Kentucky Secretary of State and Democratic U.S. Senate nominee is "insulting the intelligence" of Bluegrass State voters when she insists she cannot disclose for whom she voted in the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections. That was the assessment of MSNBC contributor Howard Fineman, appearing on the October 14 edition of The Cycle in a panel discussion handicapping the 2014 Senate races.
By Matthew Balan | October 14, 2014 | 5:33 PM EDT
On Tuesday, the Big Three networks' morning newscasts carried water for the left-wing Human Rights Campaign by adopting their "seismic shift" label about the midterm report from the Catholic bishops' Extraordinary Synod on the Family. On Good Morning America, ABC's Amy Robach trumpeted that "the Catholic Church appears to be making a seismic shift towards gays and divorcees." Norah O'Donnell also used the "seismic" term on CBS This Morning.
By Kyle Drennen | October 14, 2014 | 3:38 PM EDT
In an interview with Ann Romney aired on Tuesday's NBC Today, special anchor Maria Shriver couldn't help getting in a dig at Republicans: "The Republican Party is viewed by so many women as having a gender problem, a women's problem. Do you believe that?"
The question came amid a segment that was largely focused on the Romneys funding the creation of a new medical center to research multiple sclerosis – which Ann Romney suffers from – as well as other neurological diseases.
By Jeffrey Meyer | October 14, 2014 | 3:12 PM EDT
Alison Lundergan Grimes, the Democratic candidate for Senate in Kentucky, has been mocked repeatedly for refusing to tell voters if she voted for President Obama in 2008 and 2012 citing the sanctity of the ballot box as her reason. With Grimes continuing to not answer a basic question about her political leanings, Jonathan Karl, ABC’s Chief White House Correspondent, hilariously asked White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest about his vote for president. The ABC reporter framed his question by maintaining that “the Democratic candidate for Senate in Kentucky, this is the Democratic Party’s top hope for knocking off an incumbent Republican, Allison Grimes.”
By Katie Yoder | October 14, 2014 | 2:15 PM EDT
As if we needed more evidence that pro-choice means one choice.
An anonymous Reddit user, scaredthrowingaway, posted to the online news platform a letter to her unborn baby whom she plans to abort. In the note entitled “I am getting an abortion next Friday. An open letter to the little life I won't get to meet,” the young mom wrote, “I am sorry that this is goodbye. I'm sad that I'll never get to meet you.” The media, in typical fashion, celebrated the letter as “heartwarming,” “powerful” and “brave.”
By Tianna DiMartino | October 14, 2014 | 2:10 PM EDT
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Example #5,784,236 of Hollywood’s contempt for America, its interests and its soldiers: the Sundance film called “Camp X-Ray” and its not-so-bright star Kristen Stewart. Opening on Friday, October 17, the anti-military, pro-terrorist indy drama casts Stewart as a soldier assigned to the prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
In the film Stewart portrays a “simple” girl who enlisted in the Army after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. In an interview with “The Daily Beast” Stewart described her character as, “simple, not very smart, and really socially inadequate – but a good person.” (Stewart sounds like just like Hollywood lefty and horror author Stephen King, who described the military as “the ‘not bright’ route for youth who can’t read or get a real job.”) Stewart’s view of military service: “So, if you can sign up, put a uniform on, and erase yourself, you don’t have to consider yourself anymore.” Basically, saying if you can’t think for yourself or have no other (smarter) options, join the military and just be some other simpleton who just has to follow orders; no longer worried about thinking for oneself.
By Mark Finkelstein | October 14, 2014 | 12:48 PM EDT
Those who see Leon Panetta as a stalking horse for Hillary Clinton just got some more ammunition for their argument. Last week, Panetta helped distance Hillary from President Obama's foreign policy failures by blasting Obama for mistakes in Syria and Iraq.
But today, discussing the foreign policy issue on which Hillary is most vulnerable--Benghazi--Panetta suddenly became very forgiving. Appearing on the Diane Rehm show, Panetta declared "nobody is to blame for Benghazi." The relevant part of the interview begins at 33:30.
