Archive | January, 2019

WashPost Reporter Accepts Smollett Story as Proof of ‘Hate Gay Black Americans Face’

Posted on 31 January 2019

Despite the fact that many parts of Jussie Smollett’s alleged hate crime had already started to fall apart by the time the Washington Post “identity politics” reporter Eugene Scott wrote about it on Wednesday, he failed to mention any of this. Instead Scott just went ahead and accepted that the attack was exactly as described. Even though he should have known about the increasing levels of skepticism when he wrote it, which has only grown since then as more facts about the case become available, Scott’s story still has no update to reveal that. 

 

The Left Ruined the Oscars and Super Bowl; What’s Next?

Posted on 31 January 2019

Maroon 5 got the gig of a lifetime, but the band would rather talk about anything else. Adam Levine’s group will entertain millions midway through Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta Sunday. The musicians won’t chat up the g…

Kimmel Praises Radical Esquire Writer: ‘I’m Very Fond of Your Work’

Posted on 31 January 2019

DDuring Tuesday’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, the eponymous ABC host brought on longtime lefty and current Esquire writer Charles Pierce. Kimmel praised Pierce and encouraged his audience to check out his work: “If you have an interne…

NewsBusters Time Machine: Super Bowl Softballs Standard for Obama

Posted on 30 January 2019

Just prior to the Patriots facing off against the Rams in Super Bowl LIII, Donald Trump will talk to CBS journalist Margaret Brennan during the pregame show. It’s his second as President since talking to Fox’s Bill O’Reilly for the 2017 Super Bowl (skipping it in 2018). For most of Barack Obama’s eight years, he had the luxury of softball interviews with liberal journalists. (Except in 2011 and 2014 when Fox had the game and O’Reilly got to offer questions.) Will Trump be given that same type of chummy, friendly interview? It’s not likely….

CNN Pulls Harris Left With Town Hall, ZERO Questions from the Right

Posted on 29 January 2019

Monday night was CNN’s gooey town hall with Senator and presidential candidate Kamala Harris (D-CA) moderated by Jake Tapper. And as my NewsBusters colleague, Curtis Houck noted on Twitter, “Parkland Town Hall Jake is here tonight to modera…

Proof That Media ‘Fact Checking’ Is First and Foremost Trump-Checking

Posted on 28 January 2019

We’ve made it a routine point that the media’s “independent fact-checkers” spend most of their time fact-checking President Trump, and the rest of the politicians (especially Democrats) get far less attention. This was confirmed in a recent article in the British leftist paper The Guardian. The headline on Adam Gabbatt’s piece was “The ‘exhausting’ work of factcheckers who track Trump’s barrage of lies.”

Nets Panicked Schultz ‘Brewing Trouble for Democrats’ With Potential 2020 Run

Posted on 28 January 2019

Over the weekend, former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz sent the liberal media into a tailspin by announcing he was seriously exploring the idea of running as an independent candidate in 2020. Instead of treating him as just another candidate in what was…

NFL Player Injures Cop; NBC Sports More Concerned About Police Criticism

Posted on 28 January 2019

After an NFL player badly injured a New York police officer, NBC Sports’ Michael David Smith was much more concerned about a statement by the Sergeants Benevolent Association (SBA) than the crime committed by the alleged perpetrator.

‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ Fantasy: Trump Has Heart Attack and He’s Going to Hell

Posted on 28 January 2019

Netflix’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt has come to an end. The last six episodes of Season Four were released on January 25. There is a last shot at President Trump included in the usual zany madcap episodes, though, and clearly, the writers wanted to mock his wealth and physical health. And, oh yeah, Trump’s going to Hell. How brave of them.

Politico: Liberals Developing New Phraseology to Hype ‘Climate Change’

Posted on 28 January 2019

Remember “Global Warming?” Well, after a few years of usage ending in a lot of mockery when it didn’t appear to happen due to a “pause,” that phrase was quickly replaced by liberals by the more general “Climate Change.” However, don’t get too used to that term since it will soon be ditched to be replaced by a less “partisan” term in order to sell the public on what was initially called “Global Warming.”

 

NYT Chides Fox-Fueled ‘Conspiracy Theories’ Suggest Press Failed to Stop Trump in 2016

Posted on 28 January 2019

The front page of the New York Times Business Day on Monday featured two stories on Donald Trump and the media, one chiding his opinion journalism supporters, the other suggesting the mainstream press failed its mission by not stopping his election in …

Showtime’s ‘SMILF’ Fantasizes About Harvey Weinstein, Steals Virgin Mary Statue from Cathedral

Posted on 28 January 2019

Despite terrible storylines and a notable, real-life #MeToo-type scandal, Showtime’s SMILF has somehow returned for a second season. In an effort to prove how grossly insane that decision was, the latest episode goes full throttle with the disgusting and sacrilegious “humor.” Sadly, last week’s fairly tame season two premiere seems to have only been a fluke.

