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Today's joke: The New York Times lopsided "fact checking" of the presidential debate

At the outset, I  agree that President Donald Trump is a carload of mis- and dis-information, some of it intentional and others arising from ignorance. So when the New York Times comes along and fact checks Trump’s statements made during the Thursday night debate, I won’t contest each and every one. But this is where it... Read more »

Unpacking the New York Times biased reporting of Trump's Rushmore speech

On the whole, I thought that President Donald Trump’s Mount Rushmore speech had enough positive notes to deserve at least a mention. Putting a punctuation mark on the affirmative, he ended the speech with “…the best is yet to come.” But the New York Times reporter, Annie Karni, decided, I guess, that it wasn’t worth a mention. Instead... Read more »

The demise of the profession formerly known as journalism

“We’re tired of being told to show both sides of issues there are no two sides of.” Never in my four decades as a journalist did I expect to hear reporters say that they’re tired of being told by their editors that they must report both sides of a story. Yet, this is what we’ve... Read more »
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My prediction: both the 49ers and the Chiefs will win the Super Bowl

Or, contrary-wise, both will lose. This makes as much sense as the New York Times “endorsing” both  Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts for the Democratic presidential nomination. During my 15 years as a member of the Chicago Sun-Times editorial board, it never occurred to us to endorse two people. That... Read more »

Old school journalism vs. whatever they call journalism today re. Epstein's suicide

Funny how the coverage of Jeffrey Epstein’s “suicide” has, in some corners, been overshadowed by stories about how it has encouraged conspiracy nuts to come out from under their rocks. Already, there’s  a lengthy Wikipedia page, “Death of Jeffrey Epstein,” itemizes the theorists and their theories. Some examples: Florida Senator Marco Rubio alleged that Russian... Read more »

A leftist, not a righty, was the mass shooter in Dayton

With denunciations and accusations flying back and forth about who’s to blame for the mass killings in El Paso and Dayton, more examples of media favoritism and unfairness rained down on the public. Buried in nearly all the reporting, editorializing and commentating was the fact that the Dayton shooter was an out-and-out Leftist. Even the most numb-skulled,... Read more »
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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 »

Did the gropers and harassers cost Hillary Clinton the election?

You had to know that this was coming. In the wild search to find the real reason (as if we haven’t found it yet) for Hillary Clinton’s failed presidential bid, now comes this cockamamie assertion: The gropers and the sexual harassers did it. This preposterous assertion was made by Jill Filipovic in a New York Times op-ed,... Read more »

Nail those Manchester leakers and send them to prison

So, we’re supposed to be delighted that the New York Times has published leaked information  that authorities said endangers the investigation into the deadly Manchester bombing? I suppose the  Times will be in line for another Pulitzer Prize for what amounts to making public information that could result in some guilty parties getting away or terrorists getting... Read more »
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The goofy non-responses to criticisms of the New York Times probe into Marco Rubio's personal finances

Jon Stewart ripped the New York Times a new one for its investigation and play of Sen. Marco Rubio’s supposedly deplorable personal finances. Now comes the non-defenses of the New York Times by, ahem, the New York Times and a Washington Post blogger. As expected. The New York Times Public Editor Margaret Sullivan briefly noted the hub-bub... Read more »
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