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  • Mediaite IDs Wrong Twin Castro Brother as VP Hopeful

    07/10/2016 9:44:51 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 20 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 10, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    Oops! Wrong Castro twin brother.  They do look alike being identical twins but they have very unidentical jobs which Mediaite should have been aware of in differentiating between Texas Congressman Joaquin Castro from HUD Secretary Julian Castro. Unfortunately, Mediaite did mix them up by identifying Joaquin, not Julian, Castro as a vice-presidential hopeful in a story this morning titled, ABC Anchor Asks VP Hopeful Castro if Hillary is ‘Sensitive Enough’ to White Trump Voters:
  • Memo to George Will, Bill Kristol, and All GOP ‘Never-Trumpers’: Good Riddance!

    06/28/2016 5:34:40 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 40 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 27, 2016 | by Matt Schneider
    If for some reason, though, Kristol and Will believe Trump poses such a unique threat to America and to the Republican party’s legacy, then one final and admittedly simple point should have put them at ease long ago. Trump is not running for dictator, but instead for President of a country with a strong system of separation of powers and checks and balances in place. The Republican party that Will foolishly and haphazardly abandoned will, at all times, be in Congress to reign in any of Trump’s outlandish proposals. Therefore, all “Never-Trumpers” should take a deep breath and realize that...
  • Justin Timberlake Attacked for ‘Cultural Appropriation’ After Praising Black Actor

    06/27/2016 12:02:19 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 64 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 6/27/2016 | Alex Griswold
    Pop star Justin Timberlake received flack on Twitter after he tweeted his support for actor Jesse Williams‘ stirring speech on racism at the BET Awards. Timberlake was then barraged with comments accusing him of “cultural appropriation” and “gentrification” and blaming him for the Janet Jackson Super Bowl wardrobe malfunction.
  • Zakaria: Journalists Are ‘Better Educated’, ‘More Comfortable With Diversity’ Than Ordinary People

    06/27/2016 7:27:33 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 77 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 27, 2016 | by BREITBART LONDON
    From Mediaite: CNN’s Fareed Zakaria spoke with Brian Stelter on Reliable Sources today about whether the media being too “elite” was a problem in how it missed the Brexit outcome so badly. Zakaria acknowledged that journalists tend to be “better-educated,’ “comfortable with diversity,” more liberal, and “probably less sensitive to the concerns” of average Britons who supported the Brexit. However, he said, the pro-Brexit campaign was “entirely using emotion, conjuring horror stories” about immigrants and the like, aided on by the British tabloids––which Zakaria referred to as “basically their Fox News.” Zakaria argued that “the media does have a bias...
  • Fox Cuts Off Former UK PM Tony Blair to Hear Trump’s Take on Brexit

    06/24/2016 7:39:39 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 42 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | Alex Griswold
    Fox News scored quite the interview Friday morning with former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair to get his take on the successful British referendum to leave the European Union, but decided to cut it short to hear Donald Trump speak. Blair was the perfect guest to discuss the political and legal turmoil now facing Britain, and especially to discuss the news that Prime Minister David Cameron will be resigning in the coming months. But then Trump began speaking in Scotland, and Fox made up its mind.
  • Keith Nahigian Hired For Trump Campaign

    06/20/2016 8:24:52 AM PDT · by proust · 50 replies
    regated ^ | 6/20/2016 | Sam Wenkert
    Earlier this morning, The Donald Trump campaign called for an emergency meeting in order to discuss the future. A few things happened: Corey Lewandowski was fired from the campaign, and another man was brought on.
  • Down the Memory Hole: In 2008 Obama campaign booted 3 newspapers off his campaign plane

    06/19/2016 7:06:38 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 19 June 2016 | Thomas Lifson
    The mainstream media have been hysterical this week in their response to Donald Trump’s revocation of the Washington Post’s campaign press credentials in response to coverage and headlines so unfair that the paper went back and changed them. Yet those same media outlets remained silent in 2008 when the Obama presidential campaign booted 3 major newspapers that had been writing unfavorably about the campaign off its press plane. Joe Concha of Mediaite remembers what happened 8 years ago, and contrasts the media response in the two instances: The year was 2008. The candidate had a big lead in the polls...
  • Conservative Blogger Comes Out as Gay Following Orlando Shooting

