Rushing to defend Hillary Clinton in the wake of revelations that the former secretary of state sent classified material via a private e-mail server, MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell fretted on Wednesday: “...there's going to be a cloud of suspicion, though, by those who just want to see conspiracy theories. There's almost no way she can clear this up to the satisfaction of critics on the other side in terms of the politics of this, and it's taking its toll.”
By P.J. Gladnick | August 12, 2015 | 2:41 PM EDT
What if I were to tell you that there is another great parody using subtitles from the movie, "Downfall?" Okay, I know what you are thinking: another "Hitler Finds Out" video from that movie. After all, there are thousands of such parody videos out there. Well...surprise! You're wrong. This parody video uses a completely different scene from "Downfall" to incredibly great effect.
The scene you are about to see in this video parodies the e-mails that Hillary Clinton is being forced to turn over. Of course, how many of us believe all the relevant e-mails are being turned over? According to this parody only yoga related e-mails are being destroyed. Yeah, right!
By Connor Williams | August 12, 2015 | 2:10 PM EDT
Last night on The Kelly File, Megyn Kelly and former Dick Cheney staffer Shannen Coffin ripped Hillary Clinton amid new revelations indicating the former secretary of state emailed classified information on her personal server. Kelly read multiple quotes from Clinton in recent months denying the allegations, and then remarked on the 2016 presidential candidate’s inconsistent statements: “Now it turns out [to be] not just classified, top secret [information]. And on top of that, the server, the server she said she would never turn over is being turned over. In fact, we believe it is in the DOJ’s possession right now.”
By Kristine Marsh | August 12, 2015 | 1:47 PM EDT
“Will the recent Obergefell decision protecting same-sex marriage apply to open the door to robot-human marriage?”
This absurd question is posed by Slate contributor and Arizona State University Law professor Gary Marchant in his Aug. 10 article "A.I. Thee Wed."
In his piece for Slate, Marchant claimed that the Obergefell v. Hodges decision confirmed the “fundamental right” of a person to freely choose “the nature of the relationships and lifestyle they choose to pursue.” Now, he said, that should apply to robots, too.
By NB Staff | August 12, 2015 | 12:55 PM EDT
Media Research Center President Brent Bozell on Wednesday urged journalists to continue covering the bombshell developments related to Hillary Clinton's use of a private E-mail server as Secretary of State. Appearing on Varney and Company, Bozell compared the story to Watergate and Richard Nixon: "His entire presidency was destroyed because of this. Now, compare that to what we're learning about Hillary Clinton, which is 100 times more serious." Bozell predicted: "But here's the question. Does this have legs? Will they cover it beyond today? If history's a guide, then they're not going to."
By Spencer Raley | August 12, 2015 | 12:14 PM EDT
In his MSNBC show The Last Word Tuesday evening, Lawrence O’Donnell dedicated a segment to describing his opinion of what “good and bad socialism” looks like. Naturally his example of “good” socialism included the man and policies Bernie Sanders. It also included a 6 year old cover from Newsweek magazine that proclaimed “We Are All Socialists now,” which detailed how it's becoming normal (and good) for America to fund massive socialist policies like Social Security and Medicaid. Bad socialism is, of course, allowing the government to “socialize” the sports industry by subsidizing the construction of new stadiums for rich and greedy team owners and the millionaire athletes they employ.
By Scott Whitlock | August 12, 2015 | 11:52 AM EDT
The bombshell news that Hillary Clinton will finally turn over her private e-mail server, as well as the confirmation that her electronic communications as Secretary of State included top secret material, warranted a mere nine and half minutes on Wednesday's network morning shows. This is out of a combined eight hours on NBC, CBS and ABC. ABC's Good Morning America offered the least, a scant one minute and 40 seconds. CBS This Morning allowed three minutes and 38 seconds, yet the show's hosts investigated Trump and his latest comments for four minutes and 55 seconds.
By Jeffrey Meyer | August 12, 2015 | 11:15 AM EDT
Appearing on CNN’s New Day on Wednesday, the Atlantic’s Molly Ball desperately attempted to portray the ongoing controversy surrounding Hillary Clinton’s private e-mail server as a “distraction” for her presidential campaign.
By Tom Blumer | August 12, 2015 | 10:52 AM EDT
My, the news about Barvetta Singletary's domestic violence arrest involving gunfire has been kept mighty quiet.
Press reports have typically opened by describing Ms. Singletary as "a White House staffer." Several paragraphs later, readers learn that she is — or perhaps "was," as she has for now "has been placed on temporary unpaid leave and is banned from White House grounds" — the "special assistant to the president and House legislative affairs liaison." Though it's impossible to be certain given bureaucratic bloat, this would seem to be a position which reports directly to Barack Obama. Even if it isn't, can anyone imagine a similar circumstance generating so little notice during a Republican or conservative presidential administration?
By Katie Yoder | August 12, 2015 | 10:33 AM EDT
A new video exposing Planned Parenthood’s trafficking of aborted babies shows that the organization is anything but “Care. No Matter What.” to women.
The Center for Medical Progress (CMP) released a sixth investigative video August 12 showing a former StemExpress tissue technician, Holly O’Donnell, revealing that StemExpress employees would take aborted baby parts from Planned Parenthood patients – with or without a woman’s consent. “[T]hey would just take what they wanted,” O’Donnell warned at one point, “And these mothers don’t know.”
By Connor Williams | August 12, 2015 | 10:26 AM EDT
On Morning Joe today, a panel discussed the news that Hillary Clinton will turn over thumb drives to federal investigators as well as the discovery of emails on Clinton’s private account that were labeled top secret. McClatchy’s Anita Kumar, who broke the story regarding the classified nature of the emails, tried to spin for Hillary by making the case that she was not personally being investigated: “There are several investigations into her conduct – not into her – but into her use of personal e-mail and a personal server.”
By Jeffrey Meyer | August 12, 2015 | 10:11 AM EDT
During an appearance on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 on Tuesday, Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson took a swipe at supporters of Trump and accused them of being ultra-right wing, nationalist individuals.
By Alatheia Larsen | August 12, 2015 | 10:00 AM EDT
The liberal news media and many people expressed outrage over the trophy killing of Cecil the Lion, but calling for trophy hunting bans could actually hurt African lions.
According to The New York Times, conservation efforts in African countries could be severely crippled by the anti-trophy hunting sentiment that swept the United States in the wake of Cecil’s death.
By Mark Finkelstein | August 12, 2015 | 9:16 AM EDT
Partisanship oozing out of Howard Dean's wherever! On today's Morning Joe, Mika Brzezinski, exasperated by Howard Dean's dead-ender defense of Hillary on the email scandal, told him "your partisan whatever is just ooz[ing.]"
You know Hillary is in hot water when even Andrea Mitchell had to report that there are "big" problems for Clinton on the email front. But Howard Dean has apparently decided to go down with Hillary's ship, clinging to his claim that the email scandal is "hooey" and declaring "you're just not going to get me to give on this."
By Tim Graham | August 12, 2015 | 8:50 AM EDT
This story is too ridiculous and must be shared. National Public Radio stepped into the tank for Planned Parenthood this weekend, asserting not only would cutting Planned Parenthood subsidies lead to more abortions, but that cutting their funding in red states can lead to new HIV “epidemics.”