Congress is in recess, so the liberal media were bound to do their best to continue to promote disruptive, far-left attendees of Republican town halls. On Friday, CBS Evening News gave those activists a boost, touting them as the “Voice of America.” Worse yet, the two-minute-and-14-second segment only allowed 15 seconds for one conservative calmly raising concerns with an elected Democrat.
By Jay Maxson | | April 14, 2017 | 7:15 PM EDT
An NBA beat writer for ESPN says he’s not sure what he can contribute to sports coverage by going political, but then found his “inner liberal” and said President Trump terrifies him because he could “end life on the planet.” Ethan Sherwood Strauss, who covers the Golden State Warriors for ESPN, made his remarks on a podcast interview with Isaac Chotiner of Slate, a publication founded by the liberal Michael Kinsley.
By Curtis Houck | | April 14, 2017 | 6:45 PM EDT
Washington Post film critic Ann Hornaday penned a column for Friday’s paper reviewing President Trump’s first 100 days as if it were a movie, blasting him as dangerous for using friendly outlets to distract from his administration lacking any “core, coherent polic[ies]” that could end in “a train wreck.”
By Sarah Stites | | April 14, 2017 | 5:59 PM EDT
The Evancho siblings have earned lots of news coverage this year. Sixteen-year-old Jackie was criticized by the LGBT community for singing the national anthem at Donald Trump’s inauguration, largely because her older sibling Juliet is transgender.
Writer: House Special Election in Kansas Shows That Red States May Be ‘Souring’ on Conservative Economic IdeasBy Tom Johnson | | April 14, 2017 | 5:06 PM EDT
Whatever was the matter with Kansas when Thomas Frank wrote his book is now less daunting for the left, believes New York magazine’s Eric Levitz, who contended in a Wednesday piece that the closeness of this week’s House special election in the Wichita-centric 4th District appears to spell trouble for conservatives.
By Sarah Stites | | April 14, 2017 | 4:28 PM EDT
Charlottesville, Virginia, residents are battling over whether Confederate statues should be removed from city grounds. But one official advocating for their elimination has a rather sordid social media history that CBS tried to hide.
By Kristine Marsh | | April 14, 2017 | 3:24 PM EDT
Friday, magazine and website The Hollywood Reporter spoke to news anchors from all of the major networks in a discussion about what the role of the journalist was in today’s day and age. ABC’s George Stephanopoulos was the most forceful of the group in arguing that it wasn’t the media’s role to share all sides of a story. In fact, he argued, it was the journalist’s job to report “the truth” and to silence viewpoints that didn’t “accept reality.”
By James Powers | | April 14, 2017 | 2:35 PM EDT
MRC Vice President of Business and Culture Dan Gainor said that Trump’s latest military strikes against Syria and Afghanistan are part of Trump’s overall terrorism strategy: “to strike terrorists where they need to be stuck.” But the liberal media “don’t want to tell that story.”
“You have a strong military so that you don't have to use this, so you don’t have to fight a World War” Gainor said on the April 13 Intelligence Report with Trish Regan. Regan and Gainor were discussing how the media would respond to Trump authorizing the use of an 11 ton bomb on an ISIS camp in Afghanistan.
Brian Williams, Rick Stengel Blast ‘Novice’ Trump Behaving Like an Autocrat; It’s ‘A Little Bit Disturbing’By Curtis Houck | | April 14, 2017 | 2:21 PM EDT
Earth to Brian Williams, it’s clear you had to learn on the job to not make stuff up! On Thursday’s The 11th Hour, MSNBC host Brian Williams and former Kerry State Department official/Time editor Rick Stengel blasted President Trump as “a novice” channeling world dictators while learning on the job.
By Sarah Stites | | April 14, 2017 | 1:01 PM EDT
To the liberals who cleave to the mantra “love is love,” all that matters in a relationship is consent. So whether it’s BDSM, a threesome or marriage to a robot, anything goes. On April 14, CNN Money promoted the latter by highlighting the world of “robosexuals” – people romantically or sexually attracted to bots – which incidentally can’t consent.
By James Powers | | April 14, 2017 | 12:51 PM EDT
Another liberal says the way to take down President Donald Trump is to hit him where it hurts — in the wallet.
The Intercept published a video from liberal activist and award-winning journalist Naomi Klein giving instructions on ways “to jam the Trump brand,” on April 12. Arguing Trump “has turned the presidency into an extension of his corporate brand,” she laid out a plan to tarnish that brand and cost him money.
Klein clearly stated her aim: “Now, i don’t mean make him seem less rich. No, I mean actively take money from him by sending his branding empire into crisis.”
“Boycotts and sidewalk protests aren’t the only way to wreak havoc on Trump’s businesses,” Klein said. “What if a whole lot of people made reservations at Trump Hotels and resorts and then all those people changed their minds right before the cancellation deadline?”
By Katie Yoder | | April 14, 2017 | 12:18 PM EDT
Of the broadcast networks, only one highlighted President Trump’s “major blow” to Planned Parenthood state funding on Thursday. Trump signed into law a bill that empowers states to halt hundreds of millions in Title X federal funding from Planned Parenthood and other organizations that perform abortions.
By Tim Graham | | April 14, 2017 | 12:00 PM EDT
Why is the liberal media so arrogant that it confuses the freedom of speech in attacking them with an attack on democracy? The other day, CNN’s Jim Acosta implied criticizing CNN was “un-American,” when that’s the kind of word CNN founder Ted Turner would have banned, since he didn’t want his anchors and reporters using the word “foreign.” Now former Chicago Tribune editor James Warren has blogged at Poynter.org on the question “Could Trump be impeached for bashing the press?”
By Katie Yoder | | April 14, 2017 | 11:55 AM EDT
At a time when comedians frequently poke fun at Christians, late-night host Jimmy Kimmel is celebrating Easter by spreading the good news through the cutest avenue possible: little children. On Thursday night, Jimmy Kimmel Live showed producers asking kids on Hollywood Boulevard, “What is the meaning of Easter?”
Strange New Respect: NYT Finds 'Widely Respected Conservative Economist' Who (Surprise) Wants More ImmigrationBy Clay Waters | | April 14, 2017 | 11:12 AM EDT
New York Times reporter Alan Rappeport found a wedge between President Trump and his most fervent supporters on an issue the paper is reliably left-wing on. He tried to gin up a controversy on pro-immigration and "widely respected conservative economist" Kevin Hassett, picked to lead the president’s Council of Economic Advisers: “In Pick of Pro-Immigration Economic Adviser, the President’s Base Senses Betrayal.” The hostile ideological labeling of the "widely respected" Hassett's opponents was typical of the paper’s pro-amnesty stance on immigration, with what seems a purposeful blurring of the lines between legal and illegal immigration