Category Archives: The Media Lies

‘Like Chavez, Castro or Putin’: Trump’s CPAC speech triggers MSNBC anchors

President Donald Trump’s speech at the CPAC conference sent MSNBC TV anchors into outrage, with Ali Velshi comparing him to the current or former leaders of Venezuela, Cuba, Iran, Turkey and, of course, Russia.

“A sprawling, truly sprawling, meandering speech by the President. The likes of which – I was saying to Stephanie – I’m used to having heard from Hugo Chavez or Fidel Castro or Erdogan,” Velshi said, after Trump wrapped up the speech Friday morning. “President Putin gives something like this every year, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad used to give speeches like this.”


‘Total’ information warfare a threat to democracy: CSIS report

OTTAWA— Welcome to the age of “total information warfare.”

A startling new report released by Canada’s spy agency suggests Western democracies are facing a wide range of threats from disinformation and propaganda campaigns.

The culprits range from a 20-something in Kosovo pushing out “fake news” to make a quick buck, to hyper-partisans trying to influence domestic politics, to sophisticated influence campaigns from hostile nations trying to exploit existing divisions in Western society.

But the report points to a common thread: the use of social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter to publish disinformation at a time when traditional journalism’s authority is under threat.

Traditional journalism’s authority? Partisan rags like the Star squandered that long ago. It’s only going to get worse when Justin put’s them on the payroll. The gatekeeper’s committed suicide, we didn’t kill them.


CNN Faces Growing Criticism Over Use of ‘Traumatized’ Children to Push Anti-Gun Agenda

The far-left cable channel CNN is facing a growing storm of criticism over its frequent use of minor children (14 to 17) to further its anti-gun agenda.

Already a number of the children, those who witnessed last week’s shooting massacre at a high school in Parkland, Florida, have made countless appearances on the anti-Trump cable network. In furtherance of its anti-gun propaganda push, CNN’s anti-Trump pundit, Jake Tapper, will host a town hall Wednesday night featuring these children.


Lying About Gun Violence With Statistics

Every time a Muslim terrorist shoots, stabs, bombs or runs over Americans, the default response is, “Let’s not jump to any conclusions”. That’s swiftly followed by media spin pieces claiming that the majority of terrorist attacks are really committed by white male Republicans and the Amish based on math so bad that even the world’s crookedest bookie wouldn’t go near it. And anyone who argues that the pattern of Islamic terror attacks is a call for common sense migration reform is regarded as a racist and a coward who wants to destroy the Constitution by blowing a handful of attacks out of proportion.


The Media Stopped Reporting The Russia Collusion Story Because They Helped Create It

The press has played an active role in the Trump-Russia collusion story since its inception. It helped birth it.

Half the country wants to know why the press won’t cover the growing scandal now implicating the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Justice, and threatening to reach the State Department, Central Intelligence Agency, and perhaps even the Obama White House.


How Media Bias Actually Works: A Case Study

Leftist media bias isn’t limited to the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, and the rest. It operates at all levels of the establishment media. Last Wednesday, the Argus Leader in Sioux Falls, South Dakota published a piece that is a textbook example of how Leftist “journalists” present news articles designed to manipulate the public into holding the views they wish them to hold.

Wrote Argus Leader reporter Joe Sneve: “Mike Gunn, a retired business owner and a dark horse in the 2018 Sioux Falls mayoral race, drew attention from the nonprofit South Dakota Voices for Justice for a series of Facebook posts expressing support for tighter immigration laws and alarmism over the country’s increasing Muslim population.”

So right off the bat, we have Mike Gunn against the South Dakota Voices for Justice, which makes it sound as if Gunn is against justice.


The Left’s Soft Spot For Communist Propaganda Is Nothing New

The MSM has a long tradition of falling (or worse) for Communist propaganda.

No, not every Western journalist fell for North Korean propaganda efforts at the Pyeongchang Olympics, though there were more than plenty. Some of it, no doubt, is driven by animosity for Donald Trump. Many people live a reactive existence that demands they show admiration for anyone perceived as standing in opposition to the president. The number of liberals asking “are we any better?” than North Korea on social media is horrifying, but, at this point, predictable.

But we also shouldn’t act as if falling for Communism disinformation is something new or rare. The Left, and really we have no choice but to treat most big media outlets as functionaries of the Left, has a long tradition of falling (or worse) for Communist propaganda — from Stalin to the Vietcong to Castro to Sandinistas to Hugo Chavez to fetching DPRK henchwomen.


While US media fawn over North Korea at Olympics, these drawings from former prisoners should shame and silence them

If members of the American public have been inured to the grotesque, they might be forgiven. As the daily dosage of the media’s inane and trivial reportage might become desensitizing for those of a more passive constitution, it is challenging to highlight the depraved in a meaningful way.


Postmodern media and “Who’s to blame?”

From Derek Hunter at Townhall,

The release of the Democrats’ memo was supported unanimously by the Intelligence Committee, unlike the Republican memo. No Democrats wanted the public to know what their government was up to when it was the GOP telling the story, but zero Republicans made any attempt to stop the liberals from telling their side. Weird, right?

Yes, some liberal journalists are grousing about how the memos weren’t released simultaneously, but they are lying to the public. There is a very specific procedure for releasing information of this sort that requires time for the various interested parties to have a chance to weigh in. Democrats did not start the procedure for their memo until long after trying to block the Republicans’ memo. So they, the Democrats, are responsible for their memo’s delay, not partisan actions by Republicans. You won’t hear that on MSNBC or CNN. More.

Reality check: It’s not just bias. Post-modern types do not attribute responsibility to anyone so blame is apportioned on the basis of presumed oppressorship vs presumed victimhood. If permanent progressive government funds all future permissible media enterprises, facts will no longer be the painful issue they have been in the past.

See also: Mark Steyn on Newman vs. Jordan in “What You’re Saying Is”


Our Radicalized Media: A Clear And Present Danger

Most associate the term “radicalized” with ISIS.  But radical movements aren’t limited to a religion.  A jihad is a crusade for a principle or belief involving struggle” and “resistance.”

The Washington establishment, the Deep State, and special interests have launched their own jihad, built on a battle cry to “resist.”  Today, calls to “resist!” echo through Congress as half of the House and Senate stage a mutiny against a duly elected president.


How The Media Buried Two Huge FBI Stories Yesterday

Two explosive stories about the FBI’s handling of the probe into Russia and the Trump campaign were downplayed by a suddenly incurious press corps.

For more than year and half, the media have gone all-in on reporting every possible angle of President Donald Trump’s alleged collusion with Russia. No story update has been too small, no encounter with a Russian too inconsequential, and no anonymous source too sketchy to generate outsize coverage and histrionic claims from major media.

But as the Russian collusion story disintegrates, another interesting story ascends. Investigations by multiple congressional committees as well as an investigation by the inspector general of the Department of Justice have shown irregularities in the handling of the most politically sensitive probes in recent memory: the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s mishandling of classified information while secretary of State and the investigation into the Trump campaign’s alleged nefarious ties with Russia to meddle in a U.S. election.


The Media’s Ugly David Duke-Louis Farrakhan Double Standard

Is it ever acceptable for elected officials to associate with racists? And if they do associate with racists, is there a statute of limitation on covering the story?

I’m asking for Republicans. Because after Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address yesterday, former Klansman and all-around bigots like David Duke and Richard Spencer tweeted approval of one of the president’s most memorable lines. A number of journalists, as is their wont, took the opportunity to point out that white supremacists were cheering on Trump.


A Brief History of the Fake News Media

For far too long, I was convinced that the media were, on the whole, reliable purveyors of the news. For nearly three years I freelanced happily at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in Music and Public Affairs, never suspecting that the Mothercorp was a hive of Liberal propaganda and an artesian fount of scandalously disingenuous broadcasting. It took 9/11 and the generally extenuating media reports over time, faulting the U.S. and exempting Islam, to shake up my thinking and turn me into a sceptical fact-finder.