ABC, CBS, and NBC 's evening newscasts on Friday all failed to cover Hillary Clinton's latest inflammatory attack on Republicans – this time on illegal immigration. Clinton slammed the GOP earlier in the day on the issue, and made a thinly-veiled comparison to the Holocaust: "I find it the height of irony that a party, which espouses small government, would want to unleash a massive law enforcement effort...to go and literally pull people out of their homes and their workplaces, round them up, put them...in buses, boxcars – in order to take them across our border."
By Tim Graham | August 28, 2015 | 9:19 PM EDT
In the Los Angeles Times, Dexter Thomas warmly recalled hip-hop artist Kanye West dropping a rhetorical bomb on President George W. Bush ten years ago in a supposedly unifying fundraiser for Hurricane Katrina victims on NBC. It was headlined “When Kanye West told George Bush that Black Lives Matter.”
"I hate the way they portray us in the media,” West said, quavering. “If you see a black family, it says they’re looting. If you see a white family, it says they’re searching for food.” The paranoia grew. He declared “Those are my people down there … they’ve given [the military] permission to go down and shoot us.” Then he said “George Bush doesn’t care about black people.”
By Mark Finkelstein | August 28, 2015 | 7:02 PM EDT
Care to see the sneering face of supercilious liberal condescension? Check out the video clip of John Fugelsang, a Sirius host who appeared on MSNBC this afternoon. He laid out a loony conspiracy theory according to which Fox News wanted to "give" the GOP nomination to Jeb, so that he in turn could lose to Hillary, and Fox could be the "hate Hillary network" for the next four years.
By Dylan Gwinn | August 28, 2015 | 6:45 PM EDT
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti apparently doesn’t think Bruce Jenner has won enough laurels in his heroic struggle against biology, so the mayor is recommending that Jenner headline an event with a wee bit more visibility than his foundering E! Channel reality series.
Reacting to Virginia Shootings, New Yorker Writer Trashes 'Dense and Hysterical Mythology of Gun Love'By Tom Johnson | August 28, 2015 | 5:55 PM EDT
The Catholic writer Flannery O’Connor famously and emphatically rejected the idea that the host used in the Communion rite is a mere symbol. Gun owners might have a similarly negative response to Adam Gopnik’s claim that guns “have an almost entirely symbolic function.”
“No lives are saved, and no intruders are repelled [by the use of guns]; the dense and hysterical mythology of gun love has been refuted again and again,” declared Gopnik in a Friday post dealing in part with this week’s murder of two TV journalists near Roanoke, Va. “The few useful social functions that guns do have—in hunting or in killing varmints, as a rural man such as my father has to do—can be preserved even with tight regulations, as in Canada.”
WashPost's Tumulty On Whether Clinton Should Apologize to GOP: Lesson From Trump Is 'No Apologies, Just Keep Moving'By Ken Shepherd | August 28, 2015 | 4:52 PM EDT
Asked by MSNBC's Ayman Mohyeldin whether Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton should apologize for comparing her GOP presidential rivals to terrorists, Washington Post national political corresondent Karen Tumulty demurred, remarking that "the lesson of Donald Trump in this election season is: no apologies, just keep moving."
By Michael Greibrok | August 28, 2015 | 4:32 PM EDT
The Huffington Post wrote about claims the Koch brothers “exacerbated the impact of Hurricane Katrina and stalled the Gulf Coast’s recovery.”
The Aug. 27, article was based off of a new report by the Bridge Project. Bridge is, according to HuffPost, part of the “Democratic opposition research group American Bridge” and is “dedicated to opposing the conservative movement’s extreme ideology and exposing its dishonest tactics.”
By Kyle Drennen | August 28, 2015 | 3:08 PM EDT
MSNBC hosts on Friday jumped at the chance to bash former President George W. Bush over his handling of Hurricane Katrina on the 10th anniversary of the storm that ravaged the gulf coast. On NewsNation, host Tamron Hall proclaimed: “Many have said, including writer Douglas Brinkley and others, that this was the stain on his presidency that he could never recover from.”
By Curtis Houck | August 28, 2015 | 2:56 PM EDT
During a discussion on the Thursday edition of MSNBC’s The Last Word, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof briefly admitted that gun control would not have stopped the shooter who shot dead two local news reporters in Roanoke Virginia on Wednesday but continued to nonetheless argue that more gun restrictions are needed.
By Katie Yoder | August 28, 2015 | 2:55 PM EDT
Not even in the wake of the sickening Planned Parenthood videos will the broadcast networks dare to criticize Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger.
During their news shows, ABC, NBC and CBS ignored a press conference against Margaret Sanger held in Washington, D.C. on Thursday. During the event, black pastors and other pro-life leaders demanded the removal of a Margaret Sanger bust – a bust they called “revisionist propaganda” – from a Struggle for Justice exhibit inside the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery.
By Tim Graham | August 28, 2015 | 2:42 PM EDT
The Washington Post is celebrating the gender-blurring agenda again. Friday’s positive transgender freakout came on the front of the Style section, simply titled “BARF BABES.” Music writer Chris Richards profiled Barf Troop, an “outsider ‘gender-fluid’ hop-hop group that formed on Tumblr” and its leader, “Babeo Baggins.”
Richards oozed that their music can be "exponentially affirming" when people like it.
By Dylan Gwinn | August 28, 2015 | 1:43 PM EDT
Sarah Palin let fly with a near dissertation-length slamming of ESPN Friday morning for their suspension of Curt Schilling earlier in the week.
Schilling had tweeted a graphic comparing the number of Muslim extremists in the world today to the number of Nazi extremists in Germany in 1940. Though, the tweet was distorted by the MSM to make it appear as though Schilling was comparing all Muslims to Nazis, resulting in Schilling’s suspension.
By Kyle Drennen | August 28, 2015 | 11:54 AM EDT
After Thursday’s network morning shows chose to ignore a finding in the latest Quinnipiac poll that voters most associate the word “liar” with Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton, ABC’s World News Tonight that evening and Friday’s NBC Today finally mentioned the survey. CBS continued to avoid the topic.
By Tim Graham | August 28, 2015 | 11:51 AM EDT
Emily Smith of the New York Post’s Page Six reports that MSNBC scaled back its coverage of the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina because Brian Williams “misremembered” that he saw a dead body float past his hotel while he was there.
Since MSNBC ended up with Williams as a breaking news anchor with no assigned program as a fall-back after his wild exaggerations cost him his Nightly News anchor job, decided not to send any key anchors to New Orleans, enabling them to avoid awkward references to the Williams scandal
By Jeffrey Meyer | August 28, 2015 | 11:33 AM EDT
Al Sharpton’s weekday program PoliticsNation will move to Sunday mornings starting in September, and the folks on Morning Joe gushed at the new opportunities this would give the MSNBC host. Joe Scarborough called Sharpton’s move “happy news” and eagerly told Meet the Press’ Chuck Todd “It's a perfect tee up for chuck Todd...You have a strong lead in now. You’ve got a strong number three hitter for your cleanup fourth.”