TheFederalist.com's Mollie Hemingway appeared Saturday morning on Fox & Friends: Weekend to discuss NBC's botched "Michael Cohen was wiretapped" story, which is only the latest in a long line of establishment press stories subsequently requiring major corrections or retractions. Hemingway observed that the errors "always go in one direction."



You’ve probably heard already. April 10, was “Equal Pay Day,” a symbolic day media, politicians and celebrities use each year to complain about gender-based pay discrimination — by abusing a statistic that does not illustrate that.



On Thursday, both online and on MSNBC, NBC News unskeptically relayed bogus claims by the liberal Center for American Progress that the House Intelligence Committee's decision to end its Trump-Russia collusion investigation was negligently premature.



In the wake of Attorney General Jeff Sessions' Friday firing of Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe, two Associated Press dispatches and an NBC news story wouldn't directly admit that his dismissal was largely based on a finding that he lied to internal investigators. Meanwhile, a pre-firing Wall Street Journal editorial had no problem using the word.



At NBCNews.com's "Think" section Wednesday, Marcie Bianco checked almost all of the left's outrage boxes, characterizing private-sector efforts to reach Mars as, among other things, "patriarchal," and evidence of male "midlife crisis ... laced with an imperialist ethos."



 

The homosexual USA figure skater Adam Rippon isn't just living his best Olympics, he took over the 2018 Winter Games, writes SBNation's Chris Greenberg. NBC's Terry Gannon said Rippon "owns" these Games. Those are the left-stream narratives, but here's the truth: Rippon owns NBC Sports, SBNation, Good Morning America, USA Today and other media that are absolutely, positively smitten by this unremarkable athlete.



The legion of the perpetually aggrieved "white supremacy"-obsessed jumped on a Monday remark by Trump administration Attorney General Jeff Sessions to concoct a bogus "racial dogwhistle" when he used the term "Anglo-American heritage of law enforcement" in a speech to the National Sheriffs' Association. Five days in, many of them still haven't acknowledged that former President Barack Obama and others in his administration have used the term without generating controversy.



If you were planning to boycott coverage of the upcoming Winter Olympics to avoid the political bloviating of Bob Costas, you might want to tune in. He won't be occupying the NBC host's chair, and his successor is a broadcaster who aims to be "invisible" and stick to sports. Costas has passed the host's torch on to Mike Tirico, formerly of ESPN and Monday Night Football.



The Department of Justice announced Friday that Rene Boucher, the person who attacked and seriously injured Kentucky GOP Senator Rand Paul 2-1/2 months ago, has been charged with a federal felony and admitted to the attack. Several press accounts are crowing that the DOJ's announcement proves that the attack was not politically motivated. It does no such thing.



On Sunday's episode of Meet the Press, as he introduced a discussion about the establishment media's reputation at the end of 2017, it seemed that host Chuck Todd did not expect two of his panelists to try to pretend that the press's execrable year was actually one during which its reputation went "way up." But that's what Hal Boedeker, the Orlando Sentinel's "TV Guy," believes, as did NBC's own Claire Atkinson, who cited online subscription growth as her "evidence." Their statements constitute the comedy gold of cluelessness.



Is NBC News sending a not so subtle message to its viewers and, especially, to its correspondents on the true state of the much touted Trump-Russia collusion investigation? One has to ask this question because, remarkably, NBC News published a column by Loyola Law School professor Jessica Levinson that asks about the possibility of a collusion charge and answers it in Will President Trump be charged with collusion in 2018? Not a chance.



The tradition of the presidential turkey pardoning every Thanksgiving should be a light-hearted, fun event devoid of politics. But because of the media’s hatred for President Trump, even this event has been turned into a political gripe fest.