Cartoon: The Media's Selective Reporting on Joe Stack

February 24th, 2010 3:45 PM
Great cartoon featured in today's "Morning Briefing" at RedState (h/t Kevin Eder):  

The Nation: Prominent CPAC Speakers All Sound like Joe Stack

February 23rd, 2010 12:03 AM
We've seen the likes of Time Magazine, MSNBC, the Washington Post, and Newsweek link the Joe Stack airplane attack to the conservative movement.  But in an interesting twist, a political blogger for The Nation has inexplicably linked Stack to several players at the recent CPAC convention - including Tim Pawlenty, Scott Brown, and most notably Glenn Beck.  Leslie Savan wastes little time delving…

FNC’s Goldberg Slams MSM for Double Standard Connecting Violent Acts

February 22nd, 2010 11:03 PM
On Monday’s The O’Reilly Factor on FNC, host Bill O’Reilly brought aboard FNC analyst Bernard Goldberg to discuss the mainstream media double standard in linking violence by individuals who express right-wing sentiments to conservatives while ignoring the political sentiments of left-wing individuals who commit violence. After recounting that a number of big mainstream media figures tried to hold…

CBS, AP, N.Y. Daily News Play Twitter Tag on Conservatives With the Au

February 21st, 2010 9:28 AM
It’s getting tiresome that the liberal media will use the ramblings of any extremist on Twitter and try and associate them with the conservative movement. CBSNews.com [on their 48 Hours Mystery page] blogged the AP and the New York Daily News reporting that Austin suicide pilot Joe Stack has fan pages on the Internet: "Finally an American man took a stand against our tyrannical government…

Newsweek Links Stack to ‘Right Wing Terror,’ Inexplicably Mentions

February 19th, 2010 3:29 PM
On Thursday, Newsweek's politics blog The Gaggle shamefully linked Austin kamikaze pilot Joseph Stack to a laundry list of right-wing stereotypes, and then, just for good measure, threw in a warning about death threats against President Obama.Writer David Graham made one passing mention about liberal elements found in Stack's manifesto before launching into a full-blown effort to blame it all on…

CNN's Sanchez and Velshi Omit Stack's Communist Sympathies

February 19th, 2010 1:40 AM
A trend is beginning to develop in the media reports concerning Joe Stack, the man who allegedly smashed a plane into an IRS building in Austin, Texas: his disgust for capitalism and support of communism must be ignored at all cost.As NewsBusters previously reported, both Time.com and a blog posting at the Washington Post have conveniently skipped two crucial sentences at the end of Stack's…

NY Mag Jumps on Liberal Bandwagon, Ties Joe Stack to Tea Parties

February 18th, 2010 9:58 PM
The liberal press is determined, it seems, to tie Joe Stack's apparent suicide in Austin today to the Tea Party movement. NewsBusters has reported on three such attempts, and now New York Magazine has thrown its hat in the ring.Like Time Magazine, MSNBC, and the Washington Post, New York Magazine cherry-picked portions of Stack's apparent suicide note, which he posted online, in order to support…

WaPo's Capehart: Austin Suicide Pilot's 'Alienation Similar To Extreme

February 18th, 2010 7:46 PM
The media push to connect apparent suicide victim Joe Stack to the Tea Party movement is clearly in full swing.As NewsBusters reported moments ago, Time.com made two links to the man who crashed a plane into an IRS building in Austin, Texas, Thursday and the conservative movement.At about the same time, the Washington Post's Jonathan Capehart wrote at the Post Partisan blog, "There's no…

Time Magazine Links Austin Suicide Pilot To Tea Party Movement

February 18th, 2010 6:41 PM
In an article about Thursday's apparent suicide by a pilot in Austin, Texas, the folks at Time.com made two seemingly intentional links to the Tea Party movement.First, the piece began:The long, rambling rant posted on a website eerily reflected the angry populist sentiments that have swept the country in the past year. In it, a Joe Stack inveighed against intrusive Big Brother government,…