CSM's 'Decoder' Twists MSNBC Criticism of Cain Strategy Into 'Leaving

October 5th, 2011 10:30 PM
This afternoon, Jack Coleman at NewsBusters noted how MSNBC's Rachel Maddow took a shot at GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain for supposedly "taking a month off the campaign trail -- taking a month off -- to go on a book tour." The original source for this "claim" is a very poorly written and quite deceptively headlined October 3 item at the Christian Science…

At CSM Hit Piece, Former Biden Economist Calls Perry 'Keynesian,' Errs

August 18th, 2011 1:21 AM
The Christian Science Monitor appears to have a problem monitoring its bloggers. Even though it asserts that its "diverse group of the best economy-related bloggers out there ... (have) responsibility for the content of their blogs," the largely respected CSM should understand that Jared Bernstein has just embarrassed it bigtime. To its credit, CSM describes Bernstein, currently a…

Media Far from Neutral on Swiss Voters Approving Deportation Measure f

November 30th, 2010 12:30 PM
Correction [December 7; 15:05 EST]: Ms. Bachmann has informed me Tages-Anzeiger is based in Zurich, not Geneva. The liberal media are generally fond of touting European countries for their liberal domestic policies, chastising America by comparison for being too conservative. But when the electorate of such a country votes to institute a strong conservative policy over the objections of…

Newsweek Uses Same Excuse for Obama as Carter: Presidency Too Big for

November 17th, 2010 4:30 PM
In the November 22 issue of Newsweek magazine, Daniel Stone defended the Obama administration by blaming the institution of the presidency for failures rather than the chief executive himself: "The issue is not Obama, it’s the office....Can any single person fully meet the demands of the 21st-century presidency?" The same argument was used to excuse an overwhelmed Jimmy Carter…

After Many Mocked GOP Website, Media Still Silent on Dems' Tech Proble

September 24th, 2010 10:05 AM
When the Republican Party launched a new website in October of last year, they had some serious problems with the new site. The media ate it up.Within a few days, media outlets ranging from Politico to "The Daily Show" to the Huffington Post to the Christian Science Monitor - and, of course, a host of liberal blogs - had weighed in on the website's problems. Their commentaries mostly…

Oklahoma, Which Passed Serious Immigration Reform in 2007, Continues t

May 23rd, 2010 10:36 AM
Why is Oklahoma's economy more than OK these days? The latest piece of evidence supporting that truth arrived on Friday, when Uncle Sam's Bureau of Labor Statistics released April's Regional and State Unemployment Summary. The report tells us that Oklahoma had a seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 6.6% last month. That's far lower than the 9.9% reported for the entire USA two weeks ago. No…

Shocking Report: Police Find TEA Parties More Peaceful Than Anti-war P

April 21st, 2010 11:38 PM
On Monday, the Christian Science Monitor bucked its mainstream peers by reporting something truthful about the TEA party movement: police officials have begun to relax security requirements at conservative rallies because of the remarkable absence of violence. Yes, you read that right: despite nonstop media warnings about hateful protests, violence from TEA party attendants is so nonexistent…

Christian Science Monitor Forwards Wild Claims on St. Patrick

March 17th, 2010 1:33 PM
Stephen Kurczy of the Christian Science Monitor tried to dispel "persistent myths" about St. Patrick in a Monday article on the patron saint of the Irish, but ended up forwarding outlandish claims. Kurczy even went so far to inaccurately contend that "Patrick...isn't even recognized by the Roman Catholic Church as an official saint."The correspondent made that astonishing…

Christian Science Monitor: Pentagon Shooter ‘Appears’ to Have Been

March 5th, 2010 5:23 PM
The Christian Science Monitor's Peter Grier wrote on Friday that the gunman who opened fire at the Pentagon on Thursday "appears to have been a right-wing extremist with virulent antigovernment feelings." The article’s headline screamed, "John Patrick Bedell: Did right-wing extremism lead to shooting?" Grier did note that writings by Bedell, the shooter, "question whether…

Democrats Turn Letters to Editor into Talking Points Repository, Media

January 25th, 2010 2:09 PM
If Ellie Light is indeed a Democratic operative, she is only the proverbial tip of the party's astroturfing iceberg. Patterico's investigative work, which was also at the forefront of the blogosphere's efforts to expose Light, have revealed an even greater effort at manufacturing the appearance of public support for Democratic policies.Organizing for America and the Democratic Party each have…

CSMonitor: '94 Peace Prize Winners All 'Have Blood on Their Hands

October 9th, 2009 3:30 PM
The Christian Science Monitor’s Dan Murphy and Tom Sullivan examined the politics behind the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, and while looking back at past winners, the two equally blamed the 1994 Prize winners- Yithak Rabin, Shimon Peres, and Yasser Arafat- for the ultimate failure of their peace efforts: “All three men could be said to have blood on their hands from that conflict.”…

CS Monitor: 'Code Pink Rethinks Its Call for Afghanistan Pullout

October 8th, 2009 6:27 PM
When a prominent anti-war group changes its position on whether or not American troops should be pulled out of Afghanistan, you would think typically anti-war media outlets would be all over the news.Apparently not, for a Christian Science Monitor article published Tuesday concerning Code Pink's change of heart on the war in Afghanistan mysteriously generated very little media attention.Before…

Albright: Washington Times Makes Her 'Crazy', but Insists Press Must P

August 29th, 2009 7:42 AM
It's no secret the print newspaper industry is struggling. It's become all too common to hear that papers, like the Christian Science Monitor or the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, have ceased publishing a print edition and gone completely online. Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright addressed this challenge and its impact on a government at the Aspen Institute's Forum on Communications and…

Writer Sneers at Billy Mays in Death

July 1st, 2009 7:37 PM
"Hi, Billy Mays here!"Unfortunately we won't be able to hear Billy Mays say that again in person but that recorded line is destined to live on for as long as there are people.  The untimely death of Billy Mays inspired numerous accolades from around the country including this tribute video, one of many that you can find on YouTube. However, in contrast to the almost universal admiration…