As if media behavior concerning a motive of Sunday’s Orlando terror attack hadn’t already sunk towards the bottom, NBC’s Dateline vastly accelerated the spin not toward radical Islamists but gun control with correspondent Josh Mankiewicz lecturing the American people that Islam almost never related to mass shootings but “our long history” of people dying are instead.
Dateline: Orlando Was Due to ‘Our Long History’ of Guns; Shootings Are ‘Undeniable Part of American Life’By Curtis Houck | | June 13, 2016 | 12:34 AM EDT
By Curtis Houck | | June 12, 2016 | 10:25 PM EDT
While he apologized roughly six minutes later, MSNBC breaking news anchor and disgraced ex-NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams jokingly asked former Republican Senator Mel Martinez of Florida during an interview about the Orlando terror attack if he could find his party in the 2016 election “with a flashlight.”
By Curtis Houck | | June 12, 2016 | 8:39 PM EDT
Each of the network evening newscasts devoted the duration of their air time to the terrorist attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando and, unfortunately, the networks immediately rushed to the issue of gun control and did only the bare minimum to highlight Omar Mateen’s radical Islamic beliefs.
By Curtis Houck | | June 12, 2016 | 7:48 PM EDT
Closing out a special edition NBC Nightly News on Sunday night, weekday anchor Lester Holt and correspondent Harry Smith irresponsibly framed the Orlando terror attack on a gay nightclub as being an issue of gun control and mass shootings instead of one concerning the ideology of radical Islamists and anyone who wavers from it.
By Tom Blumer | | June 12, 2016 | 5:50 PM EDT
Imam Muhammad Musri, the president and senior imam of the Islamic Society of Central Florida, made a statement to reporters Sunday morning at 10:32 a.m. Eastern Time.
Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit reports that "This was the first press conference held by Orlando officials after the massacre," and that "No Christian or Jewish leaders were invited to speak to reporters." Curious reporters, assuming there are still any out there, should wonder, if religious beliefs had nothing to do with Omar Mateen's terrorist killing spree, why a representative from just one religion would be present to comment.
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | June 12, 2016 | 1:36 PM EDT
Tom Brokaw echoed ABC on Sunday by blaming the terrorist attack in Orlando Florida on the popularity of guns in America. Twitter is alight with folks weighing in from both sides, people pointing to the Islamic name and others pointing to the use of an AR-15,” he remarked. He went on to say that he hoped a meaningful dialogue would come from the event.
By Tom Blumer | | June 12, 2016 | 12:13 PM EDT
Hours after this morning's massacre in Orlando, Florida, the Associated Press is already brandishing the gun-control agenda.
In a report with a time stamp of 9:16 a.m. Eastern Time, the AP, with its list apparently always at the ready, gave the following headline to its rundown of "some of the nation's deadliest rampages since 2012": "Florida nightclub attack just the latest US mass shooting." In other words, Dear Reader, while we're busy minimizing the larger significance of the massacre, we want to make sure you understand that events such as these will continue to occur as long as guns are available.
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | June 12, 2016 | 12:10 PM EDT
On Sunday, even after the FBI hinted the presence of a link to radical Islam, the panel on ABC’s This Week blamed the terrorist attack at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida on heated election rhetoric and guns in America. “I think we all ought to pause with what happened in Orlando today,” stated ABC’s Matt Dowd when asked if third party candidates could gain supporters, “And if we understand that all of the hateful thoughts become hateful words become hateful actions.”
By Tim Graham | | June 12, 2016 | 8:22 AM EDT
On page 2 of Sunday’s Washington Post came the headline “Hillary Clinton picks up another big endorsement.” Really? Who could that be? Jesse Jackson. And does it matter, this late in the contest?
By Tim Graham | | June 12, 2016 | 6:37 AM EDT
By creating an "NBC OUT" initiative, NBC News is getting even bolder in just presenting one-sided LGBT propaganda from groups like the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD). On Thursday, they posted an article from Variety headlined “Transgender Representation on TV Hitting New Highs.” But as usual, they found a terrible shortage of transgender characters on our television screens.
Right by the NBC peacock came this definitive conclusion: "The hope is that those larger roles will transcend magazine covers and television screens, and weave acceptance into the fabric of our hearts and minds."
Mother Jones Pundit: Hillary’s Reputation For Scandal an ‘Invention’ of ‘Conservative Cranks’ and Arkansas ‘Lowlifes’By Tom Johnson | | June 11, 2016 | 11:20 PM EDT
If there were a restaurant called Clinton Scandals, Kevin Drum has an idea of what the house specialty would be. “Whitewater was a nothingburger. Travelgate was a nothingburger. Troopergate was a nothingburger. Filegate was a nothingburger,” asserted Drum in a Wednesday post. “The Vince Foster murder conspiracy theories were a nothingburger. Monica Lewinsky was Bill's problem, not Hillary's. Benghazi was a tragedy, but entirely nonscandalous…Emailgate revealed some poor judgment, but we've now seen all the emails and it's pretty obviously a nothingburger.”
By Clay Waters | | June 11, 2016 | 4:23 PM EDT
Pot, meet kettle: New York Times reporter Stephen Castle unwisely waded into a media bias debate in “’Brexit’ Vote Gives Tabloids Chance to Unleash Anti-European Tendencies.” It also gave the Times a chance to unleash its snooty anti-tabloid tendencies against right-leaning media outlets that support England leaving the European Union, while being blind to irony: "Britain’s freewheeling tabloid press has never been shy about pushing an agenda." As if that’s not precisely what the Times does every day of the year.
By Jeffrey Lord | | June 11, 2016 | 3:05 PM EDT
The latest from the New York Times is exactly the kind of media double standard that the American people have become sick of, doubtless one of many reasons Americans don't trust the liberal media. While I was waiting to go, I watched New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof being interviewed. (He was not in my segment.) Here’s the headline and part of the story from the Mediaite account: "NY Times‘ Kristof: Yes, Donald Trump Is a Racist."
By Katie Yoder and Alatheia Nielsen | | June 11, 2016 | 2:46 PM EDT
What’s trending today? In the Alli Kat Show premiere, Katie Yoder and Alatheia Nielsen discuss this week’s must-know trending culture stories.
By Christian Toto | | June 11, 2016 | 11:00 AM EDT
If someone in the movie business lost a job due to his or her skin color social media would rise up in anger. Venomous tweets. Righteous social media memes. And, if things really heat up, a hashtag campaign. The same holds true if a worker got passed over because of gender or religious beliefs. Who wouldn’t support that cause