Bloomberg Finds Warren’s Tax Would Have Seized Half the Rich’s Wealth
September 11th, 2019 2:20 PM
When 2020 Democratic presidential candidate and Senator Elizabeth Warren first proposed an annual wealth tax, she claimed it would be just “a little piece,” “a little portion” of the “bazillion” they’ve made.New evidence from her own economists revealed that her constitutionally-challenged two percent (or higher) annual wealth tax would take far more…
Evening Shows Refuse to Credit Trump for Jobs 98 Percent of the Time
March 5th, 2019 1:37 PM
Jobs growth has been one of the brightest economic growth points under President Donald Trump’s administration. Even the year after many economists anticipated the U.S. was “at or near” full employment, monthly jobs gains continued to add up.
What hasn’t added up is the evening news shows giving the president or his policies credit for helping spur that jobs boom.
Press Parrots Agenda-Driven UN Report on Extreme Poverty in U.S.
June 23rd, 2018 5:38 PM
An obviously agenda-driven report on extreme poverty from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights accuses the U.S. under the Trump administration of, in the UN group's words, "becoming a champion of inequality." It also claims that, because of its policies, "the American dream is rapidly becoming the American illusion." As one might expect, many…
Devin Nunes on Press Reaction to Dems' Memo: 'The Media Is Dead'
February 28th, 2018 9:40 PM
On Sunday's Fox & Friends, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes assessed that committee's Democratic minority memo issued Saturday in response to the Republican memo published in early February as "scary." He also had harsh words for the establishment press, which has dishonestly pretended that the Dems' memo refutes the GOP's effort: "The…
AP Ignores Illegality of Now-Halted ObamaCare Subsidy Payments
October 15th, 2017 9:36 PM
There's a lot of competition for this dubious distinction, but the media's treatment of President Donald Trump's decision to end certain Obamacare subsidy payments to insurance companies is perhaps the most blatant example of comprehensive bias on a single topic seen during the past week. Apparently, the press realizes that acknowledging how Trump's justification for ending the…
Poll: Majority of Americans Agree Media Is ‘Opposition Party’ to Trump
March 7th, 2017 4:58 PM
A new poll released on Monday by Investor’s Business Daily reported that a firm majority of American’s have not only become “weary” of seeing the media’s negative Trump coverage, but also that the liberal media have been cemented as the “opposition party” to Trump.
AP Ramps Up Smears of HHS Nominee Tom Price Over Stock Ownership
January 19th, 2017 7:29 PM
An attempt by the Associated Press to smear Tom Price, nominated by Donald Trump as the next HHS Secretary, began Wednesday after the opening round of a Senate committee hearing. As of this writing, the wire service is up to its third such entry. The misleading reporting and hostility have increased with each dispatch.
CNN's Blitzer Lets Burwell's Obamacare Excuses and Half-Truths Slide
October 25th, 2016 10:15 PM
Obama administration officials, their designated flacks, and even President Barack Obama himself have spent the past several days defending the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare. Tuesday afternoon, Health & Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell visited CNN's Wolf Blitzer, who simply let his guest say what she wanted to without answering his questions, spouting half-truths and…
AP Buries Obama's Use of Pseudonym to E-Mail Hillary's Private Server
September 26th, 2016 7:36 PM
Never let it be said that the folks at the Associated Press aren't on top of the news, making sure that readers as well as subscribers who use AP copy in their radio and TV broadcasts learn the most important developments of the day.
That's sarcasm, folks. Friday evening, in a story primarily about the FBI's grant of immunity to longtime Hillary Clinton assistant Cheryl Mills, the AP…
Not News: SEIU on Losing End of First-Ever Employer Defamation Verdict
September 8th, 2016 5:39 PM
"Firsts" — first man on the moon, first black president, first state to legalize something which was previously a crime, etc. — are supposed to be a big deal, right?
Tuesday evening, the Houston Chronicle reported a first in the entire history of organized labor in the U.S., and the national press is ignoring it. That's likely because it's really bad news for Big…
Fox's Kilmeade: Obamacare Implosion 'Most Underreported Story' in U.S.
August 30th, 2016 8:11 PM
Tuesday morning, Fox Business's Stuart Varney appeared on Fox News Channel's Fox & Friends program to discuss what he called the "terminal decline" in the financial viability and even availability of health plans being provided under the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare.
Brian Kilmeade called it "the most under-reported major story in the country by far." A…
UK Data Refutes Media Gloom: There's Been No Brexit Economic Disaster
August 20th, 2016 11:58 PM
After 52 percent of voters in Great Britain cast their ballots in favor of leaving the European Union on June 23, financial commentators around the world, particularly in the U.S., predicted ugly economic tidings for the UK.
People who swallowed the gloom and doom whole must have been especially surprised early Friday morning when Bloomberg News published a piece headlined "Pro-…
AP Laments That Climate Change Debate Is 'Tribal,' 'Contentious'
August 16th, 2016 8:47 AM
The latest installment of the Associated Press's "Divided America" series on Monday focused on "climate change," aka "global warming."
Not surprisingly, even though there are only 17 percent of Americans (allegedly "the fastest-growing group," which seems doubtful given that getting to that tiny minority level has required at least a quarter-…
WashPost 'Fact-Checks' Trump's Obama Economy Charts: Facts Win, 9-0
June 4th, 2016 9:03 PM
Philip Bump and the Washington Post have apparently had a couple of pretty bad days. The Post had to endure having to cover, and cover for, an absolutely awful jobs report released Friday morning. That news made their beloved Dear Leader, who had just celebrated the allegedly wonderful economic accomplishments seen during his presidency on Wednesday, look quite foolish. Never fear: By…