Pundits often analogize Donald Trump to figures such as Richard Nixon and Silvio Berlusconi. Less commonly put forward are parallels between Trump, onetime owner of a pro football team, and O.J. Simpson, Hall of Fame running back and unconvicted murderer. Rolling Stone’s Taibbi drew the comparison in a Wednesday piece: “Apart from the monumental scale of the error -- we put O.J. in the White House this time, instead of just letting him loose on golf courses for a few more years -- [the election] was exactly the same story of myopic intellectuals clinging to facts and rules, while scoundrels steamrolled their way to victory riding narrative and celebrity.”
By Tom Blumer | | February 10, 2017 | 7:15 AM EST
What a difference a decade and a different political party make. In November 2005, Ohio GOP Congresswoman Jean Schmidt used the same "I'm just quoting someone else" technique to criticize a fellow Member which Massachusetts Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren employed earlier this week to criticize since-confirmed Donald Trump Attorney General nominee Jeff Sessions. Schmidt was vilified to the point where she became the subject of ridicule on Saturday Night Live, while the intemperate Warren has become such an instant heroine on the left that she seems a likely favorably-portrayed subject of a skit this coming weekend, and a future candidate to host the show.
By Dan Gainor | | February 10, 2017 | 6:49 AM EST
The alt-left has lost its … it. Whatever it is, they have lost it.
We have “journalists” saying fake news is, “the equivalent of the N-word for journalists” or even questioning whether President Donald Trump is going to go full Putin and start killing journalists. Both those things happened … in one week. There’s more triggering in your average newsroom than there is at an NRA target-shooting competition.
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | February 10, 2017 | 1:48 AM EST
The Big Three networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) had a field day Thursday in the wake of the deportation of a Mexican woman, Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos, from Phoenix, Arizona. “An undocumented woman at the center of an immigration uproar has now been deported after 21 years living in the U.S., she was arrested yesterday and shipped back to Mexico today,” announced anchor Lester Holt on NBC Nightly News, “Now the family she leaves behind is voicing their outrage and pointing fingers at the president.”
By Tom Blumer | | February 10, 2017 | 12:52 AM EST
Katrina Vanden Heuvel, publisher of The Nation, went off on John McCain in an ill-advised, unhinged Wednesday morning tweet, declaring the decorated Navy veteran and former Vietnam prisoner of war an "armchair warrior." As best can be determined, vandenHeuvel is upset that the Arizona senator and 2008 Republican presidential candidate has previously stated that if Russia did indeed meddle in the 2016 presidential campaign, he would consider it an act of war.
By Lindsay Kornick | | February 10, 2017 | 12:42 AM EST
On Thursday's episode of ABC's Scandal, “Fates Worse Than Death,” we learn the background of Cyrus Beene’s (Jeff Perry) involvement in the assassination of President-elect Frankie Vargas (Ricardo Chavira). What starts as the show's typical dubious behavior dissolves into every questionable act in the book, but nothing quite as in-your-face as the ongoing gay agenda push.
By Justin Ashford | | February 9, 2017 | 11:59 PM EST
Well, nowadays it's just a matter of time before you're in hot water for something you say to someone. NBC’s Superstore exemplifies how relationships in the workplace can be almost impossible thanks to vague sexual harassment policies.
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | February 9, 2017 | 10:26 PM EST
Late Thursday evening, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a stay on President Donald Trump’s travel ban executive order effectively keeping it from taking effect. Every network in the Big Three (ABC, CBS, and NBC) led their evening news programs with the development, but ABC came off as exceptionally hyped. “Good evening, and we begin with that breaking news here tonight,” announced anchor David Muir on World News Tonight, “A major defeat for President Trump, and his temporary immigration ban.”
By Melissa Mullins | | February 9, 2017 | 10:19 PM EST
In an exclusive interview with TownHall's Cortney O’Brien, country singer Justin Moore stated that trying to speak to gun control advocates is a “misguided” attempt to “to rationalize with irrational people.” Moore said in his view, gun control is a “cop out” by politicians who would rather blame the gun rather than the criminal.
By Randy Hall | | February 9, 2017 | 7:56 PM EST
During Thursday morning's edition of the New Day program on the Cable News Network, co-host Chris Cuomo responded to a tweet from President Donald Trump that accused him of producing “fake news” by declaring that is “the worst thing you can call a journalist.” “It's like an ethnic disparagement,” Cuomo stated. “We all have ugly words for people, and that's the one for journalists.”
By Curtis Houck | | February 9, 2017 | 5:06 PM EST
Thursday’s White House press briefing was a tense affair as fireworks sparked between press secretary Sean Spicer and SiriusXM’s Jared Rizzi, who complained about the topics covered in Trump’s tweets and inadvertently (or not) gave credence to the idea of not having press secretary speak on the President’s behalf. At one point, Spicer lashed out at Rizzi for essentially arguing that Spicer’s words should be discounted compared to a presidential tweet, arguing it’s “the silliest thing I’ve ever heard.”
Fake News: Univision Anchor Pins Aurora, Newtown and Oklahoma City On 'White Men From The Extreme Right'By Jorge Bonilla | | February 9, 2017 | 5:03 PM EST
Univision's Feb. 7 late night national newscast delivered a little more than the usual bias and "Resistance" talking points. Viewers got to see some misdirection, an outrageous smear against conservatives, and even a bit of relativist "whataboutism."
By Justin Ashford | | February 9, 2017 | 4:35 PM EST
While the rest of the world is concerned with ISIS, Hollywood enjoys portraying domestic terrorism as a major threat to our security. This trend continues with NBC’s Blindspot in making U.S. citizens, including a veteran, the bad guys.
By James Powers | | February 9, 2017 | 4:16 PM EST
For years, the liberal media have given Bill Nye a platform to rant about his liberal views and now Netflix will give him an entire show. Nye, “The Science Guy,” is one of the media’s favorite global warming alarmists. He will star in a new Netflix show called Bill Nye Saves the World which will debut in the Spring of 2017. Variety’s TV Editor Laura Prudom reported that the show will attempt to refute religious leaders and politicians who espouse “anti-scientific claims.” Nye told Variety each episode will take on “complex scientific issues facing us today” such as “vaccinations, genetically modified foods and climate change.”
By Brad Wilmouth | | February 9, 2017 | 4:10 PM EST
In a pre-recorded interview in which PBS NewsHour host Judy Woodruff pressed Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan over whether President Donald Trump's travel ban for some Muslim countries is a good idea, at one point she incorrectly claimed that there had not been any "terrorist incidents" by people from the seven countries on the list. Woodruff: "But there haven't been terrorist incidents perpetrated by people from these countries." But, as documented by The Federalist, there have been two Somalis who made terrorist attacks in the U.S., as well as others who came to the U.S. to give support to Islamic terrorism.