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Double Standards Abound After Virginia Restaurant Refuses To Serve Sarah Sanders

June 25, 2018 by

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By Tom Blumer ~ Double standards were on wide display Saturday after a Lexington, Virginia restaurant owner’s Friday evening refusal to serve White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. The Sanders incident has garnered a great deal of press attention, apparently because of the way she reacted to the incident on Twitter. The Washington Post’s 1,300-word story […]

Press Ignores Obama’s Lie About Emails To Hillary’s Private Server

June 16, 2018 by

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By Tom Blumer ~ Thursday’s Inspector General’s report reviewing FBI and Department of Justice actions before the 2016 election effectively concluded that former President Barack Obama lied to the American people and committed illegal acts in emailing then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private-server email addresses. The IG also found that former FBI Director James Comey scrubbed […]

Press Criticizes Trump’s Pre-Jobs Report Tweet; They Ignored Obama’s Similar Actions

June 7, 2018 by

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By Tom Blumer ~ On Monday, columnist James Freeman at the Wall Street Journal’s “Best of the Web” noted the selective memories seen in the vast majority of the press over President Donald Trump’s relatively noncommittal but nonetheless protocol-breaking tweet an hour before Friday morning’s upcoming jobs report. Many of them had a serious case of […]

Disingenuous Wires: Court’s 7-2 Gay Wedding Cake Ruling Is ‘Narrow’?

June 5, 2018 by

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By Tom Blumer ~ Both the Associated Press and Reuters have described today’s 7-2 Supreme Court ruling in Masterpiece Cake Shop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission as “narrowly” decided and “limited.” The justification for this characterization is thin, and AP has erroneously contended that “the big issue in the case, whether a business can refuse to […]

Trump: June 12 North Korea Summit Is On; NY Times Said It Was ‘Impossible’ A Week Ago

June 3, 2018 by

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By Tom Blumer ~ If the folks at the New York Times are capable of being embarrassed over their errors, the one President Donald Trump decisively exposed Friday would lead to a lot of red faces at the Old Gray Lady. Don’t count on it. A week ago, the paper falsely reported that an administration spokesperson had said […]

May Ratings Show CNN Down 25 Percent From A Year Ago In Primetime

June 1, 2018 by

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By Tom Blumer ~ Figures for the May ratings period show that CNN’s primetime audience shrank by 25 percent from May 2017. Clearly, it seems that obsessing over Stormy Daniels, having over 147 interviews with her lawyer, constantly going after President Donald Trump as an idiot and a racist, highlighting Jim Acosta’s loutish behavior, giving an open […]

NY Times Loved Schneiderman, Laments Fall Of ‘Champion’ Of Women

May 9, 2018 by

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By Tom Blumer ~ Monday evening, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, a purported “champion of women” and an “outspoken figure in the #MeToo movement,” became a pariah in barely three breathtaking hours. At 6:47 p.m., the New Yorker published “Four Women Accuse New York’s Attorney General of Physical Abuse.” Just after 10 p.m., Schneiderman, (pictured) […]

AP Shamed Into Naming One Dem’s Party In DC Anti-Semitism Controversy

May 6, 2018 by

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By Tom Blumer ~ The Associated Press apparently was shamed by a Washington Examiner reporter Wednesday when it revised a story on District of Columbia Councilman Trayon White to include his Democratic Party affiliation. White has been sharply criticized and ridiculed for anti-Semitic remarks, including claiming that Jews control the climate. The Democratic Party tag didn’t arrive […]

CNN’s Stelter Goes Ballistic Over Media As ‘Enemy Of The People’ Poll Result

April 30, 2018 by

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By Tom Blumer ~ Two Thursday polls showed that the nation’s trust in the establishment press is in the tank. CNN’s Brian Stelter went onto to Twitter to hypocritically go after one result showing that a majority of Republicans see the news media as an enemy of the American people. Quinnipiac reported that “enemy of the people” result. […]

AP Pretends That New Cuban President Diaz-Canel Was ‘Elected’

April 20, 2018 by

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By Tom Blumer ~ The Associated Press and many of the AP’s colleagues in the establishment press have had a nearly 60-year romance with Cuba’s brutal communist regime. They have frequently regaled readers with the island nation’s “free healthcare” and “free education,” as if that makes up for the fact that the typical Cuban subsists on […]

CBS Hypes Tiny ‘Backlash’ Against Chattanooga Student’s Gun-Toting ‘Graduation Photo’

April 14, 2018 by

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By Tom Blumer ~ A one-sided Wednesday report at CBS News tried to convince readers that University of Tennessee-Chattanooga student Brenna Spencer’s “I don’t take normal graduation photos” tweet picturing her with a firearm generated significant “backlash.” To create a false impression, the network cited critical tweets from two users with a combined eight Twitter followers, […]

I Wonder Why? First-Quarter Ratings Tank At CNN, ESPN For Q1 2018 Versus 2017

April 6, 2018 by

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By Tom Blumer ~ In early March, Tim Graham at NewsBusters noted that CNN’s February audience fell by 19 percent from February 2017. Full first-quarter cable TV ratings released this week show serious year-over-year declines not only at CNN, but also at ESPN, which has continued to push politically correct causes. Perhaps CNN’s Jeffrey Tucker should […]

