The election may be over, but unfortunately the time for celebrity PSA videos is not! In the latest campaign, distraught celebs are pleading for Electoral College members to “vote their conscience;” that is, pick anyone but Trump.
By Scott Whitlock | | December 15, 2016 | 11:09 AM EST
The New York Times on Thursday attempted to soothe liberal readers about the upcoming film Patriot’s Day, a recounting of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. Despite the movie's title, writer Cara Buckley assured left-leaning voters that they can still see it. Though she allowed, “We are living in times when the very definition of ‘patriot’ is deeply contested and fraught, when the word alone often causes liberal neck hair to stand on end.”
By Sam Dorman | | December 15, 2016 | 10:36 AM EST
Washington Post cartoonist Tom Toles says the media isn’t biased enough on climate change. According to Yale Climate Connections, Toles complained at a Dec. 12, book signing that coverage of climate change was “abysmal” and spent too much time on “both sides” of the debate.
By Curtis Houck | | December 15, 2016 | 10:11 AM EST
Yes, folks, you read that headline right. Near the tail end of Wednesday’s Hardball, rapper Pharrell Williams lauded MSNBC host Chris Matthews for being someone Williams has “been watching...for years” because of “the way that you keep people straight” and slice through spin.
By Kristine Marsh | | December 15, 2016 | 9:52 AM EST
Hollywood has certainly not been shy about their love for President Obama or their hatred for Donald Trump. But since the election, the Obama fawning and Trump loathing seems to have gotten worse. Wednesday night’s The Late Show on CBS was a prime example of this, when comedic actress Megan Mullally had a meltdown over Obama leaving office.
By Brad Wilmouth | | December 15, 2016 | 8:55 AM EST
Imagine if any prominent Republican politician had a history of a mutual relationship with a political activist who either openly expressed sympathies with the KKK or those who violently attack abortion clinics -- and even helping each other fundraise and endorsing each other's political campaigns. There would rightly be near universal condemnation for a willingness to associate with that kind of extremism.But Minnesota Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison's history of such an association with a man -- Dr. Esam Omeish -- who was already known for publicly praising Palestinian terrorists waging "jihad" against Israel, which he attacked as a "brutal Zionist entity," has received little attention from the dominant media.
By Karen Townsend | | December 15, 2016 | 1:33 AM EST
Fox’s newest music series Star (a spin-off of Empire) debuted Wednesday and the show is straight out of a liberal fantasyland. The title character, Star (Jude Demorest), is 17-years-old and ready to leave an abusive foster care home in search of her big break as a singer. Finding her younger sister, Simone (Brittany O’Grady), through her social worker, Star tracks her down and promptly murders Simone’s foster father, as he had molested her.
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | December 14, 2016 | 9:48 PM EST
Slate’s Chief Political Correspondent, Jamelle Bouie, published a bitter diatribe against President-Elect Donald Trump on Wednesday, where he claimed, “Trump rode white populism to the White House,” while bashing his cabinet selections. “To run the government, he has picked men and women who disdain the missions of their assigned agencies, oppose public goods, or conflate their own interests with that of the public,” Bouie opined.
By Tim Graham | | December 14, 2016 | 9:27 PM EST
Lloyd Grove at The Daily Beast – a former gossip columnist for the New York Daily News and The Washington Post – chatted up CNN media correspondent (or “media cop”) Brian Stelter for a Wednesday article. Grove praised Stelter as a “frighteningly precocious workaholic,” but “precocious” usually describes a talented child, not a 31-year-old cable news host.
Stelter maligned Trump voters and supporters of Trump’s media critiques as anti-journalism: “A big part of the country has opted out of journalism and opted in to an alternate reality.”
By Tom Johnson | | December 14, 2016 | 8:47 PM EST
Like most observers, The Nation’s Walsh expected that the voters who backed Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012 would turn out for Hillary Clinton, whose presidency would safeguard Obama’s “political, social, and racial legacy.” Of course, countless expectations were dashed on November 8, when, as Walsh puts it, an “unexpected surge of white voters…took their country back from a black man [and] refused to hand it over to a liberal white woman.” In her piece, Walsh suggested that Obama hurt Hillary’s chances of winning pretty much by just being himself for eight years.
Politico Fires Ioffe for Vulgar Tweet About Trump Family; He’s ‘F***ing His Daughter or Shirking’ LawsBy Curtis Houck | | December 14, 2016 | 8:43 PM EST
Late Wednesday afternoon, Politico fired, “effective immediately,” foreign policy contributor Julia Ioffe for a vulgar tweet suggesting that President-elect Donald Trump may be committing incest with daughter Ivanka. It came in light of reports the Trump daughter would occupy the First Lady’s office in her father’s White House. The decision came just prior to her official departure for The Atlantic.
By Clay Waters | | December 14, 2016 | 8:04 PM EST
Again showing the hypocrisy of its trumped-up contempt for Donald Trump’s pre-emptive, hypothetical questioning of the election results back when it looked like Hillary Clinton would roll, the New York Times again fosters the fight to keep Trump out of the White House and undemocratically install his Democratic opponent instead. Dahlia Lithwick, a senior editor for Slate, coauthored a cri de coeur for Wednesday’s Times: “Buck Up, Democrats, and Fight Like Republicans.”
By Curtis Houck | | December 14, 2016 | 5:15 PM EST
Based on the logic of MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews on Tuesday night, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to lead the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Oklahoma conservative Scott Pruitt will have himself to blame for “creating these nests of trouble” within the EPA and among its allies in the media even though Matthews conceded they are dead set on “mak[ing] life very unpleasant” for him.
By Kristine Marsh | | December 14, 2016 | 4:57 PM EST
On Good Morning America December 2, anchor George Stephanopoulos argued with Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway over the media’s reaction to the election. When Conway brought up the fact that media was suddenly against the electoral college after their candidate lost, Stephanopoulos shot back, “No one is questioning the victory.” But is that really true? Since November 8, many journalists have openly challenged the election results and pinned their blame on the electoral college.
By Alatheia Nielsen | | December 14, 2016 | 4:13 PM EST
Since comedian John Oliver recommended people donate to the liberal journalism site ProPublica, donations have been pouring in, according to The New York Times. The Times also reported that nonprofit journalism in general has seen a spike in donations (especially small ones) since Donald Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States.