectual Yet Idiot class that dominates our news media fell
all over themselves critiquing Trump and praising Holt and Clinton. In doing so, they repeated the mistake they have
made about every debate since August 2015.
Lester Holt Really Wanted to Be Fair and Balanced.... NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt, at Monday
night's [9/26/2016] debate, repeatedly cross-examined and fact-checked GOP nominee Donald Trump. However, for Hillary
Clinton there was not one single challenge to anything she said. And there wasn't a hard-hitting question to the
Democratic nominee on any of her controversies whether it be Benghazi, the Clinton Foundation or the e-mails. If Holt
had correctly done his job as moderator he could've asked a tough question of Trump and then pivoted to ask an equally
challenging question to Clinton. The debate might have gone completely different if he had.
A List Of The Top 10 Issues Hillary Was NOT Asked About At Monday's Debate. Moderator Lester Holt is getting
mixed reviews for his performance at Monday's presidential debate. While some are praising Holt as having been
even-handed, critics have noted that the questions he asked — or didn't ask — seemed to favor former
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Specifically, Holt pressed Donald Trump on a number of tough issues including his
unreleased tax returns. However, Holt failed to hold Hillary Clinton to account for any of the significant issues
surrounding her scandal-plagued campaign, including the Clinton foundation's pay-to-play accusations and her cozy
relationship with Wall Street investment banks.
Bolling calls out Lester Holt for blatant Hillary Clinton debate bias. Fox News' Eric Bolling took to Twitter
to react during Monday night's presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
Holt spins debate for Hillary 6 huge ways, plays 'Gotcha' with Trump. Journalists got their wish.
Presidential debate moderator Lester Holt hoisted Hillary Clinton's campaign high in the air like Atlas. Holt
repeatedly called out Trump, as both the Clinton campaign and the liberal media had begged him to do. Holt reminded
viewers he's liberal — from pushing the birther issue to harassing Trump about his tax returns to a wildly biased
question about Clinton as "the first woman nominated by a party" not having "the look." Clinton skated by with a 15-second
response on her emails while Trump was asked repeated follow-up questions while Hillary was not. There was no
"deplorables" question and Holt promoted the birther meme without noting its origin in the Clinton camp.
"Candy" Holt Moderates a Completely Useless Debate. Nobody Won. America Lost. If you were tuning in
to help you decide which candidate had the best plans for your future, Lester "Candy" Holt was absolutely no help at
all. Who has the better plan for the economy? For Terrorism? For National Security? For
anything? You sure did not learn that last night. Holt tossed out lofty topics but allowed the discussion, and
even led the discussion, to Hillary's talking points. He tried to fact check Trump — but never Hillary.
Giuliani: 'Lester Holt Should Be Ashamed Of Himself'. When asked by The Daily Caller Monday night if Holt
treated Donald Trump fairly, the former mayor of New York said he acted "extremely unfairly." "Particular in his
interference with regard to the unconstitutionality of a case called Terry v. Ohio," Giuliani told this reporter.
"I forgive Hillary Clinton for not understanding that stop-and-frisk was not held unconstitutional — only
unconstitutional as applied by Michael Bloomberg and Ray Kelly." "I happen to disagree with that," he said. "I was
out of office 12 years when it was held unconstitutional. It was never held unconstitutional when I was mayor."
Lester Holt auditioning for Hillary's press secretary?' NBC moderator is criticized for Clinton bias. Lester
Holt has been lambasted on social media with accusations he favored Hillary Clinton following Monday night's presidential
debates. Some allegations against the NBC moderator included that he frequently interrupted Republican presidential
candidate Donald Trump and went easy on Clinton. Even Trump himself implied that he was disappointed the topics of
Clinton's foundation, emails and Benghazi scandal were never raised.
Times Lester Holt Shilled for Hillary Clinton at First Debate. Again and again, Holt asked Trump tough
questions that were straight from the Clinton campaign's talking points, and which were obvious set-ups for Clinton to attack
(and for fact-checkers to pounce on whatever Trump asserted in his own defense). Here are the five worst examples.
Holt Lost the Debate. There were concerns that Lester Holt would be this debate's Candy Crowley. He was a
good deal worse. Every question was shaped to frame a left-wing agenda. Holt hurled numerous attacks at
Trump. He only passingly offered Hillary a chance to address her emails when Trump had already brought it up.
The debate was structurally biased and Holt biased it. He repeatedly argued with Trump about the facts.
biased: Lester Holt tries to throw debate. Lester Holt was widely praised as a fair journalist to
moderate the first presidential debate in the general election, but the debate did not turn out to be fairly moderated.
Holt went after Donald Trump four times on tough "gotcha"-type questions, while only bringing up Hillary Clinton's emails
when asking her to respond to Trump. All four questions led to Clinton smashing Trump on an issue she has been using on
the trail against him.
Bashing of Lauer Has Desired Effect as Lester Holt Lets His Bias Fly. The first part of the debate was actually
all right for Holt, but the wheels flew off when they got to how each candidate would handle healing the racial divide in the
U.S. Holt went for the birther issue with Trump, which isn't off the table but has very little relevance to what faces our
next president. Had Hillary brought it up it would have been fine. For Holt to interject it during what was
supposed to be a substantive discussion on race relations made it seem as if he were being fed questions directly from
Clinton HQ. Holt then hit Trump with a question about him saying that Hillary didn't have a presidential "look," which
obviously just served as a platform for Hillary to call Trump a sexist.
Holt shows he doesn't know the meaning of impartial. For the first half or so, Holt gave simple, broad,
open-ended questions and let the candidates go at it. He didn't venture into live fact-checking, didn't much quarrel
with the nominees, didn't ask persnickety questions. [...] But in the last half of the show, Holt started going after
Trump. He got into an unfortunate bickering match with the Republican nominee over the latter's (apparently offhand)
support for the Iraq War in a 2002 Howard Stern interview. It was perfectly reasonable to bring up the point, but the
exchange became tiresome on both sides, with the two men talking past each other.
I wouldn't debate again after Holt's 'interference'. Donald Trump surrogate Rudy Giuliani floated the prospect
of Trump not participating in further general election debates, after what he believes was inappropriate meddling Monday by
moderator Lester Holt. "If I were Donald Trump, I wouldn't participate in another debate unless I was promised the
journalist would act like a journalist, and not an ignorant fact check," Giuliani said late Monday night in the post-debate
spin room, according to video provided by Bloomberg. "My advice would be the moderator would have to promise they'd be
In debate, Clinton gets no follow-up
questions, Trump gets 6. Republican Donald Trump was kept on the defensive at the first presidential debate, in
several instances having to debate the highly anticipated event's moderator as well as his Democratic opponent. Trump
was challenged on his answers Monday night at Hofstra University in New York at least six times by NBC's Lester Holt,
according to the Washington Examiner's count. Hillary Clinton, meanwhile was no follow-up questions for the
Takes On Holt And Hillary. Donald Trump's main opponent in the first presidential debate wasn't Hillary
Clinton. It was NBC anchor Lester Holt. Hillary, with forced smiles as brittle as china and an eerie fake laugh,
continued her primary debate strategy of repeating canned talking points while waiting for the moderator to knock off her
opponent. Hillary wasn't there to debate, but to once again seem like the only possible option. Holt's job was
to make her seem like the only possible option by targeting Trump.
Trump did well, despite a big obstacle. Trump did well overall despite the clear bias in the questions asked
and not asked by Lester Holt, and a missed opportunity to attack Hillary on the email scandal and Benghazi. [...] Holt kept
interrupting Trump during his answers, but he did not interrupt Hillary. Holt should have asked Hillary if her campaign
started the birther issue in 2008. But most importantly, Holt did not ask Hillary about the Bubba Foundation that has
received billions of dollars from countries, individuals, and businesses that had business with the Hillary State Department.
Holt did not ask about how she amassed $300 million during the last 15 years, and why anyone would pay up to
$500K per speech to her "husband" Bubba while she was secretary of state, not to mention her own speech fees after she left
office. Holt did not ask Hillary about the pay for play, nor did he ask her about Benghazi, specifically why she
lied about the attack's cause.
true" when Bernie said it, "mostly false" when Trump did. The Social Justice Warriors at PolitiFact are at it
again, lying like sacks of fertilizer inside the barn.
Paper Offers Discount In Scramble To End Hillary Endorsement Fallout. The Dallas Morning News is offering
massively discounted subscriptions to its readers in an effort to withstand the fallout caused by its editorial board's
endorsement of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. The endorsement has generated a lot of reader pushback in the form
of angry comments, phone calls and vows to unsubscribe from the paper, which hasn't endorsed a Democrat in 75 years.
Editor Joe Wilson has acknowledged it came with a price of dropped subscriptions, but no one from the paper has revealed
how many readers actually unsubscribed.
The Editor says...
It is difficult enough to keep a newspaper afloat in the 21st century, without stuff like this.
Charlotte shooting, press downplays a key fact: The officer's race downplays a key fact: The officer's race. The riot in
Charlotte, and the fatal shooting of Keith Scott that sparked the violence, was the lead story in yesterday's New York Times. But a crucial
fact was buried. Not until the 30th paragraph were readers told that "Brentley Vinson, the officer who the police say shot Mr. Scott, is
black, as is the police chief." The Washington Post took a similar approach with its lead story, waiting until the 31st paragraph to report
that "authorities said the officer who shot Scott is black."
Omit IRS Head Admitting to Targeting Tea Party Groups at Hearing. At a contentious impeachment hearing
conducted by the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday [9/21/2016], IRS Commissioner John Koskinen admitted that his agency targeted
Tea Party groups looking to obtain tax-exempt status. "They were totally improper criteria used to select organizations,
applying for c-4 designation for further review," testified Koskinen before the committee, "Those organizations predominantly were
conservative organizations." This stunning abuse of power went unreported by the "Big Three" networks Wednesday evening and
Thursday morning. The only reference to Koskinen being in a hearing that day was made by NBC that evening, but the report had
nothing to do with a possible impeachment or his testimony. During her report on NBC Nightly News, reporter Katy Tur used a
clip of the commissioner, talking about how tax-exempt organizations can spend their funds, to take a swipe at Donald Trump and his
foundation for alleged self-dealing.
Media Panel: Clinton vs. Trump Is Apples vs. 'Rancid Meat'. On his Sunday show Reliable
Sources, [9/4/2016] host Brain Stelter brought out a panel made up a proverbial who's who of Donald Trump opponents to
whine about how the media was being "unfair" to Hillary Clinton and going easy on Trump.
Drew loses his CNN show a week after questioning Hillary's health. Dr. Drew Pinsky raised a lot of eyebrows a week ago when he said he was
gravely concerned over Hillary Clinton's health in an interview on KABC-AM radio. The interview went viral, and was taken down by the station (but
a transcript lives on, courtesy of the Free Beacon). So the message had to be delivered in way tht [sic] would chill everyone who might think about
revealing inconvenient truths.
Is Overwhelming. After over two decades in the heart of America's spotlight, Hillary Clinton is still an unknown
quantity for most Americans. That's thanks to one factor and one factor only: the love and worship of the mainstream
media. Over the weekend, no less than six terrible stories broke that would have crippled anyone else's campaign.
that ripped Bush on Katrina ignores Obama on Louisiana flooding. President George W. Bush was torn to shreds in 2005
by mainstream media commentators for his initial response to Hurricane Katrina — yet President Obama's detached
response to the recent Louisiana floods has been met with resounding silence from those same outlets. "George Bush
doesn't care about black people" was the shocking charge by singer Kanye West about President Bush's response to
Katrina. West's was a particularly blunt assessment, but echoed a growing narrative pushed by mainstream media outlets
that Bush's response was out of touch, inept and most of all, he didn't care about people on the ground.
Matthews: Get 'excited' about Clinton campaign, or 'don't vote'. MSNBC's Chris Matthews has a striking
message for disaffected Democrats: Get "excited" about Hillary Clinton's campaign and the possibility of the party
controlling Washington, or "don't vote." The "Hardball" host offered the advice on air Tuesday night, while griping about
some Democrats' pessimistic attitude toward the election.
Matthews Fails to Identify Disgraced Pennsylvania AG as a Democrat. Imagine that a Republican state attorney
general had been forced to resign after being convicted of perjury and obstruction of justice. Now imagine how the
story would have been played on MSNBC. Fair to assume that the word "Republican" would have featured in the story's first
sentence? But in a stand-alone segment on today's Hardball on the forced resignation of Kathleen Kane, the Pennsylvania
AG who was convicted on nine charges, host Chris Matthews failed to ever mention, and the screen graphics never revealed,
that Kane is a Democrat. Kane had illegally leaked secret grand jury documents to harm a rival prosecutor, then lied
about it under oath.
Writer Discovered on Payroll of Pro-Iran 'Echo Chamber' Architect. A Washington Post writer who recently
claimed that a $400 million cash payment to Iran was "American diplomacy at its finest" failed to disclose that he has been
on the payroll of an organization that emerged as a chief architect of the White House's self-described campaign to build a
pro-Iran "echo chamber," according to information obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. Allen S. Weiner, a
Stanford law professor and contributor to the Post's opinions section, co-authored a piece arguing in favor of the
Obama administration's decision to pay Iran $400 million in hard currency in what many described as a "ransom payment" for
the release of several U.S. hostages. Weiner and the Post failed to disclose that the writer has long been on the
payroll of the Ploughshares Fund, an organization recently exposed as a key cog in a White House-orchestrated campaign to build
what it called a pro-Iran "echo chamber."
Attkisson Discusses DC Journalist Bureau Chief Urging Colleagues to Take Down Trump. Sharyl Attkisson was
interviewed on NewsMax TV with Steve Malzberg and discussed an event she attended where a well known DC Journalist Bureau
Chief urged all of the reporters in attendance to earnestly work at taking down candidate Donald Trump. When you
consider the event being discussed, and further add the known hatred from a very specific Washington Bureau Chief, it stands
to reason Attkisson is discussing Carl Bernstein. Bernstein previously said that all reporters have a professional
journalistic responsibility to destroy the candidacy of Donald Trump. Bernstein, if you didn't know, is a full-throated
supporter of Hillary Clinton.
VIDEO: Here's ten minutes of CNN
cutting people's mics when they dare criticize Hillary. Note to pundits, journalists, witnesses, and
commentators who would dare speak the truth about Hillary Clinton. You are not welcome on CNN. They have no interest
in hearing the facts of Mrs. Clinton's life. They don't fit the obviously-biased narrative they're building, and
[they won't] let you sit there and use their airwaves to inform people. The once and future Queen must be protected at
all costs. Speak ill of her and CNN's gestapo will shout you down and cut you off with extreme prejudice — regardless
of the accuracy of your comments.
Good Joke About Political Murder. [Scroll down] Not only did Trump not say what the media has accused him
of saying, but the media has no problem when Democrats openly called and call for the assassination of Republican presidents
and presidential candidates. During Trump's candidacy a fine roster of media folks covering the gamut from the New York
Times to VICE to the Nightly Show have joked about killing Trump or about his assassination. Anyone objecting to that
sort of good clean progressive fun would have been a humorless spoilsport. Trump's remark however is being denounced in
the press as everything from a threat to sedition. What did Trump actually say? When you go to the tape, it turns
out that he said nothing.
Admits: Host Gayle King Attended Gushing Obama Birthday Party. CBS This Morning co-host Gayle King
isn't just a Democratic donor, she also attended Barack Obama's 55th birthday party this past weekend. The woman who
regularly covers political stories, including the 2016 presidential election, was outed by her co-host Charlie Rose as a
guest. After reporter Dana Jacobson highlighted a New York Times story on the secrecy of the Obama White House
bash, Rose blurted, "Did you tweet anything [at the party]?" King replied, "Oh, no. They ask you not to tweet.
I'm not tweeting a thing." She bragged, "It was a very nice tribute to him [Obama]. The last time in the White House
and I can say a good time was had by all." An excited Rose wondered, "And you danced with the President?" Remember,
these people call themselves neutral, unbiased journalists.
York Times Blames Donald Trump for Biased Media Coverage. [Scroll down] In 2008 — to pick an
arbitrary starting point — journalists swooned over the prospect of Barack Obama as the first black president, and
coordinated to discuss attacks on Obama's critics. In one particularly noxious episode, a photographer working for the
Atlantic photoshopped a cover image she had shot to cast McCain as a bloodthirsty monster. In 2012, journalists plotted
together to make Mitt Romney the target of Benghazi coverage, rather than Obama or Secretary of State Hillary Clinton —
and CNN's Candy Crowley infamously threw the second presidential debate to Obama. They played along with spurious attacks on
Romney's record, such as his supposed responsibility for the death of a worker's wife and the alleged mysteries in his tax returns.
Full Democrat. [Scroll down] Media support for the Democrat candidate, no matter who that is, should be a
foregone conclusion. The alphabet networks, cable news shows and major newspapers are nothing more than campaign arms
of the DNC. The most recent example is Khizr Khan receiving 50 times more coverage than Benghazi mother Pat Smith on the
three major networks, ABC, CBS, NBC. When George W Bush was running for president, Code Pink and Cindy Sheehan were constantly
on the news, protesting the Iraq war and excoriating George W Bush. Then in 2008 with a new Democrat president,
the war protests went into silent mode receiving no media coverage, having already served their purpose.
Urges Hillary's VP to Trash Trump; CBS Urges Trump's VP to Trash Trump. Two networks. Two vice presidential candidates. Same
questions. Today co-host Savannah Guthrie on Friday [8/5/2016] interviewed Mike Pence and urged the Republican to trash Donald Trump. On
CBS This Morning, Norah O'Donnell talked to Tim Kaine and urged the Democrat to trash... Trump. She did not demand that Kaine bash Hillary
Clinton. Instead she asked if Trump was "sane" and "competent." On NBC, Guthrie lectured, "Paul Ryan himself said that Donald Trump has been
on a 'strange run' for the last few days. You're down in every national poll, some by double digits, in every recent battleground poll.
Touts 'Feminist-in-Chief' Obama, Laments Dislike of Hillary Clinton. The journalists at CBS This Morning
on Thursday [8/4/2016] hailed Barack Obama as the "feminist-in-chief" and praised his new essay in Glamour magazine on
"women and politics." Naturally, Democratic donor and co-host Gayle King expanded the discussion to a complaint about
people disliking Hillary Clinton. Talking to editor-in-chief Cindi Leive and insisted, "In Glamour magazine,
you've been talking a lot about politics. I want to switch to Hillary Clinton and about likability. Because don't
you find it interesting that this is still an issue for her today?" Leive scolded, "They [the public] can accept voting for
somebody they think is competent but not necessarily like likable. They are tougher on women."
Pat Smith's Speech Was 'Offensive' But Khizr Khan's Was 'Memorable'. Both the Republican and Democratic
conventions gave speaking slots to grieving parents of a son killed in combat, but — according to MSNBC's Steve
Benen — Khizr Khan's DNC speech was "memorable," while Pat Smith's RNC speech was "offensive." Smith, whose
son, Sean, was killed in Benghazi, slammed Hillary for allegedly lying to her about the cause of her son's death.
CNN, Pat Smith Blasts 'Dirt' Treatment From Media Over RNC Speech. On Monday's [8/1/2016] CNN Newsroom,
Patricia Smith hammered the media over their clear double standard between the often-negative way they treated her anti-Hillary
Clinton speech at the Republican National Convention versus their hyping of Khizr Khan's anti-Donald Trump speech at the Democratic
National Convention: "I was treated like dirt. I don't think the Khan family was treated that way. But I was
treated like dirt. I was called a liar." Anchor Brooke Baldwin pressed Smith to condemn Trump's counter-attack on
Khan and his wife. Baldwin led into her interview of the Benghazi mother by noting that Trump "isn't the only candidate
facing backlash here. Hillary Clinton being criticized again by one of the most vocal parents... of the slain Americans
Standard: Khizr Khan Receives 5 More Coverage Than Pat Smith on ABC, CBS, NBC. Two weeks ago at the
Republican National Convention (RNC) a grieving mother blasted Hillary Clinton for the debacle of the 2012 Benghazi
attack. Last Thursday [7/28/2016], at the Democratic National Convention (DNC), grieving parents gave a speech criticizing Donald
Trump for his statements against Muslims. While all the grieving parents deserve sympathy, the Big Three (ABC, CBS,
NBC) network evening and morning shows seemed to only care about the parents that showed up at the Democratic
Convention. Khizr Khan and his wife Ghazla's DNC appearance earned 55 minutes, 13 seconds of Big Three network
coverage, nearly 50 times more than Pat Smith, whose RNC speech honoring her son earned just 70 seconds of airtime.
Greenwald: The Media's Coverage of Donald Trump Is 'Kind of Hysterical'. In a recent conversation with
Slate, The Intercept's Glenn Greenwald agrees that a possible Donald Trump presidency "poses ... extreme dangers" to the
U.S., but the journalist also argues that the mass media is not only creating a dangerous, unblinking consensus against Trump
but also failing to reach his voters.
Rose Asks Eric Holder About 'Danger' of 'Not Smart' Trump. Acting more like a doorman than a journalist during
PBS coverage of the Democratic National Convention Thursday night, CBS This Morning co-host Charlie Rose invited
former Attorney General Eric Holder to blast Donald Trump: "You also said that Donald Trump, you questioned his gray
matter. You mean he's not smart enough to be president?" Holder replied: "Yeah, I wonder. You know, I
sometimes think that he hides behind a certain bravado to hide a lack of substance that he has.... he seems to me to be a very
shallow man." Rather challenge the nasty personal attack or lecture Holder to tone down the rhetoric, Rose urged him to
continue: "And because you don't see any intellectual interest, you don't see anything other than a businessman?"
David Gregory: 'I've Run Out of Words to Express My Shock' Over Trump. Following a long, rambling presser in
which GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump encouraged a foreign nation to interfere in the election, CNN's David Gregory
admitted that he had "run out of words to express my shock" about Trump. He observed "how completely beyond the pale
Donald Trump is as a potential leader of the free world and commander-in-chief of our country. This is beyond the pale."
Spin: Resignation of DNC Chair 'Best Thing for Democratic Unity'. In a desperate attempt to downplay
chaos in the Democratic Party following leaked Democratic National Committee e-mails and the resignation of chairwoman Debbie
Wasserman Shultz, on Monday's [7/25/2016] NBC Today, Meet the Press moderator Chuck actually tried to spin the
controversy as a positive: "Look, the only piece of good news out of this for Democrats, Jeff Weaver, Bernie Sanders's
campaign manager, told me yesterday the best thing for Democratic unity is her resignation and that actually could calm the
Course: MSNBC Connects Munich Terror Attack Talk to GOP Convention. MSNBC on Friday [7/22/2016] used the
unfolding shooting spree in Munich to bash the Republican Party and connect the GOP convention to it. Regarding terror,
Daily Beast editor Christopher Dickey talked to Brian Williams and lectured, "What we're looking at now in Europe and, to
some extent, at the Republican convention and in the discourse in the United States, is a lot of talk about war as if we're
talking about a massive operation." Dickey insisted that the terror threat not be overstated: "Yet we're often
talking as if we're going to go to war with a billion Muslims. And I think we need to be very, very careful about
that. You are very careful. NBC is very careful."
Percent Positive Response to Donald Trump Speech — So CNN Trashes Its Own Poll. Donald Trump won the
Republican nomination for president in Cleveland during a momentous week in political history. On Thursday night
[7/21/2016], Trump gave a one-hour-and-fifteen-minute speech accepting the Republican nomination. The speech was so
overwhelmingly well-received among the crowd that the media did not know what to do to tear it apart.
Trump's Biggest Enemy is the
Media. Although it's a given that the mainstream media is biased against conservative Republicans, the recent
Wikileaks 20,000 DNC email dump disclosed that the MSM has colluded with Hillary Clinton in her attacks on her opponent
Bernie Sanders. Poor Bernie didn't have a chance against the combined Clinton/MSM machine. The emails contained
off the record correspondence with reporters at the Washington Post, Politico, and the Wall Street Journal, among
others. They also show how the DNC conspired with media anchors and newspapers to torpedo Bernie Sanders. One
devastating email discussed using Sanders religion or atheism as a potential talking point for the campaign. Hey
Bernie, the Green Party wants you to run on their ticket. It would be nice to go out fighting. We certainly
didn't need any proof that the mainstream media is in the pocket of the Democrat Party since we know that over 80 % of
journalists are self-admitted liberals.
Clinton Email Scandal Erupts As Dem Convention Opens. Talk about a bad a start to a political convention.
The release of almost 20,000 emails hacked out of Democratic National Committee servers has forced the head of the DNC to
resign, sparked protests from Bernie Sanders supporters, and showed the media in cahoots with Democrats.
Emails: Politico's Ken Vogel Filed Story with DNC Before His Own Editors. A release of Democratic National
Committee emails from WikiLeaks shows Politico reporter Ken Vogel sent a pre-publication negative copy of a story April 30
to the DNC's deputy communications director, so he and other staffers at the DNC along with Hillary Clinton campaign could
coordinate a response. "Vogel gave me his story ahead of time/before it goes to his editors as long as I didn't share
it. Let me know if you see anything that's missing and I'll push back," wrote Mark Paustenbach in an email to his boss,
Luis Miranda, who before taking over communications for the DNC worked for President Barak Obama's White House outreach to
Latinos, as well as other campaigns, including the Democratic 2000 recount operation in Florida.
The GOP convention exposes the reality
of media bias. CNN alone spent nearly 45 minutes talking about Mrs. Trump's alleged plagiarism
Tuesday morning [7/19/2016], as if this was a matter of major national importance. Why? The most obvious
explanation is that the TV networks are run by Democrats who consider it their professional duty to provide negative
coverage of Republicans. After a protester from the far-left group Code Pink attempted to stage a disruption
Monday inside the Quicken Loans Arena, ABC News reporter Terry Moran claimed this incident was symbolic of what
"a dark night" the convention had been. "Donald Trump has been a candidate whose approach has divided many people,
drawn protesters," Moran said, terming the lone protester's act an illustration of "the kind of unsettled emotions that
Donald Trump has sparked in many people around the country." Of course, kooks from Code Pink — founded in 2002
by radical leftists Jodie Evans and Medea Benjamin — have staged disruptive protests in all kinds of settings, but
Terry Moran blamed their bizarre antics on Trump. Meanwhile, on NBC, Tom Brokaw was accusing Republicans of
communicating "a pretty divisive message." According to Brokaw, the GOP convention made "no attempt to really
pull the country together."
Times Suggests Military Coup Against President Trump. Jamie Kirchick, writing in the Los Angeles Times, asks readers to imagine a
military coup against a future President Donald Trump — and argues why one would be necessary. Kirchick cites the example of the
recent failed coup in Turkey as a source of inspiration.
Los Angeles Times runs
op-ed promoting military coup against Donald Trump. Normally military coups are instigated by the right, but a senior fellow with the left-wing
Foreign Policy Institute is arguing that an overthrow of the U.S. government might be necessary if Republican nominee Donald Trump is elected president.
What's more, the op-ed by James Kirchick ran Tuesday [7/19/2016] in a major U.S. newspaper, the Los Angeles Times. "Trump is not only patently unfit to be
president, but a danger to America and the world," Mr. Kirchick wrote in the op-ed. "If Trump wins, a coup isn't impossible here in the U.S."
"Voters must stop him before the military has to," he concluded.
The Editor says...
If I had written an op-ed article to incite a military coup against the president and posted it on this web site, something bad would have happened to me
by now. But the L.A. Times — with at least ten times the number of daily readers as akdart.com — acts as if there's
nothing wrong with this sort of inflammatory rhetoric.
Melania Trump Caught Borrowing Cliches From Michelle Obama Speech. In other words, the mainstream press has thankfully found
a meaty topic in which to bite, since the other speeches on Monday [7/18/2016] were all about boring stuff like how Hillary Clinton lied to
the mother of one of the men killed in Benghazi, or the stories of parents who lost their children to illegal immigrants, or Milwaukee Sheriff
David Clarke's stirring — and hugely crowd-pleasing — defense of the nation's police after eight were gunned down in
targeted attacks within two weeks.
