If you're looking for a textbook example of over-the-top loaded language and bias in a headline, look no further than this from the Associated Press.
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Our good friend at the Washington Free Beacon Stephen Gutowski – formerly of our sister site MRCTV – has an excellent piece up about how the liberal media are credulously parroting lefty gun-control advocates' who make it out as though there is literally just one mass shooting in America every day of the year.
As Steve shows in his piece, it's simply not true as judged by impartial criteria laid down by the FBI.
"In Grim Ritual, Barack Obama Again Calls for Stricter Gun Control After Mass Shooting," blares the headline for a Wall Street Journal Washington Wire blog post by Byron Tau filed early Wednesday evening. In the story itself, Tau relays Obama's gun-control talking points from his latest interview, recorded Wednesday afternoon after news of the deadly San Bernardino mass shooting.
At the close of his December 2 Hardball program, Chris Matthews insisted that today's fatal mass shooting in San Bernardino, California was part of a "pattern." This, of course, was despite a full accounting of what precisely happened and despite early indictations that the shooting was rather unlike most spree shootings which involve mentally-disturbed lone gunmen.
The liberal Daily Beast website's Cheat Sheet digest declares last Friday a "dark day" by virtue of a new record for gun sales in the U.s. concluded in a 24-hour period.
In an interview with GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum on the December 1 edition of Hardball, MSNBC's Chris Matthews insisted that mass shootings don't happen "all over Europe." When an incredulous Santorum reminded Matthews about the November 13 Paris terrorist attacks, Matthews shot back that the Paris perpetrators were terrorists and not "locals."
Republicans like Ted Cruz and Carly Fiorina seem to "enjoy" it when an abortion clinic is attacked by a crazed gunman because it opens another opportunity for them to attack the liberal media, Hardball host Chris Matthews bizarrely theorized on his November 30 program.
On the Nov. 30 edition of MSNBC's MTP Daily, pro-abortion rights absolutist Sen. Barbara Boxer was given free rein to draw a line connecting pro-life rhetoric with Friday's fatal shooting at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood abortion clinic. While guest host Steve Kornacki meekly asked the California Democrat if she saw a connection between the two, he failed to chastise her for smearing a significant plurality, if not majority, of Americans who consider that, yes, abortion does end a human life and hence amounts to killing babies.
A new Fox News poll shows Hillary Clinton losing six different matchups with prospective GOP rivals in the 2016 presidential race. Fortunately for her, MSNBC Hardball guest host Alex Wagner completely ignored the alarming news by picking up a Washington Post poll statistic showing Hillary with a stronger approval rating than her GOP rivals on the issue of combating terrorism.
During an interview with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) regarding his efforts to ensure New York City remains safe during heightened security in the wake of ISIS terrorist attacks, MSNBC Hardball host Chris Matthews insisted "the NRA is nondiscriminatory when it comes to who gets guns. They're for everybody getting them, including terrorists."
Back in the mid-1980s, a hero of Chris Matthews's, Sen. Edward "Ted" Kennedy (D-Mass.), attempted to mock Ronald Reagan's anti-ballistic missile shield program, the Strategic Defense Initiative, by tagging it as a "Star Wars" program. But rather than catching on as a derisive term, most Americans thought it absolutely cool the idea that the U.S. could defense a way to blow up incoming nuclear missiles and thereby neutralize the Soviet nuclear threat.
Fast foward 32 years to tonight and it seems the MSNBC Hardball host thought that comparing Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) to Luke Skywalker was a great way to mock him for his soaring rhetoric on the House floor about defending the country from terrorism.
When your most worshipful devotee in the liberal media thinks you're acting in an unpresidential manner, you know you've gone too far.
Pulling an Officer Barbrady, the Reuters news wire this afternoon essentially told us all to "move along, people" as regards news of five Syrians caught in Honduras bound for the U.S. with fake Greek passports.
Leave it to a Daily Beast writer to ride to the rescue of members of the world's oldest profession.
As Politico reported earlier today, Secretary of State John Kerry seemed to see a "rationale" in the deadly terrorist attacks on the Charlie Hebdo newspaper office back in January, unlike target pattern in Friday's coordinated terror strikes in Paris. Reporter Eliza Collins posted her story at 4:14 p.m. Eastern, about 3 hours prior to MSNBC's Hardball went live on the air. That's plenty of time to work the stunning gaffe into the broadcast. But, alas, host Chris Matthews failed to do so.
Republican Gov. Rick Snyder's position on halting Syrian refugees in light of the Paris terrorist attacks is "A gut punch to Syrians in Michigan," according to a headline for a Washington Post story in today's paper which was thoroughly one-sided on the issue.
All three of the major broadcast networks' evening newscasts tonight covered the largely-Republican pushback against President Obama's plan to move 10,000 Syrian refugees on to American soil. But only NBC's Hallie Jackson noted that the move by state governors was bipartisan, with first-in-the-nation primary host New Hampshire's Gov. Maggie Hassan (D) objecting to the Obama administration placing refugees in the Granite State.
In a federal court filing earlier today, the Associated Press news wire blasted the Obama/Kerry State Department for dragging their feet as regards releasing former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's e-mails.
The U.S. Supreme Court today announced it would hear a case involving a challenge to Texas's regulation of abortion clinics. In her four-paragraph story on the matter, however The Hill newspaper's Sarah Ferris failed to explain the perspective of defenders of the law.
Perhaps kudos are in order for the usually left-leaning Daily Beast for a piece today headlined, "P.C. Police Tearing Apart California’s Claremont McKenna College."