Donald R. McClarey

China, Saudi Arabia and the Media

  One might be excused for thinking, based upon media coverage in the past week, that the murder of Jamal Khashoggi by the Saudi government was the most important foreign policy story since the assassination in 1914 of the Archduke

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Donald R. McClarey

All Your Latest Kavanaugh News

This story long ago jumped the shark and is now attempting to jump past Pluto.  Seeing the mainstream media in full blown hysteria is amusing if not edifying.  Kavanaugh is being taken to task for what was written in his

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Donald R. McClarey

Destroy the Constitution in Order to Save It

    Ben Shapiro has been one of the more prescient observers of Donald Trump from the mainstream Right.  Never a fan, he concedes that the President has presided over a fairly normal Republican administration even if his tweets and

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Donald R. McClarey

Clinton Health: The Inside Story

Remember last year when concerns about Clinton’s health were dismissed as right-wing rubbish by the mainstream media?     Former DNC chairman Donna Brazile says she doesn’t think Hillary Clinton would have remarked that half of Donald Trump’s supporters belong

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Donald R. McClarey

Why No One Trusts the Mainstream Media

Naked partisanship, raw ignorance and insufferable arrogance come to mind.  It would also help if most of them were not manifestly incompetent at covering the news.     Journalism is about covering important stories. With a pillow, until they stop

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Donald R. McClarey

Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics

You will be reading in the mainstream media all about a poll by Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) that purports to show that white Christians make up only 43% of the population of this fair land of freedom.  Go here

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Media as Propaganda Arm of the Democrat Party

        Christopher Johnson at Midwest Conservative Journal helps point out that most members of the media this year are nothing but Democrat shills.  In that respect this year is like all years since 1964 although this year

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Freedom of the Press is for All of Us

“The basis of our governments being the opinion of the people, the very first object should be to keep that right; and were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers or newspapers without

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The Pefectly Partisan Media

      If there is anyone who doubts that almost all the media functions today as unpaid press agents for the Democrat party, today’s presidential press conference should erase all doubts.  Allahpundit of Hot Air explains why: It ran

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If the Modern Media Had Covered Christ

            From Jennifer Roback Morse at Aleteia:       The headlines swirled around the Levant as itinerant preacher Jesus of Nazareth reportedly excuses both prostitutes and the men who frequent them. The latest controversy came

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Castro: the Mainstream Media’s Favorite Dictator

  “When the world had given us up for dead, the interview with Matthews put the lie to our disappearance.” Che Guevara, January 1958 Alas, if the mainstream media had only been half as questioning of Castro as the late Stuart

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Pat Caddell: These People Have No Honor

Pat Caddell, Jimmy Carter’s pollster and a long time Democrat political operative, said it all last night on the Jeanine Pirro show on Fox  about the Benghazi coverup and the unwillingness of much of the Mainstream Media to cover it for fear that

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Klavan: Obama Fantasy Ending

Andrew Klavan at City Journal explains how the media creation Obama ended with the debate this week: The Obama of the imagination is the media’s Obama. Out of their fascination with the color of his skin and their mindless awe

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A Thrill Up Their Legs

    The first Presidential Debate will be tomorrow.  Peter Roff at US News and World Report gives us a sample of what we can expect from the unpaid Obama Press Agents most of the Mainstream Media in the coverage the

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A Fundamental Threat to American Democracy

Jimmy Carter’s pollster Pat Caddell calls out the Mainstream Media covering up the Obama administration’s lies on Libya as a fundamental threat to American Democracy: PAT CADDELL: Thank you.  Glad to be with you.  This could take a long time,

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Who is Obama?

When it comes to Obama and most of the Mainstream Media there are two salient facts: 1.  Most members of the Mainstream Media have a crush on Obama that would embarrass many a teen-age girl with its intensity and its studied indifference

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The Effrontery of Rick Santorum

    Rich Lowery has a post at National Review Online which explains why Rick Santorum drives the Mainstream Media crazy: Santorum is a standing affront to the sensibilities and assumptions of the media and political elite. That elite is constantly writing

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Mainstream Media Reality

Klavan on the Culture I sometimes wonder what the country would be like if we had a professional mainstream media, instead of the hacks and shills who currently infest it.  Ah, but that is in some alternate universe.  In the

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Archbishop Chaput and the Media

One of the most irritating aspects of life for faithful American Catholics over the past several decades has been how quiet most of our bishops have been in the face of outrageous attacks on the Church.  Too many of our

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Douthat on the Paradox of the Unborn

Ross Douthat, like many who find their way as the “house conservatives” of highly liberal organs such as the NY Times where he currently makes his home, is not necessarily beloved by hard-driving conservatives. He is far less likely than

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Andrew Klavan on Extremists

In a nation where 40% of the population identify as conservatives, it is hilarious that we have what is laughingly referred to as the mainstream media which tilts overwhelmingly to the left, and purports to determine which candidates are “moderate”

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White Tea Party Racist to Run for 2012 US Presidency

[Update:  There is already a Draft Cain 2012 website up!] Oh wait, the picture doesn’t follow the mainstream meme does it! I guess Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann’s running narrative of extremists running the Tea Party doesn’t quite fit the

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On Media and Mosques at Ground Zero

One of the interesting (by which I mean dull, predictable and repetitive) aspects of the 24 hour news cycle is that all forms of media have incentives to magnify and actively seek out controversy. Not only does this increase ratings/page

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The Vast JournoList Conspiracy

UPDATED BELOW The vast JournoList conspiracy can be called over-heated rhetoric. But then again, facts get in the way. The liberal staff writer for the Washington Post, Howard Kurtz, agrees with me on the left-leaning JournoList: To conservatives, it is

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Juden Raus!

Helen Thomas, the Deaness of the Washington Press Corps, delivered the above charming sentiments at a Jewish Heritage Celebration at the White House on May 27.  Thomas has been a left wing loon forever, and has always been hostile to

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Vatican Condemnation of Halloween is False

[Updates at the bottom of this post.] In what is a common occurrence that happens more than you think, the media again has done a poor job of reporting the news that emanates from the Vatican.  If it came from

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Overreacting, The Left Needs To Wake Up To Reality

Liberals and Democrats have accused many Americans of overreacting to the speech that President Obama will be delivering to school children today (at 11:00 am Central Daylight Time). On the surface this would seem a fair evaluation but if you

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Obama Green Czar Van Jones Resigns Under Pressure

Van Jones resigned under pressure from conservatives and Republicans as more information leaked out concerning the character of his person. After insulting Republicans and being found out as a “Truther”, someone who believes President Bush allowed 9/11 to occur, his past

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Rifqa, Islam, and the Mainstream Media

You may have heard by now of the case of Rifqa Bary who fled her Ohio home to Florida to escape her father’s grasp.  The reason being is that she converted to Christianity and her family are extremist Muslims.  Meaning

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