Latest Posts

By Tom Johnson | | May 26, 2016 | 6:05 PM EDT

Conservatives who accuse media outlets of liberal bias are a lot like shakedown artists, suggested Salon’s Marcotte in a Tuesday piece. In this context, the targets of the allegations don’t pay protection money; instead, they “bend…over backwards to placate” right-wingers, thereby “injecting conservative bias into the process as journalists, afraid of seeming too ‘liberal,’ hold conservative accusations and claims to a lower standard of scrutiny.”

Marcotte wrote that there’s “no real merit” to claims that Facebook gave short shrift to conservative-friendly news items. Nonetheless, she added, Facebook is seeking to “appease the bad faith ‘concerns’ of conservatives…which was probably the point…of generating this non-scandal in the first place: To pressure Facebook to remove safeguards, so that conservative lies and conspiracy theories can spread widely and quickly.”

By Mira Ebersole | | May 26, 2016 | 4:59 PM EDT

Huffington Post Business seized the opportunity to bash companies in an article about Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and diversity. Huffington Post Executive Editor for Business and Technology Emily Peck’s May 24 story focused on Clinton’s decision to appoint Bernard Coleman as her “chief diversity officer” last year. But rather than simply praise Clinton, Peck leapt at the opportunity to accuse corporate America of being both racist and sexist.

By Dylan Gwinn | | May 26, 2016 | 4:59 PM EDT

The hurt is still quite strong within the sports media, in the wake of the Washington Post poll declaring that 9 out of 10 Native Americans are not offended by the word “Redskin.” This particular episode of sour grapes comes from NBC’s Pro Football Talk, headed-up by Mike Florio, who was one of the first members of the sports media to stop using the word “Redskin.”

By Curtis Houck | | May 26, 2016 | 4:53 PM EDT

Reacting to Donald Trump’s extensive Thursday afternoon press conference in North Dakota, MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews let slip that Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren enjoy friendly coverage from their buddies in the liberal media and especially if they debate Trump for charity.

By Geoffrey Dickens | | May 26, 2016 | 4:23 PM EDT

From pressing then Colorado Governor Bill Owens, just one day after the Columbine massacre, about the “accessibility of guns” to asking GOP House Speaker Paul Ryan about President Obama’s January gun control speech “What did you think when the President cried?...Were you affected by it?” Katie Couric has consistently pushed for gun control in her posts at NBC, CBS and Yahoo! News. The following are just some of the worst examples of Couric’s career-long push against gun rights as collected from the MRC’s archives. 

By Kyle Drennen | | May 26, 2016 | 4:21 PM EDT

During a report on Thursday’s CBS This Morning about President Obama’s trip to Japan, correspondent Margaret Brennan noted: “Tomorrow, President Obama will make an historic trip to Hiroshima, a city that the U.S. devastated during World War II with the very first atomic bomb....he wants to underscore the risks still posed by nuclear weapons.”
 

By Scott Whitlock | | May 26, 2016 | 4:14 PM EDT

If you were confused by the recent announcement that iconic character Captain America has been a secret Nazi all this time, Time magazine and Marvel have another puzzler for you: It relates to the 2016 presidential election. Talking to a Marvel Comics editor on Wednesday, Time writer Eliana Dockterman noted that the Nazi-aligned Hydra talks about “criminal trespassers” who “make a mockery of America’s borders.” 

By Karen Townsend | | May 26, 2016 | 3:37 PM EDT

On a bit of an anti-business rant, the CBS Person of Interest episode “A More Perfect Union” takes a couple of swipes at free enterprise capitalism and evil, greedy businessmen.

By Curtis Houck | | May 26, 2016 | 3:11 PM EDT

In a great catch by Washington Examiner’s Eddie Scarry, MSNBC aired Thursday afternoon an hysterical promo for far-left activist Al Sharpton’s PoliticsNation show that’s been relegated to Sunday mornings after low ratings at the previous weekday slot at 6:00 p.m. Eastern. The 30-second clip featured clips of Sharpton speaking to Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton with an MSNBC narrator proclaiming that, among other things, his program “is where a nation gets answers.”

By Kristine Marsh | | May 26, 2016 | 2:49 PM EDT

During a conversation Wednesday night at a YMCA in New York City, CBS’ late night host Stephen Colbert interviewed CBS News political director John Dickerson on the race for the White House. At some point in the interview, they took audience questions in which one person asked if Bill Clinton’s past should affect Hillary Clinton’s future. Dickerson responded by admitting that it was one of journalists’ “jobs” to steer the conversation away from candidates' pasts.

By Matthew Balan | | May 26, 2016 | 2:28 PM EDT

Pamela Brown acted more like a surrogate for the Obama administration and its supporters on Thursday's CNN Newsroom as she interviewed Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry. Brown mouthed the talking points of the LGBT activists regarding the recent administration policy directive on trangender students and school bathrooms/locker rooms: "The other side may say, well, who are you to say...what gender is — if it's...what is on someone's birth certificate; or what they identify with?" She later asked, "What about the protection of transgender people? LGBT advocates point out that transgender women are disproportionately the victims of sexual assault."

By Sam Dorman | | May 26, 2016 | 1:44 PM EDT

 The CEO of Unilever claims it is “absolutely crucial” to meet temperature targets set by the UN in Paris. 

Paul Polman sounded the alarm in a recent interview with the liberal Huffington Post on May 23. He oversees Unilever, the company behind consumer brands like Dove, Lipton and Klondike. 

By Scott Whitlock | | May 26, 2016 | 1:30 PM EDT

According to Gayle King, no one at the party she was at on Wednesday night cares about Hillary Clinton’s growing e-mail scandal. Talking to John Dickerson, the CBS This Morning co-host tried to minimize the damage with anecdotal evidence: “Put it in perspective. How big a deal is this, really? I was at an event last night and both Democrats and Republicans were quoting Bernie Sanders saying, ‘I'm sick and tired of hearing about your damn e-mails.’" 

By Mairead McArdle | | May 26, 2016 | 1:19 PM EDT

Captain America, a symbol of American patriotism for 75 years, is actually just an undercover Nazi with Hydra, the organization he has been fighting against for decades, says Marvel Comics. “Steve Rogers: Captain America #1” dropped a bomb on the comic book world on Wednesday (just before Memorial Day) with a shocking and rather tasteless plot twist planned since late 2014.

By Kyle Drennen | | May 26, 2016 | 1:03 PM EDT

All three network morning shows on Thursday heralded President Obama blasting Donald Trump during a trip to Japan, declaring that world leaders were “rattled” by the Republican candidate. In stark contrast, when then-President Bush criticized then-Senator Obama’s views on foreign policy during an overseas trip in 2008, those same networks lined up Democrats to denounce the “political shot heard 'round the world.”