By Tim Graham | October 14, 2014 | 12:46 PM EDT
New York Times columnist Paul Krugman has proclaimed in a 4000-plus-word Rolling Stone article that Barack Obama is one of the most successful presidents in American history. So it’s not surprising that liberal National Public Radio came calling for an interview that aired on Monday night’s All Things Considered.
Krugman’s overarching socialist narrative was that Obamacare is a Earth-shaking landmark, regardless of its popularity. Siegel unleashed an absolutely classic example of the liberal NPR weltanschaunng. A “major benefit” should be automatically, ideologically “welcomed” by the American people:
By Jeffrey Meyer | October 14, 2014 | 12:33 PM EDT
Chris Matthews continued to beat MSNBC’s voter suppression drum during an exclusive interview with Senator Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) on Monday night’s Hardball. Matthews, who like much of MSNBC has claimed that Republicans want to block minorities from voting, made the issue a focal point of his discussion with the North Carolina Democrat. The Hardball host hyped the interview by playing a clip of himself asking Senator Hagan “why are they trying to screw the black voter, to put it bluntly? Is it because they don`t like blacks or because they don`t like Democrats?”
By Matthew Balan | October 14, 2014 | 12:18 PM EDT
Jon Stewart attacked top liberals/Democrats on Monday's Daily Show for their blatant hypocrisy on the influence of money in politics. Stewart particularly mocked former Democratic senator and current Secretary of State John Kerry for his past lament that "the unending chase for money threatens to steal our democracy itself," while his party raises hundreds of millions of dollars for its campaigns.
By P.J. Gladnick | October 14, 2014 | 11:43 AM EDT
Ronan Farrow's entry into the world of broadcasting was greeted with great media fanfare this past February. However, due to his lousy ratings, Mediaite is now reporting that Woody Allen's "son" might be cancelled by MSNBC next month.
By Kyle Drennen | October 14, 2014 | 11:43 AM EDT
After their cameraman Ashoka Mukpo contracted ebola while covering the epidemic in Africa, NBC chief medical editor Nancy Snyderman and her team of reporters were supposed to be under a voluntary 21-day quarantine. Instead, Snyderman herself was recently spotted in public in her New Jersey neighborhood, reportedly getting take-out.
In response to the growing controversy over the clear violation, Snyderman released a statement on Monday in which she completely dodged any personal responsibility: "While under voluntary quarantine guidelines, which called for our team to avoid public contact for 21 days, members of our group violated those guidelines and understand that our quarantine is now mandatory until 21 days have passed."
Self-Impressed Paul Krugman Elevates Obama in Gushing Cover Story for Rolling Stone; Wanted 'War Crimes' Investigation on IraqBy Clay Waters | October 14, 2014 | 11:11 AM EDT
Self-impressed liberal New York Times columnist Paul "I have been right about everything" Krugman was featured in the October 23 issue of Rolling Stone, devoting over 4,000 words "In Defense of Obama." Yes, despite all current dangers foreign, domestic, and coming in from overseas, Obama's presidency is soaring and things would be even better if not for "scorched-earth" Republican obstructionism.
By Matthew Johnson | October 14, 2014 | 10:47 AM EDT
To many people the Girl Scouts and cookies are synonymous, but liberal environmentalist and anti-obesity crusader Laurie David was unhappy with a recent announcement for Girl Scout branded, cookie-flavored milk drinks by Nestle.
By Jeffrey Meyer | October 14, 2014 | 10:37 AM EDT
Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.) sat down with CBS’s Charlie Rose for an exclusive interview on CBS This Morning to promote his memoir “All Things Possible: Setbacks and Success in Politics and Life.” Throughout the interview, which aired on Tuesday morning, Rose gushed over the New York Democrat and lobbed numerous softball questions at Cuomo before hinting that “I think he would like to be president. I think it's in his blood.”