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 --
By Randy Hall | December 3, 2014 | 6:54 PM EST
Clashes between leaders in the Democratic Party are rarely reported by the press, which regularly points out even the slightest disagreement among Republicans as a sign that the GOP is crumbling before our very eyes.
That wasn't the case on Tuesday, when New York Times columnist Thomas B. Edsal asked if ObamaCare is destroying the Democratic Party because that “redistribution scheme has angered and alienated working-class and middle-class Americans.”
By Tom Blumer | December 3, 2014 | 5:41 PM EST
Apparently someone at USA Today was either mad as all get out and wanted to make sure its readers knew about today's news item relating to a policeman killing a suspect, or that person fell asleep with their finger on the "Send" button.
Yours truly received four emails between 2:36 and 2:37 PM telling me that New York City Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo will not be charged in the death of Eric Garner:
By Ken Shepherd | December 3, 2014 | 5:29 PM EST
Andrew Lohse is entitled to hacking out an embarrassingly poorly-argued, simplistic screed. But it is curious that editors at Time magazine chose to publish it. When you boil it down, Lohse essentially argues that fraternities are beyond the pale and must be abolished because of their genesis in the antebellum South.
Jezebel Editor Calls Recent New York/Ferguson Juries ‘Country’s Biggest Idiots or Actual Klan Members’By Kristine Marsh | December 3, 2014 | 3:40 PM EST
Erin Gloria Ryan, Managing Editor of the feminist site Jezebel frequently tweets out inflammatory and hateful snarks about conservatives. Sometimes her attacks are so malicious they would spark a media outrage if she was a writer for a conservative publication.
For example, Ryan tweeted out last Dec. that she wished Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was dead instead of actor Paul Walker. Well today she tweeted this out about the recent decision to clear police officers in the death of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.
By Kyle Drennen | December 3, 2014 | 3:24 PM EST
After a two-month leave of absence following her violation of an Ebola quarantine, NBC's chief medical editor Dr. Nancy Snyderman returned to the network with an appearance on Wednesday's Today and finally took personal responsibility for her actions: "I'm very sorry for not only scaring my community and the country, but adding to the confusion....I stepped outside the boundaries of what I promised to do and what the public expected of me. And for that, I'm sorry."
By Scott Whitlock | December 3, 2014 | 3:23 PM EST
In theory, a major cabinet official going to Capitol Hill and being grilled by members of Congress would be news. But Barack Obama's Department of Homeland Security secretary faced withering questions on Tuesday and the networks ignored it.
By Katie Yoder | December 3, 2014 | 2:19 PM EST
Talk about a double-standard. In a new move, the media – abortion’s biggest fans – are supporting pregnancy in the name of “basic decency.”
The U.S. Supreme Court heard Young v. United Parcel Service (UPS) arguments on Dec. 3. For the case, former UPS employee Peggy Young argued her company violated the 1978 Pregnancy Discrimination Act by refusing her lighter duties while pregnant. Although UPS has since changed its policy, Young lost her job. In response, the media bashed UPS as a throwback to the “’Mad Men’ era” and called for “healthy pregnancies,” while organizations like NARAL Pro-Choice America hosted protests.
By Tom Blumer | December 3, 2014 | 1:36 PM EST
New York Post columnist, legitimate constitutional scholar and health policy expert Betsy McCaughey broke news about the Affordable Care Act, aka ObamaCare, in her Tuesday evening column. The Post should send the Associated Press, the New York Times and other establishment press outlets which have yet to report what she found the bill for her work.
In the midst of the Obama administration's pre-Thanksgiving 3,415 regulations dump, McCaughey found several significant Obamacare-related items, most of which in quainter times would have been considered illegal and unconstitutional overreaches:
By Jeffrey Meyer | December 3, 2014 | 12:37 PM EST
Over the past several days, Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough has railed against those in the media and in public office who have distorted the facts in the shooting death of Michael Brown to push their own agenda. On Wednesday morning Scarborough took his criticism to new levels. During a discussion about police tactics throughout the country, Scarborough argued that a “cop is not out on the street going you know what I'm going today, I'm going to move our society forward...It is not to make a statement that makes primetime people on MSNBC feel better about America.”