Democratic Governor Terry McAullife’s PAC donated almost $500,000 to the wife of an FBI agent leading the probe into Hillary Clinton’s e-mail scandal. This stunning revelation, despite being reported in Monday’s edition of The Wall Street Journal didn’t receive any time on the Big Three network (ABC, CBS, NBC) morning shows.
Geoffrey Dickens is the Deputy Research Director at the Media Research Center. He currently writes for all of the MRC's publications and outlets including MRC.org, Newsbusters.org, Notable Quotables and has contributed to past projects including MediaWatch and MagazineWatch. He also authored the MRC's Outgunned Special Report that examined the media's bias against gun rights. Dickens has made several appearances on radio talk shows around the nation.
Born and raised in Alexandria, Virginia this native Washingtonian briefly left the area to earn a degree from Indiana University's School of Journalism. When he's not monitoring the media's liberal bias, Dickens can be found rooting for his beloved Redskins, Wizards, Capitals and Indiana Hoosiers.
In the October 24 edition of Notable Quotables: CNN host Brian Stelter reports on a North Carolina Republican headquarters being firebombed and wonders if Donald Trump is to blame. NBC News’s Kristen Welker claims the media would be spending more time on Hillary Clinton’s scandals but Trump’s “unforced errors” keep getting in the way. Also in this issue Chris Matthews is transfixed by Hillary Clinton’s “beautiful voice.” And pop singer Madonna makes an offer to voters that Bill Clinton would appreciate.
Appearing on PBS’s Charlie Rose show, actor Nathan Lane, out of the blue, took a shot at Donald Trump as he called the GOP a “bully” and “misogynist.” Lane came on to promote his Broadway revival of The Front Page and couldn’t resist comparing his character to the GOP presidential nominee.
When Rose asked Lane to explain his character “Walter Burns,” the comedic actor responded: “Well, he’s, you know, he’s many things. He’s a bully, he’s a misogynist. Wait a minute, is this Donald Trump?!”
With just three weeks to go, major newspapers (with a circulation of at least 50,000) are walloping Donald Trump in their official endorsements, favoring Hillary Clinton by a count of 68 to zero. Out of a total of 82 newspapers that have offered an editorial on who their readers should vote for, 68 (83 percent) of them have endorsed Hillary Clinton, five (6 percent) recommended Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson, two (2 percent) advised to vote for anybody but Trump and seven (9 percent) newspapers offered no endorsement at all.
Agents and attorneys at the FBI and State Department are furious about how FBI directory James Comey let Hillary Clinton off the hook and they are finally speaking out. However, if you get your news from the Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) networks you’ve heard nothing about it. Fox News and The New York Post have cited current and former agents in stories that paint a picture of an FBI and State Department full of hard-working employees who are irate at the way Clinton escaped prosecution over her e-mail scandal.
In the October 10 edition of Notable Quotables Bloomberg TV host Donny Deutsch proclaims that Hillary Clinton “does not lie” and Keith Olbermann returns from a long absence to denounce Donald Trump as “a fascist who wants to end this democracy.”
Also making a return is incoming CBS Sunday Morning host Jane Pauley who brings her bias to a CBS primetime drama. And over on HBO, host Bill Maher compares Trump’s sons to Uday and Qusay Hussein. The complete issue, with 21 quotes, is posted below (or view the printer-friendly PDF version).
If Donald Trump thought he was in a two-to-one fight at the last presidential debate (Hillary Clinton and debate moderator Lester Holt) he should be prepared for a three-to-one fight on Sunday night. In addition to his Democratic opponent, Trump will be going up against CNN anchor Anderson Cooper and ABC reporter Martha Raddatz. A look at their careers shows they both have a tendency to lean left
While Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) network reporters and anchors were quick to pounce on Donald Trump’s private tax returns being released they didn’t seem to express the same concern when candidate Barack Obama was having his personal information looked into. Back in 2008 when it was revealed that Obama’s personal passport information was being looked into by Bush administration State Department officials the terms “skullduggery,” “political dirty tricks” and “bombshell” were being thrown around.
