Jamie Dupree sent this fascinating tweet on Saturday, a picture of Chris Matthews marching in a suburban DC parade next to a Hillary Clinton for President banner. Those MSNBC folks have a natural talent for appearing to be all wrapped up in partisan Democratic politics.
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.
To look at virtually anything produced by Hollywood is to register confirmation that the libertine Left cherishes clogging our popular culture with vulgarities. The messaging in movies, television and particularly music is punctuated deliberately and unnecessarily with all manner of language designed to offend.
But when it comes to perfectly decent speech -- spoken innocently with no bad intention -- those same liberals need smelling salts. Welcome to the wacky world of “micro-aggressions,” where conversation becomes a minefield of political correctness.
Media bias is never a story to our liberal media....unless the tilt is contrary to their worldview. NB reader Gary Hall pointed out a story in Friday’s Los Angeles Times about Greece. The print headline was “Greece media show vote bias; News outlets have been far from neutral in their coverage of the referendum on the bailout offer for the debt-stricken nation.”
Reporter Henry Chu began by just calling out the one-sided media in Athens:
Variety reported Thursday that ABC executives are finalizing plans to reboot The View yet again for the fall season. Pseudo-Republican Nicolle Wallace and liberal actress Rosie Perez may not return.
"She's too wonky," a source said of Wallace. ABC is thinking about focusing the show permanently on "more lighthearted celebrity fluff"...like ABC News in general.
CNN has rarely shied away from hiring White House insiders as their political analysts, and have seemingly never wondered or cared if those insiders are still carrying water on air for their old bosses. Now new e-mails released from Team Hillary illustrate that longtime CNN analyst and longtime Clintonista Paul Begala went straight to the State Department for talking points for a 2009 "report card" special.
T. Becket Adams at The Washington Examiner reports newly released e-mails demonstrate the pliant press Hillary Clinton counted on while she was Secretary of State. The most embarrassing e-mail concerned Leslie Gelb, one of those revolving-door liberals – former appointee of Lyndon Johnson and Jimmy Carter, and former New York Times correspondent and columnist.
Gelb wrote a fluffy profile of Hillary for the Sunday newspaper supplement Parade Magazine in 2009, after a friend e-mailed her: "He said he would give you a veto over content and looked me in the eye and said, 'she will like it.'
Friday’s gay-marriage mandate from the Supreme Court is merely the latest “landmark” decision on the slippery slope toward obliterating any definition of consensual deviancy. We haven’t defined deviancy down. We’ve shredded it.
Now, it’s social conservatives who have become the focus of fear, violence, and discrimination for maintaining their deeply held religious views that homosexuality is a sin and that “gay marriage” is an act of cultural deconstruction.
Donald Trump fought back on Tuesday by filing a $500 million lawsuit against Univision. The Spanish-language network replied the suit was “both factually false and legally ridiculous.”
What’s been missed in all this hubbub is that large chunks of the national media have completely ignored Univision executive Alberto Ciurana’s post on Instagram comparing Trump to Dylann Roof, the mass murderer in the Charleston church shooting. ABC, CBS, PBS, and NPR have all avoided the topic.
Comcast-owned NBC announced Monday that they will no longer carry the Donald Trump-produced Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants, and would be removed from the reality show “Celebrity Apprentice.” Diversity-uberconscious Comcast must have faced great internal and external pressure after Trump’s comments about Mexican immigrants and crime.
At the same time, Univision VP of Corporate Communications Monica Talan has informed Ken Oliver-Mendez of MRC Latino that as of this afternoon the network still has neither made any formal statement denouncing -- or taken any disciplinary action against -- their President of Content and Programming, Alberto Ciurana, who graphically compared Trump on the Internet to the mass murderer in Charleston, Dylann Roof.
CNN’s Reliable Sources was in a celebrating mood about the Supreme Court’s gay marriage mandate on Sunday. Host Brian Stelter began with former ABC weatherman Sam Champion, who spoke to the power of liberal bias on television: “TV always eases the path for change” and “leads the way for acceptance.”
Stelter noted part of that “leading the way for acceptance” was ABC’s celebratory coverage of Champion’s wedding to artist Rubem Robierb on Good Morning America.
