After actor Vince Vaughn declared himself to be an ardent supporter of the Second Amendment in a recent interview with British GQ, only Tuesday’s NBC Today took notice of the celebrity’s conservative stance – and only for a brief 30 seconds. ABC and CBS completely ignored the story. Even ABC’s Good Morning America, usually obsessed with pop culture, skipped the news.
By Connor Williams | June 2, 2015 | 4:03 PM EDT
The media’s outpouring of positive headlines regarding Bruce ‘Caitlyn’ Jenner’s transition to a woman continued on the June 2 edition of The Rundown. Host Jose Diaz Balart interviewed transgender activist Michael Silverman on the subject, and they both lauded her physical appearance. Toward the end of the conversation, Balart went over the top, using Jenner’s transition to voice his concerns about tolerance:
By Matthew Balan | June 2, 2015 | 3:56 PM EDT
On Tuesday's CNN Newsroom, Carol Costello surprisingly interviewed a man who "transitioned" to being a woman, but reversed the cosmetic process after eight years. Costello respectfully interviewed Walt Heyer, even as she touted how Bruce Jenner "true to form...is breaking records – becoming the fastest Twitter account to reach one million followers," after he made his debut as "Caitlyn."
By Katie Yoder | June 2, 2015 | 2:52 PM EDT
BREAKING: Atheist science professor doesn’t like religion!
In a recent piece for National Geographic, Book Talk curator Simon Worrall entitled his headline, “In Age of Science, Is Religion 'Harmful Superstition'?” For the answer, he gave platform to Jerry Coyne, author of Faith vs. Fact: Why Science and Religion Are Incompatible. Keeping with his book's theme, Coyne, an atheist and University of Chicago professor of Ecology and Evolution, answered, among other questions, why “are religion and science incompatible.”
By Kristine Marsh | June 2, 2015 | 2:28 PM EDT
Liberals raged on Twitter yesterday, coming to the support of a Muslim woman who complained about how she was treated on a recent United Airlines flight from Chicago to Washington, D.C.
Tahera Ahmad posted on Facebook that she was “in tears” after being discriminated against United Airlines staff and passengers for simply asking for an unopened can of Diet Coke.
By Tom Blumer | June 2, 2015 | 12:46 PM EDT
This morning's April factory orders report from the Census Bureau showed yet another seasonally adjusted decline. This time, they fell 0.4 percent, seriously underperforming expectations that they would come in flat.
This naturally brought forth another sighting of the U-word ("unexpectedly"), this time at Reuters. Both Reuters and the Associated Press failed to note how steep the year-over-year declines in orders — and for that matter, shipments — have become:
By Jeffrey Meyer | June 2, 2015 | 12:13 PM EDT
During an appearance on Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore on Monday, CNN’s Christiane Amanpour joked that the United States will defeat ISIS before Brian Williams returns to anchor the NBC Nightly News.
By Joseph Rossell | June 2, 2015 | 11:39 AM EDT
The liberal website Huffington Post, that once advised readers on how to avoid talking about Obamacare during Thanksgiving dinner, surprisingly confronted a serious problem for the Affordable Care Act recently.
On June 1, HuffPost Live host Josh Zepps and Huffington Posts’ senior national correspondent Jonathan Cohn about the unaffordability of Obamacare. In the segment, "What If The Affordable Care Act Isn't Affordable?" Cohn admitted that "rate increases look higher" for 2016 than in previous years, based on proposals that insurers were required to submit to the government by June 1. Companies like Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico reportedly want to increase their premiums by as much as 50 percent.
By Andrew Miller | June 2, 2015 | 11:35 AM EDT
“Who wouldn’t want to be part of the tradition of misogyny and homophobia?” – the sarcastic question that Netflix’s new comedy 'Grace and Frankie' poses at the idea of traditional wedding vows.
Starring Sam Waterston, Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, and Martin Sheen – all liberals of impeccable credentials – the show focuses on the divorce of two married couples, and the subsequent “marriage” of the two ex-husbands. Yes, you read that correctly.
By Kyle Drennen | June 2, 2015 | 11:31 AM EDT
Acting like a Hillary Clinton spokesman on Tuesday’s Good Morning America, ABC anchor George Stephanopoulos pressed newly-announced Republican presidential candidate Lindsey Graham on possibly supporting Clinton in the 2016 election: “Rand Paul is tying the Senate up in knots right now....I know you’ve been worried about his take on national security. So, if he prevails over you and the other candidates, who would you support for commander-in-chief? Rand Paul or Hillary Clinton?”
By Connor Williams | June 2, 2015 | 11:24 AM EDT
Pointing to 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s declining poll numbers when it comes to favorability and honesty, a panel on Morning Joe discussed the implications of these numbers on the former First Lady’s campaign. While host Joe Scarborough and former Bush staffer Nicolle Wallace agreed that the numbers are concerning, the New York Times’ Jeremy Peters was frustrated by the campaign’s strategy:
By Jeffrey Meyer | June 2, 2015 | 11:16 AM EDT
On Tuesday, CBS This Morning touted its latest CBS News/New York Times poll that found “Americans believe there is too much cash in politics” but conveniently ignored findings within the same poll that showed that the majority of Americans disapprove of President Obama’s handling of foreign policy.
By Alatheia Larsen | June 2, 2015 | 10:48 AM EDT
It's no secret that 1960s rock star turned environmentalist-musician Neil Young of Buffalo Springfield fame uses his celebrity status to push political agendas.
In recent years he's attacked oil and fracking, and soon Young will release an entire album entitled "The Monsanto Years" attacking genetically modified foods.
By Jeffrey Meyer | June 2, 2015 | 10:01 AM EDT
On Monday’s The Kelly File, Fox News’ Megyn Kelly and Judge Andrew Napolitano blasted MSNBC’s Al Sharpton for using a speech for the tax-exempt NAACP to “simultaneously attack police, criticize Republicans, advocate for the Democrats, organize street protests, and promote his MSNBC broadcast all in one.”
Evangelical Leaders Join MRC, FRC, and AFA in National Campaign to Shut Down New Disney ABC Show Based on Life of Hateful BigotBy NB Staff | June 2, 2015 | 10:01 AM EDT
As fury spreads, Evangelical leaders have joined a growing chorus that includes Catholic leaders, the Media Research Center (MRC), the Family Research Council (FRC), and the American Family Association (AFA) in a national campaign to pressur