Democrats are looking for a scalp among President Trump’s cabinet nominees, and seem to have settled on his pick for Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, a firm conservative and advocate for charter schools in her home state of Michigan. Dana Goldstein, an education journalist who recently came aboard from the liberal site Slate, contributed to the liberal mockery of DeVos and slammed school vouchers in “Opposition to Education Pick Is Broad and Vocal.”
By P.J. Gladnick | | February 4, 2017 | 3:43 PM EST
The Economist magazine, based in the United Kingdom, must have been jealous of the deranged cover of Der Spiegel featuring Donald Trump holding a machete in one hand and the head of the Statue of Liberty in the other hand. In order to attempt to surpass them in the field of Trump derangement they have featured Trump throwing a Molotov cocktail on their cover. In fact The Economist editors are so proud of their TDS artwork that they have even featured it at the top of their twitter feed.
By Tom Blumer | | February 4, 2017 | 3:33 PM EST
UPDATE, Feb. 7: On Feb. 5, Jake Tapper tweeted that "if you're concerned about things being 'incomplete' maybe consider adding into your post Manchin on same show response to rule." I attempted to find that video, and could not. If it was so important, and in the interest of balance, one would hope it would be part of the CNN video at the web link cited below — and it's not.
As Nicholas Fondacaro noted at NewsBusters Friday morning, CNN had a Thursday afternoon "You can't make this up" moment. While covering Congress's rescission of an Obama administration coal and mining industry rule, the network ran footage from the disastrous government-caused 2015 Animas River spill in Colorado and New Mexico in the background. As pathetic and embarrassing as that element of CNN's report was, government regulation correspondent Rene Marsh's one-sided and incomplete report as the Animas River footage ran behind her and The Lead host Jake Tapper was arguably worse.
By Christian Toto | | February 4, 2017 | 1:15 PM EST
The dismal Oscar ratings for the 2016 telecast might look glorious after this year's Trump-era show. This weekend proved one thing beyond a doubt. The upcoming Oscars telecast will be a three-plus hour rally for the Democrats. Both the Golden Globes and the SAG Awards were dress rehearsals for the main event. Let’s face it, the Oscars remain the preeminent awards gala for Hollywood types
By Tom Johnson | | February 4, 2017 | 12:21 PM EST
Chuck Schumer is the leader of Senate Democrats and, arguably, the current face of his party. For a narrower role -- congressional Dems’ chief Trump-mocker -- Graham Vyse nominates another senator, Al Franken. Vyse remarked in a Thursday piece that Franken “has largely shunned the spotlight” on Capitol Hill, but now he needs to “harness his talent as a public entertainer and take on Trump as only he could: with devastating wit.”
By Scott Whitlock | | February 4, 2017 | 12:00 PM EST
Bill O’Reilly will be talking to Donald Trump on Sunday for what has now become the standard pre-Super Bowl presidential interview. For most of Barack Obama’s eight years, he had the luxury of softball interviews with liberal journalists. (Except in 2011 and 2014 when O’Reilly got to offer tough questions.) Here’s a look back at those eight interviews before the big game.
By Clay Waters | | February 4, 2017 | 10:17 AM EST
On the front of the paper's Friday Arts section, New York Times TV critic Neil Genzlinger checked out the reboot of the popular serial thriller “24,” making its debut after the Super Bowl Sunday night on Fox. But Genzlinger was less concerned about the action and more about the show's supposedly anti-Muslim messaging in this sinister Trump era: "...certain people, including some now working in the White House, can’t, or won’t, separate the real from the fake when it supports their interests or beliefs...an insidious part of human nature thrives on having somebody to hate."
By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | | February 4, 2017 | 7:37 AM EST
The Boy Scouts of America used to be derided as a “traditional values” organization, whose oath spoke of a “duty to God” and whose law insisted scouts be “reverent.’ Now the BSA worships something else: corporate donations. It should have been expected after they folded on homosexual scouts, and then on homosexual scoutmasters.
Within a month of being pressured by the case of 8-year-old “Joe” (born Jodi) Maldonado, the BSA folded on God and how “He made them male and female.” Instead, in today’s culture, the secular Left lets man overrule God on who's a boy.
By Tim Graham | | February 3, 2017 | 11:33 PM EST
There are dangers to pre-taping current-events shows, and that includes current-events "comedy" shows. On Wednesday night, TBS Full Frontal hostess Samantha Bee insisted to Trump supporters that "protesters are not your enemy" at about the same time that "protesters" in Berkeley, California were breaking windows and starting fires to prevent a Trump support from speaking on campus.
By Sarah Stites | | February 3, 2017 | 6:05 PM EST
Well, Hollywood’s back! Back to doing political PSAs, that is.
By Randy Hall | | February 3, 2017 | 5:10 PM EST
During Thursday's episode of ABC's The View program, liberal host Whoopi Goldberg had strong words for the protesters who rioted at the University of California-Berkeley the night before and forced invited guest speaker and Breitbart.com Editor Milo Yiannopoulos to cancel his speech before being escorted to safety off campus.
“You know, I can’t say this strongly enough,” Goldberg stated. “You can protest any speaker you want to. But the minute you get violent …you say you’re protesting because you want to protect people and stuff and then you go and burn people’s stuff? What the hell, man?”
By P.J. Gladnick | | February 3, 2017 | 4:36 PM EST
Please, Jeff Bezos! Please don't let me be exposed to ideas contrary to SJW dogma. If you don't create a safe space for me on the Internet Movie Database, IMDb, this precious snowflake will melt away.
Well, apparently that type of person will no longer have to worry. Amazon has announced today, February 3, that the IMDb message boards, as close to a web tradition and institution as you can get, will be shut down. Apparently people are unable to simply ignore trolling or posts which with they disagree according to the shutdown rationale. Here is the announcement that Mr. Bezos has folded to a small percentage of whiners by shutting down what many consider to be the most interesting message board on the Web.
By Tom Blumer | | February 3, 2017 | 4:08 PM EST
On Wednesday, an early Associated Press report following the confirmations of two of Donald Trump's cabinet nominees employed extraordinarily strident and bitter language, portraying Republican Senate Committee which approved those nominations as de facto bullies who were "unilaterally" imposing their will. An evening revision updating that afternoon report expanded that portrayal to include Trump's Supreme Court nomination of Neil Gorsuch. Naturally, there's no indication that the previous Democratic Senate under Majority Leader Harry Reid employed the same "nuclear option" tactic when his party was had control.
By Kristine Marsh | | February 3, 2017 | 3:59 PM EST
Friday morning, Chelsea Clinton called out Kellyanne Conway for allegedly “making up” a fake terrorist attack. While Conway has explained that she “misspoke,” Chelsea apparently forgot that her own mother repeatedly claimed that she was the victim of an attack that never actually happened.
By Curtis Houck | | February 3, 2017 | 1:15 PM EST
On Thursday, New York Times CEO Mark Thompson stopped by CNBC’s Power Lunch to discuss the paper’s subscription numbers since the election and hilariously argued that the newspaper doesn’t display a liberal bias because “we aim to be objective and to tell people straightforwardly what's happening.”