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When the Washington Post's notoriously inconsistent fact checker Glenn Kessler feels he has to defend Donald Trump against a false claim, you know it must be a whopper. That was the case with the meme which arose last week that Trump, in words found at the New York Daily News, "booted a fussy baby from a rally Tuesday because the tot was wailing over the businessman’s speech."
However, instead of giving several media outlets and the Hillary Clinton campaign the formal Four-Pinocchio "whopper" evaluation, Kessler merely gave Trump a "Geppetto checkmark" for telling the truth, and gave those who reported it and Team Hillary an unwarranted pass: "We can see why some reporters ran with this tale, based only on the videotape."
On Monday night and Tuesday morning, the “big three” networks of ABC, CBS, and NBC offered multiple segments decrying presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for revoking press credentials from The Washington Post while having the exact opposite reaction to three newspapers being banned from the Obama campaign press plane in 2008.
Hillary Clinton made herself look like the out-of-touch elitist she is often criticized for being, but rather than reporting that, broadcast networks hyped her “historic” nomination. When Clinton spoke against income inequality during a April 2016 speech, she wore a jacket, reportedly costing $12,495, from high-end designer Giorgio Armani. The New York Post reported on the jacket and its price on June 5, 2016, but none of the broadcast networks -- ABC, CBS and NBC -- picked up the story.
MSNBC's Morning Joe on Tuesday finally mentioned the controversy over the misleading edits in Katie Couric's recent documentary, Under the Gun. Joe Scarborough blasted the production as "one of the most stunning things I've ever seen...just a complete hit job on a group of Americans." The host prompted his panel for their take on the "purposely biased" documentary. The Washington Post's Eugene Robinson and Chris Cillizza revealed they hadn't seen the relevant segment, but still condemned the edits.
It was 1952. The GOP, out of the White House for twenty full years, had finished a rollicking national convention with a bang. After a dramatic showdown between the forces of D-Day hero General Dwight D. Eisenhower and the conservative Ohio Senator Robert Taft, Ike had won the day. Taft, always the gentleman, conceded, and the two rivals posed for pictures smiling together.
Based on the content of John Kerry's Friday commencement speech at Northeastern University, one might have expected that those in attendance threw away their passports after the event ended.
That's because the Obama administration's Secretary of State told those in attendance: "You’re about to graduate into a complex and borderless world." Kerry's extraordinarily dense, naive and dangerous contention — the key soundbite of his speech — was ignored in coverage of his address at the Associated Press, Reuters, and almost everywhere else.
Galileo, the famous Italian astronomer and scientist, once said, “In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.” Tell that to the UN IPCC and the news media. Presumably, Galileo would find the use of the so-called “scientific consensus” on global warming as the basis to call for prosecution of dissenters unsettling. Everyone should find it downright chilling.
New York Times media reporter Jonathan Mahler indulged in a celebration of a rival paper, the New York Daily News, and its recent hard turn to the left, as shown in the tabloid’s spurt of vulgar anti-conservative headlines – like the one calling NRA president Wayne LaPierre a terrorist – that have gone viral on social media, in “Drop Dead? Not The Newly Relevant Daily News." Mahler took us inside the liberal hive mind, buzzing with giddy self-congratulation over yet another puerile attack on Republicans, while dutifully reprinting the controversial covers that made liberals go giddy
As Curtis Houck at NewsBusters reported this evening, the Washington Post published "a disgusting GIF early Tuesday evening depicting (Ted) Cruz’s young daughters as toy monkeys being played with" accompanied by a pathetic two-paragraph justification by cartoonist Ann Telnaes as to why Cruz's daughters "were fair game."
The Post withdrew the cartoon and the justification within a few hours, but not before the leftists at the Politico played their mean-spirited, agenda-driven hand, going into predictable passive-aggressive "Republicans/conservatives attack" mode while making it appear as if Cruz was making much ado about nothing:
Have you ever enjoyed a good bellylaugh watching Mack Sennett or Charlie Chaplin slapstick comedies? Of course, such movies were carefully produced. Such comedy perfection could only happen in reel life but not in real life. Well, meet Stephanie Mercades, the inadvertent star of a real life slapstick comedy. Before viewing her hilarious performance as an utterly inept anti-Trump protester, we shall let the New York Post set up the slapstick comedy scene:
Even Lonesome Rhodes, I mean director Steven Spielberg, couldn't make Hillary Clinton's image more likeable. According to a New York Post excerpt of Edward Klein's book, "Unlikeable," Spielberg acting as Hillary's "consigli di immagine," tried but failed in this difficult endeavor. When you see the video clip below of Lonesome Rhodes in the movie "A Face In the Crowd" giving similar advice to make Senator Worthington Fuller more likeable you will see why I used Italian terminology for "image adviser." But first let us read of Spielberg acting as Lonesome Rhodes giving advice to his Senator Fuller, Hillary Clinton:
Less than 36 hours ahead of his return to MSNBC after being dethroned as NBC Nightly News anchor for lying about stories he’s covered, The New York Post reported on Sunday night that Brian Williams is “already been causing trouble” at the ratings-deprived MSNBC. Writing for the paper’s Page Six section, Ian Mohr cited sources within the network that the disgraced Williams is “going to town at MSNBC” and “dictating personnel changes.”