Labeling bias on the front page of Friday's New York Times, with one of the paper's frequent GOP targets in the sights of reporters Maggie Haberman and Jonathan Martin (pictured): "Scott Walker’s Hard Right Turn in Iowa May Hurt Him Elsewhere." It's the paper's latest attempt to poison the well for conservative candidates by warning them of lurching to the right. Meanwhile, the Times celebrated Hillary Clinton (she of the "extraordinary career") and her lurch to the left on gay marriage.
NYT Laments Scott Walker's 'Hard Right Turn' on A1, Celebrates 'Extraordinary' Hillary's Gay Marriage ReversalBy Clay Waters | July 3, 2015 | 8:06 PM EDT
By P.J. Gladnick | July 3, 2015 | 7:58 PM EDT
Nowadays it seems as if the Left is politicizing everything with a plethora of new taboos. The latest item on their taboo list is your Fourth of July picnic, specifically hot dogs and hamburgers. As you gather with family and friends to munch on those treats fresh off the grill, little did you know that you are destroying the planet according to leftist political orthodoxy. Here is Rebecca Leber of The New Republic as she tries to guilt trip you over hot dog and hamburger carbon emissions:
By Randy Hall | July 3, 2015 | 4:51 PM EDT
It was bound to happen. Barely a week after the Supreme Court made same-sex marriage legal regardless of gender across the country, someone else would try to tinker with another aspect of the wedding contract. That was the case in a report by Simone DeAbla of CBS affiliate KTVQ in Billings, Montana, who stated that Nathan Collier and his wife, Christine, applied for a license at the Yellowstone County Courthouse to marry another woman named Victoria.
Not only was the entire video supportive of the trio's quest to legally change that aspect of marriage, the report (and CBS online) didn't give a single second of air time to anyone who believes marriage is a contract between two people.
By Tim Graham | July 3, 2015 | 4:38 PM EDT
Media bias is never a story to our liberal media....unless the tilt is contrary to their worldview. NB reader Gary Hall pointed out a story in Friday’s Los Angeles Times about Greece. The print headline was “Greece media show vote bias; News outlets have been far from neutral in their coverage of the referendum on the bailout offer for the debt-stricken nation.”
Reporter Henry Chu began by just calling out the one-sided media in Athens:
By Tom Johnson | July 3, 2015 | 4:35 PM EDT
Conservatives have an ideological fever, and the only prescription is to wait until their crazy ideas vanish. That’s the word from Washington Monthly blogger Martin Longman, who opined in a Wednesday post that many on the right have suffered from a sort of “heat-fever” when confronted with President Obama and his policies.
Longman explained that “a fever is something that comes over you suddenly, causing addled thinking, hallucinations and other delusions, but which eventually breaks and goes away as quickly as it arrived...[T]he Obama Era has been marked by an unusual number of these outbreaks of mass insanity,” such as rage against the Affordable Care Act.
By Sarah Stites | July 3, 2015 | 1:00 PM EDT
What better time to take a potshot at conservative rednecks than Independence Day week? No better time really, despite the fact that that liberal media does the same thing the other 51 weeks of the year.
So, characteristically, Huffington Post ran a quiz in Wednesday’s Comedy section entitled “Take the Citizenship Test for ‘Merica.” “Sure you know America,” the article read. “But do you have what it takes to obtain legal citizenship in ‘Merica?
By Sarah Stites | July 3, 2015 | 10:30 AM EDT
The Huffington Post wants to “open people’s minds to the wide range of mature, unselfish motivations” regarding women’s decision to forgo having children.
“Far too often,” the article stated, “women who choose to be childfree are asked to defend their ‘immature,’ ‘selfish’ lifestyles. They’re told that motherhood is the ‘most important job in the world’ and face accusations of living ‘meaningless’ lives.”
