Jon Tester is not a well-known politician who makes frequent appearances on cable news. But what the Montana Democrat lacks in familiarity he compensates by pulling off the most important liberal duty of all -- he shows that he cares. Really, really cares.
By Clay Waters | | February 8, 2017 | 6:16 PM EST
A full-court press by the left and congressional Democrats failed to take down the nomination of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education, and the New York Times is bitter. Emmarie Huetteman and Yamiche Alcindor on the front of Wednesday’s paper: "Betsy DeVos, a wealthy Republican donor with almost no experience in public education, was confirmed by the Senate as the nation’s education secretary on Tuesday, but only with the help of a historic tiebreaking vote from Vice President Mike Pence after weeks of protests and two defections within her own party."
By Brad Wilmouth | | February 8, 2017 | 6:13 PM EST
On Wednesday afternoon, during live reaction to White House press secretary Sean Spicer's recently concluded press briefing, CNN's chief political analyst Gloria Borger fretted that it was "troubling" that President Donald Trump is "stoking fear with the American public" in his push to reinstate the travel ban involving some Muslim countries.
By Curtis Houck | | February 8, 2017 | 5:31 PM EST
In a hilarious case of irony, The 11th Hour host and serial liar Brian Williams teed up guest Charlie Sykes on Tuesday to lambaste conservative media (like the one you’re reading) for being why no one trusts mainstream media in the age of Trump and alternative facts.
By Lindsay Kornick | | February 8, 2017 | 5:04 PM EST
I’ll never understand why slamming white people and only white people is considered a joke. Furthermore, I can’t understand how liberals seem to do it so easily despite their claim “love trumps hate.” Both those things are on full display from just one line in the most recent episode of Fresh Off The Boat.
By Kyle Drennen | | February 8, 2017 | 4:42 PM EST
During an appearance on Fox News Monday night, former CNN host Piers Morgan offered a stunning rebuke to the media, calling out them out for being “in the tank of Hillary Clinton” during the 2016 campaign and openly hostile to President Trump after “their candidate didn’t win.” He then demanded that press show the commander-in-chief “more respect.”
By Mike Ciandella | | February 8, 2017 | 4:16 PM EST
The Syrian Assad regime has “killed at least 13,000 people since the start of the 2011 uprising in mass hangings at a prison north of Damascus known to detainees as ‘the slaughterhouse’,” according to an Amnesty International report covered by The Associated Press. This is the same regime that has used chemical weapons to control its own people. Despite all three networks posting the AP story on their official websites yesterday early afternoon (ABC was the last at 1:56 PM), the evening shows of ABC, CBS and NBC refused to mention this staggering report.
By Scott Whitlock | | February 8, 2017 | 4:04 PM EST
Liberal HBO host John Oliver sneered that he won’t let the “viscerally horrifying” Donald Trump ruin the creativity of his show. Talking to USA Today on Wednesday about the upcoming season of Last Week Tonight, Oliver complained, “I always believed he was going to do what he said, which is why I was so against him becoming president. That doesn’t make it any less viscerally horrifying.”
By Katie Yoder | | February 8, 2017 | 3:23 PM EST
One abortionist is revealing his abortion religion – and one New York Times writer couldn’t get enough of it.
By James Powers | | February 8, 2017 | 2:31 PM EST
CNN Money tried to have it both ways on “Trumponomics,” blaming bad currency news on the new president the same day it refused to credit him for any positive impact on the jobs report. On Feb. 3, CNN Money blamed President Donald Trump’s rhetoric for a weaker dollar, but ignored the possibility his rhetoric positively impacted jobs in January. Maybe, that’s why Trump and others have dubbed CNN “fake news.” Both stories were labeled “Trumponomics.”
By Clay Waters | | February 8, 2017 | 12:25 PM EST
New York Times Scott Shane pushed back against Donald Trump’s claim that the media was not adequately covering Islamic terrorism on Wednesday’s front page: “Terror News Underplayed? Many Say No.” But Shane, the paper’s intelligence report, does not have much credibility on that issue given that his reporting has taken great pains to downplay the terror threat from radical Islam. Less than two weeks ago Shane was featured on Sunday’s front page, approvingly quoting a silly batch of stats that attempted to quantify the terror threat down to nothingness
By Kyle Drennen | | February 8, 2017 | 12:24 PM EST
On Wednesday’s NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer feared that President Trump was only focused on pleasing his supporters rather than reaching out to “the entire country.” Political analyst Nicolle Wallace voiced similar concerns and urged the Republican to move left.
By James Powers | | February 8, 2017 | 12:22 PM EST
MRC Vice President of Business and Culture Dan Gainor called out the media for their “PC” coverage of radical Islamic terrorism. On Feb. 7, Gainor appeared on Intelligence Report with Trish Regan, and analyzed Trump’s recent comments blasting the media’s “very dishonest” coverage of terrorism around the world.
By Tom Blumer | | February 8, 2017 | 12:12 PM EST
At the Associated Press, George P. Shultz, James A. Baker III and six other formerly despised Republicans and business leaders have suddenly become "GOP senior statesman." What accounts for this instant transformation? The group is pushing what it calls a "Conservative Case for Carbon Dividends.” In a Tuesday evening Wall Street Journal op-ed, Shultz and Baker advocated "a gradually increasing carbon tax" accompanied by massive redistributions of income. The AP's headline writers and reporters Catherine Lucey and Julie Pace could barely conceal their glee. In the process, they massively misrepresented the results of the Obama administration's efforts to build up "renewable energy from sources like solar."
By Scott Whitlock | | February 8, 2017 | 11:27 AM EST
All three networks on Wednesday sympathized with Elizabeth Warren, lamenting that the uncivil Republicans on Capitol Hill “silenced” her as things got “nasty.” ABC, CBS and NBC focused less on the Democratic Senator’s smear that Republican Jeff Sessions is a racist and more on the affront against Warren being cut-off mid-speech.