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Trump makes omelette

February 20, 2019 | Article Review | 0 Comments

PE Bias Grade : C

You need to break a few eggs to make an omelette. President Donald Trump is trying to reshape the NATO alliance by forcing our European allies into sp.... Read more

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It is now racist for the police to protect demonstrators

February 20, 2019 | Article Review | 0 Comments

PE Bias Grade : F

Today’s nonsensical short story in the Boston Globe reports that a police officer was in regular contact with a protest organizer with alleged ties .... Read more

Giving loans to those with bad credit results in more defaults

February 20, 2019 | Article Review | 0 Comments

PE Bias Grade : C+

In quite a surprise, giving out loans to people with poor credit scores leads to more defaults. That is the hidden conclusion in today's article about.... Read more

What the…?

February 19, 2019 | Editorial Review | 0 Comments

PE Bias Grade : N/A

Boston Globe columnist Renee Graham makes a simple but very powerful point in her Sunday editorial. White women who voted for Donald Trump are White S.... Read more

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Editorial Reviews

Our border emergency

February 18, 2019 | Editorial Review

PE Bias Grade : N/A

The Globe editorializes today that there is no real “emergency” at the southern border. They even argue that the term becomes meaningless if it is used to describe what is happening at the border. This is a great example of wishful thinking. E.... Read more

Socialist economist lets cat out of the bag

February 12, 2019 | Editorial Review

PE Bias Grade : N/A

Thomas Piketty is a Socialist French economist who recently wrote a book ("Capital in the 21st century") heralded by the Left for its Progressiveness. Today, he does Republicans and Donald Trump a big favor by endorsing and hoping for an expansion on.... Read more

Anti-American diatribe

February 11, 2019 | Editorial Review

PE Bias Grade : N/A

Kinzer is an anti-America American. He believes our country has had a bad history of using military force to advance our national interests, and therefore we should stop doing so. In Kinzer’s world, America is the bad guy. I guess that leaves Cu.... Read more

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Article Reviews

Another Obama failure

February 20, 2019 | Basic Article Review

PE Bias Grade : A-

"The institute’s analysis begins Dec. 23, 2012. But the vast majority of the attacks it cites took place after then-President Obama’s 2013 declaration that use of chemical weapons against Syrian civilians would be his administration’s red line..... Read more

Sen. Warren makes cameo

February 20, 2019 | Basic Article Review

PE Bias Grade : B

I searched for about 10 minutes for versions of this NYT story online and found a couple dozen references, not one of which included the Elizabeth Warren paragraph highlighted. What McCabe did was criminal and I hope he gets some jail time for his.... Read more

When analysis becomes advocacy

February 19, 2019 | Article Review

PE Bias Grade : D

Today’s very biased “analysis” of President Trump’s border security emergency declaration is over the top. It starts with the premise that Trump is backstabbing Congressional Republicans when that isn’t so, and sets out to prove it’s fals.... Read more

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Investigative Journalism

Is economic news biased in the Boston Globe?

December 1, 2018 | Investigative Journalism, Media Criticism

PE Bias Grade : N/A

There are two ways to view recent economic news: Good News reflects well on President Trump, or it doesn't. The corollary is also true: Bad News reflects poorly on Trump, or it doesn't. So when the stock market has a big gain, President Trump like.... Read more

Liar, liar

September 29, 2018 | Editorial Review, Investigative Journalism

PE Bias Grade : N/A

Like the word “racist,” the Boston Globe’s editorial board (and some of its reporters) like to “weaponize” slurs. Everybody that disagrees with them is a racist, everybody that disagrees is a misogynist, everybody that disagrees is a homoph.... Read more

Is the Boston Globe purposely ignoring potential chemical weapons use?

September 13, 2018 | Investigative Journalism

PE Bias Grade : N/A

The conflict in Syria is distressing on so many levels, but perhaps of greatest concern is the use by the Syrian government of chemical weapons on its citizens. When a government uses such weapons of "mass destruction" indiscriminately, it "normalize.... Read more

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Media Criticism

The Boston Globe can’t help itself

February 6, 2019 | Media Criticism

PE Bias Grade : N/A

I wasn't able to watch President Trump's state of the union address live, but I got to it today. It was an excellent speech and I'd say it was surprisingly well received by the Democrats. By contrast, the Republicans loved almost every minute of it. .... Read more

Global cooling record!

January 26, 2019 | Media Criticism

PE Bias Grade : N/A

Today's Metro page featured a new global cooling record, 10 degrees! Take that, global warming! Ka-Pow!    .... Read more

Globe mischaracterizes Warren letters

January 17, 2019 | Media Criticism

PE Bias Grade : N/A

Of the total of six pro-Warren letters, only one urged her to instead work hard as a Senator instead of run for President. That letter-writer clearly supported Warren, just not for the office she so desperately wants. The other five letters were supp.... Read more

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