Ever eager to do their part this election, Family Guy decided to wade into the 2016 presidential election on behalf of Hillary Clinton by including the “Trump tapes” as part of last night’s episode, “American Gigg-olo.” Crammed into a plot that spent most of its time following striking pilot turned male prostitute, Glenn Quagmire, Family Guy's writers weakly shoehorned the embarrassing video into the episode by cutting in audio as if the show’s main character, Peter Griffin, had also been aboard the Access Hollywood bus during the hot mic incident.
By Lindsay Kornick | | October 17, 2016 | 12:35 AM EDT
It’s almost cliché to call HBO's new futuristic sci-fi series Westworld a study in backwards human behavior, but even “basic rednecks” have standards. The first thing the show does is throw out those silly morals for what every rich person secretly desires: murder and endless sex.
By Tom Blumer | | October 16, 2016 | 11:40 PM EDT
A search at the Associated Press's main national site on "Podesta Iran" (not in quotes) returns no items relating to a Wikileaks-released email exposing how Hillary Clinton 2016 campaign manager John Podesta agreed with a Republican senator in July 2015 that the deal which had been "negotiated" by the Obama administration with Iran would lead to "a nuclear war in the Persian Gulf." (The word "negotiated" is in quotes because, other than releasing hostages it never should have captured or held, Iran appears not to have given up anything.)
There's a reason beyond the routine journalistic negligence for which AP is so well-known why it has ignored this (excuse the pun) bombshell. The AP's own self-congratulatory actions contributed to the situation Podesta tersely acknowledged.
By Tim Graham | | October 16, 2016 | 11:01 PM EDT
People magazine’s latest issue lands on Donald Trump with both feet – but it went to press before People staff Natasha Stoynick accused Trump of sexual harassment. It carried a three-page article headlined “Trump’s Trouble With Women: Inside His Shocking Behavior.” This is the same magazine that has promoted Huma Abedin three times, as her husband Anthony Weiner exhibited shocking behavior toward women.
The latest article by Sandra Sobieraj Westfall ends with HBO star (and major Hillary booster) Lena Dunham:
By Tom Blumer | | October 16, 2016 | 9:39 PM EDT
As the National Football League's Week 6 went into full swing Sunday, it has become clear that its TV ratings plunge is real, serious, and having a bottom-line impact. At the same time, there's a growing determination in the establishment press to avoid citing the "(Colin) Kaepernick effect" of player protests during the playing of the national anthem as a contributing factor.
It's one thing to bring the anthem topic up and then try to dismiss it. It's quite another to pretend it isn't there, despite polling which, for all of its potential shortcomings, indicates that there has been clear fan outrage over the antics of Kaepernick and other players during the season's opening weeks. Recent lengthy items in the Washington Post and at two other national outlets don't even contain Kaepernick's name or the word "anthem."
By Brad Wilmouth | | October 16, 2016 | 9:37 PM EDT
Appearing as a guest on Saturday's Smerconish show on CNN, Yahoo News correspondent Michael Isikoff -- formerly of both NBC and Newsweek -- recounted that, both in the 1992 presidential campaign and through the 1990s, Hillary Clinton "was very much a part of the damage control" around her husband Bill Clinton's past relationships with women as she "was focused on discrediting accusations of misconduct against her husband, discrediting women who had rumored about, who came forward to talk about relationships that they might have with Bill Clinton."
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | October 16, 2016 | 7:21 PM EDT
Horrible news broke Sunday afternoon as details emerged of the vicious firebombing of the Orange County GOP Head Quarters in North Carolina. Nobody was killed in the attack, which is being described as a “political terrorism,” although the office itself was lost. According to authorities “Nazi Republicans get out of town or else” was spray-painted on a building close to the attack, but that didn’t stop CNN’s Brian Stelter from concluding Donald Trump’s “over heated the rhetoric” was what caused the attack.
