"How in the world" was the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act four times as newsworthy to the liberal media than the revelation that Hillary Clinton's wiped her email server and thus, "[made] it impossible for investigators to find out what was going on with the Benghazi scandal," Media Research Center founder Brent Bozell asked on his April 1 appearance on the Fox Business Network program Varney & Co.
By Scott Whitlock | April 1, 2015 | 5:15 PM EDT
Katie Couric once again marveled over the "tolerance and compassion" of Pope Francis. Asked about who her "dream interview" would be, the former network anchor gushed over the new pontiff. The liberal journalist enthused over Francis: "He’s such a transformative figure. He has expressed some attitudes of tolerance and compassion and some Jesuit values that I really admire."
By Matthew Balan | April 1, 2015 | 3:30 PM EDT
Liberal CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin attacked Governor Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday's At This Hour, after the Arkansas Republican asked the state legislature to bring a proposed Religious Freedom Restoration Act closer to the original 1993 federal law: "This was political double-talk....The idea that you can compromise and find some language that allows people to not do business with gay people; and also, protect them...from discrimination, it's just impossible. There are no compromises available here."
By Katie Yoder | April 1, 2015 | 3:13 PM EDT
Some topics are off limits in comedy. Using abortion to poke fun at a woman’s fight to save her child should be one of them.
During Comedy Central’s Roast of Justin Bieber on March 30, comedian Natasha Leggero and rapper Snoop Dogg cracked coarse abortion jokes at the expense of the singer. Bieber’s mother stood against pressure to abort her son when she became pregnant with him at 17. That didn’t stop Leggero from giggling about a “coat hanger” or Snoop Dogg from suggesting abortion for Bieber even now.
By Jeffrey Meyer | April 1, 2015 | 1:50 PM EDT
On Tuesday night, Rachel Maddow heaped praise on liberal Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren during an exclusive interview in which the MSNBC host deemed her a “political juggernaut.” In introducing Warren, Maddow beamed at how she took on “one of the most powerful corporations in the country on the floor of the Senate.”
By Bryan Ballas | April 1, 2015 | 1:13 PM EDT
The coverage of Indiana’s decision to protect religious liberty from government coercion has given the public access to an unveiled look at the aggressive liberal media in action. Case in point is MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell, who invited George Takei, the Star Trek actor turned gay rights activist, and Stuart Milk, president of the Harvey Milk Foundation to rage against the Indiana law for nearly eight minutes of air time.
By Scott Whitlock | April 1, 2015 | 12:16 PM EDT
All three networks on Wednesday rushed to defend Trevor Noah, the newly announced Daily Show host who has been attacked for making anti-Jewish, anti-Israel comments. ABC's Good Morning America avoided quoting the tweets. Instead, George Stephanopoulos summarized that Noah is "in the hot seat within online critics saying some of his tweets are sexist and anti-Semitic."
By Jeffrey Meyer | April 1, 2015 | 11:47 AM EDT
On Wednesday morning, the “Big Three” (ABC, CBS, and NBC) networks implemented a new tactic in its effort to smear Indiana’s religious freedom law by hyping a similar law that just made its way through the Arkansas legislature and its opposition from the CEO of Walmart.
By Joseph Rossell | April 1, 2015 | 11:02 AM EDT
Las Vegas bookies are betting on the University of Kentucky to win the NCAA men’s basketball title, ESPN reported. But that’s not where left-wing billionaire George Soros has his money.
With the Final Four facing off next weekend, Soros has focused on the long game. He put his money into the other three remaining schools, albeit for non-sports related reasons.
By Katie Yoder | April 1, 2015 | 9:35 AM EDT
God created man in His image. It’s only natural for self-obsessed liberals to try to return the favor. Just in time for Easter, The Huffington Post is blasting articles of artwork illustrating Jesus’ death and resurrection – artwork incorporating a “gay Jesus,” a yoga Jesus and a mental illness awareness-raising Jesus.
By Mark Finkelstein | April 1, 2015 | 9:05 AM EDT
Sometimes you just want to shake the TV and say "enough with the cutesy facial expressions, already: spit it out, Mika!" Morning Joe mavens will know what I mean: Mika Brzezinski has the annoying habit of letting a series of sighs, raised eyebrows and facial tics substitute for a clear articulation of her position on a given issue.
There was a prime example of the phenomenon on today's show, when after rolling a clip of Bibi Netanyahu criticizing the prospective Iran deal, Mika announced that she would "reserve" comment, satisfying herself yet again with dramatic pauses, grimaces, etc. [see example below].
By Curtis Houck | April 1, 2015 | 7:17 AM EDT
In a commentary masquerading as a news brief, CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley took multiple shots at Indiana and its Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) on Tuesday by complaining about the bill’s length and indirectly using the First Amendment to support opponents of the law: “We may have found the reason for all this confusion.” He complained it contains “eleven paragraphs, 62 lines, and 832 words” and then thumbed his nose at lawmakers by saying that “James Madison did more in 16 words” in writing the First Amendment.
By NB Staff | April 1, 2015 | 6:49 AM EDT
In the most surprising news of the year so far concerning liberal celebrities, the New York Times reported in its Wednesday editions that Michael Moore and Rosie O’Donnell have more than ideological synchronicity. They are now “romantically involved” and expecting their first child.
As befits the leftist agenda of the Times, reporter Amanda Portcullis, who interviewed Moore and O’Donnell for the story, presented the developments in a highly positive light. She quoted no one who criticized Moore’s anti-business, anti-conservative movies, nor did she allow anyone to state an opposing view to O’Donnell’s 9/11 “trutherism” and hostility to gun rig
By Curtis Houck | April 1, 2015 | 3:11 AM EDT
On Tuesday, NBC’s chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell took time out of her NBC Nightly News report from Switzerland on the Iranian nuclear talks to hail Secretary of State John Kerry as someone who “doesn’t give up easily” and gush that a local pizzeria in the town where the talks are being held has decided to name “a pizza after him.”