Now that Stephen Colbert is no longer pretending to be a conservative caricature, he’s can barely restrain his liberal love. Appearing on Access Hollywood, Monday, the Late Show host rhapsodized about the “nuclear core of passion,” Elizabeth Warren: “I'm really excited on the night Trump accepts the nomination. We have Elizabeth Warren to be here to rebut Mr. Trump's speech. She will be my guest that night. Talk about burning the place down, that woman can talk.”
By Tim Graham | | July 18, 2016 | 7:58 PM EDT
On ABC's Good Morning America on Monday, Daily Show host Trevor Noah presented the Republican convention as a huge and dangerous joke: “We're here in Cleveland for a reason. We're experiencing this, we’re like storm chasers but we chase jokes and this is going to be one of the biggest joke stages in the country. It's a dangerous joke, but a joke nonetheless.”
It’s not hard to see the late-night comedians lean to the left. But just as The New York Times pretends the national media isn’t 97 percent liberal, it writes even less credibly about TV comedians, pretending as if they don’t’ project a noticeably leftist point of view.
By Scott Whitlock | | July 18, 2016 | 7:34 PM EDT
For the first night of the Republican convention, MSNBC on Monday went to extremely liberal columnist Charlie Pierce to rant against all the “angry,” “old” “white people” attending. Host Chris Hayes also brought on the wife of a Democratic senator to ask her opinion on the GOP gathering.
By Brent Baker | | July 18, 2016 | 6:26 PM EDT
New on July 18: MSNBC’s Chris Matthews used the VP announcement of Mike Pence as a chance to blame Donald Trump for violent protesters: “Trump is a magnet. He’s a lightning rod, whatever the metaphor is, he causes trouble with other people who see him as the enemy....Sometimes it seems like he’s out there trying to roil it up to create trouble...”
By Samantha Cohen | | July 18, 2016 | 6:11 PM EDT
On Monday, Andrea Mitchell Reports featured DNC Chairwoman and Hillary super-fan, Debbie Wasserman Schultz. It was a rather grotesque display of MSNBC’s routine where they lob softball questions to liberal guests in exchange for equally partisan answers. Wasserman Schultz criticized the convention, attacked the Republican party, berated the GOP presidential nominee, and surprise, surprise, glorified Hillary Clinton.
By Matthew Balan | | July 18, 2016 | 5:30 PM EDT
Don Lemon attacked Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke in a Facebook post on Monday over their sparring over Black Lives Matter and related issues on Sunday's CNN Tonight. Lemon lamented how Clarke supposedly was "displaying...exactly what so many fear about law enforcement." He added that Clarke's conduct was "probably not the best representation right now of...[those] who so bravely wear a police badge." At one point, Lemon went to a break early after the sheriff resisted his plea to "keep the volume down."
By Sarah Stites | | July 18, 2016 | 3:56 PM EDT
It’s a pretty common occurrence. On screen, an actor wields a gun, glamorizing the act of killing in a blockbuster action flick. Off screen, he promotes firearms control, bemoaning America’s gun culture. (Sound like Matt Damon?)
Hollywood has always been hypocritical when it comes to guns. In the wake of several violent tragedies this summer, that hypocrisy has only mounted. Yet, amid extensive discussion of gun control, some research professionals have resurrected the most sensible question – what role does virtual violence play in the disturbing surge of atrocities we have witnessed lately? Are we encouraging aggression in children?
By Maggie McKneely | | July 18, 2016 | 3:39 PM EDT
Although demonstrators have been sparking police action by throwing rocks and bottles, blocking major interstates, and disrupting everyday life in cities across the country, the lefty media narrative last week was all about the “peaceful” protesters and the evil cops that kept arresting them. Now, three Baton Rouge police officers have been killed.
By Kyle Drennen | | July 18, 2016 | 3:11 PM EDT
On NBC’s Today on Monday, co-host Savannah Guthrie teed up former Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw to compare the Republican National Convention in Cleveland to Chicago’s violent Democratic convention in 1968: “It would not be a convention without NBC special correspondent Tom Brokaw. He has covered every election, every convention since 1968....I mentioned 1968. There's something about this time and how unsettled we are as a nation that reminds us.”
MRC’s Brent Bozell: Post Owes 'Apology' 'Retraction' for 'Sloppy' Misquote of FBN's Cavuto [UPDATED]By NB Staff | | July 18, 2016 | 2:50 PM EDT
Fox Business Network brought on MRC President Brent Bozell Monday afternoon to talk about how the Washington Post smeared FBN host Neil Cavuto in an article in Sunday’s paper. In a roundup list of conservatives who were wrong about Trump getting the likely nomination, the Post inaccurately attributed a Marco Rubio quote to Neil Cavuto. After host Charles Payne asked Brent Bozell if this was “sloppy reporting,” Bozell responded that it was “absolutely sloppy” and that he thought the paper “owes an apology and a retraction.”
By Tim Graham | | July 18, 2016 | 2:32 PM EDT
While pundits start to evaluate how Donald Trump and Mike Pence performed on 60 Minutes over the weekend, let’s focus on how Lesley Stahl did. As one might expect, it was a lively debate (with all kinds of interruptions), and not a softball interview. That’s quite a contrast with how the same Lesley Stahl interviewed the Democratic ticket of John Kerry and John Edwards in 2004, and then brought in their wives for more soft soap. The major topics were their "energy" on the campaign trail and how they were singing songs.
By Samantha Cohen | | July 18, 2016 | 2:17 PM EDT
On Monday, the Morning Joe crew covered issues from Trump’s VP pick to the devastating murder of three police officers over the weekend. On the one hand, host Joe Scarborough praised Barack Obama for his “pitch perfect” tone in speeches following police shootings in Dallas and Baton Rouge. On the other hand, guest Newt Gingrich minced no words in his attack on collapsing race relations due to failed policies of the Obama Administration. The contrast was stark, as each portrayed the president in a very different light.
By Kristine Marsh | | July 18, 2016 | 1:42 PM EDT
On Monday’s The View, the liberal co-hosts predictably attacked Trump’s VP pick Mike Pence for not being liberal enough. Co-hosts Joy Behar and CNN’s Sunny Hostin led the charge, claiming that Pence was “incompetent” for his views on everything from global warming to “women’s rights.” Their treatment of Pence was polar opposite of how Behar and Hostin gushed over possible Clinton VP pick Elizabeth Warren on the show just a few weeks ago.
By Kyle Drennen | | July 18, 2016 | 12:35 PM EDT
On Monday, the three network morning shows hyped “security concerns” over Ohio’s open carry gun law and the prospect of protesters being armed around the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. On NBC’s Today, correspondent Stephanie Gosk feared: “The other concern that police have, that people are going to come here carrying their guns. There is a long list of banned items, but because of Ohio law, they are allowed to bring guns.”
By Brad Wilmouth | | July 18, 2016 | 11:54 AM EDT
On Friday's Real Time, HBO host Bill Maher attacked presumptive Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence as someone who "hates poor people" and "super, super hates gay people," who, because being Catholic "wasn't oppressive enough," "became an evangelical Christian."
He then attacked Donald Trump and his son as "a**holes," and compared Trump's children to the infamous sons of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, calling them "Uday and Qusay."