The media have spent the last two years arrogantly proclaiming that they are the urgently needed public servants who would boldly challenge power and ask the tough questions. But does that boldness continue when the Democrats win some power back? It doesn't look like it. Democrats can say the wildest things, and often, the so-called Courageous Media bend and move on.
Tim Graham is director of media analysis for the Media Research Center.
January 10, 2019, 8:21 AM EST
January 4, 2019, 4:44 AM EST
The Washington Post wasn't that passionately impressed with his opinions before he was killed.
January 2, 2019, 4:31 AM EST
It's hard to judge popular culture in the Trump era, wherein content creators are judged solely on political impact — are they offering enough "Resistance"? — instead of the quality of their product.
December 21, 2018, 7:02 AM EST
There was a seriousness of purpose when the #MeToo movement was launched. It has become a joke.
December 19, 2018, 4:40 AM EST
Anything goes in the continuing assault against President Trump and his policies, most especially where the left's top-shelf issues, immigration and abortion, are concerned.
December 14, 2018, 5:07 AM EST
As horrible new revelations of sexual misbehavior surface about former Les Moonves, it's highly unlikely anyone's going to make a movie about him. But there are two fictional projects (and a new documentary) supposedly based on the late Fox News boss Roger Ailes.
December 12, 2018, 5:15 AM EST
National Public Radio is out begging for donations this week, with major stations like Washington's WAMU offering gifts like those silly reusable grocery bags touting the "Power of Truth." But the truth can be pretty embarrassing. Apparently, NPR exploits cheap labor.
December 7, 2018, 7:14 AM EST
Everyone seems to have his own George H.W. Bush story. I'll give one that gives an insight into this man's character.
December 5, 2018, 4:41 AM EST
As with former President Ronald Reagan, there is a vast difference between the warm memories of George H.W. Bush and the coverage of the man when he actually served in the White House.
November 30, 2018, 5:05 AM EST
Who the hell cares about Gary Hart at this point anyway? Answer: some old leftists in Hollywood who didn't get Camelot 2.0, and CBS, which just doesn't get it, period.
November 28, 2018, 5:18 AM EST
Creating chaos — and "iconic" photos — was the point of the caravan organizers. It's emotionally manipulative to the core.
November 26, 2018, 9:51 AM EST
Michelle Obama has a new memoir out called "Becoming." Add two words: "Very Wealthy." The Obamas struck a $65 million book deal for his-and-hers memoirs, and next to it is their $50 million production deal with Netflix. They are set to cash in to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars. One outlet has called them a "billion-dollar brand." None of their media sycophants find this the tiniest bit controversial. They are the royal family. They cannot possibly be compensated enough.
November 21, 2018, 8:31 AM EST
Congressman-elect Dan Crenshaw of Texas first came to national attention when his looks — especially the patch over his eye that he lost serving in Afghanistan — were mocked on "Saturday Night Live." The NBC show amended its rudeness by putting him on the show the next week and allowing him to make an earnest pitch to Americans to "never forget" the sacrifices veterans make.
November 16, 2018, 5:50 AM EST
National "news" judgment is a pernicious thing.
November 14, 2018, 5:09 AM EST
CNN's war on the Trump White House is now entering the legal system.
November 9, 2018, 5:05 AM EST
NBC's "Saturday Night Live" is taking on a very sour look.
November 7, 2018, 9:01 AM EST
During the last weekend before the 2018 midterms, the media decided an ad by President Trump was "racist" and therefore refused to air it. CNN, NBC, Facebook and even Fox News took that position.
November 2, 2018, 6:03 AM EDT
We all expect mockery of Christianity. That's become ho-hum. But why shouldn't democracies in Europe apply the same wide berth of expression to critics of Islam?
October 31, 2018, 4:32 AM EDT
It's time for journalists to interview themselves.
October 26, 2018, 7:14 AM EDT
It's Halloween and time for another round of outrage over inappropriate costumes.