CNN political analyst David Gergen's recent hyperbolic claim that Donald Trump may have had the worst first 100 days of any President in history was so over the top that even his CNN colleagues are still laughing at him the day after. On Saturday's CNN Newsroom, after right-leaning actor and former Gergen subordinate Ben Stein jabbed his former boss by recalling how bad Abraham Lincoln's first 100 days were, CNN political analyst Ron Brownstein joined in by noting that William Henry Harrison died in his first month, inspiring laughter from Stein and CNN host Ana Cabrera. Gergen notably made an appearance on CNN Newsroom a couple of hours and doubled down, claiming Trump's first 100 days may have been worse than Lincoln's.
By Brad Wilmouth | | March 25, 2017 | 7:06 PM EDT
On Thursday's CNN Tonight, host Don Lemon picked up on Democrats hyping a photograph of President Donald Trump meeting with the House Freedom Caucus because all members of the conservative group are white men. Lemon recalled a friend of his who cracked that "the only thing brown in that picture is the table," while CNN analysts Nia-Malika Henderson and David Gergen also weighed in to fret over the lack of diversity. Debating three panel members who were arguing from the left, conservative CNN political commentator Jack Kingston only got a modest amount of help from CNN political analyst Mark Preston in making the point that the White House had met with other groups other than just the Freedom Caucus.
By Clay Waters | | March 25, 2017 | 4:20 PM EDT
The New York Times engaged in some serious labeling overload (and a bit of post-mortem grave-dancing over the House Freedom Caucus) in the run-up and aftermath of the failure of Republicans in Congress to pass a bill repealing and replacing Obamacare. A nasty online headline no doubt brought chortles to the smug liberals who read the Times: “Republicans Land a Punch on Health Care, to Their Own Face.”
By Jeffrey Lord | | March 25, 2017 | 4:00 PM EDT
It is one of the most famous liberal media narratives in American history. On November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. For anyone alive in the day - I was in the 7th grade - it was a horrific moment. The America of 1963 was experiencing the beginning turmoil of the Civil Rights movement. There were a handful of military “advisers” in a far off place called Vietnam. But for the most part the country was at peace, its eyes already trained on Thanksgiving, a mere week distant, and the Christmas holidays that would follow.
By Tim Graham | | March 25, 2017 | 2:30 PM EDT
Washington Post humor columnist Gene Weingarten demonstrated how far that liberals will go to defend self-mutilation by transgenders. Troubled by a penis? Weingarten compared healthy, functional body parts to a child with a cleft palate: "This is fixable. Because a child is born with a cleft palate, it doesn't mean he needs to go through life with a cleft palate."
By Mike Ciandella | | March 25, 2017 | 1:30 PM EDT
All it took was one picture of Trump meeting with an all-male Congressional committee to get the BBC to lump him in the same boat as a country that until 2015 didn’t allow women to vote. The liberal Twitter mob attacked the White House on March 23 after Vice President Mike Pence tweeted out a picture of President Trump meeting with the House Freedom Caucus. Although Kellyanne Conway was in the room off screen, critics complained that the photo of a meeting about the now-defunct GOP healthcare bill didn’t include any women, but the BBC took it one step further.
By Christian Toto | | March 25, 2017 | 12:15 PM EDT
The attempt to shame conservative star Tim Allen is a textbook example of how liberals play the Selective Outrage game. And reporters are only too eager to join the fray. The star of Last Man Standing recently cracked a joke about Hollywood’s treatment of conservatives. Sitting on the couch at Jimmy Kimmel Live, Allen explained to Kimmel the pressure his fellow Republican stars face in the Age of Trump.
By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | | March 25, 2017 | 7:45 AM EDT
In the stunned aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, America healed in part by tuning in to Saturday Night Live, just a few miles from the wreckage of the twin towers of the World Trade Center. We all felt like New Yorkers and like Pentagon employees after radical Islamic terrorists killed more than 3,000 Americans by hijacking four airplanes.
Now, many years later, the American Civil Liberties Union is demonstrating their bizarre definition of “civil liberties” by complaining that the 9/11 terrorists are not having their civil rights respected. “Will the 9/11 Defendants Ever Get a Fair Trial?” Most Americans wonder why anyone responsible for 9/11 is still breathing. But guess who supports that radical take? Stars of Saturday Night Live.
By Tim Graham | | March 24, 2017 | 6:39 PM EDT
Ken Shepherd at The Washington Times reports the Associated Press sent a politically correct update to subscribers on Friday. In its style manual, it’s now urging journalists to avoid using the cursed “gender binary.” Science identifies two genders, but the liberal media exquisitely feels a rainbow of “gender fluidity.”
The AP Stylebook now matches the LGBT manual precisely. "Not all people fall under one of two categories for sex or gender, according to leading medical organizations, so avoid references to both, either or opposite sexes or genders as a way to encompass all people."
By Scott Whitlock | | March 24, 2017 | 5:38 PM EDT
David Gergen is clearly having trouble with reality. After the Republican ObamaCare repeal bill was pulled, the CNN analyst on Friday insisted that Donald Trump’s first 100 days are the “worst we’ve ever seen.” The worst? Worse than William Henry Harrison who died before his 100 days were completed?
By Curtis Houck | | March 24, 2017 | 5:26 PM EDT
Minutes after the GOP leadership-led bill American Health Care Act (AHCA) was pulled from the House, NBC’s Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd concocted the loony idea that the AHCA failed not because it couldn’t unite all factions of the GOP but that they chose not to work with Democrats. Over on ABC, former Clinton partisan George Stephanopoulos and correspondent Jonathan Karl were a bit overly dramatic, boasting of the “crushing,” “devastating” defeat for Republicans.
By Randy Hall | | March 24, 2017 | 4:57 PM EDT
Never one to miss a chance to slam President Donald Trump, Lawrence O’Donnell -- host of The Last Word, a weeknight program on the MSNBC cable channel -- called the Republican occupant of the White House “the laziest, most ignorant president in history.”
By Clay Waters | | March 24, 2017 | 4:56 PM EDT
New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof caught “A Smell of Treason In the Air" around the Trump White House. The title is a recent quote on the Trump administration from liberal historian Douglas Brinkley, which Kristof was no doubt eager to glom onto so he didn’t have to go even further out on a leftist limb by saying it himself. Or is that odor really Kristof’s own flop sweat? Every sentence of his column is redolent with rich conspiracy theorizing and maximalist interpretation of anything a Trump associate has ever done or said, matched by a minimum of actual hard facts. The column is pleasing the paper’s lefty readers: It’s now the second-most read shared and discussed post across nytimes.com.
By Sarah Stites | | March 24, 2017 | 4:56 PM EDT
A man who now identifies as a woman is marrying a woman who now identifies as a man. They are the first transgender couple to appear on Say Yes to the Dress in an episode Cosmo contributor Hannah Smothers called “historic.”
By Sarah Stites | | March 24, 2017 | 3:23 PM EDT
Clothing. Makeup. Emoji. And now legal status? The genderless movement is firing ahead, fast and furious, while those who cleave to traditional views are considered anachronistic at best, and bigoted at worst.