On Sunday's Meet the Press, host Chuck Todd asked New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd to explain "Upper West Siders panicking" over the latest polls. Dowd said liberal friends won't read any interviews she does with Trump, that "they would like to censor any stories about Trump and also censor any negative stories about Hillary. They think she should have a total free pass."
By Brad Wilmouth | | September 18, 2016 | 10:25 PM EDT
As Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine appeared on five Sunday talk shows, only CNN's Jake Tapper brought up Friday's reports that longtime Hillary Clinton friend and advisor Sidney Blumenthal tried to push anti-Obama birtherism into the media during the 2008 presidential campaign by pitching it to McClatchy's then-Washington bureau chief. The other Sunday talk shows failed to bring up the story even though Kaine in most of his appearances complained about birtherism, at several points calling it "bigoted."
By Dylan Gwinn | | September 18, 2016 | 9:47 PM EDT
It wouldn’t be an NFL Sunday in 2016 without the Social Justice Warriors at Deadspin trying to solidify the notion that football is icky and dangerous, and should not be watched by African-American men. Despite the fact that the sport has made more African-American men millionaires than any other industry on the planet.
By Edgard Portela | | September 18, 2016 | 6:45 PM EDT
Univision and Telemundo are reporting on the increased influx of unauthorized immigrants coming across Mexico’s border with the United States. In contrast, Univision and Telemundo’s English-language counterparts at ABC, CBS and NBC have yet to report on the trend.
By Clay Waters | | September 18, 2016 | 5:31 PM EDT
The New York Times on Sunday attacked Republican Donald Trump on several fronts, including instigating hate crimes against Muslims. Reporter Jonathan Martin filed “Anything Goes Campaign an Alarming Precedent.” The teary-eyed text box: “Long-held ideals seem of little concern to Donald Trump.” And Martin’s colleague Eric Lichtblau fingered Trump for a alleged rise in “hate crimes” against American Muslims.
By Tom Blumer | | September 18, 2016 | 5:24 PM EDT
Utah-based Hispanic activist Tony Yapias has drawn a fairly high level of national attention during the past six years.
Most recently, Yapias's name came up in coverage of a clash between "protesters" and supporters of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in Salt Lake City in March. A search on his full name at the New York Times returns eight in-house items between 2010 and 2014. He has been variously described as "director of an immigration advocacy group," "a longtime Latino leader in Utah," and as "an activist with political interests." A week ago, Mr. Yapias picked up another tag: accused rapist. I haven't been able to locate any nationally distributed establishment media coverage of Yapias's arrest.
By Tim Graham | | September 18, 2016 | 5:09 PM EDT
On NPR’s Weekend Edition Saturday, the taxpayer-subsidized network promoted the latest drama from leftists in Ferguson, Missouri: a theatrical presentation of an ancient Greek play, meant to demonstrate, according to NPR, “its theme of an individual’s struggle against a state.”
Absolutely nowhere in this story is any admission that Michael Brown was killed after reaching for a policeman’s gun and punching him in the face. Three autopsies, who needs them? Instead, NPR anchor Scott Simon preferred the leftist narrative of dangerous, racist cops:
By P.J. Gladnick | | September 18, 2016 | 4:25 PM EDT
Muchx latinx limpian sus carx con Kleenex. Huh? What was that? Well, it is a new attempt by the ultra politically correct to purge the Spanish language of any hint of gender based words which would include almost all its nouns and adjectives. Because the new words sound so much like a variation of "Kleenex" I call this new PC language the Kleenex language aka idiomx Kleenex. If you think this is some wild exaggeration then check out the MTV Unbound video below at the 2:10 mark of Kat Lazo asserting with Stalinist insistence that you MUST use "latinx" in place of "latina" or "latino."
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | September 18, 2016 | 2:41 PM EDT
Governor Mike Pence appeared on ABC’s This Week on Sunday, where their presidential debate moderator, Martha Raddatz, relentlessly grilled him about Donald Trump’s involvement in the “Birther movement.” Under pressure, Pence defended himself by reminding Raddatz that members of Hillary Clinton’s 2008 campaign leaned on questions of citizenship to take jabs at then Senator Barack Obama. But Raddatz wasn’t having any of it, “I want to talk about the facts. What's the proof of that?”
NYT Hits Rewind on Kaepernick's Anthem Sit-In, Hails Him for 'Finding His Voice,' Tries Stirring More ProtestBy Clay Waters | | September 18, 2016 | 2:33 PM EDT
It's Week 2 of the NFL season, and the controversy over San Francisco 49er's quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand for the National Anthem still simmers among those die-hard sports fans in the liberal news and opinion pages of the New York Times. Times critic-at-large Wesley Morris had a think-piece at the front of the Times Sunday Magazine, “Stand and Deliver,” while another Times writer fawned over the QB under this headline: "Colin Kaepernick Finds His Voice.”
By Tom Blumer | | September 18, 2016 | 2:06 PM EDT
In an extended Friday writeup which appeared on Page A9 in its print edition, Matt Flegenheimer at the New York Times appeared to be preparing the paper's left-wing audience for what was supposedly unthinkable just a month ago: The possibility that Hillary Clinton might lose the presidential election.
The theme, as would be expected, was how Mrs. Clinton could "actually blow this." Since liberals never lose because their ideas and positions are unpopular (that's sarcasm, folks), Flegenheimer absurdly pointed at the campaign's mishandling of Mrs. Clinton's pneumonia last week as the primary cause of the potential failure. To do this, he only made a glancing reference to Mrs. Clinton's email/private-server scandal (without using the "S-word," of course), and completely ignored her "deplorables" insult directed at "half" of rival Donald Trump's supporters and the myriad controversies associated with the Clinton Foundation.
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | September 18, 2016 | 11:24 AM EDT
CNN’s Inside Politics tried to rewrite the history book on Sunday, by continuing the media’s new claim that Hillary Clinton’s campaign didn’t lean on birtherism in 2008 to fight then Senator Barack Obama. While anointing Trump the leader of the “Birther movement” they flat out denied Clinton had a hand in lending the conspiracy credence. Host John King hyped Donald Trump’s announcement that he believes Obama was born in the United States, “As flip-flops going you can score this one as off the charts.”
By Tim Graham | | September 18, 2016 | 8:45 AM EDT
The Huffington Post is complaining there's a problem with the new comedy Bridget Jones's Baby -- she never talks about killing it. Laura Goldman -- a freelance producer for ABC's Good Morning America -- wants a "braver path" for Hollywood, where it's "2016, not 1950," and a middle-aged woman with a surprise pregnancy can't just talk about throwing that "fetus" away like a bad memory.
By Brad Wilmouth | | September 17, 2016 | 9:34 PM EDT
For much of Friday evening, CNN viewers could witness various on-air personalities of the news network put in the awkward position of trying to repeatedly argue that the Hillary Clinton campaign of 2008 had nothing to do with promoting anti-Obama birther conspiracy theories, even while news was breaking that accused close Clinton confidant and advisor Sidney Blumenthal of personally trying to push birtherism into the media during Clinton's campaign against Barack Obama in 2008.
By Jeffrey Lord | | September 17, 2016 | 4:00 PM EDT
Ahhh the birther issue and the media. You just have to love the double standard. In the middle of all the Donald Trump birther ruckus, there is one small detail that seems to be going unmentioned. Here is the story as headlined by none other than the New York Times on February 28, 2008.