In mid-November, all the networks lunged when Rolling Stone magazine published a horrific account of an alleged gang-rape in September 2012 by seven men at a fraternity house at the University of Virginia. The word “alleged” wasn’t used by Rolling Stone. There was a presumption of guilt. The reporter, Sabrina Rubin Erdely, was celebrated. The networks reported it when the story fell apart, but why did they report it sight unseen?
Gay WashPost Columnist 'Troubled' and 'Puzzled' By Sympathy For Christians Fined Thousands for Their FaithBy Tim Graham | December 9, 2014 | 10:51 PM EST
Inside Tuesday’s Washington Post, their new gay “manners” columnist, Steven Petrow, demonstrated once again that he isn’t really devoted to “Civilities,” as his advice/political column is titled. It’s all about forcing a homosexual revolution, and if someone finds that rude or uncivil, then they can politely stuff it.
A surprising letter was picked up, under the headline “Did a lesbian couple bully Christian innkeepers over the right to marry on their farm?” Petrow had no sympathy for those Christian bigots.
By Curtis Houck | December 9, 2014 | 10:19 PM EST
After a month in which NBC Nightly News gave more prominence to ugly Christmas sweaters, grape salad, Al Roker's 34-hour weather report, and a live broadcast of Peter Pan starring Brian Williams' daughter, Allison, the broadcast finally discovered Jonathan Gruber.
On Tuesday evening, NBC’s evening newscast acknowledged the name Jonathan Gruber for the first time and his insulting comments regarding ObamaCare a full 32 days after the group American Commitment unearthed the first Gruber video on November 7.
By Ken Shepherd | December 9, 2014 | 8:35 PM EST
On the December 9 edition of his Hardball program, host Chris Matthews suggested that former Vice President Dick Cheney is a masochist who should not be trusted with the call about when to deploy potentially torturous enhanced interrogation techniques on terrorist detainees.
By Randy Hall | December 9, 2014 | 6:42 PM EST
Never let it be said that Jon Stewart allowed a chance to slam the Fox News Channel slip through his fingers -- even when to do so, he has to apologize for making a blunder on The Daily Show on the Comedy Central cable television channel
During his Monday evening edition, the liberal host said he was sorry for including Dante Parker of San Bernardino County in California in a list of black men who were recently shot and killed by white police officers.
By NB Staff | December 9, 2014 | 5:25 PM EST
"Candy Crowley resigned from CNN last week. Crowley will be remembered for her many achievements, such as becoming the first woman to win a presidential debate. Speaking of Crowley, she will remain at CNN until January for State of the Union address, where she is expected to load all necessary talking points into President Obama’s teleprompter." -- Jodi Miller
By Geoffrey Dickens | December 9, 2014 | 4:49 PM EST
Tuesday’s congressional hearing that featured Jonathan Gruber being grilled about his controversial ObamaCare remarks was carried live by Fox News for 54 minutes, and 53 seconds. CNN and MSNBC didn’t bother to air any of the hearing live.
By Scott Whitlock | December 9, 2014 | 4:31 PM EST
Barack Obama appeared on Black Entertainment Television, Monday, and faced little in the way of tough questioning. The President asserted that racism is "something that is deeply rooted in our society. It's deeply rooted in our history." ABC's Good Morning America on Tuesday highlighted the BET interview, but ignored Obama's critique.
By Matthew Balan | December 9, 2014 | 4:12 PM EST
Don Lemon rushed to President Obama's defense on Monday's CNN Tonight, after guest Tavis Smiley attacked the Democrat from the left over supposedly not doing enough to help blacks. Smiley asserted that the President needed to "provide the kind of moral leadership...the kind of focus on a social justice agenda that would make sure...we aren't still dealing with what he called the triple threat of racism, poverty, and militarism." Lemon went on to confront his guest about his critique of the chief executive.
By Jeffrey Meyer | December 9, 2014 | 2:43 PM EST
On Tuesday, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and the Democratically controlled Senate Intelligence Committee released a controversial report detailing the CIA’s enhanced interrogation program used against suspected terrorists in the years after 9/11.
The report has drawn criticism from Republicans and many in the intelligence community but on ABC’s The View, co-host Whoopi Goldberg offered up a bizarre reason for opposing it’s release. Goldberg argued “I don't mind that it comes out. I don’t think right now during the holidays when parents are not paying attention at the malls and kids are running around because they're out of school.”
By P.J. Gladnick | December 9, 2014 | 2:28 PM EST
The mainstream media has now begun attacking The New Republic owner Chris Hughes for supposedly destroying it. However, before they attacked him, the MSM lavished praise upon Hughes as chronicled by James Kirchick in the Daily Beast.
By Katie Yoder | December 9, 2014 | 2:02 PM EST
In yet another indication of how far the pro-abortion movement has come from “safe, legal and rare,” it’s not enough that prolifers are censored – they need to be driven from the political arena as well.
For a Dec. 8 piece, Cosmopolitan’s senior political writer Jill Filipovic interviewed Cecile Richards, president of taxpayer-funded Planned Parenthood, on “where the pro-choice movement is headed next year.” Richards admitted her organization wants to “make it completely unacceptable” for “someone who opposes women’s rights” to run for office.
By Katie Yoder | December 9, 2014 | 1:04 PM EST
The media are covering Angelina Jolie’s “Unbroken” – but will they admit the film’s influence on her faith?
Opening in theaters on Christmas, “Unbroken” tells the story of Olympic runner and World War II prisoner of war Louis Zamperini. His story – and Christian faith – inspired Jolie to kneel and “pray for a miracle” as she ran into problems directing the war drama.
By Kyle Drennen | December 9, 2014 | 12:41 PM EST
Appearing on MSNBC's NewsNation on Tuesday, NBC's chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel took the Democrat-controlled Senate Intelligence Committee to task for its so-called "torture report" slamming CIA interrogation tactics used against terrorist detainees: "I think this is really about changing the narrative of American history....everyone in the world knew what was going on, including by the way, the Senate, which is now pretending to be a bit of a babe in the woods."
By Scott Whitlock | December 9, 2014 | 12:08 PM EST
Last Friday, a Democrat-led investigation failed to find evidence linking Chris Christie to the 2013 traffic jam on the George Washington Bridge. After initially ignoring the report, ABC allowed 16 seconds on Friday's World News. Anchor David Muir briefly deemed this "welcome news" for the New Jersey Governor and 2016 contender.