If Donald Trump said it, then it must be false. That seems to be the philosophy of many liberals, including Politico senior staff writer Michael Grunwald. In this case, Trump correctly described Jonathan Gruber as the architect of ObamaCare in a speech today in Des Moines, Iowa. Gruber was once embraced by liberals and was praised by them many times over and over and over again as the "architect of Obamacare." However, ever since November 2014 when video revealed Gruber as stating that lack of transparency is a huge political advantage in promoting ObamaCare and mocking the "stupidity" of the voters, he has become a big liability for them and now they must deny many times more than thrice what they once enthusiastically embraced.
By Curtis Houck | | September 13, 2016 | 8:59 PM EDT
Right from the start of Tuesday’s Hardball on MSNBC, it was clear that host Chris Matthews was in a giddy mood thanks to President Barack Obama having stumped hours earlier for Hillary Clinton. Of course, he was enamored from the get-go exclaiming that Obama was “back” and rhetorically asked viewers if they saw Obama’s Philadelphia rally so he could assert it included some “magical” lines.
By Tom Blumer | | September 13, 2016 | 8:11 PM EDT
That the press has become quite unnerved over the tight presidential race is apparent in the Associated Press's coverage of Republican nominee Donald Trump's Monday campaign rally in Asheville, North Carolina.
John Hinderaker at Powerline alertly noted that reporters for both Breitbart and AP prepared dispatches on the event, enabling a quite telling comparison of the two efforts. The headline at his post says it all about how they compare: "Reality Versus the Associated Press."
By Scott Whitlock | | September 13, 2016 | 5:34 PM EDT
On the 20th anniversary of Tupac Shakur’s death, NPR touted the rapper, who was gunned down in a drive-by shooting, for his “pro-feminist,” “pro-choice” music. Morning Edition’s Renee Montagne talked to journalist Kevin Powell about Tupac. Powell recommended Keep Ya Head Up, praising, “Here's a song that is really an ode to women. It's a pro-feminist song. He talks about being pro-choice in the song. He talks about being anti-street harassment in the song.”
By Jorge Bonilla | | September 13, 2016 | 5:14 PM EDT
As expected, the top domestic Spanish-language network newscasts each led with reporting on Hillary Clinton's medical incident while at Sunday's 9/11 commemoration ceremony. However, coverage of the same was divergent in scope and framing. One network echoed the rest of the establishment media's coverage of the story, while the other kept focus on the very aspect that the others tried to bury.
By Geoffrey Dickens | | September 13, 2016 | 4:51 PM EDT
At the very end of Charlie Rose’s interview with Bill Clinton, as aired on Monday’s edition of his PBS show, the host sounded like James Lipton talking to thespians on Inside the Actors Studio as he tossed the following softball: “Let’s assume that you make it to heaven” and “God says when you get there — St. Peter, or whoever it is — says, ‘tell me what’s the most important thing that Clinton Foundation achieved?’”
By Curtis Houck | | September 13, 2016 | 4:35 PM EDT
CNN International host Christiane Amanpour was at it again on Monday night in flashing her far-left ideology as she used her eponymous show to angrily maim critics of Hillary Clinton and (a select few) in the media as sexist for raising questions about her health and hiding the pneumonia diagnosis and unwilling to let “a girl have a sick day or two.”
By Katie Yoder | | September 13, 2016 | 4:16 PM EDT
Reporters are “devaluing human life” while covering Zika, according to one senator. In an interview with MRC Culture at the 2016 Values Voter Summit on Saturday, Senator James Lankford (R-OK) criticized efforts to fund abortion giant Planned Parenthood with government money designated to fight the Zika virus. He also slammed the media reporting on Zika for believing that “if a child’s going to be born with any kind of deformities, we should just kill them before they come into the world.”
By Callista Ring | | September 13, 2016 | 4:00 PM EDT
The self-righteous hindsight of the left exposes itself again as progressive writer Lawrence Ware suggests, “Put simply, we need a new national anthem…” In an article published by The Root on September 12, Ware urged for the rewriting of the national anthem due to the “vicious legacy of who wrote this song and what it represents.” He referenced a Counterpunch article which argues that Francis Scott Key, the author of the national anthem, was a pro-slavery, black abusing, religious nut. To ask black people to stand for the national anthem, Counterpunch argued, is comparable to asking a Jewish person to stand for a song written by a Nazi.
By Edgard Portela | | September 13, 2016 | 3:59 PM EDT
The unrelenting liberal bias and political activism of Spanish-language television giant Univision during 2016 has finally sparked protest activity in front of the network’s Doral, Florida studios. A diverse and surprisingly numerous coalition of Trump supporters in South Florida - estimated by the Doral Police Department to number in the hundreds - made a spirited show of force outside Univision, calling on the network to “Tell the truth!” and “Stop being activists for amnesty!”
By Scott Whitlock | | September 13, 2016 | 3:35 PM EDT
The issue of Hillary Clinton’s attempt to hide her dramatic health scare from the American public certainly is a legitimate one. But, perhaps, Brian Williams isn’t the person to examine such a story. Yet, that’s who MSNBC had anchoring a discussion of the Democrat’s honesty, a man with his own questionable attachment to the truth.
By Kyle Drennen | | September 13, 2016 | 3:16 PM EDT
Appearing on Tuesday’s NBC Today, actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt gushed over playing NSA leaker Edward Snowden in a new movie and even compared the fugitive former intelligence analyst to a civil rights icon: “...he did break the law and he admits that he broke the law, but then there’s examples of people who break the law who aren’t necessarily doing the wrong thing. Like one example I thought of is Rosa Parks.”
By Brad Wilmouth | | September 13, 2016 | 2:44 PM EDT
As Donald Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway appeared as a guest on Tuesday's New Day, CNN co-host Alisyn Camerota suggested an equivalency between Hillary Clinton being secretive about actually being diagnosed with a serious illness and Donald Trump choosing to release a letter from his doctor instead of releasing his entire medical history, even though Trump has not had any public health episodes during his campaign.
The CNN host also brought up running mate Mike Pence's hesitance to specifically use Clinton's word "deplorable" to describe David Duke in a CNN interview, even though Pence immediately denounced the former KKK leader in the same appearance.
By Tom Johnson | | September 13, 2016 | 2:30 PM EDT
Hillary Clinton’s “basket of deplorables” comment isn’t just campaign fodder, believes Brian Beutler, who in a Monday piece argued that by telling “impolite truths,” Clinton pulled an already-loose thread and may have furthered the unraveling of the GOP. Assuming Donald Trump doesn’t become president, some Republicans will “wish to dislodge Trump and Trumpism from the party,” observed Beutler, but he doesn’t think they’ll succeed if they underestimate the prevalence of bigotry among Trump’s supporters. Unfortunately, he noted, “anti-Trump conservatives remain uncomfortable admitting the scope and severity of America’s racism problem.” In other words, for those conservatives to achieve their goal, they’ll have to concede that Hillary’s allegation was essentially correct.
By Geoffrey Dickens | | September 13, 2016 | 1:54 PM EDT
The Big Three Networks (ABC, CBS, NBC) have completely ignored the latest development in the V.A. scandal. On Monday, USA Today’s Donovan Slack reported that over the summer the V.A. “quietly stopped sharing data on the quality of care at its facilities with a national database for consumers despite a 2014 law requiring the agency to report more comprehensive statistics to the site so veterans can make informed decisions about where to seek care.”
So far, none of the broadcast networks have reported on this latest development.