Appearing as a guest on Sunday's CNN Newsroom with Fredricka Whitfield, liberal CNN political commentator Peter Beinart -- also a contributor for The Atlantic -- went over the top as he made known his view that, if "profoundly bigoted" Donald Trump is elected President and implements a ban on Muslim immigration, world leaders and other "people of conscience" should refuse to travel to the United States.
By Tim Graham | | May 15, 2016 | 6:41 PM EDT
Facebook has confirmed Glenn Beck’s report that Mark Zuckerberg will host a meeting with conservatives on Wednesday in their California offices to discuss the Gizmodo report that Facebook quashed trending conservative news items. The web site Recode noted Beck publicly announced the meeting on his Facebook page on Saturday.
By Clay Waters | | May 15, 2016 | 1:43 PM EDT
The WNBA marks its 20th anniversary this year, and ESPN’s May 23 issue was devoted to wondering why people weren’t watching the games (that the network just happens to air). Magazine columnist (and social justice keyboard warrior) Howard Bryant blamed sexism and racism for the game’s failure to achieve popularity, even roping in the civil rights movement and the history of American inequality: "Six-foot-10 John Isner serves 143 mph. Five-foot-9 Serena does not and never will, which is proof of nothing, another false equivalent in a country built on inequalities."
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | May 15, 2016 | 1:31 PM EDT
For the past few weeks now the media has been putting pressure on Bernie Sanders to bow out of the race for the Democratic nomination. Shockingly, some have even taken to vetting his policies to aid in this endeavor. So, it may not come as a surprise when ABC’s and NBC’s Sunday shows failed to report about a controversial Democratic state convention in Nevada, which ending with Sanders supporters crying foul over the alleged misconduct by party insiders.
By Brad Wilmouth | | May 15, 2016 | 12:35 PM EDT
As Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick appeared as a guest on Friday's Legal View with Ashleigh Banfield to discuss his state's resistance to the Obama administration's directive on transgender bathroom access in public schools, he and host Banfield got into a contentious debate on the issue in which the CNN host gave credence to people of one gender claiming to be of the opposite gender.
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | May 15, 2016 | 11:07 AM EDT
With Donald Trump as the presumptive nominee of the GOP the liberal media has finally decided to do what they neglected to do during the nomination process, vet his past. With the release of the so called “Trump Tapes,” audio recordings that purport to show Trump pretending to be his own publicist, it’s clear the media has taken a much greater interest in his dealings than those of Hillary Clinton. On Fox News Sunday pundit Brit Hume scolded the media for their bias.
By Edgard Portela | | May 15, 2016 | 10:20 AM EDT
The anti-law enforcement bias prevalent in the way Univision covers the news isn’t limited to bias against enforcement of U.S. immigration law. It also extends to include bias against voter ID laws across the country - laws that are designed to protect against voter fraud and safeguard the integrity of the American electoral process.
By Tim Graham | | May 15, 2016 | 8:48 AM EDT
An invitation to a fancy state dinner at the White House clearly isn’t seen as an obvious sign that a journalist is “in the tank” for President Obama. Friday night’s state dinner for the presidents of five Nordic countries drew two nightly-news anchors – David Muir of ABC and Lester Holt of NBC – three, if you count Fox Special Report anchor Bret Baier.
Muir and ABC News vice president Robin Sproul were probably hoping the Obamas were too polite to notice that just last year, Muir editorialized that an “elegant state dinner” went forward while Baltimore was shut down over rioting!
By Brent Baker | | May 15, 2016 | 12:21 AM EDT
HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver caught some interesting camera-work when President Barack Obama gave remarks at a conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia a few weeks ago. Enjoy the clip and Oliver’s take on it shared during the April 24 edition of his Sunday night show.
By Tim Graham | | May 14, 2016 | 11:31 PM EDT
Following the lead of The New York Times, NPR on Saturday touted a new American trend – “climate change refugees,” people being subsidized by the federal government to move away from their lives on the coast.
By Jeffrey Lord | | May 14, 2016 | 9:09 PM EDT
You have to be amazed at the way the media elite decides what is “news” and what is “not news.” It's news that President Obama issued an edict to schools insisting on transgenders in the bathroom of their choice. It's not news that a man in Chicago entered a bathroom and strangled an eight-year-old girl. That might hurt the narrative insisting no men ever threaten girls in a public bathroom.
By Tim Graham | | May 14, 2016 | 7:33 PM EDT
Freedom of speech often seems like an optional concept up north in Canada. CBC News reports that an upcoming awards gala on Radio-Canada canceled a comedy sketch about freedom of expression, since an insurance company hired by the event’s producers “repeatedly asked the comedians to alter the content of the sketch.”
Quebec comedian Guy Nantel wrote the sketch with Mike Ward, “who is known for his cutting and often vulgar jokes.”
By Tim Graham | | May 14, 2016 | 3:49 PM EDT
On Wednesday morning, NPR’s Morning Edition bowed deeply to the late “hippie dippie” comedian George Carlin. The man who mocked everyone else in an increasingly sour, misanthropic way was revered as a figure of “eternal respect.”
The occasion was Carlin’s egotistically organized archives of his career being donated to a new National Comedy Center. NPR reporter Elizabeth Blair never found a note of controversy in his history, just an echo of reverence:
New Yorker’s Adam Gopnik Calls On ‘Intelligent’ Conservatives to Vote For ‘Moderate, Tested’ HillaryBy Tom Johnson | | May 14, 2016 | 3:11 PM EDT
Gopnik contended that if Donald Trump became president, his agenda could not be “bounded in by honest conservatives in a Cabinet or restrained by normal constitutional limits.” Therefore, he must lose in November, and toward that end, Gopnik urged “intelligent” conservatives to back Hillary Clinton, opining that their oft-discussed alternatives to Trump -- voting for a third-party candidate or not voting in the presidential election -- are “meaningless.”
“Voting against Trump is an act of allegiance to America,” asserted Gopnik. “Hillary Clinton…was in the White House, once, and helped preside over a period of peace and mostly widespread prosperity. One can oppose her ideology (to the degree she has any), be unimpressed by her record (as contradictory as it may be), or mistrustful of her character. God knows, it is bitterly hard to defer to a long-standing political enemy, but it is insane to equate a moderate, tested professional politician with a crypto-fascist. Doing so is possible only through a habit of hatred so distended that it no longer has any reference to reality at all.”
By Brad Wilmouth | | May 14, 2016 | 3:03 PM EDT
Appearing as a guest on Friday's Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO, left-wing film maker Michael Moore asserted that "race hatred" by the Republican party in Michigan was to blame for Flint's water pollution problems, but he also ended up placing some of the blame on President Barack Obama for assuring people that the water was safe to drink. The two left-wingers also spent about four minutes musing over the many things they like better about Europe than the United States. although they both ironically ended up admitting they prefer to live in the U.S.