Tag: MSM

If Dems Will Rig a Debate for Clinton, What Won’t They Do to Win?

 

No matter what the election outcome next week, the media will be big losers. This campaign season has seen much of the media rip off their veneer of objectivity, too often acting instead as an unofficial campaign arm working to elect Hillary Clinton.

The latest revelation — that the town hall moderator overseeing a Democratic primary debate gave CNN contributor Donna Brazile a peek at expected questions, and Brazile then fed Hillary Clinton’s campaign staff a question expected to come up in the primary debate against Bernie Sanders — confirms the too cozy relationships between the politicians and the so-called journalists and officials who are supposed to be helping Americans get unbiased information about candidates.

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*UPDATE* @Pseudodionysius has already posted on this, -so my bad.  As I explained during a recent Whiskey Politics Podcast, James O’Keefe has paid dearly for his brand of undercover journalism. This is the first of a series revealing just how horrible things are, and what gentle conservatives are up against not just this year, but […]

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But from inside the party. After listening to Rush Limbaugh and reading Conrad Black and Mark Steyn and Scott Adams about Trump and then watching Trump over the last few months I’m pretty sure that Trump has been planning this foray into politics for some time. I think he viewed the GOP leadership as a […]

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Is it possible that Trump would be more successful in the general election (if nominated) than a regular Republican? And just for this simple reason: he’s not afraid of the media. I was listening to Jay Cost on the Weekly Standard podcast the other day and he was explaining how things went normally with the […]

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Following the last GOP debate and the prospective fates of Jeb! and Marco, I’d like to make an observation. Personally, the truest source of Jeb’s subsequent demise seems to me to be his alacrity in joining the CNBC star chamber in piling on Rubio when he had the opportunity to do so for his own […]

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And That’s the Rest of the Story

 

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The story is always the same: the mainstream media hits conservative politicians much harder than liberals. Each cycle we see conservative candidates spend more of their time defending themselves against erroneous reporting, instead of sharing their message. This is nothing new — almost cliché, really — but it’s now more transparent than ever. As society becomes less dependent on CBS, NBC, and ABC to tell them what to think, more people have determined that the MSM may not have always been providing them with whole truths:

Americans’ trust in the national news media remains at an all-time low. A new Gallup poll shows that just 40% of Americans have “a great deal” or “a fair amount” of trust and confidence in the media to report the news fully, accurately and fairly. That figure, which ties Gallup statistics for 2012 and 2014, represents a steep decline from the 55% high in the late 1990s when Gallup began polling.

The Left’s Emmanuel Goldstein and Today’s Two Minutes of Hate

 

TrumpMany of you have heard the waves of derision being dumped on Donald Trump following his failure to appropriately “correct” a questioner who had, astonishingly, questioned the nature of President Obama’s religious convictions. The exchange which followed, the first question of what appears to have been Trump’s first town-hall type event, was related as follows in the Huffington Post:

The first man to grab the microphone at an event in Rochester, New Hampshire, said: “We have a problem in this country. It’s called Muslims. You know our current president is one. You know he’s not even an American.”

Trump’s rebuttal?

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The “Chipotle Episode” illustrates just how far off the rails the Hillary campaign is already. She tweets her “woman of the people video” on Sunday and less than a day later she’s made herself virtually incognito at the order counter at Chipotle. What does that tell you about the “most recognizable woman in the world” […]

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Memo To Reince: Enough is Enough. Boycott NBC and ABC.

 

During a 2012 Republican primary debate, George Stephanopoulos asked Mitt Romney an obviously slanted if not altogether planted question about banning birth control. This mystified Romney since he had never even considered the issue as part of his platform. No major Republican had. But Stephanopoulos raised the issue and because of it, the GOP was forced to fight a two-year-long, imaginary “war on women.”

This talking point was later used by David Gregory on “Meet the Press” against Todd Akin whom handled it less articulately than Romney. But the fault in that did not lie with Stephanopoulos; it rested solely at the feet of the RNC for approving a former Clinton White House operative and still loyal Clinton acolyte to moderate a GOP debate.

The Party Of Government

 

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Only one thing can be said with confidence about the upcoming midterm elections: that semi-retired lawyers will retain a majority in both houses of Congress.

Disgust with federal incompetence is seeping into our bones and Americans are not taking it in stride.

Jay Carney, CNN, and the role of the “Fourth Estate”

 

This week we learned that Jay Carney is starting a new job at CNN.* “Of course he is,” quipped Glenn Reynolds. And of course he is.

Jay Carney spent the last six years as a paid, professional liar in the service of another professional liar. A snide, sneering jerk of a human being, constantly and consistently behaving like the smug weasel** we recognize from any number of 1980s high school movies. The nerds got their revenge by moving to Washington.