The latest installment in leftist excuse-making when socialism fails goes into the "It would work if leaders just had the right people handling things" file. It comes in the form of a Friday morning "analysis" at the Associated Press. Writers Jorge Rueda and Joshua Goodman want readers to believe that the economy in the Bolivarian socialist and once fairly prosperous nation of Venezuela would be in much better shape today if the military didn't botch the responsibilities de facto dictator Nicolas Maduro had previously given it to handle the nation's "battle against widespread food shortages." Now the AP pair believe it will get even worse, because the military has essentially been given total control in this area.
NY Times Brings Defeatist Attitude to Nice Terror, Prematurely Claimed Killer Had 'No Terror Links' on A1By Clay Waters | | July 16, 2016 | 1:48 PM EDT
The New York Times is notorious for downplaying or ignoring links to radical Islam in the wake of terror attacks, and its response to the truck massacre in Nice, France mostly followed that pattern, with a news columnist shrugging off the idea the war on terror could ever be won and a front-page headline confidently stating the perpetrator was “A Surly Misfit With No Terror Links....” the morning that ISIS claimed responsibility. Max Fisher brought a defeatist attitude toward the war on terror from his Saturday perch as the paper’s “Interpreter” news columnist, while blaming “right-wing” governments in Europe for Muslim discontent:
By Daniel Garza | | July 16, 2016 | 1:31 PM EDT
In a recent article written for Fusion titled “I was an ‘accident’ – but I’m still pro-choice”, the writer, Caitlin Murphy, highlights the struggles and hardships endured by her mother after giving birth to her. She also goes into detail about how maybe her mother’s life would have been better if she had just opted for an abortion. Yes, rather than celebrate a single mother’s courage to continue on with the gift of life, she displays the most peculiar case of survivor’s remorse you can possibly imagine.
By Tom Johnson | | July 16, 2016 | 1:09 PM EDT
Much like Phil Mickelson took a big early lead in the British Open, Esquire’s Charles Pierce has taken a big rhetorical-excess lead in early blogging about Donald Trump’s VP pick, Indiana governor Mike Pence, calling him a “very strange and completely unreconstructed wingnut” whose paper trail contains “a rich deposit of sweet crude crazy.” Kevin Drum of Mother Jones described Pence as "not especially bright or quick on his feet, which means he might have trouble defending Trump's frequent idiocies and backflips. It should be fun to watch him squirm.”
By Curtis Houck | | July 16, 2016 | 12:20 PM EDT
MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews was up early dithering away on Saturday morning minutes before Donald Trump unveiled Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate when he went off script and shocked breaking news anchor Brian Williams by insinuating that there will be violence at the Republican National Convention (RNC) like the 1968 Democratic National Convention (DNC).
By Jeffrey Lord | | July 16, 2016 | 12:09 PM EDT
Memo to Governor Pence: Buckle in. The media is coming for you.
One of the hard facts of political life for Republicans is that their vice presidential nominees have - for decades - been treated as if they had the figurative bullseye on their backs, replete with a sign that says “Hey hostile liberal media! Over here!”
By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | | July 16, 2016 | 8:28 AM EDT
In the wake of the Dallas police murders, Hollywood liberals like Lena Dunham have targeted....action movie posters. On social media, Dunham boosted a crusade to remove the gun from Matt Damon’s hand in New York subway ads for the latest Jason Bourne movie.
Since the Left insists on diverting attention from the cold-blooded murder of Dallas policemen, let’s turn instead to this other piece of Texas news that will put gun-hating, Planned Parenthood-boosting feminists like Dunham in their proper perspective.
By Tim Graham | | July 15, 2016 | 11:56 PM EDT
Jeff Mason of Reuters and Carol Lee of The Wall Street Journal are the incoming and outgoing presidents of the White House Correspondents Association (WHCA), and drew a load of negative attention from liberal media critics for implying -- in a USA Today op-ed -- an equivalence between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in their attempts to control and manipulate reporters.
Michael Calderone of The Huffington Post (and as he mentioned, Erik Wemple of The Washington Post) insist Donald Trump is far worse for restricting access to reporters he doesn't like.
By Alatheia Nielsen and Katie Yoder | | July 15, 2016 | 11:38 PM EDT
In the wake of the Louisiana and Minnesota shootings, the media tell and retell the story of how black lives matter. But what about the police lives that also matter?
On this week’s Alli Kat Show, Newsbusters reporters Katie “Kat” Yoder and Alatheia “Alli” Nielsen tell the stories of the five officers who were murdered in Dallas last week; Brent Thompson, Patrick Zamarripa, Michael Krol, Michael Smith and Lorne Ahrens.
By Tom Johnson | | July 15, 2016 | 9:20 PM EDT
In a Thursday post, Talking Points Memo editor and publisher Josh Marshall previewed the Republican convention. He was especially upset that the first night of the convention reportedly will center on “a new rehashing and re-exploitation of the 2012 terror attack in Benghazi…The Benghazi 'scandal' itself has been a four year running gob of hate and derp sticky enough to grab on to it an almost limitless number of conspiracy theories, bogus hearings and almost all the residue 'stab in the back' revanchism available on the American hard right, which is quite a lot…It is also fundamentally based on a series of lies about what happened almost four years ago.”
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | July 15, 2016 | 7:52 PM EDT
CBS’s Scott Pelley had to issue a correction Friday July 15 for an overzealous segment on the Dallas ambush he aired on Monday July 11. In the original report Pelley claimed so-called armored piercing bullets were used to kill the police, that claim turned out to be false. “Early in the investigation, a city official told us the ammunition the killer used was armor-piercing,” he stated, “Well, now we've learned that the bullets were not the armor-piercing type.”
NYT Hits Pence as 'Proudly Out of Sync,' Known for 'Offending Gays,' Could Be a 'Dangerous Anachronism'By Clay Waters | | July 15, 2016 | 7:05 PM EDT
New York Times reporters Michael Barbaro and Monica Davey portrayed Donald Trump’s socially conservative vice presidential running mate as a potentially “dangerous anachronism” in “Mike Pence: A Conservative Proudly Out of Sync With His Times.” By contrast, The Times wrote a flattering article on potential Hillary Clinton running mate Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, who carries a 90% rating (out of 100) from the liberal Americans for Democratic Action, without once giving him an ideological label (though being a "white man" is seen as a drawback)
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | July 15, 2016 | 6:19 PM EDT
During a discussion on Friday about the recent terrorist attack in Nice, France a guest on MSNBC claimed something absolutely ridiculous. Former United States Intelligence Officer Malcom Nance claimed that both the attack in Orlando, Florida and the attack in San Bernardino, California were not necessarily acts of ISIS terror. He pointed to instances of personal turmoil in the attackers’ lives as evidence that they were driven by other motives.
By Jorge Bonilla | | July 15, 2016 | 4:41 PM EDT
In what is a recurring theme, Univision once again saves its most insanely biased analyses for its digital platform. This time the network comically welcomes Mike Pence to the Republican ticket, confirming every Establishment Media stereotype in the process.
By Curtis Houck | | July 15, 2016 | 4:25 PM EDT
Like their fellow cable news outlets, MSNBC offered rolling coverage throughout the night Thursday into Friday due to the Nice, France terrorist attack and one such guest told breaking news anchor Brian Williams that ISIS should be known as “punks and thugs and mercenaries” instead of being associated with Islam.