NBC's Lauer Tells Russian Lawmaker Politicizing DC Shooting to 'Shut U

September 17th, 2013 2:57 PM
On Tuesday's NBC Today, co-host Savannah Guthrie noted an offensive tweet by one Russian lawmaker reacting to Monday's Navy Yard shooting in Washington D.C.: "After those terrible shootings in Washington yesterday...he tweeted that the tragedy was, quote, 'A clear confirmation of American exceptionalism.'" [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump]…

WashPost Editorial Board: Pass More Gun Control to Save Lives, But Rep

September 17th, 2013 12:50 PM
Today is Constitution Day marking the close 226 years ago of the constitutional convention in Philadelphia. Yet when it comes to constitutional rights, the Washington Post prefers those read into it the document by judicial activists on the Supreme Court over those plainly written in the text of the federal charter. Witness today's editorial page, which both pushes for more gun control,…

NBC Frames Doctor's Call to End Violence as Plea for Gun Control

September 17th, 2013 12:29 PM
In an interview on Tuesday's NBC Today with Dr. Janis Orlowski, chief medical officer for Medstar Washington Hospital Center, co-host Matt Lauer seized on her call for an end to gun violence following Monday's Navy Yard shooting as a demand for gun restrictions: "You say you didn't want to wade into the issue of gun control and yet your comments are resonating with people...…

Superficial GMA Devotes More Time to Britney Spears, 'Dancing With the

September 17th, 2013 12:11 PM
  A mass shooting couldn't halt Good Morning America's continuing disintegration from a news program to a tabloid-obsessed entertainment show. On Tuesday, the show devoted more time to Britney Spears's new Las Vegas show and Dancing With the Stars than to the slaughter of 12 people in Washington D.C. The journalists at GMA allowed nine minutes and 24 seconds to the…

Scarborough: MSNBC, MSM Would Be 'Killing' W If He Gave Partisan Speec

September 17th, 2013 8:34 AM
Imagine that George W. Bush had decided to proceed with a harsh, partisan speech attacking Democrats for "hurting people," despite a scene of mass murder unfolding just 3.5 miles away.  On today's Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough imagined just such a scenario, and came to the inescapable conclusion: his own MSNBC network and the MSM at large would be "killing" W for his…

Daily Beast Promotes Faux Conservative Frum's Desire for Fresh 'Talk A

September 16th, 2013 6:26 PM
Faux conservative David Frum proved his usefulness to the liberal media yet again this afternoon with his calls for more gun control in the wake of the deadly Washington Navy Yard shooting this morning. The former George W. Bush speechwriter -- he coined the "axis of evil" -- couldn't wait to post his item headlined "Let's Not Wait to Talk About Gun Control." It…

MSNBC's Alex Wagner Dismissed By Reporter After She Goes Political on

September 16th, 2013 4:16 PM
  Second Amendment foe Alex Wagner on Monday predictably attempted to use the tragic shooting at the Navy Yard in Washington D.C. to push for gun control. Reporter Pete Williams, appearing on MSNBC to simply offer facts on the unfolding situation, completely dismissed the left-wing question from Wagner. The Now host noted that Barack Obama referred to the attack as another "mass…

BuzzFeed Resurrects Old Post to Bash NRA Following Navy Yard Shooting

September 16th, 2013 3:09 PM
Prominently displayed on the BuzzFeed front page as I write this (3:00 p.m. Eastern) is a headline blaring "How The NRA Twitter Handles A Mass Shooting: Silence." The accompanying thumbnail shows the NRA's initials overlaid on an American flag, with the word "fail" in a yellow dot on the upper left-hand corner. "The model is to go silent for at least a day,…

Henry Winkler on DC Shootings: Avoiding Gun Control 'How We Roll Until

September 16th, 2013 12:07 PM
It was a metaphysical certitude that liberal media members would use Monday's tragic shootings at the Washington, D.C., Navy Yard as another call for stricter gun control laws. Quickly out of the box was Henry Winkler, aka The Fonz, who snarked via Twitter, "PLEASE America do nothing to promote gun control .because thats how we roll until we have all shot each other":

Fort Hood 2009? CNN Anchor Can't Remember the Last Shooting at 'U.S. M

September 16th, 2013 11:14 AM
<<UPDATED BELOW>> During CNN's live coverage of Monday's shooting at the Washington Navy Yard, anchor Carol Costello asked when the last time was that a gunman wreaked "havoc at a U.S. military facility." In 2009, a jihadist killed 13 in a mass-shooting at Fort Hood in Texas.   "I used to work in Washington, live in Washington. This seems so unusual to…