Category Archives: Media Bias

The Mainstream Media Have Made the Conservative Media Prophets

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I’ve long thought of conservative-leaning news outlets as being only small counterbalances to the dominant liberal slant that exists in the mainstream media. Fox News is a perfect example. Though the network fares well against its national news competitors on an individual basis, it is merely a lone conservative voice in an industry that is…

It’s Not the Lie… It’s That the Media Suddenly Cares

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What exactly constitutes a scandal? I see that question debated on the Internet from time to time, as well as on the news networks. Many people impulsively associate the term with an illegal activity, but the textbook definition of it is actually quite broad and thus fairly subjective: A disgraceful or discreditable action. Thus, what…

The Evolution of ‘Extremism’ in the Era of Obama

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One doesn’t have to look all that far to find proof of the gross hypocrisy that has come out of Washington over the past five years. As conservatives like to point out, the words spoken by U.S. Senator Barack Obama and other top Democrats during the Bush era are often diametrically opposed to the things…

Imagine if Sarah Palin Had Said “Buy a Shotgun” Before the Navy Yard Shooting

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Last February, as part of a White House push for a ban on semi-automatic rifles in response to the Newtown, Connecticut shooting, Vice President Joe Biden offered some advice to a mother who was concerned about losing the ability to protect her children inside their home. “Buy a shotgun, buy a shotgun,” he told the…

Which Offenses Are Forgivable in Hollywood?

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I miss Mel Gibson. Well, I miss his work in the movies, anyway. Though I thoroughly enjoyed the action heroes he portrayed early in his career, like Mad Max and Lethal Weapon’s Martin Riggs, I’m particularly fond of his work as a director. Braveheart and Apocalypto are two of my favorite films, and The Passion…

How To Make Americans Care About All of These Scandals: Find a Hot Chick

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Over the past few weeks, we’ve been listening to conservative pundits predicting that the multitude of significant government scandals catching momentum in some quarters of the media will ultimately bring down the Obama administration. Former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee was one of the first to weigh in back in early May, stating his belief that…

Don’t Blame the Media For Not Pursuing News Stories… Blame Republicans!

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The other day, MSNBC’s Karen Finney was on her network discussing the IRS’s targeting of conservative groups. After spending some time unsurprisingly downplaying the story’s significance, she attempted to validate her cavalier take on the controversy by stating the following: “Everybody knew about this investigation long before the election. So, if they [Republicans] were that…

Did Obama’s Media Market Bubble Burst?

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It sure has been interesting over the past week to watch the news media finally approach the Obama administration with the one tactic many of us thought they’d never use in their coverage: Some good old fashioned scrutiny. Despite showing up to the game way late on Benghazi, many in the mainstream media are actually…