media bias

James O’Keefe Busts YouTube Deciding What Is ‘Legitimate’ News, and What Isn’t

Joel B. Pollak, Breitbart

James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas has released a follow-up to its exposé of bias at the New York Times earlier this week. This time, the target is YouTube, the ubiquitous video-sharing platform owned by technology giant Google.

The Media: Any Stick Will Do Against Trump

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

Nothing pleases journalists more than when Republicans do their propagandistic work for them. They like the construction, “some critics say,” but they like the phrase “some Republicans say” even more when they need to smear a reviled target. With Trump, the sticks grow ever more thin, but the media can always count on me-too Republicans and conservatives to sharpen what little remains of them.

CNN’s Big Secret -- journalists really don't like Trump

James Freeman, Wall Street Journal

CNN host Brian Stelter said, "President Trump’s actions and inactions in the wake of Charlottesville are provoking some uncomfortable conversations, mostly off the air if we’re being honest." There is certainly a question of just how uncomfortable CNN has been about raising issues related to President Trump’s health and character. “My impression is that since President Trump’s inauguration, there’s been a lot of tiptoeing going on,” added Brian Stelter.

President Trump’s Arizona Speech Drives Left Nuts

Trump’s Phoenix speech was good mostly because Trump showed he could still be Trump, and that he wasn’t going to be cowed into abandoning his base – and because along the way he delivered an epic put down to the national media’s Charlottesville narrative.

Jim Acosta Can't Handle the Facts

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

When (Trump aide Stephen) Miller was done, (CNN reporter Jim) Acosta complained, "You called me ignorant on national television." The Washington Post "fact-checker" squad must have agonized as it underlined Acosta as the ignorant half of this exchange. If it did, kudos to the Washington Post for breaking the mold.

Why James O'Keefe Is a More Honest Journalist than the MSM

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

The MSM are — channeling a phrase from the Vietnam Era — a "pitiful, helpless giant."  The work begun in 2004 when many of us spoke out against Dan Rather's deceitful promulgation of the forged Bush National Guard papers on "Sixty Minutes" has, thanks to O'Keefe and others, not to mention the irrationality of the MSM itself, finally reached a critical mass. If only Andrew Breitbart were here to see it.

Harvard study: CNN, NBC Trump coverage 93 percent negative

Byron York, Washington Examiner

The Harvard scholars analyzed the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and the main newscasts (not talk shows) of CBS, CNN, Fox and NBC during Trump's initial time in office. They found, to no one's surprise, that Trump absolutely dominated news coverage in the first 100 days. And then they found that news coverage was solidly negative — 80 percent negative among those outlets studied, versus 20 percent positive.

Hypocrisy In The Anti-O'Reilly Army

L. Brent Bozell and Tim Graham, Investor's Business Daily

Women deserve a workplace where men don't harass them for sex. But that's what these sanctimonious liberal journalists care about. It just doesn't matter how brutal the alleged rape of Juanita Broaddrick was. What matters is that Bill O'Reilly had to go. Bill Clinton is laughing.

Chelsea Clinton's Cheerleading Cult

Michelle Malkin, CNS News

This is just the latest attempt by The Media Resistance to make Chelsea Clinton a thing. The same liberal lunatics in the press who rage about the Trump children's nepotistic privileges champion the "refreshingly outspoken" daughter of the Clinton dynasty — who, at 37 years old, will receive a "Lifetime Impact" award from Variety on Friday for her "humanitarian work."

The Media's Maddow Disease

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

Trump is pulling the curtain back on the charades of the media, but often they pull the cord before he does. Instead of taking a pause in their partisanship, they plunge more deeply into it. Editors rebuke other editors for not calling Trump a “liar” on their front pages. Schools of journalism fete the most virulently anti-Trump pundits. In a way, it is all wonderfully clarifying. The mask of phony neutrality is off and their partisan faces are visible for all to see.

Steve Bannon Is Right

“I want you to quote this,” President Trump’s senior White House strategist Steve Bannon told The New York Times. “The media here is the opposition party. They don’t understand this country. They still do not understand why Donald Trump is the president of the United States.”

Sean Spicer Gets His Groove On

Thanks to President Trump's Press Secretary, Sean Spicer, conservative outlets finally have a seat in the White House press briefing room and we will have reporters in the room to ask questions Americans in flyover country actually care about.

Russian Hacking Story A Twofer For Obama And The Left

For the Far-Left, the “the Russians hacked the election” fake news story is a twofer. They now have control, through the federal government, of all the state and local election facilities that by their own admission were not hacked, and the Far-Left also benefits because President-elect Trump is being undermined.

The Media Still Don't Get Trump

Jason L. Riley, Wall Street Journal

Mr. Trump makes it clearer every day, if not with every tweet, that he has zero interest in becoming the kind of workaday politician whom journalists would prefer to cover. So long as this standoff continues, denizens of the Fourth Estate will be catering mostly to each other and the political elites.

Legacy media fakery

Tammy Bruce, Washington Times

The establishment is the creator and purveyor of fake news, and now after WikiLeaks exposed in living color the collusion between the press and their political favorites, they have an urgent need to distract and accuse.

Useless Spayd Work

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

Spayd is a “public editor” at a paper (New York Times) that doesn’t want to hear from the public. It wants to propagandize them. As that becomes harder to do, owing to an abundance of alternatives, the paper’s reporters retreat into the liberal bubble even more. They huddle together and talk darkly of “threats to press freedom” and a “crisis in journalism.” But all this chatter amounts to is a glorified complaint about the diminution of their own power, which they wielded recklessly and lost justly.

Trump vs. the White House Press Corps

Ari Fleischer, Wall Street Journal

The White House press secretary used to decide who got what seats, but this authority was given to the White House Correspondents Association in the middle of the George W. Bush administration. Nothing prohibits the incoming administration from taking it back. The valuable West Wing real estate occupied by the White House press corps isn’t the property of the press. It belongs to the U.S. government.

Speaking Truth to Power Becomes Sucking Up to Power

Daniel J. Flynn, The American Spectator

When the guys in the striped shirts drop their whistles to push the ball over the goal line, the star player on the opposing team, and his fans in the stands, might just yell “rigged.” And the malefactors might just blame anyone — even the Russians — for their own misdeeds.

How the System Is ‘Rigged’

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

In what sense is the system rigged? Consider Big Media—the elite columnists and commentators, the dominant national press, and the national and cable networks, save FOX. Not in this writer’s lifetime has there been such blanket hatred and hostility of a presidential candidate of a major party.

Hill’s Shills: Leaks Have Exposed Journalists In Clinton’s Corner

Alex Pfeiffer, Daily Caller

The massive trove of emails by Clinton confidant John Podesta released by Wikileaks has exposed journalists from a variety of media organizations who are “with her.”