According to Lawrence Brown, a Baltimore professor at Morgan State University and contributing writer at Salon, all of “White America” is responsible for killing black Americans. In his latest column with the radical-leftist ‘news’ outlet, Brown took things a step further and claimed that the recent alleged police brutality against blacks isn’t a symptom of a broken system, rather part of a nationwide conspiracy to maintain White supremacy.
By Connor Williams | August 3, 2015 | 10:19 AM EDT
This Sunday on MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry, a panel discussed the possibility of infidelity on Bill Clinton’s part and the impact that could have on Hillary’s campaign. The chat revolved around the potential of a Joe Biden run in 2016 and what could bring that about. MSNBC contributor Robert Traynham wondered what could derail the former secretary of state: “It could also be Benghazi...it could also be some Clinton email stuff. It also could be, perhaps, some infidelities in her marriage.”
After The Nation’s Michelle Goldberg suggested that infidelity in that marriage may be baked in, Harris-Perry lost it: “Okay, whoa. I’m sorry, we have to pause. Because I don’t know if we can just say that on TV. So let me just. Not that there may be infidelities, but just that we presume it to be baked in.”
By Jeffrey Meyer | August 3, 2015 | 10:02 AM EDT
On Sunday’s Reliable Sources, CNN’s Brian Stelter told Jennifer Palmieri, Hillary Clinton’s communications director, that “there have not been that many complaints about press access with your media, as opposed to prior Clinton campaigns.”
By Dylan Gwinn | August 3, 2015 | 10:01 AM EDT
Wait, we’re not all winners?
Imagine: liberal HBO airing a program that says we should stop treating our special little snowflakes like special little snowflakes! That fluffing Jr.’s short-term self-esteem with those soccer participation trophies may be a long-term mistake. HBO really did it – but Real Sports host and veteran lefty scold Bryant Gumbel couldn’t let the opportunity pass to turn an otherwise constructive segment into a shot at America.
By Rich Noyes | August 3, 2015 | 9:07 AM EDT
This week, liberal journalists use Donald Trump's rise as another reason to bash conservatives, with NBC's Chuck Todd suggesting this is a "reap-what-you-sow" moment for the GOP, even as CNN's Nia-Malika Henderson blasts that "the politics of... race baiting have defined the Republican Party for quite some time." And The Daily Beast's Jonathan Alter says it's "not a partisan comment," but "there's a vileness gap between our political parties" — with Republicans, of course, being the only ones guilty of nasty rhetoric.
By Tim Graham | August 3, 2015 | 6:57 AM EDT
On Monday, Emily Yahr at The Washington Post pointed out one group of privileged Americans who are never asked tough questions on television "news" shows about their personal behavior: bankable movie stars and musicians. Yahr's most prominent example is Tom Cruise, now doing an interview tour for his new film Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, but facing no questions about his prominent place in the "church" of Scientology.
"[S]everal months after HBO’s Scientology documentary Going Clear accused the church (and by extension Cruise, its most famous member) of some horrific behavior. The church denied everything, yet Cruise hasn’t been able to answer or dodge any questions about the film — because he hasn’t been asked about it at all."
By Tom Blumer | August 2, 2015 | 11:48 PM EDT
One of the more outrageous chapters during presidential campaign season so far, the press harassment of 2016 GOP candidate and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker in February over his statement that he "doesn't know" whether President Barack Obama is a Christian, is back.
Nobody in the press seems interested in asking Obama himself how he can still profess to be a Christian and support homosexual marriage, especially when he referenced his Christian beliefs as a basis for his stated opposition to it in 2008. Nor are they curious in learning how Obama can square his self-professed Christianity with his support for abortion at every in utero stage — and arguably beyond that. And of course, nobody is asking Hillary Clinton to declare whether she believes any of her potential November 2016 opponents is a genuine Christian. Yet here was Philip Elliott, who recently left the Associated Press for Time.com, getting a case of the vapors on Saturday when Walker, asked again, basically said, "I don't know, but I presume he is":
In Huge NYT Mag Cover Story, Jim Rutenberg Sees New Jim Crow in North Carolina, Smears Reagan as RacistBy Clay Waters | August 2, 2015 | 8:17 PM EDT
The New York Times Magazine cover story by political correspondent Jim Rutenberg, "A Dream Undone -- Inside the 50-year campaign to roll back the Voting Rights Act," is a 10-part, 10,000-word doorstop (issued with the baleful threat "The first in a series") comparing current attempts to stop voter fraud as a return to Jim Crow, with particular focus on North Carolina. Rutenberg also relayed more Times misinformation about Ronald Reagan's 1980 campaign and his appeal to "states rights" in Mississippi.
WashPost 'Work Advice' Columnist Suggests a Christian Boss May Be Phony, But a 'Trans Woman' Is AuthenticBy Tim Graham | August 2, 2015 | 3:24 PM EDT
Two years ago, Washington Post Magazine “Work Advice” columnist Karla L. Miller lectured at a questioner asking about a trans woman using the women’s room to get over it.
But when a reader complained that her boss was a conservative Christian who listened to conservative talk radio, Miller cited Scripture to suggest the conservative might not be who he claims to be. So Christians might be inauthentic, unlike a man who thinks he's a woman.
By Jeffrey Meyer | August 2, 2015 | 1:45 PM EDT
Reacting to the news that Jon Stewart and President Obama had secret meetings at the White House, media critic David Zurawik argued that the Daily Show host has become a “tool really of the Obama administration.” During an appearance on Fox News' MediaBuzz, the Baltimore Sun columnist argued that Stewart’s meetings with Obama expose the liberal comedian’s true ideology.
By Mark Finkelstein | August 2, 2015 | 12:43 PM EDT
Shakespeare can sleep easy. His reputation as creator of some of the English language's greatest poems is in no danger of being overtaken. At least not by the likes of former Minneapolis Mayor R. T. Rybak, whose "poem" the DNC chose to use in a fund-raising email today.
By Jeffrey Meyer | August 2, 2015 | 12:31 PM EDT
During a conversation with Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey, Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd conceded that, like police, journalists will protect each other from criticism no matter what.
By Jeffrey Meyer | August 2, 2015 | 11:23 AM EDT
On Sunday’s This Week, political commentator Cokie Roberts continued to praise Hillary Clinton for playing the grandmother card throughout her presidential campaign. During a discussion about Joe Biden’s potential White House bid, Roberts cheered Clinton for going after the GOP on “climate change for instance when she says everybody says I'm not a scientist. She says I'm not a scientist either, I'm just a grandmother with two eyes and a brain. That's brilliant.”
By P.J. Gladnick | August 2, 2015 | 11:18 AM EDT
Are you a professional comedian or someone who just wants to entertain your friends by doing a Donald Trump impression? Well I have huge news for you. HUUGE!!!
Voice impressionist Eric Harthen has produced a How To video for folks wanting to do an impression of The Donald. This instructional video will probably come in handy right after this Thursday's presidential debate among the Repulican candidates. Harthen's video explains how to position your mouth with pronounced bottom front teeth while talking. In addition, he covers the proper decibel level of the voice. Finally, don't forget to get the correct Queens borough (not guttural Bronx) accent correct when doing the impression.
By Ken Oliver-Méndez and Yuri Perez | August 2, 2015 | 11:17 AM EDT
During a recent interview on CNN, Univision anchor María Elena Salinas made the bold claim that her network’s news coverage is "fair and balanced." The credibility of Salinas’ claim, however, is seriously undermined by the network’s recent track record covering U.S. political news.