By Scott Whitlock | July 3, 2015 | 10:19 AM EDT
The Washington Post on Wednesday completely sanitized a racist remark liberal activist George Takei made against Clarence Thomas. The 600 word article spun, "George Takei has responded to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’s dissent in the case that made marriage equality universal." Yet writer Soraya Nadia McDonald never mentioned that the Star Trek actor snarled that the African American justice is a "clown in black face." Instead, McDonald focused on a less-incendiary op-ed by Takei for MSNBC.
June 2015: Gay Marriage Decision Dominates Net Coverage; Alleged Police Misconduct 3X More Than Police DeathsBy Mike Ciandella | July 3, 2015 | 10:04 AM EDT
The hunt for convicted killers who escaped a prison in New York State was the most covered topic on the evening news broadcasts of ABC, CBS and NBC for the month of June. This was closely followed by coverage of the brutal massacre at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC, with considerable amounts of air time dedicated to the 2016 presidential campaign, the ISIS terror threat and the Supreme Court’s ruling on gay marriage.
By Tim Graham | July 3, 2015 | 7:56 AM EDT
Variety reported Thursday that ABC executives are finalizing plans to reboot The View yet again for the fall season. Pseudo-Republican Nicolle Wallace and liberal actress Rosie Perez may not return.
"She's too wonky," a source said of Wallace. ABC is thinking about focusing the show permanently on "more lighthearted celebrity fluff"...like ABC News in general.
By Curtis Houck | July 2, 2015 | 10:20 PM EDT
All three major broadcast networks covered on their Thursday evening newscasts the June 2015 jobs report, but it was ABC’s World News Tonight that neglected provide any further details and/or context beyond the unemployment rate and number of jobs added and omitted how hourly wages remained flat and the labor force participation rate sunk to its lowest level in 38 years. While CBS and NBC chronicled the numerous pitfalls to varying degrees, neither chose to look at why the numbers remained sluggish or assign blame for the state of the economy.
New Republic Writer Warns Left That Roberts Court, Obamacare Ruling Aside, ‘Is Still Plenty Conservative’By Tom Johnson | July 2, 2015 | 9:17 PM EDT
In the week since the Supreme Court upheld certain Obamacare subsidies, some on the left, applying the wisdom that “the enemy of my enemy is my friend,” have gratefully praised majority-opinion-writer John Roberts. But now liberals need to put their warm fuzzies for the chief justice behind them and guard against “complacency” regarding the court, advised Brian Beutler in a Tuesday article.
“Nothing inspires spasms of rage on the right quite like Obamacare, which explains why the conservatives feel as if Roberts has betrayed them on a Shakespearean scale,” wrote Beutler. Nonetheless, Roberts has established his right-wing bona fides on many other matters, including “affirmative action, voting rights, [and] campaign finance regulations,” and conservatives see the Roberts court as a “useful tool” in their effort to “litigate federal regulatory laws.”
By Brad Wilmouth | July 2, 2015 | 6:59 PM EDT
As he appeared on Thursday's New Day, liberal CNN political commentator and Hillary Clinton supporter Paul Begala hinted that being called a "Bolshevik" communist is resume enhancement for a Democratic presidential primary as he recalled that, what he referred to as the "very moderate Clinton economic team" from the Bill Clinton administration, used to deride Hillary Clinton and her staff as "the Bolsheviks." Begala, who runs a superpac promoting Hillary Clinton's candidacy, made the comments to bolster her credentials against socialist Bernie Sanders as someone the left wing of his party should support.
By Spencer Raley | July 2, 2015 | 4:39 PM EDT
It appears the writers over at Salon have an interesting definition of “marriage equality.” Gay marriage proponent and radical feminist Mary Elizabeth Williams showed her true colors on the issue today by claiming “fringe groups”, like those who practice polygamy, should not have access to new freedoms detailed in the recent SCOTUS case which granted gay couples marriage recognition nationwide.
By Scott Whitlock | July 2, 2015 | 3:53 PM EDT
MSNBC on Wednesday hyped the possibility of a Bernie Sanders boom. Alex Seitz-Wald, a network reporter who had previously swooned over Hillary Clinton's "Scooby Van," enthused, "This is definitely quite a crowd, Chris. They are chanting, 'feel the Bern' behind me."