Good, Bad And Ugly: How The Media Covered False Smear Of Covington Kids

*Before all the facts were known, the media ran with a story accusing pro-life activists from Covington Catholic High School of racism during an altercation with left-wing demonstrators at the Lincoln Memorial after the March for Life on Friday. That false narrative began to fall apart almost immediately, once additional video surfaced proving how the original, social media version of the story, was false. NewsBusters has analyzed the coverage and assigned a grade to various prominent media outlets in their handling of the fake news.*

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By Kyle Drennen ~

Before all the facts were known, the media ran with a story accusing pro-life activists from Covington Catholic High School of racism during an altercation with left-wing demonstrators at the Lincoln Memorial after the March for Life on Friday. That false narrative began to fall apart almost immediately, once additional video surfaced proving how the original, social media version of the story, was false. NewsBusters has analyzed the coverage and assigned a grade to various prominent media outlets in their handling of the fake news.

Here’s how the broadcast and cable networks, plus key newspapers, covered the story:

CBS: The broadcast network held off on airing a full report on the story until Monday’s CBS This Morning, when correspondent Jan Crawford acknowledged that new facts had come to light undermining initial descriptions of the incident: “Now that first video which took off online appeared…

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The Horror of AOC … Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Taken seriously enough to be interviewed on 60 Minutes, she rules the universe of social media …. Senior members of her party love her and fear her simultaneously. 

She is the consummate whim-worshipper.

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This meme says it all. Her ideas don’t add up, but because she assumes the moral high ground they are superior. She knows better than us, without knowing anything.

 

Victim Blaming: He’s Really, Really Sorry

Second Translation: I don’t talk about violence between blacks in Chicago or elsewhere, unless I can blame it on white people, but I really screwed up by telling the truth, so…

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Zach Ford, who is really, really sorry…

As those that honor the entire Constitution, including the Second Amendment, know, lawful, defensive uses of firearms garner scant media attention. Such success stores just don’t fit the standard media narrative of “guns bad.”  When these fortunate, and very common, incidents are mentioned, details are often scarce, and attention to factual detail is not a priority, as was in the case in this recent defensive gun use in Chicago.  Local stationFox 59 reports:

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Gillette’s Sexist Sermonizing To Men And Women

*There’s a word for these ad campaigns: vomit. Go buy a Schick, where men are men, women are women, and all they want is a shave.*

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By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham ~

So who is the mastermind at Gillette that came up with the idea that the best way to sell men’s razors was to insult your customers with condescending liberal propaganda about “toxic masculinity”? Is pandering to the perpetually angry feminists in the media the way to grab positive “news” coverage? Is online buzz the goal?

If so, it must also be Gillette’s goal to have its customers rush over to the Schick display.

A century ago, Gillette ran ads in newspapers touting American soldiers of World War I using their product, the “clean fighters” of the Allied forces “fighting for clean ideals.” They were “millions of big, strong-limbed supermen… fighting to save freedom.” Today, there are no strong-limbed men. They’re bullies and sexual harassers in need of castration.

Go ahead, try to tell us we’re exaggerating. Gillette’s latest ad campaign was lovingly introduced…

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Morality, Populism, and Cultural Decay

*We do live in a day that personal responsibility, for a growing population, has been replaced by entitlement, dependency, and/or apathy.*

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John Adams once wrote, “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people.”

 By Robin Smith  ~  

Is the proverbial American Dream now only a tale of days past? Are Americans positioned to live as victims of both cultural decay and policy controlled by governing elites, or can we hope for a generation that will excel and lead? On that subject, Fox News host Tucker Carlson recently stirred strong debate with a populist monologue about American culture that proves the vast differences of what people hear with their mixed interpretations.

One writer viewed Carlson’s commentary as announcing the death of the American Dream, while others heard him frame Americans as victims. Some argued that conservatives should reject Carlson’s “victimhood populism” because societal maladies cannot be cured by public policy, but, instead, lie in the hands of the individual. Yet another writer lauded the virtues of intervening…

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Gillette: Girly Man Virtue Signaling

*That’s right, gentle readers: being male, even worse, acting male, is mental illness. If this sounds like standard, lunatic feminist, leftist, pussy hatted/vagina costume wearing, man-hating drivel, that’s because it is. However, this particular drivel should convince parents of boys, and men in general, to avoid psychologists like the plague. There’s an old assertion that people go into psychology because they want to diagnose their own craziness. Now we have proof.*

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One of the primary rules of business is: “Don’t alienate your customers.  In the interests of general wokeness, Gillette, makers of obscenely overpriced shaving products, did just that, and in the most egregious manner imaginable:

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NYT, Wash Post Promote ‘Ambitious’ Green New Deal, Minimize Criticism

*National Review senior political correspondent Jim Geraghty did look for details and found the Green Party site had the “full language” for a Green New Deal which included a plan to cut military spending “by at least half,” “replacing non-essential individual means of transport” (essentially banning cars), require the complete transition off of nuclear, coal, oil and gas energy sources by 2030, and turn the government into an “employer of last resort.”*

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By Julia A Seymour ~

The Green New Deal concept is the latest rage among progressives and the media that love them. In this case, that would include The Washington Post and New York Times.

