Just hours after suggesting on Morning Joe that Hillary Clinton’s private email server as Secretary of State was no big deal – probably just “wedding stuff” – Nicolle Wallace grew more offended by it on The View, although she predicted the Clintons will blame Republicans and the media and just “roll on.”
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.
New York Times reporter Amy Chozick profiled Stephanie Schriock, the current president of Emily’s List, the PAC that supports only Democratic pro-abortion women.
Schriock replaced the group’s founder, Ellen Malcolm and Chozick strangely recycled a quote comparing Malcolm to....Moses.
On Inauguration Day, 2009, the White House website declared President Obama’s administration would become “the most open and transparent in history.” By the end of the next day, Obama had issued high-profile orders pledging “a new era” and “an unprecedented level of openness” across the massive federal bureaucracy.
This has become a cosmic joke.
Last August, NPR aired three segments on a horrific child-abuse scandal in Rotherham, England involving 1400 children. None of these stories mentioned the offenders were Muslims. The abusers were of “Pakistani descent” -- that's all they would say.
Rotherham didn’t come up on Monday night’s All Things Considered in a very sensitive ten-minute, 31-second segment with the online headline “Britain's Muslims Still Feel The Need To Explain Themselves.” Anchor Audie Cornish and correspondent Ari Shapiro channeled all the frustration of “tech-savvy” British Muslims, and exactly none of the “anti-Islam” counterpoint.
Indian-American actor Kal Penn – who spent two years on the White House staff under Obama – gave an interview to Time magazine about playing a detective on the new CBS show Battle Creek.
When they asked him what he learned from riding around with cops in Battle Creek, Michigan, he said “The most surprising thing was the way officers were treating their suspects with respect. With the national narrative that’s happening police-wise, that’s not often something you get to see.”
The Sunday Washington Post boosted NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as a writer for Time magazine and a “new kind of public intellectual.” So what’s a little funny by the time you read through this puff piece is this: Where are the actual quotes from his political and religious commentary? There aren’t any.
Post reporter Geoff Edgers wrote under the headline “Showtime for a mover and a Laker.” One reason they're so positive? Abdul-Jabbar is arguing that you can't blame Islam for radical Islamist terrorism.
When the liberals go to the South to collide with the dominant culture, The New York Times finds it refreshing that it’s changing from being an “insular, ultraconservative bosom of the Confederacy.”
But when the Roman Catholic Archbishop of San Francisco collides with the dominant culture of San Francisco, that’s a dangerous development. Spread across the top of the National page of the Times on Friday was a protest. “Morals Clause in Catholic Schools Roils Bay Area,” read the headline. “Restrictions Aimed at Teachers Anger Many In a Home for Gay Rights.”
The front page of Friday’s Washington Post wasn’t at all objective about the FCC’s imposition of a “net neutrality” regime. The headline was “FCC makes Internet history: PROVIDERS DEEMED PUBLIC UTILITIES / New regulations aim to keep Web fair and open.”
The same thing happened on the cover of the Post’s Express tabloid, where liberal HBO host John Oliver was honored. “Net hero: The FCC’s ruling to protect Internet speeds might have gone the other way if comic John Oliver hadn’t helped spark mass outrage.”
As Joseph Rossell noted earlier, Dr. Rajenda Pachauri, the scientist leading the fight against “climate change” at the United Nations, resigned after some sexual-harassment allegations surfaced, and the networks completely ignored it.
So it’s also obvious that they also ignored the shocking admission in Dr. Pachauri’s resignation letter: fighting against global warming, he said, was “my religion.”
The media noticed that this year’s Oscars ceremony contained a lot of political tub-thumping, but they didn't notice that these speeches were predictable and obnoxious left-wing screeds.
They were just “passionate pleas for equality,” according to the Associated Press. Actress Patricia Arquette unleashed a tirade on wage inequality for women. Singer John Legend said more black men were trapped in prison than America had black men trapped in slavery in 1850. There’s apparently no difference between Kunta Kinte and Willie Horton.
While the liberal media insisted it was politically poisonous for Scott Walker to answer "I don't know" if President Obama is a Christian, it's never unacceptable to suggest Jeb and George W. Bush chose their brand of Christianity for political reasons. That's exactly what HBO star Bill Maher did in a blog post titled "Jeb Bush: Convenient Catholic?"
