Take Olbermann out of the ballgame


A new group called Respect the Great Game has just launched an intriguing campaign: they’re asking folks to sign a petition calling on Major League Baseball to rethink its relationship with MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann, who occasionally blogs at the MLB web site.
In stark contrast to their target’s modus operandi, Respect the Great Game makes their [...]

AZ Lounge Act Boycott – The Horror – Meltdown with Keith Olbermann Part 42


In what has to be the final nail in Arizona’s coffin, comedian Paul Rodriguez (to whom we all thrilled in Beverly Hills Chihuahua) has canceled his engagement at the the Wild Horse Pass Resort in Chandler, Arizona. Similar announcements are pending from others in the Latino entertainment community, raising the very real possibility that [...]

Enough With This “Epistemic Closure” Crap


Should reporters who believe that most of America is stupid and insane be in the journalism business? Let’s consider the question.
Take left-wing journalist Marc Ambinder of the Atlantic. He’s not bad at his job. His insights are often worthwhile and occasionally wise. Yet Ambinder sometimes writes things so foolish that one might expect to read them at [...]

Lies, damn lies and television ratings


Media Matters and the Huffington Post are crowing about the latest Nielson ratings, showing a dip in Glenn Beck’s viewership at Fox News. Media Matters thinks Beck’s weird (and now largely forgotten) hour-long interview with oddball Democrat Congressman Eric Massa in March marked a turning point, although their “logic” escapes me:
Prior to the Massa Moment, [...]

Worst Demagogue in the World! Meltdown with Keith Olbermann Part 40


Hoping to gain attention for his failing sitcom, Countdown, Left Cable’s biggest mouth, Keith Olbermann regularly makes outrageous charges against hosts with (way) bigger ratings, hoping to draw them into a fight and get his little program some attention.
Not for the first time, Olbermann took on Rush Limbaugh, who steadfastly refuses to give the MSNBC [...]

“Keith Olbermann is not a black person.” Will this woman please run for office?


Nathanial Stuart has done something so remarkable, so groundbreaking that no MSNBC reporter could even fathom the sheer novelty of the idea: Have a conversation with an actual black person at a Tea Party protest. 
Stuart has produced an excellent video of candid yet illuminating comments by “conservatives of color” who were present at the Washington [...]

AU President Prostrates to Feminists: Date Rape Column Was a “Mistake”


After weeks of prudent silence, American University’s president, Neil Kerwin, has finally spoken up about the date-rape controversy sparked by my recent column. Now, the last time anyone was interested in what was coming out of American University, it was because Kerwin’s predecessor was caught embezzling school funds — so perhaps, not used to all [...]

Hey Keith & Chris! Here’s a Black Tea Partier!


Conventional wisdom holds that the Tea Party movement must be racist—after all, as Keith Olbermann has asked, “where are the people of color” at their rallies?  Somehow, Sean Hannity managed to find one last night: Erik Rush, the columnist who first broke the story of Barack Obama’s old pal, Rev. Jeremiah Wright:

Wright-gate is familiar ground [...]

Smearing with a Broad Brush


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For the Left, it’s acceptable to generalize about “racist” Tea Partiers but not Islamic jihadists.

Take a camel. Please. Or: The trouble with Ann Coulter


Since NewsReal Blog is a media analysis blog, bear with me as I point out (again) what the media got wrong about Ann Coulter’s history-making trip to Canada. (And yes, I mean that. As I’ve said from the start, her visit has cast into high relief a debate that until now has mostly existed on [...]