Viewers of Saturday night’s Democratic debate probably shouldn’t expect any tough questions, at least from the right, coming from debate moderator John Dickerson.
By Scott Whitlock | November 13, 2015 | 11:41 AM EST
Former Democratic operative turned journalist George Stephanopoulos on Thursday and Friday threw softballs at Barack Obama, setting the President up to attack certain Americans as bigots and to trash Ben Carson. On Thursday's Nightline, the journalist asked about Donald Trump’s immigration and deportation plans. Stephanopoulos wondered, “So, what do you think when you hear people cheer for that?” Obama sneered, “I think is that there's always been a strain of anti-immigrant sentiment in America.”
By Julia A. Seymour | November 13, 2015 | 11:37 AM EST
Environmental activists are organizing the “largest Disobedient Action Adventure Game” for “climate justice” later this month. The global online and offline disruptions are timed as world leaders gather in Paris Nov. 30-Dec. 12 (dubbed COP21) to try to generate a climate change agreement.
Specific actions are deliberately mysterious, but activists were encouraged to form teams and embrace tactics from a group called Beautiful Trouble. That list included a wide variety of actions including hoaxes, infiltration, blockades, occupations, mass street action, “media-jacking” and “creative disruption.” The site listed potential targets as: “fossil fuel lobbyists’ hotels, corporate events promoting non-existent solutions, and toxic greenwash advertising.”
By Curtis Houck | November 13, 2015 | 10:48 AM EST
On Thursday night and Friday morning, NBC News tried their best to go after Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson by attempting to make a mountain out of a molehill of his relationship with a man who was convicted nearly a decade ago of insurance fraud while ignoring the ongoing investigation of Hillary Clinton over her private e-mail server.
By Kyle Drennen | November 13, 2015 | 10:05 AM EST
In an interview with House Speaker Paul Ryan for 60 Minutes, CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley scolded the congressman for criticizing President Obama’s unconstitutional executive action on illegal immigration: “On your first day as speaker you said you were going to wipe the slate clean. And then in your very first news conference you said the President has, quote, ‘Proven himself untrustworthy on immigration.’ That’s not wiping the slate clean, that’s blowing chalk dust in the President's face.”
By Erin Aitcheson | November 13, 2015 | 9:49 AM EST
I'd rather entrust the government of the United States to the first 400 people listed in the Boston telephone directory than to the faculty of Harvard University. – William F. Buckley, Jr.
Generally, this sentiment is as commendable today as it was when WFB originally voiced it. But that doesn’t mean Harvard faculty can’t surprise – and some of them have done just that.
On Nov. 10, 19 Harvard Law professors penned an open letter in defense of one of the university’s students, and denouncing campus sexual assault film “The Hunting Ground.” The documentary was filmed to catalog evidence of the “rape culture” the left alleges stalks modern college campuses. Instead, it’s a work of crude propaganda based on false statistics and facts that are misconstrued and misleading.
By Mark Finkelstein | November 13, 2015 | 7:57 AM EST
"Wow . . . I'm absolutely surprised by that answer . . . Are you sure? . . . Are we talking about the same person?" That was Mika Brzezinski's stunned response after her attempt to recruit retired General and former CIA Director Michael Hayden into her campaign against Ben Carson blew up in her face on today's Morning Joe.
Referring to Carson, Mika asked Hayden "are you concerned that there's a front runner whose foreign policy sensibilities seem to lack, to say the least?" But instead of playing along with Mika's leading question, Hayden replied that, based on a long conversation he had had with Carson, all of his foreign policy instincts are "right." He said Carson asked "good questions" and is a "well-meaning, serious, bright man."
By Bryan Ballas | November 13, 2015 | 7:07 AM EST
Upon its debut in 2014 Jane the Virgin, a TV show on the CW network about a woman who accidentally gets artificially inseminated, received applause from pro-abortion leftists for its “normalization” of the abortion conversation. However, Nico Lang of Salon.com was unsatisfied. While applauding the show’s “non-judgemental view of motherhood,” she lamented that it “is unable to show the empathy for all the choices women have to make about their bodies.” The headline lamented "birth is the one choice that matters."
By Alexa Moutevelis Coombs | November 13, 2015 | 5:22 AM EST
Social Justice Warriors just had their moment in the sun on the Grey’s Anatomy episode "Something Against You." Dr. Maggie Pierce had a big speech on racial micro-aggressions that concluded with her telling Dr. Amelia Shepherd to “check your white privilege.”
By Curtis Houck | November 13, 2015 | 1:55 AM EST
In promoting the upcoming Democratic presidential debate Saturday night on CBS with moderator John Dickerson, Stephen Colbert lamented during Thursday’s Late Show that Republicans have a reputation of “roughing up the referee in these debates, like the CNBC guys got slapped around a little bit by the Republican candidates” and wondered if he “expect[ed] the Democrats to do the same?”
By Tom Blumer | November 12, 2015 | 11:55 PM EST
The "fact-checking" press has become a parody of itself during the past several years.
It's not only because of their irritating penchant for putting statements by Republicans and conservatives under a twisted microscope while ignoring drop-dead obvious falsehoods delivered by Democrats and leftists. It's because, among other things, the fact-checkers often admit that a statement is true, but then proceed to essentially say, "So what?" They also take policy goals articulated by candidates, which may or may not come to pass, render an opinion that it can't be done, and then pretend that they've actually proven something. An example of each annoying habit was found in Tuesday evening's Associated Press "fact check" of statements made by Ted Cruz and Jeb Bush during the most recent Republican presidential candidates' debate.
By Tim Graham | November 12, 2015 | 10:34 PM EST
Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence is the latest movie star to regret coming from a red state. In an interview with gay writer Jonathan Van Meter for a cover story in Vogue, Lawrence brought up Kim Davis, described as the “infamous” county clerk who resisted issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Lawrence called her that “lady who makes me embarrassed to be from Kentucky.”
She goes into a rant about “all those people holding their crucifixes, which may as well be pitchforks, thinking they’re fighting the good fight. I grew up in Kentucky. I know how they are.”
'Hardball' Guests: GOP Weighing In On Missouri Protests Just Partisan Politicking, Not Real Concern About Free SpeechBy Ken Shepherd | November 12, 2015 | 9:38 PM EST
Republican presidential candidates are not really concerned about free speech on college campuses, they're simply going back to the 1960's and 1970's playbook in slamming liberal academia, liberal Hardball panelists agreed tonight. Yet not once in the past few days has host Chris Matthews explained to his audience the sort of censorious radicalism displayed by the "Concerned Student 1950" protesters and sympathizers at Missouri.
By Bruce Bookter | November 12, 2015 | 9:24 PM EST
So, pretty much the most ironic and poetically just thing, ever, happened today in the Cowboys locker room. Or, maybe it didn’t. I must insert the disclaimer, since so many n-word accusations turn out to be so much bunk. But if what I’m about to tell you truly went down as Dez Bryant says it did, this is beyond rich.
By Curtis Houck | November 12, 2015 | 8:43 PM EST
Syndicated columnist and Fox News contributor Charles Krauthammer made his almost-daily appearance on the “All Star Panel” during Thursday’s Special Report and compared Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to businesswoman-turned-convict Martha Stewart in light of her e-mail server and Clinton Foundation scandals. “Look, right now, what it looks like is she's got a Martha Stewart problem, which is the false information, misleading or her aides or pressuring somebody, that's a pretty big category,” explained Krauthammer.