Inside the Media's Desperate Cover-Up of 'Obamagate'

May 16th, 2020 4:00 PM
How does Watergate differ from Obamagate? Journalists led the charge to uncover the first. But now? Now journalists are leading the coverup of the second. Over there at Real Clear Investigations, J. Peder Zane has illustrated the media coverup exactly. A sample from Zane:
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Will Bill Clinton Be Featured in Netflix’s Epstein Documentary?

May 16th, 2020 1:30 PM
Netflix is going where too many journalists fear to tread, but there’s a catch. The streaming giant just released our first look at Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich, a docuseries chronicling the late multi-millionaire’s sordid life. Epstein’s 2019 suicide unlocked a bevy of unanswered questions about much more than his crimes.

Column: AP Says Ditch the 'Mistress'

May 15th, 2020 6:18 AM
The 2020 Associated Press Stylebook is being published soon, and the AP is not humble about what it represents. “The style of The Associated Press is the gold standard for news writing,” they boast, and the book offers a sturdy path to the AP’s “famous” brand of “clarity and professionalism.” In recent years, conservatives have seen AP’s Stylebook…

Opening Up America

May 14th, 2020 5:06 PM
The choice before us seems to be no choice at all: stay inside and have no human contact with another soul, keep businesses closed, denying a livelihood to millions, or step outside and risk death. Though I believe the risk is small when comparing the number of people who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and have recovered with the number who have died, fear may be the greater threat.

Let’s Not Waste a Crisis

May 13th, 2020 10:42 PM
Former Barack Obama adviser Rahm Emanuel, during a recent interview, reminded us of his 2008 financial crisis quotation, "Never allow a crisis to go to waste." The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a wonderful opportunity for those of us who want greater control over our lives. Sadly, too many Americans have already taken the bait. We've allowed politicians and bureaucrats to dictate…

Michael Flynn’s Exoneration

May 13th, 2020 10:38 PM
For three years former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn was put through a legal and financial wringer by top officials within the FBI, including its then-director James Comey. The FBI investigation threatened to destroy Flynn's career, finances and life, as, according to the New York Post, agents tried to get Flynn to lie "so they could 'prosecute him or get him fired,'…

Column: Could Chuck Todd Be Any Lazier?

May 13th, 2020 8:24 AM
The late Tim Russert had a reputation of meticulous preparation for his Sunday turns on Meet the Press. Now it seems Chuck Todd spends more time working on his hair.

The Media's Long History of Covering for Joe Biden

May 9th, 2020 4:00 PM
In a nearby flashback, this September, 2019 post from NB colleagues Rich Noyes and Scott Whitlock  recalled the 1987 flame-out of then Delaware Senator Joe Biden’s 1988 presidential campaign over the issue of plagiarized speeches. The flashback caught my eye because, as I have mentioned over time in other venues, I was involved. And were the situation to occur in today’s media…
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Early Look at 'Space Force': Trump Bashing and Praise for AOC?

May 9th, 2020 1:30 PM
Modern comedians have President Donald Trump living rent free in their heads for better and certainly worse. The laugh industry is obsessed with America’s 45th president. Trump turned late night monologues into DNC jam sessions, to say nothing of how he crushed Saturday Night Live’s apolitical lineage. Now, we have Space Force.

COVID-19 Not the Only Threat From China

May 8th, 2020 12:10 PM
The destruction of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and the subsequent demise of the Soviet Union two years later lulled the West into a false sense of security. Many appeared to believe that an age of unending peace and prosperity had been ushered in. While terrorism would become a stateless threat, most people probably thought it to be an aberration and at least manageable.

What Are We Trying to Accomplish With Coronavirus Policy?

May 8th, 2020 11:59 AM
As Americans debate how to reopen our society in the wake of COVID-19, we seem to be breaking down into three groups: first, those who believe the virus isn't particularly serious and desperately want to reopen everything as soon as possible (a small minority of Americans, by polling data); second, those who believe the virus is extraordinarily serious and want everything to remain closed as…

The Nation’s Report Card

May 8th, 2020 11:52 AM
The Department of Education just released results of the quadrennial National Assessment of Educational Progress tests in U.S. history, civics and geography given in 2018 to thousands of American eighth-graders: "Grade 8 Students' NAEP Scores Decline in Geography and U.S. History; Results in Civics Unchanged Since 2014." The tests were administered from January to March 2018 to a…

Column: Who Pays for Getting the Health of Kim Jong Wrong?

May 6th, 2020 5:55 AM
Two weeks ago, CNN anchor Jim Sciutto tweeted “Breaking: The US is monitoring intelligence that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s health is in grave danger following a surgery, a US official with direct knowledge tells me.” MSNBC anchor Katy Tur threw more tinder in the box, tweeting “North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is brain dead, according to two U.S. officials. He…

The Two Faces of Joe Biden

May 5th, 2020 8:56 PM
Even if the sexual assault allegations by former Joe Biden staff member Tara Reade turn out to be false there are still problems the former vice president faces. The first and most important of these is whether he can win his party's nomination. I'm generally suspicious when it comes to politics. Why has Reade waited until now to come forward? Biden has run for president before and…