“So-called” … Today, in Washington, D.C., pro-life activists will gather for the annual March for Life. Since 1974, activists from around the country have descended on the nation’s capital every January to bear witness to the sanctity of life and to end abortion. Today when discussing the event, NPR billed it as the “so-called” Mach for Life. The Free Beacon’s Alex Griswold has the full story. NPR also used the language of the Left in calling the event anti-abortion. Being anti- something is, of course, a negative. I don’t really expect them to call the upcoming Women’s March the “so-called” Women’s March. To folks like those at NPR, that event represents ALL women. There’s no need to say “so-called.”
Voxsplaining … The bread and butter over at Vox is the explainer. That is an article that tries to break down a subject into easy-to-distill bits of explanation. The site, founded by lefties like Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas and Ezra Klein, fell flat in its explanation of the annual March for Life. It’s dripping with bias and disdain for pro-lifers. It is another reason to always remember that Vox is not a straight news outlet. Not even close.
Yo, Joe, where’d ya go? … On this morning’s program, “Morning Joe” Scarborough seemingly disappeared for a segment. Alex Griswold noticed that when Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards came on to discuss this weekend’s Women’s March, the pro-life Joe “disappeared.” On the day of the March for Life, wouldn’t it have been a great time for Scarborough to press Richards on the horrors of Planned Parenthood?
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Earth 2? … Two in one day: Vox isn’t really the straight news outlet its founders sometimes pretend it is. Here’s another data point for that. Vox founder Ezra Klein shared his fantasy of what life must be like on “Earth 2” yesterday. Here’s his tweet: “On Earth 2, where the candidate who gets more votes becomes president, we’re doing criminal justice reform and infrastructure rather than turning DACA and CHIP into crises for no reason whatsoever.” So, on “Earth 2,” we don’t live in a country with a constitution and the protections it brings? They just cannot get over the fact that Donald Trump is a legitimate president elected by legitimate means. It drives them crazy.
Wait, I thought they took no sides? … CNN’s Wolf Blitzer had Sen. Ron Johnson, R.-Wisc., on his program yesterday to talk about the looming government shutdown. CNN is marketing the exchange as “Wolf Blitzer, senator spar over shutdown.” While the exchange doesn’t really live up to the hype, Blitzer does seemingly take the side of the Democrats by repeating “but you need Democrats.” Should a network that tries to bill itself as unbiased be taking sides in a legislative debate?
Poor Acosta … Jim Acosta once again acted like the smartest person in the room. This time it was during a White House briefing on the possibility of a shutdown. Acosta asked the director of the Office of Management and Budget, Mick Mulvaney, why, with Republican control of the presidency and both houses of Congress, he calls it the “Schumer Shutdown.” Mulvaney expressed disdain at the question and told Acosta that he should know the answer already. There are 51 GOP senators, and you need 60 votes to move the bill forward. Acosta likes to show everybody how smart he thinks he is. Most of the time he just reminds us all of his buffoonery.
This weekend, I’ll be in the nation’s capital, where I will do my best to survive the predicted apocalypse that a shutdown of the federal government is sure to bring. You can help me get through this harrowing time by sending me words of encouragement and getting your friends to sign up to receive WTF MSM!? So, send your friends – and even your enemies – over to the WTF MSM!? email signup page. Second, email me at [email protected] with anything questionable you see the media do. Together, we can fight back.
Robert Eno is the editor of the WTF MSM!? newsletter and director of retention for Blaze Media.