The press rose as one in outrage Wednesday upon learning that Fort Sill, an Army base in Oklahoma, which is being used as a temporary shelter for migrant children, had been used as a Japanese internment camp during World War II. One fact buried and downplayed: Fort Sill was also used to hold migrant children as recently in 2014, under the administration of one Barack Obama. But at the time, it seems that zero media outlets who covered the controversy made the connection between World War II internment and the Obama administration’s housing of migrant children.
On Thursday, Oscar-winning director Spike Lee demanded that workers in the entertainment industry move out of Georgia because of its new abortion law. While others in Hollywood are content to see if that legislation takes effect next year or is blocked in the courts, Lee dismissed concerns that a boycott could dramatically reduce the $9.5 billion annual boost the state economy receives from that industry. According to an article written by Associated Press reporter Lindsey Bahr, the director called for the entertainment industry to “shut it down” in Georgia, claiming that such a loss of income is necessary.
The "fact checkers" at Associated Press were the latest to fulminate against President Trump mocking Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam about executing babies born alive after an abortion attempt. The tweet was mockable: "The reality behind President Trump's false accusation that abortion doctors execute babies." Apparently, abortion doctors just kill....germs? Cellular clumps?
Allegations of foreign meddling in our elections and obstruction of justice are not always recognized as Huge News -- especially when it's about Asian donors meddling on behalf of Barack Obama in 2012. AP reports that Pras Michel -- a founding member of the 1990s hip hop group the Fugees -- has been charged in a campaign finance conspiracy with fugitive Malaysian financier Low Taek Jho.
How far will the liberal media go to boost Beto O'Rourke's Hispanic street cred? In an article published today, the Associated Press wrote that in a speech he gave in his hometown of El Paso: "O'Rourke also spoke at length in his native Spanish, eliciting loud and sustained cheers."
One of the inherent problems with "fact checking" is the nagging tendency to "fact check" the future, which journalists should agree is not yet factual. AP Fact Check was attacked from the Left by the site Think Progress over predictions on global warming. But none of these predictions are facts! They're "guess-checking." Politicians can mischaracterize predictions, but there are no "facts" about when global warming will kill us all.
On her 10:00 a.m. ET hour show Wednesday morning, MSNBC anchor Hallie Jackson tried to offer a “reality check” to liberal super-fans of Special Counsel Robert Mueller. After reading from an Associated Press report that described Democrats collecting “earrings, paintings, prayer candles, valentines, ornaments” with Mueller’s name or image in hopes that he would bring President Trump’s downfall, Jackson warned that “his report is not going to be what everybody thinks it’s gonna be.”
When it comes to having a spokesman for Trump-Hater Nation, Nancy Pelosi, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and the rest of the loony left must be thrilled. In Joe Scarborough, they have someone who gets three hours of TV time every weekday morning to beam Trump hatred to the masses. Doing his bit on today's Morning Joe, Scarborough sided with Pelosi in proclaiming the wall "immoral."
In contrast to the broadcast networks, CNN, and MSNBC ignoring radical pro-abortion comments by Virginia Governor Ralph Northam (D), a look at the Fox News Channel programs in that span (The Story, Tucker Carlson Tonight, Hannity, The Ingraham Angle, and Fox News @ Night) yielded 67 minutes and 23 seconds of coverage on not only Northam’s comments, unsuccessful attempts by Virginia Democrats to pass a late-term abortion bill, and how New York was able to push through such a law last week.
On Friday’s broadcast of MSNBC Live with Katy Tur, Associated Press White House reporter Jonathan Lemire claimed that the sizeable migrant caravan that set out from Honduras in October 2018 never arrived at the U.S.-Mexico border. Lemire’s statement contradicted literally every mainstream press organization’s reporting about the caravan, which was widely documented as having reached America’s southern border shortly after the 2018 midterm elections.
On Friday afternoon, it was announced Federalist staff writer, frequent Fox Business and Fox News guest, and young conservative leader Bre Payton had suddenly passed away at age 26 after being found unresponsive Thursday morning with what doctors reportedly diagnosed as meningitis and the swine flu. Poignant tributes poured in from the conservative movement both Friday morning after word first came out about the incident and after her death. The Associated Press also published one, but it wasn’t so friendly.
One of the foundations in America is the need for a free press that is not unduly influenced by outside interests, which can range from influential people to corporations or governments. However, several members of Congress fear that concept is in danger of being greatly diminished due to an expanded “relationship” between the Associated Press and Xinhua, China’s largest state-run news agency.