I am offended at the Newseum’s T-shirt. Take a look at the label of this t-shirt at the Newseum's gift shop being offered for sale. It is described thusly: “Ladies Alternative Facts Tee.” On the shirt itself it defines “Alternative Fact” as follows: 1. A false statement delivered with deliberate intent to mislead or to deceive. Synonym: lie, prevarication, untruth.
Did you see a particular Wall Street Journal front-page headline on Monday? It read "Profits Soar as Economy Advances." That headline will probably be the most important headline of the week. It certainly is of colossal importance. Our economy is robust. The rest of the world is not doing so well. Take, for instance, China. Yet our economy is unusually healthy. If we have to engage in a trade war, it is an auspicious time for us to do so.
It's ironic that the loudest of Trump haters routinely breach the very civil standards of decency they claim justify their antipathy. Others are just creepily obsessed. I'm not exaggerating. Trump haters from both sides of the political aisle have fretted themselves into a consuming frenzy against the president. Whatever worldview they had, it is now overlaid with a Trump-animus fixation that obscures rational thought. It has slain their civility and subordinated their passion for certain policies.
Reporters are really good at worrying about the standards of other people’s professions. Their own? Maybe not so much. Take Washington Post reporter Joel Achenbach, who tells readers “Researchers are supposed to have what is known as ‘equipoise’ going into a trial.” Equipoise is a completely neutral attitude toward what a scientific trial may prove or disprove.
Washington Post political reporter Aaron Blake should not submit his name for the "Fact Checker" desk at the Post. Because he's not good at it. He wrote a piece titled "Sarah Huckabee Sanders indicts the media -- on bogus, Trumped-up charges." His attempts to discredit her were the "bogus" words.
On Thursday, MSNBC anchor Hallie Jackson cited a former Trump administration official criticizing cable news coverage that “wants to spend hours and hours dissecting the latest Trump tweet and yet they barely notice when we achieve long-sought conservative policy goals.” While Jackson claimed that such policy achievements did get air time, Washington Post Senior Political Reporter Aaron Blake argued that “the American people aren’t interested in” the president’s substantive accomplishments.
Take a certain misleading July 26 Washington Post headline as a sign that liberals have become increasingly frustrated that Donald Trump has still not been removed from the Oval Office and that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has yet to present evidence that Trump committed collusion with Russia. This frustration has caused liberal desperation to such an extent that they are willing to grasp at any straw. The latest manifestation of this was the headline on an article by Helena Andrews-Dyer: "Omarosa will take down President Trump in an ‘explosive, jaw-dropping’ new tell-all book."
Earlier this week, our friends at CRTV channel found a unique way to cover the midterm contests by creating a satirical video made (using clips from a real, PBS interview) to appear like conservative personality Allie Stuckey had interviewed well-known socialist Democratic House candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers predicted that if Donald Trump were elected, there would be a protracted recession within 18 months. Heeding its experts, a month before the election, The Washington Post ran an editorial with the headline “A President Trump Could Destroy The World Economy.” Steve Rattner, a Democratic financier and former head of the National Economic Council, warned, “If the unlikely event happens and Trump wins, you will see a market crash of historic proportions.”
For much of Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday morning, various CNN and MSNBC hosts and contributors were seen freaking out over Attorney General Jeff Sessions playfully laughing along with audience members as they broke into a "Lock her up" chant at a Tuesday morning speaking event.
Setting out to determine why NFL kneeling protests create so much outrage, The Washington Post's sports columnist Sally Jenkins concludes that it comes down to fan anger over a denial of American exceptionalism.
In the past week Josh Hader, an all-star pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers, joined a dubious list. He, Buffalo Bills' rookie quarterback Josh Allen and Milwaukee Bucks' rookie Donte DiVincenzo, have all been exposed for racist social media posts they posted a few years ago when they were teen-agers. Kevin Blackistone, an African-America sports writer for The Washington Post and panelist for ESPN's Around the Horn program, did some literary jui jitsu in attempting to tie President Donald Trump to the three pro athletes and their racist remarks from a few years ago.