Wrapping up a gushy panel segment hailing Bruce Jenner's transition to "Caitlyn," a transgendered woman, MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews hailed the importance of being "good about these things" and affirming the life choices made by persons like Bruce Jenner with gender identification issues. At that, guests Eugene Robinson and Jennice Fuentes hailed Jenner as "beautiful" and "stunning" respectively. Matthews made sure to toss back, "I may not go that far" but quickly added, "but I do appreciate your taste."
By Curtis Houck | June 1, 2015 | 8:50 PM EDT
On Monday’s CBS Evening News, fill-in anchor Charlie Rose and foreign correspondent Elizabeth Palmer bemoaned the impact of international sanctions on the Iranian economy with Palmer also fretting that Secretary of State John Kerry’s leg injury could hurt the “dynamic” of nuclear talks between the U.S., its allies, and Iran on a proposed deal. Prior to Palmer’s report from Tehran, Rose noted that “[t]he deadline for concluding a deal to curtail Iran’s nuclear program is June 30” and could mean that “painful economic sanctions would be lifted.”
By P.J. Gladnick | June 1, 2015 | 7:43 PM EDT
Look at the size of that wad! It's huge! And it is all 100 dollar bills! How much you carrying there, Les? $5000? $10,000? $20,000? More?
As we have seen, the networks declined to report that their CEOs including CBS CEO Les Moonves who earned over $54 million this past year were "overpaid." Perhaps they were embarrassed to report this. However, even more embarrassing is that Moonves is so cheap that he used a big wad of hundred dollar bills to stiff a restaurant parking valet out of a tip as you can see in the video on the Page Six report of the New York Post:
Newsweek's Burleigh: McVeigh's 'Ideals' Now Mainstream of GOP; Conservative-Fostered Gridlock Is 'Metaphorical Truck Bomb'By Ken Shepherd | June 1, 2015 | 5:24 PM EDT
Newsweek writer Nina "Kneepads" Burleigh would have her readers believe that today's Republican Party is ideological soulmates with Timothy McVeigh, the Oklahoma City bomber.
By Matthew Balan | June 1, 2015 | 4:19 PM EDT
On Sunday, HBO's John Oliver gave the latest evidence that the last acceptable prejudice is bigotry against Christianity, especially anti-Catholicism. Oliver blasted the Vatican secretary of state's "defeat for humanity" condemnation of Ireland's vote that legalized same-sex marriage: "Okay, settle down a little, Catholic Church. Remember, you're an organization whose victories for humanity include the Crusades, forced adoptions, and running a widely-successful international pedophile exchange program."
By Katie Yoder | June 1, 2015 | 4:04 PM EDT
According to local media, taxpayer-funded schools are partnering with taxpayer-funded abortion providers to create – you didn’t guess it – art.
Planned Parenthood of Montana recently commissioned a painted mural for its parking lot located in Great Falls. Named after Planned Parenthood’s slogan, the “Care, No Matter What Project” is described as a “collaborative mural project” by local media with the Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art and the city’s two public high schools – Great Falls High School and C.M. Russell High School – as the collaborators.
By Tim Graham | June 1, 2015 | 3:54 PM EDT
The Washington Post put the issue of lesbian domestic violence front and center on the front of Sunday’s sports section. Or did they? The story was on WNBA (women’s pro basketball) star Brittany Griner and her “spouse” Glory Johnson, also a WNBA player...but the violence was buried under praise for Griner's "gentle giant" character.
This story is more than a month old...and this is the first time it made the paper edition of the Post. Pro sports star beats fiancee, then marries her. Remember when it was NFL player Ray Rice? That was a massive story. This has been remarkably close to nothing. Last fall, NFL domestic-abuse scandals spurred 171 news stories in just six weeks on ABC, CBS, and NBC. Griner and Johnson were suspended seven games by the WNBA for this fight. Network coverage? Zero.
By Connor Williams | June 1, 2015 | 3:44 PM EDT
Stepping away from his colleagues in the Hollywood left, actor Vince Vaughn strongly championed gun rights and the Second Amendment in an interview with the British edition of GQ magazine. Vaughn noted that mass shootings have “only happened in places that don’t allow guns." The actor identified the true purpose of the right to bear arms:
By Kyle Drennen | June 1, 2015 | 3:00 PM EDT
Appearing on MSNBC’s The Rundown on Monday, The Atlantic’s Washington editor-at-large Steve Clemons dismissed criticism of the Obama administration trading five Taliban prisoners for Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl: “Well, look, I think we need to turn this on its head. There's been a lot of conventional reporting about the Taliban Five....These are important people, but they were largely paper pushers.”
By Tim Graham | June 1, 2015 | 11:25 AM EDT
In the latest demonstration of the complete lack of separation of activism and “cable news” at MSNBC, Al Sharpton pledged in a Friday night speech in Cleveland that he’ll be protesting the Republican convention in the streets in that Ohio city next July.
"Jeb Bush and Scott Walker and them think they are going to come in here and have four or five days of convention," Sharpton said. "We are going to have another convention outside."
By Katie Yoder | June 1, 2015 | 10:55 AM EDT
A thanks to God doesn’t happen every day in liberal Hollywood-land.
The 2015 Critics’ Choice Television Awards awarded Taraji P. Henson Best Actress in a Drama Series for her role in Fox’s Empire on May 31. In her acceptance speech, Henson included someone special in her thanks: God.
By Joseph Rossell | June 1, 2015 | 10:48 AM EDT
Media coverage of food has become as tough to swallow as a piece of gristle. Cholesterol, food dyes, salt and more dominate headlines -- even though news stories often can’t decide if those things are good or bad for us. Now the Obama administration is moving to practically ban trans fat, an ingredient once promoted as a “health product.”
By Connor Williams | June 1, 2015 | 10:43 AM EDT
During a discussion about Jeb Bush’s early struggles in the 2016 presidential campaign, Morning Joe co-host Mike Brzezinski slammed the former Florida governor for being a “hypocrite about all his money.”
By Jeffrey Meyer | June 1, 2015 | 10:42 AM EDT
On Monday, CBS This Morning co-host Gayle King gushed over a smoking ban in Communist China that would forbid the use of tobacco in all indoor public spaces, calling the move “a good way to start.” While King was quick to hail the Draconian smoking ban in China, CBS has taken a far different approach to the recent legalization of marijuana in the United States, with CBS This Morning running multiple segments promoting the emerging business over the past year.
By Kristine Marsh | June 1, 2015 | 10:25 AM EDT
Friday night's The Kelly File on Fox News Channel shared a new Media Research Center report on how the media has perpetuated the false narrative of "hands up, don't shoot" since the fatal shooting of Michael Brown this past August.