Spending millions on his own campaign, is liberal billionaire Tom Steyer drawing into question his goal of getting money out of politics? Steyer spent a whopping $47 million “during the first three months of his presidential bid” (84 days), which “places him on track to join the biggest self-funding political candidates in American history,” The Los Angeles Times reported October 16.



Even 2,600 pages of tax returns weren’t enough for Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer to be truly transparent. The liberal hedge fund billionaire and “Impeach Trump” activist released the documents on a campaign webpage labeled “Transparency,” but it wasn’t enough — even for the liberal Los Angeles Times.



So much for the Fight for $15! Sen. Bernie Sanders, (I-VT), campaign created a PR crisis for himself after staff complaints that they were being paid “poverty wages” got leaked to the press.

That hypocrisy might have hurt him politically — if journalists had actually reported it. Although The Washington Post reported that his unionized campaign staff was upset over their pay, the networks and three national newspapers ignored the story. Staff were fighting to get the same $15-an-hour wages Sanders wants federally mandated. But all three network evening news shows as well as The New York Times, USA Today and the Los Angeles Times ignored the story between July 18 and 21, according to Nexis.



**SPOILER WARNING**

To say many fans of the HBO series Game of Thrones were not happy with Sunday's series finale is probably an understatement.



There's a big shakeup going down at the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) this week. In a surprise announcement on Thursday, the hateful left-wing "hate watch" group disclosed the sudden firing of co-founder Morris Dees. Although the SPLC declined to specify why, reports of racial bias and a possible #MeToo situation quickly surfaced.



From the Dumb Questions Department, there was this headline in the Los Angeles Times: "In Kamala Harris, a sequel to Ronald Reagan?" Obviously, a sequel suggests more of the same, not the exact opposite. It's like asking if Green Book is a sequel to Star Wars.



Ahhhh memories. Here at CPAC this week, the stories abound about President Donald Trump walking away from the Hanoi Summit. Here are a few of the headlines. From the Los Angeles Times: “Art of the retreat: Summit failure further scuffs Trump's dealmaker claims.” From USA Today: “Donald Trump's big fail on North Korea: He didn't prepare and he got played.” From Newsweek: “Has Trump Failed in North Korea? Pyongyang Says it Will Not Give up Nukes Without U.S. Demilitarization.” 



Two days after airing a Super Bowl commercial that depicts journalists as people of great importance and integrity, The Washington Post published an error-ridden fact check of President Trump’s State of the Union address. Written by Glenn Kessler, Salvador Rizzo, and Meg Kelly, it contains an array of half-truths, straw men, and outright falsehoods.



Liberal journalists like Brian Stelter touted a Trump State of the Union speech as a "Super Bowl for fact checkers." This didn't used to be the case when Obama was president.But several "fact checks" flopped badly.



Left? Lefter? Leftist? In the quest to see which candidate can be the most liberal, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren called for an “ultra-millionaire tax” to force the wealthy to fork over more to the government.



Billions of dollars are being spent on both sides to influence the outcome of the 2018 midterm elections — much of it from major media figures.

The day before the election, the Los Angeles Times (LAT) profiled the 12 biggest spenders trying to “determine control of Congress” based on trackable political donations to candidates, committees and outside groups. Giving to nonprofits or 501(c)4s were not included in the analysis.



The woman who alleged in a confidential letter that as a high school student in Maryland in the '80s Brett Kavanaugh "pinned her to a bed on her back and groped her over her clothes, grinding his body against hers and clumsily attempting to pull off her one-piece bathing suit and the clothing she wore over it" has now revealed her identity to (surprise!) the Washington Post.