Media Bias


Drowning In Ink By The Barrel — Reporters Who Stifle Criticism
25 Jul 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 as a result.  No doubt social media can be cruel, particularly for women. But we must separate facts from a self-serving or defensive posture in this case.  Did Ms. Haberman mention her habit of blocking those who offer respectful...

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The Shame in White Male Savior Syndrome
10 Jun 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 Schmidt to Senator Bernie Sanders and yes, even, Senator John McCain.  Every single one did nothing but bash Hillary Clinton, working to tank her poll numbers and depress her voters in the run-up to the 2016 election. All are...

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Stop Pretending There’s a Liberal Media Bias
14 May 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 featured none other than the cantankerous, ego-driven and relatively unaccomplished Senator Bernie Sanders. He beats up more DEMS than GOP and has been nicer to Trump than he was to Hillary.  Sanders will be 79 in 2020 is talking...

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The Truth about Michelle Wolf’s White House Correspondence Dinner Roast
30 Apr 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 their failures as journalists.  Instead of daily contesting the lies of the Trump Administration – and that of Press Secretary Sanders – many anchors and pundits instead opt for access, normalizing an administration that glorifies the worst in us,...

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Women Candidates Are Stronger When They Fight Sexism
23 Apr 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 man telling a woman how she should present herself to the American people is in itself sexist? Why does he get to instruct her?  What white male has ever had to deal with gender issues on the national stage? ...

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Go Away, Bernie. Finally, Go Away.
21 Feb 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 knew it and did nothing.  But you still want to blame Hillary Clinton to deflect from your egotistical, guilt-ridden spoiler behavior, hoping those naïve enough not to know any better will buy it.  No chance. Politico’s Edward-Isaac  Dovere does...

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Hillary Clinton as interviewed by Joy Reid on MSNBC
24 Sep 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 the alarm about what’s at stake for America in our current divided climate. While it’s heartbreaking to read Clinton’s comprehensive vision for our country, knowing what we lost, we will never overcome the double standards powerful women face in...

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Media’s Hillary-Hate and Trump-Coddling Were Weapons To Silence Women
21 Aug 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 understand how we got here. Roxane Gay’s NYT op-ed Hate That Doesn’t Hide states what so many of us feel: “Angry white men holding tiki torches and shouting their throats raw chanting “blood and soil,” spittle hanging from their...

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Don’t Let Big Media Off The Hook
03 May 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 obsessive, irresponsible Hillary coverage while being forgiving of their elevating Trump with no more than pale vetting. To make money, they turned one of the most important decisions of our lifetime into a game show. Now Americans are living...

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How Sexism Upended an Election and Why It Won’t Change
09 Mar 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 bid for the Presidential nomination. I wrote it as a call to action and to share a truth, the publication of which was intended to overcome chauvinist bias going forward.  The 2016 presidential election was a painful reminder of...

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