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

The Right Site at the right time.

Somebody in the GOP was giving opposition research to Fox news on Ted Cruz and Mike Lee is looking for answers: "I would be very curious. I would love to know who those names are," Lee said Monday on Fox News Channel's "On the Record with Greta Van Susteren." “I found that very disturbing. I … Continue reading The Right Site at the right time.

Ginger Gorman, Mark Newton & Peter Truong vs Monica Hesse & Brett Kimberlin

One of the pet peeves of my friend Robert Stacy McCain is sloppy journalism. Having been a reporter for decades long before anyone knew what a blog was he knows how journalism is done, and has done it on the local and national level. Now this month he has taken on two different journalists that … Continue reading Ginger Gorman, Mark Newton & Peter Truong vs Monica Hesse & Brett Kimberlin

Cause and Effect: Gun Map edition

KIRK: You have to learn why things work on a starship. Star Trek II The Wrath of Khan 1982 Batman: My mistake was to try to Match is Savagery. To fight like a Young man. Batman the Dark Night #2 1986 Hot wife in a bikini? #Winning! Robert Stacy McCain Sept 14th 2012 The AP … Continue reading Cause and Effect: Gun Map edition

Why being there matters

One of the most memorable but intelligent debates/disagreements I've ever heard was between Dan Riehl and Stacy McCain on the value of being at an event vs using local bloggers and aggravating them. Dan made a very good argument for letting local bloggers cover and event and aggregating was better pointing out it saved the … Continue reading Why being there matters

“We absolutely will not publish, that’s why we’re checking”

It's a rare day when I take CBS's side over Powerline and Glenn but I have to say that CBS in general and Katy Conrad in particular did the right thing concerning the Koch/Zimmerman non-story. You have a story that is starting to go around the net to the point where snoops is talking about … Continue reading “We absolutely will not publish, that’s why we’re checking”

Elizabeth Flock go have a sit down with Robert Stacy McCain

One of the few dark spots of Blogcon Charlotte, other than my simply horrible ten-pin bowling (note to self don't bowl in suit pants if you are afraid of ripping them) was the absence of Robert Stacy McCain who taught me more about reporting in a few road trips than many a person who have … Continue reading Elizabeth Flock go have a sit down with Robert Stacy McCain