Politico and AJC Skip Dem Screw Up in Georgia Race

June 7th, 2017 2:13 PM

Candidate struck dumb by opponent's question. Would that not strike you as a dramatic moment in a political debate? You probably would agree and so do most media outlets that reported on the June 6 debate between Karen Handel and Jon Ossoff running in the June 20 special election for Georgia's 6th Congressional District. In fact many reports headlined the moment that Ossoff was asked by Handel…

Atlanta Journal-Constitution Botches Crime Stats in Defending Lewis

January 16th, 2017 10:12 PM
On Friday, Georgia Congressman John Lewis, whose 5th District includes the City of Atlanta, said of Donald Trump that "I don’t see the president-elect as a legitimate president." Trump characteristically fired back with a two-part tweet firing back at Lewis. As would be expected, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution rushed to Lewis's defense. In its apparent haste to do so, a pair of journalists at…

Not News: Richards' False Planned Parenthood Mammograms Claim

September 30th, 2015 10:03 AM
In Congressional testimony on Monday and Tuesday, Planned Parenthood head Cecile Richards twisted or failed to tell the truth in several instances. As shown last night, one of them related to how many of its facilities are involved in the provision of fetal tissue for compensation. Her claim that it's "less than 1 percent" is only plausible if the organization has recently terminated such…

Major Newspaper Editorials Ignore or Praise EPA Controls 90 Percent of

June 3rd, 2014 4:19 PM
When the government pushes to destroy America’s biggest source of energy, you can certainly trust the media to jump on board. On June 1, the Environmental Protection Agency unveiled drastic new limits on carbon emissions, mandating steep emission cuts within 16 years. It’s a move that may cost  hundreds of thousands of jobs each year, but only 13 of the 20 major United States newspapers…

Far Left Columnist: Yes Obama Lied But GOP Gave Him No Choice

November 11th, 2013 11:23 AM
Of all the soft-cushion drubbings Barack Obama has taken at the hands of once (and future) cheerleaders, none is as silly as an op-ed by Cynthia Tucker of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The piece is titled “Obama will have to take his lumps,” but the context suggests Tucker is using the metaphor in the sense of “one lump or two?” Her argument, if it can be rightly called that, might be…

Editorials on Popes Dominated by Focus on Gays, Women

September 12th, 2013 12:11 PM
Let’s look at the way the print media reacted to Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis after their first six months as pontiff.   We looked at the editorials in 15 of the nation’s largest newspapers to see what they said about the current pope, and his predecessor, after their first six months in office (Pope Francis will celebrate his first six months on September 13).

End of a Sorry Student Testing Saga for the New York Times and Beverly

April 1st, 2013 4:01 PM
Saturday's front-page New York Times story by education writer Michael Winerip on a school testing scandal involving Beverly Hall, former superintendent of Atlanta public schools: "35 Indicted in Test Scandal at Atlanta Schools." Hall is "charged with racketeering, theft, influencing witnesses, conspiracy and making false statements. Prosecutors recommended a $7.5 million bond for her; she…

Political Cartoonist: Contraception Debate’s About Controlling You

June 8th, 2012 1:19 PM
Chalk another one up for media anti-Catholic bigotry. Syndicated editorial cartoonist Mike Luckovich, working for the Atlanta-Journal Constitution, created a cartoon bashing the Catholic Church for controlling women. The cartoon features a wizened old bishop in a confessional, saying to a woman that “The contraception debate’s about controlling you.” The cartoon has the caption “Confession”…

Liberal Atlanta Paper Mangles Genders for GLAAD

September 20th, 2011 4:27 PM
On Monday, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Clear English -- oops, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) -- touted how they had corrected "transphobic" language in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The original version, they claimed, "unfortunately used outdated and inaccurate pronouns." Here's what makes it complicated. The center of the story, 7-year-old "D," insists she…

Middle School Yearbook Places Bush, Cheney in 'Top 5 Worst People of

June 2nd, 2011 6:23 PM
Here's an odd story that the Atlanta Journal-Constitution is reporting. It remains to be seen if the broadcast or cable networks touch on the story:

Newspaper Circ Drops Another 5%; WSJ Is Sole Meaningful Gainer

October 31st, 2010 9:02 AM
This past week, we learned that it was another year, another dive for newspaper circulations: 5% for dailies, and 4.5% on Sundays, according to the Audit Bureau of Circulations. That's not as bad as some past declines, but it's still going the wrong way. As usual, they'll blame the Internet, and reject the possibility that persistent, pervasive bias and blind adherence to politically correct…

Media Trumpet Poll Showing Support for ObamaCare, Neglect to Mention I

September 29th, 2010 10:19 AM
Here's one way to convince the public that ObamaCare is increasing in popularity: only tout the polls that support that contention. Ignore ones that don't.That's what many in the media are doing this week, as they hype a poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation showing that only 26 percent of the nation wants ObamaCare repealed. Poll results released by Rasmussen on the same day, however, show that…

Cynthia Tucker: Voter Anger Is About Racism - 'Fear of a White Minorit

September 5th, 2010 4:08 PM
Are you sick and tired of being called a racist because you don't agree with Barack Obama's policies?If you are, you shouldn't read any further, for Cynthia Tucker this weekend claimed the voter anger that threatens the Democrat majorities in the House and the Senate is all a function of racism.With the opening segment of the syndicated program "The Chris Matthews Show" focusing on the strong…

Kurtz Mimics Olbermann, Cherry Picks Limbaugh to Make Him Look Racist

July 11th, 2010 3:27 PM
Howard Kurtz on Sunday used a Keith Olbermann tactic of selectively editing and cherry picking from a Rush Limbaugh radio transcript to make the conservative talk show host look racist.In a "Reliable Sources" segment dealing with the embattled Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele, Kurtz played a highly-edited clip of statements Limbaugh made Tuesday about this issue.Unfortunately…