Broadcast networks slammed Trump’s plan to prevent his businesses from being conflicts of interest during his presidency, and provided scant balance to defend him. During his first press conference on Jan. 11, President-elect Donald Trump introduced his lawyer who explained Trump’s multi-pronged approach to prevent conflicts of interest. Trump’s plan included giving control of his businesses through a trust to his sons, hiring an ethics adviser to review business deals and barring any Trump Organization deals with foreign entities.
By Kristine Marsh | | January 12, 2017 | 3:50 PM EST
On Thursday’s The View, the hosts spouted off on Wednesday’s press conference where Donald Trump refused to call on CNN reporter Jim Acosta, calling his news organization “fake news.” The conflict came over CNN repeating an unsubstantiated report from BuzzFeed, which claimed that Russia had “compromising information” on Trump. Though many in the media denounced the report, many still shared it. The panel on ABC’s The View thought it was perfectly acceptable for CNN to share this story and rejected Trump calling the story and CNN “fake news.”
By Katie Yoder | | January 12, 2017 | 2:16 PM EST
One Hollywood actor is reducing babies to price tags amidst the push to defund Planned Parenthood.
By Clay Waters | | January 12, 2017 | 2:10 PM EST
When Donald Trump mentioned Nazi Germany in reference to a lurid document floating around U.S. intelligence agencies, the New York Times was shocked and appalled -- and deeply hypocritical, given the eagerness of the paper's reporters, editors, and columnists to make those same comparisons against Donald Trump.
By Kristine Marsh | | January 12, 2017 | 12:04 PM EST
Wednesday night on NBC’s The Tonight Show, host Jimmy Fallon had Michelle Obama on as his guest for one of her final television appearances as First Lady. Fallon is known for being very friendly towards his guests but his interview with Mrs. Obama was completely out of the ordinary in gushiness.
By Scott Whitlock | | January 12, 2017 | 12:02 PM EST
CBS assigned blame for the verbal battle between Donald Trump and CNN’s Jim Acosta at Wednesday’s press conference. Even though Acosta started the exchange by yelling at the President-elect, it was Trump who “lashed out” to “punish" a reporter. ABC saw the incoming President as “seeking retribution.”
By Matthew Balan | | January 12, 2017 | 11:07 AM EST
Tuesday's All Things Considered on NPR played up the long-term effect of the anti-ObamaCare "death panel" talking point and labeled this phrase "fake news." Don Gonyea let President Obama; Anita Dunn, his former communications director; and a talking head from the left-wing Center for American Progress decry the "dishonest" message from ObamaCare opponents and lament the "lasting negative effect" of the "early disinformation campaign" against the law. He touted that "the false claims of death panels would be named the lie of the year by the fact-checking organization PolitiFact."
By Tim Graham | | January 12, 2017 | 10:31 AM EST
Movie critic Frank Scheck of The Hollywood Reporter offered a rave review of President Obama's farewell address on Tuesday night, hailing it in the headline as "One Last Reminder of What Presidential Looks Like." Donald Trump is all "schoolyard taunts" for white people in "silly hats," while Obama is so terrific that "Watching him walk off the stage made you feel like a child desperately holding onto a father’s pants [sic] legs to try to prevent him from leaving the house."
By Melissa Mullins | | January 12, 2017 | 6:54 AM EST
In a phone interview this past Monday on MSNBC’s Hardball, legendary actress, singer, and huge liberal Barbara Streisand decided to use her appearance to gush about fellow actress Meryl Streep’s criticism of President-elect Donald Trump at Sunday’s Golden Globes awards ceremony (plus lob a few insults at Trump herself).
By Lindsay Kornick | | January 12, 2017 | 12:33 AM EST
I suppose none of us will ever forget where we were on November 8, 2016, because liberals will never stop grumbling about it. Beyond the Golden Globes, the tip of liberal Hollywood outcry would have to be Wednesday night’s episode of Black-ish on ABC. Get ready for all of your favorite liberal cliches in a convenient and obnoxious thirty-minute package.
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | January 11, 2017 | 11:56 PM EST
Claws came out Wednesday night on MSNBC’s Hardball as host Chris Matthews aired a half-hour long special dedicated to digging into the absurdity of BuzzFeed News publishing “salacious fake news” regarding President-elect Donald Trump. Matthews, who is known for his own outrageous statements, seemed incredibly disturbed by the whole situation. He at one point declared, “It’s certainly not journalism. I'm not sure what it is.”
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | January 11, 2017 | 9:25 PM EST
Wednesday was the second and final hearing in regards to the attorney general nomination of Alabama Senator Jeff Session, and it was marked by strong opposition from his African-American colleagues on the hill. And later that night, NBC News seemed to relish in their smears of racism towards the Senator who defeated Alabama’s Ku Klux Klan. “No less drama in this fight as African-American members of congress spoke out today against the nomination,” hyped anchor Lester Holt on NBC Nightly News.
By Curtis Houck | | January 11, 2017 | 8:21 PM EST
Early Wednesday night, BuzzFeed News editor in chief Ben Smith conducted his first interview since his outlet irresponsibly published an unsubstantiated dossier concerning President-elect Donald Trump. Needless to say, Smith failed miserably on MSNBC’s MTP Daily.
By Randy Hall | | January 11, 2017 | 5:43 PM EST
The decision by the “mainstream media” to run a salacious and unsubstantiated article regarding President-elect Donald Trump that was first posted on the BuzzFeed website has drawn extensive criticism, including accusations that this choice is “the media's latest self-inflicted wound” and “irresponsible journalism.” Those accusations were made on Tuesday by James Warren, the chief media writer for the Poynter Institute website and former managing editor and Washington Bureau chief for the Chicago Tribune and the New York Daily News.
By Tom Johnson | | January 11, 2017 | 5:22 PM EST
Next Tuesday, three days before the current POTUS becomes an ex-POTUS, Jonathan Chait’s Audacity: How Barack Obama Defied His Critics and Created a Legacy That Will Prevail will be published. On Tuesday, New York magazine, where Chait is the chief political pundit, ran an excerpt from the book in which he claimed, “The truth is that Obama enacted careful, deep, and mostly popular solutions to a broad array of problems to which his opponents have no workable response.”