Category: Media Bias

Team Biden learns the media might not be that into them anymore

Diogenes breaks the news

NB – To go along with two horrendously bad Pentagon press briefings and another at the State Department, the White House joined in Monday afternoon with another shellacking at the hands of the press corps on Afghanistan.

For this installment, National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan and Press Secretary Jen Psaki took fire from all angles, ranging from Fox News to NPR. Led by Fox’s Peter Doocy and Real Clear Politics’ Philip Wegmann, Team Biden was grilled about whether Americans have been “stranded” by their own government, whether Americans outside Kabul will be rescued, and how can the U.S. take to heart anything that emanates from the Taliban.
Sullivan first stepped to the plate and, after ducking introductory questions from CBS’s Nancy Cordes, CNN’s Phil Mattingly, and two others, NPR’s Ayesha Rascoe fired off a heater about “why didn’t the administration prepare the American public” for the “rough” and “very chaotic scenes” inside Afghanistan if such images of death and heartbreak were inevitable, regardless of when the U.S. withdrew. 

Go on, read it all. And understand just how bad, awful, you must suck to get the media to pound you if you are a Democrat

Dear media hacks- Is it REALLY that hard to report facts?

First comes the false headline DeSantis order barring masks in schools faces first legal challenges

Well, the headline is very clear right? It says that Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is BARRING, BANNING, FORBIDDING any masks in schools in his state. Many more people will read that headline, than read the story of course. And should DeSantis seek the GOP nomination, that headline will be repeated over, and over, for the next 3 plus years. Now, what is the issue you ask? Well, the issue is this. It is patently FALSE!

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ (R) ban on mask mandates in schools has received its first legal challenges in the form of two lawsuits that were filed on Friday, challenging the executive order’s constitutionality.

Sooooo, the headline is false. The governor is barring government mandates for mandatory masks. He, in no way, is forbidding or preventing teachers wearing masks. He is not barring parents from masking their children. He is NOT forbidding masks at all. But, of course, the important distinction is left out deliberately. No one is so incompetent that they would right a headline that is refuted by the very first paragraph of the story. This is the media, in effect, lying and running a smear ad against DeSantis. Again, observe

Attorney Barry Silver filed one of the lawsuits on behalf of his client, a father of three who has one child who is currently ineligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine and has a history of childhood asthma, CNN reports.

Again, who is preventing these parents to mask their child? No one is. They can buy masks, talk to the school about their child’s asthma can’t they? But, again, smearing Republicans is secondary to reporting facts. The rest of the story is more propaganda painting the narrative that DeSantis is banning teachers, parents, etc. for masking children. As I said yesterday on my podcast, expect the left to attack and demonize DeSantis even worse that they did Trump. This is a very clear example

So, when will this thug get a statue……..

Found this on The Right Scoop,

A black man arrested this week in Georgia has admitted to shooting five different people in Georgia and Alabama solely because they are white:

COLUMBUS LEDGER-ENQUIRER – A 39-year-old man accused of shooting and wounding five people in Alabama and Georgia told police his assaults were racially motivated, and he was targeting white men, a detective testified Monday.

The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reported that a police detective testified in a preliminary hearing that Justin Tyran Roberts, who is Black, told police that white men had picked on him and wronged him for all his life.

“Basically, he explained throughout his life, specifically white males had taken from him, and also what he described as military-looking white males had taken from him,” Detective Brandon Lockhart testified, according to the newspaper.

Police have accused Roberts of shooting five people in three separate assaults in Columbus, Georgia and Phenix City, Alabama. All victims are expected to recover, Columbus Police Chief Freddie Blackmon said Sunday. The chief added that police found no evidence that Roberts knew any of his victims

So, given the current rhetoric from the “WOKE” Left when can we expect such behavior to be rewarded, maybe with parades, heck, maybe a holiday. Sure, I am being sarcastic, but only a bit so. Anyone wanna lay odds on the media burying this story?

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds deserves some applause

From Bear Creek tips his hat to Governor Reynolds

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed into law Friday a law that loosens regulations on gun ownership by eliminating the need for a permit to buy or carry handguns in the state.

The new law takes effect July 1, with many calling it a “constitutional carry” bill.

“Today I signed legislation protecting the Second Amendment rights of Iowa’s law-abiding citizens while still preventing the sale of firearms to criminals and other dangerous individuals,” Reynolds said in a statement Friday afternoon.

The Cult of Gun Control, of course, developed Sudden Butt Hurt Syndrome and went into propaganda mode

Democrats and gun violence prevention groups had called on Reynolds to veto the legislation.

“A person could be able to purchase a firearm from a private seller with no background check and then carry that firearm anywhere in public without any type of firearms proficiency training if this bill is adopted,” State Senate Minority Leader Zach Wahls, D-Coralville, told Reynolds on a call, according to the Des Moines Register.

Yes, and a bad guy could do that BEFORE if they had bad intentions. And, of course there is the fact that the left always blabbered on and on about such scenarios while offering squat to back it up, as Animal points out

Well, OK then – according to USACarry.com, sixteen states have some variation or another on no-permit-required, Constitutional carry, including our own adopted home of Alaska.  Surely it would be the simplest of things for This Wahls character to assemble some statistics on the horrible increase in accidental shootings and crimes committed with guns in those states following passage of these laws.

So why hasn’t he?   Probably because no such statistics exist.  As is always the case, the dire predictions of the gun-banners never come to pass.

How very true. Of course do not expect the media to ask about facts or stats that support the doomsday scenarios the Cult of Gun Control always predict. Journalists looking for facts is so yesterday, besides activism allows the media to express how “woke” they are

Some news about George Floyd the media ignores because “Narratives Matter”

Head over to The Other McCain for some crucial information about the trial for former Milwaukee police officer Derek Chauvin. The media, of course, is ignoring many of these facts because they are no longer in the news business. They are doing narratives now

Most people seem to believe that Derek Chauvin is going to be found guilty, simply because of the emotional content of the testimony, and I suppose they’re right. Today, the prosecution called George Floyd’s girlfriend as a witness, and she boo-hooed during most of her testimony, which was characterized in the media as being about her and her boyfriend’s “struggle with addiction.” Excuse me if my eyes just rolled out of my head, but where was all this sympathy for drug users back when I was a teenage dope fiend? If I had gotten myself killed by cops while being arrested back in the day, I’m pretty sure nobody would have rioted on my behalf. Just another dead teenage dopehead — so what?

The emotional components of this trial, with George Floyd turned into a martyr for “social justice,” and Derek Chauvin treated as a symbol of “systemic racism,” may well indeed suffice to produce a guilty verdict, but on the other hand, maybe facts still matter. And the fact is that George Floyd died of a fentanyl overdose, with three times the lethal level of fentanyl in his system. It was obvious to Chauvin and the other cops on the scene that Floyd was under the influence of something, but they had no way of knowing that he had swallowed enough fentanyl to kill himself. However much emotion is generated by the video of Chauvin with his knee on Floyd’s neck, that’s not what killed him.

But let’s talk about something else that’s quite relevant to this case, namely, what was George Floyd doing at that store?

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Are Dems looking to “reign in” media?

Via Weasel Zippers

Via Fox News:

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said that Congress is “looking into” media literacy initiatives to help “rein in” the press to combat misinformation in the wake of last week’s deadly breach of the U.S. Capitol.

During a lengthy live stream on Instagram on Tuesday night, the leader of the so-called “Squad” discussed the aftermath of the Capitol riot, how she feared for her life during the chaos and what needs to be done going forward.

At one point, Ocasio-Cortez read a question from a viewer who asked if there is discussion in Congress on “truth and reconciliation or media literacy initiatives” to help with healing.

“I can say, there is absolutely a commission being discussed but it seems to be more investigatory, in style rather than truth and reconciliation, so I think that’s an interesting concept for us to explore

I think it safe to say that the left wants complete control of the media. And, they will get it unless the media realizes they are helping sow the seeds of their own slavery to the left. Right now, much of our media are helping the Democrats willingly, before long it will not matter if they willingly go along or not

The Left and their Perpetual Phony Outrage

John Daniel Davidson nails the leftist mouth pieces and the outrageously outrageous outrage

But elite outrage is not really about what happened at the capitol—about the “sacred citadel of our democracy being defiled” and so on. The outrage, like almost all expressions of righteous indignation from our elites in the Trump era, is performative. It is in service of a larger purpose that has nothing to do with the peaceful transfer of power and everything to do with the wielding of power.

Specifically, it’s about punishing supporters of President Trump. If the pro-Trump mob can be depicted as “terrorists” and “traitors,” then there’s almost nothing we shouldn’t do to silence them. Right? Rick Klein, the political director at ABC News, said the quiet part out loud on Thursday when he mused (in a now-deleted tweet) that getting rid of Trump is “the easy part” and the more difficult task will be “cleansing the movement he commands.”

That’s not the kind of language you use when you’re in the business of reporting the news. It’s the kind of language you use when you’re in the business of social control.

