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Media Fawns Over North Korean Dictator’s Sister

The media gushed and fawned over the public appearance of North Korean government official Kim Yo Jong, who is the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. She has attended this year’s Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea and the media lauded her presence. However, the media overlooked the North Korean government’s human rights […]

Trump’s Daughter-in-Law Hospitalized After Receiving Suspicious Envelope

President Donald Trump’s daughter-in-law, Vanessa Trump (who is married to Donald Trump, Jr.), was hospitalized as a precaution after she opened an envelope with a white substance inside. Feared to be anthrax or another dangerous substance at first, she was decontaminated with two other people and sent to the hospital. The media did cover the […]

CNN: Olympics ‘Definitely a Diplomatic Win’ for North Korea

CNN international correspondent Will Ripley told Wolf Blitzer Monday that North Korea leader Kim Jong Un scored a diplomatic victory by sending his sister to the Winter Olympics in South Korea. Kim Yo Jong, the North Korean propaganda director, visited the Olympics after South Korea requested the communist dictatorship send a delegation to the games.  […]

CNN Pounces on Omarosa’s Claim VP Pence Was ‘Scary’

Omarosa Manigault Newman has gone from working as a White House adviser to a participant on Celebrity Big Brother after news of her conduct as an adviser led to her resignation. Despite the controversy surrounding her resignation, CNN ran with her comments on Celebrity Big Brother, where she blasted Vice President Mike Pence as “scary” […]

After Criticizing VP, Olympic Ice Skater Tells Media He’s Not Focusing on Pence

U.S. Olympian Adam Rippon, who is openly gay, criticized Vice President Mike Pence leading up to the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Rippon said that the vice president funded gay conversion therapy, which was denied by Pence’s camp. The media did not correct Rippon or any of its reporting on Rippon’s claim, which was […]

WaPo: Trump Not Playing Fair with Memos

According to the Washington Post, President Trump is not playing fair with the House Intelligence Committee memos. He let the Republican memo be made public over the objections of the FBI, but he has refused to approve the release of the Democratic memo. The dueling memos discuss the congressional investigations into how the FBI and […]

NY Times Fascinated With Kim Jong Un’s Sister at Olympics

In principle, it’s hard to argue with the New York Times’ assessment of Kim Jong Un’s sister and her appearance at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. “Flashing a sphinx-like smile and without ever speaking in public, Ms. Kim [Yo Jong] managed to outflank Mr. Trump’s envoy to the Olympics, Vice President Mike Pence, […]

Media Ignores NYC Officials Passing on All Federal Immigrant Retainer Requests

All major media outlets but Fox News ignored news that the city of New York ignored all 1,526 of its Immigration, Customs and Enforcement agency’s retainer requests. Only Fox News and other conservative outlets such as Townhall covered the decision. A retainer is when the federal authorities place an official request to city and state officials […]

Journalism Museum Looking to Sell Building as Losses Mount

The Newseum, a big and shiny monument to journalism in Washington, D.C. is exploring the sale of its building or a move to another location as losses continue to mount after nearly 10 years on Pennsylvania Avenue. According to The Washington Post, Newseum management confirmed that it is in talks with international firm Eastdil Secured […]

CNN Gushes Over North Korean Dictator’s Sister at the Winter Olympics

This year’s Winter Olympics are being held in Pyeongchang, South Korea, and North Korean athletes are participating on a joint Korean team for women’s hockey. The symbolic move came after South Korea reached out to their communist neighbors and invited them to participate in the Winter Olympics. The North Korean government sent Kim Jong Un’s sister, […]

Chuck Todd Details All We’ve ‘Endured’ in Trump’s First 13 Months

Chuck Todd told viewers on Thursday what he remembers of the first year of the Donald Trump presidency. “Just think of all we’ve seen – or endured – in the last 13 months of this presidency,” Todd said on his Tonight’s Take segment on MSNBC. “The Twitter battles with a rival nuclear power, members of […]

WaPo Article Hails Democratic Proposals, Picks Apart Republican Ones

There was a pattern to the Washington Post’s story “12 of the most important things in Congress’s massive spending deal”: It pointed out flaws in proposals that favored Trump and Republicans, but hailed those that favored Democrats as needed and barely adequate. “Military spending jumps 10 percent,” the Post said. “The deficit hawks got everything they […]

Media Mostly Ignores Uranium One News about Informant’s Claims

A former undercover FBI agent told Congress that the Obama administration glanced over the evidence he was building against the Uranium One deal, which involved the Hillary Clinton-led State Department approving the sale of uranium to Ukraine and pro-Russian companies. The informant told Congress that he built contacts with Russian officials, who expected that a […]

NY Times Columnist to Help Search for New Planned Parenthood President

New York Times columnist Anna Quindlen, a former board member of the pro-abortion organization Planned Parenthood, has been tasked to help find a new president for the organization. Planned Parenthood’s current leader, Cecile Richards, announced she will step down from her position this year. The replacement search is ongoing, and Quindlen, who writes at the Times, […]

NBC News Russia Story Crumbles Under Scrutiny

NBC News used three of its reporters – Cynthia McFadden, William Arkin and Kevin Monahan – on a story entitled, “Russia penetrated U.S. voter systems, top official says.” The story recounted an “exclusive interview with NBC News” by Jessica Manfra, head of cybersecurity for the Department of Homeland Security, in which Manfra said, “We saw […]

Ex-Newsweek Writer Details Publication’s Crash and Burn

Newsweek’s completely horrible month took another turn Thursday thanks to an article in Politico by one of its best-known writers. Matt Cooper, who had worked for Newsweek since 1996, described the moment he realized he could not work there anymore. “It was 3 a.m. on Saturday, and I was seething. Staring at my phone, I […]

Media Won’t Admit Senate Budget Deal Signifies Potential Win for Trump

The media covered news of the compromise budget deal reached by Democrats and Republicans in the Senate, which did not go over well with conservatives and liberals in the House of Representatives. The deal did not include legalization or protections for ‘Dreamers,’ or semi-legalized immigrants under Obama’s presidency, which omission in a previous budget deal […]

Chris Matthews: GOP ‘Secret Weapon’ is to Attack Pelosi, ‘An Ethnic Sort of Person’

MSNBC Hardball host Chris Matthews said Monday that the GOP’s “secret weapon” to maintain its congressional majority is to attack House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) because she is an “ethnic sort of person.” “I will reserve judgment — picking on somebody from one of the coasts, usually ethnic, and making them the poster person of […]

Media Correctly Reports Nancy Pelosi’s Speech Wasn’t a Filibuster

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, (D.-Calif.), gave an eight-hour speech from the House floor yesterday. She began her speech shortly after 10 a.m. and ended after 6 p.m., which became a congressional record regarding a floor speech. The media was correct in reporting it was a floor speech, not a filibuster, because a filibuster occurs […]

Media Paints Potential Military Parade as Logistical Nightmare

President Donald Trump told Pentagon brass he wanted a military parade in Washington to showcase the nation’s fighting forces, and the mainstream media already has begun to formulate its attack lines. The idea came from France. What haughty American Republican president takes ideas from France? The route would be similar to Trump’s inaugural parade, which […]

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