By Scott Whitlock The “stunning and horrifying” discovery of over 2000 aborted babies in the home of a now-dead abortionist has drawn just scant coverage on the cable channels and nothing on the networks. The New York Times reported on the grisly finding, but relegated Dr. Ulrich Klopfer to page A-22 of the paper. The …Continue reading "Media Yawn at ‘Horrifying’ Discovery of 2000 Aborted Babies at Doctor’s Home"
By P.J. Gladnick If New York Times publisher A.G. Sulzberger is looking for support from other media outlets for his complaint about embarrassing tweets by journalists for his newspaper being exposed, he can cross Politico off his list. Senior media writer Jack Shafer has no sympathy for that complaint as he made clear in his …Continue reading "Politico’s Shafer: Embarrassing Tweets by Journalists Are Fair Game for Exposure"
By Dave Andrusko Each day I take a quick peek to see what appeared at National Right to Life News Today one year back. Sometimes I am amazed how I have completely forgot what myself and others had written. Other times, however, I am even more amazed how what appeared 12 months previously is even …Continue reading "Lots to say one year after the avalanche of anti-Trump newspaper editorials"
By Dave Andrusko Tip of the hat to Terry Mattingly of Getreligion.org. He alerted his readers to an intriguing piece (on many levels) written by Peggy Wehmeyer for the pro-abortion to the hilt Dallas Morning News. The title of her post is, “If journalists would cover abortion with impartiality, maybe they could gain the trust …Continue reading "Reporter asks for more balance in abortion coverage lest pro-lifers stay with Trump"
By Jeffrey Lord Fox News headlined the story this way: “Poynter forced to scrap ‘unreliable news’ list targeting conservative outlets after outcry.” That would be “Poynter” as in the “Poynter Institute”, which self-describes this way: Mission & Vision The Poynter Institute has grown from a storefront in sunny St. Petersburg, Florida, to the world’s most …Continue reading "Censoring Conservative Media: The Unreliable Poynter Institute"
By Ryan Foley Investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson began the latest edition of her weekly syndicated show Full Measure with an in-depth report on the growing distrust of the media. The package focused heavily on the results of a poll conducted for Full Measure by pollster Scott Rasmussen, which had some devastating results for media credibility. …Continue reading "Rasmussen: Voters See Journalists as ‘Political Activists, Not Sources of Information’"
By Tim Graham The establishment media is being roasted from the Right AND from the Left as the Russiagate conspiracy — as a criminal conspiracy/impeachment vehicle — has collapsed. Leftist author and former Rolling Stone political writer Matt Taibbi is well known for roasting right-wingers with overwrought personal attacks. But he’s drawing notice — even …Continue reading "Radical Matt Taibbi on Russiagate: ‘Death Blow for the Reputation of the American News Media’"
By Dave Andrusko Just a very few words (many more are warranted but this is the last post of the week) about a poll from the belly of the professional journalism beast—the Columbia Journalism Review—which documented how confidence in the media has hit new depths. “The survey, done in partnership with Reuters/Ipsos, interviewed 4,214 adults …Continue reading "Public confidence in media hits rock bottom"
By Curtis Houck For the latest print issue of National Review dated February 11, editor Charles C.W. Cooke offered one of the best eviscerations ever of the liberal media for their odious behavior, declaring them to be “[v]ain, languid, excitable, morbid, duplicitous, cheap, insular, mawkish, and possessed of a chronic self-obsession that would have made …Continue reading "NRO’s Cooke Offers DEVASTATING Takedown of the Liberal, anti-Trump Media"
By Tim Graham Investor’s Business Daily pointed to several recent media surveys that keep proving the liberal tilt of the press….even the financial press. Their editorial was titled “Pretty Much All of Journalism Now Leans Left, Study Shows.’ Researchers from Arizona State University and Texas A&M University questioned 462 financial journalists around the country. They followed …Continue reading "Polls Show: ‘Pretty Much All of Journalism Now Leans Left’"
By Dave Andrusko Just a quick aside. The Trump-hating New York Times has a feature it calls “The Conversation” where two opinion columnists talk about a series of topics once every other week. The chat Tuesday is—even by the Times’ standards—unhinged. The loathing for President Trump has short-circuited their brains. Which in a sense is …Continue reading "12 days out and “prognosticators” are already backpedaling about the “Blue Wave”"
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 …Continue reading "How media helps push us off suicide cliff"