By Tom Blumer ~ At Yahoo News, chief national correspondent Lisa Belkin filed a story on Saturday about how “Trump-induced insomnia stalks blue-state America.” The writer, who is apparently too disengaged despite her position to cover substantive national issues, reports that “Blue America is having trouble with sleep — tossing and turning as they lie awake, […]
By Tom Blumer ~ Friday morning, Garance Burke at the Associated Press’s “Investigative” unit broke what the wire service must have believed was an earth-shaking story that “The Trump administration is considering a proposal to mobilize as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up unauthorized immigrants.” 30 hours later, you couldn’t find that story, or […]
By Tom Blumer ~ Here’s an episode which indicates that many reporters in the establishment press expect the worst from Donald Trump, and can’t wait to put it out there when they think they have it. On Friday, when Time Magazine political reporter Zeke Miller didn’t immediately see the bust of Martin Luther King in the […]
By Tom Blumer ~ It’s still over a week before Donald Trump’s inauguration, but Richard Cohen at the Washington Post already has a plan to get rid of him. The Post writer clearly believes that Trump — right now — fits the definition found in the 25th Amendment of the Constitution of someone who is “unable to discharge the powers […]
By Tom Blumer ~ Meteorologist Eric Holthaus, who has appeared a couple of times on these pages in the past (more on that shortly), is in therapy. Well, okay, lots of people are. But get a load of what has driven Holthaus (pictured) into therapy: “I know many ppl feel deep despair about climate, especially post-election.” And […]
By Tom Blumer ~ In June, when UK voters decided to leave the European Union in the “Brexit” referendum, the U.S. press told the American people that the UK economy would suffer greatly as a result. Moody’s economist and max Hillary Clinton contributor Mark Zandi predicted that it would be “going down the rabbit hole.” At CBS […]
By Tom Blumer ~ A serious case of miscues happened to the Washington Post after reporters Juliet Eilperin and Adam Entous posted a Friday story (now time-stamped as if it was Saturday) claiming in its headline that “Russian hackers penetrated U.S. electricity grid through a utility in Vermont.” The claim, according to the utility involved, is false. As a […]
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