It’s called selective outrage. The media protested when President-elect Donald Trump recently chose Steve Bannon, former executive chairman of Breitbart News, as his chief strategist and senior advisor. Among other criticisms of the new appointee, journalists and bloggers took issue with a Breitbart story attacking Planned Parenthood over videos that surfaced last summer – a scandal liberals refused to get upset about.
By Callista Ring | | November 16, 2016 | 12:25 PM EST
Grab her by the napkin. That’s what The Washington Post encouraged at its election party where a female server’s body was used as a napkin dispenser. To celebrate the potential election of the first woman president, guests were encouraged to pull napkins off of a napkin-clad woman at the daily newspaper’s casino-themed election party. According to The Huffington Post, the woman wore a dress of napkins over another dress.
By Kyle Drennen | | November 16, 2016 | 12:02 PM EST
On Wednesday, the network morning shows were in full panic mode as anchors and correspondents breathlessly reported that Donald Trump went to dinner with his family Tuesday night without alerting the traveling press pool. The President-Elect’s excursion to a Manhattan steakhouse was labeled “chaos” and an affront to the principle of “transparency.”
By Scott Whitlock | | November 16, 2016 | 11:45 AM EST
In a twist that will surprise very few conservatives, ABC’s Good Morning America on Wednesday America devoted almost ten minutes to interviewing the wife of George Stephanopoulos, but never mentioned Ali Wentworth’s vow to flee the country if Hillary Clinton lost the White House.
By Clay Waters | | November 16, 2016 | 11:12 AM EST
Post-election, the New York Times seems dimly aware it has a “red state” credibility problem, but its pattern of coverage shows it has a long way to go. Sunday it whined about how the imminent Trumper invasion posted a threat to the cultural life of Washington, D.C., not exactly a top issue for blue-collar Macomb County voters. They aren’t as comfortable in red Texas, as shown by Manny Fernandez's stand-offish approach to his conservative fellow Texans. Reporter Adeel Hassan got an awful lot of front-page mileage out of a distressing anecdote in “Refugees Discover 2 Americas: One That Hates, One That Heals.” The NYT also asked the question on the minds of red state America -- How does Mexico feel about all this?
By Jack Coleman | | November 16, 2016 | 10:32 AM EST
Brace yourself, it's already begun -- The Purge. Only a week since Donald Trump's unlikely ascension to the presidency, he's already taking aim at the very heart of democracy, as those working in journalism so often claim they embody. Late last night, NBC Nightly News ran a story with this deeply troubling headline -- "As Trump Leaves Press Behind for Steak Dinner, Incoming Admin Already Showing Lack of Transparency."
By Matt Philbin | | November 16, 2016 | 9:04 AM EST
Thought experiment: Assume for a moment Hillary won the election last week. Yes, birds are chirping, butterflies flitting about and unicorns are leaving piles of mint-scented equality on everyone’s lawn.
By Tim Graham | | November 16, 2016 | 8:33 AM EST
Journalists at newspapers insist there is a wall of separation between the news reporters and the editorial writers. At The New York Times, it appears there is a yawning chasm between the "climate change" doomsayers in the newsroom and the newspaper's "Times Journeys" tour operators. Heather MacDonald blew the whistle on this corporate hypocrisy for National Review:
'Fresh Off the Boat:' Thanksgiving a 'Celebration of People Who Made a Living Swindling the Natives'By Alexa Moutevelis Coombs | | November 16, 2016 | 2:14 AM EST
Thanksgiving is next week and you know what that means: Time for Hollywood to bash the holiday as racist! So, of course, ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat made some digs at America during Tuesday night’s episode “No Thanks-giving.”
By Alexa Moutevelis Coombs | | November 16, 2016 | 1:18 AM EST
Tuesday night’s episode of CBS’s NCIS, "Home of the Brave," wasn't very brave with its special illegal immigration subplot. In fact, they took the easy way out by creating perhaps the most sympathetic character imaginable to make their point on deportation.
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | November 16, 2016 | 12:41 AM EST
In what could easily be described as a sore loser whining about the election results, MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell started the final segment of Tuesday’s The Last Word by declaring, “Tonight, the presidential election is getting crazier and crazier. Hillary Clinton's lead in the vote has now passed the 1 million vote mark, as absentee ballots continue to be counted.” As a result, he dedicated the end of his show to scheming about how to overcome the Electoral College.
By Tom Blumer | | November 16, 2016 | 12:36 AM EST
At a press conference in Greece on Tuesday, President Barack Obama claimed that when he came into office, "the economy was contracting faster than it did during the Great Depression, but we were able to intervene, apply lessons learned and stabilize and then begin growth again." Naturally, Elena Becatoros and Josh Lederman at the Associated Press and Gardiner Harris at the New York Times, all of whom were there, failed to report that statement and two others surrounding it, let alone expose how blatantly wrong Obama's claims were on so many fronts.
By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | | November 15, 2016 | 11:06 PM EST
Donald Trump is a persistent critic of the media and is attacked for not granting them enough access. But there he was, three days after the election, the president-elect taping a long interview with CBS and 60 Minutes, where he could expect Lesley Stahl would push, push, push from the Left.
Stahl presented him as a terror for minorities. “I want to ask you all about something that's going on right now around the country. A lot of people are afraid. They’re really afraid. African Americans think there’s a target on their back. Muslims are terrified.” Trump accurately replied that’s “horrible,” but it’s “built up by the press.”
By Tim Graham | | November 15, 2016 | 10:14 PM EST
Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson wrote a piece for Tuesday's paper headlined "I wish the president-elect failure on his cruel initiatives." It seemed like an eerie echo of Rush Limbaugh in 2009 saying he wanted Obama to fail (in passing his agenda), which sent liberals into a fury. Naturally, Limbaugh addressed the contrasting opinions on his show on Tuesday.
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | November 15, 2016 | 9:28 PM EST
Yet another hire by President-Elect Donald Trump is drawing the ire of the liberal media, Tuesday evening. “Well, another one of those hires is a well-known critic of climate science who does not believe that fossil fuels are warming the planet,” announced an irritated sounding Scott Pelley on CBS Evening News, “His assignment-- staffing the environment protection agency.”