On Friday’s Morning Joe, Bloomberg Politics managing editor Mark Halperin strongly condemned Hillary Clinton’s decision to compare Republican politicians to terrorists over the issue of abortion. Halperin did not mince words when he repudiated the Democratic frontrunner's language and argued that “[i]f a Republican did this the world would come to a halt.”
By Mark Finkelstein | August 28, 2015 | 9:49 AM EDT
So who's Hillary's enforcer? Last week we asked "who got to Donny Deutsch?" when he suddenly became supportive of Hillary whereas just the week before he had been very critical of her.
The same thing has happened with Ed Rendell. Just yesterday, the former DNC Chairman and Pennsylvania governor was quoted in the New York Times saying Hillary has handled the email scandal "poorly, maybe atrociously, certainly horribly." But on today's Morning Joe, Ed was suddenly singing a different tune, claiming Hillary is doing everything right and plaintively suggesting that there is no problem. That led Mark Halperin to observe "I'm not saying he woke up with a horse head in bed with him," but "he was contacted . . . by what we like to call Clinton associates."
By Tim Graham | August 28, 2015 | 6:57 AM EDT
After eight videos exposing Planned Parenthood from the pro-lifers at the Center for Medical Progress, NPR’s Diane Rehm Show devoted an hour Thursday morning to.....”New Tactics In the Anti-Abortion Movement.” Not the tactics of Planned Parenthood, those aren’t going to be the subject.
The guest panel was stacked with two “objective” journalists both questioning these tactics, along with Terry O’Neill of NOW and Carol Tobias of the National Right to Life Committee. Then the show is further tilted by....the callers. Diane Rehm’s producers couldn’t find one pro-life caller in the entire hour.
By Curtis Houck | August 28, 2015 | 2:11 AM EDT
On Thursday, the CBS Evening News seized on the deadly shooting of two local news reporters in Roanoke, Virginia to promote the idea that gun control should be treated like “a public health issue” akin to seat belts, airbags, and anti-smoking campaigns.
By Melissa Mullins | August 28, 2015 | 12:54 AM EDT
The liberal Atlanta Journal-Constitution's PolitiFact website recently dismissed as "half-true" a completely factual charge by a conservative group regarding Planned Parenthood's lack of mammography screenings.
By Tom Blumer | August 27, 2015 | 11:46 PM EDT
Two weeks ago, cable and broadcast giant Comcast announced that its NBCUniversal unit would invest $200 million in Vox Communications, thereby "creating a partnership to help the television giant better connect with younger audiences."
Based on what follows and far more examples than one could hope to cite in a single post, Comcast should consider asking for their money back. Apparently trying to capitalize on the anti-Second Amendment hysteria the Obama administration and the left have attempted to foster after Vester Lee Flanagan II shot and killed Alison Parker and Adam Ward in Virginia, Vox posted the following breathtakingly ignorant tweet (since taken down; HT Twitchy):
By Clay Waters | August 27, 2015 | 11:20 PM EDT
New York Times reporter Jackie Calmes has been playing aggressive defense for Planned Parenthood ever since damning undercover videos were released showing staffers using dehumanizing terms to describe aborted babies, and engaging in possibly illegal activity. So when Planned Parenthood commissioned its own report accusing the Center for Medical Progress of manipulating its videos via selective editing, Calmes treated the stunt as news. But she left out vital information from Planned Parenthood's supposed exoneration -- that it came courtesy of a firm that engaged in pro-Obama opposition research against conservatives.
By Curtis Houck | August 27, 2015 | 11:07 PM EDT
While it may be a shock that the major broadcast networks on Thursday night reported that Hillary Clinton compared Republicans to “terrorists” on women’s health, it was far from a surprise that ABC and NBC openly cheered her for “coming out swinging” “on the offensive” with some “tough talk.” In addition, ABC, CBS, and NBC all refused to denounce Clinton’s comparison even though they lamented about the use of the term “anchor baby” by Donald Trump and Jeb Bush.
By Ken Shepherd | August 27, 2015 | 8:32 PM EDT
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."