On Monday night and Tuesday morning, the “big three” networks of ABC, CBS, and NBC offered multiple segments decrying presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for revoking press credentials from The Washington Post while having the exact opposite reaction to three newspapers being banned from the Obama campaign press plane in 2008.
By Clay Waters | | June 14, 2016 | 2:20 PM EDT
The New York Times continued to evade the issue of Islamic terror in its reporting on the Orlando nightclub massacre. Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns targeted Donald Trump for his intolerance on the front-page under a lecturing headline “Branding Muslims as Threats, Trump Tosses Pluralism Aside.” Also, reporter Jim Yardley fretted about the bizarre aberration" of America's gun laws while finding threats among "evangelical Christianity" but not radical Islam. And the liberal Times apparently considers Mexico not to be an "advanced" country.
By Scott Whitlock | | June 14, 2016 | 1:48 PM EDT
Make no mistake, the journalists at MSNBC and CNN loved Barack Obama’s defense of not using the phrase “radical Islamic terrorism.” Regarding the Tuesday speech, which also denounced Donald Trump, Andrea Mitchell was beside herself: “This was a passionate cry from the heart about his vision of America by this President. He has never before taken on Donald Trump and he just eviscerated Donald Trump in that extraordinary speech.”
By Kyle Drennen | | June 14, 2016 | 1:42 PM EDT
In an interview with Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Tuesday, the hosts of CBS This Morning devoted most of the segment to calling for gun control in the wake of the Orlando terrorist attack and demanding the cabinet secretary use his position to promote the cause. Co-host Gayle King began: “But it does raise the question again about gun control. I keep wondering what it's going to take....What will it take to move the needle when it comes to gun control?"
By Tom Blumer | | June 14, 2016 | 1:26 PM EDT
As Scott Whitlock at NewsBusters noted Monday afternoon, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has revoked the Washington Post's press credentials for covering his campaign. Trump took special umbrage to the following headline at Jenna Johnson's coverage of Trump's reactions to the terrorist massacre in Orlando: "Donald Trump suggests President Obama was involved with Orlando shooting." The Post, claiming it did so before Trump made his move, is now carrying this revised headline: "Donald Trump seems to connect President Obama to Orlando shooting." The trouble is, Johnson's content, which deliberately injected scurrilous meaning which was not present into Trump's comments, still makes the allegation contained in the earlier headline.
By Maggie McKneely | | June 14, 2016 | 1:16 PM EDT
Horrific mass shooting? Time to push a political agenda. Although many high-profile figures have simply offered their prayers and condolences in the wake of this weekend’s tragic event in Orlando, plenty of gun-control crazy celebrities and politicians have predictably continued their anti-gun rhetoric. Monday night, Conan O’Brien used his platform to call for banning all assault rifles.
By Scott Whitlock | | June 14, 2016 | 1:15 PM EDT
According to the journalists at Good Morning America, the reaction of Donald Trump to the Orlando terrorist attack has been “fear,” “anger” and misleading statements versus Hillary Clinton’s “unity,” “empathy” and “resolve.” Talking to George Stephanopoulos on Tuesday, Jon Karl compared, “The contrast couldn't be starker, George. You have Hillary Clinton, who is talking in terms of empathy, in terms of unity, resolve. And Donald Trump who is channeling the anger and fear of the American people following an attack like this.”
By Matthew Balan | | June 14, 2016 | 1:11 PM EDT
On Monday's AC360, CNN's Anderson Cooper and his guests likened Donald Trump to Richard Nixon. David Gergen decried the billionaire revoking The Washington Post's press credentials: "That's extraordinary! Why would he do something so stupid?" Cooper replied, "He's assembling an enemies list, like presidents have in the past." Gloria Borger interjected, "Most presidents, like Richard Nixon, keep it private....Donald Trump publicizes it; and says, this is my list."
By Elliot Polsky | | June 14, 2016 | 12:30 PM EDT
ThinkProgress LGBT Editor, Zach Ford, blames “conservative Christians” for the Orlando shooting, which tragically killed or injured over 100 people this past weekend. According to Ford, conservative Christians caused the shooting in two ways: by their own “violence” to the LGBT community and by their anti-Islamic sentiment, a “spark” for the attack.
By Curtis Houck | | June 14, 2016 | 12:24 PM EDT
Clearly shaken as the entire country has been since Sunday’s horrifying Islamic terror attack in Orlando, TBS’s Full Frontal host Samantha Bee opened her Monday night show by discussing the shooting in her predictably vile manner as she openly prayed that people in the National Rifle Association (NRA) would be plagued with boils and declared she does want to take our guns away.
By Kristine Marsh | | June 14, 2016 | 12:20 PM EDT
On ABC's The View on Tuesday, the ladies discussed the Orlando shooting again as more information came out, and discussed who was to blame. ABC’s Sara Haines and Whoopi Goldberg outright denied the shooter had any ties to ISIS and downplayed the idea that Islamic terrorism was even the reason for the attack at all. Instead, Joy Behar suggested, the blame should be put on GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump.
By Julia A. Seymour | | June 14, 2016 | 11:07 AM EDT
President Obama threatened to bankrupt the coal industry before he was elected. Presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton recently told coal miners she would put a lot of them “out of business.” Both statements were clear as crystal. The left wants to eliminate the coal industry. But the network news media have done their best to conceal the issue by ignoring the Obama administration’s role in harming the coal industry and killing jobs.
By Alatheia Nielsen | | June 14, 2016 | 9:52 AM EDT
After the terrorist attack at an Orlando nightclub early Sunday morning, Democratic presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton claimed she was an ally to the LGBT community. But donations to the Clinton Foundation show the Clintons are willing to overlook LGBT abuse when there’s money on the line.
By Alexa Moutevelis Coombs | | June 14, 2016 | 9:31 AM EDT
CBS’s new dramedy BrainDead is a lefty political version of Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Set in DC with a government shutdown looming, alien ants from a meteor that crashed in Russia enter the ears of humans, push their brains out, and give them a different personality. The pilot episode is titled “The Insanity Principle: How Extremism In Politics Is Threatening Democracy In The 21st Century.”
By Tom Johnson | | June 14, 2016 | 8:31 AM EDT
In a Sunday post, The Washington Monthly’s D.R. Tucker urged Bern-feelers to follow the example of conservatives who “rebounded from Barry Goldwater’s spectacular  loss [and became] a dominant force. By forming influential think tanks and media outlets, pressuring the mainstream press to focus on issues right-wingers considered important, and voting consistently in even the most ‘minor’ of elections, the right seized power…Barry Goldwater was not the man to lead a conservative revolution, but he unquestionably inspired one. Perhaps [Sanders’s] supporters could pick up where his campaign left off and lead a revolutionary effort to move this country to the left.”