This was a big week for lies and nastiness from the mainstream media, political wonks, and progressives. This was the week where Martin Bashir apologized, but Chris Cuomo didn’t think he was that wrong, the tea party killed Kennedy, Oprah called us racist, Bush got blamed for Iran, and the LA Times kind of fibbed about the Obamcare exchanges.
If the temperature went down near your house it may have been because Media Matters lied about Global Warming, investor Steve Rattner taught us why we had to read the fine print, and comedian Jim Norton got very serious about trashing the Faux Reverend Al Sharpton. MSNBC may be telling Alec Baldwin to run away, Chuck Todd told Dems not to run away, and Sarah Palin told Matt Lauer to stay away. Below are some my favorite stupid media bias tricks from the last seven days. (There are too many to fit in a single blog post.) Headlines link to the full article.
The Washington Post published dishonored the memory of JFK by spewing vile hatred toward a group of Americans in an article called, “Tea party has roots in the Dallas of 1963.” The article, by Bill Minutaglio, abandoned fact and history to trash a grass roots movement of people who might very well have been among Kennedy’s biggest supporters.
CNN’s Cuomo defends ‘context’ of Bashir’s Repulsive Palin slander
On Thursday’s New Day on CNN host Chris Cuomo seemed to defend Martin Bashir’s reprehensible comments a rhetorical point gone wrong and effusively praised his apology as “the best media apology I have ever heard.”
Liberal Israeli columnist and author, Ari Shavit, wrote an op-ed for the NY Times called, ” How Bush Let Iran Go Nuclear ” where he says President Obama’s years of appeasement has nothing to do with Iran being on the precipice of nuclear we ..
Before there was Morning Joe, MSNBC used to begin its mornings with simulcast of the Imus in the Morning radio program. In April 2007, Imus called the Rutgers Women’s Basketball Team “nappy-headed hos.” Almost immediately there were calls for Imus’ head, the most vocal of which was Al Sharpton.
Monday’s Los Angeles Times reported “good news” for President Obama and his signature legislation. Under the headline, “Healthcare plan enrollment surges in some states after rocky rollout,” the feel good piece uses partial information from five of the fifteen independent exchanges (14 states plus DC) to imply that things are wonderful in the state Obamacare exchanges.
The George Soros funded Media Matters for America (MMFA) is not happy with the mainstream media coverage of the horrible storm that hit the Philippines. In a Tuesday research analysis on the MMFA website called Typhoon Haiyan: When Do You Say “It’s Time To Start Talking About Climate Change,” the progressive mouthpiece chastised the mainstream media for not blaming the storm on the climate change theory.
The actor, host and ticking time bomb did not make many friends at the network during the first two weeks of his show. According to a report in today’s New York Post, Baldwin did not do enough show prep, and when he was at the network he was always angry, screaming at the staff, and making diva-like requests.
As yours truly reported at TruthRevolt Friday evening, Martin Bashir of MSNBC suggested that former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin deserved to have someone “p*ss” and “s***” in her mouth comments comparing the racking up of the federal debt to enslavement of future generations. Today Bashir opened his show by apologizing for his disgusting remarks.
Fox News’ The O’ Reilly Factor on Wednesday featured a discussion between Bill O’Reilly and media critic Howard Kurtz attacking MSNBC’s reluctance to punish host Martin Bashir over the revolting comments he made about Sarah Palin.
Comedian Jim Norton has a reputation for comedy that is direct and way over-the-line. When interviewed by Huffington Post, he did not disappoint. Especially when he was asked about MSNBC and political correctness. Norton criticized MSNBC for punishing Alec Baldwin and, at the same time, employing the “jackass” Al Sharpton.