Despite the fact that an overwhelming amount of Native Americans do not find the Washington Redskins team name offensive, Bob Costas thinks he knows better. The liberal sportscaster on Friday talked to the Washington Post and ignored the impact of a new poll finding 90 percent support for the moniker.
By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | | May 21, 2016 | 7:38 AM EDT
The Left used to congratulate itself on being the "Free Speech Movement" and celebrate the rebellious anarchists who used obscene words and forced sexually graphic images and conversations into the public square. Conservatives were the ones who insisted on decency in the public discourse, and demanded regulation, both within the private sector as well as from the federal government, to protect the public from that obscenity.
But now, as the world turns upside down on sexuality and gender, leftists are becoming the ones who censor and fine. Instead of a Hays Code for decency, there's a Gays Code. Breaking the new language rules of the LGBT lobby can now cost you very dearly. And literally.
By Tim Graham | | May 20, 2016 | 11:02 PM EDT
Bradley Klapper of Associated Press broke the story Friday that “A group the White House recently identified as a key surrogate in selling the Iran nuclear deal gave National Public Radio $100,000 last year to help it report on the pact and related issues, according to the group's annual report. It also funded reporters and partnerships with other news outlets.”
The group is the Ploughshares Fund, whose most notable pundit is former Joe Biden adviser Joseph Cirincione. Klapper noted that when White House aide Ben Rhodes bragged in a New York Times Magazine profile about how “we created an echo chamber” to sell the Iran arms deal, he added that "outside groups like Ploughshares" helped carry out the administration's message.
By Dylan Gwinn | | May 20, 2016 | 4:19 PM EDT
The revelation, that 90% of Native Americans are in no way offended by the word Redskin, may not have swayed the uber-leftist panel of ESPN’s Around the Horn to change their minds about the Redskins name. However, it apparently has caused at least one member of the mainstream press to drop his opposition to the team name.
By NB Staff | | May 20, 2016 | 3:45 PM EDT
MRC President Brent Bozell on Thursday appeared on The Blaze TVand compared the controversy engulfing Facebook’s targeting of conservatives to the IRS selecting right-leaning groups for special scrutiny. Talking to host Tomi Lahren, Bozell explained, “For anyone to suggest that Facebook has a policy against conservatives, it's just simply unfounded. It's silly. The IRS didn't have a policy against conservatives. There were people within the IRS who had a policy against conservatives.”
By Kyle Drennen | | May 20, 2016 | 3:37 PM EDT
Reacting to NBC’s Andrea Mitchell claiming on Thursday that her 1999 rape accusation against Bill Clinton was “discredited,” Juanita Broaddrick blasted the reporter: “Andrea is obviously mad at me for exposing her rudeness and bias when she called me this year. I think being a lapdog for Hillary Clinton discredits Andrea Mitchell and NBC as journalists!”
By Kyle Drennen | | May 20, 2016 | 1:12 PM EDT
In an interview on Friday’s NBC Today with the filmmakers of the newly-released documentary about disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner, perplexed co-host Savannah Guthrie wondered: “How on earth did you get this access? But why on earth would Anthony Weiner grant that kind of access, knowing what he knew about himself?”
By Maggie McKneely | | May 20, 2016 | 12:52 PM EDT
Netflix and Chelsea Handler have come together to create the newest lefty talk show: Chelsea. Having spent years as a traditional talk show host, Chelsea Handler is trying something new with her Netflix spot. The show is Netflix’s first-ever talk show and streams three nights a week, though Netflix subscribers can watch the episodes whenever they choose. Being on Netflix also allows Chelsea to be free from ratings pressure, meaning she has the freedom to do almost anything she wants.
By Scott Whitlock | | May 20, 2016 | 12:39 PM EDT
In an interview with radio host Hugh Hewitt, Friday, CBS journalist John Dickerson insisted that Hillary Clinton is more “vindictive” than Donald Trump. Asked by Hewitt who hates political enemies more, the Face the Nation host declared, “I think Clinton. Trump is very tough on those he does not like, as I know, but he gets over it.”
By Matthew Balan | | May 20, 2016 | 12:36 PM EDT
The Atlantic's Peter Beinart ripped Donald Trump on Thursday's AC360 on CNN over his repeated use of the phrase "radical Islam." When Trump supporter Kayleigh McEnany defended the billionaire for this criticism, Beinart retored, "If you're talking about ISIS, we know what that is. If you're talking about radical Islam, I don't think, with all due respect, you have any idea what that is....the Saudi government...is a regime that is based on sharia; the regime in Pakistan has elements...the point is, it's a completely ill-defined term; and that's what makes it dangerous."
By Tim Graham | | May 20, 2016 | 11:22 AM EDT
Alex Weprin at Politico reports that secular-progressive “humorist” Samantha Bee came to the TBS “upfront” presser in New York on Wednesday to tell reporters she wants to become an official sponsor of the Republican convention in Cleveland -- obviously, not as a show of support. She wants to haunt it like an early Halloween. "For only $100,000 I can become an actual sponsor of the Republican convention, and get banner space on the convention floor. I want this. My giant face looming over the convention in every CNN wide shot for a week? Please picture it," Bee added, pulling up mockups of potential billboards.
By Katie Yoder | | May 20, 2016 | 11:22 AM EDT
Samantha Bee isn’t just pushing for abortion on her Full Frontal show. She and husband Jason Jones are shoving the issue into the broader entertainment world now too. Earlier this week, TBS comedy The Detour showed parents teaching their two children that “every woman deserves the right to choose” by telling them the story of how they, the kids, were almost aborted. Unable to say the A-word, the mother euphemistically called abortion a “trip to Europe.”
By Scott Whitlock | | May 20, 2016 | 11:20 AM EDT
A day after NBC dismissed the Bill Clinton rape accusation as “discredited,” CBS This Morning journalist Julianna Goldman on Friday warned that there was “great risk” for Donald Trump as he “dredges up” an “unproven” sex claim. Showing her distaste, Goldman chided, “Trump's most recent attack, dredging up this nearly 40-year-old unproven accusation.” Co-host Gayle King lamented, “Donald Trump is still using Bill Clinton's past to attack Hillary Clinton.” Regarding Trump talking about claims that Clinton raped Juanita Broaddrick, King deemed this to be “risky tactics.”
By Sam Dorman | | May 20, 2016 | 11:15 AM EDT
After activist attorneys general targeted a major oil company and conservative groups for their climate change views, one of the groups hit back hard, publicly accusing the AG’s of abusing their legal authority. The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) took out an ad in The New York Times on May 18, 2016, and slammed the liberal attorneys general for “unlawful” intimidation. The ad, which charged the AG’s with an “ABUSE OF POWER,” also accused them of trying to suppress dissent on climate change.
By Kristine Marsh | | May 20, 2016 | 11:14 AM EDT
Add “Marxist extremist” “Islamic radical” and “murderer sympathizer” to the list of controversial people Google finds worthy of celebrating. The major tech company and search engine decided to use yesterday’s “doodle” to honor Yuri Kochiyama, a Japanese-American radical who converted to Islam and considered terrorists and cop-killers her heroes. Google’s post solidifies the company’s stance of promoting radical leftist icons and ideas while scorning mainstream and traditional American heroes and holidays.