As part of President Barack Obama’s visit to Alaska this week to promote climate change, Tuesday’s NBC Nightly News showcased investigative correspondent Cynthia McFadden’s trek to Arctic Alaska ahead of Obama to meet “some of America’s first climate change refugees” due to rising seas near their villages.
By Tom Johnson | September 1, 2015 | 9:42 PM EDT
In a Tuesday post, David Roberts opined that “nativist conservatives” won’t accept that America shares responsibility for climate change, or for any other “ills in the world,” because they believe that the very idea is “unpatriotic.”
“Conservative psychology is averse to ambiguity and nuance,” asserted Roberts, “so for ideological conservatives America is either God's chosen country, a force for good, or not. Any discussion of American culpability or responsibility is interpreted as an argument for the latter.”
By Mark Finkelstein | September 1, 2015 | 9:35 PM EDT
Have conservatives caused the liberal media to totally crack up and reveal their utter contempt for those who disagree with them? In recent days we've seen Mike Barnicle declare that he wants to live "as far away as possible" from anti-establishment Republican voters, and Sirius host John Fugelsang contemptously call conservatives "rubes" that Fox News labors to keep in its "paddock."
The cavalcade of liberal contempt for conservatives continued on Chris Hayes' MSNBC show tonight, as Esquire's Charlie Pierce described the Republican Iowa caucuses as being controlled "by a freakish minority of a freakish Republican party."
By Ken Shepherd | September 1, 2015 | 9:03 PM EDT
The "Pigs in a blanket. Fry 'em like bacon!" chant by Black Lives Matter activists this weekend at the Minnesota State Fair was taken out of context, an organizer told MSNBC's Chris Hayes tonight, insisting that the chant was sort of an inside joke, in a "playful" context between activists and the cops who were escorting the marchers.
By Ken Shepherd | September 1, 2015 | 6:45 PM EDT
You kind of have to give it to MSNBC.com for publishing this article, if only because it shows the folly that inevitably comes with demeaning the office of the president with cheap pop-culture stunts.
By Randy Hall | September 1, 2015 | 6:30 PM EDT
During Monday morning's edition of the Fox & Friends program, co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck asked black guest Kevin Jackson: “Why has the Black Lives Matter movement not been classified yet as a hate group?”
The segment drew a tremendous negative online response, with one of the most unusual coming from Hasselbeck's former co-host on The View ABC program, who tweeted that “some r slow 2 wake.”
By Jorge Bonilla | September 1, 2015 | 5:54 PM EDT
The nation’s two top Spanish-language public affairs shows led once again this week with coverage of Donald Trump’s campaign, with many interesting takeaways and conclusion from both programs. At this point, Univision is about to transform into The Trump Channel, so prevalent is its coverage of Trumpmania.
By Dylan Gwinn | September 1, 2015 | 5:28 PM EDT
Curt Schilling took his suspension from ESPN last week for a tweet that compared the number of Muslim extremists to the number of German extremists in Nazi Germany. However, he’s not taking it lying down
By Scott Whitlock | September 1, 2015 | 4:54 PM EDT
Actor Andrew Garfield, who after two films was dumped from his role as Spider-Man, lamented on Monday how broadly the films were promoted, sneering that he had to appeal to American "bigots." He complained of Sony's marketing for the comic book movies: "The pressure to get it right, to please everyone… it's not going to happen."
By Kyle Drennen | September 1, 2015 | 4:44 PM EDT
Fretting over Hillary Clinton’s ongoing e-mail scandal on Tuesday, MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell wondered: “Is she ever going to get out of this cycle?” The Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza bemoaned: “...when the federal judge ordered the release of these things at pretty regular intervals....this was the worst outcome for her presidential hopes....We're not talking about her plan for college affordability. We're not talking about energy. We're not talking about income inequality.”
By Katie Yoder | September 1, 2015 | 4:28 PM EDT
Parenting is about abortion, according to Yahoo!
Yahoo! Parenting recently published a piece by freelancer Hallie Levine with the headline, “If I Knew My Daughter Had Down Syndrome, I Would Have Aborted Her – All Women Should Have That Right.”
By Matthew Balan | September 1, 2015 | 4:11 PM EDT
Tuesday's New Day on CNN completely glossed over the fact that 150 out of 7,000 pages from the latest release of Hillary Clinton's e-mail from her tenure as secretary of state contained classified information. Instead, John Berman wildly claimed that "as far as I can tell, nothing in here that reeks of illegality in what we're seeing here." Alisyn Camerota wondered, "If there's no smoking gun, when does the e-mail issue go away?" Nia-Malika Henderson even asserted that "in some ways, these e-mails, kind of, help, because there's no 'there' there."
By Dylan Gwinn | September 1, 2015 | 2:55 PM EDT
The Hollywood left appears ready to embark on another product of their variation of the old legal adage, which says: “If the law is on your side, pound the law, if the facts are on your side, pound the facts. If neither the law not the facts are on your side, pound the table.”
Except under the current liberal translation of this adage, it must read: “If neither the facts nor the science are on your side, go make a movie!”
By Jeffrey Meyer | September 1, 2015 | 2:25 PM EDT
Reacting to the murder of officer Darren Goforth, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke told CNN’s Pamela Brown that the “anti-cop rhetoric” being peddled by Black Lives Matter has “fueled” these recent attacks on police across the country.
By Scott Whitlock | September 1, 2015 | 12:56 PM EDT
Atlantic magazine editor Steve Clemons spun Hillary Clinton's use of a private, unsecured e-mail server as the natural, "defensive" reaction to being "under political assault" by people like Ken Starr. On Tuesday's Andrea Mitchell Reports, the MSNBC contributor exonerated: "We don't know exactly what the rational is, but there was a certain defensiveness that makes a lot of sense when you look back at how under assault the Clintons have been."