media

At the Orgy of Self-Righteousness

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

The press had grown accustomed to Republican presidents who suffered under what might be called a conservative inferiority complex. Trump, fortunately, isn’t touched by it and is willing to call the self-appointed ruling class on its propaganda and lies. As phony Republicans and conservatives chase after the mob headed for Lee’s statue, there stands Trump like a stonewall.

Media plead ignorance of the 'alt-left'

Eddie Scarry, Washington Examiner

Members of the national media are disputing President Trump's decision to blame the "alt-left" for engaging in acts of violence, and many say there is no such thing even though the term has been used for months. The so-called "alt-right" is a term for a loosely defined nationalist movement. Neither the "alt-right" nor the "alt-left" originated with Trump but people on both sides use both terms.

The Endless Hazing of Trump by Sanctimonious Frauds

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

The self-appointed ruling class is overflowing with egomaniacs and heartless operators who, oblivious to the irony of their own pouting, decry Trump’s “ego” and question his “heart.” Has America ever had to endure a more insufferable collection of frauds? When not sating themselves at Margaret Sanger award galas and Black Lives Matters powwows, they can be heard lecturing Americans on “racial healing” and a culture without violence.

Between alt-right and ‘antifa,’ media still manages to be worse

Charles Hurt, Washington Times

My experience with drivers of Dodge Chargers is that they are prone to road rage. And high rates of speed. Who knows, maybe it was a pre-conceived, carefully thought out attack aimed at maximum annihilation of Neanderthals. But the “I’m White and I’m Proud Brass Knuckle Draggers” aren’t known for being particularly sharp. But then again, neither are the “Obliterate History Neanderthals” and their self-styled “antifa” moniker. The real question is why the Stupid Media gives these loudmouth malcontents so much free airtime.

TV Makers Can't Stop Ripping Republicans

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

As much as technology changes, some things remain the same. The entertainment factories keep ripping on Republican politicians in the crudest terms. We know the left remains emotionally overwrought by the reality that Donald Trump was elected president, but its never-ending demonization of the Reagans shows that its anger never softens.Its bitterness never relents.

After the Coup, What Then?

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

My guess: The reaction will be one of bitterness, cynicism, despair, a sense that the fix is in, that no matter what we do, they will not let us win. If Trump is brought down, American democracy will take a pasting. It will be seen as a fraud. And the backlash will poison our politics to where only an attack from abroad, like 9/11, will reunite us.

Immigration: How Trump Derangement Syndrome Dumbs Down the Press

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

There are clearly pros and cons to the Trump Administration's immigration arguments, but the press refuse to engage in a similarly adult manner on this significant issue that has not been seriously discussed in decades.  They only attacked. And the attacks were almost as brainless as CNN Jim Acosta's, sometimes more. That's what happens where you're governed by rage and self-centeredness.

One-Note Droning on the Transgender Ban

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

Whether you favor it or oppose Trump's stated policy, and regardless of how this abrupt declaration blindsided the Pentagon brass, it's indisputable that the liberal media could not and would not approach this subject with anything resembling objectivity. Never mind that military men and women — and that's all we should care about — cheered the announcement. The press centered its coverage on the gender benders affected.

The Anti-Trump Bad News Is Good News

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

Perhaps conservatives should learn to enjoy the media's coverage, if only because it alerts them to bursts of common sense from the Trump administration that they otherwise might miss. We can only hope that the media's claim of a mass exodus from the State Department is true. But it is probably overstated. Most of these liberal activists masquerading as diplomats wouldn’t dare leave their cushy posts. The Center for American Progress, after all, can only hire so many of them.

Always Do More of What the Media Forbids

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

President Trump won not in spite of his utter indifference to the media’s self-serving counsel but because of it. If a Republican candidate follows the media’s advice, he typically loses; if a Republican in office takes the media’s advice, he governs fecklessly, makes no meaningful gains, and loses re-election.

So-Called Fact Checkers Keep Butchering The Facts About Obamacare

David Harsanyi, The Federalist

If people are persistently told that the GOP is preparing to “slash” Medicaid by a bazillion dollars and “revoke” the insurance of 26 million people, the average voter has every reason to be concerned. And if there isn’t a single Republican lawmaker out there effectively slapping down these misleading claims, voters will be. Republicans certainly can’t rely on factcheckers.

Americans Deserve to Know Who Is Leaking to the Press

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

People inside the executive branch are daily providing fresh meat to feed the scandal. Anti-Trump media are transfixed by it. It is the Watergate of their generation. They can smell the blood in the water. The Pulitzers are calling. And they love it, for they loathe Donald Trump both for who he is and what he stands for.

Trump-Hatred Is All About Islam

David P. Goldman, PJ Media

So far, Trump has done exactly what he promised to do during the campaign, and made a certain amount of progress. They made a commitment to coexistence with Islam, and Trump pulled the plug on it. Among other things, the Democrats as well as the Europeans were determined to force Israel into a supposed peace deal that would create yet another terror state on Israel's borders. Trump has ruled that out.

The Media’s Endless Anti-Trump Show Trial

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

All of its whining about his “unconventional” behavior is just another way of its saying that he is the first Republican since Reagan not to submit to their double standards. They remain shocked that a Republican President would have the audacity to fight back without two arms tied behind his back, which was the customarily feckless style of cowed Republicans for years.

Trump faces double standard from left-wing media, Democrats

Ralph Z. Hallow, Washington Times

What sooo wrong are the claims by Democrats, CNN, MSNBC, New York Times, Washington Post that first son-in-law Jared Kushner (perhaps) and Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort (certainly) should have known better. They should have steered the naïf eldest son away from such an illegal/immoral encounter with a Russian. Nonsense. The meeting wasn’t illegal. It wasn’t an immoral encounter. Failing to get available dirt on the opposition is what’s immoral if not outright criminally negligent in politics – not just here, but everywhere.

Why the latest Russia story is just another Trump witch hunt

Michael Goodwin, New York Post

By now, the president, and even his family, should know they can never count on getting a fair shake from the White House press corps. They face a rabid hostility, and everything they say and do is seen through the darkest possible lens. It’s not going to change, so Trump must. His White House leaks too much and by every indication, nobody is in charge.

Trump’s Tweets Awaken The Living Dead

When Jeb Bush, John Kasich and Lindsey Graham are the voices and faces of the Republican Party it reminds us of scenes from our favorite zombie movies.

How Trump will win his war against the media

Bill O'Reilly, The Hill

if Donald Trump really wants to gain a measure of retribution against those persecuting him, he should get into the fact business — an industry largely abandoned by his tormentors. Tweet facts, Mr. President, not insults. Hammer your opposition with verifiable statements. Do that, and you may ultimately prevail against a press that often abuses its freedom — a media where seeking the truth is becoming obsolete.

Twitter is Trump’s most ‘presidential’ defense against fake news and lies

Madison Gesiotto, Washington Times

Why would we want our political leaders to avoid using the very outlets that are critical when it comes to communicating with millions of constituents? Social media is going to remain an integral part of politics moving forward. We cannot compartmentalize and ignore the facts. American political leaders should not live in the past, but rather progress with the future. Tweet away, Mr. President!

Trump Provokes CNN’s Self-Immolation, America Relieved

Roger Kimball, American Greatness

Like every politician, Donald Trump will require a modicum of good luck to succeed. Many things, including many things utterly beyond his control, could derail his presidency. But when it comes to handling his many domestic enemies and opponents, it looks to me like Trump is playing three-dimensional chess while they struggle to master checkers.