CBS’s sci-fi political dramedy BrainDead is back with another battle pitting Maryland’s two senators, Democrat Luke Healy (Danny Pino) and Republican Red Wheatus (Tony Shalhoub), against each other. But you’ll never guess which one is portrayed as a heartless wacko… Kidding! Of course, it’s the Republican!
By Tom Blumer | | July 24, 2016 | 10:41 PM EDT
In Munich on Friday, 18 year-old Ali David Sonboly gunned down nine people, seven of them teenagers, and injured 35, before killing himself. Though there appears to be no direct connection to nationalist or Islamic groups, witnesses said he screamed "I'm German" and "Allah Akbar" during his killing spree.
The previous paragraph tells readers far more about the massacre than certain news outlets have been willing to report. Two egregious such examples include the Associated Press, which, over 48 hours later, won't even reveal the killer's first or last name, and the BBC, which, until called out by critics, originally scrubbed his first name.
By Clay Waters | | July 24, 2016 | 8:48 PM EDT
Liberal journalists may be spending the weekend gnashing their teeth over the New York Times Public Editor’s promise to analyze why people think the paper has a liberal bias. Liz Spayd recently became the paper’s sixth Public Editor, and she quickly got provocative in her second column for the Sunday Review: “Why Readers See The Times as Liberal.” The text box provided the flavor: “The danger of bias. Or even just its appearance.”
By Brad Wilmouth | | July 24, 2016 | 8:42 PM EDT
In a pre-recorded interview with President Barack Obama aired on Sunday's Face the Nation, CBS anchor John Dickerson started to press the President modestly on Hillary Clinton's mishandling of her work email as Secretary of State and whether her behavior was consistent with Obama's 2008 promises of "transparency."
But, after the President twice gave a flimsy defense of Clinton's behavior, suggesting that it was just a typical "mistake" like those many Presidents have made, the CBS host instead of more aggressively pressing the issue, ended up backing off and wondering if "honesty" was even an important issue: "FDR and Lincoln were both talented at letting both sides of an issue think that they agreed with both of them. Is honesty overrated as a presidential quality?"
By Tim Graham | | July 24, 2016 | 8:09 PM EDT
Political reporter Philip Bump of The Washington Post just had to dip into the yellowed pages of media history so he could post this headline on Saturday: “In 1927, Fox News Service filmed Benito Mussolini telling immigrants to ‘make America great’: Every word of that is true.”
By Brad Wilmouth | | July 24, 2016 | 7:20 PM EDT
Appearing as a panel member on Sunday's Meet the Press, NBC correspondent Andrea Mitchell praised Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine as "heroic" on the issue of guns because of his history of supporting more gun control. After far-left panel member and MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow questioned whether he really was "progressive," and host Chuck Todd described both Kaine and Hillary Clinton as moving left to "catch up to the party's movement," Mitchell jumped in to brag on Kaine's left-wing credentials: "Well, on guns, he was always there. He was heroic in Virginia on gun laws."
By Tom Johnson | | July 24, 2016 | 5:36 PM EDT
Paul Krugman claimed recently that the Republican party “went over the edge…when supply-side economics became [its] official doctrine.” The Washington Monthly’s D.R. Tucker reveres Krugman, but he has a different choice for “the moment when the GOP truly lost it”: August 1, 1988, when Rush Limbaugh’s radio show went national. Tucker argued that Limbaugh has "removed all traces of logic, reason, decency, civility and compassion from the party of Abraham Lincoln."
By the sheer size of his audience, many millions of Americans have disagreed, answering "Yes" to Time magazine's question on the cover in 1995: "Is Rush Limbaugh Good for America?" Of course liberals say no.
