Monday on Morning Joe, hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski talked to Tina Brown about just how “frustrating” it is that Hillary Clinton lost. In her first public interview since the election results, Clinton told the Women in the World Summit that one of the reasons she lost was the e-mail scandal. When Brown had mentioned this, she said, “In the debates, she was phenomenal but in interviews she was always in a crouch position over the darn e-mails.” Poor Hillary! Brzezinski heard this and couldn’t help but exclaim, “Oh yeah I know... So frustrating!”
Nerdprom or Twenty Minutes Trump Hate? WH Journo Dinner to Feature 'Daily Show' Leftist Hasan MinhajBy Tim Graham | | April 11, 2017 | 10:00 AM EDT
The White House Correspondents Association has announced a comedian for its annual dinner on date: Hasan Minhaj of The Daily Show, whose main claim to fame is a flame-throwing leftist routine last June at the Radio Television Correspondents Association Dinner. It made our list of the most notable left-wing media quotes of 2016, denouncing America's "cocktail of homophobia, xenophobia, lack of access to mental health care, and sheer lack of political will" to enact gun control.
By Tim Graham | | April 11, 2017 | 7:21 AM EDT
Journalists convince themselves that their product is “news,” but often it’s just publicity, especially when liberal journalists hail other liberal journalists for their hard-working idealism. Take Tuesday’s gushy Washington Post profile of CNN media reporter and Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter. The online headline was “Brian Stelter has been training for this moment his entire life.” What moment?
Post reporter/publicist Ellen McCarthy never quite manages an answer to that question: the “moment” is the Trump inauguration, and his current crusade to crush the career of Fox News star Bill O’Reilly.
By Karen Townsend | | April 11, 2017 | 2:48 AM EDT
As touted in the news recently, the April 10th episode of ABC’s Quantico, titled “ODYOKE,” worked a fictional vote in Congress on a Muslim registry bill into the script. Quantico writers are determined not to miss an opportunity to take a swipe at President Trump this season and the Muslim registry storyline is a clear reference to the president's so-called Muslim travel ban.
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | April 11, 2017 | 12:06 AM EDT
The ultra-socialist state of New York became the first state in the union to saddle its taxpayers with “free” tuition to four-year public colleges and universities on Monday, and the liberal media couldn’t be happier. “The Empire State has become the first state to offer free four-year tuition to the state's public universities for low and middle-income families,” praised Anchor Lest Holt during NBC Nightly News, “It opens doors for students who otherwise couldn't afford it, but will other states follow New York's lead?”
By Lindsay Kornick | | April 10, 2017 | 10:59 PM EDT
Just when CBS’s Superior Donuts makes me think it can avoid a racial argument, it jumps into something just as bad: insulting all Chicago police as corrupt. Why can’t we just watch a show that doesn’t have either? In the April 10 episode “Painted Love,” Franco (Jermaine Fowler) gets inspired to paint a mural to his recently-passed friend and inspiration "Bam-Bam," who also happened to be a former gang member.
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | April 10, 2017 | 9:48 PM EDT
On Monday, Judge Neil Gorsuch became the 113th associate justice to sit on the Supreme Court after he was sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts. The event was a culmination of many hours of testimony, a damaging filibuster by Senate Democrats, which forced Senate Republicans to use the so-called “nuclear option” to proceed with Gorsuch’s confirmation. But despite all of those historic obstacles, the Big Three networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) treated it as though it was nothing special, and ignored Democratic icon Tom Daschle who scolded Democrats for filibustering.
By Brad Wilmouth | | April 10, 2017 | 9:28 PM EDT
Appearing as a panel member on Monday's MSNBC Live with Steve Kornacki, The Root's Jason Johnson engaged in his latest smears against President Donald Trump and White House advisor Steve Bannon as the recurring MSNBC guest tried to link Trump to 'Neo-Nazis' and Bannon to "white nationalist terrorists." The race-obsessed politics editor of The Root was quick to bring up "Neo-Nazis" as he began his analysis: "The Trump supporters are really split. I mean, you have his far-right and alt-right and sort of neo-Nazi supporters..."
By Randy Hall | | April 10, 2017 | 6:46 PM EDT
One of the most popular franchises for Marvel Comics over the past few decades has been the X-Men, an ever-changing group of “mutants” born with an extra gene granting them super powers when they reach puberty. However, the launch on Wednesdary, April 5, of the latest series for the characters -- entitled X-Men Gold -- quickly spawned an outcry when the artwork portrayed numbers and letters that refer to a verse from the Quran cited in support of intolerance toward other religions, as well as political unrest taking place in Indonesia.
By Sarah Stites | | April 10, 2017 | 5:37 PM EDT
After surviving a targeted effort by Turkish lobbies to derail its success, the Armenian Genocide film The Promise will open in American theaters next week. And Hollywood celebs are getting the word out.
By Katie Yoder | | April 10, 2017 | 5:22 PM EDT
While the broadcast networks criticized Sunday’s bombings targeting Christians, they still failed to condemn the terror attacks with one essential word: genocide. ISIS claimed responsibility for two church bombings in Egypt on Palm Sunday that targeted Coptic Christians. The attacks left at least 44 dead and more than 100 injured. While ABC, CBS and NBC covered the story in nine morning and evening news shows, they continued their past trend of refusing to say “genocide” in regards to ISIS. This comes after former Secretary of State John Kerry formally accused ISIS of genocide on March 17, 2016.
By Tom Blumer | | April 10, 2017 | 4:26 PM EDT
Perhaps in response to media critics, the establishment press has generally been more likely to prominently apply a party tag to Democrats charged with crimes or affected by scandals in recent years — not nearly as often or as prominently as for Republicans and conservatives, but an improvement over the almost laughable situation a decade ago. But in its treatment of Ed Murray, beginning Thursday afternoon, when the Seattle Times first reported on a lawsuit's allegation that the Seattle Mayor had paid for sex with an underage boy in the 1980s, the press has returned to its old ways. Why is that?
By Clay Waters | | April 10, 2017 | 4:11 PM EDT
The New York Times’ John Koblin made the front of Business Day Monday with yet another fawning article from the NYT about how the Trump presidency has given a liberal television comedian a new lease on ratings popularity: “How Colbert Finally Got on a Roll.” It’s basically the same article the Times has been running for two months:
By Scott Whitlock | | April 10, 2017 | 4:05 PM EDT
There’s something you don’t see very often on NBC. Appearing on Meet the Press, Sunday, National Review editor Rich Lowry mocked the “dithering” Barack Obama’s Syria policy in the light of Donald Trump’s Syria strike. Talking to Chuck Todd, Lowry lowered the boom: “It was a bad week for Obama's legacy. Because, one, Trump showed doing this sort exemplary strike is not that difficult.”
By Kristine Marsh | | April 10, 2017 | 3:46 PM EDT
The truth-tellers in the media have bypassed another opportunity to call out the Obama Administration for telling bold-faced lies. The New York Times broke a story Sunday revealing that the former administration “knew” Syria’s president Bashir-al-Assad had more chemical weapons hidden, despite telling the American people that they had destroyed all of Assad’s chemical weapons. Yet the networks have ignored these reports, not giving any airtime since the first story broke.