Journalistic malpractice update: Kavanaugh ‘bombshells’ put last shred of media credibility on ice

They can’t stop validating Trump’s media slams

Thanks to Sen. Jeff Flake, the Dems and mainstream media (pardon the redundancy) have an extra week to extend their three-ring circus into a surreal and full-blown clown show. What started as an allegation that Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted somebody when he was in school has turned into this embarrassing show of desperation:

And of course you can always count on the rest of the “media” to jump in and help fling crap like that everywhere:

And by the way, the “reporter” who dug up that story the Times published is a card-carrying liberal Kavanaugh hater who said this back in July:

In a statement, the New York Times stood by the story, saying the information she reported was a matter of public record. They just don’t see the problem, do they? And that’s the whole problem. The Times is basically publishing stories that are indistinguishable from DNC press releases and they don’t think that’s an issue.

The MSM just can’t stop helping not only validate Trump’s slams on the press, but beg for them.

Mitch McConnell is right to mercilessly mock the media’s no-shame approach (they’ve gotten even better at it since the election of Trump):

NBC News put yet another nail in the coffin of MSM credibility by interviewing people with claims they can’t — and probably barely even tried — to verify:

If somebody came along with allegations like that against a prominent liberal there’s ZERO chance the person would get interview air time. But Michael Avenatti certainly appreciates the media’s willingness to commit journalistic malpractice.

Confirmed: New York Times editors really need to start reading the New York Times more

Like The Onion but funnier

Ok, so I’ve been laughing at this for about a half hour now:

Wow, that’s almost as funny as Paul Krugman’s prediction about the markets on election night!

The ink is barely dry on the Times’ correction to their attempted hit piece blaming Nikki Haley for spending money that was in fact allocated during the Obama administration:

And by asking for examples of attempts to “confuse, mislead or influence voters” ahead of an election, would that include constant reminders about how the Republican has almost no chance of winning?

Or does publishing an anonymous op-ed written by somebody claiming to be a “senior” Trump admin official making claims that may or may not be total BS count as an attempt to influence voters ahead of an election? Or how about this from just over a month before the 2016 election:

If New York Times editors want to see questionable or false information being spread before an election all they have to do is read the New York Times.


It gets worse (and by “worse” I mean even more hilarious):

Hillary Clinton: Electoral College should be abolished because I lost, or something

This won’t surprise anybody, but Hillary Clinton has spotted a “constitutional crisis.” What is that “constitutional crisis”? It’s that Hillary Clinton lost the election:

Trump and his cronies do so many despicable things that it can be hard to keep track. I think that may be the point—to confound us, so it’s harder to keep our eye on the ball. The ball, of course, is protecting American democracy. As citizens, that’s our most important charge. And right now, our democracy is in crisis.

I don’t use the word crisis lightly. There are no tanks in the streets. The administration’s malevolence may be constrained on some fronts—for now—by its incompetence. But our democratic institutions and traditions are under siege. We need to do everything we can to fight back. There’s not a moment to lose.

As I see it, there are five main fronts of this assault on our democracy.

No, she’s not still bitter, why do you ask?

One of the things, according to one of the worst presidential candidates in recent memory, that needs to be done to prevent future “assaults on our democracy” is obvious:

And you won’t be surprised to hear that I passionately believe it’s time to abolish the Electoral College.

The Constitution should be changed because a crappy candidate who felt entitled to the job, called half the country “deplorable,” pledged to put coal country out of work and was so certain of victory that she didn’t even go to Wisconsin? How about “no,” Hillary.

No, the media doesn’t exaggerate or make stuff up, why do you ask? Part 4,305: Hurricane ‘journalism’

Hurricane Florence brought with it another opportunity to play “what’s wrong with this video” thanks to a Weather Channel reporter:

The Weather Channel’s explanation is as embarrassing as the video:

“It’s important to note that the two individuals in the background are walking on concrete, and Mike Seidel is trying to maintain his footing on wet grass, after reporting on-air until 1:00 a.m. ET this morning and is undoubtedly exhausted,” the network said.

Science! Except people who are exhausted exaggerate less, not more.

Oh, and keep in mind that these are the same people pushing climate change alarmism, but I’m sure they wouldn’t exaggerate about that stuff. /s

The above video reminded me of this classic:


(h/t Twitchy)

NY Times correction after spreading BS story about Nikki Haley in record time puts final nail in coffin of MSM credibility

Pathetic and predictable

Thursday night, the New York Times reported that $50,000 was spent on curtains for Nikki Haley’s office at the U.N. and they were put in last year. The Left, naturally, went nuts, which fortunately isn’t much of a stretch for them. But what the Times didn’t point out until well into their story obviously designed to slam Haley, was that the remodeling decision was made and approved in 2016, during the Obama administration. After many hours of hearing about it, the paper made a correction:

But by then it didn’t matter. The BS story had started at the New York Times:

And made its way around the media world in record time:

Pathetic. When the money was allocated, Samantha Power was the U.S. ambassador to the U.N. The Times added Haley for some added Resistance hate clickbait, and got their hand stuck in the “fake news” honey pot.

