Pro Football Talk gleefully reported on Monday, that Russell Wilson and his fiancée Ciara decided to ditch the idea of having their wedding in North Carolina. Why is that cause for glee?
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | August 22, 2016 | 6:00 PM EDT
After being caught on Monday August 15 selectively editing video from the Milwaukee riots, by MRC’s Kristine Marsh, CNN was at it again a full week to the day later. This time they deceptively edited Trump Campaign Manager Kellyanne Conway speaking on ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos. In CNN Correspondent Jessica Schneider’s report on The Lead she claimed Conway promised Donald Trump would refrain from personal attacks, even though she said no such thing.
By Matthew Balan | | August 22, 2016 | 5:51 PM EDT
On Monday's New Day, CNN's Alisyn Camerota hounded Mike Pence over supposedly signaling he was "wrong" about supporting free trade his "entire professional and public life" due to his running with Donald Trump. Camerota wondered, "You supported TPP. You supported CAFTA. Donald Trump has said about those things that the U.S. is being taken to the cleaners by these trade deals. Which one of you is right?" Camerota also hyped how "Steve Bannon...he's known as a street fighter. He's known as a flame-thrower. He was the head of the far-right website, Breitbart."
By Tom Blumer | | August 22, 2016 | 5:50 PM EDT
On August 22, 1996, President Bill Clinton signed the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act, aka "welfare reform," into law. Writeups today at USA Today and in the Washington Post would make readers believe that credit for this accomplishment belongs entirely to Bill Clinton, and that it was his advocacy that brought it all about. The truth is that "ending welfare as we know it" was a 1992 Clinton presidential campaign promise which languished in inactivity until 1996. The promise would have remained a long-forgotten slogan if it hadn't been for the persistence of the Republican-dominated Congress and the looming 1996 presidential election. That combination forced Clinton's hand — against his will.
By Sam Dorman | | August 22, 2016 | 5:25 PM EDT
When CNBC’s Joe Kernen calls someone out for liberal bias, it is usually one of his colleagues. This time, he hit ABC This Week anchor George Stephanopoulos. “I love when Steph goes after the Republicans, man. He's tough. He is tough. Whew,” Kernen remarked sarcastically in a jab at the ABC News’ chief anchor on Squawk Box Aug. 22.
By Alatheia Nielsen | | August 22, 2016 | 4:37 PM EDT
ABC World News and NBC Nightly News both spent far more time on Pokemon Go than the state of the economy in July. MRC Business exposed those misplaced priorities.
On Aug. 15, Buzz60 created a video citing the MRC Business findings about the networks choosing to spend twice the time on Pokemon Go as the state of the U.S. economy. Buzz60’s video appeared on MSN Video, AOL, and USA Today College.
By Scott Whitlock | | August 22, 2016 | 4:22 PM EDT
Colin Powell, who the networks hyped when he endorsed Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012, has now slammed Hillary Clinton for attempting to “pin” responsibility of using a private server on him. Yet, CBS and NBC on Monday minimized the story with CBS This Morning noting it for just a scant 29 seconds (out of a two hour program).
By Kyle Drennen | | August 22, 2016 | 4:18 PM EDT
Appearing on MSNBC during the 11 a.m. ET hour on Monday, attorney and former Republican National Committee counsel Mark Braden denounced an attempt by anchor Tamron Hall to dismiss claims of voter fraud as “extraordinarily rare” and “minuscule.” He also called her out for citing statistics from liberal “advocacy group” that she labeled “nonpartisan.”
By Geoffrey Dickens | | August 22, 2016 | 4:10 PM EDT
Comedian and actress Amy Schumer absurdly claimed if only she kept her “mouth shut” about her “real feelings about politics or gun violence” that “career-wise” it “would be financially better for me, but I don’t care.” This is coming from someone who currently can be seen all over your TV in a national ad campaign for Bud Light. The star of Comedy Central’s Inside Amy Schumer came on Friday’s edition of PBS’s Charlie Rose show and proudly told Rose she’s not afraid to offer her political stances on Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump and gun control.
By P.J. Gladnick | | August 22, 2016 | 4:09 PM EDT
Vox and some other liberal outlets seem to have a new shtick going. They know that they can't portray Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation as ethical so they admit that there was perhaps a smidgeon of corruption there. Having given ground on that Vox then proclaims that even though there were problems in the past, the promise by Hillary to reform the Clinton Foundation IF she is elected president is a very welcome development.
Before finally hailing Hillary, Matthew Yglesias concedes that perhaps there were problems with the Clinton Foundation in the past such as being "kind of a modern political machine." However, before Yglesias makes his ethics concession, he first rejoices that finally, finally the Clintons have seen the light by promising to reform the Clinton Foundation IF Hillary is elected president.
By Katie Yoder | | August 22, 2016 | 3:51 PM EDT
Olympians aren’t just champions in their public lives: they’re winners in their personal lives too.
U.S. Olympian boxer Claressa Shields recently appeared on Good Morning America to discuss her historic gold medal win in Rio and reveal her inspiration: God.
By Sarah Stites | | August 22, 2016 | 2:28 PM EDT
No one doubts Ryan Lochte is a jerk. But last week, some liberals took it upon themselves to compare him to Donald Trump … because, of course, no one would ever associate Hillary Clinton with scandal.
In an article published by The Huffington Post, civil rights lawyer and former state senator Cynthia Dill wrote: “How much do you want to bet that Ryan Lochte is a Donald Trump supporter?” Comparing the two men’s hair, “bro-ness” and winning attitude, Dill went on to suggest that Lochte would be an excellent addition to the Trump campaign. “And is it me, or does shirtless Lochte in the pool resemble shirtless … Putin, Trump’s idol, on a horse?” she opined.
By Clay Waters | | August 22, 2016 | 1:55 PM EDT
While some have criticized Donald Trump’s predictions of a “rigged” election in favor of Hillary Clinton, the New York Times went inflammatory on Monday’s front page, playing the race card on the candidate by dismissing suspicions of vote fraud as just anti-black fear-mongering: “Trump, Claims of ‘Rigged’ Vote And Issues of Racial Politics.” The fretful text box: “Election law officials fear a self-fulfilling prophecy, all but ensuring fraud claims.” Reporters Maggie Haberman and Matt Flegenheimer found “alarmed” Republicans and outraged Democrats, and fanned the racial flames early and often.
By Tim Graham | | August 22, 2016 | 1:06 PM EDT
If it’s Sunday, The Washington Post is imagining President Trump as an authoritarian dictator. A few weeks ago, the Sunday Outlook section compared Trump to fictional dictators. Yesterday, the Sunday Arts section gave Philip Kennicott a huge 2,000-word space for his own fictional-dictator scenario: imagining how Trump would ruin artistic free expression if he wins in November.
By Curtis Houck | | August 22, 2016 | 12:38 PM EDT
While Donald Trump was hate-tweeting on Monday morning about Morning Joe and the gossip site rumors surrounding co-hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, the latter co-host prided himself as being a Trump critic (he wasn’t) but more importantly called out the Obama administration and government for collectively having “blood on our hands” for the inaction in Syria’s civil war to, in part, preserve the Iran nuclear deal.