Do facts matter for The Washington Post? The paper on Wednesday deemed 2020 Democrats Joe Biden and Beto O’Rourke to be “centrist,” despite the fact that both are very liberal. In a story by Post national political reporter Matt Viser, the headline declared, “Biden, O’Rourke entries would bring centrist twist.”
Whenever a Republican candidate loses a big election to a Democrat, he or she is expected to bow out gracefully and quietly to allow people in the liberal media to bask in the glow of being on the winning side. However, when a member of the Grand Old Party wins the contest, those same people in the press obviously feel justified in venting their frustration by downplaying the significance of the election. That was the case on Tuesday evening in Mississippi, where Washington Post reporters Matt Viser and David Weigel did their best to undercut the victory of Republican Senator-elect Cindy Hyde-Smith over black Democrat Mike Espy by using racially charged terms throughout their article on the election.
It came as a shock to liberal journalists to discover that the Newseum -- a museum deeply honoring the Old Media establishment -- was selling T-shirts that said "You Are Very Fake News." In another demonstration of their feelings about free speech and tolerance for opposing views....liberal journalists pressured the Newseum into pulling the "Fake News" shirts from their gift shop....after being on sale for months.
Matt Viser, deputy Washington bureau chief of the Boston Globe, penned a nauseatingly flattering profile of Beto O’Rourke, a Democrat challenging Ted Cruz for his Texas Senate seat in November, in the September issue of Town & Country, a lifestyle magazine for the well-off. The headline deck: “Why So Many People Are Betting on Beto O'Rourke -- He's a Kennedyesque longshot in a roiling red state, but the Democrat from Texas just might have a chance at unseating Ted Cruz.” The Kennedy mystique may be tarnished in the public’s eyes during the current #MeToo movement, but Viser made no mention of the darker side of the Kennedy clan.
Seconds after President Trump’s Monday remarks finally calling out the KKK, neo-Nazis, and white supremacists by name, CNN hosts and panelists made clear that there was nothing Trump could have said that would have satisfied them, excoriating him for not going far enough and announcing “policy in terms of addressing this.”
Boston Globe reporter Matt Viser might have placed his career in jeopardy on Saturday. How? By writing an amazingly upbeat article on the background of Steve Bannon, primarily about his time as a student at Harvard Business School. You just know that any investigation of Bannon by the liberal Boston Globe would be in effect an example of extreme vetting. The fact that they not only turned up nothing really negative but instead provided a report that could best be described as absolutely glowing and on the verge of awe in regards to Bannon's character is quite telling.
On Friday's New Day on CNN, during a discussion of early voting statistics from North Carolina finding black turnout is down from 2012, co-host Chris Cuomo asserted that "it seems to be rigged against the African-American vote" as he recalled Donald Trump's accusations of election "rigging," and suggested that there was "sinister" activity by the Republican legislature in making changes in the election system.
On the Monday edition of CNN’s Inside Politics, Washington Post political reporter Abby Phillip employed a tiresome tactic to deflect away from any number of the Clinton scandals and particularly the revelations via WikiLeaks because it’s all “too complicated” to explain to voters in building a case against her.
It was the tweet that went viral around the world and all over the web. The one notable exception where the tweet remains unmentioned is at the Boston Globe. So what's so strange about that? It's because the author of the tweet is Boston Globe reporter, Matt Viser.
Perhaps it is the subject matter that makes the Boston Globe reluctant to refer to the tweet although it is already widely known on the Web. The UK Daily Mail also featured it. So will the Boston Globe eventually follow suit? The matter is open to question because Viser's tweet was a devastating observation about President Obama's bizarre reaction to the crash of Malaysian flight MH17 yesterday in Ukraine. Here is the Boston Globe reporter's tweet that has yet to be reported in the Boston Globe: