Blogger: No Fairness Doctrine Means ‘Atrocious’ Right-Wing Radio

August 1st, 2017 5:25 PM
It was thirty years ago this week that the FCC, wanting to “extend to the electronic press the same First Amendment guarantees that the print media have enjoyed since our country’s inception,” abandoned the Fairness Doctrine. Some liberals hoped that the Obama administration would retrieve it, but that didn’t happen. That was too bad, indicated The Washington Monthly…
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MSNBC Bemoans ‘Impartiality’ as ‘Mistakes of the Past,' a 'Disservice'

July 3rd, 2017 10:14 PM
MSNBC’s self-crowned political referee, Chuck Todd, appeared to throw in the towel on enforcing D.C.’s political rules, or at least the journalistic ones. During the first segment of Monday’s MTP Daily, Todd and his panelists whined about how the media was expected to be impartial with President Trump attacking them. “But look, two generations of us as reporters. We're…
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Bozell Warns Soros Is Using Fake News Issue to Censor Conservatives

December 19th, 2016 4:35 PM
On the Monday edition of the Fox Business Network’s Intelligence Report, Media Research Center president Brent Bozell reiterated his hope that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will keep “to his word” and maintain a genuine “interest at the top at Facebook to go after fake news not to go after policy.” However, Bozell warned that the MRC will “have something to say…

Academic Giants and Dwarfs

September 14th, 2016 5:08 PM
The University of Chicago's president, Dr. Robert J. Zimmer, wrote a Wall Street Journal article, titled "Free Speech Is the Basis of a True Education." In it, he wrote: "Free speech is at risk at the very institution where it should be assured: the university. Invited speakers are disinvited because a segment of a university community deems them offensive, while other orators…

Univision Under Siege

Latino
September 9th, 2016 9:15 AM
When covering the biases inherent to Univision's television news coverage, it is very important to look beyond the stories themselves.  A recent report from The Wall Street Journal reminds us of the critical need to take the occasional dive into the underlying business environment at Univision, and to note the points at which it intersects with its news coverage.
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Partidarios de Trump ausentes los domingos en Univisión y Telemundo

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June 13th, 2016 2:03 PM
La obtención de la cantidad de delegados necesarios para ganar la nominación a la candidatura presidencial del Partido Demócrata por Hillary Clinton fue reportada festivamente por las dos cadenas de televisión hispanas más grandes del país, Univisión y Telemundo.

Hypocritical BuzzFeed Condemns Body Shaming, Does It Anyway

Culture
June 9th, 2016 12:39 PM
To combat the “media’s” unrealistic body images, BuzzFeed put on “Body Positivity Week” this past May. Capping off the plethora of articles about body shaming, BuzzFeed took photos of four “ordinary” guys (a comedy group, The Try Guys) imitating the poses of well-sculpted celebrities. Unfortunately, one media outlet – BuzzFeed – failed to get…

Omisiones a granel en cobertura de Azteca América de protesta al ICE

Latino
May 24th, 2016 10:31 PM
La cadena Azteca América sigue tratando de sobrepasar a su competencia en el intento de ser la cadena más viciada en términos de su cobertura de temas migratorios. He aquí el ejemplo más reciente, lo cual también confirma algo que aprendí hace muchos años atrás, en el curso de arte: que los espacios vacíos también tienen una historia que contar.

Lefty Professor: ‘Transparency Threatens’ the Power of Conservatives

November 1st, 2015 2:16 PM
In the week when a new James Bond film is coming out, it’s fitting that two lefty writers are both shaken and stirred by recent Republican blasts at media bias. In a Sunday article for Salon, Boston College history professor Heather Cox Richardson charged that “since the 1950s, Movement Conservatives have fought the fair examination of their ideas. They embrace a worldview in which a…

Daily Beast Hails Doc on How Fox, Limbaugh Made a Dad a Racist GOP Pig

August 1st, 2015 8:14 PM
"How Fox News Made My Dad Crazy" is how The Daily Beast introduced Jen Yamato's profile of Jen Senko's left-wing documentary The Brainwashing Of My Dad, and that's not just headline hyperbole but an accurate summary of a truly wacky documentary. Used her dad as a political prop, Senko's Brainwashing doc purports to show how her loving, "goofy," popular dad…

NYT's Calmes Unloads 16K Words on 'Far Right' 'Conservative Media'

July 30th, 2015 8:59 AM
New York Times national reporter Jackie Calmes spent a semester at the Shorenstein Center at Harvard University studying "conservative media," and this week issued an exhaustive 16,000-word report with the oh-so-objective title, "'They Don't Give a Damn about Governing' -- Conservative Media’s Influence on the Republican Party," blaming the "far right…

'Avengers' Director: Censor Those Who 'Deny Basic Scientific Truth'

April 22nd, 2015 2:18 PM
Joss Whedon, the director of the blockbuster comic book movie, The Avengers, revealed the extreme extent of his left-wing politics in a Wednesday post on Twitter. After asserting that "the climate IS changing - if we can't, that makes us dumber than weather #ClimateChangeIsReal," Whedon called for spiteful and heavy-handed measures against his ideological opponents on that issue:…

The New York Times Has Zero Idea How the Internet Works - Or Is Lying

August 18th, 2014 8:52 AM
It takes a special man to cram so much wrong into a mere 342 words.  Or an Old Grey Lady. The New York Times’ utterly ridiculous Editorial Board recently as one addressed Title II Internet regulatory Reclassification and Network Neutrality - and they did so in utterly ridiculous fashion.  They either have absolutely no idea what any of this is - or they are lying through…

Joe Scarborough Shouts Down Pro-Israel Guest

August 5th, 2014 5:00 PM
Joe Scarborough today continued his new Morning Joe routine of making anti-Israel remarks and then shouting down anyone who disagrees. Unlike the previous editions of the MSNBC morning show in which the former congressman focused on insulting his critics in the media, on the July 5th edition, Scarborough opted to attack a recurring guest at the program’s roundtable discussions, Donny…