CNN's media unit emails out a nightly newsletter titled "Reliable Sources." The newsletter is not always reliable, since it has a slippery grasp on what its own network is putting on television and online.
On Aug. 3, Oliver Darcy led the newsletter discussing what he described as an "imaginary controversy": the notion that Joe Biden might skip ...Read more
The 2020 campaign has been so contorted by the coronavirus that the Democrats and Republicans are still figuring out how on Earth they'll hold virtual conventions. Now imagine how it could make a mess out of November.
As President Donald Trump bizarrely tweeted about delaying the election, the media are starting to admit that mail-in voting ...Read more
Few subjects more easily betray aggressive media bias than protests. If you're a conservative protester, you're most likely to be ignored. The networks mostly ignored this year's prayerful March for Life in January, even though President Donald Trump came in person, a historic first.
ABC anchor David Muir offered 15 seconds, saying: "The ...Read more
Four years ago this week, the leftists at WikiLeaks tried to ruin the Democratic convention by posting a trove of emails exposing how the Democratic National Committee blatantly favored Hillary Clinton and tilted against Bernie Sanders. But even then, the media downplayed the juiciest tidbits for conservatives: emails in Clinton aide John ...Read more
Naivete can be defined as the notion that Joe Biden is going to be covered objectively by the press, "without fear or favor." After all this rampaging media activism against President Donald Trump, who is now described as lagging by 15 points in the polls, surely, the front-runner in the presidential race will face some tough investigative ...Read more
For many Americans, the most painful consequence of the coronavirus lockdowns is the closing of church services. The grace and peace of Sunday makes it easier to make it through the week. But our media and political elites are indifferent to that pain, or openly hostile.
The New York Times recently proclaimed in a headline, "Churches Emerge as ...Read more
Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson has a Republican pedigree and an evangelical Christian background. He wrote profound speeches for former President George W. Bush, who was mocked as a mangler of the English language. Today, he sounds like a speechwriter for the gaseous opening of the Brian Stelter show on CNN.
The headline of a recent ...Read more
The July 6 Washington Post carried a typically colorful headline on top of the Style section. "A binder full of bombast: Kayleigh McEnany plays her boss and his base with derisive news briefing walk-offs."
Media reporter Paul Farhi wrote McEnany's "would-be smackdowns seemed so orchestrated" they only lacked some kind of musical flourish, like ...Read more
The Grand Canyon is a fitting metaphor for the difference between the uncensored version of President Donald Trump's Independence Day speech gleaned from live television and the feverishly distorted versions of his speech shown by the "reality-based press," as the leftist journo-braggarts call themselves.
Any American watching the live speeches...Read more
Levar Stoney, the black Democratic mayor of Richmond, Virginia, made the executive decision to remove a statue of Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson on Monument Avenue to "expedite the healing process for the city." This demonstrated how cities with liberal majorities can take down statues in an orderly fashion without vandalizing them or pulling ...Read more
Everything about the June 30 press conference with Joe Biden underlines how the snarling, vicious watchdogs of the Trump administration will transform into cuddly little lapdogs if Biden is elected president.
Biden began with a 20-minute speech, and CNN and MSNBC ran the whole speech live. These networks often refuse to air White House press ...Read more
Radicalism in America's largest cities seems impervious to reason. Consider this headline in the Minneapolis Star Tribune: "Despite a wave of violence, Minneapolis 'defund police' effort continues: An influential bloc of City Council members is pressing ahead with plans to dismantle the department as a monthlong eruption of gunfire sent tremors ...Read more
On May 20, CNN's "Cuomo Prime Time" aired one of those jokey interviews between CNN host Chris Cuomo and his brother, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The governor had submitted himself to a coronavirus test on camera. Chris decided to mock the size of his brother's nostrils by unveiling a series of ever-larger Q-Tips (or test swabs) and cracked his ...Read more
One of the cultural shocks following the death of George Floyd under a policeman's knee is the vandalism and destruction of statues across America. Usually, these statues are posted on public land by public officials with public assent ... even if that came many years ago.
It's not undemocratic to advocate for statues of men now considered ...Read more
On June 15, former national security adviser John Bolton sat down for an interview with ABC's Martha Raddatz to promote his new "tell-all" book and was expected to rip the bark off the Trump White House. ABC is airing it Sunday during prime time ... just like it aired a prime-time interview with former FBI Director James Comey in 2018 to promote...Read more
Liberals are beginning to swagger around as if the 2020 election is already over. Eugene Robinson at The Washington Post exclaimed that President Donald Trump's reelection campaign is "beginning to look like the Titanic." Joe Biden should be preparing his inauguration remarks.
One reason for this arrogance is the absolutely punishing media ...Read more
In August 2016, The Washington Post promoted a new book by its reporters titled "Trump Revealed" that sounded an alarm. A book blurb from USA Today announced, "Any voter who is not already devoted to Trump's cause will find plenty of reason to think long and hard about whether to support him after reading this book."
The Post wrote no book in ...Read more
Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was at the red-hot center of the Robert Mueller probe into the phantom menace of Donald Trump's collusion with the Russians. He testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on June 3.
You may not know that happened. ABC, CBS and NBC ignored it that night. PBS gave the story 55 seconds. NPR gave ...Read more
On May 21, the CNN "Reliable Sources" newsletter mocked the governor of Florida under the headline "Stuck in his safe space: DeSantis hides on Fox." The governor holds press briefings to take questions from Florida reporters, but he hasn't said yes to CNN or MSNBC or CBS, all of which have requested an interview.
To conservatives, this kind of ...Read more
On May 27, the American coronavirus death toll rose to six figures: 100,000 lives lost. That's a very sad number, made sadder when we ponder that the virus prevents loved ones from saying goodbye in person and makes any funeral an extremely small event.
America's largest national newspapers have all made dramatic front pages out of the number. ...Read more