Really, NYT? Desperate Paper Links ‘Trump County’ to Child Cancer
January 4th, 2019 1:44 PM
The New York Times Thursday ran a long investigative piece by climate reporter Hiroko Tabuchi, “E.P.A. Retreat Leaves Wound In Small Town.” The online headline made it political: “A Trump County Confronts the Administration Amid a Rash of Child Cancers.” It’s the old “cancer cluster” concept that alarmist reporters use to push business regulations or in…
CNN Claims Voting Rights 'Under Siege' by GOP, Spreads Misinformation
October 15th, 2018 7:33 PM
On Monday's New Day, CNN co-host John Berman claimed that voting rights in the U.S. are "under siege" in some states controlled by Republicans as he introduced a "Reality Check" segment by left-leaning CNN analyst John Avlon. The left-leaning CNN contributor misinformed the audience by repeating misinformation about voter purge laws in states like Ohio and Georgia as he wrongly suggested…
USA Today Column Ponders America Under Pence If Trump Left Office
March 10th, 2017 6:31 PM
Chalk this up as something that wouldn’t have happened in 2009 under President Obama and Vice President Biden. In an Indianapolis Star column published Friday in USA Today, Matthew Tully wondered what the U.S. would be like if President Trump left “the presidency at some point” under any number of circumstances.
Hardly Known: Carrier Plant's Workforce 50 Percent African-American
December 1st, 2016 11:24 PM
A friend told me he couldn't wait to see the videos of crowds of cheering Carrier workers when Donald Trump arrived at the company's plant in Indianapolis to celebrate management's decision to keep a substantial portion of its production there instead of moving it to Mexico.
If there such are photos or videos out there, I haven't seen them. There may be a reason for that apparent…
CBS Censors Indiana Dem’s D.C. Lobbyist Past in Covering Senate Race
October 26th, 2016 9:06 PM
For the second day in a row, the CBS Evening News committed a disservice to their viewers in covering competitive U.S. Senate races by censoring massive pasts of Democratic challengers with Wednesday featuring the newscast omitting any mention of former Senator-turned-candidate Evan Bayh having a lucrative lobbying career since he left the Senate in 2011.
Lame NYT Turns Democratic Voting, Disruption Scandals Back on GOP
October 21st, 2016 2:16 PM
Even when the New York Times does run articles (not on the front page) about Democratic scandals, it tried desperately to turn attention to old Republican Party controversies. That was the case with two Friday articles involving possible Democratic vote fraud and electoral disruption.
AP Omits Key Info on Group in Indiana Voter Registration Fraud Probe
October 8th, 2016 5:46 PM
Assuming it thinks that orchestrated voter registration fraud and fraudulent voting are legitimate problems, the Associated Press's Friday attempt to explain the developing situation in Indiana on Friday was woefully incomplete. Unlike in other instances of documented and alleged fraud cited during this election cycle, and perhaps only because law enforcement is involved, the…
Apple CEO Tells WashPost He Got Cooper’s Advice Before Coming Out
August 15th, 2016 5:22 PM
Before Apple CEO Tim Cook publicly revealed his sexuality, he received advice from CNN’s Anderson Cooper — who came out publicly in 2012. That’s what Cook told The Washington Post in a wide-ranging interview including his views on homosexuality and environmentalism.
Bloggers on Pence: ‘Unprincipled Puppet’ Or ‘Lunatic Conservative’?
July 16th, 2016 1:09 PM
Much like Phil Mickelson took a big early lead in the British Open, Esquire’s Charles Pierce has taken a big rhetorical-excess lead in early blogging about Donald Trump’s VP pick, Indiana governor Mike Pence, calling him a “very strange and completely unreconstructed wingnut” whose paper trail contains “a rich deposit of sweet crude crazy.” Kevin Drum of Mother…
Univision News Slams Climate Heretic Mike Pence
July 15th, 2016 4:41 PM
In what is a recurring theme, Univision once again saves its most insanely biased analyses for its digital platform. This time the network comically welcomes Mike Pence to the Republican ticket, confirming every Establishment Media stereotype in the process.
How Socialist Is NPR? Celebrating 'Unapologetic Idealist' Eugene Debs
May 6th, 2016 6:56 AM
How left-wing is NPR? On Monday, it unspooled this opener: “It will be Indiana's turn tomorrow to vote in the presidential primaries, and that gives us the opportunity to remember one of the state's most famous politicians.”
Dan Quayle? Birch Bayh? President Benjamin Harrison? Nope. “Eugene V. Debs ran for president as a Socialist five times in the early 1900s,…
Liberal NYT Loves Abortion Law Mockery, Plugs Transgender Persuasion
April 8th, 2016 6:47 PM
Last week the New York Times, proving its social liberal bona fides, crowned North Carolina as the home of bathroom bigotry against transgenders. On Friday, it was Indiana’s new abortion restrictions that were up for vulgar mockery. Yet the same day, the Times also showed how to sell people on transgenderism, door to door. Reporter Mitch Smith celebrated feminist activism in the form of a…
NYT's Calmes Puzzled Why Obama Not Thanked for Saving Blue-Collar Town
April 4th, 2016 9:23 AM
New York Times reporter Jackie Calmes got a prominent Sunday front-page spot for a rather humdrum story on economic recovery in a blue-collar Indiana town and why President Obama wasn’t getting the credit he deserved for it. Racism, perhaps? The puzzled headline: “Political Discontent Festers in Indiana Town Despite Jobs Surge.” Online it was more explicit: “Obama Gets…
NYT Headlines Scare Quotes Around So-Called 'Religious Freedom'
April 4th, 2015 8:19 AM
On the front page of the New York Times sat "Religion Laws Quickly Fall Into Retreat," a label-heavy (14 "conservative" labels) 1,500-word story on Indiana's controversial religious freedom law. The Times' coverage has also been consistently slanted with both that labeling bias and scare quotes surrounding the term "religious freedom."