Media Matters Falsely Claims It Only Got One Soros Gift. Try 5!
August 11th, 2017 3:59 PM
CNN fired commentator Jeffrey Lord after his big Twitter battle with Media Matters president Angelo Carusone. Lord had criticized the lefty outlet for being Soros-funded. Carusone repeatedly claimed on Twitter that Media Matters had only received “one donation one time...in 2010” from billionaire George Soros.
Turns out, that’s not at all true.
The Media Equalizer’s Free Speech Fight
June 6th, 2017 4:02 PM
Question: What does Kathy Griffin’s grotesque ISIS-style photo holding a mock head of a decapitated President Trump have in common with the recent effort of a left-wing attempt to intimidate Sean Hannity’s sponsors, thus forcing Hannity off the television airwaves? Answer: Everything.
Anderson Pooper? CNN Anchor Slashes Paid Pro-Trump Contributor on Air
May 20th, 2017 9:20 AM
This week, the Media Research Center posted a study of one CNN day showing that the network is obsessed with President Trump and that the overwhelming majority of CNN’s experts opining on Trump are highly negative. CNN’s rare allowance of pro-Trump voices often come from commentators they pay to defend Trump. So why insult them when that’s what you pay them to do?
Guests Remind NBC, CNN: Obama Gave Classified Intel to Russia
May 16th, 2017 12:39 PM
While NBC and CNN joined the rest of the media in rushing to condemn the Trump White House over an unconfirmed Washington Post report that the President inadvertently shared classified information with Russian officials, guests on both networks provided important context that the Obama administration intentionally shared classified intelligence with Russia less than a year ago.
WashPost’s Double-Standard on Trump, Clinton WH Firings
May 6th, 2017 12:15 PM
It is always amazing to see how the media bias game is played. This time? This time the culprit is The Washington Post and a story headlined as follows: "White House fires its chief usher — the first woman in that job."
CNN Panelist: GOP No Longer the Party of Lincoln, Wants Racists
May 1st, 2017 10:25 PM
Following President Trump’s unusual comments about President Andrew Jackson being able to stop the Civil War, the media was all abuzz trying to figure out what he meant by it. During CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 Monday night, commenter Jeffrey Lord explained that Trump might have been attracted to Jackson’s economic populism, but Lord condemned Jackson’s racism. He also…
Politico Shocked at Positive-Thinking Americans Outside Media Bubble
April 29th, 2017 3:37 PM
The story is a revealing look inside the liberal media bubble. Over here at Politico is this headline “The Strange Psychological Power of ‘Fox & Friends.’” But it’s the sub-headline that provides the real look inside both the liberal media bubble and the left-wing mind. That would read: “Unrelenting positivity has a powerful warping effect on your thinking…
CNN's Lemon Loses It On Trump-Martin Luther King Comparison
April 16th, 2017 4:52 PM
CNN's Don Lemon had yet another racially outraged episode on Thursday night when one of his panelis tried to defend himself. Lemon wanted to force fellow CNN employee Jeffrey Lord into an apology for comparing Donald Trump to Martin Luther King....in any way, shape or form. Lemon's outburst at Lord included "Don't take me back to some before the war crap!" and…
CNN's Rye Unhinged: ‘Tell Your Friends…Icebergs Are Melting’
April 11th, 2017 7:51 PM
The Cable News Network apparently tried to be “fair and balanced” during the channel’s CNN Newsroom program on Tuesday morning, April 11, when co-hosts John Berman and Poppy Harlow moderated a debate that degenerated into an argument between political commentators Jeffrey Lord and Angela Rye that dealt with topics ranging from the relationship between America and Russia to…
FDR and Trump: From Radio to Twitter
April 2nd, 2017 4:28 PM
Over at Reason, University of Alabama professor of history David T. Beito has written a fascinating look at “Roosevelt’s War Against the Press.” The telling subtitle? “FDR Had His Own Breitbart, and Radio Was His Twitter.” Well, yes. Exactly. I have been writing for sometime that not only is the FDR and radio comparison to Trump and Twitter eerily analogous, but that…
The Media Versus America
February 18th, 2017 3:11 PM
You might call it The Media versus America. The President of the United States held a press conference on Thursday. On that, everyone agreed. But after that? Words like “unhinged” a particular favorite to describe the event. Here’s a sample of the headline reaction.The New York Times: An Aggrieved President Moves His Surrogates Aside, The Washington Post: Debrief: In an…
Will Trump End the Media’s White House Daily Briefing?
January 14th, 2017 4:40 PM
Is it hasta la vista, baby, for the venerable White House daily briefing for the media? Way back there in 1955 James Hagerty, the press secretary for President Dwight Eisenhower, came to the conclusion that admitting television cameras to presidential press conferences Ike held in the Indian Treaty Room of the next-door to the White House Old Executive Office Building (now named for…
Lefty Prof: Trump Rule Means ‘Winter Is Coming’ For Media
December 16th, 2016 6:05 PM
It’s definitely not morning in America for the media, believes NYU's Jay Rosen. The metaphor Rosen uses to illustrate the media’s plight during the first several months of Donald Trump’s administration isn’t a time of day but an entire, harsh season; he headlined his tweetstorm of last Sunday “Winter is coming: what it will be like for the press under Trump.…
The Mad Search for Pro-Trump Columnists
December 15th, 2016 2:08 PM
WASHINGTON — Over the weekend some pathetic wretch — obviously a casualty of the Nov. 8 election — writing under the pen name Paul Farhi filed a column in the Washington Post lamenting that after an extensive search of the newspapers of this great country, he could hardly find any pro-Trump columnists.