It looks like we have yet another Flying Pigs Alert. Reliably liberal Eleanor Clift has praised Donald Trump's performance at the No Labels convention yesterday. Yes, you read that right. Not only that, Clift was also surprisingly critical of Bernie Sanders at the same event. Will political wonders never cease? Of course, Clift did deliver a bit of obligatory liberal slam against Trump in the first paragraph of her Daily Beast column so let us get that out of way before proceeding to her glowing praise of The Donald:
By Tim Graham | October 13, 2015 | 3:20 PM EDT
While the pundits wonder how the Hillary Clinton e-mail scandal will be raised by CNN moderators tonight, it’s worth noting the networks have been skipping out on two AP scoops on the e-mail scandal since Thursday.
NBC and the PBS NewsHour are missing in action. On CBS This Morning, Face the Nation host John Dickerson vaguely mentioned today’s AP story in passing.
By NB Staff | October 13, 2015 | 3:18 PM EDT
Appearing on the October 13 Cavuto Coast to Coast, Media Research Center founder and president Brent Bozell discussed CNN's double standard as goes the Republican vs. Democratic debate. While the vast majority of questions in the Republican presidential debate were setups for arguments amongst the candidates, by all indications the Democratic debate would largely tee up the participants to attack the GOP, not take on each other over policy disagreements within the Democratic Party.
By Erin Aitcheson | October 13, 2015 | 3:08 PM EDT
Every boy’s birthday suit-clad, blonde bombshell fantasy is perhaps no more as America’s leading sex revolution icon, Playboy magazine, undergoes a radical change: Playboy magazine nudity is no more. Centerfolds will be leaving center stage. Or will they?
Far from having a change of heart, the nudie mag is getting dressed as a business decision. Last month Playboy editor Cory Jones suggested the idea to Playboy founder Hugh Hefner that the magazine should halt publishing naked women because the internet is doing a fine job of fulfilling the visual sex needs the magazine once provided.
By Jeffrey Meyer | October 13, 2015 | 2:59 PM EDT
On Tuesday night, CNN will host the first of six Democratic presidential debates, and one top official from the Democratic National Committee will not be allowed to attend yet the “Big Three” (ABC, CBS, and NBC) networks have so far ignored the story on both their morning and evening broadcasts.
By Geoffrey Dickens | October 13, 2015 | 2:49 PM EDT
The lead moderator for tonight’s Democratic debate, CNN’s Anderson Cooper, has already announced he will not pit candidates against each other and a look at his past statements perhaps reveals the reason why – he caters to liberal candidates while discussing conservatives in the ugliest terms.
By Matthew Balan | October 13, 2015 | 2:18 PM EDT
CNN's Michaela Pereira and The Daily Beast's John Avlon heralded several clips from Hillary Clinton's past on Tuesday's New Day, and repeatedly touted her as "formidable." Pereira touted the footage as "some of the moments from her very storied career." Avlon hyped that Mrs. Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, "have been forces for change," and asserted that "the Clintons' story is about self-inflicted scandals and the remarkable resurgences."
By Kristine Marsh | October 13, 2015 | 2:15 PM EDT
Wonder if this latest lightbulb moment from Sally Kohn will win her another “Stupidest Analysis” award at next year’s Media Research Center Gala?
CNN political commentator Sally Kohn set off a firestorm Oct. 10 on Twitter when she compared fundamentalist Islam’s treatment of women to Christianity’s treatment of women.
By Kristine Marsh | October 13, 2015 | 12:16 PM EDT
Conservative actor Jon Voight is used to making waves in the media for standing in direct opposition to their radical liberal viewpoints.
Voight appeared on Glenn Beck’s radio program Monday and shared how and when he saw Hollywood drift from its traditional American values and how that influenced culture.
By Kyle Drennen | October 13, 2015 | 11:57 AM EDT
Ahead of Tuesday’s first Democratic presidential debate, NBC’s Today and ABC’s Good Morning America happily parroted campaign talking points declaring Hillary Clinton to be a great debater.
By Clay Waters | October 13, 2015 | 10:59 AM EDT
In preparation for Tuesday's Democratic debate in Las Vegas, the New York Times Sunday offered side-by-side profiles by Jason Horowitz and Amy Chozick documenting the brilliance and tenacity of the top two Democratic candidates, Sen. Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. This goop was offered as a front-page tease: "He's So Confident. She's So Prepared. Senator Bernie Sanders and Hillary Rodham Clinton will use debate skills on Tuesday that have been honed over decades."
By Jeffrey Meyer | October 13, 2015 | 10:27 AM EDT
During an appearance on Fox News’ O’Reilly Factor Monday night, veteran journalist Bob Woodward had a bleak assessment of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign which he said was clearly in trouble. Woodward explained that “there are lots of unanswered questions, particularly on the e-mail but as I read your book about Reagan, which is a full excavation of his biography and everything in his life, every stage, we need to do that with Hillary Clinton.”
By Mark Finkelstein | October 13, 2015 | 9:21 AM EDT
Rush Limbaugh likes to facetiously refer to Hillary Clinton as "the smartest woman in the world." Today's Morning Joe brought us three people who might actually believe it.
Previewing tonight's Dem debate, Mike Barnicle led off the love-in, fantasizing about people coming away from the debate saying "wow, there is a prepared, thorough, knowledgeable candidate. All the Benghazi stuff goes out the window." Next was Joe Scarborough, who said the debate gives Hillary the chance to show voters "she may be the smartest person on the stage and in politics right now." And finally, the incomparable Cokie Roberts, who gushed that any time Hillary is with "actual people" [as opposed to droids?] she "always wows them" adding that Hillary "knows everything about every issue."
By Seton Motley | October 13, 2015 | 8:42 AM EDT
We’ve time and again seen the media receive their messaging orders - and then march off all mouthing the Leftist talking point(s) of the day. Washington, D.C.-based talk radio host Chris Plante quotes a military friend of his describing the media not as a gaggle, but as a centipede. Multitudinous legs in coordinated movement - all headed in the same direction.
Talk radio impresario Rush Limbaugh has long made audio cavalcades of this media mal-practice a routine feature of his show. He strings together “media montages” - innumerable examples of “reporters” magically all arriving at the exact same Leftist term(s) to describe the news of the day.
By Mark Finkelstein | October 13, 2015 | 8:21 AM EDT
Michelle might want to gently tap the president on the shoulder and remind him "umm, Barack, you're not in the faculty lounge any more. You're actually, uh, President and Commander-in-Chief. So you don't get to criticize your own failed policies as if you're not responsible for them. They're, umm, your policies, you know?"
Commenting on President Obama's 60 Minutes interview in which he said he was "skeptical from the get-go" about his administration's failed policy of training Syrian rebels, WaPo's David Ignatius on today's Morning Joe called the president's reaction "weird," adding "he spoke almost like a man vindicated when a policy of his own administration had collapsed in failure. And he was, he took the line almost of, see, I told you so."