It was announced on Monday that Hillary Clinton's first national TV interview will go to CNN's Brianna Keilar, a journalist who previously fawned over the Democrat's appearance at Chipotle. Keilar also attended the wedding of a top Clinton aide two weeks ago. On April 14, Keilar hyped, "Yesterday she stopped at a Chipotle, a campaign aide sharing with us that she had a chicken burrito bowl with black beans and guacamole and an iced tea. And you know what that kind of detail tells you — it says, ‘She's just like us. She eats at Chipotle.'"
By Katie Yoder | July 6, 2015 | 3:53 PM EDT
Is Malia Obama Lena Dunham’s new intern? The media sure think so.
Celebrity sites recently spotted 17-year-old Malia Obama on location during the filming of HBO’s Girls in Brooklyn and hyped her internship with the show. Written and directed by Lena Dunham, the show boasts sex and nudity – but that didn’t stop the media from praising the “cool” first daughter’s “dream internship.”
By Yuri Perez | July 6, 2015 | 3:47 PM EDT
Small business owners often complain about being “choked” by ever-increasing mandated benefits, but rarely do you see their complaints presented in a clear and compelling way. An exception took place during coverage of the very latest mandated benefit in California: sick leave for part-time employees, which just took effect this month.
By Jeffrey Meyer | July 6, 2015 | 3:29 PM EDT
On Sunday, the political panel on CNN’s State of the Union with Jake Tapper blasted the Clinton campaign for the horrible optics of Mrs. Clinton use of a moving rope line to separate herself from the media during a 4th of July parade in New Hampshire.
By Kyle Drennen | July 6, 2015 | 2:45 PM EDT
In the wake of Hillary Clinton’s campaign roping off members of the press at a 4th of July parade in New Hampshire, ABC’s This Week host George Stephanopoulos appeared on Sunday’s Good Morning America to proclaim: “...right now I think the Clinton campaign sees the press, in some ways, as their major opponent. They think that’s where a lot of the trouble is gonna come from.”
By Andrew Miller | July 6, 2015 | 1:17 PM EDT
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 Sarah Stites | July 6, 2015 | 1:13 PM EDT
“To me suggesting I should treat gay marriage opposition as legitimate seems to me like suggesting I should have been unbiased about Jim Crow,” tweeted Hunter Walker, the Senior Political Correspondent for Business Insider.
Walker, the son of two lesbians, said last week that he generally likes “to think I am fairly objective and unbiased in my reporting and even my comments on this personal Twitter.” However, he declared, “I make absolutely no effort to hid [sic] the fact I am totally, completely pro-gay marriage.”
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 MediaBuzz, 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.