NYT on Top of the Big Stories: ‘Leave It to Beagle’ as Warnock Wins GA
January 24th, 2021 10:10 PM
More of that hard-nosed, just-the-facts journalism that has kept the New York Times the nation’s paper of record: Political reporter Shane Goldmacher’s 1,700-word story on a dog – a beagle named Alvin that featured prominently in a series of popular campaign commercials for new Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock. The full headline read: “How Alvin the Beagle Helped Usher In a Democratic…
PATHETIC: NYT Defends Radical Warnock from GOP's ‘Deceptive Tactic'
December 21st, 2020 3:40 PM
Building up to the crucial pair of U.S. Senate runoff elections in Georgia, which will decide party control and the direction of the future Biden Administration, The New York Times has worked fervently to protect Democratic candidate Raphael Warnock and attack his Republican opponent, sitting Sen. Kelly Loeffler. Reporter Rick Rojas took his shot defending Warnock’s far-left…
On PBS, Hack Schmidt Brags: I Restrained McCain in Campaign With Obama
December 11th, 2020 12:05 PM
On Tuesday's Amanpour & Co. on PBS and CNN International, MSNBC contributor and disaffected ex-Republican Steve Schmidt bragged about restraining 2008 GOP presidential nominee John McCain's losing campaign from exposing Democrat Barack Obama's ties to the radical pastor, the Reverend Jeremiah Wright, after NPR's Michel Martin cued him up to fault Republicans over race issues…
NY Times Book Review Leads With Long Saga on Obama’s ‘Legacy of Hope'
November 30th, 2020 10:49 PM
The New York Times Sunday Book Review led off with a lengthy, almost reverent take on Barack Obama’s latest autobiography A Promised Land: “Legacy of Hope,” a review by Nigerian-born novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Her obeisant take took up five full pages of the section, devoting a stunning 4,500 words to what is admittedly itself an enormous book.
MSNBC Defends Wright's 'God Damn America!'—Critics Miss the 'Nuance'
November 23rd, 2020 6:57 AM
When it comes to attempting to explain away the unexplainable, nothing's more hackneyed than claiming the offensive statement was "taken out of context." To be sure, Jason Johnson trotted out that excuse while guest-hosting MSNBC's AM Joy Sunday morning. But give Eddie Glaude credit. The frequent MSNBC guest came up with a somewhat more original excuse. Critics of Wright's…
NYT's Egan Perpetuates Obama-As-Uniter Mythology to Attack Trump
October 28th, 2017 9:12 PM
Timothy Egan at the New York Times is so enamored of the mythology surrounding Barack Obama that he claimed in a Friday column that the 44th President's rhetoric "was the best American music" which "celebrated" a United States where, in Egan's words, "people from all races, ideologies and religious sects would check their hatreds at the door after becoming…
MSNBC Guest: 'White Flight' to GOP, a Black Roy Moore Cld Not Hold Gun
October 1st, 2017 8:49 PM
On Friday morning's MSNBC Live, host Stephanie Ruhle was freaking out over Republican Roy Moore getting nominated for Senate in Alabama as she hosted liberal guest David Litt and right-leaning guest Elise Jordan to discuss the subject. As is typical, Jordan contributed no right-leaning commentary into the discussion as Litt -- a new recurring guest on MSNBC -- was more partisan as he accused…
LA Times Writer Falls Overboard Praising Obama’s Oracular Oratory
January 15th, 2017 8:13 AM
Jeffrey Fleishman, arts and film writer for the Los Angeles Times and its former Cairo bureau chief, waxed insufferably eloquent about the departing President Obama’s oratorical skills in a pandering panegyric: "Obama’s legislative legacy may be in jeopardy from President-elect Donald Trump, but the grace of his prose will endure....His sentences soothed and stung, coaxed and…
AP Reporters Pretend to Struggle With 'Unexplained' Violent Crime Rise
June 8th, 2016 12:12 PM
If we're to believe the pose struck by five Associated Press reporters who contributed to a Sunday afternoon story on the topic, the spike in violent crime in the U.S. during the past nearly two years apparently needs its own episode of the old Unsolved Mysteries TV series.
"Experts can't point to a single reason" for the rise. The increase "is stumping law enforcement…
David Corn on Ben Carson: 'There Are Serious Issues About His Faith'
October 27th, 2015 7:51 PM
David Corn claims that there are "serious issues" about Ben Carson's Seventh Day Adventism faith. Great point, David. After all, for twenty years, Carson sat in the pews of a preacher who spewed "God damn America" hatred, a pastor that Carson chose to officiate his marriage and baptize his children.
Oh, wait: that wasn't Carson. It was Barack Obama, who chose…
ABC, CBS, CNN Ignore Radical Politics of Speakers at March Anniversary
October 12th, 2015 3:59 PM
On Sunday, ABC's Good Morning America and CBS's Sunday Morning followed the lead of the New York Times in omitting the extremist history of Louis Farrakhan in their coverage of the "Justice or Else" rally marking the 20h anniversary of the Million Man March. The Big Three programs also failed to mention that former pastor to then-Senator Barack Obama, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, spoke…
On Trump, Obama, Rev. Wright, and the Media's Double Standards at Work
September 19th, 2015 9:09 PM
I like the Washington Post's Erik Wemple. Even when he goes after me in his column, because, hey, it wonderfully illustrates the liberal media's double standard.
Juan Williams: There Are 'Elements of Racism' in Today's Constitution
February 23rd, 2015 4:10 PM
In a discussion with plenty of other objectionable elements on Sean Hannity's Fox News show Friday, Juan Williams asserted that "There's no question that if you look at our Constitution, there are elements of racism right in it." Note his use of the present tense.
The version of this country's founding document Williams was referencing must be 147 or more years old, because…
WashPost, PBS Boost Obama Faith Director's Book Without Asking About H
October 26th, 2013 9:56 PM
When George W. Bush's faith-based initiative staffer David Kuo came out with a book whacking away at Bush, the media were enthralled (excerpted lovingly by Time magazine and interviewed on 60 Minutes). Now under Obama, they're helping former faith-based initiatives director Joshua Dubois sell his new book "The President's Devotional." In Saturday's Washington Post,…