April 12, 2021
Redefine Everything

I'm a big fan of words. I like putting them in order to convey meaning and describe concepts. I don't like the current attempts to redefine everything as part of a wider effort to delegitimize one side or change the terms of the political debate. The effort to change the meaning of words to benefit […]

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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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February 15, 2021
Former New York Times Editor Jill Abramson Weighs In

In an op-ed posted over the weekend at the New York Post, Jill Abramson, the former top editor at The New York Times, weighed in at the woke mess her former place of employ has become. After recounting some of her history at the storied newspaper, Abramson addresses Donald McNeil Jr.'s recent firing, and last year's […]

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February 9, 2021
Madness at The New York Times Part 2

Another day, some more madness regarding The New York Times' recent firing of their star COVID-19 reporter Donald McNeil Jr. If you haven't read the previous post regarding this issue, then please do so now before continuing. Today's Washington Post has an article on the controversy by media critic Eric Wemple. The article helpfully contains some […]

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February 8, 2021
Madness at the New York Times

If you've heard nothing of the latest madness at what has long been the gold standard of journalism in this country, The New York Times, then I apologize for what follows. In a sane world, this wouldn't have happened in the first place. This is not that sane world. Donald McNeil Jr.'s poor judgment call On […]

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June 9, 2020
Woke journalists and the New York Times—On the Radio

I'm scheduled to make an appearance on Dave Congalton's Hometown Radio show this evening to talk about this op-ed by Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton and the fallout that resulted in Editorial Page Editor James Bennet's ouster at the hands of mostly younger, woke journalists. I'll update this post with the audio today or tomorrow when […]

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February 13, 2020
Media Bias, Political Speech, and Fake News

Another week, another entry in the annals of media bias, political speech and fake news. At last week's State of the Union Address to Congress, President Donald Trump channelled his inner reality show persona and crafted a number of applause lines by recognizing several invited guests whom you really can't help but tip your hat […]

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February 19, 2019
Democrats and Voting Rights

I received the email pictured above on Sunday from the DNC. I'm on their mailing list so I can see what they're all riled up about on any particular day. Sunday was Rep. John Lewis and voting rights. Can you identify the problem? Yep, he thinks "every person in this country has the right to […]

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September 24, 2018
The Sliming Of Kavanaugh Continues

Another day, another baseless charge against Judge Brett Kavanaugh as the sliming continues. Some on the political right encouraged the Senate last week to ignore the non-credible and unsupported charges of Christine Blasey Ford and go ahead and confirm Kavanaugh to a seat on the Supreme Court. They argued that Ford's repeated requests for delays […]

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January 3, 2018
Donald Trump's Media Awards

President Trump has announced that he will be awarding "THE MOST DISHONEST & CORRUPT MEDIA AWARDS OF THE YEAR" [capitalization in the original] this Monday at 5 p.m. *Yawn* A few obvious points: Substantive media criticism is not Trump's forté. Trump would like to these awards to shame the members of the media who receive them; […]

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I'll take a look at dude's new book, but this tweet isn't promising. Watts is a self-aggrandizing extremist whose easily debunked smears have done a lot of damage to her own cause. Also, within pro-gun-control circles everyone knows she's toxic, & Busse surely knows this. https://twitter.com/ryandbusse/status/1450623648067248128

Ryan Busse@ryandbusse

It’s time for reasonable gun owners to cry bullshit on those who demonize good people like @shannonrwatts who are just fighting to make the world better. As Shannon says…it’s also time to buy this book. http://www.ryanbusseauthor.com

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