NPR's Jasmine Garsd spotlighted the critics of Pope Francis's move to canonize Franciscan friar Junipero Serra in a Wednesday article on the public radio network's website. Garsd zeroed in on how "Native American activists" claim that Father Serra, who founded several missions in present-day California in the 1700s, was "an accomplice in the brutal colonization of natives." The correspondent cited one such "activist" who claimed that "Serra turned a blind eye to the abuses Native Americans suffered."
By Joseph Rossell | January 28, 2015 | 5:12 PM EST
As a blizzard threatened to bury northeastern U.S. cities with snow, MSNBC blanketed its coverage with connections to man-made climate change.
Repeatedly, the cable network which is part of NBC Universal, tried to link the snowstorm with climate change (a phrase often used synonymously with global warming) in at least five of its shows on Jan. 26. While MSNBC hosts and guests said that "scientists think" climate change could be causing more snow, some actual scientists disagreed. But those views were not represented in those MSNBC discussions.
By Kyle Drennen | January 28, 2015 | 5:10 PM EST
On MSNBC's PoliticsNation on Tuesday, host Al Sharpton touted liberal Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank making a "bold prediction" about the remainder of Barack Obama's presidency: "...you wrote, quote, 'If the economy continues on its current trajectory, as most expect, he'll leave office a popular president and leave the 2016 Democratic nominee with a relatively easy past to victory.'"
By Brent Baker | January 28, 2015 | 4:13 PM EST
The Americans returns tonight with its third season debut at 10 PM EST/PST. While the FX series humanizes undercover KGB operatives working in the U.S., the show illustrates the ruthlessness of Soviet communism and how the American Left in the 1980s advanced Soviet interests. (Four videos below)
By Kristine Marsh and Katie Yoder | January 28, 2015 | 3:02 PM EST
Every year the media ignore the thousands who gather on the National Mall to celebrate life – in 2015, an estimated 200,000 gathered and ABC and NBC refused to acknowledge the March for Life. While conservative and religious organizations covered the annual event, one story that is often untold is the personal. This year, MRC Culture’s Katie Yoder spoke with six women eager to share their stories of heartbreak and hope on the other side of abortion – the perspectives the media want to censor.
Mary Rathke, a pro-life speaker who was conceived through rape, had some strong words for the pro-life movement: “Even those in the pro-life movement think it’s OK to abort me. Because I hear all the time, ‘I’m pro-life, except in the case of rape.’ I’m really hearing, ‘I’m pro-life, except in the case of Mary Rathke.”
By Joseph Rossell | January 28, 2015 | 2:54 PM EST
Only days before USA Today reported that the recent measles outbreak had reached a "critical point," The Washington Post declared that opponents of vaccination were "ruining things for everyone."
Following the recent outbreak of measles at Disneyland, Jason Millman, a reporter for The Washington Post's Wonkblog, called out "the anti-vaccination movement" in a January 22 post, describing them as "over-privileged group of rich people" who "overwhelmingly" voted for Obama. Millman repeated the observation "that you only had to go visit a Whole Foods to find anti-vaxxers."
By Tim Graham | January 28, 2015 | 2:11 PM EST
The liberals at NPR weren't sugar-coating their view of how conservative Republicans will lead their party into a "disastrous" end if they do well in Iowa. On Monday's Morning Edition, NPR analyst Cokie Roberts insisted Iowa Republicans seem to favor social conservatives who push the GOP too far to the right in a general election. They oppose gay marriage and "turn off young voters in droves" and oppose amnesty for immigrants, which has made Rep. Steve King's name "toxic" among Hispanics.
By Geoffrey Dickens | January 28, 2015 | 1:43 PM EST
On his Thursday show, Sean Hannity showcased how the liberal media will use almost every weather event to advance their radical climate change agenda
By Katie Yoder | January 28, 2015 | 1:42 PM EST
A media outlet that’s abandoned its “neutral” pretense? That’s refreshing, if somewhat arrogant. Bloomberg Businessweek must be comfortable that its business and economic coverage is so good it can afford to alienate the conservative half of the population.
Bloomberg Businessweek ran an ad by Bloomberg Politics against Senator Ted Cruz, R—TX, in its Jan. 26 – Feb. 1 2015 issue. Picturing a swearing-in on a Bible (in black-and-white), the ad read, “Ted Cruz calls it religious freedom. We call it politics.”
By Scott Whitlock | January 28, 2015 | 12:12 PM EST
Veteran journalist Charlie Rose is an anchor on the state-sponsored PBS. On Wednesday, Rose chided Republican Governor Mike Pence for starting a "state-run news service."
By Tom Johnson | January 28, 2015 | 12:01 PM EST
Egberto Willies claims that Obama “gave the traditional mainstream media carte blanche for six years,” but that “they failed to report truthfully, accurately, and in an unbiased manner” on issues including Obamacare and the economy. Therefore, Obama now “is effecting a paradigm shift. He is unshackling us all from a type of slavery to the traditional mainstream media.”
By Kyle Drennen | January 28, 2015 | 11:49 AM EST
After all three network evening newscasts ignored President Obama dropping his controversial plan to tax 529 college savings accounts on Tuesday, only Wednesday's CBS This Morning noticed the development, giving it a mere seventeen seconds. Neither NBC's Today nor ABC's Good Morning America covered the White House reversal.
By Mike Ciandella | January 28, 2015 | 9:05 AM EST
Rich people are preparing to flee in case of social unrest, at least according to the head of one group founded and partly funded by George Soros.
Robert Johnson, the head of the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET), argued that many wealthy people feared an uprising because of “growing inequality.”
By Jeffrey Meyer | January 28, 2015 | 9:00 AM EST
During an appearance on Tuesday night’s Special Report with Bret Baier, Fox News contributor Charles Krauthammer took the Obama administration to task for claiming that the biggest “error” America can make is to “blame Muslims collectively” for terrorist attacks around the world. Speaking to Baier, Krauthammer called out the White House’s “straw man” argument and insisted that “everyone who is critical of radical Islam prefaces in saying of course it’s a minority of Islam. It’s not a way to attack all Muslims.”
By Tim Graham | January 28, 2015 | 8:53 AM EST
irst on Twitter and then in The New York Times, black columnist Charles Blow raged against a policeman at Yale questioning at gunpoint his son Tahj – who attends Yale. But Blow never mentioned in all this fuss that the cop was also a black man. Wouldn’t that fact matter as you tell this tale as some sort of racist horror story?
Eddie Scarry at The Washington Examiner reports “Blow did not return a request for comment on why he omitted the race of the officer in his column or whether the race of the officer matters.”