Media Criticism

Media Criticism 2018-09-05T12:02:24-04:00

Objectively speaking

December 31, 2018 | Media Criticism

PE Bias Grade : N/A

Trust between a journalistic enterprise and its readers was broken in Sunday's front-page story about the preventable death of a lovely young woman named Laura Levis because of the bias of the journalist covering the story. The journalist in question.... Read more

Boston Globe mischaracterizes White House summit

December 12, 2018 | Article Review, Media Criticism

PE Bias Grade : C+

Today's Boston Globe had an unusual front-page spread to tease out two negative articles on Donald Trump that appeared in their normal spots on page A2. The "Open Hostilities" photo started with a dubious statement, that the meeting of the four leade.... Read more

Failing democracy in Venezuela

December 11, 2018 | Media Criticism

PE Bias Grade : N/A

Today's Boston Globe had a very short snippet about Goodyear Tire leaving Venezuela. Instead of Climate Change or the rental scooter fad or some other such nonsense, this (and news like it) should have been on page one of the Boston Globe. For all.... Read more

Wherefore art thou, caravan?

December 7, 2018 | Media Criticism

PE Bias Grade : N/A

The Boston Globe has been strangely quiet about the migrant caravan, some members of which reached Tijuana a couple of weeks ago, while others are undoubtedly still on foot somewhere along the trail. These “women and children” are all seeking asy.... Read more

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

Calling Major Tom

November 28, 2018 | Media Criticism

PE Bias Grade : N/A

The Boston Globe's use of corrections is curious. Misspelled names, getting a date wrong, and similarly trivial mistakes are religiously corrected, probably by eagle-eye readers who still think of the daily newspaper as some sort of "newspaper of rec.... Read more

Boston Globe is Trump-obsessed

November 26, 2018 | Media Criticism

PE Bias Grade : N/A

The Boston Globe is going to be analyzed one day by someone with more time on his hands than me to determine how many negative references they can make to Donald Trump in an issue, a week, a month, or over the eight years of his presidency. Today .... Read more

A simple study in contrasts

November 22, 2018 | Media Criticism

PE Bias Grade : N/A

Today's column compares how the Boston Globe handled two articles critical of President Donald Trump and his authority as President. One article was handled poorly, and one was handled properly. The article on the appointment of Acting Attorney Ge.... Read more

Boston Globe shoots first, asks questions later

November 15, 2018 | Media Criticism

PE Bias Grade : N/A

The Boston Globe has become a reckless purveyor of Fake News. Its strategy is to shoot first, and ask questions later. It seems to believe that it’s political role is to be a card-carrying member of the Democrat “resistance,” and to relentlessl.... Read more

Romney, rehabilitated

November 3, 2018 | Media Criticism

PE Bias Grade : N/A

For the Boston Globe, it is always news when a Republican criticizes President Trump. When it was the former standard-bearer for the party (Romney or McCain or Bush) it is even better. See, even Republicans hate Donald Trump! That a handful of pro.... Read more

Balanced coverage on Question One continues

November 1, 2018 | Editorial Review, Media Criticism

PE Bias Grade : N/A

I’ve been reporting on the Boston Globe’s surprising coverage of Question One, which would mandate minimum staffing levels of nurses at hospitals. The Question was put on the ballot by the nurse’s union and is being hotly contested, one of the .... Read more

Boston Globe misquotes Speaker Ryan

November 1, 2018 | Media Criticism

PE Bias Grade : N/A

In its quest to criticize President Trump at every opportunity, the Boston Globe misquoted Speaker Paul Ryan, substituting a quote tweeted by President Trump about Paul Ryan. Trump was criticizing Ryan and said he didn't know what he was talking a.... Read more

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