On Monday's New Day, CNN's David Gregory barely acknowledged the criticism of Hillary Clinton for not holding press conferences before trying to offer excuses for the former first lady: "I think she would much rather give the spotlight of negative publicity to Donald Trump, who's doing an excellent job occupying that spotlight....I don't think she wants to face a series of questions and follow-up questions on the I.G. report; on Clinton Foundation donations, and the, kind of, unscripted nature of a press conference."
By Curtis Houck | | June 6, 2016 | 3:01 PM EDT
In yet another hilarious moment on MSNBC that rivals Kerry Sanders at a gun range, correspondent Chris Jansing had the f-bomb dropped in her direction Monday afternoon when she messed up the camera shot at the start of a Bernie Sanders press conference. Afternoon MSNBC Live host Thomas Roberts tossed to Jansing at the Sanders event by asking what the format would be and if it would revolve around a particular topic when Sanders stepped to the mike.
By Melissa Mullins | | June 6, 2016 | 2:54 PM EDT
xIf you haven’t heard, the hottest, most heavily hyped show on Broadway will be losing many of its cast members in the next few months due to expiring contracts. One of those cast members is Lin-Manuel Miranda – writer and star of the Broadway hit show Hamilton. Laura Bradley of Vanity Fair magazine wrote a “Hypothetical Celebrity Casting” piece, nominating everyone from Kanye West to Amy Schumer in the lead role.
But the ultimate choice -- according to Bradley -- was Barack Obama, because he "wouldn’t want to miss the chance to cement himself once and for all as America’s Coolest President."
By Geoffrey Dickens | | June 6, 2016 | 12:29 PM EDT
After more than three years of stonewalling the IRS has finally released an almost complete list of organizations that the tax agency scrutinized in the Tea Party targeting scandal, but you wouldn’t know that if you got your news from the Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) networks. In fact, it’s been 587 days since any network reported on the IRS scandal.
By Scott Whitlock | | June 6, 2016 | 12:15 PM EDT
Every time Donald Trump makes what is perceived as a gaffe or a controversial comment, the networks don’t hesitate to cover it. Yet, when Hilary Clinton on Sunday refused to agree that the Second Amendment is an individual right, the comment was ignored on the evening newscasts and Monday’s morning shows.
By Curtis Houck | | June 6, 2016 | 12:03 PM EDT
For a liberal media that bemoans the idea of businesses and corporations being considered “people” post-Citizens United, BuzzFeed decided that they would cancel the Republican National Committee’s (RNC) advertising for their site due to Donald Trump’s candidacy threatening “the freedoms of our employees in the United States and around the world.”
By Maggie McKneely | | June 6, 2016 | 11:36 AM EDT
Forget Hamilton. Created by the cast of the musical Kinky Boots, “Just Pee” is the latest masterpiece taking Broadway by storm. Kinky Boots is the story of how drag queen Lola helped a straight man save his shoe factory by designing high-heeled boots. The music is by ever-flamboyant and vocal LGBT activist Cyndi Lauper, and the book was written by openly gay playwright Harvey Fierstein. But just to make sure there was no doubt about the show’s stance on the bathroom debate, the cast released a music video on Friday of their pro-trans ditty.
By Kristine Marsh | | June 6, 2016 | 10:00 AM EDT
A few weeks ago, mom Candace Payne posted a video on her Youtube channel of her donning a Chewbacca face mask and laughing hysterically at the funny sound effects that the mask produced. The video quickly went viral and she received publicity and gifts from Disney, Facebook, and Kohl’s (where she bought mask.) Her whole family even received full scholarships to Southeastern University, a private Christian liberal arts college in Florida. All of these accolades didn’t come without their fair share of criticism of course. One in particular stood out as so ridiculous, you might think it’s satire (it’s not.) “What Chewbacca Mom’s rise to fame tells us about race in this country” from digital media blog The Daily Dot and cross-posted on MSN took this temporary fame entirely too seriously. The author of the article, Gillian Branstetter contends that the only reason “Chewbacca Mom” gained her fame was because...she’s white.
