Continuing the effort on the now-cancelled MSNBC’s Now to defend Planned Parenthood from its video scandal, National Organization for Women President Terry O’Neill joined host Alex Wagner on Thursday to gush over how the “beloved” provider of abortions and alleged seller of body parts from aborted babies “has nothing to apologize for” and mocked female GOP senators who want to defund the taxpayer-funded group.
By Geoffrey Dickens | July 31, 2015 | 9:30 AM EDT
Due to extremely poor ratings, MSNBC formally announced Thursday it will bring down the ax on Ed Schultz and Alex Wagner. It turns out hate-mongering against conservative Republicans and sucking up to far-left Democrats is not a great way to attract large audiences.
By Mark Finkelstein | July 31, 2015 | 9:22 AM EDT
Joe Scarborough chose to couch his criticism in exculpatory explanation, claiming that reporters "try to be as fair as possible" and that their bias is "unintended." But Scarborough's bottom line was still this: that media bias is at its worst when it comes to the issue of abortion.
Speaking on today's Morning Joe, Scarborough took his critique a significant step further, asserting that if a conservative group were caught doing what Planned Parenthood has done, "there would be indictments already going down."
By Melissa Mullins | July 31, 2015 | 6:11 AM EDT
Fox & Friends host Elisabeth Hasselbeck got some passionate support from an old friend for a recent question she asked that turned into a Twitter frenzy. On Monday morning, Hasselbeck asked a former NYPD officer if it were possible that Sandra Bland could’ve used her lit cigarette as a weapon against her arresting officer.
Twitter went crazy, with many calling Hasselbeck a racist for asking such a question. Her former colleague at The View, Whoopi Goldberg, wasn’t having any of that on Wednesday – she shut down the Twitter haters:
By NB Staff | July 31, 2015 | 1:26 AM EDT
For the second time in a week, Fox News Channel (FNC) host Bill O’Reilly turned to statistics from the “very accurate” Media Research Center to form the basis of a segment of The O’Reilly Factor concerning the major broadcast network coverage of the Planned Parenthood scandal with Thursday’s mention comparing it with the droves of coverage given to the shooting death of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe.
By Tom Blumer | July 30, 2015 | 11:46 PM EDT
Ohio's newspapers have reported that two state legislators, one Democrat and one Republican, are cosponsoring a bill to defund Planned Parenthood in the Buckeye State. But they have mostly failed to note the key points made by Cleveland Democrat Bill Patmon in his inspiring, passionate speech at an Ohio Right to Life rally announcing his cosponsorship.
You see, Mr. Patmon is black, and he has had it up to here with the hypocrisy of the "Black Lives Matter" movement, especially in their failure to denounce the disproportionate slaughter in the U.S. of black babies through abortion.
By NB Staff | July 30, 2015 | 10:07 PM EDT
"Former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley’s campaign is off to a slow start. Six weeks after announcing his candidacy, he’s still trying to shore up his base: Mrs. O’Malley." -- NewsBusted anchor Jodi Miller.
By Curtis Houck | July 30, 2015 | 9:50 PM EDT
After almost nine day of silence on the Planned Parenthood baby parts scandal, CBS and NBC ended their coverage blackout with full stories following the release of a fourth horrifying video from the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) while ABC and Spanish-language networks Telemundo and Univision ignored it. However, the stories on the CBS Evening News and NBC Nightly News were anything but impressive as the duo largely played defense for the abortion providers in bemoaning the defunding “attack in Congress.”
By Tim Graham | July 30, 2015 | 9:42 PM EDT
The Washington Post’s ongoing series of articles aggressively promoting the acceptance of the science-deniers who practice transgenderism continued with a sprawling 3,133-word article on the front of Thursday’s Style section. The headline was “LIFE AS SARA: What it’s like to be a transgender woman when you’re not Caitlyn Jenner.” In other words, when you’re black and almost homeless.
The Post had a massive color photo of “Sara” Simone that took up the entire half of the paper above the fold. The story (and five additional photos, two of them almost a half-page each) took up all of pages C-6 and C-7. There is no space in this article for a critic, as usual.
Michael Steele Rebukes Condescending Joan Walsh Re: Trump Fans; I'm 'So Much More One of Them Than He Is' She RetortsBy Ken Shepherd | July 30, 2015 | 9:30 PM EDT
Chastised by former GOP chairman Michael Steele for her haughty, condescending attitude towards"low[est] common denominator middle-class Republican voters who are at the very least giving Donald Trump a fair hearing, Salon editor-at-large Joan Walsh shot back, "I'm much more one of them than he is," adding, "I wasn't born to wealth, for God's sake, Michael Steele!"
By Melissa Mullins | July 30, 2015 | 8:07 PM EDT
According to The New York Times, Will Dana, the managing editor who oversaw Rolling Stone’s trumped up UVA gang rape story, is leaving the magazine.
By Randy Hall | July 30, 2015 | 6:48 PM EDT
Comcast Corp.’s NBCUniversal company is close to a deal in which the “media giant” will invest a staggering $250 million to increase its holdings in several liberal websites -- including BuzzFeed and Vox Media -- as the corporation searches for ways to reach younger audiences, according to an article written by Shalini Ramachandran and Lukas Alpert for the Wall Street Journal's website on Thursday.
The reporters call BuzzFeed “a hot new media property that has built a huge audience of young users over the past several years.” The deal would increase the website's value to about $1.5 billion.
By Ken Shepherd | July 30, 2015 | 6:19 PM EDT
The string of Planned Parenthood sting videos and their shocking revelations will "silence" pro-choice Democrats who are seeking to electoral defeat and/or setbacks against abortion rights, Daily Beast writers Samantha Allen and Olivia Nuzzi argued in their July 30 piece, "Why Dems Don’t Want to Talk About Planned Parenthood."
By Spencer Raley | July 30, 2015 | 6:03 PM EDT
During his MSNBC newscast on thursday morning, Jose Diaz-Balart abandoned his reporting to push his opinion on the death of “Cecil The Lion.” In the newscast, Diaz-Balart, along with Democratic Congresswoman Betty McCollum from Minnesota, called a larger focus on animal rights, and condemned big game hunting in general.
By Tom Blumer | July 30, 2015 | 5:45 PM EDT
The bar-lowering in the business press continues.
In the wake of today's disappointing news from the government on U.S. economic growth, an email from CNNMoney.com failed to properly describe reported second-quarter growth, and falsely characterized today's results as "solid":