Tag: Big Media

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By now you have heard about the Washington Post publishing a cartoon depicting Republican Ted Cruz’s children as monkeys . More successful pundits than me have already beaten into the ground the obvious double standard here. The children of Democrats may never be mocked. The children of Republicans are fair game. Right, Mrs. Palin? I would […]

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At some point, the management of Salon.com decided to stop being a mere Democrat Propaganda Website and become *The* Website of Angry Stupid Clickbait, providing such gems as: “Being shot should be requirement for gun ownership in America“ “Pedophila ain’t so bad.” “Ferguson = Hiroshima“ “11 Reasons America Sucks“ And lately, the New York Daily News is getting in […]

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As Iowahawk noted the other day, in Japan, this correction would have resulted in a ritual disemboweling: It seems that the Paper of Record had no record of the broad coalition built by George W. Bush for the 2003 invasion of Iraq, including ground troops from more than a dozen nations, when it attempted to […]

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Leftism has become a secular religion that is increasingly dominant and intolerant. Dennis Prager recently posed the question-“Which religion has been the most dynamic over the last century?” His answer was Leftism- i.e., left-wing politics treated as religion, because it now dominates our most powerful and influential institutions- the universities, Hollywood, Silicon Valley, the media, […]

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Barack ObamaHaving blogged for some time now, I understand that there are partisan divisions in the political blogosphere, and I understand as well that they are here to stay. That having been said, it is worth noting—as James Oliphant does — that port-side bloggers are acting as publicity agents, apologists, and all-around hacks on behalf of the Obama Administration to a degree not seen before. Certainly, the administration of George W. Bush never benefited from the presence of a similar cyber-praetorian guard acting to advance its interests.

Read the following excerpt well, and note that there are a host of “journalists” who act more like one would expect paid White House staffers to behave. And boy, do they get the benefits that come with toeing the line:

When Jay Carney was grilled at length by Jonathan Karl of ABC News over an email outlining administration talking points in the wake of the 2012 Benghazi attack, it was not, by the reckoning of many observers, the White House press secretary’s finest hour. Carney was alternately defensive and dismissive, arguably fueling a bonfire he was trying to tamp down.