In an interview with Republican Montana Senator Steve Daines on Wednesday about his endorsement of Marco Rubio for president, MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell continued pushing attacks on Rubio’s Senate attendance: “One argument, though, is that he has not been in the Senate very much....That since announcing his candidacy has missed 42% of his votes.” Daines hit back: “Yeah, well, I think that’s an example of a liberal media bias. Let's take a look at President Obama, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry...”
By Scott Whitlock | November 4, 2015 | 3:12 PM EST
PBS is the place for crude pap smear jokes, apparently. Liberal comic Kathy Griffin appeared on the Tavis Smiley show, Tuesday, to assail several of the Republican presidential candidates. As Smiley laughed, she mocked, “Dr. Ben Carson, I wouldn't let that guy give me a pap smear.” She told Smiley: “I mean, something is just in the water. And Marco Rubio is, like, scary."
By Matt Philbin | November 4, 2015 | 2:39 PM EST
We know original ideas are getting scarce in Hollywood, but has it come to poaching sitcom concepts from the notes of Rachel Maddow’s therapy sessions? That’s the likeliest inspiration for Fair and Balanced, a comedy being developed for ABC by Obama sycophant Kal Penn and his stoner comedy writers from the Harold & Kumar franchise.
Think of it – an entire sitcom designed solely to skewer FNC, reinforcing liberals’ sense of superiority while adding to media’s 2016 Hillary choir. What’s not to love?
By Kyle Drennen | November 4, 2015 | 1:03 PM EST
On Wednesday, while discussing Forbes magazine releasing its 2015 Most Powerful list, the hosts of CBS This Morning were perplexed by Russian president Vladimir Putin beating out President Obama for the top spot, with Obama only being number three on the list. Charlie Rose pressed Forbes assistant managing editor Luisa Kroll: “Make the case as to why Vladimir Putin is more powerful than President Obama.”
By Katie Yoder | November 4, 2015 | 12:36 PM EST
Gloria Steinem doesn’t have her facts straight, but don’t expect the media to call her out on it.
On Tuesday, feminist activist Gloria Steinem appeared as a guest on PBS’ Tavis Smiley. During the show, Steinem praised abortion for giving her “my life” and bashed the controversy surrounding Planned Parenthood’s practice of aborted baby parts. She blamed the “attack” on Planned Parenthood on everything from the “ultra-right wing” to “patriarchy” and a “long-term racist system.”
By Clay Waters | November 4, 2015 | 12:02 PM EST
Republican and Tea Party favorite Matt Bevin easily won the Kentucky governor's race last night, to the surprise of New York Times reporter Sheryl Gay Stolberg and her headline writers, who wondered if Bevin was a "loose cannon" who would risk the GOP "losing an opportunity" to pick up a seat.
By Scott Whitlock | November 4, 2015 | 11:24 AM EST
Former Democratic operative turned journalist George Stephanopoulos on Wednesday grilled Marco Rubio about his finances, parroting claims that he’s a “risky bet.” The Good Morning America host dwelled on this topic for five questions and touted an attack from Hillary Clinton.
By Tim Graham | November 4, 2015 | 11:04 AM EST
Washington Post columnist and MSNBC regular Eugene Robinson ably demonstrated the double standard of the liberal media on debate moderators. On Tuesday, he mocked “The GOP’s deranged list of debate demands.” But on April 18, 2008, he whacked the ABC moderators of a Democratic debate for “the meaningless inquisition about loose semantics and questionable acquaintances.”
By Jeffrey Meyer | November 4, 2015 | 10:23 AM EST
On Tuesday, Kentucky voters elected Matt Bevin to be its next governor, only the second time a Republican has served this position in over 40 years, yet NBC’s Today completely ignored the story during its Wednesday morning broadcast. ABC’s Good Morning America and CBS This Morning both offered news briefs highlighting the Tea Party candidate’s anti-ObamaCare platform, which helped the first-time elected official win over Democratic Attorney General Jack Conway.
By Erin Aitcheson | November 4, 2015 | 9:56 AM EST
What do you get when you mix one part conservative evangelical Christian, one part gun control, and sprinkle in a little Disney magic? The answer is a feel-good excuse as to why the second amendment should be done away with, which is exactly what director Abigail Disney’s documentary The Armor of Light is all about.
The media is absolutely applauding the grand-niece of beloved Walt Disney for making an anti-gun documentary from the perspective of an evangelical Christian pastor. Daily Beast writer Teo Bugbee gushed, “… the new film The Armor of Light offers a look at the issue of gun control with fresh eyes.” And, yes, exploiting Christianity to bolster banning guns is a pretty fresh take.
By Melissa Mullins | November 4, 2015 | 6:58 AM EST
It was bound to happen. From the moment the media got wind that Glamour magazine would even consider Caitlyn/Bruce Jenner for "Woman of the Year," tension in man-hating feminist circles have been brewing to the point they are now starting to boil over, thanks to Germaine Greer.
Greer is considered one of the biggest and longest-lasting voices in the feminist movement. She's also landed herself in some major hot water on some recent comments she's made about transgender people. Ironically, she's doing to them what she's accused men of doing to women for years -- viewing them as an unequal.
CBS Spotlights Plight of Iraqi Christians Under Threat from ISIS; ‘Their Way of Life Is Disappearing’By Curtis Houck | November 4, 2015 | 3:15 AM EST
Tuesday’s CBS Evening News provided viewers with a rare look at an issue that’s often been ignored by the media in its coverage of ISIS gaining ground in the Middle East: Christians facing persecution. Fill-in anchor Charlie Rose set the scene by stating the obvious that “Iraq today is a fractured nation” with “[m]uch of the north” now “controlled by ISIS.” Rose then tossed to foreign correspondent Charlie D’Agata to report on “a town where people fear their way of life is disappearing.”
By Curtis Houck | November 4, 2015 | 1:47 AM EST
In what was already a big night for conservatives on Tuesday with election wins in Kentucky, Maine, Mississippi, and Virginia to name a few, voters in Houston, Texas overwhelmingly rejected a pro-transgender measure dubbed “the bathroom ordinance.” Not surprisingly, that did not sit well with The New York Times as it lamented the loss for the “equal rights ordinance.”
By Curtis Houck | November 4, 2015 | 12:26 AM EST
As part of their 2016 coverage on Tuesday night, both ABC’s World News Tonight and NBC Nightly News took shots at Dr. Ben Carson for his “hardline conservative” stances on issues like abortion when other “issues” like “political experience” will be one that “he will have to address” as the campaign moves along.
By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | November 3, 2015 | 11:11 PM EST
The competing Republican presidential campaigns had a meeting on November 1 to discuss their concerns with how the Republican National Committee had planned debates with the media. That’s a healthy development, considering the CNBC debate, in which liberal journalists asked one too many deliberately snide and hostile “gotcha” questions attacking the GOP candidates and the candidates exploded in anger.
A debate among the Republican presidential candidates is supposed to benefit Republican primary voters. The moderators would, ideally, ask questions that reflect the values and questions of GOP voters, not the hive mentality of liberal partisans.