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Our Tawdry, Untrustworthy Fourth Estate

Julie Kelly, American Greatness

A poll showed that a majority of Americans not only don’t trust the political news they receive, they think the media actively is trying to block the president’s agenda. At the same time, there is a widening trust deficit in the federal government. Republicans’ favorable view of the FBI has dropped significantly. The Left and NeverTrump Right whine daily about the alleged damage Trump is inflicting on the presidency. But the real and lasting damage to the media and government institutions once held in esteem by Americans will be far worse. CNN’s hiring of Andrew McCabe just dug that hole a little deeper.

The Media's Massive Credibility Problem

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

If media organizations really wanted to improve their image, they would address public skepticism seriously, taking some very simple steps. Stop trying to bury every bit of good news for President Trump and every bit of bad news for Bernie, Biden & Co. Try to acknowledge that policy debates have two sides. It is fair to question climate change, support our national identity and oppose the abortion industry trafficking human carnage. Is it too late? Conservatives have walked away from these networks and newspapers, which means that their audiences are now mostly liberals who reject everything conservatives champion.

Facebook Head Fakes Conservatives With Empty Bias Report

Former Arizona Republican Senator Jon Kyl's long-awaited report on Facebook’s bias against conservatives was a complete white wash of Facebook's anti-conservative culture. It is becoming increasingly clear that legislation, such as Senator Josh Hawley’s (R-Mo.) Ending Support for Internet Censorship Act, is the only way to rein-in Big Tech and end social media's censorship of conservatives.

FreedomFest is Here: The Best Conference of the Year for Conservatives and Libertarians

If you love liberty, freedom and the free market, then you won’t want to miss FreedomFest 2019, the nation’s largest conference for Conservatives and Libertarians, July 17-20 at the Paris Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. Sign up by July 1 and get $100 off the registration fee. Go to www.freedomfest.com, or call toll-free 1-855-850-3733, ext. 202.

The Washington Post Wants Team Trump Removed or Jailed

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

The Post is goading the Democrats from the hard left for contempt citations, impeachments and even jail time. These same champions of impeaching and jailing Republicans out of so-called "institutional duty" will coo and wink over every Beto O'Rourke and Kamala Harris who runs against Trump. Back in 1972, Bob Dole had this newspaper pegged when he said, "without benefit of clergy, The Washington Post has set up housekeeping with the McGovern campaign." McGovern became "the beneficiary of the most extensive journalistic rescue-and-salvage operation in American politics." Some things never change.

7 Glaring Omissions In The Mueller Report That Kill Its Credibility

Ben Weingarten, The Federalist

The following are seven of the most glaring omissions from the collusion section of the redacted Mueller report—since collusion, not obstruction, was the theory from which the investigation stemmed. 1. No Attempt to Grapple with the Investigation’s Troubling Underpinnings. 2. No Discussion of Whether the Special Counsel’s Appointment Was Legitimate. 3. No Discussion of Special Counsel’s Perceived Bias. 4. Skating Over the Papadopoulos Predicate for the Collusion Investigations. 5. Never Mentions Steele or His Dossier in the ‘Collusion’ Section. 6. Excluding Relevant Information About Numerous Actors. 7. Raising Potential Russia Violations about Trump Not Applied to Clinton. We must have a thorough investigation of the investigators. The growing cacophony of attacks on Attorney General William Barr are a testament to it.

The Left’s 2018 victory was fueled by millions of small-dollar donors—if Conservatives don’t catch up quickly, we will lose America Part 2 of 2

By Richard A Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
All total, ActBlue served as the conduit for raising more than $1.6 billion in the 2017-18 election cycle.  And remember, all of that went to the Democrats. In the midterm elections, the leftist tilt in small donations was critical for the Democrats’ success in taking over the House of Representatives.  The future is even more bleak—unless we conservatives wake up and get busy.

Long Before The Left, Conservatives Pioneered Small-Donor, Grassroots Fundraising Part 1 of 2

By Richard A Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
The New York Times has been printing breathless accounts for the past two years about how the Democrats and the Left have been clobbering the Republicans in small-dollar (under $200) fundraising donations.  The intended message is clear:  The Democrats are “the party of the people.”  Well, as Paul Harvey used to say, “Here’s the rest of the story.”

