During a Sunday filled with liberal media elites praising dead communist dictator Fidel Castrol, CBS’s Face the Nation was no different. CBS consultant Julia Sweig seemed to write off the focus on Castro’s atrocities, “There is the analyst that will say look this guy took power, shutdown speech, put people in prison, had a human rights legacy that was quite challenging and difficult for many people who were on the other end of it.”
By Tom Blumer | | November 27, 2016 | 4:01 PM EST
Geraldo Rivera is far from the only member of the U.S. press with what Fox News's Pete Hegseth described Saturday as a "reflexive desire" to see Communist dictator Fidel Castro, whose death was announced Friday night, as a "cult hero." Entire major U.S. news outlets fell prey decades ago.
By Brad Wilmouth | | November 27, 2016 | 3:32 PM EST
Appearing as a panel member on Sunday's AM Joy on MSNBC, liberal comedian and Daily Beast columnist Dean Obeidallah injected lame comedy into the show's final segment as he cracked that, in the week ahead, Donald Trump might pick David Duke as a Supreme Court justice or someone who "hates the environment" for EPA administrator.
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | November 27, 2016 | 1:47 PM EST
In the wake of the death of Cuba’s brutal dictator, Fidel Castro, President Barack Obama released a statement that failed to condemn him for his crimes. The statement left NBC’s Meet The Press moderator Chuck Todd perplexed on Sunday, asking The New York Times’ Helene Cooper “Why was it so positive?” Cooper blamed Todd’s confusion on “a very Americano-centric view of Cuba,” and argued that Obama had a more nuanced understanding of Castro.
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | November 27, 2016 | 10:03 AM EST
Following the death of communist butcher Fidel Castro on Black Friday, the Cuban exiles and their descendants took to the streets of Little Havana in Miami, Florida to celebrate the turning point for Cuba. But on NBC’s Sunday Today, reporter Andrea Mitchell glowed about the communist leader and shared her memories of him. “[Castro] was a voracious reader … And very, very aware of everything that was going on, very, very smart and very wedded to his revolutionary ideology,” Mitchell opined from Havana, Cuba.
By Tom Johnson | | November 27, 2016 | 8:33 AM EST
According to TNR’s Lovia Gyarkye, one of the less tangible things President Obama has tried to forge is “a liberalism that fuses identity politics with the idea of American greatness.” As for Obama’s successor, “the answer to the Trump presidency is not to abandon the progress we have made. It is not to yearn for the past glories of a nation that has wronged so many people. It is to do the hard work of abandoning this country’s self-serving myths, and realizing that America’s greatness is yet to come.”
By Melissa Mullins | | November 27, 2016 | 7:33 AM EST
It appears another Hollywood liberal has succumbed to the manufactured paranoia of the election of Donald Trump as president, almost three weeks ago.
Actress Kristin Davis – most famous for her role as the prissy Manhattanite Charlotte York on HBO’s Sex and the City – said in a recent interview that she fears for her 5-year old black adopted daughter, Gemma. She also told Rebecca Carroll of public radio station WNYC how she has become more aware of her “white privilege” because she was raising a black child:
By Tom Blumer | | November 26, 2016 | 11:54 PM EST
The leftist press give gaffes made by Republicans years and even decades of shelf life. They roasted Bush 41 Vice President Dan Quayle for years for adding a "e" at the end of "potato" with the "help" of a flashcard which had the word spelled incorrectly — not only in the press, but also on the late-night talks shows.
Gaffes by Democrats, liberals and even far-lefties tend to get a complete pass, or are mentioned very briefly and then quickly forgotten. One such example relates to Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison, who seems to have learned everything he knows about World War II from Animal House.
By Tim Graham | | November 26, 2016 | 8:07 PM EST
On their Friday Week in Politics segment on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered newscast, they discussed just how “ultraconservative” the early Trump cabinet picks are. No one eight years ago discussed how “ultraliberal” Barack Obama’s administration would get. But New York Times columnist David Brooks at least made this discussion of extremism amusing by suggesting Trumpians were “headbanger Guns N' Roses conservatives.” This is amusing in part because GNR lead singer Axl Rose rants against Trump on Twitter.
By Tom Blumer | | November 26, 2016 | 6:01 PM EST
In a Saturday morning appearance on Fox & Friends, Geraldo Rivera, who interviewed Fidel Castro in 1977 when he worked at ABC News, mostly defended the Cuban dictator whose death was announced Friday night.
Rivera, while admitting earlier in the five-minute segment that "Communism stinks, we all know that," and that "Communism cannot compete with capitalism," nevertheless insisted in the segment's second half that the "all awful" view of Castro is "simplistic," and that "he will be remembered fondly" by the Cuban people.
By Jeffrey Lord | | November 26, 2016 | 2:07 PM EST
The dateline: October 24, 2015. The cover of Time magazine? Art work of Donald Trump’s hair and face- melting. The headline: “Total Meltdown.” In fact, the cover was the second Time cover depicting a melting Donald, the first running in August of 2016 and titled simply: “Meltdown”
By Christian Toto | | November 26, 2016 | 12:02 PM EST
Next Christmas we’ll have Hollywood’s latest attack on a prominent conservative gift wrapped under our tree. Notoriously liberal Adam McKay is writing and directing a new film focused on Vice President Dick Cheney. The film is slated to go into production early next year for a late 2017 release.
By Rich Noyes | | November 26, 2016 | 9:10 AM EST
Fidel Castro’s communist regime executed hundreds of political opponents and drove tens of thousands more into exile; hundreds of dissidents today languish in Cuban prisons. Yet liberals in the U.S. media — who rightly condemned such abuses when perpetrated by dictators such as Chile’s Augusto Pinochet — inexplicably remain enchanted with Castro and his socialist revolution. For almost 30 years, the Media Research Center has documented the liberal media’s infatuation with Fidel Castro and Cuba’s communism; details within.
By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | | November 26, 2016 | 8:06 AM EST
Vice President-Elect Mike Pence was in New York with his family during the transition, and so he took his family to Broadway to see Hamilton, the hot hip-hop Founding Father musical that people are overpaying to see. What resulted wasn’t exactly surprising. Rude, obnoxious -- but not surprising.
But at the curtain call, Pence was singled out for an impolite leftist lecture from the stage about the cast's "alarm and anxiety" about the future under Trump.
By Brent Baker | | November 26, 2016 | 3:52 AM EST
Fidel Castro was a tyrant who oppressed Cubans and brought misery to many for several decades and while much of the breaking news coverage emphasized that reality, some journalists couldn’t resist crediting him for supposed great advancements in education, literacy and health care. ABC’s Jim Avila went so far as to tout how Castro “was considered, even to this day, the George Washington of his country” and, reminiscing about his high school years, Chris Matthews asserted Castro was “a romantic figure when he came into power” who “was almost like a folk hero to most of us.”