On Wednesday night, MSNBC’s Hardball guests Tim Weiner and Malcom Nance equated the speculated ties between the Trump administration/campaign and Russia to “the most politically charged counterintelligence investigation since the Soviets stole the secret of the atomic bomb” or the Queen of England compromising Abraham Lincoln.
By Randy Hall | | February 15, 2017 | 6:05 PM EST
During the past several days, people in the “mainstream media” have taken advantage of every opportunity to criticize President Donald Trump, his staff, or even people in his family. The latest example of this tactic came on Wednesday's edition of Morning Joe on MSNBC, when co-host Mika Brzezinski declared that White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway would never be a guest on the program “as long as I'm on it” because “I don't believe in 'fake news' for information that is not true. Every time I've ever seen her on television, something's askew, off or incorrect.”
By Tom Blumer | | February 15, 2017 | 5:56 PM EST
Searches at the Associated Press, the New York Times and the Washington Post for stories in English on "monarca," the Spanish term for the monarch butterfly, currently come up empty. (There is a Post story in Spanish originating with the Associated Press, but it's about a drop in the number of those butterflies present in Mexico.) This absence isn't due to a lack of interest in the butterfly. It's because there's a lack of interest in telling the American people about a concerted effort by Mexico, codenamed Monarca, to slow or halt deportations of its citizens here in the U.S. illegally to a crawl by funding efforts to clog the U.S. court system to the point where it "break(s) down."
By Clay Waters | | February 15, 2017 | 5:53 PM EST
New York Times reporter Yamiche Alcindor filed a full-page ad for the anti-Trump “resistance” for Wednesday’s edition: “Activists for Liberal Causes Join Forces Against Common foe: Trump.” The page was designed for maximum impact, with four good-sized photos of protesters, plus several long quotes from lefties running under a different eye-catching font under the headline “‘Resist’ Becomes A New Battle Cry.” The Times performed similar puffery for the unhappy left-wing campers of Occupy Wall Street, a movement that faded to nothingness despite the paper's best publicity efforts (the Tea Party, of course, got the old, white, racist treatment).
By Curtis Houck | | February 15, 2017 | 4:30 PM EST
Batten down the hatches, folks. On Wednesday after the press conference between President Trump and Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu, pure and utter panic set in on CNN as Inside Politics host John King and White House correspondent Jim Acosta bemoaned that “the fix is in” because “it would be nice, if the conservative outlets the President is calling on would ask him tough questions.”
By Katie Yoder | | February 15, 2017 | 4:15 PM EST
Investigative videos exposing Planned Parenthood’s practices boast more than 33 million views on social media. But the three broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, NBC) still haven’t mentioned them once.
By Sarah Stites | | February 15, 2017 | 3:11 PM EST
After the election, many liberal celebrities cried “Resist!” Yet, a few brave ones called “embrace.”
By Brad Wilmouth | | February 15, 2017 | 2:53 PM EST
At the end of Tuesday's Erin Burnett Outfront on CNN, the show ran a full two-minute report by correspondent Jeanne Moos which took parting shots and mocked General Michael Flynn over his resignation as the Trump administration National Security Advisor. Detailing social media users who have piled on jokes about how soon he was forced out, Moos noted that one of Kim Kardashian's short-lived marriages lasted longer, and included a snide tweet from someone citing fungal infections.
By Curtis Houck | | February 15, 2017 | 2:52 PM EST
Following President Trump’s Wednesday press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, NBC News White House correspondent Kristen Welker passive aggressively savaged Christian Broadcast Network’s David Brody and Townhall editor Katie Pavlich for questions to Trump that Welker deemed not to be “tough questions” concerning Mike Flynn.
By Kristine Marsh | | February 15, 2017 | 2:42 PM EST
On Wednesday’s The View, Whoopi Goldberg stood up for Donald Trump’s daughter Tiffany, after she was bullied by fashion magazine editors at New York’s Fashion Week. After Elle Magazine bragged about snubbing Tiffany Trump, Whoopi took the magazine to task for their rude behavior.
By James Powers | | February 15, 2017 | 2:20 PM EST
$100 trillion for a 0.3 degree temperature drop. That’s a price tag that sounds acceptable to liberals, but not to everyone. An economist and environmentalist who says man-made climate change is real still argues that is “an incredibly expensive way to do almost no good." Self-proclaimed “skeptical environmentalist and” president of the Copenhagen Consensus Center Bjorn Lomborg appeared on FBN’s Varney & Company on Feb. 14, to discuss The Paris Agreement. He advised the new president to drop the agreement and focus on other solutions. He also criticized the expense of the deal, for what it would supposedly do to temperatures.
By Scott Whitlock | | February 15, 2017 | 1:52 PM EST
The journalists at ABC on Wednesday erupted in “open hostility” to Donald Trump, accusing the President of “shutting down part of the First Amendment” by not calling on network reporters at a press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Jon Karl, Cecilia Vega and Matt Dowd repeatedly whined about the “conservative” questioners who did ask questions, lamenting that the preferred narrative of the liberal media wasn’t highlighted.
By Kyle Drennen | | February 15, 2017 | 1:37 PM EST
On Wednesday, the network morning shows declared a “White House in crisis” amid the fallout from the resignation of National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and a New York Times report on Trump campaign officials having contact with Russia during the presidential race. While those “bombshell” stories garnered 36 minutes 17 seconds of air time on the broadcasts, only a scant 2 minutes 2 seconds was featured on criticism of the serious national security leaks that fueled both stories.
By Sarah Stites | | February 15, 2017 | 1:37 PM EST
Despite her respect for marriage, actress Scarlett Johansson thinks that monogamy is unnatural. The actress aired her unconventional views during an interview with Playboy, conceding that she “might be skewered” for them..
By Katie Yoder | | February 15, 2017 | 1:30 PM EST
She isn’t joking around this time. Comedian Chelsea Handler is ready to “fight” for “life-saving” abortion giant Planned Parenthood. The day before Valentine’s Day, Medium published an essay by Handler, “Protect Planned Parenthood,” in which she defended America’s largest abortion provider