Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank was sounding the alarm in multiple national TV and radio interviews: The rage-filled tone of pro-Trump commentary after the FBI raid on former President Donald Trump's home at Mar-a-Lago was going to lead to violence, possibly catastrophic violence, like the Oklahoma City bombing of 1995, which killed 168 ...Read more
As the Wyoming primaries approach, The New York Times is already preparing the post-election spin boosting the post-congressional exploits of Rep. Liz Cheney. The Aug. 8 front-page headline was "Cheney Ready to Lose a Race, But Not a Fight."
Times reporter Jonathan Martin laid it on thick: "She has used the Aug. 16 contest as a sort of a high-...Read more
To the Left, "freedom" is only a positive word when it applies to something like abortion. Suddenly, in the wake of Roe v. Wade being overturned, leftist politicians are using "freedom" as a sales word, which is odd, considering most of their agenda is about government control.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom is currently trying to shame Hollywood...Read more
As he began his reliably liberal "Reliable Sources" newsletter on Aug. 1, CNN host Brian Stelter brought everyone's attention to the inspiring way CBS host John Dickerson wrapped up the broadcast of President Joe Biden's speech touting the takedown of al-Qaida terrorist chief Ayman al-Zawahiri.
CBS offered a live shot of lower Manhattan. ...Read more
Washington Post media critic Erik Wemple was angry. The Pulitzer Prize committee commissioned two independent organizations to review (and approve) their controversial 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, granted to The New York Times and The Washington Post for covering the Russian "collusion" investigation. President Donald Trump and his ...Read more
It's way too early to talk about the 2024 presidential campaign, but it cannot be staved off any more than you can stop Jim Acosta from yelling. Liberals are already alarmed about the press strategy of the Republican contenders.
New York magazine posted David Freedlander's article, "Why Republicans Stopped Talking to the Press." This headline ...Read more
President Joe Biden has tested positive for COVID. We should all hope the president has an easy time. We should not ask for media nastiness and/or glee.
But this presents an obvious occasion to remember just how the "objective" press made a frenetic, mean-spirited and hyperbolic mess out of former President Donald Trump's bout with the virus, ...Read more
Did you ever read a column and think, "You must be joking"?
That was my reaction to Washington Post columnist Perry Bacon Jr. on Tuesday trying to explain "How media coverage drove Biden's political plunge." Bacon tweeted it this way: "One of the biggest challenges for Biden has been facing a mainstream media looking to 'balance' its anti-Trump...Read more
Way back in the 20th century, we learned in journalism classes that a news story assembles the facts in order of what's most important to the public. But in this century, national newspapers too often assemble their information to pack a liberal wallop and bury the information that, well, doesn't serve the public, by their most compassionate "...Read more
When the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, there was a shocking (if temporary) turn in the news coverage. The anti-abortion victory was so historic that journalists actually interviewed anti-abortion activists to get their reaction to this glorious news.
It was different when some scabrous leaker gave Politico a copy of Justice Samuel Alito...Read more
During my time in the White House press corps in 2001 and 2002, the press secretary was Ari Fleischer. He was the definition of mild-mannered and unflappable for President George W. Bush. But he would tell you the reporters were less confrontational back then.
Their aggression has grown so dramatically that Fleischer wrote a new book titled "...Read more
Here's one easy way to figure out if a newspaper is in the tank for the Democrats: Do they spend money to study how Democrats are being unfairly attacked on conservative talk radio?
The answer is "yes" at the New York Times. Their front page on July 5 carried a story titled "Right-Wing Radio Sows Doubt About a Vote Yet to Take Place." This is a...Read more
The reviews are in for the new White House press secretary, and they're not good. Politico ran a story headlined, "Karine Jean-Pierre's tough debut: Unforced stumbles and press corps grumbles."
Reporters Max Tani, Alex Thompson, and Allie Bice wrote that "it's been a rocky first month" for Jean-Pierre, so bad that she's already "increasingly ...Read more
The "news" networks don't practice any religious observances on their airwaves on Sunday, but they do have a fierce devotion to promoting their sacred "right" to destroy innocent unborn children. You could see this on June 26 during two interviews with Republican Gov. Kristi Noem of South Dakota.
On ABC's "This Week" and CBS's "Face the Nation,...Read more
On June 18, someone captured video of President Joe Biden riding a bike on vacation in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. When he came to a stop, he caught his foot in the pedal and fell to the pavement. Without it being on tape, no one would have cared much.
On social media, conservatives quickly brought up how Donald Trump was ridiculed for walking ...Read more
On CNN's "Reliable Sources" on June 19, host Brian Stelter touted the growing new trend in the "objective" media of creating a "democracy beat" because Donald Trump and his devotees are a constant threat. Stelter compared it to a contractor fighting rot and mold in the house.
There's something obvious and desirable about journalists focusing ...Read more
When someone wants to complain about how our most respected news outlets once attempted to look "objective" but are now dwelling on performative activism, see Time magazine.
Time magazine is a shadow of its former self. Every issue is a "double issue," since no one needs a "weekly news magazine" at this late date. The cover of the June 20/27 ...Read more
It's June, so we're receiving relentless messaging about the importance of "pride" for the LGBTQ community. One prominent vehicle was the cover of the "Pride Issue" of People magazine dated June 20, featuring, "Robin Roberts In Her Own Words: Love, Faith, & Breaking Barriers."
Underline the "faith" part. The "Good Morning America" co-host ...Read more
President Joe Biden hasn't granted an interview to a news outlet since Feb. 10. Some might energetically assert these four months of avoidance ended on June 8, when Biden sat down on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live." But absolutely no one should consider this 24-minute sponge bath a news interview. It sounded more like a friendly conversation at the ...Read more
As much as conservatives appreciate the counterbalance of the conservative media, it can be shocking to witness the audacity of liberals pretending that Fox News is enormous and uniquely partisan in nature.
Former Barack Obama spin artist Dan Pfeiffer wrote this in one of his regular articles for the glossy left-wing rag Vanity Fair: "The ...Read more