Who Gets Absolute Moral
Authority? Among the sainted moms of the Black Lives Matter movement who will speak on Hillary Clinton's behalf
are Gwen Carr, mother of Eric Garner; Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin; Maria Hamilton, mother of Dontre Hamilton;
Lucia McBath, mother of Jordan Davis; Lesley McSpadden, mother of Michael Brown; Cleopatra Pendleton-Cowley, mother of Hadiya
Pendleton; and Geneva Reed-Veal, mother of Sandra Bland. Each of these cases lumped under supposedly unjustified gun
violence and systemic racism is complicated and distinct. For starters, Bland hanged herself when her friends and
family wouldn't bail her out of jail after she had kicked a police officer. Two of the "children" involved in police
shootings (Brown and Hamilton) had assaulted cops during their fatal encounters. [...] Because these women endorse
race-baiting, gun-grabbing narratives and left-wing candidates, no one working in the mainstream media will ever challenge
their parental prerogative to participate in politics on behalf of their loved ones.
How The Media Empowered Trump Haters To Be Meaner Than Hillary Haters! The media creation of Trump as essentially a bigoted, unhinged,
uneducated, unfit-for-office monster is beginning to stick and this is the week Trump can (and must) attempt to change that narrative. Yet I've
begun to notice that the Trump haters ranging from liberal Hillary Lovers to #NeverTrump constitutional conservatives, and even many casual political
observers in between, despise Trump so much that I fear they are beyond persuasion.
Chuck Todd: Benghazi Is 'Cheap Unity' for Lowest Common Denominator' Crowd. A smug Chuck Todd on Monday
dismissed Benghazi at the Republican Convention as nothing more than "cheap unity" for the "lowest common denominator"
crowd. Chris Matthews railed that the GOP speakers were presenting "third world rhetoric." Todd insulted, "Benghazi...
does serve Trump in another way positively, politically, which is a way to unify this crowd quickly. It's a way to get
Thug Wearing "Black Lives Matter" T-Shirt Opens Fire on Police Officers House. He was wearing an "FTP" (F***
The Police), Black Lives Matter T-Shirt, he opens fire on a police officers house and squad car, yet the politically correct
Indianapolis media are struggling with a motive.
Sotomayor Cites Ta-Nehisi Coates in a Supreme Court Dissent. Race is everything for the "wise Latina." The media have
widely praised Sonia Sotomayor's dissent in Utah v. Strieff. Even though she is derided as one of the worst writers on the
bench, even by her ideological comrades, headlines describe the dissent as "stinging" (New York Daily News), "ringing"
(Atlantic), "fierce" (Washington Post), "fiery" (CNN), "epic" (Nation), "blistering" (NPR), "biting" (Christian
Science Monitor), and "scathing" (NBC). In particular, they praise the dissent for bravely taking on racial injustice in
America. Slate called it an "atomic bomb of a dissent slamming racial profiling and mass imprisonment." Mother
Jones lauded the "court's only Latina justice" for putting "her life experience to practice" and "excoriating her colleagues for
misunderstanding the police harassment to which people of color are regularly subjected." The Atlantic wrote that "few institutions
in American life have grappled with race and racism like the U.S. Supreme Court, for better or worse, but rarely does it speak about it
with this level of detail." It went on to suggest that the dissent may be a "veiled nod to the Black Lives Matter movement."
The nod is barely veiled.
Isn't The Media Condemning All the People Supporting the Dallas Shooter? [Scroll down] I saw many postings (several with
hundreds of "likes" and "retweets") from black people who have been infuriatingly supportive of the man who wanted to kill "white people" and
end up assassinating several completely innocent police officers. I'm not talking about the usual conspiracy nuts who insist that
Johnson wasn't really the shooter. That isn't that unusual in cases like this. What I saw was flat out praise for Johnson's
actions. Perhaps even worse than that, there were numerous blacks who were being viciously attacked for having the gall the criticize
those who would publicly support/justify such a heinous crime against humanity. To my knowledge (and I have searched hard to find it),
not one major "black leader" has had the guts to call out this outrageous reaction. [...] This is a whole new level of insanity and delusion.
This shows that there is a culture, at least within the massive online black community, where, even if it is not nearly the majority view,
it is more than acceptable to think is it somehow justifiable to kill whites/police out of revenge for events which we still don't yet even
Spins: Black Lives Matter Has Never Been 'Anti-Police'. MSNBC anchor Brian Williams has been hosting the
live reaction to the horrible shooting in Dallas. On Friday [7/8/2016], the journalist brought on a guest to claim that Black
Lives Matter protesters have never been "anti-police." Sherrilyn Ifill of the NAACP and Williams also hinted that more gun
control was needed in the wake of the killing. Speaking of bringing people together, Ifill claimed, "That's what the Black
Lives Matter protests have been about. That's what the policing protests have been about, they have never been anti-police."
Dismisses 'Innocent' Meeting Between AG Lynch and Bill Clinton. While credit goes to Thursday's CBS This
Morning for leading the broadcast with the controversy swirling around Bill Clinton having a 30-minute private meeting
with Attorney General Loretta Lynch amid the FBI investigation to Hillary Clinton's e-mail scandal, the hosts of the morning
show proceeded to dismiss the suspicious incident as an "innocent" encounter. Turning to Bloomberg Politics editor John
Heilemann, co-host Charlie Rose downplayed: "...the former President and a meeting with Loretta Lynch which seems on the face
of it, simply to be an innocent meeting of two politician saying hello. But — "Heilemann replied:
"Yes. Just not just smart, right? Not a smart thing to do. You know? The case she is still being
investigated by the FBI. The Justice Department has jurisdiction over that case."
Swoons Over Abortion Activists After SCOTUS Ruling; 'It's a Party Right Here!' ABC was the last of the "big
three" networks to break in Monday morning [6/27/2016] with the Supreme Court's ruling striking down a pro-life Texas law,
but they didn't hold back their approval as the assembled cast of smiling correspondents hailed the "fairly sweeping decision" and
expressed glee at the "party right here" by abortion activists "lining up since 4:00 am. to witness this moment."
lets Wendy Davis take abortion victory lap. MSNBC's coverage of the Supreme Court striking down Texas' recent
abortion law Monday included a triumphant victory lap by failed gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis, whose 11-hour filibuster
against the regulations in 2013 earned her high praise from the cable news network. The Supreme Court ruled 5-3 this
week that Texas' recently enacted abortion law, HB2, unconstitutionally limited a woman's access to abortion under
Roe v. Wade.
Awards: Clinton Rally, Then a Sermon Against Abusive 'Invention Called Whiteness'. Just as you would
expect, the 2016 BET (Black Entertainment Television) Awards were full of Black Lives Matter references and reminders to
register to vote and then get out the vote for Hillary Clinton. After the opening of the award ceremony featured
Beyoncé and her back-up dancers marching into the auditorium to a Martin Luther King, Jr. speech, actor and producer
Terence J went on to say, "Your vote is your voice," and reminded everyone to register and "vote smart" as he introduced
the show hosts, ABC's Blackish stars Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross.
one question reporters failed to ask any of the Democrats about their sit-in protest. The media orgy over the Democrats' temper tantrum
in the House of Representatives has been well documented over the past 24 hours. But with all the fawning tributes and comparisons to civil
rights era protests on the 1960s, one fundamental, logical question seems to have escaped the minds of the hive-mentality media gaggle covering the
Pelosi-run publicity stunt. Let's first point out the so-called "common sense gun safety legislation" these Democrats claim was the impetus behind
their fund-raising escapade disguised as a protest. The crux of their agenda had to do with legislation designed to prevent individuals on the
terrorist watch list from buying weapons. This would deny the right to bear arms to up to a million people because someone in a government office
in Washington put their name on a list. A fundamental, constitutionally protected right would be denied without due process. It's pretty
serious stuff, right? So, how did the media address the protesters?
Hypes 'Risk' For Homosexual College Student To Come Out In Alabama. On Friday's [6/24/2016] CBS Evening
News, Steve Hartman hinted that the Bible Belt — and specifically, Alabama — was a dangerous place
for homosexuals. Hartman pointed out that "a lot of people came out after [the] Orlando" terrorist attack, but touted
how "few took as big a risk as Jesse Johnson. Jesse's family lives in Jemison, Alabama, in the heart of the Bible
Belt. Fly a flag here, and it better have just red, white, and blue." The correspondent included a soundbite from
Johnson's mother, who expressed her deep concern: "I worry for his safety because of that. I mean, this is Alabama."
calls would-be Trump assassin 'good guy with a gun'. In an effort to make a smug attack on the conservative
position that the best way to fight a bad guy with a gun is a good guy, an NBC producer tweeted that the failed assassin who
tried to murder Donald Trump could be considered a "good guy with a gun." Matt Mowrer, an associate producer for NBC
Universal since 2014, tweeted late Tuesday night [6/21/2016] that anyone who kills the Republican nominee is considered
deserves the same praise as someone who tries to stop a mass killing.
Year After Honoring a Man in a Dress for Courage, ESPN Honors a Man in a Boy's Body. ESPN just announced its
decision to give this year's Arthur Ashe Courage Award to Zaevion Dobson. This is another way of saying that ESPN
honors a hero instead of itself in issuing the honor next month. The network too often depicted heroism through the
award as the act of embracing the ideological precepts popular with Disney executives. [...] The people honoring other people
often seek to honor themselves by attaching themselves to the popularity of others. But in celebrating a man in a boy's
body the Worldwide Leader in Sports spotlights their recent buffoonery of celebrating a man in a woman's dress. There's
nothing praiseworthy in praising someone for the purpose of winning praise.
CNN, DHS &
SPLC's Blame Righty hit job. The Department of Homeland Security refuses to release a report on "right-wing"
terrorism that somehow found its way into CNN's hands last week during the farcical White House summit on Don't Say Islamic Extremism.
America's Freedom-Hating, Hoplophobic, Lying Financial Columnists Will Try and Tell You. You always know what
to expect when someone claiming to be an authority on one topic decides to delve into another topic that has zero to do with
his alleged expertise, and then begins his screed with an insult to a large portion of the American population. This is
what popped up on my news feed this morning when I pulled up my Facebook account — shared by a friend from high
school, who made it a habit of late to share idiotic anti-gun opinions and warn those reading her timeline that dissent will
not be tolerated and opposing opinions deleted.
Week Proves, Again, that Progressivism is a Cult. The most absurd thing about the progressive's 'Stop the Hate'
pleas are that nobody, and I mean nobody, does hate better than progressives. We are talking Sith-level hate.
When they say 'love is love,' they mean 'get to the back of the bus, you bigot.' When they say 'tolerance' they mean 'safe
space for me, but not for thee.' CNN's Anderson Cooper, an open homosexual, thinks your tears for 49 dead people aren't
real if you've never tweeted about gay pride, and he will tell you so on the air.
a Mass Shooting, Wait and Die? Or Fight Back? Regarding the Orlando shooting, notice how quickly the
media pivoted from the culpability of a sexually repressed Muslim Afghan registered Democrat mass murderer to an assault on
firearms? Forget Islam and jihad and the Obama administration's resolute determination to fundamentally change the
nature of the United States by importing as many Muslims from alien, anti-Christian and anti-Western cultures as
possible. The real problem, in their view, is gun violence.
is Why Trump's Journo-Bashing Scores Points. Watch here as the three CBS This Morning anchors nod together in
self-satisfied disgust at the failure to advance gun control. As if there wasn't a conservative in their audience or
another opinion in the land. [Video clip] How smug, and ultimately, how dumb. To be so sure of one's
opinions that nobody could possibly disagree, and to be so blithely unaware that, as "mainstream" journalists, they have a
responsibility to be nonpartisan. And then in another segment, surely, they'll profess to be astounded and outraged
that Donald Trump is drawing excitement and applause by bashing the press.
correcting for bias, Clinton's national lead in CBS News poll evaporates. CBS News is now pushing the
pro-Hillary Clinton polls in rapid fashion. Late on Wednesday, this media outlet released the results of a national
poll claiming to show that Clinton holds a 6% advantage over Donald Trump in the direct head-to-head matchup. [... But] this
CBS News poll appears to be biased in favor of the Democrats by the same margin that Clinton purportedly holds over Trump,
meaning that if the bias is removed, so is Clinton's lead, and we have a statistical tie.
Cooper's Orlando Ranting Is Bad For America. Based on information we have as of now, [Omar] Mateen was a longtime
supporter of terrorism, having cheered 9/11 — on 9/11! — according to his high school classmates who witnessed
his response. [...] He was a registered Democrat and son of an anti-American politician. Despite all that, the media and others
on the Left decided to cover this terrorist attack by going after people who support self-government and its Second Amendment; people
who pray to God in times of tragedy; people who believe the definition of marriage is the union of one man and one woman; people who
accept the biological reality and implications of distinct sexes; people who are Republican; people who are traditional Christians;
and so on and so forth. The media followed up by cheerleading this incivility.
entire front page of the Boston Globe pushes a gun ban. Please note that the Orlando shooter did not — repeat,
did not — use an AR-15 in his Islam-inspired terrorist attack. The weapon he used was a Sig Sauer MCX, not even close
to being an AR-15. The fact that the media has chosen the AR-15 as the poster gun for banning "assault" weapons is typical of
our dumb as a stone media when it comes to firearms. But you might note the manipulative, emotional appeal from gun
control hysterics. Since they are unable to use factual arguments, they appeal to the heart and hope people don't catch
on that what they are proposing won't stop a single terrorist or nutcase from commiting mass murder.
Media Meme: Blame GOP for Orlando While Turning Sole Focus to Gun Control. The media and political exploitation we've
witnessed as a country over the past five is one word: Disgusting. It's a shake-your-head moment in looking at the definitive
narrative to emerge out of Orlando this week. We're a blame-ourselves culture regardless of who or what is actually responsible for
horrific things, with Republicans usually the first to get a finger (index and/or middle) directed its way after every mass shooting that
occurs all too often in this country. Members of a Charleston black church are massacred by a lunatic? It's a Republican problem
because a Confederate flag was on his property. A Planned Parenthood facility in Colorado is attacked and three people —
including a police officer — are killed? It's Carly Fiorina's fault. 49 innocents are slaughtered at an Orlando
nightclub? The New York Times blames... the GOP.
The Editor says...
"49 innocents?" The clients in a meat market gay bar at 2:00 a.m. are not innocent.
Insinuates Christians 'Promote the Kind of Violence' in Orlando. During their Tuesday night broadcast of
Evening News CBS directed the blame for the Orlando terrorist attack towards American Christians, even though it was
carried out by a pledged member of the Islamic State. To ease into the Christian bashing host Scott Pelley stated,
"There has been so much progress for the LGBT Community, but we are now reminded that fear is still a constant
reality." As the center piece of her report CBS's Mireya Villarreal brought on Lorri Jean the CEO of the LGBT Center in
Los Angeles. In the report Villarreal showed Jean letting loose on her political opponents: [...]
media applaud the San Jose violence. The far-left media are excusing the behavior of San Jose rioters, instead
blaming the violence on Trump and rally attendees. Some journalists have gone so far as to encourage the attacks.
In the wake of the outrage over the violent protesters' behavior, online leftist publications churned out a flurry of
articles that stank of damage control. But unlike of the apologia they exhibited during the Baltimore and Ferguson
riots, the authors of these pieces went a step farther than merely excusing the mob attacks in San Jose. They endorsed them.
Mexican Flag: An All-American Symbol? Violent mobs who have attacked Donald Trump supporters at one rally
after another wave Mexican flags while burning American flags. The vast majority of Americans will disapprove, to say
the least, so the Associated Press felt called upon to assure us that Mexican flags are really OK: "Mexican flag, seen at
Trump protests, has long history in US." [...] The AP wants us to think that Mexico has legitimate grievances against the
U.S., although how that is relevant remains unspoken.
[One] Complaint, Pennsylvania High School Ends Tradition of Graduation Prayer. There will be no invocation or
benediction at this year's Pottsgrove High School graduation, a change after years of tradition. As reported in the
Pottsgrove Mercury, the decision to stop the prayers was made last year. According to reporter Evan Brandt, the change
apparently is the result of one student's decision to invoke Jesus Christ in his comments at last year's graduation.
The school received an anonymous complaint.
The Editor says...
The school board apparently has no backbone if it surrenders after one anonymous complaint.
anchor booed at graduation ceremony for anti-Trump remarks, speaking Spanish. A commencement ceremony turned
unruly over the weekend when the keynote speaker, Mar'a Elena Salinas, one of the most prominent journalists in
Spanish-language news in the U.S., underscored the achievement of the Latinos among the graduates and made some remarks in
Spanish. Non-Latino graduates and their guests at California State University, Fullerton's College of Communications
booed the Univision anchor and yelled at her to leave the stage, according to a student who was at the ceremony.
Observer: Girls must overcome 'discomfort' at seeing male genitals in locker room. A shocking editorial
in the Charlotte Observer counseled young girls to get over the "discomfort" they feel at the sight of male genitalia when
transgender facilities are allowed in North Carolina. The newspaper assumes the law will eventually be repealed or
declared illegal. While that may or may not happen any time soon, it is the justification for this position used by the
Observer that reveals the true nature of this battle of the bathroom.
News is now completely devoted to Donald Trump. The political and media world seemed shocked this week when
Megyn Kelly sat down for a warm interview with Donald Trump. She tossed him velvety soft questions like, "When did you
realize you could be president?", sought to discover whether anyone had ever "hurt [him] emotionally," and peppered him with
hard-hitting queries on his favorite book and movie. Kelly can of course do any kind of interview she likes, but it's
as good a marker as any that Fox News is now thoroughly behind Donald Trump's candidacy for the White House.
Activism masquerading as journalism:
Who's Controlling the Bathroom Debate. The bathroom wars raging in North Carolina, set off by House Bill 2
passed by the N.C. General Assembly, have attained international attention, partly from a febrile cadre of gay activists, but
largely due to the Charlotte Observer that covers the city where the donnybrook began — and N.C.'s capital city
daily, the Raleigh News & Observer. Without these papers, both owned by the McClatchy chain, the bathroom gender issue
would have come and gone in a few days. [...] For two straight weeks, the Raleigh paper published from four to seven pieces a
day on the subject — news articles, editorials, guest opinion, editorial cartoons, letters to the editor, and
blurbs in their political happenings column. The theme that emerges is to exhort readers to approve of transgender
lifestyles and special rights.
Hillary Needs It Most, 'The Daily Show' Vets Bernie's Policies. With Hillary Clinton still unable to finish off
Bernie Sanders, many in the liberal media are trying to drag her over the finish line. The night of the Indiana
primary, which was a Sanders victory, CNN wanted to know when he would get out of the way and stop hurting Clinton. In
a similar way, The Daily Show decided that Thursday night [5/5/2016] was the right time to actually analyze Sander's
proposals and tell the truth about them.
Mitchell Stumps for Trump: 'Facts No Longer Matter, Tweets Matter'. Now that Ted Cruz and John Kasich have both
dropped out of the Republican presidential race and Bernie Sanders is playing out the string, the mainstream media narrative
around the Donald Trump versus Hillary Clinton general election matchup is beginning to gel. On MSNBC's Andrea
Mitchell Reports Wednesday afternoon [5/4/2016], host Andrea Mitchell made it clear that not only will she promote
Trump's candidacy against Hillary Clinton, she will do so in defiance of the facts.
These are the same people who denounce bullying — when other people do it.
Rose Holds Up Daily News GOP Obituary During Interview With RNC Chair. During an interview with Republican
National Committee chairman Reince Priebus on Wednesday's [5/4/2016] CBS This Morning, co-host Charlie Rose gleefully
held up a copy of the [New York] Daily News and read the mock obituary on the cover of the left-wing tabloid:
"...it says, 'Republican Party 1854-2016; Dearly beloved, we're gathered here today to mourn the GOP. A once great political
party killed by epidemic of Trump.'" Just in case Priebus couldn't see the nasty front-page illustration, fellow co-host
Gayle King described it in detail: "No, and there's an elephant, Reince, in a coffin, just to make the picture really clear
for you." The hosts laughed as Priebus dismissed the publication: "Well, it's only fitting of the Daily News."
Mainstream Media, Don't You Dare Whitewash Anti-Trump Violence. Just imagine for a moment the shrieking outrage
if Trump supporters had tried to flip a car outside a Hillary Clinton rally. Imagine the fury at the sight of a bloody
man wearing a Hillary shirt.
Reporter Giddy With Excitement Aboard Cruise to Cuba: 'A Pinch-Me Moment'. In an exclusive for NBC's
Today on Monday [5/2/2016], correspondent Kerry Sanders could not contain his pure joy at being aboard the first
cruise ship bound for Cuba since the Obama administration resumed diplomatic relations with the communist nation. In
his report, Sanders proclaimed: "This morning, history is being made as this cruise ship becomes the first in more than
a half century to sail from Miami to Havana.... American passengers about to step on to Cuban soil, a country that most
U.S. citizens have been forbidden to visit since 1963."
Fires Curt Schilling — What About Liberal Offenders? About Schilling's firing, the Disney-owned
sports cable network said: "ESPN is an inclusive company. Curt Schilling has been advised that his conduct was
unacceptable and his employment with ESPN has been terminated." Last summer ESPN suspended Schilling for retweeting
a meme likening Muslim extremists to Nazis. Last month, he no doubt angered management for saying that Hillary Clinton
should be "buried under a jail somewhere" for her email scandal. So Schilling, to ESPN, is a serial offender.
And as a private company, it can terminate an employee for perceived offenses. OK, so Schilling has to go. But
what are the rules?
supporters, police attacked by illegal immigrants and their advocates. Thugs advocating the mass lawless
invasion of the United States attempted to shut down a rally of those who demand the law be enforced. That is the true
nature of what happened last night in Costa Mesa, California, in Orange County. But a quick scan of media headlines
about the event makes it clear that the media is doing its best to obscure the nature of the aggression, and portray the
incident as the inevitable outcome of Trump's vicious message of intolerance.
I'm done with
Fox News. When Fox News debuted in 1996, it was a breath of fresh air, seemingly unadulterated by the leftist
bias that had long characterized the three mainstream networks and CNN. But that initial commitment to balance has gone
by the wayside, sacrificed on the altar of Donald Trump. Fox News, as Mark Levin has observed, has become a Trump
super-PAC instead of a news organization.
previews the unbelievable pro-Hillary bias it will be pushing. The presidential race that is shaping up will be
a landmark for American media, exceeding even the pro-Obama bias of 2008 and 2012 — something that would have
seemed impossible at the time of those races. But that was before Donald Trump and Ted Cruz became the likely
alternatives for the GOP nomination. Each man, in his own way, is anathema to the progressives in the media, while
Hillary Clinton evokes nothing but warm protectiveness, especially from female neoprogs. In a remarkable display of a
complete lack of self-awareness, Carol Costello of CNN shamelessly prodded a pro-Sanders guest three times to say
that Sanders should now "cool it" and stop attacking Hillary Clinton.
Grilled Cruz in Town Hall, Skips Benghazi and E-Mails for Clinton. While ABC journalists grilled Ted Cruz on
Monday with a Good Morning America town hall, they offered softballs to Hillary Clinton on Thursday [4/21/2016].
George Stephanopoulos and Robin Roberts showcased questions from the left and included queries about hot sauce and
Saturday Night Live. At no time was there a question on Benghazi or the Democrat's secret e-mail server and the
scandal around it. The tone started early as Robin Roberts teased the special program: "Clinton flying high,
fresh off that huge victory in New York. In another tease, Roberts promised that the candidate would "answer her toughest
critics. She didn't. Instead, ABC allowed a Clinton super delegate/Democratic congressman to ask a question.
WashPost Reporter Attacks 'Conservative Loudmouth' Schilling on 'Transphobia'. Justin Moyer contended that
ESPN's firing of former baseball pitcher Curt Schilling "seemed destined" in a Thursday article for the Washington Post,
which detailed the supposed "radicalization" of the former Phillies player turned "conservative loudmouth. Moyer
spotlighted how "Schilling went fangs out" after Tweeting out a controversial image that "many deemed transphobic.
However, the reporter didn't disclose his possible stake in this issue, as he moonlights as a cross-dressing musician in a
& Friends' orchestrates a round of applause for Donald Trump. In the contest among media types for the most
obsequious treatment of Donald Trump, the idiotic Fox News morning program "Fox & Friends" on Tuesday [4/19/2016] put forth a
very competitive entry. As it often does, the "Fox & Friends" hosting trio did a long interview with Trump via
telephone. A key talking point was a Politico scoop by Ken Vogel and Ben Schreckinger about the campaign's
reorganization, which is based on a reconstruction of a Trump campaign meeting on Saturday.
Todd Tells Ted Cruz Planned Parenthood Scandal 'Made Up'. During an MSNBC town hall event with Republican
presidential candidate Ted Cruz on Thursday, Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd dismissed the Texas Senator's condemnation
of Planned Parenthood by insisting that scandal surrounding the abortion provider was "made up." Cruz observed:
"You know, a few months ago, we had this series of videos that were horrifying. I will say virtually none of the network
news would show the videos on air. These videos showed Planned Parenthood officials essentially admitting to what appeared
to be a pattern of federal felonies."
Trump's Rigged Media. The media — not just the liberal media, but some "conservative" media, too —
have been the gale-force wind beneath Trump's wings. On the nightly news shows on ABC, CBS and NBC, Trump has far outpaced anyone
other GOP candidate for attention. From last July through April 6, he's drawn 1,228 minutes of airtime, or 56 percent
of the total coverage of the Republican primary race. The other 16 candidates have split the remaining 44 percent.
Clinton, Donald Trump and headlines the Boston Globe will never show you. The cat is out of the bag. The
mainstream media in America no longer even pretends to hide their bias and disdain against Republicans. Exhibit A
was Sunday's [4/10/2016] edition of the Boston Globe dedicated to headlines about what America might look like under a President Donald
Trump. [...] How could a major newspaper so ferociously engage in slashing and burning a Republican candidate? Are we living in
the land of the free, or a Banana Republic?
Owned by Donald Trump's Son-in-Law Endorses Donald Trump. Two of Donald Trump's adult children may not be able
to vote for him in the upcoming New York primary, but his son-in-law's newspaper is doing its best to help the cause, publishing
an endorsement of the Republican candidate. "Donald Trump is the father-in-law of the Observer's publisher," began an
editorial by the New York Observer published Tuesday [4/12/2016].
Media Urge Illegal Aliens to Sign Their Kids Up for Medi-Cal Welfare Program. Because California is running a
massive surplus and the federal government is a financial powerhouse.
and Mika All But Openly Campaign for Trump. It's official, Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski finally stopped
pretending they don't support their buddy Donald Trump and are now opening campaigning for him. Following Trump
stunning two digit trouncing in Wisconsin co-host Brzezinski whined Wednesday [4/6/2016], "I think the establishment and the
Stop Trump forces are shooting themselves in the foot because they're so blindly focused their hatred on Trump to the point
where they can't see that what they're going to get is Cruz."
The Unfair Media Bias.
The willful blindness of the Western media and intellectual elites to Palestinian incitement and their hyper-focus on any
incident they can use to portray Israel in a negative light were on abundant display last week when footage emerged of an
Israel Defense Forces soldier shooting a wounded and disarmed Palestinian terrorist. Since then, The New York Times and
The Washington Post have run no fewer than 16 stories about the incident. [...] Meanwhile, these same news outlets
consistently fail to speak out against the massive and ongoing denial of human rights, suppression of basic freedoms and
daily torture meted out to any Palestinian dissident by both the Palestinian Authority and Hamas.
Associated Press is Now Openly Pushing Democratic Talking Points. [Scroll down] This is an excellent example of
Betteridge's Law by the way, which states that whenever a headline has a yes-or-no question, the answer is always "no." The only
reason for these sorts of headlines is because the editor wants to imply something that cannot be backed up by a straight reading
of the facts.
Roberts: Doesn't FBI Have Better Things To Do Than Investigate Hillary? MSNBC might have to build a deeper tank
... so Cokie Roberts can dive into it for Hillary. On today's Morning Joe, Roberts of NPR complained about the resources
the FBI is devoting to the investigation of Hillary Clinton's misuse of email. Carped Cokie: "Don't they have other
problems? There's no crime in the country they should be worrying about?" Roberts' timing could hardly have been
worse. Just moments before, Joe Scarborough pointed out that last week it was revealed that 22 of the emails on Hillary's
server "were so sensitive that the State Department said releasing them would cause grave danger to the United States national
security." Not worth investiging, Cokie? Really? [Video clip]
Really Bad Week No One Heard About because Guess Who. Hillary Clinton had a gaffe-filled, staggeringly bad week
last week. It started with her politicizing Nancy Reagan's funeral and ending with more explosive allegations that her
informal adviser Sidney Blumenthal had directly cut and pasted classified intelligence into an unsecured personal e-mail
account. But you wouldn't know it from media campaign coverage, which has been far more occupied with the GOP primary
and the escalation of violent incidents at rallies.
