In the Tank: 93% of Newspapers Have Endorsed Joe Biden (So Far)
October 29th, 2020 9:30 AM
With just five days to go, polls show a tight race in many of the key battleground states. But one place where the race isn’t tight: newsrooms across America. The country’s newspapers have absolutely thumped Donald Trump in their official endorsements, favoring Joe Biden by a count of (88) to (7).
Out of a total of 95 …
Chicago Tribune’s John Kass Defends Soros Exposé: ‘I Will Not Bow’
July 30th, 2020 4:12 PM
Chicago Tribune columnist John Kass is telling the woke apologist sharks for liberal billionaire George Soros at his paper’s union to pound sand. Kass fired back at The Chicago Tribune Guild for criticism he received for a column he wrote addressing the “growing sense of lawlessness in America’s urban areas” in a piece headlined “What happened to an America where you could freely…
Chicago Trib: TX Rangers Were Racist, So MLB Team Should Change Name
June 19th, 2020 1:48 PM
“Boy, look at all those Jacobin BLM kids out there hating on cops, tearing down statues, getting people fired, canceling everything they can think of -- sure looks like fun. How can I, a simple Chicago Tribune editorial board member, get in on some of that? I know! I’ll connect a baseball team to a law enforcement organization that may have been racist in the past! You’re a genius, Steve…
Rubin: Bloomberg Could Help Dems by Spending $50M on Impeachment Ads
January 23rd, 2020 3:39 PM
The Washington Post’s “conservative blogger” Jennifer Rubin is at it again. This time she’s saying that liberal billionaire Michael Bloomberg could help Democrats by using his vast wealth to support impeaching President Donald Trump.
Major Hillary-Loving Newspapers Now Endorse Trump's Impeachment
December 14th, 2019 2:02 PM
Last Sunday, CNN's Brian Stelter complained on Twitter that Fox & Friends responded to the Times and Globe pieces with an on-screen banner, "MEDIA DECLARES TRUMP SHOULD BE IMPEACHED." Stelter fussed: "Who's writing those banners?!" By now, impeaching Trump has now been endorsed by The Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer, USA Today, and…
Journalists Preach Balance But Don’t Usually Practice It
November 28th, 2019 2:00 PM
Reporters are supposed to cover both sides of the story, where there are two sides to it. Journalists trumpeted this principle in defending a recent story in the Harvard Crimson that sought to quote both sides about an immigration controversy. But in the real world, this principle is often ignored. If a reporter doesn’t want to cover both sides of the story, she just pretends there aren…
Chicago Tribune: Let's Mock Trump-Loving Family Members This Holiday
November 27th, 2019 2:14 PM
Chicago Tribune "humor" columnist Rex Huppke really, really doesn’t like Trump supporting family members ruining his Thanksgiving. Wednesday, he wrote up a particularly nasty, snarky rant, gleefully mocking conservatives entitled, “How to prevent disagreements with Trump-loving family members at Thanksgiving.”
Chicago Tribune Reporter Writes Off Right-Wing Cubs
February 18th, 2019 10:00 AM
In his winter of discontent, Chicago Tribune Contact Reporter Eric Zorn announced several reasons for quitting as a Cubs' fan. Ending a 30-year love affair with the team, he's comparing its support for President Donald Trump and business dealings with right-wingers to the abusive and homophobic behavior of team members and the co-owner's racist emails.
Wayne Stayskal: Cartoonist Extraordinaire
November 26th, 2018 10:38 AM
Google "Great American Political Cartoonists" and you will undoubtedly find the late Herbert Block (aka "Herblock") of The Washington Post, (Paul) Conrad of the Los Angeles Times, Michael Ramirez of the Las Vegas Review-Journal and several other cartoonists whose work, if not their names, are familiar to newspaper readers. One name that will take more than a cursory…
The Seduction of Socialism
July 26th, 2018 5:48 PM
For the current generation, sometimes referred to as millennials, it appears one thing is more seductive than sex -- and that's socialism.Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and 28-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, winner of a New York Democratic primary, are the old and new faces of socialist America. Their platforms, it appears, hinge on the concept of shared wealth, in other words, handing…
Liberal Media Forced to Admit Economy ‘On a Roll,’ Jobs ‘Excellent'
June 7th, 2018 12:24 PM
How well is the American economy doing these days? Well enough that even some liberal media which are usually Debbie Downers during Republican administrations have been singing its praises.
One New York Times writer “ran out of words” about the robust jobs numbers, another wrote about how the economy “roared” in May, while Yahoo said the economy was “on a roll.…
Chicago Tribune Helps ACLU Deflect Blame For City's 2016 Murder Spike
March 28th, 2018 9:06 PM
On Monday, University of Utah Professors Paul G. Cassell and Richard Fowles published a study primarily blaming the 58 percent murder spike in the City of Chicago in 2016 — to 754 from 480 in 2015 — on a steep decline in police "stop and frisks." The 2016 "stop and frisk" decline occurred because of an agreement the City made with the American Civil Liberties…
Tucker Carlson Mocks Chicago Tribune Coverage of Illegal Hiring Scam
December 6th, 2017 10:43 AM
In a story which should have been recognized at least two months and possibly 5-6 months ago but which remained unreported until last week, a Chicago bakery lost one-third of its workforce in July. Press reports during the past week, most prominently one from Bloomberg News seen in the Chicago Tribune and elsewhere, won't directly admit what should be obvious, though the company involved is…
Chicago Tribune Calls for Removal of Anthem from Sports Events
October 26th, 2017 6:17 PM
With athletes, cheerleaders and singers across the nation now commonly dissing Old Glory, The Chicago Tribune suggests it's not even appropriate for corporations to play the national anthem at sporting events. On The Town Editor Kevin Williams argues the Star Spangled Banner is getting the disrespect it deserves because it shouldn't be used at sporting events owned by private businesses.