Republican Gov. Rick Snyder's position on halting Syrian refugees in light of the Paris terrorist attacks is "A gut punch to Syrians in Michigan," according to a headline for a Washington Post story in today's paper which was thoroughly one-sided on the issue.
By Matthew Balan | November 17, 2015 | 5:37 PM EST
CNN's Dana Bash hounded Senator Ted Cruz on Tuesday's New Day over President Obama slamming the Republican presidential candidate at a press conference earlier in the day. Bash touted how "President Obama called you out...and he said it was shameful for saying that there should be, effectively, a religious test for refugees — especially since...your family benefitted from the policies of America — allowing refugees in."
By Katie Yoder | November 17, 2015 | 4:03 PM EST
While the media censor women who regret their abortions, reporters are only too happy to hype stories from women who have no guilt over their abortions. Case in point: A front page article by the Washington Post recognizing the positive abortion campaign “#ShoutYourAbortion.”
Last week, the social media campaign, which urges women to tell their abortion stories, went live with a website comprised of 15 YouTube testimonials from women in an effort to “destigmatize” abortion. Those videos pricked Post reporter Caitlin Gibson's interest and earned the movement a front-page spread in Monday’s “Style” section as well as an online article posted Sunday.
By Kyle Drennen | November 17, 2015 | 1:59 PM EST
In a tirade on Monday, Fox News anchor Shepard Smith dismissed legitimate security concerns in the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks as a “collective freak-out” that was potentially “dangerous.” He then proceeded to condemn anyone opposed to bringing thousands of Syrian refugees to the United States as “extreme forces within our own political system” that lead us “towards self-destruction.”
By Michael McKinney | November 17, 2015 | 1:56 PM EST
Morning Joe featured on Tuesday, an interview with Congressman Peter King. Early into the segment, Mika Brzezinski began a war of words with Congressman King. After Brzezinski introduced the topic, King stated, “I'm extremely concerned because what the President is telling us is not true.” Brzezinski interrupted the Congressman, saying that “there is vetting,” and arguing that he was wrong. What followed was a tense segment where the Morning Joe crew questioned King on his statements and his argument’s credibility.
By NB Staff | November 17, 2015 | 1:30 PM EST
MRC president Brent Bozell appeared on the Fox Business program Varney & Co. on Tuesday to discuss the network reporters getting feisty with President Obama in Antalya, Turkey on Monday.
Fox ran video of reporters from ABC, CBS, NBC, and CNN challenging the president’s grip on ISIS. CNN’s Jim Acosta even recalled Obama calling ISIS a “JV team” and used the word “bastards” to sum up. Bozell agreed the media were tough, but predicted it wouldn't last.
By Erin Aitcheson | November 17, 2015 | 12:57 PM EST
Just being one of the girls! Barbie’s biggest fan is in fact a little boy.
You heard right. Mattel has partnered with Italian fashion house Moschino to create a limited edition Moschino-inspired Barbie doll. But in the new commercial the stylish Barbie is completely outshined by the cheeky little boy who declares “Moschino Barbie is SO fierce!” and then places a purse accessory on Barbie’s arm.
By Matthew Balan | November 17, 2015 | 12:18 PM EST
Fox News Channel's Geraldo Rivera unleashed on President Obama on Monday's Hannity, after the American leader doubled down on his strategy against ISIS at a press conference earlier in the day. Rivera bluntly stated that "the President's feelings are way too squishy for me," and that "this is malignant wishful thinking on the President's part." He later contended that "to compare them to any organization, other than the Taliban before 9/11, is really sophomoric."
By Alatheia Larsen | November 17, 2015 | 11:59 AM EST
The media’s disdain for groups that challenge apocalyptic views on climate change is often evident, but on Nov. 17, even The Washington Post realized it went too far.
The Post published an article on its website about Rep. Lamar Smith’s, R-Texas, subpoena demanding access to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scientists’ internal communications.
By Tim Graham | November 17, 2015 | 11:17 AM EST
The fact-checking of presidential debates by NPR remains uneven. At the last Republican debate, NPR assigned three reporters to “correct” four GOP claims. On Sunday night, NPR assigned only Danielle Kurtzleben to assess one claim, by Hillary Clinton, and she asserted it was pretty much okay.
Meanwhile, the Associated Press fact check found Mrs. Clinton made a claim about gun deaths that was "highly exaggerated" and “appears to be unsupported on all counts.” NPR never located that one.
By Tom Blumer | November 17, 2015 | 11:10 AM EST
The Washington Post's Erik Wemple and certain "I walked through Bedford Stuy alone" reporters are contending that, in Wemple's words, "the term 'no-go zone' is best left in retirement." No sir, it needs to be defined appropriately, then used when appropriate.
Avoiding use of the term enables a dangerous detachment from reality. There is already quite a surplus of that. Patrick J. McDonnell at the Los Angeles Times, who seems to believe that he proved something by visiting the jihadi-infested neighborhood of Molenbeek and getting out alive, demonstrated how out of touch he is by referring on Monday — three days after the Paris terror attacks and at least two days after the parties involved and their backgrounds were firmly established — to "the so-called Belgian connection in the Paris attacks." Holy moly, Patrick. What about Molenbeek being "home to two" of the Paris attack terrorists who died during their attacks and to the plots' mastermind, Salah Abdeslam, do you not comprehend?
By Brad Wilmouth | November 17, 2015 | 11:06 AM EST
Appearing as a guest on Monday's CNN Tonight with Don Lemon, CNN National Security Analyst Juliette Kayyem used tortured liberal logic to argue that, if the U.S. bars immigrants from Muslim countries, that it would actually make America less safe, not only because it "helps" the "right wing" in Europe, but also because it "gives a sentiment or a statement to ISIS that we are what they think we are," as if ISIS might admire America more if the U.S. takes in refugees fleeing ISIS in the first place.
She also asserted that "we certainly don't want" right wing governments to "rise" in Europe because "that's not going to be good for the long-term effort to fight ISIS."
By Clay Waters | November 17, 2015 | 10:52 AM EST
The New York Times editorial page got around to dealing with the Islamic atrocities in Paris in its lead editorial on Monday, but it was the "xenophobia" of "far-right" extremism in Europe that came in for the most hostility. The same day, Paul Krugman, classless as ever, asserted that "climate change" was a greater threat than Islamic terrorism. And a report from Poland pitted security against "compassion" while covering European concerts over terrorists coming in under the cover of refugees.
By Kristine Marsh | November 17, 2015 | 10:33 AM EST
Is television too graphic? That’s an argument that could be discussed ad nauseam, but this week’s decision by some networks to delay explicit television episodes, proves that even Hollywood knows how closely it can mirror a violent reality.
By Jeffrey Meyer | November 17, 2015 | 10:06 AM EST
On Tuesday’s Morning Joe, co-host Mika Brzezinski went off on a number of governors who have vocally expressed their opposition to allowing Syrian refugees into their state without a proper vetting process, calling their views “hateful” and “stupid.”