The Corner

Brian’s Boo-Boo

Who watches the Today show on Sunday? Whoever did (including professional TV-transcribing geeks) enjoyed how future NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams confused the Pentagon and Vatican in a story on the beatification of Mother Teresa: “They have done seven years of exhaustive research at the Pentagon, including proof that she performed miracles during her life on earth.”

Tim Graham — Tim Graham is Director of Media Analysis at the Media Research Center, where he began in 1989, and has served there with the exception of 2001 and 2002, when served ...

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The Media Fell for Elizabeth Warren’s Spin

Do you want to know what media bias looks like? Earlier today, Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren released DNA test results that confirmed that she misled employers, students, and the public about her Native American heritage for years. Bizarrely, all too many members of the media treated the results as ... Read More
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The World Keeps Not Ending

We were not supposed to have made it this far. George Orwell saw night descending on us in 1984. Orwell was, on paper, a radical, but in his heart he was an old-fashioned English liberal. He dreamed of socialism but feared socialists. He feared them because he knew them. I was in the sixth grade in 1984, but I ... Read More