For an op-ed meant to convince Republicans to dump Trump, TV producer and media mogul Norman Lear sure talked a lot about himself. Lear tried to portray himself as an average, patriotic American in an Aug. 15, guest column in The Hollywood Reporter, but it was all a ruse.
By Tim Graham | | August 17, 2016 | 11:16 AM EDT
On the front of Tuesday’s “Science Times” section in The New York Times was the science behind declaring Trump insane. The subhead next to his face was “Assessments of the Republican candidate’s mental health have sparked renewed debate in the psychiatric field over the so-called Goldwater Rule.” The headline, under the fold, was simply “Analyzing Trump.”
“Science” reporter Benedict Carey spent 1,437 words exploring how Trump might be declared nuts.
By Kyle Drennen | | August 17, 2016 | 10:46 AM EDT
During an exclusive interview aired on Wednesday’s NBC Today, Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine struggled to respond to Hillary Clinton’s ongoing e-mail scandal as co-host Savannah Guthrie actually grilled him on the topic. She pressed: “This is something that dogs Hillary Clinton, whether or not people trust her. If you look at what she said over the past year or so about her e-mail, I can count at least four statements that just turned out not to be true. Has she earned that mistrust?”
By Sam Dorman | | August 17, 2016 | 10:40 AM EDT
After the Rio Olympics’ opening ceremony inundated viewers with climate propaganda, liberal media outlets did more than cover the climate agenda. They carried the torch for it. As if liberal propaganda weren’t seeping into enough of life, the Olympic opening ceremony on Aug. 5, hit viewers with alarmist warnings about climate change. The Associated Press reported on Aug. 6, that viewers saw an illustration depicting “carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, swirling in the Earth's atmosphere.”
By Mira Ebersole | | August 17, 2016 | 10:11 AM EDT
Olympic sharpshooter Kim Rhode won a bronze medal in skeet shooting on Aug. 12, becoming the first woman to win medals at six consecutive Olympics. That was a remarkable feat. But despite her achievements, Rhode does not have “a single sponsor from outside the firearm industry.” Major companies like Coca-Cola and Procter & Gamble turned down sponsorship requests, according to Bloomberg.
Egyptian Snubs Israeli at Rio Olympics, Economist Mag Criticizes Israelis' 'Holier-Than-Thou Protestations'By Clay Waters | | August 17, 2016 | 9:28 AM EDT
Olympic judo competitor Islam El Shehaby of Egypt refused to shake hands with Or Sasson, the Israeli opponent who defeated him, after their August 12 match. Media coverage, though not widespread, was condemnatory of the Egyptian’s unsportsmanlike snub and religious hostility. Except for a post by the semi-anonymous blogger “N.P.” at the U.K.-based magazine The Economist, a magazine with an anti-Israel ideological line, which argued that “Israel’s holier-than-thou protestations, though, risk sounding shrill," and that it could have been a lot worse, referring to “the bullets that killed 11 Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics in 1972.” Only “bullets” killed the Israeli athletes?
By Sarah Stites | | August 17, 2016 | 8:33 AM EDT
Women’s magazines are notoriously pro-choice. Therefore when the tweet below appeared in my feed this morning, I thought I knew what to expect.
By Tim Graham | | August 17, 2016 | 7:39 AM EDT
The Washington Post on Wednesday hailed Planned Parenthood boss Cecile Richards as “supremely polished, perpetually on-message and surrounded by a highly protective media operation.” What’s unclear is whether the Post is outside or inside her media operation. The classy-looking pictures? Taken by The Washington Post. The gush about how well put-together she is, what a terrific political machine she has? Provided by The Washington Post.
Online the headline was “The abortion rights movement is bolder than it’s been in years. That’s Cecile Richards’s plan.” By “bold,” they could mean shameless, starting with the omissions in Caitlin Gibson’s puff piece.
By Curtis Houck | | August 17, 2016 | 1:10 AM EDT
Tuesday’s Hardball on MSNBC featured textbook Chris Matthews with liberal spin (fretting over Donald Trump bringing up Clinton scandals in the debates), a decent segment (a touching tribute to the late John McLaughlin), and creepiness (uttering “what’s new, pussycat” to a female guest), but it also included a struggle with the facts as Matthews claimed that 2016 marks a chance for Democrats to control Congress and the White House for the first time since the Johnson administration.
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | August 17, 2016 | 12:25 AM EDT
In what many on Tuesday called “an extremely rare step,” the FBI handed over their notes and other documents pertaining to their investigation of Secretary Hillary Clinton’s private e-mail server to Congress. Also on Tuesday, rumors swirled that Donald Trump was seeking debate advice from the former Chair of Fox News Rodger Ailes. While CBS and NBC dedicated almost equal time to both stories, the superficial ABC dedicated more than twice the time to Trump’s debate prep.
By Tom Johnson | | August 16, 2016 | 11:33 PM EDT
As you probably know, Sean Hannity and The Wall Street Journal’s Bret Stephens recently sniped at each other regarding Donald Trump. Those hostilities, suggested Zack Beauchamp in a Monday piece, were more on the level of an NFL intrasquad game than, say, Steelers vs. Ravens in the playoffs. Beauchamp argues that Hannity and Stephens, whatever their differences over the GOP nominee, have something much more important in common: a “conservative worldview, defined by a widespread acceptance of unsupportable ideas, that helped give rise to Trump.”
By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | | August 16, 2016 | 11:01 PM EDT
When The Washington Post puts its top investigative reporters on the beat of the distant youth of presidential candidates, there's no telling what student scandal that they might uncover. In 2012, the Post devoted a 5,400-word front-page article to breaking the news that at 17, "Romney's pranks could go too far." He was accused of giving a classmate at Cranbrook Academy an involuntary haircut, and this was invested with deep meaning across his life.
In 2016, the Post investigators celebrated Hillary Rodham Clinton's 1969 gave a commencement speech insulting liberal Republican Sen. Edward Brooke as too conservative, too out of touch. It was a "moment of glory," the Post proclaimed, the culmination of what "her campaign now describes as social justice activism."
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | August 16, 2016 | 10:57 PM EDT
After failing to find time to report the corruption conviction of Democratic Party “rising star” Kathleen Kane during their hours long morning shows Tuesday, the “Big Three” networks ABC, CBS,and NBC still couldn’t find the time to inform the public that same evening. “Pennsylvania's embattled attorney general announced Tuesday that she will resign by the end of Wednesday after she was convicted this week of leaking secret criminal files and then lying about it,” reported the Associated Press.
By Bruce Bookter | | August 16, 2016 | 10:46 PM EDT
ESPN’s Around the Horn has gone from one of the best, longest running panel shows the network has ever had, to an absolutely farcical flagship of left-wing lunacy.
By Melissa Mullins | | August 16, 2016 | 9:54 PM EDT
The Washington Post’s Robin Givhan is a liberal hack posing as a fashion writer, so it should come to no surprise that she completely trashed Ivanka Trump’s photoshoot for an upcoming issue of Harper’s Bazaar.
The headline was "Reintroducing Ivanka: The privilege is still all hers."