Both CBS This Morning and NBC’s Today on Thursday devoted lengthy segments to fretting over Hillary Clinton’s failure to gain support among young female voters. Hosts on the two network morning shows wrung their hands while discussing how Clinton was “trounced” in New Hampshire by Bernie Sanders due to her “surprising struggle” to win over women.
By Kristine Marsh | February 11, 2016 | 3:39 PM EST
The city of San Diego in California recently released an eighty-one page manual for city employees with a section forbidding certain “gender biased” language. Sure enough, just in time for President's Day, one of these offensive gendered phrases was none other than “Founding Fathers.” The story was covered by conservative media and briefly by Fox Business but the other two cable networks CNN and MSNBC completely ignored the story.
By Katie Yoder | February 11, 2016 | 3:08 PM EST
The media (with a few exceptions) slammed Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson when he revealed that he and singer Ciara are abstaining from sex while dating. But the couple are still strong in their convictions, according to Ciara in a recent interview.
Last summer, in an interview with the Rock Church, Wilson explained how (with some help from God) the couple made the decision to practice abstinence.
By Mairead McArdle | February 11, 2016 | 2:44 PM EST
Twitter users may clam up a little after hearing about a decision by an L.A. Superior Court allowing outspoken conservative Hollywood celebrity James Woods to proceed with a defamation lawsuit against a man who tweeted Woods was a “cocaine addict.”
Anonymous twitter user "Abe List," whose social media profiles say he is a Harvard-educated partner at an L.A.-based private equity firm tweeted in response to Woods’ conservative tweets, “Cocaine addict James Woods still sniffing and spouting."
By Brad Wilmouth | February 11, 2016 | 2:42 PM EST
Appearing as a guest on Thursday's CNN Newsroom with Carol Costello, CNN political commentator and Daily Beast editor-in-chief John Avlon used praise for Ted Cruz's ads and social media campaign to take an underhanded swipe at the GOP presidential candidate by suggesting that, unlike the ads, he is not "effective" or "charming." His jab at Cruz inspired laughter from host Costello as she mildly chided him for being "kind of harsh."
By Matthew Balan | February 11, 2016 | 2:34 PM EST
On Wednesday's CNN Tonight, longtime Obama admirer Douglas Brinkley trumpeted the President's speech earlier in the day at the Illinois State Capitol: "Barack Obama is really preaching the gospel of civility right after Donald Trump won New Hampshire. There's a contrast of styles between Trump and the President there. I thought that it was a historical moment for the President — a journey down memory lane." Brinkley asserted that Obama is "deeply disappointed that he's not been able to...make public discourse less poisonous..."
By Tom Blumer | February 11, 2016 | 2:27 PM EST
As Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential effort has weakened, many on the left in fairly prominent places have begun releasing years of pent-up frustrations about her, her husband, and their record. At long last, the long knives are beginning to come out.
Many of these missives are unhinged, but one which isn't, and deserves a closer look, comes from Camille Paglia at Salon.com. Given that Paglia's views don't neatly check off all of the far-left boxes, the fact that Salon has Paglia back for biweekly commentary on "the presidential race, the culture world, and everything in between" after a four-year hiatus is quite telling. Meanwhile, readers can count on the establishment press hanging on to Hillary as long as they can, while ignoring the mostly excellent points Paglia strenuously made early this morning.
By Tim Graham | February 11, 2016 | 1:43 PM EST
James Taranto of The Wall Street Journal posted a definitive takedown of obsequious, corrupt pro-Hillary press behavior in his Wednesday "Best of the Web" column. J.K. Trotter of the website Gawker obtained a treasure trove of e-mails from Hillary's longtime flack Phillippe Raines, and his newest article is headlined "This is How Hillary Gets the Coverage She Wants."
By Scott Whitlock | February 11, 2016 | 12:55 PM EST
Offering a window into just how journalists view their power, on MSNBC on Thursday NBC News correspondent Gabe Gutierrez suggested that reporters may “punish” Marco Rubio for not admitting, quickly enough, to a bad debate performance: “But the question is will reporters punish him? Not just for that terrible debate performance on Saturday, but for the follow up, the next day, trying to own that flub instead of owning up to it.”
By Julia A. Seymour | February 11, 2016 | 10:05 AM EST
Warning of imminent danger from man-made climate change wasn’t enough for climate alarmists. Now, a new study has warned of 10,000 years of destruction or more if action isn’t taken against fossil fuels.
Left-wing site Common Dreams and The Guardian promoted the study published in Nature Climate Change saying that policy actions “in the next couple of years will have ‘profound impacts on global climate, ecosystems and human societies’ for the next 10,000 years and beyond ...”
By Mairead McArdle | February 11, 2016 | 9:58 AM EST
The third “Purge” movie will continue its tradition of using American imagery to bash America and its values.
The trailer for the politically charged dystopian thriller was released on Monday and featured creepy, clownish murderers wearing American flag and colonial paraphernalia as “God Bless America” plays in the background.
By Tim Graham | February 11, 2016 | 7:21 AM EST
The Hollywood Reporter provided Bill Maher with a platform for an op-ed hoping for a little clickbait, complete with a headline promising "Bill Maher Pens Blistering Essay." That's not quite accurate, since at the bottom it says "As told to Seth Abramovitch."
On Bernie Sanders, Maher claimed "We haven't seen a true leftist since FDR, so many millions are coming out of the woodwork to vote for Bernie Sanders; he is the Occupy movement now come to life in the political arena."
By Mark Finkelstein | February 11, 2016 | 7:18 AM EST
On today's Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough forcefully sought to refute the notion that Chris Christie's takedown of Marco Rubio in the last GOP debate was an unprovoked attack. Scarborough painted a very different picture, one in which by dint of his town hall work, Christie had been steadily climbing in the New Hampshire polls--until Rubio unleashed a wave of negative advertising on Christie that drove his numbers back down. It was only then that Christie counter-attacked, suggested Joe.
Scarborough said pundits were either "ignorant" or "lying" to their readers if they portrayed Christie as "mean" for having exposed Rubio as he did, or that Christie's poor performance in New Hampshire was the result of a backlash against his attack. Noteworthy was Scarborough's statement that the funding for Rubio's attack ads against Christie was "dark" money. At one point, Scarborough called it "dirty" money, before correcting himself and repeating "dark" money.
By Curtis Houck | February 11, 2016 | 2:24 AM EST
As part of his post-New Hampshire analysis on Thursday’s Nightly Show, Comedy Central personality Larry Wilmore used a clip of Senator Marco Rubio telling supporters he failed them in Saturday’s ABC debate to also argue it could be used as an admission that he had erectile dysfunction.
By Dylan Gwinn | February 11, 2016 | 2:01 AM EST
So, Blackish was in rare form on Wednesday night, in an episode titled ‘Sink or Swim,’ wasting no time at all before diving into a historical recap of the stereotypical notion that African-Americans are no fans of swimming.