Wow. This is quite telling. On his Hardball program tonight, MSNBC's Chris Matthews, a native of the City of Brotherly Love, compared Hillary Clinton's campaign to the NL East cellar-dwelling Philadelphia Phillies -- 50-77 record, 20.5 games behind division-leading New York Mets.
By Katie Yoder and Kristine Marsh | August 27, 2015 | 6:22 PM EDT
Black pastors and pro-life leaders held a press conference today protesting an exhibit some called “outrageous” at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. on Thursday.
The exhibit contains a bust of Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger, an outspoken leader of the eugenics movement, ironically placed in the “Struggle for Justice” exhibit, right between iconic civil rights leaders Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks.
By Brad Wilmouth | August 27, 2015 | 5:16 PM EDT
On Thursday's CNN Newsroom, during coverage of the shooting deaths of two journalists in Virginia by a disgruntled former co-worker, CNN anchor Carol Costello declared that "it just makes me angry" that, in the aftermath of such high-profile shootings, "nothing is ever done" to try to prevent future shootings because of people who "hide behind their old, tired arguments."
About an hour later, after CNN's Chris Cuomo brought up her expression of anger, he lamented the failure for politicians to enact more gun laws as he declared that "any fool would know" that "there's a better way to deal with guns in this society than we are," before soon adding, "Of course the gun policy doesn't make sense right now .Of course it doesn't. And that's why you're angry."
By Matthew Balan | August 27, 2015 | 5:02 PM EDT
Don Lemon spotlighted the racist motivations of Vester Flanagan, the fired journalist who murdered two of his former associates from WDBJ on Wednesday, during a Thursday commentary on Tom Joyner's syndicated radio show. Lemon zeroed in on how the "discussion about Flanagan has mainly centered on mental health, and whether Flanagan was mentally ill. The other, lesser discussion has been whether he was racist." The CNN anchor bluntly contended that "if one objectively looks at Flanagan's actions and history, one can't help but come to the conclusion that both are probably true."
By Tim Graham | August 27, 2015 | 4:32 PM EDT
Thursday’s Morning Edition on National Public Radio thrummed with political correctness, carefully distilled for grade-schoolers. Scholastic Books is rolling out a new book promoting transgenderism for grades three to seven, and lesbian NPR reporter Neda Ulaby promoted its author in the most positive tones only. There is no dissent on this taxpayer-funded propaganda outlet.
The book is called George but the title character, a ten-year-old fourth grader, really thinks he is “Melissa.” Author Alex Gino, a transgender activist who identifies as male, is lionized for making the grade schools safe for gender-blurring activism:
By Dylan Gwinn | August 27, 2015 | 3:58 PM EDT
Oh look, another sports writer is deploying his deep understanding of the Constitution to chastise Americans over guns. Wednesday night, Sports Illustrated’s Peter King took to twitter to drop this gem:
By Matthew Balan | August 27, 2015 | 1:10 PM EDT
ABC, CBS, and NBC's Thursday morning newscasts all covered the latest Quinnipiac University poll showing Hillary Clinton's "lowest numbers so far this campaign," as ABC's Cecilia Vega put it on Good Morning America. However, the Big Three network shows all failed to mention how the poll also found that the first three words that come to mind when Americans think of Mrs. Clinton are "liar," "dishonest," and "untrustworthy."
By NB Staff | August 27, 2015 | 1:02 PM EDT
"Donald Trump says he wants to simplify the U.S. tax code. He wants it to be so simple that even Joe Biden can understand it." -- NewsBusted's Jodi Miller.
By Scott Whitlock | August 27, 2015 | 12:57 PM EDT
CNN anchors on Wednesday night hit two Republican presidential candidates on the subject of gun control, wondering if yesterday's horrific shooting in Roanoke, Virginia has prompted them to rethink their positions. Talking to Ben Carson, Don Lemon demanded, "After you watch a crime like this, does it make you question at all the role of guns in our society?"
By Kyle Drennen | August 27, 2015 | 12:15 PM EDT
Introducing a segment on Wednesday’s NBC Today, co-host Savannah Guthrie announced: “We’re back now at 7:43 with the controversial tweet that has led to a headline-making suspension at ESPN.” Fellow co-host Willie Geist declared: “Former big league ace pitcher and current baseball analyst Curt Schilling has a history of pushing boundaries on social media. But his bosses say this time Schilling went too far.”
By Jeffrey Meyer | August 27, 2015 | 11:43 AM EDT
During an appearance on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live on Wednesday night, Ali Wentworth, wife of Good Morning America anchor George Stephanopoulos, flashed her breasts to the late night host and his audience. Wentworth appeared with Kimmel to promote her new book “Happily Ali After” and said she decided to flash the audience after she saw Miley Cyrus do the same in the previous segment. Stephanopoulos’ wife described how she and Cyrus “just bumped into each other” and they both exposed their breasts to each other.
By Scott Whitlock | August 27, 2015 | 11:33 AM EDT
Both ABC's Good Morning America and CBS This Morning on Thursday used the shooting death of two journalists in Roanoke, Virginia to highlight gun control. GMA co-host Robin Roberts talked to the boyfriend of slain reporter Alison Parker and lectured, "...When something like this happens, the conversation turns to gun control."
By Kyle Drennen | August 27, 2015 | 10:48 AM EDT
Wednesday’s NBC Today devoted a full report to the Freedom From Religion Foundation forcing a Kansas school to take down a painting of Jesus. Co-host Matt Lauer declared: “...a controversial decision to take down a portrait of Jesus that’s getting an awful lot of attention.”
Amanda Marcotte: Fox News Sexism Inspires Conservatives to ‘Scream…at Bitches Who Don’t Know Their Place’By Tom Johnson | August 27, 2015 | 10:46 AM EDT
A great many Fox News hosts and contributors publicly criticized Donald Trump’s latest Twitter swipes at Megyn Kelly. This raises a major pot-kettle issue, claims lefty writer Marcotte, in that these high-profile personalities who objected to Trump’s sexism work for a channel that disseminates one sexist message after another.
“The position at Fox News and elsewhere in the conservative media on women who talk back to men, or even just have the power to talk back to men,” wrote Marcotte in a Wednesday column for Talking Points Memo, is that “they are to be put in their place, with a vengeance. Any woman who has been targeted [by] the right wing flying monkeys of Twitter can attest to how well the audiences have absorbed this lesson. Screaming at bitches who don’t know their place is both a sacred cause and just a rowdy good time, in right wing circles…No one should understand this better than the people at Fox News. After all, this is the monster they created.”
By Matthew Philbin | August 27, 2015 | 10:27 AM EDT
Viewers looking forward to the season finale of Mr. Robot on USA Network last night were disappointed to find a rerun of last week’s episode. The network postponed the final episode until next week because “The previously filmed season finale of Mr. Robot contains a graphic scene similar in nature to today’s tragic events in Virginia,” it said in a statement.
So the Mr. Robot season ender featured something somewhat like a gunman murdering two people during a routine local news live spot and then posting his own video of the killings to social media. “Out of respect to the victims, their families and colleagues, and our viewers,” the statement went on, “we are postponing tonight’s episode. Our thoughts go out to all those affected during this difficult time.”