NBC and ABC barely covered the possible corruption case against Democratic Senator Robert Menendez on their Friday evening newscasts. Together, the two networks set aside 49 seconds of air time to news briefs on Senator Menendez being "the subject of a corruption investigation over jet trips he took on the private plane of a Florida eye doctor," as Lester Holt put it on NBC Nightly News.
By Mark Finkelstein | March 6, 2015 | 7:10 PM EST
Who said the Hillary email story is "a lot ado about nothing": a. Mika Brzezinski; b. Lawrence O'Donnell; or c. Michael Steele?
You'd be forgiven for choosing a. or b., but it turns out that Mika said that the way Hillary handled the matter "wasn't honest" and O'Donnell said that Hillary's email system was set up "to defy" the Freedom of Information Act. The correct answer is indeed c., Michael Steele. The former chairman of the Republican National Committee said it on today's Ed Show.
Corrine Brown (D-Fla.) Boycotts Bibi's Speech, Then Virtually Copies May 2011 Press Release to Effusively Praise ItBy Tom Blumer | March 6, 2015 | 6:42 PM EST
In 2004, Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry infamously stated, in connection with an Iraq War spending resolution, that "I actually did vote for the $87 billion before I voted against it."
Democratic Congresswoman Corrine Brown of Florida has done her own John Kerry imitation. She was against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress earlier this week, and expressed her disapproval by boycotting it. But in a press release issued shortly after that speech, she effusively praised it. The Tampa Bay Tribune's Alex Leary noted the breathtaking switcheroo on Tuesday. The rest of the establishment press has been utterly uninterested. There's even more to this story, as will be seen after the jump.
By Kyle Drennen | March 6, 2015 | 5:23 PM EST
On Friday, MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell observed that the Republican-led Benghazi investigation gained credibility in the wake of the Hillary Clinton email scandal that it uncovered: "Well, the Benghazi investigation by the Select Committee was viewed by many as overkill. That it had all been cleared up back two years ago. And the fact is that some people, certainly the partisans for Hillary Clinton, thought it was a witch hunt. Now they [Republicans] can say, with some legitimacy, 'We didn't have all the emails.'"
By Kristine Marsh | March 6, 2015 | 5:14 PM EST
A white police officer shoots and kills an unarmed black teen who fit the description of an earlier cell phone shoplifting incident. The African-American community responds in outrage and protests while the boy’s body lies on the ground for hours. The cop insists it was self-defense. Sound familiar? This was the plot on last night’s episode of Scandal where a real-life murder case was turned into a liberal fantasy.
By Scott Whitlock | March 6, 2015 | 5:13 PM EST
Good Morning America co-host George Stephanopoulos admitted on Tuesday that, when he first started, even his fellow colleagues at ABC News wondered if he could be objective. Talking to Alec Baldwin for the actor's radio show Here's The Thing, recounted how, in 1997, Ted Koppel "came to my office and looked me in the eye and asked me why I'm here and if I really felt I could, sort of, do the job, be fair and be objective."
By Bryan Ballas | March 6, 2015 | 5:06 PM EST
Ben Carson has committed the ultimate sin against the religion of modern liberalism: he dared to question the orthodox doctrine that people are born gay. It’s not allowed to suggest it might be a choice, not a gene.
MSNBC’s new afternoon host, openly gay Thomas Roberts, mockingly dismissed Carson’s comments as if they were self-evidently ridiculous, “Dr. Ben Carson…says gay prisoners are proof that homosexuality is a choice. Seriously, that happened….Who knew being a gay is apparently a choice?”
By Curtis Houck | March 6, 2015 | 4:41 PM EST
During his opening monologue on Thursday’s Tonight Show, host Jimmy Fallon made a few jests toward Vice President Joe Biden and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and each of their chances of winning the 2016 presidential election. Fallon began the gag by playing a clip of Clinton speaking to the abortion group EMILY’s List on Tuesday night and asking if they “someday want to see a woman president of the United States of America” to which “the crowd,” Fallon said, “went crazy.”
By Curtis Houck | March 6, 2015 | 3:18 PM EST
CBS News contributor and Republican pollster Frank Luntz convened a focus group on Hillary Clinton that aired on Friday’s CBS This Morning and while many expressed their frustration with the possible 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, Luntz failed to mention both Clinton’s email scandal and questions surrounding the Clinton Foundation. As opposed to asking about these important stories, Luntz blamed his focus group for not bringing them up and instead threw softball questions at them concenring Bill and Hillary Clinton and Hillary’s qualifications to be president.
By Tim Graham | March 6, 2015 | 2:11 PM EST
The taxpayer-funded propaganda about libertine-left concepts like “gender fluidity” just keeps spewing at National Public Radio. On Thursday night’s All Things Considered, anchor Melissa Block promised a one-sided piece on children who rebel against their gender “assigned at birth.” Polls show a surprising number of young people are willing to ignore nagging scientific truth altogether on gender.
Nanette Thompson, a stringer for Youth Radio out of Oakland, proclaimed that kids are now "torchbearers of gender fluidity."
By Scott Whitlock | March 6, 2015 | 12:38 PM EST
All three networks on Friday warned that Hillary Clinton's e-mail scandal is a serious problem for the ex-Secretary of State. Yet, only CBS This Morning pointed out the hypocrisy of a Clinton directive from the State Department. According to co-host Gayle King, "Clinton’s office told State Department employees back in 2011 not to use private email for work." As it turns out, this was the very thing that Clinton did.
By Brent Bozell | March 6, 2015 | 12:05 PM EST
Andrew Lack has been named to replace Patricia Fili-Krushel in charge of NBC News and MSNBC. Under the direction of Pat Fili-Krushel, NBC News has taken a nosedive into irrelevance with one journalistic scandal after another. Will bringing back Andrew Lack help restore some semblance of honesty and integrity to NBC News? It’s too early to tell but the task ahead is daunting.
By Melissa Mullins | March 6, 2015 | 11:43 AM EST
CNN political analyst Gloria Borger had some pretty strong words Tuesday when she gave her post-speech analysis of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress. She treated the whole thing as a political spectacle.
Former Bush spokesman Ari Fleischer pushed back, that talking about the Holocaust and the founding of Israel isn't political.
Amanda Marcotte: Conservatives Portray Obamacare As a Giveaway to Black People and ‘Hot Young Sluts’By Tom Johnson | March 6, 2015 | 11:40 AM EST
When it comes to right-wingers and the Affordable Care Act, biology and race are destiny. That’s the word from lefty pundit Marcotte, who argued in a Thursday column for Talking Points Memo that the “fight against Obamacare has been about needling the gender- and race-based resentments of the conservative base.”
By Joseph Rossell | March 6, 2015 | 9:04 AM EST
Throughout the harsh winter of 2015, news media and TV talk shows continued to connect global warming and “manmade climate change” to blizzards and snowstorms, in spite of scientific disagreement.
Leading up to the latest snowstorm, the media doubled down on the assertion they have making for months that even winter weather can be blamed on climate change.