In a Wednesday post on Twitter, NBC's Chuck Todd bizarrely compared President Obama's announcement changing the U.S. government's stance towards the communist regime in Cuba to the liberation of Eastern Europe in 1989.
By Joseph Rossell | December 17, 2014 | 2:58 PM EST
A class action suit filed by families of Sandy Hook shooting victims could “go nowhere” because of a 2005 law protecting gun makers, but that crucial point was ignored in most network stories about the lawsuit.
A lawyer representing the families of ten victims of the horrible school shooting that took place in Newtown, Conn., two years ago announced a lawsuit on December 15 against Bushmaster. Bushmaster was the company that produced a gun Adam Lanza used in the shooting.
By Jeffrey Meyer | December 17, 2014 | 2:55 PM EST
On Wednesday morning, American Alan Gross was released from a five year imprisonment in Cuba in exchange for the release of 3 Cuban spies convicted in the United States. In response to the release, Senators Marco Rubio (R-Fl.) and Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) spoke out strongly against the prisoner swap. Despite the bipartisan disapproval surrounding President Obama’s actions, during her NewsNation program MSNBC host Tamron Hall repeatedly brought on liberal guests to slam Republican Senator Marco Rubio’s comments without acknowledging the Democratic opposition to the prisoner exchange.
By Scott Whitlock | December 17, 2014 | 1:16 PM EST
All three networks on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning worried if yet another addition to the Bush "dynasty" will be good for the country. Yet, these same networks were excited earlier this year about the continuation of the Clinton brand.
By Kyle Drennen | December 17, 2014 | 12:19 PM EST
Appearing on Wednesday's NBC Today, Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd spun former Florida Governor Jeb Bush announcing that he was "exploring" the possibility of running for president in 2016 as a boost for the candidacy of Hillary Clinton: "By the way, the big Jeb Bush announcement helps Hillary because it'll scare Democrats and rally them around Hillary even more."
Lefty Blogger: No Surprise That GOP’s Now the ‘Torture Party,’ Since Right-Wingers Are ‘Punitive’ and ‘Tribalistic’By Tom Johnson | December 17, 2014 | 11:57 AM EST
“What the average person is seeing right now,” declares the American Prospect’s Paul Waldman, “is an entire party mobilizing to defend the use of torture, whether they will call it by that name or not. And that looks to be having an effect on public opinion.”
By Jeffrey Meyer | December 17, 2014 | 10:51 AM EST
On Tuesday, former Republican Governor of Florida Jeb Bush announced that he is considering running for president in 2016 and that night liberal Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne predictably had a field day with the announcement. Appearing on MSNBC’s The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell on Tuesday night, Dionne proclaimed “the irony here is, it`s almost a delicious irony, is that Jeb Bush, if he runs, maybe a change agent in the Republican Party.”
By Julia A. Seymour | December 17, 2014 | 10:04 AM EST
Although 2014 was an election year, venomous attacks weren’t just in the campaign commercials. Most recently, anti-business attacks came from protesters across the country in the form of #ShutItDown. And there were many other anti-business views presented by the liberal news media, TV programming and left-wing extremists this year.
Attacks on businesses, executives and certain products were abundant this year. They included a propagandist “McMocumentary” that portrayed McDonald’s as heartless, which depicted Ronald McDonald driving over his own sister after she demanded a raise. Industries including agriculture, coal and retail were also under fire.
MRC Business compiled a list of the 10 worst left-wing and media attacks on business from the past year:
By Tim Graham | December 17, 2014 | 9:51 AM EST
In their latest softball interview with People magazine, President Obama and Michelle Obama explained all the racism they’ve experienced and the “impact of stereotypes.” No one at People will fact-check anything the Obamas claim about their personal indignities...including Mrs. Obama's strange tale of being treated like an employee during her weird Target run as First Lady.
By Mark Finkelstein | December 17, 2014 | 9:18 AM EST
Joe Scarborough has a warning for conservatives: going after Jeb Bush will make him more likely to run for president.
According to Scarborough, speaking on today's Morning Joe, Jeb is "his mother's son," "kind of "cranky" and "rough around the edges." If conservatives think they will drive Jeb out of the race by attacking him, "they've got him played exactly backwards." To the contrary, conservative attacks will make Jeb more likely to run "to prove them wrong."
By Jeffrey Meyer | December 17, 2014 | 9:16 AM EST
On Tuesday, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush announced that he was exploring the possibility of running for president in 2016 and predictably CBS Late Show host David Letterman had a field day with the Republican’s announcement. During his Tuesday evening show, the CBS comedian announced the “questions Jeb Bush is asking himself while actively exploring a run for president.” Unsurprisingly, Letterman’s 10 “questions” were merely liberal attacks on Bush such as “Am I sure I won’t embarrass the family?” and “If I run who will rig the election in Florida?”
GQ: Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Joni Ernst Among ‘America’s 20 Craziest Politicians’; Only Three Are DemocratsBy Curtis Houck | December 17, 2014 | 1:21 AM EST
The magazine GQ released its list of the “20 craziest politicians” in the U.S. on Tuesday and, not surprisingly, the liberal publication selected 17 Republicans for the list compared to only three Democrats.
Among the more prominent Republicans included Senators and possible presidential candidates Rand Paul (Ky.) and Ted Cruz (Texas) as well as incoming Senator Joni Ernst (Iowa). The only three Democrats named to the list were Congressman Hank Johnson (Ga.), Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (Texas), and Vice President Joe Biden.
By Tom Blumer | December 16, 2014 | 11:55 PM EST
Earlier tonight, Curtis Houck at NewsBusters observed that the Tuesday evening network news shows failed to report on an opinion issued today by a federal judge in Western Pennsylvania in connection with President Obama's illegal immigration-related executive actions last month.
Several blogs and center-right outlets noted Judge Arthur Schwab's 38-page "Memorandum Opinion" this afternoon. Not that this excuses the networks, but a search at the Associated Press's national site just before 8 p.m. on Schwab's last name (unfortunately not saved) returned nothing relevant. But shortly after 8 p.m. a story with a time stamp of 5:08 p.m. with Schwab's name finally showed up in the same search. Only the AP can explain how this could have happened.
By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | December 16, 2014 | 10:36 PM EST
Senator Ted Cruz and Senator Elizabeth Warren are polar opposites, a Tea Party conservative and an Occupy Wall Street socialist. Then there are the similarities: both were elected in 2012, both have Harvard on their resume, and both are mentioned as presidential material. But the media’s read of the two demonstrates an unquestionable slant.
Both senators have shaken up the Senate over heavy spending and regulation. When Warren does it, she’s promoted as a profile in courage, standing up for fairness. When Cruz does it, he’s a selfish brat causing meltdowns.
By Melissa Mullins | December 16, 2014 | 10:13 PM EST
When the topic of abortion is covered in the media, it generally tends to play into the liberal theme of “a woman’s right to choose” or circumstances where abortions may be deemed “necessary” – which makes this recent Boston Globe story on prenatal screening inaccuracy leading to unnecessary abortions all the more interesting.
One of the main arguments for abortion, pro-choicers say, is to avoid severe genetic illnesses to the baby, and more so, if the mother wants to raise a disabled child. However, as Beth Daley of the New England Center for Investigative Reporting relayed in the Globe, those prenatal screening tests that so many doctors, physicians, and women rely on, are oftentimes inaccurate.