A New Direction on Education
February 20th, 2017 11:03 AM
American public school students fall well behind students around the world in math and science proficiency. This is not debatable. According to the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study and the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study, both cited in The New York Times in 2012, "Fourth- and eighth-grade students in the United States continue to lag behind students in…
Have the Media Been Caught in Planned Parenthood’s Web of Lies?
February 10th, 2017 4:20 PM
A new report released by Live Action shows that many media outlets have been caught up in Planned Parenthood’s web of lies. The documented evidence shows that Planned Parenthood repeatedly lied to media outlets after they were exposed in undercover video footage offering assistance to investigators, posing as pimps prostituting minor girls.
USNews.com: RNC Protesters Blame Open Carry for Low Turnout Thus Far
July 21st, 2016 3:09 PM
Many leftists thought that they would attract huge, unprecedented crowds of protesters and cause a great deal of mayhem at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this week. Tuesday evening at USNews.com, Steven Nelson, appearing to assume facts which have thus far not been supported by evidence, wrote that the protest crowds (and arrests) have been light "despite the nomination of…
Real Headlines: ‘It’s Hillary; It’s History’ and ‘a Singular Triumph'
June 7th, 2016 4:21 PM
With Hillary Clinton on the verge of officially becoming the Democratic nominee for president, outlets such as the Washington Post and U.S. News are not holding back. “It’s Hillary; it’s History” and “For a generation of women pushing against the limits, a singular triumph” are two examples.
New Peter Pan Movie Has a 'Lily-White Tiger Lily Problem
March 23rd, 2014 9:03 AM
In the world of Hollywood politics, U.S. News & World Report is hyping "Peter Pan's Lily-White Tiger Lily Problem." Warner Brothers is making a movie called "Pan" (due in July 2015), and the Indian princess Tiger Lily is being played by white actress Rooney Mara.
“This casting choice is particularly shameful for a children’s movie,” an outraged petition said. “Telling children their role…
Zuckerman: Billionaires Are Buying Newspapers ‘Because They No Longe
August 11th, 2013 8:30 PM
Media mogul Mort Zuckerman wins this weekend’s funniest line on a political talk show.
Asked by the host of PBS's McLaughlin Group why successful billionaires would invest in a dying business such as newspapers, Zuckerman replied, “Because they no longer wish to be billionaires” (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):
Zuckerman Schools Clift: If Obama Gave Cantor's AEI Speech 'You'd Have
February 9th, 2013 4:27 PM
Mort Zuckerman really schooled Eleanor Clift on PBS's McLaughlin Group Friday.
After Clift commented that if she closed her eyes during House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's (R-Va.) speech to the American Enterprise Institute last week, she "would have thought it was Barack Obama," Zuckerman marvelously fired back, "Eleanor, if it had been Barack Obama, you would have supported everything he…
US News Item on How Working Less Might Slow 'Climate Change' Ignores U
February 5th, 2013 9:35 AM
A Monday US News item by Jason Koebler ("Study: Global Warming Can Be Slowed By Working Less") illustrates how radical thought injects itself into establishment press news stories.
Koebler's work attempts to be cute, with its picture (a cyclist taking a nap), its subheadline (a suggestion that "a more 'European' schedule would reduce the effects of climate change"), and its opening ("Want to…
Media Hail JFK's 'Poetry,' Ignore That His Agenda Didn't Match His Wor
January 22nd, 2013 3:40 PM
With this week's inauguration, several media stories recounted past inaugural addresses. One oration prominently featured and applauded was the speech given by President John F. Kennedy in 1961.
On CNN's Web site, it was listed as one of "The six best inaugural addresses." U.S. News & World Report's site included it as one of "The 5 Best Inaugural Addresses," noting that it set "the…
US News & World Report Cites Record Number Food Stamp Recipients: Wond
November 21st, 2012 12:41 PM
This Thanksgiving, a record high of 42.2 million Americans will use food stamps to curtail the cost of a big meal. At a whopping expense of $72 billion to the taxpayer per year, according to the Congressional Budget Office. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) has grown by 70 percent since 2007, an increase of over 15 million more people.
Despite acknowledging all of this,…
James Pethokoukis Smacks Down Eleanor Clift: GOP Isn't 'Anti-Immigrati
June 23rd, 2012 11:20 AM
A common media deception is to accuse Republicans of being anti-immigration.
When Newsweek's Eleanor Clift tried this on PBS's McLaughlin Group Friday, US News & World Report's James Pethokoukis quickly scolded, "They’re anti-illegal immigration. They’re not anti-immigration...That’s just wrong" (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):
Mort Zuckerman Smacks Down Eleanor Clift: 'I Know About Bain Capital S
June 16th, 2012 12:58 PM
U.S. News and World Report's Mort Zuckerman deliciously smacked down the perilously liberal and unwarrantedly arrogant Newsweek columnist Eleanor Clift on this weekend's edition of PBS's The McLaughlin Group.
When Clift ignorantly said Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney didn't create jobs at Bain Capital, Zuckerman quickly dismissed her saying, "I’m not going to argue. I know about…
Remember When the National Media Despised Recall Elections? California
June 3rd, 2012 7:03 AM
As the national media's political attention turns again to a Wisconsin recall election ginned up by angry labor unions -- that's not counting Ed Schultz, who's never stopped obsessing about ousting Gov. Scott Walker -- it's easy to forget that the national media used to be on the other side of a recall election. In 2003 in California, it was liberal Gov. Gray Davis who was recalled, and…
Mort Zuckerman Once Again Corrects Eleanor Clift's Stupidity
April 16th, 2012 12:16 AM
There are times when I'm truly sickened by the total lack of economic acumen possessed by today's so-called journalists.
On PBS's McLaughlin Group this weekend, Newsweek's Eleanor Clift once again said something so totally ignorant that she had to be corrected by US News & World Report's Mort Zuckerman (video follows with transcript and commentary):