Dan Gainor is The Boone Pickens Free Market Fellow and Vice President for Business and Culture for the Media Research Center
Dan Gainor, The Boone Pickens Free Market Fellow and Vice President for Business and Culture for the Media Research Center, is a veteran editor with two decades’ experience in print and online media. He has served as an editor at several newspapers including The Washington Times and The Baltimore News-American. Mr. Gainor also has extensive experience in online publishing – holding the position of managing editor for CQ.com, the Web site of Congressional Quarterly, and executive editor for ChangeWave, published by Phillips International. He has worked in financial publishing in his last two positions, launching new services for ChangeWave and Agora Inc. Mr. Gainor holds an MBA from the University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business and a master’s in publications design from the University of Baltimore. As an undergraduate, he majored in political science and history at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Mr. Gainor volunteers as a media and issues speaker with the Close-Up Foundation.
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A regular read of liberal websites calls to mind the famous Ian Drury and the Blockheads song, “Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll.” To quote the late punker, that’s “all my brain and body need.” Throw in politics and hating on conservatives and you have just defined every liberal website of any significance
What will Huffington Post be like without its branded namesake Arianna Huffington? The left’s most-influential intersection of anti-conservative propaganda, fluff, crazy and puppy pictures needs a new boss. The founder of a site so big that it carries her name is moving on “to build Thrive Global, a new lifestyle, health and wellness site.” It’s easy to assume this new site will push her agenda that people need more sleep. (No, I’m not making this up.)
In the midst of Convention Insanity II, other things did exist in the liberal universe. That universe has tons of interesting characters in it -- from cop killers to crass comedians.
Editor’s Note: Normal people might find some of this offensive. (We hope.)
It’s convention time. If you live in normal America, let me repeat, from this outpost of marginal humanity (in my case, Maryland), IT’S CONVENTION TIME!
In the memorable words of Kevin Antoine Dodson, “hide your kids, hide your wife, hide your husband.” If you are in the media, any sort of media, you just filed a story in the space of time it took to read those couple dozen words. And your editor wants to know what took you so long. If you are working for left-wing, insano organizations like Salon, you just bashed about 2 million conservatives in that time.
Liberals aren’t exactly pro-law and order, except for the TV show, long one of the most left-wing on TV. Anything else and they are ready to storm the barricades and sing like a bad version of “Do You Hear the People Sing” from Les Miserables. From Occupy Wall Street to Ferguson to Black Friday to Hands Up, Don’t Shoot to Freddie Grey to Black Lives Matter, liberals love to protest, hate cops, spit at cops, attack cops and riot. For the left, it’s an altogether fun time.
Editor’s Note: Normal people might find some of this offensive. (We hope.)
Sex discrimination, anti-semitism, transgender cyborgs, money for nothing and a dress you wouldn’t want to touch with a 10-foot-long pair of scissors. That’s the best of, or worst of, a week in the left-wing press. It’s pressing or just depressing.
Editor’s Note: Normal people might find some of this offensive.
Liberals put the freak into getting freaky. The more bizarrely sexual something is, the more liberals embrace it. This week I was reminded of how perverted and perverse left-wing websites can be. To give you a hint, the article on idiots who use electroshock therapy during sex didn’t even make the cut.
Tracking liberal insanity is like playing Whack-A-Mole only instead of pesky moles, you get to bash bizarro lefties. (No actual hitting allowed.) No army of critics could cover it all. Rather than try, we’re simply going to cherry pick some of the most demented each week.
Spoiler Warning: If your life is so dull that you want to waste three hours of it watching this awful movie, this article reveals some key details.
The only person to survive Quentin Tarantino’s new gorefest is the director himself. Much to the disappointment of moviegoers everywhere.
Ever wonder why news outlets give such a positive view of lefty protests? Maybe it’s where major media get their images. Saturday’s #RiseUpOctober #BlackLivesMatter protest in New York is an excellent example of how journalists spin the news by relying on liberals for their video.
How do you spell hypocrisy? W-a-s-h-i-n-g-t-o-n P-o-s-t.
The Washington, D.C., paper of record has spent the past year filling bird cages and landfills with stories about income inequality – 156 in print alone and another 404 in blogs or 560 total. Subtract one of those (listed twice in LexisNexis) that included the name of billionaire Post owner Jeffrey Bezos. And that was a column by conservative George Will declaring: “Income inequality is good.”
Many historians call the Armenian Holocaust the first holocaust of the 20th Century, a dress rehearsal for the Nazi nightmare that followed. This April 24 marks the 100th anniversary of the death of roughly 1.5 million Armenian Christians at the hands of Turkish Muslims. That mass slaughter has gone virtually unreported by the broadcast networks.
ABC, CBS, NBC only once mention Obama’s failed promise to acknowledge murder of 1.5 million.
The “most transparent administration in history” finally released the new FCC rules – two weeks after it had voted on them. Counting the dissent, the new regulations equaled 268,154 words and 400 pages. There were 163 mentions of “transparency” in the new regulations that no voter was allowed to see until after the FCC voted on the rules.
The new rules were strongly opposed by conservatives who wanted to see the documents before the vote. However, in the tradition of Obamacare, the promise of transparency was entirely bogus.
Houston’s attack on the religious liberty of five pastors created a nationwide uproar among conservatives. And not one second of attention from the broadcast news outlets.
Fox News broke the story on Tuesday about Houston’s extreme reaction to opponents of a new “nondiscrimination law.” “The law, among other things, would allow men to use the ladies room and vice versa,” according to The Christian Post. Many Christians have opposed it and had collected an estimated 50,000 signatures to bring it to a vote.
Network coverage of the Supreme Court’s decision not to hear appeals regarding gay marriage turned into a propaganda-laden effort that more closely resembled a ballpark Kiss-Cam.
ABC, CBS and NBC filled their Oct. 6 evening news broadcasts with celebrating gays and lesbians – including at least 20 separate wedding photos and eight separate homosexual kissing scenes. Throw in NBC’s failure to disclose its close connection to one of the talking heads and it was a typical night for network coverage.
Notice how when liberals say insane things, they never make the news? Former New York Times Middle East Bureau Chief Chris Hedges has become open about his lunacy in recent years. Hedges went on a massive anti-Israel rant during a recent liberal event in
While Hedges claimed he didn’t support revolution, he wasn’t optimistic about avoiding it. “I do not say this because I am a supporter of revolution. I am not,” he said. “Revolt is the only option left.”
Claims conservatives have ‘retreated into Christian fascism.’
The Obama administration continues its push to regulate for-profit colleges and national media outlets have joined in and overwhelmingly taken the side of bigger government.
Three top newspapers – The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times and USA Today – portrayed for-profit education negatively by a factor of 15-1 in roughly three years of news coverage.