JERUSALEM -- Major media are now reporting that the Saudis are "preparing" to admit that Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a columnist for The Washington Post, died in their consulate in Istanbul, as the result of an interrogation gone wrong. Odds are good that admittance will never come. The Saudi's response, whatever it is, will likely not satisfy the Trump administration, nor should it. Instead, appropriate action by the U.S. should be taken.
It was a stark contrast at the top of Friday's Style section of The Washington Post. At the far right was a typically harsh anti-Trump piece by media columnist Margaret Sullivan headlined "For Trump, USA Today acts like USA Toady." Really? Right next to that piece was a toadying puff piece on Michelle Obama by Peter Slevin. The subhead was "Michelle Obama steps into the spotlight to promote voting and girls' education (and sell a zillion copies of her memoir, Becoming)."
The nation’s film critics found a new comedy, about a fascist president who demands loyalty oaths, to be “all too possible.” Apparently The Oath’s plausibility struck too close to home for some journalists. The Washington Post’s Michael O’Sullivan began by acknowledging the movie is a liberal fever dream: “Yes, lefties are this film’s target audience; if you’re not a compulsive consumer of Saturday Night Live’s cold open or Stephen Colbert’s monologue, this movie is not for you.”
Washington Post "Fact Checker" Glenn Kessler broke out the swagger on Wednesday, beginning his latest article: "President Trump wrote an opinion article for USA Today on Oct. 10 regarding proposals to expand Medicare to all Americans — known as Medicare-for-All — in which almost every sentence contained a misleading statement or a falsehood." But some of these are predictions, not facts. Does Kessler have a crystal ball in his office? This is just crystal bull.
In an insanely biased and nutty tweet Friday afternoon, Washington Post congressional correspondent Paul Kane falsely claimed that “right-wing anger/mobs” caused deranged Tuscon, Arizona shooter Jared Lee Loughner to kill six and nearly assassinate then-Democratic Congresswoman Gabby Giffords.
"PC mascot police" in the media were quick to write Chief Wahoo's "obituary" as soon as the Cleveland Indians' season ended Monday. When Houston swept the Tribe 3-0 in an America League Division Series, it also brought an end to the 71-year history of Cleveland's Chief Wahoo mascot and logo. Media have been demanding the head of Chief Wahoo, as well as the end of the Washington Redskins' nickname, for a long time.
Washington Post columnist is in such a rage over what he calls the "coup" of confirming Brett Kavanaugh as a Justice on the Supreme court that it caused his mind overload to the extent of forgetting about the federal system of government established by the Constitution. In addition, he is now out for revenge against conservatives by packing the Supreme Court chock full of additional seats occupied by liberals.
During her nine-year tenure as a blogger for the Washington Post, Jennifer Rubin has written columns that have been described by the newspaper as coming “from a conservative perspective.” More than three dozen conservative leaders disagreed with that assessment on Wednesday, when they sent a letter to the Post’s editorial board stating that Rubin has “repeatedly rejected conservative ideas and principles” and is an example of why the American people are unable to trust the media.
Liz Clarke and Mark Maske of The Washington Post blame President Donald Trump for catapulting the NFL's national anthem protests into a national issue last year. Not Colin Kaepernick, Eric Reid, Michael Bennett, Travis Kelce or the other players who blatantly disrespected veterans throughout the 2016 and 2017 NFL seasons. In today's Post, the writers explore the reasons behind the comparative calm during the first month of this season and also offer support for one of the pet projects of the NFL's social justice warriors — bail reform for people accused of crimes.
An update: two hours after Brent Bozell and I sent in a column about The Washington Post ignoring Georgetown professor Christine Fair's crazy tweet about killing and defiling Sen. Lindsey Graham and other white Republican males, reporter Avi Selk promoted Fair's version of events on the paper's website. It was "an experiment" to tease the Real Haters. So when the inaccurately-surnamed Fair tweets about laughing at dead Republicans, she's.....kidding. She's not hating. She's drawing out haters. Anyone who checks Fair's Huffington Post page can smell the Rage Machine in overdrive. But Avi Selk and the Post are her sounding board.
To the vast majority of the mainstream media, conservatives (and especially Trump supporters) are nothing but little keyboard Kremlin apologists, scurrying about on social media sowing discord alongside their Russian counterparts.
Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell expressed optimism about the “extraordinary times” for the U.S. economy right now at an event with business economists on Oct. 2.
Powell said, “The economy is strong, unemployment is near 50-year lows, and inflation is roughly at our 2 percent objective, and the baseline outlook of many forecasters in and outside the Fed is for more of the same.”