The New York Times humorless, bean-counting movie critics Manohla Dargis and A.O. Scott surveyed the fall film season under this pair of judgmental headlines: “Hollywood, Separate and Unequal – The history of American film is the history of American racism.” Dargis and Scott have a regular tag-team movie-ruining-gig: In March they focused their judgmental Oscar coverage on racism and reveled in “Watching a White Academy Squirm.” In the summer of 2015 they indulged in joyless feminist politics. Dargis, a movie critic supposedly concerned about aesthetics over all, is even prepared to deny artistic achievement in the name of racial and gender bean-counting. The text box is ominous: “Insisting on the sanctity of art can just be another way of shutting our eyes and denying ugly systemic realities.”
Depressing: NYT Movie Critic Dargis Values Racial Quotas in Film, Dismisses 'Sanctity of Art' as Lame ExcuseBy Clay Waters | | September 19, 2016 | 11:54 AM EDT
By Curtis Houck | | September 19, 2016 | 11:38 AM EDT
As many have probably seen by now, Gallup released a poll on September 14 that a record-low percentage of the American people trust the media and, naturally, CNN’s Reliable Sources on Sunday addressed it, but the 11-minute segment made it another obsessive discussion of Donald Trump’s hostility toward them and ignored key factors such as routine bias by omission stories or excusing/ignoring Democratic scandals.
By Scott Whitlock | | September 19, 2016 | 11:10 AM EDT
Hillary Clinton only took four questions during a mini-press conference on Monday. Yet, a Bloomberg journalist still managed to lob a softball, wondering if ISIS may favor the “easy” Trump and is trying to “drive” voters away from Hillary Clinton.
By Tom Blumer | | September 19, 2016 | 7:27 AM EDT
During the Obama years, the press has been perpetually on the prowl looking to expose anyone on the center-right perceived as insulting President Obama. One example: A non-elected Orange County, California Republican official committed the thought crime of forwarding — not creating, forwarding — an internal e-mail she received from a friend depicting Obama in very unflattering terms. This was a national story at CNN, the Associated Press, and other national outlets. The woman involved apologized, as she should have. Now let's see if the press demonstrates any interest in elected Virginia Democrat Mark Levine's outrageous description of Donald Trump supporters as "mentally deficient" in a Fox News Saturday afternoon discussion.
By Karen Townsend | | September 19, 2016 | 3:15 AM EDT
The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards host Jimmy Kimmel dutifully proclaimed that this year’s award show was “the most diverse ever.” But, much like last year’s show, diversity means liberal Hollywood's brand of in-your-face transgender agendas, feminist themes, Hillary support, and Trump bashing.
By Tim Graham | | September 18, 2016 | 11:43 PM EDT
On Sunday's Meet the Press, host Chuck Todd asked New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd to explain "Upper West Siders panicking" over the latest polls. Dowd said liberal friends won't read any interviews she does with Trump, that "they would like to censor any stories about Trump and also censor any negative stories about Hillary. They think she should have a total free pass."
By Brad Wilmouth | | September 18, 2016 | 10:25 PM EDT
As Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine appeared on five Sunday talk shows, only CNN's Jake Tapper brought up Friday's reports that longtime Hillary Clinton friend and advisor Sidney Blumenthal tried to push anti-Obama birtherism into the media during the 2008 presidential campaign by pitching it to McClatchy's then-Washington bureau chief. The other Sunday talk shows failed to bring up the story even though Kaine in most of his appearances complained about birtherism, at several points calling it "bigoted."
By Dylan Gwinn | | September 18, 2016 | 9:47 PM EDT
It wouldn’t be an NFL Sunday in 2016 without the Social Justice Warriors at Deadspin trying to solidify the notion that football is icky and dangerous, and should not be watched by African-American men. Despite the fact that the sport has made more African-American men millionaires than any other industry on the planet.
By Edgard Portela | | September 18, 2016 | 6:45 PM EDT
Univision and Telemundo are reporting on the increased influx of unauthorized immigrants coming across Mexico’s border with the United States. In contrast, Univision and Telemundo’s English-language counterparts at ABC, CBS and NBC have yet to report on the trend.
By Clay Waters | | September 18, 2016 | 5:31 PM EDT
The New York Times on Sunday attacked Republican Donald Trump on several fronts, including instigating hate crimes against Muslims. Reporter Jonathan Martin filed “Anything Goes Campaign an Alarming Precedent.” The teary-eyed text box: “Long-held ideals seem of little concern to Donald Trump.” And Martin’s colleague Eric Lichtblau fingered Trump for a alleged rise in “hate crimes” against American Muslims.
By Tom Blumer | | September 18, 2016 | 5:24 PM EDT
Utah-based Hispanic activist Tony Yapias has drawn a fairly high level of national attention during the past six years.
Most recently, Yapias's name came up in coverage of a clash between "protesters" and supporters of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in Salt Lake City in March. A search on his full name at the New York Times returns eight in-house items between 2010 and 2014. He has been variously described as "director of an immigration advocacy group," "a longtime Latino leader in Utah," and as "an activist with political interests." A week ago, Mr. Yapias picked up another tag: accused rapist. I haven't been able to locate any nationally distributed establishment media coverage of Yapias's arrest.
By Tim Graham | | September 18, 2016 | 5:09 PM EDT
On NPR’s Weekend Edition Saturday, the taxpayer-subsidized network promoted the latest drama from leftists in Ferguson, Missouri: a theatrical presentation of an ancient Greek play, meant to demonstrate, according to NPR, “its theme of an individual’s struggle against a state.”
Absolutely nowhere in this story is any admission that Michael Brown was killed after reaching for a policeman’s gun and punching him in the face. Three autopsies, who needs them? Instead, NPR anchor Scott Simon preferred the leftist narrative of dangerous, racist cops:
By P.J. Gladnick | | September 18, 2016 | 4:25 PM EDT
Muchx latinx limpian sus carx con Kleenex. Huh? What was that? Well, it is a new attempt by the ultra politically correct to purge the Spanish language of any hint of gender based words which would include almost all its nouns and adjectives. Because the new words sound so much like a variation of "Kleenex" I call this new PC language the Kleenex language aka idiomx Kleenex. If you think this is some wild exaggeration then check out the MTV Unbound video below at the 2:10 mark of Kat Lazo asserting with Stalinist insistence that you MUST use "latinx" in place of "latina" or "latino."
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | September 18, 2016 | 2:41 PM EDT
Governor Mike Pence appeared on ABC’s This Week on Sunday, where their presidential debate moderator, Martha Raddatz, relentlessly grilled him about Donald Trump’s involvement in the “Birther movement.” Under pressure, Pence defended himself by reminding Raddatz that members of Hillary Clinton’s 2008 campaign leaned on questions of citizenship to take jabs at then Senator Barack Obama. But Raddatz wasn’t having any of it, “I want to talk about the facts. What's the proof of that?”
NYT Hits Rewind on Kaepernick's Anthem Sit-In, Hails Him for 'Finding His Voice,' Tries Stirring More ProtestBy Clay Waters | | September 18, 2016 | 2:33 PM EDT
It's Week 2 of the NFL season, and the controversy over San Francisco 49er's quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand for the National Anthem still simmers among those die-hard sports fans in the liberal news and opinion pages of the New York Times. Times critic-at-large Wesley Morris had a think-piece at the front of the Times Sunday Magazine, “Stand and Deliver,” while another Times writer fawned over the QB under this headline: "Colin Kaepernick Finds His Voice.”