Hypocrites! CNN, MSNBC Complain About Lack of Press Briefings….Then Choose Not to Air It

Posted on 28 January 2019

On Monday, the White House held its first press briefing in 41 days, a stat passed around the press about how it was the longest span between briefings since cameras were brought in during the Clinton administration. Despite this kvetching, CNN an…

Jim Acosta, CNN ‘Peddled Slime’ With Anonymous Attack on Sarah Sanders

Posted on 28 January 2019

It’s certainly no surprise that CNN’s Jim Acosta would go to virtually any length to criticize President Trump and anyone in his administration. The most recent example of this behavior comes in an excerpt from a new book written by former Trump administration official Cliff Sims, who wrote that Acosta and his channel “peddled slime” with “unsubstantiated misinformation from a disgruntled ex-Trump campaign aide.”

Study Blames Conservatives For ‘Fake News’ on Twitter

Posted on 28 January 2019

Left-wing academia attacks conservatives and conservative news for “fake news.” But their studies fall short of proving this theory. A new study found that “fake news was most concentrated among conservative voters.” Yet it high…

PANIC: CBS Frets Over Independent Bid That Could Sink Dems, Reelect Trump

Posted on 28 January 2019

The news that Howard Schultz, the former CEO of Starbucks, is strongly looking at a third party bid for the White House has clearly rattled members of the media. Given that Schultz holds liberal views on abortion, exiting the Paris Climate Agreement, i…

CNN, MSNBC Ignore Concealed Carrier Intervening in Road Rage Incident [Updated]

Posted on 28 January 2019

In the aftermath of two men getting into a road rage incident in Massachusetts which ended after a concealed carry permit holder helped tamp down the situation, the broadcast networks and Fox News Channel all gave attention to video of the story, which…

Must Read: NRO’s Cooke Offers DEVASTATING Takedown of the Liberal Media

Posted on 28 January 2019

For the latest print issue of National Review dated February 11, editor Charles C.W. Cooke offered one of the best eviscerations ever of the liberal media for their odious behavior, declaring them to be “[v]ain, languid, excitable, morbid, duplic…

CNN’s Cupp: Trump Pandering to Ann Coulter’s ‘Wall Porn’ ‘Fetish’

Posted on 28 January 2019

During Saturday’s edition of S.E. Cupp Unfiltered, the eponymous host gloated about President Trump’s decision to “cave” to the Democrats as she opened her show. She later had some unusual analysis when it came to the border wal…

MSNBC Fawns Over Kamala Harris 2020 Bid, Ignores Incendiary Rhetoric

Posted on 28 January 2019

California Senator Kamala Harris kicked off her 2020 Presidential Campaign in Oakland, California on Sunday and MSNBC’s Morning Joe were big fans. After co-host Mika Brzezinski was awed by the size of the crowd, and fellow co-host Joe Scarborough stated that Harris has the “it factor”, NBC Foreign Affairs Correspondent Andrea Mitchell praised Harris’ message for being “very, very strong about America.”

CBS Pesters Chris Christie for Daring to Question Mueller’s Gun-Drawn Raid

Posted on 28 January 2019

The journalists at CBS This Morning couldn’t quite believe that Chris Christie would disagree with the guns-drawn, predawn raid on Roger Stone.  Co-host Norah O’Donnell icily deemed it “interesting that the former New Jersey gove…

Finally, ‘Fake News’ Accountability: Telegraph Pays Damages to Melania Over Cover Story

Posted on 28 January 2019

Accountability from the media? Say it ain’t so, Brian Stelter! It’s been a banner couple of weeks for fake news. First there was Buzzfeed’s reckless insistence on unverifiable Trump collusion, and then there was the sick media feeding…

NBC Touts ‘Blame’ for Trump in New Poll, Ignores Rise in Negatives for Pelosi

Posted on 28 January 2019

On Monday’s Today show, NBC White House correspondent Kristen Welker eagerly touted the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll showing that 50 percent of Americans blamed President Trump for the partial government shutdown. However, missing fro…

NY Times Celebrates ‘Nerd’ Warren on Page One: ‘Had Many in the Audience Cheering’

Posted on 28 January 2019

In Monday’s New York Times, Astead Herndon front-page story from a rally in South Carolina, “To Get Leg Up, Warren Aims to ‘Nerd Out" casts Democratic candidate Elizabeth Warren, who is pushing a hard-left confiscatory tax plan a…

This Might Explain a Lot: Facebook Touted That LGBTQ Staffing Hit 8 Percent

Posted on 28 January 2019

Facebook celebrates that it is “one of the best places to work for LGBTQ equality.” The company’s LGBTQ employment has jumped to eight percent in 2018, far higher than the 2017 Gallup Poll estimate that claims only 4.5 percent of the …