ABC News and Bias

More than 200 former journalists—many of them former colleagues at ABC News—have condemned President Trump for his “un-American” attacks on the media. I wasn’t one of the signers. I know many of the people involved—some of whom I considered friends. Some of them I don’t know. Others I didn’t like, and they didn’t like me. … Continue reading ABC News and Bias

In less than a minute Chris Wallace nails the Washington Post on bias

By John Ruberry The mainstream media regularly whines about President Donald Trump labeling them as "fake news." No president ever likes his coverage from the media. But since the media is dominated by left-wingers, Republicans don't get as fair of a shake than Democrats. This morning on Fox News Sunday, Chris Wallace in less than … Continue reading In less than a minute Chris Wallace nails the Washington Post on bias

The Press, the CIA, and the FBI

A journalist, a CIA operative, and an FBI agent walk into a bar. Journalist: Why are we having drinks? I hate you guys! CIA operative and FBI agent: Yep. Journalist: You made illegal recordings of Martin Luther King Jr. and threatened to make them public? FBI agent: Yep Journalist: You launched coups in South America, … Continue reading The Press, the CIA, and the FBI

A visit to the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum and a look back

By John Ruberry Little Marathon Pundit and I were on vacation earlier this month and our travels brought us to Wisconsin and Michigan. On our final day of that trip we visited the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids, just six days prior to the 105th anniversary of the birth of the 38th … Continue reading A visit to the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum and a look back

Little Red Riding Hood meets the Big Bad Wolfe in the swamp

By John Ruberry A major story broke last week, and while the mainstream media dutifully reported on it, there was no blanket coverage, unlike in the case of the guilty plea of Trump campaign hanger-on, George Papadopolous, one of the big catches of Robert Mueller's Russian collusion probe. What was that big breaking news? Recently-retired … Continue reading Little Red Riding Hood meets the Big Bad Wolfe in the swamp

White nationalists and black nationalists

By John Ruberry Around this time yesterday during a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia one woman was killed and 19 others were injured when they were rammed and run over by a person driving a Dodge Challenger. James Alex Fields Jr, 20, was allegedly the behind the wheel of that muscle car. He's been … Continue reading White nationalists and black nationalists

Today’s media makes me ashamed

There's no hole on Earth deep enough for me to hide from the shame my former profession has brought me. Other than a short stint in public relations, I spent 34 years as a newspaper reporter and editor. For the last 25 years of my career, I worked at a mid-size daily, where we did … Continue reading Today’s media makes me ashamed

In Defense of Jake Tapper

As all of you who read this blog know I've always liked Jake Tapper, both personally and professionally. In our encounters both online and in person he never treated me with any less respect because I was a blogger and was kind enough to come on my show when invited. Furthermore during the Obama years … Continue reading In Defense of Jake Tapper

If you oppose media collusion with political campaigns, you are a conservative

By John Ruberry Donald J. Trump's presidential honeymoon with the media lasted sixteen minutes, which was, not coincidentally, the length of his inauguration address. Since then, the media, with a few exceptions, has been relentlessly attacking the president, and by media, I'll use the definition Rush Limbaugh gave this morning to Chris Wallace on Fox News … Continue reading If you oppose media collusion with political campaigns, you are a conservative

Media insanity over Trump win continues

By John Ruberry The leftist group MoveOn got its start as Bill Clinton was being impeached. Their initial message was along the lines of, Bubba has done a great job running the country, his affair with Monica Lewinsky was inappropriate, and now it's time for Americans to, well, move on. Now if only the cheerleaders … Continue reading Media insanity over Trump win continues

If the World Series was umpired the same way as the presidential race

By John Ruberry "Bias has always been a factor in journalism. It's nearly impossible to remove. Humans have their thoughts, and keeping them out of your work is difficult. But 2016 saw the remaining veneer of credibility, thin as it was, stripped away and set on fire." Derek Hunter, Townhall, October 23, 2016. "A free … Continue reading If the World Series was umpired the same way as the presidential race

Media bias: Yes, WikiLeaks really did hack Podesta’s emails

By John Ruberry A couple of headlines caught my attention this afternoon. Here's one: "WikiLeaks Releases More Purported Emails, Bringing Total To More Than 11,000," comes from NPR. Wow. This federally funded news outlet I guess "forgot" that the victim of the hack, Hillary Clinton campaign chair John Podesta, admitted that his private emails were … Continue reading Media bias: Yes, WikiLeaks really did hack Podesta’s emails

The Washington Post is a communications arm of the Democrats

By John Ruberry The Washington Post has long been a leftist publication, in the 1970s it was dubbed "Pravda on the Potomac" by conservatives. The newspaper has gotten worse since then, even after its purchase in 2013 by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. On Friday it released a 2005 video of Donald Trump in a hot-mic … Continue reading The Washington Post is a communications arm of the Democrats

Trump may have avoided federal income taxes, but Hillary got rich off of government

By John Ruberry Last night the New York Times, using an illegally obtained copy of Donald Trump's 1995 tax return, speculated that because of a $916 million loss listed on that return, the Republican nominee may have, yes, may have, avoided paying federal income taxes for 18 years. With help from his wealthy father, not … Continue reading Trump may have avoided federal income taxes, but Hillary got rich off of government

The last time America elected a sick person as president was in 1944

By John Ruberry This morning Hillary Clinton suffered what is being called a medical episode in lower Manhattan where she may have fainted, but she certainly had to be helped into a van by campaign aides as her knees wobbled, as you'll see in a video. She's was in New York to attend a Ground Zero … Continue reading The last time America elected a sick person as president was in 1944

Media coup d’état against Trump

By John Ruberry I try not to cover the same subject in successive weeks in my weekly posts here, but these are not ordinary times. Media bias in regards to the presidential campaign is my topic, as it was last Sunday. Fox News' Howard Kurtz brought my attention to a New York Times article by … Continue reading Media coup d’état against Trump

Dishonest media peddling false narrative against ‘baby-hating’ Trump

By John Ruberry I overheard someone saying yesterday, "Did you you hear that Donald Trump hates babies? Yes, a baby was crying at one of his rallies and Trump said, 'Get that baby out of here.'" This person is a member of America's largest voting bloc, the uninformed voter. He gets his news from his … Continue reading Dishonest media peddling false narrative against ‘baby-hating’ Trump

Rand Paul vs the New Republic Advantage Rand & Reality

I never Knew the New Republic did comedy because this argument by Brian Beutler is a joke. Rand Paul's Petulance With Reporters Will Ruin Him Now in fairness to Mr. Beutler, you can make a case that Mr. Paul has been more flexible in his positions and to some degree his article makes that case Paul … Continue reading Rand Paul vs the New Republic Advantage Rand & Reality

What You Think You Know

By A.P. Dillon You read an article. It raises a question or talks about a particular topic. You Google. You browse the results, checking out a couple with promising titles. You check Wikipedia. You read quotes from 'experts'. You do your homework. You think you've got the facts and know the truth. You thought wrong. What … Continue reading What You Think You Know

How bad is Detroit? Headliner rapper cancels show after mob confronts him

By John Ruberry. Rap music is a bit--okay, a lot outside of my comfort zone, but last night a story broke in Detroit that as of this writing, among mainstream media sources, only Michigan's Bay City Times has reported on. Rapper Rick Ross, the scheduled headliner at Hot 107.5 Summer Jamz 17 in the one-time … Continue reading How bad is Detroit? Headliner rapper cancels show after mob confronts him