Where can you find graphic depictions of kidnapping, nudity, torture, vandalism, forced drug use, drowning, and murder? Probably not even in the worst horror movie, but Rihanna’s new seven minute music video somehow manages to fit in every one of these things.
By Matthew Philbin | July 6, 2015 | 1:05 PM EDT
If nothing else, the media’s triumphalism over the SCOTUS gay “marriage” decision proves they’re sore winners. True, they deserve a victory lap – they and their pals in the entertainment industry made this constitutional and civilizational abomination possible. But you’d think that with victory secured, they’d ease up on traditional marriage supporters, maybe go back to pretending they’re journalists.
But no. On FNC’s Media Buzz, host Howard Kurtz asked his panel about it, noting that “I can't remember another time in my career where I felt that coverage has been so one sided for a position that until three years ago Barack Obama held and until two years ago Hillary Clinton held, which is they were for traditional marriage.”
By Katie Yoder | July 6, 2015 | 12:56 PM EDT
It’s easy to imagine the media publicizing threats directed at a black 12-year-old after calling out “racist comments” – except in a case like this, that is.
CJ Pearson, a 12-year-old conservative, made headlines earlier this year after criticizing President Obama for “downright hatred” of America on YouTube. He’s again in the news after telling actor George Takei to “shut up and sit down” for “racist, bigoted comments” directed at Justice Clarence Thomas – a move that resulted in threats against him and his family.
CNN's Houck Slams Obama and San Francisco's 'Stupid Sanctuary Law' After Killing by Illegal ImmigrantBy Brad Wilmouth | July 6, 2015 | 12:36 PM EDT
Monday's New Day on CNN featured a debate between CNN law enforcement analyst Harry Houck and former Clinton administration official Ana Maria Salazar over the shooting death of a woman in San Francisco, Kate Steinle, by an illegal immigrant -- a repeat offender who had been previously released by city police rather than sent away for deportation due to the city's "sanctuary" policy on illegal immigrants. Houck blamed San Francisco's "stupid sanctuary law" and the politicians who supported it as being responsible for Steinle's death. Houck:
By Tom Blumer | July 6, 2015 | 12:25 PM EDT
Though the Associated Press is now basically admitting it, we all knew it. Obamacare's 30-hours-per-week definition of a "full-time employee" for employer health insurance coverage purposes has been responsible for one of the fundamentally negative changes in the American workforce — a noticeable move away from full-time to part-time employment.
In a report with a current Saturday morning time stamp at the AP's national web site which originally went up on Friday, the wire service's Christopher Rugaber and Josh Boak covered the "new normal" in the job market. This writeup will receive yours truly's fuller attention later. But for now, I must note that the pair's report largely abandoned the AP's and the establishment press's years of near denial (bolds are mine throughout this post):
By Kyle Drennen | July 6, 2015 | 12:12 PM EDT
Appearing on NBC’s Today on Sunday, Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd acknowledged that “the optics look terrible” for Hillary Clinton after her campaign roped off the press during a 4th of July parade in New Hampshire, but he added: “Look, I am sympathetic to the campaign's complaint. She has a large media horde following her around that it makes it hard, because of the media, for her to interact with voters.”
By Scott Whitlock | July 6, 2015 | 12:00 PM EDT
The shocking murder of a young woman in San Francisco by an illegal immigrant has, temporarily, provoked the liberal media into discussing crime by people who shouldn't be in America. Kathryn Steinle, 32, was killed by a Mexican who had seven felony convictions and had been deported five times. This resulted in extensive coverage on ABC, CBS and NBC from Friday through Monday.
By Tim Graham | July 6, 2015 | 11:59 AM EDT
The Washington Examiner reports almost three-quarters of Americans believe the news media reports with an intentional bias, according to the 2015 State of the First Amendment Survey, conducted by the First Amendment Center and USA Today
The survey was released Friday. It shows that only 24 percent of American adults agree with the statement that "overall, the news media tries to report the news without bias," while 70 percent disagree. That’s a record low since the question was first asked a decade ago. When the question was asked last year, 41 percent agreed the news tried to report without bias, a 17-point difference.
