Last Sunday’s tragic shooting at an Orlando gay nightclub dominated the news cycle this week, but are the media telling the whole story? In the second episode of The Alli Kat Show, MRC reporters Alatheia (Alli) Nielsen and Katie (Kat) Yoder discuss the three Orlando shooting stories that have been censored by the media.
By Maggie McKneely | | June 17, 2016 | 1:32 PM EDT
Allegra-D: it’s just like guns. Not safe in the hands of dangerous drug-dealers, but excellent for when you have problems of your own that need solving. At least, that’s the newest analogy that Cosmopolitan is using to dumb down the gun-control debate. The magazine is confused as to why so many people protest new gun legislation because, as they say, “the second amendment is not going anywhere.”
By Katie Yoder | | June 17, 2016 | 1:30 PM EDT
Besides the liberal media, Planned Parenthood’s biggest fans come from Hollywood – and actress Connie Britton is no exception. Earlier this week, Nashville actress Connie Britton introduced Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards at the White House’s The United State of Women Summit. Before describing Richards as her “hero” as well as a “thinker” and “visionary,” Britton made her own comments on “reproductive rights.”
By Scott Whitlock | | June 17, 2016 | 1:27 PM EDT
Although NBC and CBS on Friday covered the “unprecedented,” “deep frustration” that diplomats at the State Department have for Barack Obama’s Syria policy, ABC’s Good Morning America allowed a scant 18 seconds to the subject. This is despite allowing 14 minutes to a Demi Lovato rock concert, clearly not as important a topic.
By Kristine Marsh | | June 17, 2016 | 12:41 PM EDT
“I am not a pundit, I am not an expert and I've always, always made it a policy to stick to my job, and keep my opinions to myself,” late-night host and comedian Conan O’Brien stated on his show June 13. Ironically, right before giving his half-informed opinion on guns and “assault weapons,” (which the media adored.) Despite claiming to keep his opinions to himself, Conan's comedy routines on TBS have always leaned left and unfairly smeared conservatives. Below are just a handful of the times he didn’t pretend to be unbiased.
By Samantha Cohen | | June 17, 2016 | 12:39 PM EDT
The two Democrats being hailed as heroes of the gun control filibuster, Senator Cory Booker and Senator Chris Murphy, have used MSNBC to their advantage as they prepare for a vote on the Senate floor this Monday. Thursday, Andrea Mitchell Reports featured Senator Booker, and on Friday Senator Murphy appeared on Morning Joe. What emerged from both interviews: Republicans will not be able to face their constituents if they don’t support these measures, and terrorism creates a window for gun control reform.
By Tom Blumer | | June 17, 2016 | 11:36 AM EDT
At the New York Times, Margot Sanger-Katz is the paper's "domestic correspondent" who "writes about health care" for its "The Upshot" blog. That blog in turn is supposed to cover "politics, economics and everyday life."
In heralding the passage of a 1.5-cent per ounce tax on soda in Philadelphia yesterday as some sort of historic "watershed" accomplishment, Sanger-Katz betrayed an incredible level of ignorance of both economics and everyday life. Incredibly (well, almost), she treated the matter of whether sugary soda drinkers will see price increases at the cash register because of the new tax as something that is in doubt: "If passed on to consumers, the increase is expected to substantially reduce sales of sweetened drinks." "If"?
By Elliot Polsky | | June 17, 2016 | 11:34 AM EDT
Unlike most fathers celebrated this Father’s Day, our nation’s father, President Obama, gets to step down from his role after eight years. If Obama needs any help coming up with “three weaknesses” for his slew of post-White House job interviews, he’ll have someone to talk to. Joshua Kendall’s thinly disguised hagiography, First Dads: Parenting and Politics From George Washington to Barack Obama, comes at a good time not only for the soon-to-be former president, but also for Hillary Clinton, who rides on his legacy.
By Katie Yoder | | June 17, 2016 | 11:18 AM EDT
An organization that kills unborn babies and picks apart their limbs in a dish with tweezers still saves lives, according to its president. As the media heavily covered speeches from First Lady Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey delivered at the White House’s The United State of Women Summit this week, they lost focus on another big name speaker: Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards. During the event, Richards not only talked abortion but also agreed that her taxpayer-funded organization “absolutely” saves lives.
By Scott Whitlock | | June 17, 2016 | 11:10 AM EDT
CBS News, in an anti-Second Amendment story warning about how easy it is to get dangerous weapons, broke federal law with an undercover sting. That’s the claim from a gun store in Alexandria, Virginia. The Washington Free Beacon on Friday reported that SpecDive Tactical “has filed a report with the Virginia State Police and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives over concerns the purchase was unlawful.”
By Tim Graham | | June 17, 2016 | 10:51 AM EDT
The Washington Post’s sensitivity toward Hillary Clinton – and their liberal-Democratic belief that the women’s vote will put her over the top – came together on the front page Friday with a whole story devoted to a T-shirt vendor on the trail that sells a T-shirt that says “Trump That B*tch.” [Asterisk is mine.]
Obviously, Post reporter Jenna Johnson and her editors in the politics section thinks this represents a larger hatred of the Clintons, and of women. The Post had no comment on Wonkette T-shirts that show Trump being beheaded by Hillary or a punk-band T-shirt of Trump blowing his own brains out.
By Clay Waters | | June 17, 2016 | 9:06 AM EDT
New York Times reporter Jennifer Steinhauer gloated a little too obviously over the sight of GOP senators avoiding talking about Trump in Thursday’s “In G.O.P., Many Shades of Sentiment on Trump – ‘Never,’ ‘No Comment’ and a Fast Getaway.” Steinhauer dwelled lovingly on the issue, devoting no less than five categories of Republican responses to Trump. One can hardly imagine the Times making such a concentrated effort to personally embarrass Democratic allies of Bill Clinton during the years of his scandal-stocked presidency.
By Scott Whitlock | | June 17, 2016 | 9:02 AM EDT
Talk show host Howard Stern may be socially liberal, but he’s a staunch defender of the Second Amendment, something that liberals in the media won’t be pleased with. Discussing the Orlando attack on his show, Wednesday, Stern bemoaned, “I’m so upset about Orlando and what went down, but I can’t believe these people who come out afterwards and their answer to Orlando is to take away guns from the public.”
By Tom Blumer | | June 17, 2016 | 9:00 AM EDT
In the course of presenting what is apparently one story in a series of several on a "Divided America," David Bauder at the Associated Press portrayed two Americans with largely different news consumption habits. Though the theme of Bauder's Thursday morning report was about how Americans are "retreat(ing) into tribes of like-minded people who get news filtered through particular world views," the two people he presented "don't rely exclusively on partisan media," and go elsewhere "to hear opposing viewpoints." This essentially contradicted his attempted primary point, which is that Americans are supposedly, as his story's headline reads, "Constructing our own intellectual ghettos."
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | June 17, 2016 | 1:02 AM EDT
President Barack Obama was in Orlando, Florida Thursday to pay his respects to victims of Sunday’s terrorist attack and push for more gun control in the process. And the liberal news networks were happy to aide with his agenda on their evening news programs. “It has become a familiar ritual of a current national tragedy,” lamented NBC’s Lester Holt starting off Nightly News, “The president of the United States traveling to embrace survivors and grieving family members after an act of mass violence.”