Major insurance company United Healthcare announced Tuesday that it would be pulling out of most of the ObamaCare insurance exchanges, after losing over a billion dollars due to the policy. This announcement was met with silence from ABC and NBC. Today the networks continued the trend of ignoring this new blow to the administration’s greatest, touted, “success” but The Kelly File gave it a thoughtful discussion worth noting.
By Kristine Marsh | | April 20, 2016 | 9:12 PM EDT
In a week where the networks have reported sympathetically towards illegal immigrants benefiting from President Obama’s immigration policies, they ignored a significant House hearing that revealed the terrible effects of these policies. Two mothers of teenagers murdered by illegal immigrants pleaded with Congress to step up enforcement of immigration policies and protect innocent Americans from criminal gangs entering the U.S. illegally.
By Curtis Houck | | April 20, 2016 | 9:11 PM EDT
Still recovering from a long night covering the New York primary results, MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews resumed his recent streak of attacks on conservative talk radio host Mark Levin by suggesting on Wednesday that Republican Senator Ted Cruz (Tex.) will lose the GOP presidential nod so he can “end up on the radio duking it out with Mark Levin.”
Slate Writer: Republicans Furious After Scalia’s Death Ruined Their Plan to ‘Screw’ and ‘Destroy’ ObamaBy Tom Johnson | | April 20, 2016 | 8:55 PM EDT
Eight Is Enough was a popular television series in the late 1970s and early ’80s. Dahlia Lithwick hinted in a Saturday article that a show about Republicans’ sour attitude toward the current Supreme Court situation might be called Eight’s Not Enough, with the key role played in absentia by Antonin Scalia.
Lithwick theorized that for Republicans, “the 2016 term was meant to be the Supreme Court’s year to destroy Obama…Had [Scalia] lived until July the docket was full of poisoned pills and silent time bombs that would have exploded in President Obama’s face this summer…GOP senators aren’t just angry about losing Justice Scalia’s seat. They are angry because the court as the weapon of choice to screw the president has been taken from them, and they want it back.”
Press Ignores Testimony of Parents of Illegal-Immigrant Murder Victims, Cleric's Outrageous 'Rebuttal'By Tom Blumer | | April 20, 2016 | 8:46 PM EDT
Three important things happened at Tuesday's hearing of the House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.
The first was the testimony of two mothers of children killed by illegal immigrants. The second was the outrageous and false contention by a Methodist bishop that the mere act of bringing attention to these heinous offenses is a form of "blind vengeance" over "isolated ... incidents." (In other words, it is our moral duty to shut up.) The third explains why very few Americans have no idea that the first two items occurred, namely that the establishment press, consistent with its practice since Republicans took over the House of Representative in early 2011, chose not to cover what happened at yet another congressional hearing.
By Tim Graham | | April 20, 2016 | 7:54 PM EDT
The Right Scoop reported that Mark Levin opened his show on Wednesday night hitting back at all the election propaganda being spouted by the media and pundits after the New York primary results. He noted 150,000 members of the Conservative Party of New York can't vote in the GOP primary for president, and Trump actually drew less votes in New York than Ted Cruz did in Wisconsin.
“The Fox News Channel – the Donald Trump super PAC – hasn’t discussed any of this, all day long. Instead, the pom pom boys and girls are dancing all over the place. Telling you that everything’s changed, even though nothing’s changed. They repeat what Donald Trump says. They repeat what his sycophants say, his surrogates say.”
By Randy Hall | | April 20, 2016 | 6:42 PM EDT
An Italian anti-Mafia prosecutor wants to make marijuana use legal in an effort to cut off profits for ISIS (the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) streaming in from its drug trafficking through Libya, according to an article posted on Wednesday by Barbie Latza Nadeau, Rome bureau chief for the liberal Daily Beast website.
