Newly-announced presidential candidate and neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson broke onto the national scene at a National Prayer Breakfast in 2013 when he, while sharing the same stage as the President, had the courage to rail against the deficit, political correctness, and the tax system while also standing up for religious values and advocating health savings accounts as an alternative to Obamacare.
By Rich Noyes | May 4, 2015 | 9:01 AM EDT
This week even as her scandals compound, Time prints a ridiculous, over-the-top tribute to Hillary Clinton: "She is one of America's greatest modern creations." And, left-wing journalists attempt to justify the Baltimore "uprising" as payback for "state violence" against black citizens, with a headline on Salon.com arguing: "Baltimore's violent protesters are right."
By Mark Finkelstein | May 4, 2015 | 8:11 AM EDT
Few things undermine the foundations of a just society more than people who have been granted the power to prosecute acting not on the basis of the facts and the law, but out of political motives.
To which Mika Brzezinski says . . . meh. On today's Morning Joe, there was a discussion of the possibility that Baltimore prosecutor Marilyn Mosby overcharged the police officers in the Freddie Gray case. And a clip was played of Mosby repeating the politically-correct phrase of the moment: that the rioters were not "thugs." After which Brzezinski declared: "I watched her speaking and I was thinking, gosh, it seems political. Not sure I care. I'm really glad her voice is at the table. I'm really glad that she's there."
By Tim Graham | May 4, 2015 | 7:19 AM EDT
Katie Pavlich at Townhall demonstrated the liberal media's distaste for conservative critics of Islam. New York Times reporter Rukmini Callimachi tweeted: "Free speech aside, why would anyone do something as provocative as hosting a 'Muhammad drawing contest'?"
NYT Pair Strongly Imply That Mosby's Cousin Was Killed by Police, When It Was a Black-on-Black CrimeBy Tom Blumer | May 3, 2015 | 11:41 PM EDT
One could spend hours critiquing the horridly written, agenda-driven Friday evening (Saturday print edition, front page) story at the New York Times about Marilyn J. Mosby, the state’s attorney for Baltimore. On Friday, she announced the indictment of six police officers in the death of Freddie Gray.
Earlier Sunday, "Open Blogger" at the Ace of Spades blog provided the Cliff's notes version of the report by Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Alan Blinder — "exactly what one would expect from what is now the loudest national voice in support of mob rule." Especially egregious is the pair's strong implication, in the context of their writeup, that Mosby's cousin was killed by the police. It's hard to see how the average reader could reach any other conclusion after reading paragraphs 2 through 7 in their report (bolds are mine throughout this post):
By Tim Graham | May 3, 2015 | 9:39 PM EDT
As Ben Carson prepares to announce a run for president, it’s quite clear the media don’t like black Republicans running for the White House. On the front of Sunday’s Washington Post, reporter Robert Samuels theorized Carson can’t be a black hero now, as he bashes Barack Obama.
Their headline was “As Ben Carson bashes Obama, many blacks see a hero’s legacy fade.” The Post won’t write “As Baltimore burns, many blacks see Obama’s legacy fade.” But Carson’s in danger of becoming – horrors – Herman Cain:
By Scott Whitlock | May 3, 2015 | 5:34 PM EDT
Liberal Republican and View co-host Nicolle Wallace on Thursday gave an interview to Yahoo in which she whined about conservatives attacking her. Wallace, who trashed Sarah Palin after working for the former governor, complained, "Republicans have said much worse things about me than any Democrat ever has."
By Jeffrey Meyer | May 3, 2015 | 3:12 PM EDT
Former CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien appeared on Sunday’s Reliable Sources to add her name to the list of liberals who argue that calling the rioters in Baltimore “thugs” is just “a proxy, is a word we use instead of the N-word.” O’Brien asserted she “can't think of a situation where there's ever been a headline or someone has called a white young person who is in the middle of a violent protest demonstration, whatever, a thug. We use it all the time when we're talking about people in the inner city.”
By Jeffrey Meyer | May 3, 2015 | 1:37 PM EDT
On Sunday’s Meet the Press, Chuck Todd spoke to House Speaker John Boehner about a variety of issues, including the ongoing protests in Baltimore, but found time to press his guest on a variety of liberal issues that included money in politics and the role of special interests in the legislative process. Todd did his best to point out that Boehner’s “dire predictions about health care” were wrong
By Jeffrey Meyer | May 3, 2015 | 11:37 AM EDT
On Sunday, self-described Democratic Socialist Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) sat down with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos to discuss his newly formed presidential campaign and the This Week moderator fretted that his guest’s campaign could cause trouble for Hillary Clinton. Stephanopoulos claimed that “[m]ost people don’t believe you can actually become President of the United States. Are you worried at all that your race might weaken Hillary Clinton without helping yourself?”
By Tom Blumer | May 3, 2015 | 10:05 AM EDT
Is the Associated Press playing a numbers game in its reporting on a massacre in Iraq?
Stories about ISIS massacring 300 Yazidi captives have appeared in several places. Leftists and Obama administration's apologists who want to believe that the number involved is just a figment of the imaginations of UK tabloid troublemakers and U.S. right-wing bloggers can't use that copout to explain away a report from their venerable BBC:
By Jeffrey Meyer | May 3, 2015 | 10:01 AM EDT
On Saturday’s Today, fill-in host Thomas Roberts interviewed Baltimore state attorney Marilyn Mosby about the recent charges filed against 6 Baltimore police office for the death of Freddie Gray and actually pressed her on the case as well as her qualifications to lead the investigation.
By Tim Graham | May 2, 2015 | 11:58 PM EDT
Liberals are incapable of thinking that Democrats becoming more leftist is a political problem. On the week-in-politics roundup on Friday night's All Things Considered, National Public Radio anchor Robert Siegel suggested to Washington Post columnist E. J. Dionne that Sen. Bernie Sanders running for president is a "perfect sparring partner" for Hillary Clinton. Dionne agreed, and said Bernie's socialist focus on economics will help Democrats in 2016:
By Jeffrey Lord | May 2, 2015 | 8:51 PM EDT
Is President Obama responsible for the Baltimore riots? If you take a look at how The New York Times portrayed the reaction to the Los Angeles riots of 1992, apparently so. Bill Clinton was blaming Reagan and Bush on the front page of the paper.
Today, as the events in Baltimore unfold - now with formal charges including murder brought against six Baltimore cops - there is one striking aspect that is not present as it was in Los Angeles. That would be blaming the President of the United States.
By P.J. Gladnick | May 2, 2015 | 8:46 PM EDT
Remember last year's warning about the end of snow? Then we were told that 2014 was the hottest year on record. Well, goodbye to all that and hello to snow in May! In May? Yes, in May. The Associated Press is reporting that many New England snow resorts are still open...in May.