A lot of people on the right have noted the supposed hypocrisy of media elites like Klein, but it’s not really hypocrisy because Klein and his comrades don’t really have a problem with violent mobs storming into buildings and smashing windows, so long as they agree with the mob’s agenda. That’s why corporate media was so tolerant of much larger and more dangerous mobs destroying American cities for months on end last year. When Black Lives Matter rioters stormed city halls and police stations, burned down churches, and ransacked shopping districts in major U.S. cities, killing dozens and destroying livelihoods, the media offered support for the rioters’ cause, which they invoked time and again to justify their criminal acts.

Please go read it all, it hits the proverbial on the head. The leftist hand wringing and fear mongering is nothing but another attempt to “not let a good crisis to go to waste”. Everything they do, and say is geared towards consolidating more power and control into their hands.

The Good Kid Narrative

The left thrives on narratives and messaging, not facts. Using this strategy allows the left to paint reality as they want you to see it, not as it is. When it comes to “racial justice the left paints America as, say it with me, systemically racist. The narrative of the good kid comes into play in a major way here. Every time a police officer shoots, or “profiles”, arrests or even pulls a young person of color over that person is automatically is transformed into a good kid, and, therefore a victim of America’s “systemic racism”. No matter what the facts show, the “good kid” narrative negates it because AMERICA RACIST!

Zendo Deb gives us a great example here

“I do not think it means what you think it means.” 3 Teenagers Killed After Minneapolis Police Chase

Actually in this case, it is two words: Good kid.

“My son was a good kid, my nephew was a good kid, the other little fellow that was in the car he was a good kid but how can they show the society that they was good kids if they don’t have nothing to do,” he said.

So. Three “good kids” carjack a woman “with force” and then run from police, though maybe they were only just driving in a stolen vehicle. Just exactly how would you define a “bad kid?”

The definition, of course is whatever furthers the leftist narrative. Think of all the narratives we have seen this year, ever since George Floyd’s death. Every single one took a legitimate news story and created a narrative, facts be damned, context be damned. The media, naturally, should be digging into these stories to provide context, facts, and insight, but should be is long gone it seems. The narrative is all the matters now. And that narrative has led to looting, violence, destruction, arson, and yes, to deaths. But, again, the narrative reduced the lawlessness to “mostly peaceful protests”, and to a “fight for justice”.

So, now, we look at narratives, and facts? They are no longer allowed. The narratives must be groomed and allowed to grow and replace objectivity, and truth. And, yes, this is the tactic the left uses to “cleanse” America. And by cleanse, they mean cancel.

Since we are talking hate crimes, RAAAAACISM, let’s remember they must fit the narrative

And this story, does not fit the narrative Via The Lid

The Aurora Police Department arrested 30-year-old Steve Sinclair, a black man, earlier this week for and are charging him with a hate crime and attempted murder after he allegedly stabbed a white man while yelling, “Black Lives Matter.” The white man, 29-year-old Michael Conner, was trying to run away from him at the time.  stabber yelled Black Lives Matter

Folks, these are the kind of violent miscreants that are involved in Black Lives Matter. They are dangerous, and they won’t think twice about putting a bullet or a blade in you. Be prepared to defend yourself at all times. That’s why the Second Amendment exists.

via Daily Wire:

“An arrest affidavit says Sinclair used a knife to stab 29-year-old Michael Conner who was transported to the hospital for his injuries and a collapsed lung,” 9News reported. “Conner, a white male, told police while at the hospital that Sinclair, a Black male, shouted ‘Black lives matter!’ prior to stabbing him.

Move along, nothing to see here, CNN might refer to this as a “mostly Peaceful” stabbing

Chris Wallace should know better

There is a simple rule all should follow when commenting on any issue. If you do not understand it, shut up! I try to use this strategy here. Notice I do not comment on hunting. Why? Well, having been deer hunting once, and never elk or bear or moose hunting. I have Been rabbit hunting, squirrel hunting, but am certainly no exert, so, I use the SHHH Rule! Chris Wallace should follow my lead

Wallace’s analysis of the Democrats’ convention went off the rails when he turned to the topic of Joe Biden and gun control.

Earlier in the hour, Wallace praised an address by former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords — whose husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, is seeking to unseat Sen. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., in November — as “enormously powerful” and called her “a living embodiment of the concern” most Americans have about gun violence.

“In a shopping center, some twisted nut to came up with a gun and shot her and then shot a number of other people as well,” Wallace said, recalling the 2011 mass shooting that killed six people and wounded 13 others, including Giffords.

