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 arrested a man who…
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 beliefs.
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 conservatives as killers for favoring…
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 Journal's Thomas Novelly described the attack,…
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 which Paul and Rene Boucher…
NYT Mocks Civil Disobedience, at Least Among Gay Marriage Opponents
October 13th, 2017 9:30 PM
Did you know that Rowan County, Kentucky clerk Kim Davis went to jail for contempt of court in 2015, for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples? If not, the New York Times will happily remind you of the fact, over and over, in a Friday story on Davis traveling to Romania to support that country’s fight against gay marriage: “Kentucky County Clerk Campaigns Against Same-Sex Marriage in…
NYT Bashes Late Sen. Jim Bunning as ‘Cantankerous’ in Obit Headline
May 29th, 2017 9:55 AM
If you can’t say something nice....by tradition, newspaper obituaries hold back criticism in the name of respect for the deceased and their grieving admirers, with even political figures granted reverence. But often conservatives are the exception, with outlets like the New York Times granting themselves free reign to criticize. Sunday obit of Hall of Fame pitcher and conservative Kentucky Sen.…
NYT Bias by Omission Helps Clinton Campaign and Obama Legacy on Coal
August 18th, 2016 10:12 AM
The New York Times did its part for the Hillary Clinton campaign (and President Obama’s legacy) in Thursday’s edition, offering happy talk about lost coal jobs in Kentucky, skipping over some inconvenient facts that would cloud the pro-Democratic narrative, while another story bashing Donald Trump’s tax plan passed up a golden opportunity to revive Clinton’s infamous “dead broke” comment.
Louisville Paper Covers 'Dozens' Trying to 'Counter' NRA Convention
May 22nd, 2016 7:12 PM
Friday morning, the Louisville Courier-Journal gave the Kentucky chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America priceless free publicity by promoting the group's "event on gun violence Saturday at Spalding University in Louisville." Reporter/promoter Deborah Yetter relayed the group's hype that "Due to limited space, organizers are asking people to register in advance for free tickets."…
Louisville Paper Smears NRA with Cartoon of Crucified Kids
May 16th, 2016 10:15 AM
In a cartoon appearing in Monday’s Louisville Courier-Journal, cartoonist Marc Murphy attacked the National Rifle Assocation (NRA) ahead of its national convention by depicting children being fatally crucified on crosses that read “2nd Amendment.” Murphy unveiled the cartoon in a tweet on Sunday morning and with a few doses of sarcasm, he welcomed the NRA to the city by telling them to “[e]njoy…
U of L: Prof. Position is Only For Blacks, Hispanics, Native Americans
December 21st, 2015 10:55 PM
Did you hear about the university which advertised for "a tenure-track Assistant Professor position that will be filled by a White American or Asian American"? Of course you didn't, because it didn't happen. But it's not difficult to imagine the outrage which would justifiably ensue if such an ad were ever placed. Well, last week it became widely known that the University of Louisville placed an…
Maher Hits Carson with Uncle Ben's, Bevin Is 'Teabagger,' GOPers Cheat
November 8th, 2015 5:02 PM
On Friday's Real Time on HBO, host Bill Maher aimed venom at a number of conservative public figures as he referred to Uncle Ben's rice in a racially tinged joke about Dr. Ben Carson, and asserted that it is President Reagan's fault that many middle aged white Americans have personal problems that lead them to drunkenness, heroin addiction, and early death, as the HBO host tagged them "Trump…