media bias

A Decade of Declining Trust in the Media

David Catron, The American Spectator

It isn't hard to visualize the manufactured outrage that would ensue if any Republican at any level attempted to remain in office in the face of revelations such as those which emerged concerning Virginia’s governor. Yet this just scratches the surface of the media malpractice to which the public has been subjected. So, why are David Remnick and his colleagues so mystified by public skepticism concerning their reporting of the President’s alleged crimes? It should be clear that an increasing number of Americans intuitively understand what Mark Twain was getting at when he wrote, “A thunderstorm made Béranger a poet, a mother’s kiss made Benjamin West a painter and a salary of $15 a week makes us a journalist.”

When Will The Media Ask Democrats The Hard Questions About Gun Control?

Last night’s Democrat “debate” moderators failed to ask the candidates the really tough questions on guns. The “debate” turned out to be more of an opportunity for them to show their ignorance of guns and firearms law than it was an event where the pros and cons of the candidates’ differences on policy were presented and discussed.

In the Land of No Consequence, Bad Behavior Festers

Julie Kelly, American Greatness

It’s time for Republicans, including and especially the president, to stop this injustice today. Trump tweeted several times about the latest smear on Kavanaugh, suggesting that “the Justice Department should come to [Kavanaugh’s] rescue.” Last I checked, Trump is in charge of the Justice Department. Bill Barr, a lifelong Republican, runs the department. Republican Senator Mitch McConnell controls the Senate and Graham chairs the judiciary committee. What’s the point of having political power if you can’t protect your own people from egregious attacks or punish those who break the law to do so?

CBS Flatters Itself for '60 Minutes'

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

CBS: a legend in its own mind. When you retire from the coal mine or the meatpacking plant, you might get a cake, or a round of beers. At television networks, they air a pile of your video clips for the entire country to watch and suggest the world would be a dismal place without your amazing talents. Steve Kroft is best known for his scads of interviews with candidate and President Barack Obama. Even CBS acknowledged this. But it did not admit that Kroft's questions were typically soft-foam word pillows, starting with "Do you think the country's ready for a black president?" and "Did you play basketball on Super Tuesday?"

They Dish It Out But Can't Take It

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

Journalists employ a language of scandal and conspiracy to insist those horrible conservatives are going to publicize damaging information about journalists, as if this is entirely different than their own daily output. Everything The Times does is "legitimate." Everything its critics report about it is intended to "undercut the influence" of heroic journalists. These journalists can dish it out against Trump and Trump backers, calling them the worst humans on Earth news cycle after cycle, but they're reduced to whining like children when someone somewhere says, "Boo!" about them.

Parental Nightmares in Public Schools

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

Public schools are reopening for business across America, meaning it's time to get back to reading, writing, arithmetic ... and revolution. As usual in matters such as these, California is leading the way on pushing parents to accept transgenderisms. This growing gender-bending orthodoxy is what Pope Benedict called the "dictatorship of relativism," or, if you prefer, "the tyranny of tolerance." Dissent — even from parents — is being condemned as bigotry, cruelty and hate speech. This will not stop until the nuclear family is destroyed. Or until parents stand up as one and declare a commitment to destroy this movement.

Mass Murder? Blame 'Conservative Media Stars'

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

The Times brigade was especially appalled by conservative media stars' using the term "invasion" to describe the influx at the southern border. Limbaugh explained that "invasion" describes the left's strategy to import new voters who don't share any particular affection for America's founding principles. "Invasion" is the correct word. It didn't matter to The Times. This is the kind of "news" story that the left has been uncorking for decades. The liberal media are becoming increasingly more comfortable with impugning every reporter and commentator in conservative media as a poisonous instigator of violence. But don't you dare call Chris Cuomo "Fredo."

Is Our Two-Tiered System Of Justice Permanent?

There are only two people who can assure that this two-tiered system of justice does not become a permanent feature of American society: President Trump and Attorney General William Barr. We urge both of those good men to act with firmness and alacrity to ferret out, punish and purge from the government all of those implicated in the soft coup against President Trump.

Media go far beyond Trump Derangement Syndrome in attacking president

Dan Gainor, Fox News

The anti-Trump media went off the deep end this past week, concocting horror stories about the president they love to hate. I’m not talking Trump Derangement Syndrome. That’s so 2016. I’m talking about peddling absolutely crazy stories. These include claims that President Trump wants to exterminate Latinos and is honoring Hitler’s birthday. And on top of this, many in the media attacked anyone who dared express support for the Second Amendment of the Constitution. MSNBC led the way, with its on-air personalities saying things that would get normal humans fired from jobs, de-platformed online and disowned by their families. Four examples.

