June 3, 2021
Our Horrible Media: Corrections and Celebrity Outrage Clickbait

Corrections policies, especially at newspapers, used to be pretty straightforward. In most cases, they'd run in the same, dedicated spot in the section of the newspaper in which the story they were correcting first appeared. So, corrections on AP wire stories often ran on A2. If it was a correction to a feature piece in […]

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May 31, 2021
Our Horrible Media: Lab Leak Edition

For more than a year, suggesting that the COVID-19 virus, which originated in Wuhan, China, might have escaped from the Wuhan Institute of Virology was a crazy, right-wing conspiracy theory that was the equivalent of believing the moon landings were faked. Let's start with this: You shouldn't trust anything the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) says. […]

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May 3, 2021
Conservative media has issues too

There were a couple of items that came across the transom yesterday while I was locked out from my main computer (my wife was doing grades for the final progress report of the year) and so I responded on Twitter, rather than here. The first example, an article by Ian Miles Cheong at The Post-Millennial, is […]

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April 29, 2021
Our Horrible Media: USA Today edition

USA Today, the newspaper that decades ago pioneered the practice of short front page stories that weren't continued inside has recently pioneered a new type of opinion piece: The ever-evolving commentary. Our Horrible Media: Stealth Editing In a first of its kind, USA Today had former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams rewrite her piece on Georgia's […]

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April 22, 2021
Our Horrible Media: Thursday follow-up

It's not getting any better. Our horrible media continues to lie, obfuscate and betray the public. Our Horrible Media: Ma'Khia Bryant Follow-up It's now been nearly 48 hours since 16-year-old Ma'Khia Bryant attacked two other girls with a knife and was shot mere moments before plunging a knife into another girl. Yesterday's post is but […]

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April 21, 2021
Our Horrible Media: Ma'Khia Bryant Edition

Yesterday, right around the time the verdict came in the Minneapolis murder trial of former police officer Derrick Chauvin a police were called to an altercation in Columbus, Ohio. Shortly after arriving on the scene, the officer shot and killed 16-year-old Ma'Khia Bryant. As has become the norm, social media accounts spurred a narrative that […]

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April 18, 2021
Our Horrible Media: Hacked Materials Edition

I'm strongly considering changing the name of this website, and its focus, to the things our horrible media does. It's not like there's a dearth of material—and you'd see more of it if I had more time and I could get people to pay me for it. (Substack?) Late last week an organization called Distributed […]

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April 11, 2021
Our Horrible Media: Georgia edition

It's been a horrible few months for the American media, and there's no sign of it improving. I reviewed Tim Groseclose's essential tome, "Left Turn: How Liberal Media Bias Distorts the American Mind," shortly after it was released nearly 10 years ago, and the media's slanting of stories has only gotten worse. A quick scroll […]

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April 7, 2021
Jurists speak out against our left-wing media

A couple of jurists, one from the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, the other on the Supreme Court, have made some interesting comments in legal opinions that highlight an important issue in the media today: The nearly complete consolidation by the political left. Jurist #1: Laurence Silberman, D.C. Court of Appeals Last month, Judge Laurence […]

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March 29, 2021
Newsweek needs to shut down its 'Fact-checking' Operation

Newsweek magazine, which just over a decade ago sold for $1 and the assumption of tens of millions of dollars in liabilities, has a fact-checking operation. They should shut it down. Our last Newsweek fact-checking episode Earlier this year I pointed out the magazine's atrocious fact check regarding President Joe Biden's since-confirmed assistant secretary of […]

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I'm not an IFCN verified fact checker but if you're going to say it's false that Biden wants to ban handguns, maybe don't...and stay with me here...include a quote of Biden saying he wants to ban handguns.

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PolitiFact are partisan liars.

Biden explicitly said, about “9-mm PISTOLS” that can fire large-capacity magazines: "I’m continuing to push to ELIMINATE the sale of those things."

House GOP was RIGHT when it said Biden wants to ban handguns. PolitiFact dishonestly added “all.” https://twitter.com/PolitiFact/status/1418309431029342208

PolitiFact@PolitiFact

[email protected] said @JoeBiden "wants to ban handguns."

He doesn't. He wants to ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. Neither would touch the most popular handguns.
https://bit.ly/36Wl57A

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