Early on in what instantly became a heated CNN Democratic Debate on Thursday, co-moderator Dana Bash repeatedly spared with Hillary Clinton over her refusal to release the transcripts of her paid speeches to large Wall Street firms like Goldman Sachs and when Clinton ducked her questions, Bash told her that this is “not about the Republicans” she despises.
By Tom Blumer | | April 14, 2016 | 8:38 PM EDT
Yesterday was supposed to be a glorious day for the people involved in organizing something they called the "Million Student March."
On Monday, they had priceless free publicity provided by leftist luminaries at the Huffington Post. They had a new source of support and participation from the "Black Liberation Collective." They had four platforms students could supposedly believe in and get behind. They had reasonably nice weather in much of the country. According to the Daily Caller, with all these positive factors working in their favor, the perhaps "hundreds" of rallies involved typically drew ... uh ... well, between 10 and two dozen people. Most establishment press outlets have saved the poor kids the embarrassment of exposure; but one pair of especially gullible TV stations in Maine played along, and thoroughly beclowned themselves.
By Erik Soderstrom | | April 14, 2016 | 8:25 PM EDT
In the midst of a 2016 campaign in which students claimed to be “frightened” and “in pain” because they saw pro-Trump messages scrawled in chalk around campus, Indiana University was plunged into a panic at the presence of a Dominican Friar, a Dartmouth sorority canceled its annual Kentucky Derby party after protesters cried “racism,” and the University of Southern California student government attempted to impeach Senator Jacob Ellenhorn for inviting a conservative speaker to campus, last night’s episode of The Middle couldn’t be more timely.
By Curtis Houck | | April 14, 2016 | 8:19 PM EDT
Thursday’s CBS Evening News featured a segment in which chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook tag-teamed with the White House and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to attack Republicans for not going along with demands to create $1.9 billion (that could be passed through Congress) to allow the CDC and NIH to fight the Zika virus.
By Clay Waters | | April 14, 2016 | 8:12 PM EDT
Amy Chozick, one of the New York Times’ chief Hillary defenders, made Thursday’s front page with an evident attempt to boost Clinton’s sagging appeal among blacks, while assuming bad faith on the part of police, in “Black Victims Mothers Step Forward for Clinton.” Both Chozick and liberal Clinton embraced the current liberal media conventional wisdom that President Bill Clinton’s crime bill was grievously flawed and harmed blacks, never mind the former president's own passionate defense of the law.
By Tim Graham | | April 14, 2016 | 8:06 PM EDT
GQ Magazine is mostly stuffed with fussy ads for men’s dressy clothing. But when it turns to politics, the love for Obama is intense. Last November, they published an Obama cover story by sportswriter Bill Simmons that oozed that Obama "carries himself like Roger Federer, a merciless competitor who keeps coming and coming, only there's a serenity about him that disarms just about everyone.He casually compared himself to Aaron Rodgers, and he wasn't bragging.”
Now GQ editor-in-chief Jim Nelson has penned an even gushier valentine titled “Why Obama Will Go Down as One of the Greatest Presidents of All Time: Already missing our soon-to-be-former POTUS.” Nelson insisted “the truth is coming, and it sounds like this: Barack Obama will be inducted into the league of Great Presidents.”
By Randy Hall | | April 14, 2016 | 7:04 PM EDT
In a sign of just how heated this year's presidential election has become, a national political reporter resigned from his post at the New York Observer the day after the weekly newspaper – which is owned by Donald Trump's son-in-law -- endorsed the Republican front-runner a week before Tuesday's GOP primary.
According to an article posted on the Huffington Post website and written by senior media reporter Michael Calderone, Ross Barkan, who had worked at the paper for three years, stated that “a variety of different factors” led to his decision, even though he acknowledged the endorsement – which was published online Tuesday afternoon and appeared in Wednesday’s print edition -- was one of them.
By Scott Whitlock | | April 14, 2016 | 5:18 PM EDT
CNN anchor Chris Cuomo on Thursday gushed over socialist Bernie Sanders, wondering what it feels like to have thousands “shouting your name?” The New Day anchor, who previously bashed Marco Rubio for “backward-looking” positions, fawned to Sanders: “To be here tonight with tens of thousands of young people shouting your name, believing in you, what does it mean, from where you came from and where you are tonight in the same place?”
By Edgard Portela | | April 14, 2016 | 4:15 PM EDT
The United States Department of Justice just released statistics for 2015 showing fewer deportations. The report also indicates that half of those caught in illegal border crossings never make it to court. Both Univision and Telemundo swept the story under the rug.
By Tom Blumer | | April 14, 2016 | 1:45 PM EDT
Just three months after Arch, the nation's Number 2 coal mining company, filed for bankruptcy, Number 1, Peabody Energy, has followed suit. Five of the industry's largest firms have now gone bankrupt in the past 12 months.
Two Associated Press stories on Peabody this week managed to avoid mentioning the name of President Barack Obama, whose hostility toward the industry has been obvious since his first presidential campaign, or to directly cite his administration's Environmental Protection Agency as a factor in the firm's trip to bankruptcy court.
By Tim Graham | | April 14, 2016 | 12:56 PM EDT
In 2016, 25 years after her testimony, Anita Hill has offered no more substantiation of her unproven claims of sexual harassment by Clarence Thomas than she did in real time. But the media keep kissing her ring. On the front page of the Style section of The Washington Post on Thursday came an article headlined “Anita Hill kick-started an overdue discussion.” Inside it was "Anita Hill spurred harassment dialogue."
Post writer Monica Hesse began tenderly, poetically: “Anita Hill. Anita, still.”
By Kyle Drennen | | April 14, 2016 | 12:24 PM EDT
On her Wednesday night show, Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly described a recent meeting with Donald Trump to “clear the air” in wake the Republican frontrunner’s months of public attacks against her. However, appearing at the annual Women in the World forum on April 6, Kelly ripped into her media colleagues for their excessive and skewed coverage of the billionaire’s campaign.
By Alatheia Larsen | | April 14, 2016 | 11:21 AM EDT
With the federal tax deadline moved to April 18 this year, people have an extra three days to procrastinate on their 2015 returns.
Even with this extension, Americans will still have to work on average another six days before reaching Tax Freedom Day -- the day they’ve earned what the government will take from them during 2016. But the evening news shows have refused to talk about it.
By Scott Whitlock | | April 14, 2016 | 11:07 AM EDT
The journalists on Good Morning America, Thursday, eagerly touted a new poll finding that “most the country doesn’t like” Ted Cruz and Donald Trump. What did they ignore from their own survey? A majority of Americans aren't fond of Hillary Clinton either. Reporter Jon Karl trumpeted, “This poll looks at the Republican candidates and shows that the most of the country simply doesn't like them.”
By Kristine Marsh | | April 14, 2016 | 10:37 AM EDT
On Charlie Rose Wednesday night on PBS, guest host (and CBS anchor) Jeff Glor interviewed journalist Jacob Weisberg, who is Editor-in-Chief and contributor to the Slate Group, (which publishes Slate Magazine), on his new book about Ronald Reagan. At mid-interview, Glor asked Weisberg what Ronald Reagan would think about the current GOP party, giving the liberal journalist plenty of time to bash the presidential candidates and paint Reagan as liberal on immigration, abortion and “tolerance" in the GOP.