Breaking: Chris Matthews apologized, on air, tonight for a remark he made the other night about nobody wanting to watch
By Randy Hall | January 28, 2016 | 7:21 PM EST
In a move to eliminate any possibility that the Huffington Post might be a “fair and balanced” news website, the liberal organization has begun adding a harsh message at the bottom of every article dealing with Donald Trump, the GOP front-runner in this year's presidential contest.
The addendum reads: “Note to our readers: Donald Trump is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist, birther and bully who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslins -- 1.6 billion members of an entire religion -- from entering the U.S.”
By Ken Shepherd | January 28, 2016 | 5:55 PM EST
Betraying his ignorance of the Constitution, MSNBC's Chuck Todd today essentially asked Cruz campaign senior communications advisor Alice Stewart why her boss doesn't just waltz up the marble staircase of a federal courthouse to get a federal judge, any federal judge, to rule from the bench that the Texas senator is a natural-born citizen and hence eligible to serve as president if elected.
By Matthew Balan | January 28, 2016 | 5:36 PM EST
Ebony magazine senior editor Jamilah Lemieux ran to Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson's defense in a Thursday post on Twitter over his apparent choice of clothing, but also took the opportunity to tout how the NFL player "divorced a WW [white woman] when he signed a big contract and got with a Black single mom."
By Katie Yoder | January 28, 2016 | 4:51 PM EST
When it comes to the Texas indictment of pro-life activists, Whoopi Goldberg is interested in only one point: Planned Parenthood is not guilty. But she was shocked when one of her co-hosts defended the unborn.
On Tuesday, The View ladies discussed a new “hot topic”: how a Texas grand jury recently indicted the Center for Medical Progress (CMP), founded by David Daleiden. The investigation began after CMP released undercover videos last summer revealing Planned Parenthood’s harvesting of aborted baby parts. In response to the decision, co-host Whoopi Goldberg expressed delight over CMP “getting their behind handed to them.”
By Jack Coleman | January 28, 2016 | 4:21 PM EST
A helpful heads-up to media outlets covering Hillary Clinton's campaign for president -- if you haven't already, you'll soon receive a list of Words That Shall Not Be Used in your coverage, courtesy of one pissed off Lena Dunham. And if you think Dunham is unbearable on any given day, she's off the charts toxic when angry. Please don't make it worse.
During an interview with Variety this week, the creator, star and frequent writer of the purportedly entertaining HBO series Girls condemned media coverage of Clinton's campaign as "rabidly sexist" -- in every single instance.
By Ken Shepherd | January 28, 2016 | 4:09 PM EST
Don Palmer, a former secretary of the Virginia State Board of Elections, has a great piece over at the Heritage Foundation's Daily Signal website about the Washington Post's erroneous reporting about the number of Old Dominion voters supposedly at risk of being disenfranchised for lacking proper government-issued ID.
By Mairead McArdle | January 28, 2016 | 3:24 PM EST
Liberals aren’t satisfied attacking pro-life supporters in traditional media. Now they’ve unveiled a new virtual reality video to help their cause.
“Across the Line,” a pro-abortion virtual reality film shows pro-lifers hurling insults at the viewer as she “walks the line” to access an abortion clinic.
By Matthew Balan | January 28, 2016 | 3:00 PM EST
CNN's Maeve Reston pointed out the obvious on Thursday's New Day on the issue of the Democratic presidential debates: " Democratic Party has really hidden these debates, in some ways, from voters — you know, Saturday nights. It's not been as many eyeballs as on the Republican side." John Berman added some snark to Reston's observation: "If the debate falls in the woods, does it make a sound? That's kind of the Democratic method right here."
By Kyle Drennen | January 28, 2016 | 2:55 PM EST
After scolding Fox News on Wednesday over a snarky press release criticizing Donald Trump’s decision to boycott the upcoming GOP debate hosted by the network, on Thursday, NBC’s Today seemed to reverse course, with co-host Matt Lauer pointing out the irony of Trump being offended by the FNC statement.
By Tim Graham | January 28, 2016 | 2:15 PM EST
The Washington Post is puffing leftist NPR host Diane Rehm again in Thursday’s paper. Online, the headline was “Diane Rehm’s next act: Using her famed voice to fight for the good death.” That’s a clever spin for assisted suicide. “The public radio icon will step away from the mic to champion the right to die, the subject of a new memoir.”
As usual for “public radio icons,” Post reporter Karen Heller couldn't locate any Rehm critics.
By Rich Noyes | January 28, 2016 | 9:30 AM EST
As of Friday, Republican frontrunner Donald Trump’s seven-month-old candidacy has been the focus of an incredible 684 minutes of coverage on the ABC, CBS and NBC evening newscasts, far more than any of his GOP rivals. But amid that sea of Trump news, the networks have spent only about nine minutes (1.3% of Trump’s overall coverage) discussing the candidate’s clearly documented past support for liberal policy positions and his praise of leading Democrats.
By Tom Blumer | January 28, 2016 | 8:32 AM EST
The hype machine was in overdrive at the Associated Press on Wednesday as economics reporter Josh Boak covered the government's mid-morning release on new-home sales.
Boak opened by writing that "Americans rushed to buy new homes in December at the strongest pace in 10 months." Good heavens, we're talking about only 38,000 individuals or families, or about 0.031 percent of the nation's roughly 123 million households. While that's a bit of an improvement over previous months — which is why that number converted to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 544,000, the highest figure since February — it's hardly the stampede implied by the AP reporter's use of the word "rushed."
By Mark Finkelstein | January 28, 2016 | 7:16 AM EST
On today's Morning Joe, a seething Mika Brzezinski ripped Bill O'Reilly for his failure, during his interview of Donald Trump on last night's Factor, to defend Megyn Kelly against Trump's attacks on her. Trump has called Kelly a "third-rate reporter," a "lightweight" and "not good at what she does." Rather than challenging Trump over his criticism of Kelly, O'Reilly spent the segment importuning him to change his mind and appear at tonight's debate. At one point, as we noted here, O'Reilly even resorted to citing the biblical tenet of forgiveness, to which an unyielding Trump shot back that the Bible also speaks of "an eye for an eye."
Brzezinski suggested O'Reilly should have retorted: "excuse me? You're talking about her intellect? She's a lawyer . . . she's a mother of three. You do not undermine the credibility and the intellect of my colleague." Concluded Mika: "where was that, Bill? That was lame!"
By Curtis Houck | January 28, 2016 | 1:52 AM EST
Adding himself to the mix of liberal comedians expressing their approval with the indictment of two Center for Medical Progress (CMP) pro-life activists, Daily Show host Trevor Noah giggled and cheered his way through a segment on Wednesday’s show by leading the audience in “U-S-A” chants and gushing that “I love this country” and “[t]his is the best thing ever.”