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
March 5, 2015, 10:43 PM EST

The Daily Caller has a piece today looking at how the liberals at Politico looked down on the gossip site TMZ.com for "stalking" Hillary Clinton at a public airport.

March 5, 2015, 9:12 PM EST

He's at it again.

On his March 5 Hardball program in a segment with Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) about the 50th anniversary of the Selma march for voting rights, Hardball host Chris Matthews slammed as racially-motived GOP efforts for establishing voter ID laws. 

March 5, 2015, 2:35 PM EST

On his Wednesday night Tonight Show program, host Jimmy Fallon took some time to poke fun at Democrats who boycotted the Netanyahu speech and then afterwards conducted a press conference to throw their temper tantrum about it. Fallon showed various "flustered" congressmen tripping over their words. Take a look.

March 4, 2015, 11:31 PM EST

MSNBC Hardball host Chris Matthews suggested on his Wednesday program that decades of Republican critics dogging Hillary Clinton may be partly to blame for her conducting all her State Department email correspondence on private email via a server located at her Chappaqua, New York, residence.

March 3, 2015, 11:56 PM EST

Hardball host Chris Matthews just doesn't get why Hillary Clinton's email scandal is all that big a deal. 

March 3, 2015, 5:25 PM EST

Wrapping up a segment on CNBC's Closing Bell on Tuesday, reporter John Harwood suggested that Hillary Clinton's use of personal email to conduct State Department correspondence may well have been just a case of "excessive caution" on her part.

March 2, 2015, 8:27 PM EST

Informing Hardball viewers of something host Chris Matthews would never tell them, moderately-conservative columnist Kathleen Parker on Monday gave some much-needed context to why Speaker John Boehner did not extensively consult with the White House prior to inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address the Congress.

March 2, 2015, 6:16 PM EST

Georgetown Law professor Randy Barnett has an excellent piece today at the Volokh Conspiracy blog detailing the lengths to which the liberal media is going to not-too-subtly lobby Chief Justice John Roberts on the upcoming ObamaCare subsidy case King v. Burwell.

February 25, 2015, 8:29 PM EST

Hardball host Chris Matthews devoted the first 11 minutes of his February 25 program to rehashing tired, discredited talking points about the upcoming March 3 speech to a joint session of Congress by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

February 25, 2015, 4:59 PM EST

He's compared Newt Gingrich to Satan, spewed that Dick Cheney "created ISIS," and railed that socially conservative devout Catholic Rick Santorum wants to set up a theocracy in America. Yet for some strange reason, Salon's Joan Walsh just doesn't get why conservatives and Republicans think it would be patently absurd for them to let MSNBC Hardball host Chris Matthews to ask questions at a GOP presidential primary debate.

February 24, 2015, 3:12 PM EST

The public-relations time bomb that is Keith Olbermann went off this week, pushing ESPN to suspend the left-wing sports journalist from the air.

Stay classy, Keith.

February 23, 2015, 9:31 PM EST

Oh, Hollywood, you're racist and you don't even know it!

That was the undercurrent of post-Oscars analysis delivered by Chris Hayes and panelists on the Monday, February 23 edition of All In. From emcee Neil Patrick Harris's opening joke to a running bit with Octavia Spencer to Sean Penn's "green card" joke, the faculty-lounge lefties assembled on set lectured the Academy Awards for being too white and too insensitive to persons of color.

February 23, 2015, 3:44 PM EST

On the Monday after the Oscars, MSNBC Morning Joe co-host Mika Brezinski appeared on her colleague Ronan Farrow's canceled-but-still-broadcasting to promote her "Know Your Value" campaign to teach women how to be more effective negotiators in the marketplace for better pay and benefits. During her chat with Farrow, the issue of "pay inequality" in Hollywood was discussed, including the allegation that movie star Jennifer Lawrence was "underpaid" relative to her male co-stars in 2013's American Hustle. 

Brzezinski ludicrously insisted that Lawrence should demand back pay from producers of the film.

February 21, 2015, 2:40 PM EST

President Obama is so wedded to his faulty notion that ISIS has absolutely nothing at all to do with Islamic theology that he banned a group of reform-minded Muslims from the just-concluded Countering Violent Extremism summit, the Washington Examiner is reporting today.

February 20, 2015, 4:12 PM EST

Earlier this week I noted an excellent piece in The Atlantic examining the very real Islamic theological underpinnings that drive ISIS from the inside-out. Now The Daily Beast is taking President Obama to task for his "tap-dance around whether ISIS is 'Islamic' or not."

February 20, 2015, 12:55 PM EST

"Bigger threat than ISIS?" blared the teaser headline on CNN.com's splash page shortly after noon Eastern today. "DHS warns of domestic right-wing terror threat," added the subhead, beneath a stock photo of a K-9 police unit looking into the trunk of an automobile.

February 19, 2015, 7:31 PM EST

In 2009, the satirical newspaper The Onion published a compilation entitled "Our Front Pages: 21 Years of Greatness, Virtue, and Moral Rectitude From America's Finest News Source." Editors chose, of all people, NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams for the task of writing a foreward. 

 

February 19, 2015, 4:57 PM EST

Time magazine editor-at-large and global-warming alarmist Jeffrey Kluger called on Facebook today to censor users who promote criticisms of vaccines, commonly known as anti-vaxxers. While Kluger is absolutely right to note that Facebook would be well within its rights to do so and that private-party censorship is not a First Amendment free-speech issue, Kluger's paternalistic lecturing and the logic undergirding it is quite telling.

February 18, 2015, 8:21 PM EST

Railing against Speaker Boehner's decision to invite Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress on his concerns about Iran, Hardball host Chris Matthews sneered that the Ohio Republican essentially attempted to "sneak" the Israeli Prime Minister into the country with the president completely unawares, and that all to curry favor with "crazy right-wing" evangelical Christians.

But of course the facts conflict with Matthews's simplistic narrative.

February 18, 2015, 12:42 PM EST

On it's Facebook page today, NBC News is promoting a campaign-style animated ad hitting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over a household-expense scandal.