The New York Times modifies its motto to fit leftist agenda

Michael Goodwin, New York Post

The world has changed and the media with it, but no news organization has changed more than the Times. The mandate of opinion-free news coverage was tossed overboard during the heated 2016 presidential election, and the paper now displays its bias on every page. The quaint motto is still there, but these days the Times doesn’t cover the news as much as promote an agenda. As it says repeatedly, the paper has a “mission.” The mission is obvious: The Times aims to elect left-wing Democrats to virtually every office in the land and transform America culturally, educationally and politically.

Claiming Trump's Rhetoric Inspires Mass Murder

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

It didn't take long to discover that the El Paso shooter had apparently published a four-page "manifesto" in which he proclaimed, "this attack is a response to the Hispanic invasion of Texas." And just like that it was President Trump's fault. The Democrats have declared as fact that his rhetoric about immigrants directly caused violence ... and death. The radical left is out of control. The supposed "moderators" of our national conversation are incapable of moderation. There are no boundaries of honesty, decency or accuracy that they haven't plowed through in their loathing of this president.

Tucker Carlson Is Right, But Who Is Responsible For This Disaster?

Tucker Carlson was right, “Ilhan Omar is living proof that the way we practice immigration has become dangerous to this country.” And if Tucker is right, it is fair to ask who is responsible for this civilization-level disaster? We hold former Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, and former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama responsible for introducing this poison into our society.

Univision Tilts the Newsroom and the Courtroom

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

Univision has filed an amicus brief challenging the Trump administration for daring to add a question on the 2020 census that asks whether the person filling out the form is a citizen of the United States. It's a plain question. Census officials have been inquiring about citizenship status in one form or another for most of our nation's history. Illegal immigrants and their friends and families are Univision's audience and political base of support. Lobbying for more power for these people is a win-win for them, both in more left-wing political power and more profits from charging higher advertisement rates. This is a company projecting itself as a news network.

Mueller’s Bitter End

Beyond infuriating Democrats Mueller stated only the obvious. However, he created a further problem for Trump-haters because buried in Mueller’s statement was an important statement of fact that further exonerates President Trump.

Mark Levin's Latest Book—'Unfreedom of the Press'—Couldn't Be More Timely

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

On the most basic level, Levin's book provides an excellent overview of the history of the American press, starting with the Revolutionary period. The second half of Levin's book is, in essence, a history of our benighted times, this Era of Collusion/Delusion that we are all living through almost exclusively via media. A seemingly endless flow of press bias, lies, and leaks have shaped our electronically-connected world in a hitherto unimaginable and almost always despicable fashion. Unfreedom of the Press makes a great and, alas, accurate companion to this madness and, I predict, will in the future be an important historical source for this extraordinary period.

10,000 Pinocchios From the Washington Post

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

Everyone knows the president can unload a whopper, like when he recently suggested of wind turbines, "they say the noise causes cancer." But the Post's 10,000 is a Democratic Party talking point, a marketing strategy to build a liberal subscriber base. "Readers begged us" to do this, Kessler said. Of course they did. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared on "CBS This Morning" on April 29, and co-host Norah O'Donnell asked, "Does it matter if he hits back with lies?" She cited the Post count. Gingrich shot back: "I find it hard to take anything The Washington Post writes seriously." Here's a short list of reasons why he's right.

Attorney General Barr: “the evidence is now that the President was falsely accused”

We ignored the Democrats on the Senate Judiciary grandstanding and making fools of themselves to bring you a mash-up of the key points from Attorney General Willam Barr's testimony during yesterday's hearing on the Special Counsel's investigation and report on Russian involvement in the 2016 election.

Battling the Democrats’ big lie about Donald Trump

Michael Goodwin, New York Post

The suggestion that the president is the personification of evil and is destroying all that makes America exceptional has become so routine that it’s easy to ignore it. In fact, it’s an ­extraordinary charge, even for our nasty, turbulent times. If Attorney General Bill Barr keeps his promise, we will know exactly what was done to Trump during the 2016 campaign, and who did it. Which brings us back to the Big Lie about Trump being a “threat to our democracy.” Clinton and other Dems continue to peddle it because it is their last defense against the emerging truth. In fact, some people did try to destroy our democracy and change our nation’s character. They are still trying to cover up their crimes. None is named Donald Trump.

The Biggest Hole In The Mueller Report

We have been going through the Mueller Report and will have a few more things to say about it as we complete our review and analysis, but first let’s go over what we see as the biggest hole in the Report. The biggest hole is the Report’s utter failure to address the validity of the “predicate” to the entire Trump investigation.

The Real Reason Democrats Went Nuts Over AG Barr’s Testimony

That participants in the Trump campaign were spied upon an irrefutable fact. So, why did the Democrats and their Leftwing media do-boys go nuts about it? Because if Barr investigates whether the spying was “was adequately predicated" it will reveal the Democrat-generated falsehoods behind the closed loop system that set-up the entire Trump – Russia investigation.