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Jan 18th 2011

NYT = MSNBC on Paper

Two sentences from a recent New York Times article on Jared Loughner, the Arizona shooter, that you might find interesting: [Mr. Loughner’s] anger would well up at the sight of President George W. Bush — a standard reaction among left-wing extremist groups. Mr. Loughner said that he had paid for his courses illegally because, “I […]

Oct 9th 2009

Will CNN Fact-Check Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize?

Why not? They fact-checked a Saturday Night Live Skit. But I’m not holding my breath. On my way to work this morning, I heard a few seconds of a guy with a foreign accent awarding what sounded like a Nobel Peace Prize to Barack Obama. My reaction was: I was almost certain I was listening […]

Sep 9th 2009

NYT on Bush Economy: Nothing but “McJobs”; NYT on Obama Economy: Boundless Opportunities for “Profound Reassesment”

During the Bush administration, the Times and other media outlets routinely disparaged job creation as somehow beneath the dignity of the workers, even as wages rose and unemployment fell. The work was demeaning and mundane, and the pay inadequate. Every chance they had to use anecdotal complaints about supposed burger-flipping or paper-shifting wound up in […]

May 22nd 2009

McClatchy Headline: “Those Crazy Palins”

Last month, Newsbusters pointed out the bias in a McClatchy headline impugning Alaska governor Sarah Palin for the conduct of her extended family, “Those crazy Palins: Todd’s half sister indicted in break-ins.” Newsbusters wrote: Has McClatchy ever had any headlines like this: “Those Crazy Kennedys”? After all, there is a wealth of craziness with that […]

May 20th 2009

Obama Was “Esteemed Harvard University Law Professor,” Says BET

Arizona State University says it will not bestow an honorary degree on President Barack Obama – the esteemed Harvard University Law professor, former U.S. Senator, best-selling author, Grammy Award-winner, and undeniable leader of the free world – saying it is not clear that his body of work justifies such an honor. From those crack internet […]

May 2nd 2009

Jon Stewart Handed His Lunch on WWII History

Jon Stewart, War Criminals and the True Story of the Atomic Bombs Please watch.

Mar 31st 2009

Don’t Blame Me I Voted for Mitt Romney

A couple of articles, one in the Washington Post, the other in The Economist, are somewhat bittersweet for me. They show that people are beginning to realize how unprepared and perhaps unqualified Barack Obama is to be president at this critical time. They show that people are wondering why no one is leading in this […]

Mar 31st 2009

@KeithOlbermann’s Epic Fail

The incompetence that led to Keith Olbermann naming Twitter the “Worst Person in the World” is staggering. He smeared the popular service, Fox News, and a fellow liberal Democrat enemy of Fox News, all because he got an email he didn’t understand, about a technology he didn’t understand, and neither he nor his staff did […]

Oct 2nd 2008

Compare Tone of PBS Coverage of Major RNC, DNC Speeches

Like night and day: Barack Obama, in 2004, practically got all three male PBS anchors to announce, right there on national TV, that they were gay for him: Sarah Palin, in 2008, could hardly give a speech without making Gwen Ifill feel like vomiting: Ifill’s loftiest (only) praise of Palin: “She delivered her speech word […]

Sep 13th 2008

Compare Charles Gibson’s Palin Interview with those of Obama, Edwards

I will pay good money to see someone with some video editing skills (Ryan?) put Charles Gibson’s Sarah Palin interview(s) up against his interviews of Barack Obama and John Edwards. Particularly, I am interested in seeing all three interviews mashed together, so that we can compare every question Gibson posed to the candidates. Some have […]