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Young Turks: 'Ironic' That Pro-NRA Scalise Got 'Shot in the Butt'

June 21st, 2017 11:27 AM
In the wake of the tragic and disturbing shooting of Congressman Steve Scalise, many would be driven to consider the implications of their political rhetoric and to heed bipartisan calls for unity and de-escalation. The Young Turks were not so moved. 

Bozell & Graham Column: Joy Reid's Immoral Moment

June 20th, 2017 10:42 PM

America was stunned when Jared Loughner pulled out a gun at a Tucson supermarket parking lot in 2011 and shot Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in the head at point-blank range and killed six others. No one recalls any TV pundit wondering whether the people should root for Giffords to survive -- or anyone with the gall to imply her head wound was “self-inflicted.” That was not the case with the shooting…

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Seriously? CBS Examines ‘Civility,’ Skips Attempted GOP Slaughter

June 20th, 2017 11:38 AM
The journalists at CBS This Morning on Tuesday examined the lack of civility in America and, somehow, managed to avoid discussing the attempted slaughter of Republican members of Congress by a rage-filled Bernie Sanders supporter. Trying to murder your political opponents would seem to be a rather uncivil action. 
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Brokaw Frets About ‘Threats’ of Conspiracy Theorists, Not Leftists

June 19th, 2017 12:58 PM
After Wednesday’s attempted murder of Republican congressmen, their staffs, and a protective detail by a far-left activist, NBC’s Tom Brokaw went in the opposite direction, lecturing views on Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly about how America faces the “common threats” of conspiracy theorists like 9/11 truther Alex Jones.

AP Avoids ID'ing Hodgkinson's 'Piece of Paper' as List of Republicans

June 19th, 2017 11:39 AM
Saturday evening, Eric Tucker and Erica Werner at the Associated Press were clearly determined to tell readers as little as they possibly could about the list of GOP lawmakers' names found on James Hodgkinson after he was killed trying to assassinate several congressmen and others present at a baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia on Wednesday. In doing so, the AP pair failed to disclose…
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Pelley: D.C. Attack on Congressmen Was 'to Some Degree Self-Inflicted'

June 18th, 2017 8:44 PM
Thursday evening, CBS's Scott Pelley, who officially ended his tenure as the network's Evening News anchor the following evening, told viewers that "It's time to ask whether the attack on the United States Congress Wednesday was foreseeable, predictable and, to some degree, self-inflicted." It's clear from Pelley's subsequent commentary that his answers to all three…
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Stelter Brings on Uncivil Kohn to Lecture About Political Civility

June 18th, 2017 3:13 PM
In the wake of the attack on a Congressional Republican baseball practice that put Congressman Steve Scalise and others in the hospital, there had been a collective call from politicos to elevate their rhetoric. During CNN’s Reliable Sources on Sunday, host Brian Stelter wanted to have the discussion about civility in the media. But the seriousness of such a discussion was discredited by…
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ABC Panel: Scalise Shooting Was Not Ideal to Push Gun-Control

June 18th, 2017 11:57 AM
Following the shooting of Congressman Steve Scalise and the others present at the Republican baseball practice, there was a notable dearth of the gun-control pushing by the Big Three Networks. That fact was also picked up by ABC’s Martha Raddatz, who questioned her panel about why that was during This Week on Sunday. “Do you think that had to do with the fact that you had the capitol…

NYT’s Douthat Lays Soft-Spoken Smackdown Upon the Liberal Media

June 18th, 2017 6:57 AM
New York Times columnist Ross Douthat, one of now two slightly right-leaning voices on the paper’s resolutely smugly liberal opinion page, penned “Notes on a Politcal Shooting” Sunday on the assassination attempt on House Republican Steve Scalise by a Bernie Sanders supporter. In his own diplomatic way -- his gentle tone a protective necessity to avoid riling the liberal…

Three Years Ago, Hollywood Liberals Verbally Assaulted Scalise

June 17th, 2017 11:46 PM
Steve Scalise suffered a physical assault on June 14 as a result of being shot by a liberal Bernie Sanders supporter. However, few know that three years ago Scalise politely endured a verbal assault by enraged Hollywood liberals in the entertainment business. It was an example of the increasing rejection of civil discourse by the left leading ultimately to the recent baseball field violence…

NY Times Still Has Palin-Giffords Myth in Scalise Shooting Editorial

June 17th, 2017 1:57 PM
As the Media Research Center's Brent Bozell noted Thursday morning, a Wednesday evening New York Times editorial which made it into Thursday's print edition outrageously perpetuated "a long-debunked leftist conspiracy theory about Gov. Sarah Palin inciting the (2011 Gabby) Giffords shooting," even though the paper's "own news reporters declared just yesterday that there…
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Reid Frets Scalise on 'Race,' Guest Hopes He Stops 'Preying' on Poor

June 17th, 2017 1:31 PM
As the Reverend William Barber appeared as a guest on Saturday's AM Joy on MSNBC to give his religion-based views on current events, host Joy Reid at one point seemed to worry about not being able to talk more about Republican Rep. Steve Scalise's conservative views and his history on "race," as she recalled the discredited story that the congressman spoke to a white nationalist…
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Really? PBS Blames Scalise Shooting on...Newt Gingrich's 90s Rhetoric

June 17th, 2017 11:38 AM
Here's why people hate the liberal tilt of public broadcasting. Both PBS and NPR buried the Scalise shooting in their "week in review" segments. When the PBS NewsHour arrived there, anchor Judy Woodruff couldn't even mention the shooter was a Bernie Sanders campaign volunteer, couldn't mention his favorite TV shows, and couldn't ponder if anyone on the Left could have…

Bozell & Graham Column: Decades of Blaming Violence on the Right

June 17th, 2017 7:19 AM
The radical leftist fanaticism of the Steve Scalise shooter has been an integral part of the news coverage, as it should be.  James Hodgkinson’s ties to the Bernie Sanders campaign have been reported (if sometimes buried) by most news outlets, and the pundits are virtually universal in their belief that the socialist senator should not be held responsible.  These journalists were…