On Friday's New Day on CNN, as former Umpqua Community College president Joe Olson appeared as a guest to discuss yesterday's mass shooting, after noting that last year the college, under Olson's administration, decided not to allow on-campus security guards to have guns, CNN co-host Michaela Pereira asked whether people there are "regretting" that decision now. Pereira:
By Geoffrey Dickens | October 2, 2015 | 4:37 PM EDT
Like prior high profile mass shootings (Aurora, Newtown, Columbine) the liberal media wasted no time in exploiting the latest tragedy in Oregon to call for more gun control. On Thursday, CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley hyped that “each mass shooting brings new calls for tougher gun laws” before correspondent Nancy Cordes declared that “sympathy and best wishes are all about the victims’ families can expect from Congress” because it “has not seriously debated strengthening gun laws since 2013.”
By Erin Aitcheson | October 2, 2015 | 4:24 PM EDT
Of all the hits Planned Parenthood has taken lately, none must be more demoralizing than the one coming from, of all places, The Washington Post. Really.
In the wake of Tuesday’s congressional hearings on defunding America’s largest abortion mill, the Post took to “fact-checking” some of the claims PP supporters have been making – specifically regarding the non-abortion services the organization provides.
By Kristine Marsh | October 2, 2015 | 4:20 PM EDT
Thursday evening, news broke that the Oregon school shooter had questioned students about their faith before he shot them. Later Thursday, The New York Post reported an incredible detail: Christian students were specifically singled out by the shooter. By Friday morning, all three networks had told viewers of that nightmare scenario on their morning shows. The Washington Post and The LA Times followed up with the story shortly after.
But, for some reason, one notable media outlet was silent for the majority of Friday -- The New York Times.
By Michael McKinney | October 2, 2015 | 3:56 PM EDT
On Friday's Morning Joe, National Review writer Charles Cooke shook up the roundtable discussing the shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon. Joe Scarborough talked about new gun laws likely wouldn’t have stopped the massacre. Cooke articulated that no one knew how to address the problem of gun control because of the millions of guns on the street. The panel seeking to correct Cooke went after his statements, first with Mark Halperin on a complaint of the overuse of complicated, then Mika Brzezinski on Cooke's perceived hostility to reform, and finally Howard Dean on his ideas to fix the problem.
By P.J. Gladnick | October 2, 2015 | 2:33 PM EDT
Admit it. When you read the title of this story you probably thought Chris Matthews was being sarcastic in his praise of Donald Trump. However when you view the video below of Matthews speaking at the Ideas Forum in Washington, D.C. yesterday, you can see he is absolutely sincere. Of course, to maintain his liberal bonafides he quickly tosses something in about supposed Trump nonsense but the rest of the clip sounds like it could be used in a Trump campaign commercial. In fact Matthews was so effusive in his praise of Trump in contrast to the political class that you might have to play the video twice to make sure you heard what you thought you heard the first time.
By Curtis Houck | October 2, 2015 | 1:53 PM EDT
On the Thursday edition of MSNBC’s All In, liberal host Chris Hayes trumpeted the need for gun control measures after the deadly community college shooting in Roseburg, Oregon by comparing the impediment to enact such policies to the “scale of the response” the world deployed during the 2014 outbreak of the Ebola virus.
MRC's Brent Bozell Slams Brian Williams, 'Utter Narcissist' Obama for Launching Into Gun-Control AgendaBy NB Staff | October 2, 2015 | 1:52 PM EDT
Appearing Friday morning on the Fox Business Network's Varney & Co. program, MRC president Brent Bozell blasted disgraced NBC anchor Brian Williams, who now covers breaking news on MSNBC, for immediately injecting a liberal gun control agenda into coverage of the Oregon college shooting on Thursday.
Bozell called it "obnoxious" and "offensive" for the media to push for liberal action without waiting for the facts, and saw a media double standard in the cheers for President Obama's choice to "politicize" the shooting, even as journalists condemned Rep. Kevin McCarthy earlier this week for allegedly politicizing the Benghazi inquiry.
By Michael Greibrok | October 2, 2015 | 1:52 PM EDT
The September jobs report turned out to be a disappointment with fewer than anticipated jobs gains and labor force participation at its lowest rate since October of 1977.
CNBC’s Squawk Box discussion of the disappointing report quickly turned to Federal Reserve policy and whether it vindicated the Fed’s decision not to raise rates, or just proved they missed their chance to do so.
By Scott Whitlock | October 2, 2015 | 1:32 PM EDT
CNN’s Chris Cuomo on Friday repeatedly lectured an Oregon sheriff, demanding John Hanlin rethink his support for the Second Amendment in the wake of a shooting at a community college in his county. The New Day anchor grilled: “What do you think of what President Obama just said that we are fooling ourselves and we're not caring about each other if we continue to ignore the role of guns in these crimes?” Repeatedly, the Douglas County sheriff tried to focus on the victims and the investigation.
CBS Airs Fawning Retrospective of Obama’s ‘Evolving Anger’ on Gun Control; ‘Finds Little’ ‘Hope and Change’By Curtis Houck | October 2, 2015 | 1:04 PM EDT
Friday’s CBS This Morning offered extensive coverage of the deadly shooting on Thursday at a community college in Roseburg, Oregon, but one of the segments took a broader, sappy look at pushing gun control through the lens of President Obama’s “evolving anger” on the inability to pass gun control measures through Congress where he’s found “little” of any “hope and change.”
By Scott Whitlock | October 2, 2015 | 12:24 PM EDT
The journalists on the Today show, Friday, touted how “emotional” Barack Obama became in his push for more gun control. In the wake of a mass shooting in Oregon, Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie cited statistics from liberal organizations and allowed no conservative, pro-Second Amendment voices to appear on the show.
By Tim Graham | October 2, 2015 | 12:15 PM EDT
Perhaps the only anti-gun blowhard less surprising than Geraldo Rivera after a mass shooting is ex-CNN host Piers Morgan, still prattling on about how his biased journalism in Britain stopped school shootings for good in the UK.
In the London Daily Mail, Morgan emptied out a thesaurus of synonyms for evil on the National Rifle Association, claiming like Ed Schultz that they love it when people get shot to death on campus:
By Curtis Houck | October 2, 2015 | 11:57 AM EDT
As part of a piece on Friday’s CBS This Morning about the opening of the first freestanding Chick-fil-a in New York City, correspondent Vladimir Duthiers couldn’t help but harp on the company’s conservative Christian values and how they had to supposedly draw customers back “in 2012 when those values ran afoul of public sentiment” after “CEO Dan Cathy affirmed his support for tradition marriage.”
By Tim Graham | October 2, 2015 | 11:42 AM EDT
Fox News personality Geraldo Rivera went on a Facebook rant within hours of the mass shooting in Oregon. America is a “gun sick nation,” and Second Amendment “BS” aside, he wrote, “the gun lobby controls the country, and allows armed maniacal lunatics to roam free and kill.”
By Friday morning, Rivera was egging on President Obama to get tougher on the National Rifle Association: “You blame the gun lobby? Why not take them on? Confront the NRA and call out every hack who ever took money from them.”