Bill Simmons welcomed Caitlyn Jenner to the set of his HBO show, Any Given Wednesday, on Wednesday night.
By Randy Hall | | August 4, 2016 | 6:45 PM EDT
During Thursday's edition of MSNBC Live, host Stephanie Ruhle clashed with two Donald Trump supporters, going so far as to tell Michael Caputo “I'm not going to allow that!” when the former Trump staffer claimed that the Democratic presidential campaign is sending out talking points “so the media is covering what Hillary Clinton wants.”
Ruhle fired back that “these are Donald Trump's words, day in and day out at event after event that we're talking about. They have nothing to do with Hillary Clinton.”
By Matthew Balan | | August 4, 2016 | 6:04 PM EDT
On Thursday's New Day, CNN's John Berman did his best to defend the Obama administration's secret shipment of $400 million to Iran right before the Islamist regime released four American prisoners. Former Rep. Mike Rogers criticized the payment, but Berman countered that "the President...said money was going there...We did not have the details about the plane...the euros — things like that." He later underlined, "Isn't the key to diplomacy...that everyone gets to declare victory?"
By P.J. Gladnick | | August 4, 2016 | 4:29 PM EDT
Have you ever had somebody try to sell you on something but the pitch goes on and on and on with a complicated explanation which is almost impossible to understand? If you are smart, you would walk away with your hand on your wallet.
Such was the case yesterday when Gene Sperling, Hillary Clinton's economic adviser, attempted to explain her economic policies on Bloomberg's With All Due Respect to hosts John Heilemann and Mark Halperin. His seemingly endless complex explanations seemed to frustrate the hosts until Heilemann asked Sperling to very briefly explain her economic policy. The result? Sperling went on another yet filibuster that did nothing to enlighten the hosts. This was actually one of several Sperling filibusters beginning with his overlong explanation about how Hillary no longer supports TPP even though most people think she still does after years of her enthusiastically promoting it.
By Kyle Drennen | | August 4, 2016 | 4:26 PM EDT
On her MSNBC show on Thursday, host Andrea Mitchell bemoaned the Obama administration’s “unforced error” in sending Iran $400 million at the exact same time American hostages were released from Tehran in January. She was puzzled by the decision: “...they never explained that this other money was going – the $400 million. It’s unrelated to the nuclear deal. Why do it on the same day?”
By Clay Waters | | August 4, 2016 | 4:14 PM EDT
Thursday’s New York Times got a kick out of conservative defeats in Kansas at the local and national level, when it wasn’t from relishing Donald Trump controversies and prematurely crowning Hillary Clinton the winner of the election. Reporter Carl Hulse, always on the look-out for signs of conservative weakness, found a pattern in a defeat of “hard-right” Kansas congressman and Tea Party “firebrand” Tim Huelskamp: “Voters Send a Message in Tossing a Tea Party Firebrand From the House.”
By Curtis Houck | | August 4, 2016 | 3:55 PM EDT
Doing his part in the media’s minimizing of the $400 million the Obama administration sent to Iran around the time four Americans were freed, MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews spent a measly one minute of his Wednesday show discussing the matter only after his show carried portions of a Donald Trump rally in which the issue came up.
By Maggie McKneely | | August 4, 2016 | 3:49 PM EDT
Hollywood deserves to be criticized, but not because it is, in any way, a bastion of conservatism. Actor Jared Leto disagrees. In a recent interview with GQ Style for his movie Suicide Squad, the Oscar winner was asked if America was ready to accept a gay leading actor. Leto’s response was that in Hollywood, “I definitely don’t think a gay leading man would have the same opportunities as a straight leading man.”
By Matt Philbin | | August 4, 2016 | 3:33 PM EDT
Next time there’s a mass shooting along the lines of Sandy Hook or Charleston – to say nothing of Jihadi massacres like Orlando – and the media are blaming everyone but the shooter, remember that they themselves may be plenty culpable.
By NB Staff | | August 4, 2016 | 2:18 PM EDT
On Thursday afternoon, Media Research Center Research Director Rich Noyes appeared on the Fox Business Network (FBN) and exposed the latest double standard by the liberal media harping on various controversies befalling Donald Trump while giving minimal time to the disturbing story about the U.S. giving Iran $400 million when the Islamic country released four captured Americans.
By Elliot Polsky | | August 4, 2016 | 1:18 PM EDT
Worried about that violence-inducing pistol emoji on your iPhone? Fret no more. As The Guardian boasts, Apple has removed the dangerous symbol, replacing it with a water gun emoji.
By Scott Whitlock | | August 4, 2016 | 1:11 PM EDT
The journalists at CBS This Morning on Thursday hailed Barack Obama as the “feminist-in-chief” and praised his new essay in Glamour magazine on “women and politics.” Naturally, Democratic donor and co-host Gayle King expanded the discussion to a complaint about people disliking Hillary Clinton.
By Kyle Drennen | | August 4, 2016 | 11:54 AM EDT
After hyping “campaign chaos” for Donald Trump on Thursday’s NBC Today, co-host Savannah Guthrie turned to Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd and freely admitted the glaring media double standard in covering the presidential race: “And what irritates so many Republicans is that if it were any other candidate running against Hillary Clinton, this would be a pretty rough patch for Hillary Clinton given some of the items in the news.”
By Mira Ebersole | | August 4, 2016 | 11:31 AM EDT
Daniel Tosh, host of Comedy Central’s Tosh.0 is known for his irreverent and sometimes controversial comedic style. A few years ago, he was criticized for joking about rape. However, the topics from his Aug. 2, show won’t attract any negative attention from the liberal media. While interviewing a climate activist and posing as a Fox News host named “Dannity,” Tosh mocked global warming “deniers,” Fox News and Christians.
By Maggie McKneely | | August 4, 2016 | 10:39 AM EDT
Now that he’s is the official Republican nominee, the Trump bashing is soaring to new heights. On Wednesday night’s episode of The Late Late Show, host James Corden teamed up with comedian Denis Leary to sing a new song: “Trump’s An A*sshole.”