By Tom Blumer | June 23, 2016 | 1:37 PM EDT

Though their report covering Donald Trump's Wednesday speech criticizing presumptive Democratic Party nominee Hillary Clinton's record has undergone subsequent revisions, the coverage of that speech by the Associated Press's Julie Pace and Jill Colvin has stuck with two common themes. One is that prospective Republican nominee Donald Trump has "struggled with the transition to a general election race, getting bogged down by self-created controversies." The fact is that the "controversies," especially the one over Trump supposedly claiming that President Barack Obama was, in media-speak, "involved" with the June 13 terrorist massacre of 49 in Orlando, Florida, are almost entirely press-invented creations and distortions of what Trump has actually said.

The other AP theme which has survived frequent revisions is the idea that criticisms of Hillary Clinton, especially if made by Trump or other opponents, can be readily flicked away if they have been "widely questioned," meaning in practice that a few Clinton acolytes can merely say that "these people are wrong," and that's the end of it. The double standard could hardly be more blatant.

By Tom Blumer | June 22, 2016 | 8:08 AM EDT

The establishment press must not think that anyone should care about the millions of dollars Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary have "earned" making speeches, particularly to powerful banks and Wall Street firms, since he left the presidency in 2001 and after her time as Secretary of State ended in 2013.

That's the only explanation as to why Mrs. Clinton could promise, as she did on Tuesday, that the economy won't be rigged in favor of Wall Street if she is elected President, and then have a lapdog like MSNBC's Kasie Hunt completely fail to touch on the deep and shameless hypocrisy in Mrs. Clinton's statement. At least Hunt acknowledged that the economy, after 7-1/2 long years under President Barack Obama, "has been for many Americans slow to recover." No kidding, Kasie.

By Seton Motley | June 20, 2016 | 11:44 AM EDT

The American media cabal is…ridiculous.  They are the Borg of politics - many entities, but of but one Leftist mind. Led around by their noses by whatever hack government-growing politician is before them at that moment.

Just as they calmly repeated the "ventriloquized" Obama line on the Iran deal, so they're doing with the latest ruling on "Net neutrality."

By Edgard Portela | June 15, 2016 | 2:40 PM EDT

El presidente de la Cámara de Representantes, Paul Ryan, y los miembros republicanos de ese cuerpo anunciaron un plan integral para combatir la pobreza en Estados Unidos, pero hasta ahora Univisión y Telemundo han ignorado con esmero la propuesta.

By Sam Dorman | June 9, 2016 | 4:22 PM EDT

Disney’s CEO apparently doesn’t sing “Hakuna Matata” when reviewing his company’s taxes. The Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger slammed the U.S. tax system as “ridiculously complex,” and said the country’s high corporate rate was “anti-competitive.”

By Tom Blumer | June 9, 2016 | 12:53 PM EDT

In news which appears to have first become known to the general public at the Financial Times on Wednesday, research done by Goldman Sachs indicates that the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, has led to more involuntary part-time employment — something which the Act's proponents claimed is something that wouldn't happen, and still insist hasn't happened. How much more? According to the Times, "The New York investment bank reckons “a few hundred thousand workers might be working part-time involuntarily” as a result of the legislation’s employer mandate."

By Walter E. Williams | June 8, 2016 | 8:40 PM EDT

A basic economic premise holds that when the price of something rises, people seek to economize on its use. They seek substitutes for that which has risen in price. Recent years have seen proposals for an increase in the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour. Some states and localities, such as Seattle, have already legislated a minimum wage of $15 an hour.

By Sam Dorman | June 7, 2016 | 4:19 PM EDT

Hillary Clinton made herself look like the out-of-touch elitist she is often criticized for being, but rather than reporting that, broadcast networks hyped her “historic” nomination. When Clinton spoke against income inequality during a April 2016 speech, she wore a jacket, reportedly costing $12,495, from high-end designer Giorgio Armani. The New York Post reported on the jacket and its price on June 5, 2016, but none of the broadcast networks -- ABC, CBS and NBC -- picked up the story. 

By Tom Blumer | June 6, 2016 | 11:59 PM EDT

Taking a cue from the Associated Press's Martin Crutsinger in March of last year, two Los Angeles Times reporters told readers on Monday that the economy is about to complete a seventh year of expansion. No it's not, at least not if historical benchmarks for determining expansions are consistently and properly heeded.

Reporters Jim Puzzanghera and Don Lee couldn't even keep their own standards for expansion straight, as seen in this damning sentence: "The economy has been growing for 84 months, a stretch that is well above the 58-month average post-World War II expansion." No it hasn't, and no it isn't.

By Tom Blumer | June 4, 2016 | 9:03 PM EDT

Philip Bump and the Washington Post have apparently had a couple of pretty bad days. The Post had to endure having to cover, and cover for, an absolutely awful jobs report released Friday morning. That news made their beloved Dear Leader, who had just celebrated the allegedly wonderful economic accomplishments seen during his presidency on Wednesday, look quite foolish. Never fear: By Paragraph 4 of its related story, the Post found an "expert" who claimed that "This just does not square with all the other things we’re seeing in the economy." Actually, the job market has been virtually the only exception to otherwise uniformly weak data since the fourth quarter of last year.

Perhaps partially influenced by the bad jobs news, Bump, who toils at the Post's "The Fix" blog, came completely unhinged in reacting to a Thursday evening retweet by presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

By Sam Dorman | June 3, 2016 | 2:02 PM EDT

Even when CEO pay drops, liberals whine. The New York Times turned its report on CEO pay into a complaint on inequality and the “large-scale transfer of wealth” it created for rich, white men. Large corporations, according to the Times, are transferring wealth “to a few hundred individuals — most of them men, most of them white.”

By Michelle Malkin | June 2, 2016 | 12:59 PM EDT

President Obama and GOP House Speaker Paul Ryan want to expand it. Tax preparation companies and illegal immigrants are cashing in on it. Fraudsters have found bottomless ways to exploit it. The earned income tax credit, a bipartisan-supported "anti-poverty" benefit, is robbing honest, law-abiding Americans blind.