The media exuded panic surrounding the vote for the U.K. to leave the European Union, commonly called Brexit. Reports after the vote panicked over how much markets had fallen, worried about a potential recession for the UK and otherwise attacked the outcome.
By Kyle Drennen | | July 15, 2016 | 1:44 PM EDT
Appearing on MSNBC in the 11 a.m. ET hour on Friday, Daily Beast editor and NBC News contributor Christopher Dickey was confounded by the idea that the terrorist who launched Thursday’s attack on France was heavily armed: “...where the hell did he get those arms? I mean, this is not Alabama or South Carolina or Texas. You just can't go buy automatic pistols in any old store in town by showing your driver's license.”
By Edgard Portela | | July 15, 2016 | 1:20 PM EDT
So far, Univision’s national evening newscast coverage of the GOP platform has solely focused on the border wall plank, but has completely missed another development of importance to many of their viewers: the inclusion of strong language endorsing Puerto Rican statehood in the Republican platform.
By Tom Blumer | | July 15, 2016 | 11:42 AM EDT
News of the evening terrorist truck attack in Nice, France first appeared at the Drudge report at 5:06 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time Thursday afternoon. By 5:28, Drudge was linking to an item noting that conducting a terrorist attack with a truck is something "that jihadist propaganda has suggested for several years."
Friday at 12:15 a.m. Eastern Time, hours after it was known that what had occurred was a terrorist attack, a tweet from the intrepid journalists (that's sarcasm, folks) at MSNBC.com told readers that the event was a "deadly truck crash."
By Curtis Houck | | July 15, 2016 | 11:13 AM EDT
On Thursday night, MSNBC’s The Last Word spent the duration of its show on the Nice, France truck terror attack and New York Times columnist Frank Bruni lamented that the “really, really volatile moment” could be used have negative connotations on both European and “French politics” in light of Brexit with “feelings of nativism, wanting to close doors.”
By Geoffrey Dickens | | July 15, 2016 | 10:59 AM EDT
With Donald Trump’s selection of Mike Pence to be his running mate, expect the liberal media to hit the Indiana governor’s social conservatism. MSNBC host Chris Matthews has already speculated if Pence was too “churchy” to be picked by the presumptive GOP nominee. In 2015, the liberal media hammered the Indiana governor’s defense of religious liberty issues during the debate over that state’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Liberal journalists depicted the act as an attack on gays with Matthews’ MSNBC colleague Mika Brzezinski trashing Pence as a hater.
By Katie Yoder and Maggie McKneely | | July 15, 2016 | 9:56 AM EDT
Taxpayers should consider civil disobedience if forced to pay for abortion, a pro-life leader warned Wednesday. Those forced payments are a move some Democrats are pushing, Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser said. The media, she complained, refuse to cover it.
By Sarah Stites | | July 15, 2016 | 9:30 AM EDT
A sick new video released by radically pro-abortion organization NARAL has made Huffington Post smile in delight. Yet other liberal media outlets are strangely silent. Maybe the irreverent and crude treatment of a sensitive issue is finally rubbing them wrong? Or maybe it’s the fact that the video has received over 4.5 times as many thumbs down as thumbs up?
By Rich Noyes | | July 15, 2016 | 8:42 AM EDT
Today, the eighth and final installment of NewsBusters’ special report, “Hillary Clinton’s Media Fan Club,” documenting how the media have helped fuel Clinton’s political campaign by showering her with fawning news coverage, even as they discredit her critics. Today, we document how the entertainment media is also firmly on Hillary’s side, and have also championed her presidential aspirations for years.
By Dan Gainor | | July 15, 2016 | 8:10 AM EDT
Liberals aren’t exactly pro-law and order, except for the TV show, long one of the most left-wing on TV. Anything else and they are ready to storm the barricades and sing like a bad version of “Do You Hear the People Sing” from Les Miserables. From Occupy Wall Street to Ferguson to Black Friday to Hands Up, Don’t Shoot to Freddie Grey to Black Lives Matter, liberals love to protest, hate cops, spit at cops, attack cops and riot. For the left, it’s an altogether fun time.
By Karen Townsend | | July 15, 2016 | 1:54 AM EDT
In “Vincente Fox & All Things Mexico,” Chelsea Handler celebrated the country of Mexico on her Netflix show. She stated that many Americans think Mexico is a great neighbor – “white, brown, black, but definitely not orange.” Ah, yes. Another show full of Trump bashing.
By Curtis Houck | | July 15, 2016 | 12:18 AM EDT
MSNBC’s breaking news anchor Brian Williams has had quite the few weeks with deplorable and head-scratching moments, but he again couldn’t help himself on Thursday night while covering the terrorist truck attack in Nice, France by apologizing to Hardball host Chris Matthews for having “just plowed over the normal hour of airtime” for him.
By Tom Blumer | | July 15, 2016 | 12:03 AM EDT
It would be far too kind to give three cheers to CNN for exposing the disastrous conditions in a children's hospital in Caracas, Venezuela caused by over 15 years of Bolivarian socialism in a July 13 broadcast report.
The network gets one hearty cheer for the detailed report's existence. It lost a chance for a second cheer when it failed to mention the country's socialist form of government which is directly responsible for these conditions. The third cheer went down the drain when one woman who was interviewed seemed to think that the healthcare system's desperate situation may just as likely be caused by the nation's utterly powerless opposition and not the Chavista government of Nicolas Maduro, where the blame totally and obviously lies.
By P.J. Gladnick | | July 14, 2016 | 10:42 PM EDT
An unprofessional reporter and his equally failed co-worker displayed one of the worst cases of extreme bias in the newspaper business. Gee, did you think your humble correspondent was being perhaps a bit too harsh in his assessment of reporters Denis Slattery and Adam Edelman of the New York Daily News? Not after you read their article which is like extreme bias on steroids. Without even the slightest hint of subtlety they let their biases unashamedly hang out just dripping with obvious hate for all to see. You will already have an idea where they are going with the story just from the title, Rudy Giuliani, Tim Tebow among oddball speaker lineup at next week’s Republican National Convention.
By Matthew Balan | | July 14, 2016 | 9:36 PM EDT
CNN's Kate Bolduan badgered the RNC's Sean Spicer on Thursday's At This Hour over Donald Trump passing on speaking at the NAACP's convention. Bolduan underlined, "Trump is polling at zero percent with African-American voters in Ohio...not showing up to speak...how does that help with that number?" The guest retorted, "The liberal media wants to talk about one particular group as if that's the only way to communicate....you don't ask Hillary Clinton about groups that she is refusing to speak to."