Press Fails To Disclose 70 Percent California Bullet-Train Cost Overrun

March 10, 2018 by

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By Tom Blumer ~ Friday, California’s High-Speed Rail Authority published its draft 2018 Business Plan. Its 800-mile bullet-train project’s estimated cost is now $77.3 billion, up from $64 billion two years ago, and its final completion has been pushed out another four years to 2033. The current estimate is now more than 70 percent above the $45 […]

‘Chappaquiddick’ Film Critic: Mary Jo Was A ‘Me Too’ ‘Victim’ Of The Kennedys

March 1, 2018 by

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By Tom Blumer ~ In his Tuesday review of Chappaquiddick, film critic Roger Friedman called Mary Jo Kopechne, who died in July 1969 as a passenger in a car driven by Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy, the “First #MeToo victim of Kennedy Family Money, Power and Corruption.” He also speculated: “The Kennedys … may try to kill this film.” NewsBusters […]

AP Runs Interference For Washington Governor Inslee’s Punitive, Ever-Increasing Carbon Tax

January 22, 2018 by

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By Tom Blumer ~ Dedicated tax-and-spend liberals often get help from the press in describing their plans to raid constituents’ pocketbooks in vague terms, while nobly describing the alleged benefits of their plans to use the money. Washington’s Democratic Governor Jay Inslee (pictured) has the Associated Press running that kind of interference for his carbon tax. […]

Google Discontinues Flawed Fact-Checking Effort; Poisonous Corporate Culture Remains

January 20, 2018 by

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By Tom Blumer ~ The Daily Caller’s Eric Lieberman reported early Friday afternoon that Google is discontinuing (for now) its “fact-check” feature. The company is now characterizing the effort, which the Daily Caller exposed as a thinly veiled attempt to target conservative sites while leaving leftists alone, as an “experiment” which has been put “on hold,” while the […]

Barely News: Emboldened Eco-Terrorists Claim ‘Climate Necessity’ As A Defense

November 27, 2017 by

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By Tom Blumer ~ The left’s determination to stretch the limits of acceptable activism now includes condoning property destruction and unauthorized disruption of energy delivery systems. On a weekend when the national press is almost exclusively obsessed with matters involving sexual assault and harassment (obviously important) and the legitimacy of Sarah Sanders’ Thanksgiving pecan pie (obviously […]

Not News: Reductions In U.S. CO2 Emissions Dwarf The Rest Of The World

November 13, 2017 by

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By Tom Blumer ~ The establishment press is making a big deal out of the fact that President Trump has not been and will not be personally invited to a climate summit in Paris in December. Both the media and the folks running the summit, where the utterly unoriginal theme is “Make Our Planet Great Again,” […]

NFL Advertisers To NBC: Stop Showing Players’ Protests

November 6, 2017 by

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By Tom Blumer ~ The unease among advertisers over falling National Football League TV ratings is starting to boil over. One of the league’s major sponsors is considering pulling the plug on its NFL advertising next year, and, according to Business Insider’s Mike Shields, other “brands are threatening to pull ads from NFL coverage if NBC […]

Reuters Tweet Calls Phoenix Anti-Trump Protesters ‘Peace Activists’

August 24, 2017 by

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By Tom Blumer ~ Wednesday morning at 12:05 a.m. Eastern Time (9:05 p.m. Tuesday Phoenix time), Reuters tweeted a photo with the following description: “Pro-Trump supporters face off with peace activists during protests outside a Trump rally in Phoenix.” The photo by the wire service’s Sandy Huffaker also appears in a photo montage at the UK […]

CNN’s Robertson Claims Merkel Chose Hamburg As G-20 Site To Harass Trump

July 8, 2017 by

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By Tom Blumer ~ In one of the more bizarre segments seen in the past several weeks on CNN — and in the context of recent events and broadcasts, that’s saying something — CNN’s International Diplomatic Editor Nic Robertson claimed on Thursday that German Chancellor Angela Merkel chose to hold the G-20 summit in Hamburg so that […]

HuffPost’s Sam Stein Is ‘Weirded Out’ By Trump’s Comments On Scalise’s Condition

June 17, 2017 by

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By Tom Blumer ~ HuffPost — previously known as the Huffington Post, the far-left entity whose cashed-out original owners made themselves millionaires on the backs of thousands of unpaid bloggers — “laid off 39 staffers on Wednesday, a move that follows parent company AOL’s acquisition by telecom giant Verizon.” On Thursday, Sam Stein, the website’s senior […]

As London Police Chief Bizarrely Celebrates Diversity Of Victims, AP Hides Non-Diversity Of Terrorists

June 12, 2017 by

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By Tom Blumer ~ In remarks so bizarre and out of touch that satirists at outlets like The Onion would have rejected them if someone had suggested their inclusion in a made-up story, London’s police chief has described the diversity of the city’s London Bridge terror attack victims and witnesses interviewed as positive things. Gregory Katz […]

ESPN SportsCenter 6 Co-Host Michael Smith: Every City In America Is Racist

May 4, 2017 by

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By Tom Blumer ~ ESPN’s determination to dig its own grave continues to move at high speed. On Tuesday, SC6 (short for SportsCenter 6) co-host Michael Smith (pictured) intensely overreacted to the racist actions of a small contingent fans at a Major League Baseball game at Boston’s Fenway Park, using what they did to tag every city […]