On CNN's first airing of Believer, a six-part Sunday evening series described at People.com as a "spiritual adventures series" exploring "the world’s most fascinating faith-based groups," host Reza Aslan did his part to take the network's flagging reputation down even further as he (yes, really) ate part of a human brain. Aslan, who was visiting a fringe, cannibalistic sect which claims to be part of the Hindu faith, says that he made it clear to viewers and online followers that the Aghori sect is "not representative of Hinduism,” but didn't address the real question, which is why he chose to feature it anyway.
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | March 9, 2017 | 9:06 PM EST
CBS demonstrated its list of priorities during Thursday’s CBS Evening News when the network completely ignored a violent and bloody ax attack in one of Germany’s largest train stations. Instead of reporting on the attack in Dusseldorf, “where five people were wounded [and] one seriously,” anchor Scott Pelley wasted roughly 18 seconds reporting on “a rising tide of popularity has made water the bestselling drink in America.”
By Curtis Houck | | March 9, 2017 | 9:04 PM EST
In a display of irresponsibility on Thursday night, MSNBC’s Hardball panel predicted with hints of approval that “Leninist” President Trump will be to blame if disease outbreaks or terror attacks occur on U.S. soil during his presidency should he shrink the size of government spending and federal bureaucracy.
By Brad Wilmouth | | March 9, 2017 | 5:45 PM EST
On Wednesday's CNN Tonight, host Don Lemon was joined by fellow CNN host and comedian W. Kamau Bell to argue that Dr. Ben Carson deserved to be criticized for his recent comments that included African slaves with other "immigrants" as they argued that President Barack Obama's similar words highlighted by conservatives were somehow different and justifiable. Although Dr. Carson's use of the word "immigrants" in his speech to HUD was a large component of the lambasting he attracted from liberals, Bell shifted the focus away from the use of the word "immigrants" to Dr. Carson's comments about slaves dreaming of a better life -- as if it were unreasonable to think slaves would have hoped that their children would some day have a better life.
By Curtis Houck | | March 9, 2017 | 5:40 PM EST
In this week’s installment of hilarious irony involving serial liar and MSNBC host Brian Williams, the ex-NBC Nightly News anchor lamented President Donald Trump’s “reckless smear” of Barack Obama with “no evidence” offered by any “serious person” now being diverted by the “shiny object” of health care reform.
By James Powers | | March 9, 2017 | 5:08 PM EST
Republicans just announced plans to eliminate a fund that was created by Obamacare and predictably, The Washington Post is up in arms about how it “guts crucial” health funding. Washington Post reporter Lena H. Sun blasted GOP plans to replace Obamacare because it would rein in spending at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). However, the story ignored years of complaints over CDC waste and duplication of work done by other federal agencies.
By Kyle Drennen | | March 9, 2017 | 4:06 PM EST
On Thursday, MSNBC anchor Ali Velshi teed up a softball interview with left-wing California Congresswoman Maxine Waters by wondering: “You think that Donald Trump should be impeached over Russia and anything else – any other discussion distracts us from that investigation. You still hold true to that?”
By Julia A. Seymour | | March 9, 2017 | 3:45 PM EST
Twelve. That’s how many records the Dow Jones Industrial Average set in a row in 2017. Twelve new records, 12 sessions in a row.
Seven. That’s how few stories three combined networks devoted in their evening broadcasts to the record run that sent stocks so high, the market followed by closing above 21,000 for the very first time.
By P.J. Gladnick | | March 9, 2017 | 2:57 PM EST
Now that the Trump-Russia fake news story is crumbling as Rolling Stone writer Matt Taibbi warned liberals, how can the mainstream media continue to report on this fact-free topic? Simple. By invoking masters of fiction in the form of spy novelists. Therefore it is appropriate that Associated Press writer Hillel Italie consulted several of those fiction writers to comment on fake news fiction.
By Katie Yoder | | March 9, 2017 | 2:57 PM EST
In “A Day Without a Woman” coverage, the liberal media said more by what they didn’t report than by what they did report. On Wednesday, feminist activists organized a nationwide strike to push liberal policy and “highlight the economic power” of women. Following the event, the broadcast networks praised “A Day Without a Woman” for standing up for “women’s rights.” But not once did ABC, CBS or NBC mention the pro-life women the event failed to represent nor the millions of women missing today because of abortion – despite an outcry by several pro-life leaders.
By Brad Wilmouth | | March 9, 2017 | 2:26 PM EST
On Thursday's New Day, CNN personalities Chris Cuomo and Angela Rye demonstrated that there's just no convincing liberals that giving men a right to demand entry into women's restrooms, changing rooms or shower rooms is a bad idea, even if you cite examples of sexual predators taking advantage of liberal access policies to victimize women and girls. During a debate over efforts by the Texas legislature to require people to use public restrooms in schools and public buildings that correspond to their birth gender, both host Cuomo and CNN commentator Rye dismissed conservative CNN commentator Ben Ferguson specifying four examples of men filming women and girls in department stores, with Rye even chuckling about the four examples supposedly being an insignificant number.
By Clay Waters | | March 9, 2017 | 1:35 PM EST
Violent leftist mobs driving conservative speakers off campus is a story often sidelined by a liberal media reluctant to make the enemies of their conservative enemies look bad. An exception was made on the Monday, March 6 episode of the PBS talk show Charlie Rose, featuring New York TImes columnist Frank Bruni as a guest discussing the physical attacks committed during conservative scholar Charles Murray’s failed attempt to give a talk at Middlebury College in Vermont.
By Kristine Marsh | | March 9, 2017 | 1:29 PM EST
In another case of liberal nastiness, TBS's Full Frontal host Samantha Bee mocked a young man at last month’s CPAC conference for having “nazi hair.” But today, the man’s sister shot back at Bee on Twitter, telling her he actually had stage 4 brain cancer. Whoops!
By Jackson Richman | | March 9, 2017 | 1:18 PM EST
In an interview during the 7 a.m. ET hour of CNN's New Day, co-host Alisyn Camerota asked Oregon Democratic Senator Jeff Merkely if he will "write a thank-you letter Senator Tom Cotton for sounding like a Democra" in response to the Arkansas Republican senator tweeting early Tuesday morning warning House Republicans that if major changes aren't made to their proposed Obamacare replacement, it will not pass in the Senate.
By Scott Whitlock | | March 9, 2017 | 12:25 PM EST
Illegal border crossings have plummeted since Donald Trump took office, down a considerable 40 percent. The hosts of NBC’s Today, despite a four hour-long show, didn’t bother covering the development. CBS This Morning managed 24 seconds. ABC’s Good Morning America offered a scant 19 seconds. The three morning shows have an available eight hours of air time.