ABC, CBS, NBC's Friday evening newscasts all failed to mention Islamism as a possible motive in their coverage of the machete attack inside an Ohio restaurant on Thursday. ABC's World News Tonight didn't even use the word "terrorism" during their report on Mohamed Barry's rampage. Alex Perez merely noted that "Barry was known to the FBI, but was not under a full-scale investigation." CBS's Jeff Pegues underlined that "police say the assault has the hallmarks of a terrorism-inspired attack." Pegues was also the only Big Three correspondent to report that Barry was "here in the U.S. on a green card."
By Tom Johnson | February 12, 2016 | 9:35 PM EST
Former PBS fixture Moyers recently touched on Ted Cruz’s Canadian birth, but not with an eye toward whether or not Cruz is eligible for the presidency. Rather, it was to contrast Canada-born hockey enforcer John Scott with Cruz, who’s “another kind of enforcer.” Each has a large and enthusiastic following: fans voted the journeyman Scott into this year’s NHL All-Star game, and Cruz, of course, won the Iowa Republican caucuses.
Otherwise, though, Moyers and co-writer Gail Ablow contend that Scott is “a nice guy,” “humble,” and “a team player” while Cruz is a “brute” with “malice in [his] swagger,” a “Crusader Warrior” with a “forked tongue” who thinks that he’s “a new Messiah” and President Obama is “the Anti-Christ.”
By Jeffrey Lord | February 12, 2016 | 8:30 PM EST
The media were horrified. From the podium at a rally, Donald Trump was discussing Ted Cruz’s stance on waterboarding in which the Texas senator appeared to hesitate. From the audience a woman yelled out that Cruz was…was…well, “the P-word”. The “P-word” suddenly so potent a word that the media bleeped not only the woman’s words but Trump himself when he slyly repeated it.
By Jorge Bonilla | February 12, 2016 | 4:42 PM EST
Univision continues to frame any effort to enforce immigration law as "anti-immigrant"
By Kyle Drennen | February 12, 2016 | 2:53 PM EST
Appearing on Friday’s Ellen DeGeneres Show, President Obama lamented the “Twitter culture” in which people “expect quick answers without sacrifice” and complained about supposedly unfair media coverage: “The amount of stuff that is just put out there on the internet or on sometimes news broadcasts that are just factually inaccurate is surprising and it’s really hard to catch up.”
By P.J. Gladnick | February 12, 2016 | 2:22 PM EST
Some of the mocking press coverage of Donald Trump is so over the top that it is a surprise that there has been so little criticism of the absurd antics of such media outlets as the New York Daily News and the Huffington Post. Fortunately there is one bright light to counter this absurdity in the form of Jake Tapper of CNN. Tapper expressed his criticism in an interview published yesterday in The Wrap.
By Matt Philbin | February 12, 2016 | 1:32 PM EST
Cosmo likes it’s readers slutty and defenseless. The same publication that features “13 Naughty Sex Games You Need to Try” and “Lost Your Valentine’s Day Underwear? Uber will Deliver a Fresh Pair” is advising women to fear men who own guns, while ignoring women’s ability to arm themselves.
By Scott Whitlock | February 12, 2016 | 1:07 PM EST
MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell and Chuck Todd were appalled by a new Ted Cruz commercial attacking Hillary Clinton, labeling it “vicious” and “rough.” The campaign spot parodied the 1999 cult classic Office Space, showing “Hillary Clinton” angrily destroying a computer hard drive. After playing a clip, a disgusted Chuck Todd condemned, “That was a little rough. That was a little uncomfortable to watch.” Todd added, “That looked vicious” and suggested the commercial crossed the line.
By Kristine Marsh | February 12, 2016 | 12:38 PM EST
Last night Susan Sarandon, one of Hollywood's most outspoken leftist celebrities paid a visit to Late Night with Seth Meyers – whose host almost nightly bashes conservatives – so of course Sarandon’s liberal activism was the main topic of conversation. The actress worked in plugs for Bernie Sanders and the Huffington Post while bashing the “hate rhetoric” coming from some in the GOP, all in one short interview.
By Scott Whitlock | February 12, 2016 | 11:57 AM EST
The crew of Morning Joe on Friday were very sympathetic to a porn star actress who turned up in a Ted Cruz ad, arguing that her “honest work” in a commercial shouldn’t be taken away. Yet, the hosts and the guests of MSNBC show have been much tougher on Cruz himself, allowing a platform for Chris Matthews to call him a “troll.”
By Brad Wilmouth | February 12, 2016 | 10:49 AM EST
Appearing as a guest on Friday's New Day, liberal CNN political commentator Bob Beckel claimed that Republicans call Hispanics by the derogatory term "wetbacks" as he discussed whether Bernie Sanders will be able to win the Hispanic vote in the Nevada caucuses against Hillary Clinton. He also recalled Bill Clinton as the "first black President" as he dismissed Sanders's chances of beating Hillary Clinton with black voters in South Carolina.
By Mark Finkelstein | February 12, 2016 | 8:27 AM EST
"If I hold you any closer, I'll be in back of you." That was Groucho's famous line in A Day at the Races. It's also Hillary's strategy in South Carolina, as she hugs President Obama as close as she can in an effort to appeal to African-Americans, who make up a majority of Dem primary voters there.
Joe Scarborough threw a serious spanner into Hillary's strategy on today's Morning Joe. Scarborough displayed a tweet from Hillary spox Brian Fallon saying how "strange" it is that leaks about investigations into Hillary "seem to emerge on the eve of debates and primaries." Repeatedly calling Fallon a "hack spokesman," Scarborough pointed out that Hillary, via Fallon, was attacking the "integrity" of President Obama and the inspectors general in his administration. That might loosen up Hillary's clinch of Obama a bit in the eyes of Dem voters!
By Curtis Houck | February 12, 2016 | 3:06 AM EST
After the “big three” networks of ABC, CBS, and NBC neglected to cover the State Department Inspector General (IG) doling out a subpoena to the Clinton Foundation on Thursday, PBS NewsHour Democratic Debate moderators Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff failed to even mention this, or Hillary Clinton’s e-mail scandal or Benghazi. Neither did Bernie Sanders. Needless to say, the Fox News Channel’s post-debate edition of America’s Election HQ lambasted the trio for this failure to highlight the massive scandals at any point in the two-hour debate.
The Nation's Joan Walsh 'Wonders' If 'White Working Class' Rejects Hillary Because of Obama (i.e., His Race)By Tom Blumer | February 11, 2016 | 11:58 PM EST
Joan Walsh, who after a long tenure at Salon.com is now National Affairs Correspondent at far-left publication The Nation, is responding as leftists usually do when their favored candidates and causes are in trouble: immaturely, and by smearing recalcitrant people who, in their fevered minds, should be supporting them.
Walsh is a big fan of Hillary Clinton, whose legal and electoral situations seem to get more dire with each passing week. In Walsh-World, Mrs. Clinton is having problems garnering "white working class" Democrats because of racism. But of course, she won't directly say that. Instead, she issued the following passive-aggressive tweet, followed by the oh-so-predictable "Who, me?" response (HT Breitbart via Instapundit):
By NB Staff | February 11, 2016 | 11:39 PM EST
"Martin O’Malley’s campaign for the Democratic nomination will remain suspended indefinitely. He made this decision after he found out he was polling five points behind El Chapo!" – Jodi Miller of NewsBusted.