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Joseph Curl

Joseph Curl

Joseph Curl covered the White House and politics for a decade for The Washington Times. He can be reached at [email protected] and on Twitter @josephcurl.

Articles by Joseph Curl

Brian Karem, executive editor of the Montgomery County Sentinel and White House correspondent for Playboy magazine, was turned away by White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders for grandstanding. (Associated Press/File)

The White House press corps is broken beyond repair

It all really began with Sam Donaldson. Back in the days of Ronald Reagan, the brash and cantankerous reporter with the worst toupee in television history made his name by yelling at the president. Published June 19, 2018

If Obama had talked to Kim Jong-un, MSM would've swooned

Just hours after President Trump had concluded his historic summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, the consensus from the mainstream media was that the whole event was a big nothingburger. Published June 12, 2018

Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., who announced last year he would not run for re-election in 2018, takes questions from reporters at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Flake bested by Trump, goes off the deep end

Jeff Flake has got it all: He's tall, buff and handsome, with a made-for-TV smile. He lives in a huge house in a gated community (with high walls, of course), has a pretty blonde wife and five fabulous children. Plus, he's a member of one of the most exclusive clubs in the World: The Senate. Published May 29, 2018

The mainstream media continue to cover the Hillary Clinton pity party, even though they are the latest on her list to blame for losing the 2016 presidential election. (Associated Press/File)

In spite of all the blame, Hillary knows who really cost her the election

Imagine, if you would, that a Republican presidential candidate, say Mitt Romney or John McCain, had spent the next 18 months after his loss moaning and groaning and blaming everything from the FBI to Russian bots to xenophobia for the loss -- and the mainstream media covered the pity party. Published April 24, 2018

The book, "A Higher Loyalty" by former FBI Director James Comey is displayed at a bookstore in Hackensack, N.J., Tuesday, April 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Drama queen James Comey throws an embarrassing tantrum

Former FBI Director James B. Comey is an arrogant, pretentious, narcissistic, petty, egotistical, holier-than-thou crybaby who's indulging in a pity party and cashing in on his 15 minutes of fame by bashing the guy who rightly fired him. Published April 17, 2018

This image released by Entertainment Studios shows Jason Clarke as Ted Kennedy in a scene from "Chappaquiddick." (Claire Folger/Entertainment Studios via AP)

'Chappaquiddick' perfectly captures Ted Kennedy's immoral soul

"'I'm not gonna' become president." That's the reaction of Edward M. "Teddy" Kennedy (played perfectly by actor Jason Clarke) in the new movie "Chappaquiddick," shortly after he drunkenly drives a car off a bridge into a shallow pond and leaves a young woman to die in a half-submerged car. Published April 10, 2018

The Daily Show correspondent Hasan Minhaj entertains the White House Correspondents' Dinner in Washington, Saturday, April 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Trump should tell the White House Press Corps to pound sand -- again

Every April, the media throws a party for . . . itself. The whole affair has become pretty disgusting: The big "news" organizations invite as many celebrities as they can, then 2,000 sweaty people pack into the Washington Hilton for a drab night of boring awards and some lukewarm salmon. Published February 27, 2018

Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer of N.Y., left, speaks to an aide following a Senate policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Congress acting downright childish

This bad: When senators from both parties gathered over the weekend to privately discuss how to end the government shutdown, they were forced to resort to using a "talking stick." Hold the talking stick, only you can talk. Everyone else has to put on their listening hats. Published January 23, 2018