Report: Only Good Trump News Is Fit To Print. Drudge's ongoing pro-Trump bias has been noted in some quarters.
Back in December, for example, the Daily Beast's Michael Tomasky wrote, "What (Drudge readers) have been getting for the last six
months is a steady stream of pro-Trump agitprop." As much as Drudge has blown kisses at Trump, the candidate has been singing
Drudge's praises. "What's better than Drudge? He's a fantastic guy. What he's built is unbelievably respected,"
Trump said after a Drudge reader poll showed him winning a GOP debate — which every Drudge poll has shown. But
now as Trump gets closer to sealing the Republican nomination, some conservatives are starting to publicly attack Drudge's biased
approach to the GOP nomination, not just because he backs Trump but also because he often promotes vicious attacks against Trump's
more reliably conservative rivals.
The Editor says...
The article above is about Drudge, not Trump, but it brings up a related topic: For someone who has
apparently enjoyed a lifetime of exposure to a number of influential people, Mr. Trump's vocabulary is
remarkably narrow. He is apparently unable to endorse an idea or an individual in any of his speeches without resorting to
pedestrian adjectives such as incredible, unbelievable, and fantastic. Mr. Trump, in my opinion literally
is incredible, meaning that his claims are not credible — impossible to believe, in other words — beginning
with his claim that he is a Republican. He is also literally unbelievable, for example, when he lays out his outlandish
plans to build an insurmountable wall along the Mexican border.
15-to-1 Margin, Networks Blame Trump, Not Lefties, for Campaign Violence. MRC analysts Mike Ciandella, Scott Whitlock and
Kyle Drennen examined ABC, CBS and NBC morning and evening show coverage from Saturday morning [3/12/2016] through Monday morning —
a whopping 45 segments totalling nearly 85 minutes of airtime. They found that reporters specifically criticized the Trump
campaign for its handling of the issue 46 times, vs. just three times when blame was placed on the left-wing protesters.
Confirmation to Cancellation, CNN Irresponsible With Botched Rubio 'Exclusive'. CNN is at war with another
Republican candidate. First it was Ted Cruz immediately following the Iowa Caucus after some incomplete on-air reporting
regarding the state of Ben Carson's campaign. And on the eve of voting in four states, it's the Rubio campaign that is
up in arms over another CNN report that can be deemed not only incomplete, but grossly irresponsible.
vs. CNN: The Little Marco Who Cried Liar. Generally, when a Republican calls a CNN reporter a liar, you gotta
take the side of the Republican. CNN doesn't just lie, CNN is a network chock-full of left-wing propagandists deeply devoted
to electing Democrats, expanding the scope of the federal government, and forcing Christians to participate in same sex
marriages. CNN is much worse than MSNBC. The problem here is Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)'s track record.
The Week In Stupid. [Scroll down]
Ultimately the media is to blame for the wide acceptance of these stupidities. People only know what they are told. In 2012
they turned a good and decent man into someone who burned money while his employees' wives died; tortured his dog and had elevators
in his home for his cars. Think what you will of his politics and polices, and they had their shortcomings, but they made Mitt
Romney into a caricature of a human being. It wasn't the first time, and it won't be the last. But this time, the media
lost our confidence.
Post Stealth-Edits Reagan Obituary, Covertly Removes Tasteless Lead Without Note. According to Gallup, trust in
media by the general public was at 74 percent following Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein of the Washington Post blowing the
lid off Watergate and bringing a sitting president down in the process. It's now at 40 percent and dropping. We
see the examples why every day. Forget the partisan blogs and social media... they are what they are. But the
Washington Post must and always be held to the highest standard. They say the cover-up is worse than the crime.
Nobody is saying Lois Romano or the Washington Post committed a crime here. It was just an obituary even Romano or the
paper or both acknowledge was in poor taste if the changes after the fact are any indication. And to just modify,
eliminate without notification to readers in any capacity is not only sneaky, but stupid given the original
copy is already very much out there. Don't trust the media? You're not alone.
Columbia Journalism School smeared Exxon. When the Columbia Journalism School set up a project in 2014 to
generate articles on energy and the environment, was its real agenda to exploit ExxonMobil's reputation as a climate-change
villain? The fellowship project culminated last fall in an LA Times series that accused the world's largest oil company
of downplaying the risks of climate change. InsideClimateNews, an aggressive online site known for its doomsday
environmentalism, posted a nearly identical article, tapping Columbia's research. The stories paint a dark picture of the
oil-industry icon, charging it with a cover-up that echoes the tobacco industry's denial of health problems from cigarettes.
Voicemails Show MSNBC Hosts Cozying Up To Donald Trump. Leaked Donald Trump voicemails reveal MSNBC hosts Tamron Hall, Mika
Brzezinski, and Joe Scarborough cozying up to the New York real estate developer. The voicemails, which were released Friday [3/4/2016],
were sent to Gawker by someone saying they hacked Trump. A source in the TV industry told The Daily Caller the voices seemed authentic,
adding, "I'd bet money."
Fox News 'finished with Rubio'. Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio's rough week got worse on Wednesday [3/2/2016]
with a New York Magazine report that the head of Fox News has decided to stop giving the Florida senator prominent, favorable
coverage. "We're finished with Rubio," Roger Ailes told one of the network's hosts recently, according to three unnamed
sources. "We can't do the Rubio thing anymore."
The Editor says...
Why were you doing "the Rubio thing" in the first place? What happened to the Fox slogan, "We report, you decide"?
Magazine Produces Hit Job on Dr. Ben Carson. [Scroll down] So even though the case was thin, Crime Watch Daily
ran with the story. It aired earlier this month, but it remained under the radar — until now. The show that featured this
disgusting hit piece against a successful figure in medicine premiered just this year and is produced by Warner Bros. Television.
Now, if Crime Watch Daily — as the show is named — did something similar to this about Barack Obama, which,
of course, they would never do, cries of racism would fill the air. If they had done a similar, unsubstantiated story about Hillary
Clinton, talking about her emails or her many other questionable activities, they'd be accused of engaging in a "witch hunt." I
don't really care what they do at this point, but never again will I give them another dime for a movie ticket or a DVD/Blu-ray/Digital
release of any of their movies or TV shows as a result of this.
mass murders that dare not speak their name. Pity the late Cedric Ford. If he had understood the way the
media worked, he might not have gone on the horrific shooting spree in central Kansas on Thursday [2/25/2016] that cost three people
their lives and fourteen people their health. But alas, once the major media understood the demographics of the case, they
lost interest in Ford quicker than you could say "Muhammad and Malvo." Ford simply did not fit the narrative. "Who
commits mass shootings?" read the headline of an all too typical piece on CNN.com some months ago. CNN's answer: the
"young, white and male." At 38, Ford was relatively young, and he was certainly male, but he was not white. Ford, in
fact, represents the most recent manifestation of a widely underreported phenomenon — the black mass murderer. As in
virtually every other case, Ford's blackness was not an incidental detail. It was at the heart of why he did what he did.
a Man on That Stage I Wouldn't Gladly Knee in the Groin,' Tweets Liberal Columnist. During the Feb. 25 [Republican] debate, lefty
Daily Beast and New York Times Magazine contributor, Ana Marie Cox, unleashed a livestream firestorm against the GOP candidates, which
culminated in her labeling the entire GOP a "terrorist group."
Aren't Fighting Hillary, They're Fighting the Hillary-Loving Media. [Scroll down] Hillary has nothing
going for her other than her last name. Well, that and the media. Because even though an occasional joke about Hillary
will slip through the media machine, the vast majority of the time, the media prop Hillary up. That same Saturday Night Live
routine mocking Hillary had characters talk about how she was the most qualified presidential candidate in history and how much they
loved her foreign policy. Triumph spent more time insulting Bernie Sanders than Hillary. The media have spilled gallons
of ink over the question of whether insulting Hillary's shrill screeching is sexist or not; they've played defense for Hillary on
matters of race; they've covered for her completely on her email scandal.
Andrea Mitchell Wonders If Scalia Debate Could Help Democrats Regain Senate in November. As the debate over who should replace late
conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia continued into Monday [2/15/2016], NBC News correspondent and MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell took to
NBC Nightly News to tout claims that the discussion could hurt Republicans and lead to Democratic Senatorial candidates winning elections
in November to help their party retake control.
The Editor says...
Of course, the exact opposite is true: If the Republicans don't fight Obama's nominees wholeheartedly, at least until after the election, they're in political trouble.
Post Scalia Headline: 'Supreme Court Conservative Dismayed Liberals'. What was the most important thing for readers of Washington Post to see
on the front-page of the paper Sunday morning? A headline focusing directly on the death of Antonin Scalia? No. In bold, large font, the Post
declared, "Supreme Court Conservative Dismayed Liberals." Apparently, someone at the paper thought better of this for the online version. It declared,
"Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Dies at 79." The actual article itself included some nice tributes to Scalia. In contrast, even the liberal
New York Times managed a respectful headline: "Justice Scalia, Who Led Court's Conservative Renaissance, Dies At 79."
Ten Thousand Demand Chris
Matthews' Suspension, MSNBC Silent. A MoveOn.org petition demanding that MSNBC suspend "Hardball" host Chris Matthews has garnered just under
10,000 signatures, even as the network has refused to address what Huffington Post called a "clear conflict of interest." The petition began in
response to outrage over Matthews' "constant shilling for Hillary Clinton." The number of petition signees has almost tripled in size since The
Daily Caller reported that Hillary Clinton's biggest donors are bankrolling the congressional campaign of Matthews' wife, Kathleen.
Long Cheap Shot' — WashPost Lines Up Canadians to Bash Ted Cruz as Extreme. While The Washington Post would only go to Kenya looking
for gushing over Barack Obama, they turn to Canada to make fun of Ted Cruz.
maintain credibility, CNN must apologize publicly to Ted Cruz. In case you have not yet figured it out yet, CNN
gave the distinct impression that Dr. Ben Carson was suspending his campaign on the night of the Iowa caucus. The report was
used by the Ted Cruz campaign, who disseminated the information to precinct captains. This information was also used by anyone
who happened to check the news with their mobile phone during the Iowa Caucus. It is absurd to consider that media types like
Michael Smerconish, Business Insider, Buzzfeed and others were fooled by overly ambitious Ted Cruz precinct captains who were cherry
picking information from a CNN report, as alleged by CNN correspondent Chris Moody.
Show' Sandbags Palin, Doesn't Ask Hillary About Email Scandal. Although the classified information scandal surrounding Hillary Clinton's
home-brewed email server blew sky-high Friday afternoon, NBC News, the left-wing outlet that attempted to rescue Clinton from this inexcusable behavior
last year, jumped back into the tank Monday morning. During a 4-minute appearance on "The Today Show," the former Secretary of State was not asked
a single question about the disturbing new revelations. Naturally, although she is running for nothing, this very same "Today Show" sandbagged
Sarah Palin with a personal question about her children.
Israel From Map Of Middle East. Blatant anti-Israel bias like this is why NPR is referred to as 'National
Palestine Radio' in my 'hood.
Begala, Bash Downplay Clinton Sex Scandals; 'Nobody Wants to Talk About' That. After NBC's Democratic
co-moderator Andrea Mitchell wanted to know from Bernie Sanders in Sunday's debate about whether or not he regretted bringing
up Bill Clinton's sex scandals, the post-debate analysis on CNN saw panelists Dana Bash and Paul Begala (a former Clinton
aide) less than pleased with the issue and did their best to downplay its significance in the 2016 race.
Presses Ryan on Gun Control: 'What Did You Think When the President Cried?'. In an interview with House Speaker
Paul Ryan on Thursday, Yahoo! News anchor Katie Couric grilled the Republican leader on gun control: "Let's talk about
President Obama's executive action on guns. What did you think when the President cried? ... Were you affected by it?"
Ryan pushed back: "I didn't really think about his crying. ... I was affected by it, but I thought we should have had the
same kind of reaction when James Foley was beheaded, when San Bernardino and Paris occurred."
Newsweek Senior Writer Compares Cruz Supporters to Nazis; No Suspension Coming. Is it ego or just plain stupidity? [...] Today's [1/6/2016] latest
example comes courtesy of Newsweek senior writer Alexander Nazaryan. His crime? Tweeting out an old image of people marching with Nazi flags and sporting
swastikas to illustrate what he calls "Ted Cruz's ground game." In other words, if you support Cruz, you advocate the genocide of Jews with fascism being your
particular political flavor.
ABC Railed at Obama Birther 'Nonsense,' Blase on Cruz Birtherism. In 2011 and 2012, the journalists at Good
Morning America railed against birther claims relating to Barack Obama, assailing the conspiracy theory as "bizarre" and
"nonsense." Yet, the same program lacked outrage on Thursday as Donald Trump promotes a form of birtherism against Ted Cruz.
An ABC graphic mildly explained, "Trump Goes After Ted Cruz: Questions GOP Rival's Citizenship." Reporter Tom Llamas simply claimed
that Trump is "raising questions about Cruz's birthplace, Canada." He added that the businessman is "suggesting Cruz go to court
to prove he can run for president."
Llamas to Cruz: 'How Can You Be a President' If You 'Hate' Democrats, 'Culture of Washington'. While interviewing Republican presidential
candidate Ted Cruz for the Wednesday edition of ABC's World News Tonight, Republican campaign correspondent Tom Llamas demanded Cruz explain how
he could "be a president and hate the Democrats and hate the culture of Washington so much and be effective." Before Llamas's question to Cruz, he
remarked in his report that "some Republicans worry Cruz is too polarizing, too unwilling to compromise with Congress to win in a general election."
Cruz responded to the liberal-learning question by flatly denying that he's ever said he hates Democrats and instead: "It's Hillary Clinton who
describes her, quote, enemies, as Republicans, as half of the country she considers her enemies. I don't hate the Democrats."
New York Daily News Headline Screams: GOP Is the 'Party of Pro-Death'. In November and December, the New
York Daily News characterized the NRA and its CEO Wayne LaPierre as a jihadists and terrorists. Now it has set its
sights on Republican Party presidential candidates and leaders who are defending the plain, Supreme Court-upheld wording of
the Constitution's Second Amendment and Congress's power to make laws over lawless presidential actions.
The Editor says...
It is remarkable that the Abortion Party has the audacity to refer pejoratively to others as pro-death.
pass from the press. Sometime in the spring of 2007, something strange happened to the Iraqi coverage in the
national media — it disappeared. Or rather, as soon as the news ceased to be bad, the media lost interest in
covering it. It was not till July, when Michael O'Hanlon reported back from the front that the surge had been working, that
the world started to realize what happened. To them, the fact that George W. Bush had succeeded in something was what
the press couldn't bear to believe. Something of the sort is happening now in reverse regarding the current Middle East
crises, which make Iraq in 2006 seem calm in comparison. This time the press, which can no longer deny that the world has
been going to hell since Barack Obama started unleashing his peacemaking powers, is doing its best to insulate him completely
from any possible blame for it all.
News: Now Nakedly Purveying Radical Leftist Propaganda. WCBS News in New York offers us a classic example of a
manipulative and dishonest media. Our "free press" is biased and is nudging us in one direction — leftward.
Here are two disturbing examples though there are many in any given day.
Today Skips Planned Parenthood Videos, Clinton E-Mail/Foundation Scandals in Year in Review. With New Year's
Eve upon us, NBC's Today dedicated a segment in its 9:00 a.m. hour on Thursday to looking back at the year in news,
politics, and entertainment. Not surprisingly, the liberal network made no mention of the Planned Parenthood baby parts video
scandal, Hillary Clinton's private e-mail server, the Clinton Foundation scandal, and Benghazi to name just a few. Speaking
with Rolling Stone's Joe Levy, co-hosts Natalie Morales and Dylan Dreyer started with the year in news by not mentioning the
scandal concerning Levy's publication and the University of Virginia but instead first talked about Bill Cosby and what's transpired
concerning the sexual misconduct allegations made against him in the past year.
Media Give Obama An Early Christmas Present. Our IBD/TIPP polls showed that the public has little faith in
Obama either domestically or internationally. Just 46% now approve of the job he's doing overall, and a mere 28% approve his
handling of ISIS. So what's the press writing about as the year comes to a close? How he's "broken the second-term
curse"! His incredible faith! How he "roughed it" in Alaska with Bear Grylls and was in a Web video with Jerry Seinfeld!
The New York Times ran through a "series of accomplishments" and how Obama's "success in the past 12 months, both overseas and at
home, defied expectations." The story couldn't have been more glowing if it were written by the White House press office.
new low: Cartoon mocks Cruz's kids, media call it a 'gift'. In daily journalism, there are inevitably mistakes,
misjudgments and missteps. And then there is portraying a politician's children as animals. Why the Washington Post
thought such a cartoon about Ted Cruz was fit to print is beyond me. I'm equally puzzled by the media's muted reaction.
done': CNN cuts off conservative guest's microphone. CNN's Don Lemon abruptly ended an interview Tuesday
afternoon [12/22/2015] after one of his conservative guests refused to stop talking about former President Bill Clinton's many sex
scandals. The moment occurred after the CNN host failed repeatedly to get conservative columnist Kurt Schlichter to comment
on GOP front-runner Donald Trump cracking bathroom jokes about Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. "Why did he
have to go there?" Lemon asked Schlichter and Trump supporter Tara Grant. "Don, it's going to take a lot more for me to
get upset at a woman who enabled a guy who turned the Oval Office into a frat house and his intern into a humidor," Schlichter
responded, "I just don't care. I so don't care."
Don Lemon Cuts Off Interview With Kurt Schlichter Cuz He Can't Handle The Truth. Not only is this clip
hilarious, but it's also rather outrageous because all that military veteran and outspoken conservative Kurt Schlichter did
is call Hillary an enabler of a sexual harassment, and Don Lemon couldn't deal with it. [Video clip]
Times the Mainstream DC Media Ridiculed Children of Republicans. One of the biggest lies told by our corrupt
and rotting DC Media is the one that states that the children of politicians are off-limits. Unwritten or unspoken, there is
no such rule. There is, of course, a strictly-enforced DC media rule about the children of Democrat politicians being off-limits.
The children of Republican politicians, however, have always been fair game — and I'm not talking about in the left-wing fever
swamps, but in mainstream outlets such as the Washington Post, CNN, NBC News, The Atlantic, The Daily Beast, and Salon.
Post depicts Ted Cruz's children as monkeys. And won't apologize for it. That Tweet has since been deleted, of
course: and now the Washington Post has yanked the editorial cartoon in question. Sans apology: because while Fred
Hiatt is willing to admit that he didn't do his job, he's apparently not willing to admit that a Republican deserves an apology.
And then there's how CNN put all of this: [...]
Cruz Strikes Back at Washington Post Cartoonist for Mocking his Daughters. The Washington Post has officially
yanked the cartoon down, un-publishing it late Tuesday evening [12/22/2015] after this Breitbart News story.
WaPo removes cartoon showing Cruz daughters as
monkeys. The Washington Post removed the cartoon late Tuesday evening, and issued an apology explaining that they did
not review Telnaes' work prior to publishing. "It's generally been the policy of our editorial section to leave children out of
it," Post editor Fred Hiatt said in a statement.
Post pulls cartoon depicting Cruz's daughters as monkeys. The Washington Post pulled a political cartoon
Tuesday night that portrayed the daughters of Ted Cruz — ages 7 and 4 — as monkeys. The cartoon by
Ann Telnaes showed the two girls as dancing like small simians before Mr. Cruz, who is Hispanic, dressed as an organ-grinder.
Post stoops to a new low going after Ted Cruz. Imagine for a moment that the Washington Post had published a
cartoon depicting Sasha and Malia Obama as monkeys, arguing that because the Obama daughters had campaigned for their father,
they were fair game. I realize that such a scenario is unthinkable, that such a project would never pass review. [...] The
plain fact is that whoever was on duty and reviewed the cartoon was part of the WaPo's newsroom culture, which hates Ted Cruz
and conservatives in general. We have seen in the past a similar instance of egregious prejudice at the WaPo's newsroom,
when in 1993 a front page story casually characterized evangelicals as "largely poor, uneducated and easily led." (Note:
evangelicals have above average levels of education.)
Parenthood Admits Sending Aborted Babies to Landfills; AP Plays Defense. The callousness towards human life at
Planned Parenthood is such that it believes that the remains of preborn babies killed during abortions are just like any
other "medical waste," and that sending them to landfills — or, perhaps even incinerators — is
therefore "humane." That's what one must conclude from reading an Associated Press report Friday evening which strived
mightily to play defense for the beleaguered group. The wire service's headline only described State Attorney General
Mike DeWine as an "official."
How NPR Hacks Up Testy Interview with Ted Cruz. NPR Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep is a big fan of President Obama,
and when he interviews him, he helpfully sets him up. In a recent interview on race relations, Inskeep added little prompts instead of
questions. That's not what Ted Cruz received on Wednesday's [12/10/2015] show. Inskeep was blunt when discussing the new Trump
idea of banning Muslims from entering America: [Transcript omitted for brevity] NPR posted the full transcript online.
What that demonstrated was that NPR and Inskeep routinely sliced out (for time and surely, for political convenience) Cruz whacking away
Parenthood was 'right wing terror,' but with Islam suddenly 'motives don't matter'. Last month, when a Colorado
Christian entered a Planned Parenthood clinic and fatally shot three people, the mainstream media rushed to make the
connection to "right-wing domestic terrorism," even though police hadn't made any connection and the evidence was thin.
When two California Muslims shot up a government office several days later, massacring 14, national journalists refused to
call it Islamic terrorism even though evidence of the shooters' motive was overwhelming. Two mass shootings, two
completely different standards of coverage.
The sky turned blue, the grass turned green, and ...
media turn partisan after San Bernardino massacre. New York's Daily News used to play it pretty straight — a
flashy tabloid, to be sure, but one that kept its opinions on the editorial page. Yesterday's taunting cover, aimed at
blaming the Republicans in the wake of the San Bernardino massacre, shows how far it's moved left. And it kickstarted
yet another round of media finger-pointing in the wake of tragedy, just as we saw last week after the killings at a Planned
Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs.
Rushes to Call Colorado Shooter 'Right-Wing Activist.'. The gulf between facts and conjecture over Colorado
shooter Robert Lewis Dear is growing increasingly large by the second. Words like "pro-life activist," "terrorist,"
and "right-winger" are being used, and all of them are based on supposition and conjecture.
Minutes' pushing Ethel Rosenberg pardon — don't buy it. Obama's presidency isn't over until the end
of next year, yet rumors already are swirling about who he might pardon. One name in particular keeps surfacing: Ethel
Rosenberg, a dedicated communist and convicted espionage conspirator. Willing to die for the Soviet cause along with her
husband, Julius, in 1953, she is now receiving belated honors by misguided individuals and organizations that are more
comfortable with claims based on emotional propaganda than actual historical evidence.
That Claimed Bush Chilled Speech Strangely Quiet Now. Last week CNN suspended a reporter name Elise Labott for editorializing on a
vote by the US House of Representatives. [...] That a CNN reporter would be a lackwit incapable of understanding an issue is not news. That,
seemingly, is part of the screening criteria used by their CNN's human resources department in hiring. That a CNN reporter would be a left
wing hack devoted to using their position to advance a personal agenda is, likewise, not newsworthy. Who can forget when the ironically
named Candy Crowley threw her more than ample weight into the 2012 presidential debate she was moderating on behalf of Barack Obama.
What makes Labott unusual is that now we have a smoking gun that proves she slanted her news coverage of Hillary Clinton during her January
2013 Benghazi testimony. Well, slanted is not the right word. She sent her work to Hillary's press guru, Philippe Reines, for
approval before releasing it.
campaign slams CNN, says emails show reporter 'colluding' with Clinton aide. Rand Paul's presidential campaign
slammed CNN on Wednesday [11/25/2015] after emails were released that the campaign claimed showed a reporter "colluding" with
a Hillary Clinton aide to "attack" the Kentucky senator. The CNN global affairs correspondent, Elise Labott, already has
been suspended over a separate incident — a tweet last week criticizing a House bill limiting Syrian refugees.
But her communications with then-Clinton State Department official Philippe Reines turned up Tuesday [11/24/2015] in a
batch of emails obtained and published by Gawker.
Chicago: Media Fans the
Flames. Evidently, the [excrement] isn't hitting the fan hard enough, so certain media outlets have started
to — get this — lie to advance their agenda. Here's CNN: [Video clip] Yes, that
was CNN saying that Chicago Police shot this guy for "jaywalking." No mention of the burglary to auto calls, nothing about
the PCP influenced behavior, not even a mention of the knife. Just shot for jaywalking.
CNN "Journalist" Caught Red-Handed Doing Media
Favors for Hillary. Hillary wanted some self-serving quotes publicized, and CNN's "journalist" — the
same one who just got suspended for her liberal angst about concerns about Syrian refugees — duly complied.
She also hit Rand Paul for not attending all the hearings — just as she was seemingly asked.
CNN Reporter Coordinated With Hillary Aide To Smear Rand Paul During 2013 Benghazi Hearing. A CNN reporter who
was recently suspended for two weeks for violating the network's editorial guidelines showed up in a new trove of State Department
emails released on Tuesday [11/24/2015] in which she appears to have coordinated social media posts with a top Hillary Clinton
State Department aide during the former secretary of state's Jan. 23, 2013 Senate testimony about the Benghazi attacks.
Colbert's 'Late Show' has become
propaganda for Democrats. A survey by the Hollywood Reporter found that conservative viewers are turning off Colbert in
droves. Nearly twice as many Republicans are watching Kimmel as Colbert, who has turned "Late Show" into a sort of wannabe MSNBC
program. The pattern is familiar: When a Democrat is the guest, Colbert is Barbara Walters. When a Republican is on,
he turns into Tim Russert.
AP Lies About Trump and Muslims, and the Media Mob Follows. [Scroll down] Now consider. This is the
Associated Press we're talking about here, and the AP can blatantly misreport what Trump actually said, and it goes
everywhere. Note that at the very beginning of the AP report, the misrepresentation of what Trump said is fed to Jeb
Bush — who promptly does as expected and condemns Trump for saying something Trump never said. Even Ted Cruz
swallowed the bait, as Rush noted. The AP's false story is fed out to all the television networks, cable and broadcast,
to radio, to newspapers, blogs and the world of Twitter. Thus the lie becomes the Big Lie.
Gibson Defends Clinton, Declares There's Nothing to Benghazi or Her E-Mails. Demonstrating there's no space between liberal politicians
and major media figures — once they feel free in retirement to express their true views which guided their news judgments during their
careers — long-time ABC News correspondent and anchor Charlie Gibson on Wednesday afternoon [11/18/2015] dismissed the relevance of Hillary
Clinton's e-mails or Benghazi: "I don't think there's anything to Benghazi and I don't think there's anything to the e-mails."
Says Press Deliberately Trying to Damage Candidacy. During a pre-recorded interview with Fox News' Howard Kurtz
that aired on Sunday's MediaBuzz, Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson sharply criticized the press for trying
to damage his candidacy with erroneous stories about his personal biography. When pressed by Kurtz to explain why the media
would want to damage his campaign, Carson explained "when you deliberately lie and you put that out as a story, or you do shabby
investigations, and you say we've investigated and we can't find anything, I mean, is that an acceptable standard?"
Meets Privately with Democratic Candidates Before Debate. According to Politico's Hadas Gold and Annie Karni, Saturday night's
Democratic presidential moderator John Dickerson of CBS News met privately with each of the three campaigns for separate, private meetings to
preview the debate and tried to innocently be billed as "informational in nature." The pair spun the revelation as merely CBS "tak[ing]
advantage of the smaller pool by doing some intense research" with Dickerson sitting down with representatives from the Hillary Clinton, Martin
O'Malley, and Bernie Sanders campaigns "to discuss the major issues at play in the race."
Media, You Won't Destroy Ben Carson. Let's begin with two propositions: There is a difference between an
admirable man and a perfect man, and there is a difference between "vetting" and viciousness. The collective goal of the
liberal media is now clear — to take one of America's most admired and brilliant men and somehow transform him
into a dishonest, stupid extremist. The vetting of Ben Carson has become vicious, and to what end? An admirable
man has been exposed as imperfect.
Ben Carson Didn't Lie About West Point. It's Another Media Hit Job. Now, some on the right are saying that Carson
should be held to a higher standard here than other candidates because he's running as an "outsider." But this is a basic
case of misinterpreting facts, not an outright lie. Carson served in ROTC. Prominent people wanted him to go to West
Point. He wouldn't have had to pay. He didn't apply because he didn't want to go. Those facts are not in
dispute. It's the specific wording over which media have decided to crucify him.
