As the media pivots with the candidates towards the general election so are their narratives about them. As reporter for The Daily Best Betsey Woodruff put it on MSNBC Live Thursday, “this election is becoming a battle of the sexes.” A social justice warrior’s dream election between “not just the first female presidential candidate, but the first feminist presidential candidate” Hillary Clinton and the “er-misogynist” Donald Trump, as articulated by Michelle Goldberg of Slate on the same show.
By Sam Dorman | April 28, 2016 | 6:47 PM EDT
The co-founder of one of America’s most liberal news sites just took a position on Uber’s board of directors.
In an April 27, 2016, article, co-founder of the Huffington Post Arianna Huffington explained her decision to join close friend and Uber CEO Travis Kalanick on the company’s board of directors.
By Randy Hall | April 28, 2016 | 6:28 PM EDT
After former House Speaker John Boehner told students at Stanford University in California on Wednesday that GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz is “Lucifer in the flesh” and “a miserable son of a b**ch,” an editor at the liberal Huffington Post website decided to go to the source and find out if the Texas senator is really the devil.
According to an article by Sam Stein, the site's senior politics editor, the Post decided “to get to the bottom of this” by calling Lucien Greaves, a spokesperson for the Satanic Temple, who responded that “Boehner was basically 'full of it,' trying to absolve the worst of Christianity by calling him a product of Satanism.”
By Daniel Garza | April 28, 2016 | 5:00 PM EDT
During an April 27th interview for Cavuto: Coast to Coast, Oscar De La Hoya, promoting the upcoming May 7th Golden Boy Promotions fight between Canelo Alvarez and Amir Khan, decided to call out Donald Trump to a boxing match while simultaneously inviting him to watch the fight he was promoting. The retired boxer also talked about how he likes Bernie and considers Hillary Clinton to be amazing.
By Scott Whitlock | April 28, 2016 | 4:56 PM EDT
All three broadcast networks, thus far, have ignored a shocking moment on Wednesday night when Donald Trump touted his endorsement by convicted rapist Mike Tyson. Speaking in Indianapolis, Indiana, the location where Tyson was convicted of brutally assaulting a beauty pageant contestant, Trump bragged, “Mike Tyson endorsed me... Mike said, 'I love Trump. I endorse Trump.'... When I get endorsed by the tough ones, I like it, because you know what? We need toughness now.”
By Tim Graham | April 28, 2016 | 4:31 PM EDT
Hollywood loves to paint itself as America’s capital of compassion. So why is the hottest script right now all about comedian Will Ferrell mocking Ronald Reagan’s fatal battle with the ravages of Alzheimer’s disease? This is no laughing matter.
Even the hip men’s magazine Esquire warned “It's an interesting concept — one that hopefully avoids poking fun at the horrors of dementia.” Reagan's son Michael has already blasted the project, tweeting on Wednesday, "What an Outrag....Alzheimers is not joke...It kills..You should be ashamed all of you."
By Curtis Houck | April 28, 2016 | 4:18 PM EDT
In a profile of White House Correspondents Dinner host Larry Wilmore, CNN’s At This Hour co-host John Berman openly admitted (unlike CBS This Morning) on Thursday to Wilmore’s agreement that The Nightly Show is “admittedly liberal” and “trends left” toward “more pro-Democratic policies and politicians.”
By Matthew Balan | April 28, 2016 | 3:12 PM EDT
CNN's Alisyn Camerota tossed mostly hardballs during her interview of Carly Fiorina on Thursday's New Day, especially on the issue of outsourcing. Camerota first cited how the former HP executive was "very honest about the jobs...[she] outsourced" back in 2004, and wondered, "Do you fear that your take back then — and the outsourcing — will come back to haunt you in Indiana?" The anchor followed up with a clip from Laura Ingraham, who spotlighted how outsourcing "became really an albatross around her neck" during her 2010 Senate race against Barbara Boxer, and repeated her question.
By Mairead McArdle | April 28, 2016 | 2:53 PM EDT
Mic.com has a penchant for misinterpreting the news. A Monday article accused conservative lawyer Anita Staver of threatening to use a gun to deter transgenders who enter the Target ladies’ room.
Target’s new policy to allow transgenders to use the bathroom of their choice in stores has spurred controversy, including a boycott petition by the American Family Association (AFA) garnering almost one million signatures.
By Kyle Drennen | April 28, 2016 | 12:59 PM EDT
On Thursday, all three network morning shows took out the long knives and savaged Ted Cruz for naming Carly Fiorina as his running mate. The CBS, NBC, and ABC broadcasts dismissed the move as a “desperate” “Hail Mary pass” and touted Republican frontrunner Donald Trump mocking the announcement. At the top of CBS This Morning, co-host Charlie Rose set the nasty tone of the coverage: “Critics hammer Ted Cruz's announcement of a running mate as a desperate attempt to revive his campaign.”
By Scott Whitlock | April 28, 2016 | 12:41 PM EDT
The journalists at NBC’s Today howled with outrage at Donald Trump’s attacks on Hillary Clinton, echoing ABC’s assessment that the businessman might be sexist. Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie spent the first half of their interview, Thursday, demanding he explain recent remarks. Lauer lectured, “ You on the other hand seem to continue to say things that alienate women voters.”
By Daniel Garza | April 28, 2016 | 11:59 AM EDT
Fusion’s Katie McDonough has weighed in with an article titled “What will the Bernie Sanders revolution look like without Bernie Sanders?” that gives us a revealing glimpse of what to expect from the ‘after Bern.’ Looks like a number of Bernie's followers now appear to have come to the realization that their exalted savior is actually going to crash and burn out of the 2016 Democratic primary race. Which means that with crushed hearts in hand, they're aiming to stand fast and keep big government ideas alive.
By Matt Philbin | April 28, 2016 | 11:31 AM EDT
It’s been a bad few months for The Beheading Channel. First, falling oil prices and nonexistent ratings made Al Jazeera America too expensive for the Qatar government to keep open. Then, Al Jazeera proper announced it was cutting 500 staff.
Now, the government of Iraq has shut down big Al Jazeera’s bureau in the beleaguered nation, according to Yahoo News.
By Tim Graham | April 28, 2016 | 10:48 AM EDT
Former NBC reporter and CNN host Campbell Brown raised some eyebrows with a Politico piece titled “Why I Blame TV for Trump.” Brown cited anonymous quotes from her friends in the media who are depressed over how thoroughly their outlets have handed editorial control over to The Donald. One said, “I am swilling antidepressants trying to figure out what to do with my life when this is over.”
By Clay Waters | April 28, 2016 | 9:36 AM EDT
After Hillary Clinton won four of five East Coast primary contests on Tuesday night, the New York Times seems to be trying not so subtly to ease Bernie Sanders out of the race and clear the path for Hillary Clinton to waltz to the Democratic presidential nomination. Besides the front-page report on Hillary turning her sights to the fall campaign, Frank Bruni's column was titled "The Cult of Sore Losers," while Paul Krugman continued his surprising and sarcastic anti-Sanders crusade. "But never mind. As you know, I’m only saying these things because I’m a corporate whore and want a job with Hillary." Bruni still had time to call Ted Cruz "the Don Quixote of extreme conservatism."