When Entertainment Reporters Get Political

If you think liberal media bias is strictly an issue for The New York Times and the Washington Post, you haven’t looked at your average entertainment site lately. Nearly every major Hollywood news site leans left. It has been that way for some time, but in recent years it has gotten worse. The improbable rise … Continued

Politics

Tim Burton is Right About Hollywood Media Bias

Think mainstream media bias is bad? Have you read the entertainment news today? Oh, boy. The latest batch of WikiLeaks revelations show the cozy nature between some reporters and the Democratic party. You don’t need a leak to see something similar in entertainment coverage. Of course, Hollywood reporters have leaned left for some time. The … Continued

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Facebook vs. Conservatives: A Solution

Recently a controversy arose over accusations that Facebook was censoring conservative stories from its “trending” news feed. The site was accused of blocking certain stories because Facebook’s feed was run by liberals. Prominent conservatives had a meeting with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, who assured them that Facebook is an “open platform” and that he would … Continued

Culture

Are You Guilty of “Virtue-Signaling?”

British author James Bartholomew has secured his place in history. Recently, he invented the perfect phrase for our times: “virtue signaling.” Virtue signaling is the popular modern habit of indicating that one has virtue merely by expressing disgust or favor for certain political ideas, cultural happenings, or even the weather. When a liberal goes on … Continued

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The Bill Clinton Effect: Why Liberals Treat Women Worse

News of rampant sexual harassment at a leading progressive public relations firm seems to have surprised some on the Left: How can enlightened liberals, so staunchly committed to women’s equality and progress, allow old-school sexism and abuse of power to persist? How could FitzGibbon Media, which represented MoveOn.org, NARAL Pro-Choice America, and the AFL-CIO, have … Continued

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How to Respond to Prayer Shaming

It used to be that Americans of all theological persuasions agreed, in principle, on the idea that a sentiment such as “Our thoughts and prayers are with you” was the appropriate public response to a tragedy. That was then. This is now. And “now,” apparently, includes something called “prayer shaming.” In a recent column, Callum … Continued

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The Media’s Snob Problem: Trump’s Gold Palace and Carson’s Jesus Painting

If Architectural Digest had a political team, the houses of two front-runner Republican presidential hopefuls could not be receiving more scrutiny. Unfortunately, the media interest in their houses is prurient and snobbish. One can easily understand that Donald Trump’s faux Versailles perched high above Manhattan in Trump Tower or Dr. Ben Carson’s palatial, gold leaf … Continued

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Why Conservatives Should Love NPR

Conservatives tend not to be the biggest fans of NPR–to put it mildly. A couple of months ago I casually mentioned to a friend–a devout, homeschooled Michigander–that I had recently started listening to the local affiliate station. At once, her expression transformed into a look of mingled bewilderment and appall, as she asked, as if … Continued

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