On Muses and Journalism

By: Pat Austin SHREVEPORT — Piggy-backing on Pete’s post in reference to Stacy McCain’s post, I feel obliged to chime in on that conversation for a moment. Both Pete and Stacy referenced Tucker Carlson and his discussion of the deteriorating social fabric and I’m all in agreement on that. No discord here on what either … Continue reading On Muses and Journalism

Non Tweets Under the Fedora 12-22-22. The Wall, Celtics, Josh Gordon, Herr Relotius and the Silence of Feminists

If there is one thing that the whole business about the Wall funding and the Shutdown this week has proved is that you never know how things will turn in when Donald Trump is involved until they actually happen. On the various sports radio networks the Boston Celtics loss to the lowly Phoenix Suns after … Continue reading Non Tweets Under the Fedora 12-22-22. The Wall, Celtics, Josh Gordon, Herr Relotius and the Silence of Feminists

Sex and Journalism

The embattled reporter at The New York Times who had an intimate relationship with a top Senate staffer was one of my students. After a quick rise through the ranks of journalism, Ali Watkins was demoted last week for having the affair. I didn’t know her well, but she struck me as energetic and intelligent, … Continue reading Sex and Journalism

Voices of CPAC 2018 Lee Stranahan

I had a long sitdown interview with one of the GREAT reporters, Lee Stranahan currently working for Sputnik radio at CPAC 2018 As I said it was very long and done in two parts There is nothing like dealing with someone who really knows and does his job well and that's Lee all over. You … Continue reading Voices of CPAC 2018 Lee Stranahan

You Say You Want Independent Journalism

by baldilocks This weekend at my blog, I was griping about having known about and having publicized the strange alliance between Louis Farrakhan’s Nation of Islam and the “Church” of Scientology only to have National Review talk about and get all the huzzahs. I mean, what is the purpose of Peter’s brainchild The Magnificent Seven? … Continue reading You Say You Want Independent Journalism

GOP Special Election win in MA? Newsworthy or not? Two Reporters Weigh In

Saturday in the wake of their massive error I teased CNN about the definition of "Newsworthy". Yesterday I told the story of a special election that took place last week in Massachusetts, a State where Hillary won by 27 points and where they hold super-majorities in both houses, where a GOP State Senate Candidate flipped … Continue reading GOP Special Election win in MA? Newsworthy or not? Two Reporters Weigh In

Roy Moore, WaPo, and the problem with an untrustworthy press

When the story broke an hour ago that Roy Moore was being accused by multiple women of inappropriate sexual behavior when they were underage teens, I thought, "uh oh." Then, I saw the source: Washington Post. A short wave of relief came over me before the real dread of our current situation took hold. I … Continue reading Roy Moore, WaPo, and the problem with an untrustworthy press

If you’re sick of liberals hiding behind the media, do something about it

There are actually two major problems today between liberals and their puppets in mainstream media. On one hand, we have leftists hiding behind the media as their journalistic shields. On the other hand, we have the media willfully covering up for leftists by spinning stories that expose the left, not reporting them at all, and/or … Continue reading If you’re sick of liberals hiding behind the media, do something about it

Voices at CPAC 2017 Lee Stranahan , James O’Keefe

Sometimes at CPAC you have to catch people on the Run like I did with Project Veritas' James O'Keefe His project Veritas is one of the last bastions of actual journalism being done these days. A second great example comes from one of the last interviews I did at CPAC 2016 before the final midnight … Continue reading Voices at CPAC 2017 Lee Stranahan , James O’Keefe

The people, not the government, must fix mainstream media

There are two major things that should concern the American people about mainstream media. We've seen one of them very blatantly rear its hypocritical head since the start of election season in 2015: major left-wing bias. The other is even more dangerous and if we don't take hold of the first, we'll be faced with … Continue reading The people, not the government, must fix mainstream media

Conservatives must fight harder, smarter against journalistic bias

Contrary to popular belief, liberal mainstream media bias is not the same ol' narrative that conservatives have had to fight since the 1970s. Starting with the Bush administration and as a direct result of the rise of the internet, liberal journalists have dramatically increased their blatant favoritism towards progressive agendas. They don't even try to … Continue reading Conservatives must fight harder, smarter against journalistic bias

Chicago hate crime exposes what the media has become (and how conservatives should respond)

Several stories posted on conservative websites this morning exposed what most conservatives already know: the media will instantly scream at the top of their lungs when hate crimes are perpetrated by "the right" but hold out against hope when they're perpetrated against "the right." That's how it's perceived, at least, and for the most part … Continue reading Chicago hate crime exposes what the media has become (and how conservatives should respond)

The only acceptable solution for the fake news “epidemic”

Media outlets across the country have been buzzing about "fake news" being a problem ever since the Democrats' plethora of losses on election day. This problem didn't pop up because of the election. It was rampant well before the first batch of candidates announced they were running in early 2015. In fact, it's been around … Continue reading The only acceptable solution for the fake news “epidemic”

Budding reporters and politics

Young journalists covering the Democrat convention listened to a point of view they are unlikely to hear this week in Philadelphia—a conservative one. As a journalism professor at Temple University, I was invited to speak to a group of 25 students at the School District of Philadelphia, spending about two hours answering questions and talking … Continue reading Budding reporters and politics

Interview Do’s and Don’ts

One of the advantages of years and my grey beard is the assumption of wisdom by others. In reality an old person can be just as foolish as a young one however age brings a degree of wisdom that comes from the basic experience of life. Take interviews I have my own style and it's … Continue reading Interview Do’s and Don’ts