Oberlin College in Ohio has devolved into one of academe’s most infamous examples of political correctness. Now Oberlin’s administration is being punished in a very significant way for a very significant offense, and it’s about time. It has taken political correctness to an abusive extreme. The Wall Street Journal opinion section headline summed it up: “Oberlin Pays for Smearing the Town Grocer.” They have been ordered to pay $44 million in damages to Gibson’s Food Market and Bakery.
Reporter Catie Edmondson sounded rather perturbed that an investigation into sexual abuse of dozens of members of the wrestling program at Ohio State University by Dr. Richard Strauss failed to condemn conservative Rep. Jim Jordan, who served as an assistant wrestling coach their during part of the time period under investigation. She didn’t seem to appreciate his “Trumpian” insistence on his innocence in her New York Times piece, “Constituents Back Jordan After Report on the Ohio State Scandal.” Well, why wouldn’t they? The report didn’t condemn Jordan. Edmondson did her best to stir up controversy anyway, in snarky fashion.
In a desperate attempt to revive her relevancy following the cancelation of her E! late-night show, actress Busy Phillips joins the Hollywood bandwagon to protest recent pro-life bills. According to an announcement by the ACLU, Phillips and the ACLU have teamed up “to fight against the passage of restrictive abortion bans in states around the country.” This comes two weeks after Phillips used her own abortion story to condemn the Georgia “heartbeat” law.
On Wednesday, Ohio State University released the “Report of the Independent Investigation” of “Sexual Abuse Committed by Dr. Richard Strauss,” who as a longtime athletics doctor abused over 175 male students from 1979 to 1996. The scandal became a national news story last year since Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH) was an assistant wrestling coach from 1986 to 1994 after a career as a Buckeye student athlete. On Friday, Washington Post congressional reporter Paul Kane claimed that the report proved Jordan and fellow Buckeye officials knew of Strauss's abuses.
The state of Ohio took a great stride in protecting the life of unborn children Thursday when Governor Mike DeWine signed into law a ban on abortions after a heartbeat was detected from the developing child. But the noble pursuit of protecting children apparently wasn’t something NBC News favored, seeing as they decried the law during Thursday’s Nightly News.
On Monday's New Day, CNN co-host John Berman claimed that voting rights in the U.S. are "under siege" in some states controlled by Republicans as he introduced a "Reality Check" segment by left-leaning CNN analyst John Avlon. The left-leaning CNN contributor misinformed the audience by repeating misinformation about voter purge laws in states like Ohio and Georgia as he wrongly suggested that voters could be kicked off the voting rolls simply for going a couple of years without voting.
Remember the liberal mob’s motto: If the Democratic party loses an election, it’s not them or their message or ideas -- it’s the fault of some nefarious outside force. Predictably, lefty fingers are pointing today at mysterious Russian meddling, or votes earned by the Green Party -- or both.
This morning, the big three networks downplayed President Trump’s influence on some big state primary elections happening tonight and instead hoped for a massive “blue wave” to sweep across the nation. ABC’s coverage was the most biased, with correspondent Jonathan Karl gushing that the competition in one state was a “major sign of trouble for Republicans” and a “sure sign” that Democrats had the upper hand.
Washington Post feature writer Eli Saslow, best known to NewsBusters readers as the guy who gushed over Obama's "chiseled pectorals" as he prepared to be president, wrote a heart-tugging profile of a 12-year-old Ohio boy whose illegal-immigrant mother was detained after 19 years in the country. Alex Galvez, born in Ohio, was being cared for by Estefany, his 18-year-old American-born sister.
On Sunday's AM Joy, MSNBC was again spreading misinformation on the Ohio voter purge law which requires registered voters to either vote at least once every six years, or at least respond to an address verification inquiry through the mail, in order to remain registered to vote. But -- as MSNBC has previously done -- a panel discussion heavily suggested that voters would lose their right to vote after just a couple of years of nonvoting, threatening the voting rights of those who only vote every four years in presidential elections.
At the Cincinnati Enquirer on Monday, reporter Jessie Balmert "fact-checked" President Donald Trump's afternoon speech at a suburban manufacturer. Balmert is the Enquirer reporter who in mid-2016 told readers that there were 220,000 U.S. murders in 2015 (actual number: 15,192). As would be expected, her Monday "fact check" was riddled with obvious errors and distortions.
On Wednesday, MSNBC was doing its part to spread misinformation that bolsters liberal spin on alleged "voter suppression" by Republicans as anchors Craig Melvin and Hallie Jackson -- hosting MSNBC Live at different times of day -- both wrongly claimed that, according to Ohio law, voters can be removed from the voting rolls if they fail to vote in just two consecutive elections. Washington Post reporter Aaron Blake stepped in to inform them that it actually takes about six years of not voting for a purge to happen -- but even he still fretted that other states might use the Ohio law as precedent to be more restrictive.