James Taranto of The Wall Street Journal posted a definitive takedown of obsequious, corrupt pro-Hillary press behavior in his Wednesday "Best of the Web" column. J.K. Trotter of the website Gawker obtained a treasure trove of e-mails from Hillary's longtime flack Phillippe Raines, and his newest article is headlined "This is How Hillary Gets the Coverage She Wants."
By Scott Whitlock | February 11, 2016 | 12:55 PM EST
Offering a window into just how journalists view their power, MSNBC’s Gabe Gutierrez on Thursday suggested that reporters may “punish” Marco Rubio for not admitting, quickly enough, to a bad debate performance.
By Julia A. Seymour | February 11, 2016 | 10:05 AM EST
Warning of imminent danger from man-made climate change wasn’t enough for climate alarmists. Now, a new study has warned of 10,000 years of destruction or more if action isn’t taken against fossil fuels.
Left-wing site Common Dreams and The Guardian promoted the study published in Nature Climate Change saying that policy actions “in the next couple of years will have ‘profound impacts on global climate, ecosystems and human societies’ for the next 10,000 years and beyond ...”
By Mairead McArdle | February 11, 2016 | 9:58 AM EST
The third “Purge” movie will continue its tradition of using American imagery to bash America and its values.
The trailer for the politically charged dystopian thriller was released on Monday and featured creepy, clownish murderers wearing American flag and colonial paraphernalia as “God Bless America” plays in the background.
By Tim Graham | February 11, 2016 | 7:21 AM EST
The Hollywood Reporter provided Bill Maher with a platform for an op-ed hoping for a little clickbait, complete with a headline promising "Bill Maher Pens Blistering Essay." That's not quite accurate, since at the bottom it says "As told to Seth Abramovitch."
On Bernie Sanders, Maher claimed "We haven't seen a true leftist since FDR, so many millions are coming out of the woodwork to vote for Bernie Sanders; he is the Occupy movement now come to life in the political arena."
By Mark Finkelstein | February 11, 2016 | 7:18 AM EST
On today's Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough forcefully sought to refute the notion that Chris Christie's takedown of Marco Rubio in the last GOP debate was an unprovoked attack. Scarborough painted a very different picture, one in which by dint of his town hall work, Christie had been steadily climbing in the New Hampshire polls--until Rubio unleashed a wave of negative advertising on Christie that drove his numbers back down. It was only then that Christie counter-attacked, suggested Joe.
Scarborough said pundits were either "ignorant" or "lying" to their readers if they portrayed Christie as "mean" for having exposed Rubio as he did, or that Christie's poor performance in New Hampshire was the result of a backlash against his attack. Noteworthy was Scarborough's statement that the funding for Rubio's attack ads against Christie was "dark" money. At one point, Scarborough called it "dirty" money, before correcting himself and repeating "dark" money.
By Curtis Houck | February 11, 2016 | 2:24 AM EST
As part of his post-New Hampshire analysis on Thursday’s Nightly Show, Comedy Central personality Larry Wilmore used a clip of Senator Marco Rubio telling supporters he failed them in Saturday’s ABC debate to also argue it could be used as an admission that he had erectile dysfunction.
By Dylan Gwinn | February 11, 2016 | 2:01 AM EST
So, Blackish was in rare form on Wednesday night, in an episode titled ‘Sink or Swim,’ wasting no time at all before diving into a historical recap of the stereotypical notion that African-Americans are no fans of swimming.
By Karen Townsend | February 11, 2016 | 1:42 AM EST
Emmy winner Beau Bridges and his daughter Emily Bridges play father and daughter in the episode titled ‘Hail Mary’ of CBS’s Code Black that aired Wednesday night. Pete Delaney (Beau Bridges), a high school football coach, becomes ill en route to a Valentine’s Day charity luncheon honoring a former student, N.Y. Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., who plays a better version of his real life self.
By Dylan Gwinn | February 11, 2016 | 12:09 AM EST
“It takes one to know one…” as they say. Which made it especially humorous on Tuesday’s edition of The Herd with Colin Cowherd when Cowherd, who is an avowed lefty, sounded off on the torrent of criticism Cam Newton encountered for his behavior after the Super Bowl.
By Tom Blumer | February 10, 2016 | 11:56 PM EST
If you're a couple of reporters at the Associated Press, aka the Administration's Press, it's one thing to be personally disappointed and even upset at yesterday's move by the Supreme Court to grant a stay to states challenging the "Clean Power Plan" regulation issued by the Obama administration's Environmental Protection Agency last October.
It's quite another thing to falsely portray what occurred and the related impacts, which is what AP reporters Michael Biesecker and Sam Hananel most certainly did early Wednesday morning. The nature of their dispatch, which emphasized the administration's defiant reaction, likely contributed to TV networks' decisions to ignore or downplay what the Court did, choices which Julia Seymour at NewsBusters noted earlier today.
By Curtis Houck | February 10, 2016 | 11:05 PM EST
On Wednesday night, ABC’s World News Tonight and the CBS Evening News failed to note the role that Hillary Clinton’s near-unanimous disapproval among Granite State Democratic primary voters concerning her honesty and trustworthiness played in her massive loss to socialist Senator Bernie Sanders. Instead, the pair (plus NBC Nightly News) largely pointed to Clinton’s losses among young voters and women and spun for her that voters in the future primary contests are more likely to break favorably for her than Sanders.
By Curtis Houck | February 10, 2016 | 9:36 PM EST
In an extensive interview for Wednesday’s CBS Evening News, anchor Scott Pelley took a stroll with socialist Senator Bernie Sanders around his childhood neighborhood in Brooklyn but not before a surprisingly tough sit-down that hit Sanders from the right on tax increases, the minimum wage, and how his ideas would be guaranteed to be “dead on arrival” in Congress.
By Tom Johnson | February 10, 2016 | 9:35 PM EST
Playboy has jettisoned the nudity, but the Interview remains, and its subject in the new issue is MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, who discusses topics such as her fondness for the music of Thelonious Monk; the recipe for a cocktail called an Aviation; and (mostly) politics.
Maddow declares that she’ll never run for office and says an imaginary Maddow presidency would consist of her “getting sworn in and handing it over to my vice president, Amy Klobuchar, before immediately resigning.” Other highlights include her comment that "if the Democrats use their political might in the 2016 election, within four years the NRA could be effectively dead in terms of strangle-holding those federal issues."
By Tom Blumer | February 10, 2016 | 8:49 PM EST
A truly annoying trend among leftist writers whose work appears exclusively online is their tendency to write a clickbait headline which either has nothing or almost nothing to do with the related post's content, or directly contradicts it.
On Monday, following the Carolina Panthers' poor Super Bowl performance, Salon.com writer Nathaniel Friedman's headline claimed that "Racist vitriol pours down on Cam Newton: Single-minded haters rush to judgment after a rough Super Bowl." Friedman's column provided zero evidence of "racist vitriol." Two days later, in the wake of Hillary Clinton's shellacking in the New Hampshire primary by Bernie Sanders, Janell Ross's headline at the Washington Post's "The Fix" blog told readers not to "blame Madeleine Albright and Gloria Steinem" for contributing to Mrs. Clinton's debacle — again, without any supporting evidence.