On Monday, all three network morning shows gushed over Vice President Joe Biden meeting with left-wing Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren over the weekend, with hosts and correspondents excited by the prospect of a Biden-Warren ticket in 2016. On NBC’s Today, correspondent Peter Alexander proclaimed: “This is the story electrifying the political world, especially for Democrats...”
By Scott Whitlock | August 24, 2015 | 11:30 AM EDT
The dad of an American hero who foiled a terrorist attack on a French train took to MSNBC to slam the "terrorist coward" as well as the "PC crowd" who won't stand up against evil. Talking to Tamron Hall, Monday, Emanuel Skarlatos, pronounced, "It's better to die like a lion that be slaughtered like sheep." He continued, "This terrorist coward deserved what he got, and the PC crowd needs to recognize terrorism for what it is."
By Jeffrey Meyer | August 24, 2015 | 11:26 AM EDT
Veteran actor Patrick Stewart, who spoke with CNN’s Brian Stelter for Sunday's Reliable Sources to promote his new show Blunt Talk, described how he prepared for his role as a nightly cable news host by watching liberal anchors Jon Stewart and Rachel Maddow. After he spent time with both hosts, Stewart explained, he “learned very quickly how clever people are who work on those shows. How intellectually clever they are and how articulate.”
By Matt Philbin | August 24, 2015 | 10:13 AM EDT
Quentin Tarantino: Dumb as a post or incredibly dishonest? Both?
The “pornographer of violence” (Chuck Scarborough’s term) takes umbrage when asked about the impact of violent films and TV on society. “Obviously, I don't think one has to do with the other,” he once sputtered when pressed on the issue. “Obviously, the issue is gun control and mental health.”
By Clay Waters | August 24, 2015 | 9:34 AM EDT
The first story in the August 23 New York Times Sunday magazine by staff writer Emily Bazelon, "The Unwelcome Return of 'Illegals,'" scolds conservatives for calling illegal immigrants "illegals," while again aligning the paper with left-wing amnesty activists like La Raza, who favor the term "undocumented." Bazelon also fretted about the government's official use of the term "wetback" in the 1950s, without noting the NYT also threw it around in news accounts favoring mass deportation.
By Mark Finkelstein | August 24, 2015 | 7:51 AM EDT
At what point will members of the Obama administration, from the president himself to John Kerry and other senior officials, down to the workaday folks of the West Wing, decide that Hillary's email scandal is doing intolerable damage to whatever's left of their legacy, and decide to pull the plug?
A significant line was crossed on today's Morning Joe, when Joe Scarborough flatly and repeatedly accused John Kerry's State Department of engaging in a "cover-up" on Hillary's behalf. How much longer will Kerry be willing to sacrifice his reputation on the altar of Hillary's presidential ambitions?
By Bryan Ballas | August 24, 2015 | 7:16 AM EDT
With Planned Parenthood’s back against the wall following the advent of more videos exposing the selling of baby parts, their apologists are growing desperate in their attempts to prevent its defunding. Case in point is Michael Specter, a staff writer at The New Yorker and former New York Times and Washington Post reporter, who spreads the usual counterintuitive spin that defunding Planned Parenthood would actually increase abortions.
A few years ago, Specter wrote a book called Denialism about the dangers of science denial. But he’s in a case of Planned Parenthood denial.
By Tom Blumer | August 23, 2015 | 11:31 PM EDT
11-1/2 years ago, we had the "Dean Scream." After finishing a disappointing third in the Iowa caucuses, 2004 Democratic presidential candidate and former Vermont Governor Howard Dean attempted to further fire up his strangely giddy supporters by telling them about upcoming state primaries they would fight to win. After finishing his list, Dean told them: "And then we're going to Washington, DC to take back the White House!" — and shouted out the scream heard 'round the world which ended his electoral viability.
Sunday on Meet the Press, we saw the "Dean Pipedream." Asked by host Chuck Todd how well Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has handled the scandal over her use of a private server for personal and government emails while serving as Secretary of State, Dean blamed her situation "partly ... (on) a press that's bored."
