Few movie stars have been more exalted than Tom Hanks. You'd never expect a guy with his nice-guy branding to get a strong slap in the face in the political arena. But Hanks penned a "guest essay" for The New York Times lecturing on racism, which opened him up for a shaming from the left.
On June 4, Hanks boasted about how he bores people at ...Read more
The arrogance of the liberal media can be measured by their dismissal of all conservative criticism as "bad faith" attacks on the press. Assuming that conservative critics are dishonest and disreputable cynics is a common trope of CNN's Brian Stelter when liberal journalists become mired in scandal.
In a June 15 "Academic Minute" podcast, ...Read more
The accusation that America is deeply, irredeemably stained by systemic racism is not up for debate. No white person can be innocent. Your individual conscience is irrelevant. Each one of us is a white supremacist benefitting from a white supremacist structure. We must confess our "white privilege."
So, if we're so overwhelmingly dominant, why ...Read more
At their recent "United Facts of America Festival," PolitiFact interviewed Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va. Their executive director Aaron Sharockman began with some light humor, telling Warner he was one of the more accurate members of Congress. Sharockman complimented Warner for having zero "Pants on Fire" rated claims.
Warner joked: "That feels like ...Read more
Long before the pandemic, the local news business had been in a tailspin. Newspapers across the country lost classified advertising revenue thanks to internet sites like Craigslist. Terrestrial radio stations lost their audience to iTunes -- and then Spotify. Most commercial radio stations don't offer news anymore. Most Americans under 35 think ...Read more
Right now we're getting a feeling that echoes the feeling from last fall, a sense that every new piece of investigative journalism on Hunter Biden's alleged laptop will be ignored by the "mainstream media." To be fair, when they didn't ignore the story back then, they constantly implied it was a Russian disinformation plot.
On May 28, the New ...Read more
Pardon the whiplash! It feels like the media suddenly decided the theory saying the deadly coronavirus leaked from a lab in Wuhan is now considered plausible, when, in 2020, they aggressively dismissed it as a "fringe theory."
It's not a mystery why this happened. The Democrats thought the coronavirus was going to be that silver bullet that ...Read more
Rick Santorum's gig as a CNN contributor came to an abrupt halt on May 22. Leftists on Twitter finally found a pretext for their crusade to rid CNN of this turbulent conservative. The former senator suggested in an April 23 speech that America's founding documents didn't draw on Native American culture.
The final straw was a designated apology ...Read more
The bad news for liberals arrived on the front page of the May 18 Washington Post under the mild-mannered headline "Hopes dim for Democrats' bills on election oversight." That's a nicer headline than "It's Toast."
Mike DeBonis began by reporting that Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has approached the For the People Act that would ...Read more
In recent days, CNN has put a major emphasis on "new" videos of the dreadful Jan. 6 Capitol riot, expressing outrage in heavy rotation over Republicans who would try to dismiss what happened as resembling a routine day of tourism. You can't say the people there were "mostly peaceful."
CNN even aired an hourlong anti-Republican prime-time ...Read more
The front page of the May 13 Washington Times was sobering. "President Biden's second 100 days are off to a woeful start, including a gas shortage for much of the East Coast, a surge of inflation, a slowdown in hiring despite a record number of job openings, renewed fighting in the Middle East and an unresolved border crisis," it read.
But the ...Read more
Everyone knew instinctively that the Biden White House would get enormous cooperation and positive media coverage from the "news" media, given that it follows the alleged democracy-darkening Donald Trump days. But Team Biden's control of the narrative can look more like a stranglehold.
On May 10, Politico revealed that "If you've read a quote ...Read more
National Public Radio is celebrating its 50th anniversary this week in a classic way: asking its fans for money. A fundraising email gushes, "From covering the Vietnam War in 1971 to the COVID-19 vaccination effort today, and everything in between, NPR has delivered fact-based news and trustworthy analysis to millions."
Some of that "fact-based...Read more
Liberal journalists love to align themselves with "facts" and "truth" and have singled out their liberal "fact-checker" websites as heroes, as if they were somehow the Environmental Protection Agency of political rhetoric.
In reality, liberals take conservative accusations extremely literally, while the vilest liberal accusations get a free ...Read more
When Democrats get caught in a political pickle, they can count on the borrowed authority of "journalists" and "fact-checkers" to bail them out. Take failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams' pressuring corporations to put a financial squeeze on Georgia.
She began a March 31 op-ed in USA Today by writing: "Boycotts work. The focused...Read more
New York Times Supreme Court reporter Adam Liptak recently sounded the alarm with a headline that read, "The Supreme Court's Increasingly Dim View of the News Media." Naturally, he was upset that some conservative judges aren't fond of the 1964 New York Times v. Sullivan decision, which makes it nearly impossible for public figures to sue media ...Read more
President Biden averaged a 56% job approval rating from his inauguration through March, according to Gallup, about the same as the ratings of former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, and much higher than former President Donald Trump's (42%). One factor in that approval might be the tone of press coverage.
Rich Noyes and Bill D'...Read more
Last June, the Trump-hating reporters who always wanted to underline that then-President Donald Trump was almost traitorously soft on Russia banged a can about a New York Times story headlined "Russia Secretly Offered Afghan Militants Bounties to Kill U.S. Troops, Intelligence Says."
Now the liberal Daily Beast website is offering a jaw-...Read more
Sen. John Cornyn came under blistering attack from Washington Post scribe Aaron Blake for having wondered whether President Joe Biden is really in charge, since he's kept an extremely low profile with the press. Blake took after the senator for implying the Trump spin that old Joe has lost a few mental gears and is something of a "Manchurian ...Read more
Beware arrogant liberal journalists besmirching the supposedly disgusting concept of bothsidesism, insisting truth and falsehood should never be aired together. The American people are too dim to figure out which side is which. The "false" side must be shunned.
The most fervent topic of this arrogance is global warming, and the so-called "true"...Read more