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.
By Brad Wilmouth | | April 10, 2017 | 3:18 PM EDT
Appearing as a panel member on Monday's At This Hour with Kate Bolduan on CNN to discuss the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch, CNN political reporter Nia-Malika Henderson twice used the label "far right" -- a suggestion of extremism seldomly seen applied by journalists to liberals -- as she predicted that conservatives will be watching to see if Justice Gorsuch makes the kinds of rulings they approve of ideologically. Henderson recalled: "And a lot of people, particularly from the far right and conservatives, are really going to be looking at this justice..."
By Curtis Houck | | April 10, 2017 | 1:31 PM EDT
In a gooey interview released on Monday, MSNBC host and NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell hilariously told Politico Magazine columnist and friend Susan Glasser that she was not a Hillary Clinton hack or a liberal journalist because “that isn’t my reputation” and claimed the Clinton campaign press “harass[ed] her...all summer long about the private server.”
By Aly Nielsen | | April 10, 2017 | 1:09 PM EDT
“Pizza chains are making a desperate attempt to avoid posting calories on menus,” The Washington post claimed in an April 7 article. Except it wasn’t The Washington Post, it was a former Post staff writer, Jane Black, who now works for a left-leaning nonprofit — the Food and Environment Reporting Network.
By Dawn Slusher | | April 10, 2017 | 1:08 PM EDT
Sunday night’s episode of American Crime, “Season Three: Episode 5” took an interesting turn in the ongoing pregnancy/abortion storyline of former prostitute Shae (Ana Mulvoy Ten), who is on her second pregnancy and heading towards her second abortion.
By Clay Waters | | April 10, 2017 | 1:06 PM EDT
The New York Times has already made several pilgrimages down to Georgia to flatter Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff, who may take a House seat for the Democrats in a special election to replace Republican Tom Price, who joined President Trump’s cabinet. Political reporter Jonathan Martin made Monday’s front page with yet another one, this one focusing on GOP disarray: “For the G.O.P., A House Race Blurs Identity.” The online headline was more direct: “As Georgia Vote Nears, G.O.P. Asks if Ideological Purity Matters Anymore.” Next to an odd, unflattering photo of two sad-sack looking Republicans at a debate, Martin sketched a Republican Party identity crisis.