Erick Erickson at RedState takes up the cause of Russell Moore, who's made some conservative Christian radio hosts hopping mad with the provocative statement "if all that I knew of Christianity was what I heard on Christian talk radio, I’d hate it too."
Happy Mothers' Day from the NewsBusters crew!
On Friday night’s The Kelly File, Megyn Kelly explained there were important new developments in the IRS-targeting scandal, from Lois Lerner being cited by the House for contempt of Congress to demands for a special prosecutor.
Kelly brought on MRC president Brent Bozell to ask: How much time has it received from the networks? Fifteen seconds,” Brent reported in an interview taped Thursday. “Wow,” Kelly replied. “Maybe they were covering more important things.” (Video, transcript below)
"The Washington Post is calling liberal Arkansas Democrat Mark Pryor a quote 'moderate.' Well, to be fair, to the Washington Post, 'moderate' means that he opposes putting Republicans in jail for their views."
Watch Jodi Miller zing the liberal media and liberal politicians in the latest edition of NewsBusted, embedded below the page break. Sign up for NewsBusted in your email here. Subscribe to the NewsBusted channel on YouTube by visiting here.
"Millions of Americans could face new state taxes on their Internet access this fall, as Congress struggles with how to extend an expiring moratorium on such levies," the Wall Street Journal's John McKinnon reported in the May 6 paper, noting that the federal moratorium in the Internet Tax Freedom Act expires on November 1, 2014 and has, thus far seen Congress taking "few concrete steps to re-enact it."
In a nutshell, some legislators are seeking to use the deadline as leverage to enact passage of the core provisions of a bill -- the Marketplace Fairness Act --which would permit states to force online retailers to collect sales taxes payable to the customer's state government even if the retailer does not have a physical presence in the customer's home state. Below the page break you can read an excerpt from McKinnon's story (emphases mine) and leave comments on this and/or anything else on your mind. This serves as today's Open Thread post.
"A record 92.5 million Americans are not working. And that doesn’t even include the thousands of journalists not working on reporting all the relevant facts about Benghazi."
"This is a media that are deliberately... suppressing the news from their audiences. This is dangerous stuff," Media Research Center president Brent Bozell told Fox News substitute host Stuart Varney on the Friday edition of Your World with Neil Cavuto regarding the media's near total lack of interest in the latest Benghazi coverup revelations.
The email evidence proves a "wide variety of people in this administration were participatory" in the administration's lie that a YouTube video was the precipitating factor in the Benghazi consulate strike, Bozell noted, adding that if those damning revelations don't qualify as news, nothing does. Watch the full segment below the page break by pressing play on the video embed:
"The Vatican canonized two new saints last week. And President Obama was disappointed to learn he wasn't one of them."
Other liberals who didn't have a prayer of avoiding Jodi Miller's acerbic wit this week include Jon Stewart, Bill Clinton, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.). To watch the May 2 edition of NewsBusted, click play on the embed below the page break. To get NewsBusted delivered to your email inbox, click here. To subscribe to NewsBusted on YouTube visit here.
A new YouTube channel, Digitas Daily, has an amusing little montage about MSNBC's non-stop talk about racism. It's a clever one-minute look at how the Lean Forward network has been Johnny One-Note. So we thought we'd give you a look at it below the page break.
As an added bonus, we also embedded another video Digitas Daily did a few weeks back, headlined, "He Reports. They Recite," about the media dutifully reciting the Obama administration's 7.1-million ObamaCare signups stat. Leave us your comments on this and whatever else is on your mind in the comments section below for this the Friday, May 2 Open Thread.
MRC president Brent Bozell appeared on “The Kelly File” with substitute host Martha MacCallum to discuss new e-mails about Benghazi and Fox News coverage of Benghazi.
The e-mails are between State Department PR operative Victoria Nuland and friendly Associated Press reporter Matt Lee, discussing the alleged “BS” on Fox during “The O’Reilly Factor” on September 13, 2012, two days after the consulate attacks. Bozell thought the Obama publicist and the AP reporter sounded way too much like each other. (Video, transcript below)
John Boehner, Michelle Obama, and... a Japanese robot (?!) also made it into Jodi Miller's April 29 edition of NewsBusted. Watch the whole thing by pressing the play button on the embed below. Click here to sign up for NewsBusted in your email inbox. You can also subscribe at the NewsBusted YouTube channel here.
