The establishment media have shuffled forth to announce that their objectivity is dead. They don't realize that it's like announcing that Jack Benny is dead. It's not "news."
Former Washington Post executive editor Leonard Downie Jr. was the announcer, proclaiming that he and former CBS News president Andrew Heyward surveyed 75 sources in the ...Read more
In mid-January, a hullabaloo broke out about an application form Hunter Biden signed in 2018 to seek a rental in California. It listed the address on his driver's license to Joe Biden's house in Wilmington, Delaware - the same house where they just found classified documents. The form also suggested the "monthly rent" on his "current residence" ...Read more
My maxim on the media's use of ideological labeling is: "The epic political battles of our time are between the ultraconservatives and the nonpartisans." Journalists see Republicans as a whole as ultraconservative, or as a wholly owned subsidiary of the ultraconservatives.
Journalists firmly on the left think of themselves as the sensible ...Read more
The "progressives" really cannot tolerate dissent, and especially when it comes to their LGBTQ ideology. Expressing solidarity with "gay pride" is not optional. Athletes who refuse to share in the solidarity should be punished, and teams that won't punish them should be fined.
On Jan. 17, Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Ivan Provorov infuriated ...Read more
Many years ago, radical leftists accused reporters of being "stenographers to power," but in the modern age, our elite reporters are only stenographers to one party, whether it's in power or not. Just examine coverage of President Joe Biden's speeches for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Associated White House reporter Aamer Madhani's story from ...Read more
When the "breaking news" on the phantom of Russian collusion breaks now, does anyone notice? Blink and you'll miss The Washington Post's report: "A study finds minimal impact from Russian influence operations on Twitter in the Trump-Clinton presidential race."
If there's anything that the left-wing media pounded into everyone's brains for most ...Read more
House Republicans carried out a pledge to vote to repeal a $71 billion increase in spending for the Internal Revenue Service that was included in President Joe Biden's so-called Inflation Reduction Act. Reporters called this a "messaging bill," since there's no chance it will pass a Democrat-controlled Senate or be signed by Biden.
Chief ...Read more
In the midst of reveling in the "debacle" of Republicans failing to promote House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy to Speaker, some leftish media outlets broadcast celebratory stories on House Democrats electing Rep. Hakeem Jeffries their Minority Leader.
On Jan. 4, NPR's "All Things Considered" did a story on McCarthy failing to win support ...Read more
Chalk this up as "60 Minutes" hosting the worst peddler of false knowledge since Dan Rather left the set.
CBS kicked off 2023 by touting "mass extinction" blather by Paul Ehrlich, the guy who's been peddling radical and misanthropic eco-garbage since his book "The Population Bomb" in 1968.
That screed began: "The battle to feed all humanity is...Read more
When he reflected on his time as treasury secretary under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, William Simon joked the media called him "controversial William Simon" so much he thought "controversial" sounded like his first name.
"Controversial" can certainly be an accurate adjective, but that doesn't mean it isn't wielded very ...Read more
Imagine being a speechwriter for a so-called "devout Catholic" president and being asked to write a Christmas speech. It sounded like the first instruction was: Don't say the words "Jesus Christ."
There's mention of "the birth of a child -- a child Christians believe to be the son of God; miraculously now, here among us on Earth, bringing hope,...Read more
At year's end, Vice President Kamala Harris is making the rounds of syrupy and supportive interviews, but you can still wonder which of her communications staffers is going to quit after aerobically trying to prepare her for these softball sessions.
Molly Jong-Fast was an eager booster at Vanity Fair magazine, begging her to "walk me through" ...Read more
After the final hearing of the Nancy Pelosi-picked House Jan. 6 panel, Time magazine sent out an email to its audience, under the headline "Trump should be prosecuted, Jan. 6 Committee declares in historic criminal referral." To our leftist media elite, everything the Democrats do to promote themselves is "historic."
Is it surprising to anyone ...Read more
The collapse of the cryptocurrency company FTX could be as massive a scandal for Democrats as the Democrats insisted the Enron debacle was for former President George W. Bush. The man who took over the wreckage of Enron is now in charge of managing the end of FTX.
But our largest national media outlets are going to bury the point that FTX CEO ...Read more
People in the "news business" are very upset that interest in their work is fading, and business isn't booming. But in sharply divided times, the "news" too often sounds like it goes from one extreme to another. It comes across as either viciously negative or mawkishly positive. It feels less like information and more like propaganda.
On Dec. ...Read more
At 3:39 p.m. on Dec. 2, Elon Musk announced he'd release internal documents exposing how Twitter went about heavily suppressing the New York Post and its mid-October 2020 scoops from Hunter Biden's laptop.
Journalist Matt Taibbi began tweeting out documents three hours later, and not surprisingly, there was no time for it on the evening news ...Read more
When National Public Radio appeals for donations, it explains its mission is "to create a more informed public -- one challenged and invigorated by a deeper understanding and appreciation of events, ideas and cultures."
That's fancy talk for one-sided propaganda. NPR listeners aren't "challenged and invigorated" by two sides of a controversial ...Read more
The media excoriate "election deniers," but when it comes to the Bidens, they sound like scandal deniers. Suddenly, the cheerleaders and champions of live prime-time hearings of the Pelosi-picked Jan. 6 panel are scolding Republicans that they shouldn't waste everyone's time and money with hearings on Biden scandals.
Four years ago, Axios was ...Read more
Ben Shapiro was blunt on Twitter. He had discovered "the most sycophantic book review ever written." The book was the second tome from multimillionaire author and advice guru Michelle Obama. The review appeared in The New York Times, from the paper's "Help Desk" columnist Judith Newman. She's "the help," all right.
Ed Morrissey tweeted back to ...Read more
As host of "Fox News Sunday," Chris Wallace used to take pride in the notion of being a tough but fair interviewer. That's not what viewers are seeing on his new CNN show "Who's Talking to Chris Wallace?" Look no further than his latest interview with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.).
It began with a brief glimpse of the previous Wallace....Read more