I have a new book out -- "The True Jesus," which is my third Christian-themed book -- and I want to tell you a little bit about it. In my previous books, I related that I didn't always embrace the Bible and that I came to accept Jesus Christ later than some people do -- after studying the evidence for Christianity's truth claims. Contrary to a common misconception, there is an abundance of evidence that undergirds the Christian faith, and I examined much of that in my previous books.
By Tom Blumer | | April 15, 2017 | 12:39 PM EDT
On Thursday, the U.S. military dropped a MOAB (Mother Of All Bombs) on an ISIS tunnel complex in Nangahar Province in Afghanistan. Shortly after that, USA Today posted a breathtakingly ignorant graphic purporting to show that the MOAB contained over 70 percent of the destructive force of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan.
The Hollywood Reporter Freaks: ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ a ‘Timely Warning’ About ‘Religious Zealotry and Despotic Forces’By Clay Waters | | April 15, 2017 | 12:26 PM EDT
Hollywood Reporter critic Daniel Fienberg found ominous parallels in The Handmaid’s Tale a series on Hulu that debuts its first three episodes April 26. The subhead: “Hulu's all-too-timely adaptation of Margaret Atwood's novel is one of the spring's best new shows and makes Elisabeth Moss an immediate Emmy contender.”
By Christian Toto | | April 15, 2017 | 12:15 PM EDT
Marvel just yanked a comic book filled with hidden anti-Jewish messages. Yet that's hardly the comic book giant's only problem lately.You’d think business would be booming at Team Marvel. The comic book giant is the recognized leader in the superhero film universe. Both critics and fans cheer on every new Marvel Studios outing, down to the micro wonders of 2015’s Ant Man.
By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | | April 15, 2017 | 7:57 AM EDT
On April 5, The New York Times published an op-ed by retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal headlined “Save PBS. It Makes Us Safer.” McChrystal now runs a big lobbying firm, so that may be why he cares so much: he’s a gun for hire. So how does the general think PBS makes us “safer,” and from what? The answer: commercialism.
But PBS isn't making us safer from suicide bombers. It's teaching the need to sympathize with them.
By Tim Graham | | April 15, 2017 | 7:11 AM EDT
Just how negative was CNN prepared to go to get Bill O’Reilly fired from Fox News and make it a little easier for Anderson Cooper to score some ratings? The Hollywood Reporter revealed CNN was “extremely close” to going to court to pry into O’Reilly’s divorce records. This is fascinating, since in 1998, CNN was lamenting two days after President Clinton lied about having sex with Monica Lewinsky, it was demanding everyone have the "decency" to shut up about Clinton's personal life.
By Brad Wilmouth | | April 14, 2017 | 10:50 PM EDT
Appearing as a guest on Friday's MTP Daily on MSNBC, liberal actor Mandy Patinkin of Showtime's Homeland series bizarrely suggested that "white men" in the government and military were "the bad guys" in their dealings with Muslims. His hyperbolic suggestion came as he recalled that the latest season of the show has turned toward portraying Muslims more sympathetically in reaction to charges that the show had stoked anti-Muslim sentiments in previous seasons.
By Tom Blumer | | April 14, 2017 | 9:45 PM EDT
Thursday at NewsBusters, I noted that all of the major-media "fact-checking" efforts recognized by Duke University's ReportersLab.org website lean left, and that almost all of them are quite decidedly on the left. That only begins to explain how the "fact-checkers" are distorting the news landscape.
By Curtis Houck | | April 14, 2017 | 8:21 PM EDT
Congress is in recess, so the liberal media were bound to do their best to continue to promote disruptive, far-left attendees of Republican town halls. On Friday, CBS Evening News gave those activists a boost, touting them as the “Voice of America.” Worse yet, the two-minute-and-14-second segment only allowed 15 seconds for one conservative calmly raising concerns with an elected Democrat.
By Jay Maxson | | April 14, 2017 | 7:15 PM EDT
An NBA beat writer for ESPN says he’s not sure what he can contribute to sports coverage by going political, but then found his “inner liberal” and said President Trump terrifies him because he could “end life on the planet.” Ethan Sherwood Strauss, who covers the Golden State Warriors for ESPN, made his remarks on a podcast interview with Isaac Chotiner of Slate, a publication founded by the liberal Michael Kinsley.
By Curtis Houck | | April 14, 2017 | 6:45 PM EDT
Washington Post film critic Ann Hornaday penned a column for Friday’s paper reviewing President Trump’s first 100 days as if it were a movie, blasting him as dangerous for using friendly outlets to distract from his administration lacking any “core, coherent polic[ies]” that could end in “a train wreck.”
By Sarah Stites | | April 14, 2017 | 5:59 PM EDT
The Evancho siblings have earned lots of news coverage this year. Sixteen-year-old Jackie was criticized by the LGBT community for singing the national anthem at Donald Trump’s inauguration, largely because her older sibling Juliet is transgender.
Writer: House Special Election in Kansas Shows That Red States May Be ‘Souring’ on Conservative Economic IdeasBy Tom Johnson | | April 14, 2017 | 5:06 PM EDT
Whatever was the matter with Kansas when Thomas Frank wrote his book is now less daunting for the left, believes New York magazine’s Eric Levitz, who contended in a Wednesday piece that the closeness of this week’s House special election in the Wichita-centric 4th District appears to spell trouble for conservatives.
By Sarah Stites | | April 14, 2017 | 4:28 PM EDT
Charlottesville, Virginia, residents are battling over whether Confederate statues should be removed from city grounds. But one official advocating for their elimination has a rather sordid social media history that CBS tried to hide.
By Kristine Marsh | | April 14, 2017 | 3:24 PM EDT
Friday, magazine and website The Hollywood Reporter spoke to news anchors from all of the major networks in a discussion about what the role of the journalist was in today’s day and age. ABC’s George Stephanopoulos was the most forceful of the group in arguing that it wasn’t the media’s role to share all sides of a story. In fact, he argued, it was the journalist’s job to report “the truth” and to silence viewpoints that didn’t “accept reality.”