Category Archives: Media

Meet CNN’s Alisyn Camerota, college admissions activist to super-progressive high schoolers

THIS. Is CNN:

What’s the world come to when accusing millions of law-abiding members of a gun rights organization and a Republican senator of mass murder isn’t enough qualification for college acceptance? Is a threat to boycott companies that do business on or near those campuses the next step? Whatever it is, CNN will be there for him every step of the way, because JOURNALISM!

WHAT media bias? Dem Rep thanks NBC News’ Andrea Mitchell for advice on saving McCabe’s pension

Recently NBC News’ super-objective reporter Andrea Mitchell gave some advice to #Resistance Dems on how to help out fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe:

Wisconsin Democrat Congressman Mark Pocan made such a job offer to McCabe, and thanked Mitchell for the suggestion. Mitchell’s reluctant acceptance of Pocan’s offering of thanks shows that even Andrea knows she dove headfirst into “partisan hack” territory but it still didn’t seem to bother her too much:

Also notice that even though it was the FBI’s Office of Personal Responsibility who recommended McCabe’s firing for misconduct, Mitchell said nothing as Pocan blamed it all on Trump being heartless.

Surprised by Mitchell’s lack of objectivity? Me neither:

Of course: NY Times charters private jet around the world to sound alarm about devastating effects of fossil fuel emissions

The New York Times is making a personal contribution to Al Gore’s cause by finding reasons for alarmism wherever they may exist (or not):

Among the alarms being sounded by New York Times reporter Nicholas Kristoff is, of course, the ravages of man-made “climate change”:

I came to Easter Island while leading a tour for The New York Times Company, and those of us in the group were staggered by the statues — but also by the reminder of the risks when a people damages the environment that sustains it.

That brings us to climate change, to the chemical processes we are now triggering whose outcomes we can’t fully predict. The consequences may be a transformed planet with rising waters and hotter weather, dying coral reefs and more acidic oceans. We fear for the ocean food chain and worry about feedback loops that will irreversibly accelerate this process, yet still we act like Easter Islanders hacking down their trees.

OK, that was all just a buildup to the “you can’t make this sh*t up” part of the post. Here’s why the Times is able to sound those climate change alarms all around the world this year:

Go Behind the Headlines on a New Extraordinary Journey by Private Jet

Circle the globe on an inspiring and informative journey by private jet, created by The New York Times in collaboration with luxury travel pioneers Abercrombie & Kent. This 26-day itinerary takes you beneath the surface of some of the world’s most compelling destinations, illuminating them through the expertise of veteran Times journalists.

Travel in a group of just 50 guests, joined by some of The Times’s most noteworthy journalists and local contributors, who offer firsthand perspectives on the people and places that shape our world. Join a dedicated flight crew aboard an exclusively chartered Boeing 757 with first-class, fully lie-flat seats, accompanied by A&K’s top-notch Tour Directors and local experts, for an around-the-world adventure like no other.

If you wanted to join the airborne party of 50 on a nearly monthlong around-the-world jaunt to crop-dust the planet with fossil fuel emissions in order to document the ravages of man-made climate change, you had to fork out $135,000 per person. Damn, the air smells cleaner already!

(h/t @JimmyPrinceton)

Netflix steps up to help underexposed former president FINALLY get a media platform

On the upside for Obama, Netflix is close to giving him his own programming. On the downside, it’s going to be streamed through the original HealthCare.gov website & server:

Former President Barack Obama is in advanced negotiations with Netflix to produce a series of high-profile shows that will provide him a global platform after his departure from the White House, according to people familiar with the discussions.

Under terms of a proposed deal, which is not yet final, Netflix would pay Mr. Obama and his wife, Michelle, for exclusive content that would be available only on the streaming service, which has nearly 118 million subscribers around the world. The number of episodes and the formats for the shows have not been decided.

Because having the vast majority of the mainstream media in his pocket and at his disposal just wasn’t quite big enough of a media platform?

Ideas for Obama-produced TV shows being floated at Netflix HQ include:

–Cops (acted stupidly)

–Orange is the New Barack

–Fear Factor: Michelle Obama School Lunch Edition

–50 Shades of Axelrod

–Guess Hillary’s Blood Alcohol Level

–True Lies with Jay Carney

–Iran Deal or No Iran Deal (pallets of cash prizes)

–Flip or Flop: Solyndra

NEXT LEVEL media bias: Former NY Times executive editor admits she was in the bag for Obama, AND vice-versa

Jill Abramson, the former executive editor of the New York Times, really went out of her way to dispel allegations of mainstream media bias in this article:

It’s easy to look at what’s happening in Washington DC and despair. That’s why I carry a little plastic Obama doll in my purse. I pull him out every now and then to remind myself that the United States had a progressive, African American president until very recently. Some people find this strange, but you have to take comfort where you can find it in Donald Trump’s America.

