New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio played make-believe during his Wednesday Morning Joe appearance, and everyone else present let him do so without challenge. Hizzoner's deepest dive into fantasyland was his contention that he can raise the money needed to repair and improve Gotham's decrepit subway system by "taxing millionaires and billionaires," which would only raise about 5 percent of the money needed.


Yet more evidence that Michael Wolff's "Fire and Fury" book is a work of fiction comes to us by way of Cindy Adams, the long time columnist for the New York Post's Page Six. In contrast to Wolff's claim that Melania Trump cried on Election Night 2016, her Monday column states that she was with the Donald Trump family on Election Night and definitely did not see any such tears. In addition, nobody else Adams was with that night saw any Melania tears:


According to New York Times media reporter and columnist Jim Rutenberg, only the right side of the media aisle is trying to make news, while the dominant mainstream side (including his newpspaer) is as fair and objective as can be. Rutenberg launched another attack on Rupert Murdoch’s media empire for failing to ignore Russia-related controversies on the Democrat side of the aisle, in his Wednesday column, “Closing Ranks, Murdoch Empire Sows Doubts on Russia Inquiry.” It’s the latest piece suggesting Rutenberg is not a fan of investigative reporting -- at least when it risks hurting Hillary Clinton. He also let CNN, which has gotten many anti-Trump stories wrong, praise itself for working in the public interest.


Kenneth Stern, a former CEO at National Public Radio, has a shocking new book out called Republican Like Me. After spending extensive time with conservatives, Stern realized that the media is reporting from inside a bubble. He summarized his discoveries in the New York Post.


Thursday afternoon, Media Research Center President Brent Bozell sharply criticized the establishment press for ignoring damning new information about how Russia, according to a blockbuster report at The Hill, gained "control of more than 20 percent of America’s uranium supply."  2-1/2 days later, the Associated Press has finally reacted — by treating the report as a mere "reprise" of old news.


While attempting to record MSNBC’s The Last Word episode for August 29, host Lawrence O’Donnell experienced more than eight minutes of technical difficulties that caused the liberal anchor of the weeknight program to lose his temper, shout obscenities and scream at his staff. That video was anonymously leaked to the Mediaite.com website on September 20 and quickly went viral.


Thursday night on NBC’s media entertainment news program Access Hollywood, a former reporter for The New York Post’s Page Six revealed that many media outlets knew about Harvey Weinstein’s sexual assault allegations long before they were broken by The New York Times, one week ago.


MRC Culture has argued before that once all the Confederate statues have been dismantled, suspicious subway tiles retired and any surviving Dukes of Hazard cars been sent to the Earl Scheib Paint Booth and Ideological Reeducation Camp, the left’s War on Inanimate Objects is going to continue.


According to the New York Post’s Page Six, CBS News has decided to remove Scott Pelley from the anchor desk of CBS Evening News, capping off a tenure that began in 2011 when he took over for the largely disappointing tenure of liberal former Today co-host Katie Couric.


The New York Post, though usually perceived as a right-leaning newspaper, has room for columnists from the "other side" — including selective and truth-challenged ones like Jennifer Wright. Wright's February 11 column covers "some of the most gruesome plagues" in human history, in the process promoting a new book that is quite a departure from her previous ventures "covering sex and dating." Much of her work may be fine, but two of her topics, the 1918 Spanish flu outbreak and AIDS, are clearly marred by her political blinders.

 


WASHINGTON — Over the weekend some pathetic wretch — obviously a casualty of the Nov. 8 election — writing under the pen name Paul Farhi filed a column in the Washington Post lamenting that after an extensive search of the newspapers of this great country, he could hardly find any pro-Trump columnists. 


While the media are obsessed with debunking “fake news,” they might take a look at the plank in their own eye. On Tuesday, Politifact, the self-appointed purveyor of debunking “fake news,” has named the “phenomenon” of fake news their “Lie of the Year” and bashed Donald Trump for spreading these so-called false stories: “Fake news found a willing enabler in [President-elect Donald Trump], who at times uttered outrageous falsehoods and legitimized made-up reports,” Politifact reported.