Bond. Jane Bond. Captain America and Bucky ... soldiers, friends ... lovers. Yes, those Social Justice Warriors are having a busy May, trying to force their values on pop culture touchstones embraced by the masses. With Daniel Craig stepping away from the Bond franchise, SJWs are determined to cast X-Files alum Gillian Anderson as the next 007. Never mind that the character has been “manned” by seven different actors over the past 50 years.
By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | | May 28, 2016 | 8:10 AM EDT
Pardon us if you’ve heard this routine one too many times. Barbara Hollingsworth at CNSNews.com reported the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Virginia Beach, Virginia is currently using government money to exhibit a painting that yet again projects anti-Catholic bigotry. They cannot stop hating Christianity (and Christians) and the federal government can't stop funding that hatred.
IRS Impeachment: Liberal Claims Obama’s Lack of Scandals ‘Continues to Drive Republicans Absolutely Batty’By Tom Johnson | | May 28, 2016 | 7:10 AM EDT
Angry, embarrassed Republicans went looking for a scapegoat and settled on a man who’s more than a decade past the normal retirement age. That’s essentially the explanation The Week’s Paul Waldman gives for House GOPers’ move to impeach 76-year-old Internal Revenue Service commissioner John Koskinen.
That effort, asserted Waldman in a Tuesday column, stems from Republicans’ “frustration over the failure of [the IRS] scandal to take down Barack Obama...With every controversy during this administration…Republicans say to themselves, ‘Now we've finally got him!’…And then it turns out to be a giant nothingburger.”
By Matthew Balan | | May 27, 2016 | 11:30 PM EDT
MSNBC's Chris Matthews had one of his classic gaffes on Friday's Hardball as he watched live footage of Trump supporters facing off against protesters outside one of the billionaire's rallies in San Diego, California. Matthews stopped himself from calling the Trump backers "Americans," and continued by labeling them with their apparent political ideology: "So we hear 'USA' from the Amer — well, the people taking the conservative view — let's put it that way — the ones with the U.S. flags."
By Randy Hall | | May 27, 2016 | 7:57 PM EDT
Rosie O'Donnell and Donald Trump have been feuding for the past 10 years, with the latest salvo taking place on Wednesday, when the lesbian comedian launched a profanity-laden attack on the Republican presidential candidate by stating: “I'm depressed because I f**ing hate that orange piece of s**t.”
As usual, the 54-year-old celebrity confused vulgarity with comedy, stating she'd rather “give birth to a flaming iguana while taking a s**t” than have contact with Trump. “I hate him. I hate him," she exclaimed while most of the crowd at a concert in New York City featuring '80s pop singers Boy George and Cyndi Lauper cheered her on.
By Tim Graham | | May 27, 2016 | 6:01 PM EDT
Back in 1995, the Clinton White House produced a 332-page packet for media friends that was badly titled “Communication Stream of Conspiracy Commerce.” It charged a “right-wing conspiracy industry” spread fictions about the Clintons.
Conservatives might easily think of that when perusing Jonathan Martin’s New York Times piece from Wednesday, headlined “As Donald Trump Pushes Conspiracy Theories, Right-Wing Media Gets Its Wish.”
By Jorge Bonilla | | May 27, 2016 | 4:42 PM EDT
After nearly a week's worth of controversy, Univision anchor María Elena Salinas has seen fit to address the pushback to portions of her commencement speech at Cal State Fullerton. Unfortunately, Salinas' opinion column leaves much to be desired, and raises new concerns instead of resolving old ones.
By Curtis Houck | | May 27, 2016 | 2:39 PM EDT
MSNBC breaking news host and ex-NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams was allowed out on MSNBC’s airwaves early Friday afternoon to discuss President Obama’s visit to Hiroshima and in the course of that, Williams threw some shade in the direction of the U.S. military and then-President Harry Truman by complaining that “we’re the only nation to have used them in anger” against the horrifying Axis Powers member.
