Since Saturday, when Donald Trump first took to Twitter to accuse former President Obama of wiretapping Trump Tower, the morning and evening shows of ABC, CBS and NBC have devoted 107 minutes, 33 seconds to refuting the President’s claim. In contrast, new reports from previous weeks suggesting the Obama Administration did, in fact, initiate surveillance were essentially ignored at the time.
By Sarah Stites | | March 7, 2017 | 11:54 AM EST
Sometimes, Cosmo surprises us... and not in the "I Walked in on a Foursome" and 15 Other OMG Confessions" kind of way. While the liberal, feminist magazine usually pushes progressive content, it occasionally runs trenchant pieces by conservative authors. At least one editor there must realize that conservative and liberal women can agree on several important tenets of feminism. For example, women should not be targeted or demeaned simply for their sex.
By Scott Whitlock | | March 7, 2017 | 11:46 AM EST
CNN anchor Anderson Cooper on Monday night admitted that he “muted” the President of the United States on Twitter because Donald Trump represents “annoying people” you don’t want to hear. Talking to Stephen Colbert on the Late Show, the journalist allowed, “I have actually muted the president on Twitter. Don't tell him.”
By Tom Blumer | | March 7, 2017 | 11:26 AM EST
Imagine, if it's even possible to, that in March 2009, former Bush 43 Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez or John Ashcroft had posted a video telling the newly formed grassroots opposition to President Barack Obama's policies that their ancestors "had marched, they’ve bled and yes, some of them died" for their beliefs, and that "We can do this again." We all know that media and establishment reaction to such a posting would have been instant and furious, and unequivocally interpreted as a call to violence — unlike the virtual non-reaction to former Obama AG Loretta Lynch's video, which called for folks sympathetic to her version of American "ideals" to "do this again."
By Matt Philbin | | March 7, 2017 | 11:06 AM EST
Ok, try this: Repeat the Washington Post’s new motto, “Democracy Dies in Darkness,” without guffawing at the sophomoric self-importance. You can’t, can you? Think about that vapid aphorism perched above every thinly sourced Post hit-piece on Donald Trump, every dishonest “fact-check” and every repurposed DNC press release masquerading as “news analysis,” and try not to chuckle at the desperate plea to be taken seriously.
By Alexis Thomasi | | March 7, 2017 | 10:53 AM EST
On Monday’s Morning Joe, co-host Mika Brzezinski hammered conservative women for daring to work for Donald Trump. Host Mika Brzezinski berated White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Kellyanne Conway throughout the show for defending the President. At the start, she went as far to say, “I don't know how anybody can defend this President, even if it's their job.”
By Aly Nielsen | | March 7, 2017 | 10:53 AM EST
Left-wing women are organizing a strike for March 8, in order to prove their worth and the importance of liberal policy. The Day Without a Woman strike is the latest event pushed by organizers of the post-inauguration Women’s March.
By Jackson Richman | | March 7, 2017 | 10:51 AM EST
The panel on CNN's New Day Tuesday disucssed the criticisms behind the just-released Republican Party proposal to replace ObamaCare. In discussing the content -- or "the broccoli," as co-host Alisyn Camerota called it -- the panel's opposition, excluding Washington Examiner columnist David Drucker, ranged from labeling it as benefiting the wealthy to citing a new poll showing Americans' satisfaction with their health care.
By Kristine Marsh | | March 7, 2017 | 10:48 AM EST
Monday evening conservative radio host Mark Levin shot back at the media, after several networks and pundits mocked him as a “conspiracy theorist” who propagated stories from anonymous sources. This came after Levin talked about reports that the Obama Administration had eavesdropped on Trump's associates before the election, reports Levin asserted, he got from the mainstream media itself. “Apparently now I have forced the media to do its job!” Levin snarked before accusing the media of being “schizophrenic” for forgetting their own reporting.
By P.J. Gladnick | | March 7, 2017 | 10:21 AM EST
You have probably seen the image below of the New York Times January 20 headline. It has gone viral on web and renders absurd the current denials by the Times and much of the rest of the mainstream media that there was no wiretapping of the Donald Trump campaign by the Obama administration. No, there won't be a document out there signed by former President Obama that says something like "I hereby authorize the wiretapping of the Trump campaign." There doesn't need to be. The headline and its January 19 article makes very clear that the previous administration did secretly monitor communications of the Trump campaign.
By Tim Graham | | March 7, 2017 | 10:04 AM EST
Retired talk-show host David Letterman gave a rather unhinged interview to New York magazine where he said “This is like visitors’ day at prison for me.” Letterman thinks Trump is an idiot and an authoritarian Russian stooge, and he thinks comedians mocking Trump are the saviors of America.
" Alec Baldwin deserves a Presidential Medal of Freedom. Sadly, he’s not going to get it from this president." And "The only person I can trust anymore is Al Franken, who has a great brain and a great heart."
By Jay Maxson | | March 7, 2017 | 8:48 AM EST
Let the seller beware. Buyers aren’t buying what they’re offering. I’m speaking of sports reporting. Sports writers jumping into the realm of the political are admitting that much of the public disagrees with their hard-left editorializing. But they are stubbornly turning up the volume and focusing on Trump-bashing and supporting illegal immigration, the transgender movement, Black Lives Matter and other left-wing causes.
By Lindsay Kornick | | March 6, 2017 | 11:23 PM EST
After one clearly unsuccessful story regarding immigration, Supergirl apparently thought it was ready for another try. Spoiler alert: the CW show does not improve the second time around. This week comes with a new healthy dose of pro-illegal immigrant muck.
By P.J. Gladnick | | March 6, 2017 | 10:26 PM EST
Woo! Hoo! In the nine special state legislative elections since the biggest upset in political history last November the Democrats have made no net gains. Aren't you impressed by their fantastic performance?
No? Then you are probably normal. Yet Politico takes this fact and acts like it is some sort of great victory portending great things for the Democrats in the future. You won't know whether to laugh or yawn while reading Politico going into desperate feel-good overdrive hyping the Democrats based on incredibly thin gruel:
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | March 6, 2017 | 10:08 PM EST
MSNBC’s Chris Matthews came out swinging, during Monday’s Hardball, against conservative radio host Mark Levin for being the source of President’s Donald Trump’s claim of having his tower wiretapped by the previous administration. The 71-year-old Matthews postured like a schoolyard bully, towards the top of his program, as he mocked Levin for the sound of his voice. “Well, that's a voice to be believed,” Matthews declared after playing an audio clip of Levin talking about Obama.