“It's well known that ISIS leaders are are punishing those who use recreational drugs, which is against their peculiar version of sharia law,” Nadeau noted. “But the terror group apparently doesn’t have a problem with pushing those same drugs for profit -- which is why it's been teaming up with the Sicilian Mafia to cash in on the lucrative trade.”
By Matthew Balan | | April 20, 2016 | 6:14 PM EDT
On Wednesday's At This Hour, CNN's Kate Bolduan lobbied Bernie Sanders's senior media adviser, Tad Devine, to lighten up in his campaign's attacks on Hillary Clinton, following the Vermont senator's loss in the New York primary: "Bernie Sanders said there's no change in strategy moving forward. But when you look forward...do you need to have a change in tone? The Clinton campaign is furious over what they call false character attacks from your campaign leading up to New York....You guys are basically helping Republicans here."
By Brad Wilmouth | | April 20, 2016 | 5:43 PM EDT
Appearing as a guest on Wednesday's CNN Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin, liberal CNN political commentator Angela Rye accused "Clinton world" of trying to smear then-candidate Barack Obama in 2008 by leaking a photograph of him in "African garb" as she predicted that the two current Democratic factions will be able to unite after the nominating process as they did for the 2008 election.
By Scott Whitlock | | April 20, 2016 | 5:32 PM EDT
ABC on Wednesday preemptively offered a blast of liberal outrage over no woman being on the American currency. A couple hours after the Good Morning America story aired, it was announced that Harriet Tubman would replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill. Reporter David Wright alerted, “There are glass ceilings and there are paper ceilings, it seems. Here in the U.S., a woman has never been featured on the front of paper money.”
By Clay Waters | | April 20, 2016 | 3:29 PM EDT
Amy Chozick, chief Hillary Clinton follower and supporter at the New York Times, joined in the celebration of Clinton’s solid win in Tuesday’s New York primary on the front page: “Democratic Primary Triumph Is a Story of Love Rekindled.” Chozick went far beyond praise for a successful campaign, molding carpetbagging Clinton into a true blue New Yorker, dancing and playing dominoes all across the city and ending with Hillary triumphant: “'I love New York,' Mrs. Clinton said, squinting in the bright primary-day sun."
By Curtis Houck | | April 20, 2016 | 3:12 PM EDT
Hot Air editor Jazz Shaw offered an excellent piece on Tuesday completely debunking the false claim put forth on the Friday edition of MSNBC’s All In from fill-in host Steve Kornacki that the House Select Committee on Benghazi is the “longest running investigation” of its kind. Hoping to use a bogus chart to bolster his fib, Kornacki stood in contrast to even the liberal site Politifact as they debunked it back in October when the Clinton campaign trotted out this line for the media to seize upon.
By Mairead McArdle | | April 20, 2016 | 1:56 PM EDT
The crew of possibly the most hardcore transgender acceptance TV show has a problem with the set’s new trans-friendly bathrooms, TMZ reports.
Bathrooms on the set of Amazon’s “Transparent” were changed to unisex in keeping with the spirit of the show in order to be more inclusive of transgenders, of which there are many on this set. The bathroom sign was altered to feature the universal sign for “all genders,” and restrooms are now open to all.
By Katie Yoder | | April 20, 2016 | 1:42 PM EDT
The media shy away from calling an unborn human being a “baby” or “person.” But according to one star, before she gave birth, she “grew a human.”
New Girl actress Zooey Deschanel graced the cover of Redbook’s May 2016 issue. Inside, the 36-year-old talked motherhood with freelance writer Jessica Pressler after giving birth to her little girl, Elsie Otter, last year.
By Scott Whitlock | | April 20, 2016 | 1:10 PM EDT
Nightline reporter David Wright on Tuesday was mistaken for a Hillary Clinton supporter by an angry “Bernie bro.” Talking to New Yorkers in Washington Square Park, he was interrupted. Wright related, “We were chatting with one Sanders supporter... then a Bernie bro barreled up, assuming I'm the enemy because I'm wearing a tie.”