Following Wednesday’s White House press briefing, White House correspondents from ABC and CNN expressed their pathetic bitterness and sense of entitlement, whining the press secretary Sean Spicer didn’t call on them or some of their friends in the liberal media.
Posts over the next several days will show that certain left-leaning websites and existing left-leaning news organizations have figured out that they can employ the technique of "fact-checking," perhaps once nobly intended, as a handy device to advance a left-supporting, right-bashing agenda.
New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof on Thursday made a plea, as passionate as it was ignorantly soft-headed, for the continued funding by taxpayers of arts and humanities, because Trump: “President Trump vs. Big Bird.” Never mind Big Bird has gone to a private cable channel, HBO. Or that conservatives object less to children’s television as to the incessant liberal moralizing, on the taxpayer dime, of PBS omnipresent figures like Bill Moyers and Ken Burns, who treat the public airwaves like their own political playpen: "So what if President Trump wants to deport Big Bird?"
The outrage culture is always finding something new to be angry about. This time it was over a business choosing to enforce its rules about how representatives of the company should be dressed.
But that’s not how most people heard the story thanks to the media frenzy, social media and celebrities who rushed to attack United Airlines. NPR called the company’s responses “astonishingly tone-deaf,” a contributor to The Huffington Post reacted by telling Uber that United’s “‘Leggings-Gate’ Just Made You Look Good,” while Fortune’s associate editor Anne VanderMey penned an entire commentary headlined “Leggings Should Be Worn on Planes, and the Office, and Everywhere Else.”
De manera predecible, Univision se han unido al desfile de prensa liberal en defensa de fondos públicos tanto para la Corporación para la Difusión Pública y la cadena Radio Nacional Pública (CPB y NPR, respectivamente, por sus siglas en inglés), con un informe totalmente sesgado que no sólo se queda corto en cuanto a hechos se refiere, sino también está cargado de omisiones y falacias.
Predictably, Univision has also now joined the liberal media parade in defense of taxpayer funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and National Public Radio (NPR), with a totally one-sided report that is short on facts, as well as laden with omissions and laughable fallacies.
Liberals in the news media hate government funding cuts, especially cuts that threaten promoters of their agenda. Which is why they were so outraged about cuts to left-wing public broadcasting programs that some lied to viewers and readers about the consequences.
Open.President Trump's budget proposes defunding the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. If it passes Congress, it will take two years for funding to be discontinued, but the liberal public-media lobby is panicking. These hyperbole artists insist "Our public media is for everyone." That's just a lie. Conservatives are not welcome in public media.
National Public Radio greeted the opening of the Neil Gorsuch confirmation hearings in typical leftist fashion: Nina Totenberg publicizing the complaints of feminist groups and failing to disclose the partisan background of the accuser, named Jennifer Sisk, who claims Gorsuch made insensitive comments about maternity leave in a class at the University of Colorado law school.
Alex Griswold at the Washington Free Beacon noted what Totenberg somehow didn’t find worth mentioning in her online story, Sisk's political background as a Democrat.
President Trump's first budget proposed to end funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, something we at the MRC have advocated throughout our history. It's not fair that conservative taxpayers should have to subsidize propaganda programs that insult their political philosophy and assault their favorite politicians.
Did you know your tax dollars support articles that all but label President Donald Trump racist? And suggest the same of your favorite singers, too? Consider a new pop culture "think piece" from NPR. The headline alone is all you need to read: "White Nostalgia Didn't Start With Trump - Just Look At Classic Rock"
On Saturday's AM Joy on MSNBC, after NewsMax's J.D. Hayworth appeared on a panel where he was outnumbered by liberals 3:1, host Joy Reid repeatedly attempted to race-bait the former Republican congressman with stories that ranged from false to misleading, and ended up kicking him off the show when she was dissatisfied with how he answered her questions. Reid: "I think we're done with this segment because you literally answered a non sequitur that's incredibly offensive. I'm going to let Rosie Perez talk about the -- thank you for being here. No, you know what, what an odd exchange."