Column: New Jersey Democracy Died In Darkness?
November 12th, 2021 6:16 AM
At The Washington Post, when Democrats are kicked unceremoniously out of office, it can only mean one thing. Democracy died in darkness. They diagnosed the problem in a story headlined "How the media missed a New Jersey senate candidate’s racist social media posts — until he’d already won."
NewsBusters Podcast: GOP Wins Cause Critical Rage Theories on TV News
November 3rd, 2021 10:57 PM
It’s time for the post-election Bitter Tears Edition of the NewsBusters Podcast, recounting the media meltdowns as the Republicans took over all the statewide elections in Virginia and retook the House of Delegates. When our media Democrats figure out they’re going to lose, the anger about the “whitelash” is guaranteed. Losing politicians might concede with grace, but journalists seldom do.…
STUDY: NJ Republican Stuns Corrupt Press, Breaks Through Media Censors
November 3rd, 2021 8:45 AM
Republican gubernatorial candidate Jack Ciattarelli stunned the political and media establishment on Tuesday with a breathtaking performance. As of 8:30 AM on Wednesday, Jack Ciattarelli leads incumbent Democrat Phil Murphy…
15 Times Big Tech Censored Local Government Meetings, Officials
August 11th, 2021 9:50 AM
Four school board meetings, collectively from Connecticut, Illinois and Washington, were removed from YouTube within an eight-day period last month for violating the platform’s “COVID-19 medical misinformation policy.” Big Tech’s censorship of local government meetings and public officials, whether restored following criticism or not, is a slippery slope that keeps getting steeper.
Corruption in New Jersey? NO WAY!
May 27th, 2021 5:59 PM
Home prices keep climbing. It's another reason to let people build housing. But corrupt politicians sometimes prevent that. The little town of Edgewater, New Jersey, sits right across the Hudson River from Manhattan. A developer, Maxal Group, bought a dumpsite there and proposed building more than a thousand new waterfront apartments. The town said no. Why? The development would generate $12…
'How Did This Get Published?' Politico Touts Jersey as COVID 'Model'
August 7th, 2020 12:57 PM
Former CNN digital producer Steve Krakauer unloaded on Politico on his “Fourth Watch” newsletter for a story hailing New Jersey as some sort of model for flattening the coronavirus curve. His headline asked "How did this get published?"
Reporters Find THESE Protesters Unpopular and Unpatriotic!
April 27th, 2020 3:50 PM
Politico's Matt Friedman wrote from New Jersey on the coronavirus-lockdown protesters: "I'm not saying we shouldn't give the protests any attention. But we need to put them in context: This is not a popular groundswell but, at least as of this moment, a vocal small minority." The pollster he cited called them an "incredibly small sliver" of who don't believe in "social distancing measures to…
NYT: Trump ‘Keeping Supporters Angry Enough to Vote’ With 'Grievances'
February 29th, 2020 3:30 PM
The New York Times caught up to last month’s huge Trump rally in New Jersey, reporter Katie Rogers devoting a full-page National section lead story to denigrating Trump supporters: “Stoking Grievances, and Collecting Data." Rogers wrote: "But Teddy Goff, the Obama campaign’s former digital director, said the Trump campaign had taken traditional digital tactics in a new direction by spreading…
NJ Paper’s Grudging Endorsement: ‘Choke It Down and Vote for Menendez’
October 30th, 2018 3:59 PM
Sometimes, pulling an allegedly corrupt Democrat over the finish line isn’t the most pleasant journalistic task. That’s the feeling one gets from reading the grumbling support (?) the New Jersey Star-Ledger offered to Democrat Robert Menendez on Sunday. The newspaper managed this not-exactly-ringing endorsement: “Choke it down, and vote for Menendez.”
Bozell & Graham Column: New Jersey Funds the Media
July 7th, 2018 6:28 AM
In the liberal mind, the way to prove you value something is by funding it with taxpayer money. So if you love journalism, you take taxpayer money and give it to journalists. It is a sacred mantra of the Left that corporate funding of media inevitably results in a pro-corporate media bias. Consistency would dictate that government funding of media would lead to a pro-government bias. Not in New…
AP, Stelter Hide Truth About Leftists Behind NJ's Media Handout Law
July 6th, 2018 7:10 PM
The Free Press Action Fund, the far-left group that lobbied for the just-passed New Jersey "Civic Info Bill," which authorizes $5 million of taxpayer money for "grants to strengthen local news coverage," is getting an underserved but predictable free pass from the establishment press. Two prominent cheerleaders include the Associated Press and CNN's Brian Stelter.
CNN, MSNBC Ignore Manhunt for Cop Killer As Other Nets Report
May 31st, 2018 8:15 PM
On Thursday morning, CNN and MSNBC pounced on their latest opportunity to ignore police violence-related stories that do not fit the narrative that cops mostly target black suspects for shootings and excessive force. In fact, there were two significant stories highlighted by ABC, CBS, and NBC morning shows which stand out as being ignored by the two liberal cable news networks.
CBS Frets About Tax Law’s Impact on Blue States, Skips Crazy Spending
February 7th, 2018 12:47 PM
The journalists at CBS This Morning on Wednesday whined about the impact that the new Republican tax law will have on blue states, singling out New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and California. Yet, incredibly, reporter Alex Wagner’s entire report managed to never mention that these states have the highest taxes in the country and are wildly in debt.
FLASHBACK: CNN Didn’t See GOP Winning in 2009 As Referendum on Obama
November 8th, 2017 3:47 PM
As journalists rejoice over Republican defeats in New Jersey and Virginia, hyping them as a referendum on President Trump, we at the MRC dove into our archives to remind them that just 8 years ago they said the exact opposite when the exact same situation happened to President Obama. The comparison couldn’t get more apples-to-apples: in both 2009 and 2017, the governorships of Virginia and New…