On Wednesday, the hosts of The Cycle on MSNBC mocked Republican alternatives to ObamaCare. When Toure read a quote from Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) saying he wants to replace the ACA with a more patient-centric plan, Josh Barro of the New York Times wondered: “What does that mean?” And added that “it can mean whatever the listener wants it to mean.” Toure and Kystal Ball sarcastically threw out words to dismiss Republican arguments against ObamaCare. Ball shouted, “patient centric!...cheaper!...flexible!”
By Matthew Balan | July 1, 2015 | 4:48 PM EDT
On Wednesday's New Day, CNN's Chris Cuomo again carried water for the left's social agenda as he interviewed Republican Congressman Steve King. When Rep. King contended that "no one who voted to ratify that Fourteenth Amendment gave...a thought" to the Supreme Court writing "same-sex marriage rights into that," Cuomo retorted that "you could say the same thing about race and anti-miscegenation laws." He later wondered, "How does this [decision] hurt you that it's fueling this outrage among conservatives and Christians?"
By Joseph Rossell | July 1, 2015 | 4:33 PM EDT
Keeping people poor and unable to buy new cars, new homes or much of anything sure is nifty for the environment.
The New York Times sure thinks so. The Grey Lady (new name, the Green Lady) warned of an environmental “tsunami” approaching Cuba as relations normalize with the United States. In a tweet July 1, NYT Science claimed that the “embargo and socialism helped protect Cuba's environment,” but that this was about to change.
By Spencer Raley | July 1, 2015 | 4:16 PM EDT
MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts took special time out of his news broadcast Tuesday afternoon to give Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards free rein to promote her abortion conglomerate and slam the Texas legislature for their efforts to increase the health standards of abortion clinics across the state.
By Matthew Philbin | July 1, 2015 | 4:03 PM EDT
Happy Independence Day, or, as the left might call it this year, “Original Sin Saturday.” July 4th is when we celebrate the birth of The United States. But, whereas you commemorate the inception of what Lincoln called “the last best hope of earth,” liberals lament that flawed people had the audacity to create a flawed nation. Then, that flawed nation had the bad taste to prosper!
It’s that left-wing understanding of America that’s behind the push to erase or blur our history. The purge of the Confederate flag is currently the noisiest, but by no means the only, prong of the attack from activists and academics and the media who love them.
By Geoffrey Dickens | July 1, 2015 | 2:55 PM EDT
On Tuesday’s Charlie Rose show on PBS, the host and his panel were not shy with the superlatives as they celebrated Barack Obama’s “best week.” Rose began the segment by listing Obama’s victories on the Pacific Rim Trade deal, ObamaCare and same-sex marriage as he hailed: “A lot of other people saying this is the man that we thought we were getting in 2008.”
By Connor Williams | July 1, 2015 | 1:53 PM EDT
On the June 30 edition of America with Jorge Ramos on Fusion, Ramos and Ted Cruz engaged in a testy back and forth over the Texas senator’s views on gay marriage. Ramos asked Cruz: “But aren’t you discriminating? Are you putting gays and the LGBT community as second class citizen[s]?” Cruz replied by citing his belief that “following the Constitution isn’t discriminating against anyone.”
By Alatheia Larsen | July 1, 2015 | 1:43 PM EDT
According to liberal actor and anti-vaccine activist Jim Carrey, mandating vaccines for children in order to prevent deadly infectious diseases is fascism.
In a June 30 twitter tirade, Carrey attacked California Gov. Jerry Brown as a “corporate fascist” for signing SB--277 into law. The bill will eliminate individual religious vaccine exemptions. The recent Disneyland Measles outbreak provided some of the momentum for the bill, but it still faced strong opposition from anti-vaccination alarmists who claim they are dangerous to children and can cause autism.
By Joseph Rossell | July 1, 2015 | 12:58 PM EDT
Third Eye Blind’s singer songwriter Stephan Jenkins found out this week what happens when you get drunk with a bunch of political reporters in Washington, D.C.
The Daily Beast reported July 1 that the journalists were at an album-release party for Dopamine, "for the bar food and the hard liquor." Rather than being a discussion on the 90s rock band’s latest music, the drunk group debated politics and Jenkins insulted conservatives, libertarians, Republicans and George W. Bush, presidential candidate Marco Rubio and others.
By Scott Whitlock | July 1, 2015 | 12:34 PM EDT
Perhaps Conan O'Brien and his writers should be a little less sloppy. On Monday, the comedian mocked Jeb Bush for his recent attack on the Confederate flag, describing it as a new opinion. Except, it isn't at all.
By Kyle Drennen | July 1, 2015 | 12:27 PM EDT
In an exclusive interview with newly announced Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie aired on Wednesday’s Today, co-host Matt Lauer used attacks from left-wing detractors to grill the New Jersey governor: “For all your talk about compromise, though, you have a mixed bag of reaction in this state. You know, I drove into your event today and I drove past a pretty hefty group of protesters. I think a lot of them were teachers, and they were holding up signs that said ‘Liar’ and ‘Bully.’”
By Tom Johnson | July 1, 2015 | 11:19 AM EDT
Though both Jonathan Chait and Amanda Marcotte approve of same-sex marriage, they differed on Monday in their assessment of the case against it. Chait, of New York magazine, claimed that anti-gay-marriage arguments have been pitiful and consequently were doomed from the get-go. He declared that “preventing gay people from marrying each other serves no coherent purpose. Allowing them to marry harms nobody.”
Meanwhile, Marcotte argued in a Talking Points Memo column that same-sex marriage helps to “redefine…marriage as an institution of love instead of oppression,” and that the anti-gay-marriage forces are clinging to the idea that marriage is “about dutiful procreation and female submission.”
By Jeffrey Meyer | July 1, 2015 | 11:09 AM EDT
On Wednesday, CBS This Morning acted as the unofficial press shop for Barack and Michelle Obama as the network devoted three segments totaling 2 minutes and 47 seconds to promoting the First Family’s recent activities in the White House. Gayle King provided the most over-the-top pro-Obama coverage while she discussed a group of Girl Scouts who camped out at the White House, proclaiming: “We’re available for a sleep out on the lawn.”
By Scott Whitlock | July 1, 2015 | 10:55 AM EDT
George Stephanopoulos and the crew at Good Morning America on Wednesday did their best to dismiss the latest batch of Hillary Clinton's e-mails to be released, insisting that there are "no bombshells." Stephanopoulos in May apologized after it was revealed that he secretly donated $75,000 to the Clinton Foundation, hiding it from his bosses and viewers.
By Tim Graham | July 1, 2015 | 8:38 AM EDT
T. Becket Adams at The Washington Examiner reports newly released e-mails demonstrate the pliant press Hillary Clinton counted on while she was Secretary of State. The most embarrassing e-mail concerned Leslie Gelb, one of those revolving-door liberals – former appointee of Lyndon Johnson and Jimmy Carter, and former New York Times correspondent and columnist.
Gelb wrote a fluffy profile of Hillary for the Sunday newspaper supplement Parade Magazine in 2009, after a friend e-mailed her: "He said he would give you a veto over content and looked me in the eye and said, 'she will like it.'