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 »
What kind of issue might have Whoopi Goldberg and Rush Limbaugh in agreement, while two Rosies, O’Donnell and Perez, are absolutely at odds?
It’s the Cosby rape allegations, of course: should we really try and convict the comedian-actor via a media firestorm? While no one can say for sure he’s innocent, the same goes for guilt- there’s no definitive proof at this time.
Isn’t there a difference between actually supporting Cosby (not many in this camp) and believing that guilt should be determined in court, not by Twitter? Or have emotions taken over? Read all »
What happens when a newsworthy story is so cringeworthy, it must be avoided altogether?
It might make Rush blush (incidently, we’re not sure if anyone has ever used those two words in a rhyme), a relatively rare occurrence for a man who has been around the block. Read all »
Somehow, after all this time, Rick Santelli still has a home at CNBC.
An iron-clad contract? Barnyard pics of NBC execs? We don’t know, but that doesn’t mean Santelli gets a whole lot of airtime despite his outsized public recognition. In any debate setting, he’s usually outnumbered five-to-one or more by Obama/Yellen suck-ups. Read all »
Does a 1969 comedy recording prove Bill Cosby’s a rapist?
That’s what a story picked up by Fox News seems to be suggesting, leading to criticism from from an atypical place: conservatives who are otherwise network fans.
Though the piece originated at Entertainment Tonight, Fox 411 picked it up in its entirety. The Washington Post has their own story, which points to New York’s Village Voice as making this “discovery”. That appears to be the origin of this dubious development. Read all »
Cue James Earl Jones: this is DNN!
The Dummy News Network (after a nonstop series of recent flubs, do they still deserve to go by their real name?) is at it again, this time blatantly mischaracterizing the target of today’s sickening terror attack in Jerusalem.
We could’ve sworn it was a SYNAGOGUE that was attacked in cold blood, not a MOSQUE. We’re pretty sure there’s a difference, DNN! 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 »
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 »
Like many others who follow stocks, we’ve long wondered why CNBC is so relentlessly bullish, to the point of angrily shouting down the few market bears who can manage to get a moment or two of airtime.
Aren’t shares supposed to endlessly spike higher for no reason at all? How dare anyone question that?
You’ll seldom hear the MANY uber-bulls that fill the NBC business channel’s programming schedule being held accountable for their rotten predictions. When markets suddenly go south, as they did in early October, the on-air atmosphere quickly turns glum. Read all »