Oh, How the Mighty Megyn Has Fallen
By Joan Swirsky Friday, August 28, 2015
Most people, including me, know that Megyn Kelly is not only gorgeous, but also smart, sassy, incisive in her interviews, and also genuinely funny. But the interview she conducted Wednesday night, August 26, with Jorge Ramos was disgraceful––the kind of toadying and biased interrogation that should be Exhibit #1 in journalism schools across the country about how not to be a legitimate journalist.
Ramos is a reporter for Univision, the company being sued by presidential candidate Donald Trump after they terminated their contractual relationship (including television broadcast obligations) with the Trump-backed Miss Universe Organization. The official charges include breach of contract and defamation, with the plaintiffs seeking more than $500-million in damages. Univision took its punitive action after Mr. Trump said that Mexican immigrants, including criminals and rapists, were teeming over our southern border––in other words, for exercising his constitutional right to free speech.
Paying the Media for Pro-U.N. Coverage
By Cliff Kincaid Friday, August 28, 2015
A CNN story blared, “The American stock market has surrendered a stunning $2.1 trillion of value in just the last six days of market chaos.” The ups and downs of the stock market have been seized upon by those leading a global campaign to steal trillions of dollars from the American people in the name of “sustainable development.”
One aspect of the campaign is a so-called “financial transaction tax,” endorsed by socialist and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders (I-VT), which would even affect the stock trades of small investors. The proposal has a global component.
MSNBC sends Al Sharpton to the graveyard of forgotten shows
By Robert Laurie Thursday, August 27, 2015
Whatever else Al Sharpton may be, he’s not an idiot. Sure, he’s a tax cheat, his grip on reality is tenuous, he’s barely literate, and his knowledge of American politics is dwarfed by that of the average two-year-old, but he’s no dummy. Somehow, he managed to parlay his life as a lowly street thug and FBI informant into a major media career. You may not like him, but you have to admit that takes a certain amount of (admittedly crooked) brainpower.
Conservative media establishment resorts to name-calling in hope of taking Trump down
By Herman Cain Thursday, August 27, 2015
In this space and on my radio show, we pride ourselves on the truth and on setting the record straight when candidates are falsely attacked or mischaracterized (no matter who they are) by the misreporting of the media.
Since Donald Trump is leading in the Republican polls and is being attacked and mischaracterized on many fronts, it probably seems to some as if we are always trying to help people not form a negative perception of The Donald. But I’m not endorsing Donald Trump over the rest of the Republican field so much as I’m looking to make sure the Republican front-runner is assessed on the basis of truth.
ESPN benches Curt Schilling for saying radical Islamic terrorists are a problem
By Dan Calabrese Wednesday, August 26, 2015
I’m glad I don’t work for ESPN, because I don’t know how anyone can understand the rules there. If you’re an on-air personality there, are you allowed to use your personal social media accounts to express opinions about non-sports matters? Yes? No? Or, as appears to be the case, are you permitted to do so as long as someone doesn’t arbitrarily decide after the fact that what you said was “controversial” and thus unacceptable?
I need a hero
By Sarge Friday, August 21, 2015
One of the things any commentator must do is stay abreast of what’s going on in the galactic wasteland we know as politics. That means you read, study, dissect, execute moral judgments and valuation or devaluations (dependent on the political leanings of the politician in question and whether or not you agree with them in general) to simply express your curmudgeonly nature by carpet bombing the entire group en masse.
The Trump Effect on the Media
By Roger Aronoff Thursday, August 20, 2015
Whatever one thinks of Donald Trump, he has clearly struck a chord with Americans on several fronts: contempt for the media, the belief that America is far too often a chump when it comes to international dealings (whether trade or national security), and, of course, issues related to illegal immigration. He was even recently defended—sort of—by the liberal MSNBC pundit, Chris Matthews. Matthews appears to be somewhat moved by Trump’s recently released immigration agenda, questioning whether this candidate is a “true phenomenon.”
