Planned Parenthood has chosen a new spokesman for birth control: Tim Howard.
Howard, the U.S. A. soccer team’s goalie, made 16 goal saves – the most recorded in World Cup history – in the team’s losing effort against Belgium. Howard instantly surfaced as a media darling – and, with his successful “prevention,” a new way for Planned Parenthood to advertise birth control on Twitter: Pictures below.
As people celebrate freedom this Independence Day, the left continues to fight on behalf of an industry monopoly and against consumer freedom.
Historically, liberals championed “trust busting” laws prohibiting monopolies. Since the monopoly in question is made up of union members, often in a government partnership to limit competition -- they cried foul. Just look at the upstart companies disrupting the highly regulated taxi “cartel,” that has the left furious.
Fortunately, there might still be time for the show trial that Thom Hartmann craves.
Hartmann, long atop the decidedly short list of popular liberal radio hosts, has again lapsed into the language of fringe leftist, this time while talking about the horrific situation in Iraq, al Qaeda's rationale for attacking the US on 9/11, and the Persian Gulf war. (Audio after the jump)
The media are poring over each and every detail of the life of U.S. soccer team’s heroic goalkeeper. Here’s one they probably won’t mention: Tim Howard is a Christian.
Beating the U.S. soccer team in a 2-1 game, Belgium eliminated the U.S. from the World Cup, on July 1. Despite that, the U.S. team still boasted a win: goalkeeper Tim Howard made 16 goal saves during the match, the most in World Cup history since 1966 (when record-keeping first began). ABC, CBS and NBC noted the champion’s popularity – but failed to mention his faith.
The Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling isn’t anti-woman like the media are reporting, according to two influential conservative women. In fact, these women said that they were actually thrilled with the decision.
On June 30, the Supreme Court ruled that for-profit company owners with objections to providing coverage of abortion-inducing drugs for employees could be excluded from the Obamacare Contraceptive Mandate. Concerned Women for America Communications Director Alison Howard compared the decision to a “Super Bowl” for pro-lifers and supporters of religious freedom, while Students for Life of America President Kristan Hawkins called the event a “huge day” for both sides.
The wailing, rending of garments and gnashing of teeth on the left over the Hobby Lobby decision has been a breathtaking spectacle – not least because it is based on (at least) two falsehoods. First, that citizens have a sacred right to free deliveries from the Federal Contraceptive Fairy, and that any return to 2009 PS (pre-Sebelius) is an insult to democracy. Second, that the liberal hue and cry is a high-minded stand against theocracy, rather than the screeching of infantilized constituents suddenly denied their government candy.
Case in point: A new video from a pro-abortion “religious” group featured July 1 on thelefty video site Upworthy used a handful of anecdotes to explain ominously that religious people were discriminating against non-religious folk and taking away their God Obama-given rights. The “Coalition for Liberty & Justice,” which made the video, is a pro-choice marriage made in Heaven between the oxymoronic “Catholics for Choice” and the “National Council of Jewish Women.”
Last fall, not long after the federal government’s partial shutdown ended, The New Yorker’s David Denby alleged that shutdown point man Ted Cruz seemed to be pursuing the presidency “by sowing as much confusion and disorder as possible—playing the joker in a seemingly nihilistic charade whose actual intent is a rational grab for power.”
There’s nothing as pointed or nasty as that in “The Absolutist,” Jeffrey Toobin’s 8,400-word New Yorker profile of Cruz, but Toobin does paint Cruz as an extremist – more of a Goldwater figure than a Reagan figure – as well as a hypocrite regarding judicial activism.
ABCNews.com reports that actress Amy Adams (last seen in the movie American Hustle) quietly gave a gift to an American soldier. Before her plane from Detroit to Los Angeles took off, “the Oscar-nominated actress, who was booked for a first-class seat, noticed a man in uniform at the gate. She then privately asked to switch seats with the soldier, who had been ticketed for coach.”
ABC had an insider from its sister network ESPN to tell the tale:
The exodus continues from “The View” after Joy, Elisabeth, and Barbara. TV Line reports Sherri Shepherd put out a statement saying she’s leaving, too. Jenny McCarthy also hinted on Twitter that “If Sherri goes, I go too.” Newsday's Verne Gay says the two women were "fired" by ABC. TMZ calls it a "massacre" and hints that Rosie O'Donnell may be coming back.
“The View will be moving in an exciting new direction next season and ABC has made decisions to evolve the show creatively,” ABC said in its own statement.
Does anyone remember the Reagan-Bush internment camps after the discovery of the AIDS virus? No?
