The women of ABC’s The View on Friday trashed the Republicans at Thursday’s debate, comparing them to the deviants caught in episodes of To Catch a Predator. Another co-host suggested the candidates were like cops in police brutality videos. After gushing about debate co-moderator Megyn Kelly’s hair, Sunny Hostin cheered the video montage that Fox used of Ted Cruz seemingly shifting positions on immigration.
By Sam Dorman | January 29, 2016 | 4:33 PM EST
At what point do journalists stop feigning objectivity and become bald-faced activists?
Someone should ask Telemundo’s evening news reporter Vanessa Hauc.
By Randy Hall | January 29, 2016 | 4:17 PM EST
While there were plenty of fireworks during Thursday night's Republican debate on the Fox News Channel, one of the most interesting moments took place off camera, when co-host Megyn Kelly referred to the GOP front-runner – who didn't attend the final event before the Iowa Caucuses on Monday -- as “He Who Must Not Be Named,” a phrase often used to describe Voldemort, the evil wizard in the 'Harry Potter' books and films.
During an interview after the event, Texas Senator Ted Cruz told Kelly: “Well, you know, you were joking just before we went on air that it was sort of like Voldemort, 'He Who Must Not Be Named.'”
By Mairead McArdle | January 29, 2016 | 3:22 PM EST
God, it seems, is still not dead. In fact, he’s about to prove it again in Iowa on Sunday.
Tickets sold out in 24 hours for a pre-screening of the movie God’s Not Dead 2, hosted by former Arkansas governor and 2016 Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee. The first of Huckabee’s two pre-screenings will be on Sunday, Jan 31, the eve of the Iowa caucuses.
By Brad Wilmouth | January 29, 2016 | 3:14 PM EST
Appearing as a guest on Friday's Morning Joe on MSNBC, former ABC This Week co-host Cokie Roberts -- currently a political commentator with the network -- made an unusually blunt slam against opponents of amnesty for illegal immigrants as she suggested that conservatives who opposed the left-leaning George W. Bush plan were not among those who "had a brain." She also provocatively warned that the GOP "can't keep winning by being a bunch of old, grumpy white men."
By Tim Graham | January 29, 2016 | 2:32 PM EST
Comedian Tim Allen, now in a fifth season of his ABC sitcom Last Man Standing, started tongues wagging when he compared the Clintons to herpes in a joke to The Hollywood Reporter.
Allen is a television rarity in that he's taken two sitcoms past the 100-episode mark, and this one is also very rare in its appeal to people who like seeing a little Democrat-bashing in their comedy:
By Alatheia Larsen | January 29, 2016 | 1:54 PM EST
Communism is winning out over capitalism in today’s college classrooms.
Less than 170 years after its publication, Karl Marx’s Communist Manifesto is the third most often assigned text in college, according to MarketWatch. The business news site reported that a new online database of college syllabi showed how much colleges use Marx’s book. That made Marx “the most assigned economist” in higher education classes.
By Ken Shepherd | January 29, 2016 | 1:38 PM EST
MSNBC is no fan of conservative Texas Republican Ted Cruz, and the network has done it's share of boosting Donald Trump. So perhaps it's no surprise that it's top story this morning is a headline screaming out Trump's trollish line about the Cuban-American being an "anchor baby" from Canada.
By Scott Whitlock | January 29, 2016 | 1:33 PM EST
The journalists on Good Morning America, Friday, spun Hillary Clinton as staying “above the fray” in her battle with Bernie Sanders, saying the former Secretary of State was cautiously optimistic.” CBS This Morning saw the Democratic fight as almost “affectionate” when compared to the Republicans. On NBC’s Today, Andrea Mitchell playfully boxed with Sanders.
By Nicholas Fondacaro | January 29, 2016 | 12:46 PM EST
MSNBC may have let the cat out of the bag on Friday morning’s episode of Morning Joe. The liberal media want Donald Trump to be the GOP nominee, and will hail his skill at manipulating them. Joe Scarborough admitted that the way the media covers Trump is way over the top. “We were going over homework and we turned on the TV and I'm glad I did. It was Trump's plane landing in Des Moines. And I swear to God -- It was like the pope had landed with the Middle East peace pact to end 3,000 years of war.”
By Kyle Drennen | January 29, 2016 | 10:14 AM EST
After devoting nearly ten minutes of air time to Donald Trump’s boycott of the Republican debate on Thursday’s evening newscasts (rather than preview the debate itself), on Friday morning, the three broadcast networks offered over 21 minutes of political coverage continuing to hype Trump’s absence while only managing 7 minutes for the GOP contenders who participated in the event.
By Mark Finkelstein | January 29, 2016 | 7:48 AM EST
With news of the death of Paul Kantner of Jefferson Airplane, let's borrow a line from another group of the late '60s, Buffalo Springfield: "there's something happening here." What it is ain't exactly clear, but it doesn't seem to bode well for Hillary Clinton.
Today's Morning Joe featured an ominous exchange between Joe Scarborough and Mark Halperin. The notion was that a variety of sources--from a senior network exec, to top Obama admin officials, to FBI agents--are saying the same thing: the FBI investigation of Hillary is much further along than most people realize. Listen to Halperin: "the body language among some Obama administration officials is, this is more serious, and something's going to happen."
By Tim Graham | January 29, 2016 | 7:29 AM EST
Washington Post media blogger Erik Wemple isn’t subtle in describing an exodus of top staffers from Politico. His headline is “Politico Implodes.” It sounds like an internal battle with the boss, Robert Allbritton, as Politico seeks to expand its reach.
"In what can be described only as a cataclysm in Beltway media, CEO Jim VandeHei is leaving Politico, the eight-year-old politics website that shook up Washington journalism...And in what can be described only as a mega-cataclysm, Politico Chief White House correspondent Mike Allen is joining VandeHei in rushing toward the exits of Politico’s Rosslyn headquarters."
By Curtis Houck | January 29, 2016 | 3:17 AM EST
By virtue of its late-night time slot, ABC’s Nightline received the first crack among the major broadcast networks at reacting to Thursday’s Republican presidential debate and, as per the liberal media’s pattern, made all candidates not named Donald Trump an afterthought as three minutes and 34 seconds out of the six-minute-and-58-second segment were devoted to Trump and his boycott of the debate.
By Curtis Houck | January 29, 2016 | 2:20 AM EST
CNN chief political analyst Gloria Borger was one of eight panelists on CNN’s post-Republican presidential debate coverage late Thursday and, at one point, expressed her distaste for Senator Marco Rubio’s debate performance as “quite intense,” “too tense for the format,” and “frozen.” Prior to that, Borger ruled just past the 11:35 p.m. Eastern mark that, with Donald Trump boycotting the debate, “Cruz had the target on his back tonight, though, and I don’t think he weathered it all that well.”