Shifra on February 17, 2019
Remember when reporters covering the 2016 campaign went shoe shopping with Donald Trump? Neither do I. But I do remember a fawning press swooning over Barack Hussein Obama. Via BizPac Review. In what proves to be a perfect encapsulation of what to expect in the 2020 presidential election, reporters tasked with covering the campaign of Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., were seen acting more like girlfriends out on a shopping spree with the candidate than journalists. Harris was touring female-owned businesses in Columbia, South Carolina, when she was “forced” by some of the reporters covering her to try on a nice rainbow sequined jacket, as seen in a tweet from CNN national political reporter Maeve Reston. “We kind of forced @kamalaharris...
Shifra on January 30, 2019
Wait, CNN twisted the facts of a story to make themselves look good? How could that be?…asked no one, ever. Via Washington Examiner. CNN misleadingly touted its Monday night town hall with Sen. Kamala Harris, who recently announced a 2020 bid, as the “most watched cable news single candidate election town hall ever.”…. However, just over two years ago, Fox News held a town hall with then-candidate Donald Trump getting 2.7 million viewers…. A number of outlets, including Mediaite, Politico, and also the Washington Examiner, have in the past 24 hours updated their initial stories on the CNN announcement to reflect accurately that CNN’s record was only a record for that network and not all of cable news….
Shifra on January 22, 2019
This story is getting even more outrageous and infuriating, and now, the attorney for the Covington students is threatening lawsuits against the media unless they retract their false stories. And, Washington Times is now questioning whether Phillips is, in fact, a ‘Vietnam vet,’ which added to the false drama of “white Catholic boys taunting an elderly Native American Vietnam veteran.” Not that the anti-Trump mob, or, as they prefer to call themselves, “journalists,” would have bothered checking his background. Or bothered to check the video, where they would have seen that Phillips is the one who instigated the incident. And now this, via Daily Wire: The Native American man at the center of the controversy involving a group of Trump-supporting...
Shifra on October 25, 2018
Shorter Stelter: Ignore any event that might reflect positively on Trump. Focus instead on Melania’s “I don’t care” jacket, Trump’s two scoops of ice cream.” And CNN wonders why they were beaten by SpongeBob SquarePants last week in the ratings. Via Political Insider. As you’ve undoubtedly heard, a caravan of 7,000 people is making its way to the U.S. after crossing various Central American countries. The caravan has now reached Mexico, and it’s unclear if the Mexican authorities will be able to prevent it from reaching America’s southern border. But it’s not that simple. On-the-ground reports from Fox News suggest that the caravan is transporting individuals from non-Central American countries, including people from other continents such as Africa and Asia…....
Tammy on August 27, 2018
Very good commentary from Tucker about the coverage of McCain’s death. Tucker: “The left once called Sen. John McCain a racist 10 years ago for daring to run against the ‘anointed one’ Barack Obama. More troubling is the claim it’s quote ‘despicable’ not to mourn McCain in a certain way. John McCain was a complicated person but a great man. If you really want to honor his memory, let people make up their own minds.” Watch the latest video at foxnews.com
Shifra on May 10, 2018
Looks like the NYT is still bitter that their adored Hillary did not win the election. Via Fox News. As the New York Times was bashing Mike Pompeo for being missing in action while President Trump tore up the Iran nuclear deal, it turned out the secretary of state was busy rescuing three Americans who have been held captive in North Korea. In an apparent jab at the administration, The Times’ headline said, “At a Key Moment, Trump’s Top Diplomat Is Again Thousands of Miles Away.” The Times’ story noted that “Senior State Department officials were momentarily speechless on Tuesday when asked why Mr. Pompeo did not delay his trip by a day to be in Washington during Mr. Trump’s...
Tammy on January 2, 2018
One of the million reasons why the American people do not trust the legacy media. Their judgement is a dumpster fire. His daughter urges the media to consider King’s family before publishing a photo like that. It seems, however, the media doesn’t consider *anyone* before doing whatever they want. In this case, does the drive-by media *want* to cause civil unrest? Via NY Daily News. Newsweek tweeted, then quickly deleted an image of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in an open casket Monday with a link to an article about notable historical anniversaries in 2018. King’s daughter, Bernice King, was among the scores of twitter users who were outraged by its use of the image. “Why, @Newsweek? Wow,” she wrote,...