    06/13/2016 10:11:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 102 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 13, 2016 | Alex Griswold
    After a gunman killed 49 people in a terrorist attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando, a prominent conservative blogger came out as gay in Monday blog post. Jim Hoft is the proprietor of Gateway Pundit, a stridently conservative blog best known for its anti-Islam and pro-Israel stances and its embrace of anti-Obama conspiracy theories. Hoft has long been open about his sexuality to his friends and family, but never publicly addressed the issue. “Like most gay Americans, I don’t wear my sexuality on my sleeve…” he wrote in a blog post cross-posted to Breitbart. “I’ve been a conservative activist...
  • Bernie Sanders Campaign Manager Goes After Chris Matthews’ Wife to His Face

    06/06/2016 5:43:35 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 16 replies
    Matthews confronted Jeff Weaver over the fact that Sanders has yet to release his tax returns. Weaver said, “We should perhaps follow the example of yourself when your wife was running for Congress.” Matthews muttered “Oh here we go” as Weaver said that Kathleen Matthews––who mounted an ultimately unsuccessful congressional bid this year––never released their tax returns.
  • Clinton Surrogate Rendell: We'll win because we will have the ugly women vote

    05/18/2016 12:38:00 PM PDT · by HypatiaTaught · 51 replies
    Will [Donald Trump] have some appeal to working-class Dems in Levittown or Bristol? Sure. For every one he’ll lose 1˝ , two Republican women. Trump’s comments like “You can’t be a 10 if you’re flat-chested,” that’ll come back to haunt him. There are probably more ugly women in America than attractive women. People take that stuff personally. — Ed Rendell, a surrogate for the Hillary Clinton campaign
  • Dana Loesch Attacks ‘Flat-chested’ Trump Supporter Who Had Double Mastectomy

    05/11/2016 10:42:40 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 95 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 05/11/2016 | Alex Griswold
    The Blaze’s Dana Loesch tore into Donald Trump supporter Kayleigh McEnany Monday, at one point attacking her for being “flat-chested.” Loesch blasted McEnany for making grand claims on CNN about how anti-Trump conservatives weren’t actually conservative, despite McEnany herself having made no discernible contribution to the conservative movement before this election cycle. “Who the hell is this chick?” she asked. “Babycakes, this was more than going on television and flashing them pearly whites and your flat-chested, red-dressed, over-sprayed bleach blonde hair, while you sit here and you preach all this stuff about who is and isn’t a conservative. You like...
  • John Dickerson’s Face the Nation Interview with Hillary a Disgrace to CBS News; Here’s Why

    05/08/2016 4:55:08 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 16 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 8 May 2016 | Joe Concha
    John Dickerson was one of the better moderators we saw during the campaign season. He asked solid questions and follow-up question, didn’t editorialize and kept the trains running on time with multiple candidates to juggle. This space gave him an ‘A’ for the way he handled a Democratic presidential debate back in December. But an interview with Hillary Clinton that was broadcast this morning on CBS’ Face the Nation was not only profoundly disappointing, but even disgraceful… particularly for someone as seasoned as the 47-year-old CBS political director and host. Never have there been so many questions to a presumptive...
  • Neil Cavuto’s Apology For Alleged CIA Fraudster Puts Pressure On Other Fox Hosts

    10/17/2015 7:36:48 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 37 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | October 17, 2015
    On Friday afternoon, Fox News host Neil Cavuto took the rather extraordinary step of delivering a lengthy apology over his show’s use of Wayne Simmons as a terrorism expert, after it was revealed that Simmons had been arrested for allegedly lying about his ties to the Central Intelligence Agency. Cavuto told viewers that “it has come to our attention that a frequent guest on this show might not have been who he purported to be”
  • ‘Rome, Final Days': Fox’s Neil Cavuto Mocks Caitlyn Jenner

