Posts Tagged ‘Media Bias’

History Fail

21 November 2015

I’ve seeing a lot of these moronic cartoons — mostly from the same small number of acquaintances — all about the evil fear-mongering from the right against the completely and utterly harmless and innocent invaders refugees being foisted upon the country, but this one takes the cake. Apparently they (like George Takei) have forgotten that it was Democrat FDR who was responsible for the Japanese internment camps.


Assholes On-Line

7 February 2011

AOL just bought the Huffington Post for $315 Million. Apparently, they weren’t hemorrhaging money fast enough; they lost almost $782 Million last year, but now they’ve already blown almost have that much and it’s only February. Da Tech Guy points out that:

When you are buying something like the HuffPo you are not only buying the structure and the “writers” so to speak, you are also buying the commentators. It’s axiomatic that you can’t hold a blogger responsible for the comments of individuals on a site and most people simply don’t have the time to police comments to the degree that is necessary for proper decorum, but AOL is a large company. A VERY large company with a fair amount of employees and the manpower to stay on top of that kind of thing. There have been cases when the Huffpo has made it a point to keep comments closed to make sure some of their more, shall we say enthusiastic leftists don’t embarrass them. With “civility” now the code word of the left and with AOL brand at stake, they will now find themselves of necessity diligently policing the site, and if they don’t well I’m sure there are bloggers on the right with a lot more time on their hands than me who regularly read the Huffpo who will take the time to find this kind of stuff and helpfully point it out to the new owners at AOL. So AOL I hope you like your purchase, but now remember you OWN it, all of it. (H/T: Ace)

If they wanted a left-wing hate site-slash-asylum, they could have bought Charles Johnson for a buck ninety-five…

UPDATE: AOL stock drops 3.4%

Bread and Circuses

17 January 2011

InstaPundit has a running series called “Why They’d Rather Talk About Sarah Palin“, listing all of the other stories which the media could be spending a little time telling us about, but won’t. Examples include Investors Have Been Fleeing Municipal Bonds, Unemployment In The U.S. Is Actually Worse Than Pakistan, Soaring Global Food Prices, Over 1 million Americans seen losing homes in 2011, and U.S. On The Way To Losing AAA Credit Rating. (H/T: Spin, Strangeness, and Charm)

“Blood Libel”

12 January 2011

“… Rarely in American political discourse has there been a charge so reckless, so scurrilous and so unsupported by evidence. …” –Charles Krauthammer

Sarah Palin’s response (from Vimeo):

The Secret Word Is…

6 January 2011

So, is “Forward” the new secret magic word (excuse me, “brand”) that the far left is using to hide their message since “liberal”, “progressive”, and all of their other names have fallen into disrepute? Funny how conservatives aren’t afraid to call themselves conservatives (of course, there are a lot more of us) but their opponents are continually changing their labels in a desperate attempt to avoid realizing that it’s their message that’s the problem, not how they “sell it”.

First, MSNBC came out with “Lean Forward“. Next, the No Labels astroturf campaign came out with “No Labels. Not Left. Not Right. Forward.” (They didn’t just borrow “forward”, they also stole their logo.) And now, we have this:

(Video H/T: Ace of Spades)

But no, the left and the MSM (but I repeat myself) never coordinate their talking points

Most Productive Congress

26 December 2010

The talking points being parroted throughout the media (and we all know that the MSM coordinates these things) are that the least popular Congress in all the time that polling data has been collected is actually the “most productive Congress” since… well, since whatever hyperbole you feel like shoveling on. (Video H/T: Big Journalism)

It’s not surprising that the Democrats would prefer you judge their legislation on quantity rather than quality. But then, it’s easy to past thousands upon thousands of pages of laws when you can’t be bothered to take the time to read them first.


21 December 2010

The thrill up Chris Matthews’ leg is MRC’s 2010 Quote of the Year (RTWT!) I wish I had kept track of which quotes I had voted for, so I could see how well my choices did… Anyway, this is also a win for Stephen Kruiser, who focuses regularly on Matthews for his Kruiser Control show on PJTV.