Media Bias

January 26, 2023

Hillary Right About Russian Election Interference…and EVERYTHING ELSE

In light of former NY FBI Chief Charles McGonigal’s arrest this week, Hillary Clinton’s 2016 election “loss” just became more suspicious. Per the Washington Post, ‘[t]he […]
August 18, 2022

Dirty Words on Clean Skin

In this video, Anita Finlay discusses and introduces her book “Dirty Words on Clean Skin”.
June 14, 2021

Don’t Allow Kamala To Be Hillary’d By The Press

Almost since the moment VP Kamala Harris appeared on the national stage, corporate owned media has been giving her the “Hillary treatment”, which is to say […]
May 21, 2019

Kamala Harris and Women’s Fight for Equal Pay

Senator Kamala Harris spoke with MSNBC’s Ari Melber last night pitching her plan to fine companies a part of their previous year’s profits if it is […]
February 11, 2019

Respecting the Women on Whose Shoulders You Stand

Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm made history by running for president in 1972, becoming the first woman to win a non-binding presidential primary in New Jersey.  She said: […]
February 1, 2019

Sexism Isn’t About THAT Woman—But ALL Women

Sexist attacks are daily lobbed at Kamala Harris, Nancy Pelosi, Elizabeth Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand and Amy Klobuchar over social media and, of course, by the pundit […]
January 3, 2019

Hey Tucker Carlson: My Mom is a Hero, Not an Emasculator

It’s not that FOX News’ Tucker Carlson is worth listening to or respecting, yet his comments about ‘women’s advancement harming society’ must be addressed; his poison […]
October 16, 2018

Our Midterm Votes Are Vital–Being Distracted Is Not

  Three weeks from today, we have a very important date with the voting booth.  In the meantime, we can talk to friends and neighbors about […]
July 25, 2018

Drowning In Ink By The Barrel — Reporters Who Stifle Criticism

New York Times‘  reporter Maggie Haberman got backlash for her recent op-ed decrying a lack of civility on Twitter, declaring she was stepping away from it […]
June 10, 2018

The Shame in White Male Savior Syndrome

Shame on every man from NBC’s Chuck Todd and Joe Scarborough, CNN’s Jake Tapper, Vox’s Ezra Klein, Rep. Trey Gowdy, former FBI Director Jim Comey, to Steve […]
May 14, 2018

Stop Pretending There’s a Liberal Media Bias

Beware anyone trying to tell you that there is a liberal media bias on major news programs. On Sunday’s State of the Union, CNN’s Jake Tapper […]
April 30, 2018

The Truth about Michelle Wolf’s White House Correspondence Dinner Roast

Press Corps’ hand-wringing over comedienne Michelle Wolf’s “caustic” performance at the White House Correspondents Dinner Saturday night misses the point.  Wolf aimed a harsh spotlight at […]
April 23, 2018

Women Candidates Are Stronger When They Fight Sexism

In Jonathan Chait’s New York Intelligencer article cautioning women “not to play the victim card” when running as 2020 presidential candidates, doesn’t he see that a […]
February 21, 2018

Go Away, Bernie. Finally, Go Away.

Politico’s headline “Bernie blames Hillary for allowing Russian interference” is enough to make me upchuck. Yes, Russian bots did help your campaign, Bernie Sanders, and you […]
September 24, 2017

Hillary Clinton and What Happened – Why It Matters To All Of Us

Hillary Clinton’s moving account of What Happened in the 2016 election offers extraordinary insight into a woman’s journey at the highest level of politics and rings […]
August 21, 2017

Media’s Hillary-Hate and Trump-Coddling Were Weapons To Silence Women

Shell shocked after seven months of Trump’s presidency, appalled in particular at his equivocating remarks defending racists after the disgrace of Charlottesville, we still struggle to […]
May 3, 2017

Don’t Let Big Media Off The Hook

If reactions on social media are any indication, too many are giving The New York Times and other prominent news outlets a relative pass for their […]
March 9, 2017

How Sexism Upended an Election and Why It Won’t Change

Five years ago, I published Dirty Words on Clean Skin, a book exposing the sexism, coming mainly from the left, that derailed Hillary Clinton’s 2008 razor-close […]
January 10, 2017

Trump Kompromat Gets Benefit of the Doubt? Hillary Wouldn’t

Just when you thought the cesspool likely planting itself at the White House couldn’t get more unseemly or terrifying, Vox shared “CNN’s …bombshell of a story […]
December 13, 2016

Maybe I Should Just Share Pictures of My Cats

Hard to know what some people wouldn’t find threatening. Write positively about the most qualified, accomplished woman in a generation – some people don’t like that. […]
November 13, 2016

