The award for trollish headline of the day should go to MSNBC.com.
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.
Last week, you may recall, an EPA bureaucrat fouled the Animas River in Colorado by accidentally unleashing a torrent of polluted water from an abandoned mine. Fast forward to today and the Obama/McCarthy EPA's announcement of a new rule intended to tighten methane emissions from oil and natural gas exploration. MSNBC host the Rev. Al Sharpton brought on EPA administrator Gina McCarthy to discuss the new regulation.
As it was virtually impossible to ignore the Animas River contamination, Sharpton sought to quickly dispatch the issue before getting to friendlier territory.
Donald Trump's refusal to say that as president he would discard the Iranian nuclear deal brokered by the Obama administration is "eminently sensible" and a sign that the Manhattan real-estate tycoon is not beholden to conservative Tea Party orthodoxy, MSNBC anchor Chris Hayes argued on his August 17 All In program.
"Meet the Man Who Claims to Be the Kissing Soldier in That Famous V-J Day Photo," promises the headline for Time magazine's August 14 article on a man by the name of George Mendonsa, who claims to be the sailor in the famous photo showing an unnamed sailor kissing an unnamed nurse in Times Square on V-J Day. They've since corrected the error, but we have the screen capture.
Maj. Jason Brezler of the United States Marine Corps Reserves, is not a household name. But perhaps he should be. Brezler's military career is ruined thanks to one fleeting email transgression, and that committed as a split-second decision to save the lives of American servicemen in imminent danger. While Hillary Clinton will likely not suffer serious criminal or political repercussions for her sending classified material from a private email, Brezler's career ir probably ruined.
Cuban dissidents will not take part in Friday's formal ceremony opening the U.S. Embassy in Havana tomorrow, something that Secretary of State John Kerry is chalking up to a matter of respecting diplomatic protocol and a lack of space at the venue. But the controversy over the matter was omitted entirely from an NBC News article at MSNBC.com on Thursday evening.
The creator of HBO's The Wire, a liberal former Baltimore Sun reporter David Simon, has come out and blamed former President Bill Clinton for the large number of young black men in America's prisons. He also praised a quite conservative Southern state for leading the way on criminal-justice reform.
On the August 10 edition of National Public Radio (NPR) Boston affiliate WBUR's Here & Now program, host Robin Young made reference to pro-life Republicans as "anti-choice." The reference, which violates NPR's own style manual, came in the midst of a discussion with Princeton University professor Julian Zelizer about Republican presidential candidates' plans to roll back various policy initiatives of the Obama era.
MSNBC's Saturday mornings might be dominated by professor Melissa Harris-Perry and her exceedingly esoteric left-wing academic nuttiness, but weekday anchor Craig Melvin today offered viewers a breath of fresh air when it comes to the issue of political correctness run amok at America's colleges and universities.
Of the Big Three evening newscasts last night, only the CBS Evening News devoted a brief story to the close of the show trial of Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian in the Islamic Republic of Iran.
While Chris Matthews's Hardball program thus far has failed to cover Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley's critiques of the DNC's debate schedule and its ground rules, the Lean Forward network's website today has a front page article, "Martin O’Malley raises legal questions with Democratic debate plan" addressing the controversy.
While all three broadcast evening newscasts tonight noted Hillary Clinton's reaction to Donald Trump's offensive comments regarding Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly and her menstrual cycle, NBC gave considerable attention to Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton's attempt to exploit the Trump kerfuffle in order to attack all Republican presidential candidates as anti-woman.
The Big Three broadcast evening newscasts tonight ignored a new audit showing that the government may have paid out subsidies to ObamaCare purchasers who were not eligible for them.
While MSNBC host Chris Matthews may be over the moon about John Kasich, seeing him as the most "moderate" and ergo acceptable choice of the Republican presidential primary field, The Rachel Maddow Show host and msnbc.com contributor Steve Benen took to the Lean Forward network's website today to denounce Kasich as a hard-core rightie.
Sen. Chuck Schumer (N.Y.), who has all but been anointed the successor to Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid (Nevada), exploited the media focus on the GOP presidential debate last night to release a press statement announcing that he would be voting against the Iran nuclear deal when it comes to the Senate floor. This decision, according to MSNBC's Luke Russert, is a "public act of being disloyal" to President Obama.
Republican presidential contender Carly Fiorina has to be Chris Matthews's worst nightmare: a conservative who punches back hard and doesn't let Chris control the narrative during his interview. Watch this exchange from the August 6 edition of Hardball.
"Just stop this, @MartinOMalley," sneered Greg Sargent on Twitter earlier today, reacting to an O'Malley aide's complaint about the DNC rigging the primary debate process in favor of frontrunner Hillary Clinton. Lis Smith of the O'Malley camp quickly shot back that it was "not a good look" for a "journalist" like Sargent to oppose "more debates and dialogue."
The top law-enforcement officer in the Keystone State, Democrat Kathleen Kane, is in trouble for allegedly abusing the powers of her office. Yet in briefly noting the story in their Cheat Sheet digest on Thursday, the Daily Beast omitted any reference to her party affiliation.
MSNBC host Chris Matthews kicked off his roundtable segment on Tuesday's Hardball by denouncing Ted Cruz's amusing "machine gun bacon" video for conservative media outlet IJReview.com. Unfortunately for Matthews, no one else on his panel was as stuck in the mud, agreeing among themselves it was a clever viral video to put out in the midst of a crowded primary campaign.
Leave it to the Daily Beast to find objectionable a completely voluntary religious, not-for-profit alternative to for-profit ObamaCare-regulated health insurance.