Morning Joe Forgets that Antifa, Black Lives Matter Exist
September 27th, 2017 3:55 PM
On Wednesday’s Morning Joe, while discussing Roy Moore’s victory in the Republican Alabama Senate primary, Joe Scarborough and Jon Meacham mused about the possibility of a ‘chaotic,’ ‘left-wing,’ ‘populist’ political movement coming about in the future in response to politicians like Moore. In the process, everyone on the panel apparently forgot…
NFL Says Gaga Can Grumble About Trump in Super Bowl Show
January 18th, 2017 9:01 AM
Phew! That was close. It looked for a moment that Americans might be denied the trenchant political observations of Lady Gaga during the Super Bowl halftime show. The Huffington Post had reported that the NFL ordered Gaga to shut up and sing.
The Five Most Vile Anti-Police Raps
July 23rd, 2016 9:44 PM
To say that cops and rappers have a tense relationship would be an understatement.
Long before the #BlackLivesMatter movement took hold, many rappers have been singing about police run-ins, alleged “police brutality,” and their overall hatred and distrust of the “system.” Using their talent and fame, stars like Nicki Minaj, Kendrick Lamar and Jay Z have recently bolstered…
Tavis Smiley Serially Excuses 'Disaffected Black Men' Like Gavin Long
July 22nd, 2016 11:01 PM
Early this week, in an MSNBC interview, Tavis Smiley said that there's far too much attention being paid to "cop killers" and not enough to "killer cops."
Then, in a Tuesday USA Today column, he cast his sympathetic lot with Gavin Long, who killed three Baton Rouge police offices on Sunday before a police sharpshooter killed him. Smiley told readers that we should "…
Univision Anchor Jorge Ramos Pens Tacit 'With Her' Column
July 21st, 2016 9:52 AM
Jorge Ramos' latest column clarifies and brightens a formerly blurry line between journalism and advocacy; between neutrality and partisanship, tacitly endorsing Hillary Clinton for President in the process.
Out of Control: Lemon and BLM Guest Go Wild, Shout at Trump Supporters
July 19th, 2016 7:31 PM
In the wee hours of Tuesday morning during CNN Tonight with Don Lemon, the panel discussion descended into borderline chaos as guests and the host engaged in a wild shouting match. It all started when the topic of Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s convention speech was brought up. “Rudy Giuliani's speech tonight was rousing. It was. It was the definition of rousing,” stated Black Lives…
CNN Host Urges Trump to Condemn Sheriff Clarke, Guest Bashes
July 18th, 2016 10:07 PM
Less than 24 hours after the highly contentious interview between CNN’s Don Lemon and Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clark, CNN Host Erin Burnett demanded to know if Donald Trump agreed with him. “He’s [Sheriff David Clarke] going to be speaking tonight. He blames black lives matter for these tragedies against police. Does Donald Trump condone that,” Burnett asked to a…
Tom Brokaw Bemoans 'Fear' and 'Hostility' the Press Helped Create
July 18th, 2016 10:03 AM
On Sunday's Meet the Press on NBC, former Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw seemed bewildered and frustrated that race relations in the U.S. haven't improved as much as he hoped they would by now.
Brokaw didn't consider his own network's significant and largely dishonest contribution to this situation during the past nearly 11 years.
Slate Writer: Journalists Should Stop Using 'Terrorist,' 'Terrorism'
July 17th, 2016 8:31 PM
Adam Ragusea, writing at Slate.com, believes that the word "terrorist" has become "uselessly arbitrary and loaded," because it "has acquired a powerful religious—and specifically Islamic—connotation" that "is substantively consequential."
As a result, Ragusea believes that the Associated Press, whose Stylebook sadly exerts nearly ironclad…
Randi Rhodes Really Hates When Murdered Cops Are Described as 'Fallen'
July 17th, 2016 6:28 PM
Only a week after returning to the airwaves after deciding that even for a liberal she was too young to retire in her mid-50s, Randi Rhodes has staked a firm claim on the churlish end of left-wing commentary.
The ex-Air America Radio host, now venting via podcasts and a Kickstarter-funded website, let loose last week with what those deemed more balanced would consider a peculiar irritation.
Memphis Editor Apologizes For True Dallas Massacre Headline
July 17th, 2016 3:23 PM
The Memphis Commercial Appeal died as a genuine newspaper on July 12.
Its journalistic pulse stopped when its editor, Louis Graham, apologized for the paper's three-word front-page headline after the July 7 race-motivated massacre of five Dallas policemen, which read: "Gunman Targeted Whites."
NYT's Rosenthal on Rudy the Racist, Donald the Racist Xenophobe
July 16th, 2016 8:17 PM
New York Times former editorial page editor Andrew Rosenthal, perhaps the most self-satisfied liberal on a Times staff that’s not exactly running short of them, was in rare form on the eve of the Republican Convention in Cleveland, going after multiple “racist” and bigoted GOP targets and comparing them to various notorious dictators.
Alli & Kat: Why Don't Police Lives Matter?
July 15th, 2016 11:38 PM
In the wake of the Louisiana and Minnesota shootings, the media tell and retell the story of how black lives matter. But what about the police lives that also matter?
On this week’s Alli Kat Show, Newsbusters reporters Katie “Kat” Yoder and Alatheia “Alli” Nielsen tell the stories of the five officers who were murdered in Dallas last week; Brent…
CBS Issues Correction, Jumped the Gun on AP Bullets Used in Dallas
July 15th, 2016 7:52 PM
CBS’s Scott Pelley had to issue a correction Friday July 15 for an overzealous segment on the Dallas ambush he aired on Monday July 11. In the original report Pelley claimed so-called armored piercing bullets were used to kill the police, that claim turned out to be false. “Early in the investigation, a city official told us the ammunition the killer used was armor-piercing,” he…