During appearances on NPR’s All Things Considered and PBS NewsHour on Friday, the Washington Post’s E.J. Dionne and the New York Times’ David Brooks eagerly touted President Obama’s blatant decision to “politicize” the Oregon school shooting to push gun control.
Rush Limbaugh has stayed on top of the radio game for decades because his listeners know that tuning in to hear what he has to say, especially in the wake of significant news, is rarely a waste of time.
Limbaugh demonstrated this again on Friday when he excoriated the left's kneejerk response to mass murder at a community college in Oregon with demands for more gun control -- despite the fact the rampage occurred at that epitome of liberal lunacy known as a "gun-free zone."
Left-wing radio talker Thom Hartmann is hobbled with a decidedly short memory. He condemns Republicans for wasting no time in their plans to thwart President Obama, literally from the first day of his presidency.
Hartmann has apparently forgotten that one has to go way, way back to the second Bush presidency to see the opposition party so determined in its efforts to undermine the chief executive.
This may qualify as even more amusing than the spectacle of diehard secularists in the media swooning over the pope like teen scribes for Tiger Beat backstage after a Bieber concert.
Radio host Thom Hartmann, one of Bernie Sanders' most enthusiastic supporters in the left-wing media, has hosted Sanders on weekly "Brunch with Bernie" interviews for several years and, like Sanders, describes himself as a democratic socialist.
According to those eminent Catholic theologians at ABC News Radio, Pope Francis is ignoring an answer to the Church's regular prayers for more priests: women who are eager to serve in that capacity.
It would appear that Hillary Clinton's act is wearing thin even among the people at that liberal bastion known as NPR.
Tuesday afternoon, the headline at an NPR story about Mrs. Clinton's sudden decision to publicly announce her opposition to the Keystone XL Pipeline project indicated that her announcement was deliberately timed to coincide with Pope Francis's visit to the United States (HT Stephen Kruiser at PJ Media):
NPR's Jennifer Ludden's liberal bias was clear on Wednesday's All Things Considered, as she covered a congressional hearing on abortion from earlier in the day. The House Judiciary Committee scheduled the hearing in the wake of the Center for Medical Progress's release of hidden camera videos on the sale of organs and tissues from abortion babies. Ludden pointed out how "Planned Parenthood denies any wrongdoing," and asserted that "the videos show no evidence of it."
Don Lemon spotlighted the racist motivations of Vester Flanagan, the fired journalist who murdered two of his former associates, during a Thursday commentary on Tom Joyner's syndicated radio show. Lemon zeroed in on how the "discussion about Flanagan has mainly centered on mental health....The other, lesser discussion has been whether he was racist." The CNN anchor bluntly contended that "if one objectively looks at Flanagan's actions and history, one can't help but come to the conclusion that both are probably true."
A great many Fox News hosts and contributors publicly criticized Donald Trump’s latest Twitter swipes at Megyn Kelly. This raises a major pot-kettle issue, claims lefty writer Marcotte, in that these high-profile personalities who objected to Trump’s sexism work for a channel that disseminates one sexist message after another.
“The position at Fox News and elsewhere in the conservative media on women who talk back to men, or even just have the power to talk back to men,” wrote Marcotte in a Wednesday column for Talking Points Memo, is that “they are to be put in their place, with a vengeance. Any woman who has been targeted [by] the right wing flying monkeys of Twitter can attest to how well the audiences have absorbed this lesson. Screaming at bitches who don’t know their place is both a sacred cause and just a rowdy good time, in right wing circles…No one should understand this better than the people at Fox News. After all, this is the monster they created.”
On the August 10 edition of National Public Radio (NPR) Boston affiliate WBUR's Here & Now program, host Robin Young made reference to pro-life Republicans as "anti-choice." The reference, which violates NPR's own style manual, came in the midst of a discussion with Princeton University professor Julian Zelizer about Republican presidential candidates' plans to roll back various policy initiatives of the Obama era.
On Tuesday’s installment of The Rush Limbaugh Show, a caller seemed to stun the eponymous conservative radio host when he explained that his wife “works the operating room at Planned Parenthood” in St. Paul, Minnesota and argued that while it’s “rather hard to believe,” the abortion provider “does a lot of good things, and not just, you know, baby killing and now I guess throwing fetuses into bags.”
"How Fox News Made My Dad Crazy" is how The Daily Beast introduced Jen Yamato's profile of Jen Senko's left-wing documentary The Brainwashing Of My Dad, and that's not just headline hyperbole but an accurate summary of a truly wacky documentary. Used her dad as a political prop, Senko's Brainwashing doc purports to show how her loving, "goofy," popular dad became a racist homophobic Republican pig thanks to radio hosts Bob Grant and Rush Limbaugh.