Former Baltimore Ravens cheerleader Molly Shattuck was sentenced last Friday to two years of probation, with every other weekend in custody, after pleading guilty to raping a 15-year-old boy at a vacation rental home in Delaware.
By Tim Graham | August 22, 2015 | 1:23 PM EDT
Time magazine’s Zeke Miller is reporting the Hillary Clinton campaign thinks it’s being tested by women posing as supporters who are working for James O’Keefe and his Project Veritas sting team. “Project Veritas does not comment on investigations, real or imagined,” Daniel Pollack, the group’s director of communications, told Time.
The Clinton campaign is using traditional liberal media to try and smoke out upstart conservative media, and is using Time to either intimidate the alleged conservative journalists or get help from its allies in further exposing this apparent test.
By Tom Blumer | August 22, 2015 | 1:11 PM EDT
Well, this was inevitable. On the same day that the Center for Medical Progress exposed the CEO of former Planned Parenthood partner StemExpress laughing "about shipping whole baby heads," a reporter at the Los Angeles Times, in what I have beeen told is a front-page story, has compared CMP's video campaign exposing the commerce in baby body parts to the 2004 Swift Boat Veterans for the Truth's campaign. The Swift Boat Vets' effort successfully exposed Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry's serial lies about his service in Vietnam and his smearing of Vietnam veterans as war criminals after he returned.
Times reporter Maria L. La Ganga joined the paper in 1981, and "has served as San Francisco bureau chief, edited in the Business section and pitched in on five presidential elections." Even if one of those five elections wasn't 2004, and even if she didn't dig into conflicting claims over whether Kerry truly earned the Vietnam War medals he received, it's virtually inconceivable that she doesn't know about his frequently stated "Christmas in Cambodia" lie.
By Dylan Gwinn | August 22, 2015 | 1:10 PM EDT
WWE wrestler John Cena has done something that involves setting a record and the number 500. Not 500 lbs., or a new squat-thrust record.
John Cena has made history with the number 500 because that’s the record number of wishes he has granted through the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
By Scott Whitlock | August 22, 2015 | 10:20 AM EDT
ABC's Nightline, a program that can barely be bothered to cover the 2016 presidential election, on Wednesday night devoted over seven minutes to a hippie commune in Virginia where residents are given an allowance and children are raised by everyone. Touting this socialistic paradise, co-anchor Byron Pitts enthused, "the people you're about to meet are taking it pretty literally on a commune where they share child-rearing, housing, even their incomes."
By Dylan Gwinn | August 22, 2015 | 10:02 AM EDT
Nice guys may not always finish first. However, after being away from the game for two years and fighting it out with 89 other players at the peak of their profession to try and crack a 53 man roster, sometimes all that matters is being the nice guy that finishes.
According to head coach Chip Kelly, finishing the offseason as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles is a goal very much within reach for football’s greatest nice guy, Tim Tebow.
By Melissa Mullins | August 22, 2015 | 8:20 AM EDT
Donald Trump is not only front and center on the cover of this weeks’ Time magazine, but he is also featured on the cover of The Hollywood Reporter where he gave an extensive interview with Janice Min, Chief Creative Officer of THR.
On Brian Williams, Trump said he wasn't a fan: "he should have left with dignity and shouldn't have gone back to work for the same company. For him to go from the parent to the poor sister [network] — and that's not even the poor sister, that's the poor baby. He has never treated me well, so I'm not a fan."
By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | August 22, 2015 | 6:45 AM EDT
The churning of market forces in television are once again forcing the question of why Americans are spending hundreds of millions of tax dollars a year on public broadcasting. On August 13, HBO announced it was buying all-new episodes of the iconic PBS show Sesame Street, delaying their debut on PBS for nine months.
Decades of liberal mockery of Republicans for wanting to “kill Big Bird” just collapsed in an ugly pile. The show that was supposedly dedicated to poor kids in “underserved” communities was just sold to the highest-bidding paywall in Yuppie Land. Before that they were negotiating with Amazon and Netflix as well.
By Tom Blumer | August 21, 2015 | 11:47 PM EDT
Tonight's report at the Associated Press in the wake of Wall Street's disastrous day isn't quite an Animal House moment — "Remain Calm! All Is Well!" — but it's more than fair to say that the wire service's Matthew Craft and Bernard Condon allowed quite a bit of wishful thinking into their writeup.
In late June, I noted that the AP's Ken Sweet asked a very important question about China ("IS THERE A POINT WHERE I SHOULD GET WORRIED?"), and failed to answer it. He also claimed that "The biggest concern is whether the drop in China's stock market will cause the country's economy to slow." The headline and opening sentence in tonight's AP dispatch attempted to maintain that false appearance (bolds are mine):
By Katie Yoder | August 21, 2015 | 11:37 PM EDT
There’s one word to describe the upcoming video exposing Planned Parenthood’s trafficking of aborted babies: demonic.
The Center for Medical Progress (CMP) released a trailer on August 21 advertising its eighth investigative video. In the two-minute clip, StemExpress CEO Cate Dyer admitted that her company receives “intact” (whole) aborted baby bodies from the abortion clinics they work with – and laughed at the thought of shipping baby heads.
By Katie Yoder | August 21, 2015 | 10:10 PM EDT
The media won’t cover videos showing the horrific damage abortion does to babies – but they’re only too happy to promote a movie showing a young woman choosing abortion.
Opening in theaters August 21, Grandma stars Lily Tomlin as Elle Reid, a misanthrope lesbian poet who helps her 18-year-old granddaughter get an abortion. With ABC calling the film “funny” and “brilliant” and Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon deeming the film “great,” the abortion-centered film promises to win only more media hype.
By Tim Graham | August 21, 2015 | 9:38 PM EDT
Obama-helping Washington Post reporter Krissah Thompson was at it again Friday, nudging the nation’s capital to the news that the Obamas will not be returning to Chicago in their post-presidential lives.
“They’ve probably outgrown Chicago socially and professionally,” said Slevin, who interviewed many of the family’s associates. “Chicago can’t hold them.”
By Dylan Gwinn | August 21, 2015 | 5:20 PM EDT
One day, someone will have to write a book about the topical dexterity of one Donald John Trump.
Fresh off beating the drum for possible constitutional amendments and shouting at reporters over the term “anchor babies,” Donald Trump has seen fit to ally himself with another wealthy and successful achiever in the public eye who is currently in a fight with his own version of “the establishment.”
By Randy Hall | August 21, 2015 | 4:57 PM EDT
During Thursday night's edition of Jimmy Kimmel Live, the ABC comedian helped first lady Michelle Obama make a public service announcement “encouraging kids to make healthier choices about foods” in a new campaign called “FNV,” which stands for “Fruits 'N' Veggies.”
However, Kimmel pretended to be baffled by the effort's name, which he claimed stands for “Eat Your Effin' Vees” since he knows what the “F” really stands for because “I have HBO.”
By Tom Johnson | August 21, 2015 | 4:33 PM EDT
Tales of people awakening in hotel bathtubs to find their kidneys had been removed were an Internet staple in the 1990s. Taub, who's expecting her first child, argues that those bogus stories have something in common with unwanted pregnancies, given that pregnancy is a “category of living organ donation.”
“The idea of forcing someone into an organ transplant is indeed so appalling that it is the subject of several horror films, not to mention urban myths the world over,” commented Taub in a Friday article. “But the idea of forcing someone, by law and against their will, to endure the physical tolls and dangers of pregnancy is somehow considered a mainstream political position.”