Groupthink, bias, and paranoia lead to abysmal media coverage of Donald Trump

By Dave Andrusko I wish by addressing the contrasting opinions of two journalists I could suggest that it represents a kind of 50-50 balance in my trade. Alas for every honest introspection by CBS News’s Will Rahn there are 50 jeremiahs by the likes of the Washington Post’s Margaret Sullivan, demanding even more vigilant (read …

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The media’s coverage of Trump: assorted slurs, false accusations, and incendiary analogies

By Dave Andrusko I love how, if you read enough, everything seems to connect in the Big Picture. Let me offer today’s example. Everyone who has eyes to see and ears to hear knows that the Establishment Media has done everything in its collective powers to elect Hillary Clinton, far less than by touting her …

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A textbook case in media bias

By Holly Gatling, Executive Director, South Carolina Citizens for Life Claire Lampen is a highly educated, multi-lingual reporter for Mic, an edgy, jangly web-based news outlet that purports to appeal to millennials. According to her LinkedIn profile Ms. Lampen is proficient in German, French, Russian, and English. She earned the Ernest P. Muller prize for …

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Clinton, Trump, and the impact of Media bias on the 2016 election

By Dave Andrusko From USA Today Donald Trump and the Republican National Committee raised more than $18 million less than 24 hours after Monday’s night’s debate, his campaign announced Tuesday night — a huge haul that tops his campaign’s strongest one-day fundraising performance. A couple of presidential polls were released today but they reflected little …

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Media Bias: the more things change, the more they stay the same

By Laura Echevarria Editor’s note. Elsewhere today I post on what may be (in my humble opinion) the most egregious example of unfiltered, unremitting, and unfair media bias in a year overflowing with unmitigated hostility toward Donald Trump. I’m reposting a review of Bernie Goldberg’s book, “Bias: A CBS Insider Exposes How the Media Distort …

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Ruining “good abortion journalism”

By Dave Andrusko Earlier today we posted about a “speakout” by the “1 in 3” crowd, the latest attempt to “destigmatize” abortion. And, wouldn’t you know it, this afternoon the extremist pro-abortion “Media Matters” (one of the many organizations funded by billionaire George Soros’s money) ran a piece under the bizarre headline, “Abortion Stigma Is …

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Media critic blithefully blind to media’s all-pervasive bias

By Dave Andrusko Here’s today’s edition of you cannot–cannot–make this stuff up, courtesy of the Washington Post. A few days ago, the Post’s Paul Farhi opinioned about how candidates running for president, but most particularly Republicans, use the media as a convenient punching bag, a virtual piñata. Farhi, the Post’s media reporter, writes Beating on …

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Another tiresome New York Times pro-abortion propaganda piece

By Dave Andrusko For the last post of the day, I’d like to briefly comment on a story that appeared a couple of days ago in the New York Times. Everything you need to know about Gaia Pianigiani’s slant is encapsulated in the headline: “On Paper, Italy Allows Abortions, but Few Doctors Will Perform Them.” …

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How media helps push us off suicide cliff

By Wesley J. Smith I’ve seen it again and again in my more than twenty years of opposing assisted suicide: the media promote suicide in the guise of reporting the news. Indeed, these days, it is almost a universal rule. Here’s the biased–both by what is reported and what isn’t–usual pattern: 1. Make sure the …

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Irish Watchdog critiques pro-abortion radio broadcast

By Dave Andrusko I don’t claim to understand the ins and outs of the relationship between the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) and media outlets other than that the BAI is “tasked with ensuring that broadcasters present a fair and balanced discussions of topical issues to the public,” according to Cora Sherlock, deputy chairperson of …

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Familiar pro-abortion lament: “The Big A is treated as a dirty word” in popular culture

By Dave Andrusko I’ve never seen “Jane the Virgin” and (given my schedule) it’s highly unlikely I will. But when Salon politely trashes the show for insufficiently promoting the “pro-choice” agenda, I took time to carefully read Nico Lang’s argument. The post is necessarily complicated and compressed. Lang summarizes the premise of the story and …

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Chris Matthews dismisses the real significance of a major media that is almost entirely “liberal”

By Dave Andrusko So, should we be surprised that the very epitome of “very liberal” and hyper-partisan journalism–Chris Matthews–should write a piece for Fortune magazine under the headline “Conservatives Are Right: The Media Is Very Liberal”? No, if Matthews merely concedes the obvious: “Study after study has shown that the mainstream media leans left, and …

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