According to Hardball host Chris Matthews, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is the victim of opportunistic critics "trying to hang" Baltimore's Democratic mayor for her now-infamous statement in which she said that her city's police force tried to give rioters "space" within which they could "destroy" stuff.
By Curtis Houck | April 27, 2015 | 10:06 PM EDT
Late Monday afternoon, the New York Daily News reported from sources that NBC News chief Andrew Lack is strongly in favor of bringing suspended NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams back from his six-month suspension. Ironically, a source told the newspaper that Lack has been blaming the news media in advocating for his exit while maintaining the belief that “viewers want” Williams “back.”
By Ken Shepherd | April 27, 2015 | 9:38 PM EDT
Right to work states south of Maryland are partly to blame for the rioting in Baltimore, Hardball host Chris Matthews suggested as he wrapped a Monday night interview via satellite with former NAACP president and former Congressman Kweisi Mfume (D-Md.): "I wish the jobs hadn't first gone south, Congressman, because that's where they went first. And they went to the right-to-work states, you know where they went, where the unions didn't have any power. You could get people to work for nothing and the stuff wasn't that good that was made down there."
By Curtis Houck | April 27, 2015 | 8:29 PM EDT
Early Monday evening during the violent riots in Baltimore, liberal CNN commentator Sally Kohn tweeted her thoughts on the events by lamenting that “looting” was “a real shame,” but “police violence against [the] black community” was [emphasis hers] “FAR MORE shameful.”
By Tom Blumer | April 27, 2015 | 8:17 PM EDT
The headline is already gone from the Associated Press's national site, but it's still present elsewhere.
In the context of events in Ferguson and elsewhere since August of last year, one could argue that it contains more truth than the wire service and the headline's accidental creators will ever admit.
By Geoffrey Dickens | April 27, 2015 | 5:43 PM EDT
Liberal actor Jack Black is such a big fan of MSNBC he bragged to PBS’s Tavis Smiley “I’ve got like three or four of them queued up on my TiVo every night,” but he wasn’t sure about Joe Scarborough who he claimed “sometimes dances with wolves.”
Ezra Klein: Obama Got Real at WHCD By Showing He’s ‘Annoyed at the Press’ and ‘Appalled at Republicans’By Tom Johnson | April 27, 2015 | 5:17 PM EDT
Did President Obama do a standup comedy routine at Saturday night’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner? Not as much as he performed “a recital of brutal truths,” asserted Vox’s Klein in a Monday article.
For example, regarding Obama’s remark that his executive actions on climate change and immigration were “the right thing to do,” Klein noted, “That's not a joke. That's Obama's actual justification for the aggressive executive actions of his second term…[O]nly [at the WHCD] can [he] say what everyone already knows: his actions are huge, they are controversial, they push the norms of American politics, but fuck it, at a moment when American politics seems increasingly broken, Obama has decided to just go ahead and do what he thinks is right.”
By Kyle Drennen | April 27, 2015 | 4:39 PM EDT
On Thursday and Friday, NBC touted "ethics expert" Bill Allison of the Sunlight Foundation – a group funded by left-wing billionaire George Soros – dismissing the Clinton Foundation scandal: "There's no smoking gun, there's no evidence that she changed a policy based on the donations to the foundation." However, as reported in Sunday's New York Post, Allison seemed to change his mind, now describing the nonprofit as "a slush fund for the Clintons."
By Matthew Balan | April 27, 2015 | 4:30 PM EDT
Bill Maher returned to bashing the Catholic Church on Friday's Real Time, as he discussed the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. After noting how the United States (more specifically, President Obama) would not use the word "genocide" to describe the mass murders, Maher pointed out, "You know who said it's a genocide? The Pope. The Pope was like f--- yeah, it's a genocide! The Pope has huge balls. You got to admit that. You would too if you were 78, and never had sex."
By Alatheia Larsen | April 27, 2015 | 3:39 PM EDT
It was another trip to Oz on the April 26 Last Week Tonight show. Host John Oliver roasted Dr. Mehmet Oz’s sensationalized response to a Columbia letter calling for the university to drop the embattled TV doctor.
It was classic Oliver, showing just how inadequate and amusing Oz’s defense was. To set the stage, a little background is needed.
By Katie Yoder | April 27, 2015 | 3:10 PM EDT
ABC, CBS and NBC refused to cover this year’s March for Marriage – but we at the MRC have the footage they won’t show.
In the run up to Supreme Court arguments, The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) hosted its third annual March for Marriage in front of the Capitol on April 25. The event, a self-described “demonstration to the media, opinion leaders, legislators and jurists that a majority of Americans still stand for marriage as it has been traditionally and historically defined” drew 15,000 traditional marriage supporters.
Columnist Slurs the South, Sees 'White Micro-Aggression' in Reporter's Question to Jesse Jackson About Cop CamerasBy Tom Blumer | April 27, 2015 | 2:27 PM EDT
At Instapundit, Elizabeth Price Foley caught a real doozy of a column in the Cincinnati area's only daily newspaper — if you insist on calling something which looks like it was cobbled together overnight at Fedex-Kinko's a "newspaper."
If there was a daily prize for the largest quantity of subtle but arrogant condescension in an opinion column, Cincinnati native, Ohio State graduate, and current North Charleston, South Carolina middle school teacher Meg Stentz would be yesterday's hands-down winner. Proving that she's keeping up with the latest trends in political correctness, she even dragged one of the left's favorite new words into her Sunday writeup.
By Jorge Bonilla | April 27, 2015 | 1:44 PM EDT
In view of continued questions over the Clinton Foundation’s dealings, Univision’s continued on-air blackout of coverage of the emerging Clinton Foundation scandal is troubling, to say the least.
By Matthew Balan | April 27, 2015 | 1:04 PM EDT
CNN's Wolf Blitzer brought liberal actress Jane Fonda and Obama administration flack Marie Harf as his guests to Saturday's White House Correspondents Dinner. Blitzer gushed over Fonda and Harf during a live interview with colleague Brianna Keilar: "It doesn't get any better than Jane Fonda....Can you believe that I'm here with Jane Fonda? And Marie Harf, acting spokeswoman for the U.S. State Department – how cool is that?"
By Jeffrey Meyer | April 27, 2015 | 11:55 AM EDT
Disgraced former CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather appeared on CNN’s Reliable Sources to discuss the ongoing Brian Williams saga and did his best to downplay the significance when he asked “in the great scheme of things, how big is it?”