When Marco Rubio was on Fox & Friends on Wednesday morning, he dissed Donald Trump by saying that “we already have a president now that has no class.” He was talking about Obama doing interviews with YouTube and Comedy Central. “I mean, we have a president now that does selfie-stick videos, that invites YouTube stars there, people who eat cereal out of a bathtub.” On Twitter, Arsenio Hall lost his marbles in anger over Obama being insulted, suggesting in a vulgar way that Rubio should have never been born.
Tim Graham is Executive Editor of NewsBusters and is the Media Research Center’s Director of Media Analysis. His career at the MRC began in February 1989 as associate editor of MediaWatch, the monthly newsletter of the MRC before the Internet era.
Graham is co-author with MRC president Brent Bozell of the books Collusion: How the Media Stole the 2012 Election and How To Prevent It From Happening Again in 2016 (2013) and Whitewash: What The Media Won’t Tell You About Hillary Clinton, But Conservatives Will (2007). He is also the author of the book Pattern of Deception: The Media's Role in the Clinton Presidency (1996).
Graham is a regular talk-radio and television spokesman for the MRC and has made television appearances on MSNBC, CNBC, CNN, Fox News, and the Fox Business Channel. His articles have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Times, National Review, and other publications.
Graham left the MRC to serve in 2001and 2002 as White House Correspondent for World, a national weekly Christian news magazine. He returned in 2003. Before joining the MRC, Graham served as press secretary for the campaign of U.S. Rep. Jack Buechner (R-Mo.) in 1988, and in 1987, he served as editor of Organization Trends, a monthly newsletter on philanthropy and politics by the Washington-based Capital Research Center.
Dick Meyer was a producer at CBS for 23 years, many of them producing for biased blowhard Eric Engberg. After that, he was an editor for NPR and BBC America. He now works in the Washington bureau of Scripps and Meyer thinks Barack Obama is wildly unappreciated. His latest op-ed: "Mr. President, on behalf of an ungrateful nation, thank you." He began: “Readers rarely believe it, but I am not on any political team.” He’s right. You shouldn’t believe it, as he easily proves: "Americans are lucky to have Barack Obama as president and we should wake up and appreciate it while we can."
When the hardcore Left met in Phoenix for the Netroots Nation conference, the networks didn't see a problem when socialist Barnie Sanders gets bum-rushed off the stage early for not being leftist enough.
The Left assaulted Martin O'Malley as "tone deaf" for insisting that all lives matter, but they are the ones who don't realize most voters see "all lives matter" as the most reasonable and most humanitarian slogan.
Anyone who thinks the gay Left are going to live and let live with the orthodox Christians isn’t reading their articles. The people who put “religious liberty” in scare quotes are just as ardent about crushing dissent (“bigotry”) inside the churches as outside. They won’t force the churches to perform gay marriages? Read Steven Petrow the so-called “Civilities” columnist in The Washington Post.
The headline online was “A lesbian mom asks: How do I stop our Catholic bishop from insulting my family?” The headline in the newspaper is “Don’t just ‘suck it up’ at church.” That would show far too much civility. A lesbian calling herself “Fuming in the Pews” was deeply offended:
The Huffington Post almost glowed in announcing the latest “landmark” in TV history. “Thomas Roberts anchored NBC’s Nightly News on Saturday, a huge milestone for both the 42-year-old journalist's career and gay rights history. Until the broadcast, an openly gay person had never anchored the nightly news on network TV.”
They urged people to watch “the historic broadcast.” Roberts has certainly made history in blurring every line between his gay advocacy and the notion of “objective” reporting, most recently in being grand marshal at a gay “Pridefest” in Norfolk, Virginia.
Boston Globe White House reporter Matt Viser created a popular tweet among Democrat partisans over the weekend on the Donald Trump gaffe alleging Sen. John McCain wasn't a war hero because he was captured. Viser noted Kerry came to McCain's defense, and worked in the Swift Boat veterans controversy. Kerry, "who knows something about having a war record impugned," stood up for McCain.
The radical-left spectacle that is the “Netroots Nation” conference made page A-10 of Sunday’s Washington Post. Democratic candidates Martin O’Malley and Bernie Sanders, running to the left of Hillary Clinton, merely by showing up to pander to these radicals, were silenced and pressed to agree wholeheartedly with “Black lives matter” activists who hijacked their appearances.
Washington Post reporter John Wagner (who covered O’Malley’s term as governor in Annapolis) spotlighted leftists who were unhappy they said anything upsetting to the nutroots. O’Malley messed up apparently by saying “All lives matter.”
While comedienne Amy Schumer is bringing her crass female persona to the cineplex in the movie Trainwreck, liberal movie critics are upset she doesn't stay in a glorious rut of one-night stands and cynical bitterness. They dislike Judd Apatow's "too conservative" tendency for happy, loving endings. They start with edgy trappings and end in (shudders) "moral decency."
Ayn Rand fans – both the dedicated Objectivists and the Tea Party libertarians – will not be surprised to see Rand slimed in Time magazine. In her early, unpublished work, Rand biographer Anne Heller asserts in Rand’s characters she is “glimpsing Charleston gunman Dylann Roof and his lethal ilk.”
