In a desperate attempt to spin the escalating Clinton Foundation scandal as a positive for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, The New Yorker's John Cassidy argued in a Wednesday article that bombshell revelations about the controversy in the new book Clinton Cash "could end up benefitting Hillary."
By Scott Whitlock | April 23, 2015 | 4:20 PM EDT
ABC's Blackish on Wednesday night featured a blink-and-you'll-miss-it Sarah Palin joke. In the show, a horrified Anthony Anderson (who plays "Dre" on the show), cringes as his daughter dressed up like the Republican. Marsai Martin exclaimed, "I'm my hero, Sarah Palin. I came within a few votes of the vice presidency. I would have won if not for the liberal gotcha media." Martin can be seen with a familiar red jacket and dark glasses.
By Ken Shepherd | April 23, 2015 | 4:12 PM EDT
This Friday, April 24, will mark 100 years since the beginning of the Armenian genocide at the hands of the Ottoman government in what is present-day Turkey. The Washington Post apparently saw it a fitting occasion to accept a full-page A-section advertisement by an organization which essentially denies the holocaust of millions of Armenians by the Turks.
By Katie Yoder | April 23, 2015 | 4:04 PM EDT
Is Cosmo part of the marketing wing of the abortion industry? Dr. Alveda C. King thinks so.
King, the pro-life niece of Martin Luther King, Jr., attended a Washington, D.C. press conference launching "Cosmo Harms Minors," a campaign by Victoria Hearst and the National Center on Sexual Exploitation on April 22. At the event, Dr. King explained to MRC Culture that Cosmo’s material helps “line the pockets of the abortion industry,” and that, “Planned Parenthood is joining Cosmo” to “lead that girl into an abortion.”
By Matthew Balan | April 23, 2015 | 4:01 PM EDT
CNN's Chris Cuomo did his best to downplay the emerging scandals about the Clinton Foundation on Thursday's New Day. Cuomo asserted that "the Clinton book was widely dismissed – about the money that goes into the CGI [Clinton Global Initiative]. And then...the left is pushing back hard on this book – saying, there's nothing there." He later underlined that the "examples that have come out so far" in the New York Times' coverage of the story were "not that impressive."
By Tim Graham | April 23, 2015 | 3:34 PM EDT
It’s become quite common to note that leftists see no intellectual clash between ardent activism against “animal cruelty” and passionate “pro-choice” activism advocating “fetus cruelty.” See Shirley Manson, the lead singer of the rock band Garbage.
The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports that St. Patrick’s Catholic Parish in the small Wisconsin town of Stephensville (near Appleton and Green Bay) has ended its long tradition of pig wrestling after “more than 81,000 people signed an online petition expressing concerns for the animals' well-being.” Manson called this "abusive," but dearly loves the right to abortion.
By Katie Yoder | April 23, 2015 | 3:31 PM EDT
Is Cosmo the new Playgirl?
Victoria Hearst, granddaughter of the late William Randolph Hearst of Hearst Corporation, criticized her family’s publication of Cosmopolitan at a Washington, D.C. press conference on April 22.
By Kristine Marsh and Matthew Philbin | April 23, 2015 | 2:11 PM EDT
You’re an NBC Nightly News producer working on a story on a sensitive, controversial topic. Journalistic standards demand that, whatever your personal opinions, you seek expert opinions from serious professionals on all sides of the issue. So naturally, the only person you interview agrees with you and has been honored by an organization that boasts “the largest handmade vulva door frame in America.”
Like I said, you work for NBC News.
By NB Staff | April 23, 2015 | 1:47 PM EDT
During an appearance on FBN’s Varney & Co. on Thursday, MRC President Brent Bozell slammed the “Big Three” (ABC, CBS and NBC) networks for barely covering the latest controversy surrounding the Clinton Foundation.
By Kyle Drennen | April 23, 2015 | 12:35 PM EDT
On Thursday morning, NBCNews.com's First Read proclaimed: "Appearance of Scandal: Why Today Isn't a Good Day For The Clinton Campaign." The article began with a rundown of "all of the negative stories as it relates to the Clinton Foundation and money," highlighting two separate reports of possible conflicts of interest and one report of tax problems for the charity. Yet Thursday's Today completely ignored the controversies.
By Scott Whitlock | April 23, 2015 | 12:09 PM EDT
Secret police raids in Wisconsin targeted conservatives whose only crime seems to have been donating to conservative causes. Yet, the story, first reported in National Review, has been ignored by the networks. It was only Fox News that highlighted the story on Wednesday. Correspondent Trace Gallagher explained how Wisconsin's John Doe investigation allowed prosecutors to go after conservative groups, such as the Wisconsin Club for Growth. Then, it expanded to supporters.
By Jeffrey Meyer | April 23, 2015 | 12:06 PM EDT
In his first three months as host of the Nightly Show, Comedy Central’s Larry Wilmore has seen his audience down nearly 40% compared to the Colbert Report which occupied the same 11:30 p.m. time slot.
By Jeffrey Meyer | April 23, 2015 | 11:00 AM EDT
A front page exclusive in Thursday’s Washington Post details the extent to which former President Bill Clinton’s personal wealth is deeply “intertwine[d]” with the growth of the Clinton Foundation yet the “Big Three” (ABC, CBS, and NBC) networks have so far yawned at the story and given it zero coverage.
By Mark Finkelstein | April 23, 2015 | 10:14 AM EDT
On today's Morning Joe, ardent Hillary Clinton fan Howard Dean ran into a buzzsaw when he tried to defend her against serious charges of conflict of interest by going after the authors of the stories rather than the substance of the allegations.
Joe Scarborough ripped Dean's "comic-book politics" and called his conduct "unbecoming." New York Times reporter Jeremy Peters accused Dean of maligning his fellow reporters, and Mika Brzezinski taunted Dean, saying "you can go on your little jihad against the author, but it's not going to change the facts."
By Jeffrey Meyer | April 23, 2015 | 9:53 AM EDT
On Thursday morning, CBS and NBC ignored the latest report involving alleged pay-for-play at the Clinton Foundation. According to the New York Times, a Russian company received permission to acquire one of America’s largest uranium mines while at the same time the company’s chairman donated $2.35 million to the Clinton charity.