Liberal media outrage erupted on Thursday night when The New York Times posted an interview with Trump’s chief strategist Steve Bannon. The morning headline on Friday’s front page was “Media Bashed Again, as Chief Strategist Piles On.” Reporter Michael Grynbaum was shocked that Bannon “repeatedly” described the media as the “opposition party” to Trump. But the Times and their CNN brethren did not take this approach when Obama strategist Anita Dunn denounced Fox News as an arm of the GOP eight years ago.
By Brad Wilmouth | | January 27, 2017 | 3:51 PM EST
Appearing as a panel member on Thursday's Anderson Cooper 360, CNN chief international correspondent Christiane Amanpour went on a rant against Steve Bannon and the Donald Trump White House over their criticism of the media, as she likened the administration to "totalitarian regimes" and suggested that they were "angling for an order of merit" from the presidents of Egypt, Russia and Turkey.
By Scott Whitlock | | January 27, 2017 | 2:29 PM EST
A BBC journalist on Friday confronted Donald Trump at a joint White House press conference with Britain’s Prime Minister and lectured the President about his “alarming briefs.” Another question at the press conference featured a reporter wondering how Trump and Theresa May could possibly get along.
By Kristine Marsh | | January 27, 2017 | 1:50 PM EST
Mid-show Friday, The View brought on Trump’s Director of African-American Outreach, Omarosa Manigault to talk about Trump’s plans to help the black community. The conversation quickly turned nasty, with hosts Joy Behar and Sunny Hostin repeatedly hammering Omarosa to defend Trump. But Omarosa wouldn’t let the democratic talking points slide, even attacking the panel for not focusing on “real issues.”
By Scott Whitlock | | January 27, 2017 | 12:19 PM EST
A major network journalist exposing the double standard that exists when it comes to talking about conservatives and abortion? A right-leaning judicial expert as the sole talking head? Both those things happened on CBS This Morning as reporter Jan Crawford discussed Donald Trump’s potential Supreme Court nominee. Crawford explained how Judge William Pryor might not be picked because he’s called Roe vs. Wade an “abomination.”
By Callista Ring | | January 27, 2017 | 12:14 PM EST
Women are not sex objects. Except when they want to be revered as sex objects. Cosmo, always showcasing its value as a women’s magazine, published an article titled, “How This College Student Became a Successful Porn Star Overnight” with the captivating subtitle, “I had always wondered if I had a weird vagina.”
By Kyle Drennen | | January 27, 2017 | 11:47 AM EST
During a panel discussion on Firday’s NBC Today examining President Trump’s first week in office, co-host Matt Lauer fretted over the new administration’s willingness to call out the liberal media: “[Trump] ran on this...idea that the media is bad and dishonest. Now his chief strategist at the White House, Steve Bannon, has given an interview to The New York Times....Quote, “The media should be embarrassed and humiliated and keep its mouth shut and just listen for a while.” Another quote, ‘The media here is the opposition party.’”
#OscarsSoWhite Activist Still Unhappy: We Need 'LGBTQIA Movies,' and 'Differently-Abled Superheroes'By Melissa Mullins | | January 27, 2017 | 11:25 AM EST
After making her hashtag #OscarsSoWhite go viral last year by claiming the Oscar nominations were racist and urging a boycott in protest, April Reign is still unhappy. This year, seven of the 20 nominations in acting categories went to minority actors and three films in the Best Documentary category are about black experiences in America. But Reign has now taken her hashtag tweeting advocacy campaign onto another social justice issue – stating that she’s still waiting for LGBT comedies and disabled superheroes.
By Brad Wilmouth | | January 27, 2017 | 5:56 AM EST
Congressman Luis Gutierrez, a Democrat representing areas of Chicago, appeared as a guest on Thursday's New Day on CNN to discuss President Donald Trump's criticism of Chicago's leadership for the rising crime situation in the city. CNN host Alisyn Camerota failed to push back as her liberal guest began ranting that the National Rifle Association was partly to blame for increased homicides in his city.
By Karen Townsend | | January 27, 2017 | 1:34 AM EST
To commemorate last year's 75th anniversary of the comic book favorite Archie, The CW has tried mightily to kill off any resemblance to the original comic book with the new series Riverdale. I can only imagine the surprise of parents across the country who tune in with the kiddies expecting a family friendly show based on the beloved comic book of their youth.
By Lindsay Kornick and Alexa Moutevelis Coombs | | January 27, 2017 | 12:49 AM EST
After a long delay, ABC's Scandal returned for its sixth season premiere on Thursday night, fast-forwarding to election night after ending season five in the middle of a presidential campaign between "Republican" First Lady Mellie Grant (Bellamy Young) and Democrat Francisco "Frankie" Vargas (Ricardo Chavira).
By Curtis Houck | | January 26, 2017 | 9:21 PM EST
From the first words out of anchor Scott Pelley on Thursday’s CBS Evening News, one had to know what kind of newscast it would be. Throughout the newscast’s A-block, every segment involved almost exclusive criticism of the Trump administration on issues ranging from the border to the media to Syrian refugees to trade agreements.
By Randy Hall | | January 26, 2017 | 7:49 PM EST
In a column from Thursday's edition of the New York Times, Jennifer Yellin, a former chief White House correspondent for the Cable News Network, discussed “how to save CNN from itself” by creating “a consortium of concerned Americans,” including philanthropists, foundations and small-dollar donors, to “fund a trust to operate an independent CNN dedicated to news in the public interest.”
The refurbished cable television channel would also receive “subscription fees from cable and other service providers, along with ad revenue,” to “allow the network to support itself,” Yellin added.
By Curtis Houck | | January 26, 2017 | 6:36 PM EST
On Thursday afternoon, our friends at RedState flagged this peculiar development that ABC News refused an exchange from the David Muir-President Trump interview where Trump scolded Muir for the media’s lack of coverage of the March for Life versus the Women’s March on Washington.
By Kyle Drennen | | January 26, 2017 | 5:24 PM EST
On her 12 p.m. ET hour MSNBC show on Thursday, anchor Andrea Mitchell didn’t bat an eye as her guest, Democratic Congressman Elijah Cummings, hurled the wild unsubstantiated allegation that Republicans had denied “millions” of Americans the right to vote.