By Tom Johnson ~ Conservatives who accuse media outlets of liberal bias are a lot like shakedown artists, suggested Salon’s Amanda Marcotte in a Tuesday piece. In this context, the targets of the allegations don’t pay protection money; instead, they “bend…over backwards to placate” right-wingers, thereby “injecting conservative bias into the process as journalists, afraid […]
By Tom Johnson ~ Even though Donald Trump is “dumb” and “racist,” he might constitute an upgrade in the Republican party’s leadership, suggests Rolling Stone’s Matt Taibbi. That’s because before Trump turned into the GOP’s presumptive presidential nominee, the public faces of the party were “mean, traitorous scum.” Republicans, wrote Taibbi in the magazine’s June […]
By Tim Graham ~ Facebook has confirmed Glenn Beck’s report that Mark Zuckerberg will host a meeting with conservatives on Wednesday in their California offices to discuss the Gizmodo report that Facebook quashed trending conservative news items. The web site Recode.net noted Beck publicly announced the meeting on his Facebook page on Saturday: I was […]
By Andrew Bolt ~ Fiddling at Facebook by the Left: Facebook workers routinely suppressed news stories of interest to conservative readers from the social network’s influential “trending” news section, according to a former journalist who worked on the project. This individual says that workers prevented stories about the right-wing CPAC gathering, Mitt Romney, Rand Paul, […]
By Tom Johnson ~ During the upcoming presidential campaign, predicts Vox’s David Roberts, the media will not acknowledge an inconvenient truth: that the difference in quality between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is comparable to the difference in potability between “Coca-Cola [and] sewer water.” “The campaign media’s self-image is built on not being partisan,” wrote […]
By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham ~ Politico’s bi-monthly magazine published their third annual “Media Issue,” complete with polls of reporters – who are perhaps the most resistant to being polled, fearing how they might reveal which viewpoint is ideologically dominant in the press. So who will these reporters vote for in the the fall? […]
By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham ~ The liberal opinion site that calls itself “PolitiFact” insists it’s just a “fact-checking” website. When choosing to assess whether a politician’s claim is true or false, their “About Us” page says they ask “Is the statement rooted in a fact that is verifiable? We don’t check opinions, and […]
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