By Tom Blumer | | June 6, 2016 | 12:04 AM EDT
In a remarkable "Who do they think they're kidding?" exercise seen on Thursday, a New York Times editorial cited the findings of a Federal Reserve study released in late May showing that 76 millions are, in the Fed's words, "struggling to get by" or "just getting by."
Gosh, I wonder why? The Times apparently wants readers to believe that these conditions couldn't possibly have anything to do with the fiscal and regulatory policies of the Obama administration, even though, last time I checked, it has been in charge of these areas during the past 7-1/2 years. Neither Barack Obama's name nor any reference to his administration are present in the editorial.
By Tim Graham | | June 5, 2016 | 10:12 PM EDT
Conservative blogs like ours tend to introduce Dan Rather as a "disgraced news fabricator." Leftist sites call Rather "legendary," utterly ignoring his fraudulent 2004 story on inauthentic Air National Guard memos. The leftist site Raw Story carried this headline: "Respected news icon Dan Rather just annihilated Donald Trump on Facebook."
Delusional Dan, who still imagines himself as the Ed Murrow of the late 20th century, had the opposite of a thrill up his leg over Trump, a "shudder down my spine."
NYT's Astringent Feminist Theater Critics: 'Creepy and Reactionary' for Female Character to Gain Joy in MotherhoodBy Clay Waters | | June 5, 2016 | 8:23 PM EDT
Every year the New York Times tries to ruin the summer movie season with the pair of fun-deprived, politically correct movie critics Manohla Dargis and A.O. Scott, who solemnly count up and analyze female characters on screen before declaring the portrayals sexist and the numbers insufficient. The bean-counting joylessness has expanded to another artistic field, with theatre critics Laura Collins-Hughes and Alexis Soloski dueling to see who could be more astringently feminist in grading the current state of Broadway: “Broadway May Not Be So White, but Is It Woman Enough?” Plus an arbitrary dig at Ronald Reagan in the Sunday Books section.
By Edgard Portela | | June 5, 2016 | 4:56 PM EDT
In a stunning departure from the network’s usual fare promoting anti-Trump protesters, Despierta América, Univision’s morning show, has broadcast a hard-hitting report denouncing the "subversives" involved in the protests and the violence they perpetrated outside a Trump campaign rally in San José, California.
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | June 5, 2016 | 3:40 PM EDT
In a moment of absolute candor on CNN’s Reliable Sources, David Zurawik of the Baltimore Sun laid into President Barack Obama and set the record straight about who’s a bigger threat to the press. As many members of the media whine about Donald Trump giving them a piece of his mind, Zurawik guided people down memory lane and declared, “What happened to the press under Obama was really deadly.”
By Tim Graham | | June 5, 2016 | 3:15 PM EDT
The liberal New York Daily News wallowed in anti-Trump comments made by Pittsburgh Steelers offensive tackle Ryan Harris, who won a Super Bowl ring in February with the Denver Broncos. Harris, a convert to Islam, put on his freedom swagger and said Trump’s comments on Islam have been “un-American.” No one asks about the serious tensions between Islam and freedom of religion.
By Clay Waters | | June 5, 2016 | 12:49 PM EDT
The liberal Euro-philes at the New York Times are at it again, mocking ignorant Britons for resenting the grand European Union trading bloc. London-based reporter Sarah Lyall made gentle mockery of the right-of-center push for England to exit the EU (a proposal known colloquailly as "Brexit") on Friday’s front page by evoking Monty Python, especially John Cleese: “On ‘Brexit’ Vote, British Ask If It Would Be Silly to Walk.” Lyall opened her news story with an editorialist anecdote: "Jackie O’Neill, a 54-year-old administrative assistant, was explaining the other day why Britain should vote to divorce itself from the European Union in this month’s referendum. As she enumerated her many grievances, I couldn’t help thinking of the scene in Monty Python’s 'Life of Brian' in which a bunch of disaffected Judeans sit around, complaining about the Romans."