    06/01/2015 4:35:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 1, 2015 | Matt Wilstein
    One TV news host who is decidedly not on board with Caitlyn Jenner’s gender transition is Fox News host Neil Cavuto. “Bruce Jenner is now Caitlyn Jenner,” Cavuto said on his Fox Business show Monday afternoon, showing the newly-released Vanity Fair cover on screen before asking reporter, Dagen McDowell, “What the hell is going on?!” For her part, McDowell at first did her best to defend Jenner from Cavuto’s joking inquiries, but still continued to use male pronouns to describe the post-transition reality star, suggesting Caitlyn Jenner was trying to one-up step-daughter Kim Kardashian, who announced she was pregnant over...
  • S.E. Cupp on Doomed GOP: ‘Real Migraine’ Will Start When Trump ‘Actually Wins’ Nom

    04/08/2016 1:58:04 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 45 replies
    Mediaite ^ | J.D. Durkin
    In her Wednesday column for the New York Daily News, S.E. Cupp delivers a hard blow of realization to the conservative base waking up this morning in blissful denial after a Ted Cruz victory in Wisconsin over likely nominee Donald Trump. Despite the decisive win in the Badger State for the Texas Senator, writes Cupp, the prospect of a Trump nomination is no longer the stuff of fantasy; instead, a real, “…look at the numbers makes it more than likely that Trump will win the nomination outright — no contested convention, no last-minute saviors.” It is an idea that the...
  • Liz Mair: People Can Blame Me for Incendiary Melania Ad ‘The Fact Is it Worked’

    04/03/2016 8:58:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 2, 2016 | Staff
    Lindsey Ellefson writes at Mediaite: It was the ad that launched a thousand blog posts. Liz Mair of Make America Awesome appeared on CNN Tonight to talk to Don Lemon about the infamous ad featuring Melania Trump that spurred Donald Trump into attacking Heidi Cruz. Trump blamed Cruz for the initial attack on his wife in spite of the fact that it was done by the Make America Awesome superPAC. Mair responded to that by telling Lemon, “The truth is it’s me. It’s just me.” When asked if Cruz had any involvement in the ad, she said this...
  • Trump Ally Roger Stone: ‘The Big Steal is On,’ Tells Supporters to Protest at RNC

    03/31/2016 5:22:49 PM PDT · by drewh · 114 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 7:10 pm, March 31st, 2016 | Sam Reisman
    Roger Stone encouraged Trump supporters to rally at the RNC convention in July to prevent the party from stealing the nomination from Trump. “The big steal is on,” Stone averred. Stone, the onetime campaign manager for Donald Trump, continued: “Go to Cleveland. Come to Cleveland. Don’t let the big steal go forward without massive protest. Peaceful, nonviolent protest. So, as they used to say, don’t wait for orders from headquarters. Ride to the sound of the guns. I don’t mean to imply violence on that. I mean: Ride to where the action will be. We have to let the Republican...
  • Roger Stone: I Wasn’t Fired, I Quit, Trump’s Losing Grip on Reality

    08/08/2015 1:44:52 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 115 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 08/08/2015 | Ken Meyer
    Reports have emerged that Donald Trump has given the “you’re fired” treatment to his ally and adviser Roger Stone. However, Stone said that he was the one who called it quits with Trump, saying that his constant feuding is distracting from the core issues. Trump told The Washington Post‘s Robert Costa that Stone would dispute how the split happened, and indeed, Stone said he was the one who called it quits. The real estate mogul insisted that the move was a result of Stone not being a serious contributor to his campaign, while also citing the publicity his statements have...
  • Video Released of 60 Minutes Film Crew Being Attacked in Sweden by Migrants

    03/21/2016 3:38:24 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 13 replies
    Mediaite ^ | March 21st, 2016 | Alex Griswold
    60 Minutes Australia finally aired its footage three weeks after an incident in which its film crew was attacked by a group of masked men in Sweden. The crew was filming in the predominantly immigrant district of Rinkeby in the capital city of Stockholm. Immediately upon arriving they were confronted by a group of men in a car, who deliberately drove into the cameraman. Lead correspondent Liz Hayes called the police, but even they were hesitant to follow them into the district. “I think it would be better if you go in without us,” a policeman bluntly tells Hayes. At...
  • Oh the Irony: GOP Leaders Ask Cruz to Apologize Before Receiving Their Support

