Just hours before the Senate confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch was set to begin, NBC’s Today and CBS This Morning eagerly parroted Democratic talking points against President Trump’s judicial pick and promised an “intense grilling” for the federal judge as the “ugly” process got underway.
By Alexis Thomasi | | March 20, 2017 | 11:44 AM EDT
Monday on Morning Joe, the topic of discussion was Maureen Dowd’s column in the New York Times concerning Trump’s presidency. Co-host Mika Brzezinski, prompting a discussion, introduced and read the column aloud. The Morning Joe crew delighted in a metaphor of the Trump administration “eating its own tail.”
Brzezinski related, “Maureen Dowd really kind of sort of crystallizes what it is we are seeing on one level, the psychological part of Trump and why he’s doing what he is doing or maybe he doesn't know why and maybe he doesn't even like the job..."
By Tom Blumer | | March 20, 2017 | 11:33 AM EDT
In early February, Meetup.com, a site which until late January was all about "bring(ing) people together in thousands of cities to do more of what they want to do in life" by helping people subscribe to common interest groups and organize meetings, joined "the resistance." On Sunday, Steve Peoples at the Associated Press spent 14 paragraphs treating the moves as a brand-new effort, leaving only readers who get to his 15th paragraph to wonder about the financial impact thus far of the company's abandonment of all pretenses of neutrality.
By Sarah Stites | | March 20, 2017 | 10:12 AM EDT
Not three years after announcing the “transgender tipping point,” TIME magazine began exploring the next cultural frontier: a society, no longer labelled by the strict binaries of male and female. But how much of the gender and sexual-fluidity craze is actually spurred on by Hollywood and the liberal media?
By Clay Waters | | March 20, 2017 | 9:33 AM EDT
Veteran former ABC reporter Lynn Sherr pleaded with her fellow journalists: Stop doing journalism on Donald Trump when he and his spokespeople are only “spewing garbage” anyway! In her Friday post at the site run by left-wing public television omnipresence Bill Moyers, Sherr also actively discouraged practicing balanced journalism when it comes to the president, a la Jim Rutenberg’s front-page editorial for the New York Times during the campaign.
By Geoffrey Dickens | | March 20, 2017 | 9:15 AM EDT
If the liberal media cover the Neil Gorsuch hearings the same way they handled Barack Obama’s choices for the Supreme Court, they will do everything they can to pave the way to an easy confirmation. When they weren’t singing the praises of their backgrounds, or even comedic stylings, liberal reporters and anchors tried to downplay the leftist leaning of Elena Kagan, Sonia Sotomayor and Merrick Garland. The following is a collection of some the most egregious examples of liberal reporters and anchors doing their best to pave the way for Obama’s nominees.
By Tom Blumer | | March 20, 2017 | 8:15 AM EDT
On Saturday, Harvard law professor, lifelong Democrat and dogged Bill Clinton defender during the late-1990s Monica Lewinsky saga Alan Dershowitz was interviewed on Fox & Friends about U.S. Court rulings in Hawaii and Maryland halting enforcement of the Trump administration's revised temporary travel ban against six countries. Dershowitz, who strongly disagrees with the judges' rulings, made a point which the press has almost uniformly failed to note, and which echoes something I am told the State of Hawaii's Attorney General openly admitted during his court arguments, namely that if former President Barack Obama had issued the exact same order during his administration, it would have been upheld, or even litigated. But because it was Donald Trump's order, it was halted.
By Dawn Slusher | | March 20, 2017 | 7:24 AM EDT
In Sunday night’s episode of HBO’s Girls, “Full Disclosure,” Lena Dunham's character Hannah is still informing her close friends and family about her pregnancy. Her decision to keep the baby comes as shocking “news” to those she tells given that Hannah is, much like Dunham herself, strongly liberal and extremely pro-abortion - so much so that Dunham stated publicly that she wishes she had had an abortion.
By Dawn Slusher | | March 20, 2017 | 3:56 AM EDT
It’s no secret how much hate the left harbors towards guns, and how the media avoid reporting on the number of lives saved by them. But Sunday night’s episode of HBO's Big Little Lies, “Once Bitten,” gave a rare glimpse into the benefits of gun ownership, particularly for women who have been victims of violent crime.
By Karen Townsend | | March 20, 2017 | 12:43 AM EDT
In the episode titled “Swept Away” of CBS’s Madam Secretary Sunday night, Secretary of State Elizabeth McCord (Tea Leoni) is planning a meeting with the Dalai Lama but is keeping it on the down low until China signs on to President Dalton’s climate change agreement – the Stockholm Protocol, which is described as "the moon shot of our generation."
By Lindsay Kornick | | March 19, 2017 | 11:56 PM EDT
Man, Showtime’s Homeland really doesn’t like Alex Jones or anyone who supports him. This week’s episode marks not only the third time the character based on him was a plot point but the second time he’s been saddled with the “fake news” label, this time with the help of a few thousand fake social media accounts.
By Justin Ashford | | March 19, 2017 | 10:59 PM EDT
It’s no secret that the Millennial "snowflake" generation is known for always needing support and praise, even if it's not deserved. This mentality of celebrating mediocrity is hilariously spoofed by FOX’s The Simpsons.
By Brad Wilmouth | | March 19, 2017 | 10:44 PM EDT
On Saturday's AM Joy on MSNBC, during a discussion of the defeat of right-wing politician Geert Wilders's political party in the Netherlands, MSNBC analyst Christopher Dickey derided Donald Trump as a "right-wing extremist" and "lunatic" who is "nuts" as he theorized that Europeans are rejecting such politicians because of the U.S. President. And recurring MSNBC guest and Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin declared that GOP ideology under Trump is "abhorrent" as she declared that "I don't consider myself a Republican any longer."
By Callista Ring | | March 19, 2017 | 9:52 PM EDT
Sunday’s episode of Making History, “The Boyfriend Experience,” stuck with the theme of defiling the Founding Fathers, with Samuel Adams and John Hancock proclaiming themselves as “two of the world’s most accomplished lovers.” When Dan (Adam Pally) travels back in time seeking advice after his girlfriend, Paul Revere’s daughter, runs off, he finds Adams and Hancock leaving a church service. Hancock tells him that Dan has “come to the right place” before Adams chips in, “Where better to receive erotic counsel” than outside of a Church? Hollywood is probably really proud of that attack on both religion and the Founding Fathers in the same joke.
By Tom Blumer | | March 19, 2017 | 8:25 PM EDT
At Yahoo News, Lisa Belkin, its Chief National Correspondent, filed a story on Saturday about how "Trump-induced insomnia stalks blue-state America." The writer, who is apparently too disengaged despite her position to cover substantive national issues, reports that "Blue America is having trouble with sleep — tossing and turning as they lie awake, then falling into nightmares," and they "tend to blame the 45th president of the United States."