Looking at the grief Starbucks has received for problems with two patrons at a Philadelphia store, one might ask why current Executive Chairman and former CEO Howard Schultz didn't buy some media protection by purchasing a major newspaper. Fellow Seattle-area resident and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos did that with the Washington Post in 2013. Amazon's alleged engagement in 21st-century sweatshop practices and union-busting has gone virtually unnoticed in the establishment press since Bezos bought the Post.
Robert Johnson, the founder of BET television and America’s first black billionaire, had some positive things to say about the economy in April, but most liberal media failed to notice. The one national paper to cover it delayed including it in the print edition for more than a week. Citing multiple factors including “fairly stable” interest rates, the “Trump tax cut,” and historically low unemployment for African Americans, Johnson said, “Business is very good.”
It says everything one needs to know about both James Comey and the liberal media. Even The Washington Post admits to the obvious game about the fired FBI Director’s imminent book tour. Headline from The Post: "Ready for the media’s Comey swoonfest? Nothing can stop it now."
Most of the establishment press's coverage of President Donald Trump's pardon of Scooter Libby has not mentioned Richard Armitage, the person who admitted that he first leaked allegedly covert CIA agent Valerie Plame's name to journalist Robert Novak in 2003. This pervasive failure includes items at the Associated Press, New York Times, the Washington Post, and over 80 percent of Google News stories about Libby.
A one-sided Wednesday report at CBS News tried to convince readers that University of Tennessee-Chattanooga student Brenna Spencer's "I don't take normal graduation photos" tweet picturing her with a firearm generated significant "backlash." To create a false impression, the network cited critical tweets from two users with a combined eight Twitter followers, ignoring far more significant support Spencer received, including two Second Amendment-supporting women with a combined 160,000 followers.
In the aftermath of House Speaker Paul Ryan's announcement that he will retire from Congress, amid the speculation about who might replace him as top Republican in the House, the Washington Post ran an AP story by Alan Fram which repeats the debunked claims that House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was a speaker for a David Duke-founded white supremacist group without even acknowledging any of the evidence that he was not. In fact, at this point, in spite of media silence, there's more evidence that prominent Democrats have directly associated with Louis Farrakhan than there is that Scalise was ever connected to Duke.
Democrats are going to need to hold seats in pro-Trump red states to achieve a majority. Democrat papers like The Washington Post are there to help. Post reporter Sean Sullivan reported on Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-North Dakota), repeating her insistence that Donald Trump asked her to switch parties...because she was already so conservative! Her 2017 American Conservative Union voting score was Zero, and she has a lifetime score over five years of 11 percent.
Shortly after the Media Research Center announced its Fact Checking the Fact Checkers project, Real Clear Politics has introduced its own "Fact Check Review." Now that social-media giants like Facebook now employ "independent" fact-checking groups to flag "fake" articles -- which can experience an 80 percent drop in traffic -- RCP is asking if the fact-checkers are truly free of bias.
The Washington Post gossips are unhappy that Trump’s second straight rejection of the White House Correspondents dinner is taking all the “buzz” out of the event.
Stock markets have been stumbling and volatile since late January. But to hear The Washington Post tell it, that means the tax cuts failed to do what President Donald Trump said they’d do.
The Washington Post on Thursday complained about Chappaquiddick, a new film that exposes Ted Kennedy’s appalling actions after a car accident in 1969. The movie, in unflinching terms, shows Kennedy abandoning victim Mary Jo Kopechne to die in an overturned, submerging car.
Executives at America's top liberal newspapers firmly expressed the sentiment that they report on Donald Trump without bias or partisanship. This should launch a national wave of spit takes. Washington Post executive editor Martin Baron claimed “We cover him the way that we feel any president should be covered." New York Times managing editor Joe Kahn said "We do not see ourselves, and we do not wish to be seen, as partisan media."