NY Times Hails 'Workhorse' Tim Kaine, 'Man of Deep Religious Faith' (and Perfect Planned Parenthood Score)By Clay Waters | | July 24, 2016 | 5:15 PM EDT
Ideological double standards on display in the New York Times: While it’s a “dangerous anachronism” for Republicans to appeal to conservatives when picking a vice presidential candidate, it’s apparently absolutely necessary for Democrats to appeal to liberals. The Times noted the distaste for Hillary's pick, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, among the left, but surprisingly also identified Kaine with the left. But it was all good for "the man of deep religious faith" -- and a perfect legislative rating from Planned Parenthood?
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | July 24, 2016 | 3:45 PM EDT
In the run up to the Democratic National Convention NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday held a panel discussion to determine what the event would mean for Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Since the topic for discussion had to do with Clinton NBC reporter Andrea Mitchell got very excited and began to prattle on, “Well, what they are going to do is— they’re going to have gauzy films, the same kind of films you saw in 1992, the same producers.” She did the same thing when gushing about a staged photo-op for Clinton and President Obama on July 3.
By Tim Graham | | July 24, 2016 | 12:34 PM EDT
The Washington Post isn't good at being subtle when it comes to Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. It's quite easy to figure out which one is the Democrat, simply from the photos and photo illustrations they chose on the last two Sundays. While Trump was shamelessly pictured as so dangerously prone to anger that he had a mushroom cloud where his brain belongs, Hillary was presented in softer focus, as an "expansive thinker" who so deserves the prize she seeks.
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | July 24, 2016 | 12:11 PM EDT
As a continuation the liberal media’s narrative that Hillary Clinton’s pick for VP is the perfect ‘centrist’ and properly religious, ABC Political Commentator Matthew Dowd hyped a religious feud between Tim Kaine and Mike Pence on This Week. “What I’m fascinated to see is, these are two men of— both of deep faith,” stated Dowd, “But from opposite sides. One, the Social Justice Catholic, the other Evangelical Fundamentalist.” Dowd started by fawning over how in love Clinton was with her decision to pick the former Virginia Governor.
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | July 24, 2016 | 9:02 AM EDT
With what seemed like the plot of the next James Bond film, or perhaps Austin Powers, CNN Political Commentator Sally Kohn accused Russian hackers of trying to sink Hillary Clinton’s campaign by leaking DNC documents. “One of the more unexplored parts of this story is that these leaks were done by Russian hackers,” Kohn noted on New Day Sunday, “And the fact that these leaks, if anything, help— seem intended maybe to help Donald Trump. So, I think first of all, we should point that out.”
By Tim Graham | | July 24, 2016 | 7:55 AM EDT
The Washington Post demonstrated its tendency to act as Democratic advertising in an article headlined “‘A Pope Francis Catholic’: Now that Tim Kaine is Clinton’s VP pick, will his faith matter?” How can a legislator with a 100-percent score with abortion advocates and LGBT czars be a “Pope Francis Catholic”? He's as Catholic as the Pope? The Post needs to put its "Fact Checker" on this for a Pinocchio score.
By Sarah Stites | | July 23, 2016 | 9:44 PM EDT
To say that cops and rappers have a tense relationship would be an understatement.
Long before the #BlackLivesMatter movement took hold, many rappers have been singing about police run-ins, alleged “police brutality,” and their overall hatred and distrust of the “system.” Using their talent and fame, stars like Nicki Minaj, Kendrick Lamar and Jay Z have recently bolstered the BLM movement by highlighting current events in their songs and social media. For example, on July 8, Minaj tweeted: “May the spirit of Malcolm X be reborn… for such a time as this.” Lamar’s song “Alright” from his 2015 album “To Pimp a Butterfly” included the words: “And we hate Popo, wanna kill us dead in the street for sure.”
By Rich Noyes and Mike Ciandella | | July 23, 2016 | 3:38 PM EDT
Even before Indiana Governor Mike Pence was selected as the GOP vice presidential candidate, all three broadcast networks instructed viewers that he was a "staunch conservative" and "social conservative" who was "popular with the Tea Party." But those same networks are now advertising Virginia Senator Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton's choice to be the Democrats' vice presidential candidate, as a "centrist" and "moderate," even though Kaine is as far to the left as Pence is to the right.