An irritated Chris Matthews on Thursday lashed out at Chris Christie for referring to abortion as “murder.” In a live, post-debate edition of Hardball, Matthews couldn’t even wrap his mind around the concept, sputtering, “And, by the way, calling abortion murder? Under the law? Is that what he’s talking about?”
By Curtis Houck | January 29, 2016 | 12:09 AM EST
While Thursday night’s GOP debate was still on-going, NBC’s Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd appeared on MSNBC’s The Last Word and hyped that Donald Trump events like the one he held instead of attending the debate have a “sort of like this rock concert feel” while the latest Republican presidential debate felt like it was “low energy” instead.
AP's Econ Reporters Cite the Same Expert For Comments on Thursday's Government Reports on the EconomyBy Tom Blumer | January 28, 2016 | 11:55 PM EST
The Associated Press may be down to one person in the whole wide world who will tell its economics reporters what they want to hear when the federal government releases economic data. That's what you almost have to conclude after reading the wire service's reports on two of Thursday's major releases, namely last week's initial unemployment claims and December's durable goods orders and shipments.
The only outside source AP reporters Christopher Rugaber and Martin Crutsinger consulted in their respective reports about initial claims and durables was one Ian Shepherdson, chief economist with Pantheon Macroeconomics. Naturally, Sheperdson was sunnyside-up despite relatively troubling news in each area.
By Brad Wilmouth | January 28, 2016 | 11:46 PM EST
As Republican Representative Jason Chaffetz of Utah appeared as a guest on Thursday's CNN Newsroom, host Brooke Baldwin almost begged him to speak negatively of GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz as Chaffetz explained why he chose to endorse Marco Rubio in the race. After asserting there was "negativity swirling around" Cruz, the CNN host pleaded for him to give her a negative reason for why he did not choose to endorse Cruz. Baldwin: "Why not Ted Cruz? Give me something. I mean, I see this look in your eye."
By Scott Whitlock | January 28, 2016 | 11:26 PM EST
During Thursday’s Republican debate, Fox News allowed a Bernie Sanders supporter to grill GOP candidates on anti-Islamic “hate” within the United States. In the YouTube portion of the debate, Nabela Noor, a fashion blogger, complained, “In 2015, the number of hate crimes against Muslims in the U.S. has tripled and on social media.”
By Curtis Houck | January 28, 2016 | 8:16 PM EST
In the latest sign that the liberal media loves the candidacy of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, the “big three” of ABC, CBS, and NBC devoted nearly 10 minutes of their Thursday evening newscasts to capitulating to the “master of stealing the show” in Trump but only one minute and 29 seconds for previewing the actual debate with the top seven candidates that don’t include Trump. Overall, that works out to the Trump coverage being over six times the size of the time given to the debate.
By Ken Shepherd | January 28, 2016 | 7:23 PM EST
Breaking: Chris Matthews apologized, on air, tonight for a remark he made the other night about nobody wanting to watch
By Randy Hall | January 28, 2016 | 7:21 PM EST
In a move to eliminate any possibility that the Huffington Post might be a “fair and balanced” news website, the liberal organization has begun adding a harsh message at the bottom of every article dealing with Donald Trump, the GOP front-runner in this year's presidential contest.
The addendum reads: “Note to our readers: Donald Trump is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist, birther and bully who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslins -- 1.6 billion members of an entire religion -- from entering the U.S.”
By Ken Shepherd | January 28, 2016 | 5:55 PM EST
Betraying his ignorance of the Constitution, MSNBC's Chuck Todd today essentially asked Cruz campaign senior communications advisor Alice Stewart why her boss doesn't just waltz up the marble staircase of a federal courthouse to get a federal judge, any federal judge, to rule from the bench that the Texas senator is a natural-born citizen and hence eligible to serve as president if elected.
By Matthew Balan | January 28, 2016 | 5:36 PM EST
Ebony magazine senior editor Jamilah Lemieux ran to Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson's defense in a Thursday post on Twitter over his apparent choice of clothing, but also took the opportunity to tout how the NFL player "divorced a WW [white woman] when he signed a big contract and got with a Black single mom."
By Katie Yoder | January 28, 2016 | 4:51 PM EST
When it comes to the Texas indictment of pro-life activists, Whoopi Goldberg is interested in only one point: Planned Parenthood is not guilty. But she was shocked when one of her co-hosts defended the unborn.
On Tuesday, The View ladies discussed a new “hot topic”: how a Texas grand jury recently indicted the Center for Medical Progress (CMP), founded by David Daleiden. The investigation began after CMP released undercover videos last summer revealing Planned Parenthood’s harvesting of aborted baby parts. In response to the decision, co-host Whoopi Goldberg expressed delight over CMP “getting their behind handed to them.”
By Jack Coleman | January 28, 2016 | 4:21 PM EST
A helpful heads-up to media outlets covering Hillary Clinton's campaign for president -- if you haven't already, you'll soon receive a list of Words That Shall Not Be Used in your coverage, courtesy of one pissed off Lena Dunham. And if you think Dunham is unbearable on any given day, she's off the charts toxic when angry. Please don't make it worse.
During an interview with Variety this week, the creator, star and frequent writer of the purportedly entertaining HBO series Girls condemned media coverage of Clinton's campaign as "rabidly sexist" -- in every single instance.
By Ken Shepherd | January 28, 2016 | 4:09 PM EST
Don Palmer, a former secretary of the Virginia State Board of Elections, has a great piece over at the Heritage Foundation's Daily Signal website about the Washington Post's erroneous reporting about the number of Old Dominion voters supposedly at risk of being disenfranchised for lacking proper government-issued ID.
By Mairead McArdle | January 28, 2016 | 3:24 PM EST
Liberals aren’t satisfied attacking pro-life supporters in traditional media. Now they’ve unveiled a new virtual reality video to help their cause.
“Across the Line,” a pro-abortion virtual reality film shows pro-lifers hurling insults at the viewer as she “walks the line” to access an abortion clinic.
By Matthew Balan | January 28, 2016 | 3:00 PM EST
CNN's Maeve Reston pointed out the obvious on Thursday's New Day on the issue of the Democratic presidential debates: " Democratic Party has really hidden these debates, in some ways, from voters — you know, Saturday nights. It's not been as many eyeballs as on the Republican side." John Berman added some snark to Reston's observation: "If the debate falls in the woods, does it make a sound? That's kind of the Democratic method right here."