On Monday's Rundown, MSNBC's Luke Russert repeatedly touted the supporters of the communist Cuban regime who rallied outside near the newly-opened Cuban embassy in Washington, D.C.: "I would say, from talking to people, those who are in favor of this outnumber those who are opposed to it...probably, at least, five to one – just from my anectodal conversations." Russert also hyped that "this is something that is President Obama's...signature foreign policy achievements in his second term, and at least in terms of people who are here, it's getting rave reviews."
By Katie Yoder | July 20, 2015 | 4:05 PM EDT
One abortionist has a special connection to God, according to Dr. Willie Parker.
Parker, a Mississippi abortionist and former medical director for Planned Parenthood, announced “Why I Stand With Dr. Deborah Nucatola” in a July 18 piece for Cosmo. In it, he attacked the “sting video” that showed the Planned Parenthood executive casually talking about trafficking aborted babies’ body parts. With his “Christian” perspective, Parker drew a “strong parallel” between Nucatola and “the trial week of Jesus” before His crucifixion.
By Connor Williams | July 20, 2015 | 3:39 PM EDT
Sunday on Reliable Sources, Brian Stelter brought Jay Carney and John King to the program to discuss CBS reporter Major Garrett’s controversial question to President Obama about Iran. Garrett asked the president whether he could be content with the Iran deal knowing that there were four hostages still in Iran.
Carney hit Garrett, calling him “pompous” and deeming his question “offensive.” The long time White House press secretary for the Obama administration said “he understood why the president took offense.” noting it was a “poorly chosen word” on Garrett’s part.
By Kyle Drennen | July 20, 2015 | 3:18 PM EDT
In a puff piece for Monday’s NBC Today, correspondent Sheinelle Jones proclaimed: “During a news conference, President Obama revealed that cell phones are banned from the family dinner table. And his comments are striking a chord with parents across the country...”
By Brad Wilmouth | July 20, 2015 | 3:02 PM EDT
Appearing on CNN Newsroom with Poppy Harlow on Sunday evening, liberal CNN contributor and Morehouse College Professor Marc Lamont Hill asserted that it was "stupid" for former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley to declare that "All lives matter" during a far left Netroots Nation event over the weekend.
Hill went on to compare the Maryland Democrat's comments to declaring that "all houses matter" when there is only one house on fire that needs immediate attention.
By Spencer Raley | July 20, 2015 | 1:51 PM EDT
A new AP-GfK Poll released Saturday indicates the gay marriage debate is far from over. The survey conducted from July 9-13 shows support for gay marriage in America has slipped to 42 percent, with 40 percent opposing, and 18 percent taking no position on the controversial issue. Along these lines, only 39 percent of those polled supported the recent Supreme Court ruling.
By Sarah Stites | July 20, 2015 | 1:06 PM EDT
“After much soul-searching” and “an ocean of red wine,” Michael Sonmore became a eunuch, er, feminist.
The defining moment? When Sonmore realized that his wife’s desire for an open marriage was not a rejection of him, but the “embracing” of herself. “Monogamy meant I controlled her sexual expression."
By Tom Blumer | July 20, 2015 | 11:45 AM EDT
In Phoenix this weekend, "Black Lives Matter" disruptors crashed the "Netroots" convention, an event the Associated Press described as a gathering of "some of the party's most influential liberal activists."
On ABC's This Week yesterday Bill Kristol had the temerity to mention some of the details of the chaos. Show host Martha Raddatz changed the subject faster than you can say "deeply divided Democrats."
By Kyle Drennen | July 20, 2015 | 11:42 AM EDT
On Monday, hosts and reporters on the NBC, ABC, and CBS morning shows could hardly contain their excitement as they cheered an “historic new era” in relations between the United States and Cuba. On NBC’s Today, co-host Matt Lauer touted: “Overnight, for the first time in five decades, full diplomatic ties were officially restored. That paves the way for the reopening of embassies in Washington and Havana.”
By Scott Whitlock | July 20, 2015 | 11:41 AM EDT
Despite the fact that most Republicans condemned Donald Trump, a CBS journalist on Monday speculated that the candidate's attack on John McCain's war record might "damage" the entire party. CBS This Morning co-host Norah O'Donnell talked to contributor Frank Luntz and wondered, "Does what he's saying damage at all the Republican brand?" Luntz speculated, "It could because it just makes all of this almost like a circus."
By Geoffrey Dickens | July 20, 2015 | 11:06 AM EDT
During Mike Huckabee’s interview at the Family Leadership Summit candidate forum on Saturday, moderator Frank Luntz asked the reporters in attendance how many of them went to church or synagogue on a weekly basis. Only 9 out of 70 raised their hands.
By Jeffrey Meyer | July 20, 2015 | 10:55 AM EDT
On Sunday’s State of the Union, CNN’s Dana Bash reacted to Donald Trump’s attack on John McCain’s military service by arguing that a lot of Americans likely weren’t bothered by his comments.
By Tim Graham | July 20, 2015 | 10:29 AM EDT
The Huffington Post almost glowed in announcing the latest “landmark” in TV history. “Thomas Roberts anchored NBC’s Nightly News on Saturday, a huge milestone for both the 42-year-old journalist's career and gay rights history. Until the broadcast, an openly gay person had never anchored the nightly news on network TV.”
They urged people to watch “the historic broadcast.” Roberts has certainly made history in blurring every line between his gay advocacy and the notion of “objective” reporting, most recently in being grand marshal at a gay “Pridefest” in Norfolk, Virginia.
By Mark Finkelstein | July 20, 2015 | 8:38 AM EDT
If calling constituents concerned about illegal immigration "crazies" is a term of endearment, what would be an insult?
On today's Morning Joe, John McCain refused to apologize to the thousands of Arizonans attending a Trump rally that McCain called "crazies." According to McCain, "crazies" is a "term of endearment" and a "term of affection."
By Tim Graham | July 20, 2015 | 7:26 AM EDT
Boston Globe White House reporter Matt Viser created a popular tweet among Democrat partisans over the weekend on the Donald Trump gaffe alleging Sen. John McCain wasn't a war hero because he was captured. Viser noted Kerry came to McCain's defense, and worked in the Swift Boat veterans controversy. Kerry, "who knows something about having a war record impugned," stood up for McCain.