On Friday’s NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer revealed his biggest fear regarding the upcoming Inauguration of Donald Trump: “I don't want to put ideas in anyone's mind, but hypothetically speaking, you have his core supporters out on the mall, and they’re going to be listening to his speech, and they’re going to look up on that podium, or next to it, and see Hillary Clinton....And what are the fears that they may react in a vocal way toward her, mimicking some of the things that have been said during the campaign?”
By Jay Maxson | | January 20, 2017 | 8:44 AM EST
NBA star-activists may be hip, but they’re also depressed about the change of leadership in Washington. As they pout over Barack Obama’s departure from the White House, a writer for the left-leaning Bleacher Report is encouraging them to lead reprisals against President Trump and white, far-right Americans who voted him into the Oval Office.
By Kristine Marsh | | January 20, 2017 | 8:44 AM EST
On the morning of Barack Obama’s first inauguration in 2009, ABC’s Good Morning America team called it, “A new dawn...fueled by hope and the shared dreams of a renewed America.” But on the morning of Donald Trump’s inauguration, ABC didn’t have the same rosy outlook. Instead of the utopia they predicted would happen under Obama, today ABC claimed the country was going back to the Civil War era.
By Sarah Stites | | January 20, 2017 | 8:36 AM EST
After making headlines with her Christmas ballad “Trump’s Nuts Roasting over an Open Fire,” singer Fiona Apple is at it again. This time, she’s prepping for the Women’s March on Washington with the chant “Tiny Hands.”
By Dan Gainor | | January 20, 2017 | 8:19 AM EST
Free speech is a concept lost on liberals. Left-wing Fusion proved that the morning of the presidential inauguration by asking Twitter to delete the account of the president elect.
The network, run by top Hillary funder Haim Saban, responded to a Trump Tweet with a video calling for Trump’s account to be shut down. The video features Romina Puga, host of Fusion Now saying the president elect should be banned for “repeatedly violating Twitter’s terms of service.” The site went so far as to call for Trump to be banned again if he used the official @Potus account in ways Fusion didn’t like.
By Geoffrey Dickens | | January 20, 2017 | 8:00 AM EST
In the last week the liberal media have been coming to grips with the end of the Barack Obama administration, as they’ve thrown a few last bouquets at the feet of their hero. From The Washington Post’s Dana Milbank wistfully wondering “For a man who achieved so much, Obama...must be wondering where the gratitude is?” to one last thrill for Chris Matthews “To say that no person can make a difference, I give you the fine case of that fine man, Barack Obama” the following is a collection of the media’s melancholic goodbyes to Obama.
By Scott Whitlock | | January 20, 2017 | 6:05 AM EST
As Donald Trump is inaugurated the 45th president today, it’s not likely that the three networks will suggest that seagulls were “awed” by the “sacred” event, one that “pilgrims” trekked to Washington to see. But that happened on January 20, 2009 as Barack Obama became the 44th president. ABC, CBS and NBC reporters were beside themselves and compared the event to a religious experience.
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | January 20, 2017 | 12:07 AM EST
With President-elect Donald Trump set to take the oath of office in less than a day, CBS Evening News ended Thursday with anchor Scott Pelley turning the microphone over to former anchor Bob Schieffer to pontificate about how he imagines President Barack Obama. “In the early days, most Americans never saw their presidents or even their likenesses,” he began his gushy rambling, “In the modern era, we can't avoid them.”
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | January 19, 2017 | 9:44 PM EST
NBC closed out Thursday’s edition of Nightly News with an over-the-top tribute to President Barack Obama where they dubbed him ‘father-in-chief.’ “President Obama prepares to leave the White House, he's written a letter to the American people thanking them for making him, quote ‘a better man,’” touted anchor Lester Holt, “In the past, he’s also said the presidency has made him a better dad.” Reporter Chris Jansing dug up old photographs of the president as she hyped the hashtag #ObamaAndKids.
By Curtis Houck | | January 19, 2017 | 8:32 PM EST
Less than a day after CNN wondered what would happen if President-elect Trump were assassinated, MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews tried to instill fear in viewers late Thursday, floating the idea that Trump might need to use the nuclear launch codes on Inauguration Day.
By Tom Blumer | | January 19, 2017 | 7:29 PM EST
An attempt by the Associated Press to smear Tom Price, nominated by Donald Trump as the next HHS Secretary, began Wednesday after the opening round of a Senate committee hearing. As of this writing, the wire service is up to its third such entry. The misleading reporting and hostility have increased with each dispatch.
By Clay Waters | | January 19, 2017 | 6:53 PM EST
The front of the New York Times Arts section featured an exhaustive report on the controversy over the world-famous Rockettes performing at Donald Trump’s inauguration: “Still Kicking, but No Longer Silent.” The text box was harsh to Trump for ruining an American tradition: “A Trump Inauguration Casualty: The Silent, Smiling Rockettes."
By Karen Townsend | | January 19, 2017 | 6:06 PM EST
Netflix’s newly released comedy series One Day at a Time bears little resemblance to the original show that aired from 1975 to 1984. Leftist Executive Producer Norman Lear created both shows but the only similarity is the show name – and the wedging in of some liberal issues.
By Randy Hall | | January 19, 2017 | 5:59 PM EST
After winning a record 10 Emmy Awards for American Crime Story's first-season storyline based on the book The Run of His Life: The People vs. O.J. Simpson by Jeffrey Toobin, the producers are planning to base an upcoming season of the series on another book written by the major Democratic donor and legal analyst for the Cable News Network: A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Sex Scandal That Nearly Brought Down a President.
The book centers on intern Monica Lewinsky's affair with Democratic President Bill Clinton while she was a White House intern from 1995 on. Clinton was ultimately impeached on charges of lying under oath to a federal grand jury and obstruction of justice.
By Scott Whitlock | | January 19, 2017 | 5:48 PM EST
MSNBC journalists on Thursday whined about the treatment they were getting from Americans visiting Washington D.C. for Donald Trump’s inauguration. Cal Perry reported live from the inaugural concert. He complained, “...There is a pervasive, sort of, heckling that goes on towards the media that we've seen today, consistently not just from the crowds but also the volunteers.”