In a meeting of "Hope and Change" and the Swoosh, Nike announced a $5 million donation to an athletic facility at the Obama Foundation's planned presidential center in Chicago. Nike's latest progressive effort aims to help create a place to inspire, learn and reflect in honor of the former president who "brought his love of hoops from the South Side of Chicago to the White House."



In 2008, Democrats nominated for president a first-term U.S. senator with no serious legislative experience, Barack Obama. They nominated him over the long-championed, long-celebrated presumptive heir apparent to the Democratic leadership, Hillary Clinton. Obama was, of course, the first black Democratic nominee, and he would be the first black president.



One thing historians will say about President Obama was that he had an affinity for drone warfare for the purposes of taking out terrorists. In that respect President Trump was doing the same thing when he ordered that Qasem Soleimani be taken out, but that's not how MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell saw things on her Tuesday show.

 


On Friday's The Lead on CNN, host Jake Tapper ran a report by correspondent Will Ripley which promoted the alarmist view that global warming is to blame for the unusually bad wildfire season in Australia, and that skeptics deserve scorn for undermining the alarmists who are trying to cut carbon dioxide levels. More conservative-minded scientists who argue that the intensity of the wildfires is not linked to global warming, and that liberal environmentalists have hindered efforts to manage the forests properly, were not included in the piece.



With the murderous Iranian regime back in the headlines and the liberal media doing everything they could to make them look like victims of the United States (even after they shot down a passenger plane carrying 176 souls onboard), it’s worth taking a look at recent history and how the broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) have set up a smokescreen to hide Iran’s diabolical behavior. Here is a look back at NewsBusters reporting of the networks omitting new damaging to Iran.



Addressing the British Parliament in 1982, President Ronald Reagan outlined a plan for placing the Soviet Union and Marxism-Leninism on the “ash heap of history.” It is an objective President Trump might pursue against the mullahs in Iran, who are subsidizing terrorism in the Middle East and threatening to export it elsewhere. The latest military and verbal volleys between the United States and Iran started when a branch of the Hezbollah terrorist group (called “militants” by some reporters), attacked the American Embassy in Baghdad.



Recall that on April 11, 2011, President Barack Obama announced that he would be running for a second term. And twenty two days later, on May 2, 2011, Navy Seals, under the direct order of the President — who was watching via TV cameras from the White House Situation Room- stormed Osama bin Laden’s no-longer-secret compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. Killing him.



On Monday, the broadcast network morning newscasts collectively punted on former Vice President Joe Biden’s latest kooky statements from over the weekend, ranging but not limited to calling for fossil fuel executives to be jailed, giving life to a conspiracy theory that 5G networks could be making people sick, and calling a heckler an “idiot.” Instead, NBC’s Today decided to swoon about the possibility that, if elected, Biden would appoint former President Barack Obama to the Supreme Court on the condition he accepted.



Given the intense and sustained media attacks on Donald Trump, it’s sometimes easy to forget just how much journalists loved Barack Obama. Instead of comparing the President to Hitler or Nazis, The Washington Post embarrassed itself by drooling over the Democrat’s “chiseled pecs.” Eleven years ago this week, on December 25, 2008, The Washington Post’s Eli Saslow gushed over Barack Obama as a “paradigm of a new kind of presidential fitness.”



CBS This Morning’s look back at the top stories of 2019 stood in contrast to the nonsense offered on Thursday’s MSNBC Live with Hallie Jackson, but they threw that good will away on Friday with their recap of the 2010s, skewing left with a sense of doom and gloom. It even included the false “hands up, don’t shoot” chants.



It's one of the oldest moves in the liberal media's playbook: trying to pass off liberal Democrat candidates as "moderates." CNN played the game this morning . . . but an interesting Democrat actually reminded viewers of the truth: that the so-called "moderates" are actually to the left of where Barack Obama was when he first ran for president.  



With “U.S. military aid to Ukraine [being] at the heart of the impeachment battle here,” as CBS Evening News anchor Norah O’Donnell noted on Tuesday, they sent a reporter over to Ukraine to see how important that aid was. But while foreign correspondent Holly Williams was busy suggesting President Trump had harmed Ukraine’s ability to fight Russian-back separatists, she completely ignored the fact he was the reason Ukraine had received lethal aid at all.