Donald R. McClarey

Why the Mainstream Media is Dying

  Veteran reporter Lance Morrow is on target:   The Post’s apothegm, somehow off-kilter, with its alliteration and self-importance, was a purposeful bit of branding, designed to claim high ground and to poke a thumb in President Trump’s eye every

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The Media is Left Wing, Fire Burns and Water is Wet

  Lara Logan, formerly of Sixty Minutes, tells us what all sentient people should already know:  the media in this country is strongly biased towards the Left: The media everywhere is mostly liberal, not just in the U.S. But in

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Donald R. McClarey

Newseum Now Oldseum

  Ah formerly ink stained wretches of the Fourth Estate, the public definitely does not love you:   After 11 years of hemorrhaging money, the Baltimore Sun on Friday announced that the Newseum, a 250,000 square foot temple dedicated to

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Donald R. McClarey

Forces of Tolerance Strike Again

  News that I missed courtesy of The Babylon Bee:   U.S.—News media outlets around the country were reportedly astonished to discover a Christian school at which second lady Karen Pence is teaching holds their students and staff to Christian

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Fake News

  I am sure the mainstream media will be printing full retractions, once the first class of porcine aviators graduate from flight school:   After Friday’s “March for Life” in Washington, D.C., a group of boys from an all-boys Catholic

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Fact Check

News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee:     WASHINGTON, D.C.—As President Trump began addressing the nation Tuesday evening, he said, “Good evening” to the camera, drawing an immediate flurry of fact checks from publications all across the

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Donald R. McClarey

Life and Death in the Blue Paradise

    Latest from the Brave New World of California:   Protests have erupted outside the home of a wealthy Democratic donor in California, after a second man died there in 18 months.  More than 100 people gathered at the

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Laugh Quote of the Week

This piece of unintentional humor courtesy of NBC:   This all highlights the central asymmetry in American politics: Republicans will fight to the death – even after they lose power – while Democrats are more open to compromise and bipartisanship,

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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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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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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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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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George Zimmerman, the Media and the Search for the Great White Racist

Coverage of the George Zimmerman trial gives ample demonstration that most of our agenda driven media today makes the facts fit the story and not the other way around.  Cathy Young at Reason examines how the media has constantly attempted

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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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“Kids” Living With Their Parents Forever Thanks to Obama

Just how far in the tank is the Mainstream Media for Obama this election year?  Time gives us an example: Just how much of a bummer is it to be well past the age of adulthood and  still living under

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Newt Refuses to Play By Mainstream Media Rules on HHS Mandate

Hattip to commenter Chris for pointing this out to me.  Newt Gingrich is a flawed candidate, but when it comes to standing up to the Mainstream Media, and refusing to allow them to set the terms of the debate over issues,

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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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AP's Article On The Catholic Blogosphere & NPR's Firing Of Juan Williams Are Par For The Course

National Public Radio’s ludicrous firing of Juan Williams and a subsequent mainstream media article on Catholic bloggers may seem to be two separate issues. Some may say what does the overwhelmingly conservative leaning Catholic blogosphere have in common with the liberal

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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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