The Washington Post on Wednesday completely sanitized a racist remark liberal activist George Takei made against Clarence Thomas. The 600 word article spun, "George Takei has responded to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’s dissent in the case that made marriage equality universal." Yet writer Soraya Nadia McDonald never mentioned that the Star Trek actor snarled that the African American justice is a "clown in black face." Instead, McDonald focused on a less-incendiary op-ed by Takei for MSNBC.
June 2015: Gay Marriage Decision Dominates Net Coverage; Alleged Police Misconduct 3X More Than Police DeathsBy Mike Ciandella | July 3, 2015 | 10:04 AM EDT
The hunt for convicted killers who escaped a prison in New York State was the most covered topic on the evening news broadcasts of ABC, CBS and NBC for the month of June. This was closely followed by coverage of the brutal massacre at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC, with considerable amounts of air time dedicated to the 2016 presidential campaign, the ISIS terror threat and the Supreme Court’s ruling on gay marriage.
By Tim Graham | July 3, 2015 | 7:56 AM EDT
Variety reported Thursday that ABC executives are finalizing plans to reboot The View yet again for the fall season. Pseudo-Republican Nicolle Wallace and liberal actress Rosie Perez may not return.
"She's too wonky," a source said of Wallace. ABC is thinking about focusing the show permanently on "more lighthearted celebrity fluff"...like ABC News in general.
By Curtis Houck | July 2, 2015 | 10:20 PM EDT
All three major broadcast networks covered on their Thursday evening newscasts the June 2015 jobs report, but it was ABC’s World News Tonight that neglected provide any further details and/or context beyond the unemployment rate and number of jobs added and omitted how hourly wages remained flat and the labor force participation rate sunk to its lowest level in 38 years. While CBS and NBC chronicled the numerous pitfalls to varying degrees, neither chose to look at why the numbers remained sluggish or assign blame for the state of the economy.
New Republic Writer Warns Left That Roberts Court, Obamacare Ruling Aside, ‘Is Still Plenty Conservative’By Tom Johnson | July 2, 2015 | 9:17 PM EDT
In the week since the Supreme Court upheld certain Obamacare subsidies, some on the left, applying the wisdom that “the enemy of my enemy is my friend,” have gratefully praised majority-opinion-writer John Roberts. But now liberals need to put their warm fuzzies for the chief justice behind them and guard against “complacency” regarding the court, advised Brian Beutler in a Tuesday article.
“Nothing inspires spasms of rage on the right quite like Obamacare, which explains why the conservatives feel as if Roberts has betrayed them on a Shakespearean scale,” wrote Beutler. Nonetheless, Roberts has established his right-wing bona fides on many other matters, including “affirmative action, voting rights, [and] campaign finance regulations,” and conservatives see the Roberts court as a “useful tool” in their effort to “litigate federal regulatory laws.”
By Brad Wilmouth | July 2, 2015 | 6:59 PM EDT
As he appeared on Thursday's New Day, liberal CNN political commentator and Hillary Clinton supporter Paul Begala hinted that being called a "Bolshevik" communist is resume enhancement for a Democratic presidential primary as he recalled that, what he referred to as the "very moderate Clinton economic team" from the Bill Clinton administration, used to deride Hillary Clinton and her staff as "the Bolsheviks." Begala, who runs a superpac promoting Hillary Clinton's candidacy, made the comments to bolster her credentials against socialist Bernie Sanders as someone the left wing of his party should support.
By Spencer Raley | July 2, 2015 | 4:39 PM EDT
It appears the writers over at Salon have an interesting definition of “marriage equality.” Gay marriage proponent and radical feminist Mary Elizabeth Williams showed her true colors on the issue today by claiming “fringe groups”, like those who practice polygamy, should not have access to new freedoms detailed in the recent SCOTUS case which granted gay couples marriage recognition nationwide.
By Scott Whitlock | July 2, 2015 | 3:53 PM EDT
MSNBC on Wednesday hyped the possibility of a Bernie Sanders boom. Alex Seitz-Wald, a network reporter who had previously swooned over Hillary Clinton's "Scooby Van," enthused: "This is definitely quite a crowd, Chris. They are chanting, 'feel the Bern' behind me." The enthusiasum seemed infectious as the journalist touted, "This is something that is totally grassroots, uncontrolled, people just coming together."
By Kristine Marsh | July 2, 2015 | 3:47 PM EDT
An image many call provocative, if not offensive, has caused an uproar on social media platforms since last week. The photo, taken by gay artist Ed Freeman of young men holding up a rainbow flag, replicates the iconic picture of Marines and a Navy Corpsman raising the American flag at Iwo Jima in 1945.
The Washington Post decided to highlight the controversy July 1 and let the artist defend himself. Freeman told the Post that the image originally for a cover of the gay magazine, Frontiers, was taken over ten years ago. After the Supreme Court ruling last week, someone shared the image and people started sending him hate mail, even death threats.
By Andrew Miller | July 2, 2015 | 3:18 PM EDT
The things you learn watching HuffPost Live! For instance, did you know the Vatican’s art collection is gay enough and dirty enough to earn an NEA grant?
That’s the kind of information you pick up from a HuffPost Live interview of a gay ex-Catholic priest, a lesbian activist, and a Yahoo editor.
By Sarah Stites | July 2, 2015 | 2:50 PM EDT
Get this: Kim Kardashian West thinks millennial girls need to ditch the make-up and focus on working hard. Success doesn’t come from being pretty.
You heard right. “People sometimes think that with looks things will be easy,” said the woman who owes her fame to a sex tape, “but I just encourage people to put in the work."
By Kyle Drennen | July 2, 2015 | 2:16 PM EDT
As reported by the Washington Free Beacon, Thursday’s NBC Today devoted a minute-long segment to discussing newly-released Hillary Clinton e-mails. However, rather than focus on the former Secretary of State seeking advice from political hatchet man Sidney Blumenthal or top Obama administration officials knowing she was using private e-mail, the morning show instead speculated on Clinton’s reference to “Santa” in a couple messages.
By Brad Wilmouth | July 2, 2015 | 1:36 PM EDT
Appearing on Thursday's New Day, liberal CNN political analyst John Avlon asserted that Hillary Clinton would be "the most liberal nominee of the Democratic party since George McGovern" during a discussion of socialist Bernie Sanders's success in attracting large crowds of left-wing supporters as he seeks the Democratic presidential nomination.
By Katie Yoder | July 2, 2015 | 1:31 PM EDT
While the media anticipate the upcoming World Cup final, they overlook this tidbit: player Tobin Heath’s faith in God.
Heath, a two-time Olympic gold medalist, plays on the United States women's national soccer team headed for the World Cup final on Sunday. During the games leading to the World Cup final, Heath took to Twitter and Instragram to say, “Thanks Lord.” In a 2011 interview Heath revealed even more insight about her Christianity and a want to evangelize, declaring, “That’s why I play. I play to glorify Him.”
By Matthew Balan | July 2, 2015 | 1:04 PM EDT
On Thursday's New Day on CNN, former Clinton administration official Ana Maria Salazar blasted Donald Trump's recent comments on illegal immigration, and predicted that it would lead to racist violence: "This is hate language. This will incite violence – not only against Mexican-Americans, Mexicans – but also against migrants."