Category Archives: The Media Lies

Top 10 things the media got wrong about ‘collusion’ and ‘obstruction’

The prestige press has some explaining to do — for subjecting the nation to a long, cruel ordeal named “collusion” and “obstruction.” Almost two years and millions of column inches later, special counsel Robert Mueller has revealed the theory that President Trump and his campaign conspired with Russia has been just that.

All that remains of collusion and obstruction is the media’s shattered credibility.

The errant reporters and pundits — the ones who peddled the most outrageous falsehoods — want nothing more than to move on. But not so fast: There has to be some accountability for the biggest foul-ups.


A joint project by the Toronto Star and Buzzfeed news, two totally unbiased news sources, says you’re a gullible idiot

You can’t be sure what you’re clicking on when visiting this Facebook page

A popular Canadian political Facebook page that promotes the far-right Jewish Defence League uses a deceptive technique that evades Facebook’s content bans and drives traffic to anti-Muslim websites.

Never Again Canada, which has nearly 235,000 followers, posts dozens of images, videos and articles every day. The page says it is a platform to combat anti-Semitism, though its posts also stray into unrelated Canadian political topics, like the carbon tax.

They’re very worried you’ll be swayed by “fake news” in the upcoming election. Well it’s not as if The Star and Buzzfeed have ever suffered Trump Derangement Syndrome or trafficked in liberal-left fever swamp conspiracy theory like that Russian collusion stuff so thank goodness they’re here to warn us all to stay away from “bad things” on the internet on account we’re just too dumb.

What the Star and Buzzyfeed are really upset about is that Never Again Canada may have found a way to beat Facebook’s censorship of conservative sites. That is terrible, just horrible, won’t someone think of the children etc bad in their view.

But why don’t they go after Islamist sites or question foreign funding of anti-oil NGO’s or God forbid George Soros? Now there’s a mystery that needs solving.

h/t MP.


The Liberal Media ‘Matrix’

I used to laugh every time I heard someone like Elon Musk say that we are living in a Matrix-like simulation. These days, not so much.

Don’t call the funny farm just yet. On the major question of the nature of sense experience, I remain with Aristotle and against Bishop Berkeley. Matter is real. But there is also the question of how we perceive “the news”; how established media institutions present and frame information; how we are supposed to respond to the “takes” purportedly expert and knowledgeable voices serve up to us by the second on social media. And here, I’m skeptical.


CNN Sinks to 15th Place, Maddow Viewership Down Double Digits

CNN, the chief co-conspirators behind the Russia Collusion Hoax, has fallen to 15th place in primetime with fewer than 750,000 average viewers.

Throughout all of cable TV, during the week of April 1, Fox News grabbed the most primetime viewers with 2.3 million, MSNBC came in second with 1.6 million, and way below them, way below number one and number two, way below HGTV, the Food Network, Investigative Discovery, and the Hallmark Channel, sits the far-left CNN in 15th place, with only 745,000 primetime viewers.

That’s primetime.


Nick Sandmann v. Washington Post: The defendant countersues

Just under the 30-day limit for filing a response, the Washington Post has filed its response to Nick Sandmann’s defamation complaint. He alleged they defamed him, now they claim they didn’t, and in fact, printed a front-page Editor’s Note that absolves themselves.

We should expect relatively little additional comment from WaPo, since the traditional response to inquiries by corporate lawyers is “we do not comment on pending litigation.”


Why The Media Won’t Drop The SPLC Despite Its Obvious Corruption

A cynic might conclude the media props up the Southern Poverty Law Center to advance a shared political agenda. That cynic would have some evidence to support the theory.

The Southern Poverty Law Center—America’s wealthiest so-called civil rights group—is engulfed in scandal. Do not expect the establishment media to stop relying on them anytime soon.

In March, the SPLC ousted its co-founder and public face, Morris Dees, amid multiple allegations of sexual harassment and mistreatment of nonwhite staffers. Two weeks later, SPLC president Richard Cohen stepped down to assist the group in implementing findings of an internal investigation.


Doug Ford Slams Biased Liberal Party Media – Liberal Party Media Shocked! Immediately Evoke “Scary” President Trump Comparison!

Doug Ford attacks media for ‘mocking us’ over his opposition to federal carbon pricing

Following the lead of U.S. President Donald Trump, Doug Ford is attacking the media.

In an email fundraising blast sent Monday by the Progressive Conservatives, Ford charges that unnamed journalists and news organizations are unfairly targeting him for opposing the federal carbon-pricing measures.

And that’s why Trump is President and Ford is Premier but the Liberal Party Media can’t seem to fathom why.


