As Donald Trump announced another cabinet pick, all three networks on Friday touted liberal talking points on Labor Secretary nominee Andrew Puzder. But it was Today journalist Peter Alexander who chided the Carl’s Jr. CEO for his company’s racy ads. NBC is the same network that devoted an entire week to promoting the graphic, sex-drenched movie Fifty Shades of Grey.
By Callista Ring | | December 9, 2016 | 12:15 PM EST
Singer Taylor Swift’s rapid rise to fame transformed her from “the girl next door” into edgy pop star, and nothing makes that more evident than her latest single. According to The New York Times, Swift collaborated with former One Direction member Zayn Malik to create a song for “Fifty Shades Darker,” the sequel to “Fifty Shades of Grey,” a film that revolves around the sexual relationship between a female college graduates and a BDSM-obsessed billionaire.
By Kyle Drennen | | December 9, 2016 | 12:13 PM EST
On Friday, NBC’s Today devoted a full report to stoking fears that Donald Trump’s criticism of individual businesses could ruin people’s investments. MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle appeared on the morning show to warn viewers: “Imagine a tweet, a single tweet losing you money. 140 characters could cost you 140 bucks maybe 1,400, maybe more. That is how powerful the president's voice is, it can move markets.”
By Kristine Marsh | | December 9, 2016 | 12:11 PM EST
Every time Hillary Clinton has made a public appearance since losing the election, the media goes nuts. Even the New York Times opined about her “chance” appearances as a “political salve” for their sore loser wounds. Two of the three networks Friday morning used their morning shows to excitedly report on Clinton’s latest public appearance, where she condemned the media’s latest bogeyman, “fake news.” ABC excitedly reported on Clinton’s return to “the spotlight” with Jon Karl calling her “the most prominent voice in the democratic party.” NBC’s Peter Alexander also covered Clinton’s rebuke in a less effusive report, while CBS This Morning passed.
By Sam Dorman | | December 9, 2016 | 10:52 AM EST
Media outlets hyped former vice president Al Gore’s recent meeting with President-Elect Donald Trump. Since becoming a full time climate alarmist Gore has earned wealth and the accolades of the liberal news and entertainment media. His slideshow turned him into the “darling of Hollywood” according to the news media.
By Tim Graham | | December 9, 2016 | 10:46 AM EST
Our old colleague Mark Finkelstein at Legal Insurrection caught a humdinger today. Mika Brzezinski revealed on the air that Hillary Clinton's campaign called NBC brass and demanded Mika be taken off the air for something "journalistically inappropriate." Let that sink in: the Clinton campaign wanted Mika -- not Joe, not an MSNBC Republican like Michael Steele -- removed from morning TV.
By Clay Waters | | December 9, 2016 | 10:32 AM EST
The front of Friday’s New York Times featured Michael Shear's interview with Chuck Jones, the now-famous president of Indiana United Steelworkers Local 1999, who came under withering attack by president-elect Donald Trump on Twitter on Wednesday night, after claiming that “Trump lied his ass off” about how many U.S. jobs Trump’s Carrier move would actually save. The headline: “Trump as Cyberbully in Chief? New Twitter Attack Draws Fire.” But it's hypocritical of the paper to condemn Trump on the front page as a powerful person bullying an innocent private citizen, while letting intimidation of private citizens by Obama go unremarked upon.
By Melissa Mullins | | December 9, 2016 | 9:53 AM EST
Last week Penn wrote a long diatribe in the Daily Beast that not only treated the public to a lengthy rant on President-elect Donald Trump and the “hicks” who voted for him, but it also gave a glimpse on the beginning of his love affair with the recently departed Castro. Titled, “Sean Penn: Hollywood, Havana and Me” one would have thought to have it renamed “Hollywood, Havana and Hypocrite” because of some of the contradictory statements he made. Not only that, he somehow compared Castro to Martin Luther King and the NRA.
By Dan Gainor | | December 9, 2016 | 8:51 AM EST
We’ve come a long way from the hope of the ‘60s and ‘70s to the hate of the hate of 2016. No, I’m not talking about the media’s favorite Boogeyman -- the altright. I’m talking about the altleft’s BS that conservatives are one big Bund rally.
By Tom Blumer | | December 9, 2016 | 8:21 AM EST
On November 24, as many of us were enjoying sumptuous Thanksgiving repasts and family time, the Washington Post published Craig Timberg's turkey of a report about how "a sophisticated Russian propaganda campaign that created and spread misleading articles online" to discredit Hillary Clinton and help Donald Trump.
Very recently, probably sometime Wednesday, the Post appended an "Editor's Note" to Craig Timberg's original dispatch attempting to distance itself from its own work product. It should satisfy no one.
By Kristine Marsh | | December 9, 2016 | 7:30 AM EST
With each conservative cabinet pick, the media freaks out and does their best to characterize each person as a radical extremist. Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt was next in line for the media to attack, as the liberal women at The View were quick to bash Trump's “horrible pick” for the Environmental Protection Agency as someone who was going to leave the United States in an apocalyptic wasteland filled with polluted air and dirty water.
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | December 9, 2016 | 12:02 AM EST
Another day another leftist freak-out over an appointment by President-Elect Donald Trump from the Big Three networks. The liberal outrage Thursday was over Trump’s selection of fast food CEO Andrew Puzder to head up the Labor Department. “Continuing on the workers' front, Mr. Trump named as his new labor secretary, Andrew Puzder, a fast-food chain CEO and anti-regulation crusader who says raising the minimum wage is bad for business,” reported Dean Reynolds on CBS Evening News.
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | December 8, 2016 | 9:30 PM EST
CNN continued to stoke fear of President-Elect Donald Trump’s nomination of Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency on The Lead Thursday. “’At the risk of being dramatic. Scott Pruitt is an existential threat to the planet.’ That's quite a charge,” host Jake Tapper said, as he read a tweet from Dan Pfeiffer, a former adviser to President Barack Obama. He was speaking to reporter Rene Marsh who brushed way Republican grievances with the agency before giving a report smearing Pruitt.
By Randy Hall | | December 8, 2016 | 6:24 PM EST
While a guest on Wednesday's edition of the Fox News Channel's Tucker Carlson Tonight program, Mike Rowe -- a cable television host best known for his work on the Discovery Channel's Dirty Jobs program and the Somebody's Gotta Do It series on the Cable News Network -- criticized students at colleges and universities who burn the American flag because it's not persuasive to destroy “a symbol so many people care so much about.”
Noting that “nobody's disputing the right to do any of this stuff,” Rowe stated that burning the flag is “a great way to get attention, but I'm not personally convinced it's a great way to make people think differently” about what they believe and “how they feel” about the nation.
By Brad Wilmouth | | December 8, 2016 | 5:46 PM EST
Appearing as a guest on Wednesday's New Day to talk about his CNN special on President Barack Obama, CNN's Fareed Zakaria dismissively suggested that the number of people killed by terrorism in the U.S. in the past decade is "trivial," and recalled that President Obama has a history of pointing out that "more Americans drown in their bathtubs every year than are killed by international terrorists."