Press Avoids Naming Obama, Hillary in Covering Libya Slavery 'Debacle'
December 2nd, 2017 8:59 PM
Beginning in mid-November, the international press noticed that a grisly practice had returned to Libya: slave auctions taking place monthly in at least nine locations, in territory controlled by the United Nations-backed Libyan Government of National Accord. No news coverage I have seen has reminded readers that the chain of events leading to this outrageous situation started with the toppling…
USA Today Suspends Glenn Reynolds Following Charlotte-Related Tweet
September 24th, 2016 3:45 PM
On Wednesday, in response to news that violent people the press insists on describing as "protesters" in Charlotte were stopping traffic on Interstate 277, University of Tennessee law professor and Instapundit founding blogger Glenn Reynolds retweeted a related story with three words of advice: "Run them down." As a result, Twitter, which continues to allow the existence of and continued postings…
Wash Post Bemoans 'Controversial' College Campus Conceal Carry Law
May 3rd, 2016 3:18 PM
The establishment press's obsession with labeling anything it and the left don't like as "controversial" has rarely been as obvious as in the case of Tennessee's move to allow full-time university faculty and staff to carry handguns on campus.
One particularly blatant example of "controversial" bias in connection with the Volunteer State law appeared Monday evening at the Washington Post's Grade…
Unreported: Capitalism Explains Sharp Decline in World Poverty
December 31st, 2015 12:47 PM
In September, President Barack Obama "committed the U.S. to a new blueprint to eliminate poverty and hunger around the world" in a speech at a United Nations "global summit." A review of his speech's transcript indicates that while he acknowledged the ugly reality that "800 million men, women and children are scraping by on less than $1.25 a day," he made no mention of the fact that just three…
Cass Sunstein's 'Just Embarrassing' Revisionist 2nd Amendment History
October 8th, 2015 3:39 PM
Did you know that the "The Gun Lobby Rewrote the Second Amendment"?
No, really. Even though not a single word contained in that amendment has changed in over 220 years, you should believe it because former Obama administration official Cass Sunstein said so at Bloomberg View on Wednesday.
Media Snookered by Activists Posing As Farmers Destroying Genetically
August 28th, 2013 10:02 PM
At Slate, Mark Lynas tells the story of activist-orchestrated media deception — although one sometimes wonders whether the press even minds being deceived in these instances, and in certain cases whether some journalists are in on the scam.
The deception involves activists who are against any form of biotechnology advances laying waste to a field of genetically modified "golden rice" in the…
Dick Durbin: Congress Should Decide Who Qualifies for First Amendment
July 8th, 2013 5:40 PM
In addition to trying to redefine the Second Amendment as not protecting anyone's right to bear arms, Illinois Senator Dick Durbin is now excited about how to redefine the First Amendment.
As with guns, Durbin is trying to limit constitutional freedoms so that they cannot be used by people of whom he disapproves. In an opinion essay published in the Chicago Sun Times last week, Durbin argued…
NYT Ignores Jihadist Presence in Bombed Gaza Media Building, Obfuscate
November 19th, 2012 11:06 PM
Despite evidence reported elsewhere, a Monday story in the New York Times by Fares Akram, Jodi Rudoren and Alan Cowell described the bombing of "two buildings housing local broadcasters and production companies used by foreign outlets" as a possible example of Israel "targeting journalists" -- while ignoring one "little" thing. As the Washington Free Beacon noted (HT Instapundit), "Four senior…
Lefty Group Tries to 'Infiltrate' Tea Parties with Offensive Signs - W
April 11th, 2010 4:31 PM
This week, Americans of all political stripes will take to the streets -- so to speak -- to protest what they see as excessive and out of control government spending and intrusion into their daily lives. Among the many Tea Party protesters, however, will be individuals plotting to undermine the peaceful grassroots movement.Blogger Glenn Reynolds spotted CrashTheTeaParty.org today, a website that…
Village Voice Sneers, Snipes at Righty Blogs
April 23rd, 2008 2:10 PM
Last week's issue of the Village Voice featured Roy Edroso's review of "10 conservative Web scribblers," described therein as "buffoons" and in the article's subhead as "a confederacy of dunces." (Actually, Edroso names twelve bloggers, arriving at his figure of ten by counting the Power Line trio as one person.) Lefty snark aside, the piece is problematic in part because at least two of the…
Why Isn’t There a Conservative Daily Kos
September 6th, 2007 6:44 PM
Whether or not one agrees with the political views of Markos Moulitsas, there's no getting around the fact his website has become not just a powerful force in the blogosphere, but is also shaping the Democrat Party.
This raises an important question: Why isn't there a conservative website like Daily Kos?
AP Shills for MoveOn, Daily Kos Campaign Against Fox News
July 29th, 2007 11:38 AM
On Saturday, NewsBusters reported an Associated Press story about the campaign by MoveOn.org and Daily Kos to get sponsors to pull their ads from Fox News. According to Advertising Age magazine, "MoveOn has been pitching this story for weeks now," and has "been trying, with absolutely no success, to target Home Depot." As a result, in AdAge's view, the AP bit on a story that nobody else was…