Plenty of liberals who detest Donald Trump nonetheless thought Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s recent blasts at Trump were “ill-advised,” as Ginsburg herself eventually admitted they were. Some left-wingers, however, were down with RBG and believed that it was ridiculous to criticize her for getting political. Daily Kos writer Armando asserted that the SCOTUS “has acted politically through out [sic] its history, and particularly since the conservative Republican branch of the Court gained ascendancy in the last 30 years." Esquire’s Charles Pierce commented, "We are now at the end of a 30-year process in which a well-financed conservative infrastructure restructured the federal court system from top to bottom, seeding it with reliable judges who supported dubious interpretations of laws…[Ginsburg has] seen what's happened to the courts first-hand, and she is right to warn us that a Trump administration is just as likely to put the gardener at Mar-A-Lago on the bench as not."
By Kristine Marsh | | July 14, 2016 | 11:03 AM EDT
In the past two election cycles, the media tried to paint the GOP as anti-women. In 2016, they might add “War on LGBT” to that false narrative. On CNN’s Newsroom Thursday morning, anchor Ana Cabrera tried to portray the GOP as bigoted by saying the Republican platform went out of its way to be anti-gay. Cabrera began by asking CNN and Newsbusters contributor Jeffrey Lord if Trump agreed with the Republican party’s platform on same-sex marriage, gender assigned bathrooms, therapy for gay children and religious businesses rights to refuse services to gays and lesbians.
By Clay Waters | | July 14, 2016 | 10:15 AM EDT
President Obama’s speech at a memorial service for the five police officers assassinated in Dallas while patrolling a Black Lives Matter protest led Wednesday’s New York Times. The paper portrayed Obama flatteringly as having “spoke hard truths to both sides” at the service, while downplaying how the President politicized the memorial by thumping for gun-control, ranting about how a Glock pistol was easier to get than a book. The story was unnecessarily sycophantic, while tamping down criticism of Obama’s politicized tone: “Obama Consoles And Challenges A Shaken Nation." The Times also failed to catch -- then conveniently excised -- a flubbed Biblical quotation by Obama.
By Tim Graham | | July 14, 2016 | 10:01 AM EDT
NPR Supreme Court reporter Nina Totenberg has long been one of the most prominent examples of taxpayer-funded liberal bias. For example, she has a close friendship with ultraliberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who officiated at her second wedding in 2000. So when NPR wanted to discuss the controversy over Ginsburg's un-judicial remarks about Donald Trump, they found her buddy Totenberg to play defense on Wednesday night's All Things Considered:
By Bruce Bookter | | July 14, 2016 | 9:42 AM EDT
As we forewarned, ESPN took something right and beautiful, with this year’s Arthur Ashe Courage Award, and did it entirely the wrong way. The award most appropriately and deservedly went to Zaevion Dobson. The Tennessee teenager who heroically threw himself on two teenage girls, saving them from a hail of gunfire. Only to tragically be struck himself, and killed.
By Brad Wilmouth | | July 14, 2016 | 9:05 AM EDT
CNN Newsroom on Wednesday devoted an entire four-minute segment to a poem written by a white woman and posted on Facebook in which she expressed regret for possessing white "privilege" and also apologized for America's history of slavery even though neither she, nor any other person alive today had anything to do with participating in the slave trade that existed in this country hundreds of years ago. Substituting for Brooke Baldwin, CNN's John Berman hosted the poem's writer, Pastor Savannah Hartman of Banner Church, as a guest.
By Curtis Houck | | July 14, 2016 | 8:32 AM EDT
Along with their repeated playing of the race card during MSNBC’s Hardball, HBO host Bill Maher offered an eyebrow-raising defense on Wednesday for Hillary Clinton and her e-mail scandal by suggesting that she didn’t intend to do anything “nefarious” but rather “needed a private server to get her work done cause Democrats do work.”
By Erik Soderstrom | | July 14, 2016 | 4:25 AM EDT
The second season of Mr. Robot returned with society having implemented its plan to wipe out debt by destroying E Corp’s records. But instead of ushering in a new, Marxist utopia, the hack causes the American economy to collapse. Small businesses are being driven under, and Americans are losing their jobs. In the midst of this chaos, at least fsociety’s members can take comfort knowing they’re still not George W Bush.
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | July 14, 2016 | 1:01 AM EDT
On Wednesday’s edition on Bloomberg’s With All Due Respect, co-host Mark Halperin admitted what many on the left probably wouldn’t dare to. He admitted that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s comments about Donald Trump have not been as controversial as they should be because she’s a liberal. “If a Republican justice did that to a Democratic candidate, I think, the world explode,” Halperin exclaimed to co-host John Heilemann.
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | July 13, 2016 | 10:45 PM EDT
During Wednesday’s CBS Evening News the network chose to give a boost to Social Justice Warriors by ending the show with a poem to “white privilege.” “We end tonight with a poem, written and performed by an Atlanta teenager this past spring, but it's been getting new attention from millions after the violence that shook America last week,” stated CBS Anchor Scott Pelley. The poem titled “White Boy Privilege” was performed at a poetry contest at a private school my Royce Mann, and a video of it made it online.
By Curtis Houck | | July 13, 2016 | 10:04 PM EDT
Far-left HBO host Bill Maher joined MSNBC’s Hardball and host Chris Matthews for the entire hour on Wednesday and brought his A-game when it came to trashing America for it’s “original sin” of slavery that “some countries don’t have” and trashed Republicans as being upset at “the idea of a black family eating off the White House china.”
By Bruce Bookter | | July 13, 2016 | 9:35 PM EDT
The ESPYs would not be complete without the obligatory shot at the Washington Redskins.
By Bruce Bookter | | July 13, 2016 | 8:57 PM EDT
You planned to have a smoke, maybe walk the dog before the ESPYs got in full swing. Figuring that ESPN would at least recap some of the year in sports before putting on display their craven and gratuitous sellout to radical, racial activism. Well, you guessed wrong.
By Dylan Gwinn | | July 13, 2016 | 7:04 PM EDT
Browns running back Isaiah Crowell took to video, via Facebook on Wednesday, to apologize again for his hideous picture of a police officer having his throat slit.
By Dylan Gwinn | | July 13, 2016 | 6:51 PM EDT
The controversy in this story is not so much that someone said something shocking. It’s more that what they said was in no way shocking and shouldn’t be controversial at all.