Netflix and Chelsea Handler have come together to create the newest lefty talk show: Chelsea. Having spent years as a traditional talk show host, Chelsea Handler is trying something new with her Netflix spot. The show is Netflix’s first-ever talk show and streams three nights a week, though Netflix subscribers can watch the episodes whenever they choose. Being on Netflix also allows Chelsea to be free from ratings pressure, meaning she has the freedom to do almost anything she wants.
By Scott Whitlock | | May 20, 2016 | 12:39 PM EDT
In an interview with radio host Hugh Hewitt, Friday, CBS journalist John Dickerson insisted that Hillary Clinton is more “vindictive” than Donald Trump. Asked by Hewitt who hates political enemies more, the Face the Nation host declared, “I think Clinton. Trump is very tough on those he does not like, as I know, but he gets over it.”
By Matthew Balan | | May 20, 2016 | 12:36 PM EDT
The Atlantic's Peter Beinart ripped Donald Trump on Thursday's AC360 on CNN over his repeated use of the phrase "radical Islam." When Trump supporter Kayleigh McEnany defended the billionaire for this criticism, Beinart retored, "If you're talking about ISIS, we know what that is. If you're talking about radical Islam, I don't think, with all due respect, you have any idea what that is....the Saudi government...is a regime that is based on sharia; the regime in Pakistan has elements...the point is, it's a completely ill-defined term; and that's what makes it dangerous."
By Tim Graham | | May 20, 2016 | 11:22 AM EDT
Alex Weprin at Politico reports that secular-progressive “humorist” Samantha Bee came to the TBS “upfront” presser in New York on Wednesday to tell reporters she wants to become an official sponsor of the Republican convention in Cleveland -- obviously, not as a show of support. She wants to haunt it like an early Halloween. "For only $100,000 I can become an actual sponsor of the Republican convention, and get banner space on the convention floor. I want this. My giant face looming over the convention in every CNN wide shot for a week? Please picture it," Bee added, pulling up mockups of potential billboards.
By Katie Yoder | | May 20, 2016 | 11:22 AM EDT
Samantha Bee isn’t just pushing for abortion on her Full Frontal show. She and husband Jason Jones are shoving the issue into the broader entertainment world now too. Earlier this week, TBS comedy The Detour showed parents teaching their two children that “every woman deserves the right to choose” by telling them the story of how they, the kids, were almost aborted. Unable to say the A-word, the mother euphemistically called abortion a “trip to Europe.”
By Scott Whitlock | | May 20, 2016 | 11:20 AM EDT
A day after NBC dismissed the Bill Clinton rape accusation as “discredited,” CBS This Morning journalist Julianna Goldman on Friday warned that there was “great risk” for Donald Trump as he “dredges up” an “unproven” sex claim. Showing her distaste, Goldman chided, “Trump's most recent attack, dredging up this nearly 40-year-old unproven accusation.” Co-host Gayle King lamented, “Donald Trump is still using Bill Clinton's past to attack Hillary Clinton.” Regarding Trump talking about claims that Clinton raped Juanita Broaddrick, King deemed this to be “risky tactics.”
By Sam Dorman | | May 20, 2016 | 11:15 AM EDT
After activist attorneys general targeted a major oil company and conservative groups for their climate change views, one of the groups hit back hard, publicly accusing the AG’s of abusing their legal authority. The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) took out an ad in The New York Times on May 18, 2016, and slammed the liberal attorneys general for “unlawful” intimidation. The ad, which charged the AG’s with an “ABUSE OF POWER,” also accused them of trying to suppress dissent on climate change.
By Kristine Marsh | | May 20, 2016 | 11:14 AM EDT
Add “Marxist extremist” “Islamic radical” and “murderer sympathizer” to the list of controversial people Google finds worthy of celebrating. The major tech company and search engine decided to use yesterday’s “doodle” to honor Yuri Kochiyama, a Japanese-American radical who converted to Islam and considered terrorists and cop-killers her heroes. Google’s post solidifies the company’s stance of promoting radical leftist icons and ideas while scorning mainstream and traditional American heroes and holidays.
By Tom Blumer | | May 20, 2016 | 9:16 AM EDT
In a Thursday morning column at Salon.com, leftist and longtime social critic Camille Paglia found it amusing that the New York Times thought that its supposedly major exposé about "a boastful, millionaire New Yorker (who) liked the company of beautiful women" was going to be considered big, game-changing news. In Paglia's view, the fact that the people at the Times believed they had something newsworthy in light of, in her words, the "long record of crude groping and grosser assaults" committed by Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton's husband Bill, demonstrates "why NYT can't lay a glove on Trump."
By Curtis Houck | | May 20, 2016 | 8:47 AM EDT
Contributing to the media's rush to discredit Donald Trump's resurrecting of former President Bill Clinton's marital infidelities in his campaign against wife Hillary, Bloomberg's With All Due Respect co-host John Heilemann chided Trump on Thursday for "play[ing] the rape card" and predicted it'd be of no benefit to him going forward towards November.
By Tim Graham | | May 20, 2016 | 7:38 AM EDT
Comcast CEO Brian Roberts held the company’s first virtual shareholder meeting on Thursday, and the conservative National Center for Public Policy Research questioned the company’s public advocacy for liberalism, including its “news” being biased at MSNBC.
Roberts also expressed joy at backing the gay-left censorship group GLAAD and their Media Awards -- for one-sided propaganda.
By Curtis Louder | | May 20, 2016 | 1:45 AM EDT
ABC's new series The Catch is certainly rife with the seven deadly sins but that doesn't stop them from sharing their “wisdom” when it comes to marriage. The mid-season finale of the cat and mouse style drama entitled “The Happy Couple: The Wedding” features a heist at a highend wedding. Two con-men, Ben and Rhys, attempt to weasel their way into the wedding by helping the couple (Stephanie and Morgan) plan the rehearsal dinner. Things take an interesting turn however when Morgan assumes Ben and Rhys are a gay couple.
Matt Taibbi: Conservative Republicans ‘Destroyed the American Character…No Hell Is Hot Enough For Them’By Tom Johnson | | May 19, 2016 | 11:39 PM EDT
Even though Donald Trump is “dumb” and “racist,” he might constitute an upgrade in the Republican party’s leadership, suggests Rolling Stone’s Taibbi. That’s because before Trump turned into the GOP’s presumptive presidential nominee, the public faces of the party were “mean, traitorous scum.” Republicans, wrote Taibbi in the magazine’s June 2 issue, “dominated American political life for 50 years and were never anything but monsters…Their leaders, from Ralph Reed to Bill Frist to Tom DeLay to Rick Santorum to [Mitt] Romney and [Paul] Ryan, were an interminable assembly line of shrieking, witch-hunting celibates…the kind of people who thought Iran-Contra was nothing, but would grind the affairs of state to a halt over a blow job or Terri Schiavo's feeding tube.”
By Melissa Mullins | | May 19, 2016 | 11:17 PM EDT
CBS has taken a lot of heat from feminists this week over pilots chosen for their new fall lineup. Apparently they have nothing better to do than to monitor television and keep a tally for how many non-female and non-white male leads there are in the chosen pilots.
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | May 19, 2016 | 10:48 PM EDT
On Wednesday’s edition of Hannity, Donald Trump dropped the big one on the Hillary Clinton campaign, openly accusing former President Bill Clinton of Rape. Trump’s new line of attack has been telegraphed for months. And the liberal media reacted in the most predictable way, by claiming it has no basis in fact. “The rape accusation is decades-old and discredited,” ABC’s Tom Llamas stated, misleading the audience during Thursday’s World News Tonight.