Berkeley Lecture Co-Sponsor: We Didn’t Abandon ‘Lying’ Ann Coulter

The president of the Young America’s Foundation, which was one of the co-sponsors of the now-cancelled Ann Coulter speech at Berkeley, struck back at the controversial author over her charge that his group and the student organizers abandoned her. “I think she’s lying about the circumstances…she still could have gone to Berkeley. She’s just looking for the cover by…not attacking the university, but by attacking Young America’s Foundation and the students who stuck their necks out,” Rob Robinson said on the syndicated Mike Gallagher Show on Thursday. Robinson later contended that “the idea that we’re a group that backs away is ludicrous to me.” Host Mike Gallagher brought on the longtime conservative activist for his reaction to Coulter’s attacks on his organization on social media and on Fox News. The YAF president emphasized that his group is at the forefront of bringing conservative speakers to campus. “This was Continue reading "Berkeley Lecture Co-Sponsor: We Didn’t Abandon ‘Lying’ Ann Coulter"

No, ESPN’s Layoffs Aren’t A Result Of Its ‘Politicization’ Of Sports

ESPN’s decision to lay off as many as 100 people on Wednesday, while expected, set off rounds of media commentary about the company’s future. Some on the political right saw the layoffs as a symptom of a specific problem: what they perceive as ESPN’s “politicization of sports” and its “too liberal” political stances.
In this view, ESPN’s coverage of events like LGBTQ athletes coming out and Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protest and its occasional refusal to “stick to sports” have turned off droves of viewers looking for an escape from the real world.
No one trumpets this view louder than Clay Travis, a Fox Sports writer who was back at it on Wednesday morning. ESPN’s collapse, Travis wrote, has been “aided” by its turn toward liberal politics.
“Middle America Continue reading "No, ESPN’s Layoffs Aren’t A Result Of Its ‘Politicization’ Of Sports"

‘We Did Not Elect Ivanka’: Alex Jones Vlog Rants Against First Daughter

What’s Alex Jones up to these days? Besides a custody battle and a legal fight with Chobani yogurt, the man is live vlogging while he drives. Everyone needs to vent, you know? Today, in a clip he streamed to Facebook Live while he cruised down the street, Jones did something quite unlike his usual tactics: he tackled a topic the mainstream media is covering. Specifically, he went after Ivanka Trump, the daughter of the president. She has been elevated to a staff position in the White House, which is not really how a democracy works. “We did not elect Ivanka Trump to be the 45th President of the United States,” he said. He did, of course, defend the daughter of the candidate he pulled for in the 2016 election, adding, “I think she’s talented. She’s beautiful. I think the dresses she wears — the clothing lines are cool. I Continue reading "‘We Did Not Elect Ivanka’: Alex Jones Vlog Rants Against First Daughter"

‘Calm Down’: Spicer Says it Makes Sense Michael Flynn Wasn’t Vetted By Trump Administration

Prior to today’s White House press briefing, it was reported that the Department of Defense had warned former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn about taking foreign payments back in 2014. Also, Flynn is currently being investigated by the department’s inspector general. Therefore, it was natural that White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer was going to be confronted with questions about Flynn today. One of the things reporters wanted to know is what level of vetting the transition team and White House gave Flynn prior to handing him the job of national security advisor. Well, according to the spokesman, the blame was entirely on the Obama administration. Yep. That was his position. The White House was relying on the prior security clearance issued to Flynn by the prior administration and didn’t feel it was necessary to do anything else. With Spicer laying this gauntlet down, CNN’s Jim Acosta decided to confront Continue reading "‘Calm Down’: Spicer Says it Makes Sense Michael Flynn Wasn’t Vetted By Trump Administration"

In Other News, TheBlaze is Now Seemingly Handing Out Free Guns

Screen Shot 2017-04-27 at 1.19.17 PM An email blast from TheBlaze let the Mediaite staff know that there is still a giveaway out there we haven’t entered! (Everyone loves giveaways, you know?) This one is for — hold on, let’s refer to the source material here — the Rhino .357 pistol, which the email helpfully describes as, “the type of gun that makes criminals run before you fire.” One would assume that all guns make people run, but apparently the Rhino .357 does it better than others. Fortunately, the conservative media company is giving away five of them. Unfortunately, the email doesn’t really say anything about delivery or any restrictions. Is Glenn Beck sending the guns to winners via UPS? Can any-old-body just win a gun that makes supposed criminals run away from them? Can felons? Can the mentally ill? Can people on no-fly lists? Is there some kind of background check process that goes Continue reading "In Other News, TheBlaze is Now Seemingly Handing Out Free Guns"

NBC News President on O’Reilly: ‘I Would Never Let A Culture Like That Exist’

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In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, NBC News president Noah Oppenheim opens about Megyn Kelly, President Donald Trump, and what he thinks of what’s been going on over at Fox News, namely, Bill O’Reilly‘s departure. First, Kelly. Her new position at NBC was a hot topic when it was first announced– she’d been at Fox News for 12 years. There were some theories as to why it happened, and lots of speculation about where Kelly would go. We now know that in addition to a Sunday night show, she’ll be taking over either the 9:00am or 10:00am hour, replacing an hour of Today. Oppenheim told THR‘s Marisa Guthrie that he looks forward to what she’ll bring to the network, saying, “She is tough and fair; there’s a place for that. We’re not giving enough credit to the morning audience to think that they Continue reading "NBC News President on O’Reilly: ‘I Would Never Let A Culture Like That Exist’"