A group of ardent Donald Trump supporters appeared on CNN Thursday morning to defend his “thousands and thousands” comment about Muslims cheering in the streets of Jersey City on Sept. 11, 2001. Most of what they said was unsurprising given previous interviews with Trump supporters, but Susan DeLemus‘ closing comments stood out in a big way. Mainly because her Trump-esque performance was so good, she just stole the “Bonkers CNN Guest” crown from Paula Johnson, the co-chair of the New Hampshire-based Women for Trump organization. “We’ve got people who are in positions of power who I know for a fact are liars. Liars!” she exclaims. “My president comes on the TV and he lies to me! I know he’s lying to me! I know he’s lying! He lies to me all the time.” Yes, there’s more. “I don’t believe any one of them. Continue reading "This Crazed Donald Trump Supporter Does a Really Good Donald Trump Impression"
If you’ve been reading headlines from liberal and mainstream media alike today, you might be shocked to hear that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is apparently an overt racist. During oral arguments on an affirmative action case Fisher v. University of Tex. at Austin, Scalia suggested that blacks simply don’t belong at elite schools. “Justice Scalia Suggests Blacks Belong at ‘Slower’ Colleges” reported Mother Jones. “Scalia: Maybe black students belong at ‘less-advanced’ schools” reported The Hill. Most of these reports came out before the transcript was released, based on accounts of those who were in the courtroom at the time (oral arguments are never televised). But once the transcript emerged, it turned out that critics had jumped the gun. Scalia wasn’t sharing his own views, he was asking about a very serious academic critique of affirmative action that others had made. First of all, it’s worth noting that oral arguments are Continue reading "Media Jumps The Gun, Attacks Scalia For Perfectly Reasonable Question"
Donald Trump has decided to really go big on the anti-Muslim rhetoric, and he is standing pretty firmly by his call to ban all foreign Muslims from entering the United States. But remember a few months ago when Trump didn’t think it was a good idea to provoke the Muslim world? Since Trump’s announcement yesterday, a couple of people have flagged this tweet of his from back in May:
Yes, for all the talk of how Donald Trump “tells it like it is” and isn’t afraid to be politically incorrect, he sure sounded like he had some “politically correct” objections to Geller’s “Draw Muhammad” cartoon contest. Let’s back up for a second, since it was about a thousand Continue reading "Remember When Trump Thought It Was Bad Form for Pamela Geller to Antagonize Muslims?"
The U.S. has enough problems without publicity seekers going out and openly mocking religion in order to provoke attacks and death. BE SMART— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 5, 2015
When you think about who should win Time’s Person of the Year award, does the leader of ISIS come to mind? After all, most Americans — even most media members — couldn’t tell you his name. But on today’s announcement by Time of its eight finalists on NBC’s Today Show, there he was (Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi). Now… the quick and easy narrative here would be to bash Time for providing ISIS this kind of prestige and platform. However, the magazine has always been consistent with its criteria for consideration (paraphrasing): The award goes to not who the best person of the year is, nor the most altruistic or inspiring. Instead, it’s all about who or what had the biggest impact and wielded the most influence that particular year (I go into more detail here on said criteria and the business aspect with Jake Tapper and Brian Stelter Continue reading "Time’s Person of the Year Shortlist Includes ISIS Leader, Putin, Trump; Omits Deserving Democrat"
You could write a Harry Potter-sized book series on how the media has been screwing the pooch lately, and devote several volumes just to the handling of the Donald Trump campaign, but for the sake of space, please just answer me this: why would a news network devote almost an hour of weeknight prime time to airing a live Donald Trump campaign event? That network is MSNBC, and they’ve actually been doing this for quite some time, but Monday night was a last straw of sorts. For the past few months, they’ve put Trump rallies on the air sporadically, usually on a Friday night, and usually consisting of standard Trump fare: readings of his poll numbers, insults of his rivals, and the occasional heckler. These were also all screwings of the pooch, but mostly because it was lazy and of poor news value. What the network did Monday night, Continue reading "Why the Hell Is MSNBC Airing Live Donald Trump Rallies?"
President Obama took to the airwaves Sunday night for a rare prime-time Oval Office address that aimed to quiet the fear and anxiety that have arisen in the wake of the San Bernardino killings and the attacks in Paris, France. Obama called the shootings in San Bernardino an “act of terror,” outlined his strategy to take on ISIS at home and abroad, and called for Congress to act on gun control measures. Lost in all the coverage of the poorly-received speech was a portion of the address that appeared to be aimed at critics who say the President refuses to acknowledge the role of “radical Islam” in the attacks that have everyone so terrorized. In a rare move, the President called on moderate Muslims to take responsibility for the ideology that has fomented these attacks, and to go beyond merely denouncing violence:
If we’re to succeed in defeating terrorism we Continue reading "Trump Literally Wants to Do Unspeakable Things and America Loves It"
This really needs to stop. It happened two months ago with Fox News contributor Rich Lowry (declaring Carly Fiorina had cut off Donald Trump’s manhood–but used the exact term for those two vital manly parts–with the precision of a surgeon) and has happened twice since… in the same day on the same network, no less. “It” being alleged broadcast professionals –those who have been on the air and/or in front of cameras long enough to know where the line is on being provocative and being profoundly immature and unprofessional — using expletives on live television to show they really, really care about whatever point they’re making. In today’s case, FNC Contributors Ralph Peters and Stacey Dash were reviewing the president’s speech from the Oval Office last night about the San Bernardino terror attack and the war on ISIS in general. The speech has since been widely panned obviously in conservative Continue reading "Fox’s Peters, Dash Amateur, Unprofessional with Contrived Expletives; Both Should be Suspended"