Journalists on all three networks, Wednesday, covered Hillary Clinton talking to reporters for the first time in a month. Yet, ABC's Good Morning America managed to do the story without any Republican critics and with George Stephanopoulos returning to anchor the segment. GMA correspondent Cecilia Vega underlined, "Twenty eight days. That's how long Hillary Clinton went without taking questions from reporters and, believe me, we have been asking."
By P.J. Gladnick | May 20, 2015 | 12:44 PM EDT
Talk about poor timing! Just as President Obama is about to give the commencement address at the Coast Guard Academy on the subject of the perils of global warming, a report has come out in Forbes Magazine that updated NASA data reveals that contrary to the many alarmist stories in the mainstream media, the polar ice caps are not receding.
James Taylor, who has written on energy and environment issues, reveals that the polar ice caps have not receded at all since NASA data measurements began in 1979. Taylor also notes that the MSM has remained resolutely silent on these latest NASA data revelations.
By Matthew Balan | May 20, 2015 | 12:30 PM EDT
On Tuesday, the Washington Post's Janell Ross spotlighted a Twitter post attacking Sarah Palin, as she forwarded the left's narrative about a supposed double standard between coverage of black violence and the recent shootings involving biker gangs in Waco, Texas. The Tweet included a photo of Palin at the 2011 Rolling Thunder event in Washington, DC, which honors America's fallen members of the military, and bemoaned how "radical white politicians coddle these thugs." The Washington Post's Twitter account included the picture when they promoted Ross's item.
By Julia A. Seymour | May 20, 2015 | 12:29 PM EDT
Climate change is “damn serious,” according to California Gov. Jerry Brown, who has repeatedly blamed it for the state’s four-year drought.
Even without “definitive evidence” to back that up the network news media repeated it. What the networks refused to repeat was criticism about environmental regulations and other government failures. ABC, CBS and NBC evening news shows aired 188 drought stories and completely ignored environmental regulations that have worsened the crisis by sending massive quantities of water out to sea.
By Connor Williams | May 20, 2015 | 12:17 PM EDT
In an interview with Democratic voters from Iowa that first aired Tuesday night on Bloomberg TV, Mark Halperin asked whether they could name an accomplishment from Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State. Not a single person on the panel could name something that the former New York Senator had achieved in that position.
By Tom Blumer | May 20, 2015 | 11:19 AM EDT
Daniel J. McGrow, who describes himself as a "writer and recombobulator" at his Twitter account, got seriously discombobulated in public on Sunday.
His headline at Politico is meant to reassure leftists who don't read on that "The GOP Is Dying Off. Literally," and that Democrats have an incredible advantage going into the 2016 elections. Those who do read his column should be able to recognize that he based his claim on an historically faulty assumption:
By Mark Finkelstein | May 20, 2015 | 10:41 AM EDT
Hillary Clinton must be worried if she's willing to trot out a bottom-of-the-barrel dead-ender like Joe Conason to defend her.
Conason slithered onto the Morning Joe set today and it didn't take him long--quoting Winston Churchill--to compare Joe Scarborough to Nazis. Even then, Conason couldn't tell the truth, claiming Churchill hadn't been referring to Nazis, when he clearly had.
By Clay Waters | May 20, 2015 | 10:30 AM EDT
When Hollywood-based New York Times reporter Brooke Barnes filed "Censoring Anti-Muslim Video Was Wrong, Court Says," on Tuesday, one vital scene was left on the cutting room floor, which could have reminded readers of an inconvenient controversy involving Hillary Clinton: Benghazi. In 2012, Barnes co-wrote a slanted story on the same subject -- the Youtube clip blamed for mass rioting among Islamic extremists. Barnes' story appeared under a headline that blamed the filmmaker, not the radical rioters: "After Fueling Deadly Protests, No Regret."
By Tim Graham | May 20, 2015 | 7:20 AM EDT
For anyone who suggests conservatives are wild obsessives who still want answers about Benghazi, let’s turn to liberals who still obsess over....the Willie Horton ads of 1988. Twenty-seven years later, Politico chief political columnist Roger Simon is demanding that Jeb Bush apologize or somehow explain his father’s alleged use of race-baiting against Michael Dukakis:
By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | May 19, 2015 | 11:17 PM EDT
It was outrageous for ABC News to promote Bill Clinton’s spokesman George Stephanopoulos to the top of the political-anchorman heap. It was shameless to keep him there even as Hillary Clinton keeps running for president. Conservatives never felt he was an appropriate choice, and never felt he sincerely attempted fairness and balance in his “journalism.”
This feeling should belong to every American now that it’s out that Stephanopoulos donated $75,000 to the Clinton Foundation – run by Bill and Hillary – over the last three years. Given his background in the innermost circle of Team Clinton in the 1990s, these donations are either remarkably stupid or remarkably shameless. Stephanopoulos is not stupid.
By MRC Latino Staff | May 19, 2015 | 10:49 PM EDT
As the United States Supreme Court weighs whether or not to effectively re-define marriage at the national level, Univision’s Pablo Gato was the only major network correspondent to cover the recent National March for Marriage in which thousands of people from across the country gathered in Washington to voice their support for marriage as a uniquely male-female institution.
Ironically, the only elected official to speak at the event was a Democratic state senator from New York, Rev. Rubén Díaz, who was accompanied by a surprisingly large, spirited contingent of evangelical and Catholic Latinos who uphold the sanctity of traditional marriage as the core unit of human civilization.
By Curtis Houck | May 19, 2015 | 9:47 PM EDT
Following Hillary Clinton’s decision to take questions from the press for the first time in over three weeks, ABC, CBS and NBC all covered the story on their Tuesday evening newscasts and, once again, were all too happy to spin for her. They all mentioned a federal judge’s ruling that her e-mails should be released more quickly, but they ignored news that she had a second private e-mail address and that Clinton ally Richard Blumenthal advised her on Libya despite the fact that he was banned from working at the State Department. ABC's David Muir hailed how Clinton faced “tough new questions.”
Slate Writer: The GOP of the Near Future Will Accept Same-Sex Marriage and the ‘Reality of the Welfare State’By Tom Johnson | May 19, 2015 | 9:36 PM EDT
Demography may not always be destiny, but according to Slate’s Jamelle Bouie, the “best bet” is that over the next decade-plus, the Republican party as a whole will move towards the center-right as young, relatively moderate voters join and elderly right-wingers shuffle off this mortal coil.
In a Monday article, Bouie predicted that “eventually, the GOP will find a working national majority, even if the country becomes as brown and liberal as some analysts project.” That said, he added, “the real question” is “whether a future, younger Republican Party will still have a conservative movement.”
Chris Matthews Insists He Doesn't Know Dave Letterman's Politics; We Have a Top Ten List Proving He's LiberalBy Ken Shepherd | May 19, 2015 | 9:00 PM EDT
In a segment on Tuesday's Hardball with Daily Show co-creator Lizz Winstead, MSNBC's Chris Matthews insisted that as was the case with the late Johnny Carson, he couldn't tell where exactly late-night comic Dave Letterman fell on the political spectrum.
By Alatheia Larsen | May 19, 2015 | 8:26 PM EDT
The Clinton Foundation scandal continues to spread ever since the news broke that it did not disclose millions of dollars of donations from foreign governments and businessmen.
It’s already infected ABC, as anchor George Stephanopoulos was forced to apologize for personal undisclosed donations to the foundation. He has yet to acknowledge or apologize for some of the other connections that have surfaced.