    03/16/2016 7:30:28 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 147 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 3/16/16 | Ken Meyer
    It’s funny how the tables turn over time. Ted Cruz is the only one left who can pose any real challenge to Donald Trump‘s Republican nomination, and now, figures from the political establishment are asking him to make nice with them before they agree to coalesce around his campaign. While his uncompromising stances distinguished Cruz as the junior U.S. Senator from Texas, years of stunts like shutting down the government and calling Majority Leader Mitch McConnell a liar have caused many of his colleagues to dislike him. According to CNN, Sen. John Cornyn and others have called on Cruz, after...
  • Campaign Trail Trolls Dupe Fox Reporter and Others Into Thinking Trump Supporters Wear Armbands

    03/14/2016 2:20:29 PM PDT · by markomalley · 32 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 3/14/16 | Sam Reisman
    They have struck again!It appears that the same heckler who interrupted a Marco Rubio rally on Sunday, pretending to be a jilted boyfriend, has now convinced a Fox News reporter that Donald Trump supporters in Florida are boasting armbands.Fox’s Carl Cameron (pictured above) produced a segment on the Trump armbanders, which Shepard Smith aired during his show Monday:(video at link)But take a look at the screengrab of the troll/comedian from the Rubio rally:Here is the video from that event:(video at link)Compare with the photo below from Cameron’s producer Nick Kalman posted Monday afternoon:The armband boasters appear also to be the...
  • Obama Skipping Nancy Reagan Funeral to Go to SXSW Festival

    03/08/2016 11:31:18 PM PST · by drewh · 81 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 41:59 pm GMT March 8th, 2016 | Sam Reisman
    President Barack Obama will not attend Nancy Reagan‘s funeral this Friday, keeping his originally scheduled appearance as a keynote speaker at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive festival. First Lady Michelle Obama, who is scheduled to speak at SXSW on Wednesday, will attend the funeral. “The president will not attend” Mrs. Reagan’s funeral, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters Tuesday. “The president is actually traveling in Texas on Friday.” The SXSW Interactive Festival is an annual symposium for digital startups and emerging technologies that takes place each year in Austin, Texas, concurrently with a film and music festival....
  • Bloomberg Rules Out Independent Run: Can’t ‘Risk’ Cruz or Trump Winning

    03/07/2016 3:58:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Mediaite ^ | March 7, 2016 | Josh Feldman
    Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced today that he will not be seeking a third-party run for the presidency because he does not want to be responsible for helping elect Ted Cruz or Donald Trump. There's been lots of talk about Bloomberg prepping for a third-party run if the Democrats nominated Bernie Sanders and the Republicans nominated either Cruz or Trump. But with Hillary Clinton looking more and more inevitable, Bloomberg apparently feels he doesn't have to step in as the savior anymore. He writes, "The current presidential candidates are offering scapegoats instead of solutions, and they are promising...
  • Fox’s Dobbs: Romney, Paul Ryan Are Despicable ‘Twosome from Hell’ Betraying the GOP

    03/04/2016 7:49:48 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 108 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 3/4/2016
    Fox Business Network anchor Lou Dobbs really lost his cool with Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan tonight, calling them a “twosome from hell” who are selling out their party. He said on his FBN show tonight that Romney’s anti-Donald Trump speech and Ryan’s public comments are further proof of how they’re trying to “defend a stagnant failed status quo.” “This time,” Dobbs declared, “they’re up against a winner and Trump is the people’s choice to this point, and the twosome from hell is about to lose another one if they have their way.”
  • Sarah Palin Rushes In to Bash Mitt Romney and Defend Donald Trump

