Now and then, celebrities surprise us. Counter to the L.A. culture, some stand firmly for life, for marriage or for faith. And when that happens, it’s positively refreshing.
By Curtis Houck | | December 29, 2016 | 4:11 PM EST
Just another day at the office for NBC News, folks. On Thursday, Tablet magazine writer Yair Rosenberg caught NBC News correspondents Ayman Mohyeldin and Cal Perry publishing a error-laden piece on NBCNews.com about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that was later rewritten without a correction.
By Kristine Marsh | | December 29, 2016 | 4:08 PM EST
From one elitist liberal to another, reality television show host and chef Anthony Bourdain had a harsh critique this week for the “privileged left.” Bourdain, who has travelled the world for over a decade on screen, admitted that his time spent in “gun-country” over the years, taught him empathy and respect for conservatives, a characteristic he admitted was severely lacking among his liberal peers. Bourdain threw HBO’s Bill Maher into the mix, slamming the liberal television host as “insufferably smug.”
By Alatheia Nielsen | | December 29, 2016 | 3:12 PM EST
The media “crusade” against Trump’s use of Twitter because “they’ve decided that it’s a threat — not to the American public, but to them,” MRC’s Dan Gainor said on Fox Business Network.
By Sarah Stites | | December 29, 2016 | 3:05 PM EST
Of late, former Obama staffer Michael Wear believes the Democratic Party has viewed white Catholics and Evangelicals with apathy, if not scorn. And that’s an outlook it must change in order to move forward in 2017.
By Sam Dorman | | December 29, 2016 | 3:04 PM EST
CBS Evening News blunted marijuana's appeal after reporting how getting high could leave users violently ill. CBS has a history of touting marijuana as a medical “miracle” and economic “gold rush,” but on Dec. 28, the network hashed out the symptoms of a marijuana-induced illness called Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome (CHS).
By Brad Wilmouth | | December 29, 2016 | 1:53 PM EST
On Thursday's New Day on CNN, during a segment pitting liberal CNN political commentator Peter Beinart against former CIA director James Woolsey, Beinart bristled at Woolsey's warnings that Jews trying to live in a Palestinian Arab state would be in grave danger of being attacked and killed as he asserted that it was a "racist claim" for the former CIA director to make. Beinart found comfort that "many" Palestinians do not kill Jews as he admitted that "some" do. Beinart: "The claim that Palestinians would inevitably kill Jews in the West Bank, I have I have Jewish friends, Israelis who live in the West Bank. It's frankly a racist claim to suggest that Palestinians would inherently kill Jews. That's -- some Palestinians commit terrorism and many don't."
By Tom Blumer | | December 29, 2016 | 1:25 PM EST
In an item published on Tuesday, Matt Sedensky at the Associated Press reported on what he observed in a graduate "Faith and Politics" class at Emory University immediately after and during the weeks following this year's presidential election.
Class members' immature reactions to the election's result and the reporter's injected commentary are both disturbing, but very useful. That's because one of the most under-reported stories of the past two years, in terms of general visibility to the casual news consumer, is how so many college campuses have devolved into places where so-called "safe spaces," "trigger warnings" delivered before supposedly disturbing viewpoints are presented, out-of-nowhere outrage at alleged "microagressions," and intense hostility to non-conforming opinions have all proliferated.
By Curtis Houck | | December 29, 2016 | 12:40 PM EST
Here’s a story that you can’t make up, folks. In an attempt to fact-check President-elect Donald Trump on his claim of Sprint bringing jobs back to the United States, Wednesday’s The Last Word turned to none other than ObamaCare architect and deception artist Jonathan Gruber for two segments to inform MSNBC viewers where Trump went wrong and struggled with facts.
By Kristine Marsh | | December 29, 2016 | 11:39 AM EST
From defending flag burning to justifying anti-Trump violence, the largely liberal panel at ABC’s The View frequently proved this year that the only “views” that were acceptable came from the radical left. We’ve broken down the worst of the worst liberal outbursts from the 2016 season in the cringeworthy video below.
By Ken Oliver-Méndez | | December 29, 2016 | 11:03 AM EST
As we reach the end of 2016 and the beginning of 2017, one thing remains a constant at Univision and Telemundo: the careless and calumnious characterization of Donald Trump's pro-law enforcement immigration policy as "anti-immigrant." During recent coverage of International Migrants Day marches in New York City and Los Angeles, Telemundo's news anchors essentially adopted the marchers' anti-Trump take as their own.
Lefty Blogger Digby: Hillary E-Mail Story ‘Added Up to Nothing,’ But Media ‘Pimped It Like It Was Watergate’By Tom Johnson | | December 29, 2016 | 10:12 AM EST
In a Christmas Day post, Digby (also a columnist for Salon) contended that, given the media’s hostility toward Hillary Clinton, that “it’s actually a testament to her rectitude that [the e-mail story] was all they came up with. They had certainly tried over the course of 25 years to come up with something real and they ended up having to make up this ridiculous fake scandal to justify their Javert-like obsession.” To Digby, Hillary was an even more inviting target for the media than her scandal-prone husband: “After all, she was always the uppity one who was asking for it, not good old Bill. They didn't get the indictment they were promised but the FBI did manage to be the instrument of her destruction so it's almost as good.”
By Rich Noyes | | December 29, 2016 | 9:59 AM EST
All this week, NewsBusters is recounting the most obnoxious liberal bias of 2016. Today, brace yourself for some the dopiest news media quotes of 2016 — everything from claims that Melania Trump’s white outfit at the Republican Convention was proof of her husband’s racist agenda, to a journalist committed to raising her cats as “gender neutral,” to Brian Williams’s expert commentary telling viewers “exactly” which vehicles Cubans would rather have for transportation.
By Melissa Mullins | | December 29, 2016 | 9:58 AM EST
The same liberal media that tout women’s rights, gender equality, equal pay, the freedom for a woman to express herself by choosing how to dress, is the same media now pushing the narrative that "modest" Islamic fashion is the hottest style to hit the catwalks.
New York Times writer Jori Finkel’s article, “The Fashion of Islam’ to Arrive at de Young in 2018” gushes about the de Young Museum in San Francisco crossing a fashion barrier – going from gowns and glam from Oscar de la Renta and Jean Paul Gaultier –to the hijabs and headscarves worn by Muslim women.
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | December 29, 2016 | 12:34 AM EST
MSNBC’s Ari Melber was up in arms Wednesday night, as he filled in on The Rachel Maddow Show, at Fox News for daring to report that food stamp fraud was up to roughly $70 million in 2016. But the outrage at Fox gave way to outrage at the white working class for falling for the racist “dog whistle” of caring about said fraud. “Why is this all coming up again now,” he inquired to his radical leftist guest Joan Walsh from The Nation.