Latest Posts

By Rich Noyes | December 22, 2014 | 2:10 PM EST

Nearly four years ago, the media establishment swiftly and baselessly linked the Tea Party to the shooting of Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords. But after this weekend’s murder of two New York City police officers, by a gunman who used the hashtag #ShootThePolice, there was no rush at ABC, CBS or NBC to condemn anti-police protesters who have employed the chant: “What do we want? Dead cops. When do we want them? Now.”

By Kristine Marsh | December 22, 2014 | 2:03 PM EST

Salon and Alternet seem to exist only to provide click-bait for kooks. Alternet certainly succeeded with their Sunday article entitled, “Why rape is so intrinsic to religion” which was also cross-posted on partner site Salon.  In the article by Valerie Tarico, she tries to argue that the virgin birth of Jesus Christ was God raping Mary, similar to Greek and Hindu tales of gods raping women. “It’s a common theme in the history of religion, and it’s more than a little rapey,” Tarico claims.

By Matthew Philbin | December 22, 2014 | 12:06 PM EST

ThinkProgress details the many ways The Knights of Columbus act their faith. They oppose same-sex marriage, pornography, abortion, and the contraceptive mandate. Is this shocking?
 

By Tim Graham | December 22, 2014 | 11:03 AM EST

Eriq Gardner at The Hollywood Reporter is noting that while the Obama administration isn’t messing with “Citizenfour,” a documentary on Edward Snowden’s allegedly heroic leaking of government secrets, a private citizen has filed a lawsuit against “unjust enrichment” from damaging national security.

Unlike the recent Sony fracas, the suit doesn’t seek to stop the film, just inhibit its profits. "No censorship occurs and no public access is restrained. Rather, upon information and belief, this lawsuit seeks relief against those who profiteer by pretending to be journalists and whistleblowers, but in effect are evading the law and betraying their country."

By Tom Blumer | December 22, 2014 | 10:46 AM EST

Amazon founder and current Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos must be quite relieved that he passed on investing millions in Ezra Klein's pet project.

Klein, the infamous founder and coordinator of the left-driven news-managing and manipulation effort known as JournoList, wanted the Post to invest $10 million in what the New York Times described early this year as "a new website dedicated to explanatory journalism on a wide range of topics beyond political policy." Klein, after instead finding a home at leftist online empire Vox Media, started up Vox.com, which has become an ongoing embarrassment of epic proportions. What follows is the latest example, tweeted by the founder himself (HT Twitchy):

By Rich Noyes | December 22, 2014 | 10:41 AM EST

Last week, the Media Research Center announced the “Best Notable Quotables of 2014,” and NewsBusters is reviewing the list as a way to reflect on the worst media bias of the year. Today, the “Media Hero Award,” with quotes showcasing journalists' adoration for liberals past and present.

By Tim Graham | December 22, 2014 | 7:21 AM EST

Joe Flint at The Wall Street Journal reports Satellite-TV provider Dish Network Corp. is no longer carrying Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network after the companies couldn’t come to terms on a new contract.

“The channels went dark for Dish customers Saturday night, and there are currently no talks between the two companies, a senior Fox News executive said.”

By Tom Johnson | December 21, 2014 | 10:56 PM EST

Mark Sumner contends that since the Reagan years, “conservatism has been more than just an argument about tax rates and regulat[ions]. It's become an open and honest war on the whole idea of governing.”

By Jack Coleman | December 21, 2014 | 6:44 PM EST

Seven weeks since their seismic losses in the midterm elections, liberals continue mouthing their moronic mantra that the results were a mandate for Republicans to "get things done" with President Obama.

On This Week with George Stephanopoulos today, uber-Dem Howard Dean trotted out a variation of the threadbare theme, that Republicans better work with Obama or face dire consequences in the 2016 election. Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol proceeded to pounce. It made for entertaining Sunday morning television --

By Tim Graham | December 21, 2014 | 6:26 PM EST

Washington Post TV writer Hank Stuever didn’t refrain from the goo over the end of Stephen Colbert’s tenure at Comedy Central. His "Critic's Notebook" might have been too soaked with tears to be legible, but it made it into print.

The Thursday headline was “The Colbert rapport: How he built a Nation.” The subhead was “Comedy Central’s consummate showman turned a one-man spoof into a nine-year run of zeitgeist gold.” Stuever said the show was so tremendous that you didn’t have to watch it to know its excellence.

By Jack Coleman | December 21, 2014 | 3:10 PM EST

It would have been more honest had ABC News simply stated its opinion that those opposed to the communist regime in Cuba are unreconstructed ignoramuses, but that would be asking a bit much.

Instead, a photo was shown on "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" this morning that said as much without coming out and saying it.

By P.J. Gladnick | December 21, 2014 | 3:01 PM EST

Former New Mexico governor and member of the Clinton cabinet, Bill Richardson, took a cheap shot at Jeb Bush on Meet The Press today. To make matters worse, his slam against Bush for poor Spanish language ability was completely wrong as we can see in a video interview with him in that idiom.

By Jeffrey Meyer | December 21, 2014 | 2:27 PM EST

Conservative columnist George Will appeared on Fox News Sunday to discuss the Sony hacking scandal and the fate of liberalism in America. Speaking during a panel discussion, Will argued that Sony’s decision to pull the Interview was “self-censorship” and “there are two great citadels of American liberalism unchallenged in America, Hollywood and college campuses.”

By Rich Noyes | December 21, 2014 | 11:57 AM EST

Continuing the review of the MRC's Best Notable Quotables of 2014, the "Blue State Brigade Award," showcasing the media's attempt to deny or deflect the anti-liberal wave seen in this year's elections that swept Democrats from power in the U.S. Senate.
 

By Jeffrey Meyer | December 21, 2014 | 9:31 AM EST

On Friday afternoon President Obama held is annual end-of-year press conference, and following the event the folks at MSNBC eagerly cheered on the president’s performance.

 

During MSNBC’s post-press conference coverage, Chuck Todd, NBC News Political Director and moderator of Meet the Press, proclaimed that Obama looked “incredibly strong” and was “a president who feels as if he's earned the right to have some swagger.”