So the latest round of sheer nuttiness from the mainstream media? The idea that President-elect Trump intends to resurrect the infamous and quite decidedly racist “internment camps” established for Japanese-American citizens in 1942. How did this start? It started last week on FNC’s The Kelly File during a segment with Trump surrogate and former Navy Seal Carl Higbie (whom I know).
By Brad Wilmouth | | November 20, 2016 | 5:03 PM EST
Appearing as a panel member on Sunday's AM Joy on MSNBC, allegedly right-leaning Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin declared that the incoming Donald Trump administration's talk of dealing with the illegal immigration problem is "nothing but extreme racism" and an "outrage," as she complained that too much of the focus has been on Hispanics crossing the border from Mexico, rather than visa overstays which include immigrants from other continents.
By Tom Johnson | | November 20, 2016 | 4:53 PM EST
If you asked a hundred conservatives to name the de facto flagship publication of American liberalism, The New York Times probably would get more mentions than any other. Still, it hasn’t been hard to find lefties upset with the paper about matters such as its supposed longstanding hostility toward Bill and Hillary Clinton. How the Times, especially its coverage of the e-mail story, may have made Hillary’s defeat more likely has been a post-election buzz topic on the left. Liberal strategist Jamison Foser, whose affiliations have included the Democratic National Committee and, currently, the Tom Steyer-led NextGen Climate, crystallized the lefty disgruntlement with the Times in a tweetstorm in response to a fellow liberal who argued that “we have to support the NYTimes right now more than ever.”
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | November 20, 2016 | 4:43 PM EST
The notion that Donald Trump was elected president of the United States because of fake news stories going viral is something the liberal media, and CNN’s Brian Stelter in particular, have been harping on for a while now. It was nagging Stelter so much that he dedicated a monologue to it during “Reliable Sources” on Sunday. “Now, to be clear, fake news infects the left and the right,” he noted at one point, “but the evidence indicates this is more of a problem on the right, among some, not all, but some Trump supporters.”
By Clay Waters | | November 20, 2016 | 4:13 PM EST
New York Times Public Editor Liz Spayd, who takes claims of liberal bias more seriously than her predecessors, might be annoying more of her liberal media colleagues with her latest Sunday Review entry, under the studiously unprovocative headline “One Thing Voters Agree On: Better Coverage Needed,” on how the paper blew its pre-election coverage and was left in shock at Donald Trump's victory. Spayd stressed "....I found myself wishing someone from the newsroom was on the line with me, especially to hear how many of the more liberal voters wanted more balanced coverage. Not an echo chamber of liberal intellectualism, but an honest reflection of reality."
By Tim Graham | | November 20, 2016 | 2:23 PM EST
Author and talk-show host Laura Ingraham is being considered for White House press secretary. On Fox News Sunday, Ingraham demonstrated she was more than ready to come to the emerging administration's defense. After Fox analyst Juan Williams claimed Trump was nominating a "team of radicals," singling out Sen. Jeff Sessions and Gen. Mike Flynn -- something no liberal journalist said about Obama's Cabinet picks like Eric "Nation of Cowards" Holder and HHS secretary Kathleen Sebelius -- Ingraham took out a rhetorical hammer:
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | November 20, 2016 | 2:02 PM EST
President-Elect Donald Trump’s recent nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions for Attorney General appeared to have triggered MSNBC host Al Sharpton Sunday, as he took to his show PoliticsNation to bloviate how the Senator is a racist and the GOP is too. “For Americans worried about how Donald Trump will govern, now we know the answer,” he began his show, “A pick that threatens all the work done by Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch.”
By Tom Blumer | | November 20, 2016 | 11:43 AM EST
Friday evening, Vice President-Elect Mike Pence attended a showing of Hamilton in New York City.
His announced presence received a decidedly mixed reaction from the play's audience, followed by a public lecture from a cast member with the full cast present after the play's curtain call. Naturally, President-Elect Donald Trump took umbrage, and tweeted his displeasure at Pence's rude treatment. Saturday, in a story which ultimately appeared on the front page of Sunday's print edition, Patrick Healy at the New York Times treated the cast's boorishness as — not kidding — a "showdown" which supposedly set off a "furious debate over American principles."
By Clay Waters | | November 20, 2016 | 10:46 AM EST
On the front page of Saturday’s New York Times, environmental reporter Coral Davenport filed from Morocco on how shell-shocked diplomats at an international climate conference were responding to Trump’s election victory (spoiler: not well) in “Climate Pact Negotiators Confront a New Peril.” While Davenport went into loving detail on how the international community could punish the United States if it withdraws from the Paris climate accord, another alleged news story ranted: “Despite overwhelming scientific evidence that the world’s climate is changing, the president-elect of the United States, Donald J. Trump, has long been on the side of the deniers."
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | November 20, 2016 | 10:24 AM EST
As President-Elect Donald Trump’s cabinet selection process continued move along Sunday morning, the liberal media’s claims of chaos behind the scenes seemed to give way to cries of racism on the network morning shows. “So, there's a concern about lack of diversity so far in the hiring,” bemoaned ABC’s Paula Faris on Good Morning America, “We saw that he brought in Michelle Rhee and Nikki Haley, but is there really any likelihood of a pick who is not a white male at this point?”
By Tim Graham | | November 20, 2016 | 8:35 AM EST
The actor Michael Shannon is not a household name, so there's time for him to have his own brand: mass suicide advocate. Shannon is out promoting his new film Nocturnal Animals, and he's on an "anti-Trump rage tour," admitted the liberals at the aptly named Vulture blog at New York magazine. Shannon says older people who voted for Triump it's time to die: "If you voted for Trump, it's time for the urn."
By Brent Baker | | November 19, 2016 | 11:22 PM EST
The days, weeks and months ahead must have seemed to hold such glory with Hillary Clinton’s acceptance speech just hours earlier setting a course to her inevitable November victory. Looking back, this moment may have been the high point for Democrats and the news media – but I repeat myself. The moment: 1:18 AM EDT (Thursday night, July 28/Friday morning July 39) hours after Hillary Clinton’s acceptance speech.
By Melissa Mullins | | November 19, 2016 | 9:31 PM EST
The New York Times was surely thrilled to pass on the fear and loathing expressed by several NBA coaches after Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton under the headline "Emboldened NBA Coaches Rip Donald J. Trump’s Rhetoric." Reporter Scott Cacciola presented a long rant by San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, ending with "My big fear is: 'We are Rome.'"
By Brad Wilmouth | | November 19, 2016 | 8:24 PM EST
In a pre-recorded piece aired on New Day Saturday, CNN's Brian Stelter included images of two NewsBusters articles as he complained that many people were fooled by "BS" and "fake news," with many sharing such material with others through social media during the 2016 presidential election. As the CNN media analyst fretted that Donald Trump's campaign had benefited from "fake news" articles, Stelter did not take the time to inform viewers of what he found to be "fake" about the NewsBusters articles that were included.
By Tom Blumer | | November 19, 2016 | 7:57 PM EST
The establishment press wants readers, listeners and viewers to believe that the search engines and social media are being overwhelmed by "fake news." Those making such allegations are, with rare exceptions, thinking of conservative and center-right web sites which have been countering their established wisdom and taking readers and dollars away from them.
Well, if that's so, at least in regards to Google and Donald Trump's nomination of Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions as Attorney General, I'm having a hard time finding evidence of that. Instead, auto-suggested search results provided by the world's dominant search engine on Saturday took me straight to the leftist fever swamps and to a New York Times editorial which might as well have originated there.