Earlier this week, Jonathan Karl, ABC News Chief White House Correspondent, confronted White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest over President Obama’s decision to nominate Colleen Bell, an Obama donor and former soap opera producer, to be the U.S. Ambassador to Hungary. While ABC has yet to acknowledge it’s own reporter’s battle with the White House, on Wednesday night Daily Show host Jon Stewart eagerly mocked the situation and claimed “that is the greatest thing I have ever seen the president's press secretary do.”
By Tim Graham | December 4, 2014 | 2:00 PM EST
In the December issue of Allure magazine, Allison Williams – daughter of NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams – claims that playing Peter Pan was her dream role. The live musical airs tonight. When journalists asked her what her dream role would be, she said she’d be happy “playing a boy in the early nineteenth century who doesn’t grow up, who’s sort of nebulously asexual.”
Allure writer Taffy Brodesser-Akner praised young Williams for her "sterling breeding" and inheriting her father's gift for comedy.
By Jeffrey Meyer | December 4, 2014 | 12:24 PM EST
Over the past several years, MSNBC has run a series of “Lean Forward” ads promoting its various liberal hosts’ television shows as well as the network's numerous liberal causes. While many of them have been downright ridiculous such as Al Sharpton’s blueberry pie commercial, the latest one featuring primetime host Rachel Maddow takes a completely different approach. The “Lean Forward” ad begins by proclaiming “Meet Rachel. She’s a news anchor with a big personality. She’s smart, funny and passionate. But we’re about to find out what happens when she gets serious.”
By Scott Whitlock | December 4, 2014 | 11:58 AM EST
View co-host Rosie O'Donnell on Thursday broadened the non-indictment in the Eric Garner case as proof of "systemic racism in the United States." While the other co-hosts focused on the case, O'Donnell generalized that racism is "prevalent in America and we need to look at ourselves."
By P.J. Gladnick | December 4, 2014 | 11:37 AM EST
The rising doubts about the Rolling Stone rape story have become so widespread that now even Salon is becoming skeptical. However, Salon writer Erin Keane admits she completely bought into the story until other sources began checking it out. The admission can be seen in the headline of her story: "Rolling Stone’s UVA rape story backlash: When narratives are so compelling that we don’t notice unbalanced reporting."
By Kyle Drennen | December 4, 2014 | 11:36 AM EST
While both ABC's Good Morning America and CBS This Morning on Thursday offered brief reports on seventeen states suing the Obama administration over the President's executive order granting amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants without congressional approval, NBC's Today completely skipped the legal challenge to the controversial action.
By Tim Graham | December 4, 2014 | 11:30 AM EST
The National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington unveils an exhibit Friday titled “Picturing Mary,” featuring more than 60 works on the mother of Jesus. Washington Post art critic Philip Kennicott wrote on Thursday that the museum is cowardly. It’s putting on an exhibit curated by a Yale-educated priest and featuring works borrowed from the Vatican, so it doesn’t show the “darker side” of Mary and a feminist critique of the patriarchy.
But most ludicrous is Kennicott’s insistence that the museum should have felt compelled to include Chris Ofili’s infamous “Holy Virgin Mary” painting, complete with its pornographic overtones and elephant dung.
By Tom Johnson | December 4, 2014 | 11:19 AM EST
The Esquire pundit claims that “every militarized halftime show, every Concert for Valor, every local television anchor wearing a flag pin or a yellow ribbon, is testimony to how the Pentagon has transformed the country from a skeptical republic to a sentimental beer commercial.”
By Katie Yoder | December 4, 2014 | 9:48 AM EST
The media credited hair stylist Roxie Hunt for starting the #dyedpits trend on social media where women post pictures of their armpit hair – dyed in rainbow colors. Hunt, who works at a Seattle salon, described in a blog post “how to dye your armpit hair,” because, she wrote, “I want to celebrate pit hair.” The feminist media jumped at the chance to hype the trend, calling it “artistic” and a “desirable beauty trend.”
By Mark Finkelstein | December 4, 2014 | 7:07 AM EST
Amidst all the Morning Joe talk about the Eric Garner case today, there was Al Sharpton looking out for #1. When Mika Brzezinski began to praise NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio for the absence of violence last night, Sharpton jumped in to shut her down and claim credit for himself. There's "the mayor and others," sniffed Sharpton, silencing her, but the real kudos for the lack of violence go to "movements" and "organized bodies." Which movements and organized bodies, might you ask? Well, Sharpton—sporting a big button from his National Action Network—went on to praise the way a non-violent march on Staten Island had been organized by . . . Al Sharpton.
By Tom Blumer | December 4, 2014 | 12:26 AM EST
Continuing a nearly six-month pattern, the nation's establishment press ignored today's arraignment of pioneering homosexual activist, major Obama campaign bundler and Democrat "kingmaker" Terry Bean in Lane County, Oregon "on two charges of third-degree sodomy, a felony, and sexual abuse in the third degree, a misdemeanor."
A Google News search on Bean's full name during the past 24 hours done at 11 PM ET returned 24 items. Over a dozen of them linked to Michelle Malkin's latest syndicated column decrying the press's disgraceful double standards in covering matters such as these. Most of the remaining results were reports found at Oregon media outlets. One interesting exception was at, of all places, EDGE.
By Clay Waters | December 3, 2014 | 10:07 PM EST
The New York Times' labeling bias isn't just aimed at U.S. conservatives; the Times' global reach and bias extends overseas, as demonstrated in Wednesday's New York Times was crammed with dangerous and unpleasant right-wingers in Europe, Asia, and of course Israel.
By Curtis Houck | December 3, 2014 | 10:03 PM EST
On Wednesday night, ABC became the only major broadcast network to not have covered the controversy over President Obama’s choice to name former soap opera producer and Obama reelection campaign bundler Colleen Bell the new United States Ambassador to Hungary.
The network’s zero coverage of this story came more than a day after ABC’s own chief White House correspondent, Jonathan Karl, grilled White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest on what exactly did Bell have in terms of qualifications for the job (to which Earnest was visibly stumped).
By Ken Shepherd | December 3, 2014 | 8:16 PM EST
At the end of an interview with New York Democratic Congressmen Charlie Rangel and Gregory Meeks on tonight's edition of Hardball, MSNBC's Chris Matthews implored fellow Catholic Rangel to get in touch with Pope Francis to get him to speak out about the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and the choke-hold death of Eric Garner on Staten Island, New York.
By Jack Coleman | December 3, 2014 | 7:36 PM EST
If police should be required to wear body cameras, how about the chief executive charged with faithfully executing the laws?
President Sharpton, uh, Obama is proposing to spend $263 million to equip police nationwide with body cameras, the better to monitor their dealings with the public and assorted miscreants they inevitably encounter. But why stop with rank and file officers, radio host Laura Ingraham suggested yesterday during an appearance on FOX & Friends --