Spencer Raley

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Spencer Raley is a contributing writer for NewsBusters. A native of Fort Worth, Texas, Spencer attended the University of Texas at Austin, where he recieved a B.A. in Political Science. Spencer worked as a legislative aide in the Texas State House during the 2013 legislative session. He was a News Analysis intern for the Media Research Center during the Summer of 2015.

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Last week, liberal news outlet Salon did their best to convince themselves that Pope Francis never even wanted to meet with Kentucky clerk and conscientious objector Kim Davis. And they did so quite colorfully, claiming that the pontifix was “Ratf***ed” into a meeting with the Rowen County, Kentucky elected official.



Jeffery Taylor, a liberal writer for The Atlantic, took to Salon this week to try and ease his conscience on the issue of Christianity. He did this, naturally, by completely blasting the faith of millions of Americans, Catholics and otherwise, with obscene and offensive comparisons and descriptions, along with a few slaps directed toward GOP candidates who confidently profess their faith.



The New York Times has recently shown they have no problem tossing obvious anti-Jewish bias into their content. However in a Sunday Review op-ed published by the liberal newspaper, Yale professor Timothy Snyder decided that it was appropriate to suggest that climate change will cause the next Holocaust.



Lawrence O’Donnell and MSNBC proved again Tuesday night that Republican presidential candidates will never receive a break, even when they appear to be agreeing with them on an issue. On his show The Last Word, the liberal host held a segment on Ben Carson’s USA Today op-ed in which the Republican presidential candidate acknowledged the issue of police brutality, and offered a new way of addressing the problem.



On Tuesday, Hussein Sheikholeslam, a senior foreign affairs adviser to the Iranian parliament claimed that Israel “should be annihilated.” The condemnation came after the United Kingdom reopened their shuttered embassy in Tehran on Monday. British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond lauded the move by the British government, citing the current Iranian administration's “more nuanced” attitude toward Israel’s place in the Middle East. This comment resulted in the incendiary correction by the senior official according to Iranian news agency FARS:



Seth Meyers of NBC’s Late Night took a cheap shot at Donald Trump by comparing him to Jared Fogle -- The former Subway spokesperson who is pleading guilty to charges of possing child pornography and paying to have sex with minors.



MSNBC attempted to discredit conservative media on Thursday when Richard Lui brought on Joy Reid, a national correspondent for the network, to eviscerate right-wing news outlets for allegedly exposing Black Lives Matter organizer Shaun King as white. The Daily Caller, Breitbart News,The Blaze, blogger Vickie Pate, and CNN’s Don Lemon have all contributed evidence which strongly suggests the activist is lying about his race.



During a segment on her CNN show Wednesday morning, Carol Costello and Mashable’s Christina Warren had a good laugh over Hillary Clinton’s response to a question concerning whether or not she wiped the content on her digital e-mail servers. When asked “Did you wipe the servers?” the Democratic hopeful responded with “What? Like with a cloth or something?” The CNN host and Mashable senior tech correspondent simply dismissed her response as “a fun way to obstruct a question."



Well the Washington Post is proving true the fear that liberals are using the Confederate flag as a launching pad to censor all expressions of southern heritage. In an Op-Ed the Post published this past weekend, Elizabeth Boyd claims that the Southern belles heritage and all the tradition that goes along with it, is RACIST!



StemExpress, the now infamous biomedical company which allegedly bought fetal tissue from Planned Parenthood for profit, is breaking off its relationship with the nation’s leading abortion provider reports Politico. 



In the wake of GOP leaders expressing optimism that they can defeat the Obama Administration’s recent nuclear deal with Iran, CNN’s Carol Costello brought retired Air Force General Merrill McPeak on to her show to insist the only alternative to this deal is war. 



While filling in for Thomas Robers on MSNBC Live, Frances Rivera brought on Dan Olson from the San Juan Citizens Alliance to defend the EPA and cast all the blame on local mines in the region.



In his MSNBC show The Last Word Tuesday evening, Lawrence O’Donnell dedicated a segment to describing his opinion of what “good and bad socialism” looks like. Naturally his example of “good” socialism included the man and policies Bernie Sanders. It also included a 6 year old cover from Newsweek magazine that proclaimed “We Are All Socialists now,” which detailed how it's becoming normal (and good) for America to fund massive socialist policies like Social Security and Medicaid. Bad socialism is, of course, allowing the government to “socialize” the sports industry by subsidizing the construction of new stadiums for rich and greedy team owners and the millionaire athletes they employ.



In her show NewsNation, MSNBC host Tamron Hall continued the day’s one-sided coverage by hosting, along with others, “Black Lives Matter” activists Deray McKesson and Marissa Johnson in separate full-length segments. Both segments blasted America’s law enforcement officers and labeled America as a generally anti-black society.



MSNBC’s Morning Joe made a humorous blunder on Monday during their latest coverage of the Donald Trump saga. While discussing the effect Trump’s latest controversial comments might have on his campaign, senior MSNBC political analyst Mark Halperin, of Bloomberg, quoted a tweet supposedly from the North Korean news service. The twitter handle "@DPRK_News" belongs, however, to a parody account. And they vowed their revenge on the “U.S. television stooge.”



During Thursday night's MSNBC coverage of the Republican presidential debate, Andrea Mitchell praised Ohio Governor John Kasich’s defense of expanding Medicaid in his state: "Kasich's defense of taking the Medicaid money was absolutely a great defense. It could sell with Republican primary voters and it is terrific for a general election candidate."



Today is the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan, and University of Massachusetts professor Christian Appy wants America to apologize for not allowing the death toll to be more proportional. In a recent article, the anti-American liberal professor suggested that the Allied Forces should have been willing to sacrifice tens of thousands of Americans and extend the war instead of utilizing Little Boy— the atomic bomb born out of the Manhattan project.



According to Lawrence Brown, a Baltimore professor at Morgan State University and contributing writer at Salon, all of “White America” is responsible for killing black Americans. In his latest column with the radical-leftist ‘news’ outlet, Brown took things a step further and claimed that the recent alleged police brutality against blacks isn’t a symptom of a broken system, rather part of a nationwide conspiracy to maintain White supremacy.



During his MSNBC newscast on thursday morning, Jose Diaz-Balart abandoned his reporting to push his opinion on the death of “Cecil The Lion.” In the newscast, Diaz-Balart, along with Democratic Congresswoman Betty McCollum from Minnesota, called a larger focus on animal rights, and condemned big game hunting in general.



Rachel Maddow spent the first segment of her MSNBC show last night gushing over Bernie Sanders’ long shot campaign– because a bumper sticker was apparently found in the far north Alaskan city of Deadhorse!