But remember, NBC News’ Chuck Todd says the reason people distrust the media is because of Fox News. Mainstream media “journalists” are among the least self-aware people on the planet.

Washington Post editorial board spots more Trump collusion, this time with… a hurricane?

Gee, why do so many Americans distrust the media?

The Trump presidency has made liberals so effing insane that even the mainstream media is heavily infected with TDS. Here’s just one example:

Trump hasn’t even been in office two years and already he’s trying to help destroy the Carolinas, or something:

President Trump issued several warnings on his Twitter feed Monday, counseling those in Florence’s projected path to prepare and listen to local officials. That was good advice.

Yet when it comes to extreme weather, Mr. Trump is complicit. He plays down humans’ role in increasing the risks, and he continues to dismantle efforts to address those risks. It is hard to attribute any single weather event to climate change. But there is no reasonable doubt that humans are priming the Earth’s systems to produce disasters.

As Rahm Emanuel once said, “never let a crisis go to waste,” and the mainstream media was paying attention. In other news, the mainstream media wonders why two-thirds of Americans view them with skepticism.

Next up from the WaPo editorial board: Hurricane Florence and how Russia made it worse with Trump’s help.

Journalism: NY Times runs anonymous anti-Trump Resistance manifesto from ‘senior administration official’

Obviously SOMEBODY has a book in the works that isn’t quite finished

Well, it sure looks like somebody working in or near the White House is trying to end up just getting everybody fired because of his or her lack of cojones to issue a public resignation over a presidency they seem to consider a threat to the Republic:

Hey, they’d have run an anonymous op-ed from somebody claiming to have been an Obama staffer slamming his behavior, right?

I’m guessing it’ll take all of one day for it to become obvious who that person is.

Trump actually nailed it today when he called it “gutless”:

He’s not wrong.

WHAT media bias? MSM starts circling the wagons around possible 2020 candidate Elizabeth Warren


Anybody with an IQ above room temperature in a house with a faulty furnace in January will be easily able to spot the game that’s being played in this Boston Globe angle on heritage claims made by Dances With Identity Fraud:

I see the media’s given up trying to defend Warren’s claims of having part Cherokee ancestry and have moved on to saying she hasn’t received any professional benefit from the claim. Others in the media are helping push the same angle:

So what are they saying? That Warren lied about her heritage for no reason at all? Even if that were true it doesn’t exactly paint her in a better light.

Time to play ‘What’s Wrong With This Headline vs. Picture,’ anti-Trump Resistance edition

They should have at least Photoshopped THIS out

File this under “when you’re so desperate to slam Trump for anything that you don’t even bother to look at the picture vs. the headline”:

Maybe they should have at least Photoshopped the open computer next to Trump out of the picture before saying that.

Another great moment in Fake News, courtesy of CNN

Gee, why does 2/3 of the public distrust the media

About a month ago, CNN reported breathlessly that, according to “sources,” Donald Trump knew in advance of a 2016 meeting between his and Russians who are said to have been willing to offer dirt on Hillary Clinton:

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney, claims that then-candidate Trump knew in advance about the June 2016 meeting in Trump Tower in which Russians were expected to offer his campaign dirt on Hillary Clinton, sources with knowledge tell CNN. Cohen is willing to make that assertion to special counsel Robert Mueller, the sources said.

Cohen’s claim would contradict repeated denials by Trump, Donald Trump Jr., their lawyers and other administration officials who have said that the President knew nothing about the Trump Tower meeting until he was approached about it by The New York Times in July 2017.

Cohen alleges that he was present, along with several others, when Trump was informed of the Russians’ offer by Trump Jr. By Cohen’s account, Trump approved going ahead with the meeting with the Russians, according to sources.

The CNN story still to this day contains this line:

Contacted by CNN, one of Cohen’s attorneys, Lanny Davis, declined to comment.

Oh, one more thing. CNN’s “source” was… Lanny Davis. And Davis admitted it:

So all in one story, CNN cited an anonymous “source” that turned out to be notorious super-weasel Lanny Davis, all while saying Davis declined to comment on the story. THIS. Is CNN.

And it shouldn’t be surprising that, given all that, CNN still stands by their story, all while wondering why 2/3 of the public doesn’t trust the media.