The Ben Carson Flaps.
For example, in a video that someone dug up, Dr. Carson said to an audience that his "theory" about the Pyramids is that they
were used as storage facilities. He was smiling as he said this, so it is not clear whether he was using this theory just to
illustrate some point. But, in any case, he was not claiming this as a fact. More important, the Pyramids are not an
issue in today's American political campaign, except as a "gotcha" gimmick. Yet the media have paid far more attention to
Ben Carson's speculation about what the Pyramids were built for, thousands of years ago, than to outright lies that Hillary
Clinton told about tragic American deaths in Benghazi, within days after she knew the truth, as her own e-mails now reveal.
Proof: CNN's Attack On Ben Carson's Biography Is Racially-Motivated. CNN's recent and troubling history of
anti-black bias is well documented. The left-wing network has been sued for racial bias, is infamous for ginning up
violence in predominantly black neighborhoods, and has faced scrutiny by the National Association of Black Journalists for its
treatment of black staffers. It is no surprise, then, to discover that CNN is currently on a racially-motivated rampage to
undermine Ben Carson's biography, and by extension, his presidential ambitions.
Senator Calls Out Andrea Mitchell's 'Liberal Media Bias'; She Proves Him Right. In an interview with Republican
Montana Senator Steve Daines on Wednesday [11/4/2015] about his endorsement of Marco Rubio for president, MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell
continued pushing attacks on Rubio's Senate attendance: "One argument, though, is that he has not been in the Senate very
much.... That since announcing his candidacy has missed 42% of his votes." Daines hit back: "Yeah, well, I think
that's an example of a liberal media bias. Let's take a look at President Obama, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, they
were all senators who also ran for president. They missed hundreds of votes. So I think there's a double standard here."
The Three (Clinton) Stooges and
CNBC. Reading over the transcript, I was again impressed by Ted Cruz's intelligence. Not only did he brilliantly turn
the tables on the stooges, but he understands what is lost on the obtuse Jeb and on John Kasich: if you want to win over someone
else's supporters (Paul's and Huckabee's, in Cruz's case), you don't attack their candidate, you praise him. Reading the transcript
also makes clear exactly how nasty and combative Quintanilla and Harwood were. If Hillary's staff were writing the questions, they
could hardly have done a better job.
Thank You, CNBC. Here's
the Republican dilemma: The RNC may succeed in quieting down its candidates and extracting some concessions from the networks, which
do not wish to lose out on the premium advertising and large viewing audience a GOP presidential debate brings. But whatever
happens, Democratic presidential contenders are unlikely ever to have to stand on a stage even half as tough as what their Republican
counterparts endure. The great irony here is that it was precisely CNBC's bias that made for such a good evening for Republicans.
Rose Sticks Up for Hillary in Interview With Rubio. "You called Hillary Clinton a liar, senator," said Rose.
"You called Hillary Clinton a liar." "Well," Rubio responded, "I said Hillary Clinton lied about Benghazi. There's no
doubt about that, Charlie. [...]"
debate that will live in infamy. [Scroll down slowly] The sneak attack had been effectively countered,
and from that point forward, most of the candidates joined forces against the slippery sloppy questions. The entire nation
rose up to ask, "Could those moderators possibly have not known how foolish they were? And what does that say about the
mainstream media?" Watch the tape, or read the transcript of the debate online. You owe it to yourself to see the
blatant attempt to manipulate public opinion by insulting the standard-bearers of the Republican Party. There is no
reasonable, responsible Democrat anywhere who could defend the behavior of the three intemperate moderators.
The Gang That Couldn't Bias
Straight. Usually liberal journalists are far better at hiding their biases than CNBC's inept and sneering moderators
at last night's debate. Questions asked in an insulting tone, interruptions of candidates in mid-sentence, injections of personal
opinion, and shouting down candidates attempting to defend themselves. CNBC began the evening full of bravado, showcasing its
"star" panelists and then allowing them to deliver vapid commentary on the debate for 15 minutes before the debate started.
It ended almost trying to pretend the debate never happened.
In (Partial) Defense
of CNBC. Sweeping his arm across the stage, at the University of Colorado, in Boulder, he said, "This is not a
cage match. And, you look at the questions: 'Donald Trump, are you a comic-book villain?' 'Ben Carson, can you do math?'
'John Kasich, will you insult two people over here?' 'Marco Rubio, why don't you resign?' 'Jeb Bush, why have your numbers
fallen?' How about talking about the substantive issues the people care about?" He got a big round of applause, which Carlos
Quintanilla, one of the moderators for CNBC, tried to interrupt, asking, "Do we get credit...," before Cruz interrupted him again.
"The contrast with the Democratic debate, where every fawning question from the media was 'Which of you is more handsome and why?'"
The Editor says...
The writer in The New Yorker, after quoting Ted Cruz, went on to defend the left-wing propagandists masquerading as
"moderators." The Ted Cruz quote was the best part of the article. Expect more article like the one above in the
next week or so, because the biased left-wing news media can't afford to let these latest challenges go unanswered.
Calls Jill Biden a Doctor 3 Times More Often than Ben Carson. The New York Times referred to Jill Biden as a
'doctor' three times more than Ben Carson, according to the Weekly Standard. Jill Biden, Vice President Joe Biden's
wife, has a doctorate in education. Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson was the first neurosurgeon to successfully
separate conjoined twins.
Ted Cruz Did in Wednesday's Debate Was So Much More Than an Applause Line. In one moment, Senator Ted Cruz managed
to do what no other candidate for the Republican nomination for president has done to this point: unite Republicans.
He did so by pushing back against the ridiculously biased questions presented by CNBC moderators.
Chair Bashes CNBC: 'It Was One Gotcha Question, One Personal Low Blow After The Other'. "I think it was one
gotcha question, one personal low blow after the other," Reince Priebus told the press gathered in the spin room. "It's
almost like they tried to design a Rubik's cube for every question."
Anchor Booed for Question Aimed at Carson. Wednesday at the CNBC Republican presidential debate, when moderator
Carl Quintanilla questioned Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson over a company for which he gave paid speeches,
the audience disapproved by loudly booing the anchor.
Rips Press At CNBC Debate: "This Debate Illustrates Why We Can Not Trust The Media". At the Republican debate
hosted by CNBC in Boulder, Colorado Wednesday night [10/28/2015], presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz lambasted the moderators,
particularly John Harwood of The New York Times, and the media for their treatment and characterization of himself and his
competitors. "The questions asked in this debate illustrate why the American people don't trust the media," Cruz at
Wednesday's [10/28/2015] Republican debate. "Everyone home tonight knows that the moderators have no intention of voting
in a Republican primary."
Burns CNBC Moderators: This is Why Americans Don't Trust the Media. Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted
Cruz (R., TX) took the media to task on Wednesday [10/28/2015] for asking Republicans tougher questions than they ask
Democrats. Cruz said that the questions asked by CNBC's moderators on Wednesday demonstrated why Americans do not
trust the media. He ticked through a list of questions asked by the moderators of the CNBC debate.
debate veers out of control as Ted Cruz blasts moderators for bias. The CNBC moderators temporarily lost control of
Wednesday's testy Republican primary debate after Texas Sen. Ted Cruz blasted them for what he described as loaded questions designed
to provoke infighting among Republicans. "The questions that have been asked so far in this debate illustrate why the
American people don't trust the media," Mr. Cruz said instead of answering a question about the debt limit. "This is not a
Mainstream media is the Democrats' 'ultimate super PAC'. Sen. Marco Rubio ripped into the mainstream media
during the third GOP debate, calling them the "ultimate super PAC." "The Democrats have the ultimate super PAC.
[T]hey're called the mainstream media," Rubio said before ripping them for praising Clinton's performance in front of the
House Select Committee on Benghazi last Thursday.
chairman blasts CNBC for 'deeply unfortunate' debate questioning. [Scroll down] Numerous analysts spoke similarly in
the hour after the debate, with Charles Krauthammer of Fox News saying "the panel was a bunch of flaming liberals" and Ron Fournier of
National Journal tweeting that "Biggest loser of this debate isn't JEB. It's MSM. We've earned this bashing." During
the debate Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey and businessman Donald Trump all said,
in one or other fashion, that the questions were loaded with liberal assumptions and/or outright contempt for Republican voters.
Meese: RNC Leaders Who Allowed CNBC to Moderate Debate Should Be Condemned. With conservative leaders sharply
criticizing CNBC's manner of moderating Wednesday night's Republican presidential debate — which featured multiple
questions framed as personal attacks on the candidates — former Attorney General Ed Meese said the leaders of the
Republican National Committee who allowed CNBC to moderate the debate should be condemned. "After 15 minutes it was
clear that this was not a debate, but a verbal shooting gallery set up by CNBC, with the targets the Republican candidates and
the shooters their biased antagonists from the press," said Meese.
media bias yields good night for most GOP candidates. The winners tonight were the candidates who most
effectively trounced the blatantly biased CNBC moderators. Heading that list are Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio. [...] I knew the
MSM had overreached very early on when my wife, a non-Republican who can't stand Donald Trump, said of John Harwood's suggestion
that Trump is running a "comic book" campaign: "What kind of a question is that?"
Out for Shenanigans! CNBC Debate Moderator's Most Biased Moments. The RNC may regret its approval of John
Harwood as lead moderator for Wednesday night's GOP presidential debate on CNBC if past history is any guide. The CNBC anchor
and New York Times columnist admitted he and a producer helped make Rick Perry's infamous "oops" moment even worse.
Rose to Socialist Bernie Sanders: Your Ideas Are 'Not Radical'. PBS host Charlie Rose on Monday night embraced
many of Bernie Sanders's positions and announced that the socialist's positions are "not radical." At first, the journalist
suggested the Democratic candidate not use the label when campaigning: "I'm the first person trying to argue you away from
the idea that you're a socialist."
MSM Deploys Mediscare Against Carson.
Mediscare is, of course, deployed by the Democrat-MSM complex in every election cycle to terrify seniors with the claim that Republicans want
to deprive them of health care. It was famously used against Paul Ryan, who proposed a premium support plan to help control Medicare
spending. This heresy resulted in a TV ad showing a Ryan-lookalike throwing an old lady off a cliff. It is now being deployed
against Carson pursuant to his proposal to gradually transition U.S. health care away from government-run programs to a system in which
every American would have a Health Savings Account (HSA) supplemented by catastrophic coverage.
And Al Sharpton Cut Off Guest Who Says Hillary Proven A Liar At Benghazi Hearing. Completely Orwellian disregard of the truth.
of political correctness: banning the word 'too'. Move over, Melissa Harris-Perry — it is getting
crowded on the lunatic PC bench. Joining "hard worker" (racist!) on the PC banned word list is "too" (sexist!). That's
right: an adjective and adverb positing that something is more excessive in some quality than desirable is now verboten, as far as
the Huffington Post is concerned. The editors there gave considerable space to Cameron Schaeffer, who identifies herself
as a freshman at the University of Vermont, where her head has obviously been filled with victimology nonsense.
Taken to the Extreme: "Hard Worker" Now Offensive. With presidential candidates including Donald Trump leading a pushback against
overreaching political correctness, here's a video that will surely add some fuel to the fire. As you will see, MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry
was apparently triggered by the phrase "hard worker" and went into a diatribe explaining why that term is offensive. It sounds as if she's
somehow trying to connect the term "hard worker" to slavery. [Video clip]
Harris-Perry Scolds Guest to Be 'Super Careful' About Saying 'Hard Worker' Because Of Slavery. MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry derailed a
conversation about potential Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) Saturday [10/24/2015] to admonish a guest for calling him a "hard worker,"
arguing it demeaned slaves and working mothers "in the context of relative privilege."
Harris-Perry Needs a Trip to Hard Work U. MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry is the cable TV pioneer who broke the
tastelessness barrier for feminists by wearing tampons as earrings on air in 2013. This week, she made ignominious history
again — as the race-baiting fool in an ivory tower bubble who believes the words "hard worker" are a slur against
black slaves and moms who don't have health care.
MSNBC Admits Anti-Israel Graphics Were
'Wrong'. MSNBC has admitted that highly controversial graphics aired on the network that depicted Israel as stealing land
from the Palestinians were "factually wrong" and that the broadcast would be corrected on Monday [10/19/2015], according to a network
spokesperson. The cable news network has been fighting off criticism after it aired the graphics and analysis, including a map
linked to conspiracy groups branded as anti-Semitic, that portrayed Israel as existing on territory expropriated from Palestine.
The graphics garnered criticism from pro-Israel advocates and has now prompted the network to acknowledge that the graphics were highly
The Media's Shameful, Shameless
Bias against Israel. On Sunday, October 11, the Los Angeles Times ran the headline "6 Palestinian Teens Die Amid Mideast
Unrest." It was, technically, true. But it left out a few key details.
from Jerusalem: The astonishing bias of NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin. NBC News foreign correspondent and Palestinian-American Ayman
Mohyeldin reported from Jerusalem this week as a Palestinian man dressed in camouflage raced past his camera wielding a knife. [...] The
incident ended with the man being shot dead by Israeli police at the Damascus Gate. Mohyeldin went live to report on the incident
minutes after it happened and stayed live for roughly an hour on MSNBC. But Mohyeldin, failed to give viewers the full picture of
what he had just witnessed. He failed to tell viewers for over an hour that the suspect was a Palestinian and that he was dressed
in a camouflage uniform similar to the ones Israeli soldiers wear. Mohyeldin never referred to the attempted terrorist attack as
anything other than a man being shot by Israeli officials.
coverage of Israeli-Palestinian 'violence': When terror becomes 'tensions'. If you are seeking an example of bias in the media's
coverage of what journalists are calling the latest round of Israeli-Palestinian "violence," consider the case of Ahmad Manasra. In an
angry speech on Wednesday night [10/14/2015], Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, appealed for calm but accused Israeli security
forces of killing Palestinian boys "in cold blood," singling out the 13-year-old Manasra as one of the Palestinian youths Israel had "executed."
[...] There are at least two major problems with Abbas' charge: First, Ahmad Manasra was not "executed" or even shot by Israelis.
the New York Times Discuss Whether Mohammed's Flying Horse Really Visited the Temple Mount? So the New York
Times lapsed into what has been called Temple Trutherism by trying to deny the existence of the Jewish temples on the Temple
Mount. [...] But let's have some equal time here. The Temple Mount is holy to Jews because of the Temples. So the New
York Times chose to discuss whether the Temples really existed. It's holy to Muslims because Mohammed supposedly flew there
on a flying horse (with a woman's head). Can we get a discussion of whether that really happened? Or does the New York
Times only find it acceptable to mock Judaism, not Islam?
Today Offers Advice On How To Make Bernie Sanders And Socialism Less Scary. Did you know that the "S" word,
Socialism, is scary to Americans? Which makes Democratic Party presidential candidate scary! Somehow, this whole
article is in the news section of USA Today, rather than the opinion section.
Ignores Planned Parenthood at Dem Debate Even When Hillary Brings It Up. CNN spent more than 10 minutes
pressing GOP candidates about Planned Parenthood during the previous debate — but moderators couldn't bear to
mention the abortion giant once during Tuesday's Democratic primary debate. Not even after Hillary Clinton brought up
very odd near-exclusion of its black and Latino debate moderators. For all the talk about inequality and
inclusion from the Democratic presidential candidates, for all the major national news this year about the ways that American
life remains shaped by race, for all the reporting that's been done on the rapidly changing demographics of the United
States, the network airing the first Democratic presidential primary debate Tuesday [10/13/2015] thought it wise to allow an experienced
Latino reporter to ask a small series of questions about immigration, and a black reporter to introduce a single inquiry from Facebook
about Black Lives Matter. And that's all we heard from them until nearly two hours into the debate.
Uses Timothy McVeigh to Smear American Veterans. As I've said before, the second most far-left outfit in the history of
broadcasting right now behind NBC is the American Broadcasting Company — ABC. Their new espionage drama Quantico
has been shown to support far-left causes from the very first episode, from taking cheap-shots at Mormons, to making Planned Parenthood
an innocent victim of conservative terrorists.
When is a Hillary scandal not a Hillary
scandal? CNN's Ashleigh Banfield spoke to Democratic strategist Robert Zimmerman about the upcoming Democratic primary debate
yesterday [10/9/2015]. They considered the unthinkable possibility that Bernie Sanders will bring up Hillary's email scandal, which
Banfield quickly suggested isn't really a scandal.
executes inmate for killing man in $8 robbery. No late appeals were filed for Juan Martin Garcia, who was
lethally injected [10/6/2015] for the September 1998 killing and robbery of Hugo Solano in Houston.
The Editor says...
The Associated Press once again shows its bias, starting with the headline in this story. The execution was about the
murder of an innocent man. It was not about the eight dollars that changed hands.
Times Labels Black Oregon Shooter As White Supremacist! The Los Angeles Times has labeled the Oregon
shooter as having "white supremacist leanings" even though the shooter was black. The shooter identified as "mixed
race" and reportedly had a black mother.
Again, DeRay McKesson Falsely Assumes Shooter Is White. Less than a month after Black Lives Matter activist
DeRay McKesson got egg on his face for falsely implying the Roanake shooter was a white man, he apparently is at it again.
In a series of tweets and retweets, McKesson laid out the case that there was a racial element to the policing and media coverage
of the Oregon shooter.
CNN Photoshops Oregon Jihadist
Shooter to "Fundamentally Transform" Him into a Caucasian Male. Remember the Trayvon Martin case? You know, the
dude involved in burglary, PCP-like drug cocktails, and/or drug dealing who assaulted George Zimmerman and got capped for his trouble?
Remember how the media claimed there was a new race called "White Hispanics", a term invented "by The New York Times to describe Zimmerman,
apparently in some kind of push for a white vs. Black narrative"? Good times. Well, the media is at it again, this time
photoshopping the Black Jihadist Oregon shooter [...] to make him appear white.
Curious Case of Oregon Shooter Chris Harper-Mercer — A Social Media Profile Shaped, Modified and Deleted. On the left is the selfie
Christopher Mercer uploaded to his social media. On the right is how CNN presented the same selfie in broadcast stories about him. Why did CNN
need to change the complexion (color) of their broadcast? Why is no one showing pictures of mom, Laurel Margaret Harper[?]
The Baby Butchers and Their Media
Butchers. The propagandists of Planned Parenthood don't want you to remember that earlier this summer the group
apologized for the "tone" of one of its top officials, Deborah Nucatola, who casually hawked unborn baby parts to undercover
journalists from the Center for Medical Progress as she swilled wine and chomped on a salad. Not long after confessing
that the "tone" of their butchers might cause offense, another top Planned Parenthood trafficker, Mary Gatter, joked about
scoring a luxury car after haggling over $75 baby-organ price tags. [...] Ten lengthy, damning videos later, the billion-dollar
abortion giant is in full-blown whitewash mode — and its bloodstained accomplices in the liberal media are out in
force with their paint rollers.
Washington Post Fact Checker Admits Pinocchio Ratings 'Are Subjective'. In a stunning confession Tuesday
[9/29/2015], Glenn Kessler, editor of the embattled Washington Post's fact check column, admitted that the Post's fact-check
findings "are subjective." Kessler was responding to the litany of complaints surrounding his partisan attack againt
Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina. Although the Post's fact check column verified Fiorina's claim that she had
once been a secretary, Kessler (who openly taunts Republicans) still awarded her three Pinocchios. Kessler's lengthy
rationalization is essentially a confession that finally proves what many of us have been saying for years: that Kessler
and the Post have been abusing the imprimatur of fact-checking as a partisan weapon to push a left-leaning agenda.
flap: TV 'edits' 5-hour Planned Parenthood hearing to 1 minute. Network and cable TV news are coming under fire
for repeatedly smearing as "heavily edited" the controversial secretly taped Planned Parenthood videos of officers discussing
the sale of aborted fetus parts. After Tuesday's [9/29/2015] five-hour House hearing on the issue with witness Cecile
Richards, the president of Planned Parenthood, the media is being slammed for doing exactly what the producer of the videos
did — and worse — editing hours of tape for a watchable news segment.
Got a Big Surprise While Pushing the Abortion Agenda. MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts got a big surprise on Tuesday
[9/29/2015] when he tried to use the mother of a stillborn child to attack a pro-life organization's effort to defund Planned
Parenthood. Roberts talked to Lexi Oliver Fretz about her deceased son Walter. An image of the stillborn Walter was
used in a video by the Center for Medical Progress in one of its videos. Roberts attacked, "How do you feel about Walter's
picture used to discredit Planned Parenthood?" Fretz explained that she was surprised to see her son used to illustrate a
grisly description in the video, but added, "My husband and I are actually extremely pro-life."
Post Fact Checker Still Targeting Republicans By Nearly 2-to-1. The Washington Post's fact-checking rampage
against Republicans and right-of-center claims marches on. In late March, after Breitbart News reported that, for the first
three months of 2015, the WaPo fact-check column targeted Republicans twice as often as Democrats, the column's editor,
Glenn Kessler, assured Breitbart News readers that, "You need to look at the whole year to be fair." Well, with just
13 weeks left in the year, the likelihood that anything approaching an equal scrutiny of claims by Democrats and
Republicans appears impossible.
Carson Zooms to Top of Media's Kill List. The enemedia is patting itself on the back, congratulating itself
with headlines that declare, "Ben Carson Walks Back Anti-Muslim Comments With More Anti-Muslim Comments," when in fact the
subheadline is, "I stand by the comments." This is the sharia-compliant media at its deadliest. Islamic supremacists and
their running dogs in the media have unilaterally adhered to the blasphemy laws under the sharia (Islamic law). Anyone who
violates these laws (which mandate that one must not criticize Islam or Muhammad) will be destroyed. In Muslim countries, you
are executed for blasphemy. In the West, for the same "blasphemy" your character and good name are assassinated.
Cruz: The Biggest Elephant in the Room. To the Republicans in Washington who have habitually let down the American
people, who is public enemy number one — the Ayatollah Khomeini, Vladimir Putin, President Obama? No, Ted Cruz.
To the liberal media that apparently believes in a socialist utopia, who threatens to spoil their self-destructive fantasy?
ISIS, Russia, Iran? No, Ted Cruz. In the wake of the CNN debate, is there any wonder now why moderator Jake Tapper
avoided and interrupted Ted Cruz all night?
Smears Trump, Ignores Fact That Hillary Clinton Started Birther Movement. When asked by a reporter if Obama was
a Muslim in 2008, she replied, "There's nothing to base that on ... as far as I know." The media is nothing but a bunch of
left-wing liars. And what's wrong with being misidentified as a Muslim? It's [much] better than being identified
accurately as someone who spent 20 years in a racist church, which is Obama's true (and very troubling) religious history.
Challenge. Because Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina dared Wednesday night [9/16/2015] to be a woman who
attacked the mainstream media's holy temple of abortion, the lying fact-checkers came out in force before the CNN debate was
even over to punish her for sharing with the world the horrors of the infamous Planned Parenthood videos released over the
summer. As an example, the prominent fact checkers at the left-wing Washington Post, Glenn Kessler and Michelle Ye Hee
Lee, attacked Fiorina with this word salad of misinformation: [...]
nuclear deal survives: Democrats block disapproval vote. The hard-fought nuclear accord with Iran survived the
U.S. Senate on Thursday [9/10/2015], as Democrats overcame ferocious Republican opposition and delivered President Barack
Obama a major victory on his top foreign policy priority.
The Editor says...
Sounds like we're getting mixed signals from the Associated Press: Did the Democrats block the vote, or did they overcome ferocious Republican opposition?
Smith Rails Against Anti-Gay 'Haters' During Kim Davis Presser. During Fox News' live coverage of Kentucky
clerk Kim Davis' release from prison, anchor Shepard Smith suddenly spoke over the press conference to chastise Davis and
those who supported her decision to refuse to issue gay marriage licenses.
Todd Admits Iran Deal Vote More 'About Avoiding Defeat' for Obama. On Wednesday, September 2, all three network
newscasts cheered Obama securing a 34th vote for the Iran deal which included Chuck Todd's colleague, NBC Nightly News
anchor Lester Holt, who proclaimed the vote a "major win for the Obama administration" for a deal that "now appears unstoppable."
In addition, the networks repeatedly dismissed the overwhelming majority of Congress who opposed the Iran deal and refused to provide
soundbites of those who planned to vote against the controversial agreement.
shifts on violent rhetoric for Black Lives Matter. Some newsrooms are pushing back hard on the notion that the
recent spike in police officer deaths is tied somehow to the anti-cop rhetoric of the Black Lives Matter movement. That's
a sharp contrast from the press' more recent habit of tying Tea Party rhetoric to similarly deadly acts. The Black Lives
Matters movement, which was born out of concerns over police brutality in African-American communities, has come under fire
recently for some of its members' charged rhetoric.
Ignoring Science, 97% of Stories Hype BPA
as Health Threat. Fear of chemicals and "toxins" is rampant among the so-called "environmental" left. Unfortunately, that
phobia infects national media coverage as well. For more than a decade, the left has been on the attack against BPA, a chemical that is
commonly found in plastics and other products. Anti-chemical groups such as the Breast Cancer Fund and some scientists have crusaded
against BPA (known formally as bisphenol A), connecting it to cancer and reproductive problems and claiming that it is "a threat to human
health," despite government agencies that have declared it "harmless" even in baby bottles. Much of the national media have bought in
spreading fear of the chemical in ordinary canned goods, on cash register receipts, in dental sealants and more. In just the past two
years, the three broadcast networks and top five national newspapers have continued to report on the "hidden danger" of BPA, labeling it
"carcinogenic" and "toxic" often with small or flawed reports from activists.
Media Worried Over Reporting Race-Based Motive of Killer of White Reporters. During the reporting of the
murders in a black church in Charleston, the assumed racist motive of the shooter, white man Dylann Roof, was immediately the
talk of the media. But now, after an African American murdered two white former co-workers and then released a 23-page,
race-tinged manifesto, some in the media are suddenly squeamish about reporting the race-based motives of the killer.
Kelly defends Mexican supremacist Jorge Ramos. Megyn Kelly once again bashed Donald Trump while defending
Mexican supremacist Jorge Ramos, despite not waiting until being called on. Last night Megyn Kelly had leftist and CNN reject
Howie Kurtz to react to Trump basically deporting Jorge Ramos from his press conference in Iowa. So as is typical of Megyn
Kelly, she took Ramos' side, saying: [Video clip]
The Top 50 Liberal Media Bias
Examples. Let's face it, liberal media bias has been around since there have been liberals to do the "reporting"
of the news. But this fact should surprise no one. After all, the news media has always been filled with bias
of one type or another. In fact, there was a time when American customers of the news knew exactly which newspapers sported
which point of view. It was taken for granted that one newspaper supported one side and another newspaper a different side.
An activist masquerading as a journalist:
anchor Jorge Ramos uses influence to push immigration agenda. Univision anchor Jorge Ramos, who has long been
as much an activist as a newsman, managed to find himself at the center of an immigration story yet again this week as he
went head-to-head with GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, getting tossed from a press conference after repeatedly and
insistently trying to ask questions.
Ramos Is an Immigration Activist Posing as a Reporter. Jorge Ramos may be the award-winning celebrity anchor of
Univision's premier news broadcast, but "the Walter Cronkite of Hispanic News" long ago revealed himself to be less a
journalist than another perpetually indignant immigration activist. His devolution into outright heckler was only a matter of
time. It would be difficult to overstate Ramos's immigration radicalism. When Central American children were pouring over the
border last summer, Ramos announced as a solution, "First, we treat children like children, as if they were our own." When,
in their 2012 interview, Newt Gingrich told Ramos, "I'm not going to let you define what 'immigration reform' is," Ramos replied,
"It's very simple: to legalize 11 million undocumented immigrants." And when, last November, President Obama
lawlessly granted amnesty to some 5 million of those immigrants, Ramos touted the measure as "a triumph for the Latino community."
Ramos Has a Long History of Activist 'Reporting'. Ramos has been called the "Walter Cronkite of Latino
America," but he has a history of behaving more like an activist with a cable-news platform than a reporter. Ramos
constantly identifies with his Latino and immigrant audience, using words like "us" and "our" when reporting on any
immigration-related issue. He seems to see himself as the gatekeeper of Latino American opinion —
and to think that qualifies him to be a political kingmaker.
