On Monday's New Day, CNN's Michaela Pereira touted the "very moving" and "very touching" parts of the debut episode of Bruce "Caitlyn" Jenner's new reality TV series, I Am Cait. Both of Pereira's guests – a former People magazine editor and a "transgendered" actor – gushed over the "exciting" and "very effective" debut. The anchor later wondered if the series is "going to be catalyst for change in conversation and narrative in America."
By Ken Shepherd | July 27, 2015 | 5:56 PM EDT
You cannot make this stuff up: A sex-worker's union has launched a petition drive blasting MSNBC from the Left for a weekend program that it charges unfairly conflates prostitutes who are in the business of their own free will versus those who are the victims of human trafficking.
By Spencer Raley | July 27, 2015 | 5:09 PM EDT
On Monday’s edition of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, co-host Mika Brzezinski called presidential candidate Mike Huckabee’s recent comments about the recent Iran deal “ugly, callous, shocking and deeply disturbing,” and angrily declared that this should be a “deal breaker” for his campaign.
By Kyle Drennen | July 27, 2015 | 3:56 PM EDT
In the midst of a 2016 presidential race overflowing with candidates, Monday’s NBC Today instead decided to devote three minutes of air time to a Maryland congressional contender with little chance of even securing the Democratic Party’s nomination for the seat. Co-host Matt Lauer introduced the fawning segment: “Caitlyn Jenner getting a lot of attention right now, but she's not the only transgender American breaking new ground.”
By Sarah Stites | July 27, 2015 | 3:56 PM EDT
The Atlantic writer Jeffrey Tayler is annoyed at the “educated elite” in our country. Why have they not risen to the occasion and labeled passionate religious belief a mental illness?
The writer’s disappointment followed the release of an article on The News Nerd entitled “American Psychological Association to Classify Belief in God as a Mental Illness.” In the story, Psychologist Dr. Lillian Andrews had stated: “The time for evolving into a modern society and classifying these archaic beliefs as a mental disorder has been long overdue.”
By Tory McClintock | July 27, 2015 | 3:44 PM EDT
Slate writer Amanda Marcotte claimed this week that a drop in the number of teens having sex is the result of encouraging teens to use birth control and engage in sexual behavior. Meanwhile, she posited, education encouraging abstinence couldn't possibly, ever, in a zillion years, have anything to do with it.
AP's Ken Sweet Plays Stall-Ball, Waits Four Paragraphs to Disclose Size of Historic Chinese Stock DiveBy Tom Blumer | July 27, 2015 | 3:17 PM EDT
Based on how they handled it today, it's pretty obvious that the Associated Press's Ken Sweet and his wire service's headline writers want the lowest possible number of users of their reporting — consumers and subscribing print and broadcast outlets — to know about the mainland Chinese stock market's historically deep 8.5 percent Monday dive.
It took four paragraphs for Sweet to get to the specifics. What preceded it was clearly intended to create an "It's No Big Deal, so you can move on to something else" impression.
By Tim Graham | July 27, 2015 | 2:37 PM EDT
Via Soopermexican, we learn that the weekend PC-fest at MSNBC is getting truly wacky. Remember when the Left that adores using profanity on the air wanted the FCC to fine media outlets for using the word “Redskin”? On the Melissa Harris-Perry show on Sunday morning, a guest announced the need for the FCC to fine people for “misgendering” transgenders. Call Bruce Jenner by his birth name or birth gender? Slapped with a fine.
"NBC BLK contributor" Danielle Moodie-Mills (a lesbian activist who has written with her partner Aisha Moodie-Mills) wants to stretch the FCC – which only regulates broadcast radio and TV – into policing the Internet and print for “misgendering.”
By Brad Wilmouth | July 27, 2015 | 2:02 PM EDT
On Monday's New Day, several CNN regulars hurled attacks at GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee for his characterization of President Obama's nuclear deal with Iran as "marching" the Israelis "to the door of the oven." Words like "ugly," "dangerous," and "despicable and terrible," were thrown at Huckabee's comments across two segments.
By Connor Williams | July 27, 2015 | 12:20 PM EDT
A Monday New York Times editorial compared transgender access to restrooms to the civil rights-era struggles against Jim Crow laws as well as women’s rights and Americans with disabilities. The Times argued that banning transgender students from bathrooms that do not align with their sex at birth “reinforce[s] cruel policies that deny dignity to some of the most vulnerable students and subject them to more bullying and stigmatization.” The editorial made a civil rights comparison: “African-Americans challenged Jim Crow laws that barred them from so-called white restrooms.”
By Claire Chretien | July 27, 2015 | 12:14 PM EDT
ABC's Nightline hyped a polyamorous, "trailblazing triad" on Thursday evening/early Friday morning, highlighting the threesome's "unusual modern family." ABC's Abbie Boudreau eagerly explained that 'this triad wants to make it clear that they are not polygamists," and that they are all sexual partners with each other.
By Kristine Marsh | July 27, 2015 | 12:10 PM EDT
After the movie theater shooting in Lafayette Thursday, liberals of all stripes came out in droves to push for stronger anti-gun measures, as they typically do. Despite the location being a “gun-free zone,” Democrat politicians, media personalities and actors insisted that more gun laws would prevent these type of tragic incidents.
Bernie Sanders advocated for banning “certain types of guns exclusively used to kill people, while President Obama audaciously said that guns kill more people than terrorism.
Here are some more equally stupid statements made by famous liberals on why banning guns would eliminate violence.
By Scott Whitlock | July 27, 2015 | 11:27 AM EDT
According to ABC analyst Matthew Dowd, Republicans shouldn't "go overboard" on news that Hillary Clinton sent classified information via e-mails from her private server. Dowd appeared on Good Morning America, Monday, to lecture: "If I were the Republicans, I would let that go. Part of the problem they have is if they go overboard on it."
By NB Staff | July 27, 2015 | 11:04 AM EDT
The Media Research Center's Brent Bozell appeared on Fox Business, Monday, to dismiss the idea that journalists might somehow be turning away from Hillary Clinton. "No, no they're not," declared Bozell. Regarding a criminal investigation into whether the Democrat sent classified e-mails from a private server, the MRC president noted that after initial coverage, "Day two they were already leaving it. Only CBS that night did a story on it, which to me is amazing. Sunday, it was back in the news. Neither ABC nor CBS covered it."
By Jeffrey Meyer | July 27, 2015 | 10:58 AM EDT
Appearing on Friday’s PBS NewsHour, New York Times columnist David Brooks reacted to the tragic shooting at a Louisiana movie theater last week by immediately calling for “doing all the gun control you can think of.”