Showing posts with label journalism. Show all posts
Showing posts with label journalism. Show all posts

Media Bias On Parade

Latest Update: July 12, 2017
John Stossel: Stupid Hostile Media
New York Times forced to retract longstanding lie about Russian hacking
CNN producer admits they’re fake news and Trump Russia conspiracy is a hoax
Harvard study acknowledges huge media bias 
The media bubble is worse than you think
A lack of objectivity - VIDEO: Can you trust the media?

Tibor Machan, A Founding Editor Of Reason, RIP

by Nick Gillespie.     I'm sad to write that Tibor R. Machan, who along with Robert W. "Bob" Poole and Manny Klausner was one of the people who sustained and grew Reason magazine into the premier libertarian voice in public debates over politics, culture, and ideas, has died at the age of 77. We at Reason express our deepest condolences to his family  ... MORE

Emails Reveal Press Literally Taking Orders From Hillary

by Jeff Blake.     The emails were obtained by Gawker as part of a large Freedom of Information Act request it made back in 2012. They show a 2009 exchange between Marc Ambinder, then-politics editor of The Atlantic, and Philippe Reines, a close assistant and adviser to Clinton during her days as Secretary of State. Ambinder asked Reines for  ... MORE

John W. Whitehead: Dangerous Speech - Would The Founders Be Considered Domestic Extremists Today?

The only therapy is the truth.     Not only has free speech become a four-letter word—profane, obscene, uncouth, not to be uttered in so-called public places—but in more and more cases, the government deems free speech to be downright dangerous and in some instances illegal. The U.S. government has become particularly intolerant    ... MORE

Jury Nullification Anyone? - Planned Parenthood-Linked Prosecutor Fuels Bias Charges Against Pro-Life Activists

by Valerie Richardson.      Pro-life groups cried foul over Monday’s criminal indictments against two Center for Medical Progress investigators because a prosecutor in the Harris County District Attorney’s office is also a Planned Parenthood board member. Lila Rose, founder of the pro-life group Live Action, called for a special prosecutor to review    ... MORE

Glenn Greenwald: U.S. Radically Changes Its Story Of The Boats In Iranian Waters To An Even More Suspicious One

Government's first instinct is to lie.  When news first broke of the detention of two U.S. ships in Iranian territorial waters, the U.S. media — aside from depicting it as an act of Iranian aggression — uncritically cited the U.S. government’s explanation for what happened. One of the boats, we were told, experienced “mechanical failure” and thus     ... MORE

John Vibes: Watch Politicians Snap When Alternative Media Journalist Jan Helfeld Asks Them One Very Basic Question

Can you delegate a right that you don’t have?   Jan Helfeld is a political journalist who has been traveling around and asking politicians some of the same awkward questions that work to expose the illegitimacy of their authority. His questions were extremely simple and many times ridiculed as “stupid” by the politicians that he interviewed,   ... MORE

Brent Bozell: The Worst Reporting And Punditry Of 2015

You decide which camp is more obnoxious.    If we're counting press clips, in politics the year 2015 was dominated by Donald Trump. The liberal press is emotionally conflicted on this one. Some are delighted with the notion that he's going to destroy the Republican brand with oafish overstatements. Some are disgusted that he's still in the race     ... MORE

Barry Farber: CNN's Latest Defamation Of America

Following an anti-American template.   “A typical day in America” was the way the BBC announced the massacre in San Bernardino. When CNN let us in on that, Wolf Blitzer asked Fareed Zakaria how the rest of the world looked upon America. “You’re a world traveler, Fareed,” said Wolf. “What are they saying about us?” Before Fareed said a   ... MORE

John Nolte: Why CNN Is Dying - The Network Shamlessly Used The Paris Bloodbath To Push For More Gun Control

CNN is collapsing.  After a bit of a resurgence under chief Jeff Zucker, the left-wing cable news network’s ratings are falling back to earth. After a year of trumpeting ratings wins over third-place MSNBC (while still getting beat like a drum by Fox News), there are fewer and fewer of those wins, and not because MSNBC is doing all that much better.    ... MORE

An 'Encyclopedic Example of Liberal Media Bias'

Brent Bozell on CNBC's unmasking at the GOP debate.  MRC president Brent Bozell issued a statement Wednesday night criticizing the overall tilt and tone of the CNBC Republican debate in Boulder: "The CNBC moderators acted less like journalists and more like Clinton campaign operatives.  What was supposed to be a serious debate about  ... MORE

Brent Bozell: Hillary's 'Victory Lap' Of Lies

Hillary Clinton gives false testimony, journalists yawn.     To hear the media tell it, Hillary Clinton came to Capitol Hill as a bullfighter and easily killed the angry bulls of the House Benghazi committee. The "mainstream" media wondered why these crazy Republicans would "walk into the trap" of trying to scrutinize and question a media    ... MORE

Ken Silva: The Government's War On Freedom Of The Press

Transparency in the crosshairs.    The U.S. plummeted to a dismal 49th place on the Reporters Without Borders annual Press Freedom Index, marking the country’s second lowest ranking since the list was created in 2002 and its lowest since 2006. Other countries ranked in the 40s and 50s include Haiti, Mongolia, and Chile. The index cited “judicial   ... MORE

Todd Krainin: Glenn Greenwald - The Outsider

Exposing a government with no constraints.   Glenn Greenwald is a lawyer who has lost all interest in making legal arguments. The reason for his indifference should terrify anyone who believes that the law, and not arbitrary decision-making by government officials, should govern a nation. Asked whether NSA mass surveillance is legal under    ... MORE

The Importance of Free Speech to Human Progress

by Iain Murray.     The massacre of 12 cartoonists and journalists at Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris this week should remind us to ask: Why is free speech so important? It is more than an inalienable individual right; it is fundamental to human progress. That is why it is one of the most important institutions of liberty. When we look at the history    ... MORE

Lee Stranahan: Authority’s Threat To Citizen Journalism

The government's persecution of James O'Keefe.        It’s a scenario that smacks of a movie set in a foreign country. A journalist is arrested and put into shackles. Not just handcuffs, mind you; shackles. He’s taunted by the police and thrown in jail on trumped-up charges. The politically connected prosecutors don’t just work to put him    ... MORE

Another White House Mouthpiece Joins Up With MSNBC

Propaganda repository gets new blood.  MSNBC: The place where ex-White House aides go to be unbiased. Or, well, something like that. There was a time, years ago, when MSNBC was still pretending to have straight news reporting by not letting hosts like Rachel Maddow and Chris Matthews anchor election coverage. But that’s clearly a     ... MORE