Category Archives: Media Bias

Left-wing site Media Matters on Trump’s war on the media

From Pam Vogel at

As Columbia Journalism Review Editor-in-Chief Kyle Pope noted this morning, reporters “aren’t obligated to cede the media agenda to this or any other administration.” While documenting Trump’s frequent (and disturbing) attacks on the press is important, it can be counterproductive when the attention devoted to the president’s temper tantrums completely overwhelms reporting on vitally important policy issues. One way journalists can help fight back is to make sure Trump can’t count on his attacks on the press to drown out coverage of the implications of his policy priorities, like the Republicans’ health care bill. More.

Reality check: Take a shower. Trump is playing these vapid post-media for the idiots that they are. Obama complained that they had given Trump hundreds of million of dollars of free publicity (true) in their tantrum over his refusal to live according to their rules.

Trump is reaching out beyond them. His agenda will succeed or fail on his ability to connect with people who do not care what talk show hosts are melting down over.

Just possibly, some people who think boring stuff like jobs, public safety, and national security are important.

Which just proves how right-wing we all are and how much we need fixing.

See also: Bill Whittle, truth, and CNN

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Trump and Morning Joke

Perhaps there is no better window on the awfulness of the self-appointed New York-to-DC ruling class than MSNBC’s Morning Joe. The show revolves around a collection of chattering-class bores who devote the start of their day to seconding each other’s shallow and smug criticisms of Trump. The women make faces; the men roll their eyes.

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Grenfell Towers narrative: Muslims saved the day!

Indeed. Ramadan was designed to keep people up all night stuffing their faces on the off chance that the building they live in caught on fire so they could go bang on doors. Yay Ramadan!

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The Political Scandal The Media is Missing

Everyone is so caught up with their discussion of President Trump around the firing of FBI Director James Comey that they are completely overlooking the most explosive scandal in the history of congress.

This scandal, if exposed, should remove, or at least censure: Paul Ryan, Nancy Pelosi, Mitch McConnell, Chuck Schumer, Dianne Feinstein, Richard Burr, Devin Nunes, Adam Schiff and Mark Warner.

The absence of their accountability shows the depth of corruption within Washington DC.

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NY Times Publishes Op-Ed by Palestinian ‘Political Prisoner’, Doesn’t Mention He’s a Convicted Terrorist

What the author, and the New York Times, fails to mention is that Barghouti was sentenced in 2004 to five consecutive life sentences for coordinating a series of terrorist attacks on Israeli law enforcement and civilians, including a failed suicide attack that only killed the attacker.

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Obit: Man died peacefully after falsely told Trump was impeached

“Mike ran out of family long ago and is survived by his ex-wife and best friend, Teresa Elliott,” the obituary read. “Though their marriage ran aground, their friendship only grew stronger and hers was the last voice Mike heard. And the last thing she said to him was ‘Donald Trump has been impeached.’ Upon hearing that he took his final, gentle breath, his earthly work concluded.”

h/t Todd

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It Took A War For Trump To Win CNN’s Approval: “Trump Became President Last Night”

“President Trump recognized that the President of the United States does have to act to enforce international norms, does have to have this broader moral and political purpose.  President Trump realized, as every president has for many decades now, that they have inherent legal authority as commander-in-chief and they don’t have to go to a pesky Congress every time they want military force.”

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Los Angeles Times Editorial Loses It over Trump: ‘Narcissist,’ ‘Demagogue’

The Los Angeles Times — which did its best, it admits, to ensure that President Donald Trump would not be elected — has printed a strident, and nearly hysterical, editorial in which it calls the Trump presidency a “train wreck.”

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CNN, MSNBC Freak Over Trump ‘Destroying’ Obama’s ‘Signature’ Climate Policy

Let the freak out begin. MSNBC and CNN on Tuesday went nuclear over Donald Trump’s move to roll back Barack Obama’s “signature” climate policies, whining that the President is “destroying” and “obliterating” the Democrat’s efforts. The CNN graphics department went into overdrive with one biased description reading, “Trump Signs Order Dismantling Obama Climate Record.”

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