Right on cue with the conclusion of Thursday’s rally between Hillary Clinton and First Lady Michelle Obama, CNN and MSNBC went numb in praising Obama’s “master class in political speech-making” and marveling at “even just the embrace, the way the two walked out the embrace between the two, the clearly — the gratitude, the heaping of praise from, you know, Hillary Clinton to the First Lady.”
By Callista Ring | | October 27, 2016 | 4:41 PM EDT
In Secret Deodorant’s new advertisement, an “androgynous queer” “woman” “finds the courage to show there’s no wrong way to be a woman.” Unless of course, you’re a woman who disagrees or a woman who is bothered by the ad which takes place in a ladies bathroom. Cosmo praised the ad for “seamlessly, and poignantly, illustrat[ing] the experiences of a gender-fluid woman along with those of cis-gendered ones.”The Huffington Post even hailed the ad as “groundbreaking.”
By Matthew Balan | | October 27, 2016 | 4:22 PM EDT
On Thursday's Today, NBC's Kristen Welker touted Michelle Obama's "powerful, one-two punch" with Hillary Clinton, as the First Lady joined the Democratic presidential nominee on the campaign trail. Welker added that despite their "complicated relationship in the past," Mrs. Obama "has become Clinton's not-so-secret weapon — blunt and beloved." She also hyped the current First Lady's "very personal speeches connecting with voters, especially women."
By Scott Whitlock | | October 27, 2016 | 3:58 PM EDT
Bloomberg Politics editor John Heilemann appeared on CBS This Morning, Thursday, to declare the evolving WikiLeaks scandal too “inside baseball” to really harm Hillary Clinton. The journalist, who also co-hosts The Circus on Showtime, inadvertently admitted that the reporters were influencing the election because in most of the country all Americans “hear is the national news about how terrible Donald Trump is.”
By Kristine Marsh | | October 27, 2016 | 12:34 PM EDT
Thursday morning on ABC’s Good Morning America, anchor George Stephanopoulos and commentator Cokie Roberts repeatedly cast doubt on the idea that Donald Trump’s sexual assault accusations could be false. After being grilled by Stephanopoulos, Trump dismissed the accusations as made up stories but that wasn’t adequate for ABC’s Cokie Roberts who reacted skeptically.
By Scott Whitlock | | October 27, 2016 | 11:37 AM EDT
Former Bill Clinton operative turned Good Morning America co-host George Stephanopoulos grilled Donald Trump about his campaign against the wife of his old boss. The businessman brought up Stephanopoulos’s shady connections, including $75,000 in secret donations to the Clinton Foundation.
By Callista Ring | | October 27, 2016 | 11:19 AM EDT
Did you know that Hollywood actor Denzel Washington considered becoming a Christian pastor? According to Faithwire, the A-list actor whose father was a Pentecostal minister thought about preaching despite hating church as a child. Today, Washington has no qualms about his Christian faith. He has been a member of the West Angeles Church of God in Christ for over thirty years and professed that he prays and reads the Bible every day
By Clay Waters | | October 27, 2016 | 10:47 AM EDT
Catherine Rampell, Washington Post columnist and former New York Times business reporter, had some no-doubt well-meant advice for the Republican Party in her Monday column: “Want to save the Republican Party? Drain the right-wing media swamp.” After consigning Donald Trump’s campaign to doom, and foreseeing the inevitable debriefing by Republican leaders, Rampell angrily blamed the media. Specifically, the “right-wing....media machine persuading their base to believe completely bonkers, bigoted garbage."
By Erik Soderstrom | | October 27, 2016 | 3:12 AM EDT
Last Friday's episode of Hawaii Five-0, “Ke Ku ‘Ana,” is full of embarrassing falsehoods and other anti-gun propaganda. Kyle Kane is a deranged father who blames gun culture for the mass shooting perpetrated by his son, so he holds a room full of hostages at gunpoint to send a message. Left unstated: Kyle’s son obtained his firearm through a straw purchase, a process that is already illegal and carries a sentence of up to ten years in prison and a $250,000 fine for the purchase alone even if the illegally purchased firearm were never used in another crime.
By Alexa Moutevelis Coombs | | October 27, 2016 | 2:37 AM EDT
In Wednesday's episode of South Park before the election, "Fort Collins," the show seems to be facing the same electoral struggle the rest of the country is going through right now: Donald Trump is a Giant Douche, but Hillary Clinton is such a Turd Sandwich.
By Justin Ashford | | October 27, 2016 | 12:51 AM EDT
Although ABC’s Designated Survivor last invoked President Ronald Reagan in defense of illegal detentions, in this week's episode, "The Mission," he is associated with victory and success.
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | October 27, 2016 | 12:20 AM EDT
The “Big Three” networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) found yet another topic to distract themselves from talking about issues damaging to Democrats Wednesday evening. “Trump's message today, overshadowed by the man in the front row,” explained ABC’s Tom Llamas on World News Tonight, “Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, fresh off his explosive interview with Megyn Kelly.” According to the nets the argument was more important than corruption, leaked e-mails, or videos showing admission to federal crimes.
By Tom Blumer | | October 26, 2016 | 11:00 PM EDT
Joe Biden appeared on MSNBC's Hardball on Tuesday, and claimed that "You never heard me criticize the tea party." Millions of people with decent memories and the ability to hear know that this is not true. Those with longer memories know that Biden's strident criticisms of the Tea Party movement, its members and its political candidates and officeholders go back over six years.
Center-right outlets are having a field day with Biden's bogus claim, as they should be. Meanwhile, the establishment press is predictably virtually ignoring what Biden said. One person who has mostly escaped criticism thus far is Chris Matthews, Hardball's host. Matthews didn't challenge Biden's obviously untrue statement, even though he discussed the Vice President's fiery rhetoric five years ago when he made a speech at a union picnic in Cincinnati. At the time and in the context of other events that day, Matthews and his guest clearly believed that Biden was targeting the Tea Party.
By Melissa Mullins | | October 26, 2016 | 10:24 PM EDT
Left-wing Hollywood actor Mark Ruffalo, known for his role as the Hulk in the smash hit Avengers movies, is slamming President Obama on his outright hypocrisy for presenting himself as a “green” president while permitting fracking and other fossil fuel extraction that goes against the environmentalist ethos.
Ruffalo recently spoke at a Los Angeles rally against the Dakota Access Pipeline and man-made climate change which has seen an increase in protests the last few weeks. He told the crowd: "President Obama, it is immoral for you to keep drilling in our state lands, in our federal lands, off our federal waters, while at the same time calling yourself a climate change leader."
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | October 26, 2016 | 10:19 PM EDT
CBS Evening News rounded out their broadcast Wednesday by highlighting a ultra-leftist Unitarian Universalist church’s efforts to weed out racism. “We end tonight with a new treatment for a disease that has afflicted this country since its birth,” touted CBS Anchor Scott Pelley, “John Blackstone now on curing racism. One step at a time.” That’s right, a racism twelve-step program that’s seriously called “Racists Anonymous.”