CNN's Brian Stelter reported early this morning that Yahoo News anchor Katie Couric has posted a statement taking responsibility for the misleading pause inserted into her documentary Under The Gun. That's quite a change from last week, when Couric would only say she was "very proud" of the film and stood by it. The mystery for most people is not that she stood by this blatantly inaccurate editing when it was exposed for everyone to see.
By Tim Graham | | May 30, 2016 | 10:59 PM EDT
President Obama took a few questions from reporters in Japan on Thursday night, about North Korea and then about how leaders at the G-7 summit talked about Trump. Obama said he would grant one more question as a “special bonus,” but when it was about Hillary’s emails scandal and the tough Inspector General’s report, Obama screwed up his face and joked “I take that back. I’m not taking another question.”
Then he refused to answer the question about whether the new report hurts Hillary’s trustworthiness. He claimed “I think those are better directed to the campaign.”
Sportswriter: Acquittal of O.J. Simpson Perhaps ‘One of the Biggest Civil-Rights Victories’ of the ’90sBy Tom Johnson | | May 30, 2016 | 10:13 PM EDT
Like almost everyone who has the sense God gave geese, Deadspin founder Leitch thinks O.J. Simpson is an unconvicted murderer. Unlike most of those people, Leitch also thinks Simpson’s acquittal “may have been one of the biggest civil-rights victories” of the 1990s. In a New York magazine review of the seven-hour, 43-minute documentary O.J.: Made in America, which airs in five parts next month on ABC and ESPN, Leitch remarked, “The verdict was just cause for all that national celebration from African-Americans, even if [Simpson] was guilty. Shit, especially if he was.”
To Leitch, the acquittal amounted to partial recompense for the black community of Los Angeles, given “the city’s [history of] scabrous racial politics, from the southern blacks who came to Los Angeles expecting acceptance and discovering something far different, to the Watts riots…to former LAPD chief Daryl Gates’s horrific racial attitudes…It all exploded with the Rodney King riots, which were less about King and more about the seeming impossibility that a black man could ever win anything in a court of law in the city of Los Angeles.”
By Clay Waters | | May 30, 2016 | 4:27 PM EDT
New York Times Paul Krugman once again poked a stick into the Bernie Bros hive with his column “Feel the Math.” Bernie's fellow socialists do not approve of Krugman’s constant attacks on Hillary’s opponent for the Democratic Party nomination, as shown in this fun read from last month on a socialist website, attacking Krugman as “an intellectual bagman for Wall Street and its favored candidate,” Hillary Clinton. He's also extremely confident that Hillary will pull out victory in the California primary, absent "the equivalent of a meteor strike."
By Seton Motley | | May 30, 2016 | 12:40 PM EDT
Our public schools have for decades served not as education facilities - but as social services and indoctrination centers. From which the average graduate can’t read the diploma they're handed - but they can roll a condom on a banana. Where people are brainwashed into preferring failed-everywhere socialism over wealth-producing capitalism - but are blithering, blinkered boobs when asked why.
The late, great comedian George Carlin understood why government does this: “Governments don’t want well informed, well educated people capable of critical thinking. That is against their interests. They want obedient workers, people who are just smart enough to run the machines and do the paperwork. And just dumb enough to passively accept it.”
By Cal Thomas | | May 30, 2016 | 11:44 AM EDT
"Rules are made to be broken" is a saying that has many variations, but perhaps no one has summed up Hillary Clinton's attitude (and Bill's, too) about rules more than the late science-fiction writer, Robert A. Heinlein, who said: "I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do."
In its report on how Hillary Clinton handled her "private" emails while serving as secretary of state, the State Department's inspector general (IG) has found that Hillary Clinton disregarded cyber security guidelines when she used a private computer server. She continues to deny she did anything wrong and falsely claims she turned over "all" of her emails to the State Department after she left office. In fact, she, or members of her team, deleted about 30,000 of them before an investigation of her practices began.
By Tim Graham | | May 30, 2016 | 9:31 AM EDT
Sunday’s Washington Post Magazine had an anti-Trump cover story. Three Muslim boys and three Muslim girls (all wearing a jihab) appear in their Scouting garb on the cover with the text: “Be Prepared: Muslim American Scouts grapple with the Trump era.”
Throughout the piece, Post feature writer David Montgomery paired apparently outrageous quotes from Donald Trump (as well as Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, and Mike Huckabee) with Post rebuttals with all-American Muslim teenagers in Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. Absolutely nowhere in this ten-page commentary did Montgomery let this political correctness clash with the opposing political correctness in the Scouts: liberals forcing gay Scouts and Scoutmasters on church (and mosque) sponsors of Scout troops
By Geoffrey Dickens | | May 30, 2016 | 8:55 AM EDT
This issue: Journalists are upset about GOPers bringing up Bill and Hillary's past abuse of women, while ABC anchor David Muir wonders if Hillary Clinton is “fighting back hard enough?” Plus, MSNBC panelists say violent protestors against Donald Trump are merely “expressing their humanity.
