Just when you thought Hall of Fame Dodgers announcer Vin Scully couldn’t possibly be any more awesome…he goes ahead and delivers this gem during the Dodgers game against the Brewers on Friday night.
By Tim Graham | | June 18, 2016 | 6:15 PM EDT
The Catholic Church is always good for a laugh on Catholic-subsidized National Public Radio....not so much your local mosque. On their game show Wait! Wait! Don’t Tell Me, host Peter Sagal inaccurately presented as breaking news a “bold scheme to make money” in Oakland. That’s not quite right. But you can see the punchline potential in putting a vineyard next to a graveyard:
By Clay Waters | | June 18, 2016 | 4:04 PM EDT
After the murder of a British Parliament member while she was on the street meeting with her constituency, New York Times reporter Steven Erlanger used the front page to smear conservative supporters of Britain leaving the European Union (known as the “Brexit” movement) as anti-immigrant paranoids and “Islamophobic,” in “Growing Dread Over Ugly Tone of ‘Brexit’ Vote.” The online headline to the Saturday edition story really pointed fingers: “Britain Asks if Tone of ‘Brexit’ Campaign Made Violence Inevitable.”
By Jeffrey Lord | | June 18, 2016 | 4:00 PM EDT
Well this was a disaster of a week. Another Islamic radical attack on America leaves 49 dead and 53 wounded. And like clockwork there go the bitter clingers of the media - bitterly clinging to myths about guns and Christians. The “bitter clinger” phrase, of course, originated with candidate and Senator Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential campaign when he was captured on audio tape at a San Francisco fundraiser.
By Melissa Mullins | | June 18, 2016 | 3:24 PM EDT
Just a day after declaring presumptive GOP candidate Donald Trump would be banned from his show, NBC’s Late Night host Seth Meyers is now offering Trump his own show if he drops out of the race for the White House.
By Scott Whitlock | | June 18, 2016 | 2:15 PM EDT
The website Deadline on Tuesday reported that Steven Spielberg is considering making a biography of famous CBS journalist Walter Cronkite. Deadline writer Ali Jaafar explained, “The project will focus on Cronkite’s relationship with the Vietnam War and the role that America’s most trusted newsman played in turning public opinion against the increasingly un-winnable conflict.”
By Tom Blumer | | June 18, 2016 | 2:14 PM EDT
On May 1, the Washington Post's Jackson Diehl warned: "We ignore Venezuela’s imminent implosion at our peril," noting that the South American nation of 30 million "has descended into a dystopia where food, medicine, water and electric power are critically scarce." Given the dire humanitarian crisis which has enveloped that country, broadcast media coverage during the ensuing seven weeks, particularly on the Big Three networks, has been sparse to non-existent.
Yesterday, as Major League Baseball's Los Angeles Dodgers faced the Milwaukee Brewers in LA, legendary Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully, in a 20-second monologue between pitches, did more to substantively educate his audience about the tragic reality in Venezuela than most of the U.S. press has done in months (HT Twitchy):
By Clay Waters | | June 18, 2016 | 12:18 PM EDT
Showing the continuing conflation of big-time sports journalism and liberal activism, Howard Bryant's “Ali Everlasting” tribute for ESPN Magazine used the boxing legend as a tool to condemn American racism and inequality Meanwhile at Sports Illustrated, lefty journalist Charles Pierce bashed the former Cuban embargo for "shredding" the Cuban economy:
By Christian Toto | | June 18, 2016 | 11:30 AM EDT
Weiner began as a comeback story and ended up a profile in total humiliation. That isn’t the biggest takeaway from the documentary capturing Congressman Anthony Weiner’s precipitous fall from grace. It’s a damning portrait of modern journalism, the kind that reminds you why so many people don’t believe reporters. They trust their collective gut. And they’re right.
By Kyle Drennen | | June 18, 2016 | 11:15 AM EDT
On Friday’s NBC Today, hapless NBC reporter Kerry Sanders followed a team of Alligator trappers in Florida: “There’s a saying in Florida that if there’s a fresh body of water, just assume that there’s a gator in it....Last year, licensed contractors, the trappers who go out for the state, captured 7,513 nuisance gators, and this is how they do it.”
By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | | June 18, 2016 | 8:13 AM EDT
The mass shooting in Orlando really infuriated liberals all over again about the lack of gun control -- including liberal journalists and comedians. "NBC Nightly News" anchor Lester Holt blandly promoted how "late-night hosts have once again found themselves straddling the lines between comedians and consolers."
But they weren't consolers. They were agitators for the liberal agenda. On "The Daily Show," host Trevor Noah sympathized with Obama: "He's hosted 12 state dinners, but he's had to give 16 mass shooting addresses." And none of those apparently ever reflected badly on Obama's leadership on terrorism?
By Bruce Bookter | | June 18, 2016 | 12:01 AM EDT
So, riddle me this: how does a company edict, that requires employees to not wade into political matter of an inflammatory nature, change from a sternly enforced rule, to all of a sudden becoming, no biggie?
By Tim Graham | | June 17, 2016 | 11:39 PM EDT
The massacre at the gay nightclub in Orlando drove NPR to ask the big questions about homophobia: Isn't it time to classify that as a mental illness?
On Wednesday night's All Things Considered, openly gay anchor Ari Shapiro interviewed professor Gregory Herek, who operates a blog called "Beyond Homophobia." Herek urged caution on the early reports that the Orlando mass murderer might be gay, but was willing to entertain NPR's theory that societal "stigma" could have played a role in the shooting:
By Karen Townsend | | June 17, 2016 | 9:47 PM EDT
In “Trump Mania & Kegal Exercises,” Netflix’s Chelsea used three Mexican teenage girls – ages 14-16 – in her quest to regularly bash Donald Trump. The attack ended with Chelsea hoisting a piñata made in the likeness of Trump in public so a crowd would gather and help the teens smash it. Talk about overwrought aggression!
By Elliot Polsky | | June 17, 2016 | 8:52 PM EDT
On Wednesday, comedian and Daily Show correspondent Hasan Minhaj spoke at the 72nd Radio and Television Correspondents Association Dinner attended by both politicians and the media. After using jokes to call all conservatives, the GOP and Fox News employees blood-loving racists, Minhaj—in all seriousness—accused Congress of being complicit in the deaths of “thousands of Americans” for the sake of NRA bribes. And that’s just some of what he said.