Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly attacked CNN's Carol Costello on the Wednesday edition of his O'Reilly Factor program over her "cheap shot" at the moderators of the recent GOP presidential debate on Fox Business Network. O'Reilly targeted Costello's "completely ludicrous" remark that "the moderators didn't ask very challenging questions." He also underlined that the CNN anchor has "a history of provocative statements."
By Kyle Drennen | November 12, 2015 | 12:14 PM EST
Appearing on FNC’s O’Reilly Factor Wednesday night, both Marco Rubio and Carly Fiorina hammered the obvious double standard against conservatives in the liberal media. Host Bill O’Reilly asked Rubio: “Is the media out to get you?” Rubio replied: “I do think there’s a bias against – at least a double standard when it comes to those of us who are conservatives. They hold us to a different standard than they hold Democrats and I think you see – and liberals, especially.”
By Scott Whitlock | November 12, 2015 | 11:49 AM EST
Good Morning America’s Tom Llamas on Thursday whined that Marco Rubio was “dodging our questions” on immigration. Yet, the journalist seemed to forget that the Senator answered questions on that very topic on Wednesday’s GMA. At a campaign event, the journalist pounced and grilled the Republican about Donald Trump: “I tried asking Senator Marco Rubio about Trump's idea, but he dodged our questions.”
By Tom Blumer | November 12, 2015 | 10:58 AM EST
Tuesday evening, Associated Press economics writers Christopher Rugaber and Josh Boak attempted to "fact check" statements made by candidates at the just-completed Republican presidential debate.
Claiming that "The fourth Republican presidential debate was thick on economic policy — and with that came a variety of flubs and funny numbers," the two writers botched at least half of the six points they tried to make. Their most obvious economic error concerned the impact of minimum-wage increases (I will cover two others in a future post):
By Jeffrey Meyer | November 12, 2015 | 10:57 AM EST
Appearing on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Wednesday night, MSNBC host Chris Hayes rejected the idea that the “mainstream media” is biased against conservatives. Hayes acknowledged he was part of the “mainstream media” but argued that “what people don't like is when they feel that there are biases at work that are unannounced. And I think the mainstream media is biased but not in any partisan way. I think there are certain biases we have. We have bias towards spectacle.”
By Jeffrey Meyer | November 12, 2015 | 9:38 AM EST
On Thursday’s CBS This Morning, reporter Nancy Cordes went to bat for “undisputed front-runner” Hillary Clinton and appeared dismayed that the GOP presidential candidates spent so much time talking about her during this week’s debate on Fox Business.
By Mark Finkelstein | November 12, 2015 | 9:26 AM EST
Hillary Clinton found the notion of Carly Fiorina being strangled a laughing matter. But on today's Morning Joe, Mark Halperin acknowledged that Fiorina is "exactly right" when she suggested that if a conservative candidate had laughed in similar circumstances, the liberal media would be all over it. "I don't think there's any ambiguity about that," added Halperin.
No doubt. Can you imagine the media/Dem outcry if a Republican presidential candidate had laughed at a similar suggestion about Hillary? "We interrupt regular programming for Breaking News on the GOP War on Women: Laughing at Murder!"
By Alatheia Larsen | November 12, 2015 | 9:14 AM EST
Like the nag of a dripping faucet, the liberal news media spent years warning about melting glaciers and ice caps because of global warming.
Media outlets predicted an “ice-free” Arctic time and again, and so far have been wrong. But with all the panic about melting glaciers, or sea ice, or ice at the poles the media have reported, one would imagine good news about increasing ice would at least get some attention.
By Curtis Houck | November 12, 2015 | 7:42 AM EST
After uttering a slew of jokes about Tuesday’s Republican presidential debate, Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon made sure to play the role of equal opportunity offender during Wednesday’s monologue by teaming with comedian Billy Crystal to mock Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders for being “so old” (in borrowing a bit often employed in the Jay Leno days).
By Mark Finkelstein | November 12, 2015 | 7:32 AM EST
Did Mika Brzezinski just suggest that Ben Carson has a screw loose? On today's Morning Joe, Mika Brzezinski said of Carson "I want to be very careful with my words, but he just doesn't sound completely connected with everything."
Judging from her halting cadence, Mika clearly seemed to realize that she was treading on some very controversial mental-health ground. The lead-in to her "connected" comment was her observation "he tried to kill his mother for God's sake! . . . we have been listening to this man talk in a flat monotone tone about taking a hammer to his mother's head."
By Curtis Houck | November 12, 2015 | 1:58 AM EST
Giving his thoughts about Tuesday’s Republican presidential debate on Wednesday’s AC360, former Bill Clinton administration staffer Paul Begala offered a strange comparison and unintentional irony when he declared that the GOP candidates are merely “creepy” “junior high schoolboys” who are playing the role of Hillary Clinton’s stalkers.
By Karen Townsend | November 12, 2015 | 1:06 AM EST
In CBS’ “Buen Arbol” episode of Code Black, a Hispanic mom in America illegally seeks medical help for her young son. Lucky for her, she’s in the sanctuary city of Los Angeles and this hospital won’t alert law enforcement.
South Park Finds Out What Happens When You Run the Police Out of Town (You're Gonna Have a Bad Time)By Alexa Moutevelis Coombs | November 11, 2015 | 11:53 PM EST
When Officer Barbrady accidentally shoots an unarmed 6-year-old Latino boy, the town of South Park rises up to get rid of the police, in the episode "Naughty Ninjas." (“We've only had a Whole Foods for a month, and already, we don't need cops. So cool.”)
By Dylan Gwinn | November 11, 2015 | 11:48 PM EST
Art imitated life on Wednesday night’s edition of Modern Family. On an episode called “The More You Ignore Me,” Luke (Nolan Gould) explained the finer points of how one can get out of an arrest.
By Curtis Houck | November 11, 2015 | 11:43 PM EST
On Wednesday night, NBC Nightly News neglected to inform its viewers of a new report concerning the scandal-ridden Department of Veterans Affairs and the $142 million it paid out in bonuses to employees (including some who were facing discipline and/or recently fired). Compiled by the House Veterans Affairs Committee, the report stated that some of those who received bonuses still got them despite the fact that “several of them were under investigation or accused of mismanagement.”