The Washington Post has a bad habit of avoiding inconvenient facts on immigration. In the years after illegal alien Darwin Martinez Torres raped and murdered 17-year-old Nabra Hassanen in northern Virginia, the Post published 11 news stories in the print edition in 2017 and another four news stories in 2018 that blatantly avoided the fact that Torres was an illegal alien. They did it again on March 28, when Torres was sentenced to life in prison.
Washington Post executive editor Martin Baron was interviewed on stage at Washington & Lee University on Tuesday, and went full "Democracy Dies in Darkness" after making jokes about President Trump's gaffe of calling Apple boss Tim Cook "Tim Apple." To Baron, the Trump administration isn't just disparaging journalists, they're "trying to disqualify" all "independent arbiters of fact," from the press to scientists to law enforcement officers and intelligence agents, and even doctors. It's quite a conspiracy theory.
For those who either didn’t watch Tuesday’s Tucker Carlson Tonight or want to relive it, The Federalist’s Sean Davis made a rare TV appearance and absolutely lambasted the liberal media for their years-long narrative that the President and his team colluded with Russians, calling this falsehood “probably the biggest, most consequential screw up of the last 25 to 50 years.”
Washington Post media reporter Paul Farhi wrote a September 25 article on liberal media bias headlined “Kavanaugh supporters see a conspiracy afoot.” The Post painted this as a little crazy, like a UFO was involved. Can anyone imagine the idea of the Democrats and liberal reporters working hand in glove to torpedo a Republican nomination? Yes, we've seen it over and over again.
You can count on CNN Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter to stay true to the trash-Trump parade. At the liberal Aspen Ideas Festival, he interviewed Washington Post executive editor Marty Baron. Stelter claimed to speak for the crowd when he began with the question “Are we living through a national emergency? And if so, how in the heck should journalists be covering it that way?”
Executives at America's top liberal newspapers firmly expressed the sentiment that they report on Donald Trump without bias or partisanship. This should launch a national wave of spit takes. Washington Post executive editor Martin Baron claimed “We cover him the way that we feel any president should be covered." New York Times managing editor Joe Kahn said "We do not see ourselves, and we do not wish to be seen, as partisan media."
In Sunday’s Washington Post, the bragging newspaper couldn’t just run an article on the new “fact-based” movie about its Seventies heyday. The Post gang of movie critics made a list of the ten best Journalism Movies and recruited journalists to tout them. The purplest prose about heroic journalistic activists came from NBC’s Andrea Mitchell touting the myth-making movie about CBS News called Good Night and Good Luck.
In an excellent piece on Monday for The Federalist, Daily Signal senior news producer Kelsey Harkness thoroughly detailed her time at the 2016 Investigative Reporters and Editors Conference (IRE) that led her to conclude that “the problem” in the journalism profession today “goes far beyond agreeing on the facts” after seeing media bias in panels about guns and women’s health.
In the course of presenting what is apparently one story in a series of several on a "Divided America," David Bauder at the Associated Press portrayed two Americans with largely different news consumption habits. Though the theme of Bauder's Thursday morning report was about how Americans are "retreat(ing) into tribes of like-minded people who get news filtered through particular world views," the two people he presented "don't rely exclusively on partisan media," and go elsewhere "to hear opposing viewpoints." This essentially contradicted his attempted primary point, which is that Americans are supposedly, as his story's headline reads, "Constructing our own intellectual ghettos."
The Washington Post defined the old term “high dudgeon” when Donald Trump took away its press credentials for being “dishonest and phony.”
The Post triggered this with a loaded headline: “Donald Trump suggests President Obama was involved with Orlando shooting.” This could be believable stuff, since Trump had bizarrely suggested Ted Cruz’s father might have been connected to the JFK assassination. But this time it was the Post inventing stories.
During an interview with host Brian Lamb Saturday evening on the C-SPAN cable TV channel, Martin Baron – who has been the executive editor of the Washington Post newspaper since January of 2013 – stated what many liberals and Democrats are afraid to admit: Rush Limbaugh should now be considered part of the “mainstream media.”
His reason for this claim during that edition of the Q&A program? Because Limbaugh is “the most successful radio talk show host in the country. That would make him mainstream media.”
“Washington Gadfly” blogger Evan Gahr caught Washington Post reporter Barton Gellman in an ethical dance over accepting a “civil liberties” award from the ACLU at their “Bill of Rights Award Dinner.” Gellman recently shared the Pulitzer Prize with Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras for revealing Edward Snowden's leaks about U.S. anti-terrorist surveillance programs. Four years ago, TIME sent Gellman on the road for six months to report a cover story on the "Secret World of Extreme Militias" a month before the midterm elections.
Should a journalist accept an award from an advocacy group he covers? Gellman was listed as attending the fundraiser for the ACLU of the National Capital Area....until Gahr started asking questions.