How do you follow up the season finale of one of the most popular shows for children, America's Funniest Home Videos? With Britney Spears doing a stripper dance while singing (lip syncing) the word B##CH over and over of course.
By Dylan Gwinn | | May 23, 2016 | 12:40 AM EDT
So by far the scariest part about AMC’s new show Preacher, is that this television adaptation of the twenty year old comic series is, according to reviews, far less violent than the original story.
AP Story on Supreme Court's HHS Mandate Move Waits 17 Paragraphs to Identify Little Sisters, Other PlaintiffsBy Tom Blumer | | May 22, 2016 | 11:07 PM EDT
On Tuesday at TheFederalist.com, 2015 Noel Sheppard Blogger of the Year recipient Mollie Hemingway pointed to several outrageous examples of poor press coverage of the Supreme Court's unanimous move to send Obamacare's HHS contraception mandate case back to the lower courts.
Hemingway's core observation was that usually plaintiff-sympathetic establishment press outlets "suddenly have trouble even naming the Little Sisters of the Poor" until their stories' very late paragraphs. She even found that Adam Liptak's story at the New York Times, one of the establishment press's two primary gatekeepers, failed to mention the Little Sisters at all in a 1,283-word report. One item she did not cite was at the Associated Press, the other primary gatekeeper, where the coverage was in some respects even worse.
By P.J. Gladnick | | May 22, 2016 | 8:32 PM EDT
You might have heard the tales of horror over the supposed throwing of chairs by disgruntled Bernie Sanders supporters at the recent Democrat convention in Nevada. Several news outlets repeated those fables to demonstrate how barbaric the Sandernistas are in stark contrast to the "civilized" folks who support Hillary Clinton. California Senator Barbara Boxer who was present even claimed that she feared for her safety. However, one problem. No chairs were thrown. Snopes.Com has rated that story as false.
By Tom Blumer | | May 22, 2016 | 7:12 PM EDT
Friday morning, the Louisville Courier-Journal gave the Kentucky chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America priceless free publicity by promoting the group's "event on gun violence Saturday at Spalding University in Louisville."
Reporter/promoter Deborah Yetter relayed the group's hype that "Due to limited space, organizers are asking people to register in advance for free tickets." As seen after the jump, the space may have been "limited," but the attendance at Saturday's event was even more limited:
Ex-Conservative Tells Hillary-Haters to ‘Get Over’ Their Obsession With Her ‘Trivial…Petty’ ScandalsBy Tom Johnson | | May 22, 2016 | 6:25 PM EDT
Damon Linker, a self-described former “conservative intellectual” (he was an editor at First Things) believes that Hillary Clinton’s policy positions are “good enough” to earn the votes of current conservatives, given that a Donald Trump administration would pose a “national threat” and that most right-wing Hillary-hatred “lack[s] any rational connection to reality.”
Take Hillary’s scandals -- please, take them. “Every single accusation is trivial. Petty. Penny-ante,” Linker asserted in a Thursday column for The Week. “Yes, even the business about Clinton's private email server. And especially the septic tank full of hyped-up, conspiracy-laden nonsense that goes by the name of ‘Benghazi.’ (If well-meaning members of the conservative movement want to explore how the Republican electorate ended up hoodwinked by a transparent charlatan-demagogue like Donald Trump, they could do worse than reflecting on their own complicity in publicizing, or at least failing to defuse, this endless, cockamamie ‘scandal.’)”
By Clay Waters | | May 22, 2016 | 6:05 PM EDT
Left-wing bias; it’s not just for the news pages. The New York Times Weekend Arts roundup demonstrates how it saturates the paper, even -- perhaps especially -- in the paper’s Manhattan-centric cultural coverage, with rants about racist voter suppression in 2016 and how high-end art buyers "control the inequitable economy in America today."
By Tim Graham | | May 22, 2016 | 5:03 PM EDT
“Begrudging WaPo” became a trending topic on Twitter on Sunday afternoon as Paul Bedard at the Washington Examiner mocked how the Washington Post buried the lead in Sunday’s story on their new poll:
It took 219 words to get to the point: "Republican Donald Trump leads Democrat Hillary Clinton among registered voters 46 percent to 44 percent."
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | May 22, 2016 | 3:59 PM EDT
Host Brian Stelter raised a very important question on Sunday’s Reliable Sources, “Is media to blame for political polarization?” The popular opinion on the panel was yes, the media does deserve blame for the “hyper-partisan” nature of modern politics. But Journalist Carl Bernstein went farther with a scathing condemnation of how reporting is conducted by the media today. “It's been an abdication of responsibility,” he exclaimed, showing his disgust with modern journalism.
By Tim Graham | | May 22, 2016 | 12:42 PM EDT
The Washington Post announces it’s a liberal newspaper by highlighting right-wing extremism and coddling left-wing extremism. Both of these happened in Sunday’s paper. The front page carries a story on the threat of “patriot” groups in Oregon – the only times the Post wants to present people defending liberty and the Constitution is when they’re 9-11 truthers who conduct paramilitary exercises on weekends.
But The Washington Post Magazine carried an article that made a platform for “The New Language of Protest,” asking campus leftists to explain “safe spaces,” “trigger warnings,” and “microaggressions.” Shutting down speech is somehow described as “a new civil rights movement.”
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | May 22, 2016 | 12:27 PM EDT
No matter how hard she tries Hillary Clinton cannot seem to be able to put Bernie Sanders away once and for all, and the liberal media is not happy about it. On his Sunday show This Week, Clinton Foundation donor and former aide to President Bill Clinton, George Stephanopoulos badgered Senator Sanders about his steep chances of winning and how he’s hurting the Democratic Party’s ability to win in November. “Can you lay out a credible path to stopping her,” the host asked of Sanders.
By Daniel Garza | | May 22, 2016 | 8:45 AM EDT
Univision’s May 19, 2016 edition of its late-night national news show Edición Nocturna featured a completely favorable story about drug legalization activist Jerónimo Saldaña, the creator and vendor of baseball caps that are stamped with the slogan “Make America Mexico Again.” Saldaña says he was inspired to start making and selling the hats after first seeing one on the Latino Rebels Facebook page and because, as he puts it, he just flat-out doesn’t like Trump. Surprising nobody, in its report Univision included no critical or opposing views against the hat.
By Brent Baker | | May 22, 2016 | 12:16 AM EDT
BuzzFeed’s Chris Geidner got a sit-down with President Obama at the White House this past Monday afternoon and, as NBC’s Jimmy Fallon noticed, in waiting for Obama to arrive for the live session he became a bit obsessed with the door to the room.
By Tim Graham | | May 21, 2016 | 10:01 PM EDT
Truth Revolt reports that Sean Penn is not the toast of the Cannes Film Festival. He’s just toast. His new film The Last Face flopped badly. One critic said "There were several lines so wincingly written and embarrassingly delivered that they caused the audience at the press screening to burst into sarcastic applause."
By Brent Baker | | May 21, 2016 | 8:50 PM EDT
“Clueless for $400.” This past week Jeopardy! aired its “Power Players” shows recorded in Washington, DC back on Saturday, April 9. Viewers were treated to some embarrassing moments for several prominent journalists, including CNN’s Anderson Cooper and Kate Bolduan, who were seemingly ill-informed about relatively recent events in the news. The video below shows five of the biggest flubs, focused just on current events/recent history questions it’s reasonable to expect a journalist to be knowledgeable about.