Category Archives: The Media

The ‘Amazon Washington Post,’ and Why It Needs to Be Destroyed

“As readers of PJ Media’s daily feature, Hot Mic, are aware, I’m not a big fan of Amazon. In the guise of ease, efficiency and allegedly low prices, it’s crushing the life out of the retail section in the United States, demolishing bookstores, big-box stores, department stores, grocery stores, record stores, and even smaller retail outlets, putting small businessmen, struggling authors and garage bands out of business. In so doing, it’s also killing job prospects for entry-level workers who might actually not want to work at McDonald’s.

In their place, it offers you Alexa, your very own electronic monitor and spy, sleeping right next to you on the nightstand in the innocuous guise of your smart phone or your tablet, monitoring your porn searches while it pretends to buy you Doris Kearns Goodwin’s latest book or a tin of Acai berry powder.”


This Time We Liberals Have Totally Got Trump. Wash. Rinse. Repeat.

As the Grand Marshal of the Supreme Court assembles the posse of Bailiffs, Trumpeters and Attendants, the Learned Scribes are generating the Official Law Warrant of Justice to arrest Donald Trump Jr. for High Treason, which they will do after marching to the White House on a carpet of rose petals strewn by Fair Maidens.

Or something. Whatever. The Menscian media is in a spazz yet again.


Frankly, NY Times – we don’t give a damn

If only, just once, you went after Obama as you go after Trump every day, you might still have our trust.

At this point we don’t care. Even if you caught Donald Trump red-handed colluding with the Russians we’d say, so what? Who cares? Move on.

You’ve lost our trust. We won’t believe you even if by accident you may stumble on something new or true.

You are like the village idiot who runs around town yelling that the sky is falling.


What Our Media and the Russians Have in Common

St. Petersburg, Russia, July 11 — Visiting here in the extraordinary city of Peter the Great and Dostoevsky, it occurred to me that our media, ironically, has a distinctly Russian world view, unconscious of that view as they may be.

The commonality I refer to is a tendency to believe in conspiracy theories or, failing that, to manufacture them.


Mainstream newspapers band together to fight ‘inexorable threat’ from Facebook & Google

Newspapers including the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal and New York Times have formed an alliance and are seeking an antitrust exemption from Congress in an effort to negotiate collaboratively with Facebook and Google.
The newspapers believe that the internet giants disproportionately profit from digital advertising without employing content-creators.

“[Facebook and Google] don’t employ reporters: They don’t dig through public records to uncover corruption, send correspondents into war zones, or attend last night’s game to get the highlights. They expect an economically squeezed news industry to do that costly work for them,” said David Chavern, president of the News Media Alliance, which leads the campaign.


Media culpa: journalists are losing the public’s trust

When the audience don’t believe the news, we’re all in trouble

A thread runs through several of the stories that have defined this turbulent summer: reporters have been shocked by the levels of hostility they have encountered. ‘They hate us,’ one seasoned producer told me returning from a Grenfell Tower protest. ‘I haven’t felt anything like it in 20 years.’

When the battalions of the media descend on any big story, the experience rarely leaves those caught up in it feeling warm and fuzzy about the fourth estate. But this is different.


#CNNBlackmail Is the Best Thing Since Trump Got Elected

#CNNBlackmail is the best thing to have happened to the world since the election of Donald Trump. Indeed, it may be one of the greatest moments in the history of the internet.

Sure, on one level it resulted in weapons-grade trolling and a few deliciously funny memes; but in bigger picture terms it was something much more significant than that – a pivotal moment in the Culture Wars akin to the Persian defeat at Salamis or the German defeat at Stalingrad or the French defeat at Trafalgar.


Months After Media Mockery, Poll Finds Americans Agree With Mike Pence’s Rules About Women

How out of touch are newsrooms that they thought Mike Pence’s position was Sharia-like, as opposed to what it turns out to be: completely normal?

Back in March, the Washington Post published a story that mentioned Vice President Mike Pence’s 2002 comment that he doesn’t eat alone with any woman other than his wife or imbibe in public without her.

These 15-year-old comments were painted by the media as inexplicable, misogynistic, and horrific.


Just How Badly Is CNN Collapsing? Look At These Stunning Numbers

It’s official: CNN’s ratings are now in PANIC territory.

One of our many labors of love here at The Daily Wire has been the faithful chronicling of the self-inflicted collapse of CNN. In perhaps its worst month in a string of very bad months, over the last few weeks CNN managed to light what’s left of its credibility on fire over Russiagate by retracting yet another story based on a single, anonymous source; force three of its formerly respected journalists to resign to cover its chronic failureshyperventilate over having cameras at the White House press briefing; humiliate itself with a have-to-read-it-to-believe-it story on Obama’s jeans; and hysterically and hypocritically accuse Trump of supposedly “promoting violence” despite a year of blowing the assassination dog whistle and having employed the likes of Kathy Griffin and Reza Aslan.

Though CNN is prone to lying, the numbers never do.


The coming crash of the lawless media

Ormer Locklear Flies through a Breakaway Church Steeple for the Climax of the Motion Picture The Skywayman

The so-called Sullivan rule, which largely freed the media from pursuit by libel lawyers, is the gold standard in American newsrooms. Gold doesn’t collect tarnish. Nevertheless, thoughtful publishers, editors and libel lawyers warn that when anything goes and irresponsibility is regarded as a virtue, the media will eventually see its checks returned marked “insufficient funds.” It takes a clever man or institution to overdraw an unlimited checking account.

Sniping and rock-throwing at Donald Trump, a game that any number can play and nearly everybody does, has become a game with no rules and no referees, and worse, no editors to restrain obstreperous children breaking up the furniture.


CNN Tries To Move Forward After Its Latest Humiliation

“Ladies, gentlemen, and non-binary beings who refuse to be forced into one or more specific genders,” began CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker, employing the network’s prescribed group salutation. “I have gathered you all today here in the CNN newsroom to discuss this Anthony Scaramucci Russia story we retracted and how it has had a negative impact on our network’s sterling reputation for journalistic integrity and objectivity.

Hey, pay attention! Stop laughing!”