Hero worship can be a great thing, no question about it. Except it’s normally better when those we lionize for heroism are in fact heroes. The CW’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend could stand to learn a thing or two about that.
By Curtis Houck | November 23, 2015 | 9:34 PM EST
Amidst all the news about gas prices and weather forecasts for this Thanksgiving week, Monday’s morning and evening newscasts on ABC and NBC found no time to mention that Washington Post reporter and U.S. citizen Jason Rezaian had been sentenced by Iran’s Revolutionary Court to an unspecified prison term after being detained in July 2014.
Hardball Ignores Poll Showing Hillary Losing to Six GOP Hopefuls; Shows Poll Showing She's More Trusted on TerrorismBy Ken Shepherd | November 23, 2015 | 9:09 PM EST
A new Fox News poll shows Hillary Clinton losing six different matchups with prospective GOP rivals in the 2016 presidential race. Fortunately for her, MSNBC Hardball guest host Alex Wagner completely ignored the alarming news by picking up a Washington Post poll statistic showing Hillary with a stronger approval rating than her GOP rivals on the issue of combating terrorism.
By Dylan Gwinn | November 23, 2015 | 8:39 PM EST
Liberals are the source of nearly all of our angst when it comes to cultural erosion and social justice scare-mongering. However, they can sometimes be the best source of SJW (Social Justice Warrior) joking/mocking as well.
By Curtis Houck | November 23, 2015 | 8:08 PM EST
The New York Times earned its keep as a foot soldier for the Obama administration as White House correspondent Michael D. Shear offered a piece in Monday’s paper lamenting that many of the President’s foreign trips have been “hijacked” by breaking news stories with the Paris terror attacks “spawn[ing] another distraction” from Obama’s agenda.
By Julia A. Seymour | November 23, 2015 | 6:15 PM EST
ExxonMobil is one of the big oil companies the liberal news media love to hate, even though the company now says climate change is a threat and promotes carbon taxation. Even that’s not enough.
That negative view of ExxonMobil explains why recent news coverage of an investigation against the company was so thoroughly one-sided.
By Matthew Balan | November 23, 2015 | 5:51 PM EST
On Monday's New Day, CNN's Chris Cuomo attacked both Donald Trump and the majority of the American public for their stance against allowing 10,000 Syrian refugees into the country. Cuomo asserted that Trump was "playing into an us versus them mentality," and spotlighted the latest Bloomberg poll result on the issue: "Look at the numbers on the Syrian situation. Look at what the American people say...We haven't seen numbers like this in America since 1938, when people were obviously desperate; obviously, running for their lives."
By Alexa Moutevelis Coombs | November 23, 2015 | 4:33 PM EST
CBS just aired an episode of The Good Wife that brought the undercover videos exposing how Planned Parenthood sells baby parts to a whole new audience of millions – but whether the audience even knew the storyline was based on real videos is unknown. There has been a near media blackout on showing the videos, although CBS has aired the most coverage of the big three networks.
By Tom Blumer | November 23, 2015 | 3:50 PM EST
New York Daily News covers on November 18 ("NRA'S SICK JIHAD" — noted at the time by NB's Kristine Marsh) and today ("NOWHERE TO HIDE, JIHADI WAYNE") have accused the NRA of placing the right to purchase guns ahead of public safety from terrorist attacks.
The paper's bogus claim is based on the NRA's opposition to legislation prohibiting anyone on the government's "terror watch list" from purchasing a gun. While the idea might appear to have sensible on the surface, it doesn't survive scrutiny, as the folks at the group's legislative arm painstakingly explained over four years ago:
By Jeffrey Meyer | November 23, 2015 | 3:48 PM EST
On Sunday’s Reliable Sources, CNN’s Brian Stelter did his best to play up how after the Paris terrorist attack many Americans have had a “fearful, sometimes even xenophobic” reaction. At the same time, the CNN host dismissed fears of a future terrorist attack us unwarranted and irrational. He touted the standard liberal line that much of America’s reaction has been “xenophobic” based in “fear which is a “crippling poison.”
By NB Staff | November 23, 2015 | 2:38 PM EST
Fox & Friends co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck is stepping down. She came to Fox in 2013 after almost ten years at ABC's The View. She wants to devote more of her time to her three children, the network said. She's expected to continue on the morning show until late December.
By Tom Blumer | November 23, 2015 | 1:56 PM EST
Gosh, this gets tiresome.
Once again, with one noteworthy exception, the business press's virtually blind acceptance of seasonally adjusted economic data, and its accompanying refusal to look at the underlying raw data, led it to paint a deceptive picture of an important element of the economy. This time, it was existing home sales for October. The seasonally adjusted annual rate for October reported by the National Association of Realtors this morning is almost 4 percent higher than seen in October 2014. The trouble is, the raw sales data show an increase of less than 1 percent.
By Michael McKinney | November 23, 2015 | 1:55 PM EST
On Monday's Morning Joe, the crew discussed New York Police Commissioner William Bratton's appearance on Sunday's Meet the Press. Joe Scarborough played a clip of Bratton begging Congress to pass a law preventing people on the government's terrorism watch list from buying guns. Scarborough echoed the plea as well.
By Matthew Balan | November 23, 2015 | 1:03 PM EST
Manuel Bojorquez zeroed in on the plight of a Syrian refugee family in Texas on Monday's CBS This Morning, and played up how they "feel misjudged after the Paris attacks, and after Texas recently ordered volunteer organizations that help resettle refuges from Syria to discontinue those plans immediately." Bojorquez later spotlighted how "about dozen people — some armed with long guns — protested in front of a mosque outside Dallas" against the Obama administration's plan to bring 10,000 refugees from Syria.
By Melissa Mullins | November 23, 2015 | 12:34 PM EST
The New York Times wrote a staff editorial about the Mormon Church and their refusal to baptize the children of same-sex couples. The headline was “Stung by Edict on Gays, Mormons Leave Church."
In an earlier story, the Times found that nearly 1,500 people resigned during a “mass resignation” on November 14. There are nearly 15 million members in the Mormon Church, so if 1,500 resignations constitute a “massive drove,” they may want to rethink their math – that’s only about 0.0001 percent of the church which “resigned," many of them what you would call inactive or fallen members of the church.