By Kyle Drennen | | May 27, 2016 | 1:36 PM EDT
The network morning shows on Friday all praised President Obama’s “historic visit” to Hiroshima, Japan – site of the first nuclear bombing – and him using the occasion to push his foreign policy agenda. Leading off NBC’s Today, announced: “Historic visit. President Obama becomes the first sitting U.S. President to travel to Hiroshima, site of the devastating atomic bombing.”
By Scott Whitlock | | May 27, 2016 | 1:34 PM EDT
Yahoo certainly seems to have a strange definition of “news.” The website on Thursday placed in its news section an op-ed by a hard-left website. Writer Tom McKay used the most hyperbolic language possible for an article entitled, “Sinister Extremists Are His Dark Legacy From 2016.” He slimed, “2016 came to bury Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, not to praise him. But the evils men do outlive them.”
By Curtis Houck | | May 27, 2016 | 12:59 PM EDT
The panel on the Thursday edition of MSNBC’s Hardball had plenty to say about Hillary Clinton’s e-mail scandal in light of the State Department Inspector General (IG) report with Sanders supporter/former Democratic State Senator Nina Turner (Ohio) rebuking Clinton for essentially “jump[ing] off the bridge” with her predecessors into private e-mail even though she shouldn’t have.
By Scott Whitlock | | May 27, 2016 | 12:32 PM EDT
It didn’t take long for ABC to go back to ignoring Hillary Clinton’s growing e-mail scandal. A day after all three networks covered a “scathing” new report accusing the Democrat of violating federal rules, Good Morning America on Friday totally avoided the subject. In contrast, NBC’s Today and CBS This Morning both stayed on the story. But the two networks couldn’t agree whether Clinton was going on “offense” or staying on “defense.” While GMA reporters couldn’t be bothered to cover the e-mail scandal, the show devoted the entire last half hour to a concert by singer Flo Rida. For those who like to read their news, ABC allowed the Clinton scandal to appear in the crawl at the very bottom of the screen. Quickly appearing (and then disappearing) across the screen are the words: “Hillary Clinton to ABC News about the e-mail controversy: “If I could go back, I would do it differently.”
By Maggie McKneely | | May 27, 2016 | 10:06 AM EDT
Not planning on seeing the new Ghostbusters this summer? You must be sexist. When Sony released the first trailer for the new film in early March, it didn’t go over well. In fact, it became the most disliked movie trailer in YouTube history. Ouch.
By Tom Blumer | | May 27, 2016 | 9:25 AM EDT
Those poor, naive folks who have been expecting a mea culpa from Katie Couric for the deceptive insertion into her Under the Gun documentary of a long silence following a question directed at Virginia gun-rights supporters will be disappointed at what has transpired since the controversy arose.
As of Thursday afternoon, no one was genuinely apologizing for anything. Stephanie Soechtig, the film’s producer, employed a tired "I apologize if anyone was offended, but I didn't mean any harm" excuse — garbage which the Washington Post's Erik Wemple, as Tim Graham at NewsBusters noted, should cause anyone using it to lose "their standing as professionals." For her part, Couric issued a statement saying “I support Stephanie’s statement and am very proud of the film.” Early Thursday evening, however, Couric appeared to move into damage-control mode, but in a way that should forever earn her the nickname "Katie Coward."
By Clay Waters | | May 27, 2016 | 9:21 AM EDT
The New York Times filed some disturbing facts about what happened outside a Trump rally in New Mexico: “Protesters Throw Rocks at Police Horses Outside Trump Rally in Albuquerque.” But the troubling story of left-wing protestor violence against police and property -- a story that would seem to justify the anxieties of Trump supporters -- didn’t make the print edition. Instead, the reporting from New Mexico that actually made it into print was about Trump slamming the state’s Republican governor Susana Martinez, under an ethnically loaded headline: “Trump Takes a Female, Hispanic Governor to Task.”