Put the Blame for Hillary’s Loss Where It Belongs

Since Hillary Clinton’s shocking loss Tuesday night, I’ve been frozen, alternately grieving or venting in the social media jungle. Statistics that 63% of white men and […]
September 27, 2016

Hillary Faces Down the Devil and Wins — Again

Reviews are in and Hillary Clinton was declared the clear winner in her first Presidential debate against Donald Trump. A lot was riding on her performance […]
September 22, 2016

Taking on Corporate Media’s Well Paid Hillary-Bashers

I am regularly asked why Andrea Mitchell still has a job at NBC. The complaint is: “She’s so biased against Hillary Clinton, she may as well […]
September 8, 2016

Beltway Press, You Own Matt Lauer: Trashing Him Doesn’t Absolve You

Beltway press reviews are in on Matt Lauer’s abysmal performance at NBC News’ Commander-in-Chief Forum last night: Lauer was out of his depth, ill-prepared and sexist, […]
August 23, 2016

Double Standards for Hillary and the Clinton Foundation

Only a member of the American Press would have the gall to use the word “venality” to describe Hillary Clinton, who has fought to get proper […]
February 21, 2016

What the Media Wins By Pretending Hillary Is Not

Hillary Clinton won the Nevada caucus by 6 points. NBC’s Meet the Press and CNBC called her win “narrow.” Without first checking the final tally, much […]
February 2, 2016

Hillary Makes History in Iowa, Media Pretends Otherwise

Hillary just became the first woman in history to win the Iowa caucus. No matter how narrow a win, for Hillary Clinton to have even a […]
January 11, 2016

Can We Make Networks Give Us News, Not Infotainment?

The Big 5 Sunday “News” shows feature bloviating (white) men in suits on the hosting and guesting side, telling us what we should value and where […]
December 10, 2015

Who Is More Dangerous: Trump or the Media?

Acknowledging that unlikely Republican front-runner Donald Trump has hit a nerve with a notable segment of his Party, there is little doubt that his xenophobic comments […]
December 7, 2015

Media Complicity in Donald Trump, Demagogue-in-Chief

Mainstream media helped create, feed, and cynically fed on, the creature that is Donald Trump, but have now decided he has gone too far with his […]
November 14, 2015

Is Starbucks Really the Company We Should Be Boycotting?

The brouhaha surrounding Starbucks stark red and allegedly non Christmas-y coffee cup has caused such an uproar that even Republican front runner Donald Trump jumped into […]
October 5, 2015

Hillary Surges in the Polls, Shining Past Media Bias and Politicized Attacks

In the days since House Speaker hopeful Kevin McCarthy bragged to FOX’s Sean Hannity the real reason for the Republican driven Benghazi investigative committee – to […]
September 30, 2015

Big Media Ignores Concerns of Average Americans to Obsess about Hillary’s Emails

A new article from Tom Watson and Peter Daou shares the poignant struggles of average Americans who care much less about the manufactured media stink over […]
August 26, 2015

The Truth of Hillary’s Email Non-Scandal

Hillary Clinton is running an intelligent presidential campaign focused on voters’ pressing concerns. Her plans for reining in Wall Street, reducing cost of college education and […]
August 18, 2015

Can Any Candidate Compete with Trump’s Pwning of a Desperate News Media?

There is speculation that billionaire Donald Trump is running a campaign for reasons other than attaining the Presidency; that he would never let his empire deteriorate […]
July 29, 2015

The New York Times Owes a Front Page Apology to Hillary Clinton

Yesterday, The New York Times’ public editor offered a harsh “note” on her paper’s botched, false story about two Inspectors General pursuing a criminal investigation against […]
June 5, 2015

What’s The New York Times’ Gripe with Hillary Clinton?

Talking with Ed Berliner on Newsmax’s The Hard Line, I suggested one might want to learn the identity of The New York Times’ major shareholder. “There […]
June 1, 2015

The New York Times’ Vendetta Against Hillary Clinton

Just out of college, I got a job at The New York Times. The electricity of the place was undeniable and I was proud to enter […]
March 6, 2015

Hillary’s Emails: Scandal or Smear?

