NYT’s Peters: ‘Overwhelmingly White’ Protests Based on Misinformation
April 21st, 2020 4:57 PM
New York Times reporter Jeremy Peters is still waging attacks on conservatives in the time of coronavirus. He devoted nearly 1,800 words to “A Culture War Is Simmering in Quarantine” to deride conservative protests over oppressive state restrictions, while framing (unlabeled) liberal politicians and activists as founts of sweet reason: "The people at these protests have been…
Not Done: Sandmann to File New Suits Against Five More Liberal Outlets
March 2nd, 2020 12:47 PM
Following a January 7 settlement with CNN, a February 24 court filing revealed that Covington Catholic High School student Nicholas Sandmann and his legal team intend to keep up the fight against the liberal media that tried to ruin his life in January 2019 after he was harangued by Native American activist Nathan Phillips.
MSNBC on Dem Win in Kentucky: ‘Everything Worked Out Perfectly!’
November 6th, 2019 5:11 PM
MSNBC on Wednesday offered a mix of gloating and relief as journalists recapped Tuesday’s elections in Kentucky and Virginia. Correspondent Vaughn Hillyard seemed transported as he described the Democratic gubernatorial win in red Kentucky. Meanwhile, anchor Andrea Mitchell breezily explained that Ralph Northam, who got in trouble with a blackface scandal, has “moved past”…
Covington Kids Sue ‘Egregious High-Profile Individuals’ For Defamation
August 2nd, 2019 6:42 PM
The twisted tale of the students from Covington Catholic High School in Kentucky who encountered Native American activist Nathan Phillips back on January 19 took another turn on Thursday, when lawyers for the teenagers involved in the incident filed a defamation lawsuit in Kenton County Circuit Court against 12 of the “most egregious high-profile individuals.” The filing came just a…
NY Times Still Nursing a Grudge Over ‘Harsh...Pugnacious' Gov. Bevin
June 3rd, 2019 10:21 AM
What did Kentucky’s Republican governor Matt Bevin ever do to the New York Times? The lead National Section story in Sunday’s edition, “Kentuckians Face Conundrum in Governor’s Race,” by Campbell Robertson, tried to manufacture hope that Bevin’s bad personality (in the paper’s estimation) might be a stumbling block in his re-election race in November:…
Busy Phillips and ACLU Team Up to Glorify Abortion
May 24th, 2019 4:23 PM
In a desperate attempt to revive her relevancy following the cancelation of her E! late-night show, actress Busy Phillips joins the Hollywood bandwagon to protest recent pro-life bills. According to an announcement by the ACLU, Phillips and the ACLU have teamed up “to fight against the passage of restrictive abortion bans in states around the country.” This comes two weeks after…
Mis-Covering the Covington Kids: The Eight Worst Media Reactions
January 30th, 2019 10:49 AM
It used to be that journalists didn’t need fire safety seminars to know they could get burned publishing stories that lacked facts or context. But when the original, deceptively edited video of Nathan Phillips and the Covington kids emerged, the press swaddled itself in oily rags, grabbed a Zippo and went full “Johnny Human Torch.”
ABC Omits Good Guy With Gun from Kroger Shooting Story
October 26th, 2018 2:41 PM
On Wednesday evening, as the broadcast network evening newscasts reported on a shooting attack on a Kroger in the Louisville, Kentucky, area, ABC stood out in not mentioning an armed citizen who shot at the gunman and might have prevented more shootings.
Shocking Year of Media Indifference Over Three Threats on Paul's Life
July 4th, 2018 6:50 PM
There were two developments Monday in the disgraceful year-long, media-underplayed saga involving threats on Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul's life. First, federal prosecutors appealed the 30-day sentence given to Rene Boucher, who violently assaulted Paul in November. Meanwhile, as NewsBusters' Nicholas Fondacro noted in a separate Monday evening post, Capitol Police…
Louisville Paper: Vandalized 'Kill the NRA' Billboard Only a 'Callout'
February 21st, 2018 7:16 AM
Tuesday at the Louisville Courier Journal, part of Gannett's USA Today network, two reporters claimed that whoever vandalized a prominent billboard in that city to read "Kill the NRA" had "called out" the gun-rights group. David Harten and Darcy Costello never described the billboard as what it was while it was briefly visible: a violent threat.
‘Thank God for Roe’; Guest Columnist Uncorks Warped Abortion Views
January 22nd, 2018 9:55 PM
In an opinion piece published by the Louisville Courier-Journal, self-described “faith leader” Rev. Lauren Jones Mayfield expressed her support for legalized abortion and argued that she is aligning herself with “the oppressed.” Mayfield, who “is on the board of Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky,” said supporting legalized abortion coincides with her…
NYT’s Porter: GOP , Kentucky Reform ‘Will Let Some Americans Die’
January 17th, 2018 11:41 AM
Will MAGA murder poor Kentuckians? That was the thrust of Wednesday’s column by Eduardo Porter, liberal New York Times reporter turned leftist economics columnist, “Path Forward In Kentucky (But Don’t Get Sick).” Under the harmless headline, Porter didn’t hedge his contempt for the cost-cutting, bringing in President Trump’s trademark slogan to smear fiscal…
Paul's Neighbors Push Back Against Media Reports About 'Altercation'
November 9th, 2017 12:58 PM
Many of Kentucky Senator Rand Paul's neighbors are hotly disputing Louisville Courier Journal and New York Times reports which characterized the Friday assault on the Republican Senator as being the result of "petty arguments over misplaced lawn trimmings and branches" and "a landscaping dispute," respectively. Among their objections: The Courier…
Seriously? KY Paper Sneers: Injured Rand Paul ‘Not a Perfect Neighbor'
November 8th, 2017 5:25 PM
A Louisville Courier Journal item currently carried at USA Today by reporter Thomas Novelly seems to imply that Rand Paul deserved to be blindsided, tackled and to have possibly life-threatening serious injuries inflicted on him Friday afternoon. After all, the headline reads: "Rand Paul is not a perfect neighbor" — according to the developer of the gated community in…