media

Trashing Trump and the 'I'm a Genius' Press

Charlie Martin, PJ Media

When someone else says something, especially if you intend to report on it, carefully listen to what the other person is saying. Assume that other person is smarter than you, and try to make sense of what they're saying. Reporters should be looking for information -- that is, they should be looking for things that surprise them. If instead they just hear what fits their preconceptions, well, they're not reporting.

Rhetorical Abuses Are Diminishing the Nation’s Ability to Function

Jeffrey M. McCall, CNS News

It is ultimately up to the citizenry to denounce messages and messengers who serve the self-interests and egos of the bombastic. Citizens need to look for and listen to communicators who prioritize concern for the greater societal welfare. The time is now for such messengers to emerge.

Trumping the Narrative

Roger Kimball, American Greatness

I thought that James Comey’s performance on June 8 was mostly pathetic: a whiney, grandstanding effort at self-exoneration. For most people listening, I suspect, the effort failed. Comey stood exposed as a coward for not standing up to Loretta Lynch and a selfish careerist by leaning on a friend to leak possibly classified information to the press in order to burnish his own image.

Corruption and Collusion: Obama, Comey, and the Press

Andrew Klavan, PJ Media

My point is simply this: when you are listening to Comey, and when you are listening to the news media sanctifying Comey or indeed demonizing Trump, just remember who it is you are listening to: unindicted co-conspirators in an administration that was rotten to the core.

Media Buries Trump’s Good Economic News

Obsessed as the establishment media is with fake news, you’d never know that – thanks in large measure to President Trump’s deregulation and economic policies – we are rapidly closing-in on the 4 percent economic growth target the President set during the campaign.

Tea Party Activists: Media Attacks on President Trump ‘An All Out Assault on Our Republic’

Michael Patrick Leahy, Breitbart

Tea Party activists across the country tell Breitbart News the mainstream media, with help from “Deep State” bureaucrats, is doing the work of the Democratic Party in an effort to undermine the political agenda of Donald Trump, the duly elected President of the United States.

The High-Tech Lynching of an Uppity President

Jeffrey Lord, The American Spectator

What we are seeing in this endless series of stories about Trump — all of them from gutless anonymous sources and all of them disputed — is the desperate denizens of the swamp fighting for their survival against the duly elected president of a very angry American people who have had enough of special interest politics and the cronyism and nest feathering that comes with it.

The FBI Must Investigate The Sophisticated Intelligence Operation To Destroy President Trump

When one begins to analyze how these stories begin and propagate it is clear that, as The Washington Post put it, “current and former U.S. officials” in the intelligence agencies are engaged in what amounts to a seditious conspiracy to cripple and eventually bring down President Trump.

Obama Holdovers Successfully Sabotaging Trump's War Against ISIS

Until President Trump rids himself of those officials and advisers who do not share his foreign policy goals the internal coup against him will continue to the detriment of our war with the Islamic State and the broader success of his administration.

The Party of Nyet

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

What we’re witnessing is nothing more than a smug and amoral ruling class ganging up on a Republican president. Even as they viciously encircle him, they have the gall to cast him as the “bully.” They sow divisions, then call him “divisive.” They declare him a threat to world peace, then poison relations between the U.S. and other countries.

The Sabotaging of the President

Jeffrey Lord, The American Spectator

The President of the United States — is the President of the United States. And for entirely political reasons, this President is being deliberately sabotaged. It has to stop. For the sake of the country and the presidency, not to mention the intelligence agencies whose credibility is at stake — the sabotaging of the President has to stop.

The Media Finally Admit Obamacare Is Collapsing

David Catron, The American Spectator

The price hikes that are about to descend on Obamacare’s victims are nothing new and they have nothing to do with Trump. They are the result of irreparable flaws in Obamacare, and the reporters and editors of the legacy media know it. This is why they are frantically trying to shift the blame for this mess from the Democratic authors of the law to the most convenient Republican target.

Message to Republicans: Don’t Fall for Media Tricks on Comey

Rush Limbaugh, The Rush Limbaugh Show

I have a message for the Republicans: The last thing you should do is find anything in common with the Democrats on this. The last thing you should do is feel sorry, simpatico. Do not fall for the temptation to join the Democrats in their rants against Trump on this. Here’s the deal, folks. There is no collusion. The Russians did not hack, did not tamper, did not impact the outcome of our election. It’s been established for over nine months, if not longer.

The Most Asinine Claim About the AHCA

David Catron, The American Spectator

We have a consensus: Partisan academics, biased journalists, unemployed Obama administration hacks, and clueless comediennes agree that there can be but one reason to repeal Obamacare — and it has nothing to do with the failure of the “reform” law to accomplish any of its ostensible goals. It’s all about racism. This is certainly not the only spurious pretext concocted by the left to denounce AHCA, but it is easily the most asinine.

Sudden Media Anger Over Happy Talk to Dictators

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, Investor's Business Daily

It's good for journalists in free countries to question leaders about their commitment to advocating human rights instead of pragmatically enabling dictators. Unfortunately, our media display a reflexive habit of questioning only Republican presidents. The Carters, the Clintons and the Obamas skate free.

Inspector Obama and the Red Panther

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

What has come out of all this snooping? No evidence of collusion between Trump and Russia, as even Obama aides James Clapper and Mike Morrell have conceded. But it is yielding plenty of evidence of criminal collusion between the Obama administration and the media. Only the chattering class would have the Orwellian gall to shift the scandal from the Obama administration investigating a political opponent and inflicting damage on him through criminal leaks to the Republicans’ exposure of that devious gambit.

Keep Calm and Propagandize On

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

When a normally garrulous and gossipy media turns taciturn, the explanation is usually political correctness. In this case, an extreme sensitivity to Islam has a chastening effect on reporters who would typically exert themselves for a scoop. Even many hours after the mayhem, few of their stories contained any descriptions of the attacker from witnesses.

Hiding the Media's Disapproval Rating

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

The newspaper industry is declining, as USA Today surely knows: Gannett split into two companies in 2015, one for broadcasting and one for the less profitable print business. It is interesting to watch elite newspapers in the Trump era doubling down on the liberal-activist course. There's a reason half the country no longer cares to read them.

The Media’s Sham Coverage of FISA-gate

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

When it was to Democrats' partisan advantage to support the this-is-about-Trump storyline, they supported it. Now that it is to their partisan advantage to deny that storyline, they deny it. And a propagandistic media lets them get away with it by treating this story as a game of parsing and semantics, all the while playing dumb about the very investigation their own coverage for the last four months either pushed or presupposed.

Harvard Attacks CHQ as “Biased”

Harvard University's library website now features a new page titled, "Fake News, Misinformation, and Propaganda." And ConservativeHQ.com and other conservative and right-leaning organizations, think tanks and news portals make-up the core of the list.