Late Tuesday afternoon the White House announced a list of 64 convicted criminals they planned to pardon, including 209 others whose sentences were being shortened. “The Obama presidency is ending on a note of forgiveness,” declared anchor Scott Pelley at the start of CBS Evening News. One of the most controversial sentence commutations was that of Private Chelsea Manning, who stole and released thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks. The network most excited by the development, by far, was NBC, but none dared to cover the release of an unrepentant terrorist.
By Melissa Mullins | | January 17, 2017 | 9:57 PM EST
Reverend Al Sharpton is back to making outlandish statements, this time, praising President Obama for his “accomplishments” while in office, even going so far as thanking God we “lived in the age of Obama.”
Sharpton used his airtime on MSNBC’s “Politics Nation” to gush about the Messiah of the liberal left, just days away before he leaves the White House for good.
By Curtis Houck | | January 17, 2017 | 7:29 PM EST
In the moments after President Obama commuted the sentence of convicted criminal Chelsea Manning on Tuesday, CNN’s Jake Tapper, host of The Lead, vocalized this disconnect between the White House’s actions versus how they felt when Manning first handed over stolen government documents to WikiLeaks.
By Tom Blumer | | January 17, 2017 | 5:57 PM EST
Because he was the "singular 2016 (GOP) presidential contender never to fall in line behind Trump," Ohio Governor and two-time former presidential candidate John Kasich now has the Associated Press's deep respect. This largely explains why the wire service has been all too willing to ignore the fact that Kasich alone owns Ohio's impending budget problems.
By Katie Yoder | | January 17, 2017 | 5:25 PM EST
In anticipation of the upcoming Women’s March on Washington, celebrities from Lena Dunham and Meryl Streep to Jennifer Lawrence are celebrating the nation's largest abortion provider: Planned Parenthood.
By Callista Ring | | January 17, 2017 | 5:16 PM EST
The second episode of HBO’s The Young Pope, which aired January 16, had Pope Pius XIII (Jude Law) further reveal his corrupt self amongst an even more corrupt Vatican City.
By Scott Whitlock | | January 17, 2017 | 4:37 PM EST
The shuttering of the Clinton Global Initiative in the wake of Hillary Clinton’s brutal election loss hasn’t resulted in any interest from the three networks. ABC CBS and NBC have skipped the news that the division of the Clinton Foundation will lay off employees and close in April.
By Jorge Bonilla | | January 17, 2017 | 4:22 PM EST
Univision drops a major media bombshell just two weeks after the FCC approved an amendment to the foreign-ownership rule, which enabled Mexican media giant Televisa to acquire a larger stake in the network.
By Sarah Stites | | January 17, 2017 | 3:46 PM EST
If any black entertainers perform at the inauguration, they’ll have rapper Snoop Dogg to deal with. And from the sound of things, it won’t be pretty.
By Matt Philbin | | January 17, 2017 | 2:51 PM EST
Here’s a question nobody is asking – at least, no sane person: “When straight men kiss, is it good for LGBT equality or a step back?” That’s the actual title of a Washington Post article Jan. 17. Apparently, actors Ryan Reynolds and Andrew Garfield kissed during the Golden Globes. Why? Who knows? But it upset The Post’s David Oliver, and not in the way it would upset most guys.
By Alatheia Nielsen | | January 17, 2017 | 2:29 PM EST
After the election of Donald Trump, liberal groups are banding together to document hate crimes. At least ones that impact liberal victim groups. ProPublica, a left-wing nonprofit media outlet funded by George Soros, just launched a brand new project called “Documenting Hate.”
By Katie Yoder | | January 17, 2017 | 1:49 PM EST
It isn’t just the Women’s March on Washington that’s excluding pro-life women; the liberal media are doing the same during their nationally broadcast coverage of the event.
By Matthew Balan | | January 17, 2017 | 1:13 PM EST
Marc Lamont Hill launched an inflammatory attack on another guest on Monday's CNN Tonight as part of a diatribe against Donald Trump. Hill claimed that the President-Elect's meetings with African American celebrities were "demeaning" to blacks: "Bring some people up there with some expertise...don't just bring up people to entertain." The BET News host unleashed after Trump supporter Bruce LeVell defended the billionaire: "It was a bunch of mediocre Negroes being dragged in front of TV as a photo-op for Donald Trump's exploitative campaign against black people. And you are the prime example of that."
By Katie Yoder | | January 17, 2017 | 12:58 PM EST
Planned Parenthood is more than just a partner for the upcoming Women’s March on Washington.
To begin his Sunday segment, MSNBC Richard Lui described the women’s march as an event that “started out as a rallying cry for women to show their solidarity against Trump” before turning to Linda Sarsour, the national co-chair of the Women's March on Washington, for more information.
By Kyle Drennen | | January 17, 2017 | 12:44 PM EST
Appearing on Tuesday’s NBC Today to promote a new musical version of his film A Bronx Tale on Broadway, actor Robert De Niro also jumped at the chance to delve into politics, voicing his support for Democrats who plan to boycott Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday.