The New York Times on Wednesday published an ominous front page story about Neil Gorsuch’s “web of ties to secretive billionaire.” The article by Charlie Savage and Julie Turkewitz never once mentioned that Democratic senator Michael Bennet, who shares the home state of Colorado with the Supreme Court nominee, also has connections to billionaire Philip F. Anschultz.
By Curtis Houck | | March 15, 2017 | 3:32 PM EDT
Yes, you read that headline correctly. Leading off his eponymous talk radio show on Wednesday, conservative stalwart Rush Limbaugh lambasted MSNBC host Rachel Maddow and “lunatic” far-left journalist David Cay Johnston over the pathetic release of President Trump’s 2005 tax returns, declaring “they got schlonged” and blinded by their hatred for Trump.
By James Powers | | March 15, 2017 | 3:14 PM EDT
Wall Street has been brimming with optimism since President Donald Trump’s election, but Main Street’s optimism soared as well. Some say the new GOP health insurance bill may keep that going.CNBC reporter Kate Rogers said that “Main Street’s outlook post-election is still holding at historically high levels according to the National Federation of Independent Business.”
By P.J. Gladnick | | March 15, 2017 | 2:54 PM EDT
When Rachel Maddow tweeted on the night of March 14 that she had President Trump's tax returns, great jubilation broke out online among the left in general and by the Democratic Underground in particular. They anxiously awaited her MSNBC show less than an hour and a half later in joyful anticipation that finally, FINALLY they would see the downfall of Trump. Unfortunately, soon after her broadcast began, a horrible realization set in that this was nothing more that Maddow's version of opening Al Capone's vault since the income tax revelation showed that Trump paid a respectable $38 million on a 2005 income of $150 million.
By Kristine Marsh | | March 15, 2017 | 2:21 PM EDT
The reporter who was lauded by the media for sharing Trump’s boring 2005 tax return is not getting much attention for his politics but perhaps he should be. While the networks Wednesday morning described David Cay Johnston as a “Pulitzer Prize winning reporter,” they apparently didn’t notice that he was a hardcore liberal as well.
By Jackson Richman | | March 15, 2017 | 1:12 PM EDT
On CNN's New Day Wednesday, the investigative reporter who revealed President Donald Trump's 2005 tax returns, cried foul over the White House leaking them to news organizations, accusing them of behaving "unethically," and that the public doesn't know how much the President is "getting from the Russian oligarches." He also said the former point a few hours later on MSNBC Live with Stephanie Ruhle. Moreover, Johnston ranted in his CNN interview about other aspects of Trump's returns.
By Kyle Drennen | | March 15, 2017 | 1:10 PM EDT
Despite left-wing MSNBC host Rachel Maddow being lampooned on social media and even by her media colleagues Tuesday night over her laughable "scoop" that Donald Trump paid his taxes, on Wednesday, the mockery didn’t deter the network from devoting extensive air time to the story every hour from 6 a.m. through noon ET.
By NB Staff | | March 15, 2017 | 12:30 PM EDT
Conservative leaders on Wednesday joined a call by the Media Research Center’s Brent Bozell that journalists fairly — and accurately — cover Senator Chuck Schumer’s attempts to trash Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. On Wednesday, Schumer held a press conference in which he sneered, “Judge Gorsuch may act like a neutral, calm judge, but his record and his career clearly show he harbors a right-wing, pro-corporate, special interests agenda.”
By Tim Graham | | March 15, 2017 | 12:30 PM EDT
Our colleague Jeffrey Lord penned a new piece for The American Spectator on Washington Post media columnist Margaret Sullivan denouncing the conservative media for pushing lies and conspiracy theories instead of real information. The online headline for Sullivan was “Pro-Trump media sets the agenda with lies. Here’s how traditional media can take it back.”
To Sullivan, there is the “hyperpartisan” right-wing media, and on the other side, there is the “traditional media.” As if the “traditional” media is not “hyperpartisan.”
By Mike Ciandella | | March 15, 2017 | 12:05 PM EDT
Despite a complete lack of newsworthiness, the morning news shows of ABC, CBS and NBC on March 15 spent 20 minutes and 28 seconds speculating about President Donald Trump’s tax returns based on two pages that even they had to admit were “certainly not scandalous in any way.” On March 14, Rachel Maddow revealed that her much-hyped excerpt from Trump’s 2005 tax returns were completely inconsequential and revealed nothing relevant. Nothing good, nothing bad. Just nothing. It was so little payoff for so much hype that even CNN mocked Maddow.
By NB Staff | | March 15, 2017 | 10:55 AM EDT
Democrats in the Senate and liberals in the media are ramping up efforts to torpedo Judge Neil Gorsuch's nomination to the Supreme Court. Media Research Center President Brent Bozell issued the following statement:
By Kristine Marsh | | March 15, 2017 | 10:38 AM EDT
The morning after President Trump’s 2005 tax returns were leaked to the press, the media eagerly reported on the returns, speculating whether there was more to the story than the documents revealed. ABC’s George Stephanopoulos even interviewed the journalist who first reported the story Tuesday night on MSNBC, asking him what Trump could be “hiding” in the benign report.
By Jackson Richman | | March 15, 2017 | 10:10 AM EDT
It didn't take long for CNN to expose its bias against President Donald Trump's 2005 tax returns. At the top of the first hour of CNN's New Day on Wednesday, reporter Suzanne Malveaux said, "The release of President Trump's 2005 taxes raises more questions than answers like whether he skipped out on paying his fair share of taxes more recently."
By James Powers | | March 15, 2017 | 9:35 AM EDT
Replacing appointed attorneys from previous administrations is not unusual for a new president, but didn’t stop the liberal media from attacking President Donald Trump for it. MRC Vice President of Business and Culture Dan Gainor said the coverage of fired U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara is “just part of the national media tantrum” about anything Trump does. “If you look at it, The Washington Post plays it up on the front page as the lead story on Sunday,” Gainor said on March 13. He was on Fox Business Network’s Intelligence Report with Trish Regan to discuss the coverage. Gainor also criticized Politico for using the word “replace” when Obama had attorneys removed but then used the word “oust” when Trump did the same thing. He said the media is “trying to paint this as an extreme thing. We are supposed to get upset about the release of an attorney that honestly, no one outside the media cares about.”
By Tom Blumer | | March 15, 2017 | 8:53 AM EDT
Donald Trump-directed assassination chic has hit a critical, and apparently critically accepted, mass. Middle-aged, extremely wealthy misogynist rap "artist" Snoop Dogg, a pioneer in the genre who has millions of followers, has produced a video which portrays President Trump as a pot smoking clown whom Snoop Dogg "shoots" while saying, "One shot, one kill."