‘American Horror Story’ Takes on Racism, Gender Questioning Rodents

September 19th, 2017 11:59 PM
The September 19 episode of American Horror Story: Cult took on such weighty issues as gun rights, racism, and cisnormative guinea pigs. The episode "Neighbors From Hell" picks up right where the last episode left off, with Ally (Sarah Paulson) having just accidentally shot and killed her wife's employee Pedro when he dropped by the house unexpectedly. In the aftermath, these weighty issues are…

Fox Police Drama: Cops Hunt Black People, Pastor Yearns for Ferguson

April 19th, 2017 10:50 PM
Wednesday night’s episode of Shots Fired, “Hour 5: Before the Storm,” officially established the show as over-the-top, race-baiting nonsense. While DOJ Special Prosecutor Preston Terry (Stephen James) and Investigator Ashe Akino (Sanaa Lathan) delve deeper into their investigation of the deaths of black, unarmed teen Joey Campbell and white, unarmed teen Jesse Carr, their discovery about the…

AP Distorts Coverage of DOJ's Decision Not to Charge Zimmerman

February 25th, 2015 9:09 AM
In an almost completely expected decision, the Department of Justice yesterday announced that it "found insufficient evidence to pursue federal criminal civil rights charges against George Zimmerman for the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin on Feb. 26, 2012." In reporting on the announcement, Jennifer Kay and Eric Tucker at the Associated Press were predictably selective in recounting the details…

Cuomo Promises CNN Will Help 'Shame' Congress Into Acting on Education

January 14th, 2015 5:40 PM
During Wednesday's edition of the Cable News Network's New Day morning program, co-host Chris Cuomo took the unusual step of vowing to help Arne Duncan, secretary of education in president Barack Obama's administration, to “go on a shame campaign with Congress to get them to act” on an issue dealing with education. Cuomo made the remark during an exchange regarding the White House proposal to…

Geraldo Rivera: LeBron James' Shirt Should Read 'Be a Better Father'

December 11th, 2014 7:38 PM
During a panel discussion on race relations on Sean Hannity's Fox News Channel program on Wednesday evening, senior correspondent Geraldo Rivera grumbled that he saw basketball player LeBron James wearing a T-shirt that displayed the words “I Can't Breathe.” That phrase, Rivera said, obviously referred to Eric Garner, the Staten Island man “who was choked to death in that horrifying video that…

Scarborough Says Cop Would Shoot Him If He Behaved Like Michael Brown

November 26th, 2014 7:10 PM
During Wednesday's edition of MSNBC's Morning Joe program, Joe Scarborough asserted that if he behaved like 18-year-old Michael Brown did during the August 9 incident in Ferguson, Mo., a police officer would have reacted the same way Darren Wilson did even though the co-host is “a white guy.” “There are two criminal justice systems in America,” Scarborough claimed at the start of the segment. “…

MSNBC's Hayes Goes Soft on Jesse Jackson's 'Known Murderer' Label of Z

July 17th, 2013 7:10 PM
On Tuesday's All In show, MSNBC host Chris Hayes gave the Reverend Jesse Jackson a softball interview in which the civil rights activist accused George Zimmerman of being "a known murderer" and invoked murder victims like Emmett Till and Medgar Evers from the civil rights movement. Unlike Friday's show, when he corrected a guest who claimed that Zimmerman "murdered Trayvon Martin," Hayes…

MSNBC's Reid Charges Pro-Gun Groups 'Almost Creating a Wild West Atmos

July 17th, 2013 6:06 PM
On the Tuesday, July 16, PoliticsNation, MSNBC contributor Joy Reid complained that pro-gun groups like the ALEC and the NRA are "almost creating a Wild West atmosphere" to protect gun owners. After she seemed to suggest a profit motive of wanting to "sell a lot more guns," Reid lamented that these conservative groups are trying to "roll back anything that would inhibit a rational, reasonable…