Brian Maloney is Editor-in-Chief of Media Equalizer. A longtime radio host and political analyst, Brian founded the Radio Equalizer website in 2004. He's been a frequent guest on cable talk channels including Fox News Channel, CNN, the former CourtTV and local television affiliates. Contact: radioeq at gmail.com
If you were as stunned as we were over Sunday’s deadly biker gang shootout in Waco, Texas, perhaps you’ll be even more blown away by the dispute’s cause: a simple patch worn on each member’s jacket.
Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity and Greta Van Susteren interviewed the former leader of one of the gangs, as well as an undercover agent who once went undercover inside their ranks. Their stories are incredible:
When Al Sharpton begins to devote entire hours to “lumbersexuals”, then we’ll know big changes are afoot at MSNBC, but for now, we can only wonder what might have inspired its strange new crusade against selfie sticks, of all things.
Is it part of a desperate grab for the millennial audience? Could it be tied to the return of NBC executive Andrew Lack, who may have been hired to clean up the ratings mess that is today’s MSNBC? Read all »
Is a supposed Boston Marathon terror attack survivor really telling the truth about her injuries, or was it all a ploy to obtain compensation funds? Meanwhile, are those engaged in social media shaming motivated by little more than her “blonde, botox” appearance?
The strange saga of Joanna Leigh took an even stranger turn today as a Suffolk County Grand Jury voted to indict the outspoken activist. She believes privately-donated One Fund monies were distributed based on a flawed formula (number of hospital nights, vs severity of injuries) and told the Boston Globe earlier she feels the charges are retribution for challenging the process. Read all »
On the day Ted Cruz finally announced his candidacy for the GOP presidential nomination, flak from the left was to be expected. But what explains some of the unsupportive reactions from Fox News Channel hosts and analysts?
On The Five, co-host Greg Gutfeld suggested Cruz was nothing more than a vanity candidate, saying “the problem I have is, is he running for himself, or is he running for the country?” Dismissing his US Senate career entirely, Gutfeld compared him to “attention-seeking vessels who are seeking a talk show or something else.” Read all »
Are we really at the point where government officials believe they can expect to do their jobs without facing public scrutiny?
State Department Spokeswoman Marie Harf provides today’s case-in-point: after widespread laughter and derision over the “jihadis need jobs” PR fiasco, she sees herself as a victim. But isn’t she really a public servant whose actions are subject to criticism?
Yet, here’s what she told a foreign policy conference earlier this week: Read all »
When even MSNBC is critical, it should be clear to any Democratic politician they’ve absolutely blown it.
And that’s exactly where Senator Dick Durbin found himself last night. After his now-infamous use of “back of the bus” to describe Loretta Lynch’s confirmation hearing delay, Hardball fill-in host Jonathan Capehart and former GOP Chairman Michael Steele, both African-Americans, wondered why the white senator played the race card. Even the Democratic strategist on the panel could muster only a mild defense of his language. Read all »