Category: Media Watch

Media Bias on Snooping Benefits Obama over Trump

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Written by Robert Knight

A week ago, President Trump unleashed a media firestorm when he accused former President Barack Obama in a tweet of wiretapping Trump Tower in New York.

The standard portrayal: Once again, the president has shot from the hip, right into his foot, “without any evidence” whatever.

These are the same media that excitedly accused the Russians of “hacking the election,” based on a report from the CIA, FBI and NSA in early January while Mr.… Continue Reading

For CNN, The Embarrassments Pile Up

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Written by Monica Showalter

First, President Trump refused to take their questions.  Later, he tweeted that they were a network of “fake news.”  Then they got caught in a fake news scandal, of the grossest sort, reporting some of the “golden showers” phony dossier on Trump as straight news and getting caught and discredited.  Turned out it was just the product of some disgusting left-anarchist’s febrile imagination, and only Buzzfeed made a bigger fool of itself.

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4 Recent Examples Show Why No One Trusts Media ‘Fact Checks’

4 Recent Examples Show Why No One Trusts Media ‘Fact Checks’

Written by Mollie Ziegler Hemingway

A few weeks ago, Donald Trump responded to Meryl Streep’s insults by calling her overrated. Some fact checks came out saying that Streep, in fact, had won many awards. The Associated Press’ “Meryl Streep overrated? Donald Trump picks a decorated star,” was one such example. Four of the seven paragraphs to the story listed awards and honors she’d received.

As Victor Morton noted, “‘She has won a bunch of awards’ isn’t even a prima-facie rebuttal of the claim ‘she is overrated’.” He added, “If anything, ‘She won a bunch of awards’ is a necessary precondition for being ‘overrated,’ i.e.… Continue Reading

The Media March in Lockstep Toward Irrelevance

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Written by Robert Knight

As any reporter can tell you, it’s far more fun to cover zany people and events than those exuding decency and restraint.  The news business, like much of the entertainment media, thrives on mayhem.

In Disney’s animated classic “Fantasia,” the spectacular deviltry of “A Night on Bald Mountain” is followed by a peaceful march of candle-bearing believers after the morning sun dispatches the satanic hordes.  The melodic strains of “Ave Maria” wash away any lingering creepiness. … Continue Reading

Stein: Hollywood ‘Bullies’ Silencing Political Debate

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Written by Michael F. Haverluck

With actors continued bashing of President-elect Donald Trump ever since he defeated his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in November’s presidential election, actor and economist Ben Stein blasted most of Hollywood as being a “bunch of thuggish bullies” who try to silence those with opposing political views.

When reflecting on his past work in the entertainment industry, including Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and Win Ben Stein’s Money, the conservative critic took on those who use acting as a stage to dictate public discussion on political matters.… Continue Reading

Every Crime is a Hate Crime

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Written by Bryan Fischer

By now the nation is fully aware of a heinous crime committed in Chicago against a mentally challenged young man who is white. Four black adults kidnapped him, bound him with duct tape, tortured him for days as he huddled in a corner, made him drink water out of a toilet, and threatened him with a knife which they used to cut his scalp.

He managed to escape and the police found him wandering dazed and traumatized in a T-shirt and shorts in the January cold.… Continue Reading

Liberal Media Invented ‘Fake News’ LONG Before Conservative Media Was Born

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Written by Todd Warner Huston

The watch words of the day seems to be “fake news” with liberals using the concept as a weapon to shut down all center right news and opinion outlets on both the Internet and TV. But the fact is, the liberal media invented “fake news” many decades before those on the right finally had enough of media bias and started their own news outlets.

Liberals have spent the entire month after Election Day proclaiming every non-liberal website or TV network to be purveyors of “fake news” even going so far as creating a list of sites they claim are all lies and publishing wildly biased “studies” of said sites to “prove” they are filled with “fake news.”

Losing Democrat presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, came out of mourning to blast the right’s “fake news” even as she was one of its biggest purveyors.… Continue Reading

Hey Liberal Media, This is what it Actually Looks Like

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Written by Micah Clark

There is a very interesting story that deserves to be resurrected in all this talk of Russian involvement in the recent election.  The claim is that somehow Donald Trump encouraged the Russians to hack Hillary Clinton and DNC servers to confirm bad things about the Clintons that most everyone already knew and suspected.

Actual confirmed efforts to involve the Russians are there, but not with Donald Trump. It involves one of the patron saints of liberalism: U.S.… Continue Reading

Wahlberg: Stars Should Shut Up About Politics

Written by Chase Stephens

It’s nice to know not every big Hollywood entertainer is Cher-level crazy.

While out promoting his latest picture, a terrorism drama called “Patriot’s Day,” actor Mark Wahlberg sat down with TaskandPurpose.com and opened up about how out of touch Hollywood is with the average American’s life. His fellow celebrities living in the Hollywood “bubble,” he suggested, should stop cramming their political views down the viewing public’s throats.

“A lot of celebrities did, do, and shouldn’t,” he told Task & Purpose last week, concerning the long list of celebrities who had denounced Donald Trump before the election.… Continue Reading

Widespread Coverage of Liberal Hate Crimes ‘Study’ Shows Media’s Fake News Problem

Written by Katrina Trinko

So much for taking America’s “fake news” problem seriously.

Ever since Donald Trump was elected president, there’s been an abundance of hand-wringing over the “fake news” that supposedly is rampant on social media.

Yet missing has been any kind of serious searching among the mainstream media about whether it could learn any lessons from this election—and whether reporters and editors are holding themselves accountable to their supposed values of objectivity and rigorous reporting.

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