When talking heads suddenly start speaking a new language, it’s time to ask what’s really going on.
And that’s precisely the head-scratching situation we find ourselves in with Dana Perino, co-host of The Five on the Fox News Channel. Though normally viewed as reliably conservative, two recent assertions have the former Bush Administration press secretary herself admitting she’s an “outlier”.
The first oddity came on November 17, when Perino made an excuse for Obama’s feigned ignorance of loose cannon ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber (background on the Gruber scandal here from a left-wing source!), going further than even the president’s own apologists: Read all »
Eager to regain its credibility after years of wandering aimlessly, CNN is returning to hard-hitting (!) investigative pieces. Today’s top-of-homepage scoop? Damning revelations that Republicans and conservative groups used Twitter to share polling data. How dare they!
What’s next, a week-long series on Jaywalking in America: the National Scourge?
Even more sinister (and perhaps entertaining), these shadowy GOP figures communicated in SECRET CODE: Read all »
What’s more important: landing a rocket on a comet or that one of the architects of this miracle wore a politically-incorrect shirt during a media conference?
The resulting firestorm over Dr Matt Taylor’s “kinky” shirt quickly began to overshadow the main event to the point where he felt compelled to give a tearful apology, once again before the press: Read all »
Given the number of anchors and reporters who’ve departed CNBC since the creation of rival Fox Business Channel, we’ve long wondered when the beans would finally spill. What’s it like to work for a network directly in bed with the Obama Administration?
It’s why we’ve worked to bring attention to CNBC’s obsession with rosy economic happy-talk designed to make Obama look good, in the same way MSNBC is used to tout his political agenda.
It’s a point many conservatives have missed, wrongly assuming business news is unimportant. Read all »
In 2012, our previous site sparked a national firestorm when we caught former CNN host Bill Press denouncing the National Anthem. The resulting flap was featured on major news networks and had the unfortunate side effect of bringing the liberal talk host an undeserved wave of publicity. But that’s the price of calling attention to anti-American sentiment.
Now, it’s CNN itself under fire for showing a bizarre warning label before airing a portion of the Star-Spangled Banner. Did they think viewers would be offended? Or is it known to cause seizures?
When pushed by The Daily Caller, the conservative website that broke the story, the network blamed it on a producer’s error.
Whether that is to be believed depends on the status of the cable news channel’s credibility. Hint: it’s not particularly high these days! Read all »
Is Joni Ernst ready for the left’s Smear Machine?
Our “progressive” media friends think they’ve found the next Sarah Palin and are devoting firepower accordingly, doing whatever they can to block the senator-elect’s political rise. The Iowa Republican stunned Beltway insiders after pulling off an upset victory on election night, leaving Democrats wondering why they’d underestimated her abilities (often a path to political success- don’t let them see you coming!). Read all »
In a wheelchair? Seriously ill? The “progressive” smear machine has a red target painted on your chest!
In the past, political attacks certainly may have been gutter-level, but stopped short of personal smears against the sick and disabled. But in 2014, we’ve seen even that once-sacred boundary fade away, with depressing results.
In Texas, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis aired a now-infamous ad last month that seemed to attack Republican Governor-elect Greg Abbott over his disability. Abbott, who has been paralyzed and in a wheelchair since an accident many years ago, found his support base rallying behind him after the slimy ad aired, while Davis sunk further in the polls. Read all »
After this month’s election bloodbath, does MSNBC have any viable future as a cable news network? A scathing new parody clip puts the matter to rest: it is toast.
You might expect this attack on NBC’s far-left news channel to come from the right, but it’s actually from “Midterm Mayhem“, featured on the Fusion channel. The latter is a joint venture of ABC and Univision, the Spanish-language network. Read all »
Is it on Fox, or headed to Cinemax?
We thought Mike “Fried Squirrel” Huckabee’s weekend show was suitable for family audiences, but now, we’re not so sure. An unfortunate slip of the tongue by Fox News Channel’s Megyn Kelly temporarily renamed it “F-ck a Huckabee” during Monday evening’s Kelly File.
Um, what happened to the delay, guys? How did that manage to go out live? HIT THE RED BUTTON! Read all »
It’s nice to know our “progressive” friends have that disastrous election all figured out: sexism and racism were the only real problems!
Yes, we’re all haters once again now that Republicans have experienced sweeping election victories.
We’ve already covered Bill Maher’s use of the race card to portray the vote as merely about Obama’s skin color. Today, MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski adds to the silliness by calling any criticism of Valerie Jarrett “sexist” after some politicos blamed her in part for Obama’s radioactive political persona. Read all »