MRC vice president Dan Gainor appeared on CNN’s New Day on Sunday to discuss the Trump administration’s budget plan, which zeroes out money for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. While the PBS lobby tried to claim America deeply loves a channel that they barely watch, Gainor hit hard enough on its left-wing tilt to cause the anchor to ask if the defunding was about “conservative revenge.”
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | March 19, 2017 | 1:33 PM EDT
Following a recent foreign policy dust-up between the White House and Britain over unfounded allegations of spying, the liberal media took it upon themselves to speculate the future of the long standing relationship. And during ABC’s This Week the network’s chief foreign correspondent, Terry Moran mocked the Trump administration and argued that all of Europe was laughing at the expense of the United States.
By Tom Blumer | | March 19, 2017 | 1:31 PM EDT
If a federal judge allowed a lawsuit to proceed alleging that police led participants in a far-left protest rally into a gauntlet of violence-prone right-wing counter-demonstrators, and that several protesters were pummeled and hurt as a result, it would be nationally prominent news. But the national establishment press, and the California press outside of the San Francisco Bay area, have just demonstrated that when the political affiliations of those involved are different, it's not news, even when the aggrieved protesters win a significant court victory affirming their depiction of events.
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | March 19, 2017 | 10:56 AM EDT
Following the White House’s release of a proposed federal budget on Thursday the liberal media went into a frenzy as they framed it as an assault against old people, the poor, and cancer research. But according to The Federalist’s Mary Catherine Ham on Sunday’s Inside Politics, that’s the childish behavior Washington had become known for. “No one wants to cut anything,” told the CNN panel, “And I think that was the most revealing thing, as it often is, that we cannot have a grown-up conversation about actually making priorities in government.”
By Tim Graham | | March 19, 2017 | 8:55 AM EDT
To underline how The Washington Post is a Democratic Party newspaper, the Sunday edition has a front-page puff piece on Sen. Al Franken. “Franken takes a judicious approach,” reads the newspaper headline. Online, the love is more palpable: “Al Franken may be the perfect senator for the Trump era — a deadly serious funnyman.”
By Jack Coleman | | March 18, 2017 | 10:10 PM EDT
Don't hold your breath waiting for MSNBC's Rachel Maddow to trumpet her next scoop, assuming the next time it's actually hers and not someone else's. In the wake of Maddow's is that all there is? report about Donald Trump's 2005 tax return that revealed the not at all shocking news that Trump was actually quite wealthy, at least as of a decade ago, and also paid tens of millions in federal income taxes, the backlash from both sides of the divide has been furious.
By Clay Waters | | March 18, 2017 | 7:37 PM EDT
President Trump’s first proposed budget resulted in a patchwork of short, dire stories dominated two pages of the print edition Friday. The headlines provide the tone for the ideologically loaded stories: “Researchers Bristle at Extent of Cuts” at the National Institute of Health and Department of Energy. Meanwhile, the Department of Housing and Urban Development was “‘Hurt and Upset’ Over Potential Losses,” and “States Would Lose Help in Emergencies” because of cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency.” Let’s focus on perceived Trump attacks on two liberal playpens in particular: public broadcasting, and the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment of the Humanities.
By Tom Blumer | | March 18, 2017 | 6:19 PM EDT
He's done it before, but he quadrupled down this time. CNN's serial plagiarist Fareed Zakaria, who insists that former President Barack Obama's administration was "largely scandal-free," contended on Don Lemon's CNN Tonight show Friday evening that Donald Trump owes his whole life, his success and his election to the presidency to "bullsh*tting."
By Brad Wilmouth | | March 18, 2017 | 6:17 PM EDT
On Friday's PBS NewsHour, the show's regular "Shields and Brooks" segment unintentionally summed up the major problem conservatives have with the show -- that there is no actual conservative panel member giving a contrasting point of view against liberal columnist Mark Shields as he and New York Times columnist David Brooks often show little disagreement when discussing the week's political news. As the two men were both critical of Republicans over both ObamaCare repeal and the White House budget, not only did Shields at one point declare that "I can't argue with any point that David (Brooks) made," but a bit later, host Judy Woodruff observed that "both of you are saying the same thing." Shields then joked: "What? I hope not. I mean, there's no point in watching."
By Jay Maxson | | March 18, 2017 | 3:43 PM EDT
Colin Kaepernick is a free agent and the chirping of crickets is deafening amid the silence among NFL general managers. One anonymous GM, quoted by The Mercury News, suspects the lack of interest shown in the controversial quarterback stems from the fear of fan backlash or hate for the former 49er who refused to stand for the national anthem last season.
By Katie Yoder | | March 18, 2017 | 2:15 PM EDT
Lifetime believes in a time for death too. Next month, the network is bringing a euthanasia-centered series to an American audience. Mary Kills People follows Mary Harris (Caroline Dhavernas), a single mother and ER doctor, as she pursues the night job of illegally killing the terminally ill so that they can die “on their own terms.”
By Christian Toto | | March 18, 2017 | 12:05 PM EDT
Bow Wow slurs Melania Trump in the nastiest way possible. Three guesses how reporters responded to the message. Remember Tuffy Gessling, the rodeo clown who generated national news back in 2013? Gessling donned a President Barack Obama mask, stuck a broomstick where the sun doesn’t shine and invited a bull to come get him. He claimed he’s been doing similar gags dressed as U.S. presidents for years. That defense wasn’t enough. His Obama routine led to death threats, a lifetime rodeo ban and near universal condemnation.
By Clay Waters | | March 18, 2017 | 9:59 AM EDT
New York Times reporter Michael Shear lead off Friday’s paper with the usual liberal horror show on President Trump’s proposed budget. You didn’t hard to read far to get the loaded liberal language, where taxpayer- and deficit-funded spending on all but the military is sacrosanct: “Trump Gambles in Cutting Services That Aid His Base – Budget Billed as Necessary, but Opponents Label it ‘Draconian’ and ‘Shameful.’
By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | | March 18, 2017 | 8:12 AM EDT
Just as the liberal “news” media have doubled down on fierce liberal activism since the Trump inauguration, so too is Hollywood pushing that leftist agenda. Variety celebrates the crusade -- that is what this is -- in an article headlined “TV Gets Woke: How Scripted Series Are Confronting Social Issues Like Never Before.”
It is not that Hollywood should be political, it is that the industry must be political. Even the sitcoms need to be political.
By Tim Graham | | March 17, 2017 | 11:51 PM EDT
Washington Post culture blogger Alyssa Rosenberg offered a strange liberal argument on Thursday: “If Trump really wants to unify American culture, he should fund public broadcasting.” What a bad joke. To liberals, PBS and NPR unify the country. This is only true if you have no concern whatsoever for the long history of PBS and NPR abusing conservatives.