If CNN wants to be balanced in how it moderates the upcoming Democratic debate on Tuesday, it will ask questions that prompt the candidates on stage to fight with one another, because that’s exactly how they handled the GOP debate back on September 16. Of the 74 total questions asked by CNN’s debate moderators at the GOP debate, 55 of them (74 percent) were framed to get Republican candidates to criticize each other’s positions and even personal traits.
Jorge Ramos Called Trump Expulsion ‘Attack on Freedom of the Press’ But Ignored Actual Attacks On PressBy Jorge Bonilla | October 12, 2015 | 2:24 PM EDT
In the weeks since his infamous confrontation with Donald Trump, Univision/Fusion anchor Jorge Ramos has been doing his best to make sure his grievance narrative remains fresh in the minds of the mainstream media. However, the statements he makes while continuing to milk the incident reveal inconsistencies that cannot go unexamined.
By P.J. Gladnick | October 12, 2015 | 1:33 PM EDT
Your humble correspondent has a lot of respect for Joe Lieberman so I am giving him the benefit of the doubt that he knew nothing about the background of the incredibly lame 'No Labels' mascot at the "Problem Solver Convention" which has attracted a number of major presidential candidates. If it were just a matter of the mascot being over the top lame, it would be merely funny. However, the idiot mascot, Zach Fox, also has a background as a failed comedian making racist cracks and humiliating women with very crude sexual remarks as you can see in this video which manages to insult many races and religions that he proudly posted himself
First a little background on Lieberman and the No Labels convention which is now marred by the idiotic mascot who hopefully inserted himself into the proceedings rather than being chosen for the task by that group:
By Scott Whitlock | October 12, 2015 | 12:22 PM EDT
ABC, NBC and CNN on Sunday and Monday couldn’t get enough of Saturday Night Live mocking “America’s love affair with guns.” NBC’s Today replayed the entire sketch on Sunday and then hyped it again on Monday. On Monday’s Good Morning America, co-host Robin Roberts enthused that comedian/gun control activist Amy Schumer was “all over social media this weekend!”
By Katie Yoder | October 12, 2015 | 12:06 PM EDT
Campbell’s has found a way to mix soup, Darth Vader and gay marriage all together for the perfect taste – or so it thinks.
Released Oct. 5, Campbell’s new thirty-second ad stars two dads, Larry Sullivan and David Monahan, as they feed their son, Cooper, and impersonate Darth Vader. As part of Campbell’s “Real, Real Life” campaign, the commercial won praise from media outlets which deemed it “adorable” and “heartwarming.”
By Julia A. Seymour | October 12, 2015 | 12:03 PM EDT
It was obvious from the start of ABC’s new drama, Blood & Oil, that Hap Briggs (the “Baron of the Bakken”) would turn out to be ruthless and conniving, no matter how charming he might seem. After all, he’s an oil man and the media just love (to hate) them.
In prior episodes Briggs appeared to admire Billy LeFever’s tenacity and mind for the oil business. He even seemed to have taken Billy “under his wing,” but the latest episode proved much of that may have been an act. Or that Briggs is willing to backstab even the people he likes and even a man who saved his life.
By Jeffrey Meyer | October 12, 2015 | 11:55 AM EDT
On Monday, CBS This Morning aired an exclusive interview with conservative billionaire Charles Koch and reporter Anthony Mason repeatedly played up how his money has “bought him influence, it has also bought him disdain. You’ve effectively made yourself a target.” Mason repeatedly questioned Koch’s decision to donate millions of dollars to conservative candidates and wondered “[d]o you think it's good for the political system that so much what’s called dark money is flowing into the process now?”
By Kyle Drennen | October 12, 2015 | 11:51 AM EDT
In a softball interview on Monday’s NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer teed up liberal actor Robert Redford to push propaganda about his latest role as disgraced CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather: Redford dismissed the scandal: “The whole thing unraveled over what was a small technicality at that time that was blown into major thing. And the bigger story was of course the story that Dan and Mary Mapes were working on about the Air National Guard. And suddenly that got pushed away in favor of this small glitch that became the scandal.”
By Tim Graham | October 12, 2015 | 11:41 AM EDT
CBS News may not be in the habit of celebrating wedding anniversaries on its Twitter page. George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush celebrated their 70th anniversary in January (didn't find a tweet or online article from CBS News), but it celebrated Bill and Hillary Clinton's "rocky union" today. CBS also posted both husband and wife’s sappy anniversary tweets from Sunday.
NYT Skips Louis Farrakhan's Vile History in Fact-Free Celebratory Report from D.C. 'Justice or Else' RallyBy Clay Waters | October 12, 2015 | 10:51 AM EDT
New York Times reporter Jada Smith celebrated "Justice or Else," an ominously named protest marking the 20th anniversary of the "Million Man March," led by Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, the preacher notorious for his anti-Semitic and paranoid ravings: "Echoing Calls for Justice Of Million Man March, But Widening Audience." This year's version latched on to the harder-edged tone of the Black Lives Matter social media movement. But you wouldn't learn anything about organizer Farrakhan from Smith's adulatory treatment.
By Kyle Drennen | October 12, 2015 | 10:00 AM EDT
On Monday, NBC’s Today seized on fired Benghazi Committee staffer Bradley Publiska slamming the investigation as a “partisan” attack on Hillary Clinton as correspondent Andrea Mitchell proclaimed: “...those sensational new charges come against the Republican-led Benghazi committee...from a Republican staff member...”
By Jeffrey Meyer | October 12, 2015 | 9:42 AM EDT
On Monday, CBS This Morning did its best to play up how the current battle among House Republicans to pick their next Speaker could do lasting damage to the party’s 2016 White House chances. Co-host Anthony Mason introduced the segment by declaring “there is new concern that the Republican disarray on Capitol Hill could hurt the party's presidential chances.”
By Rich Noyes | October 12, 2015 | 9:05 AM EDT
This week, Hillary Clinton is treated to fawning tributes and softball quesions during her "town hall" forum on NBC's Today, while network reporters finger the "far right" as at fault in the surprise resignation of House Speaker John Boehner. Plus, CNN's Christiane Amanpour claims some in the GOP are part of a "war on Muslims," and ex-CBS newsman Dan Rather is sticking to his bogus story: "There is no doubt in any reasonable person's mind now, the story was true."
By Mark Finkelstein | October 12, 2015 | 8:03 AM EDT
Says Joe Scarborough, if Jeb Bush had Donald Trump's poll numbers, the media would proclaim the race "T-K-Over." Yet rather than touting Trump's commanding lead, the liberal media speculates instead on the Donald's "exit strategy." That had Scarborough blasting CNN and other MSM outlets as "Trump deniers" on today's Morning Joe.
Why is the MSM unwilling to give Donald his due? Scarborough suggested the media should "just admit: we hate him so much, that even when he is trouncing everybody, we loathe this vulgarian from Queens who we've never accepted into our club and screw him, we're never going to give him any sort of respect." Concluded Joe: "I call them Trump deniers."
By Tim Graham | October 12, 2015 | 7:27 AM EDT
Tom Tillison at BizPac Review reports that CNN is being targeted by the hard left for having no progressive analogue to Hugh Hewitt in Tuesday’s Democratic presidential debate in Las Vegas.
The group Roots Action has started a petition for “basic fairness and balance” demanding an “unapologetic progressive” as one of the moderators: