Following the tragic Lafayette shooting last night, Boston Globe and Slate freelancer Luke O’Neil took to Twitter to voice his opinion on the matter. Liberals like O’Neil believe that simply banning guns will make them magically go away, along with all the violence committed by gun-carrying criminals. But before all the firearms evaporate, this liberal freelancer would enjoy seeing something else happen first: the mass murder of all 2nd amendment supporters.
By Brad Wilmouth | July 24, 2015 | 11:50 AM EDT
On Friday's CNN Newsroom, anchor Carol Costello declared that it is "ridiculous" that the CDC has opposed President Obama's idea to do a study on gun violence because, as relayed by correspondent Michelle Kosinski, the government agency was afraid of being targeted for budget cuts if it did so.
After Kosinki filed a report recalling President Obama's "frustration" at not getting more gun laws passed, she concluded by relating:
By Kyle Drennen | July 24, 2015 | 11:33 AM EDT
In a live interview with Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday’s NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer lobbed a softball about the news that the Justice Department was considering launching a criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton’s e-mail scandal: “As you’ve heard, two inspectors general have called for a criminal investigation into her use of that private e-mail server for sensitive information. As someone who occupies the job and knows what information is handled by someone in your position, is this politics or is she in real trouble?”
By Connor Williams | July 24, 2015 | 11:27 AM EDT
In a discussion on Planned Parenthood today on Morning Joe, regular MSNBC contributor and editor of Bloomberg Politics Mark Halperin championed the popularity of the ‘family planning’ organization. Halperin asserted that “Planned Parenthood in general and what they do – as we saw with Mitt Romney – is pretty popular with a lot of people who will vote in this presidential election.”
By Clay Waters | July 24, 2015 | 11:24 AM EDT
News broke on Hillary Clinton's email controversy Thursday night, and Michael Schmidt and Matt Apuzzo led with this sentence in their initial report on nytimes.com: "Two inspectors general have asked the Justice Department to open a criminal investigation into whether Hillary Rodham Clinton mishandled sensitive government information on a private email account she used as secretary of state, senior government officials said Thursday." But after pushback from the Clinton camp, that tough lede became a laughably evasive accusation "into whether sensitive government information was mishandled in connection with the personal email account Hillary Rodham Clinton used as secretary of state...."
By Scott Whitlock | July 24, 2015 | 11:02 AM EDT
The co-hosts of CBS This Morning on Friday ganged up on Marco Rubio and pushed the idea that the Senator should just give up opposing Barack Obama's deal with Iran. Co-host Norah O'Donnell lectured, "You heard Secretary Kerry say it's a fantasy to think you can just bomb away Iran's knowledge." She later reminded, "Senator, the deal now has the unanimous support of the UN Security Council. You heard the Saudi foreign minister as well say that they support this deal." O'Donnell pestered Rubio as to whether he had enough votes to override a presidential veto.
By NB Staff | July 24, 2015 | 10:28 AM EDT
On Thursday’s edition of The O’Reilly Factor on the Fox News Channel, host Bill O’Reilly cited statistics complied by the Media Research Center to lambast the “big three” networks of ABC, CBS, and NBC for their minuscule coverage of the Planned Parenthood video scandal which O’Reilly and guest Bernie Goldberg found to be yet another sign that “[l]iberal philosophy dominates” the news media.
By Tim Graham | July 24, 2015 | 10:22 AM EDT
The New York Times has repeatedly demonstrated that protesters they like are far more newsworthy than protesters they don’t like. The number of protesters doesn’t really matter at all. Five years ago, they reported a whole story on four (count them on one hand) illegal-alien protesters for amnesty. A few months later, they repeated it with a whole story on five protesters.
But on Wednesday, thousands (as many as 12,000) flooded Times Square a few blocks north of the newspaper’s offices to protest President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran, and the Times buried that in one paragraph -- paragraph 15 -- of a Thursday story headlined “Campaign for Congressional Backing of Iran Nuclear Deal Begins.”
By Curtis Houck | July 24, 2015 | 12:19 AM EDT
It took only 12 minutes into their live coverage on Thursday night of the deadly movie theater shooting in Lafayette, Louisiana before CNN Tonight invoked gun control and President Obama with panelists lamenting the lack of “sufficient common sense” on guns, the need for a “more realistic in a interpretation of the Second Amendment” and that the issue will go down in history as President Obama’s “biggest defeat.”
By Matthew Balan | July 24, 2015 | 12:11 AM EDT
Rachel Zarrell, BuzzFeed's news editor, quickly apologized on Thursday night after two "reactive," as she put it, posts on Twitter regarding the shooting at a theater in Lafayette, Louisiana. Zarrell first linked to a NBCNews tweet about the murders, and added her obscenity-laced take on the incident: "Let's just give everyone guns, right? It's in the goddamn constitution." Twenty-one minutes later, the journalist brushed aside the understandable calls for prayer for the victims to lobby for the usual liberal solution to firearms crimes: "Don't pray. Push for gun control."
By Clay Waters | July 23, 2015 | 11:08 PM EDT
Thursday's lead New York Times story on New York State raising the minimum wage for fast-food workers to a whopping $15 an hour was dominated almost completely by cheerleading for the wage. That's despite the fact that even liberal economists are queasy about such a drastic hike in the minimum wage, and that the hike risks hurting the very low-income workers it supposedly helps, by raising the cost of their labor beyond a business's willingness or ability to pay.
By Curtis Houck | July 23, 2015 | 9:36 PM EDT
While English-networks ABC and NBC combined with Spanish-language networks MundoFox, Telemundo, and Univision on Thursday night to skip testimony from Secretary of State John Kerry in a Senate hearing on the Iran deal, CBS covered it in a news brief, but only summarized it and ignored false statements by Kerry as he faced criticism from both sides of the aisle. In contrast, the FNC's Special Report not only had a full segment on the hearing, but a takedown of three claims by Kerry.
By Ken Shepherd | July 23, 2015 | 9:04 PM EDT
Closing a segment on the July 23 program about Republican criticism of the nuclear deal that the Obama/Kerry State Department brokered with the Islamic Republic of Iran, Hardball host Chris Matthews wondered if 2016 presidential aspirant Marco Rubio's vocal criticism of the deal might in some way be "illegal."
By Tim Graham | July 23, 2015 | 8:36 PM EDT
When Marco Rubio was on Fox & Friends on Wednesday morning, he dissed Donald Trump by saying that “we already have a president now that has no class.” He was talking about Obama doing interviews with YouTube and Comedy Central. “I mean, we have a president now that does selfie-stick videos, that invites YouTube stars there, people who eat cereal out of a bathtub.” On Twitter, Arsenio Hall lost his marbles in anger over Obama being insulted, suggesting in a vulgar way that Rubio should have never been born.
By Ken Shepherd | July 23, 2015 | 8:29 PM EDT
For the second night in a row, MSNBC host Chris Matthews ignored the new Quinnipiac University poll showing Hillary Clinton trailing in key swing states to Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) as well as Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wis.) and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.