Americans are by now broadly aware of the threat posed by Chinese-owned TikTok, including its threat…
CFIF on Twitter CFIF on YouTube
TikTok’s Latest Assault: Ripping Off American Artists and Songwriters

Americans are by now broadly aware of the threat posed by Chinese-owned TikTok, including its threat to U.S. national security.

In recent days, we’ve witnessed in real time another emerging TikTok threat reaching the headlines:  The threat it poses to intellectual property protections, which undergird America’s status as the most artistically and musically productive and influential nation in human history.

Universal Music Group, however, has decided to stand up and fight back by removing its catalog of songs – including artists like Taylor Swift, Drake and Billie Eilish – from TikTok.

Tone-Deaf TikTok has built its aggressive worldwide empire largely on the backs of music created by American artists, as even its corporate leadership openly admits.  As TikTok’s very own…[more]

February 08, 2024 • 12:44 PM

Liberty Update

CFIFs latest news, commentary and alerts delivered to your inbox.
Media Issues
Title Filter     Display # 
# Article Title
1 Trump, NATO and the Media

There's an odd dynamic that plays out when former President Donald Trump gives a campaign speech. Many news organizations have imposed a virtual blackout on his appearances. As a rule, they don't broadcast Trump's speeches live and often never report on them at all, even if a particular speech is newsworthy. When Trump won the Iowa caucuses, for example…

2 The Drive-by Smears of Clarence Thomas Never End

Most Clarence Thomas hit pieces can't stand up to perfunctory scrutiny. But the newest doesn't even make any sense. In a new five-person-bylined article, anti-Supreme Court outfit ProPublica takes a decades-old offhand complaint the justice made about his salary and spins it into a nefarious conspiracy. In 2000, Thomas apparently groused about his…

3 There's More Than Enough Evidence For a Joe Biden Impeachment Inquiry

"Without evidence." They want those two words imprinted in your mind whenever you hear about the House impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden. "Since gaining the House majority in January," writes the Associated Press, "House Republicans have aggressively investigated Biden and his son, claiming without evidence that…

4 Media's Coverage of the Debt-Limit Fight Is Intolerably Dishonest

President Joe Biden, writes Politico's White House Bureau Chief Jonathan Lemire, "has prioritized deal-making throughout the debt ceiling talks. But with GOP obstinate, Biden is changing tactics." What in the hell is he talking about, you may wonder. Only last month, Lemaire's publication reported that Biden was "happy to meet&…

5 Media's Gorsuch Hit Continues to Delegitimize SCOTUS

As with ProPublica's recent smear of Clarence Thomas, there's a lot of excitement across the left-wing Twittersphere over a Politico hit on Neil Gorsuch. But even as a transparent piece of partisan propaganda, it is poorly conceived. Politico kicks off the piece, "Law firm head bought Gorsuch-owned property," with a purposefully deceptive…

6 Elon Musk Threatens the Censorship-Industrial Complex

Americans overwhelmingly believe that media censorship swung the 2020 election, and now panic has beset the political left as Elon Musk threatens their ability to steer future campaigns.   According to an extraordinary recent survey from Technometrica Institute of Policy and Politics (TIPP), 8 in 10 Americans now believe that the media coverup…

7 It's Not 'Ableist' to Wonder if Fetterman Can Do His Job

NBC News' Dasha Burns recently aired the first in-person interview with Pennsylvania senatorial candidate John Fetterman since his stroke. The candidate needed a closed-captioned monitor to answer questions because of "auditory processing" struggles caused by his recent stroke. "In small talk before my interview," Burns added, &…

8 What the Media Could Learn From Oriana Fallaci

A few weeks after Iran's "president," Ebrahim Raisi, promised stricter enforcement of his nation's misogynistic dress code, a woman named Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Kurd, was likely beaten to death by "morality police" for failing to wear her hijab properly. The apparent murder was nothing new for the theocratic "guidance patrols…

