Tremendous Taranto Twitter Takedown of WashPost on Female Candidates

January 4th, 2019 1:55 PM
James Taranto, the man in charge of the op-ed pages at The Wall Street Journal, curated an excellent Twitter thread of media criticism on Friday morning. Washington Post political reporter Philip Rucker tweet-promoted a "good @AnnieLinskey & @daveweigel piece on the gendered criticisms candidates like Warren have to confront." Taranto's thread devastated the Post's liberal…

President Trump Unveils Winners of 2017 Fake News Awards

January 17th, 2018 11:15 PM
When President Trump announced them in early January, many in the liberal media thought that the Fake News Awards were a bluff and he wouldn’t go through with them. But after having previously been postponed, Trump unveiled the “winners” Wednesday night. Out of the top 10 instances of fake news, CNN was sloppy enough to win four awards with the top spot going to The New York…

Press Ignores DNC Chair's Scream: 'You Didn't Win the Election!'

April 4th, 2017 10:53 PM
Searches at the Associated Press's main national site and at the New York Times indicate that the last newsworthy thing new Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez did was to demand, i.e., not "ask for," as the AP sanitized it, "resignation letters from all DNC (Democratic National Committee) staffers." This means that neither outlet considers Perez's…

WashPost Rehires Dave Weigel, Fired In 2010 In 'JournoList' Scandal

July 8th, 2015 5:17 PM
The Washington Post announced Wednesday “We are very excited to announce that Dave Weigel will be joining the Post as a National Political Reporter. Dave will bring his one-of-a-kind perspective and voice to our campaign team.” Being a liberal isn’t “one-of-a-kind” at the Post, but let’s continue. This is Weigel’s second spin around the Post, having…

Shorter MSNBC: Seinfeld's Jab at PC Isn't Valid Because He's Rich

June 10th, 2015 7:27 PM
Alex Wagner, along with her three liberal guests, ripped Jerry Seinfeld on her MSNBC program on Wednesday, for his blast at "creepy" political correctness. Wagner hinted that Seinfeld had "fallen behind the times." New York magazine's Annie Lowrey mocked his critique: "I kind of roll my eyes at Jerry Seinfeld. You know, he's a billionaire – like I don't…

Shorter Slate: Mark Levin Inspiring 'Secretive' Cabal to 'Rewrite the

December 12th, 2013 1:03 PM
His book The Liberty Amendments made the New York Times bestseller list for weeks, and radio host Mark Levin has repeatedly discussed his proposal to amend the U.S. Constitution via a state legislature-called convention on his nationally syndicated program. But to the folks at Slate, the push to make Levin's call for an Article V amendment convention a reality is a "secretive campaign…

Obama: Ho Chi Minh 'Inspired' by the Declaration, Jefferson; Press Cov

July 27th, 2013 8:38 PM
At the White House on Thursday, President Obama let his radical leftist slip show when he accepted a 67 year-old letter from from Ho Chi Minh to U.S. President Harry Truman given to him by Vietnam's current president Truong Tan Sang and spoke of the letter's contents: "... we discussed the fact that Ho Chi Minh was actually inspired by the U.S. Declaration of Independence and…

Chris Hayes Equates Gingrich Worker Committing Voter Fraud With 70 ACO

December 31st, 2011 7:22 PM
Not just fuzzy math, shabby too. Chris Hayes, guest hosting on "The Rachel Maddow Show" Thursday, opened a segment with the words, "From the Department of Shameless Schadenfraude." Department of Feeble Attempts at Moral Equivalence would be more accurate. (video after page break)

WaPo Does It Right This Time: Hires Jennifer Rubin to Cover Conservati

November 23rd, 2010 2:17 PM
The Washington Post announced Tuesday that it has hired Commentary Magazine contributing editor Jennifer Rubin to write a blog on the conservative movement and the Republican Party. The move suggests that the Post has learned its lessons from the short run it gave blogger Dave Weigel, who resigned in June after emails surfaced showing him viciously attacking some prominent conservatives. The…

This Time Weigel Compares Right to Czars Who Butchered Jews

August 19th, 2010 4:03 PM
Dave Weigel might have changed jobs, but that's about all. Weigel, the one-time Washington Post blogger assigned to cover conservatives, but who actually bashed them on a regular basis, left the Post only to be hired by another Post-owned publication - Slate. Now that he's at Slate, he's also up to his old tricks, comparing opponents of the Ground Zero Mosque to the czars who used to…

Embattled Weigel Calls Sources of Criticism of His Ideology 'Partisan

July 4th, 2010 9:13 PM
At this point, we all know the Dave Weigel saga, which is as a so-called blogger for The Washington Post, he made some disparaging remarks about the people he covered as a conservative beat blogger. That eventually led to his resignation at the Post and he addressed it on CNN's July 4 "Reliable Sources." Weigel was asked by host Howard Kurtz if in this day and age it was "an…

More Washington Post Ethics Issues: Blogger’s Employment by White Ho

July 2nd, 2010 2:24 PM
You would think in the wake of the problems with former Washington Post blogger Dave Weigel in addition to abandoned plans by the Post's publisher Katharine Weymouth to charge lobbyists and trade groups thousands of dollars for access "to top congressional and administration officials for $25,000 a plate" at a dinner party her home, the folks at the Post would be a little more careful…

Gainor Column: New Technology Puts Journalists on Defense, Just Like R

June 30th, 2010 3:01 PM
This is the way the world ends, not with a bang but a blogger. Millions of bloggers, actually. And they are taking back freedom of the press from journalists unwilling and unable to use it in a fair and responsible manner. A few weeks ago, we saw Helen Thomas confess her nutty anti-Semitism because a blogger caught her in an unusually candid moment. We found out what many have long…

Breitbart Offers $100k For JournoList Archives, Libs Cry 'Digital McCa

June 30th, 2010 1:09 PM
Andrew Breitbart has found a simple remedy to at least some of the problems that ail contemporary journalism: cold, hard cash. Yesterday he offered $100,000 to anyone who will supply him with the full archive of JournoList, the email listserve that brought down Dave Weigel."$100,000 is not a lot to spend on the Holy Grail of media bias when there is a country to save, " Breitbart wrote…