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Sports' Fear-Driven COVID Responses Need to Stop, Says Sports Writer

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May 23rd, 2020 1:59 PM
Months ago, nobody would have imagined that there would be dozens of controversial articles written about an NFL quarterback getting a haircut and a beard trim, but here we are. On Monday, the Pittsburgh Steelers posted a video of quarterback “Big Ben” Roethlisberger throwing “legit NFL passes” to teammates Juju Smith-Schuster, James Connor, and Ryan Switzer, signaling…

New York Times Reports 'Black Workers' Wages Are Finally Rising'

February 8th, 2020 10:05 AM
The New York Times published a rather shocking article for Saturday’s newspaper. Online, the headline was an attention-grabber: "Black Workers’ Wages Are Finally Rising -- Their pay is increasing after a decade of stagnation. One man’s story shows the hope — and limitations — with that shift." Wait. So black workers’ wages stagnated....all through the…

Networks Ignore Pennsylvania Rep. Brian Sims Bullying Pro-Lifers

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May 7th, 2019 11:44 PM
It takes one “smirk” from a conservative teen in a MAGA hat to generate a national news meltdown, yet prolonged verbal harassment from a Democratic state representative towards an older woman praying in protest at a Planned Parenthood clinic hardly gets any mainstream attention. Neither ABC, CBS or NBC nightly news programming paid any attention to Pennsylvania State Representative…

NYT Refused To Promote Gosnell Movie, Then Lied About It

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October 29th, 2018 12:08 PM
According to a press release from the producers of Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer, the New York Times has contributed to the recent media blackout of the successful independent film about the murderous abortionist.
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ABC & CBS Cheer ‘Pink Wave’ of Dem Female Candidates in Primaries

May 16th, 2018 11:38 AM
On Wednesday, the ABC and CBS morning shows were so excited at the prospect of Democrats seizing control of the House of Representatives in November that they decided to get an early start on their slanted campaign coverage by gushing over the number of female Democratic candidates who won primary races in multiple states on Tuesday, particularly in Pennsylvania.
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Nets Cheer PA Election as ‘Blow’ to Trump, Dem Ran Against Pelosi

March 14th, 2018 3:39 PM
All three of Wednesday’s network morning shows celebrated Democrat Conor Lamb’s apparent narrow victory over Republican Rick Saccone in Pennsylvania’s congressional special election, cheering the “incredibly exciting” race as a “blow” to Republicans and President Trump. However, buried in NBC’s Today show coverage was a four-second acknowledgment…

Press Continues to Ignore Philly Soda Tax Fallout, Proposed Tax Hikes

March 9th, 2018 9:42 PM
In November, I noted that the national press, after extensively covering Philadelphia's deceptively named 1.5 cents per ounce "soda tax" when it passed in mid-2016, has ignored its negative fallout, including layoffs at distributors and grocers along with a significant collections shortfall. The non-coverage continues, even though it's clear that the jobs lost aren't coming…

National Media Not Interested as Philly Soda Tax Collections Flounder

November 30th, 2017 10:07 AM
In June of last year, with much national media fanfare, the City of Philadelphia passed a dishonestly named "soda tax." The levy of 1.5 cents per ounce, which taxes not only sugar-sweetened beverages but also drinks containing "any form of artificial sugar substitute, including stevia, aspartame, sucralose, neotame, acesulfame potassium (Ace-K), saccharin, and advantame" …

Press Provides Cover For and Rarely Discloses PETA's Radical Agenda

April 1st, 2017 1:07 PM
A recent official tweet from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is not an April Fools Day joke. In full context, it's not even funny, because it's part of a long campaign by an utterly unhinged mob to shut down entire industries. Specifically, that March 31 PETA tweet claims that milk is an awful thing because it "has long been a symbol used by white supremacists…

Earth to the Press Which Praised It: Philly's 'Soda Tax' Is a Disaster

February 24th, 2017 8:30 AM
In June, the City of Philadelphia, in what was hailed as a "historic moment for public health," passed a deliberately misnamed 1.5-cent per ounce "soda tax." What anyone with a lick of sense could have predicted would happen is happening, and the national press is mostly ignoring the tragic results.

Former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane Is Going to Jail

October 25th, 2016 5:16 PM
Channel 27 in Harrisburg reported today that former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane (D) has been sentenced to 10 to 23 months in prison for leaking grand jury materials to the media and then lying about it under oath. Kane was also sentenced to eight years of probation. She was convicted on August 15 of two felonies involving perjury, and seven misdemeanors.  

NYT Front Page Plays Race Card on Trump's Claims of Philly Vote Fraud

August 22nd, 2016 1:55 PM
While some have criticized Donald Trump’s predictions of a “rigged” election in favor of Hillary Clinton, the New York Times went inflammatory on Monday’s front page, playing the race card on the candidate by dismissing suspicions of vote fraud as just anti-black fear-mongering: “Trump, Claims of ‘Rigged’ Vote And Issues of Racial Politics.” The…
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Watch Sad Matthews Cover His ‘Rising Star’ Liberal AG Being Convicted

August 17th, 2016 5:43 PM
MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews had always been a big admirer of now-former Democratic Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane, so he was naturally beside himself on Tuesday night as he gave a news brief on Kane being found guilty of nine criminal charges stemming from a series of leaks to a grand jury concerning a legal and political rival.

NYT: Obama Rescues Persecuted Muslims as 'Discrimination Surges'

August 9th, 2016 1:20 PM
The Obama administration is once again riding to the rescue of U.S. Muslims persecuted by Republicans. That’s the takeaway from Monday’s lead National section story by Katie Shepherd (who claimed without evidence that "anti-Islamic rhetoric and discrimination surges this presidential election year"): “To Township, It’s a Zoning Issue. To Justice Dept., It’s…