Omission Watch: Mayors Inhibit Churches, But Allow Massive Protests

June 6th, 2020 10:19 AM

James Freeman at The Wall Street Journal takes up a topic the liberal media elites will avoid: State and local officials are discriminating against religious services as they grant wide berths to protests in the streets. The COVID double standards are obvious.

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CNN's Toobin Rants Over 'Outrageous' GOP Lawsuit in Wisconsin

May 16th, 2020 9:50 AM
On Thursday's New Day show, CNN senior legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin went on a tear against Wisconsin Republicans for successfully suing to end the stay-at-home orders enacted by Democratic Governor Tony Evers. Toobin declared that state Republicans had made Wisconsin a "failed state" with their "outrageous lawsuit," and went on to claim Republicans promote a "…

Why Must 'Fact Checkers' Make Rulings on Guesses and Projections?

May 6th, 2020 2:49 PM
One of the most maddening traits of the liberal-media “fact checking” sites is when they’re not checking facts. They’re trying to support Democratic projections about the future. PolitiFact did this for Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers. They gave him a “Mostly True” for bragging his “Safer at Home” lockdown “prevented the death of at least 300…

NYT's Krugman: GOP Somehow Making Wisconsin ‘Hungary on Lake Michigan'

April 12th, 2020 8:47 PM
The New York Times most classless columnist, Paul Krugman, hit all his usual tropes in Friday’s New York Times with the borderline-hysterical “American  Democracy May Be Dying.” It’s the same paranoia and exploitation of national tragedy that he shows whenever a Republican gains the presidency, and you’re an ignorant sheep if you’re not as terrified as he…
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Conservative Group Sues Wisconsin's Democrat Governor for Press Access

August 15th, 2019 10:24 PM
While CNN has obsessed over the Trump administration denying access to hostile journalists in the White House press, only Fox News has noticed that the Democratic governor of Wisconsin, Tony Evers, is giving the cold shoulder to the conservative media in Madison. The MacIver Institute, which calls itself the "free market voice for Wisconsin," sued Evers for greater press access.

NY Times Rails at GOP Gerrymandering: ‘Dangerous to Democracy'

August 15th, 2019 3:24 PM
Reporter Michael Wines hyperventilated again over “dangerous to democracy” gerrymandering by Republicans in Wisconsin, in Thursday’s New York Times: “Push to End Partisan Maps Is Held Up by the Map Makers.” He led off with strong language: When the Supreme Court concluded this summer that it had no authority to strike down partisan political maps, no matter how…
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Double Standard: CBS Scolds Oregon GOP Senators for Fleeing State

June 25th, 2019 8:57 PM
The CBS Evening News targeted GOP state Senators in Oregon for ridicule and scorn Tuesday night, after some went into hiding and others fled the state in order to block a vote on a controversial climate change bill. In a video call with one Senator, CBS correspondent Carter Evan wondered: “What are you afraid of? Are you afraid of democracy?”

NY Times Cries Foul, Racism Vs. GOP in Midwest, But Dems Did It Too

December 11th, 2018 3:52 PM
“Midwest Power Grab May Fuel G.O.P. Backlash,” blared the New York Times front page. Lambasting Republicans for post-election legislative maneuvering has been a drumbeat recently at the Times, providing momentum for Democrats to finish in 2020 what they started in the House in 2018. Elsewhere reporter Emily Badger cried racism in the first sentence of “Urban-Rural Divide At…
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MSNBC Host Urges U.S. Senate to Block Wisconsin ‘GOP Power Grab’

December 6th, 2018 5:01 PM
Apparently MSNBC anchor Hallie Jackson has forgotten the concept of federalism. At least that’s the way in appeared on Thursday, when she suggested that the United States Senate should somehow intervene in a dispute between Republicans and Democrats over changes to the state government in Wisconsin.
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Todd Slams Republicans for Ending 'Era of Good Feelings'

December 5th, 2018 8:48 PM
On MTP Daily's "I'm Obsessed With..." segment, MSNBC host Chuck Todd took the time to blame Republicans in Wisconsin and Michigan for bringing an "end to any brief era of good feelings" in the aftermath of former President George H.W. Bush's passing, as he condemned the GOP-controlled state legislatures for curtailing gubernatorial power now that Democrats will…

Daily Beast Calls Leftist Attempted Killer a 'Former GOP Candidate'

October 25th, 2018 8:19 AM
In the midst of the shock over bombs sent to former Democrat presidents and CNN and all, the Daily Beast boasted this misleading brief: "Former GOP Candidate Arrested for Attempting to Kill With ‘Radioactive Material’." But the accused, Jeremy Ryan, is a leftist pro-pot protester nicknamed "Segway Boy" who taunts Republicans at the state Capitol.

PolitiFact Throws 'False' Flag at True Quote on Flag/Pledge Bill Vote

July 29th, 2018 7:24 AM
We noted PolitiFact gave ultraliberal Sen. Kamala Harris a "Mostly True" on July 25 when her facts on apartment rentals weren't factual. By contrast, on July 20, PolitiFact declared it "Mostly False" when a Republican challenger tweeted that ultraliberal Sen. Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin "opposed displaying the flag and reciting the Pledge of Allegiance or singing the…

NYT: Scary ‘Extreme Makeover’ in Wisconsin From Walker's Union Reforms

July 12th, 2018 8:32 PM
The New York Times will never forgive conservative Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker for taming his state's public unions and then surviving the vengeance of a union-funded recall election. It found another line of attack in Thursday’s Arts section: Book critic Jennifer Szalai’s laudatory look at The Fall of Wisconsin: The Conservative Conquest of a Progressive Bastion and the Future of…

AP's Scott Bauer Fails to ID Party of Dem Charged in Racial Incident

May 6th, 2018 12:56 PM
Despite relatively recent Associated Press Stylebook changes mandating that elected officials' political party "should be routinely included" in stories about them, the wire service appears to be backsliding. On Saturday, I noted the wire service's failure – before being shamed into a partial remedy — to tag DC politicians engaged in public anti-Semitic outbursts and…