During an appearance on Monday’s Hardball, failed MSNBC host Joy-Ann Reid argued that Donald Trump attacking John McCain’s military service likely will not hurt him among the “Republican Party base.”
By Sarah Stites | July 21, 2015 | 11:25 AM EDT
William Baude, an assistant law professor at the University of Chicago, has a rare quality these days. He’s logical.
In an opinion piece written for the New York Times, Baude suggested that, following the Obergefell ruling discovering a right to gay ‘marriage,’ “there is a very good argument” that “polyamorous relationships should be next.”
Press Loved O'Malley's 'Climate Change Plan' in June, Ignores His Linking It to the Rise of ISIS NowBy Tom Blumer | July 21, 2015 | 11:16 AM EDT
In June, Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley unveiled a "climate change plan." The press loved it. Glowing articles appeared in many place, including the Washington Post, USA Today, The Hill and the Huffington Post, whose Kate Sheppard wrote that the former Maryland Governor had "Just Set An Extremely High Bar ... For 2016 Democratic Contenders."
Well, if they're so wired into climate change, why are they ignoring O'Malley's claim yesterday, in an interview with Bloomberg News, that climate change, aka the sanitized term for global warming, is largely responsibe for the rise of ISIS? Answer: Embarrassing comments by leftists are ignored until a Republican or conservative criticizes them. Then the story can be admitted into the news as a "so-and-so attacks" item.
By Connor Williams | July 21, 2015 | 10:46 AM EDT
On the July 21 edition of Morning Joe, Mika Brzezinski went off on Mitch McConnell (R-KY) after the Senate Majority Leader claimed the gender card would not be enough for Hillary Clinton to win in 2016. The Morning Joe co-host was appalled that McConnell used the term “gender card” and explained: “[T]his is now sexist. It's just unfortunate. It's like those words you can't say, but some people can say.”
By Jeffrey Meyer | July 21, 2015 | 10:34 AM EDT
On Tuesday’s CBS This Morning, Senator Lindsey Graham blasted President Obama over the Iranian nuclear deal and called him “the Neville Chamberlain of our time,” which caused host Charlie Rose to sharply react: “Neville Chamberlain? Appeasement?”
By Melissa Mullins | July 21, 2015 | 10:15 AM EDT
Less than a week ago, four Marines were murdered, and a now a sailor has also succumbed to his injuries from the shooting. On Monday, Fox News reporter John Roberts said there have been many displays of respect and heart-warming support for the victims of Chattanooga, but they’re not quite all there at the White House:
“Across Chattanooga and the area… we’re seeing signs, big electronic billboards, saying ‘Chattanooga Strong.’ All the flags are at half-staff here…And a lot of people in Chattanooga are questioning; if flags are half-staff here, why are they not at half-staff at the White House?”
By Katie Yoder | July 21, 2015 | 10:09 AM EDT
One Planned Parenthood executive might get a Lamborghini -- funded by aborted baby parts.
The Center for Medical Progress (CMP) released a second undercover video July 21 showing another Planned Parenthood executive, Dr. Mary Gatter, bartering over prices for aborted baby parts and offering to abort with a “less crunchy technique” to harvest baby “specimens.”
By Spencer Raley | July 21, 2015 | 9:15 AM EDT
MSNBC’s online coverage of Scott Walker’s new 20-week abortion ban is about as biased as they come. The story was featured with a screen-filling headline which boldly stated “WALKER BANS CHOICE.” This blatant attempt to slam Walker was eventually changed to “NO CHOICE,” omitting the Republican hopeful’s name.
By Tim Graham | July 21, 2015 | 7:58 AM EDT
Anyone who thinks the gay Left are going to live and let live with the orthodox Christians isn’t reading their articles. The people who put “religious liberty” in scare quotes are just as ardent about crushing dissent (“bigotry”) inside the churches as outside. They won’t force the churches to perform gay marriages? Read Steven Petrow the so-called “Civilities” columnist in The Washington Post.