Shifra on September 5, 2017
A “trivial detail.” But if the story was about a “Republican” senator, the word Republican would be in the headline…with “Conservative” thrown in too. And probably in every sentence of the article. Via Daily Caller. The New York Times published an almost 1300-word news story in Tuesday’s paper about Democratic New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez’s corruption trial, without ever mentioning Menendez’s party affiliation. Both in print and on social media, the NYT failed to inform its readers that Sen. Menendez is a Democrat…. The paper referred to him as ” The senator,” “Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey,” and “Mr. Menendez, a senior senator,” before referring to him as “Mr. Menendez” or “the senator” for the rest of the story....
Shifra on December 23, 2016
Fake News…about Fake Jews. Liberal news outlets had a field day with this fake news story. Case in point: Soros-backed Media Matters ran with this dramatic – and false – headline: Fox’s “War On Christmas” Prompts Jewish Family To Fear “Pizzagate”-Style Response And the Huffington Post chimed in with this: Jewish Family Fears For Safety After Conservative Media Blames Them For Christmas Play Cancellation Only one slight problem: It’s a fake news story. But hey, why consider the facts first, when you get a chance to bash Fox News and Breitbart? Via Washington Examiner. The Anti-Defamation League Thursday called out press outlets that erroneously reported a Jewish family had fled Pennsylvania over a cancelled Christmas play, because of harassment provoked...
Tammy on October 27, 2016
The compulsion to confess… Via Breitbart. Callum Borchers, author at the Washington Post blog The Fix, admits that the press is declaring victory for Hillary Clinton — to discredit claims that the election is rigged. From the Washington Post: Since the final presidential debate last week, many news outlets have been delivering an unvarnished message to Donald Trump supporters: Your candidate is virtually certain to lose the election Nov. 8. “Clinton probably finished off Trump last night,” FiveThirtyEight founder Nate Silver wrote the day after the debate. “Hillary Clinton is almost certain to be president,” Guardian columnist and former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson added. A day later, the Times’s Upshot blog increased Clinton’s chances of winning to...
Tammy on October 14, 2016
Gee, I wonder why? Via Washington Examiner. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s claim that the mainstream media can’t be trusted is bolstered by at least four polls showing that as few as 6 percent have full confidence in what the press is writing and showing on TV. Pew, Gallup, Facebook, Rasmussen, and the American Press Institute have all recorded new lows in media trust, dismal results that bolster Trump’s charges that TV and the press are throwing “outright lies” at him, most recently charges if groping women. “Let’s be clear on one thing, the corporate media in our country is no longer involved in journalism – they are a political special interest no different from a lobbyist,” Trump said Thursday...
Shifra on September 13, 2016
Why does NPR still get our tax dollars? Via Breitbart. San Francisco Bay Area NPR affiliate KQED has published a comic book guide to Donald Trump’s immigration policy, aimed at students, which is titled “Fear of Foreigners” and casts Trump as part of the “History of Nativism in America.” The “lesson” consists of twelve panels, starting with two panels depicting the Republican presidential nominee commenting on Mexican immigrants and proposing to shut down Muslim immigration. It goes on to explain: “Some Americans find his rhetoric alarming, but it follows a long tradition of anti-immigrant public discourse.” Subsequent panels trace hostility to immigration from Benjamin Franklin in the mid-18th century, to the Know-Nothings of the 1850s, through the anti-Catholic Ku Klux...
Tammy on September 5, 2016
When will *anyone* in the media begin to seriously ask questions about what is causing this, and about her health in general? Actually, Inside Edition did a story about it back in February, sort of. They asked a doctor what was going on and he gave a breathing technique suggestion to help her out. The Flopping Aces blog suggests an actual medical diagnosis, suggesting Hillary’s coughing fits are symptoms of pulmonary emboli. Here’s today’s coughing fit, at a Labor Day campaign rally. Via RCP. Hillary Clinton had a massive coughing fit as she began a Labor Day campaign rally in Cleveland, Ohio. She had trouble speaking and thanking local elected officials and had to stop multiple times to cough and...