Star Orchestrates Secret Campaign To Promote LGBT Special Protections. Breitbart News has exclusively obtained
an email sent by the President and Publisher of the Indianapolis Star. It invites "community leaders" to help plan and
coordinate an aggressive, highly orchestrated campaign to "persuade" the Indiana state legislature to adopt sweeping special
protections for Indiana's gay, lesbian and transgender communities. The email, sent personally by Karen Ferguson Fuson,
President and Publisher of the Star, was sent early this morning to an undisclosed list of business and media elites, together
with gay rights activists. It pulls no punches in its scope or its goals.
Media vs. Behavioral Standards. We all know that the mainstream media are biased. But they appear
to have totally come out of the closet lately, exposing their true identity as leftist operatives. It was infuriating
watching a CNN interviewer hammering Republican presidential contender Dr. Ben Carson. This despicable jerk kept
trying to twist Dr. Carson's words to mean that Dr. Carson wants to bomb refugees with drones. [...] Also infuriating
and evil is the MSM hiding the sick scandal happening at Planned Parenthood. In the latest video released exposing
Planned Parenthood's black-market baby body parts business, one of PP's clients joked about shipping whole heads of aborted
babies to research labs. I was stunned by the lack of media coverage and national outrage. Have we grown numb?
Accuses Megyn Kelly of Asking 'Mainstream Media Liberal' Question. Texas Senator and Republican presidential candidate
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) accused Fox News Channel anchor Megyn Kelly of asking "the question every mainstream media liberal journalist
wants to ask" and "the question Barack Obama wants to focus on" on Tuesday's [8/25/2015] "Kelly File" on the Fox News Channel.
Scream: Carter revisionism begins, called 'too nice' to beat Reagan. The mainstream media's revisionism of
former President Jimmy Carter's doomed presidency has begun amid reports he is battling brain cancer. Leading the charge
last week was MSNBC's Joy Reid, a national correspondent who was host of the "Reid Report" from February 2014 to February 2015.
Intelligence Committee Democrats Play Political Games on Iran Deal. The Hill ran a story today
[8/14/2015], "Spy panel Dems rally to support Iran deal," which gives the impression that all of the House Intelligence
Committee's Democratic members signed a letter supporting the nuclear agreement with Iran. The article did not mention that
a third of the committee's Democratic members did not sign the letter or the absurdity of the letter's claims. I therefore
believe a more accurate title for The Hill article would be "One-third of House Intel Committee Democrats Refuse to Sign
Letter Supporting Iran Agreement."
Major Newspapers Keep Hillary's E-Mails Off the Front Page. Four of the country's largest newspapers on Wednesday
[8/12/2015] kept the latest developments in Hillary Clinton's growing E-mail scandal off the front page (one kept it out of the paper
completely). The revelation that the Democratic candidate had top secret information on her server was relegated to the bottom
of page A13 in the New York Times. The Washington Post managed to place the news that Clinton will finally
turn over her server on A2. The Los Angeles Times hid the story on A9. All of these newspapers, however, did better
than USA Today, which completely skipped Clinton's scandal in the print edition.
Downplays, Hides EPA's Responsibility for Western River Contamination. On Wednesday [8/5/2015],
the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency committed an act which would have likely become instant national news
if a private entity had done the same thing. On Friday, John Merline at Investors' Business Daily
succinctly noted that the EPA "dumped a million gallons of mine waste into Animas River in Colorado, turning it
into what looked like Tang, forcing the sheriff's office to close the river to recreational users." Oh, and
it "also failed to warn officials in downstream New Mexico about the spill." Yet here we are four days later,
and the story has gotten very little visibility outside of center-right blogs and outlets. That's largely
explained by how the wire services have handled the story.
carbon pollution from power plants hits 27-year low. Carbon dioxide — from
the burning of coal, oil and gas — is the chief greenhouse gas responsible for man-made
The Associated Press is wrong about one aspect of this story, in the first sentence: The primary
greenhouse gas is water vapor, which no law or politician can counteract.
Flags Of Corruption Over Huntington Park. In a page-one headline, the Los Angeles Times hailed the
appointment of illegal immigrants to two Huntington Park, Calif., civic commissions as a milestone that "charts a
bold path for immigrants." It was booster journalism at its worst, gushing about illegals gaining participatory
"rights" in U.S. public life that had supposedly been unjustly denied them. It also stood in stark contrast
with the multiple local press reports — KPCC, KTLA, CBS-LA and more — which reported the event
as primarily cause for angry protests.
No Time for Planned Parenthood Vote; 18 Minutes to Boy Band. ABC's Good Morning
America, a two hour-long program, on Tuesday [8/4/2015] completely ignored the Senate's vote on
Planned Parenthood, yet devoted 18 minutes of air time to boy band One Direction. Only CBS This
Morning bothered with the Republican effort to defund the abortion group, allowing a meager
25 seconds. Even in that scant amount of time, co-host Norah O'Donnell managed to spin
the undercover footage of the organization in a friendly way.
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.
Hillary Emails: Media, Congress Fed Her Questions. A great deal of the communication
contained in the latest batch of Clinton emails released to the public consists of sycophantic
throne-sniffers at the State Department and White House competing with each other to see who can
compliment Her Regal Majesty the most. But now we've got examples of people actively helping her
stage public appearances — including, to no one's surprise, the media. Mediaite
reports that one of the new emails shows a source within NBC News leaking Hillary questions in advance
of a Meet the Press appearance: [...]
CBS Highlights 'Tough, New Questions' for Planned Parenthood. On Friday, CBS This
Morning actually highlighted the "tough, new questions" Planned Parenthood is facing, showcasing
the "latest and most graphic video." ABC's Good Morning America and NBC's Today,
despite a combined running time of six hours, ignored the story. This Morning Co-anchor
Norah O'Donnell, in addition to showing footage, alerted, "Planned Parenthood is facing tough new
questions this morning. A fourth undercover video is out, showing a doctor at the women's health
provider talking about selling fetal body parts."
Hosts Thrilled Network Hired Obama's Chef as Analyst. On Wednesday [7/29/2015], the
hosts of NBC's Today cheered the network's decision to hire former White House chef —
and husband of left-wing MSNBC host AlexWagner — Sam Kass. Co-host Savannah Guthrie
gushed: "...we've got an exciting announcement. You guys remember Sam Kass, of course he's
the former assistant White House chef, executive director of the First Lady's Let's Move campaign, and
nutrition advisor to the President.... He is becoming an NBC News senior food analyst."
Journalism is Slipping: Atlantic Writer Thinks Religious Believers Belong in Straitjackets. Jeffrey
Tayler is a respected journalist — an author of multiple books, a contributing editor at The Atlantic,
and a frequent commentator on NPR's venerable All Things Considered. Review his Atlantic author
page, and you'll see a collection of sober-minded, interesting articles — written from a leftist perspective,
to be sure, but many of them are certainly worth reading. I haven't caught his NPR commentary, but I expect they
would be worth hearing. I enjoy thoughtful liberal commentary, and The Atlantic is still often a destination
site for the best the Left has to offer. But that's Mr. Tayler as Dr. Jekyll. Mr. Hyde emerges over at
Reveals Hillary Clinton Was Fed Questions Before Meet the Press Appearance. One of the
private Hillary Clinton emails released Friday [7/31/2015] reveals that an NBC source was leaking possible
questions to the then-Secretary of State's staff ahead of an appearance on Meet the Press. In
an July 2009 email with the subject line "heads up," Clinton staffer Lissa Muscatine wrote, "You probably
already know this, but I just heard from a friend who is wired at Meet the Press that David Gregory will
ask you about David Maziar, the Newsweek journalist arrested in Iran."
Spend 30 Minutes on Lion; Censor Abortion Videos. The broadcast news shows covered Cecil the lion
more in one day than they spent on the Planned Parenthood videos in two weeks — and that discrepancy
only continues to grow. In two days, ABC, NBC and CBS have spent 30 minutes, 1 second on Cecil, a
famed African lion shot by an American dentist. But anchors couldn't spare nearly as much time for the videos
exposing Planned Parenthood's harvesting of aborted baby parts. Since the release of the Center for Medical
Progress' first video two weeks ago, the networks have spent only 11 minutes, 13 seconds on the story.
Explodes over Dead Lion, Ignores Planned Parenthood. On Tuesday [7/28/2015], the world lost its collective
mind — whatever is left of it, anyway — when media discovered the identity of the killer of a Zimbabwean
named Cecil. Cecil is a lion. Cecil, a lion, was by most accounts "one of Africa's most famous lions." Cecil,
incredibly, was famous for being a lion, not for curing cancer, although you wouldn't know that by the media coverage.
The man who shot Cecil, a lion, to death is Dr. Walter Palmer, a big game hunter who allegedly paid $55,000 for a big game
permit. He hired a guide, who lured Cecil, a lion, out from a protected area, where Cecil, a lion, then met his end.
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]
in Pittsburgh: Media Struggling to Ignore Black Mob Violence. [Scroll down] The
local TV news crews pieced together some of the action from April: Hundreds of "college kids"
arriving on "school buses" to a "huge party" featuring large fights and gunfire at police. And of
course lots of mayhem and property destruction. Twenty neighboring police departments were
called in to help quell this non-event. And oh yeah, that has been happening for a long time at
this mall. But the fact that this was a black party for black students organized by black people
and students came from black fraternities and sororities — not a word.
Matthews: Obama Has Had 'Immaculate' Presidency With No Corruption Allegations.
[Scroll down] Matthews continued, "He's been immaculate in the presidency. Nobody has accused
him of any corruption. His kids are perfect. His wife is perfect. He's done everything that these
right-wing white conservatives say we're supposed to be in this country. He's done everything right. [...]"
The Media Love Affair
with McCain. [S]ince when did the media get concerned about the noble cause of fighting
communism in Vietnam? Our media, led by CBS Evening News anchorman Walter Cronkite, who was then
an influential media figure, protested the Vietnam War and prompted the U.S. withdrawal and communist
takeover. His FBI file demonstrated Cronkite's contacts with Soviet officials and how he was used
as a dupe by the communists. More than 58,000 Americans sacrificed and died to save that country
from communism. The liberal media never supported the war against communism in Vietnam. Yet
they are now browbeating Trump over avoiding the war through deferments. Our media are full of
hypocrites. They don't admire McCain for fighting in Vietnam. They admire him because he is
a "maverick" who frequently takes the liberal line, such as on "comprehensive immigration reform."
Leftist propaganda is everywhere:
Day, A New Way to Hate. In channel surfing my way to the British Open, I lit for a
moment on the usually sane ESPN show, "Mike and Mike." Co-host Mike Greenberg was off that morning
so 28 year-old sub Ryan Ruocco sat in with regular Mike Golic, a former NFL defensive tackle.
Flaunting his liberal chops for the suits upstairs, Ruocco gushed about the Arthur Ashe Award. Of
course, he did not call the winner "Bruce Jenner." He refused to even say "Jenner." It was
always "Caitlyn Jenner," over and over. Those who dared say "Bruce" Ruocco surely would have
lumped — in his words — with "the critics who hate." Bingo! There
it was. Our progressive friends had discovered the glory of transgenderism about fifteen minutes
ago, and they were already prepared to brand critics of any sort as "haters," the collective term for
the non-elect in their perverse neo-puritan presbytery.
Mitchell Tries to Portray Abdulazeez as a Gun Nut. Desperately looking for a way to
avoid pegging the Chattanooga murderer Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez as anything but a terrorist,
MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell asked a childhood friend of the killer what he liked to do in "small town
Tennessee": [...] Abdulzaeez apparently owned some guns, but it is unknown whether he bought them
after his return from the Middle East last year. For a terrorist, guns are a tool of the trade and
not a means of self defense or anything to take pleasure from on a hunt. For Mitchell to try and
equate terrorism with the gun culture instead of trying to get to the bottom of the shooter's
radicalization is horrible journalism.
Walker: The Media's Worst Attacks on the Wisconsin Governor. Scott Walker's official entry into the 2016 presidential
race has already been met with questions about his sophistication and readiness to be president by the liberal media. The day
of Walker's announcement The New York Times' Patrick Healy portrayed the GOP governor as someone who isn't ready for the world
stage: "Two words these [Walker] voters do not use about him? 'Smart' and 'sophisticated.'"
It's Not Selling Aborted Unborn Baby Parts, It's the 'Disposition of Fetal Remains'.
We've long known that the Associated Press is loathe to refer to unborn children as unborn children,
preferring the clinical term "fetus." But in covering a shocking new story about how Planned
Parenthood sells fetal tissue from aborted babies for profit, the AP bent over backwards to use
clinical euphemisms to soften the blow of the ghoulish practice.
about Planned Parenthood.
WashPost Google-Mocks All the GOP Candidates, No Democrats. Jeff Guo of The Washington
Post began his article correctly: "Stop. This will be the most horrifying and pointless thing you
read today." One new technique on Google now is called "DeepDream," to enhance and visualize all the
strange associations that artificial-intelligence programs are making. MRC's Dan Gainor pointed out
that the Post proved it's a Democratic rag by taking this strange "stoner" imaging tool and applied it
to all the Republican presidential candidates and posted it — and not a single Democrat was
included for balance in silliness. So Bobby Jindal looks like a dog — and so does
Chris Christie's 18-year-old daughter Sarah.
NBC Uses Murder by Illegal Immigrant to Bash GOP. Monday's [7/6/2015] network evening
newscasts offered continuing coverage on the July 1 murder of a San Francisco woman allegedly at the
hands of an illegal immigrant, but it was NBC Nightly News that shamelessly used the occasion to
blast "the new Todd Akin" in Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for having "seized upon" the
story to promote his stance on illegal immigration as the GOP is "desperate to win Latino voters."
Mass Unemployment, Lower Wages Is 'New Normal'. The AP's subtle point here is we are
supposed to accept Obama's failed economy as the 'new normal.' There's nothing that can be done
about it. And certainly none of this is Obama's fault.
O'Donnell: 'Essential Truth That We're All Socialists Now'. Last night [7/6/2015],
Lawrence O'Donnell gushed over Bernie Sanders' authenticity and the consistently large crowds he has
acquired in his speeches across the country. The July 6 edition of The Last Word
featured a panel discussion which emphasized that the Vermont senator's socialism isn't that far outside
the mainstream. O'Donnell asked former Vermont governor Howard Dean if Sanders has "managed to
educate Vermonters to the essential truth that we're all socialists now?" He prefaced that question by
noting the tendency of Democrats to "run away" from calling themselves liberal. The MSNBC personality
then cheered the fact that Sanders openly embraces socialism and "the fact that he is a socialist."
Arizona Paper Decries Border Fence as Too High for Mexicans to Safely Jump. A
mainstream Arizona newspaper is decrying the small section of the Arizona-Mexico border that has a
14-foot-high primary fence because it is too high for illegal immigrants to safely cross. The
article, "Border Fence Jumpers Breaking Bones," includes the claim that sections of the border with
a 14-foot-high fence are "as tall as a two or three-story house" and tells the stories of several
women who broke bones and were treated extensively to healthcare and surgeries at the expense of
U.S. taxpayers. The writer never mentions any lives directly lost as a result of there not
being a border fence in most sections, such as when Mexican nationals crossed into the U.S. and
murdered father and husband Robert Rosas, a U.S. Border Patrol agent.
Between Hillary and Media. The elite media types have been in bed with the elite national
Democratic party types for so long that one hardly bothers to note it any longer. Still, it is a
little jarring when the Hillary Clinton e-mails reveal this kind of panting sycophancy
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.
Photo Lines Pistol Up with Senator, 2016 Candidate Ted Cruz's Brain. Of course, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is a
Republican. That puts him in proximity with guns and gun posters, as seen in [a] picture from Associated Press
photog Charlie Neibergall, more often than Democrats. Still, imagine a similar situation — a U.S.
Senator campaigning for President — and instead of a pro-2nd Amendment event, it's a pro-gun control
event. Imagine this Senator is standing in front of a giant poster of a pistol — one meant to
demonize the weapon rather than promote it.
Wire Photo Has Gun Graphic Pointing at Ted Cruz's Head. The Associated Press currently
has a photo for sale at its APimages.com site showing a graphic of a gun pointing at Ted Cruz's
head. It has been there since early Saturday evening [6/20/2015]. It would appear that
Charlie Neibergall, the person who snapped this photograph, had to patiently wait for the "right"
moment to take the photo in question.
of gun pointed at Cruz disappear from AP photo bank. Controversial photographs from
the Associated Press showing the image of a large gun pointing at the head of 2016 presidential
candidate Sen. Ted Cruz have disappeared from AP's photo bank. APImages.com "no longer yields a
handful of photos from photojournalist Charlie Neibergall wherein the barrel of a gun on a poster
points to the U.S. senator and presidential candidate's head," Breitbart reported Monday [6/22/2015].
The images had drawn outrage from conservatives who said the photo was an example of media bias.
Limbaugh Blasts Media for Trying to Destroy Ben Carson While Fawning over Clintons. On Wednesday [6/17/2015], conservative icon and talk radio
host Rush Limbaugh blasted the mainstream press for trying to destroy and dismiss Dr. Ben Carson even though nobody in the mainstream can claim to come close
to having any of the Carson's accomplishments. "Dr. Benjamin Carson is one of the finest, most accomplished human beings on this planet who has done more
for people than most people in politics will ever do," Limbaugh declared on his radio show. "And he's done it personally, not with other people's money."
Dyson Implies Rachel Dolezal Is More Black Than Clarence Thomas. On Monday's
[6/15/2015] The Ed Show, Michael Eric Dyson, MSNBC Political Analyst and frequent guest host
on the "Lean Forward" network, used the ongoing controversy surrounding Rachel Dolezal claiming to
be African American to smear Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.
about Rachel Dolezal.
Rubio, average American. Marco Rubio bought a bunch of stuff he probably couldn't
afford. Welcome to America. So The New York Times has pulled together another hit
piece — this one insinuating that Rubio, who the newspaper evidently believes is the GOP
front-runner, is both a reckless spendthrift and a financial failure. The story confuses offshore
fishing boats with "luxury speedboats" and pickup trucks with SUVs to render a distasteful account of
Rubio's financial life. But what we really learned is that though Rubio is not great with money,
the senator from Florida has relatively modest desires, considering his fame.
Bias Jumps the Shark With Marco Rubio 'Luxury Speedboat' Story. Just how desperate is
the mainstream press to cast Sen. Marco Rubio as someone who can't handle his money? Desperate
enough, apparently, to describe a family fishing boat as a "luxury speedboat," which the New York
Times did this week in its front page hit piece about Rubio's alleged "history of financial struggles."
That same Times story also portrayed a home Rubio bought — after getting an $800,000 advance on a
book — as some sort of mansion in Florida, when it is, in fact, just one home crammed into a
cul-de-sac next to many other similarly sized, middle-class dwellings.
Press Pens The Most Dishonest Anti-Cop Conspiracy Theory You Are Likely To Ever Read.
I'll be quite frank: I have very little respect for the Associated Press and the quality of their
reporting, which tends to range from mediocre to abysmal in terms of factual accuracy, and which seems
to be far more interested in publishing propaganda in recent years than reflecting reality. Their
latest attempt to generate controversy, "Witnesses: Semi-automatic gunfire dominated biker shootout," is
perhaps the most dishonest and incompetent bit of reporting I've ever had the misfortune to read.
The premise for the article is to promote the recent biker-generated conspiracy theory that Waco law
enforcement officers did almost all the shooting at the May 18 shootout at a Waco restaurant called
NBC Affiliate Manufactures a Story to Attack Conservatives. "Months before the conference, my family
booked a hotel room at the same resort as ALEC," reported Brendan Keefe of WXIA TV, also known as 11 Alive.
It's the NBC affiliate in Atlanta. "We found the fabled back room where the laws are made," he told their
audience. It was sweeps week and NBC had a scoop. What he failed to mention is that the event held by the
right-leaning American Legislative Exchange Council was open to the press, he did not register for the event,
he registered at the hotel under an assumed name, and the hotel was not a resort, just a hotel in Savannah.
More particularly, it was the Hyatt in Savannah.
Hit Piece Ignores Scott Walker's Success. The article is more sophisticated than the
awkward and error-filled attempted hit on Walker by Gail Collins from the Times editorial
page, who blamed Walker for layoffs that took place before he had been elected. And it avoids the
kind of over-the-top claims that require corrections. But the piece nonetheless makes clear that its
authors believe Walker's views are far out of the mainstream and that he owes his success to wealthy
conservatives eager to exploit a simpleton as the vessel for their ideological goals.
warn Marco Rubio is dangerously middle-class and not wealthy. The [New York] Times
revealed recently that Rubio incurred four traffic tickets over 17 years, not exactly disqualifying
events. Other reports had Rubio and his wife Jeannette spending money to upgrade their Miami home's
air conditioning and buy a new refrigerator. You may remember back in 2007 another freshman
senator named Barack Obama suddenly paid off nearly four dozen overdue tickets just before launching
his bid to move his family and mother-in-law into the rent-free White House. No, of course you don't
remember that because the media skipped over such inconvenient legal blemishes in its enthusiastic coverage
of the "reform" Chicagoan.
lefty MSM laughing at NY Times story on Rubio 'luxury speedboat'. Not exactly a cigarette boat.
In fact, exactly the kind of boat you see fishermen using all over Florida, more or less the Ford Focus or Toyota Camry
of fishing craft. The obvious comparison is to John Kerry's yacht, the one he docked in Rhode Island to avoid
Never Mind Hillary's Scandals, Let's Talk About Marco Rubio's Wife's Driving Habits. Remember how the media
left Barack Obama completely unvetted, ignoring even the most damaging stories from his past, while a squirming mass of
reporters fought over every scrap of trash in the dumpster behind Sarah Palin's house? It's happening again.
For some reason, the New York Times decided to devote two reporters to the urgent task of reviewing Senator and
presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio's driving record over the past 18 years. And they still couldn't
make much of a story about it, so they decided to add his wife's record to the story.
NYT's Embarrassing Rubio Hit Piece Came From Democratic Super PAC. A reporter at the
Washington Free Beacon discovered that The New York Times' embarrassing story attacking Republican
presidential candidate Marco Rubio for traffic violations was almost certainly planted by a
Democratic super PAC. [...] Missing from the headline is the important context that the candidate
himself only had four violations to his name, over the span of two decades.
York Times ignored 15 unpaid tickets of Obama in 2007. You can't get much more
hypocritical than the New York Times, which acted as a megaphone for the oppo research
efforts of American Bridge, the pro-Hillary operation founded by David Brock. The "scandal"
amounted to four traffic tickets for Marco Rubio over 18 years, puffed up by including his
wife's driving record into a headline of 17 violations for the couple. The problem is that the Times
studiously ignored the scofflaw behavior of Barack Obama, who ignored 15 outstanding parking tickets
until his run for the presidency forced him to clean up his record.
Perry: The Media's Worst Attacks on the Former Texas Governor. If his 2012 presidential run is any
indicator, Rick Perry's jump into the 2016 presidential race will bring a flurry of the liberal media's favorite
pejoratives for Republicans. Racist? Anti-science? Religious bigot? Gun nut? Heartless
cutter of programs for the poor? You name it, the former Texas governor was called it by his haters in the
Journalist Wants Republican Presidential Candidates to 'Unleash Their Lizard Brains' in Upcoming
Debates. Three mainstream media journalists are showing their bias against the large
field of Republican Presidential candidates. In a recent podcast, they discussed the 2016
campaign. When asked by MSNBC's Alex Wagner what she thought of the Republican candidates who will
be invited to participate in the upcoming Fox News debates, Annie Lowrey, who writes for New York
Magazine, let loose: "Even in terms of getting a better bread and circus type ludicrous
production, which as a journalist is all that I care about, I just want chaos, anarchy, racist
comments, sexist comments, I want, I want the worst of these people, I want them to, like, unleash
their lizard brains."
Time for Hillary Scandals — Because Every Reporter Everywhere Is Covering the Dennis
Hastert Indictment. [Scroll down] Yet one cannot help but observe: Three authors
are given a byline for this scoop, and six others are credited with "contributing" to the report.
That's nine Washington Post authors hard at work getting the (legally non-actionable) background
to the indictment of a retired congressman. And it's not just the Post. ABC News needed
six authors to report the same story. The New York Times needed five. Politico
needed four. Would that so much media manpower were devoted to covering current scandal-laden
politicians — like, oh, for instance, Hillary Clinton.
Harwood Hits Rubio for Looking 'Like a Schoolboy' Compared to Hillary. CNBC
Washington correspondent Richard Harwood and the co-hosts of CNBC's Squawk Box briefly
discussed during Friday's [5/29/2015] show the age difference between Hillary Clinton and Republican
presidential candidate Marco Rubio that included Harwood knocking Rubio for "look[ing] like a
schoolboy" compared to Clinton.
Post: Stephanopoulos gets $105M from ABC. When it emerged that George Stephanopoulos
had failed to disclose $75,000 in donations to the Clinton Foundation to either the network or
viewers while repeatedly covering the organization, ABC News declared that it would stand by its "chief
news anchor." The New York Post's Emily Smith explains that they have one hundred and five million
reasons to ignore their own declared standards and practices. ABC renewed Stephanopoulos' contract
last year for more than double what NBC paid Brian Williams ... and it's working out just as well.
Stephanopoulos Scandal. No, it's not his blatant partisanship, his ties to the
increasingly thuggish Clinton Machine, or even his complete lack of journalistic ethics. It's that
ABC should never have hired him in the first place. Back in the Stone Age, before reporters
became "journalists" and before "journalists" became politically motivated Fifth Columnists masquerading
as members of the Fourth Estate, there was a cardinal rule: a reporter could leave a newspaper and accept
a job as a public-relations flack, but under no circumstances could he or she then return to reporting.
Ever. In other words, once having forfeited any pretense of objectivity, and having accepted payment
for advocating a particular point of view, that guy's career in real journalism was finished.
Why is everybody so surprised
about George? Back in 1996, ABC president Roone Arledge hired deeply partisan Democrat
hack, George Stephanopoulos, to be the network's political analyst and contributor. ABC promised
that he would not cover news but would only provide commentary as a seasoned and professional pundit.
After I laughed uproariously at the news, I knew that all major network news programs would be biased against
Republicans. I knew this way before Bernard Goldberg wrote his book Bias in 2001 because of
what happened in 1992 on the Larry King show.
Long History of Mixing Journalism and Politics. Was Stephanopoulos's conflict simply a
minor oversight? A matter of, "I should have gone the extra mile to avoid even the appearance of a
conflict"? Or was this a long-standing pattern of a political operative pretending to be a
journalist finally reaching the light of day?
Long, Long Record of Loyal Service to the Clintons. If George Stephanopoulos had
simply donated $75,000 to the Clinton Foundation while also serving as one of its favorite media
panelists, the controversy over his conflicts of interest would be much less. Stephanopoulos would
be guilty of a clear error, but he also would have had a lot of media company. What makes his
scandal different is that he himself chose to interrogate Peter Schweizer, the author of Clinton
Cash, the new exposé on the Clinton Foundation. If you watch the interview, it's pretty
obvious that Stephanopoulos is playing prosecuting attorney against Schweizer while also declining to ask
key questions, for instance, about Hugh Rodham, Hillary Clinton's brother and his highly questionable
dealings involving the foundation.
Amtrak Spends Its Money On. Before the bodies had been pulled out of the wreckage, Democrats were
preaching the poor-mouth about Amtrak funding, often dishonestly. (Seriously, how is it that a Washington
Post writer and his Washington Post editors don't understand how federal spending works?) Smoking ruins of
train cars in Philadelphia, and the usual ghouls start up with the usual thing: "Oh, if those mean
Republicans had only let us spend money on the trains, this wouldn't have happened!"
$75,000 Gift To Clintons Underlines Media Corruption. In another sign the left's grip
on the news is bigger than anyone knew, ABC News' George Stephanopoulos hid a $75,000 gift to the
Clinton Foundation even as he reported news about corruption allegations. While skeptically
interrogating author Peter Schweizer about "Clinton Cash," his book exposing the Clinton Foundation
last April 26, the anchor for ABC News conveniently left out the highly relevant fact that he
himself had donated $75,000 to the Clinton Foundation.
under Media bias in Hillary Clinton's favor.
30 Days, 8 Press Questions; Fiorina — 8 Days, 322 Press Questions. Tuesday [5/12/2015]
will mark exactly 30 days since Hillary Rodham Clinton launched her official presidential bid for
the White House, yet she still hasn't done a formal sit down interview with national media, setting
a record for the longest running presidential candidate without doing so following a campaign
launch, as first reported by Breitbart News. Unlike Clinton, GOP presidential candidate
Carly Fiorina has been on what CNN coined a "media blitz" introducing herself to voters.
