This would be funny, if it wasn’t just so sad. Several media outlets had their credibility put to the test this week (and shocker, failed miserably) after a report from the United Nations out Monday left out a pretty significant detail. The report appeared to condemn President Trump over the border policy, calling the U.S. out for holding “100,000”, or “⅓ of the children globally held in migrant- detention centers.” The media rushed to share the report as more bad news for Trump. However they were singing a different tune when the UN report’s author clarified his data was from 2015, when President Obama was in office.
On Monday’s edition of the noontime Inside Politics program on CNN, AP Washington Bureau Chief Julie Pace used an odd word to describe Hunter Biden's exploitation of his father's last name to make money in foreign countries like Ukraine and China. She called it “confusing.”
Congressman Adam Schiff was caught in a lie by The New York Times on Wednesday, although they didn’t make that point. The newspaper reported the whistleblower contacted Schiff’s committee and discussed his complaint in vague terms, and those terms were passed along to Schiff. He told MSNBC "we have not spoken directly with the whistleblower." Will the "fact checkers" notice? Most of them avoided any ruling on Schiff's false and cartoonish summary of Trump's phone call with the Ukrainians president.
Continued good news on unemployment bored the networks on Friday night. As usual, they didn't note the apparent irony that they consider President Trump to be "racist" (or at least issue "racist tweets"), and yet the Labor Department reported black unemployment hit 5.5 percent, well below the previous all-time low of 5.9 percent (and it was never below 7.0 percent pre-Trump). The jobless rate for black women was 4.4 prevent, and the previous low was 4.7 percent. If Obama were still president, the major media would hone in on his good works for blacks. But AP and The New York Times skipped that data point.
Wednesday’s CBS This Morning gave another glowing segment to Swede and climate change teen Greta Thunberg, but as my colleague Scott Whitlock noted, they failed to include an embarrassing tidbit that, while the teen sailed on a zero emissions-boat across the Atlantic to New York for a United Nations conference, two individuals are being flown across the Atlantic to retrieve the boat.
This could be the biggest display of chutzpah since the guy convicted of offing his parents pleaded for mercy on the basis of being an orphan. MSNBC's Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough had the gall Monday morning to condemn President Trump over an Epstein conspiracy theory, despite having floated a bizarre one himself. Shortly after the news of Epstein's death became public on Saturday morning, Scarborough took to Twitter.
Even those who work at Google have noticed the search engine’s unfair tilt towards liberal news outlets. Google engineer Greg Coppola, who was suspended by his company for speaking to Project Veritas, published a July 25 post on Medium analyzing Google News. Coppola re-enacted a project done by PJ Media’s Paula Boylard in order to demonstrate Google’s liberal manipulation of its algorithms
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."