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Nets Paint Hillary Scandal as GOP Attack Line, Not Corruption

August 24th, 2016 4:50 PM
Appearing on Fox News’s Special Report on Monday, The Weekly Standard’s Steve Hayes blasted the media for trying to dismiss the Clinton Foundation scandal as just another Republican attack line against Hillary Clinton: “What amuses me as I follow other media outlets covering this is they continue to try to cast this as if it’s about Republicans. ‘Republicans are…

NYT's Pulitzer Package Includes 'Wildly Inaccurate' Gun Editorials

April 22nd, 2016 8:44 AM
The New York Times had a mediocre Pulitzer Prize haul this week. Among the Times selections that didn’t win the prize for editorial writing (thought it made the final three) were a package of gun control editorials. Mark Hemingway at The Weekly Standard eviscerated one particularly ignorant, wildly hyped Times gun-control editorial in that package, while accusing the Pulitzers of “a…

Book on 41 Hostile to Reagan and Blames Gingrich for ‘Ugly’ Politics

January 3rd, 2016 10:24 AM
Reviewing Newsweek veteran Jon Meacham’s biography of former President George H.W. Bush, Thomas J. Duesterberg observed in The Weekly Standard that Meacham portrays the 41st President‘s life through a liberal prism. For instance: “The policies of Ronald Reagan are viewed from a decidedly unsympathetic and formulaic viewpoint, which follows the consensus, left-of-center…

NYT Critic: 'Truth' Is 'Beautifully Executed Journalistic Thriller'

October 16th, 2015 7:44 PM
The New York Times has not merely climbed aboard the bandwagon of Truth, which exalts the fraudulent September 2004 CBS 60 Minutes report about President George W. Bush's Texas Air National Guard Service. It's now serving as the film's de facto lead apologist. The most recent example demonstrating how deeply in the tank the Old Gray Lady has gone is Stephen Holden's Thursday film…

McArdle: 'A Marshmallow Planet' More Likely Than Truth in 'Truth'

October 16th, 2015 12:50 AM
The disgraceful determination of Hollywood to rewrite history not favorable to the left, its causes and its personalities has perhaps reached its nadir with the laughably misnamed movie Truth. The film is about Dan Rather's September 2004 60 Minutes report on President George W. Bush's Texas Air National Guard Service during the 1970s. In Rather's words, "The nuanced, not…

Press Ignoring Conflicts of Interest Exposed in CBS Benghazi Coverage

September 30th, 2015 11:59 PM
Apparently, the establishment press is waiting for its marching orders on how to handle what an Investor's Business Daily editorial has already called a "scandal." This one's a joint effort involving Hillary Clinton, Sidney Blumenthal, a recently deceased former CIA operative named Tyler Drumheller who worked with Blumenthal — and CBS News. As Mark Hemingway at the Weekly…

Kristol: Odds 'Better Than 50/50' Big Dem Jumps in Against Hillary

July 27th, 2015 8:51 PM
Is Hillary hearing donkey hoofbeats? On his Weekly Standard podcast today, Bill Kristol put the odds at "better than 50/50" that one or more of Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden or John Kerry would jump into the race against a Hillary Clinton whom he described as "extraordinarily weak." Kristol made an undeniable point, to wit, that "if someone came down and gave you…

Weekly Standard: NYT Hates Criticism and Won't Publish Challenging Let

August 12th, 2014 3:13 PM
According to an expose in the August 18 Weekly Standard, the New York Times hates critical comments and won't print letters to the editors that challenge NYT facts. Writer Kenneth L. Woodward detailed a behind-the-scenes battle to get the paper to correct inaccurate information by Maureen Dowd.  After dealing with an editor, Woodward recounted, "In sum, the Times was…

Press Virtually Ignores Cuellar's Hits at Obama's 'Bizarre' Actions, W

July 10th, 2014 12:44 AM
At the Politico Wednesday afternoon, Jonathan Topaz covered Texas Democratic Congressman Henry Cuellar's sharp criticism of President Barack Obama's failure to visit the nation's southern border, or for that matter any of the detention centers set up for "Unaccompanied Alien Children" (the Department of Homeland Security's term). The Politico is where many stories…

New London, Conn. Columnist: 'Not a Single Thing' Done in Almost 9 Yea

February 11th, 2014 11:53 PM
Veteran journalist David Collins is a columnist at the New London Day in Connecticut. In a column supposedly published on Sunday but "updated" on Saturday (I'm not kidding), Collins assessed the aftermath of the Supreme Court's odious Kelo v. New London decision in 2005 in reacting to a lengthy story by Charlotte Allen in the February 10 issue of the Weekly Standard. In the…

Networks Tout Fed Nominee Yellen’s ‘Brilliance

October 10th, 2013 3:47 PM
President Obama nominated Janet Yellen, Fed vice chair, to head the Federal Reserve on Oct. 9. If confirmed, she will take on Ben Bernanke’s role as chairman and be the first woman in that role. Networks lauded her nomination that evening, after having paid little attention to her liberal policies in recent months. Broadcast network evening and morning shows were giddy at the nomination…

Reporters Laugh at Serious Question to Nancy Pelosi About Gosnell, Abo

June 13th, 2013 10:59 PM
Most press conferences are very serious affairs, with reporters seeking important information to distribute to the public about a wide variety of issues. That wasn't quite the case on Thursday, when John McCormack of the Weekly Standard magazine asked House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to explain the moral difference between Dr. Kermit Gosnell's murder of infants born alive and…

Maher: ‘Everything in the Weekly Standard Is a Lie Told to an Idiot

April 13th, 2013 12:04 PM
As NewsBusters readers are well aware, Bill Maher is not someone that should be casting aspersions on other people’s intellects. Despite this, the host of HBO’s Real Time Friday said of the conservative magazine the Weekly Standard, “Everything in it is a lie told to an idiot” (video follows with commentary):

Byron Tau Gives Politico Credit For Story on OFA Politicking -- Until

February 9th, 2013 9:56 AM
Does the Politico do so little noteworthy original work that it has to make it appear as if it's taking credit for stories it didn't break? It sure looks like it from here. In a story about President Obama's Organizing For Action organization, the not-for-profit lobbying result after Obama and those running the presidential campaign's Organizing For America chose to become a…