Category Archives: Media Bias

The Media Needs More Liberals Like Kirsten Powers

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Conservatives should feel pretty fortunate for outlets like FOX News, talk radio, and new media blogs. Without them, there really wouldn’t be any mechanism in this country for combating the overwhelming problem of liberal bias in our news media. While these sources do indeed offer at least a tiny semblance of a counterbalance, the reality…

CBS News Political Director to Barack Obama: Destroy the GOP

John Dickerson is the political director at CBS News.  It’s an important and prestigious position because the political director’s observations – on the air and in internal conversations with correspondents and producers – influence how political events, like presidential elections, are covered.  The political director at a mainstream news organization like CBS News has to…

Al Gore is No Run of the Mill Hypocrite

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Now that we’re done chuckling over Al Gore’s breathtaking hypocrisy regarding the sale of his Current TV to Al Jazeera — a news outfit owned by Qatar, a country that gets its money from the same oil that Al Gore tells us will destroy the planet – and now that we’ve stopped rolling our eyes…

How Can Obama Respect An Electorate That Would Re-Elect Him?

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From time to time, I’ll hear a political commentator (typically a conservative one) suggest that President Obama does not respect the news media. It seems like a pretty odd claim to make. After all, no other president has been protected and promoted by the news media the way Obama has. They’ve largely defended him against…

The Perfect Metaphor: Unions Tearing Down ‘Prosperity’

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Very rarely does the perfect metaphor present itself, but it sure did on Tuesday when videos started surfacing online of an incident that took place in Lansing, Michigan. On the lawn of the Michigan State Capitol, union supporters protesting “right to work” legislation turned into an angry mob and attacked a large tent owned by…

Ode To the Informed Public: The ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Negotiations As a House Fire…

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Imagine that you’re standing outside on the street, in the bitter cold of the night, dressed in your pajamas. In horror, you’re watching your home engulfed in flames. Imagine that the fire fighters have arrived, and with them are all the trucks, hoses, and other equipment required to start attacking the fire. You know a…

When the Ends Justify the Meanness

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Those old, angry, white Republican guys are at it again.  They just can’t control their worst instincts.  They see a black face and they go nuts. Now they’re going after U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice, not because she went on five Sunday news shows and told a fairy tale about why four Americans were killed in Benghazi, but…

Obama Throws Susan Rice Under the Bus, Then Blames the Bus Driver; Media Applauds

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On Wednesday, President Obama gave his first press conference in eight months. In between hard-hitting questions about global warming and whether or not the president has spoken to Mitt Romney since election night, one member of the White House press corps actually managed to squeeze in a question about the administration’s public response to the…