Mike Allen at Politico offered a snippet of Washington Post Nixon-trashing legend Bob Woodward’s commencement address at the Superdome for Loyola University in New Orleans. In addressing the intersection of money and politics, Woodward said “there is some truth” to the notion that the media has recently “lost its investigative zeal.”
By Katie Yoder | May 11, 2015 | 3:55 PM EDT
Pro-choice celebrities took to Twitter this Mother’s Day to (ironically?) celebrate life.
While they often bash attempts to defund Planned Parenthood or restrict abortion, pro-choice actresses acknowledged the value of their mothers – mothers that gave them life – this Mother’s Day.
By Kristine Marsh | May 11, 2015 | 3:42 PM EDT
Presbyterians chanting “Death to America!” Methodists beheading people on video, and those hateful Episcopalian fundamentalists stoning women to death for being raped. The world is clearly in the grip of a Christian terror crisis. Well, no. But Marc Lamont Hill would have CNN viewers believe Christians are as terror-prone as Islamists.
A CNN panel with host Don Lemon, CNN conservative commentator Ben Ferguson, and Lamont Hill argued about over the recent shootings in Texas by Islamic radicals over a “draw Mohammed” cartoon contest.
By Joseph Rossell | May 11, 2015 | 2:59 PM EDT
Not content to promote climate alarmism solely through biased journalism, The Guardian (UK) moved into full-fledged activist territory with an anti-fossil fuels petition campaign called #KeepItInTheGround.
The Guardian’s editor-in-chief Alan Rusbridger publicized the paper’s campaign with a video he was in as well as a write up, on April 30. He said The Guardian started the “Keep it in the Ground” campaign in March to urge the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to divest its entire $43.5 endowment from fossil fuel assets. More than 190,000 Guardian readers supported the call on the Gates’ to “help stop climate change” by divesting.
By Tom Blumer | May 11, 2015 | 2:37 PM EDT
With Camden Yards set to hold its first fan-attended Baltimore Orioles game in over two weeks tonight, it's a good time to go back to a May 2 item by Meredith Shiner at Yahoo Politics.
Readers may remember the Duke-"educated" Shiner as the person who was flabbergasted that GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz cited "God-given rights" when he announced his candidacy on March 23, tweeting in part: "Bizarre to talk about how rights are God-made and not man-made ... When Constitution was man-made?" Few will be surprised that Shiner's interview of Democratic Congressman Elijah Cummings is an income inequality-obsessed de facto puff piece which lets Cummings completely off the hook for worsening conditions in the district he has represented since 1996.
By Joseph Rossell | May 11, 2015 | 1:36 PM EDT
Overcoming climate change is a challenge for those "coming of age," much like World War II was for the Greatest Generation, Bill Nye "The Science Guy" asserted.
Nye claimed that climate change was "certainly the most serious problem facing humankind right now" while on HuffPost Live May 7 with host Josh Zepps.
By Jeffrey Meyer | May 11, 2015 | 12:59 PM EDT
On Mother’s Day, Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd and NBC contributor Maria Shriver, former First Lady of California, bemoaned that the United States ranked far behind Norway in government mandated services, such as paid maternity leave, for all women. Todd: "Among 193 member states of the United Nations, the United States and seven other countries have no paid maternity leave. Five of those seven countries are Pacific Island nations."
By Kyle Drennen | May 11, 2015 | 12:39 PM EDT
After being pressed by NBC's Late Night host Seth Myers and Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd about failing to purchase the domain name CarlyFiorina.org, Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina cleverly hit back by buying SethMeyers.org and ChuckTodd.org. On Monday's Today, trying to deflect from the GOP contender outsmarting their colleagues, the hosts searched for another unclaimed Fiorina web address to use to embarrass her.
By Tim Graham | May 11, 2015 | 12:26 PM EDT
All of NBC’s bleeding-heart coverage of tattered American race relations – including the racial struggles of Michelle Obama – might sound awfully tinny if they don’t keep black anchorman Lester Holt in the Nightly News anchor chair.
In a new Brian Williams story at the Daily Beast, “a prominent black broadcast journalist who knows Holt” told them: “If Brian does not come back and Lester does not get the job, it’s going to get ugly. You can only imagine.”
By Scott Whitlock | May 11, 2015 | 11:45 AM EDT
As the controversy swirling around the Clinton Foundation continued to grow, Monday, only CBS This Morning covered the revelation that the Clintons attempted to pressure a well-known charity watchdog into withdrawing its objections. Despite a combined six hours of air-time, ABC's Good Morning America and NBC's Today ignored the story.
By Jeffrey Meyer | May 11, 2015 | 10:30 AM EDT
On Monday morning, the “Big Three” (ABC, CBS, and NBC) networks rushed to promote Michelle Obama’s commencement speech at Tuskegee University in Alabama over the weekend. On CBS This Morning, Co-host Gayle declared “First Lady Michelle Obama’s receiving praise this morning for a commencement address at Tuskegee University. Her speech on Saturday offered some of her most candid remarks on how she’s grown into her historic role.”
By Tim Graham | May 11, 2015 | 6:43 AM EDT
On Sunday Washington Post drama critic Peter Marks underlined how liberals can’t stand even to sit in the presence of conservatives, even when actors are playing them. At Washington's Arena Stage, the play The Originalist about Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia, a liberal audience member couldn’t hack five minutes before leaving:
By Tom Blumer | May 10, 2015 | 11:21 PM EDT
Chuck Todd should have been ready for this, but he wasn't.
Just a few days days ago, on the very network at which Todd toils, "Late Night" comedian Seth Meyers thought he would be cute and embarrass GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina over not registering the CarlyFiorina.org domain, thereby allowing a critic to take it and use it as a platform for criticizing her tenure as H-P's CEO. Fiorina then informed Meyers that she had just purchased SethMeyers.org moments earlier. When the ignorant comedian speculated that doing so must have been expensive, she told him that the price tag was cheap. On Sunday's "Meet the Press," Todd went after Fiorina over the same matter, with the same eventual result.
By Tom Blumer | May 10, 2015 | 8:41 PM EDT
On Thursday, Jennifer Grayson, who fancies herself as an "environmental journalist," exposed herself as a truly annoying scold.
Grayson wrote in a Washington Post column that those of us who show our appreciation for others by giving them flowers as part of our overall enjoyment of life are really showing that we are either ignorant of or don't "care about Mother Earth." Grayson concocts her case by demonstrating that basic math must not be a prerequisite for becoming an "environmental journalist."
By Tim Graham | May 10, 2015 | 3:40 PM EDT
NBC's Saturday Night Live awkwardly made fun of things you just cannot depict at risk of death. In a TV game show called Picture Perfect -- that looked a little like Pictionary and a little like NBC's own Hollywood Game Night -- cast member Bobby Moynihan (complete with Chris Farley-esque hair) was asked to draw an image of "The Prophet Muhammad."
"Hilarity" ensued when he and fellow cast member Kenan Thompson (playing actor Reginald VelJohnson of Die Hard and Family Matters) refused to comply and risk being murdered by jihadists: