Media Matters
by | Jul 14, 2019

Washington Alex Acosta resigned as labor secretary Friday morning. It was inevitable once he became the target of all virtuous people in Washington for negotiating a 2008 non-prosecution agreement that put superrich sex offender Jeffrey Epstein behind bars for 13…

by | Jul 9, 2019

Last Saturday, conservative journalist Andy Ngo was assaulted by a mob of masked protesters while covering an Antifa demonstration in Portland, Oregon. Ngo, a frequent critic of Antifa and other radical left-wing militant movements, was “punched in the head, covered…

by | Jul 8, 2019

If Lawrence Welk were with us today, after a performance of the Lennon Sisters on his show, he might introduce a commercial like this: “And now, from Menlo Park, the Facebook cryptofolks.” With customary arrogance and digital panache, Facebook Inc….

by | Jun 7, 2019

Wow. It’s hard to get more misleading than this. Mediaite and my old CNN colleague and fellow Red Sox fanatic John Berman stepped up and said something so wildly misleading that it needs to be politely called out. Yesterday, Fox’s…

by | Apr 19, 2019

Shep Smith, a popular announcer on Fox News, had Philippe Karsenty, a French businessman and politician who is known as a media critic somewhat in the way of Reed Irvine, on his show the other day, on the subject of…

by | Mar 12, 2019

There they go again. The anti-free press Media Matters for America (or as I called them a while back in this space, the Media Matters Fascists) — they the far left wing group that has been repeatedly flagged for its anti-Semitism…

by and | Feb 15, 2019

The other day all the major new outlets were covering a story about Elizabeth Warren saying on the campaign trail in Iowa that Donald Trump “might not even be a free person” but rather in jail at the time of the…

by | Nov 27, 2018

Over there at Breitbart and also at the New York Post, John Nolte and Rich Lowry have nailed it exactly. To wit: the media got the caravan thunderously, embarrassingly wrong. Nolte points out the following. Fox’s Shepard Smith assured: “There is no invasion,” he…

by | May 30, 2018

A once-upon-a-time voice for journalistic respectability — the Columbia Journalism Review — has consigned to the well-known hot place the notion that respectability entails letting voters rather than reporters decide whether a president is Abe Lincoln or a dirty lying rat….

by | May 2, 2018

Washington My Uber driver to the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner Saturday night was an Iranian journalist jailed for four years in Tehran’s notorious Evin Prison and sentenced to 60 lashes. Siamak Ghaderi had been an editor and reporter for…

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