News broke Tuesday that Democratic Representative Chaka Fattah, of Pennsylvania, was convicted of a laundry list of federal corruption charges. According to Politico, the list includes, “bribery, racketeering, money laundering, bank fraud, mail and wire fraud, and filing false statements.” The elaborate scheme included Fattah lobbying the president or an appointment for one of his co-conspirator. All of this and the networks ignored it on their evening newscasts.
By Karen Townsend | | June 21, 2016 | 7:37 PM EDT
On Lifetime’s UnReal, a scripted drama about the behind-the-scenes making of a reality dating show, the recurring storyline of contestant Beth Ann (Lindsay Musil) being used as the chosen racist, white supremacist continues.
By Brad Wilmouth | | June 21, 2016 | 7:20 PM EDT
In the aftermath of the Orlando night club massacre, flawed polls claiming that about 90 percent of Americans want universal background checks for gun purchases have started making the rounds again as CBS last week and CNN this week have released such misleading findings. But over two years ago, a poll commissioned by the National Shooting Sports Foundation found that, when respondents were informed by the questioner that most gun show purchases already fall under the background check net, support for additional background check requirements plummeted.
By Randy Hall | | June 21, 2016 | 6:36 PM EDT
According to a report by Carol Costello of the Cable News Network, a theme park called the Ark Encounter that is being built in rural Williamstown, Kentucky, is generating controversy because the openly Christian facility has received $18 million in tax breaks from the state government. This is an inappropriate clash of religion and state, Costello claims, especially since employees at the park are required to sign a “Statement of Faith” disavowing same-sex marriage, premarital sex and adultery. They must also believe in Genesis and Jesus Christ.
By Samantha Cohen | | June 21, 2016 | 5:30 PM EDT
In the moments following Hillary Clinton’s “heartfelt” remarks on the economy, MSNBC on Tuesday showered the candidate with their ritualistic, post-appearance bravado. Correspondent Kristen Welker described the occasion as one where Clinton “turned up the heat on Trump.” As for reporter Kasie Hunt, the speech was one from a candidate who is “in a groove.”
By Matthew Balan | | June 21, 2016 | 4:35 PM EDT
Don Lemon boosted gun control on Monday's CNN Tonight during a panel discussion segment with Democratic Rep. Jim Himes, liberal analyst Jeffrey Toobin, and conservative guest Richard Feldman. Lemon played up how the "the police commissioner of New York City said...that Congress was completely controlled...by the NRA," and asked Himes, "Do you agree with that?" Toobin also asserted that gun rights supporters "control the entire Republican Party at this point....And that's why we're not getting gun control."
By Alexa Moutevelis Coombs | | June 21, 2016 | 4:32 PM EDT
Last week’s premiere of CBS’s new dramedy BrainDead certainly leaned left, but this week they were more evenhanded in their treatment of the right. Instead of the typical lefty caricature of conservatives, you get the sense they actually might have an understanding of real, sincerely-held conservative principles, which makes the Republicans’ dialogue in the show so much more realistic than anything we regularly see on TV.
By Remso Martinez | | June 21, 2016 | 4:28 PM EDT
Reports on ABC's World News Tonight on Monday and Good Morning America on Tuesday both downplayed the controversy, with correspondent Linzie Janis briefly remarking: "When asked his name, the gunman responds, 'My name is I pledge allegiance to Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi of the Islamic State.' Authorities initially redacting that pledge, but later releasing it caving into criticism." There was no mention of Republicans calling out the administration nor any use of the word "controversy."
By Kyle Drennen | | June 21, 2016 | 4:18 PM EDT
In an exclusive interview with Joe Biden on Monday for his PBS program, which was partially re-aired in the 8 a.m. ET hour on Tuesday’s CBS This Morning, host Charlie Rose actually questioned the Vice President on State Department officials rebelling against the Obama administration’s failed foreign policy in Syria: “So what did you think of those 51 diplomats in the State Department who said we need to be more aggressive?”
By Kristine Marsh | | June 21, 2016 | 4:01 PM EDT
On Monday night’s Full Frontal, Samantha Bee did her usual schtick of taking an issue from the extreme left and running with it. In this case, it was the NRA and “racist Republicans.” In her typical vulgar fashion, Bee called out Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for supporting the NRA after Orlando’s shooting. Calling McConnell a “puppet of the NRA” she slammed him and “Crazy Wayne” LaPierre, Vice President of the NRA.
By Scott Whitlock | | June 21, 2016 | 3:46 PM EDT
The View’s Sunny Hostin on Tuesday waded into some dangerous territory as the show’s hosts discussed an attempted assassination of Donald Trump. After Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar condemned the attack, Hostin wondered if the “vile” Trump was partially to blame for a tone that leads to violence: “You are never supposed to violently try to take someone out because of their views. But with the Trump campaign and all that campaign rhetoric to incite violence— ”
By NB Staff | | June 21, 2016 | 3:42 PM EDT
MRC President Brent Bozell released the following letter (below) today to CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad asking that the Media Research Center be included on their annual ‘Islamophobia Network’ list for its long commitment to exposing the leftist PC culture that hides the danger of radical Islam. In his letter, Bozell highlighted the qualifications of the MRC as well as his strong ties to many of the prominent organizations on this year’s list.
By Maggie McKneely | | June 21, 2016 | 3:32 PM EDT
Father’s Day is over for the year, so Disney channel can go back to doing what it loves: making Dad look like idiot #1. For their research study, a student at Brigham Young University sacrificed 8 hours of her time (that she will never get back) to watch two of Disney’s most popular shows. After suffering through Girl Meets World and Good Luck, Charlie, study author Savannah Keenan found that “every 3.24 minutes, a dad acts like a buffoon” on the TV screen.
By Katie Yoder | | June 21, 2016 | 3:21 PM EDT
Planned Parenthood doesn’t need a PR firm when it has the media who do just as well – if not better – at pushing the abortion giant’s agenda: death. The Planned Parenthood Federation of America bestowed Media Excellence Awards to 13 journalists during its 2016 National Conference Gala earlier this month in Washington, D.C. Since its founding, the taxpayer-funded organization has recognized a total of 270 media outlets and journalists for doing its bidding.
By Samantha Cohen | | June 21, 2016 | 3:06 PM EDT
On Tuesday, PBS host Tavis Smiley appeared on Morning Joe to enlighten viewers with his presidential election analysis. What did we learn? Apparently progressivism is a gift that keeps on giving. According to Smiley, Bernie Sanders should take a page out of Jesse Jackson’s playbook, without Jesse Jackson there would have been no Barack Obama, and Hillary Clinton is a much better candidate thanks to Bernie Sanders.