MSNBC's Lui Lauds Strict Illinois Gun Laws Even Though Murder High
February 17th, 2019 4:12 PM
On Saturday's MSNBC Live, weekend anchor Richard Lui provided an unchallenged forum for 17-year-old Houston city council candidate Marcel McClinton to advocate for more gun control. The MSNBC host also suggested that Illinois is better off than Texas because it has more stringent gun laws and a higher grade from an anti-gun group, but he did not notice that the murder rate for Illinois in recent…
New Bill Would Require Social Media Background Checks for Gun Permits
February 8th, 2019 11:50 AM
Illinois Democrats proposed a new bill that would allow police to examine social media history to decide whether people can buy guns. Conservatives at HotAir compared it to the pre-crime strategy deployed in the movie Minority Report.
Fox Picks Up Story of Dem Candidate Comparing Trump to Osama bin Laden
August 31st, 2018 4:24 PM
Brent Scher at the Washington Free Beacon reported on Thursday that the Democratic candidate in the sixth Congressionial district of Illinois, Sean Casten, declared in a Q&A about gun violence at schools that President Trump had a lot in common with Osama bin Laden, who ordered the 9/11 attacks....and that Trump's young-male voters are like al-Qaeda recruits.
NY Times Uses 'Bait Truck' in Chicago to Play Anti-Cop Race Card
August 26th, 2018 2:03 PM
New York Times reporter Emma Fitzsimmons wrote “Outrage Over a Sting in a Poor Chicago Neighborhood,” using the story of a “bait truck” that resulted in a few arrests to play the anti-law enforcement race card: "Even in a city rife with distrust of law enforcement, residents were shocked by the sting operation: A tractor-trailer filled with Nike sneakers parked in an impoverished neighborhood on…
Luis Gutiérrez se retira del Congreso: No se le va a extrañar
November 30th, 2017 3:58 PM
Luis Gutiérrez, el congresista por Illinois que en una ocasión comparó al terrorista convicto de las FALN Oscar López Rivera con George Washington y quien describió el asesinato de Kate Steinle por un indocumentado como “una cosa pequeña”, ha anunciado su retiro del Congreso de los Estados Unidos.
NY Times Goes Giddy Over Sight of Obama Reporting for Jury Duty
November 9th, 2017 4:21 PM
On top of the big stories? Demonstrating just how much the press misses President Obama, New York Times reporter Mitch Smith reported the big news that “Obama Reports for Jury Duty, to Chicago’s Delight (Spoiler: He Was Not Chosen).” And to the delight of Smith as well, judging by the unjournalistic giddiness that ensued over Obama, the "Harvard-educated constitutional scholar," deigning to mix…
NPR Affiliate Touts Claim Vouchers Would Send IL Back to 'Segregation'
August 10th, 2017 2:03 PM
On Wednesday, NPR’s Illinois affiliate WGLT promoted a claim without pushback by a McLean County, IL superintendent named Mark Daniel that, if the state passed a school vouchers program, the Land of Lincoln would plunge back half a century into “segregation.” Illinois is in a heated battle led by Republican Governor Bruce Rauner to enact a voucher program to allow students to succeed, individuals…
Bizarre WaPo Story Tries to Blame Righty Radio for Scalise Shooting
July 9th, 2017 4:04 PM
The blogosphere erupted in a collective roar at Washington Post reporter Peter Holley's bizarre attempt to blame the shooting of Republicans and their security guards in Alexandria, Virginia on conservative talk radio. Holley's cockeyed conspiracy theory was that the shooter, James Hodgkinson, may have listened to local senior-citizen radio host Bob Romanik back in Belleville, Illinois. The…
Initial AP Coverage of Facebook Torture Avoids Almost All Details
January 5th, 2017 11:19 AM
The Associated Press's initial Wednesday evening report on the horrific beating and torture of a mentally handicapped 18 year-old in Chicago is woefully and predictably weak. A comparison of what Fox 32 in Chicago was reporting at the time of AP's story will demonstrate how much the wire service chose to ignore.
Nancy Pelosi, John Boehner, Paul Ryan…Barack Obama?
November 25th, 2016 9:36 PM
It’s fair to say that from 2007 through 2010, the mere words “Speaker Pelosi” gave many NewsBusters readers the willies. If some lefty activists and enough voters get their way, you’ll have the chance to hear a lot of “Speaker Obama.” On Wednesday, Ben Mathis-Lilley of Slate discussed and endorsed a Change.org petition calling on Barack Obama to run for the House of Representatives in 2018 from…
Press Lionizes Michelle Obama's Hypocritical Critiques of Trump
October 29th, 2016 8:00 PM
The press, as would be expected, is swallowing Michelle Obama's pose as being intensely offended by the alleged offenses of Donald and as a passionate defender of Hillary Clinton, showering praise on her as "Hillary's secret weapon" at seemingly every turn. What a crock. Mrs. Obama has directly criticized the Clintons' conduct as First Family and its matriarch; instead of taking it back, she and…
As Hillary Has Black Turnout Woes, Black Trump Spox Baffles the Media
October 25th, 2016 10:16 PM
On Sunday, Hillary Campaign Manager Robby Mook dodged a question from Jake Tapper on CNN's State of the Union about indications that black turnout for the former Secretary of State in North Carolina during early voting has not been strong. Meanwhile, a black Trump supporter, who the press seems to believe can easily be turned into an object of ridicule, continues to run circles around them in…
PolitiFact Wrong: Both Obamas Attacked Hillary During '08 Campaign
October 19th, 2016 3:20 PM
Today's installment of Stupid Fact Checks again goes after Politifact, this time on two items in one "fact check." First, the web site's Louis Jacobson claims that Michelle Obama couldn't possibly have been talking about the Clintons on August 12, 2007 when she told an audience about the importance of a First Family serving as a "role model" in the White House. It's obvious to any human without…
NYT Again Exposes Speech-Stifling PC Culture on College Campus, on A1
August 27th, 2016 2:32 PM
The New York Times pro-Hillary campaign coverage leaves much to be desired, but the paper has been decent recently on at least one issue important to conservatives: Free speech on college campus. Saturday’s off-lead story covered the surprisingly strong welcome letter the University of Chicago sent to its incoming students: “University of Chicago Rebels Against Moves to Stifle Speech.” The text…