Following the lead of CNN’s Brian Stelter, Thursday’s Situation Room touted the spike of sales in the book 1984 and strongly hinted that Americans view the Trump administration as the real-life version of Big Brother portrayed in George Orwell’s classic.
By Tim Graham | | January 25, 2017 | 7:44 PM EST
CNN correspondent Jim Sciutto has demonstrated a tendency to get very outraged by the inaccuracy of Donald Trump’s rhetoric. Perhaps he should check the log in his own eye. CNN doesn’t put on screen that Sciutto worked in the Obama State Department, as chief of staff to Obama’s first ambassador to China, Gary Locke. On Monday, he insisted Donald Trump didn’t “say anything” about the wall of sacrifice behind him during his speech to employees at the Central Intelligence Agency. That turned out to be false.
By James Powers | | January 25, 2017 | 6:01 PM EST
Washington Post columnist Anne Applebaum compared the recent surge in the stock market to … you guessed it… Nazi Germany. On Jan. 25, 2017, she tweeted to keep in mind that “in Nazi Germany, the stock market rose and rose and kept rising, right up to Stalingrad.”
By Tom Blumer | | January 25, 2017 | 5:32 PM EST
Since last decade, it's been White House tradition that the press secretary typically calls on an Associated Press reporter to ask the first question at briefings. Trump administration Press Secretary Sean Spicer has not selected AP for the first question at either of his first two briefings, and numerous press outlets have noted that avoidance. It's more than fair to ask, given the tone of the AP's Trump administration coverage so far this week, whether the wire service's reporters are now carrying a horribly unprofessional grudge, causing them to become even more hostile in their reporting than they were during the 2016 election campaign and the presidential transition. (Update, Jan. 26: They definitely are.)
By Clay Waters | | January 25, 2017 | 4:54 PM EST
New York Times reporter Nicholas Fandos fact-checked President Trump under the leading headline “The Truth Behind a Lie on Voting Fraud.” The paper is quite pleased with its new word, like a child who learns a bad one, and shouts it as often as it can. The online headline was even more blunt: “Trump Won’t Back Down From His Voting Fraud Lie. Here Are the Facts.”But is Trump stating a proven falsehood? No, although he provides no confirming evidence. But that’s not the same thing as a conscious lie. The Times then did its best to downgrade a previously respected piece published at the Washington Post to a mere blog "hosted" by the paper.It then did its best to downgrade a previously respected piece published at the Washington Post to a mere blog "hosted" by the paper.
By Kyle Drennen | | January 25, 2017 | 3:30 PM EST
After being caught deceptively editing comments from former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer during a report on Monday’s Nightline, on Wednesday, ABC News was again embroiled in a fake news controversy after the network used a badly photoshopped image to promote World News Tonight anchor David Muir’s upcoming interview with President Trump.
By P.J. Gladnick | | January 25, 2017 | 2:34 PM EST
Remember Mike Elk, the former lethargic Politico labor reporter? The word "lethargic" will forever be attached to his name because despite writing a grand total of five stories in fourteen weeks followed by several months of doing absolutely nothing, while being paid, he compained about the heavy work load at Politico. Nowadays Elk is writing about labor unions at his own Payday website funded by his Politico settlement. Unfortunately for Elk, money management doesn't seem to be his strong point since he now has his hand out for money to pay for ObamaCare which he claims he can't afford.
By Matthew Balan | | January 25, 2017 | 12:54 PM EST
CNN's Van Jones revisited part of his infamous "white-lash" rant during an interview of coal miners in West Virginia on Tuesday's Anderson Cooper 360: "As a Christian couple, how can you support a Donald Trump when you know the fear he strikes into the hearts of American Muslim children; American Latino children? How do you round that circle?" During that Election Night rant, the former Obama administration official touted how he had "Muslim friends who are texting me tonight — saying, should I leave the country? I have families of immigrants that are terrified tonight."
By Kristine Marsh | | January 25, 2017 | 12:26 PM EST
Wednesday on ABC’s The View, co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar slammed Donald Trump for issuing executive orders in his first week in office as a sign of him abusing his power. Ironically, Behar and Goldberg then defended Barack Obama for issuing executive orders while Goldberg took it a step further, insisting repeatedly that Obama waited “months” before doing so.
By Kyle Drennen | | January 25, 2017 | 12:15 PM EST
On Wednesday, NBC’s Today examined President Trump’s short list of possible Supreme Court nominees by focusing almost entirely on how Democrats would oppose any of the “all white men” being considered. In contrast, CBS This Morning covered the same topic but actually highlighted conservative concerns surrounding the appointment.
By Scott Whitlock | | January 25, 2017 | 12:13 PM EST
Another example of fake news from the liberal media? ABC News late on Tuesday night apologized for deceptively editing a quote from former George W. Bush press secretary Ari Fleischer. In a segment from Monday on current press secretary Sean Spicer, Nightline’s Juju Chang featured a quote of Fleischer unequivocally condemning Spicer: “His briefing made me uncomfortable. It was too truculent, too tough. It looks to me if the ball was dropped on Saturday.”
By Katie Yoder | | January 25, 2017 | 12:01 PM EST
It’s called adding insult to injury: pro-life women (and men) have not only been rejected by the Women’s March on Washington but also by the liberal media. This month, two similar events are happening in Washington, D.C. Both pertain to women. One attracted an estimated 500,000 Americans this year, the other boasts tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands marchers every year. But one main difference – a difference the media care about – is agenda: one is pro-abortion, the other is pro-life.
By Tim Graham | | January 25, 2017 | 11:51 AM EST
The pro-life group Live Action continued its history of exposing Planned Parenthood this week with a new video reporting they contacted 97 Planned Parenthood clinics across the organization's 41 affiliates where undercover recording is legally allowed, and only five said they offered any form of prenatal care.
That doesn't match the public record, as its video notes Planned Parenthood boss Cecile Richards stating in 2011 that prenatal care was included in the list of "the kinds of services that people depend on Planned Parenthood for."
By Jorge Bonilla | | January 25, 2017 | 11:48 AM EST
Univision-owned Deadspin tried taking a swipe last night at U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), and failed miserably. Hilarity ensued, Twitter lit up, and the fallout extended well into the night. Once you stop laughing, you realize that there are legitimate questions that remain unasked - and some that merit an answer.
By NB Staff | | January 25, 2017 | 11:24 AM EST
EToday the Alliance for Fair Coverage of Life Issues announces its second annual #CoverTheMarch campaign, calling on the media to cover the 2017 March for Life and cover it fairly. The annual event held in Washington, D.C. draws hundreds of thousands of peaceful participants from all over the country. This year's March for Life, Friday, January 27, marks the 44th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion on demand.