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Reuters ‘Fact Check’ Rushes To Defend Democrat H.R. 1 Voting Bill

April 14, 2021 by

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By Tim Graham ~ ust like PolitiFact and other “fact check” outfits, the Reuters Fact Check team tried to take apart conservative arguments against H.R. 1, the so-called “For the People Act.” A Facebook post by Freedom Works made claims Reuters insisted were “partly false” – by finding liberal professors to quibble the fine points. […]

WashPost Weirdly Praises Biden White House For Being ‘Effectively A Leakproof Operation’

April 11, 2021 by

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By Tim Graham ~ Washington Post media reporter Paul Farhi wrote a piece on Wednesday that sounded congratulatory. It seems the Biden White House has established “message discipline” and prevented negative leaking from the staff: The Trump White House provided reporters with a gusher of leaks. With Biden, everything’s changed. Where did all the juicy […]

Snopes Flags National Review As ‘False’: Lester Holt Didn’t ‘Ditch Objectivity’

April 4, 2021 by

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By Tim Graham ~ On Thursday, National Review posted a blog by Zachary Evans headlined “NBC’s Lester Holt Urges Journalists to Ditch Objectivity: ‘Fairness Is Overrated.’” This offended the “independent fact-checkers” at Snopes.com, who flagged the headline — not the article — as “False.” Once again, they’re complaining about a lack of context. They’re arguing about […]

‘So Soviet’! Bill Maher Decries The Woke Blacklist, Mocks Mumford And Sons Scandal

March 22, 2021 by

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By Tim Graham ~ On Friday night, HBO Real Time host Bill Maher went after the growing “woke” culture, citing how Turner Classic Movies is now posting content warnings on classic films, including Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Psycho, Gone With the Wind, My Fair Lady, and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. “I swear to God, I don’t want […]

NPR Enables Israel-Hating Ilhan Omar’s Pose As Guardian Of Human Rights In The Mideast

March 14, 2021 by

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By Tim Graham ~ National Public Radio has celebrated Rep. Ilhan Omar — and disparaged conservative media for criticizing her. On Thursday’s Morning Edition, anchor Steve Inskeep treated her like a shadow Secretary of State, touting her new bill imposing sanctions on Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, for ordering the murder of Washington […]

VOGUE Touts Biden’s ‘Brilliant’ CDC Boss, Totally Avoids Team Trump’s Vaccine Push

March 12, 2021 by

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By Tim Graham ~ The March issue of Vogue magazine touts “Science Without Politics: The New COVID-19 Leadership.” But that’s silly, since Vogue exists to puff up the Democrats politically. “Science” is defined as “Stuff Smart Liberals Do.” Their profile of Rochelle Walensky, Biden’s “brilliant and compassionate” choice to head up the Centers for Disease […]

TILT! PolitiFact Hammers Mike Pence On Critique Of Voting Bill, VP Harris Gets Free Pass

March 9, 2021 by

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By Tim Graham ~ The liberals at PolitiFact haven’t issued a “Truth-O-Meter” rating on Kamala Harris since last September 24, but they’re hammering the last vice president, Mike Pence, for his claims at the Daily Signal about the voting provisions of H.R. 1. On March 4, Louis Jacobson tagged Pence as “False” for writing the […]

Even NPR Noticed Sen. Gillibrand Won’t Talk About Cuomo #MeToo Moment

March 1, 2021 by

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By Tim Graham ~ On Friday’s All Things Considered, National Public Radio reported on Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s growing scandals, and as they discussed Lindsey Boylan’s charges of sexual harassment, reporter Sally Herships noted Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s office gave her the “No comment” treatment. This is the same Gillibrand that drove Sen. Al Franken out of […]

WAR CRY: House Dems Echo CNN, Pressure TV Providers To DUMP Fox, Newsmax And OAN

February 25, 2021 by

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By Tim Graham ~ The war on conservative media is entering a new phase. Two House Democrats have written a letter to AT&T, Comcast, Dish, Verizon, and other TV providers asking them if they plan to continue carrying Fox News, Newsmax, and One America News. Reps. Anna Eshoo and Jerry McNerney of California denounced these […]

CNN Host In WashPost: ‘The Capitol Rioters Speak Just Like The Islamic Terrorists’

February 22, 2021 by

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By Tim Graham ~ CNN anchor Jim Sciutto wrote an op-ed for Sunday’s Washington Post headlined “The Capitol rioters speak just like the Islamist terrorists I reported on.” Who had a suicide vest on at the Capitol? Oh, Sciutto deflects that “I’m not equating the Jan. 6 rioters with those fighting to unite the world […]

WashPost ‘Fact Checker’ Only Nudges Kamala With ‘2 Pinocchios’ For Wild Vaccine Claims

February 21, 2021 by

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By Tim Graham ~ We have good news and bad news on The Washington Post Fact Checker. The good news? They caught up with Vice President Kamala Harris telling Axios there was “no national strategy or plan” for vaccinations when they took office, and they were “starting from scratch.” The bad news? Chief fact-checker Glenn Kessler only […]

Melania-Haters Now Loving Jill Biden

February 20, 2021 by

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By Tim Graham ~ The liberal-Democrat media celebrated Valentine’s Day in a traditional way: gushy tributes to the new First Lady. On February 12, Jill Biden tweeted on her “FLOTUS” account a photo of herself at a D.C. bakery picking up “Valentine’s treats for the weekend” wearing a scrunchie in her hair. “Don’t tell Joe,” […]

