CNN’s Jake Tapper on Thursday called out Barack Obama for featuring a 9/11 truther celebrity at a White House event this week. The rapper, who has repeatedly pushed conspiracy theories blaming George W. Bush for the September 11th 2001 terrorist attacks, appeared at a panel discussion on drug abuse in America. On The Lead, Tapper wondered, “Is it acceptable... for the White House which has a war against birthers, and rightly so, to have a truther come to the White House?”
By Callista Ring | | October 7, 2016 | 4:25 PM EDT
In a surprising move, Hollywood appears to have created an unabashedly pro-American, pro-law-enforcement film with Patriots Day. Director Peter Berg’s upcoming film focuses on the courage of police and citizens surrounding the Boston Marathon bombing. The Hollywood Reporter’s international editor Abid Rahman wrote that the movie starring Lone Survivor actor Mark Wahlberg will recall the horrific events of April 15, 2013, when bombs placed by two Islamic extremists exploded at the Boston Marathon, leaving three dead and 264 injured. The bombing occurred on Patriot’s Day, the Massachusetts state holiday celebrating the first battles of the American Revolution.
By Kyle Drennen | | October 7, 2016 | 4:23 PM EDT
While the national media on Friday joined Hillary Clinton’s crusade to force Florida Governor Rick Scott to extend voter registration in the state in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, anchors and reporters forgot to mention that the such a move would actually be illegal under Florida law.
By Curtis Houck | | October 7, 2016 | 3:31 PM EDT
Whether it’s the urge to link the Paris climate deal or global warming to Hurricane Matthew, the left has injected politics into a news cycle that should solely be focused on the deadly hurricane. In the last 24 hours, their focus has shifted to Florida’s registration deadline and their worries that it’d affect the 2016 presidential election with Slate providing one such instance of a liberal site airing its grievances.
By Sarah Stites | | October 7, 2016 | 3:08 PM EDT
Trevor Noah just rocked the boat. In less than five minutes, the Daily Show host defended both Donald Trump and Rudy Giuliani, while simultaneously excoriating the media for misrepresentation and selective editing.
Jamie Lee Curtis Doesn’t Understand How Women Can Vote for ‘Capitalism, Misogyny, Lies and Bigotry’ with TrumpBy Kristine Marsh | | October 7, 2016 | 2:03 PM EDT
To some actors in Hollywood, capitalism is apparently up there with misogyny and bigotry, in the list of the most evil things a candidate can stand for. Actress and author Jamie Lee Curtis, (looking and sounding very much like Rachel Maddow), said as much to Tavis Smiley on his Thursday night PBS show, claiming that Donald Trump represented all these things. Instead, she stated, Hillary stood for “women, children, education and healthcare” so the decision should be a no-brainer for women.
By Callista Ring | | October 7, 2016 | 1:41 PM EDT
The latest of the liberal-leaning Clarify podcasts on Spotify addressed the issue of police killings, attributing the problem to a “pattern of racial discrimination.” The third episode of the podcast released Sept. 27 was called “Civil Rights.” In it, host Baratunde Thurston, a former producer of The Daily Show, discussed the “lack of accountability” in policing while neglecting to include any sort of pro-law enforcement voice.
By Tom Blumer | | October 7, 2016 | 1:03 PM EDT
Media "fact-checkers" have finally arrived to the point where unpleasant facts stated by people they consider unpleasant can simply be labeled "misleading," and dismissed without anything resembling a coherent explanation.
Apparently Kurtis Lee and Seema Mehta at the Los Angeles Times have access to a special Newspeak news media version of the dictionary which contains a definition of "misleading" differing from the real dictionary: "deceptive; tending to mislead" ("mislead" as a verb primarily means "to lead or guide wrongly; lead astray"). They're using their Newspeak definition to claim that a completely factual statement by Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence about U.S. plans to accept Syrian refugees, which they label an "accusation" in their headline, is, well, "misleading."
By Scott Whitlock | | October 7, 2016 | 12:49 PM EDT
PBS host Charlie Rose on Thursday discussed Kim Kardashian and the musical Hamilton with Supreme Court Judge Stephen Breyer. Yet, he offered no tough questions on the justice’s liberalism and instead labeled him a moderate. In a fawning introduction, Rose told viewers that Breyer “is known for his pragmatism, love of literature and love of architecture.”
By Kyle Drennen | | October 7, 2016 | 11:46 AM EDT
On Friday, all three network morning shows dutifully advanced concerns from Hillary Clinton’s campaign that Hurricane Matthew could impact voter registration in Florida and touted the Democratic nominee’s demand that the state’s deadline for registration be extended to help her get more support at the ballot box in November.
By Mike Ciandella | | October 7, 2016 | 11:19 AM EDT
According to a recently released batch of emails, White House and State Department Staff had conspired to pressure CBS to not ask Kerry anything about Clinton’s email scandal during a Face the Nation interview on March 15, 2015. Jennifer Palmieri, the former White House communications director sent an email about this very interview asking "[t]hink we can get this done so he is not asked about email.”
By Kristine Marsh | | October 7, 2016 | 11:05 AM EDT
While safety is typically one’s top concern when facing a natural disaster, apparently partisan politics should be more important, to ABC. Former Bill Clinton staffer turned news anchor George Stephanopoulos turned a interview with Republican Governor of Florida Rick Scott about Hurricane Matthew into an argument for Hillary Friday morning when he badgered Scott to let Florida voters continue registering beyond the deadline, because of the hurricane.
By Tim Graham | | October 7, 2016 | 10:57 AM EDT
New York Times TV writer Dave Itzkoff caused liberals to buzz about how they miss David Letterman on television with an article on Friday headlined “Letterman Has No Love for ‘Damaged’ Trump.”
Letterman was furious about Trump’s mockery of New York Times reporter Serge Kovalesky, saying the mockery showed Trump was a “damaged human being” and “a person to be shunned.” He added Trump needs “an appointment with a psychiatrist....a diagnosis and a prescription.” He also compared him to “moths.”
By Geoffrey Dickens | | October 7, 2016 | 9:33 AM EDT
If Donald Trump thought he was in a two-to-one fight at the last presidential debate (Hillary Clinton and debate moderator Lester Holt) he should be prepared for a three-to-one fight on Sunday night. In addition to his Democratic opponent, Trump will be going up against CNN anchor Anderson Cooper and ABC reporter Martha Raddatz. A look at their careers shows they both have a tendency to lean left
By Dan Gainor | | October 7, 2016 | 7:48 AM EDT
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