By Jeffrey Meyer | July 6, 2015 | 11:21 AM EDT
Over the weekend, Hillary Clinton took some flak for using a rope to separate herself from the press during a parade in New Hampshire and on Monday, the folks on Morning Joe mocked the campaign’s defense of the rope line.
By Tim Graham | July 6, 2015 | 11:03 AM EDT
The Washington Post decided to spice up their thin Monday newspaper with a shameless blast of opposition research at a Republican presidential contender. The headline was “81 THINGS MIKE HUCKABEE HAS DENOUNCED: A catalogue of gripes spanning 40 years, straight from the Republican’s mouth.”
Before you read any further, you know it’s the liberal Post mocking a social conservative, and you cannot imagine how they would ever publish an article on the 81 things Hillary Clinton has denounced. You can imagine they’re shameless enough to avoid Bernie Sanders expounding on women wanting rape from 1972 (except for one online nod), but quote Huckabee extensively from 1973 and 1974.
By Mark Finkelstein | July 6, 2015 | 7:51 AM EDT
Remind me: before her View gig, did Nicolle Wallace work for Republicans or Democrats? I ask because on today's Morning Joe, she was the sole voice downplaying the significance of Hillary's minions having roped off the press during her July 4th parade walk.
According to Wallace,"we pay a little bit too much attention to [press] access to Hillary Clinton . . . just as an image, I don't that it was a bad press day for Hillary because of the rope corral."
By Tom Blumer | July 5, 2015 | 11:57 PM EDT
All the attention given to the decidedly mixed employment report the government issued early Thursday morning and the ongoing debt drama in Greece overshadowed a very disappointing release on factory orders which arrived from the Census Bureau 90 minutes later.
In a cursory eight-paragraph report at the Associated Press, Martin Crutsinger relayed the basic bad news, but studiously avoided citing the kinds of statistics which might have gotten noticed on the cluttered news day. These items include but are certainly not limited to the fact that seasonally adjusted orders have declined in eight of the past ten months, that reported monthly shipments have been coming in below levels seen two years ago, and that reported monthly orders are trailing levels seen three years ago.
By Melissa Mullins | July 5, 2015 | 10:52 PM EDT
Russell Brand – the controversial comedian and self-proclaimed “revolutionary” says he would go to Syria, but only if he could fly first class.
In his latest YouTube lecture, Brand blamed Seifeddine Rezgui’s mass killing of 38 innocent people in Tunisia on the British government and called prime minister David Cameron's call for a minute of silence an “empty, futile gesture, a general policy of bull----.” He believed the attack should be blamed on Britain selling arms abroad, perpetuating war for profit.
By Tim Graham | July 5, 2015 | 5:37 PM EDT
On Sunday’s State of the Union, host Jake Tapper was talking to his panel about the enthusiasm gap between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton among liberals. Tapper asked Van Jones: “ Van, when she was a senator, correct me if I'm wrong, she was a fairly moderate Democrat. I mean she wasn't this progressive firebrand?” Jones agreed: “And neither was the Democratic Party, a party of firebrands.”
Correct me if I’m wrong? When confronted on Sunday afternoon by a friend on Twitter about Hillary’s actual liberal voting record in the Senate, Tapper retracted the remark on Twitter.
By Melissa Mullins | July 5, 2015 | 3:45 PM EDT
Talk about the irony – a Latina actress named America blasting presidential candidate Donald Trump on recent comments he made describing illegal immigrants.
America Ferrera is best known for her television role on “Ugly Betty” and has been an outspoken supporter for Democrats and immigration issues. In an an open letter to Trump on The Huffington Post, Ferrera actually thanking him for his comments because it would be a catalyst for driving more Latin/Hispanic voters to the polls: