According to The New York Times, Will Dana, the managing editor who oversaw Rolling Stone’s trumped up UVA gang rape story, is leaving the magazine.
By Randy Hall | July 30, 2015 | 6:48 PM EDT
Comcast Corp.’s NBCUniversal company is close to a deal in which the “media giant” will invest a staggering $250 million to increase its holdings in several liberal websites -- including BuzzFeed and Vox Media -- as the corporation searches for ways to reach younger audiences, according to an article written by Shalini Ramachandran and Lukas Alpert for the Wall Street Journal's website on Thursday.
The reporters call BuzzFeed “a hot new media property that has built a huge audience of young users over the past several years.” The deal would increase the website's value to about $1.5 billion.
By Ken Shepherd | July 30, 2015 | 6:19 PM EDT
The string of Planned Parenthood sting videos and their shocking revelations will "silence" pro-choice Democrats who are seeking to electoral defeat and/or setbacks against abortion rights, Daily Beast writers Samantha Allen and Olivia Nuzzi argued in their July 30 piece, "Why Dems Don’t Want to Talk About Planned Parenthood."
By Spencer Raley | July 30, 2015 | 6:03 PM EDT
During his MSNBC newscast on thursday morning, Jose Diaz-Balart abandoned his reporting to push his opinion on the death of “Cecil The Lion.” In the newscast, Diaz-Balart, along with Democratic Congresswoman Betty McCollum from Minnesota, called a larger focus on animal rights, and condemned big game hunting in general.
By Tom Blumer | July 30, 2015 | 5:45 PM EDT
The bar-lowering in the business press continues.
In the wake of today's disappointing news from the government on U.S. economic growth, an email from CNNMoney.com failed to properly describe reported second-quarter growth, and falsely characterized today's results as "solid":
By Scott Whitlock | July 30, 2015 | 5:18 PM EDT
Wolf Blitzer grilled Rand Paul on Thursday, demanding to know why the Republican presidential candidate would dare advocate the defunding of Planned Parenthood. Quoting liberal talking points, he complained, "Why do you want to defund Planned Parenthood? Because, as you know, according to Planned Parenthood, Cecile Richards, the president of the organization, they serve 2.5 million people, a lot of poor people, a lot of poor women out there." Blitzer chided, "Tell us why you would defund, if you had your way, the entire organization." Paul shot back: "I know pro- choice people who are upset about [the selling of baby organs]. Even Hillary Clinton, who is not sure when life begins, she's even disturbed by this. You have to realize, this is really disturbing a lot of people from all spectrums of life."
By Tim Graham | July 30, 2015 | 4:16 PM EDT
On Thursday, Washington Post writer Dan Zak (@MrDanZak) unloaded on Twitter in general as a blabby mess. Zak was praising a satirical-Nixon account at @dick_nixon operated by a New York playwright, and dropped this bomb:
"Most of Twitter, especially around a big event, is nonstop nonsense, the equivalent of a billion babies with a billion rattles."
By Javier Zurita | July 30, 2015 | 3:48 PM EDT
“California continues to be one of the most generous states with immigrants,” was how anchor Satcha Pretto launched into a recent Univision morning news story about the implementation of a new California initiative that will channel $15 million of taxpayer money to organizations such as Hermandad Mexicana (the Mexican Brotherhood), in order to “help those who are trying to acquire their citizenship.”
By Matthew Balan | July 30, 2015 | 3:36 PM EDT
CNN's Alisyn Camerota regurgitated common liberal talking points in defense of federal funding for Planned Parenthood on Thursday's New Day as she interviewed Senator Joni Ernst. Camerota noted that Senator Ernst "sponsored a bill to defund them," and spotlighted that "the argument against that is that Planned Parenthood provides a whole host of services beyond abortion services. They provide birth control; they provide cancer screenings that...tens of thousands of women and men rely upon."
By Ken Shepherd | July 30, 2015 | 3:06 PM EDT
As the American news media loses its collective mind over a poached lion in Zimbabwe -- all the while virtually ignoring the latest Planned Parenthood revelations -- citizens of the African nation --who suffer sky-high inflation and unemployment under a dictatorial leftist regime -- can't see what the fuss is all about.
By Katie Yoder | July 30, 2015 | 2:49 PM EDT
The broadcast news shows covered Cecil the lion more in one day than they spent on the Planned Parenthood videos in two weeks – and that discrepancy only continues to grow.
In two days, ABC, NBC and CBS have spent 30 minutes, 1 second on Cecil, a famed African lion shot by an American dentist. But anchors couldn’t spare nearly as much time for the videos exposing Planned Parenthood’s harvesting of aborted baby parts. Since the release of the Center for Medical Progress’ first video two weeks ago, the networks have spent only 11 minutes, 13 seconds on the story.
The View’s Nicolle Wallace: Comparison of Planned Parenthood to Lion Scandal is ‘A Disgrace to Cecil’By Sarah Stites | July 30, 2015 | 1:51 PM EDT
On today’s session of The View, supposed “conservative voice” Nicolle Wallace again showed her true liberal colors.
In a discussion surrounding Cecil the Lion, co-host Raven-Symoné declared that “people for #BlackLivesMatter are outlash – are backlashing too, because they said ‘it’s a lion, but when we tried to start a movement, it didn’t get as much hoopla.’ And I don’t believe that’s true.”
By Tom Johnson | July 30, 2015 | 1:00 PM EDT
“The blue-collar white males who make up the GOP base” are between a rock and a hard place, suggests The Washington Monthly's David Atkins. The Republican party doesn’t represent their economic interests, but “their inherent racism, sexism and distrust of government” won’t allow them to vote Democratic.
As a result, argued Atkins in a Sunday post, they’re waging an ideological “insurgent war,” and, moreover, “many of them see a day coming when their nativist, secessionist political insurgency may become an active military insurgency, and they intend to be armed to the teeth in the event that they deem it necessary. The GOP electorate isn’t choosing a potential president: they’re choosing a rebel leader. The Republican base doesn’t intend to go down compromising. They intend to go down fighting.”
By Kyle Drennen | July 30, 2015 | 12:48 PM EDT
In article on Thursday entitled “Clinton’s Planned Parenthood ties run deep,” Politico reporters Annie Karni and Anna Plamer touted “opportunities for the Democratic front-runner” despite the scandal swirling around the abortion provider: “And while Republicans seized on the scandal to attack Clinton – demanding that she return the group’s campaign contributions – some Democrats were quick to see some silver linings.”
By Scott Whitlock | July 30, 2015 | 12:31 PM EDT
NBC and ABC on Thursday morning ignored the latest example of an illegal immigrant, who could have been detained, going on a crime spree. However, the networks both found time to cover the indictment of a Cincinnati cop for murder. Only CBS This Morning highlighted the disturbing rampage of Juan Emmanuel Razo. Gayle King explained, "...Another illegal from Mexico immigrant faces murder charges in the U.S. Police in Ohio say they stopped him weeks before the killing but they were told to let him go."