Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, appeared in live PBS/NPR convention coverage on Wednesday night and walked into a barrage of liberal questions designed to shame him and separate him from Donald Trump, who they implied was a terrible Christian. “Conservative” PBS David Brooks not only suggested Trump has no Christian virtues, he told Perkins that social conservatives should sit out the election – obviously making it easier to elect Hillary Clinton.
By Matthew Balan | | July 21, 2016 | 8:07 PM EDT
On Thursday's Situation Room, CNN's Scottie Nell Hughes claimed that Ted Cruz's controversial speech at the Republican National Convention "killed conservatism" or "severely damaged it, at the very least." The Trump supporter outlined that "those that were...sort of, in the Cruz movement" caused an "embarrassment;" and that supposedly, Cruz "not only ended his career, but...ended the Tea Party...[and] everything that he represented" with his speech. Amanda Carpenter and Kevin Madden pushed back against her claim.
By Brad Wilmouth | | July 21, 2016 | 7:28 PM EDT
On Thursday's New Day, during a discussion of the Republican National Convention failing so far to post a ratings boost in contrast with past years, CNN Senior Reporter for Media and Politics Dylan Byers at one point put down the lineup of Republican speakers so far as mostly being a "dog's breakfast of D-list talent."
As co-host Alisyn Camerota burst out laughing at his jab at Republicans, fellow panel member and CNN Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter jumped in to slightly tone down his colleague's negative assessment: "Well, a B-C list."
By Curtis Houck | | July 21, 2016 | 7:24 PM EDT
Making an early Thursday evening appearance on MSNBC, Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough briefly reminded both viewers and fellow media members that, contrary to the liberal media’s uproar over the level of anti-Hillary Clinton rhetoric, the Democrats hurled plenty of ugly material in the direction of then-candidate and President George W. Bush at their 2000 and 2004 Democratic National Conventions.
By Brad Wilmouth | | July 21, 2016 | 6:05 PM EDT
On Thursday's New Day on CNN, as a panel discussed the Republican National Convention, CNN political commentator Errol Louis suggested that "angry" convention crowds and their "mob chant" could put Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton "back in her sweet spot" so that she can argue that she is preferable in the White House in contrast with the "craziness" on the other side. For her part, CNN correspondent Maeve Reston declared that the conventon so far is appealing to the "Fox News crowd" by focusing on issues like Benghazi.
By Dylan Gwinn | | July 21, 2016 | 5:46 PM EDT
North Carolina is one of few states to resist the Rainbow Jihad, and refuse to completely cave on their law (HB2), enforcing single-sex bathroom usage in their state. However, that decision may have cost them the 2017 NBA All-Star Game, and an estimated $100 million dollars in revenue.
By Randy Hall | | July 21, 2016 | 5:23 PM EDT
Judging from MSNBC weeknight anchor Rachel Maddox's actions while covering Wednesday night's events at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, she has never heard the motto “If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all.”
In an obvious attempt to diminish the importance of GOP speaker Natalie Gulbis before she had a chance to utter a single word, the liberal host stated that Gulbis “is the 492-ranked pro golfer in the world” and mocked her for being on one season of NBC's Celebrity Apprentice reality show.
By Kristine Marsh | | July 21, 2016 | 3:54 PM EDT
On MSNBC’s The Place for Politics Thursday afternoon, anchor Andrea Mitchell repeatedly invited her Democrat guests to bash the Republican National Convention for it’s supposed ugly “tone” and “vitriol” towards Hillary Clinton. In two separate interviews on the show, Mitchell tried to paint this RNC convention as somehow worse in attacking the opposing candidate than other conventions.
By Clay Waters | | July 21, 2016 | 3:19 PM EDT
In Thursday’s New York Times, reporter Alexander Burns brought in Walter Mondale, failed presidential candidate in 1984, to bash Trump as a “hate advocate” in “Trump May Break Mold, but He Fits a Pattern, Too.” (A Nazi one.) Another aggrieved reporter defended Hillary Clinton from GOP “venom” that had a “strikingly sinister tone that makes the days of Swift-boating and Bush-bashing at past conventions seem tame.”
By Tom Blumer | | July 21, 2016 | 3:09 PM EDT
Many leftists thought that they would attract huge, unprecedented crowds of protesters and cause a great deal of mayhem at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this week.
Tuesday evening at USNews.com, Steven Nelson, appearing to assume facts which have thus far not been supported by evidence, wrote that the protest crowds (and arrests) have been light "despite the nomination of Donald Trump eliciting a rage from progressives that rivals or exceeds their hatred of former President George W. Bush." Hmm, Steven. Maybe your premise is wrong. One of the protesters' excuses, at first glance, seems like a real howler — but if it's somehow actually correct, it's an argument to keep Ohio's gun laws exactly as they are, and to ensure that all other states follow suit.
By Karen Townsend | | July 21, 2016 | 3:02 PM EDT
Wednesday's episode of Netflix’s Chelsea, titled “LGBTQ Life with Jane Lynch & E.J. Johnson,” was an ode to all things “queer” – lesbian, gay and transgender, in particular. After lesbian actress Jane Lynch (Glee, Hollywood Game Night) and E.J. Johnson, a cross-dressing gay man who is the son of basketball legend Magic Johnson, recounted their own personal stories, Chelsea introduced a “gender reassignment surgeon.”
By Sarah Stites | | July 21, 2016 | 2:51 PM EDT
At the RNC convention on Wednesday, former Olympian and transgender advocate Bruce “Caitlyn” Jenner discussed his staunch alignment with the GOP, despite his concerns about the party’s stance on LGBT issues.
The interview was covered by CNBC and sponsored by the American Unity Fund, a group which is “dedicated to advancing the cause of freedom for LGBT Americans by making the conservative case that freedom truly means freedom for everyone.”
By Maggie McKneely | | July 21, 2016 | 2:12 PM EDT
The Hillary Clinton propaganda machine has been hard at work leading up to her presumptive presidential nomination. Entertainment media have been littered with a multitude of TV shows, movies, children’s books, and even songs inspired by the Democratic candidate.
By Kyle Drennen | | July 21, 2016 | 2:05 PM EDT
On Thursday’s NBC Today, correspondent Andrea Mitchell couldn’t wait to get away from the “razor-sharp rhetoric” of the Republican National Convention and move on to the love-fest for Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia next week: “After today, Hillary Clinton gets her turn planning a convention designed to prove that she is not the demon the Republicans have been portraying all week.”
By Tom Johnson | | July 21, 2016 | 1:50 PM EDT
According to reform conservative (or former conservative) Frum, Republicans in Cleveland were feeling “embattled, defensive, and pessimistic” before the Melania Trump plagiarism story broke. Now, Frum speculated in a Tuesday piece for The Atlantic, “that mood of pessimism must be even grayer,” and since he lays out “ten reasons why Melania Trump’s speech matters and will continue to matter,” he clearly believes GOPers have ample reason to be down in the dumps, commenting that "suddenly there is one easy-to-understand incident that encapsulates in one grim joke all this convention’s cavalcade of derp."