More strange new respect for the faithful on display in Monday’s New York Times, which suddenly gets religion when it is helpful to the political left (gay marriage and abortion opponents still reliably receive the Darth Vader treatment). The front of the National section featured reporter Fernanda Santos in Yuma, Arizona on a collection of Latino ministers “Preaching Gospel of Salvation for the Colorado River.” The text box: “Pastors pack sermons with tips to save a struggling waterway.” The new devil? Climate change.
By Sarah Stites | | April 18, 2017 | 4:01 PM EDT
Although she’s an out and proud lesbian, Hollywood actress Jane Lynch is looking forward to the time when our culture lets go of all labels. In an interview with NBC Out’s Mary Emily O’Hara, the actress—known for her roles in Glee and The 40-Year-Old-Virgin—dished her take on LGBT representation in the media. Although some in Hollywood have complained that it is lacking, Lynch is not one of them.
By Curtis Houck | | April 18, 2017 | 3:26 PM EDT
On Monday and Tuesday, the Twitter account for NewsBusters-stalking, far-left host Samantha Bee’s TBS show did its part for The Resistance by openly advocating for a Democratic Party victory in the Georgia sixth congressional district special election.
By NB Staff | | April 18, 2017 | 2:30 PM EDT
RESTON, VA — Media Research Center (MRC) President Brent Bozell and ACT for America Chairman Brigitte Gabriel issued the following statement slamming the networks (ABC, CBS, NBC) for ignoring the first federal case of female genital mutilation (FGM) in the United States filed under the U.S. legal code.
By Sarah Stites | | April 18, 2017 | 2:12 PM EDT
Transgender conservatives are rare. Transgender conservatives featured in Cosmo (Caitlyn Jenner aside) are rarer. In an April 17 piece published on cosmopolitan.com, senior political writer Rebecca Nelson interviewed three members of the niche community on topics ranging from President Trump to bathrooms. Some of their responses were surprising.
By P.J. Gladnick | | April 18, 2017 | 1:54 PM EDT
Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign could just as accurately been titled, Shattered: How a Pair of MSM Journalists Inadvertently Destroyed Their Credibility. The reason is that while authors Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes are now somewhat frank in revealing the faults of Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign, back when they were reporting on it they acted as cheerleaders for her.
By Brad Wilmouth | | April 18, 2017 | 1:42 PM EDT
Appearing as a guest on Monday's Tavis Smiley show on PBS, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof lamented that the media "truly wronged" Jimmy Carter and were "profoundly unfair" to him while he was President, due to "snobbishness" by the media. He also seemed happy to report that Hillary Clinton's personality has improved since her electoral loss, as the liberal columnist also recalled that she implicated "misogyny" in her loss when he met recently with the former Democratic candidate.
By Julia A. Seymour | | April 18, 2017 | 1:37 PM EDT
Climate Progress founding editor Joe Romm is furious with The New York Times for hiring a person he claims is an “extreme climate science denier.”
Romm was referring to Pulitzer Prize winner Bret Stephens of the Wall Street Journal. His rant on Think Progress against the paper included Holocaust denialism and the KKK.
By Katie Yoder | | April 18, 2017 | 1:22 PM EDT
The “war on women’s healthcare” is the “war” on Planned Parenthood, according to one Oscar-nominated actress. Never mind the health of unborn women destroyed in the womb. Nor the women abused by ISIS. Nor even the American girls reportedly tortured by genital mutilation.
By Kyle Drennen | | April 18, 2017 | 12:08 PM EDT
On Tuesday, the hosts of NBC’s Today were thrilled to have an exclusive live interview with Donald Trump’s “top agitator” and left-wing bomb thrower Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren. In addition to inviting her to blast the President over his tax returns and praising her “fight” for “the middle class, the person who doesn’t seem to catch a break,” Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie made it clear they were ready for the Democrat to run for president.
By Scott Whitlock | | April 18, 2017 | 11:40 AM EDT
Liberal journalists love other liberal journalists. Veteran CBS reporter Lesley Stahl talked to the New York Times on Sunday and praised the “unflinching integrity” of the late Katharine Graham. Graham was the publisher of the Washington Post for more than two decades, including during the Wategate era.
By Clay Waters | | April 18, 2017 | 10:47 AM EDT
New York Times reporter Julie Hirschfeld Davis took a third bite of the chocolate Easter Egg on Tuesday, writing her third prominently featured story about the supposedly troubled White House Easter Egg hunt. (Yes, three stories, plus a video.) Her review of the Easter Sunday festivities on the South Lawn of the White House made the front of Tuesday’s National section: “Putting Aside Red vs. Blue for a Day (in Favor of Pastels) – Planned Late and Pared Back, Egg Roll Still Draws Thousands to the White House.” She took a lame metaphor for White House disarray and rolled with it.
By Kristine Marsh | | April 18, 2017 | 10:45 AM EDT
The terrorist sympathizers at the New York Times got in hot water Monday, after readers rightly noted an op-ed published in Monday’s paper was written by a convicted murderer and terrorist, yet the article did not make that plain. Its author, Marwan Barghouti, former leader of the Tanzim wing of the Palestinian Fatah terrorist movement, used the space given to him by the Times to demonize Israel and draw sympathy for his anti-Israel agenda.
By Sarah Stites | | April 18, 2017 | 10:41 AM EDT
The media love to analyze Girls. Somehow, despite its low viewership, Lena Dunham’s raunchy show about four millennial women finding their way in New York City captured the fancy of the journalistic world – from Jezebel to The New York Times. Now, in the wake of the final episode, writers and critics are “mourning the end of an era” with the loss of the “influential” HBO series. But, amidst all the ruminations on the show’s legacy, no one is asking: what does the journalist-hype for Girls say about the media?
By Scott Whitlock | | April 18, 2017 | 10:34 AM EDT
Director Joss Whedon seems to really hate major sections of this country. The filmmaker behind two Avengers films, movies that Americans made into blockbusters, decided to mock an Easter message from Senator Tom Cotton. The Republican tweeted, “Happy Easter to all! He is risen. He is risen indeed!”