During the Today show’s extensive coverage on Thursday of Bill O’Reilly leaving Fox News over sexual harassment allegations, the NBC morning program used the controversy to resurrect the unsubstantiated 1991 smear campaign against then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas. Astonishingly, the numerous sexual harassment claims against former President Bill Clinton were never mentioned.
By Sarah Stites | | April 20, 2017 | 10:55 AM EDT
Bruce Springsteen has had a busy week. After vacationing with Oprah, the Obamas and other celebrity guests aboard billionaire David Geffen’s yacht, the man of the people released a protest song calling Donald Trump a “conman.”
By Tom Blumer | | April 20, 2017 | 10:48 AM EDT
At this point, it seems that there is nothing the New York Times won't fabricate in the their nonstop attempt to discredit anything and everything associated with President Donald Trump. Yesterday the @NYTSports Twitter account tweeted photos supposedly comparing this year's turnout of Super Bowl champion New England Patriots players and personnel at the White House to the analogous event in 2015. The Times clearly wants those who see the tweet to believe that scores of Patriots players and front office personnel stayed away this year rather than be seen at the mean, evil Trump White House.
By Clay Waters | | April 20, 2017 | 10:48 AM EDT
Georgia Democrat and newly minted liberal hero Jon Ossoff may have failed to take advantage of glowing media coverage and huge out-of-state donations by falling short in a special election to fill a congressional seat, but Thursday’s New York Times front page used Ossoff’s moral victory (?) to spur national Democrats to fight in another special election, for a House seat in Montana. Inside the paper, reporter Richard Fausset hyped Ossoff optimism even after he failed to win on Tuesday.
By Kristine Marsh | | April 20, 2017 | 10:44 AM EDT
MSNBC’s Morning Joe host Mika Brzezinski gave an fawning interview to former Obama Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett Thursday morning in a harsh reminder of just how differently reporters treated the Obama Administration compared to the current administration. Brzezinski couldn’t contain her excitement at getting to talk to Jarrett even begging the former advisor repeatedly to get herself, Michelle or Barack involved in politics again, to “save the party.”
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | April 20, 2017 | 12:25 AM EDT
After spending the morning playing up the non-win of Georgia Democrat Jon Ossoff, ABC and CBS continued to play their game of spin-the-story Wednesday evening. “The President put all of his support behind Republicans in yesterday's congressional special election in Georgia, but it turned out that Democrat Jon Ossoff was the top vote-getter,” Anchor Scott Pelley announced on CBS Evening News, “Still, he fell just 2 points short of the 50% needed to avoid a run-off.”
By Brad Wilmouth | | April 19, 2017 | 11:49 PM EDT
On Wednesday's New Day on CNN, viewers could see a contradictory message as CNN regulars repeatedly embellished the Sixth Congressional District of Georgia as being solidly Republican -- even though there were also a few times when CNN regulars conceded that Donald Trump only beat Hillary Clinton by about a point in the district. But the CNN regulars still kept going back to painting the district as solidly Republican, using the tags "deep red," "rock solid," "Republican stronghold," "really conservative red," "really ruby red Republican," and "deeply Republican" to refer either to the Sixth District or the state of Georgia in general.
By Jorge Bonilla | | April 19, 2017 | 11:28 PM EDT
Raise your hand if you thought that Univision, of all outlets, would defy politically correct media convention and be the most factually accurate when it came to covering the utterances made by the shooter upon his arrest in Fresno, California. Shockingly, this is exactly what happened.
By Callista Ring | | April 19, 2017 | 10:50 PM EDT
Wednesday night’s episode of Shots Fired, “Hour 5: Before the Storm,” officially established the show as over-the-top, race-baiting nonsense. While DOJ Special Prosecutor Preston Terry (Stephen James) and Investigator Ashe Akino (Sanaa Lathan) delve deeper into their investigation of the deaths of black, unarmed teen Joey Campbell and white, unarmed teen Jesse Carr, their discovery about the white, racist police department out to get black people takes an inexplicable turn. Akino pieces together that rich, white people are hunting poor, black people for sport. Literally.
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | April 19, 2017 | 9:47 PM EDT
On Wednesday, the Supreme Court of the United States heard the oral argument for the controversial Trinity Lutheran Church v. Comer. The case tackles the idea of a separation between church and state, “The question: Can states refuse to give money to churches even when it's for something that doesn't involve worship,” noted Anchor Lester Holt during NBC Nightly News. And judging by questions asked by the justices, it appeared as though the majority might side with the church. And judging by NBC’s coverage, the network was appalled by the idea.
By Jay Maxson | | April 19, 2017 | 7:42 PM EDT
Left-stream writers love to criticize conservatives as people who are stuck in the past. But truth be known, they are mired in yesteryear as it relates to race. One of their pet narratives is to claim we are as racist a nation today as we were in the long ago past. They’re doing it again now in conjunction with the recent start of the major-league baseball season and baseball’s annual observance of Jackie Robinson Day.
By Randy Hall | | April 19, 2017 | 6:14 PM EDT
During the April 18 edition of CNN's New Day, co-host Alisyn Camerota pressed GOP candidate Karen Handel on whether the runoff regarding the special election in Georgia’s Sixth District in 60 days is “a referendum on Donald Trump.”
Handel responded by blasting her opponent, Jon Ossoff, who was the only Democratic candidate and received 48.1 percent of the vote in the election, since he “doesn’t even live in the district” and “couldn’t even vote for himself yesterday.”
By Katie Yoder and Sarah Stites | | April 19, 2017 | 5:26 PM EDT
Religious freedom is not something to toy with – even on the playground. On Wednesday, an unusual crowd gathered outside the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. as justices inside heard oral arguments on whether or not a religiously-affiliated preschool can receive government money to make its playground safer for kids. In interviews with MRC Culture, conservative and religious speakers, rallying in support of the school, demanded the media “tell the truth” about the case.
By Sarah Stites | | April 19, 2017 | 5:15 PM EDT
National Geographic is delving into hot-button social issues for a second time this year with its announcement of a new drama The Birth of the Pill. According to an exclusive statement released to The Hollywood Reporter, the documentary will follow a group of four activists who “took on the scientific establishment, the church and cultural norms in their fight to make safe and effective contraception available to millions of women.”
By Curtis Houck | | April 19, 2017 | 5:12 PM EDT
An interesting development took place earlier this month in Boston as Democratic mayoral candidate Tito Jackson had to apologize for grabbing the arm of a female local NPR reporter similar to how Corey Lewandowski physically grabbed reporter Michelle Fields in March 2016.