While people in the mainstream media were delighted that Democrat “rising star” Beto O’Rourke held a “counter-rally” to President Trump’s visit to the border in El Paso, Texas, their coverage of Monday’s event was far from complete. Among the aspects of the rally that eluded the reporters’ attention were the people in the crowd who took great pleasure in slamming a large piñata that resembled Donald Trump and the Mexican flags carried by a number of participants.
Who knew that sharing a public fact about a liberal politician could count as bullying? GOP spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany tweeted on February 6 that she had been blocked from her Instagram account. It was not until the next day that Instagram noted the mistake it had made, due to public outcry from the Daily Caller and Breitbart, and restored McEnany’s account.
The schools and studies that are shaping technology’s approach to fake news and censorship are biased in favor of the left. A study released by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology opened with the premise that readers should be able to determine what fake news is and isn’t.
It’s certainly no surprise that CNN's Jim Acosta would go to virtually any length to criticize President Trump and anyone in his administration. The most recent example of this behavior comes in an excerpt from a new book written by former Trump administration official Cliff Sims, who wrote that Acosta and his channel “peddled slime” with “unsubstantiated misinformation from a disgruntled ex-Trump campaign aide.”
Left-wing academia attacks conservatives and conservative news for “fake news.” But their studies fall short of proving this theory. A new study found that “fake news was most concentrated among conservative voters.” Yet it highlighted 11 sources as “fake news” or “questionable” that constitutes a large part of conservative media
Liberal activist organizations seem to have plenty of leverage with social media and tech companies these days. According to a letter sent from Breitbart’s attorney to lefty group Sleeping Giants, Google must have taken the liberal activist group’s complaints about Breitbart pretty seriously.
Looks like removing any references to American achievement in the Neil Armstrong biopic First Man, the latest movie from La La Land director Damien Chazelle, didn’t pay off at all. According to the recent ticket sales report on Box Office Mojo, the film cost $59 million to make, not counting an extra $50 million for marketing costs. But Deadline reports that it performed way below expectations by earning just $16 million domestically,
Well. This has been an interesting media week, yes? The liberal “mainstream” media just exploded on Judge Brett Kavanaugh and his nomination to be a Supreme Court Justice. But there’s something very curious here. Take the case of liberal Democratic Senator from Ohio Sherrod Brown.
Following The Daily Caller’s revealing the identity of its founder, the lefty ad-targeting group known as Sleeping Giants took to Twitter to defend itself.
Facebook is relying on Wikipedia to help users establish the credibility of news sources even though Wikipedia describes one of the major conservative publications, Breitbart, as “misogynistic, xenophobic, and racist.” At the same time, however, feminist site Jezebel’s entry does not contain a warning about the political nature of its articles.
In a search in the browser Google Chrome, 6 of the top 20 conservative sites had “reviewed claims” showcased in the summary. By contrast, none of the top 20 liberal sites had “reviewed claims.” Instead, three of them -- The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The New Yorker -- had “awards” displayed where “reviewed claims” would have been.
Fire and Fury author Michael Wolff stopped by Tuesday’s Hardball for his latest interview and he used the chance to lament with host Chris Matthews that it’s “a tragedy” that Steve Bannon has been ousted from Breitbart but Donald Trump hasn’t been removed from the presidency. Right off the bat, Matthews pushed some fake news in wondering what Wolff made about the Bannon news, asserting that “Bannon is gone from Breitbart,” which is a “thing he created.”