Florida Gators football player Jalen Tabor apologized for comparing the Southeastern Conference to a “Modern Form of Slavery.” Probably because it’s crazy.
By Dylan Gwinn | January 21, 2016 | 8:31 AM EST
Spike Lee has made it well-known that he will refuse to attend the Oscars next month. Less well-known is what Spike intends to do with his time when he’s not at the Oscars.
By Mark Finkelstein | January 21, 2016 | 8:14 AM EST
Hillary Clinton's defense lawyers made a stunning appearance on today's Morning Joe, asserting that David Petraeus' mishandling of his emails was "worse" than what Hillary did, and arguing that she should not be charged. Oh, wait: those weren't Hillary's lawyers: they were NBC's Chuck Todd, and politician-turned-professor Harold Ford, Jr.
Can anyone recall this level of naked partisan advocacy by an MTP host? And when Ford would not stop telling Joe Scarborough that he "had" to agree with Todd, Scarborough eventually snapped at Ford "you're a gd lawyer."
By Curtis Houck | January 21, 2016 | 2:45 AM EST
On Wednesday night, the major broadcast networks failed to cover the move by Senate Democrats earlier in the day to filibuster the bipartisan Syrian refugee legislation that had passed the House in November with the help of 47 Democrats that would have tightened restrictions to more thoroughly vet refugees from the war-torn region seeking to enter the U.S. Overall, the vote failed to hit the 60 votes needed to overcome the fatal blow by Senate Democrats as the final tally was only 55 to 43.
By Ken Shepherd | January 20, 2016 | 10:59 PM EST
"By the way, I do believe in [slavery] reparations if you could figure out what it would be," Hardball host Chris Matthews admitted to his panel during the "Tell Me Something I Don't Know" segment on the January 20 program.
By Katie Yoder | January 20, 2016 | 9:45 PM EST
Just in time for the 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, female celebrities reenacted optimistic abortion stories from women who either aborted their unborn babies or desperately wanted to.
On Wednesday, The Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR) partnered with seven female actresses to release videos of abortion stories. In the videos, the celebrities, from Elizabeth Banks to Bellamy Young, “share real women's stories about the impact of attacks on reproductive health care.” Positive abortion stories, that is.
By Curtis Houck | January 20, 2016 | 9:21 PM EST
With the liberal media continuing its full-court press obsession over the Donald Trump campaign and the endorsement of Sarah Palin, the “big three” of ABC, CBS, and NBC partnered with Spanish-language network Telemundo to ignore on Wednesday a new development in the Fast and Furious scandal as a weapon involved in the gun running was connected to the now-captured Mexican drug lord El Chapo.
By Tom Johnson | January 20, 2016 | 9:01 PM EST
When it comes to battling President Obama, implies Paul Waldman, Republicans should (to borrow a phrase from Sinead O’Connor) fight the real enemy, not the cartoon ideologue of their imaginations.
“If you spend some time investigating what evidence Republicans offer when they call Obama divisive, what you find is not actually evidence at all, but their own skewed interpretations of events," wrote Waldman in a Tuesday column for The Week. “You might think he has been a good president or a bad one. But the idea that blame for the political divisions we confront lies solely or even primarily at his door is positively deranged.”
By Mark Finkelstein | January 20, 2016 | 8:35 PM EST
Hey Chris Matthews: is GloZell qualified to be President of the United States? How about John Travolta or Joy Behar?
On his MSNBC show this evening, Matthews attacked Sarah Palin's legitimacy as a Trump endorser by questioning her presidential qualifications. GloZell, Travolta and Behar are all Hillary endorsers. So how about it Chris: which of them could you imagine in the Oval Office? Trump advocate and former Apprentice star Omarosa Manigault demolished Matthews' absurd attack, saying she was supporting The Donald for president, not Palin or anyone else.
By Ken Shepherd | January 20, 2016 | 8:24 PM EST
Perhaps hesitant to let a local government mismanagement crisis in Michigan go to waste, the Huffington Post's Howard Fineman sought to tie the Flint water crisis as an albatross around the necks of both Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and GOP primary frontrunner Donald Trump. Fineman made his remarks during a brief appearance on the January 20 edition of MSNBC's Hardball.
By Brad Wilmouth | January 20, 2016 | 7:52 PM EST
Appearing on Wednesday's At This Hour with Berman and Bolduan on CNN to discuss the latest revelations that some of the email on former Secretary of State's server was considered highly classified, CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin ended up downplaying her culpability in her behavior as he asserted that she was "suffering from" the tendency of government agencies to "overclassify" information.
By Randy Hall | January 20, 2016 | 7:16 PM EST
According to an exclusive interview posted Tuesday on The Hollywood Reporter website, Jennifer Lawrence -- a liberal actress who played heroine Katmiss Everdeen in the four-part Hunger Games series of science-fiction movies -- has been chosen to portray Marita Lorenz in Marita, a “romantic spy drama” that will focus on the German-born woman who was sent to Cuba to assassinate Fidel Castro but instead fell in love with the dictator.
In the real world, Lawrence has not been shy when discussing her liberal philosophy, which led her to state during an article on the Entertainment Weekly website: "If Donald Trump becomes president, that will be the end of the world.”
By Matthew Balan | January 20, 2016 | 5:01 PM EST
CNN is staying true to its reputation as the "Clinton News Network," even after it released a poll on Tuesday which found that Hillary Clinton is behind competitor Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire by 27 points. The following morning, on Wednesday's CNN Newsroom, Carol Costello spotlighted how Bill Clinton was "about to take the stage to stump for his wife, Hillary Clinton — something, perhaps, that is much needed at this moment, since Hillary Clinton seems to be lagging in some of the polls that are out there."
By Kyle Drennen | January 20, 2016 | 3:46 PM EST
On CBS’s Late Late Show on Tuesday – aired early Wednesday morning – host James Corden ridiculed President Obama for abandoning the job of commander-in-chief in favor of doing a series of appearances on YouTube and reality TV shows: “...there is one guy who's definitely not interested in being the President of the United States, and that's the President of the United States, Barack Obama, who, I don't know if you've noticed, seems to totally have checked out recently.”
By NB Staff | January 20, 2016 | 3:42 PM EST
"There were three winning tickets for the $1.6-billion Powerball jackpot last week. The odds of winning were 1 in 292 million, which are about the same odds of hearing Hillary Clinton tell the truth.... NBC hosted the fourth Democratic debate last Sunday night. Fact checkers say they're still cataloging all of Hillary's lies." – NewsBusted's Jodi Miller.