Bigotry Against Christians Harms The Media’s Reputation

Mollie Hemingway, The Federalist

The mockery and disrespect in the anti-Christian tweet — and its favorable reception from other journalists — tell us something about the way many in the media treat Christians. As the media lean into their progressive political ideology, they are becoming more and more anti-Christian. If The Atlantic and other media outlets wonder why they have lost their reputation recently, it can look to the disparity in how it treats conservatives and their ideas and how it rewards the journalism and anti-Christian bigotry of their liberal staff.

When Will the Rising Tide of Bias Against Christians Stop?

Penny Nance, Real Clear Politics

There is a striking and alarming trend that uses a religious litmus test to determine if individuals are fit for public service and demands that those in office deny their conscience and beliefs. Freedom of religion is a First Amendment right set forth by our Founding Fathers, not some new conservative fad adopted since the Trump administration came into office. This trend has now spread to accusing the spouses of our public servants of bigotry and hate for their religious beliefs, and it must stop. Using a religious litmus test as a prerequisite to serve in office is unconstitutional.

Gillette's Sexist Sermonizing to Men and Women

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

For grins, try to imagine Gillette marketing its Venus line of razors to women in this way. Imagine the reaction if these geniuses were to run an ad against "toxic femininity," saying the time is over for women gossiping and bullying women. NPR would go into spasmodic convulsions. The bra burners would take to the streets. Women are presumed to be the victimized gender — oppressed by men (yuk!), not poisoned by testosterone. There's a word for these ad campaigns: vomit.

The Media's Fact-Free Politics

Thomas Sowell, Investor's Business Daily

In this era when there has been more information available to more people than at any time in the past, it is also true that there has been more misinformation from more different sources than ever. We are not talking about differences of opinion or inadequate verification, but about statements and catchwords in utter defiance of facts. Issues in both economics and science can get complicated. But when one side of those issues has to resort to demonstrably false catchwords, that should give us a clue.

The Media’s ‘Climate of Hate’ Myth

Robert Stacy McCain, The American Spectator

There were more than 17,000 homicides in the United States in 2017, and the reported number of transgender victims was a minuscule fraction of a single percentage point of those murders. Of course, we must keep in mind the fact that the reported number of transgender homicides has actually decreased since Trump became president, but also note that the national media didn’t bother paying attention to such crimes until after he was elected. Unfortunately for the climate-of-hate theorists, the facts get in the way.

Soft and Deferential to Democrats

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

The media have spent the last two years arrogantly proclaiming that they are the urgently needed public servants who would boldly challenge power and ask the tough questions. But does that boldness continue when the Democrats win some power back? It doesn't look like it. Democrats can say the wildest things, and often, the so-called Courageous Media bend and move on.

The Media Was Still Unglued in 2018

Brent Bozell and Tim Graham, Townhall

The wild conspiracy theories about Trump never stop. Some of them qualify as the worst media quotes of the year. When you read quotes from many prominent leftists, it becomes quite apparent that liberals really aren't a tolerant and compassionate bunch. They sure are angry these days. It's woefully unfair for Trump to call them an "enemy of the people," but it's somehow fair for them to call Trump some kind of Kim Jong-Hitler who eggs on murders of black people, marches kids to the gas chambers and traumatizes babies. Such was the state of things in our national media in 2018.

Media Skip Farrakhan and Hype 'Nazi' Prom

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

In today's America, the "objective" press is looking for racist neo-Nazis under every rock who don't submit to the will of The Resistance. But these same outlets refuse to condemn the ongoing attachment of leftists and Democrats to the anti-Semitic Minister Louis Farrakhan, whether the politicians photographed with him are Reps. Maxine Waters or Keith Ellison, or even former President Barack Obama. The scandal — among some of the most powerful adults in the land — is barely even recognized. National "news" judgment is a pernicious thing.

A Revolution in the Past 14 Years: Conservatives and Alternative Media

By Richard A. Viguerie and David Franke, Authors of America’s Right Turn (2004)
Much has happened in the alternative media since we wrote America’s Right Turn in 2004. Where do conservatives stand today, compared to liberals, in political direct mail, talk radio, cable TV, the Internet, and the new social media? Here’s a scorecard.

Stirrings on the Right Side of the Internet

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
In 2004, when America’s Right Turn was published, conservatives were behind the liberals in learning how to use the Internet for political campaigns.  But they were learning, and a major campaign victory in California showed what could be done on the Right. (Excerpt 43 of 45.)