On Tuesday’s CBS This Morning, Senator Lindsey Graham blasted President Obama over the Iranian nuclear deal and called him “the Neville Chamberlain of our time,” which caused host Charlie Rose to sharply react: “Neville Chamberlain? Appeasement?”
By Melissa Mullins | July 21, 2015 | 10:15 AM EDT
Less than a week ago, four Marines were murdered, and a now a sailor has also succumbed to his injuries from the shooting. On Monday, Fox News reporter John Roberts said there have been many displays of respect and heart-warming support for the victims of Chattanooga, but they’re not quite all there at the White House:
“Across Chattanooga and the area… we’re seeing signs, big electronic billboards, saying ‘Chattanooga Strong.’ All the flags are at half-staff here…And a lot of people in Chattanooga are questioning; if flags are half-staff here, why are they not at half-staff at the White House?”
By Katie Yoder | July 21, 2015 | 10:09 AM EDT
One Planned Parenthood executive might get a Lamborghini -- funded by aborted baby parts.
The Center for Medical Progress (CMP) released a second undercover video July 21 showing another Planned Parenthood executive, Dr. Mary Gatter, bartering over prices for aborted baby parts and offering to abort with a “less crunchy technique” to harvest baby “specimens.”
By Spencer Raley | July 21, 2015 | 9:15 AM EDT
MSNBC’s online coverage of Scott Walker’s new 20-week abortion ban is about as biased as they come. The story was featured with a screen-filling headline which boldly stated “WALKER BANS CHOICE.” This blatant attempt to slam Walker was eventually changed to “NO CHOICE,” omitting the Republican hopeful’s name.
By Tim Graham | July 21, 2015 | 7:58 AM EDT
Anyone who thinks the gay Left are going to live and let live with the orthodox Christians isn’t reading their articles. The people who put “religious liberty” in scare quotes are just as ardent about crushing dissent (“bigotry”) inside the churches as outside. They won’t force the churches to perform gay marriages? Read Steven Petrow the so-called “Civilities” columnist in The Washington Post.
The headline online was “A lesbian mom asks: How do I stop our Catholic bishop from insulting my family?” The headline in the newspaper is “Don’t just ‘suck it up’ at church.” That would show far too much civility. A lesbian calling herself “Fuming in the Pews” was deeply offended:
By Tom Blumer | July 20, 2015 | 11:32 PM EDT
The National Association of Business Economics released its quarterly survey of its members' take on the state of the current and future economy today.
Given that the survey only had 112 responses, it's probably not a good idea to generalize too much about its results. That didn't stop The Hill from headlining Vicki Needham's writeup by far too optimistically declaring that "Business leaders expect strong finish to 2015." In an upset, possibly indicating that today's scheduled koolaid delivery intended for the Associated Press got misdirected to and doubled up at the Hill's offices, the wire service's Christopher Rugaber — looking at the same survey — wrote that "U.S. businesses' outlook on sales in the coming months has darkened."
By Melissa Mullins | July 20, 2015 | 11:09 PM EDT
MSNBC’s hot-headed host Lawrence O’Donnell is backpedaling recent comments he made when he questioned how much NBC paid Donald Trump for starring in The Apprentice. O’Donnell, host of The Last Word, was on Morning Joe Thursday when he told show host Joe Scarborough that Trump was a “hired hand” and lied about how much NBC paid him.
By day's end he was walking away, lamenting he "stupidly" jumped into raising an unserious issue he doesn't care about.
By Tom Johnson | July 20, 2015 | 10:06 PM EDT
There soon will be sixteen Republicans officially seeking their party’s 2016 presidential nomination, but Gabriel Sherman probably would replace “officially” with "nominally." In a Sunday post, Sherman suggested that many of those sixteen are CINOs (Candidates in Name Only) who really are running for the title of big-bucks “political celebrity.” He opined that “when it comes to presidential elections…the GOP is at risk of becoming less of a political party and more like a talent agency for the conservative media industry.”
As for why quite a few “(pseudo)candidate[s]” are out there trying to “promote their brand,” Sherman noted that “the rise of billionaire donors and super-PACs enable more fringe GOP candidates to fund their campaigns,” and that “conservatives’ palpable sense of cultural victimhood encourages them to embrace (and reward) their former candidates even if they lose badly.”
By Brad Wilmouth | July 20, 2015 | 9:23 PM EDT
On Friday's The Ed Show on MSNBC, during a discussion of conservative criticism of President Barack Obama for not using the words "radical Islam" in the aftermath of the shooting rampage in Chattanooga, Tennessee, liberal comedian and Daily Beast columnist Dean Obeidallah tried to misdirect the conversation with a debate over definitions of words as he asserted that "there is no such thing as radical Islam."
Ironically, unlike the similar semantic game played by some on the left who argue that Muslim terrorists should not be considered "Muslims" because their violent actions are supposedly not consistent with the Koran, Obeidallah surprisingly did admit that "radical Muslims" and "Muslim terrorists" do exist:
CBS Notes Governors Allowing Natl. Guardsmen to Carry Personal Weapons On Duty; ABC, NBC Ignore StoryBy Ken Shepherd | July 20, 2015 | 8:41 PM EDT
All three broadcast network evening newscasts on Monday had stories related to last week's spree shooting in Chattanooga that left four Marines and one sailor dead. But only CBS reported how the governors of seven states thus far are authorizing National Guardsmen to concealed-carry their own personal firearms while on state National Guard property.
Big Three Networks Spend Total of 11 Minutes, 19 Seconds on Trump/McCain Row; Led NBC, CBS NewscastsBy Ken Shepherd | July 20, 2015 | 8:28 PM EDT
The Big Three broadcast network evening newscasts spent a total of 11 minutes and 19 seconds on Donald Trump's dismissive remarks regarding John McCain's heroic endurance of brutality at the hands of the North Vietnamese during his time as a prisoner of war.
By Tom Blumer | July 20, 2015 | 6:54 PM EDT
The company officially known as the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. has filed for bankruptcy for the second time in five years. This time around, the storied "A&P" name may completely disappear.
Coverage at USA Today by Nathan Bomey notes that "About 93% (of its workers) are represented by one of 12 different unions, and many of them have bumping rights that the company has described as a big barrier to reducing costs." Coverage at two of the three major business wire services, the Associated Press and Reuters, failed to mention the word "union" at all.
By Randy Hall | July 20, 2015 | 6:52 PM EDT
Ever since Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton started her campaign to be elected president in the 2016 election, the former senator and secretary of state has been criticized for not being available to answer questions from members of the press.
In an apparent attempt to diminish that complaint, Clinton took part in an online discussion on Monday, when she responded to many participants on the Facebook social website, including reporters Laura Bassett of the Huffington Post, Wesley Lowery of the Washington Post and Dan Merica of the Cable News Network.
By Yuri Perez | July 20, 2015 | 6:30 PM EDT
Though their English-counterparts have provided full reports on the scandal involving Planned Parenthood’s alleged unborn organ trafficking, the top Spanish-language television networks have almost entirely ignored the undercover video, made by the pro-life organization Center for Medical Progress that recorded Planned Parenthood’s Dr. Deborah Nucatola explaining her organization’s involvement in trafficking the body parts of aborted babies.
By Katie Yoder | July 20, 2015 | 6:18 PM EDT
NBC News wants someone to die.
On Sunday night, NBC Nightly News highlighted the story of Christy O’Donnell, a 46-year-old with cancer, suing for the “right to die” in California. During her coverage, correspondent Hallie Jackson lobbied for O’Donnell who, with “a life fully lived,” now represents “a death worth fighting for.”