On Tuesday's New Day, after co-host Chris Cuomo argued that Donald Trump was "lying" by claiming there were millions of illegally cast votes, CNN political commentator Errol Louis brought up former President Ronald Reagan and smeared him as having made up a story about "welfare queens." Even though liberal sources like Slate and NPR admit that the "welfare queen" Reagan spoke of existed, the CNN commentator claimed Reagan "had all kinds of, you know, sort of, fables about welfare queens who did all kinds of things, and he never justified any of it."
By NB Staff | | November 29, 2016 | 11:18 AM EST
Now that a liberal third party candidate could potentially help Hillary Clinton, journalists have suddenly discovered her. That’s the message Brent Bozell delivered as he appeared on the Fox Business Channel, Tuesday, to blast the networks for only caring about Jill Stein when she could aid Clinton.
By Kristine Marsh | | November 29, 2016 | 11:12 AM EST
Hours after Donald Trump announced Republican Congressman Tom Price as his pick for Health and Human Services Secretary, the media had already begun their witch hunt against him. Price is a vocal opponent of Obamacare with a consistently conservative record on social issues such as abortion. This, of course, made him an easy target for liberal journalists who took to Twitter Tuesday morning to bash the cabinet pick as a disaster for poor people and the LGBT community.
By Sarah Stites | | November 29, 2016 | 10:31 AM EST
There were plenty of surprises this election season. While documentarian Michael Moore and pundit Ann Coulter stole the show with their solid predictions that Trump would win, many journalists and celebrities were certain it would never come to pass. Below you will find a list of some of the most confident—and wrong—election predictions.
By Tom Johnson | | November 29, 2016 | 9:48 AM EST
There’s cross-ideological agreement that Tom Morello (currently of Prophets of Rage, formerly of Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave) is a superb guitarist. It’s a different story when it comes to his political acumen, which some would say is about as impressive as the singing talent of Florence Foster Jenkins. Morello, a staunch leftist who’s given to comments such as “words like ‘socialism’ and ‘Marxism’ have been so demonized that it's difficult to have intelligent discussion about what they mean,” was at it again in a Saturday Instagram post concerning the death of Fidel Castro, writing that “by defying Yankee imperialism for 50 years, instituting the best healthcare, child immunization and literacy systems in the Western Hemisphere (surpassing the US and Canada), exporting doctors to countries in need all over the globe…and being an unrepentant advocate of the poor and exploited it is no surprise that millions will mourn [Castro's] passing.”
By Tom Blumer | | November 29, 2016 | 7:30 AM EST
In June, New York Daily News writer Gersh Kuntzman entertained us by claiming that he got a "temporary case of PTSD" after firing an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle. Kuntzman, in his haste to capitalize on the Orlando, Florida massacre of 49 which had occurred the day before to make some kind of gun-control point, failed to note that terrorist Omar Mateen didn’t use an AR-15 to carry out his attack.
But then again, Kuntzman, despite being a journalist, has a unique outlook on the importance of details. He has very little interest in them. For example, after Monday's stabbing spree at The Ohio State University, Kuntzman ranted on Twitter that the world doesn't really need to know that the deceased attacker, who has been identified as Abdul Razak Ali Artan, was a Somali refugee.
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | November 29, 2016 | 12:38 AM EST
The liberal media threw a proverbial hissy fit Monday in response to President-Elect Donald Trump’s dubious claim that millions of votes were cast illegally. While seeming pretend that Trump would be the first president ever to tell a lie, public-radio Bob Garfield went on a long winded tirade, on MSNBC’s All In, railing against the “Right wing media.” “The people who get it and we at the mainstream media, you know, get the straight dope but about half the electorate is getting their information from other sources, none credible,” he whined.
By Tim Graham | | November 28, 2016 | 10:17 PM EST
The radical-left site The Intercept is ripping into The Washington Post for touting a report from a shadowy, supposedly “nonpartisan” group that asserts that Wikileaks, the Drudge Report, and other alternative media operations are easy foils for Russian propaganda.