9 Do No Harm, Joe Biden

Candidate Joe Biden promised to solve our problems and restore faith in the American government. Today, he is one of the least popular presidents in history. And CNN's John Harwood, perhaps the most sycophantic flunky of the Democratic Party not on the company payroll, says that Biden is a victim of circumstances, facing problems that are beyond solving…

10 There Will Be No Media 'Reckoning' Over the Steele Dossier

Axios says there's a "reckoning" in the media over coverage of the Steele dossier after the partisan oppo document's primary source was charged with lying to the FBI. "It's one of the most egregious journalistic errors in modern history," writes Sara Fischer, "and the media's response to its own mistakes has so far been tepid…

11 Biden, Brandon and F-Word Politics

Recently, The Washington Post published a news article, "Biden's critics hurl increasingly vulgar taunts," exploring what the paper says is a growing phenomenon of people around the country directing raw insults at the president. As an example, the paper pointed to President Joe Biden's recent visit to his hometown of Scranton, Pennsylvania…

12 The Hunter Biden Cover-Up Is a Scandal

The Hunter Biden email cover-up may not be the most contemptible example of the modern political media's corruption, but it is probably the most demonstrable. Politico reports that Ben Schreckinger's new book, "The Bidens: Inside the First Family's Fifty-Year Rise to Power," corroborates much of the New York Post's pre-election reporting…

13 Meghan McCain Often Did What Political Media Wouldn't

Meghan McCain is leaving "The View." One assumes that regular readers of editorial pages and political magazines aren't exactly the prime audience for a daytime-television show. And one also assumes that a not insignificant number of Republicans aren't fans of McCain because of her sharp criticism of former President Donald Trump. Yet I…

14 The Ugly Reaction to Tim Scott's Speech Is Telling

South Carolina Senator Tim Scott gave a competent Republican response to Joe Biden's mendacious speech to Congress this week. Considering the failed history of the opposition responses, being competent is no easy accomplishment. And boy, the contrived, hyperbolic outrage and derision we saw from liberal talking heads was something to behold. Some…

15 Finally, the Facts About a Capitol Riot Casualty

It took nearly 3 1/2 months for the District of Columbia medical examiner's office to announce a cause of death for Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, who helped defend the Capitol during the Jan. 6 riot and died the next day in a local hospital. The medical examiner ruled that Sicknick died of natural causes, specifically, after suffering two…

16 The Media's All-In Campaign to Destroy the Filibuster

As we speak, there is no bill on the congressional docket that would provide Democrats an excuse to blow up the filibuster – or, as the media might euphemistically refer to it, "reforming" or "overhauling" the filibuster. Yet, a casual follower of politics would surely be under the impression that there is a pressing…

17 We Have Lost an American Genius

Rush Limbaugh created modern national talk radio as we now know it. For over three decades he kept at rapt attention – live from noon to 3 p.m. on weekdays – the largest conservative audience in broadcast history. More than 15 million tuned in each week. Last week, 32 years and more than 23,000 hours of on-air commentary…

18 Fact-Checkers Heart Joe Biden

Appearing at a friendly CNN town hall event this week, President Joe Biden dropped a string of untruths on issues both large and small. One of the president's most egregious falsehoods was the claim that "we didn't have (the vaccine) when we came into office." The first shot was administered back on Dec. 14, 2020. Glenn Kessler, lead fact…

19 Now They Tell Us – Trump Was Tough On Russia

Democrats and their allies in the press spent the last four years accusing President Donald Trump of being soft on Russia. And worse: Some called the president a Russian asset, a traitor, Putin's patsy and much, much more. It was all nonsense, because behind the rhetoric was the stark reality that Trump, and his administration, have actually been tougher…

20 'Misinformation' and the 2020 Vote

Looking at reporting and discussion of the 2020 presidential campaign, has any word been misused as often as "misinformation"? In much political debate, it was used to mean "information I don't like," rather than something that was provably false. That confusion extends to a new survey of American attitudes done by Gallup and the…