Halperin-Cruz teaching moment. There is more to this story than a simple case of media
gotcha. It's one thing to ask a candidate what newspapers she reads, or whether he can identify the
president of Mexico. It's quite another to set out to show that the candidate isn't who he says he
is because he doesn't meet your subjective standard for determining who's who and what's what.
Actually, as should be obvious to anyone who has watched the clip, this was no interview. It was
an interrogation. Journalists conduct interviews to obtain information. That's not what
Halperin did here. He was on the attack, quizzing Cruz about his Cuban-ness to make the 2016
Republican presidential hopeful look like a phony.
Halperin's Real Bias Is Partisan, Not Racist. Imagine it's 2007 and a prominent journalist is interviewing
then-Senator Barack Obama. "Senator, people are really interested in you and your identity. I just wanted to
ask you as a historical matter, when you filled out your application to Columbia, to Harvard Law School, did you list
yourself as an African American?" Imagine he pressed further. Do you have a favorite traditional black food?
Who's your favorite African-American performer? It's a safe bet that journalist would be lucky to have a job today as
a greeter at Wal-Mart.
Ted Cruz's finest moment.
The United States owes Bloomberg columnist Mark Halperin a debt of gratitude. For a rare and
fleeting moment, Americans of all political persuasions, religious affiliations, and ethnic
backgrounds were united in revulsion over the spectacle of his attempt to interview Sen. Ted Cruz
(R-TX). [...] Halperin's apology for his contemptible actions was even worse. After more than
24 hours of controversy and condemnation, Halperin issued a mealy-mouthed mea culpa in PDF
format. In the "apology" in which he asked forgiveness only from those who might have been
offended, a rudimentary blame-shifting tactic, Halperin insisted that a number of factors were
responsible for this kerfuffle. Everything, in fact, but his intent.
Real Takeaways From the Cruz-Halperin Interview. Liberal media honcho Mark Halperin
really showed his "colors" as he tried to de-Hispanify Sen. Ted Cruz in an interview for Bloomberg
Politics over the weekend. If you like arrogant, condescending, rude, insolent and patronizing
Beltway journalism, you may appreciate Halperin's performance. If you are a person of ordinary
sensibilities, however, and not so intoxicated with the leftist worldview that you are incapable of
dispassionately assessing the segment, you will have a different reaction.
challenge: Ted Cruz asked to prove he's 'Cuban' — controversy ensues, apology issued.
Analysts and journalists are still puzzling over the recent interview between Bloomberg News
managing editor Mark Halperin and Sen. Ted Cruz. The Texas Republican and Cuban-American was
subjected to a string of inquiries about his taste in Cuban food and music, his ability to speak
Spanish and other matters that had no real place in the political discourse. There was a
price to pay however.
Us a Song Boy: Mark Halperin's Racist Interview with Ted Cruz. As most of you know
Cruz is Hispanic, specifically Cuban; the media believe the Hispanic vote is crucial to winning the
White House; the media loathe Sen. Ted Cruz, and Halperin is a member-in-good-standing among the
elite media. What better way, then, for Halperin to shine among his colleagues than to racially
disqualify Cruz; to make him toxic to Hispanic voters.
man asks the son of Cuban immigrants if he is Cuban enough. Mary Katharine Ham, in one
of the very best single questions ever asked, proved herself to be very forward-thinking when she
asked "What is the point of you, Mark Halperin?" To this day, no one can answer this
question, but we all find ourselves asking it once again.
Halperin's Terrible Ted Cruz Interview Unites Left and Right in Mockery. Mark
Halperin's truly cringe-worthy interview with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) may have aired April 30 on
Bloomberg TV, but somehow we the media missed it until a San Jose Mercury-News columnist tore it
apart over the weekend. Since then, much of the media — left and right —
has united in deriding Halperin. First, the interview itself: The seven-minute interview
largely focused on Cruz's appeal to Latino voters, with some truly strange questions like "Your last
name is Cruz and you're from Texas. Just based on that, should you have appeal to Hispanic
voters?" and "I wanted to give you the opportunity to welcome your colleague Senator Sanders to
the race and I'd like you to do it, if you would, en Español."
go to Twitter to Shame Mark Halperin's Cuban Inquisition. Yesterday [5/9/2015] many
conservatives were incensed at the idiotic race inquisition that news media hack Mark Halperin put
Ted Cruz through in order to prove his Cuban bona fides. Today they took it nationwide by trending
"Halperin Quotes" to mock and shame Halperin by composing other racist questions he might ask of other
Halperin interviews Ted Cruz, expects Ricky Ricardo. I was born and raised in Puerto
Rico, and, if I had $5 for every liberal idiot who looks at me and says "You don't look Puerto
Rican", etc., because I don't fit the Liberal template of what a Lateeeno/Lateeena should be like,
this blog wouldn't need to carry ads. Frankly, by now I expect to consistently encounter
discrimination and bigotry from Liberals. It's in their mindset — identity
politics is their lifeblood.
Columnist 'Nauseated' by Racist' Halperin Queries Testing Cuban Heritage of Ted Cruz.
Bloomberg TV host Mark Halperin drew a serious rhetorical beating from Washington Post-syndicated
columnist Ruben Navarrette over his prove-you're-a-Cuban line of questioning to Ted Cruz on his program
With All Due Respect. (The "respect" seemed to be missing, or as phony-sounding as it can be
during an argument.) The interview came on April 30, but the columnist just picked up the
argument. Would a liberal Latino get this line of questioning?
Political Director Tasks Univision with Hounding Bush, Rubio. Brazen cheerleading was
the order of the day on Univision this week, as Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton
travelled to Las Vegas to announce her support of U.S. citizenship for millions of unauthorized
immigrants in the country, in addition to the expansion of the Obama administration's current
policies of amnesty and non-enforcement of federal immigration law.
Pundit Suggests Ben Carson an Affirmative-Action Case Who Drank the GOP's 'Kool-Aid'.
According to MSNBC pundit Michelle Bernard — best known at NewsBusters perhaps because of
her insistence that there is a "war on black boys" in America — savaged newly-announced
GOP presidential aspirant Dr. Ben Carson tonight by alleging his success is all owed to "affirmative
action." She also suggested that he's a disgrace to his enslaved ancestors and to the black
community in Baltimore, where he's lived throughout his career as an acclaimed neurosurgeon.
Fiorina Nails Katie Couric on Double Standards, Hillary Defense. Newly minted Republican
presidential candidate Carly Fiorina went toe-to-toe with liberal journalist Katie Couric on Monday
[5/4/2015], sparring for 45 minutes on abortion, Hillary Clinton and qualifications for President.
support free speech, but.... After Pamela Geller's free speech event in Texas and the
terror attack that followed, it has been stunning to hear one journalist after another ask Ms.
Geller why she held the event, question the wisdom or need for such an event, and go so far as
to insinuate that she was somehow to blame for the violence.
long will her media allow Hillary Clinton to avoid questions? Clinton's skating
smoothly so far because despite little gripes here and there, media members have largely gone along
with the Clinton campaign's determination to protect the party's most likely presidential nominee
from awkward questions, gaffes and hypocrisy charges. Planners do this by plopping her in front
of hand-picked sympathizers to ask them questions that allow her to utter the day's themed policy
platitudes, as cameras snap and roll.
Unions Getting MSNBC Airtime by Donating to Sharpton's Nonprofit? Since Politics
Nation debuted on MSNBC on August 29, 2011, Al Sharpton's nonprofit National Action Network has
collected more than $2.38 million in contributions from unions, according to Department of Labor
records. Meanwhile, Sharpton has often used his show to promote pro-labor viewpoints, also inviting
union leadership on as guests.
bias at CBS? Conservatives blast 'Face the Nation'. Last week, Family Research Council
President Tony Perkins was invited to be on CBS News' "Face the Nation." What was supposed to be a
cordial conversation about the Supreme Court and same-sex marriage turned out to be a professional ambush.
Times Blamed Reagan/Bush for LA Riots, But No Blame in Baltimore. Is President Obama
responsible for the Baltimore riots? If you take a look at how The New York Times portrayed
the reaction to the Los Angeles riots of 1992, apparently so. [...] Today, as the events in Baltimore
unfold — now with formal charges including murder brought against six Baltimore cops —
there is one striking aspect that is not present as it was in Los Angeles. That would be blaming the
President of the United States. Yes, that's right. As Los Angeles burned, the media was quick to
finger the real culprit as then-incumbent Republican President George H.W. Bush. Not to mention
his predecessor, Ronald Reagan — then four years gone from the White House.
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."
fawning press and Hillary Clinton's Iowa magical mystery tour. Republicans critiquing
this comedy should not get too cocky. A recent Rasmussen poll, taken in the wake of the email
scandal, showed that 57% of Americans likely to vote think Hillary will be our next president.
That kind of certainty can become self-fulfilling, causing people to withhold donations and stay home on
voting day. Republicans have to work much harder than they may think to turn this around.
vu" Scandals. During the Democrat presidential primary debates of 1992, then California
Attorney General Jerry Brown accused then-Arkansas governor Bill Clinton of being involved in a shady
real estate business known as the Whitewater Development Corporation. While Clinton was able to
sidestep the issue that evening, the tip was given to the press and they began to take a look into the
situation. As evidence of crooked deals and illegal land-flipping grew more and more obvious, the
liberal-leaning press got less and less curious, especially after Bill Clinton won the 1992 election and
began to settle into office.
the Nation' Should Face-Up to Its Apalling and Unfair Question. Over the weekend, the
Family Research Council's Tony Perkins appeared on CBS's Face the Nation. [...] Thankfully,
CBS News didn't actually bow to pressure and cancel Perkins's appearence on Face the Nation —
but to have him show up then ask him to defend the very legtimacy of his right to speak is appalling.
Brooke Baldwin Blames Military Veterans For Baltimore Riots. While conducting an
interview with Democratic Maryland Representative Elijiah Cummings, CNN host Brooke Baldwin
questioned whether the violence in Baltimore had something to do with the amount of military
veterans in the police department.
Movement To Keep Dubya Silent Continues. Bloomberg News is ideologically an extension
of CNN propaganda and their latest exploit is a case study in remarkable bias.
And CNN Commentator: 'We Should BE STRATEGIC In How We Riot'. Marc Lamont Hill, a
Morehouse College professor and regular CNN commentator, embraced radical violence in the streets
during an interview Monday [4/27/2015] on CNN. "There shouldn't be calm tonight," Hill told CNN host Don
Lemon as riots raged in the streets of Baltimore. "Black people are dying in the streets. We've
been dying in the streets for months, years, decades, centuries. I think there can be resistance to
Scarborough Rips Liberal Media 'Bowing Down' on Clinton Cash. A fiery Joe Scarborough
on Tuesday [4/28/2015] denounced the media's double standard when it comes to investigating the scandal
engulfing the Clinton Foundation's financial dealings. An angry Scarborough erupted "The Clintons
have made $150 million over the past decade because of contacts they made during public service!"
He described the typical journalist reaction as "Let's bow down before Bill and Hillary, because if we
ask the same questions of them that we ask of every other politician, then [...] We have crossed a line!"
Stephanopoulos makes the case why he should be fired from his ABC News job. George
Stephanopoulos got aggressive yesterday [4/26/2015] in challenging author Peter Schweizer on his
book Clinton Cash. But in relying on the principal talking point proffered by the Clinton
campaign, he indicted himself on charges of bias. Ramesh Ponnuru and Scott Johnson both
picked up on the irony.
Aggressively Questions Peter Schweizer Over 'Clinton Cash'. On Sunday's [4/26/2015]
This Week, ABC's George Stephanopoulos interviewed Peter Schweizer, author of Clinton
Cash, and repeatedly badgered his guest about the accuracy of his book and chose to focus on
Democratic attacks against the author. [...] Stephanopoulos never appeared interested in the actual
substance of Schweizer's book, which alleges the Clinton Foundation took in millions of dollars in
donations in exchange for potential influence with the U.S. government and instead acted as a
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.
jump on reporter's ties to Sarah Palin, ignore a convicted felon's ties to Hillary Clinton. Establishment media are intensely
interested in Peter Schweizer's brief stint as an advisor to Sarah Palin after an advance tease from his forthcoming book suggested a fresh
scandal in the long career of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. But they are showing a nearly total disinterest in an
even more prominent newsmaker's connection to Clinton herself. After Rajat K. Gupta, a former Goldman Sachs executive currently
serving a two-year prison sentence for insider trading, lost his appeal before the U.S. Supreme Court Monday [4/20/2015], the press didn't
find it worth mentioning that the convicted felon is a longtime Clinton associate and donor.
and The Obama Agenda — A collaborative goal to work policy objectives through the media.
[Scroll down] These would seem like disconnected coincidences if we didn't know, with direct sourcing, that
CNN and the White House work in concert with each other both ideologically and specifically with a collaborative
goal to work policy objectives through the media. Most conservatives immediately respond with thoughts of
CNN's Candy Crowley supporting Obama during the CNN hosted 2012 presidential debate. Or you might reference
CNN's Fareed Zakaria who is also a key Obama foreign policy advisor.
fawning press and Hillary Clinton's Iowa magical mystery tour. [E]verywhere Hillary
Clinton goes, now that her campaign is launched, an entire gaggle of reporters tags along. These
folks are there for a story. Hillary is giving them nothing — no policy pronouncements,
no big speeches, no off-the-cuff responses to shouted inquiries about pesky emails or foreign donations.
As a result, the press corps is sending along whatever news scraps they can pluck from the road trip, including: [...]
Embroiled in Scandal Again, Newsweek Frets Over 'Enemies' Discrediting Her. [Scroll
down] The worst reading of this is that the media is hopelessly biased in favor of Democrats,
and to some latent degree actually buys into Hillary Clinton's famous assertion that there's a "vast
right-wing conspiracy" out to get her. The most favorable interpretation of this is that the
media is incapable of covering substantive facts in a straightforward manner, and always defaults to
petty horse race coverage of the presidential race. And there's always a possibility that
it's a little bit of both.
Reporter Claims: 'The Media Isn't Biased in Favor of Hillary'. Washington Post
political reporter Chris Cillizza recently lectured Rand Paul not to play media critic. Now he's
decided conservative media critics as a whole have no argument in an article provocatively headlined
"No, the media isn't biased in favor of Hillary Clinton." There is no evidence for that charge, he
wrote, even as he acknowledged the embarrassing video of journalists chasing after the Scooby van.
Reporter to Rick Perry: Are you smart enough for the White House? It's becoming apparent that the public
would be better served if presidential candidates were interviewed not by reporters but by an algorithm that randomly
generates pearls of inside-the-Beltway conventional wisdom. [...] The latest example of the phenomenon in which liberal
clichés serve as a guiding philosophy comes to us courtesy of NBC News reporter Kasie Hunt.
Sham Candidacy of Hillary Clinton — and What It Means for the Republic. [T]he only reason an HRC
candidacy is even plausible is the influence of the legacy media, which has simply declared, by fiat, her suitability and
her inevitability. You may recall that the MSM did the same thing in the run-up to 2008, until their dreamboat, Obama,
came along and gave the aging Baby Boomers, who had dreamed of exactly this moment since 1968, a reason to push the female
candidate to the back of the bus in order to celebrate the only kind of "diversity" they advocate, which is racial.
and contrast: Same TV reporter approaches Hillary Clinton and Marco Rubio. The following contrasting
videos should be enough to chill the bones of every Democrat sensibly worried about how good a candidate Hillary
Clinton will be. Dan Calabrese, of Herman Cain's CainTV.com website brings us the two videos of the same
TMZ reporter walking up to both candidates at an airport as they arrive.
Media Now Itself Leading Outrage Mobs Against Individual
Citizens. A random woman in Dallas expressed xer opinion that women did not have the
hormonal stability to be president. Which prompted a local Dallas news outfit to go after her,
similar to how we saw news stations go after Memories Pizza. We live in a period of fear,
darkness, cruelty, and stupidity. Andrew Stiles of the Free Beacon calls this a new low for
journalism. This latest stupidity from angry, truculent left-wing morons with cameras has
pretty much broken his spirit.
dumbest news segment ever. [Scroll down] There are two explanations for this
segment being broadcast, which aren't necessarily mutually exclusive. One: There was absolutely
nothing of interest happening in Dallas-Fort Worth yesterday. (Possible, but unlikely.) Two:
Someone in CBS Dallas wants to paint all opposition to Hillary Clinton as kooky, bigoted, and possibly
evidence that religion makes people both of those. My hunch is that Option Two looks pretty
likely here. And my further hunch is that we'll see more of this ludicrous media focus on even
the smallest nuggets of anti-Hillary kookiness to exploit as a way to marginalize her opposition over
the next several months.
No Mainstream Media Hack Will Ever Ask Hillary. There are plenty of questions that
real journalists would ask Hillary, except she will never — ever — expose
herself to a real journalist. She will stay hidden and talk only to the select coterie of Democrat
transcriptionists who have distinguished themselves via sycophancy above and beyond the call of
duty. So we need to detonate the narrative by asking the tough questions ourselves.
It's sad that it has come to this, but the Clintons destroy everything they put their grubby hands
on, and the old idea of journalism is just one more casualty in their quest for power. Half
the mainstream media has worked for the Clintons, or is married to someone who did, and the other
half would happily do so.
It's Difficult to Sell Hillary as a Normal Person Because She's Just SO Awesome. At
first, [Chris] Cillizza gives the impression that he might be lampooning Team Clinton's approach.
The average American knows that it is difficult to sell Her Madameship as normal because she's a wealthy
snob who looks down on everyone and has a sense of entitlement that would make a British royal from the
17th Ccntury [sic] blush. This, however, is what is going on in the largely vacant space that is
the mind of the mainstream media.
the World's Lowest Bar! I've spent much of my life observing and writing about media
bias, so you'd think nothing could surprise me at this point. But the fawning, deferential
coverage of Hillary Clinton really is amazing.
Rand Paul, R-Ky., announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for president this week and
ran smack dab into the wall separating both Americas, via satellite on the "Today Show." While
being interrogated by TV host Savannah Guthrie, whose second husband is Democratic political operative
Michael Feldman, Paul objected to a leading question that could have been written by the Democratic
National Committee. [...] The journalism awards undoubtedly will flow to Guthrie for that interview,
but a candidate gets only one shot to launch a campaign. To his great credit, Paul did not play
the media's game.
Fabricated Evidence to Smear GOP Three Times In One Day. As right-of-center New Media
grows stronger (and it is much stronger today than it was even in 2012), because the mainstream
media is in reality a propaganda outlet to empower central government and boost those who share that
goal, everyday this same mainstream media becomes more desperate and ugly. That's why the media
told serial-lies around Trayvon Martin, Ferguson, and religious freedom laws. And that's why on
Friday [4/10/2015], the media was caught on three occasions fabricating evidence to smear the GOP.
Made a Difference': The Liberal Gang Rape of Journalism. Rolling Stone magazine
perpetrated a hoax against the University of Virginia, doing "journalism" about an alleged gang rape
that evidently never happened. The source of the dramatic tale Rolling Stone published last
November, "A Rape on Campus," was a UVA student named Jackie who has been proven to be a liar. [...]
What better way to exploit the political "gender gap" than to claim that college girls are being
raped en masse, and then to suggest that the solution to this problem could be summarized in two
words: "VOTE DEMOCRAT!"
about the Rolling Stone.
The Press Panel Eagerly Hits GOP Over Religious Freedom Laws. On Sunday's [4/5/2015]
Meet the Press, an all liberal panel repeatedly took shots at the Republican Party over its
support for religious freedom laws with Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report going so far
as to suggest that on the issue on the issue of gay marriage "if we took everybody over the age of
50, and just moved them out of this country, this wouldn't be an issue at all."
The Editor says...
Ms. Walter speaks like a true revolutionary: Get rid of everybody over 50, and then we
can make progress! Where do you suppose she would like to
move 100 million people?
See, the thing about people over age 50 is that eventually everybody passes 50, so there's a steady supply.
If Ms. Walter is looking for practical solutions, it would be far easier to deport
the 71,165 couples
in same-sex marriages. But of course she isn't speaking about concrete plans, she's engaging in
an emotional outburst with no basis in reality, like
so many liberals do.
Hypocrisy: It Denounces Corporate Speech in Citizens United, Cheers When Against Indiana. When the issue
was the Citizens United ruling and the resulting ability of corporations to directly spend money on political advertising,
well the Times worried about the supposed corrupting influence of the practice and the drowning out of the common man's
voice, which is not amplified by hordes of corporate cash. But fast-forward to this week and it's a far different story.
Governor Mike Pence Must Be A Bigot, Because He 'Sounds Like' And 'Looks Like' One.
Host of MSNBC's "Morning Joe" Mika Brzezinski said it was fair to call Indiana Gov. Mike Pence a
bigot, because he "looks like" and "sounds like" one after his support for the Indiana Religious
Freedom Restoration Act. "These are firmly held beliefs that people have had for thousands
years," argued her co-host Joe Scarborough. "And you can call it bigotry if you want to. ..."
Devote 3x More Time to Indiana Law Than Hillary E-Mail Server Wipe. The stunning
revelation that Hillary Clinton wiped her personal e-mail server clean is the kind of political
cover-up that should have sent the networks into overdrive, except they had an even more important
agenda to advance: smearing an entire state and its Republican governor as anti-gay bigots.
From the morning of March 27 through March 30 evening the Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) networks spent only
10 minutes and 15 seconds to the admission by Clinton's own attorney that her State Department e-mails
were wiped from the server that had been subpoenaed by Congress, but they devoted a whopping 35 minutes and
1 seconds [sic] to coverage of the Indiana religious freedom law.
Ann Curry Compares Conservatives in U.S. to Skeptical Iranian Leaders Ahead of Deadline. While
reporting on Monday's [3/30/2015] NBC Nightly News with the latest from the Iranian side of the
international talks in Switzerland over their nuclear program, Ann Curry smeared U.S. conservatives by
likening them to radical hardliners in Iran's Islamic regime.
Hillary Clinton, Excellence In Servility From The Lapdog Media. At an "Excellence In
Journalism" gala, Hillary Clinton drew a standing ovation from the media's supposedly tough watchdogs.
Before that, they failed to ask tough questions at a presser. Just when does the lapdogging stop?
Reid, partisan brawler, gets pattycake treatment from the press. Harry Reid has just
pulled off a triple coup. He got to make his own retirement announcement without having it leak
in advance. He essentially got to anoint his successor. And despite years as a bare-knuckled
partisan warrior who makes incendiary comments about the other side, he's gotten a pretty nice media
sendoff. Usually when a 75-year-old lawmaker gets knocked out of the majority and then suffers a
terrible accident, there's all kinds of media speculation about whether he'll hang it up. But who
ever thought the Nevada Democrat would relinquish power voluntarily?
Support Nuclear Deal With Iran? Presumably, hardly any of those telephoned by the
pollsters realized that the objective of the agreement, assuming that Iran abides by it —
a laughable assumption — is to extend the time it will take Iran to build a bomb to one
year. Even assuming that objective could be achieved, which most experts do not believe, it would be
a small payoff for ending sanctions, which will entrench the mullahs' regime and increase the resources they
can devote to nuclear enrichment and ICBM development, which will not be addressed in the prospective deal.
Star Front Page Scolds Religious Freedom Law. The Tuesday [3/31/2015] print edition of
the Indianapolis Star will devote its entire front page to Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration
Act (RFRA) — not a news article but an editorial attacking the measure.
Teddyworld: Some facts didn't make 'Institute' cut. When Ted Kennedy wrote his initial
account of Chappaquiddick for the Edgartown police in 1969, after he scrawled the words "Mary Jo" in
the first sentence he left a blank space — because he had no idea what his victim's last
name was. That's one of the many facts about Ted Kennedy that you won't learn by visiting the new
Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate. In case you haven't been eagerly
anticipating this magic moment, the "Institute" opens tomorrow amid yet another orgy of shameless
bum-kissing of what was once called "America's First Family" by the mainstream media.
Pile on to Attack 'Controversial' Indiana Religious Freedom Law. On Saturday
[3/28/2015] and Sunday, the "big three" (ABC, CBS, and NBC) networks vigorously condemned a new
Indiana law that would protect private businesses from government infringement on their religious
freedom. Rather than provide balanced coverage of the Indiana bill, the networks eagerly trashed the
legislation as opening "the door to discrimination against gays and lesbians."
Twice as Likely To Be Targeted By Washington Post Fact Checker. Breitbart News
analyzed the Washington Post fact check column for all of 2015 and found that so far this year
Republicans and their claims have been targeted twice as often as Democrats and their claims. A good
faith search revealed that over almost four full months, Republicans (this includes Israeli Prime
Minister Benjamin Netanyahu) were fact-checked a total of 32 times. Democrats were fact-checked
only 16 times.
Breitbart Report WaPo Fact Checker Promises Changes. Glenn Kessler, editor of the
Washington Post's fact-check column, promised to make some changes in the wake of a Breitbart News
report that showed Republicans are twice as likely as Democrats to be targeted by his fact checks.
much are Kennedy's like Jesus? Let Parade magazine count the ways. The Sunday-newspaper supplement
Parade magazine lards on the Kennedy love today. The cover shows two of Teddy's sons, Teddy Jr. and
Patrick with the words "The Kennedy Legacy: The next generation carries on the family's exuberant mission of public
service." Parade even touted their deep religious faith, with the headline inside: "Guided by
the Beatitudes and the notion that helping others is both a duty and a pleasure, the next generation of Kennedys
carries on the family's public service legacy."
The Editor says...
Marilyn Monroe and Mary Jo Kopechne probably had their doubts about any "deep religious faith" in the Kennedy family.
Night Comics Mock Ted Cruz as Anti-Immigrant, Stupid. In a preview of the 2016 campaign, all
five late night comics on Monday night [3/23/2015] mocked Ted Cruz, hitting the Republican as anti-immigrant,
regressive and stupid. CBS host David Letterman didn't bother with a joke. Instead, he lectured,
"Here's what I find interesting about Ted Cruz, he was born in Canada. His father fled to the United
States from Cuba. Yet, Ted Cruz is against immigration. Isn't that odd?"
Guest: GOP Supports Israel Because They're 'Xenophobic, Nativist,' And 'Racist'.
Executive director of the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation Youssef Munayyer said on
MSNBC's "Andrea Mitchell Reports" that the Republican Party supports Israel because its base is
"xenophobic, nativist, and at many times racist."
Cruz: The Media's Worst Attacks on the GOP Presidential Candidate. Ted Cruz's
announcement that he is running for president was immediately greeted with hostility from the
liberal media. On Monday, MSNBC's Jonathan Alter questioned, "Is this 1964 when the Republican Party
decided it would go with its most extreme candidate?" Donny Deutsch, also on MSNBC, called Cruz
"unelectable" and added "I think he's the worst. I think he's scary, I think he's dangerous, I
think he's slimy and I think he brings no fresh ideas."
Course Obama Wants to Take Hillary Down. We can believe Ed Klein's sources claiming Valerie Jarrett
is the White House point woman for the destruction of Hillary Clinton. Evidence: It was the New York
Times which broke the story. The Democratic press does not eat its own, ever. Yet here was the Gray
Lady, setting the headlines for Drudge. People asked how Hillary could have been so stupid. The answer
is that in the normal course of mainstream reporting, there is no Democrat crime too large for the press to
cover up. She knew she was perfectly safe. [...] To make it even clearer that something was going on
behind the scenes: the fact that Secretary of State Clinton was using private email had come out in the news
two years ago. Raking up an old story detrimental to their team is not normally what the New York Times
does. The Times followed the emerging scandal with article after article. They didn't just want to
embarrass Hillary, they were out to destroy her.
'Big Three' Ignored Ted Kennedy's Letter to Soviet Union. On Monday, March 9 and
Tuesday, March 10, the "big three" (ABC, CBS, and NBC) networks pounced on a letter signed by 47
Republican senators to the leaders of Iran regarding its negotiations with the Obama administration
over its nuclear program. Despite the networks' eagerness to tout Democratic opposition to the GOP
letter, on two separate occasions the "big three" completely ignored a letter penned by former Senator
Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) written to the Soviet Union in 1983 aimed at undermining President Ronald Reagan's
nuclear negotiations with the Communist regime.
News Whitewashes history on Iran Diplomacy. In a tweet this morning, NBC News senior
political editor Mark Murray writes: "With GOP Senators' Iran Move, Politics Goes Beyond the Water's
Edge." 47 Republican Senators sent to the Supreme Leader of Iran reminding him that Congress is not
bound by deals that Congress does not approve. The article Murray links to describes this as
"stunning" and "unprecedented" and implies that the letter constitutes a breach of protocol so
significant that it ends the long tradition of bipartisan foreign policy. This is utterly
preposterous. The only way to reach such a conclusion is to ignore efforts by Democrats to
undermine George W. Bush.
