Mainstream Media

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The Oath Keepers hack is what progressives want for all of us.

By Justin Katz | October 6, 2021 |

One needn’t endorse or repudiate the Oath Keepers organization to observe that the hack and release of its internal communications raises disturbing questions at a time when state and federal government agencies are seeking more of a view into private donor lists and personal bank accounts: The emails were obtained by BuzzFeed News after an…

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We need to get our heads around the evolving tech-radical machine.

By Justin Katz | October 5, 2021 |

The profundity of the situation didn’t come home to me until I was nearly done researching and writing this article for Accuracy in Media.  I set out to shed some light on the partisan donations of NowThis News founder Kenneth Lerer (which the article does), but what I started to see in that light was this: While his…

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It’s the same ol’ SNL under Biden.

By Justin Katz | October 4, 2021 |

When I read this Daily Wire article by Joseph Curl, I was expecting to find a surprising change of tone by Saturday Night Live — one that treated our eminently mockable politicians as such.  Honestly, I don’t know what Curl was watching. Granted, I didn’t get through the whole clip, but the first two-thirds remained standard…

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The “mystery” of violent crime hides the probable cause in Rhode Island.

By Justin Katz | September 30, 2021 |

The mainstream media — represented for this post by Brian Amaral of the Boston Globe — may not know what is to blame for the increase in violent crime across the country, but they sure know who: In 2019, a Rhode Island man released from a life crack-dealing sentence under the First Step Act, a criminal justice reform…

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The line of youth propaganda from MTV News to NowThis.

By Justin Katz | September 23, 2021 |

The connections one discovers while looking into emerging powerful organizations are intriguing.  NowThis is an online media company creating short, sharable news videos.  It’s clear that the target is a younger audience, and it’s also obvious that NowThis is a mainstream organization, which is to say, left-wing Democrat. When I began looking at the political donations of…

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A blackout seems to be in place for talk of natural immunity.

By Justin Katz | September 22, 2021 |

Musing about the Nicki Minaj/COVID vaccine kerfuffle, Instapundit Glenn Reynolds writes: So for the record, I’m not particularly concerned with the safety of the vaccines. The Insta-Daughter even took part in one of the clinical trials. But I am particularly concerned with the government-fostered bullying and intimidation aimed at anyone who doesn’t follow the party line. If Nicki…

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Magaziner running from the podium after announcing a run for governor has become typical crafting.

By Justin Katz | September 20, 2021 |

The bottom line is that the news media supports progressive Democrats, so its practitioners are not anxious to press their candidates when they decline to answer questions in the service of crafting the news stories.  That’s why it’s entirely natural for Rhode Island General Treasurer to hold a press conference announcing his expected run for…

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Clearing homeless encampments on busy roads is the minimal backstop against progressive deterioration.

By Justin Katz | September 20, 2021 |

In an all-too-familiar sequence of events, progressives made social media noise to shame a politician with whom they disagreed — in this case, Providence City Councilman Nicholas Narducci, who helped the city clean up a homeless encampment under a Rt. 146 overpass — and the news media jumped right in to tow their line, framing…

Parents have to stand up for their kids’ rights, as they’re doing in Rhode Island, but beware the judiciary and media.

By Justin Katz | September 17, 2021 |

It’s encouraging to see that some families in Rhode Island have had enough and are willing to take to court to defend their civil rights, as Kim Kalunian reports on WPRI: Sixteen parents and grandparents have filed a lawsuit against Gov. Dan McKee over his statewide school mask mandate. The complaint, filed in Providence Superior…

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Contrasting coverage when people lie to the FBI is instructive.

By Justin Katz | September 16, 2021 |

Remember the massive coverage and overheated rhetoric (continuing to this day) when the FBI tangled General Michael Flynn into a “false statement”?  Compare that memory with this just-the-facts coverage of a Democrat National Committee lawyer’s predicament in the New York Times.   The headline is in the passive voice: “Durham Is Said to Seek Indictment of Lawyer…

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