Media Bias

CBS ‘fact check’ tries its best deny Trump economy is better than Obama’s . . . and its best is not very good

By Dan Calabrese Ah, the “fact check” genre of journalism. Legacy journalists love it because it allows them to appear all about “facts” while actually giving them a platform to editorialize. The classic journalism fact-checker

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Oh good: Hundreds of newspapers ran editorials today in a planned, coordinated attack on Trump

By Dan Calabrese There is a difference between opinion writing and propaganda. Opinion writing reflects the independent opinion of the individual or institution expressing itself. It’s for the purpose of persuading, but also of letting

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Poll: 43 percent of Republicans think Trump should have the power to shut down bad media outlets

By Dan Calabrese Here’s how I think you can best explain this: Between 10 and 15 percent of Republican voters would say yes to any question that starts with “Do you think President Trump should

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VIDEO: Jim Acosta makes demand of Sarah Huckabee Sanders, gets his head handed to him

By Dan Calabrese This is one of the media’s most obnoxious games, so it’s only natural that their most obnoxious member would be the one playing it here. I don’t need to tell you that

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Media commences all-out campaign against indexing capital gains as ‘tax cut for the super-rich’

By Dan Calabrese We told you several weeks ago that this is under consideration, and we explained the economic benefits of the move. Indexing capital gains for inflation would simply tax the gains in a

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Reuters tries its best to ‘fact check’ Trump’s declaration that the economy is strong

By Dan Calabrese Generally speaking we regard things like 4.1 percent GDP growth as data, also known as “facts.” Not matters of opinion. GDP growth of 4.1 percent is very strong. It’s a good thing.

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Once again: Reuters says Trump accuses Twitter of targeting conservatives ‘without offering evidence,’ then cites Trump’s evidence

By Dan Calabrese This is getting as annoying as the media’s self-congratulatory “fact-checking” genre. We’re seeing it pretty much every day now. It’s the “Trump says (fill in the blank) without offering evidence” genre. A

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NBC sorry to report their new poll: Trump approval up, Dem generic lead down, but….

By Robert Laurie Sometimes I wonder what it’s like in an old-media newsroom these days. You did everything you could to get Hillary elected – and failed.  In defiance of your best efforts, a man

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CNN’s Chris Cillizza makes an absolute fool of himself amid Kavanaugh nomination

By Robert Laurie Let’s face it.  If you work for CNN, you’re part of a machine that’s pushing a very specific agenda. Your goal is to attack, demonize, and bring down the presidency of Donald

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Mistake-prone liberal bumbler Brian Ross leaves ABC News, which no longer trusts him to report real news stories

By Dan Calabrese The quality of American journalism just improved considerably. Granted, there’s nowhere to go but up from where it’s been, but you’ve got to start somewhere, and I can’t think of a better