Haaretz's Chemi Shalev bemoaned the state of the GOP on CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS on Sunday, and compared Donald Trump's remarks on "Second Amendment people" to the political climate in Israel in 1995 before the murder of major political figure: "It reminded me of the months preceding our late Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin's assassination." Shalev later added that if "somebody...tried to hurt or harm Hillary Clinton tomorrow, I don't think anybody would be surprised."
By Curtis Houck | | August 15, 2016 | 3:36 PM EDT
On Friday, the far-left site Vox was on display in trying to ruin the Olympics viewing experience as writer Todd VanDerWerff ruined his otherwise reasonable complaints about NBC’s tape-delayed coverage with short, pathetic riffs about the country’s Olympic broadcaster focusing too much on Team USA, no foreign journalist on the broadcast team for the opening ceremony, and claims that black athletes like Gabby Douglas have been ignored.
By Samantha Cohen | | August 15, 2016 | 1:02 PM EDT
Monday on Morning Joe, details emerged that a Clinton Foundation donor was appointed to advise then Secretary Clinton on the International Security Advisory Board. According to ABC News, Chicago commodities trader Raj Fernando was appointed to the board to advise Clinton on “nuclear security and other classified arms control matters” at the behest of the Clinton’s chief of staff, Cheryl Mills. According to the Clinton campaign, Fernando was appointed to “reflect a balance of backgrounds and points of view.”
By Scott Whitlock | | August 15, 2016 | 12:58 PM EDT
CBS This Morning journalist Major Garrett on Monday derided 2016 complaints of media bias as “excuses” from Donald Trump that he will use to explain an electoral loss The reporter also dismissed the candidate’s claims of voter fraud coming out of Pennsylvania. After highlighting reports of campaign manager Paul Manafort’s possible ties to Russia, Garrett played a clip of Trump calling the New York Times “garbage.”
By NB Staff | | August 15, 2016 | 12:52 PM EDT
NewsBusters executive editor Tim Graham appeared on The O’Reilly Factor on Friday night to discuss how the national media are downplaying or ignoring bad news for Hillary Clinton in the general-election campaign.
Graham singled out the the top newspapers, noting The New York Times and The Washington Post both ran away from covering the embarrassing moment that Seddique Mateen, the father of the mass-murdering gay-nightclub shooter, turned up behind Clinton at a rally. "The Washington Post actually had like two sentences deep in a story on the Zika virus."
By Matthew Balan | | August 15, 2016 | 12:44 PM EDT
The New York Times on Saturday gave Rabbi Mark Sameth a platform to boost his radical interpretation of Hebrew scripture — that the God of Abraham is a "He/She," and that many in the ancient world practiced "gender fluidity." Sameth rehashed his eight-year-old theory that "the God of Israel...was understood by its earliest worshipers to be a dual-gendered deity." He also contended that Adam, Eve, and other biblical figures had "well-expressed gender fluidity."
By Sarah Stites | | August 15, 2016 | 11:52 AM EDT
Did we miss something, or did the media just admit Hollywood’s double standard on guns?
It was a pleasant surprise this morning to discover that USA Today entertainment writer Andrea Mandell thoroughly addressed the issue in a lengthy article entitled “Guns, Politics and Hollywood Collide.”
By Curtis Houck | | August 15, 2016 | 11:38 AM EDT
On Monday morning in The New York Times, Comedy Central announced that it will be canceling almost effective immediately far-left comedian Larry Wilmore’s The Nightly Show after only a year and a half on the air of mocking and smearing conservatives to the delight of television critics and other liberal journalists from coast-to-coast.
By Tim Graham | | August 15, 2016 | 9:53 AM EDT
RuPaul Charles, America’s most famous drag queen and host of RuPaul’s Drag Race for the LGBT channel Logo, can also be politically flamboyant. In an interview with New York magazine’s Vulture blog, he dropped a pile of F-bombs and superlatives for Hillary Clinton. He touted “how powerful, persuasive, brillant, and resilient she is.”
Her success in a “white-male-dominated culture” is “an act of brilliance, of resilience, of grit, of everything you can imagiine...I think she’s f—ing awesome.”
By Tom Blumer | | August 15, 2016 | 7:30 AM EDT
The Hillary Clinton campaign released the 2015 joint federal income tax return filed by Mrs. Clinton and her ex-President husband Bill this week. Among other things, the Clintons reported total income of over $10.7 million, incurred income and self-employment taxes of over $3.6 million, and deducted $1 million for a charitable contribution to (imagine that) the Clinton Foundation.
According to CNN's Errol Louis and Kate Bolduan, as seen in a discussion Sunday on CNN's Inside Politics, the contents of the Clintons' return make them seem "more middle classy."
By Melissa Mullins | | August 15, 2016 | 7:04 AM EDT
Leave it to the feminists at the lefty online rag Jezebel to find something racist, sexist or some other “ist” about everything and anything – including Pokémon Go - the popular free-to-play, location-based augmented reality game developed by Niantic.
So what’s Jezebel’s beef with the wildly popular game? It only offers limited customization when creating a player – specifically the lack of skin color and hair variations. According to Allya S. King – author of "The Invisible Girls of Pokémon Go" -- “Black girls are often forgotten by the gaming industry, and Pokémon Go is no different.”
By Alexa Moutevelis Coombs | | August 15, 2016 | 1:56 AM EDT
Poor Bert and Ernie just got called gay on national television! On tonight's edition of The Match Game on ABC, contestants were asked to fill in the following question: "'Sesame Street' is being rocked by a tabloid scandal. Instead of a rubber ducky, Bert and Ernie were photographed in the bathtub playing with BLANK."
By Karen Townsend | | August 15, 2016 | 12:52 AM EDT
What does it take for lefty Democrats to be convinced that the U.S. should intervene in a foreign country to protect innocent life? As we learned in BrainDead’s “The Path to War Part One: The Gathering Political Storm,” it is a warm and fuzzy picture of a baby seal. Those big eyes did what human exploding heads couldn’t – brought a female lefty to tears.
By P.J. Gladnick | | August 14, 2016 | 3:31 PM EDT
Martha Raddatz, who was hosting ABC's This Week this morning, had a chance to score a major scoop but she blew it by failing to ask a very obvious followup question to former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. You can see the original question posed by Radddatz at the 3:32 mark of the video below about Panetta having supported a small number of American troops remaining in Iraq and where then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stood on this. This was followed by Panetta completely dodging the question on Clinton's position. However, instead of pressing Panetta on this, Raddatz avoided the obvious followup and instead went on to another unrelated question.
Sorry, Martha. You lost that very possible scoop due to failure to follow up on a question that was screaming to be answered.
Richard Wolffe: ‘Desperate’ Republicans Failed to Persuade Public That Obama’s an ‘Un-American…Freak’By Tom Johnson | | August 14, 2016 | 3:20 PM EDT
Former MSNBC pundit Wolffe is now a columnist for the U.S. edition of the left-wing British newspaper The Guardian. This past Tuesday, he declared that “we already have a winner in the 2016 election…Someone the pundits wrote off long ago…An unconventional politician… His name is Barack Obama. And he can thank the freak show that is Donald Trump’s Republican party for restoring his stature as a unifying, national leader with a moderated and mature approach to a complex and unstable world.”