A twist on the old idea of Satan is coming to your living room this month from Fox, and if that bothers you, you’ll get no sympathy from The Daily Beast. The Daily Beast’s Matthew Paul Turner dismissed those who have criticized Lucifer the new Fox primetime show premiering on January 25.
By Matthew Balan | January 19, 2016 | 2:50 PM EST
CNN's Alisyn Camerota pressed former New York Governor George Pataki on Tuesday's New Day over Ted Cruz's "New York values" attack on Donald Trump. Camerota noted how Pataki asserted that Cruz "was obviously referring to the liberal values of New York politicians," but wondered, "Wasn't he also talking about...regular New Yorkers?" When the Republican politician denied this was the case, the anchor followed up by asking, "The people of New York voted these politicians in. So, isn't there some smear that they, too, are morally bankrupt?"
By P.J. Gladnick | January 19, 2016 | 12:14 PM EST
Just when you thought all those Weiner jokes of a few years ago had finally petered out... They're coming back!!! Comedians around the country will be overjoyed to know that there will be new life in the Weiner jokes that practically write themselves with the upcoming release of Weiner the documentary.
Although most of us will relish the thought of yet more Weiner laughs, there are some who will definitely not be amused. Among them will be Hillary Clinton since this documentary, opening at the Sundance Film Festival this Sunday, could not be released at a worse time, just a week before the Iowa caucuses. The New York Times tries its best to report on the Weiner documentary with a straight face:
By Jorge Bonilla | January 19, 2016 | 11:55 AM EST
Someitmes art imitates life, and sometimes real life imitates The Onion. In the case of Univision, art and life and self-parody have now come full circle.
Univision has purchased a minority stake in Onion Inc. to "court younger consumers."
Gawker: ‘13 Hours’ Premiere Took Place In Area That’s ‘Home to Some of the Most Reactionary Politics In the Country’By Tom Johnson | January 19, 2016 | 11:49 AM EST
The Dallas-Fort Worth area is, of course, part of the Bible Belt. Nonetheless, according to Christopher Hooks, another faith flourishes there: “It’s also a place that’s responsible in large part for the rise of the new civic religion built around the worship of the most lethal among us.”
Hooks, an Austin-based journalist, was one of about 30,000 persons who attended last week’s world premiere of 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi at AT&T Stadium, best known as the home of the Dallas Cowboys. He detailed what he saw in a Friday article for Gawker, the gossipy New York website that of late has become much more politics-oriented. Though Hooks found 13 Hours technically accomplished, he asserted that its “moral landscape…is poisonous.”
By Kyle Drennen | January 19, 2016 | 11:38 AM EST
Appearing on Tuesday’s NBC Today to promote her new documentary series on Netflix, left-wing comedian and talk show host Chelsea Handler highlighted the topic of one episode: “...you think you know about racism and then you delve into it and you kind of realize how little you do know and then how embarrassed you are about how little you know. And how embarrassing people in this country are when you talk to them.”
By Scott Whitlock | January 19, 2016 | 11:32 AM EST
Good Morning America’s journalists on Tuesday couldn’t help but push far-left politics into the story of Flint, Michigan’s contaminated water supply. While talking about the emergency situation and the protests against Republican Governor Rick Snyder, reporter Alex Perez casually mentioned, “And one of the city's most famed sons, filmmaker Michael Moore, calling for the governor of Michigan to be arrested.”
By Tim Graham | January 19, 2016 | 10:11 AM EST
The Right Scoop reported on how Mark Levin responded on his radio show last night to our item on the breaking insults of Chris Matthews, who responded to NBC's Katy Tur raising his name with "Oh my God, Mark Levin is one of the most distasteful human beings out there."
Levin replied "I find him to be a puke. There they are, spending time with Saturday Night Live, about Ted Cruz looking like he’s taking a leak, on a putative 'news' show, and I’m distasteful."
By Geoffrey Dickens | January 19, 2016 | 10:00 AM EST
What the liberal media have routinely failed to do, since the 1990s, is tell their audiences how Hillary Clinton was not some innocent bystander, but was just as guilty in attacking those women who could’ve been a threat to their rise to power.
By Mark Finkelstein | January 19, 2016 | 9:56 AM EST
Wow! That was Mika Brzezinski's repeated reaction to Robert Gates' amazingly frank take on the presidential field. Appearing on today's Morning Joe, the former Defense Secretary shot down all contenders mentioned, dumped on two who have not yet entered the race, and retroactively knocked President Obama for always thinking he was the smartest guy in the room.
Here was Gates' rap on various candidates: Ted Cruz: people proposing carpet bombing "don't know what they're talking about." Joe Biden: "I don't think so." Donald Trump: "if you have never beeen in government, your ability to make the government work is going to be significantly reduced." John Kerry: "I don't think so." Anyone in the field possessing the qualities he'd like to see in a president? "I don't see any."
By Curtis Houck | January 19, 2016 | 12:14 AM EST
Discussing the fallout of Sunday’s Democratic presidential debate on the Monday edition of MSNBC’s All In, host Chris Hayes and Vox Editor-in-Chief Ezra Klein lamented that Clinton’s “tremendous command and mastery” of subject material when working with colleagues hasn’t exactly shown through to voters as she’s “seemed paralyzed by her knowledge of how many ways a straightforward position can get attacked.”
Update: AP, Which Stopped Tracking County-Level 'Stress' 5 Years Ago, Ignores How 93 Percent Still Haven't RecoveredBy Tom Blumer | January 18, 2016 | 11:58 PM EST
On Wednesday, Amber Phillips at the Washington Post's The Fix blog impressively took President Obama to task for his over-the-top bragging about the nation's mediocre (and likely getting worse) economy. She noted that "the biggest knock on the Obama economy ... is that the recovery has been very good for the wealthy and certain sectors and not so much for the middle class and everyone else." Hear, hear.
Phillips referred to a study released the previous day by the National Association of Counties, an 80 year-old advocacy group. One of NACo's maps showed that only 7 percent of all counties in the U.S. have fully recovered from the recession. The irony of the county-based results cannot have been lost on the business writers at the Associated Press, aka the Administration's Press.
Showtime’s 'Billions' is About a Billion Different Lib Stereotypes Mixed in With a Healthy Side of DominatrixBy Dylan Gwinn | January 18, 2016 | 11:51 PM EST
A strong indicator that the plot of your show might be a tad underwhelming is when you feel compelled to make your opening scene an orgy of sadomasochistic torture. I won’t describe it. Just watch, if you dare.
By Tim Graham | January 18, 2016 | 11:33 PM EST
Washington Post film critic Ann Hornaday went about exposing the new Benghazi action movie 13 Hours on the front of Monday’s Style section. As she tweeted: “Is '13 Hours' political? Let me count the ways.”
With Republican super PACs holding screenings and conservative media "saturated with ads, the critic mocked Paramount for insisting the film is not political. "That’s a whopper, even for an industry that has so brilliantly perfected the art of relieving itself on consumers and telling them that it’s raining."
By Curtis Houck | January 18, 2016 | 8:50 PM EST
On Monday, the major English and Spanish network ignored on their evening newscasts the decision by the Republican National Committee (RNC) to officially strip NBC News of its chance to host the February 26 Republican presidential debate that was soon after awarded to CNN (while keeping previous partners Telemundo and National Review).