Appearing on the Friday edition of the Fox News Channel’s Your World, Media Research Center president Brent Bozell and host Neil Cavuto hammered the liberal media for their refusal to cover Democratic Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid’s latest lowering of American discourse as he used the Senate floor to declare Donald Trump to be “a human leech who will bleed the country.”
By Scott Whitlock | | September 16, 2016 | 4:30 PM EDT
The superficial Nightline, a show that found time this week to cover the dilemma of pudgy pets, made time to fact check Ivanka Trump. This is the same program that has ignored ObamaCare (and all its problems) for nearly three years. On Thursday night, after a segment about extreme athletes who rock climb and surf, Dan Harris concluded, “Finally here tonight, Ivanka is supposed to be the calm, collected Trump. How she is now creating controversy tonight.”
By Curtis Houck | | September 16, 2016 | 3:24 PM EDT
Speaking of the hysterical outrage machine being turned up to a 10 after Donald Trump’s birtherism statement Friday morning, the pathetic behavior by the media continued into the afternoon as CNN host Ashleigh Banfield and media reporter Dylan Byers worried that Donald Trump and his supporters could undermine the media to the point that the country would look like Saddam Hussein’s Iraq.
By Callista Ring | | September 16, 2016 | 2:56 PM EDT
Should public schools teach sex-ed? How about masturbation? Actress Shailene Woodley votes yes, and The Huffington Post argues, “She’s got a point.” Ardent Bernie Sanders supporter Woodley advocated educating young girls about masturbation in an interview with The Edit, claiming “if masturbation were taught in school, I wonder how [many] fewer people would get herpes aged 16, or pregnant at 14?” Somehow, devoting education resources to teaching teens to pleasure themselves will lead to fewer STDs/pregnancies? Not quite sure how that works, but liberals will go for anything that promotes sex education in schools.
By Tim Graham | | September 16, 2016 | 2:48 PM EDT
The website Politifact Bias underlined how slippery the “fact checkers” get when they’re screening speeches by the Democrats – as they actually admit they’re following Clinton campaign tipsters. They rated this speech nugget from Tim Kaine “True”: "When Moammar Gadhafi was set to visit the United Nations, and no one would let him stay in New York, Trump allowed Gadhafi to set up an elaborate tent at his Westchester County estate."
There’s only one problem: Gadhafi never stayed there.
By Sarah Stites | | September 16, 2016 | 2:18 PM EDT
Many feminists are quick to define their squad by a certain set of ideological traits. Any woman who does not conform is simply not a true feminist. Yet interestingly, although “feminism” generally does not have room for conservatives, “womanhood” has room for transgender women, and “marriage” has room for gay, lesbian and polygamous unions. It’s a classic case of the limits of liberalism – every kind of diversity but ideology is welcomed. Here, we’ve compiled a list of ten quotes from feminists in news, politics and entertainment media. Some will make you cringe, but others will give you hope.
By Curtis Houck | | September 16, 2016 | 1:28 PM EDT
Needless to say, the media were besides themselves on Friday in turning up the outrage machine at Donald Trump for dragging out his birtherism statement and aside from his lack of an apology for perpetuating the asinine belief about President Obama, few were willing to own up to their role in going along with Trump’s media circus.
By Kyle Drennen | | September 16, 2016 | 12:47 PM EDT
On Friday, both NBC’s Today and CBS This Morning blasted Donald Trump for refusing to respond to a question about whether President Obama was born in the United States and “fact-checked” his assertion that Hillary Clinton’s 2008 campaign actually first pushed the conspiracy theory. On Today, correspondent Peter Alexander noted: “The Trump team issuing a reversal, saying, quote, ‘Mr. Trump believes President Obama was born in the United States’....And falsely accusing Hillary Clinton’s 2008 campaign of first raising the issue.”
By Scott Whitlock | | September 16, 2016 | 12:15 PM EDT
The journalists at CBS This Morning on Friday leapt to the defense of Hillary Clinton after she used entrance music by James Brown, the singer who died of pneumonia in 2006. Rather than see the awkwardness of this, as Clinton recovers from pneumonia, co-host Gayle King seemed irritated at colleague Norah O’Donnell for bringing it up.
By Kristine Marsh | | September 16, 2016 | 11:35 AM EDT
Thursday night, late-night comedy host Jimmy Fallon invited GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump onto his program for a fairly uncontroversial interview. Despite the fact that Fallon in particular doesn’t berate his political guests like some late-night hosts do, one writer for the New York Times complained he should have. In a series of tweets Friday morning, television critic for the Times James Poniewozik questioned if it was “moral” for Fallon to invite Trump on his show and "have fun" instead of asking him hard-hitting questions.
By Callista Ring | | September 16, 2016 | 11:02 AM EDT
Well, Dick Cavett is still alive. That’s good to know. He’s also hale and hearty enough to pick up and run with the media’s double standard when it comes to the presidential candidates. The former TV talk show host believes Donald Trump, and not notorious liar and press conference-avoider Hillary Clinton, is getting a pass from the media. Writing in the September 15 Hollywood Reporter, Cavett, 79, attacked the Commander in Chief Forum, accusing Matt Lauer of allowing Trump to “spew some of his trade-mark, semi grammatical gobbledygook unchallenged” without “insisting on accuracy or some basic, easily verifiable factuality.”
By Julia A. Seymour | | September 16, 2016 | 10:29 AM EDT
Think old media are biased? New media is vying to be worse. Spotify, the streaming music service with 100 million active users, is rolling out an election issues video series targeting millennials through a partnership with Mic. And from the start it is leaning left. The Clarify video series will address a number of subjects like student debt, gun control, the economy and civil rights, according to Billboard.com.
By Brad Wilmouth | | September 16, 2016 | 10:09 AM EDT
On this Friday morning, CNN has gotten off to an early start in once again playing defense for Hillary Clinton on whether the Democratic presidential nominee broke the law in the mishandling of her email as Secretary of State. During a debate on CNN's New Day about whether Donald Trump should declare publicly that he no longer believes President Barack Obama might have been born outside the U.S., host Chris Cuomo insisted that Hillary Clinton "did not do anything illegal" on the email issue, and suggested that a Republican guest was accusing FBI director James Comey of being a "liar" by claiming otherwise.
By Tim Graham | | September 16, 2016 | 10:03 AM EDT
Sam Reisman at Mediaite reported Sean Hannity unleashed his anger on CNN’s Brian Stelter on his radio show Thursday after Stelter insisted on the PBS chat show Charlie Rose that Hannity and Rush Limbaugh belonged in “truly deplorable basket” for trafficking in Hillary health rumors.
“What does — how do I get an apology from CNN? Should I — I would love to sue them for slander when they say, “Oh he wants Hillary on her deathbed and dead,” when I said just the opposite,” he said. “I mean, I know it’s hard to sue as a public figure. Pretty much people can call you anything. And I’ve been called pretty much everything. But I’m thinking of suing them.”
By Alatheia Nielsen | | September 16, 2016 | 9:10 AM EDT
The Huffington Post has launched a new lefty comedy sketch series call Celebs Have Issues, where celebrities freely voice liberal opinions. But it’s HuffPo that has issues — with reality. The first episode, “PinkSourcing,” starred liberal actress Kristen Bell as the advocate of a staffing agency specializing in “cheap” female labor. It’s brimming with propaganda and misinformation.