During a speech in Baltimore on Saturday, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan justified the violence that took place in Ferguson, Missouri in the aftermath of the grand jury decision and called on African-Americans to “die for something” and “tear this goddamn country up” as peaceful protests only benefit “white folks.” Since Farrakhan’s remarks at Morgan State University became public, the major broadcast networks have all ignored the story completely in both their respective morning and evening newscasts.
By Curtis Houck | December 1, 2014 | 10:29 PM EST
On Monday night, the “big three” of ABC, CBS and NBC each spent portions of their evening newscasts reporting on the resignation of a House Republican staffer after she criticized Sasha and Malia Obama on her personal Facebook page. This marks the second full day of coverage since the first reports aired on Sunday morning and provides another example of a media double-standard between Democratic and Republican administrations.
During the CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley, CBS News senior White House correspondent Bill Plante characterized what GOP aide Elizabeth Lauten wrote as a “snarky posting” which anchor Scott Pelley said “sparked a firestorm.”
More Climate Alarmism From NYT's Davenport: Without Restrictions, World Going From 'Unpleasant' to 'Uninhabitable'By Clay Waters | December 1, 2014 | 10:18 PM EST
New York Times environmental reporter Coral Davenport continues to push climate alarmism with a lead story on Monday, "Optimism Faces Grave Realities at Climate Talks." Davenport's environmental reporting specialty is singling out U.S. conservatives for putting the world at risk.
TMZ Politics Twitter Account Nails It!: MSM Goes Crazy Over Lauten, Ignores Obama's Alleged Child-Rapist FundraiserBy Ken Shepherd | December 1, 2014 | 8:45 PM EST
TMZ Politics has a great tweet tonight that summarizes the absolute absurdity of the liberal national news media's priorities.
Bozell: It's Hard to Blame Media Alone for 'Shutdown' Bias When Republicans Themselves Buy Into Liberal SpinBy NB Staff | December 1, 2014 | 5:57 PM EST
While liberal media bias certainly doesn't help matters when it comes to assigning "blame" for government shutdowns, Media Research Center president Brent Bozell told Fox News host Neil Cavuto this afternoon that the real problem is "Republicans themselves are blaming themselves" by running as far as they can from the possibility of using a government shutdown as leverage for addressing President Obama's executive amnesty overreach.
By Ken Shepherd | December 1, 2014 | 4:03 PM EST
If you want to have less Fergusons, you'll need more college-educated cops walking the beat. That's the essential thesis of Keli Goff's latest piece at the Daily Beast.
By Matthew Balan | December 1, 2014 | 3:41 PM EST
On Monday's At This Hour, CNN's Brian Stelter brushed aside a regular conservative critique about the media – that the press has a double standard about covering controversial remarks from Republican/conservative officials, while ignoring similar comments from Democrats/liberals. Stelter, replying to a Republican flack's attack on the news coverage of GOP staffer Elizabeth Lauten's critique of the Obama daughters, asserted that "this was about a slow news cycle. There was...a void of stuff to talk about over the weekend....So, I think that has a lot to do with it."
Chris Rock: Obama’s the Shaq, Not the Michael Jordan, of Presidents, But ‘It’s Still a Hall of Fame Career’By Tom Johnson | December 1, 2014 | 2:47 PM EST
In an interview with New York magazine, the comedian-actor commented, “It’s not that Obama’s disappointing. It’s just his best album might have been his first album.” Rock also dealt with topics including huge improvements in American racial relations and his belief that “Ellen DeGeneres [is] the gay Rosa Parks.”
By Jeffrey Meyer | December 1, 2014 | 2:45 PM EST
On December 11, the continuing resolution currently funding the federal government will expire and that seemed like the perfect opportunity for the folks at National Public Radio to speculate about a possible GOP-caused government shutdown. Appearing on NPR’s Morning Edition on Monday, December 1, Steve Inskeep and Cokie Roberts went to great lengths discussing how the Republican Party could shut down the federal government. Even though Roberts conceded that a shutdown was unlikely, the NPR correspondent did her best to repeatedly play up how the GOP wants to “to keep the option open all the time.”
By Tom Blumer | December 1, 2014 | 2:44 PM EST
A week ago, New Orleans Saints tight end Benjamin Watson put up a Facebook post reacting to events in Ferguson, Missouri. It has generated an astonishing 825,000 likes and 458,000 shares as of 1 PM ET today.
As will be seen later, CNN's print report on Watson's post by Steve Almasy treated the player's references to sin, Jesus Christ, and the Gospel as if they were potentially toxic. Additionally, the accompanying CNN video at Almasy's writeup doesn't show how the conversation between Watson and the network's Brooke Baldwin really ended, i.e., very abruptly.
By Kristine Marsh | December 1, 2014 | 1:50 PM EST
Chris Rock used to be a funny actor and stand-up comic. But in recent years he’s seems to have taken on the role of full-time apologist for President Obama, his failing policies and the ideology that informs them. The effect on Rock, as an interview on New York magazine's Vulture site reveals, isn’t funny. Bizarre and sad, but not funny.
Here are seven of the craziest things Rock said in the interview:
By Kyle Drennen | December 1, 2014 | 1:08 PM EST
Between Sunday and Monday, all three broadcast networks devoted full reports to a Republican congressional staffer criticizing the Obama daughters on her personal Facebook page. On ABC's Good Morning America on Sunday, host Dan Harris proclaimed: "The online outrage over an attack on President Obama's daughters. A Republican congressional staffer posting a rant on Facebook about the way Sasha and Malia looked and acted at this moment here during the White House turkey pardoning the other day."
By Tim Graham | December 1, 2014 | 12:48 PM EST
The Washington Post claims to be a newspaper that can find and report the conflict in today’s public square. But the Post and cub reporter T. Rees Shapiro couldn’t find one angry person who was delayed for half an hour by a human chain of protesters across Interstate 395 in Washington, DC.
Shapiro could only find people who thought it laudable, reasonable, or even a learning experience:
By Scott Whitlock | December 1, 2014 | 12:11 PM EST
ObamaCare has yet another problem, but one wouldn't know it from the networks. ABC and NBC on Monday ignored a new Washington Post report finding that small businesses are not embracing the President's health care law. CBS This Morning covered the story, but only for a scant 15 seconds.
By Seton Motley | December 1, 2014 | 10:36 AM EST
As we’ve often discussed, the Tech World Media is just as hopelessly Leftist and lost as the broader Jurassic Press. They so often get it so very wrong - often because their absurd political perspective warps their alleged “reporting.”
Saturday gave us two additional exquisite examples - one each in Politico (henceforth Pathetico) and The Hill.