While NBC Nightly News has failed to mention Jonathan Gruber's scandalous comments about ObamaCare for eleven days, Comedy Central's fake newsman Jon Stewart devoted eight minutes to the controversy on The Daily Show Tuesday night.
By Matthew Johnson | November 19, 2014 | 2:32 PM EST
British comedian and actor Russell Brand is worth roughly $20 million and he’s also never voted. But that didn’t stop far-left Democracy Now! from seeking out his views on politics and income inequality.
Brand appeared on Democracy Now! Nov. 14, 2014, where he railed against the current U.S. and U.K. political systems and about income inequality as well as praised left-wing academic Noam Chomsky. He also promoted his new book, “Revolution.”
Host Amy Goodman lauded Brand who she claimed had “emerged as one of the most prominent voices of the British left.” She also proudly disclosed his work with the Occupy movement and noted that he marched with the “hacker collective Anonymous.”
By Jeffrey Meyer | November 19, 2014 | 2:22 PM EST
Chuck Todd, NBC News Political Director and moderator of Meet the Press, sat down with Marc Lamont Hill of HuffPost Live to promote his book “The Stranger: Barack Obama in the White House” and made some interesting remarks about cable news. Speaking on Tuesday, November 18, Todd argued that “Roger Ailes’ political past… sort of makes it, because he actually worked as an operative, it [Fox News] always feels a little more campaign-y than, but I think certainly you know, than what gets accused on the MSNBC side of things.”
By Matthew Philbin | November 19, 2014 | 12:29 PM EST
Cut from two NFL teams? Want to be Man of the Year?
By Scott Whitlock | November 19, 2014 | 11:52 AM EST
In a surprising twist, ABC's Good Morning America, a generally superficial morning program, on Wednesday grilled Barack Obama for flip-flopping on whether he has the legal authority to issue an executive order on immigration.
By Kristine Marsh | November 19, 2014 | 11:14 AM EST
Immediately following a segment where John Stewart criticized “Grubergate” as “pretty slimy” the liberal talk show host went on to call out a point of hypocrisy with Dem. House minority leader Nancy Pelosi.
When Pelosi denied pregnant, double amputee Veteran Rep. Tammy Duckworth the right to vote from home this past midterm election, she said allowing that would set “an unwanted precedent.” However, Stewart wasn’t buying it.
By Jeffrey Meyer | November 19, 2014 | 11:12 AM EST
Chuck Todd, NBC News Political Director and moderator of Meet the Press, appeared on Newsmax TV’s The Steve Malzberg Show on Tuesday, November 18 to discuss a variety of issues including the existence of liberal media bias. Speaking specifically on the lack of network news coverage surrounding the Jonathan Gruber controversy, Todd dismissed Malzberg’s assertion that this was an example of media bias and argued “I’m not saying it’s not a story. Look, I’m not in charge of any of those network newscasts. But what is the news today of that? It’s a political story.”
By Joseph Rossell | November 19, 2014 | 10:18 AM EST
“Bad publicity” was the reason a Washington Post writer came up with to explain Americans’ dislike of Obamacare, ignoring recent negative news about enrollment and rate increases.
Catherine Rampell, an opinion writer with The Washington Post, argued that “most Americans” who got insurance through Obamacare exchanges were “happy” with it. Of course, she failed to ask why the government had to lower its estimate for how many would enroll in 2015 and news reports of rising premiums.
By Matthew Philbin | November 19, 2014 | 8:14 AM EST
Christian QB leads prayer on set of SEC Nation. Christian recording artist Tanner Clark was on set and snapped a photo, which he shared on social media.
By Tim Graham | November 19, 2014 | 7:43 AM EST
Washington Post “social change reporter” Sandhya Somashekhar wrote a front-page story for Wednesday’s editions on how the Barilla pasta company completely surrendered to the gay left. The headline was “A recipe for recovery: Barilla makes amends to gay groups.”
As usual, the Post divided the conflict into “gay rights groups” and “social conservatives.” Gay activist Bob Witeck described the conservative view as “stupid and backwards.” Conservatives said...nothing. There was no space for rebuttal. “Social change” moves faster when “backwards” gets censored.
By Matthew Balan | November 19, 2014 | 7:07 AM EST
NBC's Today on Tuesday was the sole Big Three morning or evening newscast to cover the latest development in the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. News anchor Natalies Morales devoted 21 seconds to the city government enforcing a court order to clear out part of the demonstrators' encampment. The protesters have spent nearly two months at the site
By Curtis Houck | November 19, 2014 | 12:11 AM EST
While all three major broadcast networks covered the failed vote in the U.S. Senate to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline on Tuesday night, ABC and NBC neglected to mention that political motivations were behind the vote to aid the reelection efforts of vulnerable Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana that will take place on December 6.
After previously being held up in the Senate for years, the vote was finally allowed early Tuesday night and fell one vote short of the 60 votes needed for passage as only 14 Democratic Senators joined with all 45 Republicans to approve the measure.
By Tom Blumer | November 18, 2014 | 11:41 PM EST
There were several more of those infamous "U-word" ("unexpectedly") sightings yesterday in the business press, as Japan — to the surprise of no one who has successfully avoided the Keynesian koolaid — reported that its economy shrank for the second quarter in a row, officially falling into yet another recession.
By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | November 18, 2014 | 10:49 PM EST
After the 2012 campaign, liberal journalists swarmed around Republican Party chair Reince Priebus offering what was called an “autopsy” on every way Republicans failed, with a special emphasis on more outreach to minority voters. Democrats and their media enablers painted a picture of demographic doom for an aging white Republican base.
Two years later, Republicans made dramatic gains among minority voters. In House races across America, Republicans won 50 percent of the Asian vote to 49 percent for Democrats. Republicans won 38 percent of the Hispanic vote in House races. Gov. Sam Brownback drew 47 percent of Hispanics in Kansas, and Gov-elect Greg Abbott pulled in 44 percent of Hispanics in Texas.
By Ken Shepherd | November 18, 2014 | 8:58 PM EST
Earlier today in a press conference, Speaker of the House John Boehner made a quip about President Obama's veto threat of a bill to authorize the Keystone XL oil pipeline which indirectly referenced Jonathan Gruber's infamous "stupidity of the American voter" line regarding the selling of ObamaCare.
Hardball host Chris Matthews played the clip on his November 18 program, but seemed completely oblivious as to its meaning, instead using the remark as an opportunity to demand Keystone supporter Sen. John Hoeven (R-N.D.) to denounce Boehner's supposed ad hominem attack on environmentalists who oppose building the pipeline.