After 95 days of unremittingly hostile coverage of President Donald Trump, the two liberal cable news networks indulged themselves on Monday by offering an incredible hour of uncritical live coverage to a not-very-newsworthy event by former President Barack Obama in Chicago. While Fox News showed only 7 minutes and 20 seconds of Obama’s talk, CNN and MSNBC broadcast the speech and question-and-answer segment following it for a full 52 minutes, 12 seconds and 58 minutes, 46 seconds, respectively.
By Kristine Marsh | | April 24, 2017 | 2:09 PM EDT
After a series of confusing statements from Democrat politicians over the weekend on the party’s position on abortion, Senator Chuck Schumer got a pass from Morning Joe host Mika Brzezinski on Monday, after fellow host Joe Scarborough started to ask Schumer about it.
By Kyle Drennen | | April 24, 2017 | 1:11 PM EDT
During MSNBC’s 11 a.m. ET hour on Monday, minutes before Barack Obama began his first public appearance since leaving office, correspondent Ron Allen channeled left-wing hopes that the former president would emerge as the “opposition leader” to President Trump.
By Curtis Houck | | April 24, 2017 | 12:51 PM EDT
Just as the news media missed the boat in predicting the outcome of the 2016 election, their behavior in 2017 have shown they’ve learned absolutely nothing. On Monday’s Morning Joe, the MSNBC panel was flabbergasted that the new ABC News/Washington Post poll found only two percent of President Trump’s voters regret voting for him.
By Scott Whitlock | | April 24, 2017 | 12:30 PM EDT
The networks and cable channels on Sunday and Monday went into full panic over anti-immigration candidate Marine Le Pen advancing to the final round of France’s presidential elections. Some of the labels spewed by journalists include: “Far-right,” “xenophobic,” “racist.” But the one description that came, over and over, on ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS and MSNBC, is “far-right,” “far-right,” “far-right,” “far-right” and, also, “far-right.”
By Kristine Marsh | | April 24, 2017 | 11:49 AM EDT
Good Morning America anchor George Stephanopoulos couldn’t hide his surprise at his own network’s poll results, during Monday’s show. The ABC News/Washington Post poll over the weekend revealed positive numbers for the president, going against the media’s negative narrative that supporters had abandoned Trump. Not only that, but the poll revealed Trump would win the election again, if it were taken today. A flabbergasted Stephanopoulos admitted he was surprised by the results, in two different segments on today’s show.
By Kyle Drennen | | April 24, 2017 | 11:16 AM EDT
On Monday’s NBC Today, while reporting on the results of the first round of France’s presidential election, Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel made no secret of his distaste for one of the candidates as he accused her of running a “xenophobic” campaign that she was “modeling” on Donald Trump.
By Kristine Marsh | | April 24, 2017 | 10:40 AM EDT
Monday morning ABC, NBC and CBS spent multiple reports blaming Trump for a possible government shutdown this Friday, while, at the same time, downplaying the likelihood of Republicans supporting the border funding and allowing this to happen. All three networks centered their reports around Democrat opposition to the border wall as a “moral” issue that the party couldn’t get behind. Yet when Republicans didn’t want to back Obamacare, the networks eviscerated the GOP at the time, for being obstinate and “hurting” the American people by threatening a government shutdown.
By Erik Soderstrom | | April 24, 2017 | 2:31 AM EDT
“This thing you’re doing, it’s not a cause. … There is no change, Jas. You haven’t changed anything.” Those lines from an exasperated Kent (Idris Elba) on the April 23rd episode of Showtime’s Guerrilla epitomize the failure of British black power activists' violent actions in this series based in the 1970s.
By Callista Ring | | April 24, 2017 | 12:30 AM EDT
In the wake of pro-assisted-suicide films like Me Before You and the media’s applauding of Brittany Maynard’s choice to die, Lifetime’s new euthanasia drama, Mary Kills People, is the latest show to champion the cause of assisted suicide. The first episode, reasonably titled “Bloody Mary,” premiered Sunday night and began with Mary Harris (Caroline Dhavernas) and partner Des (Richard Short) giving a man his life-taking drug in a glass of champagne. When the man hesitates, Mary calms him down by comparing the fear of death to the fear of flying in an airplane. .
By Brad Wilmouth | | April 23, 2017 | 11:46 PM EDT
On New Day Saturday on CNN, as two Democratic guests appeared on the show, host Victor Blackwell surprisingly brought up and pressed them on the issue of DNC chairman Tom Perez rescinding his endorsement of the Democratic nominee for Omaha mayor because the Nebraska Democrat has a history of not being pro-abortion enough. Blackwell: "He had the endorsement of Senator Sanders, then the endorsement of Chairman Perez, but Chairman Perez has pulled back that endorsement after learning of this support of this so-called anti-abortion rights legislation. Reconcile those for me, how the Democratic party can be big tent but cannot make room for Heath Mello?"
By Melissa Mullins | | April 23, 2017 | 11:03 PM EDT
Forget calling him a Hollywood director. Clint Eastwood is quickly earning the title of America’s director.
Eastwood, who has recently directed films depicting American heroes – from former Navy Seal Chris Kyle in the movie American Sniper, to Sully, on pilot Chelsey Sullenberger's flawless emergency landing of a jet in the Hudson River. Next, Eastwood will be directing a film on the August 21, 2015 incident in which three courageous American friends who stopped an ISIS-inspired terror attack where a man opened fire on a Paris train.
By Tom Blumer | | April 23, 2017 | 10:39 PM EDT
The combination of losing the House, and then the Senate, and then the presidency (to Donald Trump, of all people), while losing over 900 other legislative and executive branch seats in states throughout the land, has apparently led Tom Perez, the Democratic Party's new chairman, to believe that the party must curse its way back into power to properly motivate the faithful. Knowing that such a strategy would be poison if widely known, the establishment press failed to report audible and visible evidence of this strategy for over two weeks.
By Lindsay Kornick | | April 23, 2017 | 10:27 PM EDT
Veterans should be some of our most honored citizens, but ongoing scandals at the Department of Veterans Affairs punish those who give us the most. Though the liberal media would prefer us to forget this issue from the Obama administration, CBS’s NCIS: Los Angeles places VA corruption front-and-center in their latest episode, "Battle Scars."
By Clay Waters | | April 23, 2017 | 7:22 PM EDT
New York Times Public Editor Liz Spayd is on a roll. Last week she criticized the paper’s op-ed page for its whitewash of an op-ed about a Palestinian hunger strike to protest supposedly arbitrary arrests by Israel. The paper failed to mention why contributor Marwan Barghouti was in prison: He was convicted of five counts of murder and membership in a terrorist organization. Her latest weekly column for the Sunday Review weighed how effectively the paper had burst its “hermetic bubble” in the first 100 days of the Trump administration: “New Voices, but Will They Be Heard?”