Republicans got a huge assist from mainstream media this week in their quest to smear Hillary Clinton, thereby arresting her path to the Presidency in 2016.  […]
August 14, 2014

Anita Finlay on Newsmax: The Real Scoop on Hillary and Foreign Policy 8/14/2014

Rabble rousing detractors like Senator Rand Paul claim that Hillary Clinton has no accomplishments or foreign policy expertise to speak of! Don’t miss my response regarding […]
June 14, 2014

Anita Finlay & Jerry Doyle Debate Hillary, Leadership and Media Manipulation 6/10/2014

On June 1oth, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton launched her book, “Hard Choices.”  Her blitz interview tour, starting with ABC’s Diane Sawyer, was cause for […]
June 12, 2014

Anita Finlay on Newsmax TV: Hillary, Leadership and the GOP Upset

Thrilled to share my first appearance as a commentator on Newsmax TV.  They roll out on Directv next week and host Ed Berliner is a true gent.  We […]
April 30, 2014

Anita Finlay, Jerry Doyle and the Leadership Test 4/29/2014

As Bill Clinton recently pointed out, the media tends to glom on to a narrative and never let go, which often means promoting The Dangerous Allure of […]
April 23, 2014

Jon Stewart Gives Sexist Blowhards What For

Jon Stewart’s brilliant takedown of the preposterous double standards leveled at Hillary Clinton, Dianne Feinstein and, for that matter, all women in politics is almost enough to make […]
April 22, 2014

News Flash: Hillary Clinton Is Not Pregnant

Media outlets are abuzz with Chelsea Clinton’s announcement that she and husband Marc Mezvinsky are expecting their first child this fall. Sharing the joyful news at […]
April 1, 2014

Past is Prologue: Media Again Derides Hillary as an Entitled “Corporate” Candidate

In an interview on CNN’s Crossfire, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, who last week intimated he’d make a better president than Hillary Clinton, avoided attacking her despite host […]
March 18, 2014

Millennials Abandoning Obama: Fickle Youth or Something Deeper?

In his latest column, Washington Post’s Dana Milbank lamented that the youth vote, 15 million strong, who swept Obama into office have “abandoned him in his […]
January 28, 2014

Mike Huckabee, Rand Paul and the Female Libido

Women represent 53% of the voting electorate.  Vital as it is for Republicans to gain female votes in 2014, their need will reach critical mass in […]
January 14, 2014

The Dishonest Coverage of “Hillary’s Hit List”

Chris Christie’s political hopes took a hit last week as the burgeoning “Bridge-Gate” scandal painted him and those in his inner circle as bullies who will […]
January 7, 2014

GOP Strategist Frank Luntz Accuses President Obama of “Ruining the Electorate”

Mega-successful political focus group and messaging guru Frank Luntz once helped Newt Gingrich craft the successful “Contract With America.”  Today, he feels lost, lamenting to The […]
December 5, 2013

President and Media Flirt with Truth in Advertising Seven Years Too Late

Soon to begin the 6th year of his presidency, President Obama has just entered the 5th year of selling the Affordable Care Act, having been forced […]
October 21, 2013

Matthews’ Hypocritical Lamentations on Loss of “Friendly” Politics Mirrors that of Our Leaders

In the Boston Globe, Chris Matthews of MSNBC’s Hardball waxed poetic on the “civilized” politics of yesteryear, particularly praising the relationship between President Ronald Reagan and […]
October 1, 2013

The Right Move: CNN and NBC Scrap Plans for Hillary Films

The Washington Post reported that both CNN and NBC have cancelled plans to produce films about the life of Hillary Clinton. Charles Ferguson, the CNN film’s director, complained that he […]
September 26, 2013

Are Republicans Trying to Lose? Will Female Pundits Come to Their Rescue?

The Washington Times’ Wesley Pruden just derided Hillary Clinton for her “occasional” visits to the hairdresser and wrote that while a man of 69 is not […]
September 18, 2013

Women’s Issues Are Not “Soft”: Sexism and the Urge to Devalue

In the media’s obsession with all things Hillary, the prognosticators for 2016 are exercising their insatiable need to sell copy by conjuring a blood feud between […]
September 4, 2013

Kim Kardashian, Big Media and the Infantilization of America

After giving a speech on the effects of media bias (a light topic, I know!), a student asked, “How is anyone going to hear your message when […]
August 8, 2013

Fed Chair Unsexy, But Crucial to All of Us

Fed Chair may not be as sexy a job as President, but the occupant of that position is just as vital, if not more so, to every […]
August 7, 2013

Visual Vilification: A Tale of Two Hillarys

In the media’s obsession with all things Hillary, no sooner did NBC and CNN announce biopics on the former Secretary of State than the RNC denounced those […]
July 30, 2013

Daily Beast Insults both Diane Lane and Hillary Clinton Because…?

Way to go, Daily Beast. Thanks for a slap in search of a story. Stating that actress Diane Lane cannot do any more than smolder because she […]
May 22, 2013

A Sycophantic Press Has Itself to Blame for Obama’s AP Scandal

The Obama/Holder AP scandal has produced strange bedfellows.  The DoJ’s seizing of Associated Press reporters’ phone records along with AG Eric Holder’s attempts to prosecute senior […]
May 14, 2013

Rabid on Benghazi, IRS Scandal and the Lessons of Violence on Finlay & Smart Talk

Tonight, John Smart and I tackle the pros and cons of Republicans’ rabid attempts to discredit Hillary Clinton in advance of 2016.  Interesting how she offered […]
May 9, 2013

Benghazi, Hillary 2016 and a Predictable Media

Yesterday, Representative Darrell Issa led his Oversight Committee through hours of questioning of Benghazi whistleblowers with one goal in mind – to ruin any hope Hillary […]
May 8, 2013

Finlay & Smart Talk Sequestration, Immigration Reform, Benghazi and Big Banks

Tonight, John Smart and I are delighted to welcome back our favorite economic guru, Larry Doyle, of Sense on Cents.  Larry will offer his practical and […]
April 25, 2013

Dove’s “Real Beauty Sketches” vs. Beyoncé and Big Media – Objectification Wins Every Time

Dove’s “Real Beauty Sketches” YouTube has gone viral with over 30 million views and tells us that women are their own worst enemies when it comes […]
April 9, 2013

Why President Obama’s Sexist Remark about Kamala Harris Matters

We live in a society attracted, even addicted, to pretty packaging.  That is unlikely to change.  Notwithstanding those with a seeming compulsion to praise or deride […]
April 2, 2013

Does Our Nation’s Current Romance with Hillary Mean She Will Have an Easier Path in 2016?

Every week, another “Hillary: will she or won’t she” article erupts in the mainstream press.  If the amount of copy devoted to reading the tea leaves […]
February 20, 2013

Hypersexualizing Women Leads to Self-Objectification, More Destructive and Prevalent than Society Admits

Images of Rihanna nestled close to fiancé Chris Brown at the Grammys last week were disturbing, considering he had previously punched her in the face, bitten […]
January 24, 2013

Hillary Clinton’s Benghazi Testimony and the Men Who Fear Her

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave 5-1/2 hours of patient and thorough testimony before the Senate and House yesterday regarding the events surrounding the tragic deaths […]
January 22, 2013

Big Media and the Herd Mentality of Party Politics Create More Crises Than They Solve

Salon’s David Sirota today offered an article instructing Progressives to “check their optimism” when it comes to President Obama’s inauguration speech and what it might bode […]
January 22, 2013

How the Game is Played: Finlay & Smart Debate the President's Address and the Effects of a Biased Media Going Forward

Join us tonight as we analyze the President’s inaugural address, what it bodes for his second; also the political theatre offered up by the mainstream media […]
December 12, 2012

Anita Finlay's Christmas Coupon For You!

This year, my life has been about words — spoken, written, sometimes shouted — sharing a heartfelt message with students, talk show hosts, and, well, anyone […]
December 4, 2012

Study Finding We Are Done with Gender Bias Omits Important Data

“Good News for Hillary 2016: New Study Says Media Gender Bias Has Almost Disappeared”   …so reads The Grindstone headline to Ruth Graham’s latest article.  Quoting […]
October 17, 2012

Finlay & Smart Talk — Our Own Post Debate Wrap Up

Tonight, at a special time, 7:30 pm PDT and 10:30 pm EDT, John Smart and I will share our thoughts on the Town Hall Debate between […]
September 19, 2012

Apologies to Hillary, Revisionist History and Cognitive Dissonance

These past two years, we have been stunned by a pundit class offering everything from grudging to glowing praise of Hillary Clinton, a candidate they had […]
August 29, 2012

I Am Not My Hair (humble thanks to India.Arie for her inspiring lyrics)

At Best Buy one lazy Sunday afternoon six years back, I sampled my first Ipod. The pre-programmed music selections featured India.Arie singing “I Am Not My […]
August 22, 2012

ABC's Jake Tapper Tells the Truth about Media Bias — a blockbuster interview in polite language

Add Jake Tapper, one of our more reliable reporters, to the list of people who have left the reservation – at least for the moment. Back […]
August 19, 2012

Many Who Attacked Hillary Clinton in 2008 Now Suggesting She Replace Joe Biden

I just had the pleasure of being interviewed by Molly Paige and Ernie Brown of the nationally syndicated America’s Radio News Network.  I had some choice […]
August 14, 2012

Female Olympians, Like Women in Politics, Are Still Stuck in the Cheap Seats

There is a reason why Secretary of State Hillary Clinton fights for the empowerment of women and girls around the world.  Even in the 2012 Olympics, […]
July 29, 2012

When Does Hillary Clinton Get Some Credit?

The New Republic, the same publication whose literary editor once referred to Hillary Clinton as a “hellish housewife” is at it again.  Only this time instead […]
June 20, 2012

Ask A Woman What She Thinks!

by Anita Finlay “Men Rule Media Coverage on Women’s News,” Abigail Pesta’s recent Daily Beast article, makes clear that men still control the news narrative at all levels.  The data […]