On Saturday's AM Joy on MSNBC, during a discussion of the defeat of right-wing politician Geert Wilders's political party in the Netherlands, MSNBC analyst Christopher Dickey derided Donald Trump as a "right-wing extremist" and "lunatic" who is "nuts" as he theorized that Europeans are rejecting such politicians because of the U.S. President. And recurring MSNBC guest and Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin declared that GOP ideology under Trump is "abhorrent" as she declared that "I don't consider myself a Republican any longer."
By Callista Ring | | March 19, 2017 | 9:52 PM EDT
Sunday’s episode of Making History, “The Boyfriend Experience,” stuck with the theme of defiling the Founding Fathers, with Samuel Adams and John Hancock proclaiming themselves as “two of the world’s most accomplished lovers.” When Dan (Adam Pally) travels back in time seeking advice after his girlfriend, Paul Revere’s daughter, runs off, he finds Adams and Hancock leaving a church service. Hancock tells him that Dan has “come to the right place” before Adams chips in, “Where better to receive erotic counsel” than outside of a Church? Hollywood is probably really proud of that attack on both religion and the Founding Fathers in the same joke.
By Tom Blumer | | March 19, 2017 | 8:25 PM EDT
At Yahoo News, Lisa Belkin, its Chief National Correspondent, filed a story on Saturday about how "Trump-induced insomnia stalks blue-state America." The writer, who is apparently too disengaged despite her position to cover substantive national issues, reports that "Blue America is having trouble with sleep — tossing and turning as they lie awake, then falling into nightmares," and they "tend to blame the 45th president of the United States."
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | March 19, 2017 | 4:49 PM EDT
On Sunday, Director of the Office of Management and Budget, Mick Mulvaney was doing his due diligence to help sell President Donald Trump’s federal budget by making the rounds on some of the network morning shows. When he appeared on CBS’s Face the Nation and NBC’s Meet the Press, moderators John Dickerson and Chuck Todd peppered the White House official with ridiculous and conflicting questions. “Well, what about the President's vacations? You know, when he goes down to Mar-a-Lago,” Dickerson pressed while openly admitting that it was a “political question.”
By Tim Graham | | March 19, 2017 | 4:30 PM EDT
MRC vice president Dan Gainor appeared on CNN’s New Day on Sunday to discuss the Trump administration’s budget plan, which zeroes out money for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. While the PBS lobby tried to claim America deeply loves a channel that they barely watch, Gainor hit hard enough on its left-wing tilt to cause the anchor to ask if the defunding was about “conservative revenge.”
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | March 19, 2017 | 1:33 PM EDT
Following a recent foreign policy dust-up between the White House and Britain over unfounded allegations of spying, the liberal media took it upon themselves to speculate the future of the long standing relationship. And during ABC’s This Week the network’s chief foreign correspondent, Terry Moran mocked the Trump administration and argued that all of Europe was laughing at the expense of the United States.
By Tom Blumer | | March 19, 2017 | 1:31 PM EDT
If a federal judge allowed a lawsuit to proceed alleging that police led participants in a far-left protest rally into a gauntlet of violence-prone right-wing counter-demonstrators, and that several protesters were pummeled and hurt as a result, it would be nationally prominent news. But the national establishment press, and the California press outside of the San Francisco Bay area, have just demonstrated that when the political affiliations of those involved are different, it's not news, even when the aggrieved protesters win a significant court victory affirming their depiction of events.
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | March 19, 2017 | 10:56 AM EDT
Following the White House’s release of a proposed federal budget on Thursday the liberal media went into a frenzy as they framed it as an assault against old people, the poor, and cancer research. But according to The Federalist’s Mary Catherine Ham on Sunday’s Inside Politics, that’s the childish behavior Washington had become known for. “No one wants to cut anything,” told the CNN panel, “And I think that was the most revealing thing, as it often is, that we cannot have a grown-up conversation about actually making priorities in government.”
By Tim Graham | | March 19, 2017 | 8:55 AM EDT
To underline how The Washington Post is a Democratic Party newspaper, the Sunday edition has a front-page puff piece on Sen. Al Franken. “Franken takes a judicious approach,” reads the newspaper headline. Online, the love is more palpable: “Al Franken may be the perfect senator for the Trump era — a deadly serious funnyman.”
By Jack Coleman | | March 18, 2017 | 10:10 PM EDT
Don't hold your breath waiting for MSNBC's Rachel Maddow to trumpet her next scoop, assuming the next time it's actually hers and not someone else's. In the wake of Maddow's is that all there is? report about Donald Trump's 2005 tax return that revealed the not at all shocking news that Trump was actually quite wealthy, at least as of a decade ago, and also paid tens of millions in federal income taxes, the backlash from both sides of the divide has been furious.
By Clay Waters | | March 18, 2017 | 7:37 PM EDT
President Trump’s first proposed budget resulted in a patchwork of short, dire stories dominated two pages of the print edition Friday. The headlines provide the tone for the ideologically loaded stories: “Researchers Bristle at Extent of Cuts” at the National Institute of Health and Department of Energy. Meanwhile, the Department of Housing and Urban Development was “‘Hurt and Upset’ Over Potential Losses,” and “States Would Lose Help in Emergencies” because of cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency.” Let’s focus on perceived Trump attacks on two liberal playpens in particular: public broadcasting, and the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment of the Humanities.
By Tom Blumer | | March 18, 2017 | 6:19 PM EDT
He's done it before, but he quadrupled down this time. CNN's serial plagiarist Fareed Zakaria, who insists that former President Barack Obama's administration was "largely scandal-free," contended on Don Lemon's CNN Tonight show Friday evening that Donald Trump owes his whole life, his success and his election to the presidency to "bullsh*tting."
By Brad Wilmouth | | March 18, 2017 | 6:17 PM EDT
On Friday's PBS NewsHour, the show's regular "Shields and Brooks" segment unintentionally summed up the major problem conservatives have with the show -- that there is no actual conservative panel member giving a contrasting point of view against liberal columnist Mark Shields as he and New York Times columnist David Brooks often show little disagreement when discussing the week's political news. As the two men were both critical of Republicans over both ObamaCare repeal and the White House budget, not only did Shields at one point declare that "I can't argue with any point that David (Brooks) made," but a bit later, host Judy Woodruff observed that "both of you are saying the same thing." Shields then joked: "What? I hope not. I mean, there's no point in watching."
By Jay Maxson | | March 18, 2017 | 3:43 PM EDT
Colin Kaepernick is a free agent and the chirping of crickets is deafening amid the silence among NFL general managers. One anonymous GM, quoted by The Mercury News, suspects the lack of interest shown in the controversial quarterback stems from the fear of fan backlash or hate for the former 49er who refused to stand for the national anthem last season.
By Katie Yoder | | March 18, 2017 | 2:15 PM EDT
Lifetime believes in a time for death too. Next month, the network is bringing a euthanasia-centered series to an American audience. Mary Kills People follows Mary Harris (Caroline Dhavernas), a single mother and ER doctor, as she pursues the night job of illegally killing the terminally ill so that they can die “on their own terms.”