Thursday's CNN Newsroom hyped the Supreme Court's decision that again upheld ObamaCare as a "huge win for the President of the United States," as Wolf Blitzer put it. Gloria Borger and John King tied the Court decision to Congress passing the President's fast-track trade legislation earlier in the week. Borger trumpeted, "You have trade legislation being approved – huge win for the President. You have this reaffirmation of ObamaCare...huge for his legacy." King added, "This may well be the best week of his second term."
By Scott Whitlock | June 25, 2015 | 12:35 PM EDT
After the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Barack Obama on Thursday, the journalists at NBC pounced to hail the "big victory" and assert just how relieved 2016 Republicans must be Peter Alexander touted, "So it is a big victory for the Obama administration. Basically, the Supreme Court has, for the second time, bailed out ObamaCare."
By Geoffrey Dickens | June 25, 2015 | 12:32 PM EDT
On Thursday The Washington Times reported that, according to investigators, “The IRS erased backup tapes with Lois G. Lerner emails even after the messages were subject to a congressional subpoena, likely permanently losing as many as 24,000 emails.”
By Connor Williams | June 25, 2015 | 12:01 PM EDT
On the June 24 edition of Hannity, National Review’s Mark Steyn was invited to the program to discuss the notion in much of the media that the Confederate flag is a Republican problem. Steyn slammed the history of the Democratic Party as one filled with hate: “The Democratic Party was the largest and most powerful institution supporting slavery in the English speaking world.”
By Jeffrey Meyer | June 25, 2015 | 11:58 AM EDT
Following the Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision in favor of ObamaCare on Thursday, ABC News quickly touted the victory for the Obama administration with correspondent Terry Moran declaring “ObamaCare 2, conservatives 0 is the score right now.” The ABC reporter went on, in the 10 AM EDT hour special, to hype how "once again its Chief Justice John Roberts crushing the hopes of conservatives, upholding a key section of the ObamaCare, the Affordable Care Act.”
By Spencer Raley | June 25, 2015 | 11:26 AM EDT
If Dan Snyder and the NFL don’t change the name of the Washington Redskins, people will die. At least that’s what Keith Olbermann ranted during his ESPN show Wednesday afternoon. How did he come to this conclusion? By comparing it to the Confederate flag, of course.
By Jeffrey Meyer | June 25, 2015 | 9:42 AM EDT
On Thursday, the “Big Three” (ABC, CBS, and NBC) network morning shows all touted President Obama confronting an LGBT activist who heckled him at a White House event on Wednesday but only ABC’s Good Morning America was the only network morning show to cover the highly anticipated Supreme Court cases regarding ObamaCare and gay marriage.
By Mark Finkelstein | June 25, 2015 | 8:08 AM EDT
Working title for John Kerry's memoirs: The Art of the Disastrous Deal . . . On today's Morning Joe, former CIA Director Michael Hayden said he was "stunned" to hear Kerry recently say that the Iranians' work toward weaponizing a nuclear device is not as important as some are suggesting and that they don't have to come clean before an agreement.
Hayden later said that the US must walk away from the deal unless Iran agrees to "anytime, anywhere" inspections, something that for now the ayatollah's agents are refusing. The alarm Hayden sounded today is in line with the letter that five of President Obama's former senior national security advisers have sent him, warning that the deal falls short of meeting the administration's own standards for what constitutes a good deal.
By Melissa Mullins | June 25, 2015 | 7:07 AM EDT
Megyn Kelly is quickly becoming the new face the Fox News Channel. Host of her own primetime show, The Kelly File, Kelly has been a big draw in the 9PM hour over all other cable news channels. Only fellow Fox News star Bill O’Reilly leads Kelly.
Recently Variety interviewed Megyn Kelly and her rise to stardom for the cover of the magazine, proclaiming "I'm an independent." She proclaimed she could be fair to Hillary Clinton, that the candidate "could handle me -- easily."
By Curtis Houck | June 25, 2015 | 1:05 AM EDT
Wednesday’s CBS Evening News gave President Barack Obama a boost during one of its second-half news briefs by touting his handling of a transgender, illegal immigrant heckler who complained about deportations during a White House event promoting LGBT Pride Month. In a tease to the brief, anchor Scott Pelley gushed: “President Obama smacks down an unruly guest at the White House. That's next.” On the other side of the commercial break, Pelley explained that the President “hosted a reception to observe LGBT Pride Month, but he was interrupted by a heckler demanding an end to deportations.”
By Tom Blumer | June 25, 2015 | 12:49 AM EDT
One of the latest in a seemingly endless stream of missives from the perpetually aggrieved comes from Ruth Graham at the Politico, which seems to have become an especially fertile repository for such ridiculous items.
Mr. Graham is completely unimpressed that Obama administration Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has announced that the image of a famous woman to be named later will soon grace the $10 bill. In fact, the New Hampshire journalist essentially considers the move an insult.
By Curtis Houck | June 24, 2015 | 11:37 PM EDT
While appearing on the Wednesday edition of MSNBC’s All In, guest and Equal Justice Initiative founder Bryan Stevenson argued during a discussion with host Chris Hayes about the Confederate flag that Americans “have all been infected by this legacy of racial inequality” and “haven't learned how to manage the shame and the guilt” of racism.
By Tom Blumer | June 24, 2015 | 10:56 PM EDT
The politically correct speech police are everywhere these days. Many members of the leftist establishment have taken it upon themselves to aid in their enforcement efforts. No one is safe — not even the person they want us to believe is destined to be the Democrats' 2016 presidential nominee.
Yesterday, at a Florissant, Missouri church only five miles from Ferguson, Hillary Clinton uttered the following words in succession: "All lives matter." NPR's Tamara Keith and Amita Kelly devoted much of their four-minute "Morning Edition" report on her appearance to what was described as a "3-Word Misstep."
By Yuri Perez | June 24, 2015 | 10:08 PM EDT
The recent agreement between the California state legislature and Governor Jerry Brown to open the state’s public healthcare program to children who are in the United States illegally received widespread praise on the principal national newscasts of Univision, Telemundo and MundoFox.
By NB Staff | June 24, 2015 | 10:01 PM EDT
"Brian Williams has been transferred to MSNBC. He’ll be paid $10 million a year -- which amounts to about a million dollars per viewer." -- NewsBusted anchor Jodi Miller.