Many of you have probably seen the ABC miniseries, Madoff, about disgraced Wall Street investment manager Bernie Madoff who in reality ran a massive Ponzi scheme. How accurate was his portrayal by actor Richard Dreyfuss can be up for debate but what is not debatable, but now mostly forgotten, is that Madoff invested heavily in the campaigns of mostly Democrats. Just after the Madoff scandal broke in December 2008, the extent of his political contributions to Democrats was revealed by CNN.Com:
By Kyle Drennen | February 5, 2016 | 3:20 PM EST
All three network morning shows on Friday celebrated Hillary Clinton’s Thursday night debate performance as if she was a champion prize fighter. On NBC’s Today, co-host Savannah Guthrie proclaimed: “Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders faced off in their most contentious debate yet. Clinton accusing Sanders of running a, quote, ‘artful smear,’ against her.”
By Tim Graham | February 5, 2016 | 2:49 PM EST
On Sunday night, pro-life activist Jill Stanek returned to her home in the Chicago suburbs to find a Target bag with a cinder block had been thrown through her windown. Taped to the cinder block was a note saying "STOP YOUR PRO-LIFE B---S---."
In an interview with NewsBusters (she used to blog for NB), Stanek agreed "we see growing intolerance on the Left for any socially conservative views. What they see and hear from us is condemnation, blame, 'slut-shaming,' et cetera." If an abortion advocate's home was vandalized, "not only would local press be all over it, so would national press."
By Katie Yoder | February 5, 2016 | 2:46 PM EST
"Never let a serious crisis go to waste." – Rahm Emanuel
There are many ways to fight a virus. But ending a human life is not one of them.
The mosquito-spread virus Zika threatens unborn babies with the possibility of microcephaly, a condition that that results in unusually small heads and brains. Zika is most prevalent in Latin American countries, where abortion is either outlawed or restricted. Cue: Media outrage – but not over the virus itself.
By Mike Ciandella | February 5, 2016 | 1:56 PM EST
If Hillary Clinton’s answers from last night seemed a bit familiar, it might be because you heard her give the same answers at an MSNBC debate back in 2007.
During the September 26, 2007 debate on MSNBC, the late NBC correspondent Tim Russert ask Hillary about whether the Clinton Foundation and Clinton Liberary would disclose their donors. Hillary's response: "Well, you'll have to ask them," adding later that she was "sure" that Bill would be "happy to consider that."
By Scott Whitlock | February 5, 2016 | 1:24 PM EST
The hosts of MSNBC Live on Friday thought it was “crazy” that some young women aren’t supporting Hillary Clinton to be the first woman president. Chris Jansing and Tamron Hall marveled at a New Hampshire focus group that included young, college-age females. Hall proclaimed, “The big headline for me in the randomly selected group of people, the young women there did not care that Hillary Clinton could be the first woman president.” A shocked Jansing retorted, “That's crazy to me. It really is.”
By Ken Shepherd | February 5, 2016 | 12:55 PM EST
She's is her mid-30s, politically-connected and wealthy because of it, and a Clinton campaign surrogate. So it's about darn time that the media stop treating Chelsea Clinton as off-limits, Jack Shafer of Politico writes in a column today headlined, "Time for Chelsea Clinton's Easy Ride to End."
By Brad Wilmouth | February 5, 2016 | 12:50 PM EST
As CNN's Chris Cuomo on Friday hosted a debate between the left and the far left over whether "progressive" Democrats should embrace Hillary Clinton as one of them, liberal CNN political commentator Sally Kohn absurdly claimed that the reason the word "liberalism" became "tainted" was because former President Bill Clinton went to the right on gay rights and welfare reform. This in spite of the fact that Bill Clinton himself had already been running from the word "liberal" since the beginning of his first presidential campaign because of failed liberal Democratic presidential candidates like Michael Dukakis and Walter Mondale.
By Dylan Gwinn | February 5, 2016 | 12:40 PM EST
NBC’s The Mysteries of Laura provided us with yet another mystery on Wednesday night, titled “The Mystery of the Morning Jog.” But this time it wasn’t the solving of a super-intricate and deadly murder mystery. Oh no, this time Laura revealed a new and previously unknown grievance group: the men’s rights group.
By Kristine Marsh | February 5, 2016 | 12:36 PM EST
While Clinton tries desperately to shed her “ice queen” image, (“Abuela,”anyone?), not everyone in the media is buying it. Immediately following MSNBC’s Democrat debate last night, Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon already had barbs ready for the media’s top pick for Democrat candidate. The comedian even went after Bill immediately after.
By Scott Whitlock | February 5, 2016 | 12:08 PM EST
According to Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly on Friday, the Democratic primary race is a hyped-up media “mirage” and Hillary Clinton will almost certainly win the nomination. Appearing on Good Morning America, Kellly dismissed, “It seems to me like some sort of mirage. Because, you know, if you look at Clinton's long haul she's the favorite in every state after New Hampshire.”
By Dylan Gwinn | February 5, 2016 | 10:56 AM EST
Madoff was a very well done, 4-hour television event. Telling the story of, obviously, Bernie Madoff and his $50 billion dollar Ponzi scheme, it had a very “Goodfellas” feel to it, complete with good use of flashbacks and music.
By Mark Finkelstein | February 5, 2016 | 8:19 AM EST
Then why the hell weren't those "top journalists" shouting it from the top of the evening news and in banner headlines? . . . On today's Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough said "as we were leaving Iowa, I heard from a lot of top journalists who whispered "you know Bernie won." I heard that time and time again. 'You know Bernie won.'"
With Scarborough asking "where is this, Bolivia in the 1930s?" and Steve Schmidt saying it was "shady as hell," the blame was laid at the feet of the Democrat party, which runs an intentionally murky process so it can control things. No doubt. But what about the responsibility of those "top journalists" to blow the whistle? Why did they "whisper" and speak "quietly?" How might this campaign be different if the day after Iowa the headline had been either "Bernie Wins" or "Debbie Wasserman Schultz Throws Iowa to Hillary?"
By Curtis Houck | February 5, 2016 | 3:07 AM EST
In the middle of gathering Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s reaction to Thursday’s MSNBC Presidential Candidates Debate, Hardball host Chris Matthews inquired which political party has “better people” and specifically if Democrats are “better human beings than Republicans.” Matthews’s bizarre foray into judging whether half the American people are “better” than the other comes, of course, as his wife Kathleen is running as a Democrat for Congress in Maryland’s Eighth Congressional District.
By Brad Wilmouth | February 5, 2016 | 1:36 AM EST
As former GOP presidential candidate and Senator Lindsey Graham appeared as a guest on Thursday's The Situation Room on CNN, after the South Carolina Republican bashed candidates Ted Cruz and Donald Trump as possible GOP nominees, host Wolf Blitzer repeatedly pressed Graham to voice a preference for someone other than the GOP nominee, suggesting Michael Bloomberg or Hillary Clinton might be better for the "health of the country."