Yet again, MSNBC has revived the narrative that Hillary Clinton is good at dealing with the press and answering questions. Making an appearance on Monday's Rachel Maddow Show, Andrea Mitchell talked up Hillary as being “so good and adept” at handling the press. At least Mitchell added that Clinton had struggled to respond to questions “about the emails and at some points during her book tour.”
By Tim Graham | June 16, 2015 | 11:48 AM EDT
At a time when the conventional liberal-media wisdom insists that social conservatism is a loser for the Republican Party, it’s worth remembering that on abortion, the electoral momentum has been on the pro-life side.
Sunday’s Washington Post put feminist Cosmopolitan writer Jill Filipovic on the front of the Outlook section under the headline "Reclaiming Abortion: A new generation of activists wants you to know there's nothing wrong with ending an unwanted pregnancy." But she told a tale of Democrats being totally frank in loving abortion....and losing, badly.
By Scott Whitlock | June 16, 2015 | 11:20 AM EDT
According to CBS on Tuesday, Republicans such as Rick Santorum and Ben Carson are "long shot" candidates running for president to make money or score a television deal on Fox. Reporter Julianna Goldman included clips of six GOP contenders, but not a single "long shot" Democratic candidate. Instead, she ripped 'Don Quixote' conservatives.
NYT's Enviro Reporter Gillis Giddily Tosses 'Far Right,' 'Denialist' Smears in Latest Climate Change SermonBy Clay Waters | June 16, 2015 | 11:05 AM EDT
Justin Gillis, the most avowedly activist environmental reporter at The New York Times, made the front page of the Science Times with a feature on climate scientist heroine Naomi Oreskes, author of "Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming." Gillis called Oreskes a subject of "far right" attacks from "people pushing climate denial."
By Jeffrey Meyer | June 16, 2015 | 10:43 AM EDT
On Monday’s The Ed Show, Michael Eric Dyson, MSNBC political analyst and frequent guest host on the "Lean Forward" network, used the ongoing controversy surrounding Rachel Dolezal claiming to be African American to deride Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Dyson asserted: “I bet a lot more black people would support Rachel Dolezal than would support say Clarence Thomas.”
By Jeffrey Meyer | June 16, 2015 | 9:23 AM EDT
On Tuesday, Sidney Blumenthal, longtime friend and confidant to Bill and Hillary Clinton, is scheduled to testify before the House committee investigating the 2012 Benghazi attacks but ABC’s Good Morning America and NBC’s Today ignored it altogether. CBS This Morning devoted a mere 20 second news brief to the story during its Tuesday broadcast.
By Mark Finkelstein | June 16, 2015 | 9:08 AM EDT
Think of Hillary Clinton. I know, I know, but work with me. Now think of the first 100 things that come to mind. Is "change" one of them? It is for Howard Dean, and Bill Kristol found that hilarious. On today's Morning Joe, explaining his early endorsement of Hillary, Dean claimed that "Hillary Clinton is change." That was enough to provoke hearty laughter in the normally-composed Kristol.
Manifestly in a jocular mood, Kristol later turned the PC tables on Mika Brzezinski. When she claimed that young people are very enthusiastic about Hillary, Kristol told Mika that she needed to hang out with a more "diverse" group of them.
By Curtis Houck | June 15, 2015 | 11:45 PM EDT
The “big three” of ABC, CBS, and NBC largely greeted Jeb Bush’s entry into the 2016 Republican presidential field on Monday night with full reports that highlighted his announcement speech and jabs he leveled at Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and his fellow GOP candidates. Across the three network evening newscasts, Bush was described as “fiery,” “a doer” who wants “19 million new jobs” and “[came] out swinging against” his 2016 opponents.
By Yuri Perez | June 15, 2015 | 10:28 PM EDT
The opening rally of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign was the subject of fawning coverage on the nation’s top Spanish-language network, Univision, which failed to include a single critical voice in its report on Clinton’s speech at the rally and celebrated the participation in the event of activist Andrea González, a non-citizen who was the only person other than Clinton to address the crowd.
Perry Bacon: Failed Obama/Clinton Foreign Policy One Reason Hillary's Not Emphasizing Her Heading State Dept.By Ken Shepherd | June 15, 2015 | 9:44 PM EDT
In what amounted as the only significant whiff of criticism of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Monday's Hardball program, NBC News senior political reporter Perry Bacon noted that the failure of bama/Clinton foreign policy was the reason that Clinton is not emphasizing her four years at Foggy Bottom on the campaign trail.
By Curtis Houck | June 15, 2015 | 9:27 PM EDT
Following its Jeb Bush coverage on Monday, ABC’s World News Tonight took a few moments to not highlight any of the scandals surrounding Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton but instead gush over how she “address[ed] age and breaking a barrier” on Saturday in that, if elected, she would be both the first woman and grandmother president of the United States.
By Ken Shepherd | June 15, 2015 | 8:57 PM EDT
"Who cares?! And what's this got to do with Benghazi?!"
That's how an angry, dismissive Chris Matthews regards a forthcoming congressional deposition of Clinton acolyte Sidney Blumenthal, regarding revelations that frequently corresponded with then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on policy matters related to Libya, and all this while he had business interests at stake in the North African country.
By Mike Ciandella | June 15, 2015 | 5:19 PM EDT
Back in 2008, the three broadcast evening newscasts showered then-Democratic candidate Barack Obama with good press during his trip to Europe that July, giving it a total of 92 minutes over an eight-day period (July 20 to July 27, 2008). GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush’s trip to Europe last week didn’t garner a single mention on ABC’s World News Tonight or the CBS Evening News.
By Scott Whitlock | June 15, 2015 | 4:48 PM EDT
In a second attempt at walking back shocking comments, CNN's Fredricka Whitfield on Monday actually used the word "apology." The journalist appeared two days after calling a gunman who attacked the Dallas police department "courageous and brave."
By Matthew Balan | June 15, 2015 | 4:27 PM EDT
Jeffrey Tayler of The Atlantic treated religious belief as a mental illness in a Sunday column for the far-left website Salon, which targeted Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia for "imposing your obscurantist dogma on impressionable young minds" – specifically, "the bizarre Catholic cult." Tayler made no secret of his anti-Catholic bigotry when he slammed the supposed "pedophile pulpiteers of your creed [who] have...warp[ed] the minds of their credulous 'flocks' for two millennia."