Column on Biden and the Press: Is He the Bumper Bowling President?

December 15th, 2023 6:04 AM

Is Joe Biden treating the press better than Donald Trump did? It’s a low bar to argue he doesn’t describe the media as “enemies of the people.” Is he really treating them as they view themselves – as representatives of the people?

Column: The Steele Dossier Boosters Lecture Fox News on Truth?

April 21st, 2023 5:50 AM

It’s a heady time for the badly disguised Democrats in the “objective media,” seeing Fox News settle a fake-news lawsuit with Dominion Voting Systems over wild and unproven claims of massing voting-machine fraud. But a new book excerpt from “BuzzFeed Ben” Smith should remind everyone that the same “Truth Matters” cheerleaders accepted wild and unproven claims about Donald Trump willy-nilly.…


Jen Psaki Blurs White House Work, MSNBC Work: 'It's All on a Spectrum'

April 12th, 2023 12:24 PM

Newbie MSNBC host Jen Psaki says there's a big blur between White House press secretary and MSNBC work. That sounds about right. Who can tell the difference in Democrat publicity between Psaki's podium and Psaki's program? 


WATCH: Russia Collusion Hoax Peddler Gaslights for WEF Elitists

January 19th, 2023 3:00 PM

The same media figure who led the leftist news outfit that published and peddled the Steele Dossier cast shade on Twitter owner Elon Musk's warnings about the dystopian elitism that undergirds the World Economic Forum (WEF). 

NYT's Lefty Identity Crisis: Readers Expect ‘Mother Jones on Steroids'

October 20th, 2022 10:00 PM

Ben Smith, former media columnist for the New York Times, plunged himself into his old paper’s current identity crisis, both in the eyes of Wall Street and its readership.  Smith focused on the mortifying story of James Bennet, former editorial page editor and “onetime heir apparent to run the Times,” who riled up the paper’s internal left-wing mob and was summarily fired for the…

LAME: NYT Asks How Media Got Trump ‘Dossier’ Wrong, Employs Instigator

November 16th, 2021 10:09 PM

Has the day of media reckoning for the infamous Trump dossier finally dawned? Bill Grueskin, a former academic dean at Columbia Journalism School, raised eyebrows with his opinion piece in the Tuesday edition of the New York Times: “How Did So Much of the Media Get the Steele Dossier So Wrong?” BuzzFeed News editor Ben Smith, the person responsible for injecting the dubious dossier…

NYT Cheers ‘Return of the Media Gatekeepers’ to Squash Hunter Stories

October 26th, 2020 6:05 PM

Published online Sunday night for Monday’s print edition, New York Times media columnist Ben Smith penned a toast to the Wall Street Journal’s news division for having sunk its long-rumored story about Hunter Biden’s business dealings as “the return of the media gatekeepers.” And thus, legacy media types have regained control to keep we, the uncivilized and uneducated peons not in the…


Stelter Insists Media Acts in 'Good Faith,' As He Proves He Doesn't

May 25th, 2020 10:44 AM
CNN Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter said something fascinating on his show Sunday. He complained to New York Times media columnist Ben Smith that "I don't know how to show folk that journalists are mostly acting in good faith. Here's how a show allegedly focused on journalism fails to show good faith. Stelter had on a writer from The Atlantic to discuss the coronavirus and never whispered a…

NY Times Media Columnist Wonders Why Tara Reade's Not on TV (Bias)

May 2nd, 2020 9:22 PM
Recently appointed New York Times media columnist Ben Smith has hit the ground running. Unlike his predecessor Jim Rutenberg, Smith manages to find alternatives to attacking Fox News again and again. On Friday he dove in to the lack of press time for Tara Reader, who has accused probable Democratic nominee Joe Biden of sexual assault: “Why Won’t Television News Put the Accuser on the Air?” It's…

Save the Media!

April 2nd, 2020 2:55 PM
I confess to a certain self-interest in today's column. The media, especially newspapers, are in trouble. Conservatives like myself have been relentless in attacking their collective bias over the years, but as more of them fold or reduce staff, it is crucial the institution be saved. Margaret Sullivan, a columnist for The Washington Post, has suggested that federal bailout money should be…

Column: Railing Against the Fox Virus?

March 27th, 2020 6:29 AM
The extra-large pack of journalists who equate liberalism and professionalism in their work product cannot stand that Fox News exists. They believe everything elected Republicans do should be effectively “fact checked” and routinely punished.  For Democrats, the elite media offer damage control; for Republicans, only damage. The onset of coronavirus is simply another occasion for the usual…

NYT: Trump Coronavirus Briefings We Wanted Could Be 'Dangerous'

March 26th, 2020 6:51 PM
The New York Times is using the coronavirus pandemic to condemn its favorite targets, Fox News and Donald Trump, even suggesting the networks shouldn’t air Trump’s coronavirus press briefings. Media reporter Michael Grynbaum fretted, “Trump’s Briefings Are a Ratings Hit. Should Networks Cover Them Live? -- The president’s viewership has rivaled the audiences for hit reality shows and prime-time…

NYTimes Spouts Pro-China Spin: ‘Now Is Not’ Time to Criticize Regime

March 23rd, 2020 6:30 PM
Monday’s New York Times once again spun hard for the Chinese Communist regime whose suppression of health warnings allowed the coronavirus crisis to spread, in an article posing as an even-handed assessment of U.S.-China friction: “Confrontation Is Winning Out Over Cooperation in Face of a Pandemic." The reporters gave China’s regime wiggle room, even when Trump laid out undeniable facts about…

On CNN, Buzzfeed Defends Dubious Report With Shady Deflections

January 20th, 2019 2:07 PM
Buzzfeed News got into hot water over the weekend, after the Special Counsel’s Office issued a rare public rebuke regarding the outlet’s claim President Trump directed his attorney to lie to Congress. Editor-in-Chief Ben Smith and co-author of the dubious piece Anthony Cormier appeared on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” to defend themselves and “to talk about process”, but what viewers got were shady…