CBS and 60 Minutes hailed Cardinal Sean O'Malley for his handling of church sex-abuse cases. The lesson here is that if a Church official is willing to criticize the Church over the topic of sex abuse, the media will fête him as a media darling no matter what he has actually done as a Church official.
By Curtis Houck | November 27, 2014 | 7:07 AM EST
During his MSNBC show on Wednesday night, Ed Schultz and guest Mike Papantonio devoted five minutes to promoting, among other things, their beliefs that Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson “crafted his answers” to the grand jury and in his interview with ABC News “to match the law” and that Fox News, the tea party, and conservatives will soon want their “made-for-TV folk hero” in Wilson to run for Congress and appear on Dancing with the Stars.
Following a series of clips from Wilson’s interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, Schultz welcomed in Papantonio and felt it was crucial to warn viewers that “I’m going to judge here, okay” that Wilson had “got crafted answers to match the law so he could escape justice.”
By Tim Graham | November 26, 2014 | 11:14 PM EST
On Wednesday's Today, NBC co-host Savannah Guthrie confronted Michael Brown's mother, Leslie McSpadden, as gently as you possibly could about her husband encouraging the latest round of Ferguson rioting. After showing a video of Louis Head screaming "Burn this b--ch down," McSpadden refused to hold him accountable for the aftermath. Instead, she blamed the white governor for the unrest. Guthrie had no pushback beyond "Can you explain what you mean?"
By Melissa Mullins | November 26, 2014 | 10:12 PM EST
Mike Rowe, the former host of “Dirty Jobs” and now host of a new CNN series called “Somebody’s Gotta Do It”, is no stranger when it comes to attacks on his political beliefs. Recently, he was attacked on his own Facebook page by a liberal -- who incidentally tried to hock his liberal books by using Rowe’s Facebook page as a marketing platform (and did it poorly).
By Curtis Houck | November 26, 2014 | 10:00 PM EST
In speech at the National Press Club on Tuesday, New York’s senior Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer expressed regret over how Democrats handled their large majorities following the 2008 election in passing ObamaCare when they should have focused first on economic issues to address the recession.
Since then, the remarks have received no coverage from any of the “big three” in ABC, CBS, and NBC on either their respective morning or evening newscasts in a situation that undoubtedly would not be the case if a Republican Senator had expressed doubts about an initiative by a Republican-controlled Congress and White House.
By Randy Hall | November 26, 2014 | 7:10 PM EST
During Wednesday's edition of MSNBC's Morning Joe program, Joe Scarborough asserted that if he behaved like 18-year-old Michael Brown did during the August 9 incident in Ferguson, Mo., a police officer would have reacted the same way Darren Wilson did even though the co-host is “a white guy.”
“There are two criminal justice systems in America,” Scarborough claimed at the start of the segment. “Black young men especially are not only treated worse on the street, they're treated worse in the court system, they're treated worse all the way through. What white kids get away with, black kids don't get away with.”
By Joseph Rossell | November 26, 2014 | 4:19 PM EST
The Grinch stole Christmas, and liberals have been trying to steal Thanksgiving.
Liberals are always looking for a platform to push their economic policies and bash capitalism via the media. Thanksgiving provides an opportunity for them to do both. Leading up to Turkey Day, liberals have consistently discovered inventive avenues for attacking businesses and philosophies they don’t like while promoting their left-wing policies.
By Scott Whitlock | November 26, 2014 | 2:13 PM EST
Fox News anchor Sean Hannity and his guests on Thursday night slammed the New York Times for printing key details about Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson's home address. An angry Hannity attacked, "If anything happens to that man, his family, or that home...the culpability is with them."
By Katie Yoder | November 26, 2014 | 1:54 PM EST
Thanksgiving isn’t even past and Comedy Central has already started on its War on Christmas – in a way so foul it’s almost impossible to imagine.
On Nov. 26, The Catholic League issued a press release on how “Comedy Central Fuels Hatred of America.” In the release, President Bill Donohue called out a Nov. 25 Christmas episode of "Tosh.0" on Comedy Central entitled “Beef Baby Jesus.” In it, host Daniel Tosh hyped how a previous episode asked viewers to tweet the hashtag #beefbaby. He then played a clip on how the "beef baby" was made – with meat, human feces and semen. And, as Donohue described, “Tosh then wrapped the ‘beef baby’ in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger.”
By Tim Graham | November 26, 2014 | 1:52 PM EST
Comedian Dana Carvey discussed politics and comedy with Carl Koslowski on his podcast Kozversations. “Because of the sensitivity of having an African-American president, which is completely understandable...It took a while to find a way to satirize our president," Carvey told Kozlowski. He admitted it took time to figure out how to satirize Obama. “We were all getting to know him as a country.”
The host asked about his appearance at a Reagan Library event and whether he performs at benefits for both sides. Carvey said actor-activist Gary Sinise asked him to appear, and insisted he didn't change his jokes in any way. Then he turned to how it's "disturbing" that people on the left can't take a joke like conservatives can, and people are afraid to offend "the PC snake."
By Tom Johnson | November 26, 2014 | 1:04 PM EST
Ed Kilgore contends that if the Gipper had headed the Republican ticket that year, he would have lost to Jimmy Carter and consequently would have been an also-ran if he’d sought the 1980 GOP nod.
By Scott Whitlock | November 26, 2014 | 11:41 AM EST
Someone at CBS News is obsessed with pot. This Morning on Wednesday again touted the wonder of legalized marijuana in Colorado. Co-host Jeff Glor enthused, "...Shoppers are already hearing about Green Friday bargains. The green is for marijuana."
By Jeffrey Meyer | November 26, 2014 | 10:47 AM EST
On Wednesday, the Environmental Protection Agency is set to issue new regulations on ozone emissions by factories which could cost the U.S. economy billions of dollars in lost economic growth. Despite the potential harm these regulations could have to the U.S. economy, ABC’s Good Morning America and NBC’s Today ignored the story altogether on their Wednesday morning broadcasts. CBS This Morning provided a 17 second news brief but failed to mention the economic harm associated with the agency’s action.
By Kristine Marsh | November 26, 2014 | 9:25 AM EST
In the latest example of “Please just shut up and act,” actor Christian Bale, star of Ridley Scott’s upcoming Biblical epic “Exodus: Gods and Kings,” has equated Moses with modern day terrorists.
“[He was] absolutely seen as a freedom fighter for the Hebrews, but a terrorist in terms of the Egyptian empire.”
By Tom Blumer | November 26, 2014 | 9:17 AM EST
It's amazing how any reporter can cover the deepening economic crisis in Venezuela without saying a word about how the country got there.
But Associated Press reporter Hannah Dreier was up to the task. In a bizarre, sickening November 20 report on how its people are having to get "creative" in the face of chronic shortages of basic goods to get by, she acted as if those shortages — and the over five decades of worse problems in Cuba — somehow just happened.