On Thursday, NBC’s Today applauded a partisan political stunt by Democrats to exploit the Orlando terrorist attack and push their left-wing anti-gun agenda. Co-host Savannah Guthrie opened the show by breathlessly proclaiming: “Democrats take their fight for gun control late into night....A marathon session that ended just hours ago with a deal reached with Republicans to hold two key votes.”
By Clay Waters | | June 16, 2016 | 11:46 AM EDT
The post-Orlando demonizing of the GOP, not radical Islam, as dangerous anti-gay ideologues continued in Thursday’s New York Times, as Jeremy Peters and Lizette Alvarez demonstrated in “A Death Toll Fails to Narrow a Chasm on Gay Rights.” Peters and Alvarez seemed eager to equate lack of support for gay marriage to mass murder of gays: "And the murder of 49 people in an Orlando gay club has, in many cases, only exacerbated the anger from Democrats and supporters of gay causes, who are insisting that no amount of warm words or reassuring Twitter posts change the fact that Republicans continue to pursue policies that would limit legal protections for gays and lesbians."
By Scott Whitlock | | June 16, 2016 | 11:21 AM EDT
The journalists at Good Morning America on Thursday prompted Oprah Winfrey to praise Hillary Clinton and talk about supporting her in 2016. The talk show host lauded Clinton: “I'm with her. I have to say I'm with her and I would also say that regardless of your politics, you cannot be a woman in the world and not see that this is a monumental time for women breaking the ceiling.”
By Mairead McArdle | | June 16, 2016 | 11:02 AM EDT
Father’s Day is no longer just a recognition of male dads who have loved and sacrificed for their kids.
In the wake of 2015, the year of the transgenders, Father’s Day 2016 will celebrate the fraction of a percent of dads who decided they are women, sometimes leaving their families in order to “experiment.” Other modern dads are not even male.
By Kristine Marsh | | June 16, 2016 | 10:51 AM EDT
Appearing on Thursday’s Good Morning America, Fox News host Bill O’Reilly denounced the politicization of the mass shooting in Orlando. “[I] hate to see this war on terror politicized because that's what's going on,” O’Reilly complained after anchor George Stephanopoulos brought up how various politicians have made the shooting a policy issue for their side. O’Reilly unleashed on what liberal journalists like Stephanopoulos don’t understand about why most Americans oppose strict gun control.
By Mira Ebersole | | June 16, 2016 | 9:42 AM EDT
Award-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss lashed out at ABC over its miniseries about fraudster Bernie Madoff. He specifically complained about the network’s refusal to name banks in Madoff. “They were afraid [the banks] would sue,” Dreyfuss told The Hollywood Reporter’s Stephen Galloway.
By Melissa Mullins | | June 16, 2016 | 9:38 AM EDT
Rolling Stone — the same magazine that pushed a fictitious college rape story, allowed Sean Penn to be “journalist” for a day by writing an article on the infamous drug lord “El Chapo,” and who slapped the Boston bomber's face on the cover of their magazine — now has the audacity to take advantage of the horrific Orlando massacre by a radical Islamic terrorist by making a plea to repeal the Second Amendment.
By Scott Whitlock | | June 16, 2016 | 9:05 AM EDT
The conservative website The Federalist on Wednesday corrected a massive reading comprehension fail by liberal, gun-grabbing celebrity Seth MacFarlane. Federalist senior contributor Daniel Payne noted that the Family Guy creator “tweeted out two charts to seemingly make the case for gun confiscation.” Yet, they prove exactly the opposite of MacFarlane's point.
By Tim Graham | | June 16, 2016 | 7:41 AM EDT
On Wednesday night, CNN anchor Anderson Cooper spent almost 14 minutes defending himself against Florida attorney general Pam Bondi’s complaints about how he “grilled” her (a word CNN even used) about being an anti-gay politician in the wake of the Orlando mass shooting. Cooper lamely claimed he was “respectful” before, during and after the interview and denied he was showing anger....and in the denial showed all the same disrespect and anger (and disingenousness) he brought to the original interview.
Bondi told WOR radio (as CNN replayed) “I've been getting horrible hatred, e-mails and texts now based on Anderson's story. So that was just sad because he had a real opportunity to bring our country together yesterday and talk about what's right and what's good instead of a story filled with anger.”
By Curtis Houck | | June 16, 2016 | 12:54 AM EDT
Roughly 24 hours after attacking Christianity as contributing to the Orlando terror attack on the gay night club, Wednesday’s CBS Evening News did their due diligence in devoting a full segment to how a slew of Islamic countries punish anyone who is or suspected of being gay with death.
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | June 15, 2016 | 11:29 PM EDT
Not only did NBC champion Democratic Senators for filibustering for gun control during Wednesday’s Nightly News, they also praise the late-night comedy shows for helping viewers. But what were the hosts really saying? “They're the funny men and women we turn to when we need to laugh, but there's been little to laugh about in the last few days,” stated host Lester Holt, “And now late-night hosts have once again found themselves straddling the lines between comedians and consolers.
By Clay Waters | | June 15, 2016 | 11:29 PM EDT
The New York Times despises Donald Trump's use of the issue of Islamic terrorism during his run for president. Patrick Healy and Thomas Kaplan's front-page story accused Trump of "a classic tactic of demagogy" in “Old Political Tactic Is Revived: Exploiting Fear, Not Easing It," while new writer Max Fisher went to amazing lengths to suggest there's some doubt as to the killer's motive in “Trying to Know The Unknowable: Why Attackers Strike.”
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | June 15, 2016 | 9:48 PM EDT
During their evening news coverage Wednesday NBC and CBS championed Senate Democrat Chris Murphy’s (Ct.) filibuster for movement on gun control legislation. Reporter Peter Alexander praised Murphy’s actions as, “a filibuster fueled by frustration,” on NBC’s Nightly News. “Democrats commandeering the Senate floor, trying to force a vote to toughen up gun laws,” Alexander continued.
By Curtis Houck | | June 15, 2016 | 9:34 PM EDT
The “All-Star Panel” during FNC’s Special Report always can be counted on to contribute outstanding opinions and Wednesday was no different as they slammed a New York Times editorial blaming not radical Islam but Republicans for Orlando that National Review’s Jonah Goldberg dubbed perhaps “the single dumbest editorial in the history of The New York Times.”
Nation Writer: Orlando Nightclub Massacre Just the Latest Example of ‘Religiously Inspired Right-Wing Terrorism’By Tom Johnson | | June 15, 2016 | 8:57 PM EDT
While America’s longest-lasting ideological adversary of the 20th century, Communism, was obviously leftist, most observers find the new main enemy, jihadism, much harder to place on the usual left-right spectrum. Not Joshua Holland, though. In a Wednesday article pegged to last weekend’s mass murder at a gay-oriented nightclub in Orlando, Holland declared that “Islamic terrorism is right-wing terrorism…All conservative religious traditions…want to return to an idealized vision of an earlier, simpler time. When you get down to brass tacks, they’re all right-wingers.”
Holland congratulated himself and his fellow lefties for “reject[ing] the religious supremacy, hostility toward LGBT people, and insistence on traditional gender norms that’s embraced by virtually all conservative people of faith, whether they express it with violence or discrimination or strange laws governing where people pee.”