NBC News star Chuck Todd recently made a lectern-pounding speech to attendees of a journalism awards dinner. He proclaimed: "One thing we're not is the opposition. We've never tried to be a part of the political debate, but people want to drag us into it. We shouldn't take the bait. We're simply a voice of truth."
So, let's consider the case of...Read more
The leftist-organized wave of school walkouts on March 14 to protest gun violence is a classic example of the way protests are categorized by our news and entertainment media.
1. Liberal protests are authentic cries from the grass roots; conservative protests are "Astroturf." How homegrown were these liberal walkouts? They were organized weeks ...Read more
President Trump upset the media greatly at a rally in Pennsylvania, where he enthusiastically mocked NBC's Chuck Todd as a "sleeping son of a b----." Retired NBC anchor Tom Brokaw tweeted: "Really classy.
"Explain that to your children."
On "Meet the Press" the next day, Todd tried to shame Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin about Trump's ...Read more
Leftists in the Trump era claim to be the guardians of the First Amendment against an allegedly authoritarian president. But over the last few years, leftists have been the authoritarians on campus, squashing speeches by speakers they deem "fascist" and claiming that ideas they don't agree with are somehow tantamount to "violence."
The latest ...Read more
When Bill Clinton was president, the liberal media establishment flogged itself for focusing on scandal over substance. In a four-hour PBS special during the fall election season of 1996, elitist Hedrick Smith confessed: "By focusing on scandal and conflict over substance, and by our increasingly negative tone, the media has distorted the nation...Read more
Many red-state Americans who used to love awards shows on TV are now wary of celebrities who cannot help but use this platform to spew their hatred of President Trump and the evil/stupid conservatives who keep Hollywood liberals from running (ruining) America.
Take the Golden Globe Awards in January, which included a windy nine-minute Oprah ...Read more
The school shooting in Parkland, Florida, shows how quickly our media elites move horrors from tragedy to political opportunity. They amplified the loudest voices of the shooting aftermath: teenage survivors who demanded gun control "solutions" like banning all semi-automatic assault weapons. These teenagers might accomplish in one week what the...Read more
CBS News has a strange way of marking Valentine's Day. On the Sunday after Wednesday's romantic dinners and flowers, "Sunday Morning" linked the day to a deep study of marital infidelity.
Reporter Tony Dokoupil found an expert: therapist Esther Perel, author of "The State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity." He also found two cheating wives who ...Read more
The Windsor Diaries Book One: Victorian ScoundrelStephanie Burkhart
It's 2011 and compressed natural gas has taken over from the coal producing steam machines of the Victorian Age. Alice Windsor, Princess of York, follows her cousin, Prince Edmund of Wales back to the past and 1851 for Britain's Great ...
Of all the desperate and futile attempts at revisionist history, few are as careless as the attempt to destroy the reputation of one of the finest Supreme Court justices this country has ever produced. Now comes another volley. New York magazine has assembled "The Case for Impeaching Clarence Thomas." The author is longtime anti-Thomas ...Read more
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is constantly hammered by "Gotcha!" questions from reporters in the briefing room. This was dramatically underlined when the story broke about former White House staff secretary Rob Porter being accused of domestic violence by two ex-wives, one of whom even brandished a picture with a black eye....Read more
Every two years, Americans unite around the television to root for U.S. athletes, to see their dreams of gold medals come true -- unless you're a journalist, in which case the Olympics are a time to root against your country on the world stage.
At the opening ceremonies in Pyeongchang, South Korea, organizers strangely seated Vice President ...Read more
When secular leftists express frustration at how practicing Catholics (their humble servants) and evangelicals could have ever voted for Donald Trump, the first thing they refuse to concede is the horror of the alternative.
They refuse to admit that Hillary Clinton clearly, forthrightly stood for abortion on demand, at any time, for any reason ...Read more
At a speech in Cincinnati, President Trump heard someone in the audience yell "treasonous" as he mentioned the Democrats' pouting at the State of the Union address. "Somebody said, 'treasonous,'" he mused. "I mean, yeah, I guess. Why not?"
The media outrage was summarized by CNN chief legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin: "It is so grotesque...Read more
Even before President Trump gave his first State of the Union, the left was complaining that he was going to look "presidential." It still can't accept that he is president and gets to give presidential speeches. But Trump took that opportunity and fully exploited it.
The Trump speech was beautiful, at some points even poetic, and delivered ...Read more
President Trump's first State of the Union address is a fine occasion to imagine how close we came to a President Hillary Clinton. Imagine if Clinton had actually campaigned in the Midwest instead of Arizona and won the closely contested Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania. (Imagine the exact same congressional results.) Then imagine the ...Read more
Members of the Hollywood left flew to Utah for the Sundance Film Festival (and its homegrown women's march) with a small item of regret on their agenda. Just last year, they had put on their pink knit hats and marched for women's rights with one of the most visible figures at Sundance ... Harvey Weinstein.
How to handle this embarrassment? ...Read more
The Democrats blinked in the first round of the government-shutdown fight over immigration, but they promise to regroup and fight again for immigrants living in America illegally who came as minors. The Democrats call them "Dreamers," and so, the "Facts First" media employ that loaded propaganda term as well.
One might argue "Dreamers" is only ...Read more
Since 1973, liberal feminists have celebrated the "right to choose abortion" without admitting the horror -- over 60 million lives have violently and prematurely ended since the Supreme Court ruled in Roe v. Wade. The liberals who champion abortion are far more comfortable panicking that abortion "rights" are always in danger, especially when ...Read more
As we approach the first anniversary of Donald Trump's inauguration, it is painfully obvious that our "news" providers are a highly agitated brigade of the "Resistance." A new study by my own Media Research Center finds that from Jan. 20, 2017, through Dec. 31, 2017, the evening news shows on ABC, CBS and NBC were overwhelmingly hostile in both ...Read more
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which hosts the Golden Globes, may have provided the rocket fuel for Oprah Winfrey for President in 2020. Her acceptance speech for the Cecil B. DeMille Award struck the perfect pose for the Hollywood establishment. It has seen itself as the uninterrupted social conscience of America for as long as it has...Read more