By Clay Waters | | May 30, 2016 | 8:48 AM EDT
New York Times veteran liberal columnist Nicholas Kristof is usually good for one or two iconoclastic columns a year that make his usual fans petulant and his conservative critics grin. This year the two are on the same subject: Liberal intolerance in academe. His latest column in the Sunday Review is a follow-up to his May 8 surprise, which drew outrage from liberals aghast at the idea that conservative should have a voice in academia, in the name of diversity of thought. On Sunday Kristof confirmed that liberals were prey to the same "cocky...narrow-mindedness" they accuse their conservative opponents of.
By Tom Blumer | | May 30, 2016 | 7:37 AM EDT
On Saturday morning, Tom Johnson at NewsBusters called attention to how Paul Waldman at The Week recently crowed about the Obama administration's supposedly scandal-free record consisting of "only piddling little scandalettes." Waldman's fever-swamp take is made even more hilarious by the fact that he considers George W. Bush's "selling of the Iraq War" a genuine scandal. But somehow, President Barack Obama's selling of the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare — where even the reflexively leftist evaluators at Politifact labeled his core "If you like your plan, you can keep your plan" promise the Lie of the Year in 2013 — must not be a scandal, or is at worst a "piddling little scandalette."
By Dylan Gwinn | | May 30, 2016 | 12:40 AM EDT
Donald Trump found himself in the crosshairs of NBC’s The Carmichael Show on Sunday night. But then again, so did Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. In fact, if this episode was meant to resemble a political smack down, it was more of a “Three Stooges” type smack down, where everyone took an open-handed swat.
By Tim Graham | | May 29, 2016 | 11:28 PM EDT
Every Saturday, the Washington Post Metro section devotes a story to religion news...and quite often, it’s pushing the liberal agenda. That’s certainly true for May 28. The Post ran a Religion News Service dispatch from Jesse James DeConto celebrating the new trend of transgenders entering divinity schools to become ministers.
This was just another propagandistic dispatch that could only celebrate this trend, and allows no criticism or dissent from conservative divinity school students or professors. There is the side opening doors to progress, and the side that “didn’t honor that.”
By Tom Blumer | | May 29, 2016 | 10:24 PM EDT
On Fox News Sunday, in a segment comparing statements in the State Department Inspector General's report with claims Hillary Clinton has made about her emails and use of a home-brew private server while she was Secretary of State, host Chris Wallace had to endure Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff's obsessive insistence on bringing up former Secretary of State Colin Powell, who left office over 11 years ago, at seemingly every turn.
At one point in the Sunday morning segment, Wallace said, twice: "We’re done with Colin Powell," and then told Schiff that "I would expect more from you," clearly meaning, "I expected better." But then, after quoting a section of the IG's report noting that Powell was interviewed, while Mrs. Clinton, despite public assurances to the contrary, refused to cooperate with the investigation, Schiff basically said, "Aha, you brought up Powell!" Wallace's final comeback was priceless: "You know what? I’m not going to vote for Colin Powell for president this time." He did not give Schiff a chance to speak again — nor should he have.
By P.J. Gladnick | | May 29, 2016 | 10:23 PM EDT
This morning, Face the Nation host John Dickerson interviewed Colorado governor John Hickenlooper whom he described as "candid" based on a book he wrote. However, as the interview progressed, it became very apparent that rather than being candid, Hickenlooper was robotically reciting Democrat talking points so sycophantically loyal to Hillary Clinton that even many Democrats would be embarrassed to repeat them.
Hickenlooper flat-out lied when answering a question about Hillary's email server.
Blogger Sees Presidential Election As Clash ‘Between Rachel Maddow’s America and Megyn Kelly’s America’By Tom Johnson | | May 29, 2016 | 8:46 PM EDT
Megyn Kelly as an unofficial campaign surrogate for Donald Trump? That’s how Washington Monthly blogger D.R. Tucker cast her when he posited that this year’s presidential contest boils down to “a fight between Rachel Maddow’s America and Megyn Kelly’s America.”
“The presumptive Democratic and Republican presidential candidates embody the distinctive traits of” Maddow and Kelly, contended Tucker in a Sunday post. “Hillary Clinton has all of Maddow’s wisdom, chapter-and-verse policy knowledge, and courage,” whereas “Donald Trump is the male Kelly, someone who has become famous as a result of irresponsible and undeserved media hype, someone who has been able to fool millions into believing he has substance.”