For the past few weeks now the media has been putting pressure on Bernie Sanders to bow out of the race for the Democratic nomination. Shockingly, some have even taken to vetting his policies to aid in this endeavor. So, it may not come as a surprise when ABC’s and NBC’s Sunday shows failed to report about a controversial Democratic state convention in Nevada, which ending with Sanders supporters crying foul over the alleged misconduct by party insiders.
By Brad Wilmouth | | May 15, 2016 | 12:35 PM EDT
As Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick appeared as a guest on Friday's Legal View with Ashleigh Banfield to discuss his state's resistance to the Obama administration's directive on transgender bathroom access in public schools, he and host Banfield got into a contentious debate on the issue in which the CNN host gave credence to people of one gender claiming to be of the opposite gender.
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | May 15, 2016 | 11:07 AM EDT
With Donald Trump as the presumptive nominee of the GOP the liberal media has finally decided to do what they neglected to do during the nomination process, vet his past. With the release of the so called “Trump Tapes,” audio recordings that purport to show Trump pretending to be his own publicist, it’s clear the media has taken a much greater interest in his dealings than those of Hillary Clinton. On Fox News Sunday pundit Brit Hume scolded the media for their bias.
By Edgard Portela | | May 15, 2016 | 10:20 AM EDT
The anti-law enforcement bias prevalent in the way Univision covers the news isn’t limited to bias against enforcement of U.S. immigration law. It also extends to include bias against voter ID laws across the country - laws that are designed to protect against voter fraud and safeguard the integrity of the American electoral process.
By Tim Graham | | May 15, 2016 | 8:48 AM EDT
An invitation to a fancy state dinner at the White House clearly isn’t seen as an obvious sign that a journalist is “in the tank” for President Obama. Friday night’s state dinner for the presidents of five Nordic countries drew two nightly-news anchors – David Muir of ABC and Lester Holt of NBC – three, if you count Fox Special Report anchor Bret Baier.
Muir and ABC News vice president Robin Sproul were probably hoping the Obamas were too polite to notice that just last year, Muir editorialized that an “elegant state dinner” went forward while Baltimore was shut down over rioting!
By Brent Baker | | May 15, 2016 | 12:21 AM EDT
HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver caught some interesting camera-work when President Barack Obama gave remarks at a conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia a few weeks ago. Enjoy the clip and Oliver’s take on it shared during the April 24 edition of his Sunday night show.
By Tim Graham | | May 14, 2016 | 11:31 PM EDT
Following the lead of The New York Times, NPR on Saturday touted a new American trend – “climate change refugees,” people being subsidized by the federal government to move away from their lives on the coast.
By Jeffrey Lord | | May 14, 2016 | 9:09 PM EDT
You have to be amazed at the way the media elite decides what is “news” and what is “not news.” It's news that President Obama issued an edict to schools insisting on transgenders in the bathroom of their choice. It's not news that a man in Chicago entered a bathroom and strangled an eight-year-old girl. That might hurt the narrative insisting no men ever threaten girls in a public bathroom.
By Tim Graham | | May 14, 2016 | 7:33 PM EDT
Freedom of speech often seems like an optional concept up north in Canada. CBC News reports that an upcoming awards gala on Radio-Canada canceled a comedy sketch about freedom of expression, since an insurance company hired by the event’s producers “repeatedly asked the comedians to alter the content of the sketch.”
Quebec comedian Guy Nantel wrote the sketch with Mike Ward, “who is known for his cutting and often vulgar jokes.”
By Tim Graham | | May 14, 2016 | 3:49 PM EDT
On Wednesday morning, NPR’s Morning Edition bowed deeply to the late “hippie dippie” comedian George Carlin. The man who mocked everyone else in an increasingly sour, misanthropic way was revered as a figure of “eternal respect.”
The occasion was Carlin’s egotistically organized archives of his career being donated to a new National Comedy Center. NPR reporter Elizabeth Blair never found a note of controversy in his history, just an echo of reverence:
New Yorker’s Adam Gopnik Calls On ‘Intelligent’ Conservatives to Vote For ‘Moderate, Tested’ HillaryBy Tom Johnson | | May 14, 2016 | 3:11 PM EDT
Gopnik contended that if Donald Trump became president, his agenda could not be “bounded in by honest conservatives in a Cabinet or restrained by normal constitutional limits.” Therefore, he must lose in November, and toward that end, Gopnik urged “intelligent” conservatives to back Hillary Clinton, opining that their oft-discussed alternatives to Trump -- voting for a third-party candidate or not voting in the presidential election -- are “meaningless.”
“Voting against Trump is an act of allegiance to America,” asserted Gopnik. “Hillary Clinton…was in the White House, once, and helped preside over a period of peace and mostly widespread prosperity. One can oppose her ideology (to the degree she has any), be unimpressed by her record (as contradictory as it may be), or mistrustful of her character. God knows, it is bitterly hard to defer to a long-standing political enemy, but it is insane to equate a moderate, tested professional politician with a crypto-fascist. Doing so is possible only through a habit of hatred so distended that it no longer has any reference to reality at all.”
By Brad Wilmouth | | May 14, 2016 | 3:03 PM EDT
Appearing as a guest on Friday's Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO, left-wing film maker Michael Moore asserted that "race hatred" by the Republican party in Michigan was to blame for Flint's water pollution problems, but he also ended up placing some of the blame on President Barack Obama for assuring people that the water was safe to drink. The two left-wingers also spent about four minutes musing over the many things they like better about Europe than the United States. although they both ironically ended up admitting they prefer to live in the U.S.
By Clay Waters | | May 14, 2016 | 11:45 AM EDT
The New York Times is worried about a shift to the right in Latin America and put its concern on the front page. Simon Romero reported from Brazil about the suspension from office of leftist president Dilma Rousseff during her impeachment trial. But instead of focusing on allegations of budgetary flimflamming by her administration, Romero tried to scare readers with the new, more conservative administration taking over, one of whose many sins made it into the sub-headline: “Interim President May Move Brazil to the Right – All-Male Cabinet and Other Shifts Amid on Impeachment.” An all-male cabinet? Horrors!
By Scott Whitlock | | May 14, 2016 | 11:15 AM EDT
The journalists at Good Morning America on Thursday looked at a Newsweek expose on the differences between teens in 1966 and 2016. Fifty years after the magazine published, “The Teen-Agers,” Amy Robach revealed, “There are distinct differences, says Newsweek between today's teens and teens in 1966. Fifty years ago, teenagers most admired icons were JFK, Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Lyndon Johnson and Helen Keller.”
By Tom Blumer | | May 14, 2016 | 11:00 AM EDT
The establishment press has given an open mic to proponents of raising the minimum wage nationally, and has cheered $15-per-hour legislation passed in California and New York earlier this year as "historic."
The silence from those same quarters, e.g., the Associated Press, the New York Times and others, is deafening now that one of the predictions of those who have criticized such sharp increases, which take the minimum to double the current federal level of $7.25 and triple the $5.15 seen in early 2007, is beginning to come true. Critics have contended that employers would mechanize key processes to control their labor costs faster than they otherwise would have. That is exactly what The Wendy's Company, "the world's third-largest quick-service hamburger company," is about to start doing.