Christiane Amanpour was part of the team sent by CNN to cover the memorial honoring Nelson Mandela on Tuesday. At one point, Ms. Amanpour, a longtime critic of Israel said, "I honestly can't help but think right now about Israel and the Palestinians."
On Wednesday's Thomas Roberts program on MSNBC, the host and his panel discussed the coverage of President Obama's "selfie" with the British and Danish Prime-Ministers, and the speculation that the First Lady was glaring at the merry trio, calling it racist and sexist.
In an interview with TVNewser, CNN host and English citizen Piers Morgan admitted to not having the same investment in the effects of reforms he has been championing in the year since the Newtown school massacre.
On Wednesday, Slate economics columnist Matt Yglesias ripped into Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) budget deal in bizarrely sexist terms.
As if the Washington Post editorial page wasn’t leftist enough, the newspaper has now announced that it will hire MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow to write a monthly column on politics. “We expect that she will bring to Post readers the strong arguments, sharp wit, and thoughtful analysis of political and social issues that have made her show an Emmy Award winner,” the paper stated.
In a recent interview with Playboy, Ben Affleck admitted that he's become increasingly disillusioned with the “pernicious effect of money in politics,” saying that raising money for Democrat politicians “started to feel gross.”
While the President's Mandela eulogy seemed heartfelt, personal, and free of the swipes at his domestic opponents that many of his speeches contain. Despite the nonpartisan tone of the President's speech, CNN anchor Suzanne Malveaux, who was hosting a segment wrapping up the service, insisted on interjecting domestic politics into the discussion.
Friday, Al Sharpton deceptively edited a video clip of Bill O’Reilly’s praise of Nelson Mandela to highlight only O’Reilly’s (accurate) reference to Mandela’s communist political philosophies. Tuesday, O’Reilly took Sharpton to task for his deception, calling him a “dishonest purveyor of information,” and claiming “any other commentator on national TV would have been fired for doing that.”
Erik Wemple of the Washington Post is crying foul over a Politico Magazine story detailing the lack of meetings between President Obama and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.
Chris Matthews and his guests Tuesday believed Senate Republican's opposition to Sen. Chuck Schumer's (D-NY) bill pushing tougher plastic gun legislation would lead to more shootings.