In an interview with Clinton Cash author Peter Schweizer on Monday's NBC Today about the scandal swirling around the Clinton Foundation, co-host Savannah Guthrie worried about the political fallout for Hillary Clinton: "Before we get into some of the details, let's put it bluntly. Are you hoping that this book and the issues you raise in it torpedo her candidacy?"
By Tim Graham | April 27, 2015 | 11:15 AM EDT
Leftist journalist Rania Khalek tweeted to fellow leftist Max Blumenthal: "Did you ever consider that maybe Israel is heading to Nepal to learn from the earthquake how to kill better?"
By Tom Blumer | April 27, 2015 | 10:53 AM EDT
At a Sunday press conference, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake told reporters that she and the law enforcement in the city she runs have a de facto responsibility, in the name of "balance," to give "space" to "destroy" to "protesters" who have such a desire.
This obviously newsworthy pull quote condoning property destruction is not present in coverage at the Associated Press's main national site, in several stories where her comment could have been mentioned at the wire service's "Big Story" site, or in two additional stories at the New York Times containing Sheryl Gay Stolberg's byline. Video and a transcript follow the jump.
By Tim Graham | April 27, 2015 | 9:58 AM EDT
Former White House press secretary Dana Perino appeared on The Kelly File on Friday night to lament that she shared a touching story about President Bush visiting wounded soldiers in Washington with National Public Radio, but they edited out a family who was overjoyed to see the president, choosing to focus just on an angry mother who was mad at Bush. "Why are your children okay, but my son is here?"
By Mark Finkelstein | April 27, 2015 | 8:39 AM EDT
How bad are things getting for Hillary when the best defense some supporters can muster is that there was no corruption because Bill bilked the people who thought they were bribing her?
Last week, we reported on Hillary fan Dorian Warren suggesting that Bill was "running serious game on many of these countries saying oh, I'll talk to my wife, give me the check, and then never mentioning [it.]" On today's Morning Joe, Mike Barnicle made that same argument, claiming there was no quid pro quo because knowing Bill, he took the money saying "yeah, sure, I'll call him for you, and he'll never call." Interestingly, Mika Brzezinski wasn't buying, saying that Newt's allegations of bribery "made sense."
By Tom Blumer | April 26, 2015 | 11:35 PM EDT
The Associated Press is one of many national establishment press outlets which has from all appearances utterly ignored National Review's chronicling of police-state tactics used by law enforcement in a "John Doe" investigation targeting Republican Governor Scott Walker in Wisconsin. Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm's fishing expedition, which began in 2012, has attempted but thus far failed to find evidence of illegal "coordination" between conservative political advocacy groups and Walker during his recall election campaign.
A search on Chisholm's last name at the AP's main national site at 9 PM ET this evening returned nothing relevant; ditto at its "Big Story" site. But the wire service's Scott Bauer found the time on Friday to relay opponents' petty, hypocritical complaint that the state is spending too much money protecting Walker, his family and his lieutenant governor from potentially violent fever-swamp leftists who Democrats could arguably be accused of encouraging (bolds are mine throughout this post; numbered tags are mine):
By Tim Graham | April 26, 2015 | 7:24 PM EDT
Religion bloggers in America this week noticed that three Australian churches were badly burned in Holy Week – the week leading up to Easter Sunday. There was no media coverage in the United States – nothing on television (no ABC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, NBC, PBS, or Fox) no National Public Radio, and no print (no Associated Press, New York Times, Washington Post, or USA Today.) Imagine if three mosques in Australia were torched.
When the third went aflame, Australian actress Rachel Griffiths, best known for Six Feet Under and Brothers and Sisters, expressed.....happiness.
By Kyle Drennen | April 26, 2015 | 4:31 PM EDT
As reported by The Washington Post’s Paul Farhi on Saturday, “A months-long internal investigation of Brian Williams by NBC News has turned up 11 instances in which the anchorman publicly embellished details of his reporting exploits, according to a person familiar with details of the probe.”
By Jeffrey Meyer | April 26, 2015 | 2:30 PM EDT
On Sunday’s Face the Nation, CBS’s Bob Schieffer interviewed Family Research Council President Tony Perkins and told him "[w]e have been inundated by people who say we should not even let you appear because, in their view, 'you don't speak for Christians.'"
By P.J. Gladnick | April 26, 2015 | 2:04 PM EDT
The woman who enraged viewers of last night's White House Correspondents Association Dinner for furiously texting on her cell phone while the National Anthem was playing has been identified. She is Washington Post reporter Helena Andrews. Her strange excuses for her disrespect is sure to anger people even more.
By Jeffrey Meyer | April 26, 2015 | 1:19 PM EDT
On Sunday’s This Week, ABC’s George Stephanopoulos interviewed Peter Schweizer, author of Clinton Cash, and repeatedly badgered his guest about the accuracy of his book and chose to focus on Democratic attacks against the author. During the heated discussion, Stephanopoulos hyped how Democrats accuse Schweizer of having a “partisan interest. They say you used to work for President Bush as a speech writer. You are funded by the Koch brothers.” Stephanopoulos never appeared interested in the actual substance of Schweizer’s book.
By Brad Wilmouth | April 26, 2015 | 10:56 AM EDT
It was a Friday hatefest against Republican Governor Bobby Jindal and other opponents of same-sex marriage as liberal comedians John Fugelsang and Dean Obeidallah joined substitute host Michael Eric Dyson on The Ed Show to spew vitriol because of the Louisiana Republican's decision to back a religious freedom bill in his home state.
By Jeffrey Meyer | April 26, 2015 | 10:04 AM EDT
On Sunday’s Inside Politics, CNN’s John King argued that despite the numerous scandals the Clintons have dealt with over the years one “thing the Clintons have benefited from in the past is Republican overreach.” The CNN host then asked the Washington Post’s Robert Costa, formerly of National Review, if “there is a risk in overplaying it as they have in past Clinton scandals?”
By Jeffrey Meyer | April 26, 2015 | 8:52 AM EDT
On Friday’s Special Report with Bret Baier, Fox News’ Charles Krauthammer blasted Hillary Clinton over the ongoing controversy surrounding the Clinton Foundation.
By Jeffrey Lord | April 26, 2015 | 8:46 AM EDT
Roll Call, the newspaper that covers Capitol Hill, featured a video of Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill playing the race card on the Senate floor about the vote to confirm Loretta Lynch for Attorney General. And she wasn’t alone in getting this kind of attention - attention that was manifestly filled with flat-out untruth. Reagan nominee Ed Meese was held up twice as long back in the mid-1980s.