As the liberal media waits on the edge of its seat for the moment Pope Francis will overturn Catholic doctrine, they are once again disappointed to find out that he’s still Catholic.
By Clay Waters | | August 4, 2016 | 8:22 AM EDT
New York Times book critic Michiko Kakutani is notorious about letting her personal liberal politics infect her aesthetic judgment. In January 2009 she praised incoming president Barack Obama’s "love of fiction and poetry" that "imbued him with a tragic sense of history and a sense of the ambiguities of the human condition," as opposed to President George W. Bush's "prescriptive" reading that provided him only a black-and-white "Manichean view of the world." It’s near the end of the Obama era, and Kakutani is still keeping up with the current Manhattanite ideological fashions. The latest trend: Glibly, and offensively, comparing the violence and death-dealing of antebellum slavery to black suffering at the hands of police and the judicial system today, with a swipe at Ronald Reagan.
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | August 4, 2016 | 2:34 AM EDT
In a rather candid report on CBS Evening News Wednesday evening, reporter Nancy Cordes admitted that Donald Trump gives the media every excuse not to report on the controversies of Hillary Clinton. “Charlie, ordinarily this would have been a challenging week for the Clinton campaign,” she started off saying, “You had several DNC officials resign, more fallout from the hacking controversy, and Clinton's honesty over her e-mails was called into question yet again after an interview she did with Fox.”
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | August 4, 2016 | 12:13 AM EDT
When it comes to deciding between covering the many controversies of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and the Obama administration’s secret $400 million cash payment to Iran, all of the “big three” networks devoted vastly more total time to the former, Wednesday evening. Between ABC, CBS, and NBC they contributed a whopping 13 minutes and 46 seconds to Trump, while only giving the lump sum payment to Iran 5 minutes and 12 seconds of airtime.
By P.J. Gladnick | | August 3, 2016 | 7:58 PM EDT
Please Dr. Drew! Could you please declare that Donald Trump is insane? No? Then could you label him as an extreme narcissist? No? Okay then how about bipolar or hypomanic? Hey, I barely know what the latter even means but at this point I'll take anything I can get. That is what Don Lemon on CNN Tonight on Monday sounded like. No matter how much he tried to get Dr. Drew Pinsky to label Donald Trump as having some sort of personality disorder, Dr. Drew kept shooting him down, leaving poor Don disappointed. Here is the video of that encounter that is just begging to be satirized by a show that is un-PC enough to tackle the bizarre media echo chamber that has been shouting out the past week that Trump is loony.
By Matthew Balan | | August 3, 2016 | 6:24 PM EDT
CNN President Jeffrey Zucker tried to dispel his network's liberal reputation in a Tuesday interview with Variety's Ramin Setoodeh. Zucker underlined that "if everybody is a little upset at the end of the day, we're probably doing our job." Setoodeh spotlighted that "part of that job, per Zucker's mandate, also has been to make CNN feel fair to viewers in red states." He added that "Zucker...tries to keep the coverage impartial. 'I think our air, as opposed to others', is truly fair and balanced,' Zucker says."
By Brad Wilmouth | | August 3, 2016 | 5:14 PM EDT
Appearing on Tuesday's New Day, liberal Daily Beast contributor and recurring CNN guest Dean Obeidallah went ballistic after a fellow guest and Donald Trump supporter recalled that Khizr Khan has a history of ties to the Clintons as the immigration expert was an employee of the law firm Hogan Lovells LLP, which not only has represented the Clinton Foundation but also worked on immigration cases involving the controversial EB-5 visa program.
After former South Carolina Lieutenant Governor Andre Bauer recalled Khan's connections to the Clintons, the two got into a heated debate as Obeidallah incredulously accused the Trump supporter of "smearing" Khan by merely introducing his links to the Clintons into the political conversation.
By Alatheia Nielsen | | August 3, 2016 | 4:39 PM EDT
When Democrats unveiled their new party platform at the DNC, it read like the mission statement from Tom Steyer’s NextGen Climate PAC.
The Energy & Environment Legal Institute first identified the similarities in a July 25 report, calling them “policy plagiarism.” The report also called Tom Steyer “the most affluent crony capitalist.”
By Sam Dorman | | August 3, 2016 | 4:08 PM EDT
NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt disputed the notion that his network was responsible for Donald Trump nabbing the republican presidential nomination. "There's really not that much of a correlation between one and the other," Greenblatt said in reference to Trump’s appearance on television and his success as a presidential candidate.
By Maggie McKneely | | August 3, 2016 | 3:33 PM EDT
The Huffington Post doesn’t want anyone besides straight, white males voting for Trump.The title of HuffPo’s Queer Voices latest article says it all: If You’re Gay and Support Trump, You Don’t Care About The Rest of Us. Author James Michael Nichols writes that “if you identify as gay, you are part of a community of marginalized people whose rights and very survival are threatened by the prospect of a Trump presidency.” Yes, their survival is threatened by Trump.
By Randy Hall | | August 3, 2016 | 3:01 PM EDT
During Monday night's edition of MSNBC's All In With Chris Hayes, the liberal host tried again and again to get guest Jeff Flake to condemn Donald Trump and recommend that members of the Republican Party not vote for him, even going so far as to ask the GOP senator from Arizona: “Who are you going to vote for for president this fall?” Ironically, Hayes brought up Albert Einstein's motto “about insanity doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result” while time after time asking Flake variations of the same question regarding the Republican presidential nominee.
By Matthew Balan | | August 3, 2016 | 1:47 PM EDT
CNN set aside nearly half of its air time on Wednesday's New Day to various recent controversies involving the Trump campaign — 1 hour, 24 minutes, and 18 seconds over three hours. By contrast, the program clearly didn't think much of the Wall Street Journal's Tuesday revelation that the Obama administration secretly airlifted $400 million in cash to Iran. John Berman gave a 27-second news brief to the report, but didn't mention that the payment was sent on "an unmarked cargo plane." New Day, therefore, devoted over 187 times more coverage to Trump than to the millions to Iran.
By Elliot Polsky | | August 3, 2016 | 1:39 PM EDT
Millennials are having less sex than previous generations, and The Washington Post can’t figure it out.
By Kyle Drennen | | August 3, 2016 | 12:36 PM EDT
While both NBC’s Today and CBS This Morning devoted full reports to The Wall Street Journal exposing the Obama administration secretly paying a $400 million ransom in cash to Iran to secure the release of American hostages, ABC’s Good Morning America only managed two news briefs on the topic that amounted to less than a minute of air time.
By Scott Whitlock | | August 3, 2016 | 11:39 AM EDT
For the second day in a row, NBC on Wednesday ignored the high level firings at the Democratic National Committee. Politico hyped it as “heads roll at the DNC.” Yet, the four hour-long Today show found no time for it. Instead, reporter Hallie Jackson trumpeted a “civil war” within the Republican Party.