The New York Times still has the racially hostile, bathroom-bigoted state of North Carolina on its mind and in its political crosshairs. Tuesday’s full-court front-page press coverage of the ongoing LGBT-rights and bathroom-access controversy was joined by some hand-wringing about a recent GOP court victory that will tighten previously loosened voting rules, an action that liberal groups (and the Times) consider racially motivated. The Times had a similar outburst earlier this month, with reporter Richard Fausset throwing around the “far right” label against North Carolina conservatives.
By P.J. Gladnick | | April 27, 2016 | 10:21 AM EDT
This time it really is the end of Trump. Really.
That was the title of the E.J. Dionne's column in the April 3 Washington Post. It was so spectacularly wrong in its prognostications that it really does deserve an award. Really. If only Dionne's column had been published two days earlier he could at least save some face by claiming it was just an April Fools joke. Unfortunately for Dionne, he doesn't have that out and will forever be known for perhaps the most hilariously wrong political predictions now and forever unto the end of time. It wouldn't be so bad for Dionne if his column had been merely a very tentative set of possible unfavorable outcomes for Trump. Instead, Dionne declared Trump to be flat out finished in a manner just oozing with smug arrogance as was reflected in his column title:
By Edgard Portela | | April 27, 2016 | 7:30 AM EDT
Thanks to the work of government watchdog Judicial Watch, the same organization that has aggressively pursued in court former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s past rogue practices in high office, a series of Centers for Disease Control (CDC) emails have been revealed that document the health and safety risks that came along with the tens of thousands of undocumented Central American minors that recently entered the country.
By Brent Baker | | April 27, 2016 | 2:46 AM EDT
Elite east coast journalists dubbed Tuesday’s primaries in Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Rhode Island “the Acela primary,” but as Bloomberg TV’s With All Due Respect humorously demonstrated, TV anchors across the country have no idea how to pronounce the name of Amtrak’s high-speed rail service between Washington, DC and Boston.
By Curtis Houck | | April 27, 2016 | 2:29 AM EDT
On Tuesday night, MSNBC neglected to even mention that Hardball host Chris Matthews was absent from their Super Tuesday 4 coverage because of his wife Kathleen's campaign for Maryland's Eighth Congressional District that, despite her lucrative donations from the Washington D.C. elite, resulted in a distant third place finish behind a far-left State Senator and the founder of Total Wine & More.
By Tom Blumer | | April 26, 2016 | 11:58 PM EDT
Search for "go further" and "Hillary Clinton" for recent news on the Democratic Party's frontrunner, and you won't find any establishment press coverage.
This is disappointing but not unexpected. The establishment press continues to run interference for her, and reporting that Mrs. Clinton will "go further" (to the left, of course) on a number of issues than Barack Obama has while he has been President would not help her in the general election. But it seems to have helped build a bit of distance between herself and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders with Democratic Party primary voters. Sanders has given her far more trouble than anyone expected when he entered the race last year, and who has clearly gotten under Team Clinton's skin. If a Republican or conservative presidential candidate said that he or she would "go further" on hot-button issues, the press would spend days reporting on how "radical" he or she had become.
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | April 26, 2016 | 11:02 PM EDT
During CNN’s election night coverage Tuesday, sparks flew when CNN commentator and NewsBusters contributor Jeffery Lord sparred with Paul Begala the head of the Pro-Hillary Clinton Super PAC Priorities USA. Begala was defending a deceptive ad his organization produced in 2012 that claimed Governor Mitt Romney killed a steel worker’s wife by canceling his healthcare coverage.
By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | | April 26, 2016 | 10:44 PM EDT
At the very end of the April 16 Saturday Night Live, the NBC skit show mocked the Christian movie God’s Not Dead 2, which like its predecessor explores how modern American culture denies the existence of God, especially in our classrooms. It did so by mocking God Himself.
NBC mocked the idea that Christians are being denied religious freedom. Cast member Vanessa Bayer played a baker who refuses to bake a wedding cake for two gay men, proclaiming “I want to deny basic goods and services to gay people.” An ACLU lawyer for the gay couple takes her to court to force her to say "God is gay." In her triumphant moment in court, she instead yells out "God... is a boob man!"
By Curtis Houck | | April 26, 2016 | 10:30 PM EDT
In the early stages of Tuesday’s primary results coverage, Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd repeatedly declared on NBC and MSNBC that the outcome of the Acela Primary marked “the beginning of the end of this primary battle” and a near fatal blow to the Stop Trump movement leading to Trump legitimizing his status as the party’s nominee.
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | April 26, 2016 | 8:26 PM EDT
On Tuesday the New York attorney general announced that the class action lawsuit accusing Donald Trump of fraud, for his failed Trump University, will be going to trial. Of the big three new networks only NBC failed to report on the major news about the GOP front-runner. Not only was the public told that Trump would be called on to testify but the news broke during a very important primary day.
By Curtis Houck | | April 26, 2016 | 8:11 PM EDT
Similar to the saying about the only certain things are death and taxes, one certainty when covering the liberal media is that MSNBC will complain about voter ID laws and little to no early voting being voter suppression efforts and Tuesday night was no different with the culprits being Rachel Maddow and disgraced former NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams.
By Alexa Moutevelis Coombs | | April 26, 2016 | 7:56 PM EDT
The season finale of Fox’s Lucifer, titled “Take Me Back To Hell,” offers many surprising twists and turns. But the most interesting revelations in a show that blurs the lines between good and evil by glorifying the devil and featuring the downfall of an angel are the ecclesiastical. And here the show, again, manages to offend Christians.
By Dylan Gwinn | | April 26, 2016 | 6:43 PM EDT
USA Today totally respects and acknowledges your right to freedom of religion. Until it doesn’t. At least that seems to be what they’re getting at in an article titled, “When Religion and the LGBT Collegiate Athlete Collide.”
Daily Beast Pundit: Yes, Democrats Have ‘Moved Left,’ But As a ‘Consequence of Following…Public Opinion’By Tom Johnson | | April 26, 2016 | 5:56 PM EDT
Republican politicians, more than their Democratic counterparts, tend to campaign on anti-Washington themes. That’s kind of odd, suggests Michael Tomasky, given that one of Washington’s quintessential institutions, Congress, helps the GOP by playing a crucial role in obscuring the American people’s fondness for liberal socioeconomic policies.
“If Congress is what you see when you see America,” wrote Tomasky in a Tuesday column, “then you see a place where roughly half—no, more than half—of the people think that raising the minimum wage is radical, or that health care is a privilege you have to earn, or that climate change is a fantasy…Out in the real country, only crackpots think these things…But the crackpot community is dramatically overrepresented in Washington and skews the way all these things are discussed and described on shows like Morning Joe.”
By Curtis Houck | | April 26, 2016 | 5:51 PM EDT
In the first of two Super Tuesday 4 editions of FNC’s The Five, co-host Juan Williams sought to admit the obvious that much of the media has become obsessed with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, but he didn’t employ such a term and instead awkwardly asserted that “[w]e’re all attracted to Donald Trump.”