The PC victimhood adventure that is the Ghostbusters 2016 reboot is estimated to have a staggering 70 million dollars in losses after hitting theaters with a dull thud this Summer. Sony, the movie’s producer, is still “proud,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.
By Kyle Drennen | | August 10, 2016 | 12:37 PM EDT
During MSNBC’s 10 a.m. ET hour on Wednesday, anchor Thomas Roberts gloated that the latest Donald Trump controversy pushed another Hillary Clinton scandal out of the headlines: “Trump’s comments continue to hurt his overall message, this time distracting from a potentially damaging release of e-mails that could have cost the Clinton camp precious support among independents.”
By Scott Whitlock | | August 10, 2016 | 12:24 PM EDT
Both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton should have been forced to deal with campaign messes on Tuesday, but the three networks only treated the Republican’s problem as a huge gaffe worthy of extensive coverage. ABC, CBS and NBC deluged viewers with five times more coverage — 25 minutes and 35 seconds versus 4 minutes and 41 seconds — to Trump’s “Second Amendment people” remark than they did to the father of an ISIS-inspired terrorist sitting right behind Clinton at a rally in Orlando, Florida.
By Matt Philbin | | August 10, 2016 | 11:59 AM EDT
Christians in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia are suffering massive, sustained and very bloody persecution at the hands of Muslim extremists. The three broadcast networks are reluctant to report on it, let alone call the atrocity what it is (and what the Obama administration has admitted it is): genocide
By Katie Yoder | | August 10, 2016 | 11:31 AM EDT
Sen. Marco Rubio should be f*cked for his pro-life stance, according to Daily Show host Trevor Noah.
By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | | August 10, 2016 | 11:03 AM EDT
New York Times media columnist Jim Rutenberg was granted front-page real estate in the August 8 newspaper for an essay on "The Challenge Trump Poses to Objectivity." As with all things revolving around this candidate, this is a Crisis demanding Deep Thinking.
Rutenberg asks: "If you're a working journalist and you believe that Donald J. Trump is a demagogue playing to the nation's worst racist and nationalistic tendencies, that he cozies up to anti-American dictators and that he would be dangerous with control of the United States nuclear codes, how the heck are you supposed to cover him?"
By Mira Ebersole | | August 10, 2016 | 11:02 AM EDT
The media frequently attempt to portray global warming as fact by eliminating opposing views and ignoring scientists who argue humans are not responsible for climate change. Now they’re celebrating the a prominent teacher’s union’s pro-censorship decision on the same issue.
By Tom Blumer | | August 10, 2016 | 9:57 AM EDT
Radical feminism in its most odious expressions has become one comprehensive emulation of Animal Farm looming over women's lives from cradle to grave. The original George Orwell masterpiece popularized the saying, "All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others." Radical feminists tell us they believe that feminism is all about choice — but some choices are clearly seen as superior to others.
Not that she cares, because she has far better things to do, but U.S. Olympic beach volleyballer Kerri Walsh Jennings is getting pushback from radical feminists for describing her choices in life thusly: "I feel like I was born to have babies and play volleyball."
By Edgard Portela | | August 10, 2016 | 8:15 AM EDT
Both of this year’s leading presidential candidates have supporters on ugly, radical fringes of American political life. But so far, the nation’s top media outlets have employed a double standard in covering this phenomenon, routinely pointing out fringe supporters of Donald Trump and demanding the Republican presidential candidate denounce them, while essentially ignoring all the shady characters who not only support Clinton, but openly speak on her behalf on national television.
By Tim Graham | | August 10, 2016 | 7:27 AM EDT
On Monday, The New York Times published a front-page editorial on the need for the media to defeat Donald Trump....and one of their heroes was an alleged “frequent critic of liberal media bias” named....Joe Scarborough.
As if they hire “frequent critics of liberal media bias” at MSNBC? But Times columnist Jim Rutenberg offered Scarborough as some sort of hero for insisting Donald Trump should be nowhere near The Button.
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | August 9, 2016 | 11:59 PM EDT
On Monday, Hillary Clinton held a rally in Orlando, Florida and in attendance was Seddique Mateen, the father of the Orlando nightclub terrorist, while on Tuesday, Trump used innuendo to suggest that 2nd Amendment supporters would somehow stop Clinton. In all, the nets dedicated over four times the coverage to Trump, rather than Clinton, during their Tuesday evening broadcasts.
By Tom Blumer | | August 9, 2016 | 10:54 PM EDT
Last month, yours truly, with the help of commenters (and in a supplemental post found here), shredded the idea proposed in a column at Slate.com that journalists should eliminate the words "terrorist" and, by extension, "terrorism," to describe genuine acts of terrorism committed by terrorists (unless those words are uttered in quoted remarks by interview subjects). Sadly, in the course of covering the topic, I learned that that the Newspeak practitioners pretending to be journalists at Reuters have already done this in association "with specific events."
Now Philip Mudd, who "comments on counterterrorism and security policy for CNN" and is a former “deputy director of the CIA’s Counterterrorist Center,” wants to travel part of the way down that road. Mudd wants to effectively eliminate the T-words when describing "seemingly random attacks with debatable motivations," while continuing their use for "politically motivated Islamist revolutionaries" such as "Osama bin Laden."
By Dylan Gwinn | | August 9, 2016 | 10:44 PM EDT
It didn’t take long for the Social Justice Warriors leading the anti-Indian mascot movement to find a new focus for their campaign. The “Change the Name” crusade, to do away with the Redskins name, was crushed under the weight of a Washington Post poll, where Native Americans decisively and overwhelmingly rejected the idea that the Redskins name was a slur.
By Curtis Houck | | August 9, 2016 | 10:00 PM EDT
Reacting to Huffington Post reporter Laura Bassett highlighting during Tuesday’s Hardball that a Donald Trump advisor recently “called for Hillary to face a firing squad” for her handling of Benghazi in light of Trump’s new gun comments, MSNBC host Chris Matthews used the occasion to bloviate about how he “keep[s] wondering what she did in Benghazi” that has people so upset.
By Melissa Mullins | | August 9, 2016 | 8:33 PM EDT
Actor Will Smith recently said something that would have been considered offensive and dare I say racist when he made comments about Trump and Trump supporters. Being a narrow-minded Hollywood hypocrite, Smith apparently thinks Trump and Trump supporters are white Islamophobic racists when he had a few things to say about how the Republican presidential nominee will help “cleanse” “embarrassing” things from American discourse.