The headline online was “A lesbian mom asks: How do I stop our Catholic bishop from insulting my family?” The headline in the newspaper is “Don’t just ‘suck it up’ at church.” That would show far too much civility. A lesbian calling herself “Fuming in the Pews” was deeply offended:
By Tom Blumer | July 20, 2015 | 11:32 PM EDT
The National Association of Business Economics released its quarterly survey of its members' take on the state of the current and future economy today.
Given that the survey only had 112 responses, it's probably not a good idea to generalize too much about its results. That didn't stop The Hill from headlining Vicki Needham's writeup by far too optimistically declaring that "Business leaders expect strong finish to 2015." In an upset, possibly indicating that today's scheduled koolaid delivery intended for the Associated Press got misdirected to and doubled up at the Hill's offices, the wire service's Christopher Rugaber — looking at the same survey — wrote that "U.S. businesses' outlook on sales in the coming months has darkened."
By Melissa Mullins | July 20, 2015 | 11:09 PM EDT
MSNBC’s hot-headed host Lawrence O’Donnell is backpedaling recent comments he made when he questioned how much NBC paid Donald Trump for starring in The Apprentice. O’Donnell, host of The Last Word, was on Morning Joe Thursday when he told show host Joe Scarborough that Trump was a “hired hand” and lied about how much NBC paid him.
By day's end he was walking away, lamenting he "stupidly" jumped into raising an unserious issue he doesn't care about.
By Tom Johnson | July 20, 2015 | 10:06 PM EDT
There soon will be sixteen Republicans officially seeking their party’s 2016 presidential nomination, but Gabriel Sherman probably would replace “officially” with "nominally." In a Sunday post, Sherman suggested that many of those sixteen are CINOs (Candidates in Name Only) who really are running for the title of big-bucks “political celebrity.” He opined that “when it comes to presidential elections…the GOP is at risk of becoming less of a political party and more like a talent agency for the conservative media industry.”
As for why quite a few “(pseudo)candidate[s]” are out there trying to “promote their brand,” Sherman noted that “the rise of billionaire donors and super-PACs enable more fringe GOP candidates to fund their campaigns,” and that “conservatives’ palpable sense of cultural victimhood encourages them to embrace (and reward) their former candidates even if they lose badly.”
By Brad Wilmouth | July 20, 2015 | 9:23 PM EDT
On Friday's The Ed Show on MSNBC, during a discussion of conservative criticism of President Barack Obama for not using the words "radical Islam" in the aftermath of the shooting rampage in Chattanooga, Tennessee, liberal comedian and Daily Beast columnist Dean Obeidallah tried to misdirect the conversation with a debate over definitions of words as he asserted that "there is no such thing as radical Islam."
Ironically, unlike the similar semantic game played by some on the left who argue that Muslim terrorists should not be considered "Muslims" because their violent actions are supposedly not consistent with the Koran, Obeidallah surprisingly did admit that "radical Muslims" and "Muslim terrorists" do exist:
CBS Notes Governors Allowing Natl. Guardsmen to Carry Personal Weapons On Duty; ABC, NBC Ignore StoryBy Ken Shepherd | July 20, 2015 | 8:41 PM EDT
All three broadcast network evening newscasts on Monday had stories related to last week's spree shooting in Chattanooga that left four Marines and one sailor dead. But only CBS reported how the governors of seven states thus far are authorizing National Guardsmen to concealed-carry their own personal firearms while on state National Guard property.
Big Three Networks Spend Total of 11 Minutes, 19 Seconds on Trump/McCain Row; Led NBC, CBS NewscastsBy Ken Shepherd | July 20, 2015 | 8:28 PM EDT
The Big Three broadcast network evening newscasts spent a total of 11 minutes and 19 seconds on Donald Trump's dismissive remarks regarding John McCain's heroic endurance of brutality at the hands of the North Vietnamese during his time as a prisoner of war.