While most of the major broadcast network anchors and panelists were pleasantly surprised by President Trump’s Tuesday night speech to Congress, former NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw uncorked some long-winded complaints about the address that he claimed will have fact-checkers “very busy for the next 24 hours.”
By Clay Waters | | February 28, 2017 | 10:58 PM EST
On Monday the New York Times’ Sarah Maslin Nir covered a rare bird, a pro-media rally in (where else?) Manhattan, which just happened to bestow particular affection upon her own newspaper: “Protesters Gather to Defend the News Media.” The text box: “Resisting Trump’s vilification of the press as the ‘enemy.’” Coincidentally, Mir’s shoddy reporting in 2015 on New York City nail salons was the subject of a raucous protest outside Times headquarters by the workers themselves. That particular protest somehow didn't make the Times.
By Sarah Stites | | February 28, 2017 | 10:45 PM EST
For all their talk of love and acceptance, Hollywood viscerally hates Donald Trump. Check out the tweets below to see just what entertainers thought of the president's joint address to Congress.
By Scott Whitlock | | February 28, 2017 | 9:37 PM EST
Sometimes, it’s not difficult to confuse Chris Matthews. The liberal MSNBC host on Tuesday night was beside himself as video showed Donald Trump practicing his speech to Congress while waiting in a car to leave the White House. Matthews marveled, “He's lipping it! He's doing it! Look at that.”
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | February 28, 2017 | 9:28 PM EST
CBS Evening News was steeped in mystery Tuesday as they hyped anonymous sources that suggested President Donald Trump was playing up the threat from the Middle East. “There is a controversy tonight inside U.S. intelligence over whether the Trump administration is exaggerating the threat from Muslim countries,” announced anchor Scott Pelley as he noted debate is encouraged, “But Jeff Pegues reports that this is different because some analysts believe they're being pressured to report the results that the White House wants to hear.”
By Curtis Houck | | February 28, 2017 | 9:03 PM EST
On Tuesday night prior to President Trump’s address to a Joint Session of Congress, MSNBC anchors Chris Matthews and Rachel Maddow joked that the impending visual of Trump being announced in the House chamber as President would be a mistake like the Best Picture flub at the Oscars.
By Randy Hall | | February 28, 2017 | 6:06 PM EST
Jon Stewart, former host of The Daily Show on the Comedy Central cable television channel, returned to the TV spotlight by “hijacking” Monday night's edition of The Late Show on CBS, which is hosted by Stewart protégé Stephen Colbert. While he spent most of the segment claiming Donald Trump uses the phrase “Believe me” when the Republican president is lying, Stewart also reminded everyone of his own hatred for CNN, then turned his fire on the media. “Take up a hobby,” he said. “I recommend journalism.”
By Melissa Mullins | | February 28, 2017 | 5:40 PM EST
Apparently, the well-known kids rhyme “Eeny meeny miny moe…” is offensive and racist. At least that’s what department store chains in the U.K. are calling an official Walking Dead t-shirt featuring the children’s rhyme in conjunction with a barbed wire-wrapped baseball bat the notorious character Negan used to kill his victims.
By P.J. Gladnick | | February 28, 2017 | 5:30 PM EST
Double, double toil and trouble;
Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn and cauldron bubble.
We've already had witches attempt to cast a mass spell to remove President Trump from office but now a former senior editor of New Yorker magazine, Jeffrey Frank, has come up with an equally unlikely scenario: a recall election. Yes, the extremely desperate left have analyzed and discarded removing Trump via impeachment or the 25th Amendment so now a recall election has been trotted out despite that fact that it isn't even constitutional.
By Jackson Richman | | February 28, 2017 | 5:03 PM EST
On Morning Joe Tuesday, co-hosts Mika Brezinski and Joe Scarborough attacked White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon as a "Leninist," based on remarks Bannon made to political scholar Ron Radosh, who wrote about the 2013 interaction in an article for The Daily Beast. In an email to Radosh, Bannon denied the remarks.
By Jorge Bonilla | | February 28, 2017 | 5:02 PM EST
Univision recently plumbed a new low by airing a crime special that featured a graphic reenactment of the terrorist attack at the Pulse night club in Orlando, Florida. Incredibly, the network aired the special over the pleas and objections of victims, survivors, and surviving loved ones of the atrocity.
By Tom Blumer | | February 28, 2017 | 4:52 PM EST
On Saturday, President Donald Trump tweeted that "The media has not reported that the National Debt in my first month went down by $12 billion vs a $200 billion increase in Obama first mo." Demonstrating that "fact checking" by the partisan press is a sick joke which has instead turned into a vehicle to make cheap political points, Politifact rated Trump's utterly true statement "Mostly False."
By Sarah Stites | | February 28, 2017 | 4:48 PM EST
In her new book Sex Scandal, author and Catholic Association Senior Fellow Ashley McGuire examines what she calls the “drive to abolish male and female.” At CPAC, MRC Culture caught up with her to get more details.
By Aly Nielsen | | February 28, 2017 | 4:34 PM EST
Leonardo DiCaprio claims to care about the Earth. He also blames mankind for the threat of climate change. But he’s unwilling to let his passion for the planet get in the way of his Oscar preening.
By Kyle Drennen | | February 28, 2017 | 2:30 PM EST
In the second part of this live interview with House Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday’s NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer suggested that the Republican leader did not hold a town hall meeting in his home district of Wisconsin to avoid left-wing protesters who may flood the event: “...you didn't hold a town hall meeting when you were home, did you?...Did you not this particular time because of what's been happening to some Republican members of Congress?”