MSNBC's Morning Joe opened Friday's show with a juvenille montage of news and entertainment highlights. The one minute-and-fifty-four-second mix-up reel began with a reporter asking White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer whether or not President Donald Trump still stands by his accusation his predecessor ordered wiretapping of Trump Tower during the 2016 election.
Updated: Brazile Defends Giving Questions to Clinton: 'Want to Make Sure That Those Questions' Are 'Out There'By Kristine Marsh | | March 17, 2017 | 10:57 AM EDT
Thursday on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, former DNC chair and ex-CNN analyst Donna Brazile appeared to talk about her time as chair and the scandal that ousted her from her 14-year-run at CNN. While host Trevor Noah asked her why she gave questions to the Clinton campaign before a town hall, he didn’t push back when Brazile defended her actions and downplayed the controversy as media spin.
By Kristine Marsh | | March 17, 2017 | 9:28 AM EDT
After the Trump Administration released a budget proposal for 2018 early Thursday, the media threw a fit at the suggested cuts to programs like the Environmental Protection Agency and National Institute of Health. ABC and NBC’s evening news programs Thursday even hyped that the poor and those suffering from cancer would be hurt the most by the proposed cuts. Journalists also took to Twitter to express their dismay and outrage at the budget for daring to redistribute spending on these programs to national security.
By Dawn Slusher | | March 17, 2017 | 4:34 AM EDT
There has been much rancor over gay conversion therapy programs for decades, but the topic has again been hotly debated as of late with Vice President Mike Pence’s support for such programs as well as Ken Blackwell, Domestic Policy Advisor to the Trump Presidential Transition Team. ABC’s 20/20 revived the debate in an exposé last week, as well. Though judging by the reviews, the exposé leaned heavily in favor of those who demonize such programs.
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | March 17, 2017 | 12:34 AM EDT
Late Wednesday evening, a federal judge in Hawaii put a temporary hold on the implementation of the White House’s revised travel ban. The development was celebrated by the left and championed by the liberal media. “There’s new fallout this evening after President Trump now faces his second defeat on his proposed travel ban. The revised ban blocked just hours before it took effect,” stated anchor David Muir during World News Tonight, Thursday evening.
By Karen Townsend | | March 17, 2017 | 12:00 AM EDT
In the Thursday night episode of Chicago Med, titled “Monday Mourning,” a teenage boy is brought in to be treated for injuries suffered in a fall he took. The surprise twist? His medical complications are brought on because he's been hiding that he's gay. Is there any show these days without a gay storyline twist?
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | March 16, 2017 | 10:56 PM EDT
The Big Three networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) pulled out all the stops and sharpened their knives for their effort to tear into the White House’s budget proposal on Thursday. “President Trump has unveiled his first budget proposal covering all the things the federal government pays for and how he wants to spend the money,” announced anchor Lester Holt during NBC Nightly News, “There's a lot more money for the military but there are critics who say popular programs and the poor would pay the price.”
By Tim Graham | | March 16, 2017 | 10:49 PM EDT
President Trump's first budget proposed to end funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, something we at the MRC have advocated throughout our history. It's not fair that conservative taxpayers should have to subsidize propaganda programs that insult their political philosophy and assault their favorite politicians.
By Justin Ashford | | March 16, 2017 | 10:40 PM EDT
From abortions to guns, we’ve seen time after time the bogus liberal propaganda NBC’s Superstore aims to deliver. Not straying from the leftist agenda, veterans are now targeted as going crazy. On Thursday’s episode, it’s announced that the store will have an "integrity award" and Cloud 9 employees can vote for who they think best exemplifies this quality. Conservative store Manager Glenn attempts to get the award, by any means necessary.
By NB Staff | | March 16, 2017 | 9:12 PM EDT
On Thursday’s edition of the Fox Business Network’s Risk and Reward, the Media Research Center’s Tim Graham ripped MSNBC host Rachel Maddow and her epic fail regarding Trump’s 2005 tax return, equating it to “a Dixie cup full of sea monkeys” instead of “slay[ing] the sea monster.”
By Tom Blumer | | March 16, 2017 | 8:15 PM EDT
On Tuesday, Tucker Carlson opened his Fox News show by reviewing the "evidence," after months of allegations and bitter left-leaning cable news hysteria, that Russia conspired, perhaps with now-President Donald Trump's help, to engineer the Republican's November presidential win — by, in short, asserting that "there's no reason to believe that Russia changed the course of American political history." Then, after savagely indicting NBC News for its obvious attempt to tip the scales in Hillary Clinton's favor by releasing the Access Hollywood Trump tape to the Washington Post two days before the second presidential debate, Carlson asked a far more important question: "What do you think played a bigger role in the 2016 race: The Access Hollywood tape or the Russian government." Answer: "That's an obvious one."
By Curtis Houck | | March 16, 2017 | 8:01 PM EDT
Before White House press secretary Sean Spicer threw down with reporters over President Trump’s wiretap claims on Thursday, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney faced left-leaning questions on the President’s budget that included fears people will “suffer” as a result of the conservative proposals.
By Jay Maxson | | March 16, 2017 | 6:15 PM EDT
Women’s college swimming teams are competing in the NCAA national championships this week. But in this crazy era of gender bending, leave it to ESPN to find the odd-angle story of the one swimmer who identifies as neither male nor female.
By Jackson Richman | | March 16, 2017 | 6:14 PM EDT
Another day, another liberal journalist scolding White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer. This time, ABC News's Jonathan Karl and CNN's Jim Acosta sparred with Spicer over wiretapping and press bias. The Trump aide accused Karl of "mischaracterizing" and chided Acosta for "cherry picking" the conclusion reached by the Senate and House Intelligence Committees that former President Barack Obama did not order a wiretap of Trump Tower during the 2016 election.
By NB Staff | | March 16, 2017 | 5:06 PM EDT
Late Thursday afternoon, Media Research Center President Brent Bozell released a statement praising President Donald Trump’s budget proposal, including the decision to defund the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB).