Turns out, conservatism can win big anywhere. Tuesday night’s edition of the game show Jeopardy! included a category called “leaning right.” Contestant Dan Chafetz took four out of the five questions. The $400 query involved an international conservative favorite: “In 1904 this future British P.M. left the conservatives & joined the liberals, in 1924 he switched back.” (Answer: Winston Churchill.)
By Christian Toto | | December 3, 2016 | 12:05 PM EST
The animators behind Moana weren't satisfied with making yet another Disney smash. They worked tirelessly to understand, appreciate and share Polynesian culture with audiences the world over. Years of intense research impacted the screenwriting as well as the finished animation. This reporter spoke to two animators on the project. They took the cultural issues seriously. They spoke of how much it meant to them to honor the traditions that inspired the story.
By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | | December 3, 2016 | 10:58 AM EST
Liberals in the press have spent weeks trashing “fake news” purveyors -- which is to say, those in the press who are not liberals -- while continuing to bow deeply to the fake news-makers at “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central. Jon Stewart and New York magazine writer Chris Smith have written a new book called “An Oral History of The Daily Show," and they're the toast of Leftyville.
CBS host Charlie Rose set the adoring tone for Stewart: "[I]t became, for all of us, a, kind of, cultural event — more than a show." Rose later added, "There was nothing quite like him. A lot of people did it very well....But Jon had a special place." It’s annoying how liberals speak “for all of us.”
By Rich Noyes | | December 3, 2016 | 10:58 AM EST
In her 2003 book, Useful Idiots: How Liberals Got it Wrong in the Cold War and Still Blame America First, conservative writer Mona Charen offered an excellent juxtaposition of the horrors of the island prison Fidel Castro established with the fawning treatment he received from American journalists. Written after the collapse of the Soviet Union and the opening of the archives of the once totalitarian Eastern Bloc, Charen’s book establishes the foolish and naive thinking that Western liberals — including many journalists — employed in their attempt to sugarcoat the realities of communism, including in Cuba.
By Clay Waters | | December 3, 2016 | 10:40 AM EST
On the Friday edition of his Fox News show Tucker Carlson Tonight, the host interviewed New York Times Liz Spayd and challenged her on the anti-Trump bias of the paper. Spayd, the paper’s recently appointed ombudsman took her criticism of the Times’ journalism to what many of her colleagues see as enemy territory. She criticized the irresponsible tweets of some of the paper’s supposedly objective political reporters (“It’s outrageous”) and revealed whose opinion truly concerns the Times brass -- the good opinion of liberals: “....I think there’s a lot of angst and concern at Big Media organizations about whethere we’re going to get blamed by the left by, you know, the half of America that did not vote for Trump, for putting Trump in office."
By Kristine Marsh | | December 3, 2016 | 8:10 AM EST
To start off ABC’s The View show December 2, the ladies actually discussed whether or not Trump’s election win was causing a phenomenon of wives spurning their husbands in the bedroom. Calling it the ‘Trump Bedroom Backlash’ Behar asked, “Is Trump causing ‘electile dysfunction?’” before the panel erupted in giggles but also agreement.
By NB Staff | | December 2, 2016 | 5:38 PM EST
Brent Bozell on Friday mocked the liberal media, saying journalists would have fainted if Barack Obama had saved the Carrier jobs that Donald Trump preserved. He also pointed out the hypocrisy of reporters who ignore the current President saying the positions would never be saved. Appearing on Fox News, the MRC President reminded, “If I'm a journalist covering this issue, why am I not covering the fact that the President-elect succeeded? The President who is stepping down ridiculed him for this. That's a real story. And you're not going to see that covered anywhere. Fox had it, but nobody else had it.”
By Tim Graham | | December 2, 2016 | 5:24 PM EST
The Hollywood Reporter is touting how its own television wizard advises a media war on all things Trump. The headline is "In Order to Survive, Cable News Should Go Full Anti-Trump: There's one way for cable news to stave off steep declines over the next few years, writes THR's chief TV critic, and it involves embracing and channeling anti-Trump anger."
TV critic Tim Goodman lectured that "if we must have cable news, perhaps it's time for the people who run it to face the facts: Millions of people just proved, definitively, that facts don't matter to them. [Italics his.] For everybody else, they know you didn't or couldn't make facts matter, and so they are out searching for actual journalism..."
By Sarah Stites | | December 2, 2016 | 5:04 PM EST
A live action Barbie movie is finally in the works, and guess who’s starring? That’s right, folks. Amy Schumer. Before you say, “Wait! Barbie is the antithesis of radical feminism!” understand that this is no regular Barbie movie. In fact, Schumer will play the role of the imperfect doll who is banished to the real world for not fitting in. After learning to embrace her flaws and celebrate her uniqueness, Schumer returns to Barbieland to communicate the message.
By Kristine Marsh | | December 2, 2016 | 4:13 PM EST
Friday’s “Hot Topics” on the View was so incredibly biased it was hard to know where to begin. After playing a leaked audioclip of Trump aide Kellyanne Conway arguing with Clinton aide Jennifer Palmieri about the election results, Behar asked the panel if Palmieri was right in calling out Conway for winning on a platform of white supremacists. The liberal panelists wholeheartedly agreed with Palmieri, with Sara Haines making the most ludicrous comment.
By Kyle Drennen | | December 2, 2016 | 4:08 PM EST
On her MSNBC show on Friday, anchor Andrea Mitchell decried the fact that the usual liberal identity politics did not work with voters in November’s election. Talking to Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd, she fretted over the revelation that campaign focus groups “showed that people related to Hillary Clinton as a man.”
By Sam Dorman | | December 2, 2016 | 3:36 PM EST
Not everyone in the news media cheered on the November jobs report. Fox Business Network (FBN) anchor Stuart Varney criticized the report’s numbers on Dec. 2.
By Geoffrey Dickens | | December 2, 2016 | 3:35 PM EST
Right before CNN reporter Susan Malveaux was about to deliver a live report about Donald Trump’s visit to the Carrier plant on Thursday, a CNN producer was caught in a hot mic moment joking about Donald Trump’s plane crashing. Today the network apologized for the rare behind-the-scenes incident that reveals liberal media bias.
By Sarah Stites | | December 2, 2016 | 3:29 PM EST
If Hollywood has learned any lesson from the calamity of Trump’s election, it is this: the President-Elect has popped Tinsel Town’s gilded bubble. And for the better. According to Channing Dungey, president of ABC Entertainment Group, shows like How to Get Away with Murder might not actually be very reflective of America at large. Shocker!
By Mike Ciandella | | December 2, 2016 | 3:12 PM EST
CNN President Jeff Zucker went on the defensive Wednesday night, when a room full of campaign surrogates called him out for his network’s lopsided campaign coverage. However, as a surrogate for a former GOP candidate pointed out, the MRC has proven that CNN's track record this campaign season has been anything but defensible.