While all three of the major broadcast networks covered the indictment of Democratic Senator Robert Menendez (N.J.) on Wednesday night, the CBS Evening News chose to largely downplay the news by spending just 22 seconds on the story and hailed Menendez as someone “who often seems to relish a fight.” Additionally, the “big three” of ABC, CBS, and NBC all made sure to mention that Menendez is a Democrat, but stopped there and declined to label him a liberal or progressive.
By Jordan Ecarma | April 1, 2015 | 8:53 PM EDT
Celebrities, high-profile executives and media outlets gunning for Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and the state’s new religious freedom law are a “lynch mob,” Newt Gingrich said today in a HuffPost Live interview.
Everyone from singer Miley Cyrus to Apple CEO Tim Cook has taken a shot at Indiana SB 101, legislation that the “lynch mob” has decided opens a universal door for discrimination against gay people.
By Tom Blumer | April 1, 2015 | 8:13 PM EDT
On Monday, as has been their habit going back at least to the Clinton administraion, Investor's Business Daily's editorialists once again broke a story the establishment press likely could have reported years ago.
IBD revealed that the Obama administration "was secretly negotiating the Taliban Five's release without (Bowe) Bergdahl." IBD reasonably believes that coming up with any reason to get the five out of Guantanamo Bay was important to the administration, as it would set a precedent for releasing others from the facility, and eventually emptying and closing it against the will of the majority of Congress, the U.S. military, intelligence officials, and the American people.
By Ken Shepherd | April 1, 2015 | 7:46 PM EDT
"I think he's smarter than anybody here right now. And I think he will know that, I hope he knows that."
That was MSNBC's Chris Matthews's admittedly "hopeful" thinking that President Barack Obama has got the Iranian nuclear negotiations under control and is hammering out a workable deal which will prevent Iran from getting nuclear weapons and pave the way for long-term regional stability.
By P.J. Gladnick | April 1, 2015 | 7:42 PM EDT
Harry Reid admitted this week what most honest and informed people already knew: he flat out lied in 2012 about Mitt Romney not paying his income taxes for ten years. Reid gave an ends justifies the means explanation to CNN's Dana Bash namely that, hey it worked because Romney didn't win the presidential election. In 2012 a columnist in Reid's home state of Nevada, Jon Ralston of the Las Vegas Sun wrote a column critical of Reid's attack on Romney based on no facts. The problem was that his column was killed by his editor, Brian Greenspun.
By Matthew Balan | April 1, 2015 | 5:59 PM EDT
On Wednesday, far-left actress Roseanne Barr launched more anti-conservative hate on Twitter – specifically targeting HotAir's Ed Morrissey for a Tuesday post where he wrote, "In matters of culture and taste, I usually bet on the side that doesn't include Roseanne." Barr immediately retorted by jabbing Morrissey for his open Catholicism (typos hers in this and all following excerpts): "as an arbiter of culture and taste-do u believe that Priests who molest kids should b arrested & tried?"
By NB Staff | April 1, 2015 | 5:19 PM EDT
"How in the world" was the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act four times as newsworthy to the liberal media than the revelation that Hillary Clinton's wiped her email server and thus, "[made] it impossible for investigators to find out what was going on with the Benghazi scandal," Media Research Center founder Brent Bozell asked on his April 1 appearance on the Fox Business Network program Varney & Co.
By Scott Whitlock | April 1, 2015 | 5:15 PM EDT
Katie Couric once again marveled over the "tolerance and compassion" of Pope Francis. Asked about who her "dream interview" would be, the former network anchor gushed over the new pontiff. The liberal journalist enthused over Francis: "He’s such a transformative figure. He has expressed some attitudes of tolerance and compassion and some Jesuit values that I really admire."
By Matthew Balan | April 1, 2015 | 3:30 PM EDT
Liberal CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin attacked Governor Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday's At This Hour, after the Arkansas Republican asked the state legislature to bring a proposed Religious Freedom Restoration Act closer to the original 1993 federal law: "This was political double-talk....The idea that you can compromise and find some language that allows people to not do business with gay people; and also, protect them...from discrimination, it's just impossible. There are no compromises available here."
By Katie Yoder | April 1, 2015 | 3:13 PM EDT
Some topics are off limits in comedy. Using abortion to poke fun at a woman’s fight to save her child should be one of them.
During Comedy Central’s Roast of Justin Bieber on March 30, comedian Natasha Leggero and rapper Snoop Dogg cracked coarse abortion jokes at the expense of the singer. Bieber’s mother stood against pressure to abort her son when she became pregnant with him at 17. That didn’t stop Leggero from giggling about a “coat hanger” or Snoop Dogg from suggesting abortion for Bieber even now.
By Jeffrey Meyer | April 1, 2015 | 1:50 PM EDT
On Tuesday night, Rachel Maddow heaped praise on liberal Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren during an exclusive interview in which the MSNBC host deemed her a “political juggernaut.”
By Bryan Ballas | April 1, 2015 | 1:13 PM EDT
The coverage of Indiana’s decision to protect religious liberty from government coercion has given the public access to an unveiled look at the aggressive liberal media in action. Case in point is MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell, who invited George Takei, the Star Trek actor turned gay rights activist, and Stuart Milk, president of the Harvey Milk Foundation to rage against the Indiana law for nearly eight minutes of air time.
By Scott Whitlock | April 1, 2015 | 12:16 PM EDT
All three networks on Wednesday rushed to defend Trevor Noah, the newly announced Daily Show host who has been attacked for making anti-Jewish, anti-Israel comments. ABC's Good Morning America avoided quoting the tweets. Instead, George Stephanopoulos summarized that Noah is "in the hot seat within online critics saying some of his tweets are sexist and anti-Semitic."