Politico Mag Pegs Center-Right Sites With More Traffic As 'Fringier'

December 15th, 2014 2:33 PM
One of the more amusing aspects of observing today's left-biased establishment media environment is seeing agenda-driven journalists directly or indirectly convey a clearly inflated sense of their outlets' self-importance. A recent example of this came Friday from Jacob Silverman at Politico Magazine. In his writeup on conservative firebrand Charles Johnson, Silverman employed the…

NPR, WashPost Celebrate Anti-Palin Author in Obits -- Although His Pal

March 12th, 2014 7:55 PM
Leftist author Joe McGinniss drew several more warm obituaries from the national media. In Wednesday’s Washington Post, on the front of the Style section Gene Weingarten began with a gush: “Joe McGinniss, author of one of the best nonfiction books ever written, died yesterday.” NPR media reporter David Folkenflik filed an entire story on McGinniss (and it was no Harold…

NBC Punts on Joe McGinniss Obit; Hyped Palin-Bashing Book in

March 11th, 2014 3:37 PM
CNN's New Day on Tuesday devoted a 23-second news brief to the death of author Joe McGinniss on Monday, noting that "McGinniss made headlines again in 2010, when he moved next door to Sarah Palin's Alaska home in order to research his book, 'The Rogue.' Palin threatened to sue him, but never did." However, Tuesday's Today on NBC, which touted their interview of…

NBC Ignores Death Threats to Koch Brothers, Hyped Threats to Palin-Bas

February 27th, 2012 11:36 AM
It’s terrible that an author got death threats, even if he’s a sleazy hack who invaded the privacy of a prominent conservative politician. It’s equally terrible that prominent conservative donors received death threats for how they choose to use their money. But according to NBC, only one of those two stories is worth telling. In the first case, the network was warning…

NPR Publicizes 'Rascally' Joe McGinniss; Insisted 'We Know' Corsi Was

September 24th, 2011 2:42 PM
In 2008, NPR's All Things Considered tried to take apart the "swift-booking" of Barack Obama by conservative author Jerome Corsi, insisting in several places "we know" Corsi's reporting wasn't factual. On Friday's All Things Considered, NPR media reporter David Folkenflik took a looser standard in publicizing the Palin-bashing book by liberal author Joe…

Bill Maher: Sarah Palin Would 'F--k' Rick Perry If He Was Black

September 24th, 2011 11:33 AM
For the second week in a row since returning from his summer hiatus, it didn't take HBO's Bill Maher long to begin attacking conservatives. Roughly one minute into his opening monolog on Friday's "Real Time," the host mocked Texas governor Rick Perry's performance at Thursday's presidential debate and disgustingly quipped, "Sarah Palin was watching and she…

Joy Behar Asks Anti-Palin Author McGinniss If He Has 'Death Wish' for

September 22nd, 2011 5:05 PM
While CNN gave two tough interviews to Palin-bashing author Joe McGinniss, HLN's Joy Behar joked around with him on her Wednesday show. She referenced his newest tome on Sarah Palin and her family, full of nasty gossip and rumors, and jokingly asked "What, do you have a death wish, Joe?" In the previous segment, Behar had made fun of Rush Limbaugh's past drug abuse in her…

CNN Gives Platform to Anti-Palin Author McGinniss, Who Blames Palins f

September 20th, 2011 3:37 PM
On Monday's Piers Morgan Tonight, author Joe McGinniss blamed Sarah Palin and her family for inciting the death threats made against him. After he moved in next door to the Palins, something he called a "non-issue from the start," he claimed that Sarah Palin "incited that hatred" of death threats made against him for writing a critical book of her. "The Palins…

Former NYT Editor: Sarah Palin 'Bears Some Guilt Here' for Tabloidish

September 19th, 2011 7:39 AM
Palin-trashing author Joe McGinniss is booked for several TV interviews this week.  The New York Times reports the list includes Morning Joe, The View, The Joy Behar Show, and The Colbert Report. On CNN's Reliable Sources, Howard Kurtz added Piers Morgan Tonight. "TV seems to have the idea that if it's a book, if it's between hard covers, it has a certain stature that…

'Doonesbury' Pimps Worst Palin Rumors: NBA-Sexing, Racist, Airheaded S

September 15th, 2011 2:28 PM
NBC may have lowered itself to an "exclusive" interview with author Joe McGinniss today -- something they did NOT do in 1993 when McGinniss drew universal condemnation for a sleazy Ted Kennedy biography titled The Last Brother. But Garry Trudeau has devoted almost a week now to spreading McGinniss gossip in his Doonesbury comic strips, with all the worst charges: she slept with NBA…

'Today' Show Gives Platform for Writer McGinniss to Hawk New Palin-Bas

September 15th, 2011 1:06 PM
NBC's Today touted an "exclusive" interview Thursday with Sarah Palin stalker and author Joe McGinniss, smearing the former governor with unsubstantiated allegations. NBC didn't try to prove them. They just spread them. Fill-in co-host Savannah Guthrie proclaimed: "Stunning allegations made about Sarah Palin in a bombshell book. Is she really the hockey mom she claims to…

Creepy ‘Journalist’ Who Moved in Next Door to Palin Family Freaked

May 25th, 2011 4:11 PM
For those of you who don’t know Joe McGinniss, he’s the “journalist” who– unaware of the difference between Dian Fossey and Bob Woodward —  made the ridiculously creepy decision to move in  next door to the Palin family in order to intimidate and gain attention for himself research his upcoming hit-job “The Rogue.”…

Today Show Highlights Palin's Negative Poll Numbers in Tease of Her Re

November 15th, 2010 12:33 PM
Norah O'Donnell, on Monday's Today, couldn't resist taking a couple of shots at Sarah Palin, in her review of the former Alaska governor's TLC reality show, as the NBC correspondent trumpeted a recent Gallup poll that "More than half of Americans, 52 percent view her negatively, making her the most divisive of all of the potential candidates in the 2012 Republican field.…

WaPo 'On Gardening' Feature Blasts Sarah Palin's Wooden Fence

June 24th, 2010 5:40 PM
It seems no section of the newspaper is free of bias and/or political cheap shots.Take today's Local Living section of the Washington Post, whose "on gardening" feature writer Adrian Higgins blasted "Sarah Palin's... wrong to the landscape"* in the form of the 14-foot-tall wooden fence she erected between her Wasilla, Alaska, property and an adjacent lot rented by author Joe…