Ken Shepherd lives in New Carrollton, Md., with his wife, Laura, and children Mercy and Abraham. Ken graduated cum laude from the University of Maryland in 2001 with a Bachelors of Arts in Government & Politics and a citation in Public Leadership. 

Ken has worked full-time for the Media Research Center since May 2001 and prior to that was an MRC New Analysis Division intern from October 1998 to May 2001. 

In his spare time, Ken enjoys karaoke, tennis, reading, and discussing theology or politics.

Latest from Ken Shepherd
July 31, 2015, 4:17 PM EDT

Pro-tip: When you're defending Planned Parenthood on national TV and denouncing congressional Republicans working to remove federal funding of the abortion industry's top national provider, it's probably wise NOT to dismiss the policy matter as "child's play."

July 30, 2015, 9:30 PM EDT

Chastised by former GOP chairman Michael Steele for her haughty, condescending attitude towards"low[est] common denominator middle-class Republican voters who are at the very least giving Donald Trump a fair hearing, Salon editor-at-large Joan Walsh shot back, "I'm much more one of them than he is," adding, "I wasn't born to wealth, for God's sake, Michael Steele!"

July 30, 2015, 6:19 PM EDT

The string of Planned Parenthood sting videos and their shocking revelations will "silence" pro-choice Democrats who are seeking to avoid electoral defeat and/or setbacks against abortion rights, Daily Beast writers Samantha Allen and Olivia Nuzzi argued in their July 30 piece, "Why Dems Don’t Want to Talk About Planned Parenthood."

July 30, 2015, 3:06 PM EDT

As the American news media loses its collective mind over a poached lion in Zimbabwe -- all the while virtually ignoring the latest Planned Parenthood revelations -- citizens of the African nation --who  suffer sky-high inflation and unemployment under a dictatorial leftist regime -- can't see what the fuss is all about.

July 29, 2015, 9:03 PM EDT

MSNBC host Chris Matthews has failed to cover all three of the Planned Parenthood fetal-parts videos that have been released this month. But tonight he found time for a segment on the latest development in Deflategate and devoted his closing Let Me Finish commentary to denouncing the Minnesota dentist who killed Cecil the Lion in Zimbabwe.

July 29, 2015, 8:20 PM EDT

MSNBC host and native Philadelphian Chris Matthews devoted less than a minute tonight to news of numerous federal indictments handed down today against Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-Pa.). The Hardball host prefaced the story by editorially commenting, "This is sad news."

July 28, 2015, 1:20 PM EDT

"Dodge City" blared the teaser headline atop msnbc.com's home page. "Clinton blatantly sidesteps Keystone question," noted the subheadline for the story by the Lean Forward network's Alex Seitz-Wald.

July 27, 2015, 8:49 PM EDT

For MSNBC's Chris Matthews, his support of the president's Iran deal amounts to "simple math." The Hardball host reckons that bombing Iranian nuclear facilities would maybe buy the world three years, but a diplomatic accord with the Islamic Republic, heck, that gets you a whole decade!

July 27, 2015, 5:56 PM EDT

You cannot make this stuff up: A sex-worker's union has launched a petition drive blasting MSNBC from the Left for a weekend program that it charges unfairly conflates prostitutes who are in the business of their own free will versus those who are the victims of human trafficking.

July 24, 2015, 5:43 PM EDT

Anti-gun rights MSNBC anchor Alex Wagner was off today, but that made little difference on her Now program. Reporting live from Lafayette, Louisiana, at the site of last night's deadly movie theater shooting, network correspondent Craig Melvin conducted back-to-back biased interviews, the first with a Democratic state lawmaker, the second with a gun control activist.

July 23, 2015, 9:04 PM EDT

Closing a segment on the July 23 program about Republican criticism of the nuclear deal that the Obama/Kerry State Department brokered with the Islamic Republic of Iran, Hardball host Chris Matthews wondered if 2016 presidential aspirant Marco Rubio's vocal criticism of the deal might in some way be "illegal."

July 23, 2015, 8:29 PM EDT

For the second night in a row, MSNBC host Chris Matthews ignored the new Quinnipiac University poll showing Hillary Clinton trailing in key swing states to Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) as well as Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wis.) and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.

July 22, 2015, 8:32 PM EDT

After all these years, Chris Matthews still hasn't lost that lovin' feeling. The MSNBC host spent a total of two minutes and 12 seconds on Wednesday night hitting Florida Sen. Marco Rubio (R) for a line comparing Donald Trump to Barack Obama. "Look how he's lived his life. He's done everything right," Matthews began, going on to explain how Obama is "perfect" and "immaculate."

July 21, 2015, 7:55 PM EDT

For the second segment of his July 22 Hardball program, MSNBC's Chris Matthews took a brief break from his priority on Trump-bashing to effusively praise the latest GOP presidential primary entrant, Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio), whom he once dreamed on air of accepting a vice presidential nomination from Democrat Hillary Clinton.

July 21, 2015, 5:14 PM EDT

Shocking revelations about Planned Parenthood's sale of unborn-baby organs for medical research "doesn’t mean that research on fetal tissue is wrong Or that it should be stopped," TIME magazine's Alice Park lectured today in her piece, "Why We Still Need Fetal Tissue Research."

July 20, 2015, 8:41 PM EDT

All three broadcast network evening newscasts on Monday had stories related to last week's spree shooting in Chattanooga that left four Marines and one sailor dead. But only CBS reported how the governors of seven states thus far are authorizing National Guardsmen to concealed-carry their own personal firearms while on state National Guard property.

July 20, 2015, 8:28 PM EDT

The Big Three broadcast network evening newscasts spent a total of 11 minutes and 19 seconds on Donald Trump's dismissive remarks regarding John McCain's heroic endurance of brutality at the hands of the North Vietnamese during his time as a prisoner of war.

July 20, 2015, 5:49 PM EDT

Leave it to the leftists at Salon.com to blame the victim.

Writer Scott Eric Kaufman today blasted conservative pundit Ben Shapiro for alerting police to a threat of violence from transgendered journal Zoey -- formerly Bob -- Tur. While Kaufman allowed that "Tur was clearly in the wrong to threaten Shapiro," Kaufman whined that Shapiro was "playing a coward's game here":

July 17, 2015, 12:12 PM EDT

Really, CNN?!

July 16, 2015, 8:56 PM EDT

Both ABC's World News Tonight and NBC's Nightly News on Thursday evening devoted full stories to Caitlyn (formerly Bruce) Jenner's acceptance speech at last night ESPY Awards. Although Jenner's receiving the award was controversial even among liberal supporters of transgender rights -- critics charged there were far more deserving potential recipients  -- neither ABC's Elizabeth Vargas nor NBC's Hallie Jackson explored that angle.