The Post’s promotions included bringing up the “smart” and “enormously popular” Green New Deal in at least 21 news or opinion pieces in just a month between Dec. 16, and Jan. 15. The Post touted a survey claiming a Green New Deal was “supposedly supported by most American voters.” Even though it’s doubtful anyone could explain what the deal really means.

The Times generated at least eight news or opinion pieces about it, including a glowing news piece about Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., pushing her party further left. That number also included columns from Thomas Friedman and Paul Krugman endorsing the “good idea.”

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The Green New Deal: It’s Worse Than You Think

*”A carbon tax is a tax on existence, because all aspects of living require energy, and hydrocarbons provide 80% of America’s energy, more for the rest of the world,” Mark Mills of the Manhattan Institute recently wrote in the Wall Street Journal. As for replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy, Mills points out that wind and solar power currently account for a mere 3% of U.S. energy – and this after decades of federal subsidies and state laws mandating the use of renewable energy.*

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~

The New Year is off to a rollicking start with a partial government shutdown in Washington affecting 800,000 federal workers, riots all across France, the continuing disintegration of Venezuela, and – for good measure — calls for a Green New Deal by hundreds of environmental and other left-wing groups, as well as by Democrats in Congress.

While the dispute over the security of the U.S. border with Mexico, the outrage over a proposed (and since withdrawn) tax increase on transportation fuel in France, and the collapse of the Venezuelan economy are all about matters in the here and now, the Green New Deal postulates a glorious vision of the future.

And what a future it is!

In the name of combating climate change (formerly known as global warming), the Green New Deal seeks nothing less than the complete decarbonization of the U.S. economy and the…

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History Facts: Ignorance of Socialism Facts, Fascism Facts, and victims of Communism is Dangerous

Of all the disturbing developments in culture and ideas over the last several years—including violence against legitimate authority, violence against the average citizen, and violence against the very ideas that undergird the West—few have been more disturbing than the reemergence of communism and socialism.

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Ignorance of Socialism Facts, Fascism Facts, and Victims of Communism is Dangerous

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Our Ignorance of Socialism Is Dangerous

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A recent Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation survey found that 51 percent of American millennials would rather live in a socialist or communist country than in a capitalist country. Only 42 percent prefer the latter.

Twenty-five percent of millennials who know who Vladimir Lenin was view him favorably. Lenin was the first premier of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. Half of millennials have never heard of communist Mao Zedong, who ruled China from 1949 to 1959 and was responsible for the deaths of 45 million Chinese people.

The number of people who died at the hands of Josef Stalin may be as high as 62 million. However, almost one-third of millennials think former President George W…

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NYT: FBI Abused Power On Clinton, But Pushes Bureau’s Trump ‘Russian Agent’ Theory

…the framing of this New York Times article is either poorly conceived or outright disingenuous at every turn. Using the completely lawful and constitutional firing of the bumbling Comey as pretext for opening a criminal investigation into the president is a grand abuse of power by the FBI. Attempting to overtake the authority to determine U.S. foreign policy from the lawfully determined president of the United States is a violation of the U.S. Constitution. For one of the nation’s largest newspapers to suggest that this makes the president — and not the FBI — look bad actually validates two of Trump’s biggest complaints: the media are hopelessly biased, and there really is a “deep state” out to overturn the 2016 election.

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By Clay Waters ~

How does the New York Times (and especially reporter Peter Baker) treat accusations that the F.B.I. overstepped their authority in a politicized effort to take down a president? That depends on who is president.

On the front page of Monday’s New York Times, Peter Baker’s “news analysis,” “Trump Faces ‘Nonstop’ War For Survival,” used an overhyped Times blockbuster about an FBI counter-intelligence investigation, in order to spread the idea Donald Trump was a “Russian agent”:

So it has come to this: The president of the United States was asked over the weekend whether he is a Russian agent. And he refused to directly answer.

The question, which came from a friendly interviewer, not one of the “fake media” journalists he disparages, was “the most insulting thing I’ve ever been asked,” he declared. But it is a question that has hung over his presidency…

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