Chris Matthews on Thursday, filling in for Andrea Mitchell on Andrea Mitchell Reports, interviewed Congressman Jason Chaffetz. Rather than discussing the current investigation, which the Congressman leads, into Planned Parenthood's finances, Matthews grilled Chaffetz on his opinion of the stillborn footage included in a Center for Medical Progress video. He also lectured Chaffetz to watch more Hardball.
By Matthew Balan | October 1, 2015 | 4:51 PM EDT
On Thursday, Brian Williams predictably raised the gun control issue as he anchored MSNBC's breaking news coverage of a mass shooting in Oregon. Williams asked Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum, "Can I ask you about your gun laws – concealed carry, that kind of thing?" The Democrat pushed back in explaining the state laws: "It's a complicated area. But that's my understanding – not that it's particularly relevant right at the moment."
By Kristine Marsh | October 1, 2015 | 4:49 PM EDT
Early Thursday, a gunman opened fire on campus at an Oregon community college, killing 13 people and injuring at least 20. Every time a mass shooting happens, society is understandably shocked, saddened and outraged at the lives lost due to unneeded violence. But the liberal media took this a step further, from using the tragic situation to blame the NRA and the Constitution to trying to take away a right that many Americans hold so dear.
Take a look below at some of the actual demands made by the liberal media immediately after the shooting on Twitter.
By Alatheia Larsen | October 1, 2015 | 4:28 PM EDT
A few Hillary supporters just learned an important lesson about paying attention to your candidate’s policies.
Following the announcement of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s tax plan, late night TV host Jimmy Kimmel set out to find whether voters paid any attention to details.
By Dylan Gwinn | October 1, 2015 | 3:40 PM EDT
The old journalism adage of “If it bleeds, it leads,” is a well-known one. A modern innovation of that saying, to suit the race-obsessed liberal sports media hell-bent on stoking the flames of racial hatred, might be: “If it’s not bleeding, poke it, and see what happens.” Such a mentality was clearly in use when USA Today writer Jorge Ortiz penned an article titled “Baseball’s culture clash: Vast majority of brawls involve players of different ethnicities.”
By Rich Noyes | October 1, 2015 | 2:57 PM EDT
Since the September 16 GOP debate, the ABC, CBS and NBC evening newscasts have significantly ramped up their coverage of businesswoman Carly Fiorina, giving her more than 15 percent of the GOP candidates’ airtime over the past two weeks. Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush attracted just three percent of TV news coverage; in the first six months of 2015, Bush dominated the coverage with 36 percent of all GOP airtime.
By Erin Aitcheson | October 1, 2015 | 2:39 PM EDT
From its perspective, Planned Parenthood has had another unfortunate week, what with congressional hearings making it hard for the media to keep ignoring the videos showing that the nation’s largest abortion mill sells pieces of the babies it kills.
But the unfortunate organization is indeed fortunate in its friends. After Planned Parenthood honcho Cecile Richards testified before Congress on Tuesday, Daniel Handler took to twitter to make an announcement regarding the abortion chain.
Handler, better known by his pen name Lemony Snicket and author of A Series of Unfortunate Events, promised he and wife Lisa Brown would donate a whopping $1 million to Planned Parenthood.
By Katie Yoder | October 1, 2015 | 2:39 PM EDT
Talk about priorities. The broadcast networks have spent more time combined showcasing Cecile Richards’ defense of Planned Parenthood than showing the actual videos themselves.
During their news shows, ABC, NBC and CBS aired 3 minutes of footage from a Tuesday congressional hearing where Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards testified in regards to the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) videos exposing her organization’s harvesting of aborted baby parts. Ironically, those same networks combined spent less than half that time airing the CMP videos.
By Tim Graham | October 1, 2015 | 1:22 PM EDT
Longtime Washington Post book reviewer Michael Dirda broke out the superlatives on Thursday for communist screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, and the Bruce Cook biography that served as the basis for a new Trumbo-glorifying movie starring Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad, geopolitically).
Dirda oozed “by the time of his death from lung cancer in 1976, Trumbo already seemed half-legend, half-saint: To Cook, he wasn’t just the Oscar-winner who broke the blacklist, he was a man who, no matter what, kept faith with himself, his friends and his ideals.”
By Matthew Balan | October 1, 2015 | 1:17 PM EDT
CNN's Wolf Blitzer hounded Rep. Jason Chaffetz on Wednesday's Situation Room over his hearing on Planned Parenthood's federal funding, and carried water for the abortion giant. Blitzer quibbled over a chart that was used at the hearing that showed the increase in abortions that Planned Parenthood did, and a concurrent decrease in the number of cancer screenings and other preventive services it does. He then touted a chart from the left-wing Vox site that supposedly "gives a more accurate reflection of what was going on."
By Jeffrey Meyer | October 1, 2015 | 12:10 PM EDT
On Wednesday night, Fox News hosts Megyn Kelly and Howard Kurtz took the Washington Post to task after its “Fact Checker” blog gave Carly Fiorina 3 Pinocchios for her secretary-to-CEO career story, Kelly seemed shocked that the Post would accuse Fiorina of distorting her professional credentials and for the paper to lecture the Republican presidential candidate that “she can’t say she went from secretary to CEO is downright obnoxious Washington Post. Do better than that.”
By Michael McKinney | October 1, 2015 | 11:45 AM EDT
MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell on Wednesday trotted out conspiracy theories in relation to the Benghazi investigation and Hillary Clinton. The anchor interviewed Senator Claire McCaskill, asking, “Was this a case of [Repulicans] actually explaining what the Benghazi Committee is up to?”
By Jeffrey Meyer | October 1, 2015 | 10:44 AM EDT
Speaking to former Florida Governor Jeb Bush on Thursday’s Today, NBC’s Matt Lauer did his best to play up Donald Trump’s repeated attacks on his fellow Republican throughout the Republican presidential primary. During the one-on-one interview, Lauer told Bush “your resume and your pedigree are perfect for the job of president” but wondered “after several months in the race, you're losing in the polls to the host of Celebrity Apprentice. How do you get your arms around that?”
By Erin Aitcheson | October 1, 2015 | 10:12 AM EDT
Break out the tissues, you’ll be wiping away tears of joy! Everyone’s favorite controversial “feminist” poster child has announced she is leaving Twitter. That’s right you heard correctly, Lena Dunham is off Twitter.
Wait, you don’t follow her Twitter account? Well, there’s good news for you too: she also said her vile and largely unwatched HBO show Girls will be coming to an end soon.