In keeping with its long record of anti-law enforcement news coverage, the nation’s largest Spanish-language network, Univision, failed to include the United States Border Patrol’s perspective about the findings of a new internal agency investigation that exonerated 64 of 67 Border Patrol agents involved in shooting incidents while in the line of duty between 2010 and 2012. Instead, the report on Monday's Noticiero Univisión was solely dedicated to the questioning of the agency’s findings by so-called “activists and security experts.”
By Sarah Stites | June 17, 2015 | 3:39 PM EDT
So much for Stephen Colbert pretending he’s anything other than a die-hard liberal. Colbert welcomed businessman Donald Trump by lampooning his announcement speech from a trash can.
Colbert, who will replaced David Letterman on The Late Show in September, quickly created what The Huffington Post deemed a “comic gem” – a rather crude parody of Trump’s announcement speech.
By Connor Williams | June 17, 2015 | 3:34 PM EDT
In a new piece on Slate, pro-abortion forces have found the latest element of the pro-life movement to attack: crisis pregnancy centers. In fact, the headline of the piece, written by Meaghan Winter, wonders why “crisis pregnancy centers aren’t illegal.” The caption below the headline claimed that the pregnancy centers “peddle false and misleading information.”
By Tom Blumer | June 17, 2015 | 3:12 PM EDT
Poor Juan Williams. So occasionally correct, as when he wrote forcefully on the damage done by an urban culture which has made so many black children "believe that excelling in math and science is 'acting white.'"
But he's also so often egregiously wrong, perhaps never moreso than in his Monday column at the Hill. Williams is astonished that a recent poll, consistent with others, shows that over two-thirds of blacks support a photo identification requirement for voting. In the process, he cited perhaps the dumbest statistic I've ever seen on the topic, misrepresented a 2013 Supreme Court decision, and failed to understand that blacks may end up being most adversely affected if voter fraud ever become widespread.
By Kyle Drennen | June 17, 2015 | 2:58 PM EDT
In a Tuesday article, Variety’s co-editor-in-chief Andrew Wallenstein slammed NBC for its series of exclusive interviews with ex-NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal: “...the most absurd aspect of NBC News’ Dolezal Day was how straight-faced its interviewers sat as their subject grew loonier the more she spoke.”
By Tim Graham | June 17, 2015 | 2:51 PM EDT
Entertainment Weekly put transgender actor Charles "Laverne" Cox dressed as the Statue of Liberty on its cover for the June 19 issue, a "special LGBT issue." The unsubtle message over his head was "AMERICA'S TRANSFORMATION." (Italics theirs.)
Inside the cover story came with a gooey headline: “Lady Liberated: Laverne Cox is the most famous transgender actress in America. She might also be the most enlightened woman in Hollywood. Now she’s just waiting for the rest of America to catch up.”
By Katie Yoder | June 17, 2015 | 12:02 PM EDT
The media are lending an ear – and a platform – to those who believe “being white” can “drive you to do the weird and unthinkable,” as exemplified by former NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal.
University of Pennsylvania Professor Ali Michael recently disclosed, “I Sometimes Don't Want to Be White Either,” in a June 16 blog published by The Huffington Post’s Black Voices. In it, Michael described “the pain of realizing I'm White” and her want to “take on Africanness” during her very own “Rachel Dolezal phase.” Dolezal, she justified, may have wanted to “distance herself from the overwhelming oppressiveness of Whiteness.”
By Scott Whitlock | June 17, 2015 | 11:15 AM EDT
George Stephanopoulos's sketchy connections to the Clintons were thrown back in his face on Wednesday. The Good Morning America co-anchor interviewed presidential candidate Donald Trump. During a lightning round on Trump's thoughts about Republicans, Stephanopoulos brought up Hillary Clinton. The candidate derided: "Of course, you shouldn't be talking to me about that, in all fairness. You shouldn't be asking me those questions, but I don't mind."
By Kyle Drennen | June 17, 2015 | 11:12 AM EDT
Appearing on Tuesday’s Tonight Show, comedian Billy Crystal showed a copy of Dick Cheney’s high school yearbook photo and joked: “...he was voted most likely to accidentally invent ISIS.”
NYT's Shane: 'Illogical' to Blame US Muslims for Overseas Terror, But Anti-Islam Protests 'Bolster' TerrorismBy Clay Waters | June 17, 2015 | 10:56 AM EDT
Scott Shane's front-page New York Times Tuesday on a liberal mosque in Boston, a city that's hosted a growing number of Islamic terrorists and extremists, focused on a liberal mosque that promotes tolerance: "Muslims Work To Shed Stigma Tied to Terror – in Boston, a Tolerant Vision of Islam." But Shane's feverish defense of peaceful American Muslims calls up questions of his own previous story, that blamed conservative critics of Islam for fomenting international Islamic extremism.
By Jeffrey Meyer | June 17, 2015 | 10:17 AM EDT
On Wednesday, CBS This Morning did its best to hype how Republican presidential candidates have faced backlash from musicians for using their music, but the network downplayed the liberal political views that dominate the music industry.
By Sarah Stites | June 17, 2015 | 10:16 AM EDT
Last Saturday, more than 150,000 people gathered in D.C. for the Capital Pride Parade — a celebration of all things LGBT. Sadly, for the first time in the event’s 40-year history, the Boy Scouts of America participated in the march. Banners were also carried by the D.C. Public Schools and Library, the police and branches of the U.S. Military, as well as an assortment of private sponsors.
By Mark Finkelstein | June 17, 2015 | 7:58 AM EDT
Nothing says raw, real and unfiltered like a Hillary moment manufactured by a horde of hacks, handlers and hangers-on.
On today's Morning Joe, Kasie Hunt observed that in this election cycle, "the demand seems to be for raw, unfiltered, real type of moments. I think that they're trying very hard to create that with her." Jon Meacham—seizing the oxymoronic irony—jumped in: "they're manufacturing it." Bingo.
By Curtis Houck | June 17, 2015 | 12:53 AM EDT
After ABC’s Good Morning America and NBC’s Today ignored on Tuesday that longtime Hillary Clinton confidant Sidney Blumenthal was set to testify hours later before the House Select Committee on Benghazi, their evening news counterparts joined with the CBS Evening News to also duck this story. The omission of Blumenthal’s testimony by the CBS Evening News follows CBS This Morning’s scant 20 seconds of coverage on the issue.
By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | June 16, 2015 | 11:29 PM EDT
CNN’s Jake Tapper kicked off his new hosting gig on the Sunday news show “State of the Union” featuring an interview with Bill Clinton, arranged through his Clinton Global Initiative. It’s a big name, but a tough start for a serious journalist. With the exception of his infamous snorting, knee-jabbing performance with Chris Wallace in 2006, the former president has negotiated a succession of journalistic foot-rubs surrounding his tightly scripted Global shindigs.
On that sycophantic curve, Tapper did well. Why can't others put this "genius" through the paces?