Kaepernick Effect? Week 1 NFL Ratings Down Significantly from 2015

September 15th, 2016 12:54 PM
One of the great mysteries surrounding the controversy over San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's decision to sit (or kneel) through the National Anthem at the beginning of his team's games (while wearing socks during practices depicting police as pigs) has been the National Football League's nonchalant response. Perhaps the league thought that the matter would blow over in a week…

More High-Paying Jobs Leave California; State's Press Is Unconcerned

June 9th, 2016 11:54 PM
Another major employer has decided to join the long list of companies moving jobs from California to more business-friendly states. This time, it's $12 billion titan Jacobs Engineering, which is moving its "corporate operations," almost definitely meaning its headquarters, from Pasadena to Dallas, Texas. Press reaction, especially outside of business-oriented outlets, has ranged from nonexistent…

National Press Ignores Conservative Win in CA Donor Disclosure Trial

April 22nd, 2016 11:59 PM
Americans For Prosperity won a huge court victory in California Thursday against that state's hard-left vindictive attorney general, Kamala Harris. Naturally, the national press is doing what it does when it doesn't want to cover a story: letting the Politico cover it and then pretending that this suffices. Harris demanded that AFP provides the section of its not-for-profit Federal Form 990…

Press Mostly Fails to Note Union Exemptions in Some Minimum-Wage Laws

July 27th, 2015 11:52 PM
I guess the slogan of labor has changed from "Look for the union label" to "Look for the union waiver." The Los Angeles Times published a long front-page story early this morning on an issue some people thought disappeared after its initial exposure two months ago. The issue is whether union workers should be exempt from minimum wage laws, especially the sky-high minimums being enacted in some U…

Not News: Coal CEO Decries EPA's 'Power Grab of America's Power Grid'

July 25th, 2015 11:48 PM
In a speech at a Republican Lincoln Day dinner in West Virginia earlier this week, Murray Energy Corp. founder and CEO Robert Murray decried the Obama administration's determination to, as described at the financial news site (to be clear, no relation to Saturday Night Live), "bypass the states and their utility commissions, the U.S. Congress and the Constitution in favor of putting the U…

PolitiFact's 'Half True' on Fiorina Layoffs Claim Is Utterly False

May 17th, 2015 11:52 PM
On May 5, PolitiFact's Louis Jacobson kept with the alleged "fact-checking" web site's actual role as pack of leftist hacks by issuing a fundamentally dishonest "Half True" ruling on a statement made by's cybersquatter. I raise the matter now because the web site's critics, while raising most of the relevant points, haven't gone far enough in tearing apart Jacobson's work. As…

Headline Roundup: Obama to 'Shield' Aliens With 'Deportation Relief'

November 20th, 2014 1:52 PM
Some of the nation's most influential newspapers sympathetically broke out the euphemisms for Obama as he prepares for unilateral executive action to "shield" some illegal immigrants from the rule of law, which they call "deportation relief." He's "cheered by reform advocates."

Restricting 'Choice': California Dictates That its Employers Cannot Re

August 31st, 2014 10:21 AM
This "choice" thing with abortion is really the narrowest of one-way streets. Seven robed men decided in 1973 that a woman has a "privacy" right to "choose" to take the life of a pre-born baby she is carrying, the God-given right to life of the baby be damned. But the radicals in Jerry Brown's government in the State of California have now mandated that all employers in that state, even those…

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…

Journalists Are Angry White Men, Fewer Republicans In Newsrooms Than I

May 14th, 2014 5:08 AM

Picking up on the new survey of journalists nationwide conducted for the School of Journalism at Indiana University, San Francisco Chronicle columnist Debra Saunders offered two amusing takes on it in her Tuesday column: > “The profession that dubbed the Republican Party a refuge for ‘angry white men’ is teeming with angry white men.”

Bozell: Nancy Pelosi Washing Feet for Amnesty Is An Abusive Stunt

April 20th, 2014 9:50 AM
Craig Bannister at reports that the San Francisco Chronicle highlighted how House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi helped an Episcopal bishop in San Francisco wash the feet of two children on Holy Thursday to "honor the dignity and work of immigrants," and push legislation for “an earned pathway to citizenship." MRC president Brent Bozell was appalled at this political display as an…

Not News in Calif. Press: Doctors Not Joining Covered California Excha

December 8th, 2013 8:50 AM
On Friday morning, Richard Pollock at the Washington Examiner (HT Ed Driscoll at PJ Media) broke an important story about the the large number of doctors choosing not to participate in Covered California, the state's Obamacare exchange. The odds that the agenda-driven press in the formerly Golden State of California was already aware of this problem and chose not to report on it would seem to…

SF Chronicle's Obamacare Advice: 'Working a Bit Less' Can Get You a 'H

October 14th, 2013 2:10 PM
Kathleen Pender at the San Francisco Chronicle (HT Zombie at PJ Media) had some Obamacare-related financial advice for her readers on Saturday: "Consider reducing your 2014 income by working just a bit less," because doing so could get you a "huge health care subsidy." This is not news to anyone who has studied Obamacare in detail, and shouldn't be a revelation to anyone in the business press…

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).