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Media Highlights Trump’s ‘Awkward’ Water Bottle Moment

NBC News and CNN published articles on President Donald Trump’s “awkward” moment searching for a water bottle during his speech and recap of his trip to Asia. CNN’s analysis called it a “dry-mouthed victory lap,” while NBC News’ headline was, “Trump has awkward water bottle moment on TV.” The media was quick to point out […]

CNN Quotes Ex-Obama Intelligence Officials Criticizing Trump on Russia

James Clapper and John Brennan served as intelligence officials during the Barack Obama presidency, but CNN buried their political affiliations in an article highlighting their criticism of President Donald Trump’s recent comments on Russia. Trump said the following: “I believe that he feels that he and Russia did not meddle in the election… As to […]

Despite Successes, Media Still Critical of Trump’s ‘Disastrous’ Asia Trip

Even by many of his critics’ accounts, President Donald Trump’s Asia trip was largely a success. “During his first visit to Northeast Asia as president, [Trump] stayed on script, deepened relationships with his counterparts and succeeded in communicating the right combination of assurance regarding the United States’ commitment to its allies and resolve in the […]

Mainstream Media Decries Potential Clinton Special Counsel

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Tuesday he is considering appointing a second special counsel to look into Hillary Clinton, Uranium One and other matters — and mainstream media is not having it. “I don’t want to be a Chicken Little,” CNN commentator Jeffrey Toobin said. “But, you know what, this is what happens in authoritarian […]

CNN: Look at Trump’s ‘Most Awkward’ Handshake Ever!

CNN’s Chris Cillizza spent his time analyzing the “most awkward presidential handshake ever” by President Donald Trump at a meeting of Asian leaders: Trump is really the straw that stirs the drink in the picture. Or, more accurately, the guy in the middle of the photo who doesn’t totally get how to do the handshake […]

CNN Blames Donald Trump for Rise in Hate Crimes

Hate crimes went up in the fourth quarter of 2016, and according to a report on CNN, it was all Donald Trump’s fault. “The crimes in the United States have increased to a point not seen in recent history,” CNN reported. Citing FBI figures, it said 6,121 hate crimes were reported in the United States in […]

GQ Citizen of the Year Kaepernick Has Made a Difference — But Not a Good One

GQ named Colin Kaepernick its citizen of the year this week, saying he had transformed himself from “a rippling superhero of a quarterback on the rise” to a “man who became the movement.” He no longer was simply an athlete: “A simple act – kneeling during the national anthem – changed everything. It cost him his […]

NY Times Columnist: My Child Can’t be Friends With White Children

New York Times opinion writer Ekow N. Yankah, who teaches law at Yeshiva University in New York, said she felt that children of color cannot be friends with white children after the election of President Donald Trump: Donald Trump’s election has made it clear that I will teach my boys the lesson generations old, one that […]

Mainstream Media Wants Bill Clinton Sex Assault Claims Reevaluated

After the recent spate of sex assault claims against Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, several journalists are calling for a reevaluation of the claims made against Bill Clinton during his presidency. Clinton was accused of sexual assault by three women — Kathleen Willey said Clinton groped her without her consent, Paula Jones publicly stated […]

Dear GQ: 2017’s ‘Citizen of the Year’ should be Houston’s ‘Mattress Mack’

GQ editors chose unemployed and divisive NFL athlete Colin Kaepernick as 2017’s “Citizen of the Year” for his protests during the national anthem, which sparked social media outcry and criticism of the league and Kaepernick’s actions. Instead of focusing on the divisive nature of Kaepernick’s protests, how about a more unifying choice for “Citizen of the […]

GQ’s Citizen of the Year is Colin Kaepernick, Unemployed NFL Athlete

GQ, the magazine that employs anti-Trump pundit Keith Olbermann, published their “Citizen of the Year” and chose Colin Kaepernick, the national-anthem-protesting and outspoken professional football athlete. GQ editors said the following about Kaepernick: Much has changed in the four years since Colin Kaepernick was last on the cover of GQ. Back then he was a […]

Media Ignores Warren Walking Back Claims the DNC Primary was Rigged

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D.-Mass.) told the press on November 2 that the Democratic Party primary between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton was rigged in favor of Clinton. However, last Thursday, November 9, Warren walked back those remarks and the media did not cover it. Reasons for the lack of coverage were either due to the […]

NYT Asks ‘Can My Children Be Friends With White People?’

On Sunday, the New York Times did its part to promote racial harmony, running a piece headlined, “Can My Children Be Friends With White People?” The piece, by law professor Ekow Yankah at Yeshiva University in New York, can’t be trusted, aren’t reliable friends and ignore “centuries of exclusion and robust evidence of continuing racism.” […]

Media Gets Hung Up on Tweet, Disregards Progress Made on Trump Asia Trip

President Trump has met with dozens of world leaders, signed hundreds of billions of dollars of trade deals and thrilled audiences throughout his Asia trip. But the top two news items out of his trip have been a tweet about North Korea’s Kim Jong-un and his remark that Vladimir Putin continued to deny Russian involvement […]

Chris Wallace: Trump Assaults Free Press, But May ‘Have a Point’ About Media Bias

During his acceptance speech last week after being awarded the International Center for Journalists’ Founders Award for Excellence in Journalism, Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace said that even though President Trump is waging an assault on the press, he may have a point when it comes to media bias. Wallace was honored for his […]

Media has Wall-to-Wall Coverage of Allegations against GOP Candidate Roy Moore

Alabama senatorial candidate for the GOP, Roy Moore, is under fire for allegations of dating underaged girls when he was in his early thirties in the 1970s, per a Washington Post article last Thursday that quoted several women and multiple other anonymous sources. Roy Moore’s campaign fired back and said the claims were false and […]

ESPN is Set to Lay Off Workers Before Christmas

ESPN has outbid their competitors for major live television events rights, such as professional basketball (NBA), Monday Night Football (MNF) games, and Major League Baseball (MLB) games. However, that bill has come due because of declining cable subscribers due to cord-cutting among Millennials. ESPN had a massive wave of layoffs earlier this year, but reports […]

Veterans Group: Proud to Continue to Fight for Policies to Improve Veterans’ Lives after Service

Veterans Day is a day to honor and remember America’s military veterans of all armed services. Our own late founder and chairman, Reed Irvine, had served in World War Two as a U.S. Marine in the Pacific theater. Americans and politicians celebrate Veterans Day, but most of the attention is not paid to the ongoing […]

Washington Post Defends Poor Little Trump Appointees For Being Pressured

Did the acting Secretary of Homeland Security threaten to quit after two White House officials pressured her to change her mind on whether to extend the residency permits of tens of thousands of Hondurans living in the United States? Or did she call White House Chief of Staff John Kelly to ask for advice on […]

Here’s The Next Mainstream Media Target

Until now, the mainstream media has not said much about President Trump’s judicial nominees. But that has begun to change. A series of articles in recent days shows that judges – an area where even the president’s harshest critics on the right admit he has done a good job – will be the media’s next […]

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