“Of the people who care about illegal immigration, who don`t refer to it euphemistically as ‘undocumented workers’ or something like that, who really don`t like illegal immigration, this guy seems to be scoring,” said Matthews on his August 18 “Hardball” show, turning then to Salon editor-at-large Joan Walsh.
Armstrong Williams nails it: If black lives really mattered
By Herman Cain Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Few are better than Armstrong Williams, my fellow American Black Conservative, at getting to the heart of the matter. And rarely has that been more needed than on this whole movement operating under the name (or perhaps the hashtag) #blacklivesmatter.
The New York Times “Watches” the Well Dressed Progressive Revolutionary’s Wrist
By Dr. Alexander Nussbaum Wednesday, August 19, 2015
The New York Times may exasperate with its slanted left wing articles and its persistent anti -American and pro-Palestinian terrorist stance. But none can deny that the paper of record is the arbitrator of style and taste par excellence. How would the cultural elite know how to be the cultural elite without it?
CNN Corrects Story About Trump and Biden—Still Gets it Wrong
By Roger Aronoff Friday, August 14, 2015
When the news media correct themselves, those corrections often remain unacknowledged. This permits a false perception of accuracy. It also allows incorrect, damaging information to be disseminated by news reporters regardless of accountability.
CNN, in particular, has adopted a system which informs its readers that an article has been “updated.” What exactly do those updates entail?
MSNBC: Hillary thinks we’re stupid. ...And we’ll prove her point by voting for her.
By Robert Laurie Thursday, August 13, 2015
According to MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski, Hillary Clinton thinks the American public is stupid. Hillary’s decision to maintain a private email server, wipe it, and pretend it’s no big deal isn’t sitting well with the MSNBC host. She wants to know how Mrs. Clinton can possibly go forward when she’s so obviously treating the American people as a bunch of rubes.
The Boston Globe’s Paean To Boston’s Jihad Enablers
By Frank Gaffney Jr. Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Having now become a city seemingly synonymous with homegrown jihadists, Boston’s paper of record continues to go back to the very enablers who recruit and indoctrinate young men and women as the go to source for all things Muslim in Boston.
Krugman and the Times Still Spinning Obama’s Legacy
By Roger Aronoff Tuesday, August 11, 2015
In the view of The New York Times and other beacons of the liberal media, President Barack Obama’s policies are a resounding success and he rarely makes a misstep. The harmful effects of his policies, as well as his many scandals, must be ignored or covered up with misleading statistics and deceitful reporting that preserve his radical, left-wing legacy, and even make it sound mainstream.
Members of the media often follow the lead of the Times in choosing the angles for their own reporting. And, as we noted last year, Paul Krugman’s columns for that paper, while opinion pieces, reflect the Times’ underlying perspective and political agenda.
Democracies must not Kill the Messenger
By Diane Weber Bederman Thursday, August 6, 2015
I recently watched the movie “Kill the Messenger” which was released in the fall of 2014. It’s the story of journalist Gary Webb who in 1996 began looking into links between Nicaragua’s drug-running Contra rebels and the CIA. He published his findings under the title “Dark Alliance” in the San Jose Mercury News in which he submitted that a US-backed rebel army in Latin America was supplying the drugs that made their way into some of Los Angeles’ poorest neighbourhoods. More importantly, he tied the CIA to the drugs. “For the better part of a decade a San Francisco Bay Area drug ring sold tonnes of cocaine to the Crips and Bloods street gangs of Los Angeles, and funneled millions in drug profits to a Latin American guerrilla army run by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.”
Tapper grills Earnest: Seriously? No one at the WH has seen the Planned Parenthood vids?
By Robert Laurie Wednesday, August 5, 2015
If you’re even a casual observer of current events, you’ve probably seen the gruesome Planned Parenthood videos. If you’re a reporter, blogger, commentator, or just a regular person who follows politics, you’ve definitely seen them. Given that fact, its a safe bet that someone whose day-to-day life is 100% tied to the 24 hour news cycle has seen them. Let’s face it, if everything you do is about handling various sectors of the news media, you have to know what you’re talking about, right?
Apparently, no, that’s not right.