Senior citizens remember the Associated Press as a pithy, objective wire service, not a shop that sounds like a Starbucks circle of liberal editorial writers. On Sunday, AP ran a story headlined “Cruz embraces supporters on fringe of GOP.” Even as socialist Bernie Sanders wanders the hustings polarizing our politics by saying Wall Street is “based on fraud,” AP reporters Scott Bauer and Steve Peoples devoted an entire dispatch to Cruz’s kooky backers:
By P.J. Gladnick | February 9, 2016 | 4:26 PM EST
It is the love that dares speak its name over and over and over again. Yes, the New York Times "house" conservative David Brooks has returned to loudly proclaiming his eternal love for Barack Obama. His love letter in the form of a paean disguised as a column might sound very familiar since his declaration that "the Obama administration has been remarkably scandal-free" is almost word for word the same blind love he professed last May.
First let us show the most recent love burst from Brooks followed by his earlier profession of blind love. However, a warning. Cupid's obvious influence on Brooks is so profound that his syrupy words of Obama love might necessitate an emergency paper bag on standby alert for those among you with weak stomachs.
By Katie Yoder | February 9, 2016 | 4:05 PM EST
News outlets rushed to cover recent charges out of Houston against the Center for Medical Progress. But will they cover the Center’s latest video? Doubtful.
On Monday, the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) released a new undercover video in an effort to further expose the abortion industry’s role in harvesting aborted baby parts. The video captured National Abortion Federation (NAF) representatives calling money for tissue a “win-win” and expressed relief that CMP could rid them of aborted baby leftovers after trouble with other “disposal services.”
By Clay Waters | February 9, 2016 | 3:04 PM EST
Catching up with New York Times columnist Paul Krugman: He is definitely on Team Hillary, and on his nytimes.com blog unleashes contempt usually reserved for Republicans upon a segment of supposedly angry, sexist, web-trolling Bernie Sanders supporters, who Hillary’s feminist fans have taken to calling “Bernie Bros," making for an interesting internecine fight on the Democratic side.
By Tom Blumer | February 9, 2016 | 2:54 PM EST
The headline at Nathaniel Friedman's Monday column at Salon.com is unmistakably clear: "Racist vitriol pours down on Cam Newton: Single-minded haters rush to judgment after a rough Super Bowl." Naturally, I went there expecting a long series of hateful tweets, social media references or other comments.
Friedman's column content, however, has no reference to "racism" at all — or to "racists," or even to "race." Perhaps the far-left website expected the writer to cover that topic, and then he didn't. Or perhaps the money-bleeding operation just wanted to put a clickbait headline out there to garner traffic. Regardless of how or why it happened, the headline's presence is irresponsible, as Friedman didn't even look at the criticism of Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton's relatively poor play and post-game conduct through a racial prism at all.
By Mairead McArdle | February 9, 2016 | 2:47 PM EST
You know the saying: “Too much of a bad thing …” CBS abruptly cancelled its run of TV series ‘Angel From Hell’ only five episodes into its first season. Less than halfway through the 13-episode series, CBS pulled the show rather mysteriously from its weekly time slot.
It may be just as well for the crass parody of the religious belief in guardian angels, which enjoyed modest ratings among adults 18-49.
By Kyle Drennen | February 9, 2016 | 1:37 PM EST
After sitting down with the President and the First Lady on Sunday for a friendly chat before the Super Bowl, CBS This Morning co-host Gayle King was not finished with her sycophantic fawning as she followed Obama into the Oval Office for a one-on-one exchange highlighted by her asking what “cool things” he was carrying in his pockets that day.
By Kristine Marsh | February 9, 2016 | 1:07 PM EST
On last night’s CNN Tonight, Don Lemon sat down with former governor of Michigan (and adamant Hillary supporter) Jennifer Granholm to discuss why younger women were supporting Bernie Sanders instead of Clinton for Democratic nominee. Lemon brought up former Sec. of State Madeleine Albright’s recent comment that young women deserved “a special place in hell” if they didn’t support Hillary for president, a comment which Lemon found condescending but Granholm said was misunderstood.
By Kyle Drennen | February 9, 2016 | 12:04 PM EST
Discussing the New Hampshire Democratic race at the top of MSNBC’s 10 a.m. ET hour on Tuesday, Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd suggested Bill Clinton provided “diminishing returns” on the campaign trail for wife Hillary and “struggles being a surrogate for her on the trail.”
By Mairead McArdle | February 9, 2016 | 11:15 AM EST
The progressives at Salon ask, “Why is religion so obsessed with sex?,” yet they themselves cannot seem to write enough articles on the idea that it is.
Last week they blamed the “old men running the Vatican” for everyone’s “sexual hangups.” Now they’re going after Christianity in general with an excerpt from a book titled “The Illusion of God’s Presence.”
By Melissa Mullins | February 9, 2016 | 11:09 AM EST
The Huffington Post – which considers itself a reputable news source – has started an “Islamophobia” tracker. This little side project on its site tracks anti-Muslim remarks, harassment, intimidation, bigotry and acts of violence against Muslims. Why? Because the Huffington Post feels a severe phobia about Muslims has taken over America in recent months.
By Dylan Gwinn | February 9, 2016 | 10:46 AM EST
I wouldn’t normally write about this, except that it’s become so exceedingly rare and unusual. Especially with shows primarily built on sex and irreverence. But The CW’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend had a scene this week, in an episode titled ‘That Text Was Not Meant for Josh!’ involving a priest and religion. And it actually went…well.
By Mairead McArdle | February 9, 2016 | 10:45 AM EST
It is pretty clear now that requiring boys to dress as boys for school is sexist, Mic.com says.
A co-ed group of students at Buchanan High School in Clovis, Ca. responded to the Clovis Unified School District’s decision not to change its dress code by cross-dressing. Girls wore men’s collared shirts, and boys wore dresses with thin straps.
By Kristine Marsh | February 9, 2016 | 9:43 AM EST
Just before the Superbowl, pop star Beyonce released a Black Lives Matter themed music video set in New Orleans called “Formation”, in which she gives the double bird to the police, among other things. Of course, this was prime fodder for MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry, who finds race in everything from from Star Wars to the term “hard worker.”
By Mairead McArdle | February 9, 2016 | 9:42 AM EST
That Beyonce released her politically charged song, “Formation,” over the weekend is one thing. That the NFL allowed her to perform it at the Super Bowl halftime show on Sunday was quite another..
The singer used the Super Bowl, the most watched TV event of the year, as a platform for her controversial message: that racism against blacks in the United States has led to white on black violence, especially by corrupt law enforcement.