Liberal horror novelist Stephen King regrets asserting that if you don't learn how to read, you'll end up in "the Army, Iraq." The comment, widely seen as a shot at the military, was first publicized by Noel Sheppard on NewsBusters.
By Jeffrey Lord | December 20, 2014 | 2:33 PM EST
Seth Rogen needs to start writing a new script telling this story for the screen, the story of the Sony cave-in to North Korea and its hackers -- starring himself with James Franco and George Clooney as a co-stars. Not to mention every other Hollywood star who has genuine guts, not the make-believe version, to stand up and be counted.
By Rich Noyes | December 20, 2014 | 1:17 PM EST
On Thursday, the Media Research Center announced our “Best Notable Quotables of 2014,” as selected by a distinguished panel of 40 expert judges. Over the next several days, we’ll present these Notable Quotables as a way to review the worst media bias of 2014. Today, the winner and top runners-up for this year’s “Obamagasm Award.”
By Tom Blumer | December 20, 2014 | 9:59 AM EST
In discussing a statewide ban on hydraulic fracturing announced Wednesday, the New York Daily News carried comments made by Howard Zucker, the state's Health Commissioner, about fracking's impact on public health.
Zucker asked two rhetorical questions: "Would I live in a community with (fracking) based on the facts I have now?" and “Would I let my child play in a school field nearby or my family drink the water from the tap or grow their vegetables in the soil?” His answer: “After looking at the plethora of reports ... no." Cuomo reportedly described Zucker's remarks as “very sobering ... because if the state health commissioner doesn’t want his kids living there, I don’t want my kids living there and I don’t want any New Yorkers’ kids living there." Too bad for the truth that Zucker has no children, and is unmarried. Too bad for New Yorkers unaware of what the Daily News found that the rest of the press will pretend that Zucker's false pose as a family man is unimportant, and won't report it.
By Tim Graham | December 20, 2014 | 8:51 AM EST
Joe Schoffstall at CapitalCityProject.com has the dirt on how much money Ed Schultz is raking in from labor unions while he plays "independent" talk-TV host at MSNBC. Like Al Sharpton, this suggests there aren't a lot of ethical rules to observe when you work for Obama Central.
By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | December 20, 2014 | 8:04 AM EST
The widespread reporting on hacked e-mails from Sony Pictures – spurred by the upcoming release of an allegedly funny movie about assassinating North Korean despot Kim Jong Un – might encourage some gloating from people who would like to bring Hollywood down a peg. But hold the schadenfreude. The media’s ethics – or seeming lack of ethics – are troubling.
By Tom Blumer | December 20, 2014 | 7:49 AM EST
The establishment press is virtually giddy over New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's cowardly, self-serving decision to ban fracking in New York. It's cowardly because Cuomo is publicly pretending that he's only deferring to his environmental and health commissioners, when everyone with an ounce of sense knows that he's getting the recommendations he wanted. It's self-serving because it enhances his political cachet with environmental zealots while disregarding the frightening plight, with the exception of Metro New York City, of the Empire State's seriously decaying economy.
Examples of pathetic press coverage, plus a depressing look at the state's non-New York City job market, follow the jump.
By Jill Stanek | December 19, 2014 | 11:10 PM EST
If Planned Parenthood is so popular, why did a news station in the heart of the West Coast’s abortion stronghold – Sacramento, California – spotlight it in an investigation of shady expenditures by city council members?
And why did a complicit council member, when questioned ever so lightly about it, abruptly yank off her mic while still on camera and end the interview?
By Tom Johnson | December 19, 2014 | 10:10 PM EST
Leslie Savan writes that “as a character, and not merely a critic, of the right, [Stephen] Colbert held a unique key to the riddle of modern conservatism: How do they keep getting away with it? Why have so many conservatives turned into such small-minded haters and deniers of science, of reality?”
By Randy Hall | December 19, 2014 | 5:28 PM EST
During an interview on the HuffPoLive program on Thursday morning, radical-left reporter Glenn Greenwald slammed former vice president Dick Cheney for saying that the interrogation tactics used by George W. Bush's administration have “worked now for 13 years,” and “I'd do it again in a minute.”
Greenwald, who is best known for his connection with NSA secret-leaker Edward Snowden, grumbled that “Cheney is able to go on Meet the Press instead of where he should be -- which is in the dock at The Hague or in a federal prison.”
Associated Press, Media Analyst Call ABC Meteorologist Weather “Pornographer” for Not Hyping Climate Change EnoughBy Mike Ciandella | December 19, 2014 | 4:00 PM EST
In an Associated Press article, a climate alarmist accused a female ABC meteorologist of being “more like a pornographer” than a weather forecaster – all because she didn’t tie weather events to climate change often enough for his liking. According to the article, discussing weather events without throwing in at least some climate change scaremongering is “weather porn.”
The Dec. 12, article, by AP Television Writer David Bauder, promoted this view held by “news consultant” and media analyst Andrew Tyndall. Tyndall called out ABC’s “Good Morning America” meteorologist Ginger Zee specifically, calling her “more like a pornographer.”
By Scott Whitlock | December 19, 2014 | 3:18 PM EST
CNN's Don Lemon on Thursday insisted that Barack and Michelle Obama are the "closest thing we have to royalty."
By Rich Noyes | December 19, 2014 | 2:11 PM EST
The MRC's “Best Notable Quotables of 2014” looks back at the worst media bias of the year. Each day, NewsBusters will present the "winners" of a different award. Today's category: "The Move Along, Nothing to See Here Award, for Denying Obama's Scandals."
By Melissa Mullins | December 19, 2014 | 12:59 PM EST
William Boot at The Daily Beast reported that before all the hacking and bomb threats, Sony CEO Michael Leynton showed a rough cut of their movie “The Interview” to U.S. officials before completing it. The State Department apparently agreed that the movie could help put an end to Kim Jong Un's reign over North Korea.
By Matthew Balan | December 19, 2014 | 12:56 PM EST
On Friday's CNN Newsroom, liberal Rep. Charlie Rangel completely downplayed how the communist regime in Cuba has harbored a fugitive cop-killer for decades. Anchor Carol Costello raised how Joanne Chesimard, who was named to the FBI's Most Wanted Terrorist List in 2013, was "granted asylum by Fidel Castro." Rangel replied, "I haven't heard her name come up in decades," and asserted that on the "radar screen" of "what's in the best interest of the people of the United States from a foreign policy point of view...her name doesn't even come up."