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.
By Randy Hall | July 23, 2015 | 5:18 PM EDT
During an interview with David Wallis posted in the New York Observer website on Thursday, Richard Dreyfuss -- best known for his starring roles in such movies as The Goodbye Girl, Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Mr. Holland's Opus -- declared he thinks the Second Amendment should be changed because “it's obscurely written.”
The liberal actor claimed: “I would have made it clear. I would have said: 'This is for establishing militia, and everyone has the right to participate in that militia, and you can have a gun if you participate in that militia.'”
By NB Staff | July 23, 2015 | 5:17 PM EDT
"Donald Trump is under fire for saying that John McCain is not a war hero. Come on, Donald, that’s way out of line… without McCain, we wouldn’t have won the War of 1812." -- Jodi Miller, NewsBusted.
By Spencer Raley | July 23, 2015 | 4:57 PM EDT
In a piece for Salon this morning, Rutgers University professor Brittney Cooper proclaimed that all black people are “one police encounter from the grave,” and that white people must start lumping themselves together as “ the face of the oppressor.”
By Kyle Drennen | July 23, 2015 | 4:25 PM EDT
During a discussion on her MSNBC show on Thursday, host Andrea Mitchell and Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd were puzzled by a new poll showing bad numbers for Hillary Clinton. Mitchell immediately tried to downplay the results: “I mean, it's one poll, it's a Quinnipiac poll....But it does show her behind in the swing states, with Virginia, I guess, as within the margin of error....It's pretty early.”
By Katie Yoder | July 23, 2015 | 4:00 PM EDT
The New York Times favors whistlers – except for those that dare whistle a tune against a tax-payer funded abortion giant.
On Wednesday, the New York Times editorial board slammed “The Campaign of Deception Against Planned Parenthood.” In their piece, the board attempted to discredit the “dishonest” video campaign by the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) that revealed the abortion giant’s trafficking of aborted baby parts. But, in the past, the Times has applauded undercover work.
By Matthew Balan | July 23, 2015 | 3:42 PM EDT
On Wednesday's CNN Tonight, Alan Dershowitz blamed police misconduct on societal racism. Dershowitz noted that he tells his students "particularly the African-American students: you have rights...Do not exercise them when you're arrested by a police officer." When Don Lemon asked him why he gives such advice, the Harvard Law professor replied, "Because they get into so much trouble if they don't do it. We live in a racist society, in which police officers often engage in this kind of conduct when you're contemptuous. And when you're a black person and you're contemptuous, it's even worse."
By Melissa Mullins | July 23, 2015 | 3:41 PM EDT
When Jon Stewart leaves The Daily Show, he will be replaced by contributor and South African comedian Trevor Noah. When the announcement of Stewart’s replacement hit the news, it had a lot of people scratching their heads, asking themselves “Trevor who?”
GQ magazine is there to prepare the public for acceptance. But first, writer Zach Baron must admire the glorified liberal castle that’s now preparing for a new king.
ABC Acts as if Threat Posed to Sharks by Bikini-Clad Girl is Twice as Important as Planned Parenthood ScandalBy Mike Ciandella | July 23, 2015 | 3:23 PM EDT
Over the past 9 days, ABC News has spent a grand total of 46 seconds on Planned Parenthood executives trying to sell pieces of aborted babies for a profit. Yet, ABC’s Good Morning America on July 23, found 2 minutes to discuss how a beauty pageant contestant might be posing a threat to sharks.
By Tom Blumer | July 23, 2015 | 3:18 PM EDT
The press's favorite abortion questions usually have nothing to do with the 700,000-plus terminations of preborn babies' lives which take place each year in the U.S. (Note: The real figure is likely quite higher, because reporting is voluntary.) Especially when the person interviewed is a Republican or conservative, abortion questions focus heavily on the fewer than 1% of all abortions which are performed because of rape and incest. This is the equivalent of a news organization focusing all of its attention on a single house fire while an entire city a few miles away burns out of control.
2016 GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina had no interest in playing this game with Jake Tapper on Tuesday. In the process, she put on a clinic which should be mandatory viewing for any Republican or conservative who is in or wants to have a career in politics.
By Kristine Marsh | July 23, 2015 | 1:53 PM EDT
Liberal Hollywood might try to silence Christian and conservative voices but it doesn’t always succeed. To be heard, Christian and conservative actors and athletes have used their platforms on Facebook and Twitter to “come out,” so to speak, on hot-button topics.
After the release of two damning videos showcasing the casual bartering of aborted baby parts by Planned Parenthood representatives, actress Stacey Dash, actor Kevin Sorbo and NFL player Benjamin Watson lambasted the taxpayer-funded abortion giant on Twitter.