USA Today has joined The New York Times in showing their ongoing support for a president who, on Thursday, unilaterally granted amnesty to five million illegal immigrants. In an article entitled “First take: Echoes of Bush in Obama's immigration speech,” reporter Gregory Korte went out of his way to portray Obama’s actions as comparable to George Bush’s call for congressional approval of an immigration bill. While Bush “called on Congress to act,” Obama “dared Congress to act.”
By Tim Graham | November 23, 2014 | 6:27 AM EST
The Sunday newspaper supplement Parade magazine put Jon Stewart on the cover to provide the typical boosterism for his movie Rosewater, complete with supine praise about his role as "fake" newsman. "Jon Stewart Gets Real" was the headline.
A look at the box office for the first weekend showed Stewart's film was roughly in the same category as Kirk Cameron's evangelical-Christian movie Saving Christmas, although you wouldn't know that since Stewart is the darling of the secularists. Both movies grossed around a million dollars in the first weekend and are showing in around 400 theaters.
By Brent Baker | November 22, 2014 | 11:52 PM EST
“The Buffalo area got slammed with more than five and a half feet of lake-effect snow early this weekend. It’s expected to get an additional three feet by tomorrow morning,” substitute FNC anchor Doug McKelway noted on Thursday night before mockingly setting up a clip by maintaining “this is nothing, though, compared to the extreme conditions that hit southern California.”
Missouri Governor Calls the Guard Into Ferguson; WaPo Provides Cover for DOJ's Claims of 'Escalation'By Tom Blumer | November 22, 2014 | 11:24 PM EST
On Monday, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, a Democrat, ordered the National Guard into Ferguson, Missouri and declared a state of emergency in anticipation of a grand jury's decision about whether to criminally charge police officer Darren Wilson in the August death of Michael Brown. If only Nixon had called in the Guard, as virtually every governor of all political persuations did in response to the riots of the 1960s, when it became clear shortly after Brown's death that law and order had broken down in Ferguson. But he didn't, allowing all manner of mayhem and destruction to go on for days.
Sari Horwirtz and Wesley Lowery at the Washington Post reported Friday evening that Attorney General Eric Holder and the U.S. Department of Justice are upset at Nixon's actions. But the two reporters failed to tell readers what happened in Ferguson in August when Nixon didn't act. This gives DOJ's position credibility with many readers that it emphatically does not deserve (bolds are mine):
By Clay Waters | November 22, 2014 | 7:19 PM EST
Immigration is the issue where the New York Times' liberal slant is most obvious, and the paper's heavy coverage Friday and Saturday held true to form, after President Obama's prime-time Thursday announcement that he would bypass Congress and grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants. Obama even used the same "out of the shadows" phrase liberals -- and the Times -- use so often, while the Times insisted Republican resistance was futile.
By Tim Graham | November 22, 2014 | 7:04 PM EST
NPR and Sen. Ted Cruz are natural enemies. On the Friday News Roundup with national journalists on The Diane Rehm Show, Politico reporter Alex Burns mocked Cruz for acting like a stereotypical bar bully and a man who always seeks to go "as far to the right of his party as possible."
By Katie Yoder | November 22, 2014 | 5:59 PM EST
Christianity can not only survive, but thrive, in pop culture -- it just takes a little fearlessness in the face of the sneering media.
In the Dec. 1 issue, People featured former NFL quarterback and outspoken Christian Tim Tebow as one of “2014's Sexiest Men Alive.’” Tebow rose to fame for his signature “Tebowing” – going down on one knee to thank God on the football field. The move earned him hate from the media, with some going so far as to say they wanted to “throw up” at the sight of him.
By Jeffrey Lord | November 22, 2014 | 4:46 PM EST
Jon Stewart says Sean Hannity is a “loathsome dude.” The host of The Daily Show makes a point of saying of Hannity that he is “probably the most loathsome dude over there” -- there being, of course, Fox News.
Which raise an obvious question, a question impossible to miss.
By Scott Whitlock | November 22, 2014 | 4:24 PM EST
NBC's Chuck Todd on Thursday night found a new way to compliment Barack Obama. Politicking host Larry King asked the Meet the Press anchor if he "liked" the President. Todd quickly responded "yes" and added, "I mean, he's very easy to talk to – You do – you sit there and have these off-the-record sessions with him."
By P.J. Gladnick | November 22, 2014 | 3:09 PM EST
The Associated Press is not known as being normally critical of Barack Obama therefore it was quite surprising that their fact check found the President's speech last Thursday taking unilateral action to halt deportations of illegals to be chock full of Gruber.
By Randy Hall | November 22, 2014 | 2:10 PM EST
During Thursday night's edition of The Kelly File on the Fox News Channel soon after the president announced that he was taking executive action regarding illegal immigration, guest Geraldo Rivera praised Barack Obama for “doing finally the right thing” and blamed Republicans as the reason legislation on the issue has failed to pass Congress.
The senior correspondent for the network declared that “I don't know and I don't care” why Obama took the extreme action more than a month before the newly elected Congress will be sworn in and claimed that the GOP “had it coming” because they blame immigrants for everything, including “climate change if they believed in it.”
Blogger Kevin Drum: Thanks to Obama, GOPers Running For President Might Sound Like ‘Xenophobic Maniacs’By Tom Johnson | November 22, 2014 | 11:44 AM EST
The Mother Jones blogger contends that Obama’s immigration action “is politically pretty brilliant. It unifies Democrats; wrecks the Republican agenda in Congress; cements the loyalty of Hispanics; and presents the American public with a year of Republican candidates spitting xenophobic fury during primary season. If you're President Obama, what's not to like?”
By Mark Finkelstein | November 22, 2014 | 10:56 AM EST
Signing up at for Ready for Hillary today [wanting to receive their emails], I felt a bit guilty, having to pledge my support in order to do so. But on reflection, indeed I might support Hillary . . . should the Republican ticket be Elizabeth Warren/Bernie Sanders.
But not every Dem or MSM member [but I repeat myself] is so eager to jump on the Hillary haywagon. Take Krystal Ball. On today's Up with Steve Kornacki, MSNBC-regular and former Virginia Dem congressional candidate Ball praised Jim Webb, who recently formed a presidential exploratory committee, as "authentic" and someone who "cares about issues." Ball said that represents a "stark contrast from the very carefully packaged and branded Clinton image." Ouch.
By Tom Blumer | November 22, 2014 | 10:09 AM EST
Even if you like your Obamacare insurance plan, Health and Human Services may move you by default into a different one — often with a different network of providers. In such situations, you wouldn't get to keep your doctors and other providers unless you acted.
That's what HHS's Center for Medicare and Medicaid Service has indicated in a 300-page proposal dumped yesterday so it would get minimal media attention (a six-page summary is here). Bloomberg News is one of the few outlets which has noticed it, and is predictably spinning it as a good thing (bolds are mine throughout this post; and numbered tags are mine):
By Tim Graham | November 22, 2014 | 9:43 AM EST
The New Yorker magazine decided to bring the liberal crusade against the “Washington Redskins” name into its cover for Thanksgiving. A defender of the football tradition could easily say this could actually illustrate the white Anglo-Saxon respect for the name, what with the “Go Redskins” cheering and all.
The New Yorker explained, “Many Native Americans have said that the longstanding name of Washington’s N.F.L. franchise is repugnant and offensive to them. Bruce McCall’s cover brings attention, through satire, to what has become the subject of numerous editorials and rallies.”