Who Commits Most of the World’s Extremist Violence?

Evil as they are, white supremacists aren’t even close to the top of the list.

…The idea that white supremacist violence is a growing global threat has gained more currency recently, notably in the wake of the ghastly Christchurch mosque massacre, when an avowed white nationalist murdered 50 Muslims. New York congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, for instance, asserted that “White supremacists committed the largest # of extremist killings in 2017.” No one will deny that racial hatred is an evil ideology, and that people who kill in the name of white supremacy commit evil—but are the New York Times and Ocasio-Cortez correct that “white extremists” are increasingly sowing worldwide mayhem?

The evidence suggests otherwise.


The media refuse to report honestly on jihadist terror. Here’s why

On Sunday, the BBC reported another horrible news story from London: a knifeman went on a stabbing spree of “defenceless” people in London. The story revealed less about the incident it was purporting to report on than it did about our age of anti-reality and delusion.

In this age, it is not difficult to step back and observe almost indiscernible but seismic historical shifts in the making — not in the big-bang news events, but in the nitty-gritty details of the social fabric of our daily lives, where life happens. It is usually not so easy to detect such subtleties, let alone observe the silent measures a nation or a civilization takes when it quietly but most decidedly has…given up. One need not be an anthropologist to detect seismic changes in human behavior or societies.


Rex Murphy: Anti-Trump press has less credibility than Jussie Smollett right now

Remember Michael Avenatti? He’s the lawyer (I’m not being kind — I may need “weasel” further down the column) who unleashed the outrageous allegations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh, the Donald Trump nominee for the Supreme Court, claiming Kavanaugh organized and participated in “gang rapes” of Avenatti’s client, Julie Swetnick. The charges were as preposterous as they were savage.


The Media Have Done Tremendous Damage to the Country and Themselves

For the past two years, a large swath of the media engaged in a mass act of self-deception and partisan groupthink. Perhaps it was Watergate envy, or bitterness over Donald Trump’s victory, or antagonism towards Republicans in general — or, most likely, a little bit of all the above. But now that special counsel Robert Mueller has delivered his report on Russian collusion, it’s clear that political journalists did the bidding of those who wanted to delegitimize and overturn Trump’s election.

While bad behavior from partisan sources should be expected, the lack of skepticism from self-appointed unbiased journalists has been unprecedented.


We’re Naming And Shaming The Absolutely Worst Reporters On The Russian Collusion Conspiracy Theory

Attorney General Bill Barr revealed this weekend that special counsel Robert Mueller did not find that the Trump campaign colluded with the Russian government, dealing a hefty blow to a large swath of the media.

Perhaps most damaged were the individual anchors and reporters who bet their careers on proving that President Donald Trump conspired with a foreign power to steal an election. These journalists authored fake stories, gave breathless coverage to the alleged scandal and ultimately misled the public.


Can the Mueller Report Cure the Media of TDS?

When Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller finally finished his investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, his findings were utterly predictable — the Russians had interfered as always, a few of Donald Trump’s former associates had committed unrelated offenses, and there was no evidence indicating that the President had colluded with any foreign power to rob Hillary Clinton of victory. For most Americans, it was good news that we don’t have a Manchurian candidate living in the White House. For TDS victims in the media, however, it was a calamity. Commentators stormed, sobbed, and emphatically insisted that Trump hadn’t been exonerated.


New York Times editor on Russia reporting: ‘Not our job’ to determine illegality

The executive editor of the New York Times stands behind his paper’s coverage of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible collusion between President Trump and Russia.

Dean Baquet told one of his reporters that he had no regrets over the news organization’s extensive Trump-Russia coverage.

“We wrote a lot about Russia, and I have no regrets,” the top editor said. “It’s not our job to determine whether or not there was illegality.”


A media reckoning that may be very, very costly

It may be Spring according to the calendar, but America’s dominant media outlets are heading toward a brutal winter season when it comes to accountability for the actions. Not just a reckoning for pushing a hoax about Russian collusion with a presumed treasonous Donald, but potentially gigantic judgments in courtrooms. Recently, two parties have filed notable defamation lawsuits against powerful press outlets. The most talked about has been the 2 (so far) filed on the behalf of Nicholas Sandmann, the young student from Covington Catholic High School. His attorney has filed in Kentucky. Given that the press is so unaware of the attitudes of potential fly-over country jurors that they failed to predict the election of President Trump and failure of the Mueller probe, they may not recognize the financial threat those suits pose to their future. Time will tell. The settlement prices are in the $250 million range.