As Wednesday night's Anderson Cooper 360 on CNN was giving live coverage to the riots in Charlotte, North Carolina, correspondent Ed Lavandera was knocked to the ground by a rioter on live television at 9:16 p.m. ET as he recalled that police had just recently used tear gas to get rioters to move further from the Omni Hotel.
By Tom Blumer | | September 22, 2016 | 3:24 PM EDT
The last thing teenaged kids need is their mother to shame them on the Internet — and as part of her making a living, no less.
But that's what's apparently been going on for some time with feminist writer Jody Allard and her two teenaged sons, currently 16 and 18. Her most recent callout came a week ago at the Washington Post, where she sharply criticized them — even though she weakly allowed that they "are good boys" — because they don't buy into her extreme outlook on "rape culture." This leads one to wonder where the genuine adults are at the Post. How could they let a mother expose her children's private thoughts to the whole wide world without saying, "Uh, we can't publish that"?
By Tim Graham | | September 22, 2016 | 2:52 PM EDT
Snopes.com was checking out a story the liberal media doesn’t want to touch: “Hanan al-Hroub, whose husband was jailed for providing chemicals used in making bombs that killed Israelis, was invited to speak at a Clinton Global Initiative dinner.” Ruling: True.
So the liberal media thrills at any chance to associate Donald Trump with David Duke, but it can’t possibly find the newsworthiness in the Clinton Foundation honoring the wife of a terrorist bomb-maker. Only The Wall Street Journal has touched the story.
By Tim Graham | | September 22, 2016 | 2:40 PM EDT
Cameron Cawthorne at the Washington Free Beacon offered a clear case for the "fact checkers" at PolitiFact and other sites of a Bill Clinton fib on CNBC. He claimed that "we make everything public, we disclose everything" in the land of Clinton philanthropy. This turns out to be Trumpian bluster.
Clinton also slammed the political press for having "no previous exposure to the way we work," which clearly can't include the many "mainstream media" stars, like Anderson Cooper and George Stephanopoulos, who've been moderators or panelists at CGI events, adding celebrity glamour to the proceedings.
By Curtis Houck | | September 22, 2016 | 2:17 PM EDT
At the onset of his monologue on Wednesday, ABC late-night host Jimmy Kimmel offered a rather lame excuse for why he sticks almost exclusively to joking about Donald Trump and not Democratic presidential opponent Hillary Clinton because she’s too “boring” to be made fun of. If that head-shaking moment wasn’t enough, CBS’s Late Show host Stephen Colbert offered a quip via video that Gollum from Lord of the Rings was assisting Clinton in her debate preparations by playing Trump and whining about “wicked, tricksy immigrants.”
By Jorge Bonilla | | September 22, 2016 | 1:20 PM EDT
Tuesday's edition of Noticiero Univision reminds us that there are other issues for which the network will take an activist stance beyond immigration. And gun control is at the very top of that list. After noting a $5 million ad campaign launched by the National Rifle Association in favor of Donald Trump, Anchor María Elena Salinas pivoted away from the ad itself and to Trump's statements in order to disqualify the ad as false.
By Kyle Drennen | | September 22, 2016 | 1:03 PM EDT
Filling in for host Andrea Mitchell during MSNBC’s 12 p.m. ET hour on Thursday, Peter Alexander worried that Donald Trump only had a “low bar” to surpass in the upcoming debates: “Do they [the Clinton campaign] have real concerns...that the bar has been set so low for Donald Trump, in effect, that clearing that bar of acceptability is not much of a challenge? How do they combat that in some way?”
By Sarah Stites | | September 22, 2016 | 12:51 PM EDT
Mexican drug lord El Chapo was not the only one to threaten Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Check out the following slides to see ten examples of violent anti-Trump rhetoric.
By Kristine Marsh | | September 22, 2016 | 12:22 PM EDT
Thursday morning Funny or Die published a comedic skit with Hillary Clinton and today journalists and celebrities are gushing about it on Twitter. The liberal comedic group founded by actor Will Ferrell, frequently mocks conservatives and Christians while promoting liberal ideas and politicians in a satirical way. In 2014, Zach Galifianakis’ interview with President Obama for the show went viral and apparently now it’s Hillary’s turn to get the same fawning attention from the media.
By Scott Whitlock | | September 22, 2016 | 12:15 PM EDT
CBS This Morning co-host Charlie Rose on Thursday created a painfully awkward moment when he assumed that liberal Daily Show host Trevor Noah had been fired. Talking to comic John Oliver, formally of Comedy Central, Rose wondered if Oliver has “some sadness at what happened at Comedy Central?”
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | September 22, 2016 | 11:12 AM EDT
At a contentious impeachment hearing conducted by the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen admitted that his agency targeted Tea Party groups looking to obtain tax-exempt status. “They were totally improper criteria used to select organizations, applying for c-4 designation for further review,” testified Koskinen before the committee, “Those organizations predominantly were conservative organizations.” This stunning abuse of power went unreported by the “Big Three” networks Wednesday evening and Thursday morning.
By Kyle Drennen | | September 22, 2016 | 11:00 AM EDT
On Thursday’s NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer proudly announced that the network had received an Emmy award for its biased coverage of the Supreme Court’s 2013 ruling legalizing gay marriage across the country. Lauer told viewers: “By the way, the News and Documentary Emmy awards were held last night and NBC News and MSNBC picked up this one for our live coverage of the Supreme Court's landmark decision on same-sex marriage.”
By Alatheia Nielsen and Katie Yoder | | September 22, 2016 | 10:23 AM EDT
The gender wage gap is often grossly overstated — a problem driven by Hollywood and the media. In this week’s AlliKat Show, Alli Nielsen and Kat Yoder take on a new video from The Huffington Post called “Pinksourcing.” The comedy sketch perpetuated exaggerated gender wage gap statistics and mocked women who choose to stay at home to raise families.
By Tom Johnson | | September 22, 2016 | 10:22 AM EDT
In a Wednesday piece, GQ writer Drew Magary told Trump supporters, "If you vote for him, you’re not making America great again. You are killing it. You are telling the world that America isn’t worth it. You are telling the world that all of our big talk about freedom and unity and ideals is just a load of shit, and that you would prefer a smoldering dystopia where freedom is just a flimsy cover for evildoing, led by a man who believes that strength is measured only in killing people."
By Callista Ring | | September 22, 2016 | 9:48 AM EDT
The liberal Hollywood Avengers have assembled to defeat the evil Donald Trump!
On September 21, The Hollywood Reporter described how Avengers director Joss Whedon founded “Save the Day,” a pro-Hillary Clinton super PAC. He donated $1 million to her campaign and is creating a series of online, “star-studded” comedy videos to combat low voter turnout among potential Clinton supporters, such as black men and Millennials. The plan is to produce 15 to 25 videos by the end of the election.