Time: Trump's Cabinet Is 'Dismantling Government As We Know It'
October 29th, 2017 8:37 AM
The most recent cover of Time Magazine — or I should say what's left of it, given its parent company's recent decision "reducing ... circulation and frequency" of the formerly iconic publication — calls President Donald Trump's cabinet "The Wrecking Crew" on a mission of "dismantling government as we know it." Separate reports singled out EPA Director Scott Pruitt, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos…
CNN Ignores Guest Calling Bannon 'Anti-Semite'; Once Made Hitler Refs
April 12th, 2017 8:57 PM
As The Root's Jason Johnson appeared as a panel member on Wednesday's New Day on CNN, the race-obsessed political analyst was true to form as he took his latest opportunity to trash White House advisor Steve Bannon, this time calling him an "anti-Semite" and someone who "sympathizes with white terrorist organizations," as he received no pushback from CNN hosts Alisyn Camerota or Chris Cuomo over…
CNN's Lemon & Bell: Obama Calling Slaves 'Immigrants' Fine, Not Carson
March 9th, 2017 5:45 PM
On Wednesday's CNN Tonight, host Don Lemon was joined by fellow CNN host and comedian W. Kamau Bell to argue that Dr. Ben Carson deserved to be criticized for his recent comments that included African slaves with other "immigrants" as they argued that President Barack Obama's similar words highlighted by conservatives were somehow different and justifiable. Although Dr. Carson's use of the word "…
Hypocrisy: Media Outraged Over Carson, Ignored Obama Slavery Comments
March 8th, 2017 9:07 AM
In his first remarks this week to Housing and Urban Development (HUD) employees, Secretary of HUD Ben Carson called slaves “immigrants,” that had hopes for the American Dream, comments that sent the media in an uproar. From print to television to social media, journalists and celebrities alike condemned the remarks as extremely offensive. Yet the media forgot that former President Obama has also…
Ben Carson: Role Model
January 17th, 2017 8:07 PM
During his Senate confirmation hearing, Dr. Ben Carson, secretary of Housing and Urban Development-designate, told a story. He said his mother was a domestic who cleaned beautiful homes. One day she asked him if he would rather live in those nice houses or the house in which he and his brother lived in Detroit. She told him that only he could decide the type of home he would eventually live in by…
Pundit: Conservatism Forces Smart Republicans to Say ‘Nutty Stuff’
January 15th, 2017 9:10 PM
Esquire’s Pierce readily concedes that Ben Carson (“an elite neurosurgeon”) and Mike Pompeo (“graduated at the top of his class at West Point”) are smart guys. In a way, though, they’re also tragic figures, he suggests, since they’ve “had to tailor their politics and their public personae to cater to the anti-rational, theocratic, anti-intellectual Id of modern conservatism…This means that both…
Rubin Derides Trump Cabinet As 'Ignoramuses, Billionaires, Generals'
December 11th, 2016 11:02 PM
Appearing as a guest on Sunday's AM Joy on MSNBC to discuss ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson's selection to be Donald Trump's Secretary of State, allegedly right-leaning Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin derided the cabinet picks as "ignoramuses, billionaires, and a few generals," and fretted that it was "pretty frightful stuff."
Cuomo Suggests Whites Think 'Now It's Our Turn' to 'Victimize' Muslims
December 9th, 2016 11:39 PM
On Friday's New Day, during a debate between liberal Daily Beast contributor Dean Obeidallah and conservative CNN political commentator Ben Ferguson about whether incoming Donald Trump administration members are anti-Islam, CNN co-anchor Chris Cuomo suggested at one point that many whites, feeling like they have been "victimized" by Islam, supported Trump because they think "now it's our turn" to…
NPR Lets 'Anti-Poverty' Activists Lament Carson Pick; Omits Obama Ties
December 6th, 2016 5:15 PM
NPR's Morning Edition on Tuesday touted how many "anti-poverty advocates across the political spectrum" are now "worried" after President-Elect Donald Trump picked Dr. Ben Carson to be secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Correspondent Pam Fessler spotlighted how "advocates fear the worst — that it will lead to deep cuts in programs to reduce homelessness, and to subsidize affordable…
NBC & CBS Advance Democrat Attacks on Ben Carson
December 6th, 2016 4:29 PM
On Tuesday, both NBC’s Today and CBS This Morning were eager to promote congressional Democrats attacking Donald Trump’s pick for Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Dr. Ben Carson, noting the liberal lawmakers “slamming his lack of experience.”
BET Hip Hop Awards: Light on Awards, Heavy on Grievances
October 5th, 2016 1:01 AM
DJ Khaled hosted the BET Hip Hop Awards, which were recorded September 17, 2016, and aired on that network Tuesday night. He remarked the show would be about “real lyricists, talking about real issues.” As you might guess, the real issues were all about the election and Black Lives Matter narrative.
Chris Cuomo Bats For Clinton As Carson Links Her To Saul Alinsky
July 20th, 2016 11:24 AM
In an interview with former presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson, CNN's New Day co-host Chris Cuomo repeatedly tried get the prominent Donald Trump supporter to backtrack on his RNC speech in which he linked Hillary Clinton to known radical Saul Alinsky. Carson made the link by discussing the long friendship between Clinton and the Fabian-Socialist, who dedicated his book, Rules for Radicals, to…
Mitchell, Guests Complain FBI Move Would Overshadow Obama Rally
July 5th, 2016 3:34 PM
NBC News Clinton campaign correspondent Andrea Mitchell anchored her MSNBC show from Charlotte and spent the hour repeatedly complaining and lamenting with an array of guests that FBI Director James Comey’s announcement about Hillary Clinton’s e-mail scandal has overshadowed the Clinton/President Obama rally and that it was supposed to be “the day” of days.
Matthews Hints Non-Whites Are Handicapped, Tells Carson He’s ‘Cupid'
May 13th, 2016 3:20 PM
David Rutz of Washington Free Beacon came across the latest mind-baffling statement by MSNBC’s Chris Matthews early Friday afternoon when he remarked to Trump surrogate Dr. Ben Carson that non-white people are handicapped similar to how some develop or are born with “physical handicap or they’re born to poverty.”