Los Angeles Times
A 'Threat' to Free Speech: Media Meltdown Over Musk-Twitter Deal
Pearl-clutching legacy media outlets and pundits wailed in anguish over Musk's recent acquisition of Twitter.
Los Angeles Times’s Wrongheaded Recall Postmortem
California Gov. Gavin Newsom survived his 2021 recall election by 24 points, the same margin by which he won the election in 2018. However, to keep his job he spent over $9 per voter versus $6 per voter to get his job. I ran in the recall election, finishing first among the 46 “replacement” candidates with 3.5 million votes while carrying 57 of California's 58 counties, losing only San…
Liberal Tolerance on Display After Reversal of Roe v. Wade
Last week, the Supreme Court reversed Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that outlawed state anti-abortion laws and federalized an issue that, for all but the last 50 years of our history, was decided by the states. Critics falsely claim that Roe “legalized” abortion, when pre-1973 abortion was legal in the states where a majority of the population resided. It is now falsely…
WHAT? LA Times On ‘Inevitable’ Recession: ‘It May Not Be that Bad’
The Los Angeles Times singlehandedly proved that the liberal media will go to asinine lengths to protect President Joe Biden’s political image even if the economy tumbles into a recession.
If ‘No One Wants to Take Our Guns,’ Stop Saying the Opposite
Almost immediately after the 2017 Las Vegas shooting came the calls for “common sense” gun control. The quest almost always begins with a reassurance that “no one wants to take away your guns.” Not everyone read the memo.
Nets SKIP Sentencing of Democrat Mega-Donor in Meth Overdose Deaths
On Thursday night, Fox News anchor Bret Baier filed a short item on wealthy gay California Democrat donor Ed Buck being sentenced to 30 years in prison for the methamphetamine overdose deaths of two black men. ABC, CBS, NBC, and PBS broadcasts haven't touched it. Buck had donated $500,000 to mostly Democratic causes since 2000.
LATimes Laugh: MSNBC’s Morning Joe ‘Manages to Stay in Neutral Zone'
Los Angeles Times television writer Stephen Battaglio profiled the hosts of MSNBC’s Morning Joe -- Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski, and Willie Geist. The headline is certainly West Coast-snooty: “MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe’ tries to keep cable news smart while expanding to four hours.” The story’s premise – that Morning Joe plays it down the middle -- was just wacky. A…
LA Times Slams ‘Vitriol in Politics’ – After Hiring Vitriolic Writers
There’s an old joke about the convicted defendant who, after killing his parents, asked the judge for leniency because, after all, the murderer is now an orphan. A recent editorial in the Los Angeles Times is not quite the same. But it’s close. Here’s the headline: “The Vitriol in Politics Is Driving Good People Out of Public Service.” The editorial laments the decision by a Los…
It’s a Cult: CNNers Continue Worshipping Zucker Despite Ouster
Through a series of stories this week, it was evident CNN’s current staff have no interest in being salvaged as a serious news organization and anything other than a far-left propaganda outlet worthy of being some combination of mocked and ignored. Instead of seeking to move on from disgraced former boss Jeff Zucker, they’ve tried to canonize him as a tent pole of American democracy.
Editor’s Pick: Hot Air on LA Times Mocking Deaths of Unvaccinated
On Tuesday, Hot Air Weekend Editor Jazz Shaw noted how some on the left have taken to “ghoulish end-zone dancing on social media” when someone who is unvaccinated dies of COVID-19. “While most people in the media are compassionate enough (or at least politically sensible enough) to condemn such callous behavior, the Los Angeles Times managed to find someone to take the opposite position,” Shaw…
Harry Reid, Death of a ‘Statesman?’ Cue the Laughter
Former Democrat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid just died. New Hampshire Democrat Sen. Jeanne Shaheen's website said: “Harry Reid was a statesman.” Rep. Joe Morelle, D-N.Y., tweeted: “America has lost a true statesman with the passing of Harry Reid.” Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., tweeted: “Saddened to learn of the passing of Harry Reid -- a statesman, a gentleman and a Democratic institution.” “…
FREAKOUT: 'Mainstream' Media Brought 'Plastic Sporks' to a Knife Fight
The Los Angeles Times is freaking out. TV critic Lorraine Ali (formerly of Newsweek) sounded the alarm under the headline “The crisis of democracy is a media crisis. And the mainstream press is losing”! The "mainstream" media isn't fighting the right-wing media. It "showed up to this poison-tipped knife fight with plastic sporks."
Double Dip: Doocy Takes Swings at Fauci, Psaki Over Biden on Covid
With the liberal media in a tailspin over the omicron strain of the coronavirus, Wednesday’s White House press briefing was jam-packed with both Press Secretary Jen Psaki and Dr. Tony Fauci, so Fox’s Peter Doocy naturally brought the heat and actually challenged the administration while other lobbed fear-mongering questions.
LAT's Calmes Ignores Pro-Dem Press, Sees Huge GOP Media 'Megaphone'
Jackie Calmes, formerly a pro-Democrat journalist for the New York Times, is now a DC-based columnist for the Los Angeles Times. Her Friday cri de coeur sympathized with the poor-me Democrats who just can’t get their message out in the media (!): “Megaphone is bigger problem for Democrats than messaging.” Calmes whined: "Republicans have an entire conservative media…