Social conservative-haters in the liberal media are sharpening their knives today as Rick Santorum is set to announce his 2016 presidential ambitions. From his arrival to the Senate in 1995 through his 2012 presidential run the media have attacked the former Pennsylvania Republican Senator as a “terrifying” “theocrat” who wants to impose a “Christian version of Sharia law.”
By Tim Graham | May 27, 2015 | 7:12 AM EDT
Washington Post reporter Caitlin Dewey’s beat is the Internet. But her big piece on the front page of Wednesday’s Style section is about something broader: “Forsaking monogamy: The evolution of relationships has made affairs less clandestine and less combustive. And of course there are Web sites to help match tryst-seekers.”
This being the Post, there is no space for critics of the "evolution" of online adultery Web sites or their users. Dewey promoted the “non-monogamous dating site Open Minded,” where her married female subject, Jessie, advertised, “I’m into building deep and loving relationships that add to the joy and aliveness of being human.” She talked her husband into “ethical non-monogamy.”
By Curtis Houck | May 27, 2015 | 1:01 AM EDT
At the top of Tuesday’s Kelly File on the Fox News Channel, host Megyn Kelly tore into President Obama and his remarks at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day where “America's commander in chief celebrate[d] the absence of a major war, while his own top security advisers warn the American people directly that the danger right now is greater than at any time in a half century.”
By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | May 26, 2015 | 11:09 PM EDT
The latest scorecard from the American Conservative Union is out, and the voters of Virginia might want to file a complaint about truth in advertising with the press corps. Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner have routinely been portrayed in news reports as “moderates” and “centrists.” But after two years in the Senate, Tim Kaine has a perfect zero on the conservative scale. Mark Warner has a lifetime score of 10.33 percent conservative, but his last two annual scores have been a 4 and an 8. They could be mistaken for Barbara Mikulski (lifetime rating of 5.1).
By Ken Shepherd | May 26, 2015 | 9:25 PM EDT
Irish voters' approval of same-sex marriage via ballot referendum on Friday proved the perfect excuse for Hardball host Chris Matthews to bash Republican presidential contenders for their steadfast support for traditional marriage and criticism of judicial activism in redefining the institution.
For what it's worth, Matthews and his panelists all but smeared Ireland as, well, backwards for having held on to socially conservative policy positions while much of the rest of Europe was far more socially liberal.
By Curtis Houck | May 26, 2015 | 9:00 PM EDT
On Tuesday night, the “big three” of ABC, CBS, and NBC neglected to mention news that the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals had ruled earlier in the day against President Obama’s executive amnesty and denied another request that the injunction on the plan should be lifted. While the networks ignored this story, the Fox News Channel's Special Report with Bret Baier led its Tuesday show with a full report on the court’s 2-1 decision against the Obama administration.
By Melissa Mullins | May 26, 2015 | 8:04 PM EDT
This has to go down as one of the most idiotic comparisons of all time. On Sunday, Reuters posted a story trying to link the Texas biker gang shootings to the peaceful patriotic bikers making their way to the Rolling Thunder event held in Washington D.C., as they have done each Memorial Day weekend since 1988.
The story headline reads, “Thousands of bikers gather in Washington to honor vets.” Sounds innocent enough, right? Wrong. Check out the opening paragraph:
WashPost Devotes 19 Paragraphs to Story About Liberals Whining About Gun Store In D.C. Burbs of No. VirginiaBy Ken Shepherd | May 26, 2015 | 7:08 PM EDT
"Gun store raises hackles in Arlington," blared the Washington Post Metro section headline for Patricia Sullivan's May 26 story. "But neighbors have little recourse to block shop on Lee Highway," added the subhead.
By Scott Whitlock | May 26, 2015 | 5:54 PM EDT
Liberal newspapers to the History Channel: Don't make Texas look heroic. The New York Times, The Washington Post, Britain's Guardian newspaper and others are all trashing a new miniseries on the Lone Star State. The Post lamented the fact that the five episodes fail to portray the "Alamo and the Texas Revolution [as] a land grab by white slaveowners."
By Connor Williams | May 26, 2015 | 4:45 PM EDT
Contrary to when Ted Cruz announced he was seeking the presidency, the extremist label has hardly been applied to self-avowed Democratic-Socialist Bernie Sanders (I-VT) as he prepared to launch his 2016 campaign with an event in Vermont. While the mainstream press frequently labeled Cruz radical, dangerous, and slimy, no such words were used to describe the Vermont Senator on the May 26 edition of The Rundown with Jose Diaz Balart. In fact, guests Mark Murray and Steve Kornacki both gave rather glowing reviews of Sanders.
By Tom Blumer | May 26, 2015 | 4:06 PM EDT
Seldom does one see such an obvious betrayal of reporters' biased mindsets as the one found in the opening paragraph of an Associated Press report earlier today on CEO pay at major U.S. publicly-held companies.
According to the AP's Steve Rothwell and Ryan Nakashima, that entertainers, whose incomes are derived from leveraging special physical and artistic talents, deserve all the money they can get their hands on. But CEOs at major companies — well, not so much:
By Geoffrey Dickens | May 26, 2015 | 4:00 PM EDT
On Monday’s Charlie Rose show, the host couldn’t get through a interview with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson without asking about climate change and what to do about all those “scientific deniers?” Rose: “Do we have too many scientific deniers in our country or do we give too much prominence to those who want to look the other way on science?”
By Tim Graham | May 26, 2015 | 3:46 PM EDT
NewsBusters executive editor Tim Graham sent an open letter to The Washington Post on Tuesday over Post humorist/blogger Alexandra Petri mocking the Duggar family's "dangerous cult of purity" on camera and off in a Friday article on her blog "ComPost."
By Matthew Balan | May 26, 2015 | 3:39 PM EDT
On Tuesday's New Day, CNN's John King touted Bill and Hillary Clinton's participation in a Memorial Day parade in Chappaqua, New York. King played up how "we don't see them together in public all that often," and gushed over how it was apparently "smart on her part" for not taking "any questions about politics."
By Kyle Drennen | May 26, 2015 | 3:04 PM EDT
In an effort to preemptively denounce a Supreme Court ruling against ObamaCare, on Monday, the Associated Press warned of “ugly potential fallout” if health insurance subsidies in the law were struck down. The article began by fretting: “A Supreme Court ruling due in a few weeks could wipe out health insurance for millions of people covered by President Barack Obama's health care law.”