Liberal actress Natalie Portman on Wednesday rhapsodized over left-wing Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, calling the judge an “inspiring” “hero.” Portman will play Ginsburg in an upcoming film. Appearing on Good Morning America, Portman gushed, “Well, she's, I think, a hero to so many of us....It's extremely inspiring and intimidating because she's such an incredible woman and she has done so much.”
By Matthew Balan | January 27, 2016 | 4:48 PM EST
On Tuesday's Nightly Show, Comedy Central's Larry Wilmore celebrated a Texas grand jury's indictment of David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt of the pro-life Center for Medical Progress, who shot the hidden camera videos of Planned Parenthood allegedly selling the organs and tissue of unborn babies. Wilmore trumpeted, "The good news comes amazingly from Texas....This is the best thing to come out of Houston since Beyonce....And the jurors didn't stop with clearing Planned Parenthood. They also went after the people trying to set up Planned Parenthood."
By Kyle Drennen | January 27, 2016 | 4:37 PM EST
On her MSNBC show on Wednesday, host Andrea Mitchell fretted over the possibility of Bernie Sanders winning Democratic contests in Iowa and New Hampshire: “And after two primary victories, you're gonna see chaos on the Democratic side, you're gonna see Uncle Joe Biden saying, ‘Well, maybe I should get back in.’ You're gonna see a lot of stuff.”
By Mike Ciandella | January 27, 2016 | 4:17 PM EST
Undercover journalists from both sides of the political spectrum could be severely limited by a Texas grand jury indictment against pro-life activists. The charges are so sweeping that they could affect the entire journalism industry, everything from the network news to environmental activists.
Yet, out of the three broadcast evening news shows, only CBS Evening News has noticed the “dangerous precedent” that this indictment could have for journalism. NBC Nightly News devoted 70 seconds to the ruling, but failed to mentioned any negative consequences for the industry.
By Nicholas Fondacaro | January 27, 2016 | 3:56 PM EST
Joe Scarborough was rip-roaring mad Wednesday morning about Fox News’ press release regarding Donald Trump refusing to attend the next debate. Scarborough believed that Fox News and Megyn Kelly had been biased and unfair to Trump in past debates, and would not subject himself to questioning from the network: “I would rather set myself on fire. I would rather jump off a cliff.”
By Tom Blumer | January 27, 2016 | 3:39 PM EST
If you only read establishment press reports, you might (finally) know about the "unexpectedly" competitive race for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination, but you would have no sense of the deep concern within the left's ranks about their unsavory choices.
Card-carrying lefty Dana Milbank, from his perch at the Washington Post, laid that near-panic bare in his Tuesday evening column. It's an indication of just how bad things are that in going after Bernie Sanders as someone "Democrats would be insane to nominate," Milbank had to completely ignore Hillary Clinton's growing legal exposure over having her own private email server while she was the nation's Secretary of State. For Milbank, it comes down to this: Bernie Sanders is unwilling to lie to America's voters about his and the left's true agenda, but Hillary Clinton is — at least through November 8. This makes Mrs. Clinton his preferred choice.
By Alatheia Larsen | January 27, 2016 | 1:19 PM EST
With less than a week left until the January 31 ObamaCare 2016 sign up deadline, costs are climbing and enrollment is down.
“You can thank Obamacare” for the 13 percent increase in federal healthcare costs in 2015, despite lower-than-predicted enrollment, according to Fox Business personal finance reporter, Gerri Willis.
By NB Staff | January 27, 2016 | 12:31 PM EST
On Wednesday, Media Research Center president Brent Bozell hammered Donald Trump during an appearance on Fox Business Network's Varney & Co. Host Stuart Varney asked for his guest's reaction to Trump's decision to not appear at the next Republican presidential debate on sister network, Fox News Channel. Bozell replied, "I don't believe Trump is a conservative...he's also a petulant brat. This is insulting to Fox. It's insulting to Megyn Kelly. Frankly, I think Fox, also, with all due respect, is slightly responsible, because I think it's catered to this man."
