Thursday morning, CNN’s Kate Bolduan brought on a local Louisiana journalist to discuss his paper’s editorial calling for President Obama to stop his vacation and address the devastating flood which has killed 13 people and been called “the worst disaster since Hurricane Sandy” by the Red Cross. The journalist, Peter Kovacs, editor for The Advocate, Louisiana's largest daily newspaper, compared Obama’s behavior to Bush’s after Katrina and said Obama needed to remember that being President was a “24/7 job,” vacation or not.
By Elliot Polsky | | August 18, 2016 | 2:21 PM EDT
This June was marked by a wave of radical Islamic terrorist attacks – in Turkey, in Orlando, in a Paris suburb, in Israel, and elsewhere around the world. As the bodies piled up and nations were gripped with grief and rage, broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) did their best to call the horror anything other than the work of terrorists.
By Mira Ebersole | | August 18, 2016 | 2:01 PM EDT
GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump bought an earring cuff from NYC-based jewelry company Lady Grey. When that company chose to insult her because of her father and brag about it, The Huffington Post applauded. The headline of HuffPo’s style section story was, “A Jewelry Brand Just Threw The Best Shade At Ivanka Trump.” “Mic.Dropped,” said Jenna Amatulli’s subhead on Aug. 17.
By Scott Whitlock | | August 18, 2016 | 12:57 PM EDT
It’s now been 258 days since Hillary Clinton last had a press conference. ABC and NBC on Thursday continued to yawn about this fact, but CBS This Morning actually raised the subject. Reporter Nancy Cordes also highlighted the fact that Tim Kaine previously slammed Bill Clinton for his affair with Monica Lewinsky.
By Tom Johnson | | August 18, 2016 | 11:43 AM EDT
It’s often noted that Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are the most disliked presidential nominees in a long, long time. Vox’s Klein claimed in a Tuesday piece that their unpopularity extends to the media, especially in Trump’s case. “While it’s ridiculous to suggest the media likes Hillary Clinton — her relationship with the press is famously, legendarily toxic — the media is increasingly biased against Trump,” acknowledged Klein. “He really is getting different, harsher treatment than any candidate in memory. That he deserves it is important context to the discussion, but not, I think, the whole explanation.”
By Sam Dorman | | August 18, 2016 | 11:01 AM EDT
Overreaction and panic are typical of the environmentalist left. Cosmopolitan magazine proved it again as they ordered people to stop consuming avocados ... for the trees’ sake. “You need to stop eating avocados, right now,” Cosmopolitan demanded Aug. 17.
By Clay Waters | | August 18, 2016 | 10:12 AM EDT
The New York Times did its part for the Hillary Clinton campaign (and President Obama’s legacy) in Thursday’s edition, offering happy talk about lost coal jobs in Kentucky, skipping over some inconvenient facts that would cloud the pro-Democratic narrative, while another story bashing Donald Trump’s tax plan passed up a golden opportunity to revive Clinton’s infamous “dead broke” comment.
By Tim Graham | | August 18, 2016 | 8:33 AM EDT
The day after the Washington Post Style section gushed over Cecile Richards, the nation’s leading advocate for “terminating” babies, the same space on Thursday mocked RNC spokesman Sean Spicer for making little kids “burst into tears” when he calls their parents on the phone. Post reporter Ben Terris revealed Spicer’s is name is a “curse word” to an anonymous reporter.
Terris also relayed what clearly tickled him the most – Spicer being called “Sean Sphincter” in his college paper:
The New Yorker Assumes 'Libtard' Is Rush's 'Favorite Epithet'; Ann Althouse Proves He's Never Said It on AirBy Tom Blumer | | August 17, 2016 | 11:44 PM EDT
Ronald Reagan was fond of saying, "It isn't so much that liberals are ignorant. It's just that they know so many things that aren't so."
One of the things that liberals "know that isn't so" is that conservative talk radio hosts are all crude people who routinely hurl racist, sexist, homophobic and other epithets over the airwaves. This would explain why the layers of fact-checkers and editors at The New Yorker felt no need to verify the accuracy of the following sentence in the opening paragraph of an essay ("HOW ROUSSEAU PREDICTED TRUMP") by Pankaj Mishra: "In India, Hindu supremacists have adopted Rush Limbaugh’s favorite epithet 'libtard' to channel righteous fury against liberal and secular élites." But blogress and University of Wisconsin law professor Ann Althouse did — and forced a correction.
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | August 17, 2016 | 11:19 PM EDT
“I’m starting to hate that moment when Olympic runners helped each other to the finish line,” declared Slate writer Justin Peters in a headline on Wednesday. The moment in question occurred during a 5,000 meter heat in Rio on Tuesday. Nikki Hamblin of New Zealand fell and took out American Abbey D’Agostino with her. D’Agostino help Hamlin to her feet, while Hamblin cheered on D’Agostino when she showed signs of a knee injury, and both finished roughly two minutes behind first place.
Condescending Joy Reid Attacks ‘Clinton Cash’; ‘No Evidence’ Clintons Used Foundation for Personal GainBy Curtis Houck | | August 17, 2016 | 10:16 PM EDT
Always one of the more egregious liberal pundits in dismissing Clinton scandals, MSNBC’s Joy Reid filled in for Chris Hayes on Wednesday’s All In and sought to imply that since Breitbart News chief executive and now Trump campaign chief executive Steve Bannon helped fund the organization that allowed Peter Schweizer to write Clinton Cash, the book’s claims are not just “false” but reckless.
By Tim Graham | | August 17, 2016 | 7:37 PM EDT
USA Today put the latest troubling signs of private insurers bailing out of Obamacare on the top of the front page Wednesday. But something really obvious was missing from the text of the entire article – the name “Obama.”
The headline for this beating-around-the-bush story was “Health care costs to rise in 2017: Aetna pullout in 11 states reflects insurance industry upheaval.”
By Randy Hall | | August 17, 2016 | 6:39 PM EDT
During a guest appearance on Tuesday's edition of MSNBC's Morning Joe program, Cokie Roberts -- a political commentator for National Public Radio and ABC News -- hammered people who still support Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump as “morally tainted” and an example of “textbook racism.”
Roberts said of the approximately 40 percent of American voters who polls say still support Trump: “I mean, there’s just no question about that. You can’t say ‘He’s a racist and what he says is textbook racism, but I support him because he’s the nominee of my party.’”
By Scott Whitlock | | August 17, 2016 | 6:03 PM EDT
The new chief executive of the Donald Trump campaign owns a stake in Seinfeld royalties, a fact that naturally was used to make fun of Stephen Bannon on MSNBC. With All Due Respect co-host Mark Halperin admitted that “we jumped at the chance to combine Seinfeld” and Trump. The journalist then played an extended montage of reporters making fun of Bannon and clips of the comedy classic.
By Curtis Houck | | August 17, 2016 | 5:43 PM EDT
MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews had always been a big admirer of now-former Democratic Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane, so he was naturally beside himself on Tuesday night as he gave a news brief on Kane being found guilty of nine criminal charges stemming from a series of leaks to a grand jury concerning a legal and political rival.