Editor’s Pick: EX-MSNBC Producer Calls Out CNN’s ‘Tabloid Tendencies’
November 24th, 2021 1:09 PM
Writing Monday in the Columbia Journalism Review (CJR), former MSNBC producer Ariana Pekary took CNN to task for its divisive and unconstructive approach to news, calling the Jeffrey Zucker-led network one based on “exaggerated tone and graphic content” that’s placed it in “the realm of tabloid-like material” that does nothing to further the ideals of real journalism meant to…
They Want to Shut You Up
November 19th, 2020 2:51 PM
This week, Abigail Shrier, author of the new book "Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters," found herself at the center of a firestorm. Her great crime: writing an assessment of the psychological phenomenon known as rapid onset gender dysphoria, where groups of psychologically vulnerable young girls begin to self-diagnose as transgender after one member of a peer…
Save the Media!
April 2nd, 2020 2:55 PM
I confess to a certain self-interest in today's column. The media, especially newspapers, are in trouble. Conservatives like myself have been relentless in attacking their collective bias over the years, but as more of them fold or reduce staff, it is crucial the institution be saved. Margaret Sullivan, a columnist for The Washington Post, has suggested that federal bailout money should be…
Facebook VP Defends Including Breitbart in ‘News’ Tab
November 20th, 2019 5:02 PM
Facebook has taken heat for supporting free speech and for including Breitbart in its “News” tab, and now its VP of global marketing solutions is making a stand. Yesterday, Gizmodo wrote its not-so-objective commentary that “Facebook recently announced that white supremacist propaganda site Breitbart would be considered a ‘high quality’ news source on its platform, leading to complaints that…
CJR Brags About Putting Climate Agenda in Front of One Billion People
September 17th, 2019 10:17 AM
News consumers everywhere should prepare for the onslaught of climate change stories ahead of the UN climate summit next week.
Instigated by Columbia Journalism Review and The Nation, more than 250 media entities joined forces to foster urgency and action regarding the climate “crisis” and devote extra time to what CJR claimed was “the defining story of our time.” Partners included CBS, PBS…
170 Media Outlets Join CJR, ‘The Nation’ Climate Coverage Plan
August 30th, 2019 11:25 AM
Objectivity and truth-telling are no longer the most “sacred” responsibilities of the news media, at least according to the far-left The Nation magazine. It’s now … climate change. “We see Covering Climate Now as a fulfillment of journalism’s most sacred responsibilities, which are to inform people and foster constructive debate about common challenges and opportunities,” The Nation wrote on Aug…
Bernie's 'Plan for Journalism' -- End Mergers, More 'Public Media'
August 27th, 2019 10:56 AM
On Monday, socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders issued an op-ed on his "plan for journalism" at the liberal Columbia Journalism Review. Since he's a socialist, the obvious problem in media is large corporations that shouldn't be allowed to merge, and the obvious answer is more socialism -- taxing advertising to fund "public media." As if NPR and PBS stations don't sound the same notes as most large…
On Headline Apology Tour, NYT Editor Shows Deep Respect for Lefty Mag
August 7th, 2019 7:18 PM
The Columbia Journalism Review interviewed New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet over the Times changing its Tuesday morning lead headline after a left-wing social media mob complained it wasn’t sufficiently hostile to President Trump, in the wake of the mass murders in El Paso and Dayton. The paper’s own “Reader Center” also issued a mea culpa in “A Times Headline About Trump Stoked Anger…
Sulzberger Is Right (And Wrong)
June 25th, 2019 2:51 PM
I never thought I would write this, but the publisher of The New York Times, A.G. Sulzberger, is right. Sulzberger wrote an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal in response to President Trump's claim that his newspaper committed “treason” by publishing a story about U.S. efforts to compromise Russia's power grid should Moscow again try to meddle in U.S. elections. The Times says it consulted…
Obama's Prosecution of the Press Went Deeper Than Reported
May 25th, 2019 9:48 AM
Liberals insist Donald Trump is a very serious threat to freedom of the press, and often avoid discussing how Barack Obama was the worst president for cracking down on reporters and their use of government sources. Now they insist Trump will be the worst. But two liberals at the Columbia Journalism Review also report that Team Obama was even worse than previously thought.
Soros-Linked Media Boost Green New Deal, Lefty Sunrise Movement
May 22nd, 2019 12:28 PM
Liberal billionaire George Soros gives millions each year to fund a left-wing media empire that promotes far-left opinions. It’s only natural that some of those Soros-funded or Soros-linked media are pushing the eco-socialist Green New Deal and hoping to influence the upcoming presidential race. The Green New Deal resolution was introduced by Democratic Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-…
New Poll: 'Trust In Media Hits Bottom'
February 28th, 2019 9:57 AM
Paul Bedard of the Washington Examiner reports on another new poll demonstrating that confidence in the media “has hit rock bottom, with many news consumers believing that reporters file their reports before knowing the facts.” The press had a higher percentage of people choosing they have "hardly any confidence at all" in it than the Congress.
Silly Question: 'How Did Republicans Learn to Hate the News Media'?
November 23rd, 2018 10:26 AM
For a healthy dose of how liberals write unintentional humor, see this Columbia Journalism Review article: "How did Republicans learn to hate the news media?" Larry Light claims Republicans have a "prejudice" against the news media, as if there is no evidence....like you've never, ever spent a day on NewsBusters.
New Columbia Journalism Faculty Member Gave 40X to Hillary Clinton
June 5th, 2018 2:42 PM
Money talks – and journalism is no exception. On Monday, Columbia Journalism School announced that digital media expert Raju Narisetti will serve as a full-time faculty member in two capacities: Professor of Professional Practice and the director of the Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economics and Business Journalism. But neither he nor the Columbia Journalism School disclosed his unprecedented…