Heller told Time readers "Rand hated ordinary people with a vengeance."
Once again, a courageous group of pro-life activists has produced a damning sting video of Planned Parenthood, and this one has exposed the most outrageous behavior yet. This isn’t the abortion conglomerate protecting pimps or statutory rapists as they seek abortions. This is the selling of the organs of babies after they’ve been killed.
The video will chill you to the bone. It cannot be described as anything but what it is: evil.
There had to be someone in the liberal media who looked at the Planned Parenthood sting video and decided it meant nothing. That it was all the Big Lie. Meet Washington Post columnist Petula Dvorak.
Her Friday column in the paper was headlined “Planned Parenthood deserves to be supported, not attacked.” She dismissed the whole video as just another distasteful pro-life protest poster.
The Hollywood Reporter pored over Hillary Clinton’s financial statements to determine just how enthusiastic the Hollywood left is for the apparent Democratic nominee-in-waiting.
Plenty of well-known liberal celebrities are on the list: Ben Affleck, Leonardo DiCaprio, Richard Gere, Rob Reiner, Barbra Streisand, Tobey Maguire, Kate Hudson, Magic Johnson, Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen, Richard Gere, Meredith Baxter, Glee alum Chris Colfer, and Chloe Grace Moretz.
On Wednesday, CNN.com posted a report from Steve Almasy and Eliott C. McLaughlin on the sting video on Planned Parenthood selling the body parts of aborted babies. A new angle emerged within the story when CNN medical correspondent Elizabeth Cohen talked to liberal medical ethicist Arthur Caplan.
He suggested from watching the videotape that Planned Parenthood was unethically putting its plans for harvesting intact organs ahead of the health of the women seeking abortions. That’s “a big no-no.” So it’s not surprising that Caplan didn’t make the cut for CNN on air in the two stories Cohen appeared in on Wednesday and Thursday.
Not all pseudo-Republican women are out of a pundit’s job this week. Shortly after it reported Nicolle Wallace was being cut by The View, Variety reported Fox News Channel is picking up Meghan McCain as a contributor. That certainly doesn’t add a conservative voice to the allegedly unanimous channel...and it doesn't add intellectual heft to the often-dissed Fox blondes.
Brian Steinberg said young McCain “has identified” as a Republican before, when it was about the family’s business:
The Hollywood trade paper Variety reported that ABC axed Nicolle Wallace from “The View” when this season is over. Reporter Ramin Setoodeh called her a “conservative personality,” which is not how she came across on ABC at all.
But Variety also suggested “The former communications chief for George W. Bush was selected as the resident Republican on the show in September, but underwhelmed ABC bosses by not offering enough dissent about political issues and continually voicing her lack of knowledge about celebrities.”
The “Civilities” column written by gay “Mr. Manners” Steven Petrow in The Washington Post carried another uncivil attack in Tuesday’s paper. Petrow devoted his “advice” column to celebrating the Supreme Court gay-marriage mandate and how the opponents aren’t reacting well: “many of these folks are afraid of what they don’t fully understand. We — LGBT individuals and our allies — are the ambassadors for acceptance.”
But then Petrow and the Post promoted the idea that “some nut will walk into an LGBT center with a gun and mow people down just because.” That’s funny: in real life, it was Floyd Corkins the LGBT center volunteer who walked into the Family Research Council in 2012 with a gun to mow down conservative Christians and rub their dead faces with Chick-fil-A sandwiches.
On the day Scott Walker would announce in Wisconsin that he was running for president, The New York Times offered a typical takedown on the front page. “Admiring voters” found him to be authentic and approachable, but there were two words these fans apparently did not use: “Smart” and “sophisticated.”
That might be because liberal snobs at the Times think that those words are defined by how liberal you are. Those are qualities you get from reading the Times. Their own ads have touted them for giving the customer “depth” and “breadth” and “insights.” Conservatives are dumb...but they have hope if they put enough of The New York Times into their brain every day.
The ink isn’t dry on any Iran deal, and the Congress hasn’t seen the terms, but USA Today is already off to the spit-and-polish stand for Obama. The headline was “First take: Obama's winning streak continues with Iran deal.”
Reporter Ray Locker gushed:
"Derided as a lame duck after his Democratic Party suffered losses in last November's midterm elections, President Obama has carved out a series of accomplishments that show he remains consequential despite the fervent desires of his adversaries."
On the morning Gov. Scott Walker announced on social media he would run for president, The New York Times was comparing him to Sarah Palin as not the deepest, most intelligent contender.
Somehow, “admiring voters” are deployed against Walker as not thinking of the word “smart” or "sophisticated" first in describing him. Those words are apparently adjectives for "liberal."
On Friday’s PBS NewsHour, pseudo-conservative New York Times columnist David Brooks offered disbelief that Donald Trump’s anti-amnesty position on immigration would win the day with Republicans. They’re not “complete idiots,” he suggested. Brooks insisted the “talk radio part” of the Republican party is “waning, frankly,” and that the platform of Dole, McCain, and George W. Bush would return.
The PBS anchor was having trouble believing the Republicans weren’t doomed already.