When the Left erupted in outrage over the Supreme Court decision on campaign financing in Citizens United, they never thought their resistance to the result could be described as “treason.” But that’s not the way they’re playing on the new gay-pleasing decisions.
At The Daily Beast, contributor and gay activist Jay Michaelson asked “Did The Four Dissenting Justices In Gay Marriage Case Just Suggest Treason? The conservative justices’ incendiary dissents in Obergefell are a shocking betrayal of judicial responsibility.”
Sen. Mike Lee has seen the threat coming, and introduced a bill to prevent liberals from scrapping the tax exemptions on orthodox churches that oppose gay marriages. The liberal media disagree. On Time magazine’s website, New York Times “Beliefs” columnist Mark Oppenheimer wrote a piece headlined: “Now’s the Time To End Tax Exemptions for Religious Institutions: The Supreme Court's ruling on gay marriage makes it clearer than ever that the government shouldn't be subsidizing religion and non-profits.”
Last year, The Washington Post gave a gay activist named Steven Petrow a regular column called “Civilities.” This quickly became a farce, since Petrow was a fan of outing...and Dan Savage.
The original conceit was that this gay Mr. Manners was going to explain to the readers how to negotiate the Brave New World of mangled pronouns and how to address gay newlyweds on your Christmas cards and so on. Instead, Petrow often just pounds the table complaining about the slow pace of the “revolution.” On Saturday, he wrote a trash-talking column about “The Supreme Court’s Sore Losers.”
For Sunday’s Washington Post Magazine, humor columnist Gene Weingarten professes he admires Caitlyn Jenner, but is willing to ask “tough but necessary follow-up questions” unlike other journalists. He starts by questioning the “y” in Kaitlyn, which he finds profoundly annoying.
Coming in second to that was his disgust that this icon of the LGBT agenda would still claim to be Republican.
Stephen Colbert celebrated the Supreme Court decision mandating gay marriage in a YouTube video aimed at his natural audience: secular liberal Democrats. (Forget all that hooey about “devoutly Catholic” Colbert. You can’t be that and be a CBS star....or anywhere else in the media elite.)
"June Is a Lovely Month for a Wedding" was the video's title. “Congratulations, gays!” he declared. “You now have the right to marry in all 50 states. So if you’re a homosexual and living in North Dakota, all your problems are solved!”
Marc Maron is a stand-up comedian and radio host in Los Angeles. Hipsters love his podcast, mostly interviews with other comedians, which he titled "WTF." On his website, the merchandise includes a coffee mug that says "Pow! I [soiled] my pants." You can understand why he was shocked President Obama wanted to grant him an interview.
As for Obama's tastes, and his devotion to the decorum of his office, nothing shocks us. He has neither.
The latest in a long line of one-sided stories mocking the title of NPR’s evening newscast – All Things Considered – came in a Thursday night story on gay activism in Poland. “Homophobia” was apparently too ugly to deserve any air time.
NPR reporter Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson was in Poland to promote the “hope and change” on the Left, and only the Left. Activists compared the gay activists to the anti-communist stalwarts of Solidarity:
On Thursday night, Fox News host Megyn Kelly led with a “vicious” stunt pulled on Instagram by an official with the Spanish-language network Univision – a network that plans to host a presidential debate next year. Alberto Ciurana, the network’s president of programming and content posted an image of Donald Trump next to Charleston racist mass murderer Dylann Roof.
Univision has vowed to cancel its airing of the Trump-owned Miss USA pageant over his recent comments on criminal elements among Mexico’s illegal immigrants. Kelly wanted the media as a whole to denounce this stunt, asking how it would be greeted if a Fox News programming executive did something like this with Hillary Clinton:
Wesley Smith at Lifenews.com pointed out that the Associated Press is modifying its Stylebook to show some sensitivity to the “assisted suicide” lobby.
The AP Stylebook account on Twitter issued these instructions: "A new entry [in the Stylebook] covers suicide in news reports – 'committed suicide' should be avoided except in direct quotes from authorities."
Monday’s New York Times hinted at a new golfing controversy for Obama from the Left: Why are you golfing on California courses during this drought? It was buried inside the paper.
On Monday’s CBS This Morning, co-host Charlie Rose just briefly mentioned it. The other networks skipped it.