Media Bias, Illustrated

Media Bias, Illustrated

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I’ve been less interested in media bias this election cycle mostly because #NeverTrump. I don’t want readers to be mistaken that my criticism as to how his orangeness is treated by the media is a defense of the cheeto jesus. But this is getting ridiculous. The most interesting, and substantive, bit of news out of the […]

Politifact California is Stupid…

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…and dishonest. And not transparent. And thin-skinned. (Hat-tip to Politifactbias.com for the original observation that Politifact California is stupid. They can remove the question mark now.) A couple weeks back, I took Politifraud’s California incarnation to task for their failure to correct Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s dishonest mischaracterization of one of their fact checks. I […]

Abetting Gavin Newsom's Lies

Abetting Gavin Newsom’s Big Lie

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Last week, Politifact’s California arm issued a rating for Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s “Safety for All” group. Politifact runs the numbers and it turns out that by cobbling together a bunch of Federal Firearms Licensee (FFL) categories you can get a number that is more than 2x the number of McDonalds franchisees in the state. […]

War on Cops

The War on Cops

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Two years ago, two NYPD officers were killed as they sat in their marked car by a black man angry about the death of Eric Garner and strong-arm robber Michael Brown. Ten days ago, a madman opened fire on cops at a Black Lives Matter protest in downtown Dallas. Five officers were killed and nine […]

Journalism vs. Stenography

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An article published yesterday by Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting is a textbook case of the differences between journalism vs. stenography. I discovered the article because one of the people I follow on Twitter is Andrew Donohue who used to run an alternative media website in San Diego called “Voice of San Diego.”  Donohue is […]

Expansion of the Hoystory media empire

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The local newspaper, the San Luis Obispo Tribune, has “hired” me as their conservative columnist in an expansion of the Hoystory media empire. Hired in the “you’re doing this for free” sense of the word. I’m normally opposed to working for free because that devalues my work product. (I don’t want to think about how this blog […]

Bam! You’re stupid!

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Proving once again that stupid knows no political party, comes this proposed law from Kentucky. Bystanders who post pictures on social media from the scene of a wreck could face fines under a proposal before the Kentucky General Assembly. A bill assigned to the House Judiciary Committee would prohibit anyone who witnesses “an event that […]

Shooting in San Bernardino

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There’s a suspected mass shooting in San Bernardino, Calif. We don’t know squat about what’s happened. That hasn’t stopped the usual suspects from jumping to their preferred narrative and lying. Case in point, radio talk show hack Alan Colmes. Planned Parenthood Clinic Across Street From San Bernardino Shooting https://t.co/riaxpbjE3j #p2 — Alan Colmes (@AlanColmes) December […]

Unbiased reporters

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The release of Hillary Clinton’s emails while she was Secretary of State along with those of her inner circle have taught us a few things. Yes, Hillary had classified information on her homebrew server. It’s a wonder how Hillary Clinton would be able to go through life without her cadre of sycophants ready to act as […]