CNN's Don Lemon refreshingly devoted air time on Monday's CNN Tonight to an ongoing atrocity being committed by Islamic extremist group ISIS – their sexual enslavement of hundreds of Yazidi girls and women. Lemon brought up the radicals' war crime during a segment with CNN terrorism analyst Paul Cruickshank.
By Katie Yoder | November 11, 2014 | 3:28 PM EST
Just when you thought feminists couldn't get any more insular, myopic and just plain silly; pills and gripes are the new stars and stripes.
On the eve of Veterans’ Day, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and senator’s wife Connie Schultz tweeted a “Flag of Reproductive Freedom” to her 11,000 followers. In place of the stars signifying the 50 states, the flag boasted 28 buttons representing a month of birth control pills. NARAL also tweeted the “art.”
By Scott Whitlock | November 11, 2014 | 1:55 PM EST
The low-rated HBO series Newsroom returned on Sunday for a shortened six episode run before limping to a series finale in December. The new season kicked off by examining the Boston bombing and forgiving CNN for botching a call.
By Melissa Mullins | November 11, 2014 | 1:41 PM EST
Comedian Jon Stewart was recently interviewed by his long-time pal (and former employee) Mo Rocca on CBS’s “Sunday Morning” to talk about his new film “Rosewater”, which Stewart directed and wrote.
“Rosewater” is one Newsweek journalist’s perspective of being abducted in Iran. When Rocca informed Stewart that his old “nemesis” George W. Bush would later be interviewed on the same episode of “Sunday Morning”, Stewart, for whatever reason, decided to compare the retirement of Bush to Jimmy Carter:
By Jeffrey Meyer | November 11, 2014 | 1:38 PM EST
With the GOP set to officially take control of the United States Senate in January, Politico decided it was the perfect time to play up Democrats’ criticism of Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), incoming Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, for being “the Hill’s most flamboyant critic of climate research.” In a piece published on November 10, authors Elana Schor and Alexander Burns promoted how “Democrats aspire to make Inhofe the face of GOP knownothingism, while at least one Republican consultant says his style of skepticism could create headaches for candidates up and down the ticket in 2016.”
By Kyle Drennen | November 11, 2014 | 1:29 PM EST
On Tuesday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer and Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd began writing Barack Obama's political obituary, but did so in the most sympathetic way possible. Lauer cited a line from Todd's new book on the President: "And you write that in the foreseeable future, quote, 'He [Obama] will be a president whose potential wasn't realized.' He came to Washington promising to bridge the political divide, change the discourse. Has that been his biggest failure?"
By Kristine Marsh | November 11, 2014 | 1:19 PM EST
In the liberal bastion that is Hollywood, you would think that vapid celebrities could rattle off empty left-wing political jargon with ease. Not in all cases. Liberal talk show host Bill Maher asked a Hollywood actress a question about one of the left’s pet talking points, and was met with utter confusion.
By Scott Whitlock | November 11, 2014 | 1:14 PM EST
In March, all three networks heralded a "sign-up surge" in ObamaCare numbers ahead of a deadline. Yet, when the administration announced on Monday that the number of people who enroll in the program will be "significantly lower by the end of next year," ABC, CBS and NBC ignored the downbeat forecast.
By Mark Finkelstein | November 11, 2014 | 10:37 AM EST
Such an "independent," that Angus King. Nany Pelosi herself couldn't have pulled off a more partisan hack job of defending ObamaCare and attacking those who dare question it. Things got ugly on today's Fox & Friends. The show ran the clip [that NB's P.J. Gladnick uncovered and that few in the MSM have aired] of ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber admitting that the bill's drafters had deliberately deceived the CBO as to the costs of the program, and relied on the "stupidity" of voters to push it through. King claimed he had never heard of Gruber, jabbed his finger while instructing the Fox & Friends hosts "don't lecture me," and accused them of being "cruel" for raising questions about ObamaCare.
By Katie Yoder | November 11, 2014 | 10:33 AM EST
There are many ways to mark Veterans’ Day. Parades, flags, stories and simple thank-you’s for most of us; a sleazy leftist whine demanding we stop calling soldiers “heroes” for Salon. For some Marines who served in Vietnam, they choose to honor the “Grunt Padre,” and their reverence isn’t confined to Veterans’ Day.
Grunt Padre was the nickname U.S. Navy Chaplain Father Vincent Capodanno earned for his service to Marine infantrymen in Vietnam. Capodanno died on the battlefield between a soldier and an enemy automatic weapon in his final act to aid – both physically and spiritually – the young men he served.
By Jeffrey Meyer | November 11, 2014 | 10:28 AM EST
On Tuesday morning, Bill Nye “The Science Guy” appeared on CBS This Morning to promote his new book, and used his platform as an opportunity to trash individuals who question the existence of manmade climate change. Speaking about his book “Undeniable: Evolution and the science of creation” Nye argued that “it's not a coincidence that the creationists also deny climate change. It's a really important thing.”
By Tom Blumer | November 11, 2014 | 10:26 AM EST
A Sunday Associated Press item carried at its national news site informs readers that the town of Westminster in north central Massachusetts is seriously considering a ban on tobacco products. The Boston Globe covered the story in a lengthy report on October 28, and the Washington Post carried a brief item at its GovBeat blog that same day.
None of those three items addressed an obvious question: If it's okay to ban the sale of a product primarily on the basis of the harm it causes when smoked, what is the justification for legalizing marijuana throughout Massachusetts and elsewhere? Many Bay State observers believe, based on the number of nonbinding referenda passed and the changing public mood, that pot legalization is perhaps two years away.
By Mark Finkelstein | November 11, 2014 | 8:02 AM EST
Hey, at least Google didn't "honor" Veterans Day with a homepage featuring Jane Fonda on a North Vietnamese anti-aircraft gun. So yes, let's take some satisfaction from the fact that Google did depict actual members of the US military on its homepage this morning. That said, Google couldn't resist inflicting its PC-politics onto the homepage, with wildly unrepresentative demographics....
By Tim Graham | November 11, 2014 | 8:02 AM EST
The editors of The Huffington Post apparently do not feel awkward about putting headline above a black Republican woman with the words “She looks black, but.....” She “looks” black? The full headline was “She Looks Black, but Her Politics Are Red: What Mia Love's Victory Means for the Face of the GOP.”
Darron Smith, Ph. D, who “looks black,” but writes for the very white Arianna Huffington, wondered “How does a black, female conservative and Latter-day Saint manage to negotiate so many foreboding white contexts?” Her election in a largely white district still represents a victory for "white privilege." She apparently suffers from a “apparent Stockholm syndrome of black Mormons" and makes “an unholy compromise” in avoiding any racial or gender advocacy:
By Curtis Houck | November 11, 2014 | 12:05 AM EST
During his MSNBC program on Monday night, Chris Matthews referred to a weekend gathering of the Israeli American Council (IAC) that is backed by Las Vegas casino owner and Republican donor Sheldon Adelson as his own “whore bar” where Republican figures “say anything for that guy, because he’s a hawk, to get his money.”
Matthews made the disparaging comments during a discussion with The Washington Post’s Jonathan Capehart and David Corn of Mother Jones about foreign policy and his belief that some in the Republican Party are eager to start a war with Iran.