Apparently we’ve arrived at the point in social media history, where not sending a congratulatory tweet about the legalization of gay marriage means you are anti-gay.
By Tim Graham | | September 8, 2016 | 9:44 PM EDT
On the surface, it might seem quite straightforward and objective to ask two reporters to assess the two candidates on their “climate change” policy approaches. But on Wednesday’s PBS NewsHour, the reporters were not at all objective. They were Chris Mooney of The Washington Post, who was hired after he wrote the transparently ideological books The Republican War on Science, and The Republican Brain: The Science of Why They Deny Science — and Reality. Then add Coral Davenport of The New York Times, who is a regular recycler -- of green scenarios of doom.
Both were excited Hillary Clinton would push an "even more ambitious" climate plan than President Obama.
By NB Staff | | September 8, 2016 | 7:18 PM EDT
Media Research Center research director Rich Noyes appeared early Thursday night on the Fox Business Network (FBN) program Risk and Reward to analyze the liberal media’s crusade against one of their own in NBC’s Today co-host Matt Lauer for grilling both presidential candidates the night before at a veterans forum and predicted that pressure will be on his colleague Lester Holt to go easy on Hillary Clinton in the first official debate.
By Matthew Balan | | September 8, 2016 | 6:36 PM EDT
On Thursday's Legal View, two CNN journalists played up Hillary Clinton's first press conference in many months. Ashleigh Banfield trumpeted how "Republicans can no longer say, 270-some-odd days since Hillary held a news conference. There is some real strategy to this." Nia-Malika Henderson touted that the presser was a "really smart shift for her....she's able to drive the narrative — drive the conversation."
By Tom Blumer | | September 8, 2016 | 5:39 PM EDT
"Firsts" — first man on the moon, first black president, first state to legalize something which was previously a crime, etc. — are supposed to be a big deal, right?
Tuesday evening, the Houston Chronicle reported a first in the entire history of organized labor in the U.S., and the national press is ignoring it. That's likely because it's really bad news for Big Labor. The jury verdict in a lawsuit filed by PJS Janitorial Services against the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) represents "the first time that a jury has found against a union in a business defamation or disparagement case."
By Randy Hall | | September 8, 2016 | 5:33 PM EDT
During the past several months, Hillary Clinton has had a number of serious and lengthy coughing fits, which has led several people to question if the Democratic presidential nominee is healthy enough to deal with the many requirements of occupying the White House.
One person who has discussed Clinton's health is Sooperman, who posted on The Right Scoop website that she once questioned the well-being of Cristina Kirchner during that woman's tenure as president of Argentina.
By Kyle Drennen | | September 8, 2016 | 4:55 PM EDT
On Thursday’s NBC Today, correspondent Ron Allen promoted President Obama blasting Donald Trump in the wake of NBC’s Commander-in-Chief Forum: “It didn't take much for President Obama to weigh in. At a closing news conference he was asked about those comments that Donald Trump made about our generals being reduced to rubble and about Vladimir Putin being a better leader than President Obama.”
By Alatheia Nielsen and Katie Yoder | | September 8, 2016 | 4:21 PM EDT
While conservatives have spent the last week mourning Phyllis Schlafly’s death, liberals took to Twitter to personally attack the 92-year-old conservative hero.
By Curtis Houck | | September 8, 2016 | 3:16 PM EDT
With so-called neutral media critics throwing temper tantrums late Wednesday and early Thursday about NBC’s Today co-host Matt Lauer harshly questioning both presidential candidates (including Hillary Clinton) at the Commander in Chief Forum, Fox News Channel’s Bill Hemmer and Howard Kurtz appeared to have had enough as they fired back at the desperate criticism on America’s Newsroom.
By Scott Whitlock | | September 8, 2016 | 3:11 PM EDT
CBS This Morning co-host Norah O’Donnell appeared irritated at all the talk of Hillary Clinton’s e-mail scandal at Wednesday’s Commander in Chief forum. O’Donnell on Thursday didn’t mention him by name, but seemed to join in on the slamming of the forum’s host, Matt Lauer. After complaining that other topics weren’t asked, the exasperated CBS journalist complained, “They tried to have a discussion about national security last night. Did that happen? Did we have a good contrast of the two candidates?”
By Kyle Drennen | | September 8, 2016 | 2:58 PM EDT
On Thursday, both NBC’s Today and CBS This Morning hyped an effort by Democrats to provide “smoking gun” evidence that former Secretary of State Colin Powell was to blame for Hillary Clinton’s e-mail scandal. Reporters on the morning shows dutifully used the story to distract from Clinton being hammered over the scandal during Wednesday’s Commander-in-Chief Forum.
By Sarah Stites | | September 8, 2016 | 12:32 PM EDT
Turns out, menstruation — like pregnancy and lactation — is not just a female phenomenon.
When Dr. Jennifer Gutner created the hashtag #IfMenHadPeriods, she intended to start a conversation about the “mansplaining” she witnessed regarding women’s moods during their time of the month. But in the latest conflict between feminism and transgender activism, Twitterites protested what they saw as the “erasure” of trans men.
By Kristine Marsh | | September 8, 2016 | 12:22 PM EDT
On Thursday’s Good Morning America, anchors George Stephanopoulos, Robin Roberts, and Michael Strahan talked with ABC’s Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl about last night’s forum with Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton on foreign policy. Some liberal outlets this morning expressed outraged at Matt Lauer’s questions to the two presidential candidates, and Karl agreed that Trump didn’t receive as many hard questions as Clinton did, but laid part of the blame on her performance to her lack of “practice.”
Whining NYT Reporters Lambaste Lauer for Using ‘Two-by-Four’ Against Hillary, Letting Trump Off EasyBy Clay Waters | | September 8, 2016 | 12:16 PM EDT
Those oh-so-objective journalists at the New York Times went after a fellow journalist, NBC’s Today show host Matt Lauer, for being unfair to Hillary Clinton and not sufficiently attacking Donald Trump, both during and after the MSNBC/NBC Commander in Chief Forum Wednesday night. Reporter Maggie Haberman was particularly perturbed: “Clinton basically got a two-by-four equivalent in the questions, well beyond emails. Trump got tapped on the cheek.”
By Brad Wilmouth | | September 8, 2016 | 11:48 AM EDT
Appearing on Thursday's New Day, CNN political analyst and former NBC Meet the Press anchor David Gregory repeatedly insisted that Hillary Clinton's handling of her email with a private server was "not illegal," and that this assertion is "not in dispute." He ended up claiming that the proof of this claim was that FBI director James Comey chose not to prosecute and ended up fretting over the possibility that Republicans would try to "re-litigate" the matter.