21 What Standard of Proof for Hunter Biden's Emails?

Republican and conservative journalists and politicos need to avoid a trap when discussing the Hunter Biden laptop story. The trap might be called the "can't prove untrue" maneuver that we saw from Democrats and their allies in the media when discussing the Steele dossier during the Trump-Russia investigation. Remember that the dossier was…

22 Joe Biden Is Just an Idea

Lost in the blinding gaslighting over Donald Trump's remarks about white supremacists during the first presidential debate was the fact that Joe Biden proved again that he's little more than a stand-in propped up by a compliant political press. Biden was unable to answer even the most rudimentary queries about his beliefs, never mind specifics about…

23 The News As We Once Knew It Is Dead

In 2017, the liberal Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard University found that 93 percent of CNN's coverage of the Trump administration was negative. The center found similarly negative Trump coverage at other major news outlets. The election year 2020 has only accelerated that asymmetrical bias – to…

24 Questions the Media Should Ask Joe Biden

Democratic Party presidential nominee Joe Biden finally held what was billed as a press conference with journalists recently – something of a rarity in a campaign that's relied on staged question-and-answer sessions. It was a truly embarrassing display of hackery from the media. Here's a quick sampling of some of the queries Biden…

25 With Trump, Bypass Media Coverage and Judge for Yourself

That much news coverage is biased against President Trump goes without saying. But every now and then there comes an episode of bias so egregious that it deserves attention. The coverage of the president's July 3 speech at Mount Rushmore is one of those episodes. The Wall Street Journal editorial page called it "one of the best speeches"…

26 Welcome to America's Cultural Revolution

We're in the dawn of a high-tech, bloodless Cultural Revolution, one that relies on intimidation, public shaming and economic ruin to dictate what words and ideas are permissible in the public square. "Words are violence" has always been an illiberal notion meant to stifle speech and open discourse. Popularized by a generation of coddled…

27 Trump Trolling For Fun and Profit

In 2003, during the George W. Bush administration, the columnist Charles Krauthammer coined the phrase "Bush Derangement Syndrome" to refer to some of the president's more unhinged critics. It was funny, and given Krauthammer's background – he was a medical doctor specializing in psychiatry – it had the ring of truth…

28 Former Intelligence Chiefs Fit Perfectly Into Media Advocacy Culture

Former FBI Director James Comey and deputy director Andrew McCabe, former CIA Director John Brennan and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper have lots of things in common. One, they ran the nation's key intelligence and investigatory agencies under former President Barack Obama. They were deeply involved in the "Russian collusion…

29 ABC Keeps Covering for Jeffrey Epstein

This week, James O'Keefe's Project Veritas, a group that has often infiltrated news organizations to uncover liberal bias, released an explosive "hot mic" video of "Good Morning America" co-host Amy Robach venting about ABC's decision to spike a story about late serial sex predator Jeffrey Epstein's nefarious activities three years…

30 The Smearing of Brett Kavanaugh Is an Attack on the Supreme Court

In the end, the Democrats' smearing of Brett Kavanaugh is about delegitimizing the Supreme Court – the only institution that will inhibit the progressive agenda no matter who wins elections. In the mind of Democrats, conservative justices aren't merely wrong; they're nefarious, racist and extremist. So it's not surprising that virtually…

 
Page 1 of 4
Notable Quote   
 
"Mitch McConnell changed the direction of the world. He stopped the destruction of the Republican Party by opposing, delaying and weakening and ultimately defeating the drive for 'campaign finance reform' that would have left union bosses as the sole power in America. Senator McConnell herorically sculpted the present Supreme Court and saved the second amendment, religious liberty and free speech.…[more]
 
 
— Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform
 
Liberty Poll   

Assuming that Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., is able to get on most 2024 ballots as a third-party or independent candidate for President, from which major party candidate do you believe he will take the most votes?