Imagine someone who is completely dead on in the accuracy of his predictions. Would you not want to analyze why this person is correct and listen very carefully to any future predictions he makes? Of course. That is what Jake Tapper of CNN has done but if you are Amanda Marcotte of Salon, being accurate is completely besides the point. What matters is that the winning predictions were made about Donald Trump. And who is guilty of the thought crime of politically uncomfortable prognostications in the eyes of Marcotte? Dilbert creator Scott Adams whom she labels as a fascist in the very title of her highly laughable article: 'Dilbert has gone fascist: The strange unrequited love Scott Adams seems to have for Donald Trump.' Tossing aside any interest as to why Adams has been so amazingly correct in his analysis of why Trump is winning, Marcotte accuses Adams of dangerous thought crimes:
By Samantha Cohen | | June 8, 2016 | 1:38 PM EDT
Wednesday on Morning Joe there was a surplus of Hillary super-fandom in the wake of her latest victory in California, as she became the presumptive Democratic nominee. One by one they shared their anecdotal accounts of last night’s events, as Joe Scarborough drooled over her “frame-worthy” Daily News cover and Mike Barnicle idolized her as a “woman who is finally free.”
By Mairead McArdle | | June 8, 2016 | 1:20 PM EDT
The major news networks have a double standard on what qualifies as a “war on women.”
On Thursday rioters at Donald Trump’s San Jose, Calif. rally cornered a female Trump supporter pelting her with eggs and other objects screaming “F**k Trump” at her and waving Mexican flags in her face.
By Katie Yoder | | June 8, 2016 | 1:14 PM EDT
The greatest love stories center on two people willing to make any sacrifice to be together, no matter the cost. Even in Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare’s lovers unite in death to prevent separation. But, now, Hollywood has decided to crush the traditional love story – a You Before Me story – in favor of a Me Before You tale.
By Rich Noyes | | June 8, 2016 | 12:58 PM EDT
A Media Research Center analysis of all 950 ABC, CBS and NBC weekday and weekend evening news stories about the 2016 presidential campaign from January 1 to June 7 finds the broadcast networks organized their coverage to ensure that Clinton’s historic candidacy was almost entirely reported by women correspondents, while the GOP race was largely reported by male correspondents.
By Scott Whitlock | | June 8, 2016 | 12:18 PM EDT
Katie Couric, who was accused of deceptively editing a gun documentary to make pro-Second Amendment individuals look bad, has a history of employing this tactic. According to the Washington Free Beacon’s Stephen Gutowski, the edits for the 2014 obesity film Fed Up were also misleading.
By Tom Blumer | | June 8, 2016 | 12:12 PM EDT
If we're to believe the pose struck by five Associated Press reporters who contributed to a Sunday afternoon story on the topic, the spike in violent crime in the U.S. during the past nearly two years apparently needs its own episode of the old Unsolved Mysteries TV series.
"Experts can't point to a single reason" for the rise. The increase "is stumping law enforcement officials." FBI Director James Comey says, "I don't know what the answer is." But don't worry, say the AP reporters, because "the jump isn't enough to suggest there's a trend," and "it's a far cry from the more notorious early 1990s." The obvious genuine answer, the one which people who don't have blinders on clearly recognize, known as the "Ferguson effect," got scant notice, and wasn't directly named. It's almost as if the wire service has a Stylebook rule against using the term — and especially against recognizing the effect's legitimacy.
By Matthew Balan | | June 8, 2016 | 12:08 PM EDT
CNN used some very noticeable video editing to transfigure Hillary Clinton on Wednesday's New Day. Correspondent Jeff Zeleny ran footage from the Democratic presidential candidate's victory speech on Tuesday night that transformed Mrs. Clinton into a glowing figure. He hyped how Mrs. Clinton was "savoring a triumph in her long Democratic primary fight — exactly eight years after extinguishing her first trailblazing campaign."
By Kyle Drennen | | June 8, 2016 | 11:59 AM EDT
Appearing on NBC’s Today Wednesday morning, correspondent Andrea Mitchell could not contain her excitement as she swooned over Hillary Clinton becoming the presumptive nominee of the Democratic Party: “...after two bruising presidential primary campaigns, Hillary Clinton, finally able to write her page in the history books....embracing her place in American history.”
By Scott Whitlock | | June 8, 2016 | 11:32 AM EDT
The excitement among journalists over Hillary Clinton’s coming nomination is just getting started. On Wednesday, CBS This Morning co-host Gayle King hyped the “pure joy” on the face of the Democrat as she won California and became the presumptive nominee. Just like on ABC, the show’s reporters also pushed the idea of an all women ticket.
By Kristine Marsh | | June 8, 2016 | 9:58 AM EDT
In another case of liberals justifying violence, Huffington Post writer Jesse Benn penned this gem entitled, “Sorry Liberals, A Violent Response To Trump Is As Logical As Any.” In it, Benn argues that liberals don’t understand that violence is sometimes, the answer. “They ignore the history of successful violent insurrection in the US, instead favoring the elementary school version of history in which nonviolence is the only means of struggle that’s ever achieved a thing,” he wrote.
By Tim Graham | | June 8, 2016 | 9:53 AM EDT
Detroit Free Press editorial page editor Stephen Henderson shredded the notion that he writes a column with exceptional “equanimity” by suggesting that charter-school backers in Detroit should be sewed into a burlap sack with rabid animals and thrown into a river to drown – if they aren’t eaten first.
By Melissa Mullins | | June 8, 2016 | 7:16 AM EDT
Singer and hardcore liberal Cher made some rather outrageous comments at a posh Hollywood fundraiser for Hillary Clinton on Monday. "When I watch Trump I just want to blow my brains out.Or maybe not my brains. but I'm just like `What are you talking about? Jesus." I know that Hillary fights for equality for all people and we are no good unless all of us are equal."
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | June 8, 2016 | 3:54 AM EDT
ABC’s Nightline was an absolute Hillary Clinton lovefest early Wednesday morning, following her massive victory and her becoming the presumptive Democratic nominee. “When we come back, did you hear it? It's the sound of that glass ceiling breaking,” Juju Chang teased before the segment. And it only got worse from there. David Wright threw praise towards Clinton, “She's been waiting years for this moment. The night she finally got to be the one making history.”
By Curtis Houck | | June 8, 2016 | 3:29 AM EDT
NBC News Clinton campaign correspondent and MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell was naturally among the first handful of individuals to comment late Tuesday night on Hillary Clinton’s primary victory speech and Mitchell did so by reminiscing about how intertwined both of the careers have been that’s led to “a moment that has been many years in the making.”