Two of the self-admitted gun owners on The View called for more gun control, Tuesday, lecturing Americans about the need for new restrictions. Raven-Symone demanded, “There need to be stricter gun laws. I have guns I understand how to use them.” She added, “I personally think you need tougher gun laws and there needs to be some type of reform.”
By Michael Greibrok | October 6, 2015 | 4:28 PM EDT
Squawk Box co-host Joe Kernen lit into writers at The Huffington Post Tuesday morning for their poor understanding of basic economics..
While The Huffington Post celebrated a record low in global poverty, it also decried the Trans-Pacific Partnership, proving to CNBC’s Kernen that the site’s staff have no idea what they write about.
By Kyle Drennen | October 6, 2015 | 3:30 PM EDT
On MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports on Tuesday, Washington Post reporter Karen Tumulty proclaimed that House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s comments about the Benghazi investigation had granted Hillary Clinton immunity from scandal: “...the Kevin McCarthy thing has been not only a political gift but it has been sort of a ‘get out of jail free’ card for her to sort of abandon the kind of semi-contrite position she had been taking before, and to come out on offense.”
By Scott Whitlock | October 6, 2015 | 3:17 PM EDT
Pointing out inconvenient truths that liberals dislike is a sight rarely seen on the network news. But Tuesday’s CBS This Morning featured a nearly-five minute segment on just how wasteful and pointless certain types of recycling can be. New York Times science writer John Tierney appeared and explained, “We have this weird obsession with recycling everything.... Most garbage is just garbage. It's really not that worthwhile to recycle. It's pretty expensive to do that and it doesn't do much for the environment.”
By Brad Wilmouth | October 6, 2015 | 2:39 PM EDT
On Monday's All In on MSNBC, host Chris Hayes repeated the discredited claim that originated with a liberal blogger that House Majority Whip Steve Scalise spoke at a convention for the European-American Unity and Rights Organization -- founded by white supremacist David Duke -- in the congressman's home state of Louisiana in 2002.
By Jeffrey Meyer | October 6, 2015 | 2:20 PM EDT
During a Tuesday appearance on ABC’s The View, liberal co-hosts Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg repeatedly lectured Dr. Ben Carson on his pro-life views with Behar telling the GOP presidential candidate the GOP should be “applauding Planned Parenthood.”
By Michael McKinney | October 6, 2015 | 12:55 PM EDT
On MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Tuesday, the roundtable turned to the NBC "town hall" Secretary Hillary Clinton had on gun control and other topics. Mike Barnicle began the discussion by declaring that it requires courage and hammering gun control for any gun control to be accomplished. Barnicle would then continue on against semi-automatic rifles, in particular the AR-15 and AK-47, because they are "military assault rifles." Mika Brzezinski would bring up the amount of guns owned by the Mercer family, while Joe Scarborough and Eugene Robinson would confront the hardship of parenting and responsibility of adult children. Finally Al Hunt confronted Willie Geist on his opinion that laws would not help on reducing mass shootings.
By Kyle Drennen | October 6, 2015 | 11:52 AM EDT
One day after treating Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton to a fawning one-hour town hall with her biggest fans, on Tuesday, NBC’s Today took a more hardball approach with Republican contender Marco Rubio. Co-host Matt Lauer pressed the Florida Senator on his attendance record: “29% of the time over the last year you not in attendance when votes were taken in the Senate....Are you placing your own personal ambitions above your responsibilities to your constituents down in Florida?”
By Scott Whitlock | October 6, 2015 | 11:39 AM EDT
MSNBC anchor Peter Alexander on Monday didn’t bother challenging an assertion by a Democratic Representative that Congress is “endorsing” “mass murder” with a failure to pursue gun control. Talking to Senator Chris Murphy, Alexander began by pushing the politician from the left: “Do you think that President Obama could do more?”
By Jeffrey Meyer | October 6, 2015 | 11:30 AM EDT
During an appearance on Monday’s Kelly File on Fox News, Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina hit back at the Washington Post and MSNBC for accusing her of failing to pay back outstanding debt from her 2010 Senate campaign. After Fiorina explained that “the debt has been paid off” which “the Washington Post fails to mention entirely. See facts aren’t really what the Washington Post is into anymore.”
By Alexa Moutevelis Coombs | October 6, 2015 | 11:29 AM EDT
After Leonard and Penny suddenly eloped, the guys decide it's time to take him on an overdue bachelor party to Mexico. Meanwhile the girls stay at home to have their own get together and Amy brings over graphic "genital cookies." EW!
By Tim Graham | October 6, 2015 | 10:54 AM EDT
As the Supreme Court term begins, NPR court correspondent Nina Totenberg played dumb on Monday’s Morning Edition, much like Adam Liptak at The New York Times. Why would conservatives dislike “consistently conservative” chief justice John Roberts?
Desperately employing rickety rationales twice to uphold Obamacare somehow doesn’t undermine “consistency.” Totenberg forgot Roberts being hailed by Time magazine in 2012 as similar to Beethoven, Willie Mays, and King Solomon: “Not since King Solomon offered to split the baby has a judge engineered a slicker solution to a bitterly divisive dispute.”
By Erik Soderstrom | October 6, 2015 | 10:42 AM EDT
The U.S. Navy SEALs are the elite of the elite. They are the guys who get sent in when we can’t send anyone else. Navy SEALs conduct covert operation around the world. They’re the guys who finally brought Bin Laden to justice; so naturally, that makes them a target. NBC’s Blindspot has already blamed America for inspiring terrorism against its citizens in the premiere. In last week’s episode, a rogue veteran, burdened by PTSD, attempted to murder an entire squadron of his fellow drone pilots. Last night’s episode “Eight Slim Grins” brought more of the same to the small screen.
By Tom Blumer | October 6, 2015 | 10:37 AM EDT
A story by Seth Borenstein at the Associated Press ("AP ANALYSIS: VW EVASION LIKELY LED TO DOZENS OF DEATHS"), originally published on Saturday but currently carrying a Monday morning time stamp, claimed that "Volkswagen's pollution-control chicanery" has been responsible for "killing between five and 20 people in the United States annually in recent years." Those results, based on an AP "statistical and computer analysis," "cleverly" recast the effort's raw results of "somewhere between 16 and 94 deaths over seven years."
Given how poorly supposedly sacrosanct computer models have done in predicting "global warming" trends, and how gullible journalists, especially Borenstein, have been all these years about them, it seemed quite wise to treat his VW "analysis" with caution. In an op-ed at Investor's Business Daily yesterday, Michael Fumento demonstrated that such skepticism was warranted.
By Jeffrey Meyer | October 6, 2015 | 9:48 AM EDT
On Tuesday’s CBS This Morning, Face the Nation moderator John Dickerson touted Hillary Clinton’s new campaign ad which blasts House Republicans investigating the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attack. After House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy argued last week that the committee's discovery of Hillary’s private e-mail server had caused her poll numbers to rapidly decline, Dickerson touted the “political gift” the Republican had given to the Democratic presidential front-runner.