CBS, NBC Push Puff Pieces on Pot, Dream of ‘Light Up and Write Up
July 7th, 2014 5:15 PM
On Monday, all three broadcast network morning news shows gave mention to the legalization of marijuana for recreational use in Washington state with sales set to begin on Tuesday. In particular, CBS This Morning and NBC’s Today devoted entire segments to the drug and not only were both stories positive, a statement from the former President of Drug Watch International on Today was the only…
Major Newspaper Editorials Ignore or Praise EPA Controls 90 Percent of
June 3rd, 2014 4:19 PM
When the government pushes to destroy America’s biggest source of energy, you can certainly trust the media to jump on board.
On June 1, the Environmental Protection Agency unveiled drastic new limits on carbon emissions, mandating steep emission cuts within 16 years. It’s a move that may cost hundreds of thousands of jobs each year, but only 13 of the 20 major United States newspapers…
Sinking Colorado: 'All Weed, No Easter on Denver Post's Page One
April 20th, 2014 2:33 PM
Dan Gainor relayed to me that Sunday's New York Times hasn't a whiff of Easter on its front page -- not even in its blurbs at the bottom, saved for epic stories like "U.N. Cholera Struggle in Haiti." Above that is a depressing story about a 12-year-old Ecuadorean girl who committed suicide in Mexico after a second failed attempt at illegal immigration into America.
But it could be worse. Jim…
ABC's Whoopi Goldberg Moonlights as Pot Columnist, Hails States With t
April 18th, 2014 11:28 PM
Whoopi Goldberg is adding another media gig on top of hosting "The View" on ABC: marijuana columnist for the Denver Post pot section.
"As I write my debut column for The Cannabist, talking about this newly legal weed and admiring the states that have had the foresight to legalize medical marijuana, I’m most tempted to extol the virtues of the vape pen." She calls her vapor device "Sippy."
Paper That Scrubbed 'Socialist' Description of Arapahoe Shooter Calls
December 29th, 2013 10:27 AM
In two weeks, the Denver Post has clearly exhibited its far-left leaning.
After scrubbing the word "socialist" from an article about the Arapahoe High School shooter earlier in the month, the Post's television critic published a piece at her blog Saturday calling Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson a "hate-speech spewer" and fans of the show "hate-watchers":
Denver Post Editor Offers Lame, Insulting Defense For Removing 'Social
December 16th, 2013 9:15 AM
Earlier this morning, Joe Newby at NewsBusters posted on the Denver Post's scrubbing of the word "socialist" from a fellow student's description of Karl Pierson, who police say shot two other students and then took his own life at Arapahoe High School on Friday. The Post story originally said that classmate Thomas Conrad described him as "a very opinionated Socialist." Sometime later, the Post…
Federal Solar Auction Gets No Bidders; AP (Just a Local Story) and Pol
October 27th, 2013 6:55 PM
Green energy is supposedly the future. Why, solar energy will break out and become a major energy source any year now, or any decade now. Or maybe never. It has been the subject of national attention ever since President Obama made it a cornerstone of his 2008 presidential campaign. Of course, what Obama claims is in energy policy has worked out to be more a of a growth-constraining, government…
90% of Top Newspaper Headlines Censor Islam in Nairobi, Pakistan Attac
September 23rd, 2013 1:03 PM
Dare a top newspaper journalist to play connect-the-dots and chances are he’ll fail miserably – at least with drawing the line between Islam and terrorism. In Nairobi, Kenya last weekend, Islamist militants took over a high-end shopping mall and began executing non-Muslims. In Pakistan, Islamist suicide bombers detonated at a Christian Church on Sunday.
Yet on Monday, September 23, 90…
Editorials on Popes Dominated by Focus on Gays, Women
September 12th, 2013 12:11 PM
Let’s look at the way the print media reacted to Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis after their first six months as pontiff.
We looked at the editorials in 15 of the nation’s largest newspapers to see what they said about the current pope, and his predecessor, after their first six months in office (Pope Francis will celebrate his first six months on September 13).
Unbiased? 18 of 20 Top Newspapers Push Gun Control in Editorials
January 22nd, 2013 10:21 AM
At one time, newspapers were America’s source for news and current events. Today it’s a completely different story. While President Obama has declared a push to ban or limit types of guns, the nation’s major newspapers are nearly unanimous in their support of gun control. The New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today and other most-popular papers led the list.
The consistent theme of almost…
The Curious Incuriousness of the Denver Post
August 19th, 2011 3:13 PM
This morning, in a series leading up to the 10th Anniversary of the September 11 attacks, the Denver Post begins a series on Muslims in America, with an article profiling some prominent members of the Denver Muslim community. Yours truly makes a cameo appearance, in the profile discussing a well-publicized 2008 primary race for the State House.
Rima Barakat-Sinclair's offenses against…
AP, NYT Inflate Perception of Non-Madison Saturday Pro-Union Crowds
February 27th, 2011 11:13 AM
Yesterday was supposed to be a day of massive pro-union demonstrations nationwide designed to give Wisconsin public-sector employee moral support from hordes of their union and non-union "brothers" and "sisters" around the country.
Uh, that's not exactly what transpired.
The establishment press's fallback position in matters such as these when the protesters involved have their sympathies…
What Does the Denver Post's TV Critic Think Her Job Is
December 1st, 2010 7:03 PM
When I read a television column, I want to see reviews of shows. I'll even read reviews of one-time shows like the Academy Awards, if the column is entertaining enough. But Tom Shales's long slide down to irrelevance started, I think, when he began turning his reviews into political columns.
Nobody's going to confuse Joanne Ostrow with Tom Shales, but she's following his lead in turning her…
Is Denver Post Columnist Littwin Completely Ignorant of Charles Bolden
July 21st, 2010 12:22 PM
In this morning's Denver Post, Mike Littwin manages to display simultaneously the insularity and smugness of the One Party media, as well as one of the last tools left in the left's rather empty playbook.Apparently, during a Senate debate at Channel 12, Jane Norton said, "We need a NASA budget that doesn't cater to making Muslims feel good but that is strong on science ..." This scandalized…