Corporate Philanthropy

Liberals in the news media and elsewhere frequently demand that big corporations donate money to charities they, the liberals, consider worthy. Here in Seattle the local newspaper has joined the SEIU and other leftist groups in criticizing for not donating corporate money to charity.

It’s interesting that liberals are always demanding that somebody spend somebody else’s money. They consider Government programs superior to private charities┬ábecause the government takes taxes by force and spends it on things the taxpayers might not want to spend it on. And within the world of private charities, liberals think that big corporations, rather than individuals, should do the donating.

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The Media Puts Racism on the Right

The partisan bias in the news media has had profound effect on the beliefs of the American people; not just on matters of opinion, but on matters of fact. There are many “facts” that are not actually true, that are none the less believed by a great majority of the American people, because of the power of constant repetition in the mainstream press.

The most striking of these might be the carefully-nurtured fiction that the Republican Party is the party of white racism.

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The Media’s Double Standard – Bad Republicans vs Good Democrats

I’ve been writing recently about the phony baloney scandal that the news media and the other Democrats have stirred up after hearing Mitt Romney estimate his effective tax rate at 15%. This made up scandal gives a good illustration of the double standard the press corps uses for Republicans and Democrats; there was no media onslaught in 2004 when Democrat John Kerry was running for President, despite the fact that Kerry had paid a lower tax rate than Romney on a huge income.

Mainstream journalists overwhelmingly vote for Democrats, and the coverage they give to political stories (and non-stories) reflects this concensus.
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