Pope Francis is praying especially for journalists this month – and wants others to join him. On Tuesday, Vatican Radio reported that Pope Francis dedicated his monthly prayer intentions, or prayer requests, to journalists for the month of October.
By Tom Blumer | | October 4, 2016 | 4:09 PM EDT
At the Associated Press Monday afternoon, Jim Suhr reported on the dismissal of a "civil rights lawsuit that alleged police used excessive force against protesters in Ferguson (Missouri) after the 2014 police shooting death of Michael Brown." The plaintiffs sought over $40 million from police, police officials, St. Louis County and the city of Ferguson.
Predictably, the plaintiffs will appeal. While anyone reading only Suhr's account might believe that the "protesters" have some basis for a complaint, coverage of the case's dismissal at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch makes it clear that their chances of any success on appeal are (or at least in a sane world should be) very small, That's because the Post-Dispatch reported that two of the three plaintiffs Suhr described with only their side of the story were shown to be lying.
By Tim Graham | | October 4, 2016 | 4:01 PM EDT
Donald Trump has demonstrated a tendency to make outrageous statements that inflame the liberal media, but that doesn’t mean the liberal media have some kind of right to misinterpret them flagrantly. That happened on Monday when Trump was speaking to a group of veterans called the Retired American Warriors PAC in the D.C.-area suburb of Herndon, Virginia.
The mischaracterization became with the left-wing site Buzzfeed.com – the group who just had four millennial Trump-bashers hired by CNN. Their headline: “Trump Suggests That Soldiers With PTSD Aren’t ‘Strong.’”
By NB Staff | | October 4, 2016 | 3:24 PM EDT
Appearing on Fox Business’s Intelligence Report on Tuesday, Media Research Center president Brent Bozell denounced the liberal media for the “feeding frenzy” over Donald Trump’s tax records while barely touching Hillary Clinton’s “comments at a fundraiser disparaging her opponent’s voters.”
By Kyle Drennen | | October 4, 2016 | 2:11 PM EDT
On Tuesday’s NBC Today, correspondent Peter Alexander provided viewers with a timeline of vice presidential debates over the years. However, the one-sided segment repeatedly portrayed Democratic running mates as victors while dismissing the Republicans as sexist, bungling, or full of “malarkey.”
By Sarah Stites | | October 4, 2016 | 2:00 PM EDT
Proving God’s existence is usually a task for experienced apologists. But for 9-year-old William Maillis, it’s the reason he’s currently attending college – and making headlines in the media.
By Matthew Balan | | October 4, 2016 | 1:39 PM EDT
Charlie Rose repeatedly promoted Hillary Clinton's latest attack on Donald Trump during an interview of Kellyanne Conway on Tuesday's CBS This Morning. Rose wondered, "Secretary Clinton said yesterday, what kind of a genius loses a billion dollars in the first place, so they get this kind of tax carryforward?" When Conway tried to answer, Rose interrupted and again asked, "What about losing a billion dollars? What kind of business genius was the question that Secretary Clinton posed?" He twice more pressed his guest on the subject: "How did he lose a billion dollars?"
NYT's Krugman to GOP 'Cowards': 'You Need to Vote for Mrs. Clinton'; Blow Defends Hill Smearing Bill's VictimsBy Clay Waters | | October 4, 2016 | 12:15 PM EDT
Respected economist turned New York Times Democratic hack columnist Paul Krugman bizarrely went after his media colleagues again for being too hard on Hillary Clinton, in his Monday column “Trump’s Fellow Travelers.” He also warned anti-Trump conservatives that unless they actively support Hillary Clinton, they are "profiles in cowardice" and that "you need to vote for Mrs. Clinton." Columnist Charles Blow chimed in with a pathetic defense of Hillary's smearing of her husband's victims.
By Kristine Marsh | | October 4, 2016 | 12:07 PM EDT
Ahead of tonight’s VP debate, the media are coming out hard against Trump’s running mate Mike Pence and they seem to be taking their cues from the Clinton campaign. After repeated attacks from Hillary Clinton and her team in the past two days, liberal journalists and outlets on Twitter started parroting these same talking points. Because Pence is a strong evangelical conservative, the media have attacked him as anti-gay, anti-women's rights and anti-immigrant.
By Kyle Drennen | | October 4, 2016 | 11:56 AM EDT
Ahead of Tuesday night’s vice presidential debate, NBC’s Today spent the morning putting all the pressure on Indiana Governor Mike Pence to “clean up” after Donald Trump and predicted that the Republican running mate would be stuck on “defense” all evening.
By Julia A. Seymour | | October 4, 2016 | 10:40 AM EDT
Actor Leonardo DiCaprio sat on the White House lawn on Oct. 3, and proclaimed that anyone who doesn’t not believe in climate change “should not be allowed to hold public office.”
“The scientific consensus is in and the argument is now over, if you do not believe in climate change, you do not believe in facts or in science or empirical truths and therefore, in my humble opinion, should not be allowed to hold public office,” DiCaprio stated at the White House South By South Lawn (SXSL) event.
By Sarah Stites | | October 4, 2016 | 9:42 AM EDT
More than 15 public figures have stooped to comparing Donald Trump to history’s most infamous dictator – but at what cost?
According to Forbes columnist and author James Crotty, such illegitimate parallels cheapen the Holocaust. However, Bill Maher, Sarah Silverman and other big names have gloried in the idea that Trump likens to Adolf Hitler. By doing so, they reveal their utterly reckless use of speech or worse, the belief that brashness and racism can actually compare to mass murder and torture.
By Rich Noyes | | October 4, 2016 | 9:10 AM EDT
For 90 minutes Tuesday night, the media spotlight will be aimed squarely at Indiana Governor Mike Pence and Virginia Senator Tim Kaine, the Republican and Democratic vice presidential candidates. And, unless one of them makes a colossal mistake during their debate, it will probably be the last time either candidate gets much national TV attention this year.
By Edgard Portela | | October 4, 2016 | 7:45 AM EDT
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s support for ‘stop and frisk’ policing to stem the soaring murder rate in Chicago was the subject of a completely one-sided, adversarial report on Univision.
By Tim Graham | | October 4, 2016 | 7:19 AM EDT
The New York Times is again promoting the shabby pretense that a liberal politician who rejects his church’s orthodoxy for Democratic Party orthodoxy can and should be described as “devout” in his faith. Jonathan Martin’s pre-debate story was headlined “With Tim Kaine and Mike Pence, Faith Is Back in the Mix.”
Kaine now represents a “different strand of Christianity,” the strand that somehow promotes Planned Parenthood and transgender privileges: