USAT-Carried Report on Crowder Assault, AFP Tent Tear-Down: 'No Report

December 12th, 2012 1:16 AM
Perhaps hoping that readers wouldn't scroll down to peruse what followed, a Tuesday evening Detroit Free Press report by David Jesse and Lori Higgins carried at USA Today featured a video taking up my entire computer screen which consisted entirely of union protesters chanting slogans for 49 seconds. The pair's actual report carries a misleading headline ("Mich. governor signs anti-union…

Deceptive Detroit Free Press Headline Reads as Blaming Tea Party for D

January 12th, 2012 12:49 PM
Given the underlying story, the following headline to a Thursday story at the Detroit Free Press is either a big mistake or a deliberate attempt to focus blame where it absolutely does not belong: "Man on probation, fined for role in tea party scam." Excuse me while I question whether the Freep deserves the benefit of the doubt. L.L. Brasler's story is really about how the second of two…

Helen Thomas: Revoking Honorary Degrees a Violation of 'Freedom of Spe

December 8th, 2010 4:53 PM
Someone should inform Helen Thomas that the First Amendment does not protect one's right to honorary degrees. The disgraced former White House correspondent lashed out at her critics Tuesday, and stood by her vicious anti-Semitic remarks - both her most recent claims that "Congress, the White House, and Hollywood, Wall Street, are owned by the Zionists" and the remarks that led to her…

Former Car Czar Rattner's Creative Term For Fibbing: 'Elasticized the

May 11th, 2010 9:43 PM
If a conservative or Republican uttered the nonsense to be revealed shortly, we'd justifiably never hear the end of it on the late-night comedy shows and elsewhere. As it is, former car czar Steve Rattner's "creative" term for fibbing has and probably will continue to get little coverage outside of Detroit. Rattner's risible rendition of reality spewed forth before he spoke at a Federal…

Detroit Free Press Copy Editor/Blogger Vandalizes New Bridge

May 9th, 2010 9:33 AM
This item will not be filed under "Mother's Day Role-Modeling Behavior." In this story, it's hard to figure out what's more outrageous: The willful defacement of property -- in this case, a brand-new $5 million pedestrian bridge by an alleged adult in her mid-40s who is the mother of a teenaged son -- or the near non-reaction to wanton vandalism perpetrated in broad daylight by her and others on…

NFL Discovers Character Matters

April 27th, 2010 10:14 AM
The 2010 NFL draft showed that it's not enough to be a star football player anymore. Character counts now too. Tim Tebow, and the Denver Bronco's drafting him as first-round pick, was the big story out of the NFL draft. Despite a phenomenal college career in which he won the Heisman Trophy as a sophomore, led the Florida Gators to two national championships, and lived out his Christian…

Detroit Freep Cartoonist Praises GM Loan Repayment; Forbes Columnist S

April 24th, 2010 6:31 PM
On Wednesday, the Detroit Free Press published the Mike Thompson cartoon seen at the right. It shows a GM bigwig carrying a briefcase telling a recoiling Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, and three other politicians that "We're going to pay off the loan." The cartoon's caption is, "The Seven Dirty Words You Can't Say in Washington." At his blog, where a full-size version of the cartoon can be found,…

Detroit Free Press Columnist Not Interested in Reality-Based Commentar

March 23rd, 2010 11:23 PM
Rochelle Riley of the Detroit Free Press recently penned a column so wrought with falsehoods that it is difficult to navigate the ensuing minefield of absurdity.  But navigate we shall... Riley sets out with a fully sarcastic, yet hearty, thank you to John Boehner, alleging that his fiery speech to the House had contributed to the Democrat's healthcare victory."Boehner and many of his supporters…

Why We Miss the Rocky

October 16th, 2009 12:16 PM

USA Today Columnist: Limbaugh Makes 'People More Comfortable with Thei

October 12th, 2009 4:45 PM
Add USA Today to the growing list of media outlets smearing Rush Limbaugh as a racist to support their opposition to Limbaugh becoming an NFL team owner as part of a group bidding to purchase the St. Louis Rams. In a column featured on page 3 of Monday's Sports section, Drew Sharp, a columnist for the Detroit Free Press -- which like USA Today is owned by Gannett -- declared “the NFL should pass…

A $2 Billion Chrysler Double-Cross? If So, It's Virtually Invisible

September 9th, 2009 1:35 PM
The Obama administration and its car-czar group appear to be intent on teaching someone who got in their way a brutal lesson. If there's another way to interpret what is going on involving the "Old Chrysler," the company's first-lien secured lenders, and the US Treasury, I want to know what it is.

Detroit Free Press: Obama Ushers in Era of Oppression of Free Speech

May 5th, 2009 3:42 AM
Looks like it is just starting to dawn on some lefties that Obama is ushering in an era of oppression of free speech. So it seems for Laura Varon Brown of the Detroit Free Press, at least. Oh, she isn't saying that Obama himself is trampling on free speech, but she is starting to understand that the left's penchant for political correctness is serving the function as a sort of self-imposed…

NYT: 'Surgical' GM Bankruptcy Would Leave $70 Billion or more in Taxpa

April 14th, 2009 1:11 PM
Here's a Tea Party Wednesday engine-starter, so to speak. This past week, while much the world focused on the terrorists in training euphemistically known as "pirates," and the more religious among us attended Holy Week services and celebrated the Resurrection, bean counters and government bureaucrats were trying to figure out just how much a bankruptcy at General Motors could cost the treasury…

Detroit Free Press: Know What we Need? Reparations for Gays

April 10th, 2009 4:46 AM
Our friend from Detroit, Jacob Appel, thinks that gays need government reparations and the Detroit Free Press was so enamored of his idea that it published his plea in its April 7 issue. One has a suspicion that they missed a deadline because this story would have more properly been published on April 1, a day well known as April Fool's Day. This one simply must be a joke. Appel is so filled…