“I understand that Republicans will say that Joe Biden wants to take away your Second Amendment rights,” Wallace added. “The only problem with that is, Biden has made it clear over and over [that] he’s not interested in taking away Second Amendment rights, he’s interested in taking away weapons of mass destruction like assault weapons.”

See, Wallace both injected his opinion, which is based on false information, an showed his ignorance of firearms. Calling an AR-15 an “assault weapon” is bad enough, but to compare it to weapons of mass destruction? Just stop, really, just SHHHHHH.

Mr. Biden does not, in fact support the right to keep and bear arms, Biden, at best, supports his view of the second amendment

When it overturned California’s 10-round magazine limit last Friday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit emphasized what Americans commonly do when they exercise their constitutional right to armed self-defense. Joe Biden, by contrast, thinks the relevant question is how many shells Americans are allowed to have in their shotguns when they hunt migratory birds.

“I respect the Second Amendment,” Biden insisted last March while arguing with a Detroit autoworker about gun control. But the evidence he offered was not exactly reassuring.

“I have a shotgun,” Biden said. “My sons hunt.” He notably omitted any mention of the right to self-defense, which the Supreme Court has recognized as the Second Amendment’s “central component,” or of handguns, which the justices described as the “quintessential self-defense weapon.”

In explaining his plan to ban “high-capacity magazines,” Biden also talks about hunting. “Federal law prevents hunters from hunting migratory game birds with more than three shells in their shotgun,” his campaign says. “That means our federal law does more to protect ducks than children.”

Go read the rest of that piece, it is good, and illustrates Biden’s “belief” in the second amendment. As Cam Newton notes, “journalists” like Chris Wallace fail to ask what politicians believe the second amendment actually protects

It’s easy for a politician to claim that their gun control laws are in line with the Second Amendment, but too few reporters ever actually bother to dig deeper and ask what exactly those politicians think the Second Amendment actually protects. Sure, Joe Biden has said that he’s not interested in taking away anyone’s right to keep and bear arms, but what does the Second Amendment mean to Joe Biden? We’ve already pointed out that Kamala Harris appears to believe the Second Amendment doesn’t protect an individual right to keep and bear arms. Maybe Chris Wallace can ask Joe Biden what he thinks the Second Amendment is all about the next time he interviews Biden from his basement.

Of course, Newton is dead on here, the media typically allows politicians like Biden give vague, meaningless answers without following up. That is not journalism, it is lazy.

Jim Acosta wins Biggest Douche Bag Award

Pretend tough guy Chris Cuomo gets taken to the woodshed

Via The Lid

Whatever White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany is getting paid, it’s not enough. After Chris Cuomo mocked President Trump for taking hydroxychloroquine, McEnany eviscerated him by pointing out the Cuomo took a less safe version of hydroxychloroquine.

Amazing that the media has gone this deep into a noncontroversial issue. It is a medication with possible side effects. Some people will not be helped, some will NOT. And this medication is prescribed by doctors. Odd, in their blind quest to bash President Trump, the media, has once again exposed how biased they are.

Yes, Chuck Todd does deserve to be fired, yesterday

The Right Scoop did a nice job covering Todd’s, or NBC’s, or maybe both gross misquoting of AG Bill Barr. Maybe, wink, wink, it was an accident, maybe it was deliberate, whichever the case he Todd should be kicking rocks already. Either he is incompetent, or just a hack, either way……

The official Department of Justice Twitter account for Attorney General Bill Barr spokesman Kerri Kupec not only called out NBC’s Chuck Todd for a deceptively edited clip of the AG, but retweeted others doing the same. He made an airtight, devastating case.

Without hair-on-fire griping, he calmly dismantled Todd’s ‘Meet the Press’ fake news, simply saying he was “very disappointed” and allowing the facts (and retweets) of Todd’s own words shred him. The video is below (after the spox’s tweets) in a share from Daily Caller’s Greg Price that was retweeted by Kupec.

How bad was it? Observe

This is clearly not journalism, and it is almost unfathomable to believe it was not just a hatchet job by NBC and Todd. And that type of hatchet job should get Todd he axe

For anyone blaming President Trump for Corona Virus

Rep. Dan Crenshaw of Texas sets the record VERY straight

Great job by Rep. Crenshaw cutting through the BS, we need more like him. In a sane world, the media would be reporting facts instead of chasing ratings and bashing the president, but, the media cannot be accused of sanity any longer.

CNN Redifining fake news

Tough talker Chris Cuomo should be ashamed of cheap stunts like selectively editing video

Pathetic. If you have to lie, deliberately lie, to “prove your point”……………..