On Friday's Legal View, CNN's Ashleigh Banfield did her best to downplay Hillary Clinton's ongoing e-mail scandal. Banfield asked Democratic strategist Robert Zimmerman if Bernie Sanders would bring up the issue at the upcoming Democratic presidential debate. When Zimmerman claimed that "any Democrat who resorts to reciting Republican talking points is going to hurt themselves," the anchor replied, "So...you don't think he's ever going to touch the e-mail scandal – or, it's not even a scandal. It's really a controversy. But 'scandal' is the Republicans' word for it. So far, no one has determined there's any scandal there."
By Dylan Gwinn | October 9, 2015 | 5:12 PM EDT
Okay, I have to admit I never saw this one coming. Fox Sports 1 has put together a hype video for the upcoming USA vs. Mexico soccer game. Nothing unusual about that. What is more than just a tad unusual, though, is the “hyper” that FS1 has decided to use. You may recognize him.
By NB Staff | October 9, 2015 | 5:01 PM EDT
Lefty writer and CNN contributor Sally Kohn, along with her fellow CNN panelists, earned the dubious honor of winning the Dan Rather Memorial Award for the Stupidest Analysis at last night's Media Research Center Gala and DisHonors Awards.
By Randy Hall | October 9, 2015 | 4:47 PM EDT
During a lengthy interview with Cable News Network anchor Wolf Blitzer on Thursday, Ben Carson refused to answer his questions on whether Democrat Barack Obama is “a real black president" or a Christian.
The clash between the host of Wolf and the Republican presidential candidate began when Blitzer read a tweet from Rupert Murdoch, who is the 84-year-old owner of many newspapers and the Fox News Channel.
By Scott Whitlock | October 9, 2015 | 4:27 PM EDT
George Stephanopoulos on Friday grilled Ben Carson about his comments on guns and how to fight back against a mass killing. An ABC graphic blared, “Ben Carson's Bizarre Comments on Guns: Backlash Grows on Holocaust Statements.”
Lawrence O'Donnell Wins 2015 Puppy Love Award; Judge Napolitano Takes Bite Out of Liberal Media In AcceptanceBy NB Staff | October 9, 2015 | 4:16 PM EDT
He had stiff competition at Thursday night's MRC DisHonors Awards in Rachel Maddow and Charlie Rose, but MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell richly deserved his 2015 Puppy Love Award for gushing over President Obama as having written "the most honest and open book... ever written by a president" with his memoir Dreams of My Father.
By Michael McKinney | October 9, 2015 | 3:40 PM EDT
Friday on MBSNC’s NewsNation, Tamron Hall addressed Ben Carson’s statements on gun control and how he would have dealt with the gunman at Umpqua. Tamron would entertain the attacks on Carson by Matt K. Lewis and Joan Walsh. Lewis accused Carson of opining where he shouldn't and should know better. While adding her own allegation that Carson would have tried to have the children assault a gunman, Hall appeared to confuse the status of college students at Umpqua with those of elementary school children at Newtown. Finally, Walsh attacked Carson supporters, claiming they have an appetite for cruel and delusional comments.
By Curtis Houck | October 9, 2015 | 3:26 PM EDT
Previewing President Obama’s latest interview on CBS’s 60 Minutes with Steve Kroft, the 60 Minutes correspondent and the co-hosts of Friday’s CBS This Morning fawned over the President’s performance as “feisty” and proof that he finds his final years in office “liberating” as he does not have to go before voters again.
By Alatheia Larsen | October 9, 2015 | 1:47 PM EDT
Just because the government says it, doesn’t mean it is true and that especially applies to dietary advice and nutrition.
For years, the U.S. government and the liberal news media dissuaded people from consuming saturated fats including dairy fat that can be found in whole milk. But new science shows “certain foods that are high in fat seem to be beneficial.”
By Matt Philbin | October 9, 2015 | 1:26 PM EDT
Oh Salon, is there any group, no matter how small, insignificant or just plain silly, that you won’t offer up as a misunderstood minority?
On Wednesday, Salon readers learned of Alanna Weissman. She hates your kids, and she’s not sorry. You hear that, your first reaction is to shrug bemusedly and walk away. Kids aren’t everyone’s cup of tea. But stop right there! Weissman’s a marginalized minority, damn it. And she will be heard.
By Kyle Drennen | October 9, 2015 | 1:12 PM EDT
On Friday, all three broadcast networks read from the same liberal script as hosts and correspondents predicted doom for the Republican Party following Kevin McCarthy’s withdrawal from the race for Speaker of the House. Leading off NBC’s Today, co-host Savannah Guthrie breathlessly proclaimed: “Congress in chaos. House Republicans racing to find a new speaker this morning. Bitterly divided Republicans now scrambling for a replacement.”
By NB Staff | October 9, 2015 | 1:04 PM EDT
Former U.S. Navy SEAL Rob O'Neill, a member of the SEAL team which killed Osama bin Laden, honored us at the Media Research Center by being our surprise guest at the 2015 Gala and DisHonors Awards. O'Neill appeared on stage after the presentation of the Celebrity Dumbass Award to actress Ashley Judd.
By Curtis Houck | October 9, 2015 | 12:27 PM EDT
The morning after House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy shocked Congress by announcing he was dropping out of the race to become the next Speaker of the House, CBS This Morning and NBC’s Today sprinted over to their analysts to tear into the “really pathetic” conservatives for creating a “chaotic” situation for the House that shows they’re “impossible to run.”
By P.J. Gladnick | October 9, 2015 | 11:32 AM EDT
What happens if you are a candidate for governor and you lose badly? Not just a mere bad loss but one of historically bad proportions following an absolutely horrible campaign marked by the cowardice of shying from previously well known positions. Well, if you are a liberal it could mean you can score a TV show based on the aftermath of your loss. Such is the case with Wendy Davis. The "Abortion Barbie" of Texas who mostly avoided that for which she was best known is the inspiration of a "dramedy" show based on life after going down to complete defeat after refusing to stand up for what she really believed during her gubernatorial campaign. Deadline Hollywood describes the NBC show based on the cowardly campaigner: