At the very end of Charlie Rose’s interview with Bill Clinton, as aired on Monday’s edition of his PBS show, the host sounded like James Lipton talking to thespians on Inside the Actors Studio as he tossed the following softball: “Let’s assume that you make it to heaven” and “God says when you get there — St. Peter, or whoever it is — says, ‘tell me what’s the most important thing that Clinton Foundation achieved?’”
By Curtis Houck | | September 13, 2016 | 4:35 PM EDT
CNN International host Christiane Amanpour was at it again on Monday night in flashing her far-left ideology as she used her eponymous show to angrily maim critics of Hillary Clinton and (a select few) in the media as sexist for raising questions about her health and hiding the pneumonia diagnosis and unwilling to let “a girl have a sick day or two.”
By Katie Yoder | | September 13, 2016 | 4:16 PM EDT
Reporters are “devaluing human life” while covering Zika, according to one senator. In an interview with MRC Culture at the 2016 Values Voter Summit on Saturday, Senator James Lankford (R-OK) criticized efforts to fund abortion giant Planned Parenthood with government money designated to fight the Zika virus. He also slammed the media reporting on Zika for believing that “if a child’s going to be born with any kind of deformities, we should just kill them before they come into the world.”
By Callista Ring | | September 13, 2016 | 4:00 PM EDT
The self-righteous hindsight of the left exposes itself again as progressive writer Lawrence Ware suggests, “Put simply, we need a new national anthem…” In an article published by The Root on September 12, Ware urged for the rewriting of the national anthem due to the “vicious legacy of who wrote this song and what it represents.” He referenced a Counterpunch article which argues that Francis Scott Key, the author of the national anthem, was a pro-slavery, black abusing, religious nut. To ask black people to stand for the national anthem, Counterpunch argued, is comparable to asking a Jewish person to stand for a song written by a Nazi.
By Edgard Portela | | September 13, 2016 | 3:59 PM EDT
The unrelenting liberal bias and political activism of Spanish-language television giant Univision during 2016 has finally sparked protest activity in front of the network’s Doral, Florida studios. A diverse and surprisingly numerous coalition of Trump supporters in South Florida - estimated by the Doral Police Department to number in the hundreds - made a spirited show of force outside Univision, calling on the network to “Tell the truth!” and “Stop being activists for amnesty!”
By Scott Whitlock | | September 13, 2016 | 3:35 PM EDT
The issue of Hillary Clinton’s attempt to hide her dramatic health scare from the American public certainly is a legitimate one. But, perhaps, Brian Williams isn’t the person to examine such a story. Yet, that’s who MSNBC had anchoring a discussion of the Democrat’s honesty, a man with his own questionable attachment to the truth.
By Kyle Drennen | | September 13, 2016 | 3:16 PM EDT
Appearing on Tuesday’s NBC Today, actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt gushed over playing NSA leaker Edward Snowden in a new movie and even compared the fugitive former intelligence analyst to a civil rights icon: “...he did break the law and he admits that he broke the law, but then there’s examples of people who break the law who aren’t necessarily doing the wrong thing. Like one example I thought of is Rosa Parks.”
By Brad Wilmouth | | September 13, 2016 | 2:44 PM EDT
As Donald Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway appeared as a guest on Tuesday's New Day, CNN co-host Alisyn Camerota suggested an equivalency between Hillary Clinton being secretive about actually being diagnosed with a serious illness and Donald Trump choosing to release a letter from his doctor instead of releasing his entire medical history, even though Trump has not had any public health episodes during his campaign.
The CNN host also brought up running mate Mike Pence's hesitance to specifically use Clinton's word "deplorable" to describe David Duke in a CNN interview, even though Pence immediately denounced the former KKK leader in the same appearance.
By Tom Johnson | | September 13, 2016 | 2:30 PM EDT
Hillary Clinton’s “basket of deplorables” comment isn’t just campaign fodder, believes Brian Beutler, who in a Monday piece argued that by telling “impolite truths,” Clinton pulled an already-loose thread and may have furthered the unraveling of the GOP. Assuming Donald Trump doesn’t become president, some Republicans will “wish to dislodge Trump and Trumpism from the party,” observed Beutler, but he doesn’t think they’ll succeed if they underestimate the prevalence of bigotry among Trump’s supporters. Unfortunately, he noted, “anti-Trump conservatives remain uncomfortable admitting the scope and severity of America’s racism problem.” In other words, for those conservatives to achieve their goal, they’ll have to concede that Hillary’s allegation was essentially correct.
By Geoffrey Dickens | | September 13, 2016 | 1:54 PM EDT
The Big Three Networks (ABC, CBS, NBC) have completely ignored the latest development in the V.A. scandal. On Monday, USA Today’s Donovan Slack reported that over the summer the V.A. “quietly stopped sharing data on the quality of care at its facilities with a national database for consumers despite a 2014 law requiring the agency to report more comprehensive statistics to the site so veterans can make informed decisions about where to seek care.”
So far, none of the broadcast networks have reported on this latest development.
By Tom Blumer | | September 13, 2016 | 1:46 PM EDT
It's clear that GQ.com isn't at all interested in consistency, and that it doesn't care if it gets caught employing a blatant double standard. Catching them at it was just too easy. In the wake of the latest reported incident involving President Barack Obama's 18 year-old daughter Malia — she has been photographed while playing the drinking game Pong in Maryland, a state where, as in the rest of the country, the legal drinking age is 21 — GQ writer Jay Willis has demanded that the press "Stop Snitching on Malia Obama, Y'All" (an ironic headline given the primary object of his wrath is the UK Daily Mail, where "y'all" is not exactly a commonly heard contraction). In 2005, GQ.com, in what appears to have been a house editorial, was still going after George W. Bush's daughters, while referring back to their 2001 citations for underage drinking.
By Matthew Balan | | September 13, 2016 | 1:43 PM EDT
Bob Owens of BearingArms.com revealed in a Tuesday item that "the Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL), along with two of its members, today filed a $12 million defamation lawsuit against Katie Couric...for false and defamatory footage featured in the 2016 documentary film Under the Gun." Couric and her collaborators came under fire when the documentary released, after many pointed out that they deceptively edited footage of gun rights supporters appearing to be stumped by a question asked by Couric.
By Clay Waters | | September 13, 2016 | 12:35 PM EDT
The New York Times has covered Hillary Clinton’s botched attempts to hide her illness in two successive lead stories. But as if to undercut that journalistic skepticism, Tuesday’s front page also included a short essay by reporter Susan Dominus (disguised as a “Reporter’s Notebook”) painted Hillary as a sexism victim: “A Resilient Figure Stumbles, And Her Fans Wince in Turn.”
By Scott Whitlock | | September 13, 2016 | 12:26 PM EDT
CBS This Morning co-host Gayle King on Tuesday wondered aloud as to “what’s wrong” with Hillary Clinton treating her recent health scare as “no big deal.” Talking to Mark Leibovich of the New York Times, King justified Clinton’s initial attempt to hide her pneumonia from the public: “How much are voters supposed to know about a candidate's health issues? If she thought that she could power through and it was no big deal, what's wrong with her thinking ‘I'll get through this?’
By Callista Ring | | September 13, 2016 | 12:15 PM EDT
Remember #OscarsSoWhite? Apparently, they still are. The Oscars’ racial makeup controversy lives on as the Academy continues its valiant quest for more racial diversity while ignoring any sort of ideological diversity. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter on September 10, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, discussed the Academy’s A2020 plan. Revealed in 2015, A2020 is “a five-year plan to study practices at the Academy with the aim of improving the diversity of its own staff and governance while also bringing new voices into the organization. It is also intended to encourage and to push the industry to examine its hiring practices and to begin to make changes.” And by “new voices,” they mean new skin colors.