In one of the cover stories for Time magazine’s 100 most influential people, liberal CNN correspondent Christiane Amanpour wrote about Fusion and Univision host Jorge Ramos by describing him as someone “with a heart of gold” and voice that he’s not afraid to use. Amanpour’s 170-word post led off with this short description of Ramos that few (if any) in the media would use to describe any conservative commentator: “Jorge Ramos is silver-haired and gray-eyed, but inside that ring of steel beats a heart of gold.”
By Mark Finkelstein | April 18, 2015 | 12:52 PM EDT
I have a sneaky feeling that MSNBC political correspondent Kasie Hunt isn't a registered Republican. Even so, there's little doubt that at least for now Marco Rubio is winning the Kasie Hunt primary.
In successive appearances on the Up with Steve Kornacki and Melissa Harris-Perry shows this morning, Hunt made clear that Rubio was her standout in the Republican field assembled this weekend in New Hampshire. On "Up" Hunt called Rubio "the strongest candidate in telling a story . . . really somebody to watch." A bit later on MH-P, Hunt hailed Rubio as the person who "stood out to me the most."
By P.J. Gladnick | April 18, 2015 | 12:42 PM EDT
A conservative leader complained of an overwhelmingly leftwing audience during a BBC political debate and was berated by the host for his objection. Unfortunately for the BBC, that conservative leader, Nigel Farage of Britain's UKIP party, was proven to be correct about the audience being stacked to the extent that the BBC was forced to give him a half hour of broadcast time to answer audience questions.
By Katie Yoder | April 18, 2015 | 10:09 AM EDT
It’s time for pro-lifers to go on the offense, or so Sen. Rand Paul suggests.
On April 16, Sen. Paul (R-Ky.) addressed the pro-life movement at the Susan B. Anthony Campaign for Life Summit in Washington, D.C. Referencing his back-and-forth with DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), the 2016 presidential candidate stressed that the pro-life movement must ask the other side, “When does life begin?” That question, he suggested, will keep the media from placing pro-lifers “neatly” in a “box.”
By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | April 18, 2015 | 7:56 AM EDT
Radical activists in the gay community have put pedal to the metal to force Gay Acceptance on Christians -- making not only their position but their tactics anti-Christian. They are deliberately targeting the Christian wedding industry – the cake-makers, the caterers, and the quaint bed-and-breakfast owners, and the like. They are head-hunting Christians who will refuse their business on moral grounds so as to slap them with lawsuits or “human rights” complaints.
By Melissa Mullins | April 18, 2015 | 7:01 AM EDT
It was only a matter of time before the media began their drool parade over Hillary Clinton. Since the announcement of her presidential run on Sunday, they have been chasing after her like paparazzi, patiently waiting for any word she might utter, and alas, begin the tedious task of trying to paint her into a likeable person.
No more of the “old” Hillary - an opportunistic, scandal ridden, “technically challenged,” pantsuit-wearing former first lady, Senator, Secretary of State….and one of those “evil one-percenters” she claims to detest. The media’s mission, which they have chosen to accept, is to humanize her as a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.
By Steve Edwards | April 17, 2015 | 11:42 PM EDT
As a parent, one of the most heart wrenching things you can go through in life is the loss of a child, and no less traumatizing for the parent is when this loss is by suicide. However, there are some in the media that feel no compunction in using a situation like this to take political shots at a person if he holds different views politically, especially if the parent is a politician. This callousness was exemplified recently by Indy Week reporter Jane Porter.
By Tim Graham | April 17, 2015 | 10:06 PM EDT
The April 27 issue of People magazine includes two goopy mentions of Hillary Clinton. On the “Passages” page, the headline is “Hillary Clinton: It’s On!” The caption under Hillary’s picture read: “Clinton, 67, would be America’s first woman president.”
They quoted the first tweet: “Everyday Americans need a chamipon, and I want to be that champion. –H”. They quoted superfans: “’I didn’t know in my lifetime a woman president would be so possible,’ marveled Carol Conklin-Spillane, 56, a high school principal with a cameo in Clinton’s video.”
By Matthew Balan | April 17, 2015 | 9:57 PM EDT
On Friday's NBC Nightly News, Peter Alexander hinted that the Republican Party's internal battles over conservative principles caused its losses in the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections. Alexander asked former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, "How are you going to help the party overcome the ideological problems that, sort of, torpedoed it in 2008 and 2012?"
Writer Peter Beinart: Hillary’s Betting That America ‘Is a Lot Further Left Than It Was a Decade Or Two Ago’By Tom Johnson | April 17, 2015 | 9:55 PM EDT
Hillary Clinton is not a weatherman, but she knows, or at least believes, that the wind is blowing in favor of liberalism, according to The Atlantic’s Beinart.
“I watched Hillary Clinton’s presidential announcement video alongside the one she issued in 2007, and the speech she gave declaring her senate candidacy in New York in 2000,” wrote Beinart in a Monday post. “The upshot: America, as seen by Hillary and the people advising her, is a lot further left than it was a decade or two ago.”
By Matthew Balan | April 17, 2015 | 5:28 PM EDT
As of Friday morning, ABC, CBS, and NBC's morning and evening newscasts have yet to cover Hillary Clinton's false claim that all four of her grandparents emigrated to the United States. In reality, only one – Hugh Rodham, Sr. – was born abroad in England. By contrast, all three main cable news channels – CNN, Fox News Channel, and MSNBC – covered Mrs. Clinton's tall tale about her family between Wednesday evening and Thursday evening.
By Kyle Drennen | April 17, 2015 | 4:32 PM EDT
On his Thursday night show, Fox News host Bill O'Reilly observed that Hillary Clinton was not very well liked by the liberal base of the Democratic Party or the media: "I'm not sure that liberal Americans really like Hillary Clinton, alright? And I know that even though most of the liberal national press wants her to win because they hate Republicans, they don't much like her either. Am I wrong?"
By Alatheia Larsen | April 17, 2015 | 4:02 PM EDT
It wasn’t just children who were running fevers after the recent measles outbreak at Disneyland. California parents' and lawmakers’ temperatures were also rising over the subject of vaccination legislation.
On April 16, CBS This Morning reported that vaccination opponents lashed out at California State Senator Richard Pan, a Democrat, for sponsoring SB–277; a bill which would eliminate individual religious vaccine exemptions. Pan, who is also a pediatrician, and his staff confirmed to CBS that vaccination opponents sent him threatening emails. Someone on Facebook even made a Holocaust comparison.
By Kristine Marsh | April 17, 2015 | 3:00 PM EDT
Rand Paul has started his run for President in 2016, challenging the Democrats false “war on women” mantra that followed the GOP during the 2012 election.
At the Susan B. Anthony List Summit April 16, Paul called out the media for not questioning Clinton and other Democrats on their abortion views, like they do with GOP candidates. In particular, he called out the media for not reporting on Hillary Clinton’s financial ties with countries with anti-women policies.
By Ken Shepherd | April 17, 2015 | 2:39 PM EDT
A new survey by CareerCast.com shows that three journalistic professions fall inside the top ten "worst" jobs to have, reports Fortune.com