The Huffington Post has reached a new level of despicable. While the families of five murdered Dallas police officers were still reeling after the attack from a racist sniper, the front page headline of that embarrassing publication compared police officers to the ruthless Chinese government responsible for the Tiananmen Square massacre.
By Curtis Houck | | July 11, 2016 | 1:10 PM EDT
On Friday night, BET and MTV convened an hour-long, commercial-free townhall on police-involved shootings of African-Americans with only distant mentions of what transpired the night before in Dallas but focused heavily on denigrating law enforcement as hunters and “a gang” meant to terrorize blacks from America’s founding, the need for white people to recognize privilege, and lobby for the defunding of police nationwide.
By Kyle Drennen | | July 11, 2016 | 1:03 PM EDT
On Monday, all three network morning shows were eager to second guess the Dallas Police Department’s decision to use a bomb delivered by robot to kill ambush sniper Micah Johnson and fretted over the militarization of police across the country. At the top of CBS This Morning, with the headline “Questionable Tactics” emblazoned across the screen, co-host Gayle King worried: “And questions about how the Dallas Police Department ended the standoff with the gunman. Did they go too far delivering a bomb by robot?”
By Scott Whitlock | | July 11, 2016 | 12:51 PM EDT
With the growing speculation that Donald Trump may pick Lieutenant General Michael Flynn as his vice presidential pick, NBC’s Peter Alexander on Monday warned of the “limited amount of flexibility” Trump may have because of social conservatives. Flynn is a Democrat and a supporter of abortion. Today co-host Savannah Guthrie trumpeted this news at the top of the show: “Will he shake things up even more by putting a registered Democrat on the ticket? The surprising name being vetted.”
By Elliot Polsky | | July 11, 2016 | 12:21 PM EDT
“Hand’s up, don’t shoot” is back and still false. With the latest string of protests following the police killings of Alton Sterling (Baton Rouge) and Philando Castile (Minnesota), the “Hands up, don’t shoot” chant is back. Hollywood, CBS, ABC, and NBC have once again failed to give context to the chant in their coverage.
By Tim Graham | | July 11, 2016 | 12:21 PM EDT
John Hinderaker at Power Line provocatively argued on Saturday that the Black Lives Matter is “founded on a lie.” Listening to liberals, “many take it for granted that a vastly disproportionate number of blacks are involved in police shootings–in fact, if you didn’t know better, you might think that only blacks are ever shot by policemen.”
By Brad Wilmouth | | July 11, 2016 | 10:44 AM EDT
Monday's New Day on CNN displayed a classic example of how difficult it is to have a conversation with a liberal about racial issues. If you present relevant facts that are completely accurate, you run the risk of being accused of racism, especially if the liberal you're speaking to has a different vision of what your choice of words should have been. Moments after CNN law enforcement analyst Harry Houck recited NYPD stats finding that New York City's black population commits crime at a rate much more disproportionate compared to their percentage of the population, he and liberal CNN political commentator Marc Lamont Hill got into a debate about whether the Ferguson police department was found to be racist based on emails that had been circulated. After Hill declared, "If Harry stood on national TV and just said that black people are prone to criminality, I wouldn't even respond to that," leading Houck to respond, "Well, they are," as he referred back to the aforementioned crime statistics. The two then got into a heated exchange that went on for almost three minutes.
By Jorge Bonilla | | July 11, 2016 | 10:39 AM EDT
When Univision announced its acquisition of the satirical fake-news purveyor the Onion as part of its digital shopping spree back in January, we expressed these concerns, which were confirmed by one particularly awful piece that ran last week.
By Clay Waters | | July 11, 2016 | 9:37 AM EDT
New York Times Midwest correspondent Julie Bosman learned an "alarming" new term from Kansas conservatives for Sunday’s edition: “The Right’s Wording for Public Education in Kansas: ‘Government Schools.’” Some other sneaky terms concocted by conservatives to pull the wool over voters eyes? “Tax relief.” “Pro-life.” “The Democrat Party.” “Death panels.” And another Times writer revealed how Republicans stoke “racial resentments with subtle and not-so-subtle dog whistles” like (again) “Death panels,” “Knockout game,” and “All lives matter.” Meanwhile, the Times does its own quiet semantical leaps; "Illegal immigrant” is out, “undocumented” is in. “Gun control” is out, while “gun safety” is constantly used by the Times in a matter-of-fact manner.
By Rich Noyes | | July 11, 2016 | 9:26 AM EDT
Today, Part Six of the eight-part 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. This installment provides examples of journalists trying to wave away her many scandals — from Whitewater in the 1990s to current Benghazi and the e-mail scandals — by casting her as a victim, or suggesting she’s too valuable to hold accountable, or that the scandals are simply the fevered exaggeration of her partisan opponents.
By Tim Graham | | July 11, 2016 | 7:09 AM EDT
It’s not just NBC Out that’s pushing the LGBT gospel in network TV-land. CNN is competing in the culture wars as well against “ignorant church” folk. Thomas Page at CNN.com pushed this article last week: “Tchinda Andrade: Cape Verde's transgender hero.” A man is the “mother hen” of the trans community in that African island country.
By Alexa Moutevelis Coombs | | July 11, 2016 | 1:58 AM EDT
ABC’s Match Game, hosted by lefty Alec Baldwin, continued its run of questions about Republican presidential candidates, but this week, for the first time, Hillary Clinton was finally mentioned. Ana Gasteyer said she had a "feminist panic attack" over a question on what Bill Clinton had left in the White House.
By Karen Townsend | | July 11, 2016 | 1:44 AM EDT
After a brutal evening in Dallas, Texas, where five law enforcement officers were murdered while protecting a Black Lives Matters protest, TNT’s Murder in the First delivered a poignant reminder that all lives matter. In the episode “Black and Blue,” Inspector Terry English, a black cop with ten years service with the San Francisco Police Department is facing growing pressure from the public to come forward after being involved in a shooting, though neither his identity or his race have been given to the public.
By Tom Blumer | | July 10, 2016 | 11:45 PM EDT
For over two weeks now, the press has insisted, based on almost no evidence, that many UK citizens who voted to leave the European Union weren't all that informed, didn't appreciate the implications of their vote, and now regret their decision. Two examples signify the press's desperation to cling to this meme. The first is their contention that post-referendum UK-based Internet search requests for basic information on the EU are coming entirely or mostly from "Leave" voters. There is no good reason to believe that. The second is their treatment of the obviously bogus, heavily-pranked, easily-beaten petition for a second EU referendum as if it's something real, when it obviously is not. These efforts are so over the top that they may strike some readers as psychologically troubled "Remain" supporters having a tough time adjusting to reality. Well, it turns out that this is a far from minor problem among "Remain" supporters.
By Melissa Mullins | | July 10, 2016 | 10:45 PM EDT
Actress, feminist, and false rapist accuser Lena Dunham did what any Hollywood elitist would do when a controversial story gains so much attention: she took to social media to “express” her views on the death of Alton Sterling.