Olympic sharpshooter Kim Rhode won a bronze medal in skeet shooting on Aug. 12, becoming the first woman to win medals at six consecutive Olympics. That was a remarkable feat. But despite her achievements, Rhode does not have “a single sponsor from outside the firearm industry.” Major companies like Coca-Cola and Procter & Gamble turned down sponsorship requests, according to Bloomberg.
Egyptian Snubs Israeli at Rio Olympics, Economist Mag Criticizes Israelis' 'Holier-Than-Thou Protestations'By Clay Waters | | August 17, 2016 | 9:28 AM EDT
Olympic judo competitor Islam El Shehaby of Egypt refused to shake hands with Or Sasson, the Israeli opponent who defeated him, after their August 12 match. Media coverage, though not widespread, was condemnatory of the Egyptian’s unsportsmanlike snub and religious hostility. Except for a post by the semi-anonymous blogger “N.P.” at the U.K.-based magazine The Economist, a magazine with an anti-Israel ideological line, which argued that “Israel’s holier-than-thou protestations, though, risk sounding shrill," and that it could have been a lot worse, referring to “the bullets that killed 11 Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics in 1972.” Only “bullets” killed the Israeli athletes?
By Sarah Stites | | August 17, 2016 | 8:33 AM EDT
Women’s magazines are notoriously pro-choice. Therefore when the tweet below appeared in my feed this morning, I thought I knew what to expect.
By Tim Graham | | August 17, 2016 | 7:39 AM EDT
The Washington Post on Wednesday hailed Planned Parenthood boss Cecile Richards as “supremely polished, perpetually on-message and surrounded by a highly protective media operation.” What’s unclear is whether the Post is outside or inside her media operation. The classy-looking pictures? Taken by The Washington Post. The gush about how well put-together she is, what a terrific political machine she has? Provided by The Washington Post.
Online the headline was “The abortion rights movement is bolder than it’s been in years. That’s Cecile Richards’s plan.” By “bold,” they could mean shameless, starting with the omissions in Caitlin Gibson’s puff piece.
By Curtis Houck | | August 17, 2016 | 1:10 AM EDT
Tuesday’s Hardball on MSNBC featured textbook Chris Matthews with liberal spin (fretting over Donald Trump bringing up Clinton scandals in the debates), a decent segment (a touching tribute to the late John McLaughlin), and creepiness (uttering “what’s new, pussycat” to a female guest), but it also included a struggle with the facts as Matthews claimed that 2016 marks a chance for Democrats to control Congress and the White House for the first time since the Johnson administration.
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | August 17, 2016 | 12:25 AM EDT
In what many on Tuesday called “an extremely rare step,” the FBI handed over their notes and other documents pertaining to their investigation of Secretary Hillary Clinton’s private e-mail server to Congress. Also on Tuesday, rumors swirled that Donald Trump was seeking debate advice from the former Chair of Fox News Rodger Ailes. While CBS and NBC dedicated almost equal time to both stories, the superficial ABC dedicated more than twice the time to Trump’s debate prep.
By Tom Johnson | | August 16, 2016 | 11:33 PM EDT
As you probably know, Sean Hannity and The Wall Street Journal’s Bret Stephens recently sniped at each other regarding Donald Trump. Those hostilities, suggested Zack Beauchamp in a Monday piece, were more on the level of an NFL intrasquad game than, say, Steelers vs. Ravens in the playoffs. Beauchamp argues that Hannity and Stephens, whatever their differences over the GOP nominee, have something much more important in common: a “conservative worldview, defined by a widespread acceptance of unsupportable ideas, that helped give rise to Trump.”
By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | | August 16, 2016 | 11:01 PM EDT
When The Washington Post puts its top investigative reporters on the beat of the distant youth of presidential candidates, there's no telling what student scandal that they might uncover. In 2012, the Post devoted a 5,400-word front-page article to breaking the news that at 17, "Romney's pranks could go too far." He was accused of giving a classmate at Cranbrook Academy an involuntary haircut, and this was invested with deep meaning across his life.
In 2016, the Post investigators celebrated Hillary Rodham Clinton's 1969 gave a commencement speech insulting liberal Republican Sen. Edward Brooke as too conservative, too out of touch. It was a "moment of glory," the Post proclaimed, the culmination of what "her campaign now describes as social justice activism."
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | August 16, 2016 | 10:57 PM EDT
After failing to find time to report the corruption conviction of Democratic Party “rising star” Kathleen Kane during their hours long morning shows Tuesday, the “Big Three” networks ABC, CBS,and NBC still couldn’t find the time to inform the public that same evening. “Pennsylvania's embattled attorney general announced Tuesday that she will resign by the end of Wednesday after she was convicted this week of leaking secret criminal files and then lying about it,” reported the Associated Press.
By Bruce Bookter | | August 16, 2016 | 10:46 PM EDT
ESPN’s Around the Horn has gone from one of the best, longest running panel shows the network has ever had, to an absolutely farcical flagship of left-wing lunacy.
By Melissa Mullins | | August 16, 2016 | 9:54 PM EDT
The Washington Post’s Robin Givhan is a liberal hack posing as a fashion writer, so it should come to no surprise that she completely trashed Ivanka Trump’s photoshoot for an upcoming issue of Harper’s Bazaar.
The headline was "Reintroducing Ivanka: The privilege is still all hers."
By Curtis Houck | | August 16, 2016 | 8:38 PM EDT
Vox was, well, being Vox on Monday morning as criminal justice and LGBTQ writer German Lopez ruled in a piece entitled “Riots are destructive, dangerous, and scary — but can lead to serious social reforms” that he doesn’t condone destruction of property like what was seen in Baltimore, Ferguson, and Milwaukee, but there are benefits from “a serious attempt” by rioters to “forc[e] change after years of neglect by politicians, media, and the general public.”
By P.J. Gladnick | | August 16, 2016 | 8:22 PM EDT
Donny Deutsch has a big fear about an impending jihadist attack. He is worried that jihadists would instigate terrorism because they supposedly think it would help Donald Trump win. He made this assertion not once but twice on With All Due Respect. Deutsch begins worrying about a Trump victory due to jihadists at the 1:10 mark of the following video.
By Brent Baker | | August 16, 2016 | 6:24 PM EDT
New on August 15: Actress Meryl Streep claimed “it’s very recent that” women have “been admitted to the United States with our rights.” Reminiscing about her Democratic convention speech in favor of Hillary Clinton, she heralded it as “a moment in history and I felt like I was surfing this huge wave of wonderfulness.”
By Jorge Bonilla | | August 16, 2016 | 5:57 PM EDT
It was barely a year ago when we first uncovered Univision's willfull blacking out of any potentially harmful news surrounding the Clinton Foundation. It appears that very little has changed since then. On Sunday's Al Punto, Jorge Ramos and Congressman Xavier Becerra (D-CA34) had this brief exchange upon concluding their deep analyses of Melania Trump's pre-marital immigration statuses.