Censoring Conservative Media: The Unreliable Poynter Institute

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 …

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Rasmussen: Voters See Journalists as ‘Political Activists, Not Sources of Information’

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. …

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Radical Matt Taibbi on Russiagate: ‘Death Blow for the Reputation of the American News Media’

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 …

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Public confidence in media hits rock bottom

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 …

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NRO’s Cooke Offers DEVASTATING Takedown of the Liberal, anti-Trump Media

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 …

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Polls Show: ‘Pretty Much All of Journalism Now Leans Left’

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 …

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“A Million Little Things” ‘Unexpected’ Surprise: Widow Chooses Life in Abortion Clinic

By Annie Piper On Wednesday night’s episode of ABC’s A Million Little Things, titled “Unexpected,” Delilah (Stephanie Szostak) was grappling with an unplanned pregnancy. At first thought to be the baby of her late husband John, it is later revealed that the baby’s father is Eddie, with whom she was having an affair. Throughout the …

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12 days out and “prognosticators” are already backpedaling about the “Blue Wave”

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 …

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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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Lots to say about today’s avalanche of anti-Trump newspaper editorials

By Dave Andrusko Depending on who’s counting (or has the time to do an exhaustive search), between 200 and 300 newspapers sharpened their already razor-sharp knives today to slice and dice President Trump. As a near First Amendment absolutist, my response (for what it’s worth) is bully for them. From the New York Times to …

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Have 100+ newspapers really thought through how it looks to collectively bash President Trump?

By Dave Andrusko This is the last post of the day and, as per custom, is (hopefully) brief. Yesterday, under the headline “Boston Globe calls for August 16 uniform editorial attack on President Trump,” I wrote about the forthcoming coordinated media assault on President Trump. From my vantage point, the battle was less between the …

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Abortion Vote Coverage: Networks Praised Ireland, Ignored Argentina

By Katie Yoder This year, two countries held significant votes on elective abortion. But the networks only covered the aftermath of one of them – the country that voted for abortion. On Aug. 9, Argentina’s Senate voted against a bill that would have permitted elective abortions up to 14 weeks. Nearly three months earlier, on …

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