    03/03/2016 4:58:51 PM PST · by drewh · 32 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 3:24 pm, March 3rd, 2016 | by Tommy Christopher
    In an epic battle of former governors who also fell a few percentage points short of the White House, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin responded to former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney‘s feature-length attack on Donald Trump in true Palin fashion: with a Facebook post. Palin, who endorsed Trump in January in spectacular fashion, warned Trump not to “take the bait”: The “machine’s” deception and nonsensical attack on Trump isn’t really an attack on the candidate, it’s an attack on conscientious, hardworking, patriotic Americans who know we need a revolution to stop the complicit politicians who are fundamentally transforming America. We...
  • Nikki Haley: ‘None of Us’ Understand Why Christie’s Endorsing Trump

    02/29/2016 6:25:53 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 97 replies
    Mediaite ^ | February 28th, 2016 | Josh Feldman
    Marco Rubio supporter and South Carolina governor Nikki Haley not only went after Donald Trump on ABC’s This Week but took a shot at Chris Christie over his endorsement of The Donald. She told George Stephanopoulos, “Donald Trump is everything we hear and teach our kids not to do in kindergarten.”
  • O’Reilly Dismisses Trump KKK Controversy as ‘Complete Non-Story’

    02/29/2016 8:10:51 PM PST · by dlt · 67 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 2-29-16 | Josh Feldman
    Bill O’Reilly briefly weighed in on the Donald Trump KKK controversy and dismissed it out of hand.
  • Watch Marco Rubio Hilariously Explain Why His Surrogates Can’t Name His Accomplishments

    02/29/2016 8:39:11 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 46 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | 2:10 pm, February 28th, 2016 | Tommy Christopher
    There was considerable mockery after former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) spectacularly failed to name a single Rubio accomplishment when he endorsed Rubio a few weeks ago, but it eventually died down. Then, Nevada Congressman Rep. Cresent Hardy ran into the same problem this week. On this week’s Fox News Sunday, Chris Wallace (who previously laid waste to Rubio’s small list of accomplishments) asked Rubio why his surrogates can’t name a single accomplishment, and Rubio’s response was just stunning: WALLACE: Senator, why can’t officials who support you, who come out to endorse you, name a specific accomplishment of your time in...
  • Beck: Palin Abandoning Principles, Maybe the Media Was Right About Her After All

    01/20/2016 5:30:08 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 64 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 1/19/16 | Josh Feldman
    Glenn Beck had some harsh words for Sarah Palin tonight following her endorsement of Donald Trump. Back in September, Beck went off on Palin for playing nice with Palin, declaring that he's "embarrassed" that he ever supported her because she's "become a clown." He apologized for that word choice but still trashed her "love affair" with Trump. On Facebook tonight, Beck lamented how Palin has abandoned her principles to back someone who supported big government up until last year.
  • #WhichHillary Blows Up on Twitter With Challenges of Clinton Flip-Flopping

    02/25/2016 3:50:56 PM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Mediaite via MSN ^ | 2/25/16 | Josh Feldman
    After Hillary Clinton was confronted by a #BlackLivesMatter protester last night over mass incarceration, #WhichHillary started to blow up on Twitter, and by this afternoon it's become a huge trending topic. Ashley Williams, the activist in question, featured #WhichHillary on the giant sign she held up. She was upset mostly by Clinton's comments about "superpredators" back in the 90s, which Mediaite's own Tommy Christopher was an unfair assessment of what she said when she was first lady. It started out with people calling out Clinton's flip-flops on criminal justice, but soon morphed into an all-purpose trend for people to call...
  • Trump Again Says Even 'Murder' Wouldn’t Drive His Supporters Away [Watch Video]

    02/24/2016 8:41:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 181 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 02/24/2016 | by Josh Feldman
    Remember how Donald Trump famously said that he could literally shoot someone and his supporters wouldn't leave him? Well, he's at it again. During a pre-caucus rally in Nevada today, Trump said that "even the really dishonest press" talks a lot about the incredible loyalty of his supporters. CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO "Sixty-eight percent," Trump said, "would not leave under any circumstance. I think that means even murder, I think it means anything, okay?" He also made sure to tell the people in the room "I love you." Watch above, via Politico.
  • Cruz Campaign Pushes Photoshopped Image of Rubio Shaking Hands with Obama

    02/18/2016 3:34:56 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 234 replies
    Mediate ^ | 02/18/16 | Alex Griswold
          The Marco Rubio campaign is livid Thursday after the Ted Cruz campaign released a website that includes a photoshopped image of their candidate shaking hands with President Barack Obama. Cruz’s website “The Real Rubio Record” ironically features a very unreal image of Rubio smiling ecstatically while shaking Obama’s hand. “The Rubio-Obama Trade Pact” the text ominously reads, a reference to Rubio’s support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The Cruz website also features a photoshopped image of Rubio smiling while leaning on a business sign reading “Closed.” Among the red flags that the image is fake… who shakes with their left hand? Certainly not the...
  • Literal Holy Crap: Glenn Beck Says Scalia’s Death Part of God’s Plan to Elect Ted Cruz

    Just when you thought the loony tornado of garbage surrounding the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia had reached peak weirdness, along comes Glenn Beck to take it to eleven. Calling in to his own radio program Tuesday, Beck began by casually riffing about how God sent Hurricane Sandy mainly to screw Mitt Romney, but then moved on to his theory that Our Lord and Savior has taken Scalia off the board so Ted Cruz can get elected: After I got past the "thank you (to God)" I thought "You're welcome.I just woke the American people up. I took...
  • Oh Dear – Mark Levin Accuses The Conservative Tree House of Antisemitism…

    02/13/2016 5:32:21 PM PST · by stilloftyhenight · 74 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 2/13/16 | sundance
    There is something very sad about watching a once heralded hero destroy his career credibility because he refuses to accept, acknowledge or admit his preferred candidate, Senator Ted Cruz, has some very serious and factual weaknesses. Today radio talk show host Mark Levin accuses this site of antisemitism. ~snip~ A ridiculous claim that is quickly noted and broadcast by Mediaite.
  • Trump Promises to Never Use Profanity Again

    02/12/2016 1:16:27 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 02/12/2016 | Alex Griswold
    During a Thursday night speech in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Donald Trump promised the audience he'd never use profanity again. Trump was railing against "political hacks," when he stopped short of using a worse term. "I won't use foul language," he said to the crowd. "I'm just not going to do it, I'm not going to do it." They're all saying, ‘Do it, do it.' No," Trump said. "I'm not. That's better, right?" "Even if it's not a bad word, if it's a little bit off they kill me, so I won't do it. I'll never do it again, actually," he...
  • New Media Landscape Makes National Review's Pursuit to Take Out Trump Pointless as It is Pouty

    01/23/2016 7:19:59 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 31 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 1/22/16 | Joe Concha
    The hubris of the defeated was on full display on The Kelly File last night. And upon witnessing it via DVR this morning, there's only one word that comes to mind optically when it comes to Megyn's four conservative guests to kick off the show: Pouty. Media Matters. National Review. Polar opposites in terms of ideology. Identical twins when it comes to the narcissism, unlimited ego and an overwhelming feeling of self-importance via - and especially similar on this point - advocacy journalism. Know this: Each publication really believes it will have some kind of meaningful impact on the outcome...
  • Alan Dershowitz Goes Off on PC College Culture: ‘the Fog of Fascism Is Descending’

    11/12/2015 6:45:43 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 57 replies
    Fox News via Mediaite ^ | November 12th, 2015 | Fox News via J.D. Durkin
    On the opening segment of Thursday night’s Kelly File with host Megyn Kelly, author and professor Alan Dershowitz took to task the political correctness culture that has pervaded American college campuses.On the heels of continuing developments from the University of Missouri — where the student Vice President today argued that the First Amendment incites a “hostile and unsafe learning environment” — Dershowitz admitted, “we’re seeing a curtain of McCarthyism descend on many college campuses.”“It was the students at universities that first started burning books… they don’t want to hear diverse views on college campuses,” Dershowitz admitted.WATCH VIDEO Dershowitz dug in, noting...
  • ‘News’ Networks Donate Millions to Donald Trump By Racing to Air First TV Ad