House, NYT leave Bushes out of lead photos from Selma march. The decision by The New York Times to run a
front-page image on Sunday of President Obama — and family — leading a march to mark the 50th
anniversary of the Selma civil rights clashes, while leaving out of the image former President George W. Bush
and his wife Laura, apparently was mirrored in the "official White House photo" of the event. The official White
House blog's Sunday entry on the Alabama march led with a similar image, focusing on Obama and his family, as well as
civil rights figures, but leaving out the Bushes.
say Obama has helped race relations, as 2 presidents (not 1) mark Selma. The peaceful scene Saturday [2/7/2015] was
designed to display unity in the face of ongoing racial difficulties, often involving police force. The photo [in this article]
shows the actual scene as modern-day marchers joined hands and arms in unity and hope. Both in shirt-sleeves, the last two
presidents — Obama and George W. Bush with wife Laura — set out at the head of some 10,000 supporters.
But consumers of the weekend news could be excused if they did not realize the two-term 43rd president was present at the historic memorial.
York Times Crops Selma Picture To Remove President George W Bush. Yesterday Debbie
Wasserman Schultz cropped a picture of President Obama on stage to remove the image of President
George W Bush also being present. The first reason was obvious, bias. However, the
second reason was more subtle — the absence of President Clinton and Hillary. Today
[3/8/2015] the New York Times cropped out President Bush for the same reason.
Just to be fair, here is the NYT's rebuttal:
Was No Crop' of Selma Photograph. Many readers wrote to me over the weekend, upset
that a front-page photo of President Obama and his family leading a commemorative march in Selma,
Ala., did not include former president George W. Bush and his wife, Laura. The Bushes were
also in the front line of marchers. Twitter was ablaze with criticism of The Times, many conservative
news organizations wrote critical articles — and my email inbox overflowed. Some readers
said they were canceling their Times subscriptions. Others were simply disappointed.
Harris-Perry: Today's Selma March Is For 'Reproductive Rights'. Selma's "Bloody
Sunday" is now about "reproductive rights" according to MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry. Her view
directly contradicted Martin Luther King, Jr.'s niece, who has made her pro-life views public. While
covering the 50th anniversary of the "Bloody Sunday" march in Selma, Ala. live for MSNBC on March 8,
Harris-Perry proclaimed that this year's march stood for issues "on the table right now." Issues
NBC Hit Netanyahu for 'Controversial Address' While Obama 'Fires Back'. All three
broadcast networks reported on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech before Congress
with segments in their Tuesday night [3/3/2015] broadcasts, but it was CBS and NBC that led the way in hitting
Netanyahu for making a "controversial speech" and touted President Obama for "firing back," "point
by point for 11 minutes." CBS Evening News substitute anchor Charlie Rose began the show's
coverage by telling viewers that "Netanyahu did an end run around President Obama today" in his speech with
the caption "controversial speech" appearing beside him.
Media Ignores Bill Maher Questioning Bushes' Religious Choice. While the liberal media
insisted it was politically poisonous for Scott Walker to answer "I don't know" if President Obama
is a Christian, it's never unacceptable to suggest Jeb and George W. Bush chose their brand of
Christianity for political reasons. That's exactly what HBO star Bill Maher did in a blog post
titled "Jeb Bush: Convenient Catholic?" Recall that Maher donated $1 million to Barack Obama's
re-election and no one in the press has located a reason why Obama should be asked to distance
himself from anything Maher has said, so why start now? That would only make them look even-handed
CNN, DHS and
SPLC's Blame-Righty Hit Job. The Department of Homeland Security refuses to release a
report on "right-wing" terrorism that somehow found its way into CNN's hands last week during the
farcical White House summit on Don't Say Islamic Extremism. [...] CNN splashed the big scoop on its
website: "DHS intelligence report warns of domestic right-wing terror threat." The fear-mongering
piece featured a huge map of 24 alleged acts of "violence by sovereign citizen extremists since
2010." [...] But a closer look at the rigging of that phony factoid simply confirms the malevolent
intention of so-called objective journalists and "hate watch" groups to marginalize conservative
political speech and dissent. The CNN/MSNBC/SPLC smear job involved both the dishonest deflating
of left-wing and jihadist incidents, and the dishonest inflating of "right-wing" incidents.
the news fit to... miss. It's hard to imagine MSNBC could manage to limbo below its
own low credibility bar, but America's most shamelessly partisan cable "news" channel has really
pulled it off. There's always stiff competition for bias in America's slavishly left-loving
media. Think of Dan Rather's "fake but accurate" Bush-bashing National Guard story, Newsweek's
flushed Korans fable and Candi Crowley's assist for President Obama in the 2012 debates. Yes,
the "Morning Joe" wet kiss of an "interview" with U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren yesterday [2/24/2015]
belongs in that company.
Is The Press So Down On North Dakota's Success? The unemployment in North Dakota is a
mere 2.8%. The average hourly wage there has climbed 18% since 2009 — more than double
the national average. And despite its oft-perceived inhospitable climate, the state's population
jumped 11% over those years (vs. 4% nationwide). And pretty much all of this growth has been
driven by the oil production boom, which resulted from the ability of oil producers to recover vast
amounts of previously inaccessible oil through fracking. So what does the Los Angeles Times
decide to write about? Increased drug use on an Indian reservation.
Coverage of Rudy Giuliani Comments Dwarfs Coverage of Clinton Foundation Foreign Donors. Despite
the new revelations this week about the massive amounts of money the Bill, Hillary, & Chelsea Clinton Foundation
has raised from questionable foreign governments and shady billionaires — something even Clinton's
defenders admit is a problem — the media hasn't shown much interest in the story.
Media's Difficulty in Perceiving Christians as Victims. [Scroll down] Finally,
some newsroom denizens practice an open contempt for Christians and/or religion in general: The
Washington Post's Sally Quinn had no problem openly declaring, "When It Comes to Hateful
Internet Speech, Christians Are the Worst." Separately, the President of the United States just did
an interview with Vox's Matt Yglesias who once declared, "I take an old-school Jacobin-style line that
religion should be stamped out." The coverage of Christians abroad is pretty skimpy —
other than when Pope Francis says something that progressives like.
Walker Didn't Finish College. And? The Washington Post has a long article up
about Scott Walker's formative years. It has some fine reporting, but the overall tone and headline
are curious: "As Scott Walker mulls White House bid, questions linger over college exit."
Questions linger? Over what, exactly? It's not a secret and it never has been that Walker
didn't finish college.
Walker-Stupid, Obama-Genius Myth. Through their control of the media, [the Democrats]
have been rigging political IQ tests for the last half-century, if not longer. Those Republicans
who were not evil geniuses — Nixon, Gingrich, Cheney, Rove — the media have
painted as blithering idiots. Dwight Eisenhower was doddering and incoherent. Gerald Ford, perhaps
the best athlete to occupy the White House, was a bumbling fool. "I wanted [Jimmy] Carter in and I wanted
[Ford] out," comedian Chevy Chase would later admit of his mocking Ford impersonation on "Saturday Night Live",
"and I figured look, we're reaching millions of people every weekend, why not do it."
Lack of Curiosity About Killer of Muslims in North Carolina. [Scroll down] The
SPLC runs a hate crimes racket, and the media — desperate to promote headlines that fit
their pre-existing left-wing narratives about race, inequality and religion — are quick
to swallow their propaganda. "I think it's perfectly natural to guess that this is anti-Islamic,"
[Mark] Potok told the [Washington] Post in the interview regarding the triple murder. "Not just
because the three victims are Muslim, but because there has been so much terrible news in recent
days about extremist Muslims." Potok also appeared on MSNBC on the morning of February 13 with the
news anchor Tamron Hall, and there was no mention of Hicks' political leanings, which appear to be
consistent with their own.
Guthrie Helps Axelrod Keep the 'Obama Critics Are Racists' Myth Alive. A news division
that's reeling might want to get out of the low-info leftist opinion pimping business and work a bit
on some actual reporting. This is nothing more than Savannah Guthrie earning her good little lapdog
cred by keeping a tired lie alive.
Police Shooting in Denver: How the Media Frames the 'Narrative'. It starts with the
headline, which may at first seem innocuous until you think about it for a moment: "Outrage follows
Denver police shooting of Latina in stolen car." We'll get to the story, which was published in the
Los Angeles Times on Feb. 4, in a moment, but let's unpack that hed, which is just loaded with
loaded words. The word, "Outrage," suggests a widespread, mass reaction to some sort of enormity.
"Police shooting" immediately evokes Ferguson, Staten Island and any other place in which there has
been a recent confrontation between a "minority" and the cops. And how do we know that the victim
was a minority? The very next word: "Latina," a politically correct identification of a designated
victim group who's just come out on the wrong end of a police shooting. Finally, this bit of
additional information: "stolen car." [...] In short, we haven't even started reading the story, and
already we know the dramatis personae (good girl Latina, bad guy killer cops). Now it's just a
matter of letting the players do their thing, complete with weeping chorus of relatives, onlookers
and ministers in the background: [...]
Kennedy Institute Gushed Over By NYT, But [the] Bush Library [is] a 'Disturbing' Threat to 'Academic
Freedom'. Ted Kennedy, the late liberal "Lion of the Senate" (as he's invariably
called) had his hugely exaggerated bipartisan reputation polished to a gleam in a story in the
New York Times Arts section by Robin Pogrebin, "In the Mold of a Senator Who Bartered —
Edward M. Kennedy Institute Aims to Teach Collaboration." Next month the institute will open in
Boston as a legacy of the Massachusetts senator who died in 2009. Yet the George W. Bush
Presidential Library was considered by the Times "disturbing" and a possible threat to academic
freedom when it opened.
about the New York Times.
Post's Al Sharpton profile leaves out much of the Rev.'s past. A lengthy new Washington Post
profile on the Rev. Al Sharpton looks at the MSNBC host's standing as a civil rights leader and but treads
very lightly around some of the less flattering details of Sharpton's past. [...] The piece only briefly
touches on Sharpton's multimillion-dollar tax troubles, his lead role in the Tawana Brawley hoax in the 1980s,
and his statements during 1995 demonstrations at Freddie's Fashion Mart in Harlem — omitting entirely
that the Freddie's agitation ended when a protestor murdered seven people in the store and burned it down.
New York Times Commits One of Its Funniest Blunders Ever. [Scroll down] The
paper eventually realized its mistake and corrected it, although without acknowledging the
correction. I suppose it was just too embarrassing. You can see how this kind of thing might
happen; people occasionally have such synapse failures. But some people expect more from the Times
editorial board. (I don't, but some others do.) In fact, the Times editorial board is no better
than, or different from, a minor-league left wing blogger. Actually, that's where they get a lot of
of 'fact checkers' and 'proof readers' at NY Times fails again. How out of touch with
the rest of the country are employees of the New York Times? An editorial skewering Wisconsin
Governor Scott Walker was a typical Times hit piece on a potentially dangerous opponent in 2016 —
typical except earlier versions of the editorial referred to Mr. Walker as "Mr. Scott." [...] The governor of
Wisconsin is just not imporant enough to register on the Times' radar. Besides, he's a Republican.
Those two factors make errors like "Mr. Scott" possible.
the Media, Win the White House. One of the reasons that Romney lost is that he failed
to take on the media. The ultimate lost opportunity came when CNN's debate moderator Candy Crowley
directly inserted herself into the argument between Obama and Romney to declare her favorite right
and Romney wrong. Romney had won the Republican primaries, but had failed to absorb the lesson of
his most tenacious opponent. Newt Gingrich did not treat the media as a neutral moderator, but as a
debate opponent, challenging its premises and agendas. And so Romney was left unprepared for
O'Donnell: Catholicism Was Once 'The Most Murderous Force on the Face of the Earth'.
MSNBC's resident socialist Lawrence O'Donnell made a whopper of a historical claim on the Thursday [2/5/2015]
edition of his program. In the midst of ripping President Obama's controversial National Prayer
Breakfast speech from earlier in the day, O'Donnell asserted that "Catholicism was the most murderous
force on the face of the Earth for hundreds of years," as he ripped President Obama's controversial
National Prayer Breakfast speech from earlier in the day. The left-wing host led the segment by
mocking the breakfast as "the place where presidents go to pander to leaders of organized religions
once a year."
Host Kisses De Blasio Before Interview. On CNN this morning, the host kissed Mayor Bill de Blasio
before she interviewed him, and handed him a cup of hot chocolate: [Video clip] The other host,
Chris Cuomo, complained that he'd been waiting for an hour and a half for his hot cocoa to arrive.
in Kansas. The local news stories have not only been deliberately stingy with the
details of how events unfolded, and have used a deliberately passive voice (e.g. "gunfire erupted"),
but they have consistently characterized the suspects as "teenagers" or merely "teens". It was also
several days before any identifying details about the four "teens" were reported; nor were their names
reported for several days, and it was longer before their photos were shown. The cynics among us
have almost come to expect that when a journalist's physical description of a suspect conspicuously
omits anything about the suspect's complexion, there's a reason. And that's part of why the
cynics feel that the media are following a template we've seen before, as in the way 17 yr. old,
6'2" and 175 lb. "little" Trayvon Martin was characterized as "a child", accompanied by a childhood
photo, and the way Michael Brown of Ferguson, MO was characterized as a "gentle giant".
Hyped 'Da Vinci Code,' but 'Charlie Hebdo' Is Too Offensive. In the wake of the
massacre of journalists in France by Muslim terrorists, NBC has made an editorial decision to not
show the cover of the new Charlie Hebdo cover featuring Muhammad, deeming it too offensive
for viewers. This is quite a contrast to the way the network promoted The Da Vinci Code in
2006. The movie (and Dan Brown book it was based on) insisted that Jesus Christ was not divine and
had a sexual relationship with Mary Magdalene. Many Christians considered that offensive.
omits "God" from Pledge of Allegiance — again. An astute reader pointed out
that NBC has once again omitted God from the Pledge of Allegiance. The omission happened during a
commercial promoting the network's upcoming spy thriller called "Allegiance." How's that for a
coincidence? "I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the republic
for which it stands," a chorus of voices intones in the spot. "One nation, indivisible, with
liberty and justice for all."
This isn't journalism, it's activism.
Cuomo Vows CNN Will Help White House 'Shame' Congress Into Action On Education. CNN's
Chris Cuomo openly promised Tuesday [1/13/2015] that CNN will help the White House in a "shame campaign" to get
Congress to act on education. During an interview with Obama's Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, Cuomo
also promised to use the show he co-hosts, "New Day," in this shaming campaign. "Secretary, my only advice
for you is that you should go on a shame campaign with congress to get them to act," Cuomo said. "New Day
will help. CNN will help."
Blaming Bush never gets old, apparently.
Sen. Murphy to Maddow: Blame Bush for Radicalization of Hebdo Terrorists. "We Blame
George W. Bush" is a recurring category in James Taranto's "Best of the Web Today" column at the
Wall Street Journal. The meme mocks the penchant of progressives to blame the former
president for everything under the sun. The phenomenon was illustrated in an ugly way on last
night's [1/12/2015] Rachel Maddow Show.
Will GOP Congress Cooperate with Obama? 2007: Democrats Should Impeach Bush! This week the media greeted the new GOP
Congress with fears about a conservative "kamikaze caucus," pushing "confrontation with Obama," and stressed that if Republicans were to be
successful they needed to look less "scary," as they pointed out the 114th Congress was "80 percent white, 80 percent male and
92 percent of its members are Christian." But in 2007, when Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats took over the House, the tone from
the liberal media was very different. ABC anchor Charlie Gibson gushed: "The new Speaker was on the floor for a time, holding
her 6-year-old [6-month-old] grandson, all the while giving directions on how events were to proceed. It seemed the ultimate in
multitasking: Taking care of the children, and the country."
"arrested without incident" becomes "white privilege". Leave it to our fine mainstream
media to build an entire narrative based on one, off the bell curve incident. The latest case of
this comes from Charles Blow at the New York Times who makes a herculean effort to show that cops are
just, you know... racists. Why? Because one of the many maniacs roaming the country wound up
being arrested without incident and wasn't gunned down by the Five O. And she happened to be white.
City Star, this woman is not a Catholic priest. Journalism is supposed to be about
informing people. Sometimes, journalists do the opposite, though, and misinform them. Today
[1/5/2015], the Kansas City Star is misinforming readers. The headline, "Woman claims role
as Kansas City's first female Catholic priest," is grossly misleading. You might think that a woman
has become a Catholic priest. Of course, this hasn't happened.
Lee Zeldin: 'Mainstream Media' 'Look For Any Opportunity' To Destroy GOP. On Sunday
[1/4/2015], freshman Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.) appeared on Fox News Sunday with Chris
Wallace and slammed the media in the wake of the controversy surrounding Steve Scalise (R-La.) and
his alleged speech at a white supremacist conference in 2002. Speaking to Wallace, Zeldin called
out the "mainstream media who look for any opportunity to try to tear down Republicans to help back up
the President of the United States and the Democrats in Congress."
Um, that big Steve Scalise story probably didn't happen, but he's still 'embattled' anyway. Hey,
remember how the biggest story in every mainstream media outlet yesterday was the shattering revelation that House
Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) spoke to a group with ties to the odious white supremacist David Duke in 2002?
Ancillary stories blossomed with lightning speed throughout the day, spreading across the front pages like fractal
patterns blooming on a computer screen saver: the latest comments from Scaliese, reactions from other Republican
leaders, calls for his doom from top Democrats, hard-hitting political analysis from veteran correspondents about
whether the "embattled" Republican could possibly survive this devastating scandal. Have you checked the big
news websites today? Nothing. Yesterday's top story is gone. CBS and NBC still have day-old
posts about Scalise apologizing for delivering the brief 12-year-old address he barely remembers, but he's vanished
Lap dogs and attack hounds.
Points of view are fine with me as long as news organizations don't pretend to be "objective,"
defined as not favoring one side or the other. That means no dart-throwing at MSNBC, because that
network does not pretend to be neutral. Instead, I look for outrageous spin such as that offered
by anchor Scott Pelley on the CBS Evening News, when he said "2 million Americans are likely
to pass up full-time jobs because of the president's health insurance program. ... Those aren't
necessarily jobs being lost. They're also workers choosing to work less." (Yes, and
in 1789 some French families chose not to eat bread because they had cake.)
of a Public Defender. I am a public defender in a large southern metropolitan area.
Fewer than ten percent of the people in the area I serve are black but over 90 percent of my
clients are black. [...] The media invariably sugarcoat black behavior. Even the news reports of
the very crimes I dealt with in court were slanted. Television news intentionally leaves out
unflattering facts about the accused, and sometimes omits names that are obviously black. All this
rocked my liberal, tolerant beliefs, but it took me years to set aside my illusions and accept the
reality of what I see every day.
Chuck Todd and the
Rosetta Stone of Liberal Bias. Chuck Todd, who hosts Meet the Press on NBC, opened his
show the way he often does, by introducing his panel of journalists. There was Luke Russert of NBC
News, and Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report, and there was "Eugene Robinson of the Washington
Post ... and Ken Blackwell, conservative columnist and former Ohio Secretary of State." Did you
catch it? Eugene Robinson isn't the liberal columnist of the Washington Post. He's
simply Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post. But Ken Blackwell is identified as a "conservative
Ku Klux Con Job Award for Smearing Conservatives with Phony Racism Charges. One of the
more unfortunate trends of the Obama years has been for liberal journalists to smear conservative
opponents of the President as racist. Not surprisingly, all four finalists in this category
could be found on MSNBC.
can't find any crazy Democrats? Here are 16. In a survey of the "Craziest Politicians
of 2014," GQ had difficulty locating any Democrats. Seventeen out of 20 on the list were
Republicans, with the only liberals being Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, Georgia Rep. Hank Johnson
and America's reigning nabob of nuttiness, Joe Biden. In a note appended to the story, GQ
defensively said it wasn't guilty of "standard liberal-media bias," it just couldn't find any
loony Democrats to speak of.
Asks America for the Meaning of Christmas: 'Jesus' Didn't Make Their Cut. NBC
Nightly News offered two stories on Christmas in their December 25 newscast, including a
show-ender about "what Christmas means to me." Substitute anchor Tamron Hall offered this
introduction: "Finally, on this special night, a question: What does Christmas mean
to you? Maybe it's the presents, the lights, the music, or getting together with family.
We put the question to people around the country and discovered once against that Christmas means
something a little different to everyone."
Right-Wing Militias Are The Real Threat To Cops. Time Magazine warned of a growing threat to cops
nationwide in September 2010. The nationally renowned publication argued that sinister individuals would
launch targeted attacks against police officers and even ambush them in their patrol cars. Time alerted
readers that these groups and individuals have a disturbing hatred of cops and that there was a real threat
of "lone-wolf" attacks. Who are these groups that present such a threat to police? Right-wing militias,
according to Time.
Takeaways from Media Coverage of Christians in 2014. It's the reason for the season,
so naturally, attacks on Christianity tend to pick up around this time of year. The mocking and
sacrilege gets a bit more pointed in the media. The sneering contempt from entertainers and lefty
activists gets a bit thicker. But insulting Christians is a year-round sport, like bowling.
Unlike bowling, you'll find all the best people doing it, from the New Yorker to Comedy Central, from
CNN to Hollywood. Whether it's a "beef baby Jesus," "climate change Christmas carols" or simply
slandering core beliefs as "bigotry," media liberals haven't held back when it comes to Christians this
year. Unless there was serious or good news to report. Then there was mostly silence.
Reporters Reject [Their] Own Poll Showing Americans Support CIA Interrogations. On her
12 p.m. ET hour MSNBC show on Tuesday, host Andrea Mitchell could barely conceal her disgust while
reporting on a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll showing a majority of Americans supported the
enhanced interrogation tactics used by the CIA after September 11th: "51% said that the
procedures used, the interrogation enhanced tactics, which have been defined as torture, 51% said
that they were acceptable under the circumstances. Only 28% said that they went too far."
Warren and Crazy Cruz. Sen. Ted Cruz and Sen. Elizabeth Warren are polar opposites, a
Tea Party conservative and an Occupy Wall Street socialist. Then there are the similarities:
Both were elected in 2012, both have Harvard on their resume and both are mentioned as presidential
material. But the media's read of the two demonstrates an unquestionable slant. Both senators have
shaken up the Senate over heavy spending and regulation. When Warren does it, she's promoted as a profile
in courage, standing up for fairness. When Cruz does it, he's a selfish brat causing meltdowns.
yet CNN wonders why their ratings are so lousy? Multiple autopsies, including one
conducted by Eric Holder's Justice Department, have reached similar conclusions — one
being that Michael Brown's hands weren't up and he wasn't trying to surrender when Darren Wilson
shot him. But don't tell that to these CNN dopes who care more about contributing to pushing
a false narrative than reporting the known facts of the case: [...]
Cruz And Lee Don't Trust McConnell or Boehner, Why Should We? [Senator Ted] Cruz's point is simple and
difficult to argue, "Even though millions of voters rose up just one month ago to protest how President Obama and
the Senate Democrats were running Washington, business as usual is continuing inside the marble halls of the United State
Congress," he said. And it's not just Cruz, although the media seems to enjoy painting it at that, perhaps making
it easier to cast him in a poor light.
Looting 'Not Necessarily Violence'. Next time you're assembling a criminal defense team, remember to forget Melissa Harris-Perry.
Jury Indicts White Officer for Killing Black Man — Media Ignores. In a case with several
parallels to both the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases, a South Carolina grand jury indicted a white
police officer with murder Wednesday [12/3/2014] for the shooting of an unarmed black man. Despite the significant
parallels and timing, however, the national media has largely ignored the story.
CNN Suggests Tea Party Could Destroy GOP. On Sunday [12/7/2014], CNN's Inside Politics spent
several minutes hyping the supposed headache Tea Partiers could give GOP leadership despite the Republican Party
winning their 54th Senate seat following Saturday's runoff in Louisiana.
Mike Brown PBS "Lie Chart" — The False PBS Claims Deconstructed Visually. A
Treeper has been reviewing every piece of testimony in the case and comparing it with the chart that
PBS published. Turns out they misrepresented almost all of the statements.
what CNN host said about Sarah Palin's kids — she still has her job. It's
no secret there's a hypocritical double standard planted deep within the heart of the liberal
Democrat way of thinking. For example, it's wrong to say something disparaging about a non-white
person — such as the president's sweeping generalization that all illegals are fruit
pickers and maids — unless you're a Democrat. It's okay to ruthlessly attack a
conservative woman and her family, as long as you ascribe to liberal thought.
Putting Lauten on Page 1, WashPost Buries Democrat Sex-Assault Plea: 281 Words on Page A-5.
Insult the Obama daughters, and you are a nationally infamous political figure. Rape some women?
Well, if you're a Democrat, that's a yawner of a story by comparison. Call it a tale of two Hill
staffers. While The Washington Post put Republican aide Elizabeth Lauten's resignation over Facebook
comments on page 1 on Tuesday [12/2/2014] with an 1,161-word report, a Wednesday story on a former
Democratic congressional aide pleading guilty to sexual assault ended up on the far-right edge of
page A-5 and was just 281 words long.
Slams Networks for Covering Lauten Twice as Much as Gruber. A study just released by
the Media Research Center reveals the big three networks have covered unknown Capitol Hill staffer
Elizabeth Lauten's Facebook post — about how President Obama's daughters looked and acted
at an official event — almost twice as much as ObamaCare architect Jonathan
Gruber's "stupid voters" comments. The study found that ABC, CBS, and NBC have given Lauten's
post a total of 14 minutes, 13 seconds versus the scant 8 minutes, 20 seconds of
total coverage for Gruber since November 9 on their morning and evening news shows. While
CBS, NBC, and ABC waited four days, eight days, and nine days to cover Gruber, both ABC and NBC wasted
no time on Lauten covering the story on their Sunday broadcasts, with CBS joining the party on Monday.
much less important news than Lauten's Facebook post, Dem staffer pleads guilty to sexual
assault. Sexual assault is a hot-button issue; add to it that the perpetrator, Donny
Ray Williams, seems to have a similar modus operandi to the alleged assaults by Bill Cosby,
and boy have we got a recipe for an awareness-raising glut of coverage that might change the dynamic
that allowed this man to abuse his colleagues in this way. Prepare for think pieces on the toxic
environment that led to this type of behavior. Prepare for many questions of his former bosses about
what blinded them to the abuse happening under their noses. Prepare for official inquiries of who
knew what when, and whether Williams' behavior had raised red flags in the past. Wait, what? His
bosses were Sen. Mary Landrieu, Rep. Elijah Cummings, Sen. Herb Kohl, and Rep. Jan Schakowsky? Nevermind.
in Frenzy Over Hill Staffer's Comments on Obama's Daughters. Five days after Elizabeth
Lauten published a Facebook post criticizing the outfits worn by President Barack Obama's daughters,
the previously obscure Republican Hill staffer is being inundated with threatening messages and
major media outlets are pouring resources into tracking her moves and digging into her past. Two
network news vans camped outside of Lauten's parents home in North Carolina on Tuesday, one day
after she resigned as communication director for Rep. Steven Fincher (R., Tenn.) due to the controversy.
children are fair game, totally mockable; Democratic ones are sacred. [A] staff member
for a Republican representative wrote a mildly critical observation about the girls on her personal
Facebook page, and — pow! Forget the trivial, oh-so-well media-covered events in
Ferguson; Jonathan Gruber's admissions about the (Un-)Affordable Care Act; the Obama's administration
selling out to Iran over nuclear weapons; the Democratic debacle in the elections; the Obama's
administration's expensive carbon regulations; Obama's unilateral, unconstitutional illegal
alien amnesty; the horrors of the Islamic State; Russia's dangerous aggressiveness; etc.;
etc. — her Facebook remark is a serious, national consequential matter, the
liberal media decreed.
Spend More Time on GOP Staffer Comments Than Gruber Scandal. On Sunday and Monday, the
broadcast networks seized on the personal Facebook comments of mid-level congressional staffer
Elizabeth Lauten criticizing the Obama daughters — devoting over 14 minutes of national
news air time to the controversy in the period of two days. However, it took those same networks
several days to even notice the video comments of ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber crediting "the
stupidity of the American voter" for passage of the law — providing only 8 minutes of
coverage to the much larger scandal.
