To say that my hate for ABC’s The Real O’Neals burns with the heat of a thousand suns, would be…well…an accurate statement. Tuesday night’s episode, titled ‘The Real Book Club,’ is a good example of why that’s the case.
By Tim Graham | | April 19, 2016 | 10:57 PM EDT
The liberal media are deeply invested in the idea that Ted Cruz must suffer for mocking “New York values,” even liberals in Washington. On the front page of Sunday’s Washington Post, correspondent Stephanie McCrummen penned a transparently petulant editorial trashing Cruz. Editors made sure Cruz was called an “a–hole” before the story jumped inside the paper.
Try finding the phrase “Obama is a complete a–hole” in the Post over the last eight or nine years – not just on the front page, but anywhere in the paper.
By Brad Wilmouth | | April 19, 2016 | 10:39 PM EDT
As former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli of the Ted Cruz campaign appeared as a guest on Tuesday's At This Hour with Berman and Bolduan, CNN anchor John Berman was called out by his Republican guest for showing "bias" that is "naked to everyone watching," after the CNN host showed skepticism when Cuccinelli denied there was "lying, stealing and bribing" involved in his efforts to court delegates.
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | April 19, 2016 | 10:20 PM EDT
Both ABC’s World News Tonight and NBC Nightly News chose to ignore the latest blow to ObamaCare. United Healthcare, one of the largest health insurers in the United States, has announced Tuesday that it will be pulling out of most of the ObamaCare insurance exchanges. The company cited the inability to persuade young people to sign on to insurance plans. Tuesday's CBS Evening News devoted 22 seconds to the development.
By Dylan Gwinn | | April 19, 2016 | 9:31 PM EDT
USA Today Sports wants you to know that they believe it’s very important that everyone has a right to say whatever it is they believe. Right before they accuse you of causing transgender people to commit suicide because of your beliefs.
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | April 19, 2016 | 8:33 PM EDT
ABC decided to spend the final hours of the New York primary by continuing to hammer Senator Ted Cruz with his “New York Values” comment. “Far from the empire state today, Senator Ted Cruz, whose attack on New York values worked with Iowans, but tanked with New Yorkers,” stated Tom Llamas Tuesday evening just hours before New York primary polls closed.
By Curtis Houck | | April 19, 2016 | 8:33 PM EDT
A week after MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews spared with Sanders campaign chairman Jeff Weaver but later admitted that Sanders stokes his “erogenous zone,” the pair were at it again on Tuesday night as Matthews complained that Weaver was being “so tough” towards Hillary Clinton with “very personal” attacks on her lucrative paid speeches.
By Randy Hall | | April 19, 2016 | 6:28 PM EDT
For several months, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has claimed that he has not taken money from Wall Street firms or superPACs. Instead, the Vermont senator has stated he has received millions of donations that average $27 each, which was considered a testament to his grassroots support.
However, Washington Post reporter Philip Bump challenged that figure on Monday as being closer to $29 apiece, a claim that resulted in a deluge of criticism from angry Sanders supporters who considered the article “a pointless and petty hit job.”
By Tom Blumer | | April 19, 2016 | 6:04 PM EDT
Has Newsweek just admitted to something the rest of the press knows but won't acknowledge?
In promoting its insufferably fawning portrayal of California Governor Jerry Brown, the weekly magazine tweeted that Brown is "arming California to meet an economic recession head-on." Recession? What recession?
Mother Jones Blogger: Republicans Might Find ‘Endless and Idiotic’ Campaign Meme in Hillary Speech TranscriptsBy Tom Johnson | | April 19, 2016 | 5:54 PM EDT
Kevin Drum thinks he understands Hillary Clinton’s reluctance to release the transcripts of her Goldman Sachs speeches, and it has more to do with attacks she might face during the fall campaign than it does with Bernie Sanders.
Drum believes it’s “vanishingly unlikely” that the speeches include “something genuinely damning,” but noted in a Saturday post that “when you give speeches to any industry group, you offer up some praise for the vital work they do. It's just part of the spiel. And Hillary knows perfectly well without even looking that some of that stuff is in these speeches—and it can be taken out of context and made into yet another endless and idiotic Republican meme. Remember ‘You didn't build that’? Sure you do.”
By Geoffrey Dickens | | April 19, 2016 | 5:26 PM EDT
Lowbrow humorist Larry Wilmore made a truly tasteless joke at Ted Cruz’s expense on his Thursday show. Citing a Mother Jones article that reported “In 2004 Ted Cruz fought to preserve a law that banned the sale of dildos in Texas” the host of Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show went on to shamelessly ridicule the GOP presidential candidate: “It’s just such a shame to see dildos persecuted and marginalized by one of their own....I guess back in 2004, Cruz was just another self-hating dildo.”
By Scott Whitlock | | April 19, 2016 | 4:35 PM EDT
ABC announced on Tuesday that former football star Michael Strahan will be joining Good Morning America full-time. The Live With Kelly and Michael co-host doesn’t have much a political record, unlike Democratic activist and GMA colleague George Stephanopoulos.
By Matthew Balan | | April 19, 2016 | 4:06 PM EDT
Vanessa Schipani ran to Bill Nye's defense in a Monday item for FactCheck.org, and underlined that "former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin falsely said she is 'as much a scientist' as Bill Nye...Nye has multiple credentials that make him more of a scientist than Palin, including a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from Cornell, experience working with NASA and various patents." Schipani also touted that the former PBS host "also has six honorary doctorate degrees, including Ph.D.s in science from Goucher College and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute."
By Katie Yoder | | April 19, 2016 | 4:02 PM EDT
Planned Parenthood isn’t keeping it a secret anymore: the media are the abortion giant’s biggest ally.
Last week, Fusion political writer Katie McDonough sat down with Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards to discuss “reproductive healthcare” in regards to the 2016 election. During the interview with the ABC/Univision outlet, Richards commended the media and Hollywood for “covering abortion stories” of women, men and families as well as addressing abortion “in more realistic terms.”
By Tim Graham | | April 19, 2016 | 2:54 PM EDT
Our friend Paul Bedard at the Washington Examiner reports that the Republicans and the Democrats on the Federal Election Commission are divided over a vote to punish anti-Obama filmmaker Joel Gilbert for distributing free DVDs in 2012 of his movie Dreams From My Real Father, which made unsubstantiated claims that Obama's real father was the communist Frank Marshall Davis.
Lee Goodman, a Republican commissioner (and former chairman) at the FEC, issued a statement accusing the Democrats of “regulatory avarice within the agency to regular press entities.”