media

Comey's Pocket Stuffers in the Press

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

The "news" media are stuffing Comey's pockets with book profits, just as they're drooling over the possibility of a similar boom in their ad revenues. "Telling all" about Trump is a proven get-rich-quick scheme. The networks act as conveyor belts for "news" that makes Democrats happy or lets Democrats vent about what (and who) they hate. In this age of Trump-bashing opportunism, they have demonstrated they have exactly as much nonpartisan integrity as James Comey.

Trump's shoot-first style, panned by the press, may not be so crazy

Howard Kurtz, Fox News

Trump is extremely frustrated with the slow pace of government. Having rid himself of some of his more cautious aides, he's more determined than ever to trust his instincts and shake things up. And he does this by announcing, or tweeting, "decisions" that land with explosive impact in the media and political world. That forces everyone else to react. He moves the debate onto his turf.

Liberals Announce Plan to Crush Normal Americans in a New “Civil War” (Spoiler: It’s Not a Great Plan)

Kurt Schlicter, Townhall

Normal Americans are not going to simply give up their rights and their self-determination because a bunch of liberals want them to. Sure, the weaponization of culture with corporations and tech companies trying to silence and marginalize decent citizens is troubling, but in short order there will be a backlash as Normals react to these new, overtly fascist tactics.

A Brutal Revisitation of Chappaquiddick

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

For the rest of Sen. Kennedy's life, the media treated Chappaquiddick as an extremely distasteful subject only conspiracy-obsessed right-wingers thought was important. Whenever the scandal surfaced, journalists turned it into a story of "redemption." As long as a politician can pass "landmark" liberal bills, his personal scandals are washed away by liberal journalists. And they call themselves idealists.

The Knee-Jerk Liberals Spit At Sinclair

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

Most Sinclair stations are affiliates of ABC, CBS and NBC. So liberals object to a 60-second promo — but see nothing wrong with "60 Minutes" promoting Trump's alleged porn-star lover or the forthcoming prime-time George Stephanopoulos interview hour with former FBI Director James Comey on these very same stations. One-sided news is the best kind of news for most of the broadcast day ... as long as your "news" skews to the left.

The Herd Media Stampedes Sinclair

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

Whatever is conventional for liberals is somehow controversial for conservatives. That’s the only interpretive key you need to understand the “outrages” of the ruling class. Liberals think they should have one hundred percent of the power in America, so to them any exercise of power by conservatives is inherently troubling. None of the inflammatory language they use these days can be understood apart from that assumption. That’s why almost every move Trump makes, no matter how obviously it falls within his constitutional powers, is treated as “lawless.”

The New Last Refuge of Scoundrels

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

Harvey Weinstein assumed that fighting the NRA and Trump would compensate for assaulting and harassing women. Steven Colbert thought that he could use gross homophobic slurs and avoid criticism because he was doing so to attack a despised Trump who holds the nation’s nuclear codes. Christina Garcia believes that as a Latina representative of her “community,” she is exempt from the very charges she often levels against others, and she assumes that using profanity, drinking in her office, and slurring gays are the exemptions given to one who is an “advocate.” Political correctness is now the new last refuge of a scoundrel.

Sean Penn Loses His Marbles

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

Penn is getting paid by Simon & Schuster for writing "literature" that sounds like a bad high school project. The novel's hero is "evading the viscount vogue of Viagratic assaults on virtual vaginas, or worse, falling passively into prosaic pastimes." This man doesn't need to write novels. He doesn't need publishers and television networks encouraging his self-expression. He needs a psychiatrist. And a muzzle.

No, The ‘March For Our Lives’ Isn’t Defining A Generation

David Marcus, The Federalist

Nothing changed on Saturday. It was another in a long line of manufactured moments playing at being transformative. It was, as Shakespeare put it, “A tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.” A miniscule number of teenagers grabbed our attention, as has happened before. But the story of the future will be made by the millions more, outside the spotlight, who will continue to be Americans desirous of their rights.

More Is Less for the Anti-Trump Media

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

The media’s coverage of Trump is like a nuisance suit that never ends. But instead of finishing Trump off, it wins him enduring sympathy. People turn on CNN and see correspondents who have divorced each other (John King and Dana Bash) reporting with such gravity about Trump’s broken vows and what all of that means for poor Melania, right before, of course, they humiliate her anew by whipping up yet another report on Stormy Daniels.

