AP Reporters Pretend to Struggle With 'Unexplained' Violent Crime Rise

June 8th, 2016 12:12 PM
If we're to believe the pose struck by five Associated Press reporters who contributed to a Sunday afternoon story on the topic, the spike in violent crime in the U.S. during the past nearly two years apparently needs its own episode of the old Unsolved Mysteries TV series. "Experts can't point to a single reason" for the rise. The increase "is stumping law enforcement…

ABC Gushes Over Radical, Pro-Obama Priest Who Accused U.S. of 'Raping

August 5th, 2013 4:59 PM
Imagine if controversial, conservative radio host Michael Savage also ran a charity supporting poor, urban youths. Would ABC ignore the inflammatory things he has said and only focus on the positive? Not likely. Yet, World News guest anchor Byron Pitts on Sunday lauded hard-left Catholic Priest Father Pfleger as a "Chicago hope" who is in a "league of his own." This…

NPR Omits Leftist Politics of 'Social Activist' Fr. Pfleger; Glosses O

February 15th, 2013 6:56 PM
On Friday's Morning Edition, NPR's Cheryl Corley stacked her report on President Obama's gun control push full of left-of-center talking heads. But the one who stood out was Father Michael Pfleger, whom she merely identified as a "social activist". Corley ignored his controversial background, which includes a 2008 defense of Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Obama's former radical…

Video: Jon Voight's Speech to Republican Dinner

June 9th, 2009 1:32 PM
To the extent that it is being reported, actor Jon Voight's remarks to last night's Republican House-Senate fundraising dinner are being selectively chosen to fit the media's talking points about conservatives and the GOP. Robert Dougherty of Associated Content News, for example, has latched onto some red meat lines to portray the actor as a thorn in the side of some Republicans who don't want to…

CNN Treats Radical Father Pfleger as Less Controversial Than TV Priest

May 8th, 2009 6:41 PM
Two Catholic priests who appeared as guests during back-to-back segments on Thursday’s No Bias, No Bull program were treated noticeably differently by CNN’s on-air personalities. Father Michael Pfleger of the Archdiocese of Chicago, who is best known for his racially-charged rhetoric against Hillary Clinton during the 2008 Democratic presidential race, as well as his defense of former Obama…

Chicago Trib Ignores Pro-2nd Amendment Rally, Has Covered Similar Oppo

July 15th, 2008 12:22 AM
The July 11 Second Amendment Freedom Rally in downtown Chicago was ignored by both of Chicago's major newspapers (Tribune search on "gun rally," not in quotes, is here [HT Say Uncle]; Sun-Times search on "gun" is here). Pictures, audio, and video from rally supporters can be found here. Focusing on the Tribune: Its editorial board last month advocated repealing the Second…

ABC's Robin Roberts Ignores Radicalism of 'Maverick Priest' Pfleger

June 26th, 2008 12:47 PM
"Good Morning America" co-host Robin Roberts treated Father Michael Pfleger to a fawning interview on Thursday in which she mostly ignored his radical comments and lauded the "maverick priest," describing him as "not someone to be silenced." Although, a previous segment featured a single clip of Pfleger's sermon at the former church of Barack Obama where he viciously…

ABC Religious Expert Explains Away Obama Church

June 2nd, 2008 3:25 PM
On Monday's "Good Morning America," the morning show featured a new religious expert who explained away some of the radical statements heard at Barack Obama's now former church. Father Edward Beck, the host of "Faith Matters Now" on ABC News's video site ABC News Now, also defended Father Michael Pfleger, the latest religious leader to make incendiary remarks at Trinity United…

Aide: Obama's Decision to Leave Church 'Not Political

June 1st, 2008 6:55 PM
Who says there's no humor in politics? Obama communications director Robert Gibbs went on ABC's This Week today, and in one of the better deadpan bits since Buster Keaton actually said that Barack Obama's decision to quit the Trinity United Church of Christ was "not political." GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: In Philadelphia, just in April, Senator Obama said of Reverend Wright "I can no…

Weekend Captionfest

May 30th, 2008 4:00 PM
Father Michael Pfleger, whose endorsement of Barack Obama until recently appeared on the official Obama website, mocks Hillary Clinton's tears during a sermon at Obama's church, the Trinity United Church of Christ, on May 25, 2008.

Mika: Whites Shouldn't Judge . . . White Preacher

May 30th, 2008 8:43 AM
Mika Brzezinski realizes that the latest looniness emanating from Barack Obama's church poses political problems for the presidential candidate. But as a person of pallor, the ever-so-PC Morning Joe-er doesn't want to judge a black church—even when the most recent rantings come from the mouth of . . . a white preacher.Morning Joe opened today with a clip of Father Michael Pfleger guest-preaching…