Informing Hardball viewers of something host Chris Matthews would never tell them, moderately-conservative columnist Kathleen Parker on Monday gave some much-needed context to why Speaker John Boehner did not extensively consult with the White House prior to inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address the Congress.
By Randy Hall | March 2, 2015 | 7:17 PM EST
Ever since House Speaker John Boehner in mid-January invited Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel's current prime minister, to speak before both chambers of Congress on Tuesday, March 3, the White House and most members of the press have slammed the fact that the Ohio Republican didn't consult the president before extending the offer, which many Democrats and White House officials have interpreted as an effort to undermine Obama's diplomatic negotiations with Iran.
However, the months of relentless attacks have instead boosted Netanyahu's favorability rating in America, where nearly twice as many people view Israel's leader positively (45 percent) as negatively (24 percent).
By Ken Shepherd | March 2, 2015 | 6:16 PM EST
Georgetown Law professor Randy Barnett has an excellent piece today at the Volokh Conspiracy blog detailing the lengths to which the liberal media is going to not-too-subtly lobby Chief Justice John Roberts on the upcoming ObamaCare subsidy case King v. Burwell.
By Tim Graham | March 2, 2015 | 4:26 PM EST
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.”
By Scott Whitlock | March 2, 2015 | 4:12 PM EST
CBS This Morning on Monday exposed the difficulty of firing derelict government employees, even ones who watch porn while on the job. Journalist Don Dahler also highlighted the bullying, harassing individual who threatened coworkers, but hasn't been terminated. Dahler began by observing, "In the private sector, if you're caught viewing porn on company time or intimidating a co-worker, you'd probably be fired immediately."
By Melissa Mullins | March 2, 2015 | 3:53 PM EST
CNN State of the Union substitute host Dana Bash certainly lived up to her last name when it came to grilling Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) over the Department of Homeland Security funding and asking if the “conservative wing” of the Republican Party was too centered on principle and “chaos” instead of the “reality” of governance.
Bash started the interview off by insinuating that everyone is disgusted. “I want to ask the first question that everybody out there is probably asking, probably in disgust, saying, really? what is wrong with Congress? Why can’t you govern? And why can’t you fund a government agency that keeps us safe?”
By Katie Yoder | March 2, 2015 | 3:33 PM EST
Mother’s Day is happening early in the fashion world – and in the media realm.
Dolce & Gabbana’s fall/winter 2015 collection presented in Milan on March 1 focused on "Viva la mama!" and, according to show notes, "explored how the mother is the heart of the family." To incorporate motherhood, the show featured models and their children on the runway (including one pregnant model, Bianca Balti) as well as prints by the designers’ nieces and nephews. In contrast to their usual pro-abortion sentiment, the media celebrated the “touching” show’s celebration of motherhood – even the motherhood of the unborn.
By Kyle Drennen | March 2, 2015 | 3:03 PM EST
On Monday, only NBC's Today mentioned the "important news" that the Supreme Court was set to hear a case that could potentially dismantle ObamaCare. In a news brief in the 7 a.m. ET hour, anchor Natalie Morales reported: "...the Supreme Court is gonna hear this week a challenge to President Obama's signature health care policy that could deal it a crippling blow."
By Kristine Marsh | March 2, 2015 | 2:10 PM EST
It’s hard to imagine NBC’s Chuck Todd calling out a liberal candidate in this way. On Sunday'sMeet the Press, Todd questioned how Dr. Ben Carson's Christian faith could "co-exist" with his trust in science.
By Matthew Balan | March 2, 2015 | 1:01 PM EST
Radical LGBT activist Dan Savage plumbed new depths of lewd anti-Catholicism in a series of Twitter posts on Saturday. The hypocritical "anti-bullying" activist pointed out how a "'repair' on this statue of John Paul II makes him look like he just stuck 2 fingers in a squeaky clean altar boy."
By Jeffrey Meyer | March 2, 2015 | 12:39 PM EST
On Monday, all four co-hosts on ABC’s The View eagerly mocked Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK) for appearing on the floor of the U.S. Senate last week with a snowball to illustrate his skepticism surrounding climate change.
By Kyle Drennen | March 2, 2015 | 12:00 PM EST
Introducing a one-sided report on Monday's NBC Today that featured no criticism of President Obama, co-host Savannah Guthrie proclaimed: "Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has arrived ahead of a controversial speech to Congress tomorrow. And that visit at the invitation of Republicans is threatening to further strain the Obama administration's relations with Israel."
By P.J. Gladnick | March 2, 2015 | 12:00 PM EST
Please believe in the integrity of Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber. If he disavowed his own remarks, emphatically repeated several times on video, that only state based health exchanges were eligible for subsidies you can believe this honorable gentleman. Such is the attitude of General Electric Vox's Sarah Kliff as she regales us with the history of the King vs Burwell case which will be heard this week at the Supreme Court.
By Scott Whitlock | March 2, 2015 | 11:48 AM EST
As left-wing as weekday MSNBC hosts can be, weekend MSNBC anchors wander off into the land of bizarre, humorless scolds. Anchor Melissa Harris-Perry on Saturday chided two celebrity liberals for possible bigotry and for not being liberal enough. After relating a comedy bit Neil Patrick Harris performed at last Sunday's Academy Awards, Harris-Perry lectured, " Not everyone appreciated the way that he did it."
By Tom Johnson | March 2, 2015 | 11:12 AM EST
The Washington Monthly’s Martin Longman argues that Republican base voters routinely wind up hurting the party’s center-right presidential nominee because he feels he has to throw them one or more bones: “Poppy [George H. W. Bush] didn’t really need to promise no new taxes, but it was a broken promise that cost him dearly. [John] McCain overcompensated for his weakness with the base by giving us Sarah Palin. And, in his contorted efforts to speak to a base that had become completely unmoored from terrestrial reality, [Mitt] Romney set the land-speed record for lying by a human being.”