All flash and no flesh: The Stormy Show

Wesley Pruden, Washington Times

Miss Stormy has offered no evidence that any of this actually happened, though her lawyer offered a photograph of a DVD, which might be evidence, or it might be a Woody Allen DVD from Netflix. Her lawyer suggests there’s more to come, and who can doubt it? But Stormy, like all celebrities, only has 15 minutes. There’s always more to come from this White House, so she better hurry.

The Deep State Media Game

Jeffrey Lord, The American Spectator

The Deep State media game afoot here is to protect the Deep State buddies by slow-rolling out the news that affects them negatively — and if possible keeping that news from the public and Congress. But any news that can help sabotage the President? That is to be leaked ASAP. This kind of thing can and — it seems increasingly likely, will — make Watergate look like a piker.

The 'Pro-Truth' Media Back McCabe's Lying

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

When Attorney General Jeff Sessions sacked McCabe, the "voice of truth" media were pleased, right? Well, actually, no. They were so upset by the president's victory-lap tweets that they fast-forwarded past the facts about McCabe's lies. The networks' coverage of Andrew McCabe matches their coverage of everything else in the Trump era. It's not that they look like the Opposition Party. They are the opposition party. Who's telling the truth doesn't matter. Resisting and ruining President Trump is what matters.

Liberals Sure Are Worried About Mike Pence

Jim Treacher, PJ Media

Mike Pence doesn't need my advice, obviously, but I encourage him to keep doing what he's been doing: Nothing. Just stay low-key, Mike. Keep your mouth shut and let everybody else, inside and outside the White House, wear themselves out attacking each other. Stay out of these petty feuds. Be the better man. Run out the clock while guys like HBO's John Oliver stumble around trying to get a "gotcha." Let them make fools of themselves, while you just smile and wave.

The Joy and Necessity of Driving Liberals Nuts

Kurt Schlicter, Townhall

We are blessed with an enemy that refuses to even try to understand us, but do we ever understand them. And that means we know their weaknesses. After all, the establishment has been in our faces all our lives. We can’t not know them because there is no way to avoid them. The media, entertainment, politics – it’s all them all the time, so we know what makes them tick, and where to plant the charges to bring down the whole stinking edifice. It’s just a matter of pushing their buttons.

Chuck Todd, Guardian of Children's Ears?

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

Liberal media elites feigning shock at the utterance of curse words in front of The Children is ridiculous. The hypocrisy here is immense — and shameless. It would be nice if NBC and all the other TV networks would air less vulgarity. Then it would be reasonable to grab the smelling salts and call out Trump for his inappropriate language.

Trump vs. Our Perpetually Panicked Press

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

Every study of the media's performance reveals the "news" product is hyperbolic, negative and seemingly designed to make the Trump presidency appear perpetually on the verge of collapse. How can any of these journalists be surprised that Trump backers don't trust their narration of the first draft of history as it unfolds?

The media continues to ignore Trump’s presidential leadership

Michael Goodwin, New York Post

Here is my current guide to those who want to see Trump succeed but are perplexed by events: Keep your eye on the big picture and begin each day with optimism because betting against him has been a loser. While no president in modern history has faced such media assaults and entrenched opposition, Trump has work horse stamina and warrior determination to succeed. His policies are mostly the right ones and his tax changes and regulatory reforms will spur growth and create opportunities for millions of Americans.

The incredible Trump agenda -- What most Americans don't know about the war the president has waged

Thomas Binion, Fox News

The politicians and pundits of the left would lead you to believe that the administration has been just as distracted and discombobulated by the president’s tweets as they have been. But the scores of principled conservatives President Trump has brought into the executive branch have very much kept their eye on the ball. The conservative agenda is marching forward.

Exploiting Teenager Rage

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

Remember these student hecklers when CNN and their colleagues decry how President Donald Trump has single-handedly ruined civil discourse. Trump mocking CNN as "fake news" caused far more media outrage than Hogg calling the NRA "child murderers." It will happen again and again. They are hell-bent on ridding this country of the Second Amendment, one tragedy at a time.