In a commencement address to the University of Mississippi last Saturday, NBC anchor Tom Brokaw lectured that “more guns” “will mean more homegrown acts of terror.” The veteran journalist, who worked for years with the unreliable Brian Williams, also dismissed websites that say “to heck with the truth.” On guns, Brokaw chided, “I'm appalled by the determination of organizations and individuals to arm more people without any appreciation of the consequence of ever more lethal weapons in our midst.” He added, “More guns and more firearm tolerance will mean more homegrown acts of terror.”
By Mairead McArdle | | May 19, 2016 | 4:51 PM EDT
Everyone from Fred Astaire to Miley Cyrus is an offender when it comes to accidentally mocking other cultures, sometimes just by referencing them. “Cultural appropriation” is the newest sin against political correctness.
Outrage over culture caricatures spiked this year over everything from supermodels in Native American headdresses to sports team names. Movies and music were a popular battleground for the blame game.
By Kristine Marsh | | May 19, 2016 | 3:54 PM EDT
On CNN Thursday afternoon, Chris Cuomo sat down with Hillary Clinton to discuss the recent conflicts in the Democratic party and what her strategy will be to defeat Trump, if she becomes the eventual nominee. Instead of asking hard-hitting questions that have been raised by Clinton’s critics, Cuomo followed the majority of the media’s example and asked Clinton sympathetic softball questions like, “Do you ever feel compelled to defend your honor [or] the honor of your husband?” and How does your mother “inspire” you to “get up” after being attacked?
By Maggie McKneely | | May 19, 2016 | 3:21 PM EDT
The Huffington Post has uncovered a fact that thousands of Biblical scholars and theologians have missed: Jesus was the first transgender man.
To HuffPo writer Suzanne Dewitt Hall, “the current flap in conservative Christian circles about bathroom access is a bit baffling.” She claims that God created transgenders in Genesis, after all.
By Katie Yoder | | May 19, 2016 | 3:04 PM EDT
ABC’s The View crew are divorce’s biggest fan – except for one lone co-host.
On Wednesday, Whoopi Goldberg voiced her support of divorce, a topic she argued was “nowhere in the Bible” or in the Ten Commandments. On her own in this argument, co-host Sunny Hostin described marriage as an “unbreakable bond” (even if, as Joy Behar asked, her husband cheated on her with all the other View ladies). For her convictions, the others deemed her “crazy.”
By NB Staff | | May 19, 2016 | 2:32 PM EDT
In his first television appearance since the highly-anticipated meeting on Wednesday between Facebook and the nation’s top conservative leaders, Media Research Center President Brent Bozell told Fox Business Network’s Neil Cavuto Thursday afternoon that he “left encouraged” that the site wants to fix the “erosion of trust” set forth by allegations of censoring conservative news topics.
By Daniel Garza | | May 19, 2016 | 1:06 PM EDT
Our friends at Fusion want your young teens to stop by the Fashion Square Mall and pick up the latest in Hijab wear. It goes fabulous with the leopard skin Fendi handbag, I’m told. Fusion, the hyper-left sister-network of Univision, continues their attempt to make Islam cool by presenting us with their latest piece titled ‘America’s first Muslim clothing store says Islamic fashion isn’t just for Muslims.’ The author of the article, Alaa Basatneh, so far has written 16 articles for Fusion – every single one of them either directly or indirectly pushing an Islam-centered public relations agenda.
By Kyle Drennen | | May 19, 2016 | 1:02 PM EDT
On Thursday’s NBC Today, correspondent Andrea Mitchell was so deep in the tank for Hillary Clinton that the veteran reporter claimed a major scoop from her own network about Bill Clinton being accused of rape was a “discredited” story. Mitchell was aghast that Donald Trump mentioned rape allegations against the former president during a Wednesday night interview: “...using that word unprompted during an interview last night...bringing up a discredited and long-denied accusation against former President Bill Clinton...”
By Kristine Marsh | | May 19, 2016 | 12:53 PM EDT
It’s ironic when outspoken liberal women who moan about “women’s rights” come to the defense of men with multiple accusations of sexual crimes against women, even rape, simply because they’re Democrats. On Thursday’s The View, co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar did just that, coming to the Clintons’ defense over Juanita Broaddrick’s rape accusations and, along with Sunny Hostin, dismissing Broaddrick’s “credibility.”
By Scott Whitlock | | May 19, 2016 | 12:39 PM EDT
The journalists at ABC’s Good Morning America and CBS This Morning on Thursday offered groaning coverage of Donald Trump “rehashing” “old” rape allegations about Bill Clinton. Given the networks’s past hesitance in covering the claims against the Democrat, it’s clear these journalists probably didn’t enjoy highlighting them now. On CBS, Major Garrett reminded, “In an interview Wednesday, Donald Trump previewed a potential general election attack, rehashing accusations made against former President Bill Clinton.” On Good Morning America, former Clinton operative George Stephanopoulos marveled, “Donald Trump launches his toughest attack yet on Bill Clinton calling out his history with women. Even bringing up rape.”
By Matthew Balan | | May 19, 2016 | 12:36 PM EDT
Gayle King quickly corrected herself on Thursday's CBS This Morning, after revealing that "we were all laughing" at the strife within the Republican Party during the presidential primaries. The open Obama supporter pointed out that Bernie Sanders was "clearly very irritated that Democratic leaders would even suggest that he has something to do with the violence that may or may not occur," and wondered, "What is this doing to the Democratic Party? We were all laughing — not laughing, but saying the Republicans don't have it together; and now here, the Democrats seem to be a hot mess."
By Tim Graham | | May 19, 2016 | 12:33 PM EDT
In the wake of Donald Trump suggesting Bill Clinton is a rapist, Yahoo is running an article by its chief national correspondent Lisa Belkin titled “When Trump made a pass at me. And why it matters.”
“Made a pass?” To many readers, that implies Trump implied a sexual interest. The actual tale is milder than that.
By Tom Blumer | | May 19, 2016 | 12:18 PM EDT
Three offensive elements pervaded the Associated Press's Monday coverage of Hillary Clinton's statement that she will put her husband "in charge of revitalizing the economy." The first was how AP reporters Lisa Lerer and Catherin Lucey decided to resurrect the infamous "2-for-1 offer" then-presidential candidate Bill Clinton campaigned on in 1992 — an especially weak move, given its real-world results during the first two years of his presidency. The second was the reporters' implicit assumption that political beliefs are infinitely fungible if the old ones are getting in the way of a leftist's march towards victory. Finally, the AP pair engaged in blatant historical revisionism in glorifying the economy of the 1990s.
By Maggie McKneely | | May 19, 2016 | 12:06 PM EDT
Superheroes are so last year. In 2016, cannibalism is all the rage.
The Cannes film festival is where everyone who’s anyone in the film industry goes to show off their latest flick and fashion. This year, reporters noted that one on-screen theme seemed oddly prevalent: cannibalism.
By Erik Soderstrom | | May 19, 2016 | 11:07 AM EDT
After four seasons, ABC’s country music drama Nashville seems to have found only one coherent theme: country music fans are violent homophobes. On the flipside, “It’s Sure Gonna Hurt” was an apropos title for an episode that shamelessly pounded messaging instead of focusing on good storytelling.