By Tim Graham | January 27, 2016 | 11:52 AM EST
CNN’s kid-glove treatment of the Democratic presidential candidates at Monday night’s “town hall” didn’t stop when the event ended. The CNN “Reality Check” team went about doing a fact scrub, and proclaimed that every claim they investigated was true. Six were rated “True,” and two were “Mostly True.”
This is not the way the CNN “Reality Check” team handled the last GOP presidential debate on January 14 (which aired on Fox Business). Three claims were rated “True,” one was “Mostly True,” and two were “True, but misleading.” Eight were “False.” One was just dismissed as “It’s complicated.” So Democrat ratings were 100 percent positive, and Republican ratings were 66 percent negative.
By Kyle Drennen | January 27, 2016 | 11:26 AM EST
On Wednesday, NBC’s Today had the audacity to lecture Fox News on journalistic ethics and treating all Republican presidential candidates with “respect.” This was the same network responsible for the disastrous and wildly biased CNBC debate in October that prompted the RNC to dump NBC as a host for an upcoming February debate.
By Curtis Houck | January 27, 2016 | 7:47 AM EST
Tuesday’s Tonight Show featured two actors known for having portrayed politicians with Josh Brolin and Kate McKinnon as Brolin touted his desire to never meet former President George W. Bush (after playing him in Oliver Stone’s W.) and McKinnon swooned that Hillary Clinton was “literally a dreamboat” as “[s]he’s one of my favorite people.”
By Curtis Houck | January 27, 2016 | 2:21 AM EST
The panel on the Tuesday edition of Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show spent a large part of their segment decrying the criticism of Hillary Clinton as almost exclusively due to her being a woman and the need “to stop hating women...as a culture” with one panelist comparing her love of Clinton to their admiration for the Shakespeare character Lady Macbeth. Nightly Show contributor Robin Thede declared that “you can disagree with things she's done politically, but we have to stop hating women — like, as a culture.”
By Tom Blumer | January 27, 2016 | 1:03 AM EST
Barely making the Associated Press's top 10 U.S. stories list shortly after 11 p.m. Eastern Time is a story about the arrest and indictment of Samy Mohamed Hamzeh in Milwaukee. With informants posting as co-conspirators, Hamzeh intended to carry out a massacre of "at least 30 people" at "a Masonic temple in Milwaukee," intending to kill "everyone they saw," and to then "walk away from the scene as if nothing had happened."
It's clear from the AP story by Greg Moore and Todd Richmond that the pair read the actual indictment, as they grabbed quotes from Hamzeh found there which are not present in the joint Department of Justice/FBI press release. What's odd is that they used one of them twice, while they chose to ignore other provocative statements quoted in the indictment.
Kos: Trump’s a ‘Putrid Mess,’ But He ‘Could Actually Make a Stronger Case For Running as a Democrat’By Tom Johnson | January 27, 2016 | 12:59 AM EST
Left-leaning pundits worth their salt know that Donald Trump isn’t a movement conservative, but many of them believe nonetheless that his candidacy is, in some social/cultural/emotional sense, a fundamentally righty phenomenon.
That said, Daily Kos founder and publisher Markos Moulitsas, whose lefty credentials are hardly in question, argued in a Friday post that while Trump “happened to land on the Republican side because of Hillary Clinton’s dominance…he could actually [have made] a stronger case for running as a Democrat.” Kos observed that Trump “has no ideological mooring or conviction” and noted that he “advocated for single-payer healthcare…has called for higher taxes on the wealthy…mocked Mitt Romney’s attacks on immigrants…was pro-choice…Oh, and he was a registered Democrat until 2009.”
By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | January 26, 2016 | 10:33 PM EST
Just a couple of weeks after CNN happily acquiesced to a quickly improvised “town hall” meeting for President Obama to promote gun control, they once again agreed with the Democrats to provide a “town hall” event with Iowa voters. It was not a debate, where the candidates would spar, but an orderly event to allow all three candidates to promote themselves for a half hour.
In her half hour, Hillary Clinton demonstrated once again that any question about her dishonesty on the Clinton scandals can be brushed over with her usual bucket of whitewash.