Not content with reporting the news, the New York Times on Saturday tried to manufacture its own, issuing a "climate change" poll with an environmental group, and putting it on the front page as news in order to push the paper's own left-wing alarmist view of global warming.
By Tom Blumer | January 31, 2015 | 9:23 PM EST
Over at American Thinker, Thomas Lifson caught a damning admission the New York Times made in a correction to a Thursday piece by Carl Hulse and Jeremy W. Peters. The correction blew apart their write-up's entire premise, namely that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was trying to make amends with congressional Democrats and having to explain why "the White House had been circumvented before he was invited to speak before Congress."
Trouble is, the White House hadn't been circumvented at all, as the correction clearly indicated (bold is mine):
By Tom Blumer | January 31, 2015 | 6:50 PM EST
The world's smallest violin this week goes to Politico labor reporter Mike Elk.
Elk, who has bragged about unionizing workplaces where he has previously toiled, is working on doing the same thing at the alleged news site, which is really a Democratic Party stenography machine posing as one. His major complaint, seen in an item by Erik Wemple at his Washington Post blog, follows the jump (bolds are mine):
By Scott Whitlock | January 31, 2015 | 5:30 PM EST
For the seventh straight year, Barack Obama will be interviewed prior to the Super Bowl. Just before the kickoff between the Seahawks and the Patriots, the President will talk to NBC's Savannah Guthrie. This will be the third Super Bowl interview with NBC. Back in 2009, Matt Lauer gushed to the new president: "Has there been any surprise in terms about life in the White House? Is there something at the White House that you didn't think they had or doesn't have that you thought they did have?"
By Melissa Mullins | January 31, 2015 | 5:27 PM EST
Melissa Harris-Perry always has something shocking to say (or wear – who could forget the time she wore tampon earrings on her show to protest the banning of late-term abortions?). Just recently, she compared an unborn baby (or “fetus” as the term they prefer to use) to a cancerous tumor, or a limb that needed amputation.
By Tom Johnson | January 31, 2015 | 3:42 PM EST
Hunter contends that right-wingers feel that the left is “out to get” them, and that they “consider…breaking the law itself to be a noble thing, when done in service to conservatism, which is why the various Fox News talking heads spoke of armed standoffs at the Bundy Ranch in approving tones and with references to the Founding Fathers.”
By Jeffrey Lord | January 31, 2015 | 2:51 PM EST
Before Mitt Romney withdrew from the 2016 presidential race, The Washington Post -- the paper that tried in 2012 to paint Romney as a rich bully for some dopey prep school roughhousing -- was playing the class warfare card again. In an article tis past week by Philip Bump the paper headlined this question: "How Big is Mitt Romney’s California House?"
Guess who has a bigger home than Mitt Romney? In fact, guess who has a home that is more than twice the size of Mitt Romney? If you guessed Jeff Bezos, the owner of The Washington Post, you would be right.
By P.J. Gladnick | January 31, 2015 | 11:47 AM EST
Democrat Big Brother has gotten so bold that he is now following reporters into the bathroom. Politico reports on how staffers at a Democrat retreat in Philadelphia attempted to keep such a tight lid on reporters that they followed them into the final realm of privacy.
By Tom Blumer | January 31, 2015 | 9:54 AM EST
Yesterday's government report on the economy's growth, which told us that the nation's gross domestic product grew at an annual rate of 2.6 percent during the fourth quarter, sharply underachieved analysts' expectations of an annualized 3.0 percent to 3.6 percent. The stock market clearly reacted negatively to the downside surprise. Bloomberg's take at the end of the day: "U.S. stocks fell Friday, sending the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index to its biggest monthly decline in a year, as weaker-than-forecast economic growth overshadowed a rally in energy shares sparked by a surge in the price of crude."
That didn't stop Martin Crutsinger and Josh Boak at the Associated Press from celebrating the result in late-morning and overnight reports, respectively. Meanwhile, Josh Mitchell at the Wall Street Journal delivered a more sanguine take on the situation.
By Katie Yoder | January 31, 2015 | 9:40 AM EST
For a peek at the culture of death, look no further than taxpayer-funded PBS.
A recent PBS video report by NewsHour's Megan Thompson entitled “The Right to Die in Belgium” focused on “End Credits,” a 2013 Belgian documentary on the practice of euthanasia. In it, Thompson normalized the death of a woman known as “Eva” by using phrases like “die with dignity” and explaining that, in Belgium, “it can be part of a doctor's job to end a patient's life.”
By Jill Stanek | January 31, 2015 | 9:21 AM EST
Jill Filipovic at Cosmopolitan is protesting a pro-life group's "intimidation" mailer to abortion clinics on the 42nd anniversary of the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision.
On January 22, Pro-Life Action League sent a package to every abortion clinic in the U.S. Inside was a pair of plastic handcuffs, a photo of Oklahoma City abortionist Naresh Patel being arrested last month, and a note asking, "Could you be next?"
By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | January 31, 2015 | 7:41 AM EST
The Academy Awards is meant to be the world’s most prestigious honors for achievement in movies. Politics should have nothing to do with it, but increasingly that's not so. Hollywood is now regularly treading beyond “artistic excellence” and letting political overtones sway he outcome.
For months now the “diversity” crowd has wailed and gnashed its teeth over the lack of Oscar interest in Selma as if Hollywood harbors a racist underbelly. They will not accept that maybe the movie wasn't that good. Even worse, they won't accept that the studio executives at Paramount stupidly screwed up by not sending DVD screeners to all the Oscar voters.
AP Double Standard: Atlanta Chief's Firing Over Religious Views Is National News, But His EEOC Challenge Isn'tBy Tom Blumer | January 30, 2015 | 11:48 PM EST
Former Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran, who alleges he was fired from his position solely because of his Christian beliefs, has filed a religious discrimination complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
That's not news at the Associated Press's national site, and it appears that the AP has not even carried a local story about Cochran's EEOC complaint — omissions that reek of a double standard.
By Matthew Balan | January 30, 2015 | 10:08 PM EST
None of the Big Three networks' evening newscasts on Friday covered the shooting of an American citizen in eastern Saudi Arabia earlier in the day. A Friday item by Reuters reported that "a vehicle carrying two U.S. citizens came under fire in the Eastern Province district of al-Ahsa, one of the main centers of Saudi Arabia's minority Shi'ites."
By Tom Blumer | January 30, 2015 | 9:30 PM EST
Even Charles Babington at the Associated Press, for once not the completely beholden Administration's Press, seemed to be having a hard time buying what Democrats at a meeting in Philadelphia were selling. Unfortunately, he decided to let Joe Biden's direct contradiction of his party's congressional delegation's sunnyside-up stance on the economy go unreported.
In a video carried at the Weekly Standard, Biden said, "To state the obvious, the past six years have been really, really hard for this country, And they've been really tough for our party. Just ask [former DCCC chair] Steve [Israel]. They've been really tough for our party. And together we made some really, really tough decisions -- decisions that weren't at all popular, hard to explain." Despite how "really, really hard" it has all been, the party is attempting an "in your face" at those who want to claim that it has been that way because of the Obama administration's economic policies. Excerpts from Babington's AP report follow the jump (bolds and numbered tags are mine):