Justin Gillis, the New York Times most alarmist environmental reporter, eagerly "undermined" "climate-change contrarians" (the paper stopped calling it "global warming" when temperatures failed to cooperate) on Saturday's front page, under the headline "2014 Breaks Heat Record, Challenging Global Warming Skeptics." But a roundup of skeptical scientists emphasized that the "record high" temperature readings are based on a temperature difference of a few hundredths of a degree.
By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | January 17, 2015 | 8:02 AM EST
When the Golden Globe awards telecast was over, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) proclaimed, “It was a great night for LGBT-inclusive television.” They could have added: "We run the joint."
The creator of the transgender-promoting show "Transparent" unleashed a new word when she won: "And it’s dedicated to you, my trans parent, my ‘Moppa.’ You’re watching at home right now. I just want to thank you for coming out, because in doing so, you made a break for freedom, for your truth."
By Tim Graham | January 16, 2015 | 10:43 PM EST
The magazine TV Week certainly demonstrated a bias as it promoted a “Must-See Video: With Humor and Class Ellen DeGeneres Punctures Argument of Christian Pastor Who Accuses Her of Promoting a Gay Agenda on Her TV Show.”
DeGeneres insisted "I don't have an agenda," which is easily disproven, given her oozy interviews with Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama and her pushing on her own show for gay marriage and for Obama's re-election.
Author of Bogus ’1 in 3 Men Would Commit Rape’ Study Still Buys the False '1 in 5' College Assault StatBy Tom Blumer | January 16, 2015 | 8:09 PM EST
On Tuesday, I posted (at NewsBusters; at BizzyBlog) on a bogus "study" out of North Dakota University contending that "almost one in 3 college men would commit rape 'if nobody would ever know and there wouldn’t be any consequences.'" Media exposure from favorable and unfavorable outlets continues to grow.
In that post, I noted that the study disqualified itself from credibility by uncriticially relaying the thoroughly discredited "1 in 5" statistic, namely (quoting the study's opening) "Federal data estimate that about one in five women becomes the victim of sexual assault while in college," and took that as a clear indication that the trio of academics involved "are not dispassionate researchers, but instead are agenda-driven individuals who are not interested in facts, but are instead looking to reach desired conclusions." In an exchange with the Washington Examiner's Ashe Schow, study leader Sarah Edwards confirmed my assessment, and ratified the idea that any media outlet which takes their work seriously is deliberately spreading disinformation (bolds are mine throughout this post):
By Tim Graham | January 16, 2015 | 4:56 PM EST
Larry Wilmore, the replacement for Stephen Colbert, begins on Monday night at 11:30. Comedy Central executive Kent Alterman bowed to the Almighty Jon Stewart on this one: “Considering Jon's track record when it comes to discovering talent, you'd have to be a real idiot to argue with him."
In an interview with Esquire magazine, Wilmore restated all his palaver about being a "passionate centrist," and then sort of proved it. He was centrist enough to praise Ann Coulter's research, but liberal enough to slam her for being racially clueless:
By Randy Hall | January 16, 2015 | 4:55 PM EST
For more than three decades, international correspondent Jim Clancy reported the news and anchored several programs for the Cable News Network.
That long-time record came to an abrupt end on Friday, when he left CNN more than a week after he got into an angry Twitter argument in which he claimed that people who disagree with him regarding Mohammed cartoons are “agents for Israel” and used a derogatory term for disabled individuals.
By Ken Shepherd | January 16, 2015 | 4:38 PM EST
"OLD SCHOOL POPE" blares the teaser headline at msnbc.com. "Francis finds fault with gay marriage," notes the subheader promoting Michele Richinick's story on the pontiff's remarks made during a visit to the Philippines.
By Scott Whitlock | January 16, 2015 | 4:37 PM EST
Barack Obama on Friday conducted an almost hour-long news conference with journalists, but faced no questions on his administration's much-maligned decision not to send a representative to Sunday's massive anti-terror rally in France.
By P.J. Gladnick | January 16, 2015 | 4:09 PM EST
New York Magazine writer Annie Lowrey thinks she has found a way to reduce campus rapes; raise taxes on beer and smoke more dope.
By Kyle Drennen | January 16, 2015 | 3:23 PM EST
On Friday, while all three network morning shows covered Secretary of State John Kerry arriving in Paris to offer U.S. condolences following the recent terrorist attacks, none of the broadcasts mentioned one of the most embarrassing moments in American diplomatic history that occurred during the visit – Kerry bringing musician James Taylor to a press conference to sing "You've Got A Friend" to the French people.
By Kristine Marsh | January 16, 2015 | 3:06 PM EST
Last July, Alabama amended House Bill 494 to allow attorneys to represent the rights of the unborn child in cases where a minor was seeking an abortion. Predictably, the media certainly reacted negatively, calling it heinous, absurd, and insane.
On the Jan.15, “Daily Show,” correspondent Jessica Williams interviewed both sides – an Alabama civil rights attorney in favor of the law, Julian McPhillips, and Susan Watson, Exec. Director of the ACLU in Alabama, who is challenging the law.
By Jack Coleman | January 16, 2015 | 1:24 PM EST
By Curtis Houck | January 16, 2015 | 12:57 PM EST
On Friday, CBS This Morning reported on news that Duke University had cancelled plans to have a Muslim call-to-prayer projected from the school’s famous bell tower at the Duke Chapel and, while Duke suggested that there were “several factors” that led to the decision, the segment prominently tied it to Rev. Franklin Graham and subsequent threats against them.
CBS News correspondent Julianna Goldman fretted that the cancellation came as “students, faculty, and administrators spent months working on a new way to make campus feel more inclusive for its 700 Muslims.”
By Scott Whitlock | January 16, 2015 | 12:37 PM EST
Former Democratic operative turned journalist George Stephanopoulos on Friday fawned over Jimmy Carter. Though much of the interview with the "heroic" ex-president focused on his humanitarian work, Stephanopoulos also prompted Carter to push his liberal agenda.
By Katie Yoder | January 16, 2015 | 12:28 PM EST
The death movement is dying, according to pro-life activists, Congress – and even the media’s censorship.
Just a week before the 42nd annual March for Life, Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List and its super PAC partner Women Speak Out, spoke at the Washington, D.C. National Press Club Jan. 15 on “The Political Punch of the Pro-Life Movement in the 2014 Elections and Beyond.” At the news conference, Dannenfelser called out abortion-crazed outletslike Jezebel and Cosmo, by arguing, “Abortion-centered feminism is dead” and praising the upcoming Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.