“Some people find this strange.” Well, not “strange” as much as confirmation of what’s assumed about the mainstream media.

Rumor has it Chris Matthews carries an Obama doll around with him too, except Chris’s is inflatable.

Shot/chaser of the week: Here’s how effectively Facebook has cleaned up the ‘fake news’

During the latter months of last year, Facebook said the company would be taking action against so-called “fake news”:

The chaser from this week shows how seriously they’ve taken the problem:

Call me crazy, but somehow I don’t think Facebook’s totally serious about cleansing itself of “fake news.”

Oh, and the reason younger news consumers trust Dan Rather is right there in the Columbia Journalism Review article:

Rather has been especially popular with younger audiences on the platform, many of whom have no memory of him as a network anchor. In January, he started hosting a weekly YouTube show for The Young Turks, a progressive online network geared toward millennials. Billed as an “untraditional evening newscast,” Rather appears on the 30-minute show from his office desk.

So there’s the trick for disgraced newsmen who have helped spread lies: If you wait long enough another generation will come along that doesn’t know what you’ve done. But of course Rather’s been forgiven in his industry not because of what was done, but who it was done to.

Pass the popcorn: Mass. newspaper calls on Elizabeth Warren to take a DNA test

A left-leaning Massachusetts newspaper (are there any other kind?) has called on Senator Elizabeth “Dances With Identity Fraud” Warren to take a DNA test. The paper’s conclusion for what Warren could gain if the test were to come back negative is comedy gold:

For these reasons, those who wish her ill will never allow the Native American question to recede; Sen. Warren’s potential appeal as a national candidate constitutes too much of a threat. Therefore, we offer a simple suggestion that could not even have been contemplated when Warren first listed her heritage on an employment form.

The same technology that can match a perpetrator to a crime with virtually 100 percent certainty could settle the question of her heritage for all time.

There are now so many commercial DNA heritage-tracking labs in business that they advertise on television. The going rate for one of the most popular tests is $99. All the senator needs to do is spit into a tube, wait a few weeks and get her answer. No matter if the test came up negative or positive, it would constitute a plus for Warren and her political hopes.

Were she to test positive for Native American DNA, it would permanently resolve the issue — while possibly shutting down President Trump.

Should the test come up negative, it would be an opportunity for the senator to perform an act rarely seen among politicians: an admission of her error and a full-throated apology to Native American tribes and anyone else offended by her spurious claim. By facing the truth and taking responsibility for it, she would disarm her enemies and show potential voters that she was human and capable of mistakes, just like them. Handled properly, it could become a testimonial to her integrity and truthfulness at a time when that quality is in short supply among the nation’s leadership.

HAHAHA! Opportunity for an “admission of her error”? Warren’s already called Trump a racist for calling her “Pocahontas” so no, she’s made a conscious decision to ride this particular lie all the way to 2020. Only a card-carrying liberal could consider exposing yourself for pushing a lie for many years as “a testimonial to integrity and truthfulness.”

(h/t Hot Air)

James Comey agrees to no-holds-barred interview with former Clinton adviser

This promo should have won some sort of award after it aired during the Academy Awards last night:

Imagine the mockery from liberals if Comey were being interviewed by a former aide to Melania Trump.

MSNBC lunacy miners reach rock bottom of stupidity, keep digging

The argument against allowing properly trained teachers (or anybody else at a school) to carry handguns just got a whole lot dumber, thanks to the ignorant toolbags at MSNBC:

Those dopes seem to be implying that one of those speeds is out-runnable. But hey, who WOULDN’T rather be hit by a car going 120 mph as opposed to 200 mph!

However, one could construe that story to be an argument in favor of teachers carrying AR-15s, so tread cautiously, MSNBC.

Justin Trudeau sets gold standard for pandering in India but the pictures will live on in infamy

When I first saw some of these pictures and video I thought maybe it was a new Sacha Baron Cohen gag set in New Delhi, but no, it’s really Canadian PM Justin Trudeau, the Barack Obama of the north, trying to prove that… well, I’m not sure what he was trying to prove:

This is a little like if a U.S. president got off his plane in Canada with his entire family dressed as Wayne Gretzky at game time or Dudley Doright headed to work.

Call me crazy, but that seems like a LOT of cultural appropriation from a super-progressive who recently scolded a woman about saying “mankind” instead of “peoplekind.”

(h/t Hot Air)