New on April 27: The hostility from ex-Clinton administration operative George Stephanopoulos when he interviewed Peter Schweizer, author of Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich, on Sunday’s This Week on ABC.
By Matthew Balan | April 27, 2015 | 4:30 PM EDT
Bill Maher returned to bashing the Catholic Church on Friday's Real Time, as he discussed the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. After noting how the United States (more specifically, President Obama) would not use the word "genocide" to describe the mass murders, Maher pointed out, "You know who said it's a genocide? The Pope. The Pope was like f--- yeah, it's a genocide! The Pope has huge balls. You got to admit that. You would too if you were 78, and never had sex."
By Alatheia Larsen | April 27, 2015 | 3:39 PM EDT
It was another trip to Oz on the April 26 Last Week Tonight show. Host John Oliver roasted Dr. Mehmet Oz’s sensationalized response to a Columbia letter calling for the university to drop the embattled TV doctor.
It was classic Oliver, showing just how inadequate and amusing Oz’s defense was. To set the stage, a little background is needed.
By Katie Yoder | April 27, 2015 | 3:10 PM EDT
ABC, CBS and NBC refused to cover this year’s March for Marriage – but we at the MRC have the footage they won’t show.
In the run up to Supreme Court arguments, The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) hosted its third annual March for Marriage in front of the Capitol on April 25. The event, a self-described “demonstration to the media, opinion leaders, legislators and jurists that a majority of Americans still stand for marriage as it has been traditionally and historically defined” drew 15,000 traditional marriage supporters.
Columnist Slurs the South, Sees 'White Micro-Aggression' in Reporter's Question to Jesse Jackson About Cop CamerasBy Tom Blumer | April 27, 2015 | 2:27 PM EDT
At Instapundit, Elizabeth Price Foley caught a real doozy of a column in the Cincinnati area's only daily newspaper — if you insist on calling something which looks like it was cobbled together overnight at Fedex-Kinko's a "newspaper."
If there was a daily prize for the largest quantity of subtle but arrogant condescension in an opinion column, Cincinnati native, Ohio State graduate, and current North Charleston, South Carolina middle school teacher Meg Stentz would be yesterday's hands-down winner. Proving that she's keeping up with the latest trends in political correctness, she even dragged one of the left's favorite new words into her Sunday writeup.
By Jorge Bonilla | April 27, 2015 | 1:44 PM EDT
In view of continued questions over the Clinton Foundation’s dealings, Univision’s continued on-air blackout of coverage of the emerging Clinton Foundation scandal is troubling, to say the least.
By Matthew Balan | April 27, 2015 | 1:04 PM EDT
CNN's Wolf Blitzer brought liberal actress Jane Fonda and Obama administration flack Marie Harf as his guests to Saturday's White House Correspondents Dinner. Blitzer gushed over Fonda and Harf during a live interview with colleague Brianna Keilar: "It doesn't get any better than Jane Fonda....Can you believe that I'm here with Jane Fonda? And Marie Harf, acting spokeswoman for the U.S. State Department – how cool is that?"
By Jeffrey Meyer | April 27, 2015 | 11:55 AM EDT
Disgraced former CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather appeared on CNN’s Reliable Sources to discuss the ongoing Brian Williams saga and did his best to downplay the significance when he asked “in the great scheme of things, how big is it?”
By Scott Whitlock | April 27, 2015 | 11:39 AM EDT
ABC and CBS on Monday allowed a mere 45 seconds combined to the admission of "mistakes" by the Clinton Foundation in improperly filing taxes for years. The two hour-long Good Morning America managed a scant 20 seconds, but over three minutes to Grey's Anatomy star Patrick Dempsey being killed off his show. Not exactly the most pressing topic.
By Kyle Drennen | April 27, 2015 | 11:22 AM EDT
In an interview with Clinton Cash author Peter Schweizer on Monday's NBC Today about the scandal swirling around the Clinton Foundation, co-host Savannah Guthrie worried about the political fallout for Hillary Clinton: "Before we get into some of the details, let's put it bluntly. Are you hoping that this book and the issues you raise in it torpedo her candidacy?"
By Tim Graham | April 27, 2015 | 11:15 AM EDT
Leftist journalist Rania Khalek tweeted to fellow leftist Max Blumenthal: "Did you ever consider that maybe Israel is heading to Nepal to learn from the earthquake how to kill better?"
By Tom Blumer | April 27, 2015 | 10:53 AM EDT
At a Sunday press conference, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake told reporters that she and the law enforcement in the city she runs have a de facto responsibility, in the name of "balance," to give "space" to "destroy" to "protesters" who have such a desire.
This obviously newsworthy pull quote condoning property destruction is not present in coverage at the Associated Press's main national site, in several stories where her comment could have been mentioned at the wire service's "Big Story" site, or in two additional stories at the New York Times containing Sheryl Gay Stolberg's byline. Video and a transcript follow the jump.
By Tim Graham | April 27, 2015 | 9:58 AM EDT
Former White House press secretary Dana Perino appeared on The Kelly File on Friday night to lament that she shared a touching story about President Bush visiting wounded soldiers in Washington with National Public Radio, but they edited out a family who was overjoyed to see the president, choosing to focus just on an angry mother who was mad at Bush. "Why are your children okay, but my son is here?"
By Mark Finkelstein | April 27, 2015 | 8:39 AM EDT
How bad are things getting for Hillary when the best defense some supporters can muster is that there was no corruption because Bill bilked the people who thought they were bribing her?
Last week, we reported on Hillary fan Dorian Warren suggesting that Bill was "running serious game on many of these countries saying oh, I'll talk to my wife, give me the check, and then never mentioning [it.]" On today's Morning Joe, Mike Barnicle made that same argument, claiming there was no quid pro quo because knowing Bill, he took the money saying "yeah, sure, I'll call him for you, and he'll never call." Interestingly, Mika Brzezinski wasn't buying, saying that Newt's allegations of bribery "made sense."
By Tom Blumer | April 26, 2015 | 11:35 PM EDT
The Associated Press is one of many national establishment press outlets which has from all appearances utterly ignored National Review's chronicling of police-state tactics used by law enforcement in a "John Doe" investigation targeting Republican Governor Scott Walker in Wisconsin. Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm's fishing expedition, which began in 2012, has attempted but thus far failed to find evidence of illegal "coordination" between conservative political advocacy groups and Walker during his recall election campaign.
A search on Chisholm's last name at the AP's main national site at 9 PM ET this evening returned nothing relevant; ditto at its "Big Story" site. But the wire service's Scott Bauer found the time on Friday to relay opponents' petty, hypocritical complaint that the state is spending too much money protecting Walker, his family and his lieutenant governor from potentially violent fever-swamp leftists who Democrats could arguably be accused of encouraging (bolds are mine throughout this post; numbered tags are mine):