On Friday, CNN's Anderson Cooper 360 surprisingly spotlighted that the "hands up, don't shoot" narrative and chant forwarded by many left-wing supporters of Michael Brown's family is grounded in falsehoods. Correspondent Sara Sidner cited a recent Justice Department report that underlined that the mantra is "inconsistent with the physical and forensic evidence" and that "witnesses have acknowledged their initial accounts were untrue."
By Tom Blumer | March 6, 2015 | 10:50 PM EST
One mantra that the left and most of the establishment press continually recites — and it's not surprising, given that so many people in both groups are forced to be members themselves — is that right to work laws are "anti-union." They cling to that position despite that fact that the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation accurately insists that it "is neither 'anti-union' nor 'pro-union,'" and that its "focus is on individual freedom."
Towards the end of the Associated Press's coverage of Wisconsin's legislative passage and Governor Scott Walker's imminent signing of right to work legislation, a Republican supporter made a point using real numbers which should give pause to those who claim that right to work is all about union-busting — but almost definitely won't:
By Tim Graham | March 6, 2015 | 10:48 PM EST
We’re barely into Lent, and Hollywood is already spitting on Jesus Christ on the crucifix. Netflix released the entire third season of the incredibly sleazy D.C. drama House of Cards on February 28, and in its fourth episode, as Kevin Spacey’s loathsome Frank Underwood character has schemed his way into the presidency, he wanders into a Catholic church.
“Love....that’s what you’re selling? Well, I don’t buy it!” Then the fictional president spits in the face of Christ.
By Matthew Balan | March 6, 2015 | 8:56 PM EST
NBC and ABC barely covered the possible corruption case against Democratic Senator Robert Menendez on their Friday evening newscasts. Together, the two networks set aside 49 seconds of air time to news briefs on Senator Menendez being "the subject of a corruption investigation over jet trips he took on the private plane of a Florida eye doctor," as Lester Holt put it on NBC Nightly News.
By Mark Finkelstein | March 6, 2015 | 7:10 PM EST
Who said the Hillary email story is "a lot ado about nothing": a. Mika Brzezinski; b. Lawrence O'Donnell; or c. Michael Steele?
You'd be forgiven for choosing a. or b., but it turns out that Mika said that the way Hillary handled the matter "wasn't honest" and O'Donnell said that Hillary's email system was set up "to defy" the Freedom of Information Act. The correct answer is indeed c., Michael Steele. The former chairman of the Republican National Committee said it on today's Ed Show.
Corrine Brown (D-Fla.) Boycotts Bibi's Speech, Then Virtually Copies May 2011 Press Release to Effusively Praise ItBy Tom Blumer | March 6, 2015 | 6:42 PM EST
In 2004, Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry infamously stated, in connection with an Iraq War spending resolution, that "I actually did vote for the $87 billion before I voted against it."
Democratic Congresswoman Corrine Brown of Florida has done her own John Kerry imitation. She was against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress earlier this week, and expressed her disapproval by boycotting it. But in a press release issued shortly after that speech, she effusively praised it. The Tampa Bay Tribune's Alex Leary noted the breathtaking switcheroo on Tuesday. The rest of the establishment press has been utterly uninterested. There's even more to this story, as will be seen after the jump.
By Kyle Drennen | March 6, 2015 | 5:23 PM EST
On Friday, MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell observed that the Republican-led Benghazi investigation gained credibility in the wake of the Hillary Clinton email scandal that it uncovered: "Well, the Benghazi investigation by the Select Committee was viewed by many as overkill. That it had all been cleared up back two years ago. And the fact is that some people, certainly the partisans for Hillary Clinton, thought it was a witch hunt. Now they [Republicans] can say, with some legitimacy, 'We didn't have all the emails.'"
By Kristine Marsh | March 6, 2015 | 5:14 PM EST
A white police officer shoots and kills an unarmed black teen who fit the description of an earlier cell phone shoplifting incident. The African-American community responds in outrage and protests while the boy’s body lies on the ground for hours. The cop insists it was self-defense. Sound familiar? This was the plot on last night’s episode of Scandal where a real-life murder case was turned into a liberal fantasy.
By Scott Whitlock | March 6, 2015 | 5:13 PM EST
Good Morning America co-host George Stephanopoulos admitted on Tuesday that, when he first started, even his fellow colleagues at ABC News wondered if he could be objective. Talking to Alec Baldwin for the actor's radio show Here's The Thing, recounted how, in 1997, Ted Koppel "came to my office and looked me in the eye and asked me why I'm here and if I really felt I could, sort of, do the job, be fair and be objective."
By Bryan Ballas | March 6, 2015 | 5:06 PM EST
Ben Carson has committed the ultimate sin against the religion of modern liberalism: he dared to question the orthodox doctrine that people are born gay. It’s not allowed to suggest it might be a choice, not a gene.
MSNBC’s new afternoon host, openly gay Thomas Roberts, mockingly dismissed Carson’s comments as if they were self-evidently ridiculous, “Dr. Ben Carson…says gay prisoners are proof that homosexuality is a choice. Seriously, that happened….Who knew being a gay is apparently a choice?”
By Curtis Houck | March 6, 2015 | 4:41 PM EST
During his opening monologue on Thursday’s Tonight Show, host Jimmy Fallon made a few jests toward Vice President Joe Biden and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and each of their chances of winning the 2016 presidential election. Fallon began the gag by playing a clip of Clinton speaking to the abortion group EMILY’s List on Tuesday night and asking if they “someday want to see a woman president of the United States of America” to which “the crowd,” Fallon said, “went crazy.”
By Curtis Houck | March 6, 2015 | 3:18 PM EST
CBS News contributor and Republican pollster Frank Luntz convened a focus group on Hillary Clinton that aired on Friday’s CBS This Morning and while many expressed their frustration with the possible 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, Luntz failed to mention both Clinton’s email scandal and questions surrounding the Clinton Foundation. As opposed to asking about these important stories, Luntz blamed his focus group for not bringing them up and instead threw softball questions at them concenring Bill and Hillary Clinton and Hillary’s qualifications to be president.
By Tim Graham | March 6, 2015 | 2:11 PM EST
The taxpayer-funded propaganda about libertine-left concepts like “gender fluidity” just keeps spewing at National Public Radio. On Thursday night’s All Things Considered, anchor Melissa Block promised a one-sided piece on children who rebel against their gender “assigned at birth.” Polls show a surprising number of young people are willing to ignore nagging scientific truth altogether on gender.
Nanette Thompson, a stringer for Youth Radio out of Oakland, proclaimed that kids are now "torchbearers of gender fluidity."
By Scott Whitlock | March 6, 2015 | 12:38 PM EST
All three networks on Friday warned that Hillary Clinton's e-mail scandal is a serious problem for the ex-Secretary of State. Yet, only CBS This Morning pointed out the hypocrisy of a Clinton directive from the State Department. According to co-host Gayle King, "Clinton’s office told State Department employees back in 2011 not to use private email for work." As it turns out, this was the very thing that Clinton did.
By Brent Bozell | March 6, 2015 | 12:05 PM EST
Andrew Lack has been named to replace Patricia Fili-Krushel in charge of NBC News and MSNBC. Under the direction of Pat Fili-Krushel, NBC News has taken a nosedive into irrelevance with one journalistic scandal after another. Will bringing back Andrew Lack help restore some semblance of honesty and integrity to NBC News? It’s too early to tell but the task ahead is daunting.