Preceding an interview with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Chelsea Handler’s Netflix show episode titled “Paulsen, Pelosi & Ayahuasca” featured a small focus group of young, single women and an old, Armenian woman in a wine bar. The older woman’s job was to question them about gender identity politics. In Chelsea’s world, every woman must vote for Hillary Clinton to become the first woman president.
By Tim Graham | | June 23, 2016 | 5:32 PM EDT
Despite its own embarrassing poll result – that nine out of ten native Americans have no hostility to the Washington Redskins team name – The Washington Post is staunchly standing by its censorious liberal position. On Wednesday, they posted a staff editorial titled “Mr. Snyder’s losing battle with the next generation: Sidwell Friends bans Washington football team apparel.” So Sidwell Friends – the leftist Quaker private school that educated the children of Obama, Clinton, and Gore, as well as Joe Biden’s grandchildren – represents “the next generation.”
By Matthew Balan | | June 23, 2016 | 5:28 PM EDT
CNN's Anderson Cooper 360 on Wednesday refreshingly aired a full report on the questionable donations to the Clinton Foundation from foreign government and multi-national corporations. Drew Griffin noted that "there's no question the Clinton Foundation has received tens of millions of dollars from foreign governments," and pointed out those from "Middle Eastern countries with poor human rights records." Griffin later underlined that "even with private companies, there's smoke," and cited Monsanto's donations to the foundation as an example.
By Brad Wilmouth | | June 23, 2016 | 5:21 PM EDT
As Illinois GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger appeared as a guest on Thursday's Wolf show to react to the Supreme Court ruling against President Barack Obama's executive order helping illegal immigrants get work permits, CNN host Wolf Blitzer at one point begged of his Republican guest on whether he "feels bad for" the millions of illegals affected by the decision.
By Bruce Bookter | | June 23, 2016 | 5:20 PM EDT
They say a broken clock is right at least twice a day. Yet, ESPN has only been right once. Though they are still operating well below broken clocks status, it appears that, unlike last year, the “four-letter network” finally got it right. At least when it comes to who to give this year’s Arthur Ashe Courage Award to.
By Kyle Drennen | | June 23, 2016 | 5:02 PM EDT
After celebrating House Democrats’ overnight publicity stunt to push gun control, on Thursday’s NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer pleaded with Congress to take action: “If you look at the polls...people across this country say they want more than a moment of silence after a mass shooting, they want some real change.” He fretted that the sit-in protest by liberal lawmakers would not be enough to force through the anti-gun agenda: “But does this bring about anything other than a little discussion on a morning show for one day?”
By Scott Whitlock | | June 23, 2016 | 4:41 PM EDT
Disgraced journalist Brian Williams on Thursday anchored Barack Obama’s response to a Supreme Court defeat, lamenting the “sad and frustrated” Democrat. During NBC’s live coverage, Williams also reminded viewers, in case they forgot, that Obama is the “first African American president” in this country’s history.
By Mike Ciandella and Rich Noyes | | June 23, 2016 | 3:54 PM EDT
The point of a publicity stunt is to reap publicity, of course, and the daylong gimmick of House Democrats seizing the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives for a sit-in was generously rewarded with hours of free airtime on CNN and MSNBC — but much less on the Fox News Channel. Looking at cable news coverage from noon to midnight on Wednesday, MSNBC was by far the most excited by the Democratic protest, giving it a total of 4 hours, 27 minutes of airtime. CNN followed with 2 hours, 32 minutes of coverage, while Fox News provided a grand total of 14 minutes of coverage through midnight.
By Remso Martinez | | June 23, 2016 | 3:12 PM EDT
In typical liberal fashion, the hosts of CBS This Morning provided a friendly forum to the Democratic National Committee Chair and and Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, while covering the House Democrats and their protest over gun control legislation. In a fashion that made it appear as if the hosts supported the Democrats’ childish behavior, co-host Gayle King took on a more conversational and supportive tone with the Congresswoman, instead of doing her due diligence as a journalist.
By Maggie McKneely | | June 23, 2016 | 2:59 PM EDT
Congress can’t stop the actions of crazy mass murderers, but Lady Gaga’s signature on a magazine cover sure will. In the latest chapter on Hollywood’s outreach to the low information masses, Billboard music magazine collected the signatures of over 180 music industry leaders who support tighter gun-control, or in liberal speak a “sane and safe end to gun violence.” This petition will grace the cover of the July 2nd issue, along with an open letter to Congress.
By Karen Townsend | | June 23, 2016 | 2:27 PM EDT
On Wednesday night’s episode of NBC’s The Night Shift, “Three-Two-One,” a riot breaks out in response to a verdict about to be rendered on a 45-year-old white man charged with shooting and killing a black man as he waited roadside for a tow truck. The accused man’s story was one of self-defense but the Black Lives Matter crowd of protesters isn’t having any of it. The hospital staff at San Antonio Medical is pulled into the ruckus when the accused is brought in after collapsing in the courtroom and the entire episode is racially tinged.
By Elliot Polsky | | June 23, 2016 | 1:56 PM EDT
The New York Times pro-abortion propaganda strikes again. Journalists Donald McNeil and Pam Belluck have written another stunningly one-sided piece – this time about abortions in countries affected by the Zika virus, which according to research, threatens to cause severe birth defects in new children.
By Tom Blumer | | June 23, 2016 | 1:37 PM EDT
Though their report covering Donald Trump's Wednesday speech criticizing presumptive Democratic Party nominee Hillary Clinton's record has undergone subsequent revisions, the coverage of that speech by the Associated Press's Julie Pace and Jill Colvin has stuck with two common themes. One is that prospective Republican nominee Donald Trump has "struggled with the transition to a general election race, getting bogged down by self-created controversies." The fact is that the "controversies," especially the one over Trump supposedly claiming that President Barack Obama was, in media-speak, "involved" with the June 13 terrorist massacre of 49 in Orlando, Florida, are almost entirely press-invented creations and distortions of what Trump has actually said.
The other AP theme which has survived frequent revisions is the idea that criticisms of Hillary Clinton, especially if made by Trump or other opponents, can be readily flicked away if they have been "widely questioned," meaning in practice that a few Clinton acolytes can merely say that "these people are wrong," and that's the end of it. The double standard could hardly be more blatant.
By Kyle Drennen | | June 23, 2016 | 12:32 PM EDT
On Thursday, the network morning shows were beside themselves with enthusiasm over Democrats taking to the House floor to demand gun control with an all-night sit-in. On NBC’s Today, correspondent Peter Alexander was particularly swept up in the excitement and declared the partisan political stunt to be “Truly one of the most dramatic demonstrations on the House floor in modern American history.”
By Scott Whitlock | | June 23, 2016 | 12:28 PM EDT
All three networks on Thursday gushed over the possibility that Barack Obama might have an ownership stake in a basketball team after leaving the White House. NBC opened the Today show with naked excitement. A graphic cheered, “Full court Prez!” Co-host Savannah Guthrie enthused, “Does President Obama have his sights set on owning a team in the NBA after he leaves office? What the White House is revealing about the Commander in Chief's hoop dreams.”