    01/04/2016 7:08:06 AM PST · by mandaladon · 19 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 4 Jan 2016 | Tommy Christopher
    One of the big political stories of the holiday news dead zone was Donald Trump‘s stated intention to begin running millions of dollars worth of TV ads in Iowa and New Hampshire, but as it turns out, he needn’t have bothered. Early Monday morning, news outlets jumped at the chance to metaphorically paint Trump’s fence for him, but unlike Tom Sawyer‘s crowd-sourced work product, Trump’s will be used to keep Mexicans and Muslims at bay. Trump promises to make Mexico pay for that wall, but if it ever gets built, America’s news networks will have pad for much of it...
  • Bernie Sanders Releases Statement Blasting Campaign’s ‘Blackout’ in Corporate Media

    12/12/2015 7:00:33 PM PST · by dynachrome · 40 replies
    mediaite ^ | 12-11-15 | Josh Feldman
    The Bernie Sanders campaign released a statement earlier tonight targeting the “corporate” media for not giving Sanders the coverage he deserves. A recent study on media coverage of all the candidates found that not only is it dominated by Donald Trump, but he himself is getting far more coverage than Sanders, Hillary Clinton, and Martin O’Malley combined.
  • Vox 'Voxsplains' CNN's Dildo Flag Blunder

    06/28/2015 10:28:09 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 23 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 28, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    I am sure that when John Cameron Swayze began anchoring the Camel News Caravan at NBC in 1949 he never in his wildest imagination would have thought that there ever could be a day when a flag covered with dildos and butt plugs at a gay pride parade would become the focus of a television news broadcast. However such was the case on Saturday when a CNN reporter confused a parody ISIS flag with the real deal at a London gay pride parade and "treated" the audience to a detailed analysis, including an interview with a national security analyst, for over six minutes....
  • Fox’s Bolling: Why Are GOPers on ‘Same Side’ as Hillary and Liberal Media Against Trump?

    12/11/2015 6:53:48 PM PST · by markomalley · 53 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 12/11/15 | Josh Feldman
    Fox’s Eric Bolling tonight––guest-hosting The O’Reilly Factor––said that the Republicans criticizing Donald Trump are basically on the same side as Hillary Clinton and the liberal media.As far as Bolling’s concerned, Trump’s all-Muslim ban isn’t really that bad of an idea, partly because it’s not hurting him in the polls.He asked, “Is this a mistake for the other GOP contenders to line up on the same side as Hillary Clinton and the media?… You’re forcing the American public, the GOP to choose. A lot of them don’t like liberals or the media.”Simon Rosenberg still said it was a bad idea because...
  • Glenn Beck: Ben Carson’s Prison Sex Comment ‘The Dumbest Thing I’ve Ever Heard’

    03/09/2015 10:37:34 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 92 replies
    Mediaite ^ | March 6, 2015 | Andrew Kirell
    According to Glenn Beck, possible GOP candidate Dr. Ben Carson‘s comments about homosexuality being a choice is one of the dumbest things the radio host has ever heard ... “Goodbye to his presidential career,” Beck said Friday on his radio show. “It’s over. It’s over. There is no way to recover from that. That just sounds like a lunatic… That is just a ridiculous statement on a million fronts. A ridiculous statement.” ...
  • Bill Kristol On Fox News: 'Republicans Are Making A Huge Mistake' Conflating IRS And NSA Scandals

    06/10/2013 9:57:12 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 103 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 9, 2013 | Evan McMurry
    On Fox News Sunday, Weekly Standard Editor Bill Kristol cautioned against conflating the various Obama scandals with the new revelations of NSA surveillance. "Conservatives and Republicans are making a huge mistake," Kristol predicted.
  • Trump-Fueled Media Circus Causing an Epic Conservative Crackup