Yesterday, CBS Late Late Show host Craig Ferguson announced he would leave his program at the end of the year. This was not completely surprising given that he was passed over for promotion to the Late Show in favor of Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert.But what impresses us about the Scottish-born Ferguson is his deep pride and love for his adopted home country. [Plus there's that time he called Richard Wolffe out for liberal bias.]
Ferguson has repeatedly spoken warmly of his love for the United States, which, after all compelled him to become an American citizen as well as to write his autobiography, "American on Purpose." So we thought we'd include a video of an interview Ferguson had with Borders Presents a few years back. You'll want to skip ahead to 4:21 for the relevant portion. Leave your comments on this or any thing else on your mind in the comments section for this today's open thread post.
A memorial service for Noel Sheppard, our Associate Editor, most popular and prolific blogger who passed away on March 28 after an unexpected illness, took place in California at 2 PM PDT (5 p.m. EDT) on Friday, April 25. During this hour, NewsBusters observed an “Hour of Silence” in his honor with no new posts on the site.
Below are tweets from opinion leaders mourning Noel’s loss, links to earlier items we’ve posted honoring Noel’s work, as well as the text of the eulogy, from MRC President Brent Bozell, which was read at the service. [You may leave your condolences in the comment thread. Please treat the comments as you would a funeral home guest book.]
"Al Jazeera America has started laying off employees. Looks like Middle Eastern oil money just doesn't buy as much anti-American propaganda as it used to."
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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton recently slammed the U.S. news media as obsessed with celebrity and more driven by entertainment than hard news.
Of course she's right, Media Research Center president Brent Bozell noted on the April 24 edition of Fox News's Your World with Neil Cavuto, but added that it's even worse than that. The liberal media are actively censoring legitimate, hard news stories, many of which would likely harm Mrs. Clinton's presidential prospects in 2016 were they seriously pursued on national television (watch video below page break):
Sean Hannity interviewed MRC president Brent Bozell on his Fox News show on Wednesday night. The topic? MRC research on the revolving door between the “objective” media and the Obama administration, which now has a list of 30 people.
“This is out of control,” said Bozell. “We've been looking at this since 1987. And that revolving door is always there. It's always predominantly liberal Democrats going into politics or going from politics into journalism. But in the last several years it's on steroids.” Start with the 1 pm and 2 pm hosts on MSNBC (video, transcript below):
So it appears that the supposedly open-minded liberals at Yale University don't think that advocating for the rights of the most defenseless and innocent among us, the unborn, qualifies as a mission which accords to the quest for "social justice."
As Kat Timpf of Campus Reform reported on Monday, the Ivy League school's Social Justice Network has denied an application for membership from Choose Life at Yale (CLAY), a student pro-life advocacy group. We've included an excerpt below the page break (emphasis ours). Leave us your thoughts on this or anything else on your mind for this today's open-thread post:
"Photos from a magazine article about White House spokesman Jay Carney show he has Soviet propaganda posters in his house. Which proves that Carney takes his work home with him."
ObamaCare, the Keystone pipeline, and the White House Easter Egg Roll were other topics of the April 22 NewsBusted, which you can watch by clicking play on the embedded video below the page break. To get the original NB comedy short to your email inbox, subscribe here. To subscribe to NewsBusted's channel on YouTube, click here.
Today attorneys for the pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List will appear before the Supreme Court regarding a challenge to an Ohio law which they charge chills free speech. This legal saga began when an embittered former Rep. Steve Driehaus (D-Ohio) initiated a false advertising complaint against the organization for ads the List ran critical of Dreihaus, a pro-life Democrat, for his support of ObamaCare.
In Saturday's Wall Street Journal, Susan B. Anthony List attorneys Michael Carvin and Yaakov Roth explained the constitutional and practical case for why "Courts Should Stay Out of Political Fact-Checking." Read an excerpt (emphasis ours) below the page break and share your thoughts in the comments section and/or tell us what else is on your mind in this today's open thread.
"Last week, the Morning Joe panel failed to name even one reason why Hillary Clinton was qualified to be president. President Obama immediately responded, 'Like you need one?'"
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