A lawsuit filed against the Cable News Network and a number of its sister companies -- including the Turner Broadcasting System and Time Warner, Inc., -- claims that African-Americans receive lower performance ratings in evaluations, that there are dramatic differences in pay between similarly situated employees of different races, and that the promotion of African-American employees is blocked by a “glass ceiling.”
By Curtis Houck | | April 4, 2017 | 4:10 PM EDT
The Jeffrey Zucker-led CNN continued to make a fool of itself on Tuesday, downplaying the Susan Rice story of leaking/unmasking of intelligence dispatches as if it were the Zika virus. Hilariously, it’s attracted significant attention from not only the Fox News Channel but MSNBC. NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell led her eponymous MSNBC program at noon Eastern with a 16-and-a-half-minute exclusive sit-down with Rice, featuring some tough questions but little in the way of follow-up or pushback.
By Kristine Marsh | | April 4, 2017 | 2:53 PM EDT
Tuesday on The View, host Whoopi Goldberg was adamant that schools needed to provide free birth control to teenagers without parental consent, because they “don’t teach sex education at school.” Whoopi first made this strange allegation on a February 2 show, when she said that a school shouldn’t have to notify parents before putting condoms in the boys' and girls' bathrooms.
By Sarah Stites | | April 4, 2017 | 2:52 PM EDT
Ahead of her show’s upcoming season 2, liberal comedian Chelsea Handler joined late night host Seth Meyers for a session of her usual crude and mean-spirited commentary. This time, she expounded on her dislike of Press Secretary Sean Spicer, calling him a “spineless baked potato.”
By Kyle Drennen | | April 4, 2017 | 2:26 PM EDT
Acting like a fangirl during a fawning interview with liberal Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff aired during Tuesday’s 9 a.m. ET hour, MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle praised the prominent Hillary Clinton backer for using his position in business to push left-wing social justice issues and urged him to condemn the “void of trust” in the Trump administration.
By Jackson Richman | | April 4, 2017 | 1:08 PM EDT
On CNN's New Day Tuesday, anchors Alisyn Camerota and Chris Cuomo said, respectively, that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's plan to activate the so-called "nuclear option" to avert a now-secured Democratic fillibuster of President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch is "unprecedented" and that "we've never seen it before." While the nucelar option has never been used to confirm a Supreme Court nominee, the report omitted that in 2013, then-Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat, invoked it to confirm President Barack Obama's nominees, with Supreme Court nominees as the exception.
By Scott Whitlock | | April 4, 2017 | 1:01 PM EDT
When it comes to the Clintons, the hosts of CBS This Morning are indistinguishable from gushing celebrity “journalists” at Access Hollywood. They are devotees. On Tuesday, the most pressing question for these partisan fan boys (and fan girls) is whether Chelsea Clinton or her mom will run for office in the future.
By Tom Blumer | | April 4, 2017 | 12:55 PM EDT
The wagon-circling campaign to protect Obama administration and intelligence community officials who spied on Donald Trump and his transition team during his presidential campaign and post-victory transition is moving into hyperdrive. On Monday, CNN's Don Lemon proclaimed that "there is no evidence whatsoever" supporting Donald Trump's claim about having been "spied on illegally" (note the inclusion of the word "illegally," which is crucial), and declared that he would not "aid and abet the people who are trying to misinform you."
By Brad Wilmouth | | April 4, 2017 | 12:40 PM EDT
On Monday's Tavis Smiley show, PBS's Smiley hosted Bryan Stevenson of the Equal Justice Initiative as part of a week devoted to commemorating the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's speech against the Vietnam War at Riverside Church.Toward the end of the show, Stevenson went over the top as he called America a "post-genocide society," asserting that the U.S. had killed Native Americans "by the millions," and then declared that slavery did not really end in 1865, but "evolved" instead.
By Mike Ciandella | | April 4, 2017 | 12:19 PM EDT
“We never thought of ourselves as a country where, like, Uday and Qusay get to be ministers of whatever they want,” MSNBC host Rachel Maddow ranted during her monologue at the start of her show on April 3. The rant was in response to Eric Trump’s wife, Laura, being hired by Donald Trump’s campaign’s digital vendor, and Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner’s trip to Iraq.
By Katie Yoder | | April 4, 2017 | 12:10 PM EDT
Restricting abortion is like subjugating women to slavery, according to one abortionist. In other words, women’s “freedom” relies on the ability to destroy others’ freedom – the lives of the unborn. On Monday, Daily Show Host Trevor Noah interviewed Willie J. Parker, a Mississippi abortionist and former Planned Parenthood medical director, on his Life’s Work memoir released April 4. During the interview, Parker called himself “pro-life” and compared his position to Abraham Lincoln’s fight against slavery. He also saw himself as fulfilling the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
By James Powers | | April 4, 2017 | 12:07 PM EDT
Even in the face of obvious failure, the liberal media deflect blame for Venezuela’s economic collapse away from socialism. On April 1, New York Times columnists Max Fisher and Amanda Taub blamed “populism” for Venezuela's issues, using the economic crisis there to explain the dangers of populism while essentially ignoring socialism’s impact. “Socialism” was mentioned just once in the entire article.
By NB Staff | | April 4, 2017 | 11:50 AM EDT
Liberals in the media are scrambling to cover for the news that Barack Obama’s former National Security Adviser, Susan Rice, unmasked Donald Trump associates in classified intelligence. Media Research Center President Brent Bozell issued the following statement:
By Sarah Stites | | April 4, 2017 | 11:03 AM EDT
After a few months’ hiatus, comedian Chelsea Handler plans to return to Netflix “louder and bolder” than ever. And if you’ve ever seen her show, you know that means more vile attacks on the right. When Season 2 starts on Good Friday, Handler anticipates getting even more divisive. “We’re going to be doing a lot of political stuff because it’s just so much f—ing fun, isn’t it right now?” she explained to Entertainment Weekly.
By Jackson Richman | | April 4, 2017 | 11:02 AM EDT
On Tuesday, CNN New Day anchor Chris Cuomo sidestepped reports that Barack Obama's National Security Adviser Susan Rice may have abused her authority in unmasking intelligence reports regarding communication between President Donald Trump's transition team and Russia. Instead, he blasted outlets like Fox News: "President Trump wants you to believe he is the victim of a 'crooked scheme,' his words. There is no evidence of any wrongdoing. In fact if anything, the NSA asking for identities was foreign players. The White House blasting the press for not reporting on another fake scandal being peddled by right-wing media."