“Transgender” and “model” are not two words that should go together. Caitlyn Jenner disagreed when the former Olympian posed on the cover of Sports Illustrated wrapped in nothing but a flag. In fact, transgender models are so popular that they now get their own TV show! Whoopi Goldberg, co-host on The View, recently announced that she will be executive producing a show about transgender models called Strut. Set to air later this year on Oxygen, the show will follow a group of “models” as they strive to make their mark on the fashion industry.
By Tim Graham | | May 24, 2016 | 7:20 AM EDT
National Public Radio sells itself as an oasis of civility on a radio dial polluted with harsh editorializing. In December, NPR CEO Jarl Mohn was asked by CNN’s Brian Stelter how they were covering Trump: “Our place in the food chain of information and journalism is to just be very rational, to be calm, to report the facts, not to stake out a position. We don’t take editorial positions of any sort.”
Someone should tell Mohn about Bob Garfield, the host of NPR-distributed On The Media, who compared Trump to a "raving meth head with a machete."
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | May 24, 2016 | 1:39 AM EDT
During their evening news broadcasts, ABC and NBC whined about Trump’s new attack video that goes right to the heart of the Bill Clinton rape claims. “He starts to unbutton my top there, and I try to pull away from him,” said an unidentified voice on NBC Nightly News, with a picture of Bill Clinton smoking a cigar in the background. The video features audio from interviews with women who alleged Clinton assaulted them, as well as Monica Lewinski. And the reporters from ABC and NBC didn’t like it one bit.
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | May 24, 2016 | 12:16 AM EDT
On Monday afternoon, news broke that Virginia’s Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe was being investigated by the FBI for illegal campaign contributions. “We know that this investigation dates back at least into last year and this is looking into donations to McAuliffe's 2013 campaign for governor,” reported CNN’s Evan Perez on The Lead with Jake Tapper. It’s not every day that a sitting state governor gets investigated for illegal contributions, yet none of the big three news networks decided to report it in there evening broadcasts.
By Jorge Bonilla | | May 24, 2016 | 12:07 AM EDT
The Azteca America network continues to try to outdo its domestic Spanish-language news media counterparts in terms of the most insanely biased news coverage of the immigration agenda. Here's your latest installment, a confirmation of something I learned in art class many years ago- that empty spaces can also tell a story.
By Randy Hall | | May 23, 2016 | 11:15 PM EDT
Idina Menzel, the woman who gave voice to Queen Elsa in the blockbuster animated movie Frozen, stated that she supports a campaign to give her character a female love interest in the film's upcoming sequel. In an article posted earlier this month on the Entertainment Weekly website, reporter Joey Nolfi asserted: “When it comes to the idea of Frozen's Elsa having a female love interest, some fans have not been able to 'let it go,'” a play on the wildly popular tune the character sang in Disney's billion-dollar blockbuster.
By Dylan Gwinn | | May 23, 2016 | 11:14 PM EDT
True to its name, TBS’s comedy The Detour, detoured from an otherwise hilarious episode and instead derailed completely, in a ridiculous attempt to smear gun owners, the 2nd Amendment, and the U.S. Constitution.
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | May 23, 2016 | 10:02 PM EDT
Late Monday afternoon a news story broke that left many furious, the head of the Veteran’s Administration was caught on video saying he doesn’t think the wait times for medical care matter. “Days to an appointment is really not what we should be measuring,” said Secretary Bob McDonald heartlessly, “When you go to Disney, do they measure the number of hours you wait in line...What's important is, what is your satisfaction with the experience?” And of the big three networks, NBC was the only one who did not give the story any time at all during their evening news broadcast.
By Tim Graham | | May 23, 2016 | 8:40 PM EDT
An hour into CBS’s “upfront” pitch to advertisers last Wednesday in New York’s Carnegie Hall, the network turned to late-night comedian Stephen Colbert for jokes, and he mostly laid into Donald Trump. This may or may not be a joke from the liberal host: “2016 has been a very big year for comedy, and if Trump wins, 2017 will be an even bigger year for tragedy.”
By Brad Wilmouth | | May 23, 2016 | 7:28 PM EDT
On Saturday's New Day on CNN, co-host Victor Blackwell and CNN political commentator Errol Louis were hard at work carrying water for Hillary Clinton on the issue of gun rights as the two characterized GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump and the National Rifle Association as making a false claim against the Democratic candidate on whether she would try to erode the Second Amendment.
By Curtis Houck | | May 23, 2016 | 6:36 PM EDT
Breaking the news to CNBC viewers early Monday evening about Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe being investigated by the FBI, chief Washington correspondent John Harwood slipped and referred to McAuliffe as “the second consecutive Republican Governor to face a corruption investigation” following predecessor and actual Republican Bob McDonnell.
By Matthew Balan | | May 23, 2016 | 6:24 PM EDT
CNN recently admitted that it's "no longer a TV news network," but that apparently isn't going to stop the network from setting aside some of its non-news air time to President Obama. Chef Anthony Bourdain sat down with the Democrat in a restaurant in Hanoi on Monday, and shot footage for an upcoming episode of his Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown program on the cable channel. Bourdain posted a picture of his meal with the President on Instagram, and trumpeted that "the President's chopstick skills are on point."
By Clay Waters | | May 23, 2016 | 6:20 PM EDT
In columns, blogs, and front-page stories, the New York Times continues to edge left-wing firebrand Bernie Sanders out the door, apparently to clear a path for Hillary Clinton to gain the Democratic nomination as painlessly as possible. Columnist Paul Krugman is a reliably partisan hater of Republicans and cheerleader for Democrats, and he’s been enraging “Bernie Bros” for quite a while on his blog. Last week two entries, one under the loaded headline “Questions of Character.” And he’s not talking about Hillary:
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | May 23, 2016 | 6:07 PM EDT
Hillary Clinton unveiled her new campaign slogan, “stronger together,” on Meet the Press Sunday and most the panelists at the roundtable weren’t too enthusiastic about it. Many felt the slogan was too defensive and provided no drive for supporters, but New York Times Correspondent Helene Cooper had nothing but praise for it. “I want to put some love in for Hillary's new slogan,” she stated, “[It] goes back to kind of what we saw in 2008 and when president Obama was talking about “yes we can.”
By Scott Whitlock | | May 23, 2016 | 5:34 PM EDT
The journalists at NBC on Monday searched for a “silver lining” for Hillary Clinton’s sagging poll numbers and suggested it was just “hand-wringing” to worry about a potential November loss now. Today's Willie Geist hoped, “How much of this is hand wringing in May, five and a half months ahead of the election?”