WaPo Fact Checker Goes Soft on Kaine for Echoing Clinton’s Silencer Claim

WaPo Fact Checker Goes Soft on Kaine for Echoing Clinton’s Silencer Claim

By Don Irvine.   On the same day that Hillary Clinton tweeted that the Las Vegas massacre would have been much worse if the shooter had used a silencer, her former running mate Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) made essentially the same claim [...]
Media Pans Megyn Kelly’s Today Show Debut

Media Pans Megyn Kelly’s Today Show Debut

By Don Irvine.   by Don Irvine on September 26, 2017 Print:   Share: Former Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly made her long-awaited morning debut on NBC on Monday, taking over the third hour of the Today show at 9 a.m. to less-than-stellar [...]
538’s Nate Silver Dings Media for Clinton Election Coverage

538’s Nate Silver Dings Media for Clinton Election Coverage

By Don Irvine.   Nate Silver took a couple of swipes at the media on his FiveThirtyEight podcast — including his former employer, the New York Times — for screwing up the coverage of the 2016 election by creating a false narrative [...]
NBC Insiders Reportedly in ‘Total Panic’ Over Megyn Kelly’s New Morning Show

NBC Insiders Reportedly in ‘Total Panic’ Over Megyn Kelly’s New Morning Show

By Don Irvine.   With less than four weeks before the Sept. 25 debut of Megyn Kelly Today, some insiders at NBC are expressing their doubts that the former Fox News anchor will be able to transform herself from her stern persona at [...]
Journalists: “Stay Safe” while on assignment

Journalists: “Stay Safe” while on assignment

By Christopher B. Daly.   Journalists face an unprecedented array of threats: the traditional physical dangers of covering riots and fires; the new online threats posed by trolls; partisan attacks on coverage someone doesn’t like; electronic [...]
The New York Times needs to shape up

The New York Times needs to shape up

  By Peter J. Wallison.   The “Failing New York Times,” as Donald Trump calls it, deserves to fail if it continues to publish articles like the one by Michael Shear in Sunday’s newspaper. The article reported on Trump’s tweet [...]
Even the Washington Post is Skeptical of Democrats “Better Deal”

Even the Washington Post is Skeptical of Democrats “Better Deal”

By Don Irvine.   Writers on The Washington Post’s editorial board may not be fans of Donald Trump, but they aren’t too crazy about the Democrats’ latest plan to win back voters either. The Post gave Democrats credit for rolling [...]
CNN President Jeff Zucker: We Won’t Let Trump Intimidate Us

CNN President Jeff Zucker: We Won’t Let Trump Intimidate Us

By Don Irvine.   by Don Irvine on July 6, 2017 Print:   Share: In an interview with The New York Times on Wednesday, CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker said that President Trump is trying to bully the cable news network and [...]
Liberals Accuse New NRA Ad of Inciting Violence

Liberals Accuse New NRA Ad of Inciting Violence

By Don Irvine.   Liberals are going crazy over a new ad from the NRA featuring Dana Loesch condemning left-wing violence. Here is the transcript of the ad: “They use their media to assassinate real news. They use their schools [...]
Liberal Website Accuses Kellyanne Conway of Spreading False Rumors About Congressional Shooting

Liberal Website Accuses Kellyanne Conway of Spreading False Rumors About Congressional Shooting

By Don Irvine.   The liberal website “deathandtaxesmag.com”—which bills itself as real and satire—accused presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway of spreading false rumors about the shooting that took place in Alexandria, [...]
First Amendment Group Threatens to Sue Trump for Blocking Twitter Trolls

First Amendment Group Threatens to Sue Trump for Blocking Twitter Trolls

By Don Irvine.   by Don Irvine on June 8, 2017 Print:   Share: President Trump is being threatened with legal action if he doesn’t unblock the Twitter accounts of trolls (critics) who have lost access to his account after [...]
Bob Woodward Blasts Media “Smugness” on Trump

Bob Woodward Blasts Media “Smugness” on Trump

By Don Irvine.   In a conversation with Axios’ Mike Allen, veteran journalist Bob Woodward criticized the media for its “smugness” when reporting on President Trump. Allen asked Woodward to comment on a statement he made last [...]
Olbermann Blames Trump for His Failure to Get CNN Job

Olbermann Blames Trump for His Failure to Get CNN Job

By Don Irvine.   Woe is he. Keith Olbermann—the loudmouth liberal who lost jobs at MSNBC, Current TV and ESPN in the last few years—is trying to get back on television and blames President Trump, in part, for his failure to land [...]
Fake News And Biased Filters Aren't Fooling Internet Users

Fake News And Biased Filters Aren’t Fooling Internet Users

The Daily Journalist.   Despite what some politicians argue, fake news and biased search algorithms aren’t swaying public opinion, finds a Michigan State University researcher. Commissioned and funded by Google, William Dutton, director [...]
Trump to Address NRA Meeting

Trump to Address NRA Meeting

By Don Irvine.   President Donald Trump is rewarding the National Rifle Association for its support of his campaign last year by speaking at the organization’s annual meeting taking place in Atlanta this week. Trump’s speech is [...]
Fox News Shuffles Primetime Lineup After O’Reilly Ouster

Fox News Shuffles Primetime Lineup After O’Reilly Ouster

By Don Irvine.   Fox News announced today that the network and star host Bill O’Reilly have parted company in the wake of sexual harassment allegations against him: “After a thorough and careful review of the allegations, the Company [...]
O’Reilly’s Ratings Soar Despite Sex Harassment Charges

O’Reilly’s Ratings Soar Despite Sex Harassment Charges

By Don Irvine.   Embattled Fox News host Bill O’Reilly saw his ratings rise substantially last week despite the fact that more than 60 advertisers have pulled ads from his show after The New York Times reported that O’Reilly and [...]
Former Obama Press Secretary Josh Earnest Joins NBC News, MSNBC as Political Analyst

Former Obama Press Secretary Josh Earnest Joins NBC News, MSNBC as Political Analyst

By Don Irvine.   Josh Earnest, who served as White House Press Secretary for the last 2 1/2 years of Barack Obama’s presidency, has joined NBC News and MSNBC as a political analyst, according to an announcement from the networks on [...]
Cronkite Award for Ramos signals a more partisan age in journalism

Cronkite Award for Ramos signals a more partisan age in journalism

By Joe Concha.   It was announced on Monday that Univision and Fusion lead anchor Jorge Ramos will be honored with a 2017 Walter Cronkite Award next month in Washington for “advancing the conversation about what divides [...]
NY Times Executive Editor: WaPo’s New “Democracy Dies In Darkness” Slogan Sounds Like a Batman Movie

NY Times Executive Editor: WaPo’s New “Democracy Dies In Darkness” Slogan Sounds Like a Batman Movie

By Don Irvine.   New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet chided The Washington Post over its new masthead slogan, “Democracy Dies in Darkness,” as something that sounds more like it belongs in a Batman movie and not on the [...]