CNN.com Offers No Context as Baltimore Asks For More FBI Help

April 27th, 2017 9:15 AM
In a report which comes off as something it felt obligated to address but with as little meaningful information as possible, a story at CNN.com tells readers that "Murder Is Out of Control" in Baltimore — to the point where the city is begging the FBI for additional help. The story is so utterly devoid of background that those who haven't followed the city's woes closely…

No Ferguson Effect? St. Louis, Baltimore in World's Top 20 For Murders

January 31st, 2016 11:45 AM
Those in the press who have insisted that the "Ferguson effect" is an urban legend will have a hard time explaining why the two cities with the most potential to be affected by this supposedly mythical phenomenon now have murder rates among the top 20 in the entire world. St. Louis, Missouri, next door to Ferguson, where a leftist-"inspired" campaign of "protests,"…
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AP Portrays Baltimore Mayor Not Running For Reelection as a Victim

September 13th, 2015 11:01 PM
Paraphrasing the title of a song Linda Ronstadt made famous, the tune the Associated Press's Juliet Linderman sang Saturday morning in the wake of Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's decision to not to seek reelection was: "Poor, Poor, Pitiful She." That's right. Rawlings-Blake is a victim who is being "dogged by critics who questioned whether she was fit…
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Napolitano Rips 'Unprecedented' Freddie Gray Payout Before Cops' Trial

September 10th, 2015 4:02 PM
On Megyn Kelly's Fox News show on Wednesday, Andrew Napolitano sharply criticized the city of Baltimore's agreement to pay $6.4 million to the family of Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old black man who died in police custody there in April. The Associated Press and most of the rest of the establishment press are describing the city's payout, which was approved on Thursday, as a…
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NY Times Pretends Baltimore Had Only One Night of 'Looting and Arson'

September 10th, 2015 1:16 AM
The folks at the New York Times must believe not only that their reporters are entitled to inject their opinions into hard-news stories, but that they can also inject their own "facts." Oh, and they can change those facts at will over time to fit the circumstances. Sheryl Gay Stolberg's Wednesday story about the city's $6.4 million settlement with the family of Freddie Gray…
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USAT: Murders Up, Poor and Minorities Hardest Hit, Guns to Blame

July 12th, 2015 11:07 PM
Aamer Madhani at USA Today took the easy way out on Friday in covering the sharp increases in murders in many U.S. cities during the first half of this year. He quoted Milwaukee's police chief bemoaning "absurdly weak" gun laws. He noted that "the increased violence is disproportionately impacting poor and predominantly African-American and Latino neighborhoods." He found…

Stephanie 'Space to Destroy' Rawlings-Blake to Head U.S. Mayors' Group

June 22nd, 2015 11:01 PM
The left's "screw up, move up" principle for career advancement appears to be at play again. Of course, the press is playing up the move-up, and ignoring the screw-ups. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, whose statements and strategies inarguably led to more property destruction and civil disorder than would have occurred if someone more responsible had been in charge during…

Baltimore Wants FEMA Aid; Sun Ignores How Mayor Encouraged Rioters

May 31st, 2015 8:06 PM
In case you missed it, the City of Baltimore and the State of Maryland have requested disaster relief assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to recover costs incurred during that city's April riots. You read that right. Yvonne Wenger at the Baltimore Sun predictably buried the lede in her May 26 story's third paragraph, giving uninitiated readers the impression…

Press Ignores Sheriff's Insistence Balt. Cops Were Told to Stand Down

April 30th, 2015 10:51 PM
On Wednesday, Fox News reported that "a senior law enforcement official" who has since emerged from anonymity told them that Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake "gave an order for police to stand down as riots broke out Monday night." That source, Michael Lewis, currently the Sheriff in Wicomico County and a former Sergeant with the Maryland State Police, appeared on the…

AP Writers: Cities Hit by 1960s Riots 'Have Taken Decades to Recover'

April 30th, 2015 9:49 PM
An Associated Press report on small businesses hit with looting, fires and property destruction in Baltimore during the past several days wraps up with a final paragraph only a historically ignorant person could possibly believe. Without getting too personal, David Dishneau and Joyce M. Rosenberg, the two AP writers responsible for that final sentence, appear to be old enough and learned enough…
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MSNBC Panel: 'Offensive' to Label Rioters 'Thugs;' the 'New N-Word'

April 29th, 2015 8:44 PM
Alex Wagner and her two left-wing panelists on the Wednesday edition of her MSNBC program – Salon's Brittney Cooper and The Nation's Ari Berman – likened the use of the word "thug" to describe the rioters and looters in Baltimore, Maryland on Monday to a notorious racial slur against blacks. Wagner played up how "there are folks, like CNN's Erin Burnett, who…