According to Politico’s Hadas Gold and Annie Karni, Saturday night’s Democratic presidential moderator John Dickerson of CBS News met privately with each of the three campaigns for separate, private meetings to preview the debate and tried to innocently be billed as “informational in nature.”
By Ken Shepherd | November 13, 2015 | 2:47 PM EST
The U.S. Supreme Court today announced it would hear a case involving a challenge to Texas's regulation of abortion clinics. In her four-paragraph story on the matter, however The Hill newspaper's Sarah Ferris failed to explain the perspective of defenders of the law.
By Kyle Drennen | November 13, 2015 | 1:09 PM EST
As questions began to be raised regarding Hillary Clinton’s dubious claim that she once tried to join the Marines in 1975, on Friday, only NBC’s Today briefly noted the controversy, with co-host Savannah Guthrie warning: “Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton is facing scrutiny about a story from her past that she repeated on the campaign trail this week, and it could come up at tomorrow's debate.”
Salon Writer: Those Raising Free Speech Concerns in Student Protests Want to Assert ‘White Privilege’By Curtis Houck | November 13, 2015 | 12:33 PM EST
Speaking on MSNBC’s All In Thursday night about the ongoing protests on college campuses over race, Salon writer and Rutgers University professor Brittney Cooper asserted that the real focus of the discussion should about how black students supposedly feel “physically and emotionally unsafe on these campuses” and those raising concerns about “the threat to freedom of speech” really just want to assert their “white privilege.”
By Ken Shepherd | November 13, 2015 | 12:31 PM EST
Perhaps kudos are in order for the usually left-leaning Daily Beast for a piece today headlined, "P.C. Police Tearing Apart California’s Claremont McKenna College."
By Katie Yoder | November 13, 2015 | 12:12 PM EST
One pop star just made a bold move in liberal Hollywood – by exercising her 2nd Amendment rights.
TMZ reported that 28-year-old Lizzie McGuire star Hilary Duff exited a Culver City, California gun store last weekend carrying a newly purchased Glock case and ammo.
By Geoffrey Dickens | November 13, 2015 | 12:01 PM EST
Viewers of Saturday night’s Democratic debate probably shouldn’t expect any tough questions, at least from the right, coming from debate moderator John Dickerson.
By Scott Whitlock | November 13, 2015 | 11:41 AM EST
Former Democratic operative turned journalist George Stephanopoulos on Thursday and Friday threw softballs at Barack Obama, setting the President up to attack certain Americans as bigots and to trash Ben Carson. On Thursday's Nightline, the journalist asked about Donald Trump’s immigration and deportation plans. Stephanopoulos wondered, “So, what do you think when you hear people cheer for that?” Obama sneered, “I think is that there's always been a strain of anti-immigrant sentiment in America.”
By Julia A. Seymour | November 13, 2015 | 11:37 AM EST
Environmental activists are organizing the “largest Disobedient Action Adventure Game” for “climate justice” later this month. The global online and offline disruptions are timed as world leaders gather in Paris Nov. 30-Dec. 12 (dubbed COP21) to try to generate a climate change agreement.
Specific actions are deliberately mysterious, but activists were encouraged to form teams and embrace tactics from a group called Beautiful Trouble. That list included a wide variety of actions including hoaxes, infiltration, blockades, occupations, mass street action, “media-jacking” and “creative disruption.” The site listed potential targets as: “fossil fuel lobbyists’ hotels, corporate events promoting non-existent solutions, and toxic greenwash advertising.”
By Curtis Houck | November 13, 2015 | 10:48 AM EST
On Thursday night and Friday morning, NBC News tried their best to go after Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson by attempting to make a mountain out of a molehill of his relationship with a man who was convicted nearly a decade ago of insurance fraud while ignoring the ongoing investigation of Hillary Clinton over her private e-mail server.
By Kyle Drennen | November 13, 2015 | 10:05 AM EST
In an interview with House Speaker Paul Ryan for 60 Minutes, CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley scolded the congressman for criticizing President Obama’s unconstitutional executive action on illegal immigration: “On your first day as speaker you said you were going to wipe the slate clean. And then in your very first news conference you said the President has, quote, ‘Proven himself untrustworthy on immigration.’ That’s not wiping the slate clean, that’s blowing chalk dust in the President's face.”
By Erin Aitcheson | November 13, 2015 | 9:49 AM EST
I'd rather entrust the government of the United States to the first 400 people listed in the Boston telephone directory than to the faculty of Harvard University. – William F. Buckley, Jr.
Generally, this sentiment is as commendable today as it was when WFB originally voiced it. But that doesn’t mean Harvard faculty can’t surprise – and some of them have done just that.
On Nov. 10, 19 Harvard Law professors penned an open letter in defense of one of the university’s students, and denouncing campus sexual assault film “The Hunting Ground.” The documentary was filmed to catalog evidence of the “rape culture” the left alleges stalks modern college campuses. Instead, it’s a work of crude propaganda based on false statistics and facts that are misconstrued and misleading.
By Mark Finkelstein | November 13, 2015 | 7:57 AM EST
"Wow . . . I'm absolutely surprised by that answer . . . Are you sure? . . . Are we talking about the same person?" That was Mika Brzezinski's stunned response after her attempt to recruit retired General and former CIA Director Michael Hayden into her campaign against Ben Carson blew up in her face on today's Morning Joe.
Referring to Carson, Mika asked Hayden "are you concerned that there's a front runner whose foreign policy sensibilities seem to lack, to say the least?" But instead of playing along with Mika's leading question, Hayden replied that, based on a long conversation he had had with Carson, all of his foreign policy instincts are "right." He said Carson asked "good questions" and is a "well-meaning, serious, bright man."
By Bryan Ballas | November 13, 2015 | 7:07 AM EST
Upon its debut in 2014 Jane the Virgin, a TV show on the CW network about a woman who accidentally gets artificially inseminated, received applause from pro-abortion leftists for its “normalization” of the abortion conversation. However, Nico Lang of Salon.com was unsatisfied. While applauding the show’s “non-judgemental view of motherhood,” she lamented that it “is unable to show the empathy for all the choices women have to make about their bodies.” The headline lamented "birth is the one choice that matters."
By Alexa Moutevelis Coombs | November 13, 2015 | 5:22 AM EST
Social Justice Warriors just had their moment in the sun on the Grey’s Anatomy episode "Something Against You." Dr. Maggie Pierce had a big speech on racial micro-aggressions that concluded with her telling Dr. Amelia Shepherd to “check your white privilege.”