Following the Wednesday morning newscasts in which ABC, CBS, and NBC praised the “outraged” President Obama for “slamming” Republican wanting to restrict Syrian refugees, the “big three” were back on the case Wednesday night in spinning for the President. However, CBS and NBC did make time to include how polls now show a majority of Americans want to put a moratorium on refugees for the time being, but ABC's World News Tonight ignored the sentiment.
By Mark Finkelstein | November 18, 2015 | 9:35 PM EST
I took some flak awhile back for saying that--his liberalism notwithstanding--Chris Matthews had a patriotic streak.
More evidence for that notion on this evening's Hardball, as Matthews twice derided President Obama's response to ISIS as "dainty," and kvetched that "I don't see us doing anything."
By Ken Shepherd | November 18, 2015 | 9:33 PM EST
When your most worshipful devotee in the liberal media thinks you're acting in an unpresidential manner, you know you've gone too far.
By Curtis Houck | November 18, 2015 | 8:54 PM EST
Amidst their ongoing coverage Wednesday night of the terror attacks in Paris, the major broadcast networks failed to report on news that five Syrians had been arrested in the Central American country of Honduras with stolen Greek passports and intended to travel to the U.S.
By Brent Baker | November 18, 2015 | 8:14 PM EST
Demonstrating there’s no space between liberal politicians and major media figures – once they feel free in retirement to express their true views which guided their news judgments during their careers – long-time ABC News correspondent and anchor Charlie Gibson on Wednesday afternoon dismissed the relevance of Hillary Clinton’s e-mails or Benghazi: “I don’t think there’s anything to Benghazi and I don’t think there’s anything to the e-mails.”
By Randy Hall | November 18, 2015 | 6:22 PM EST
During an interview in the Nov. 17 edition of the New York Times Magazine, Cable News Network anchor Don Lemon stated that if he wasn't a journalist, he “would probably be an activist” like Malcolm X, who was considered an advocate for the rights of blacks during the early 1960s.
The self-proclaimed “black gay” reporter made the comment after Anna Marie Cox asked him: “Do you have any idea what you would be doing if you weren’t a journalist?”
By Ken Shepherd | November 18, 2015 | 5:54 PM EST
Pulling an Officer Barbrady, the Reuters news wire this afternoon essentially told us all to "move along, people" as regards news of five Syrians caught in Honduras bound for the U.S. with fake Greek passports.
By Katie Yoder | November 18, 2015 | 4:43 PM EST
Love can be about giving up one’s own life, but it is never about making someone else die.
On Wednesday, abortionist Willie J. Parker penned “Why I Provide Abortions” for the Opinion Pages of the New York Times. While he at first morally opposed abortions, Parker later decided that performing abortions fulfilled his call to be the “good” Samaritan. Today, he insists, abortion “respond[s] to our patients’ needs” and therefore expresses “the deepest level of love that you can have for another person.”
By Kristine Marsh | November 18, 2015 | 3:58 PM EST
On Wednesday, this audacious headline and image which lumped together law-abiding gun-owners with Islamic terrorists – complete with a gun superimposed over the ISIS flag – appeared on the front page of the New York Daily News:
By Ken Shepherd | November 18, 2015 | 3:47 PM EST
Leave it to a Daily Beast writer to ride to the rescue of members of the world's oldest profession.
By Matthew Balan | November 18, 2015 | 3:12 PM EST
On Wednesday's New Day, CNN kept up their skepticism of the Obama administration's talking points on ISIS. Chris Cuomo noted that "the word from the White House is...that we are having success....How does that make sense, given...we just saw what happened in Paris?" Christiane Amanpour threw cold water on John Earnest's claim that there wasn't a military solution for the terrorist group: "You have to eradicate ISIS, and that's not going to happen with some nice de-radicalization programs."
Hide the Declines: AP's Rugaber Ignores Steep Industry Group Production Drops Until Late in His WriteupBy Tom Blumer | November 18, 2015 | 2:46 PM EST
The catalog of wishful thinking technically classified as reports on the economy emanating from the Associated Press, aka the Administration's Press, grows with virtually each passing business day.
One of yesterday's additions to the mountainous pile came from the AP's Christopher Rugaber. Tasked with covering the Federal Reserve's report on October's industrial production, he devoted 10 of his 11 paragraphs in his dispatch to manufacturing. He didn't even tell readers that the Fed's release was about anything besides manufacturing until his ninth paragraph. The AP's headline writers also cooperated by only mentioning manufacturing. In an utterly amazing "coincidence" (no, not really), manufacturing is the only one of the Fed report's three major industry groups which turned in a positive performance:
By Jeffrey Meyer | November 18, 2015 | 2:21 PM EST
On Wednesday, the co-hosts of The View treated director Quentin Tarantino to a softball interview following his anti-cop remarks last month. The hosts happily provided him a platform to play the victim against those who condemned him calling cops “murderers” and to double-down on his attack on the policy.
By Katie Yoder | November 18, 2015 | 1:26 PM EST
Did we hear that right?
On Tuesday, The View ladies devoted a few minutes to the Syrian refugee crisis. Reacting to Republican candidates’ proposals, they criticized allowing only Christians refugees into the United States, because, after all, even Christians can be bad. Case in point: Adolf Hitler – according to Whoopi Goldberg.
By Scott Whitlock | November 18, 2015 | 12:37 PM EST
Liberal Daily Show host Trevor Noah on Tuesday reached back to 1478 and the Spanish Inquisition as a way of attacking Republican opposition to Syrian refugees in the United States. Noah recoiled at Marco Rubio referencing the Nazis as he critiqued Hillary Clinton’s failure to use the words radical Islam.