In a Monday piece, the writer who goes by Doctor RJ dismissed opponents of the PC agenda as “white conservatives” who believe they’re being victimized by “a thought-policing left,” whereas in reality “this is not a situation where people are being silenced from expressing an opinion.” As the Doctor sees it, “When we break the political correctness argument down, it’s really about idiots wanting to say stupid things and do it without anyone pointing out their stupidity.”
Daily Kos Writer: Only ‘Idiots’ Think Failure to Say ‘Radical Islam’ Makes Any ‘Goddamn Difference’ In Fighting ISISBy Tom Johnson | | June 17, 2016 | 8:52 PM EDT
By Brad Wilmouth | | June 17, 2016 | 6:37 PM EDT
In spite of CDC statistics documenting the dramatically higher rate of HIV infection among homosexual males in contrast with the general population -- so much so that more than 60 percent of AIDS patients are homosexual men -- CNN host Anderson Cooper and medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta on Thursday's Anderson Cooper 360 seemed befuddled at why the Obama administration FDA would bar homosexual men from donating blood in the aftermath of the Orlando nightclub terror attack.
By Clay Waters | | June 17, 2016 | 4:40 PM EDT
On the front of Friday’s New York Times, reporter Damien Cave profiled the city victimized by an Islamic terrorist through the eyes of a Muslim trauma doctor who helped treat the victims. Cave, hypersensitive to alleged racism on the part of Republicans, allowed his heroic Muslim doctor subject to attack both Donald Trump and American intolerance. And Max Fisher made a second attempt to explain why talking about “radical Islam” is misleading: "Why do some consider it offensive? Over time, 'radical Islam' has taken on darker connotations. Mr. Trump, according to Mr. Hamid of Brookings, 'invested these words with new meaning.'"
By Kristine Marsh | | June 17, 2016 | 4:04 PM EDT
On his show last night, CNN’s Don Lemon lashed out at Trump supporter Kayleigh McEnany for accusing the media of turning the Orlando shooting into a gun control platform. Despite evidence to the contrary from his own network, Lemon insisted that the media was not pushing an anti-gun narrative. “No, the media’s not trying the make this about guns,” he repeated twice after the McEnany said it, shaking his head.
By Maggie McKneely | | June 17, 2016 | 3:52 PM EDT
Don’t know how to teach your kids about Trump’s racism, the evils of the 1%, or the importance of gun control? Don’t worry, Netflix has got you covered. The Netflix original children’s series, All Hail King Julien, is based on the popular Madagascar movie franchise and will soon debut its third season. The series will include an episode dedicated to mocking Trump.
By Kyle Drennen | | June 17, 2016 | 3:29 PM EDT
On Friday, NBC’s Today skipped any mention of CIA Director John Brennan detailing Obama administration failures in the fight against ISIS while testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee. The morning show ignored the major story despite Thursday’s NBC Nightly News devoting a nearly two-minute segment to the topic.
By Elliot Polsky | | June 17, 2016 | 2:33 PM EDT
Whether you like Trump or not, CBS News’ front-page “Celebs against Donald Trump” slideshow is pretty appalling for anyone looking for serious journalism from CBS. The CBS slideshow features 22 celebrities complaining about Trump’s rhetoric as they toss crude personal attacks back across the aisle.
By Alatheia Nielsen and Katie Yoder | | June 17, 2016 | 2:07 PM EDT
Last Sunday’s tragic shooting at an Orlando gay nightclub dominated the news cycle this week, but are the media telling the whole story? In the second episode of The Alli Kat Show, MRC reporters Alatheia (Alli) Nielsen and Katie (Kat) Yoder discuss the three Orlando shooting stories that have been censored by the media.
By Maggie McKneely | | June 17, 2016 | 1:32 PM EDT
Allegra-D: it’s just like guns. Not safe in the hands of dangerous drug-dealers, but excellent for when you have problems of your own that need solving. At least, that’s the newest analogy that Cosmopolitan is using to dumb down the gun-control debate. The magazine is confused as to why so many people protest new gun legislation because, as they say, “the second amendment is not going anywhere.”
By Katie Yoder | | June 17, 2016 | 1:30 PM EDT
Besides the liberal media, Planned Parenthood’s biggest fans come from Hollywood – and actress Connie Britton is no exception. Earlier this week, Nashville actress Connie Britton introduced Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards at the White House’s The United State of Women Summit. Before describing Richards as her “hero” as well as a “thinker” and “visionary,” Britton made her own comments on “reproductive rights.”
By Scott Whitlock | | June 17, 2016 | 1:27 PM EDT
Although NBC and CBS on Friday covered the “unprecedented,” “deep frustration” that diplomats at the State Department have for Barack Obama’s Syria policy, ABC’s Good Morning America allowed a scant 18 seconds to the subject. This is despite allowing 14 minutes to a Demi Lovato rock concert, clearly not as important a topic.
By Kristine Marsh | | June 17, 2016 | 12:41 PM EDT
“I am not a pundit, I am not an expert and I've always, always made it a policy to stick to my job, and keep my opinions to myself,” late-night host and comedian Conan O’Brien stated on his show June 13. Ironically, right before giving his half-informed opinion on guns and “assault weapons,” (which the media adored.) Despite claiming to keep his opinions to himself, Conan's comedy routines on TBS have always leaned left and unfairly smeared conservatives. Below are just a handful of the times he didn’t pretend to be unbiased.
By Samantha Cohen | | June 17, 2016 | 12:39 PM EDT
The two Democrats being hailed as heroes of the gun control filibuster, Senator Cory Booker and Senator Chris Murphy, have used MSNBC to their advantage as they prepare for a vote on the Senate floor this Monday. Thursday, Andrea Mitchell Reports featured Senator Booker, and on Friday Senator Murphy appeared on Morning Joe. What emerged from both interviews: Republicans will not be able to face their constituents if they don’t support these measures, and terrorism creates a window for gun control reform.
By Tom Blumer | | June 17, 2016 | 11:36 AM EDT
At the New York Times, Margot Sanger-Katz is the paper's "domestic correspondent" who "writes about health care" for its "The Upshot" blog. That blog in turn is supposed to cover "politics, economics and everyday life."
In heralding the passage of a 1.5-cent per ounce tax on soda in Philadelphia yesterday as some sort of historic "watershed" accomplishment, Sanger-Katz betrayed an incredible level of ignorance of both economics and everyday life. Incredibly (well, almost), she treated the matter of whether sugary soda drinkers will see price increases at the cash register because of the new tax as something that is in doubt: "If passed on to consumers, the increase is expected to substantially reduce sales of sweetened drinks." "If"?
By Elliot Polsky | | June 17, 2016 | 11:34 AM EDT
Unlike most fathers celebrated this Father’s Day, our nation’s father, President Obama, gets to step down from his role after eight years. If Obama needs any help coming up with “three weaknesses” for his slew of post-White House job interviews, he’ll have someone to talk to. Joshua Kendall’s thinly disguised hagiography, First Dads: Parenting and Politics From George Washington to Barack Obama, comes at a good time not only for the soon-to-be former president, but also for Hillary Clinton, who rides on his legacy.