    10/30/2015 9:31:42 PM PDT · by No One Special · 32 replies
    Mediaite ^ | September 22, 2015 | John Ziegler
    In this modern-day 24/7 news cycle it is very easy to overreact to events and attribute far too much significance to stories which will seem, in retrospect, like nothing more than random data points. I do not believe that is the case with the sudden withdrawal of Scott Walker from the presidential race. Instead, it is my belief that this event -- and, specifically, why it happened the way that it did -- is a seminal moment in the history of the conservative movement, the media, and even our country. Let me first say that, while Walker was my choice...
  • Limbaugh: GOP Leaders Would Be ‘Happier’ with Hillary as President Than with Cruz

    10/28/2015 3:51:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Mediaite ^ | October 28, 2015 | Josh Feldman
    Rush Limbaugh really went off on GOP leaders today for agreeing to a bipartisan budget deal. The House is voting on the deal today, and Limbaugh and plenty of other conservatives aren’t happy about Republicans coming together with President Obama on this. Limbaugh said the real bipartisan deal going on here is the one “to destroy conservatism.” He declared, “I have the idea they would be happier with Hillary Clinton as president than Ted Cruz, and that’s not a feeling. I know that almost for a fact.” Why? Because Limbaugh thinks Republican leadership is trying to render conservative ideas “as...
  • ‘I’m a Little Confused': Chris Wallace Grills Carson on Medicare Alternative [VIDEO]

    10/25/2015 4:53:36 PM PDT · by perfect_rovian_storm · 18 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 10/25/15 | Josh Feldman
    Fox News Sunday‘s Chris Wallace was a little baffled this morning as he confronted Ben Carson over whether he would get rid of Medicare. Carson insisted he would do no such thing and is merely proposing health savings accounts to “eliminate the need” for Medicare. Reports last week said that Carson would have the government put $2000 a year into everyone’s accounts. Wallace asked him if that means giving everyone the same amount of money. Carson said no, but Wallace said, “That’s what you were saying, sir.” When Wallace pressed him on his past indication he would eliminate Medicare, Carson...
  • Hold That Fork: Donald Trump Soaring in Iowa

    09/23/2015 12:54:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Mediaite ^ | September 22, 2015 | Tommy Christopher
    There’s been a whole lot of talk recently about how Donald Trump‘s ride at the top of the Republican primary field may finally be over, blunted by Carly Fiorina‘s star-making debate performance and Trump’s own poor performance. The mainstream media types who just refuse to believe that Republican voters actually are the way every poll proves they are got a little bit of good news this week when a CNN/ORC poll showed that Trump’s support had dropped by eight points, while Carly Fiorina shot up by 12, passing Ben Carson for second place. See? Maybe Republicans aren’t so racist after...
  • TRUMP RALLY IN DALLAS - LIVE FEED

    09/14/2015 4:15:58 PM PDT · by RightGuy · 165 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 9/14/15 | Donald J. Trump
    Live rally....
  • Palin Calls #BlackLivesMatter Protesters ‘Dogs’ at Anti-Iran Deal Rally

    09/09/2015 3:05:18 PM PDT · by Bratch · 43 replies
    Mediaite ^ | September 9, 2015 | Palin Calls #BlackLivesMatter Protesters ‘Dogs’ at Anti-Iran Deal Rally
    Among the speakers at today’s anti-Iran nuclear deal rally in Washington, D.C., was Sarah Palin, who worked a vicious comment about the #BlackLivesMatter movement into her remarks before shifting gears to focus on the topic at hand. [...] “Oh, and you know, since our president won’t say it, since he still hasn’t called off the dogs, we’ll say,” Palin said. “Police officers and first responders all across this great land, we’ve got your back, we salute you! Thank you, police officers!”
  • Clinton Only Apologized for Emails After Bad Focus Group Reactions

    09/09/2015 1:10:40 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 38 replies
    Mediaite ^ | September 9, 2015 | Alex Griswold
    Hillary Clinton’s sudden reversal on whether or not she would apologize for using a private email server while Secretary of State seemed inexplicable; on Friday she refused to apologize in an interview with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell, but by Tuesday was apologizing to ABC’s David Muir. But The New York Times reported Wednesday on the impetus for the change; Clinton watched a video of a focus group that reacted negatively to her email rhetoric.