New York Times Seeks To Blame Anger-Stoking ‘Right-Wing Radio’ For Capitol Riot

February 12, 2021 by

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By Tim Graham ~ Liberal media outlets aren’t satisfied with merely seeking to disqualify Donald Trump from future influence over national affairs. They are seeking to judge and punish all of conservative media as responsible for the Capitol riot. In Thursday’s New York Times, their columnist Nicholas Kristof wrote a piece asking “Can We Put […]

People’s Gushy Valentine Cover Story On Joe And Jill Biden Has A Weird Hunter Twist

February 7, 2021 by

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By Tim Graham ~ People magazine has a new Joe & Jill Biden cover story for its February 15 issue (a true Valentine’s Day treat for liberals). The cover copy is syrupy publicity:  “Faith, Family & Finding Strength Together: The President & First Lady on surviving tragedy, keeping romance alive – after 43 years! – […]

Washington Post: Trump ‘Must Never Have’ His Own Presidential Library

January 31, 2021 by

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By Tim Graham ~ The horrible January 6 riot on Capitol Hill provided grist to the most fervent Trump haters to want to take everything away from him that they can. Washington Post architecture critic Philip Kennicott fulminated on the front page of Sunday’s Arts & Style section under the headline “Trump wants a presidential library. […]

Washington Post Wages War On Fox News: ‘Specializes In Spreading Lies’

January 26, 2021 by

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By Tim Graham ~ The top-clicking article at The Washington Post this morning is about the media and democracy…and now Fox News is the Enemy of the People. This is the headline on media columnist Margaret Sullivan’s war cry: Fox News is a hazard to our democracy. It’s time to take the fight to the […]

POLL: Fewer That Half Of Americans Trust ‘Traditional Media’

January 22, 2021 by

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By Tim Graham ~ Felix Salmon at Axios reported Thursday that for the first time ever, fewer than half of all Americans have trust in traditional media, “according to data from Edelman’s annual trust barometer shared exclusively with Axios.” It’s only 46 percent. 56% of Americans agree with the statement that “Journalists and reporters are purposely trying to […]

The Road To Ruin In Riots

January 9, 2021 by

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By Tim Graham ~ Critics of liberal media bias are often accused of “whataboutism.” We’re accused of diverting everyone’s attention from some conservative or Republican scandal or offense by changing the subject to the media’s performance. After a pro-Trump crowd breached the Capitol, forcing lawmakers to flee, my friend and former colleague Dan Isett tweeted: […]

Kamala’s Unchallenged Life Stories

January 8, 2021 by

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By Tim Graham ~ Kamala Harris is seen by many as an inspirational figure. In the latest People magazine, actress Mayim Bialik confessed that the last time she cried was on election night. “Kamala Harris is such a trailblazer; this election represents many firsts.” When liberals swoon over their “trailblazers,” they often love retelling their […]

AP Warns Of ‘Hard-Line, ‘Hard-Right’ Georgia Republicans And Their Socialist ‘Caricatures’

January 3, 2021 by

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By Tim Graham ~ The Associated Press rang in the new year on Saturday with the Democratic spin on the Georgia Senate runoffs. The Republicans are engaging in a risky strategy of “hardline” pitches like calling their opponents radical and socialist. The headline? Loeffler, Perdue run hard-line pitch in swing state Georgia Reporter Bill Barrow […]

The Year In Favoritism Toward Liberal Bias

January 2, 2021 by

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By Tim Graham ~ The Poynter Institute is a Florida-based journalism group that runs PolitiFact. On Poynter.org, they run a daily media report by Tom Jones, who sounds like Brian Stelter’s identically thinking twin. They say they support “responsible news and fact-based information,” but their incessant party line of  liberal-media cheerleading and conservative-media loathing really […]

NPR Touts Biden Press Secretary: ‘Briefings Won’t Be A Platform For Right-Wing Spin’

January 1, 2021 by

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By Tim Graham ~ On Thursday’s Morning Edition, National Public Radio touted their Jen Psaki interview with the headline  “Biden’s Incoming Press Secretary: Briefings Won’t Be A Platform For Right-Wing Spin.” As usual, NPR thinks “right-wing spin” is the opposite of their reportage….which is “objective.” Not left-wing spin! Morning anchor Steve Inskeep had asked about […]

Top Papers Repeat, Not Report, On Biden’s Scolding Of Trump On Vaccine Rollout

December 31, 2020 by

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By Tim Graham ~ You don’t have to wait to witness the arrival of stenography in reporting on the incoming president. Both The Washington Post and The New York Times helpfully circulated front-page stories overflowing with statements from Joe Biden attacking President Trump on Tuesday. The Post front page proclaimed “Biden assails Trump’s efforts to […]

COVID Curtails The Comfort And Joy Of Christmas Music

December 26, 2020 by

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By Tim Graham ~ Way back on November 13, Washington D.C. radio station WASH-FM flipped the switch to its annual 24/7 Christmas music rotation. That’s about two weeks before the rest of America. After the severely limited year of 2020, it’s understandable more people would haul out the holly and get in the spirit early, […]