First Step: Pro-Cop, Pro-Borders, Pro-Criminal Justice Reform
November 21st, 2018 10:37 AM
The package of criminal justice reform proposals endorsed by President Donald Trump is not “soft” on crime. It's tough on injustice. And it's about time. Known as the “First Step Act,” the legislation confronts the Titanic failure of the federal government's trillion-dollar war on drugs by reforming mandatory minimum sentences, rectifying unscientifically…
Nets Mostly Ignore New Mississippi Law Restricting Abortion
March 20th, 2018 1:12 PM
After Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant on Monday signed a groundbreaking new law that bans most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, the victory for the pro-life movement has received surprisingly little attention. FNC's Special Report with Bret Baier and the PBS NewsHour each ran briefs on Monday evening, and, on Tuesday, CBS This Morning ran one brief after CNN's Early Start show…
Lemon Again Misleads by Linking Religious Freedom Laws to Segregation
April 7th, 2016 1:46 AM
For the second time in a week, CNN Tonight host Don Lemon entered into an on-air debate late Wednesday with a conservative by misrepresenting the newly-signed religious freedom law in Mississippi as akin to “discrimination,” banning interracial marriage, and what “they did with black folks” before the Civil Rights Era.
ABC Continues Obsessively Bashing ‘Religious Freedom’ Bill
April 6th, 2016 8:07 PM
Like CBS and NBC did in their morning shows, and all three networks did in the evening news the night before, Wednesday’s World News Tonight on ABC obsessively harped on Mississippi’s “controversial” “religious freedom law,” complete with scare quotes. Correspondent Steve Osunsami highlighted how critics called the law “state-sanctioned bigotry.”
Harris-Perry Lectures Governor of Mississippi That He 'Dehumanizes' Ga
April 8th, 2014 6:00 PM
On her Saturday morning talk show on MSNBC, Melissa Harris-Perry launched into Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant for signing a “Religious Freedom Restoration Act” that allows religious people to practice their faith in the business world.
Harris-Perry not only attacked the GOP governor for enabling the “bigots” to “dehumanize” the LGBT lobby, but lectured that…
ABC’s Jonathan Karl Twists RNC Chairman Priebus’s Arm to Play Up G
June 14th, 2013 1:57 PM
Jonathan Karl interviewed RNC chairman Reince Priebus last week for the ABC News online series Politics Confidential, and the veteran reporter tried his very best to create a juicy headline for his video and accompanying article. It took a little stretching and some selective editing, but Karl managed to do it.
The headline for the entry, posted to ABC News’ Power Players blog, reads…
Barnicle: Women 'Better Balanced, Have Better Judgment' Than Men
June 5th, 2013 8:09 AM
Looks like Mike Barnicle's not going to let anyone get to his PC-left when it comes to women.
On today's Morning Joe, Barnicle claimed that "a lot of men . . . fear the fact—and I think it's a fact—that women are better balanced than men. They have better judgment about things than a lot of men." Barnicle's comment during a discussion about…
Bashir Hypes Dem 'Gains' in Miss., But GOP Kept Governorship, Likely t
November 9th, 2011 4:12 PM
The Election 2011 day-after spin is as laughable as it is predictable on MSNBC.Take network anchor Martin Bashir, who said on his eponymous program today that it was "a big night for Democrats in Mississippi, Ohio, and around the country" last night.
Yet Republicans kept the governor's mansion in Mississippi by a landslide, and may well have captured control of the state House…