On Monday, CBS This Morning devoted more than 10 minuted to the fallout surrounding Donald Trump’s repeated attacks on Fox News’ Megyn Kelly and what supposed damage it could have on the entire Republican Party.
By Mark Finkelstein | August 10, 2015 | 9:23 AM EDT
Joe Scarborough began with a telling admission: that if he were running the Republican party, he wouldn't let MSNBC host a GOP debate.
But the Morning Joe host went on to make an interesting point today: that if an MSM network had hit Donald Trump with the same sort of gotcha questions that Fox News did during this past Thursday night's debate, the reaction from conservatives would be "volcanic" and that they'd be "trashing" the network for months to come.
By Melissa Mullins | August 9, 2015 | 8:22 PM EDT
There’s a new trend among us! It’s called “free bleeding” – where a woman doesn’t use feminine products when she’s menstruating. Yes. This is apparently a thing, and People magazine thinks it’s great.
Take Kiran Gandhi, a drummer for several dance and hip-hop acts. Gandhi decided to run the London Marathon “free bleeding” style to “raise awareness,” reported People. Yep. That’s right! She ran the entire race – just letting it all flow –– and she didn’t even have the decency to wear black running pants.
By Tim Graham | August 9, 2015 | 2:04 PM EDT
The roiling of the daytime waters at MSNBC has the hard left all upset at the mini-peacock turning back to a newsier format. In an article on The Wrap, Jordan Chariton warned this would lead to a “permanent third-place finish” behind Fox and CNN. The headline on the roster changes was "When One Lean Forward Becomes Two Steps Backward."
Chariton’s lead witness was disgruntled lefty host Cenk Uygur, barely tried in the late afternoon before his unwillingness to avoid attacking Obama from the Left caused him to end up on Current TV (briefly). “Being progressive isn’t the problem, it’s the solution,” said Cenk. Tell that to Current TV.
By Jeffrey Meyer | August 9, 2015 | 2:01 PM EDT
On Sunday’s Face the Nation, Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson blasted President Obama for aligning Republicans in Congress with the leadership with Iran who chant “Death to America” simply for opposing the nuclear deal.
By P.J. Gladnick | August 9, 2015 | 12:54 PM EDT
Imagine if the Koch brothers had financed a group that was regularly disrupting and shutting down events of candidates that they opposed. Does anybody doubt that the Koch connection would come up in the first paragraph, if not the first sentence, of most news stories about such disruptions? Yet somehow, complete silence from the MSM on the connection of George Soros to #BlackLivesMatter even though he is the providing most of the finances to that organization. Also mysterious is how the MSM also fails to note that Hillary Clinton, whom Soros supports, has not had her events disrupted by #SorosMoneyMatters (also known as #BlackLivesMatter).
By Jeffrey Meyer | August 9, 2015 | 12:43 PM EDT
On Sunday’s Meet the Press, NBC’s Andrea Mitchell eagerly declared Hillary Clinton one of the big winners of last week’s Republican presidential debate. The MSNBC host/NBC News correspondent insisted that because “the e-mail controversy was not really explored very adequately by the questioners, and also because of this focus on gender, [Hillary Clinton] is one of the beneficiaries of what happened ironically.”
By Tom Johnson | August 9, 2015 | 11:45 AM EDT
For close to a hundred and fifty years, the elephant has represented the Republican party, but The American Prospect’s Meyerson suggests that these days, a more fitting choice for the GOP’s symbol would be an extended middle finger.
In his analysis of Thursday’s prime-time presidential debate, Meyerson, who also writes a weekly column for The Washington Post, identified several of the candidates onstage in Cleveland as “Fuck-You Republicans.” He explained that some FYRs, such as Ted Cruz and Scott Walker, qualify by dint of ideology; others (Donald Trump, Chris Christie) make it in mostly through anger and abrasiveness.
By Yuri Perez | August 9, 2015 | 11:16 AM EDT
As Puerto Rico, under the leadership of President Obama’s pal, Governor Alejandro García- Padilla (D) defaults on its debt payments to bondholders, Univision aired an entirely one-sided report about an “anti-austerity” demonstration in front of a New York-based investment firm.
By Jeffrey Meyer | August 9, 2015 | 11:06 AM EDT
Appearing on CNN’s State of the Union on Sunday, Republican strategist and CNN contributor Ana Navarro complained that members of the press continue to ignore Democratic infighting, especially with the “Black Lives Matter” movement: "I’m just sorry that Donald Trump is sucking up all the oxygen and we're not seeing all the division and strife and craziness that's going on on their side."
By Tom Blumer | August 9, 2015 | 10:25 AM EDT
On Wednesday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency committed an act which would have likely become instant national news if a private entity had done the same thing.
On Friday, John Merline at Investors' Business Daily succinctly noted that the EPA "dumped a million gallons of mine waste into Animas River in Colorado, turning it into what looked like Tang, forcing the sheriff's office to close the river to recreational users." Oh, and it "also failed to warn officials in downstream New Mexico about the spill." Yet here we are four days later, and the story has gotten very little visibility outside of center-right blogs and outlets. That's largely explained by how the wire services have handled the story. After the jump, readers will see headlines and descriptions of the stories which have appeared thus far at the web site of the New York Times:
By Jeffrey Meyer | August 9, 2015 | 9:13 AM EDT
Appearing on Sunday’s Today, Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd did his best to play up supposed fears among those within the Republican Party that Trump’s controversial comments will “bleed” into the GOP and hurt them in 2016.
By Tim Graham | August 9, 2015 | 7:44 AM EDT
HBO Real Sports host Bryant Gumbel was interviewed by Charlie Rose on his PBS talk show on Wednesday night. Or you could say Gumbel was simply flattered by Charlie Rose, flattered to the point that Rose lectured Gumbel that he owes the world more of his wonderful voice – read nasty liberal bias and invective, as he offered on NBC and then on CBS – comparing him to a Marlon Brando of newscasting.
Rose swore he wasn’t sucking up to Gumbel, which he certainly was, but perhaps he thought he was acknowledging Gumbel’s talent like a man observes a sunrise:
By Tom Blumer | August 8, 2015 | 11:56 PM EDT
The Associated Press has demonstrated a double standard in covering developments in various states in the wake of the gruesome Planned Parenthood videos posted by the Center for Medical Progress. Bad news for Planned Parenthood gets only local coverage. Exculpatory news, even if artificially concocted, gets national exposure.
In Florida, a statewide review of the state’s 16 Planned Parenthood facilities ordered by Governor Rick Scott led to four citations, as reported at Townhall: "[T]hree were conducting procedures that were outside of their licenses (a.k.a late-term abortions) and the last one was improperly logging the disposal of infant remains." The AP treated this news as a local story. Meanwhile, news that there have been no transfers of fetal tissue from the three abortion facilities in Kansas has been posted at both the wire service's main national site and at its "Big Story" site.