On Thursday, Newsweek's Lucy Westcott forwarded possible excuses for Yasmin Seweid's fake account about anti-Muslim men attacking her on New York City's subway. Westcott spotlighted an activist who played up that young Muslim women, like Seweid, are "children of either immigrant parents or U.S.-born Muslims, and parents have high expectations of them, putting [them under] tremendous pressure." She also pointed out an online post from Seweid's sister, who asked people to "think why Muslim [women of color] felt the need to do this."
By Curtis Houck | | December 16, 2016 | 11:19 AM EST
Late Thursday afternoon, freelance journalist and editor Sebastian Jones dropped a friendly reminder for Twitter users how the media’s neglecting to recount the disturbing past of Newsweek writer Kurt Eichenwald and instead praising him ad nauseam for his investigative reporting looking into President-elect Donald Trump’s finances and connections to foreign governments.
By NB Staff | | December 16, 2016 | 9:32 AM EST
Following Facebook’s announcement that it would start monitoring and flagging fake news stories on the social media platform, Media Research Center President Brent Bozell issued the following statement:
By Dan Gainor | | December 16, 2016 | 8:22 AM EST
Note: Normal people might find some of this offensive. (We hope. Dear Lord, please!) Call it high anxiety or mass psychosis, but the alt-left has taken the idea of poor losers to new heights (or lows). Everywhere you look, they continue the National Freakout.
By Jorge Bonilla | | December 16, 2016 | 8:00 AM EST
Univision continues its gallant resistance against the seismic results of this election. As Donald Trump declares that "It is OK to say Merry Christmas again", Univision responds with a holiday video that bravely transcends "Merry Christmas" and even refuses to wish you "Happy Holidays".
By Tim Graham | | December 16, 2016 | 7:07 AM EST
Ian Schwartz at Real Clear Politics underlined why Donald Trump correctly felt NBC reporter Katy Tur was hostile to him on the campaign trail. On Thursday afternoon on MSNBC, Tur and MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts argued by defending himself against anonymous claims hiding behind the term “intelligence community” that Russian hacking “swayed the election” in his favor, Trump was putting Russian strongman Vladimir Putin “before the American public.”
By Tom Blumer | | December 15, 2016 | 11:38 PM EST
Thursday evening, Newsweek's Kurt Eichenwald appeared on Tucker Carlson's Fox News show. In a disgraceful performance which has to be seen to be believed, the obviously battle-prepped Eichenwald made an utter fool of himself. Apparently aware (or made aware) of how awful he was, he attempted to defend himself later Thursday in a 40-plus tweetstorm. It didn't help matters; the tweets were gone by 10 p.m.
By Tom Blumer | | December 15, 2016 | 7:40 PM EST
The day after Election Day, Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner met with President Barack Obama. The primary takeaway from that interview, published in late November, was, as Tim Graham at NewsBusters noted, how Obama partly blamed Hillary Clinton's election loss to Donald Trump on “Fox News in every bar and restaurant in big chunks of the country.” Additionally, Wenner, in what seemed at the time to be a crybaby throwaway line, suggested that "the news business and the newspaper industry, which is being destroyed by Facebook, needs a subsidy so we can maintain a free press." Unfortunately, New York Times President and CEO Mark Thompson shares both Wenner's lament and his suggested remedy. Thursday, establishment press pressure on Facebook brought about potentially ugly results.
By Randy Hall | | December 15, 2016 | 7:29 PM EST
Once again, a hostile liberal -- this time Chris Hayes, host of the MSNBC weeknight program All In -- has shown that he is willing to go to any length to diminish President-elect Donald Trump and his family before the Republican officially moves into the White House on January 20.
On Wednesday, the Politico website's Julia Ioffe complained about the fact that one of Trump's daughters -- Ivanka -- will set up an office in the White House that is usually reserved for the first lady, which led Ioffe to post on Twitter: “Either Trump is f***ing his daughter or he's shirking nepotism laws. Which is worse?”
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | December 15, 2016 | 6:53 PM EST
Only a few hours had passed after a South Carolina jury convicted racist mass murderer Dylann Roof on 33 federal charges Thursday, when radical leftist site Slate tried to tie President-Elect Donald Trump to the killer. “Indeed, when read together, Trump’s [presidential campaign] announcement and Roof’s manifesto offer a duet in racial grievance,” proclaimed their Chief Political Correspondent Jamelle Bouie, while pointing out how close Roof’s killing spree was to Trump’s announcement.
By Scott Whitlock | | December 15, 2016 | 5:02 PM EST
Rampant speculation abounded on Thursday’s CBS This Morning. Co-host Charlie Rose on Thursday channeled Watergate with a question about Russian hacking. Talking to John Heilemann of Bloomberg Politics, Rose wondered, “What did Donald [Trump] know and when did he know it?” This, of course, was meant to echo Senator Howard Baker’s 1973 question during the Watergate hearings: “What did the President know and when did he know it?”
By P.J. Gladnick | | December 15, 2016 | 4:02 PM EST
Ken Burns has finally emerged following Donald Trump's election victory. It took over a month for that to happen since as Burns described, he "needed some time in the fetal position." Well now that the shock is starting to wear off, an interesting phenomenon has taken place which was noted by Dilbert cartoon creator, Scott Adams: the rapid evaporation of hallucinations of Trump as Hitler held by Burns and others.
By Clay Waters | | December 15, 2016 | 3:43 PM EST
Top of the news: Our architecture critic weeps over Aleppo? Indeed, the front of Thursday’s New York Times featured critic a “Critics Notebook” from Michael Kimmelman, “Aleppo’s Faces Beckon to Us, To Little Avail.” Staggeringly, Kimmelman managed to lament the tragedy in Aleppo on the front page of a major newspaper, without a single mention of President Barack Obama, the sitting president for eight years and the architect of failed U.S. foreign policy. Yet Donald Trump, who has precisely zero to do with current Syrian policy, has two disparaging mentions.
By Sarah Stites | | December 15, 2016 | 2:21 PM EST
Comedian Chelsea Handler, an advocate for “women supporting women,” is at it again – criticizing the great culprits behind Donald Trump’s victory. (White women, of course.) In an essay penned for Arianna Huffington’s new health site, Thrive Global, Handler attacked those who take their rights for granted and bow to their male overlords. “Specifically,” she posited, “the 53% of all white female voters who chose Mr. Trump.”