Chelsea host Chelsea Handler is making good on her tearful, post-election promise to use to her “voice.” On January 21, she’ll be leading the Sundance Film Festival’s “Women’s March on Main” to protest President-elect Trump’s inauguration.
By Kyle Drennen | | January 5, 2017 | 4:09 PM EST
Anchoring MSNBC’s 1 p.m. ET hour on Thursday, host Craig Melvin acknowledged that had the races been reversed in the brutal Chicago kidnapping and assault broadcast on Facebook Live, the media coverage would be very different. Talking to correspondent Ron Mott, he admitted: “I think that if the races were swapped we would certainly be making probably a bigger issue of this.”
By Curtis Houck | | January 5, 2017 | 3:59 PM EST
Washington Post writer Callum Borchers lost it in a Thursday morning post reacting to the beating of a disabled white Chicago man by four African-Americans, lashing out at conservatives for condemning the mainstream media’s slow response and lampooning them as concerned with anti-white racism.
By Scott Whitlock | | January 5, 2017 | 3:51 PM EST
According to Washington Post journalist Dana Milbank on Thursday, Barack Obama is comparable to George Washington and a fictional Disney Demigod. Lamenting the fact that the outgoing President isn’t getting enough credit, the columnist referenced the 2016 film Moana and quoted from song lyrics where the deity Maui bragged about how amazing he is: “What can I say except you’re welcome for the tides, the sun, the sky? Hey, it’s okay, it’s okay. You’re welcome.”
By Julia A. Seymour | | January 5, 2017 | 3:40 PM EST
When someone from Donald Trump’s transition team sent a questionnaire with climate questions to the Department of Energy, the liberal media quickly cried foul. But most ignored recent evidence of a politically motivated firing of a DOE employee under Obama.
The climate questions were condemned widely by the press, including by non-American media outlets including The Daily Mail which claimed Trump’s team was composing a "hit-list" of Energy Dept workers. Others called it a “witch-hunt” and “intimidation.” In contrast to the minimal coverage primarily in the conservative press and insider DC publications (The Hill, Politico) of Dr. Noelle Metting’s firing.
By Alatheia Nielsen and Sarah Stites | | January 5, 2017 | 3:21 PM EST
In the coming year, George Soros plans to donate $10 million to groups “contending with incidents of hate” toward “persecuted populations.” Additionally, Soros’ Open Society Foundations will maintain a searchable database of these acts. However, OSF does not define what qualifies as “hate” or who it considers to be “persecuted.”
By Geoffrey Dickens | | January 5, 2017 | 2:55 PM EST
Well, that didn’t take long. On the very morning it was announced that Tucker Carlson was taking over Megyn Kelly’s timeslot on Fox News, the move was immediately denounced as a win for those women haters at FNC.
Washington Post media critic Erik Wemple, in a Thursday article headlined “Fox News chooses sexist to replace woman who faced sexism,” cited Carlson’s December interview with Teen Vogue correspondent Lauren Duca, as an example of Carlson’s chauvinism.
By Matthew Balan | | January 5, 2017 | 1:13 PM EST
On Thursday, ABC and NBC aired their first reports on the beyond disturbing Facebook video of a racially-tinged attack by African American young adults on a mentally-disabled white man in Chicago. Good Morning America and Today, along with CBS This Morning, aired full reports on the heinous kidnapping and torture. All of the morning newscasts featured the "anti-Trump rhetoric," as Today put it, of the suspects. The CBS show stood out, however, for failing to explicitly mention the race of the assailants.
By Sam Dorman | | January 5, 2017 | 12:59 PM EST
Climate scientist Dr. Judith Curry has had enough of academics politicizing her field. She’s leaving academia for the private sector, which she said on Jan. 3, “seems like a more ‘honest’ place for a scientist working in a politicized field than universities or government labs.” Curry resigned her tenured position as of Jan. 1, with “no intention of seeking another academic” position in a university or government agency.
By Scott Whitlock | | January 5, 2017 | 12:57 PM EST
The liberal women of The View on Thursday freaked out over a ruling by a federal judge that offers doctors religious freedom protections regarding transgender patients. After reading the Hippocratic Oath, an extremely agitated Whoopi Goldberg seemed to indicate that those who believe in God shouldn’t go into the medical field: “Don't be a doctor. If you believe that there's a higher power, you cannot take this oath.”
By Kristine Marsh | | January 5, 2017 | 12:28 PM EST
After a horrific Facebook Live video yesterday showed four black youths torturing a young white disabled man while shouting anti-white and anti-Trump epithets, the media have been slow to report on the story at all. ABC and NBC ignored the story on Wednesday’s evening news broadcasts while CBS simply gave a pithy few lines to it. CNN Tonight did report on the story Wednesday night, but repeatedly cast doubt on the idea that this was a politically and racially motivated hate crime.
By Kyle Drennen | | January 5, 2017 | 12:28 PM EST
All three network morning shows on Thursday were eager to promote Democrats blasting Republicans over the planned repeal of ObamaCare, advancing accusations from liberal lawmakers that the GOP would “Make America Sick Again” and create “chaos” in the health care system.
By Brad Wilmouth | | January 5, 2017 | 12:11 PM EST
As Thursday's CNN New Day covered the horrendous story of a white special needs man being tortured by four black teens in Chicago while they made anti-white and anti-Donald Trump taunts and live streamed the assault on Facebook, CNN co-host Alisyn Camerota fretted that "right-wing websites" like Breitbart, The Blaze, and Townhall are going too far in making the story "political."
By Mike Ciandella | | January 5, 2017 | 11:26 AM EST
In an attempt to promote a pro-abortion “women’s rights” march in Washington D.C. following Donald Trump’s inauguration, the Washington Post Express accidentally made a graphic with a crowd rallying in the shape of the symbol designating – male?
After being published online and on Facebook for hours and being distributed in print (the Express is a free newspaper available at many stands throughout the Washington D.C. area), the Express was forced to admit their mistake. “We made a mistake on our cover this morning and we’re very embarrassed. We erroneously used a male symbol instead of a female symbol,” the paper tweeted from its official account. They followed up with a picture of the corrected graphic, this time using the female symbol instead.
By Tom Blumer | | January 5, 2017 | 11:19 AM EST
The Associated Press's initial Wednesday evening report on the horrific beating and torture of a mentally handicapped 18 year-old in Chicago is woefully and predictably weak.
A comparison of what Fox 32 in Chicago was reporting at the time of AP's story will demonstrate how much the wire service chose to ignore.