On Friday, the journalists at Morning Joe hinted that an infraction by staffer Kellyanne Conway could somehow ultimately lead to impeachment. The hosts spent a large chunk of time discussing a TV appearance in which Conway suggested people buy from Ivanka Trump’s clothing line. Joe Scarborough compared, “One of Bill Clinton's, by the way, articles of impeachment by a Republican Congress, is for abusing his office.”
By Curtis Houck | | February 10, 2017 | 3:42 PM EST
Commenting Friday afternoon on Education Secretary Betsy DeVos being berated and prevented from entering a Washington D.C. public school, a Washington Post article (via its blog The Fix) brushed it aside as merely example of how American politics have become “a powder keg” of partisanship.
By Katie Yoder | | February 10, 2017 | 2:53 PM EST
Twitter is famously one of President Trump’s chosen battlefields, and it’s a hot zone in the new war zone between him and Hollywood. On Wednesday, Trump called Nordstorm “Terrible!” in a tweet after the department-store chain dropped his daughter Ivanka’s brand. In Hollywood-like fashion, big name celebrities, from Chelsea Handler to Judd Apatow, flocked to Nordstrom in support of the store – and shared the news on Twitter.
By Brad Wilmouth | | February 10, 2017 | 2:36 PM EST
Appearing as a panel member on Thursday's Anderson Cooper 360, CNN political commentator Angela Rye tried to be the latest liberal to argue against President Donald Trump's travel ban targeting several Muslim countries on the basis that supposedly no one from those countries has committed a terrorist attack in the U.S. After being called out by fellow panel member Kayleigh McEnany, who cited recent attacks by Somali refugees, Rye then switched to asserting that there have not been any deaths from such attacks in the U.S. as if being wounded does not matter so much.
By Scott Whitlock | | February 10, 2017 | 2:02 PM EST
Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe conducted a press conference at the White House on Friday in which all liberal three networks were not chosen to ask questions. ABC didn’t even bother to cover the event live. Only CBS and NBC broke in. Instead, Trump called on Daniel Halper of the New York Post and Blake Burman of Fox News. Prime Minister Abe took questions from Japanese reporters.
By Curtis Houck | | February 10, 2017 | 1:51 PM EST
Throughout the day on Friday, CNN touted video of angry protesters at congressional Republican town halls in Tennessee and Utah to prove that it might be the emergence of a possible “tea party of the left.” In the process, it showed a stunning dose of sudden respect after how they and their media cohorts treated the tea party when it arrived on scene in 2009 and 2010.
By Kristine Marsh | | February 10, 2017 | 1:18 PM EST
Friday’s The View was even more unbearable to watch with the addition of feminist exhibitionist Lena Dunham to the panel. Of course Dunham talked about the election but not without condescendingly lecturing to the “white women” who voted for Trump to listen to their feminist elders who know better. Dunham also bashed these women as selfish and implied they had abusive male family members who made them tolerate Trump’s comments about women.
By Matt Philbin | | February 10, 2017 | 1:01 PM EST
A show called Dear White People (debuting next week on Netflix) must aim to foster racial understanding and focus on what unites Americans, rather than what divides them. Right? After all it's based on a movie about black students at a prdominently white elite college. Sure it aims to point out the misunderstandings and gently lampoon attitudes from all races that keep us from achieving harmony.
By Kyle Drennen | | February 10, 2017 | 12:56 PM EST
In a friendly chat with actress and left-wing activist Lena Dunham on Friday’s NBC Today, substitute co-host Maria Shriver lobbed one softball after another while promoting the final season of HBO’s Girls. Dunham, in turn, praised liberal young women for practicing “identity politics” and denounced the “xenophobia” of the Trump administration.
By Scott Whitlock | | February 10, 2017 | 12:44 PM EST
When the journalists at CBS This Morning on Friday weren’t encouraging Caroline Kennedy to bash Donald Trump, they were busy wondering if the famous daughter of JFK would run for “mayor” or “president.” Guest co-host Anthony Mason enthused, “There's been a lot of speculation about what you will do next.” Talking to the former ambassador of Japan, he quizzed, “I'm wondering, have you ever had any second thoughts about not taking the New York Senate seat in 2008 when Hillary Clinton left?”
By Kristine Marsh | | February 10, 2017 | 10:46 AM EST
Sometimes you can’t make this stuff up. In an unbelieveable Tonight Show skit Thursday, NBC literally treated Education Secretary Betsy DeVos like she was a disobedient pet or a mentally challenged child. An actress playing DeVos repeatedly mispronounces her own name, eats paper, and says she’s getting rid of textbooks because “they’re too heavy,” all the while speaking in a baby-like voice. This audacious sketch comes after NBC smeared DeVos as an idiot on Wednesday night’s Tonight Show and Late Night.
By Clay Waters | | February 10, 2017 | 9:55 AM EST
Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell may have temporarily silenced Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren, formally rebuking her for breaking Senate rules in her demagogic criticism of her colleague Sen. Jeff Sessions, before he was confirmed as President Trump’s attorney general. But the New York Times won’t shut up until Warren is seen by everyone as a feminist heroine.Times reporter Matt Flegenheimer set up the liberal senator for future glory in Thursday's “Silencing Warren, G.O.P. Amplifies Her Message.” The text box: “Catapulted into the role of avatar of the liberal resistance."
By Katie Yoder | | February 10, 2017 | 9:18 AM EST
In secular Hollywood, a reference to God is a rarity. But Oscar nominee Denzel Washington needed no prompting in a recent interview.
By Jay Maxson | | February 10, 2017 | 8:49 AM EST
Queue up the sappy violin music that usually accompanies left-stream media sob stories. As the Albany Times-Union tells us, it was three years ago today that former University of Missouri football player Michael Sam “came out to the world.” Hauling himself and a huge chip on his shoulder up to speak before a few hundred students at the University of Albany Tuesday as part of “Sexuality Month” activities (take that, NY taxpayers!), he blamed others for his failure to make it in pro football.
By Tim Graham | | February 10, 2017 | 8:45 AM EST
You know The Washington Post is a liberal newspaper when the big splashy figure on the front of Friday’s Style section is…Keith Olbermann. The man whose career has now “evolved” into ranting in obscurity for a fashion magazine? Yes.
Political reporter Ben Terris is clearly not thrilled with this assignment. He will clearly wound Keith’s massive ego by proclaiming late in the piece “Some of Olbermann’s commentaries are infused with a frenetic energy akin to the right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.”