The Hill is a political newspaper and website founded in 1994. It is located in Washington, D.C. and is a subsidiary of News Communications. At one time it was a weekly publication but has since expanded to a daily format while lawmakers are in session. News for and about Congress with a special focus on business and lobbying, political campaigns, and the goings on in the Washington, D.C. beltway. The Hill has the largest circulation of any Capitol Hill periodical.
The Hill had a reputation of being more balanced compared to other lamestream media sources when John Solomon was executive vice-president, although prior to their recent removal, the comment sections for its online stories tended to get overwhelmed with liberal posters who made vulgar, immature and grossly misinformed comments that deliberately mischaracterize and libel conservative public figures and anyone who supports them (see below). In 2018, it announced it would no longer attend the White House Correspondents Dinner minus "major reforms" after the event featured vulgar anti-Trump speakers. Leftists have occasionally attacked The Hill for not always reporting on the news from a left-wing perspective.
When covering politicians, The Hill frequently focuses on racial and gender identities over qualifications.
The Hill currently behaves like a leftist outlet. For example, they participated in the use of photos of migrant detention facilities under the Obama administration to smear Donald Trump. Some conservatives, such as Mark Dice, have criticized The Hill.
The site has continuously labeled anti-establishment Republican candidates for Congress as "far-right" (including Laura Loomer and Bob Good) while giving far-left Democrats (such as the Squad) a free pass. They also disparage QAnon while ignoring the violence of BLM thugs and Antifa terrorists.
The Hill ridiculously claimed in late September 2020 that several House Democrats such as Max Rose, Abigail Spanberger, Dean Phillips, and Cindy Axne were "Centrist Democrats"; they have all voted in favor of the impeachment coup against Donald Trump, and none of them voted against certain left-wing legislation, including a climate alarmist bill, the Equality Act, and a bill to remove the ratification deadline for the Equal Rights Amendment.
Following reports of many hypocritical Democrat politicians flouting their own totalitarian COVID-19 orders, The Hill published a story of South Dakota governor Kristi Noem traveling out of state while cases were rising despite the story being largely extrnaeous and unworthy of mentioning due to the fact that unlike totalitarian liberals, she never restricted residents in her state from traveling elsewhere.
Fake news stories
- See: Fake News
The Hill ran a major fake news story in early September 2020 when covering a Trump rally in North Carolina, outright falsely claiming on Twitter that attendees "gathered without masks" despite their very provided image showing exactly otherwise; the tweet was later removed.
In late October 2020, The Hill published a article with a headline reading: "Trump campaign event use of Marine Corps helicopter raises ethics questions"; the article claimed that "President Trump’s reelection campaign appeared to use a Marine Corps helicopter to hover over a large crowd of cheering supporters, raising questions about the ethics of using the military aircraft for such purposes." The Marine Corps later publicly stated that the helicopter "landed a safe distance from the crowd."
Following a speech by Gov. Kristi Noem around Independence Day in 2020, The Hill ran a headline reading: "South Dakota governor calls removal of Confederate statues effort to "discredit" founding fathers", which later was retracted due to it being fake. Noem in actuality said:
|“||Across America these last several weeks, we have been witnessing a very troubling situation unfold. In real time, we are watching an organized, coordinated campaign to remove and eliminate all references to our nation’s founding and many other points in our history. Rather than looking to the past to help improve our future, some are trying to wipe away the lessons of history - lessons that we should be teaching our children and our grandchildren.||”|
In mid-December 2020, The Hill falsely claimed before retracting that Sen. Kelly Loeffler had supposedly defended a former KKK leader despite the fact that that she condemned the white supremacist upon learning of his background.
Liberal bigotry in comment sections
The following is a gallery of cropped screenshots showing examples of liberal bigotry in the comment sections of The Hill, taken prior to the site's removal of its comment sections from articles.
- Concha, Joe (May 1, 2018). The Hill to end attendance at WHCA dinner without 'major reforms'. The Hill. Retrieved May 1, 2018.
- Wulfsohn, Joseph A. (May 3, 2019). The Hill faces backlash for putting conservative-centric spin on Alabama Dem's abortion remarks. Fox News. Retrieved May 3, 2019.
- Kelly, Laura (November 26, 2021). GOP holds on Biden nominees set back gains for women in top positions. The Hill. Retrieved November 27, 2021.
- Loomer win creates bigger problem for House GOP
- Centrist Democrats got their COVID bill, now they want a vote
- H Res 755 - Impeaching Donald John Trump, President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors - Voting Record
- HR 9 - Climate Action Now Act - Voting Record
- HR 5 - Equality Act - Voting Record
- H J Res 79 - Removing the deadline for the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment - Voting Record
- Far-right groups plan DC rallies for Trump as tensions grow
- ‘And?’ The Hill tries to paint GOP Gov. Kristi Noem as some sort of COVID19 hypocrite (and fails miserably)
- Williams, Jordan (November 25, 2020). Texas warehouse where migrants housed in 'cages' closed for humane renovation. The Hill. Retrieved February 27, 2021.
- Williams, Jordan (February 27, 2021). Biden: Facility for young migrants 'won't stay open very long'. The Hill. Retrieved February 27, 2021.
- Trump, supporters gather without masks in NC despite request from local GOP official
- MORE FAKE NEWS: The Hill Bashes Trump Supporters for Not Wearing Masks at NC Rally… But Look Closely at the Photo they Use!
- Trump campaign event use of Marine Corps helicopter raises ethics questions
- Marine Corps Publicly Calls Out The Hill for Misleading Story About Marine One at Trump Rally
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