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | October 16, 2016 | 3:54 PM EDT
Following the recent reporting from major news sources about Donald Trump’s alleged sexual assaults against numerous women, he has railed against the media for colluding with Hillary Clinton campaign. In spite of Media Research Center data which shows how lopsided recent coverage of the candidates had been, CNN’s Brian Stelter denied any such effort by the media to sway the election on Reliable Sources Sunday. “This is not just false, it's ludicrous and it's damaging,” he complained.
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | October 16, 2016 | 11:06 AM EDT
In light of the numerous women who have come forward to accuse GOP nominee Donald Trump of sexually assaulting them, many in the media have questioned why leaders of the party continue to endorse him. The National Organization for Women President Terry O’Neill appeared on Politics Nation with Al Sharpton Sunday to discuss their petition to get them to unendorse their nominee. “Are you surprised that such Republican leadership seems to be sticking with him through all of this,” inquired Sharpton.
By Edgard Portela | | October 16, 2016 | 9:39 AM EDT
Profiles of immigrant success stories in the United States are frequent, welcome features on Univision. A recent one featured the legendary holocaust survivor Martin Greenfield, who as a teenage boy famously asked the Jewish rabbi who accompanied the U.S. Army soldiers who liberated him from the Buchenwald concentration camp the haunting question “Where was God?" - and who would later go on to become tailor to U.S. Presidents and famous Hollywood stars and athletes alike.
By Erik Soderstrom | | October 16, 2016 | 5:37 AM EDT
Gun owners in America should be applauding Last Man Standing’s portrayal of gun owners and "gun culture" in Friday night’s episode, “Boyd will be Boyd.” The ABC sitcom hit all the right notes, putting gun safety front and center and showing how shooting sports can bring families together.
By Tom Blumer | | October 16, 2016 | 12:27 AM EDT
In a hysterical, fever-swamp dispatch otherwise shredded nicely by John Hinderaker at Powerline, the Associated Press's Jill Colvin insinuated that Donald Trump's concerns that the election is being rigged against him — with his primary complaints justifiably directed at an establishment press which has been undeniably colluding to do that — will cause his supporters to riot if he loses.
To make her case, Colvin found someone in the crowd at Trump's Portsmouth, New Hampshire rally whose answer clearly indicated that she had asked him if Trump's supporters will riot. She also portrayed Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke as over the edge in using a word which President Obama himself has used. Finally, she seems to have missed the fact that one current and another former Black Lives Matter activist promised riots if Trump wins months ago.
By Brent Baker | | October 15, 2016 | 4:35 PM EDT
It’s been hard to avoid seeing the behind the scenes “hot microphone” video of Access Hollywood host Billy Bush arriving on a bus, with Donald Trump, at the NBC lot in Burbank. But while that clip featured Trump’s widely denounced lewd remarks about women, what did the NBC entertainment news program air at the time? Well, from the MRC’s video archive, here’s the story which aired on the Friday, October 21, 2005 Access Hollywood to plug Trump’s cameo the following Monday on the Days of Our Lives soap opera.
By Jeffrey Lord | | October 15, 2016 | 4:05 PM EDT
It was October 9, 1991. The subject was the Clarence Thomas-Anita Hill showdown and then-New York Times columnist Anna Quindlen was furious. Quindlen’s fury was evident in the title of her column that day. It was as short and simple as it was blunt: Listen to Us.
By P.J. Gladnick | | October 15, 2016 | 12:34 PM EDT
He was the toast of the liberal media for a few days after first hitting the national scene last Sunday in St. Louis during the second presidential debate. For a very brief time he was hailed as a cuddly bear stuffed into a tight red sweater who was so cute that it made you want to hug him. And then by Friday...he became an instant non-person to liberals due to very un-PC Thought Crime remarks from his past on Reddit.
Of course, I am referring to Ken Bone who appeared as one of the undecided voters asking a question during the presidential debate. By the next day he was fully embraced by the liberal mainstream media. To get an idea of the extent of their idolatry, here is Jake Tapper gushing over how awesome Ken Bear is on The Lead: