On Tuesday's New Day, CNN political commentator Errol Louis mocked GOP presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson for his reluctance to support electing a Muslim President as he suggested that Dr. Carson believes he is knowledgeable about Islam from simply having "read a book," or that he may have "scared himself late at night at some point."
By Curtis Houck | September 22, 2015 | 11:50 PM EDT
The “big three” of ABC, CBS, and NBC all failed to cover on Tuesday night a new chapter in the Hillary Clinton e-mail scandal concerning the reason she turned over her work-related e-mails while CBS also neglected to tell their viewers that Clinton finally came out against the Keystone XL oil pipeline after pressure from liberals and environmentalists.
By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | September 22, 2015 | 11:19 PM EDT
The Obama years may be winding down, but our Obama-loving media never stops being hypersensitive about the man. CNN’s latest poll asked respondents “Do you happen to know what religion Barack Obama is?”and “Where was Barack Obama born, as far as you know?”
A major American media outlet asking these basic biographical questions after Obama’s been president for six and a half years seems to be asking “How inadequate are we?” But what they’re actually fishing for is a “crazy conservative fringe” argument now that Donald Trump is on top of the GOP presidential race.
By Tom Blumer | September 22, 2015 | 10:41 PM EDT
The Associated Press's report yesterday on the law license suspension of indicted Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane, a Democrat, apparently bore too much resemblance to how the wire service typically reports on troubled Republicans and conservatives. The Monday afternoon report by Marc Levy and Mark Scolforo identified her position in its headline ("Court suspends Pennsylvania attorney general's law license"), named her in its opening sentence, and tagged her as a "first-term Democrat" in its second.
As will be seen after the jump, today's AP report on how Kane's office is trying to cope with not having someone allowed to practice law at the helm reverted to predictable form: running an incredibly vague and almost incoherent headline, saving Kane's name for Paragraph 2, and holding the identification of her Democratic Party affiliation until Paragraph 9 (even then, referring only to a "fellow Democrat").
Liberal 'Vanity Fair' Celebrates All-Male Late-Night Comedy Cadre; What, No Outrage Over Lack of Women Hosts?By Melissa Mullins | September 22, 2015 | 9:32 PM EDT
So liberal-leaning Vanity Fair apparently has no problem with the all-male club that is late-night comedy programming.
The October 2015 issue cover is clad with the usual suspects of late-night television, which included Stephen Colbert,Conan O'Brien, Trevor Noah, James Corden, Jimmy Kimmel, John Oliver, Seth Meyers, Larry Wilmore, Jimmy Fallon and Bill Maher. That’s fine and all, but where are the women? Aren’t liberals – especially in Hollywood and the media - always the ones harping on how comedy acts are still too heavily dominated by dudes?
By Curtis Houck | September 22, 2015 | 9:07 PM EDT
In a CBS Evening News preview clip of an interview set to air on Sunday’s 60 Minutes, anchor Scott Pelley spared with 2016 Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump over his failure to correct a man who attended a Trump rally and accused the President of being Muslim. Pelley lectured Trump that “[i]t was a testing moment” for him which he failed: “You let that pass, and I wonder what that tells us about you.”
Todd Plays Softball with Liberal Catholic Sen. Cantwell, Beans Conservative Sen. Hoeven Over Planned Parenthood Funding FightBy Ken Shepherd | September 22, 2015 | 9:00 PM EDT
Filling in for Chris Matthews on Hardball tonight, NBC's Chuck Todd noted at the open of the program that Pope Francis's U.S. visit would likely yield moments where he speak out to the discomfit of both Republicans and Democrats on certain policy issues. Yet Todd himself didn't seek the emulate such balance when he interviewed Catholic senators Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) and John Hoeven (R-N.D.).
By Julia A. Seymour | September 22, 2015 | 8:13 PM EDT
Liberal Ryan Murphy’s campy, horror-comedy show Scream Queens that premiered tonight is full of vile and heartless characters who humiliate, insult and even kill. However, the “queen” of them all is Chanel Oberlin (Chanel #1), president of the Kappa Kappa Tau sorority.
Scream Queens was created by Murphy along with Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan. Murphy has often used his shows to attack conservatives, Catholics, and to promote promiscuity, and celebrate homosexuality and transgenderism. The same trio created Glee, a tv high school musical of sorts that constantly pushed the envelope on sexual issues including a “game-changing” episode celebrating one heterosexual and one homosexual couple losing their virginity. The show also mocked Christians. Murphy also co-created American Horror Story which was even worse, especially the season of AHS: Asylum which constantly derided Catholic nuns through sexual and sadistic content.
By Brad Wilmouth | September 22, 2015 | 7:35 PM EDT
As CNN hosts spent much of Monday obsessing over GOP presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson's assertion that he would not support electing a Muslim President, various hosts and guests repeatedly and absurdly claimed that he was advocating a violation of the U.S. Constitution.
By Matthew Balan | September 22, 2015 | 7:30 PM EDT
Thomas Roberts set aside four full segments on his MSNBC Live program on Monday and Tuesday to a panel of six Catholics who dissent from the Church's teachings on sexuality and abortion. Roberts hyped his guests as "Catholics like me who have been deeply wounded in life by the Church." He noted how a divorced woman stayed with the Church and asked, "Do you feel as if you're almost on a cyclical relationship with someone that is almost abusive to you, but that you still go back seeking acceptance?"
By Curtis Houck | September 22, 2015 | 6:21 PM EDT
Reduced to a daily podcast after his MSNBC show was cancelled in July, liberal Ed Schultz spent the first minute and a half of his Tuesday podcast basking in the departure of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker from the 2016 Republican field and slamming Walker as “a freaking loser” and “embarrassment” who lacks “the academic credentials or the intelligence to be president of the United States.”
By Tom Blumer | September 22, 2015 | 5:38 PM EDT
The Associated Press, serving as the left's de facto Praetorian guard, came through for its abortion-supporting masters once again today.
The wire service's Alan Fram, in a sentence describing the Center for Medical Progress's Planned Parenthood videos, told readers that they show "how they sometimes send fetal tissue to medical researchers" without noting that doing so routinely generates money for the organization.
By Kristine Marsh | September 22, 2015 | 5:20 PM EDT
Hillary Clinton and Carly Fiorina each appeared this week on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, attempting to market themselves as likeable presidential candidates. (After all, that strategy worked well for Obama!) The Daily Beast noted both of the candidates’ television interviews to “soften their images,” but had completely different responses to each candidate’s appearance.
By Kyle Drennen | September 22, 2015 | 4:54 PM EDT
During live MSNBC coverage prior to the arrival of Pope Francis on Tuesday, ex-NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams returned to television and asked Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd: “We try not to make everything political. What is the political angle in your shop of this visit by the leader of Catholics worldwide?” Todd replied: “Democratic Catholics who are elected officials, have never been more excited about this Pope coming....Republicans, it’s just the opposite. They're a little nervous. Is he going to put them in a box on climate change?
By Ken Shepherd | September 22, 2015 | 4:38 PM EDT
On the eve of Pope Francis's arrival in the United States, the Daily Beast's Samantha Allen groused about Catholic convert Gov. Bobby Jindal's "Embarrassing Abortion Obsession."