It’s one thing to mourn death. It’s another to wish it. While some prayed for an end to celebrity deaths in 2016, actor Charlie Sheen asked God to kill president-elect Donald Trump.
By Curtis Houck | | December 30, 2016 | 11:17 AM EST
Along with the unpredictable ladies from The View, MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews can almost be guaranteed to make daily appearances on the pages of NewsBusters. Whether it’s making inappropriate statements or coming up with asinine names for conservatives, Matthews has provided decades of entertainment for those on the right.
By Sam Dorman | | December 30, 2016 | 11:04 AM EST
One liberal academic argued for censorship of politicians who dissent from liberal orthodoxy on climate change. History professor at California State University, Sacramento Joseph A. Palermo argued President-Elect Donald Trump should not be able to use Twitter.
By Rich Noyes | | December 30, 2016 | 9:55 AM EST
NewsBusters is recounting the most obnoxious liberal bias of 2016. Today, we finish the series with some of the most outlandish celebrity quotes of 2016, mostly of the Hollywood elite shaking their pom-poms for Hillary, hyperventilating over the idea that Trump might actually be elected, and crying “racism” or “sexism” when things don’t go their way.
By Dan Gainor | | December 30, 2016 | 9:21 AM EST
Media types continue to duke it out labeling anyone and anything they can as alt-right. As long as it’s bad. A quick Google finds lefty journalists obsessed with the term. The Atlantic warning of another Boys From Brazil reality: “Will the Alt-Right Peddle a New Kind of Racist Genetics?” Or The Daily Beast upset about, “The Jews Begging to Join the Alt-Right.”
By Tom Blumer | | December 30, 2016 | 6:53 AM EST
Here's an update from the “fake news” front: The Associated Press published an unbylined “Fact Check” of what anyone with an ounce of sense could see is a satirical article published almost 15 months ago.
That’s only the start. PolitiFact also “fact-checked” a December 23, 2016 version it knew was of that same 15 month-old item and gave it a “Pants on Fire" rating. What in the name of Mark Zuckerberg is going on?
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | December 30, 2016 | 12:10 AM EST
In the wake of President-elect Donald Trump’s victory over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in November, the Democrats and the liberal media have been in a frenzy trying to find a reason for their comeuppance. At first they ran to their usual cries of racism and misogyny, but on MSNBC’s All In Thursday night the straw grabbing got weird as host Chris Hayes literally blamed too many people on Twitter talking about Clinton’s controversies.
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | December 29, 2016 | 9:26 PM EST
The Obama administration’s retaliatory actions against Russia on Thursday, provided perfect cover for ABC to ignore another controversial action. “President Obama has made yet another move trying to cement his legacy as an environmentalist,” announced Fox News’ Shannon Bream on Special Report. In a unilateral move Wednesday, President Obama designated two new massive national parks in two western states
By Tim Graham | | December 29, 2016 | 8:28 PM EST
Every nonprofit group is ending the year with a pitch for last-minute tax-exempt contributions, and that includes National Public Radio. NPR fans received an e-mail with the subject line "Bold, unbiased journalism." That's pretty funny coming from a network that puts a loving touch on Barack Obama in interviews and never secured an interview with Donald Trump.
Bob Dole in 1996 and Mitt Romney in 2012 also skipped an NPR interview. So every GOP challenger in the last 20 years except George W. Bush skipped public radio. Doesn't that speak volumes?
By Sarah Stites | | December 29, 2016 | 4:39 PM EST
Now and then, celebrities surprise us. Counter to the L.A. culture, some stand firmly for life, for marriage or for faith. And when that happens, it’s positively refreshing.
By Curtis Houck | | December 29, 2016 | 4:11 PM EST
Just another day at the office for NBC News, folks. On Thursday, Tablet magazine writer Yair Rosenberg caught NBC News correspondents Ayman Mohyeldin and Cal Perry publishing a error-laden piece on NBCNews.com about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that was later rewritten without a correction.
By Kristine Marsh | | December 29, 2016 | 4:08 PM EST
From one elitist liberal to another, reality television show host and chef Anthony Bourdain had a harsh critique this week for the “privileged left.” Bourdain, who has travelled the world for over a decade on screen, admitted that his time spent in “gun-country” over the years, taught him empathy and respect for conservatives, a characteristic he admitted was severely lacking among his liberal peers. Bourdain threw HBO’s Bill Maher into the mix, slamming the liberal television host as “insufferably smug.”
By Alatheia Nielsen | | December 29, 2016 | 3:12 PM EST
The media “crusade” against Trump’s use of Twitter because “they’ve decided that it’s a threat — not to the American public, but to them,” MRC’s Dan Gainor said on Fox Business Network.
By Sarah Stites | | December 29, 2016 | 3:05 PM EST
Of late, former Obama staffer Michael Wear believes the Democratic Party has viewed white Catholics and Evangelicals with apathy, if not scorn. And that’s an outlook it must change in order to move forward in 2017.
By Sam Dorman | | December 29, 2016 | 3:04 PM EST
CBS Evening News blunted marijuana's appeal after reporting how getting high could leave users violently ill. CBS has a history of touting marijuana as a medical “miracle” and economic “gold rush,” but on Dec. 28, the network hashed out the symptoms of a marijuana-induced illness called Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome (CHS).