In the wake of an appeals court ruling that handed President Obama a major defeat for his plan to grant executive amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants, on her MSNBC show on Tuesday, host Andrea Mitchell only saw victory for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign: “...this is a win-win proposition for Hillary Clinton. She has actually gone farther in her proposals than Barack Obama...”
By P.J. Gladnick | November 10, 2015 | 1:03 PM EST
If you are a hate crime hoaxer you can expect punishment in the form of a thorough lashing by a wet noodle followed by a severe chastisement. It is also known at the student-run newspaper of the University of California at Berkeley, the Daily Californian, as "restorative justice." Of course, had the culprit been revealed to have fit the narrative of the thousands of Berkeley High School students who walked out of classes in protest of a "hate crime" last thursday, then the prescribed punishment would have been much more severe with no "safe safe" for his privacy.
By Kyle Drennen | November 10, 2015 | 12:23 PM EST
On Tuesday, all three network morning shows recited identical liberal talking points on President Obama’s unconstitutional executive order granting amnesty to illegal immigrants being overturned by a federal appeals court. On Monday’s Today, co-host Savannah Guthrie fretted: “A federal appeals court has dealt a major new blow to President Obama’s plan to protect millions of people from being deported.”
By Michael McKinney | November 10, 2015 | 12:21 PM EST
Morning Joe Tuesday featured a discussion with Bill Nye, known as the Science Guy from his television days, and his new book, “Unstoppable.” The book is about getting America to lead on fighting Climate Change, particularly in transitioning from fossil fuels to wind and solar energy. Scarborough on Climate Change, threw to Nye, about the signficance of China and other developing countries on carbon emissions, and how America can affect their contributions, not just our own.
By Jeffrey Meyer | November 10, 2015 | 11:24 AM EST
According to Benny Johnson at IJ Review, the Republican National Committee will require journalists use the password “StopHillary” in order to use WiFi at tonight’s GOP presidential debate on Fox Business in Milwaukee. Johnson remarked that the move by the GOP was a “brilliant troll” for the debate and the RNC agreed tweeting a picture of a pair of hands applauding the picture taken by IJ Review. No word on how members of the liberal media will react to the RNC’s “StopHillary” password but it wouldn’t be surprising if some object to the party’s hilarious swipe at the Democratic frontrunner.
By Tom Blumer | November 10, 2015 | 10:23 AM EST
The folks at Investor's Business Daily are more than a little tired of seeing their IBD/TIPP (TechnoMetrica Institute of Policy and Politics) polls smeared by establishment press publications and pundits.
No similar torrent of criticism has been directed at other polls which have been horribly inaccurate predictors of actual election outcomes. A large majority of them seriously and oh-so-predictably underestimated support for conservative and center-right candidates and causes in 2014 and 2015.
By Tim Graham | November 10, 2015 | 8:30 AM EST
Ken Shepherd pointed out Monday that Chris Matthews marched a hard line on Ben Carson’s memoir and the charge stories in it aren’t true: “you better damn well know they're true. Now, maybe you know you can't substantiate them right away. But they'd better be damn true, not sort of true.”
Soopermexican at The Right Scoop found Matthews jumped all over his MSNBC colleague Steve Kornacki before Friday night’s Rachel Maddow forum with the three Democratic candidates. Perhaps before the show, Kornacki dared to wonder how GOP voters might interpret the liberal-media attack, which set off Mr. Thrill Up My Leg. “Our job is to delineate the truth, and then let people react to it. You know, ‘we report, you decide’?”
By Mark Finkelstein | November 10, 2015 | 8:27 AM EST
News flash: Eugene Robinson has just been named Dean of the Alice In Wonderland School of Journalism, where "who, what, when" etc. is replaced by "who cares?", and when it comes to crimes against political correctness, verdict first, trial later.
On today's Morning Joe, WaPo columnist Robinson expressed surprising indifference to his unawareness of the causes that led Mizzou President Tim Wolfe to be driven from office. Asked by Joe Scarborough as to the reasons for the prez's departure, Robinson replied "I haven't been on campus; I don't know . . . I don't know what those specifics are." When Scarborough then asked "isn't it troubling that you don't know, a Pulitzer Prize winner" and "is this a complete failure of the national media to report?" Robinson flippantly suggested "the national media should always have done a better job in getting to the bottom of everything."
By Melissa Mullins | November 10, 2015 | 7:40 AM EST
Our neighbors to the north decided to pay homage to a self-professed murdering Al-Qaeda terrorist by slapping his picture on front of Maclean's magazine – which is the Canadian equivalent to putting a smiling Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan on the cover of Newsweek.
Omar Khadr stands between two women; Rinelle Harper, an aboriginal woman who became the symbol for racist violence against aboriginal women; and Amanda Lindhout, a waitress turned journalist who was kidnapped by Muslim terrorists and tortured. Talk about awkward: two victims of violence...and a terrorist.
By Dylan Gwinn | November 10, 2015 | 7:02 AM EST
This week the Reagan “Crazy Train” made a stop on FX as Fargo, a mystery/crime drama set in 1980, decided to take a break from mafia wars and body dismemberment to take a shot at “The Gipper.”
‘Blindspot’ Lies: ‘Millions’ of Women Would ‘Lose Reproductive Healthcare’ Without Planned ParenthoodBy Erik Soderstrom | November 10, 2015 | 3:37 AM EST
Blindspot’s most recent episode, “Persecute Envoys,” spent most of its airtime stoking anti-police sentiment and blaming the deaths of several New York police officers on their own captain. But the show’s writers weren’t willing to settle for pushing just one liberal narrative. Instead, we get another twofer - defending Planned Parenthood AND hitting a, presumably conservative, congressman for hypocrisy on abortion.
By Erik Soderstrom | November 10, 2015 | 2:31 AM EST
Two police officers gunned down in Brooklyn were the focus of last night’s episode of Blindspot, “Persecute Envoys.” If the plot sounds familiar, it should.
By Curtis Houck | November 10, 2015 | 1:44 AM EST
Speaking with host Chris Hayes on the Monday edition of MSNBC’s All In, Democratic Congressman and 2016 Senate candidate Alan Grayson (Fl.) made a crude joke in comparing Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz to Miley Cyrus as he’s “twerking every right-winger in sight.”
By Karen Townsend | November 10, 2015 | 12:17 AM EST
In “Chapter Twenty-Seven” of CW’s Jane the Virgin, Jane’s Abuela (Ivonne Coll) files the paperwork to get her green card, after many decades, to stay legally in America. You may remember that it was revealed in a previous episode that Abuela is an illegal immigrant who never bothered to become a legal citizen.
Chris Matthews Lectures About Accuracy In Memoirs; Where Was He On Obama's Inaccuracies and Untruths?By Ken Shepherd | November 9, 2015 | 10:06 PM EST
Discussing media scrutiny over unsubstantiated claims that Dr. Ben Carson has made in his memoirs, Hardball host Chris Matthews pontificated about the importance of fact-checking one's own book to make sure everything is kosher. But where was he when the veracity of President Obama's memoirs was brought up in 2012?