'Slow News Cycle' Led to Media Hype About 'Cyber-Bullying' GOP Staffer. On Monday's At
This Hour, CNN's Brian Stelter brushed aside a regular conservative critique about the media —
that the press has a double standard about covering controversial remarks from Republican/conservative
officials, while ignoring similar comments from Democrats/liberals.
the Grey Lady, and Gullibility. [Scroll down] Finally, on Nov. 18 (a day earlier
online), the Grey Lady cleared her throat and delivered a huffy editorial. It included nearly as
many lies as words: [For example,] Republicans "were well aware of what was in the bills." This
was not even true of earlier versions, but certainly not of the 11,000-page final version, which had
to be passed so we could find what was in it. In a media-orchestrated campaign, it was hustled through
the House as if the health care system would come crashing to the ground in hours if nothing were done.
Brown Revealed to Have Charged Wilson; MSNBC Declares
the Word Charge to Be Racist. The grand jury found that Darren Wilson was
justified in shooting Michael Brown in part because forensic evidence and eyewitness accounts reveal
that the oversized maniac was charging him. Liberals respond as you might expect: by barking
that the word charge is racist.
Mob Violence Now a Sickness. Thank you, Ferguson: Thanks to you we learned that black
mob violence is now a sickness — not just a problem. And no one is sicker than the
reporters who ignore, condone, excuse, and even encourage it, as we learned from the latest riot.
For reporters, Mike Brown has always been a moving target: At first the Gentle Giant was cut down
for no reason whatsoever. Reporters ate it up and black mob violence followed. When that
fairy tale evaporated, they replaced it — with ease.
60 Minutes Report on America's Infrastructure Was a Complete and Utter Scam. I rarely
if ever watch 60 Minutes, as they have been kissing Obama's *** since before he was elected in 2008.
They are part of the left wing media and are now a joke when it comes to investigative journalism.
Last night it came on after the football game I was watching and the opening story was about the
infrastructure crisis in this country. I thought I'd give it a chance. After five minutes of
propaganda, mistruths, false story lines and interviewing an ultimate insider hack lobbyist for
corporate America, I turned on a more realistic truth telling show — The Simpsons.
Ways Media Completely Misread Congress' Weak-Sauce Benghazi Report. The media
immediately turned [Benghazi] into a political story, focusing more anger on Mitt Romney's comments
about the administration's blaming of a YouTube video critical of Islam than determining the facts
of the attack itself. Many in the media thought it fine that President Obama jetted off to a
high-dollar fundraiser before the bodies cooled. When various high-level government officials
blamed either a YouTube video critical of Islam — or our laws protecting free speech, it
didn't generate much controversy among big media. The media tended to parrot White House talking
points about the attack even years later. So even though everyone with knowledge of the scene in
Benghazi knew otherwise, the New York Times was claiming until Friday — just this past Friday
[11/21/2014] — that al Qaeda had nothing to do with the attack on Benghazi.
Obama On Ferguson: The "I Didn't Build This" Segment. President Obama sat down with
ABC's George Stephanopoulos, a fellow traveler and ideological compatriot for Democrat political
administrations, to frame their collective narrative and discuss their united approach. The Hill
published an article about it. During the recorded, edited and broadcast, conversation the subject
of Ferguson Missouri came up. Of course it did. Controlling the forward narrative is now of
paramount concern. For those who willingly digest the manipulation much buffet was offered. For
others, those who see the larger picture, the falsehoods were a stark contrast.
Celebrates Weakened U.S. Immigration Law Enforcement. "There's a lot to celebrate
tonight," Telemundo anchor José Díaz-Balart declared during Telemundo's special
coverage of President Obama's Nov. 20 announcement of unilateral executive actions that include
lifting the threat of deportation for 4.1 million unauthorized immigrants in the United States,
along with eliminating the Secure Communities program of federal, state and local cooperation in the
enforcement of U.S. immigration law that was launched during the administration of President George W. Bush.
Host Literally Screams 'No One Cares About Jonathan Gruber!' MSNBC's "The Cycle" went
into overdrive while covering for the Obama administration and the recent videos of Obamacare
architect Jonathan Gruber insulting American voters and admitting to lying about to law, with
co-host Ari Melber literally screaming "Nobody cares about Jonathan Gruber!"
hype trumps appeal for calm in Ferguson. The media that for months have hyped the
protests involving the shooting have been all but declaring the small city will soon become a battle
zone. CNN's Carol Costello introduced one Nov. 13, story with typical moderation: "If the town
explodes in unrest one female pastor says she will stand between police and protesters appealing for calm."
Correspondent Sara Sidner followed with a prediction that violence would occur, claiming, "we do know there is a
small group of people who are planning violent acts."
about Ferguson, Missouri.
Goldberg on FNC: 'Transmission Belt of Liberal Journalists' Reaffirmed Gruber's Mendacity. National
Review's Jonah Goldberg went on a tear on Monday's [11/17/2014] Special Report with Bret Baier, connecting the
circles of lies by the White House and Jonathan Gruber that had impact thanks to liberal journalists. Goldberg
charged that, in the lead up to the ObamaCare vote, Gruber was "being touted around through a transmission belt of
liberal journalists, who all are all pretending to be objective analysts too, quoting each other, reaffirming each
other, all with the help of the White House which went along with this soup to nuts — a process which this
guy says was all about lies and misleading the American people."
about Jonathan Gruber,
lies about Obamacare,
and media bias in Obama's favor.
Myths About Republicans. Ever since the Democrats were trounced in the midterm
elections, they and the media have been trying to figure out how Republicans triumphed so
thoroughly. Wasn't the GOP supposed to be in permanent decline, on the wrong side of history,
demography, and the issues? So far the soul searching has been almost nonexistent.
Warns America: You Are About To Hear The National Anthem. The video story is entitled
"Sailor mom surprises daughter at school." It first appeared on CNN on Thursday [11/13/2014] — on
loan from an Indianapolis Fox affiliate. Prior to CNN's presentation of the video (just after the mandatory
commercial), a warning message appeared for several seconds in bold font atop a two-tone black background.
"Please be advised you are about to hear an excerpt of the national anthem," the warning declared.
Admits: If Gruber Were Republican, MSM 'Would Be Exploding'. Kudos to Mika Brzezinski
for admitting the truth: if Jonathan Gruber were a Republican, the MSM "would be exploding."
Instead, noted Mika on today's [11/12/2014] Morning Joe, the MSM has been silent on the
Gruber story, with only conservative sites [ed.: notably including Newsbusters] covering it.
Mika contrasted the current quietness on the MSM-Gruber front with the media "firestorm" that
erupted when David Stockman made his infamous allegations about Reagonomics.
to Wendy Davis: Oh, how we love thee no matter what. "She's totally lionized as a
passionate, motivated, rising political star," says Matt Philbin of the Media Research Center, who
co-authored an article detailing how 95 percent of broadcast network stories ignored critics of
Wendy Davis, a Democratic state senator. The MRC story by Philbin and Katie Yoder describes how
44 of 46 media stories ignored any criticism of Davis, noting that only one network reported
on a Dallas Morning News story that dug into her touted biography, among other facts dug up by MRC.
Philbin says Davis was going to be "the new toast of the hard left" of the Democratic Party.
Promotes Michelle Obama's School Lunch Program.v On Monday, ABC's Good Morning
America provided First Lady Michelle Obama's school lunch program, entitled the Healthy,
Hunger-Free Kids Act, with some free publicity. Co-host George Stephanopoulos touted how "new
federal guidelines pushed by the First Lady have cafeterias serving up healthier foods. And a new
study finds those lunches may be better than the ones parents pack for their kids."
"Reporter" Nancy Cordes Pushing Out Daily Kos Propaganda
Under Aegis of CBSNews. NANCY CORDES: ["]Mr. Speaker, you have a new crop of conservatives coming
into the House who have suggested among other things that women need to submit to the authority of their husbands,
that Hillary Clinton is the anti-Christ and that the families of Sandy Hook victims should just get over it.
So the hell no caucus as you've put it is getting bigger and some of them don't think you're conservative enough.["]
reporter asks loaded, insane question with a smirk that could anger a monk. The GOP regained control of the
Senate and extended its majority in the House to the largest since at least 1946, but CBS reporter Nancy Cordes did her best
to stir up discontent with a question she posed to House Speaker John Boehner at a Thursday [11/6/2014] press conference.
Lessons Of Wendy Davis. Davis' campaign could not have had more mainstream media
support. After her filibuster of the late-term abortion ban, she was profiled and praised on nearly
every major network and cable news outlet, in nearly every major political magazine, and throughout
the websites and print editions of the country's top newspapers. The profiles asked roughly zero
tough questions of the candidate. The Washington Post, the newspaper that famously dismissed the
arrest and subsequent murder trial of abortionist Kermit Gosnell as a "local crime" story, couldn't
seem to stop finding new and varied reasons to cover Davis. One of my favorites was their story
on the best Amazon reviews for the pink shoes Davis wore while trying to make sure women could procure
late-term abortions for any reason.
Reporter Asks Boehner One of the Most Biased and Ridiculous Questions You'll Ever Hear. The
mainstream media infamously failed to vet Barack Obama or hold him to account for any of the radical things
that he or his many associates have said and done. But a reporter tried to use House Speaker John Boehner's
press conference today to hold him to account for things that may or may not have been said by some incoming House members.
the evolution of an MSNBC meltdown. As a rule, the most interesting coverage of an
election night is always the losing side's coverage. Last night, MSNBC's anchors, most of whom would
concede they are more ideologically friendly toward Democrats than Republicans, lost and lost big.
While there was some stellar analysis and measured commentary on that network from the likes of
Chuck Todd and Steve Kornacki, there was also a fair bit of infighting, punchy recrimination, and
general despair from the left-leaning network's flagship personalities.
the Media Helped the GOP Walk Away with the 2014 Midterms. [Scroll down] In short, this may have
been one of the most significant midterm elections in history. And yet, the American broadcast news
organizations had barely covered them between Labor Day until almost the week before they took place.
As I noted two weeks ago, a Media Research Center study showed that the Big Three networks had only mentioned
the midterms 25 times during that period, as compared to 159 mentions in the same period before the 2006
midterm sweep for Democrats.
Worried GOP Congress Will Actually Pass Legislation. On Wednesday's [11/5/2014] CBS
This Morning, co-host Norah O'Donnell fretted that the newly elected Republican Congress would
dare to pass legislation: "If you look at a number of these new senators, they're quite
conservative. Why wouldn't they go along with what Rand Paul has said? They're gonna send bills up
to the President, as he told Charlie Rose last night, 'We're going to keep sending bills up to the
President and we'll see whether the President wants to work with us or not.' Is the President
going to be forced to veto a bunch of bills?"
Carolina Newspaper, Charlotte Observer, Pulls Story of Kay Hagen Family Corruption Just Prior To
Election Day. Republicans accused the Charlotte Observer of engaging in a "conspiracy
of silence" after it pulled its story about a state government memo calling for "legal review" of
stimulus grants given to the family of Senator Kay Hagan (D., N.C.).
The Press Insists Repealing ObamaCare Is 'So Retro'. On Sunday [11/2/2014], Senator
Rand Paul (R-Ky.) spoke with Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd to discuss the future of the
Republican Party. Following the conclusion of the interview the MTP panel eagerly
criticized the Kentucky Republican for daring to call for a repeal of ObamaCare if the Republicans
win control on the Senate.
Statist Media Spins GOP As 'The Party of No'. The recent revelations of Sharyl
Attkisson, the one-time CBS investigative reporter, are very telling in this respect. What Attkisson
describes is a major television network whose executives are hard-core Statists, Statists who have made it
their goal in life to support and protect Statism wherever and however it appears on the American political
scene. If that meant suppressing Attkisson's various investigative projects that might cast a
negative light on a Statist project — than so be it.
ABC News Refuse to Apologize for False Scott Brown Attack. Mitt Romney, the Republican
nominee for president in 2012 and a supporter of former Sen. Scott Brown's campaign, decried an
effort by the liberal media to falsely smear Brown during last night's final New Hampshire Senate
debate against incumbent Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH).
anchor, liberals give grins and thumbs up to violence against the 'Right' women. How
do you get liberals to approve of violence against women? Just tell them the women are Republicans
named "Palin." Wednesday afternoon [10/22/2014], CNN anchor Carol Costello hyped newly released
audio of Sarah Palin's daughter Bristol tearfully recounting her being physically assaulted during a
fight the family was involved in last month by saying it was "quite possibly the best minute and a
half of audio we've ever come across." She grinned during the entire setup.
NYT blatantly spins for Obama on Ebola. Just look at the New York Times, always an industry
leader: It's become the official stenographer of the Obama White House. On Saturday, The Times
ran a story about the president and his response to the Ebola outbreak that read like it was dictated word
for word by the president's top men. If I were a stockholder in the New York Times Co., I would
certainly hope the paper was properly compensated for the front-page placement of this naked political advertisement.
In Ferguson, and elsewhere, the media
clings to predetermined conclusions. Some examples: Ferguson's population is two-thirds
black, but five of its six city council members are white, as is its mayor. Conclusion: this
racial composition must be the product of racism. Never mind that blacks barely turn out to vote and
field practically no candidates. Never mind that the mayor ran for a second term unopposed. Is
there a record of Ferguson's supposed white power structure suppressing the black vote? None has been
alleged. Did the rioters even know who their mayor and city council representatives were? The
press didn't bother to ask. But this "problem" is disturbingly widespread, in the media's eyes.
Gonzalez vs. Alton Nolen. In virtually every report, Nolen is described as the
"alleged" or "accused" "suspect" of an office place beheading. He's never described as "Muslim Alton
Nolen" or "Islamic extremist Alton Nolen." And that's probably right. But why is Omar Gonzalez not
afforded the same standard?
Is Booming…but CNN Doesn't Want You to Know Why. Much of my writing is focused on the
real-world impact of government policy, and this is why I repeatedly look at the relative economic
performance of big government jurisdictions and small government jurisdictions. But I don't just
highlight differences between nations. Yes, it's educational to look at North Korea vs. South Korea
or Chile vs. Venezuela vs. Argentina, but I also think you can learn a lot by looking at what's
happening with different states in America. So we've looked at high-tax states that are languishing,
such as California and Illinois, and compared them to zero-income-tax states such as Texas.
Lois Lerner is the Real Victim of the IRS Scandal. Lois Lerner wants a new job. She can't get one.
No one will hire her. So it makes perfect sense that she would go to the leftwing Politico for aid and comfort.
about Lois Lerner.
Party Media Run Interference for Hillary. Sarah Palin served one-half of one term as
Governor of Alaska. While she was, of course, the Republican vice-presidential nominee in 2008, she
is not now, and most likely will not be in the future, a candidate for public office. Hillary
Clinton, on the other hand, is not only a former First Lady, Senator from New York and Secretary of
State, she is said to be the odds-on favorite to be the next president of the United States. So
by any normal journalistic standard, it is far more important to inform the public about Hillary
Clinton than Sarah Palin, especially as to matters that may bear on Clinton's fitness for the
nation's highest office.
Reported Bush 2006 Low Approval Numbers 13 Times More Than Obama's 2014 Numbers.
According to a study released by the Media Research Center last week, the network evening newscasts
have been reluctant to report on President Barack Obama's low-approval numbers, particularly
compared to the extensive coverage given to then-President George W. Bush eight years ago.
Ignores Start of Ray Nagin's Prison Term; NBC Gives Story Only 15 Seconds. Beginning on Monday afternoon [9/8/2014],
Democrat and former Mayor of New Orleans Ray Nagin began a 10-year prison sentence for corruption charges that were as result of his
actions following the landfall of Hurricane Katrina and subsequent flooding of the city in August 2005. When it came to reporting on
the story during their evening newscasts, ABC World News Tonight with David Muir refused to cover the story while NBC Nightly
News offered only a 15-second news brief.
Editor at Large Likens U.S. Death Penalty to ISIS Beheaders. While promoting a book of news photography on CBS
This Morning on Saturday [9/6/2014], Sir Harold Evans, editor at large of the Reuters news agency, called the electric chair
a "monstrosity" and said seeing a picture of one was "almost as appalling, in its sense, as these barbarians who have taken the
heads off journalists in the desert." Of course, the imposition of the death penalty in the U.S. is reserved for the worst
murderers, after lengthy trials and appeals, while the ISIS executioners beheaded innocent journalists as a way to terrorize the
Post Covers Voter Fraud Inaccurately and Incompletely. [Scroll down] Naturally
the Washington Post makes no inquiry as to why the Eric Holder Department of Justice has
failed to do anything about the scourge of double registration. It's in DOJ's job description.
DOJ isn't doing the job. Instead, groups like the American Civil Rights Union, Judicial Watch and True
the Vote have had to bring the cases Eric Holder has refused to bring to clean up voter rolls. Those
who create and manage the left-of-center election narrative ignore entirely this DOJ history, as does
the Washington Post.
The Ferguson Debacle. [Scroll
down] It's not that the reporting out of Ferguson has been deliberately false, it's that so
much of it has been sensationalistic and produced with the clear objective of furthering controversy.
Controversy sells newspapers and draws viewers for television news programs. And in the present case,
it gives New York- and Washington-based reporters the opportunity to get out on the streets in flyover country
so they can later pretend to understand what has happened. There has been a competition among people
in the media to see who can find the angriest person and haul him before a camera and a microphone.
Liberal Mega-Donors Nearly as Dangerous as George Soros. As the 2014 midterm
elections approached, the media were quick to criticize conservative donors like the Koch brothers
for backing issues important to them. But journalists largely ignored the incredible financial power
being used to promote the liberal agenda. Five top donors — Michael Bloomberg, Warren Buffett,
Pierre Omidyar, Tom Steyer and George Soros's own son, Jonathan — are major funders of the left.
Together, they have contributed at least $2.7 billion since 2000 to groups pushing abortion, gun
control, climate change alarmism and liberal candidates. That's not how major media depicted them.
Broadcast networks applauded when billionaire hedge fund manager Tom Steyer promised $100 million to
influence environmental policy. CBS News praised Steyer for "giving back" and ABC News called the
billionaire an "everyman."
Post finds Darren Wilson guilty by association. The Washington Post has convicted
Police Officer Darren Wilson, who shot Michael Brown, of guilt by association with a former troubled
police force in a different town in a prior job than the one he held in Ferguson, MO, and of having
parents who were in trouble with the law. Seriously. There is nothing, zero, nada, in the WaPo
story linked [in this article] that shows Darren Wilson ever did anything wrong himself. In fact, to
the extent his own conduct is even mentioned, it's in the context of staying out of trouble.
But that does not stop WaPo from trashing Wilson by association.
of facts-free reporting hands-down... I mean up. I began to lose interest in Ferguson,
Mo., when it was first reported that the late Michael Brown was an "aspiring rapper." Hadn't heard
that one yet? It was in the LA Times, under the headline: "Michael Brown's raps: Money, sex,
drugs — and a vulnerable side." Of course he had to have a vulnerable side. That's why
he was known as "the Gentle Giant." He didn't look terribly gentle in that closed-circuit video,
shoving the owner of the Ferguson Market when he was stealing the box of Swisher Sweets just before
he got shot. But the demonstrators could see right through that — "the man" had
photoshopped the video, or so they said live on national TV.
MSM's and Left's Racism on Parade in Ferguson. During a discussion on CNN about the
shooting of Michael Brown by a white police officer, in the background was a photo of Brown in a
school graduation cap and gown. Give me a break! Where was the picture from the surveillance video
of the 6'4", 290 pound thuggish Brown grabbing the store clerk by the throat after stealing cigars?
The DOJ has advised news outlets not to broadcast the video of Brown assaulting the store clerk and
robbing the store, claiming that it might incite violence. [...] Rather than exposing the true character of
Brown, promoting the lie that a white police officer shot a studious innocent black youth who was simply
minding his own business will not spark violence? Absurd.
does AP refer to Michael Brown as 'teen', despite style guide? The Associated Press
Stylebook states that in reports referring to a person's age, the figure for the age number should
be used. It also states that reports should "use man or woman for individuals 18 and older."
Why, then, are AP reports on the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown solely referring to him as a
"teen" and "teenager"?
2.0 Redux — Comparing Mike Brown and Trayvon Martin Similarities. While the two
shooting events are separated by two and a half years, Trayvon (Feb 2012) Mike Brown (Aug 2014) the
similarities are quite remarkable. One of the key aspects that aligns both narratives is the
appearance of the attorney for both families Benjamin Crump. The second key aspect is the way
the media portray both events.
Rejects Fellow Soldiers' Book on Bowe Bergdahl, Because 'the Right' Might Use It 'Against
Obama'. Remember all those books that the publishing houses rejected during the eight
years before Dear Leader took office because they might get used by "the Left" to hurt George W.
Bush? No you don't, because it didn't happen. But now, things are different. Fellow
soldiers of released 5-year Taliban captive Bowe Bergdahl are trying to publish a book on their side
of the "he was a deserter" controversy. A divison of publishing giant Simon & Schuster has rejected
their submission. That isn't necessarily unusual, but the contents of a rejection letter from
one of the publisher's representatives certainly is.
White House loosens
restrictions on lobbyists. President Barack Obama is loosening restrictions on lobbyists who want to
serve on federal advisory boards, a White House official said on Tuesday [8/12/2014], a setback to the president's
efforts to tamp down special interest influence in Washington.
The Editor says...
Instead of calling it a flip-flop or a betrayal of a campaign promise, the Reuters writer called it "a
setback to the president's efforts," as if he had no control over his own actions.
go nuts over presidential corruption... in Nixon White House. Journalists who snooze
at the mere mention of Obama scandals, still want to revel in the triumphs of yesteryear. No
wonder. That was when the most powerful people in America were reporters and editors because they
helped take down the president of the United States.
In October 2001, Liberal Media Bashed Bush for Air-dropping Food, Medicine in Afghanistan. As President
Obama authorizes both limited airstrikes on ISIS targets and the air-dropping of relief supplies to beleaguered religious
minorities in northern Iraq, we thought it good to rewind to the early days of the war in Afghanistan when the liberal
media criticized President Bush for both bombing al Qaeda and Taliban targets while simultaneously air-dropping food
and medicine for civilians.
bias in the Christie and Cuomo scandals. Let's see: which is worse: snarling traffic or
covering up potential corruption? From the media response, you'd think traffic cones are vastly more important.
over stalled immigration action doesn't mean Obama can act unilaterally.
The president should think twice. Some of the same Democrats and pro-immigrant advocates urging him
to protect millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation would be outraged if a Republican
president took a similarly selective approach to enforcing the laws — say, those that
guarantee voting rights or prohibit employment discrimination.
The Editor says...
The Washington Post writer slips in an unfounded accusation against a future Republican president by making a baseless
assertion that Republicans would take away voting rights or implement some kind of employment discrimination if given the chance.
Hypes Democrats Fundraising Off Impeachment, Dismisses Boehner Lawsuit. In the wake of
Speaker of the House John Boehner's impending lawsuit against President Obama, CBS This Morning [7/30/2014] did
their best to minimize its merits and instead promote Democratic efforts to raise money off of
impeachment. [...] [Nancy] Cordes did her best to oversell the political damage Republicans faced
following the impeachment of President Clinton. After the 1998 election, the "backlash" Cordes
referenced was a loss of only five seats in the House and none in the Senate. Republicans didn't
lose their majority until Vermont Senator Jim Jeffords left the GOP in 2001, a far cry from the "backlash"
portrayed by CBS.
needs to work on his foreign policy, not his golf game. Nero fiddled while Rome
burned. On Saturday [7/26/2014], President Obama played golf while his foreign policy, and that of
the nation he leads, was going up in smoke. Literally. Saturday was the day the State Department
ordered the evacuation of the U.S. Embassy in Libya.[...] The embassy staff had to be evacuated
overland as thick black smoke from the fighting hung over the Tripoli skyline. In any other
circumstances — and especially if the chief executive were a Republican — this
would have been a scandal blared across the media. But at a time when we are witnessing the
near-total collapse of American foreign policy, it barely registers.
News, Politico Bury Nunn Campaign's Asian Slur. You would think that a major U.S.
Senate campaign caught referring to an ethnic group as financially "very tight" would thrill a media
that loves nothing more than political scandal mixed with race. Well, not when it's a Democrat
campaign. When that's the case, the media circle the wagons to pretend it didn't happen, or in this
case, reassure everyone there's nothing to see here, because this is just how campaigns are run.
CBS, Reuters, Lie About Israeli Attacks; Face No Repercussions. Reporters covering the
Israeli-Palestinian conflict for NBC, CBS, Reuters, and other outlets brazenly reported false
information on Monday [7/28/2014] claiming Israel was responsible for attacks on Palestinian civilians
that were actually committed by Hamas. The reporters have faced no repercussions yet for the promulgation
of erroneous and biased information. It is yet another example of how reporters for major outlets in
the Middle East interject their anti-Israel bias into their supposedly neutral reporting on the conflict.
64% of Hispanics Back Deportations. When this story first broke at Breitbart Texas,
the media jumped all over it. At first, it was obvious the media planned to exploit the story of
50-plus thousand unaccompanied Central American children illegally crossing our border as a way to
pressure the GOP into caving on amnesty. A new poll from Economist/YouGov shows how badly that plan
backfired — even among Hispanics. [...] Only 11% want what Obama, Democrats, and the media
want — which is amnesty for everyone.
Attempts to Paint Avowed Communist Lee Harvey Oswald as a "Right-Winger". Via Salon today [7/24/2014] comes one
of the most truly bizarre pieces of revisionist history I have ever seen, even within the context of articles appearing at Salon.
Global Chaos, Al Roker Asks Michelle Obama: 'Who's the Best Cook' in the First Family?
Despite the continuing fallout from the shoot down of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 and Israel's
incursion into Gaza, Monday's [7/21/2014] NBC Today devoted over four minutes of air time to weatherman Al Roker
conducting a fawning interview with First Lady Michelle Obama. In what Roker teased as a "revealing
conversation," he asked Obama: "Who's the best cook in the family?"
Rose Waits Almost a Full Hour to Ask Hillary About Benghazi. PBS's Charlie Rose opened
his 62 minute-long interview with Hillary Clinton, aired in two parts on Thursday and Friday's
Charlie Rose show, by reciting a Maya Angelou poem dedicated to the former Secretary of
State. Almost an hour later Rose finally asked Clinton about the Benghazi scandal. In the second
part of the interview, aired at the end of Friday's [7/18/2014] show, Rose waited until his last
question, with just a little over 3 minutes of interview time left, to finally bring up Benghazi.
700 Syrians Were Killed Last Week. But Jews Didn't Do it, So the Media Doesn't Care.
From reading the international and national news you would probably never have known that last
Thursday and Friday alone, over 700 people were killed in Syria at the hands of jihadists and
pro-Assad forces. Muslim on Muslim, Arab on Arab, human on human, whatever you like to think of it as[,]
Western media is doing an awful job of reporting these abhorrent incidences[,] and I think I know why.
Miserable Anti-Israel Bias from the New York Times. The New York Times' coverage
of the ongoing situation in Israel, which began with the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teenagers,
continued this past week to be marked by intense anti-Israel bias in tone and labeling, and overwhelming
emotionalism over the deaths of Palestinian civilians in the crossfire (Israeli deaths from terrorism
rarely if ever merited such heart-felt treatment).
Scandal and Media Bias. Here's a thought experiment. Assume during the George W. Bush
administration the IRS had targeted MoveOn.org, Planned Parenthood, the Center for American Progress, and
a slew of other liberal groups. Assume, too, that no conservative groups were the subject of
harassment and intimidation. And just for the fun of it, assume that press secretary Ari Fleischer
had misled the press and the public by saying the scandal was confined to two rogue IRS agents in
Cincinnati and that President Bush had declared that there was "not even a smidgen of corruption" that
had occurred. Let's go a step further. Assume that the IRS Commissioner, in testifying before
Congress, admitted that the emails of the person at the heart of the abuse of power scandal were gone,
that the backup tapes have been erased and that her hard drive was destroyed. For good measure,
assume that the person who was intimately involved in targeting liberal groups took the Fifth Amendment.
Antonio Vargas and the End of Driver's Licenses. CNN chose to describe the recently
detained Jose Antonio Vargas, longtime journalist for U.S. publications and legal citizen of the
Philippines, as a "symbol of the immigration debate." The news network aired his documentary,
Undocumented, several times. [...] But one big problem with Vargas is that he's proven he's
quite comfortable violating or ignoring other laws as well, ones that are less disputed or
controversial. For example, whatever one thinks of entering the country illegally as a child,
falsifying official documents is a different story. Vargas described in the New York Times
how he did just that: [...]
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