By Tim Graham | August 23, 2015 | 10:35 PM EDT
The Sunday Outlook section of The Washington Post was dominated by a proposal for a “5/3 compromise.” Theodore R. Johnson, a doctoral candidate in law at Northeastern University, proposed that since 94 percent of whites oppose financial reparations for blacks, there should be a political solution for the never-ending oppression of blacks: giving them five-thirds of a vote to make up for the three-fifths compromise in the Constitution.
By Melissa Mullins | August 23, 2015 | 8:36 PM EDT
When an actor charges Hollywood isn’t fond of people of faith, one expects the actor to be Christian. But the same holds true of the Jews.
Mayim Bialik has been in the Hollywood spotlight for more than half her life. Best known for her role as the title character of Blossom on NBC in the first half of the 1990s. After that, in between her voice acting, she earned a bachelor’s degree and a Ph.D. in neuroscience, which helps her fit right in as part of the hit CBS comedy The Big Bang Theory.
By Tim Graham | August 23, 2015 | 4:24 PM EDT
On his MSNBC program Thursday night, the Rev. Al Sharpton shamelessly promoted Michelle Obama’s school-lunch programming and taunted conservatives with a new poll that apparently shows the First Lady’s efforts are popular. The New York Times promoted this result, too, from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
Neither MSNBC nor the Times stepped outside the Obama orbit to realize the Kellogg Foundation is an official partner in Mrs. Obama’s lunch campaign – so the poll might be a little less than independent.
By Tim Graham | August 23, 2015 | 3:14 PM EDT
Michael Moore might be upset, but again on CBS’s Face the Nation on Sunday, host John Dickerson hailed PBS star Ken Burns as “the most renowned documentary film maker of his time.” Burns has a more academic, less comical tone, but he’s just as radically to the left.
The occasion is the 25th anniversary of the Burns documentary The Civil War. PBS is rolling the old show out again, and Burns is starring in pledge drives. Burns perfectly defines PBS as a haven for liberal Obama-loving snobs. He told CBS that America is still quite racist under Obama, and birtherism was a thinly disguised use of the N-word:
By Jeffrey Meyer | August 23, 2015 | 1:01 PM EDT
Fred Francis, veteran reporter for NBC News, didn’t hold back during an appearance on Fox News’ MediaBuzz when he blasted Hillary Clinton for the way she has handled the ongoing controversy surrounding her private e-mail server. Francis argued that “[i]t's now even clearer to the most liberal of reporters who have been supporting her all along that her e-mail and this e-mail debacle, that her e-mail would have been safer if it would have been entrusted to Ashley Madison.”
By Tom Johnson | August 23, 2015 | 12:39 PM EDT
Although the term “anchor baby” has been around for only a couple of decades, the concept is several centuries old, believes Chauncey DeVega. In a Friday article, DeVega contended that the earliest American anchor babies were born to colonists, and that the modern term “cannot possibly be separated from the nightmare of white supremacy, of a democracy where human rights and citizenship were based on a person’s melanin count and parentage.”
DeVega further argued that a much broader racial agenda is at work: “Movement conservatives’ eager deployment of the ‘anchor baby’ meme — and their solution of revoking birthright citizenship through a rewrite of the Constitution– is in keeping with the Republican Party’s assault on the won-in-blood freedom of black and brown Americans. The ‘anchor baby’ talking point is yet more proof that the GOP is a radical and destructive political force, one that actively embraces white supremacy.”
By Jeffrey Meyer | August 23, 2015 | 11:50 AM EDT
During an appearance on Meet the Press, Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina hit back at moderator Chuck Todd for pushing the issue of climate change during a discussion on the ongoing California drought. Todd eagerly proclaimed “[i]n your home state of California, drought, the wildfires. More evidence is coming out from the scientific community that says climate change has made this worse. Not to say that the drought is directly caused but it’s made it worse.”