Rolling Stone reported that former R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe declared at a taping of a show for Viacom’s Logo channel that he was afraid to get an HIV test in the 1980s for fear of the right-wing oppression that would result. He waited five years out of progressive paranoia.
Calling the Supreme Court’s June 26th buffer zone ruling a “victory for women,” Students For Life President Kristin Hawkins and other pro-life leaders celebrated the chance to give women a better choice.
Pro-lifers (by far the majority of the crowd) stood in front of the Supreme Court, awaiting the Supreme Courts decisions of the day. Young women representing Students For Life chanted prayers while holding signs that declared, “We Are The Pro-Life Generation.”
Those of us frustrated by the bias and bad reporting of broadcast media should remember just how big a role print (or cyberprint) outlets play in keeping falsehoods alive. Case in point: a tendentious piece today by Brian Beutler in The New Republic online, making a vain attempt to show that conservative suspicions about lost IRS emails is merely a "conspiracy theory."
Amidst the usual complement of misdirectional arguments, Beutler proffered this oft-repeated falsehood: "We know that the IRS identified and scrutinized political groups seeking non-profit status on a somewhat arbitrary, probably inappropriate basis, but that the criteria they used ensnared both liberal and conservative groups." And, later: "We know the IRS wasn't singling out conservative non-profits."
Yet another mainstream media outlet is crediting – or blaming, depending on one’s viewpoint – abortion supporters for the fundraising woes Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure has experienced in the aftermath of its realliance with Planned Parenthood, while ignoring any ire pro-life proponents may be demonstrating with their closed wallets.
From TribLive.com, June 23, which also perpetuates another falsehood in Pittsburgh:
Hillary Clinton is touring to promote her State Department memoir “Hard Choices,” but most of the news she’s made along the way relates to her personal finances, not her tenure in Foggy Bottom. On Tuesday, New York magazine’s Jonathan Chait examined Hillary’s “dead broke” comment and other recent remarks and revelations about the Clintons’ money with an eye toward whether or not they’ll hamper her presumed presidential campaign.
Chait opined that while some of the Clintons’ “buckraking” constitutes “both a problem of perception and a problem of substance,”Hillary nonetheless has two big economic things going for her heading into 2016: voters’ memories of the strong economy during Bill’s presidency, and the near-certainty that if she becomes the nominee, her opponent will represent “a Republican Party still wedded to the upward redistribution of income as its central policy goal.”
Although the liberal media rarely acknowledge it, there is a perspective on climate change that isn’t their “the sky is falling” view.
Scientists, researchers and climate experts whose views are often ignored by the media will gather to share their views at the ninth International Conference on Climate Change in Las Vegas, Nev., from July 7-9. The conference is being put on by The Heartland Institute, an co-sponsored by a number of groups including the Media Research Center as a co-sponsor.
ABC News announced on Wednesday that veteran liberal journalist Diane Sawyer will leave her anchor position at World News in September and be replaced by David Muir. According to TV Newser, Sawyer will continue to report for "primetime specials, big interviews" and in other capacities.
It's interesting that former Democratic operative turned journalist George Stephanopoulos will not be replacing Sawyer at World News, as was anticipated by many. According to TV Newser, Stephanopoulos now "takes on the new role of chief anchor of ABC News. He’ll lead special reports, breaking news and election night coverage for the network as well as continuing with GMA and This Week.” He'll be the chief anchor, but not the host of World News?
Tired of the media misrepresenting conservative Christians? Supporters of traditional marriage? We are too.
The Media Research Center covered the recent March for Marriage in Washington, D.C. and asked attendees to explain – in their own words – why they define marriage as between one man and one woman. Continues after video.
As you probably know, the 1980s were boom years for conservatives. Among the most prominent right-wingers back then: Ronald Reagan, Tom Clancy, Casey Kasem…
OK, Kasem, who died on June 15, actually was a staunch liberal, a supporter in that decade of Jesse Jackson and later of Dennis Kucinich. But during the ‘80s, wrote Scott Timberg in a Sunday piece for Salon, “we had a political and economic revolution, spearheaded by a one-time actor who was often massively popular, that did the same thing as” Kasem’s radio show, “American Top 40.”
The musical wreckage that is Jennifer Lopez’s latest album is one thing; the cultural wreckage that “A.K.A” reflects is another altogether.
J-Lo has risen from the American Idol judges’ table, but her attempt to regain her ‘Jenny From The Block’ glory days has taken a face plant on the pavement. According to ShowBizz 411, the album has only sold 30-35,000 copies during its debut week.