Recall that Maher donated $1 million to Barack Obama's re-election and no one in the press has located a reason why Obama should be asked to distance himself from anything Maher has said, so why start now? That would only make them look even-handed and principled.
New York Times nutrition writer Mark Bittman is making another display of his ultraliberal tendencies. In a piece on national nutrition guidelines that are at odds with the capitalist pigs of “Big Food,” Bittman offered this statist takeway:
"It tells you to drink all the coffee you want...But far more important is this statement: 'Strategies are needed to encourage the U.S. population to drink water when they are thirsty.'"
Elizabeth Jensen, hired by NPR as their new Ombudsman, picked up a question from NewsBusters on how NPR host Diane Rehm can do fundraisers for assisted-suicide lobbying group “Compassion & Choices.”
Jensen says she shouldn’t do this, that it’s a “step too far,” noting that NewsBusters picked up on the ethical issue.
No one looks to GQ for political analysis. It would be like looking to Rolling Stone for religion coverage. But they can still ape the rest of the liberal media and mock Fox News. As the Fox haters campaign to get Bill O’Reilly canned, GQ (not an abbreviation for Genius Quotient) has come up with a mocking list of “18 Things That Actually Would Get Bill O'Reilly Fired.”
It includes things like "Failing to attend Roger Ailes' annual oil baron retreat and virgin sacrifice."
Some might insist Barack Obama is a lame duck, but our national media elite still think of him as a very graceful swan. When this man comes under criticism, journalists are incapable of any sense of objectivity, balance, or fairness. The accuser must be forced to withdraw the criticism, or be punished.
First, Rudy Giuliani said at an event for Gov. Scott Walker that the president doesn’t love America like previous presidents did. That might be a little unfair. Jimmy Carter also loved to get up in front of a podium and lecture about all of America’s flaws.
Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank came positively unglued in Tuesday’s newspaper. He tweeted out this attack on Scott Walker: “Can we be sure Scott Walker isn't a eunuch, Klansman, ISIS sleeper cell or IBS sufferer?”
Like other paranoid Obama-loving liberals, Milbank can’t stand that Walker would punt when liberal Washington Post reporters ask gotcha questions about whether Obama is a Christian. These people all assume this is a slam-dunk question, like asking if Obama is black.
Washington Post media blogger Erik Wemple devoted a whole post to a fuss caused by David Corn of Mother Jones magazine claiming Bill O’Reilly exaggerated the drama of covering the Falkland Islands war for CBS in 1982. The left is trying to knock off O’Reilly after the Brian Williams scandal.
At the very bottom of the post was this: “(Disclosure: The wife of the Erik Wemple Blog works for Mother Jones).” He’s married to staff writer Stephanie Mencimer. Shouldn’t this information been at the top of the blog? Or convinced Wemple into recusing himself from this one?
Monday’s Washington Post carried a large piece on page A-3 by reporter Karen Tumulty and research editor Alice Crites on the jewelry-shopping habits of Jeb Bush’s wife Columba. The headline was “Documents show the expensive tastes of Jeb Bush’s wife.”
The story began: “In 1999, Columba Bush, the famously private wife of then-Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, was detained and fined by federal customs officials for misrepresenting the amount of clothing and jewelry she had bought while on a solo five-day shopping spree in Paris.” This is not exactly how the Post introduced Michelle Obama to the country eight years ago.
On their front page Monday, The Washington Post explored Team Obama’s pursuit of a presidential library to further his legacy. The headline was “Which side of Chicago is Obama’s kind of town?”
The story by Nick Anderson lovingly chronicles the people campaigning for Obama’s “presidential center,” and contained zero mention of a recent left-wing “die-in” against the more upscale option at the University of Chicago, as we noted in mid-January.
Sunday’s Washington Post Magazine put this on the cover: “Teaching Ferguson: How Professors Are Using Racial Flashpoints in the Classroom.” Yes, “[Trayvon] Martin, Ferguson and their galvanizing ripple effects have inspired universities across the country to incorporate racially charged tragedies into their curricula, sometimes in novel ways.”
Some of the course work listed could be bringing modern realities into an academic setting...but the Post also highlights colleges acting as left-wing activist headquarters.