As the fight for gun-control legislation continues on Capitol Hill, so too does the hypocrisy of MSNBC’s Morning Joe. On Wednesday, the show criticized Senator Susan Collins’ bipartisan legislation that would prevent people on two government watch lists from buying firearms. Host Joe Scarborough is so accustomed to attacking Republicans that he quickly chastised Senator Lindsey Graham for making his point on the need for greater constitutional restrictions regarding firearms.
By Karen Townsend | | June 22, 2016 | 4:31 PM EDT
The highly anticipated fourth season of Netflix’s Orange is the New Black launched last Friday and I have to believe that true fans of the show were not disappointed. The story remains true to life in a minimum security prison, as you might imagine it to be, and managed to get all the way to the twelfth episode (out of thirteen) before politics entered.
By Remso Martinez | | June 22, 2016 | 3:44 PM EDT
While reporting on Taylor Swift’s open letter to Congress regarding a drastic reform of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, CBS This Morning focused the story primarily on how Swift, along with many other high-profile entertainers such as Paul McCartney and Trent Reznor, felt YouTube was exploiting the artists' music by not taking a more proactive role in targeting and removing videos and other content that play licensed music without explicit permission from the artist or their record company.
By Maggie McKneely | | June 22, 2016 | 3:36 PM EDT
She’s no singer, but our overexposed FLOTUS is about to give karaoke a whirl on national television. The wildly popular segment on The Late Late Show, Carpool Karaoke, involves host James Corden driving around for ten minutes while he tries to sing karaoke to his guests’ own songs. The segment has featured a range of professional singers and musicians such as Selena Gomez, Carrie Underwood, Adele, J-Lo, and Lin-Manuel Miranda.
By Elliot Polsky | | June 22, 2016 | 3:08 PM EDT
It’s a Match made in Hollywood – antique game show and even more antique liberal actor. Alec Baldwin is back as executive producer and host of ABC’s re-booted game show, Match Game, premiering June 26. This fine actor and foul-mouthed leftist brings back Newsbusters memories. So, here are Baldwin’s top seven run-ins with liberal hypocrisy and mania since 2007.
By Mira Ebersole | | June 22, 2016 | 2:31 PM EDT
Hundreds of British actors and celebrities are clamoring for Great Britain to remain part of the European Union when the nation votes this week. That’s in direct opposition to the view of many conservatives on both sides of the pond. Either result could have major economic consequences. UK citizens will vote June 23 on the contentious “Brexit” referendum. Putting their high-profiles to use, 282 people involved in Britain’s creative industries signed a letter in May arguing many of their “projects” would not have been possible without “vital EU funding” or “collaborating across borders,” according to a website urging people vote “REMAIN.”
By Matthew Balan | | June 22, 2016 | 12:58 PM EDT
On Tuesday, CNN and MSNBC minimized their coverage of a Pennsylvania jury convicting Democratic Congressman Chaka Fattah on 23 federal charges related to a scheme to repay campaign debt from an aborted 2007 bid to become mayor of Philadelphia. Jake Tapper stood out as the only CNN anchor, as of noon on Wednesday, to mention that Fattah was "found guilty on all 23 charges he faced — including racketeering, money laundering, and fraud" during a brief on his program, The Lead. Steve Kornacki also gave a news brief on MSNBC Live.
By Tom Johnson | | June 22, 2016 | 11:54 AM EDT
In 2003, Alterman contended that the “notion of liberal dominance” of the mainstream media was “ridiculous.” Apparently, however, Alterman believes that liberal media bias is an idea whose time has come, at least regarding the presidential campaign. In an essay for the June 20-27 issue of the magazine, he urged the MSM to help Hillary Clinton by “clearly and repeatedly” stating certain “simple facts” about Donald Trump. Which simple facts? “Trump is a pathological liar and conspiracy theorist, a racist, misogynist, and demagogic bully with a phantasmagoric policy platform and dangerously authoritarian instincts,” wrote Alterman, whereas “Hillary Clinton’s flaws and failures…are of an entirely different order. Love her or hate her, at least we don’t have to wonder whether she believes in democracy. When it comes to sane and even semi-sensible policy proposals for America’s future in the 2016 presidential election, there is only one side.”
By Scott Whitlock | | June 22, 2016 | 11:34 AM EDT
Fox News anchors Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity on Tuesday night heralded a “stunning” new study by the Media Research Center that exposes just how little airtime Hillary Clinton’s scandals are getting. In contrast, the ABC, CBS and NBC evening newscasts are feasting on any perceived controversy with Donald Trump.
By Tim Graham | | June 22, 2016 | 10:57 AM EDT
The Left shook their fists when MSNBC's MTP Daily interviewed Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council. Perkins was announced as a guest on Sunday’s This Week With George Stephanopoulos, but then did not appear, which led to leftists boating their petitions got him cancelled. He did appear on MSNBC on Sunday afternoon’s Weekends with Alex Witt to discuss a Tuesday meeting between Donald Trump and evangelical Christian leaders (the same topic as the Tuesday night interview).
By Geoffrey Dickens | | June 22, 2016 | 10:55 AM EDT
In the wake of the horrific attack on an Orlando nightclub by a man espousing allegiance to ISIS, it didn’t take long for the Big Three networks (ABC, NBC, CBS) to advance the preferred political line of the Democrats, in this election year, to push for more gun control. Beginning on the evening following the shooting, NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt on June 12, sounded the clarion call for gun control: “Today’s terror attack brings national security and the debate over gun control to forefront of the presidential campaigns once again.” And for the next week, an MRC study shows the broadcast network news programs flooded their shows with statements favoring gun control over gun rights by a ratio of 8 to 1.
By Tom Blumer | | June 22, 2016 | 8:08 AM EDT
The establishment press must not think that anyone should care about the millions of dollars Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary have "earned" making speeches, particularly to powerful banks and Wall Street firms, since he left the presidency in 2001 and after her time as Secretary of State ended in 2013.
That's the only explanation as to why Mrs. Clinton could promise, as she did on Tuesday, that the economy won't be rigged in favor of Wall Street if she is elected President, and then have a lapdog like MSNBC's Kasie Hunt completely fail to touch on the deep and shameless hypocrisy in Mrs. Clinton's statement. At least Hunt acknowledged that the economy, after 7-1/2 long years under President Barack Obama, "has been for many Americans slow to recover." No kidding, Kasie.
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | June 22, 2016 | 2:19 AM EDT
Dana Loesch appeared on CNN’s Tonight with Don Lemon Tuesday to talk about, among other things, firearms in America. “There is something wrong with people's hearts when they want to go out and mass murder people,” she said to Lemon explaining the real issue behind mass shootings, “They are not going to be put off of committing that crime by just a simple gun law.”
By Erik Soderstrom | | June 22, 2016 | 1:05 AM EDT
After opening the series by mocking Donald Trump’s wife, NBC’s Maya and Marty decided to turn the lens on the presumptive Republican nominee himself in last night’s politically charged episode.
By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | | June 21, 2016 | 10:53 PM EDT
In the wake of the Trump wrecking crane, President Obama’s approval ratings have risen above 50 percent. The media see greater appreciation for his “competence” in office – but why? In the wake of the Orlando attack, it’s easy to ask “How competent would the media make President Bush appear if an Islamic terrorist shot up a gay nightclub in Florida eight years ago?”
It seemed like every piece of bad news in the Bush years was somehow Bush’s fault, and proof of his incompetence. But absolutely no one in the media wonders for two seconds if Obama looks incompetent when a terrorist calls the cops to declare himself an ally of ISIS and shoots more than 100 people, killing 49.