The latest media person to fail to think and count to ten before hitting the "Tweet" button is Matthew Dowd. Once a Democrat, Dowd came over to the Republican Party in 1999, and was George W. Bush's chief campaign strategist during the 2004 campaign. He became an independent in 2008 and is currently a Chief Political Analyst at ABC News. He also claims to be Catholic, but clearly has a politically twisted understanding of the first Christmas.
By Tim Graham | | December 25, 2016 | 9:25 PM EST
Washington Post media reporter Paul Farhi dug into the Baltimore-based Sinclair Broadcast Group to warn of conservative pro-Trump bias. The headline at the top of the Style section front page was “How a giant TV company helped Donald Trump's campaign.” It’s nothing like giant TV companies like, say, ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, or (“not for profit’’) PBS. But pro-Trump bias is offensive inside the Post headquarters. The major networks demonstrating a pro-Hillary bias is just favoring compassion, intelligence, and diversity.
By Clay Waters | | December 25, 2016 | 8:15 PM EST
Not even Christmas Day provided respite from New York Times bias: The Sunday Review was devoted to the Year in Pictures, and cast the just-concluded election as a clash of light vs. darkness. The front-page was wholly covered by a full-length photo of Donald Trump -- more accurately, Trump’s shadow -- in stark, Stygian darkness, while the back page featured a hopeful member of the Hillary faithful, clutching an American flag while watching the election results. In the Sunday magazine, devoted to remembrance of famous or significant personalities who passed in 2016, a loving remembrance of Bill Clinton’s liberal Attorney General Janet Reno stood in blunt contrast to a cynical one probing Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia for intellectual blind spots.
By Rich Noyes | | December 25, 2016 | 9:52 AM EST
Looking back at the media’s track record on communism, one sees a press that was too willing to act as a mouthpiece for the world’s worst dictatorships, and too accepting of the perverse claim that communism meant safety and security for its people.
By Tim Graham | | December 25, 2016 | 8:28 AM EST
On Thursday's Tucker Carlson Tonight, Fox News host Tucker Carlson decried CNN Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter for insisting on his October 30 show that you should "triple check before you share" and then spreading on Twitter a YouTube hoax where prankster Adam Saleh claimed he was being thrown off a Delta Airlines flight merely for speaking Arabic. The airline and other passengers strongly disagreed with that attempted spin.
Carlson and Joe Concha, media reporter for The Hill, suggested Stelter was a left-wing advocate and Trump-basher and should just admit his biases and change the name of his show.
By Tim Graham | | December 25, 2016 | 8:00 AM EST
The Washington Post easily proves it's a secular liberal newspaper at Christmas time. On Friday, the Post promoted a "dragapella" quartet mocking Christmas (and the incoming administration) in two different sections of the paper, in the Style section and in the Weekend tabloid. In Style, theatre critic Celia Wren hailed the Kinsey Sicks and their show "Oy Vey in a Manger!" at the D.C. Jewish Community Center.
Wren listed their satirical song set, including “God Bless Ye Femmy Lesbians,” “I Had a Little Facial” and “Lusty the Snowman,” and promised "No sacred cow is too delicate for this foursome to rope into a rodeo of spoofery. Most major religions come in for at least one dig." Sure, they do.
By Jeffrey Lord | | December 24, 2016 | 8:32 PM EST
Back there in the mists of time -- that would be last month -- I wrote about The Attacks on Conservative Talk Radio. Not for the first time, what has become an institution of American life was under attack. This time, however, the attackers (Oliver Darcy and Pamela Engel writing in Business Insider) were citing - approvingly - President Obama’s blame of talk radio for the rise of Donald Trump.
By Clay Waters | | December 24, 2016 | 7:49 PM EST
ESPN's Howard Bryant capped off a year of flag-fear and injection of racial politics into sports with his column in the magazine’s last issue of 2016: “Fight of Our Times – In a year of great victory and great unrest, the legacy of Muhammad Ali has never felt more vital. But will athletes continue to rise up in 2017?” Bryant is known for his BLM-style rants against the alleged epidemic of racist police brutality, and has a particular loathing for public patriotism in professional sports: "The veneer of patriotism baked into the sport’s DNA created an appearance of unity and oneness designed to obscure cultural divisions and intimidate dissent."
By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | | December 24, 2016 | 8:01 AM EST
2016 hasn’t been a hot year for discussions of a rhetorical “war on Christmas” in our malls or public schools. Maybe we've tuned out the secular hostility in our culture. We've gone from banning Linus reading from the Gospel of Luke to banning Christmas to banning Santa Claus and now to banning even the thought of a holiday since for others it might not be.
But the deadly truck attack on a Christmas market in Berlin gives the phrase “war on Christmas” much more gravity and serves as the latest reminder that the secular media in what used to be called “Western civilization” has shown far too little concern for violent attacks on Christianity, the faith that created Western civilization.
By P.J. Gladnick | | December 24, 2016 | 7:28 AM EST
Did you know that Donald Trump ruined the new Broadway musical, A Bronx Tale?
How did he do that? Did Trump talk loudly in the audience? Nope. Did Trump pan the musical on Twitter? Nope. According to Vox web culture reporter Aja Romano, Trump ruined A Bronx Tale simply by being elected president. Until then it was quite an enjoyable musical based on the 1993 movie of the same name. Unfortunately, Trump's election totally ruined the musical...if you share Romano's liberal fantasies.
By Tim Graham | | December 24, 2016 | 7:18 AM EST
CNN recently gave its 2016 Diversity Ovation Award to its producer Jen Christensen, who also serves as president of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association, a left-wing lobbying group of reporters and editors who work to skew news to the left, or as they put it, "ensure more fair and accurate coverage of LGBTQ issues and people." This usually means pressuring editors to drop any "bigoted" conservative opposition out of news stories, and covering their "community" only with positive propaganda.
By Melissa Mullins | | December 23, 2016 | 10:25 PM EST
The Huffington Post prides itself on being a progressive and pro-feminist “news” outlet, so when it came to light that a teenage Syrian refugee columnist who writes for their German website made egregious comments on his Twitter account, namely blaming women for last year’s New Year’s Eve sex attacks in Germany, the Huffington Post has practically remained mum on the issue.
By Tom Johnson | | December 23, 2016 | 9:01 PM EST
Salon pundit Marcotte believes that in the Age of Trump, conservatism consists of just two tenets: the rich should get richer, and liberals are disgusting. In a Friday column, Marcotte admitted that liberals “say nasty things about conservatives,” but maintained that conservatives are far more likely than liberals to engage in “dehumanization” of political opponents.
By Clay Waters | | December 23, 2016 | 3:09 PM EST
Chris Suellentrop, a former editor on the NYT’s op-ed page, took on the burning issue of sexism in Super Mario Bros video games. The famous series is making its iPhone debut, but Suellentrop’s young daughter won’t be playing it, because of “Mario’s Not-So-Super Sexism.” He condemned its "stale, retrograde gender stereotypes."
By Tom Blumer | | December 23, 2016 | 2:26 PM EST
Fox News's Juan Williams apparently had a very bad Thursday morning on Twitter (readers will see why shortly), but out of respect for Kellyanne Conway's wishes seen in the video which follows the jump, I have resisted inspecting the carnage.
Williams reacted to the news that President-Elect Trump has appointed Conway as Counselor to the President by, in Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo's words, "questioning, well, Kellyanne has four kids, how is she going to do it?" Conway's three-pronged response to Bartiromo, with two prongs quite sharpened, neither towards Williams, will be seen in that video.