Category: Media

Are the Central Park Five really all that innocent?

Netflix its drawing praise for its min-series “When They See Us,” a true story about five black and Latino teenagers who were wrongfully convicted of the 1989 rape of a white woman jogger in New York’s Central Park. After they had served six to 13 years in prison, serial rapist and murderer Matias Reyes confessed to... Read more »

Trump's shameless pardon of the preening ex-Sun-Times publisher Conrad Black

President Donald Trump’s undeserved pardon of ex-Chicago Sun-Times publisher and swindler Conrad Black  should frost the butts of hundreds of his former employees, as it does mine. Black, founder of Hollinger International Inc. had served three and a half years in prison for  mail fraud and obstruction of justice in connection with his scheme to divert $60... Read more »

Media coverage of Trump and Russia: A parade of sins

Oh, brother. Listen to self-satisfied journalists defend their discredited reporting on the Trump/Russian nothing. As if to say, “Oh, what a good boy I am,”  Dean Baquet, the executive editor of the New York Times, said he had no regrets. No regrets? No corrections or amplifications? Oh, wait. It did publish a correction today: An article... Read more »
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Pulitzer Prizes mug America's Heartland--again

Not to whine about it, but if we use today’s progressive standard for achievement, America’s Midwest and Heartland are being denied their fair share of Pulitzer Prizes that are annually handed out to newspapers for high quality journalism. I’m not in favor of using the progressive standard that requires that every group is entitled to an equal share... Read more »

The mother of all fake news

This humble apology was found in the Jan. 19 edition of the British broadsheet newspaper, Telegraph, in a story about Melania Trump. This needs no further comment: Following last Saturday’s (Jan 19) Telegraph magazine cover story “The mystery of Melania”, we have been asked to make clear that the article contained a number of false... Read more »

Garbage social science becomes biblical dogma

Social science has become a  bludgeon, the last and final weapon that progressives use to silence their enemies, which are reason, common sense, logic and observed reality. As a Russell Sage post-graduate fellow in Social Science Writing at the University of Wisconsin Madison in the 1960s, I have watched in dismay–actually disgust–at how the once descriptive social and... Read more »
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Sick of the fighting? See "Green Book"

Sick of the fighting that is tearing America apart? Then get thee to a theater now  to watch the captivating and calming “Green Book.” Rotten Tomatoes describes it this way: When Tony Lip (Mortensen), a bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley (Ali), a world-class Black pianist,... Read more »

Jim Acosta, the caravan IS an invasion

A dictionary check would do a world of good for  CNN’s  Jim Acosta and other progressives who mightily insist that the caravan heading our way is not an “invasion.” Cambridge Dictionary:  An occasion when a large number of people or things come to a place in an annoying and unwanted way: the annual invasion of foreign... Read more »

CNN's Jim Acosta, shut up and sit down

As expected, members of my profession (at least it used to be a profession) have closed ranks to vigorously defend CNN correspondent Jim Acosta for “standing up” to President Donald Trump during a press conference. (See videos below.) Here’s a roundup of the angry media reaction: “Reporters condemn White House decision to bar CNN’s Acosta,”... Read more »
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Chicago investigative reporters give the Obama Center a pass

Chicago has been and still is a great town for investigative reporters. Its newspapers have won numerous awards for exposing the town’s assorted and impressive numbers of booddlers, goniffs and teefs. Splendid investigative reporting also is done by television, radio and the new digital media. But when it comes to exposing the wrongs and illegalities of... Read more »
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