Posts Tagged ‘ media bias ’

Operation Pass The Buck

Operation Pass The Buck

You can read full text of Secretary Jeh Johnson’s op-ed here. It is the sort of predictable, CYA press release you would expect from an administration trying to downplay the disastrous consequences of its terribly unpopular immigration policies. Meanwhile, if you want to understand why so many of these unaccompanied minors are flooding into...
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Popping The Media Bubble

A great symposium sponsored by the Center for Immigration Studies, featuring the inimitable Mickey Kaus, which examines the self-serving narrative constructed by journalists in order to manipulate news coverage of immigration issues. Very lengthy, but well worth watching, especially for those of you who haven’t had the pleasure of attending one of CIS’s fantastic talks...
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Europe’s Doormat

  Dogmatism and obfuscation mark virtually any media discussion of the subject of immigration-a pattern which holds true both domestically and abroad-but Sky News managed to conduct a good interview of Nigel Farage, standard bearer for the UK Independence Party, nonetheless. The Week provides a brief summary of what caused  two caring English foster...
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Fast and Furious Spin

Fast and Furious Spin

Well, it turns out that the “blockbuster” Fortune Magazine piece defaming ATF whistleblower John Dodson, while simultaneously exculpating the architects of Fast and Furious within the Obama administration from blame, was a pack of lies.  Try to contain your shock. It would seem that the statuary above was meant to depict the members of...
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Political Calculation

I’ll post a more expansive exploration of the President’s latest unconstitutional administrative amnesty in the days ahead, but for now I’ll provide some pertinent links, including Janet Napolitano’s risible press release and video of Barack Obama’s abortive press conference in the Rose Garden-seen above.
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Swimming Upstream

Swimming Upstream

That, of course, is Roy Beck, the founder and executive director of Numbers USA, which-as I’m sure my readers are well aware-is the single most effective grassroots organization lobbying on Capitol Hill for immigration enforcement. I had the pleasure of listening to a fascinating address he delivered at the Penn Club in Manhattan last...
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Does The Hispanic Vote Matter?

Does The Hispanic Vote Matter?

In the Republican Presidential primaries, successful candidates have supported strong immigration enforcement policies. It is not the only key to success. Michele Bachman had the most unequivocal stance against amnesty and open borders, but didn’t make it past the Iowa Caucuses. Newt Gingrich is famously weak on the issue, and enjoyed early fleeting success....
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The Decline and Fall of the New York Times

The Decline and Fall of the New York Times

William McGowan, author of Gray Lady Down: What the Decline and Fall of the New York Times Means for America, spoke to American Rattlesnake about immigration and how it has been covered by the newspaper. He explained the basic premise of the book, and how the New York Times has betrayed its long journalistic tradition as...
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The Old Gray Lady: Down for the Count?

The Old Gray Lady: Down for the Count?

Tuesday night I had the pleasure of attending a discussion held at New York City’s Penn Club, sponsored by the Center for Immigration Studies, which featured one of my favorite journalists/media critics, William McGowan. The author of Gray Lady Down: What the Decline and Fall of the New York Times Means for America, Mr. McGowan...
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America’s Next Great Shill

America’s Next Great Shill

I should probably preface this post by admitting that I was a participant in the Washington Post’s America’s Next Great Pundit contest, a misguided and perhaps ultimately futile attempt by WaPo to expand its youth demographic among the ever-declining readership it lays claim to.
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