Glenn Greenwald and Ben Norton's article was headlined "Washington Post Disgracefully Promotes a McCarthyite Blacklist From a New, Hidden, and Very Shady Group." They ably pointed out just how the supposed enemies of “fake news” at the Post are promoting bizarre conspiracy theories using overwrought numbers from a source that won’t identify its own authors or funders.
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | November 28, 2016 | 9:52 PM EST
The Monday night after ABC reported Fidel Castro’s death live from Havana, Cuba, World News Tonight paid little mind to the Cuban exiles in Miami, Florida celebrating the death of the tyrant. Instead Anchor David Muir rambled on as he hyped his flight home from Havana to Miami. “Our journey back beginning at the Havana airport where we learned we would be boarding the first commercial flight from Havana to Miami in decades,” Muir said as he we visibly excited to receive his inaugural certificate.
By Jack Coleman | | November 28, 2016 | 8:12 PM EST
Conservatives need to get over their fixation with Ronald Reagan, liberals often announce. Maybe so, but conservatives might be more willing if liberals would stop gratuitously maligning an immensely popular and consequential leader with their pernicious, self-serving mythology. Don't hold your breath for this -- Reagan occupies a spot between Richard Nixon and George W. Bush, though still well below Joseph McCarthy's perennial top ranking, on the Official List of Liberals' Most Loathed Republicans.
By Brent Baker | | November 28, 2016 | 6:17 PM EST
New on November 28: Meet the Press host Chuck Todd shut down Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway when she recalled how during the 2008 transition the media were “basically debating just how cool Barack Obama is.” Todd countered: “I understand every knee-jerk pushback is going to be to blame the media. That’s a crutch” and “it’s not the fact.”
By Curtis Houck | | November 28, 2016 | 6:10 PM EST
Despite the facts eventually showing on Monday morning that the Somali-born Ohio State University (OSU) student who mauled fellow Buckeyes with his car and a butcher’s knife, Yahoo! News breaking news reporter Caitlin Dickson felt it was worthwhile to still flaunt the issue of control and how the early reports that the assailant had a gun “spur[red]” a “look” at Ohio’s gun laws.
By Scott Whitlock | | November 28, 2016 | 5:31 PM EST
Larry Wilmore, the conservative-bashing ex-Comedy Central host, has signed a deal with ABC studios, the Hollywood Reporter explained on Monday. Wilmore’s Nightly Show as cancelled in August due to very low ratings. In the article, Wilmore gushed, “I'm excited beyond words to be back at ABC and look forward to this creative partnership. Disney took a chance on me as a young writer years ago and so I'm thrilled to return to the Mouse House.”
By Randy Hall | | November 28, 2016 | 5:14 PM EST
During Sunday morning's edition of the Cable News Network's Inside Politics program, host John King read part of President Barack Obama's statement on the death of Fidel Castro before asking why the Democratic occupant of the White House did not mention the brutalities the 90-year-old dictator inflicted on his fellow Cubans for six decades.
Guest panelist Ed O'Keefe of the Washington Post responded by calling the lack of that information “stunning” and slamming Obama's remarks as “an incredible dismissal of reality” and “a real missed opportunity” for the president to identify with the Cuban people.
By Kristian Kafozoff | | November 28, 2016 | 5:00 PM EST
The latest breaking news in US foreign relations concerning the end of Cuba’s Castro era was debated among Cuban-Americans on the cast of Monday’s Morning Joe. The MSNBC hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski invited three Cuban-Americans: FOX News contributor and author Humberto Fontova along with GOP strategist Alex Castellanos to discuss former CNN host Soledad O’Brien’s defense of President Obama’s controversial comments about Castro’s “complicated” legacy. Evidently, the death of the Communist dictator who played a central role in sparking the Cuban Missile Crisis at the height of the Cold War, remains subject to ideological interpretation within the mainstream media.