With France wracked by Islamic terrorism and anti-Semitic attacks, Thursday’s New York Times offered some valuable public relations on behalf of poor, downtrodden, persecuted Muslim immigrants, with Suzanne Daley, formerly the national editor for the paper, issuing a classic bleeding-heart report that skipped all the problems and came complete with hostile labeling of immigrant critics: “Rap Gives Poor Youths A Voice In France – Artists Confront The Far Right.” It’s part of the Times’ strange, intermittent “banlieue” beat, in which Times reporters whitewash the violence and terrorist sympathies that fester within unassimilated Muslim-dominated ghettos in France, in favor of a tale making them victims of government persecution.
By Bruce Bookter | January 22, 2016 | 8:50 AM EST
ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith envisions a world where there is a woman coaching in some capacity, “at every level in professional sports.”
By Mark Finkelstein | January 22, 2016 | 8:28 AM EST
National Review was created by the great William F. Buckley, Jr., the brilliant pioneer of the modern conservative movement. Throughout the current presidential campaign season, NR has been a consistent critic of Donald Trump, whose conservatism it views with, to say the least, skepticism. And so it was entirely consistent for NR to publish "Against Trump," a special edition appearing today that assembles essays by an array of leading conservatives, including our own L. Brent Bozell.
That said, "Against Trump" came in for a barrage of criticism on today's Morning Joe. John Heilemann called it an "in-kind contribution" to Trump, by depicting him in precisely the way he prefers: as pitted against the Establishment. And Nicolle Wallace said it was a "stupid move and a stupid piece" that risks splitting the conservative media from the conservative base.
By Karen Townsend | January 22, 2016 | 3:32 AM EST
Amazon continues to try to push the envelope with scenes of graphic sex and violence in an attempt to remain relevant to today’s online viewing audiences. It’s latest offering, Mad Dogs, is no different. The first episode has been available free to Prime customers for months, with the rest of the season released Friday, January 22, 2016. Proceed with extreme caution.
By Curtis Houck | January 22, 2016 | 3:21 AM EST
Former MSNBC host and soon-to-be Russia Today (RT) host Ed Schultz joined Larry King on Thursday’s Politicking to preview his 30-minute program on the Kremlin-backed network and promised that there “won’t be a lot of opinion” and instead serve as “a direct news show.” The leftist heaped praise on Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and John Kasich with Trump having focused on “these rotten trade deals” and acting like Ronald Reagan while ruling that he’d “be surprised” if Kasich wasn’t chosen as the GOP’s VP nominee.
By Erik Soderstrom | January 22, 2016 | 2:55 AM EST
Bordertown is no stranger to controversy. In its very first episode, FOX's brand new animated comedy raged against everyone. From its unrepentant, racist protagonist to the worthless, whiny millennial do-gooder, no group was spared. At the time, I asked how long Bordertown could keep up with this shtick. Not long, apparently. By the show's second episode, Bordertown's writers had slipped into the left's favorite trope: bashing George W. Bush.
SHOCK! 14 Year Old Star of 'Girl Meets World' Comes Out as 'Queer,' Character Encouraged to Explore SexualityBy Alexa Moutevelis Coombs | January 22, 2016 | 2:15 AM EST
Fourteen-year-old actress Rowan Blanchard, who just last August wrote about her "personal feminism" and has tweets supporting Bernie Sanders all over her timeline, came out as "queer" on Twitter the other day. Blanchard plays Riley Matthews, the star of the Disney Channel's Girl Meets World, a spin-off of ABC's Boy Meets World. But while main characters Corey and Topanga famously waited to have sex until their wedding night on Boy Meets World, today's fans want their young daughter to "explore her sexuality" in Girl Meets World.
By Tim Graham | January 21, 2016 | 11:27 PM EST
The Washington Post admitted on Tuesday that the Democratic Party is full of socialist hearts. In a story on the Clinton-Sanders primary battle, reporter Karen Tumulty announced Clinton and Sanders “are laying down a choice for Democrats: Lead with their heads, or with their hearts.... For Democrats, the question is whether the best path to retaining power is the pragmatic or the ideal.”
Although the Post doesn’t say this directly, Hillary is the pragmatist head and Sanders the socialist is the idealist heart. But the headline merely said “Clinton-Sanders contest pits pragmatism vs. idealism.”
By Curtis Houck | January 21, 2016 | 9:28 PM EST
The major broadcast networks offered on Thursday night five minutes and 15 seconds on the Democratic presidential race between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, but made no effort to mention the new details that broke this week pertaining to the highly classified nature of some e-mails found on her private server and instead trumpeted her “on attack” and “unloading” on Sanders.
By Dylan Gwinn | January 21, 2016 | 9:26 PM EST
Money, money, money was the theme on Wednesday night’s edition of ABC’s Blackish, titled “Keeping Up with the Johnsons.”
Nation Writer Slams Megyn Kelly: ‘What She Does Best Is Distract Attention’ From Fox News’s ‘Malicious Misinformation’By Tom Johnson | January 21, 2016 | 9:01 PM EST
The mainstream media give high marks to Megyn Kelly, but that’s because they’re grading on a curve, believes Eric Alterman, who fumed recently about Vanity Fair’s February cover story on Kelly.
Alterman contended that writer Evgenia Peretz’s portrayal of Kelly as “a brave truth-teller, a feminist hero and a bit of a liberal” is “complete nonsense. That any of these descriptions are even imaginable is a tribute to Rupert Murdoch, Roger Ailes, and the rest of the far-right media/entertainment complex. They have moved America’s ideological goalposts so far rightward that a person can earn undeserved praise merely for not being the worst of the worst.”
By Brad Wilmouth | January 21, 2016 | 8:54 PM EST
Appearing as a guest on Wednesday's Anderson Cooper 360 and again on Thursday morning's At This Hour with Berman and Bolduan, liberal CNN political commentator Donna Brazile ranted against Sarah Palin's recent criticism of President Barack Obama as commander-in-chief, and called her a "liar" after the CNN commentator interpreted Palin's comments as blaming the President for her veteran son's problems with PTSD.
By Matthew Balan | January 21, 2016 | 7:52 PM EST
Brooke Baldwin pursued Hillary Clinton flack Karen Finney on Thursday's CNN Newsroom over her campaign's conspiracy theory that the intelligence community's inspector general purposely leaked the latest revelation about the highly-classified information on Mrs. Clinton's server. When Finney cited unnamed officials who alleged that the I.G. "unfairly targeted Hillary Clinton," Baldwin interjected, "What would the motivation be for this inspector general to do this?"
By Ken Shepherd | January 21, 2016 | 7:51 PM EST
A gleeful Chris Matthews opened up his Thursday edition of MSNBC's Hardball exulting that "one-time Canadian" Ted Cruz was "tobogganing to a halt in Iowa" while Donald Trump surges forward in the polls. Matthews, who seethed with rage every time a Republican so much as joked about birtherism against President Obama, has no qualms in relishing the overhyped controversy as regards the Texas senator's eligibility for office.
By Tom Blumer | January 21, 2016 | 6:42 PM EST
You could have set your watch to it. When a leftist local, gubernatorial or presidential regime enters its final year after demonstrating its corruption, incompetence and inexcusable disrespect for law and procedure to that point, someone in the press will directly or indirectly excuse them by saying that the entity that person is running is "ungovernable," or that "its best days are behind it."
President Barack Obama hit the one-year-to-go mark for his second term yesterday. On cue, Eduardo Porter at the New York Times told readers that "America’s Best Days May Be Behind It." Naturally, Porter did not mention Obama's name, nor did he cite Obama's outsized contribution to why that may be the case.