Media Criticism

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

Eleven women of color

October 2, 2018 | Media Criticism

PE Bias Grade : N/A

I simply cannot write another review of the Boston Globe's coverage of the Judge Kavanaugh nominating process. I need a break. But today's column had one line jump out at me, so I wanted to focus on that, because it deserves some additional scruti.... Read more

Character assassination in three photos

September 27, 2018 | Article Review, Media Criticism

PE Bias Grade : F

Jess Bidgood is a name that has only recently come to my attention in the writings of the Boston Globe. She has been a reporter tasked with the Brett Kavanaugh hearings, or some portion of the Globe's coverage. Her writing style is good, but she is n.... Read more

‘Eating while black’ another Boston Globe fake news story

September 9, 2018 | Media Criticism

PE Bias Grade : N/A

Something smelled funny about the front-page Metro section story of a Smith College student who was approached by campus security because she seemed “out of place” but all she was doing was having lunch. Her feelings of persecution were all the e.... Read more

Bob Mueller’s police state

September 9, 2018 | Media Criticism

PE Bias Grade : N/A

I’ve been thinking about the Bob Mueller probe and his methods of trying to get associates and employees of Donald Trump to “flip.” I wrote an article on this topic in response to a Boston Globe report, but the issue is still bothering me so.... Read more

Globe displays false modesty

September 5, 2018 | Media Criticism

PE Bias Grade : N/A

The Boston Globe has done it! They managed to replace a 10-term incumbent Congressman in the Seventh District with an unknown "fresh face" just because of the challenger's race. Racial diversity is evidently worth it even if it costs Massachusetts ta.... Read more

Boston Globe flatters allies

September 4, 2018 | Media Criticism

PE Bias Grade : N/A

Bernie Sanders, the Socialist who nearly upended the Democratic primary in 2016, is baaack. According to today’s review of Sanders’ Labor Day speech in NH, where he won the primary in 2016, Sanders again leads the pack of unannounced candidates t.... Read more

Approval or dis?

September 2, 2018 | Article Review, Media Criticism

PE Bias Grade : F

Approaching month four of reviewing Boston Globe articles, and this little Washington Post short article caught my attention for its headline: Trump's disapproval rating at 60%. I've been hearing about presidential polls for many years now, and I've .... Read more

Boston Globe, be fair

August 28, 2018 | Media Criticism

PE Bias Grade : N/A

The Boston Globe is covering two high-profile races this midterm election. Three Republican candidates are vying in the primary to take on Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren for Senator, and two Democrat candidates are competing to take on Republica.... Read more

Where are the Globe editors when you need them?

August 24, 2018 | Media Criticism

PE Bias Grade : N/A

One often hears about poor editing. I'm not talking about bias, which is one category all to itself. I'm talking about having editors who watch for grammar, punctuation, spelling, etc. These types of mistakes have never really bothered me. Sloppy, ye.... Read more

Boston Globe stunt meant to tweak Trump

August 17, 2018 | Media Criticism

PE Bias Grade : N/A

The Boston Globe recently conceived of and executed a plan to try to embarrass President Donald Trump. The plan was to get newspapers large and small across America to editorialize on the importance of a free press and how it is not “the enemy of t.... Read more

Globe interweaves news and opinion

August 8, 2018 | Media Criticism

PE Bias Grade : N/A

The Boston Globe is a large, daily newspaper on a mission, not to create a valuable product with a staff that follows professional standards, but to influence its readers to believe in a set of values, and presents its news stories and the vast bulk .... Read more

Trump is right about “fake news” media

August 7, 2018 | Media Criticism

PE Bias Grade : N/A

Donald Trump has his faults, and to recount them would take more time than I have today. But one thing he has been right about is the bias in the news media. Normally, people or groups getting attacked act defensively, and the media's reaction to .... Read more

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