On Thursday, cast members from the Star Trek franchise set their phasers to stun against Donald Trump. Stars from the various Star Trek shows including liberal activist George Takei joined director J.J. Abrams in signing an open letter against Trump because: “Never has there been a presidential candidate who stands in such complete opposition to the ideals of the Star Trek....His election would take this country backward, perhaps disastrously.”
NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt, at Monday night’s debate, repeatedly cross-examined and fact-checked GOP nominee Donald Trump. However, for Hillary Clinton there was not one single challenge to anything she said. And there wasn’t a hard-hitting question to the Democratic nominee on any of her controversies whether it be Benghazi, the Clinton Foundation or the e-mails.
In the weeks leading up to Monday night’s first one-on-one clash between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, the liberal media have set the stage for NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt and his fellow presidential debate moderators to be rougher with the GOP nominee. Journalists from the New York Times to CNN have openly declared that Trump is so intolerably “polarizing,” “racist and sexist” that he must be treated to a completely different standard than the Democratic candidate.
At the very end of Charlie Rose’s interview with Bill Clinton, as aired on Monday’s edition of his PBS show, the host sounded like James Lipton talking to thespians on Inside the Actors Studio as he tossed the following softball: “Let’s assume that you make it to heaven” and “God says when you get there — St. Peter, or whoever it is — says, ‘tell me what’s the most important thing that Clinton Foundation achieved?’”
The Big Three Networks (ABC, CBS, NBC) have completely ignored the latest development in the V.A. scandal. On Monday, USA Today’s Donovan Slack reported that over the summer the V.A. “quietly stopped sharing data on the quality of care at its facilities with a national database for consumers despite a 2014 law requiring the agency to report more comprehensive statistics to the site so veterans can make informed decisions about where to seek care.”
So far, none of the broadcast networks have reported on this latest development.
In the September 12 edition of Notable Quotables: NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell declared questions about Hillary Clinton’s foreign policy judgement are no longer “on the table," while CNN’s Van Jones concluded “when you look at the fact checkers” Clinton is "one of the most honest politicians in America.”
At the same time, Donald Trump’s slogan “Making America Great Again” is deemed to be racist code language. Also, journalists rush to defend San Francisco 49er quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s protest against the National Anthem and the passing of conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly exposes the ugliness on the left.
On Friday, it was announced that NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt will be moderating the very first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on September 26. Holt took over anchoring duties from the disgraced Brian Williams in June of 2015 and a look at his coverage of this election cycle suggests he may favor Clinton in his selection of debate questions. When he interviewed Donald Trump for Nightly News he hit the GOP presidential candidate with a hard line of questions
On Sunday, longtime morning show host Charles Osgood announced to his CBS Sunday Morning audience that his almost 50-year career with the network will be coming to an end on September 25. Osgood took over the CBS Sunday Morning hosting duties from Charles Kuralt in 1994 and while the show took on a sedate tone, Osgood still managed to mix in liberal observations and even a bit of pretentious poetry.
Comedian and actress Amy Schumer absurdly claimed if only she kept her “mouth shut” about her “real feelings about politics or gun violence” that “career-wise” it “would be financially better for me, but I don’t care.” This is coming from someone who currently can be seen all over your TV in a national ad campaign for Bud Light. The star of Comedy Central’s Inside Amy Schumer came on Friday’s edition of PBS’s Charlie Rose show and proudly told Rose she’s not afraid to offer her political stances on Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump and gun control.
In the August 8 edition of Notable Quotables: NBC’s Andrea Mitchell, at the Democratic convention, likens President Barack Obama to Abraham Lincoln, while MSNBC's Chris Matthews gets in one last thrill, as he exclaims Obama has a smile like actress Julia Roberts. Plus, ABC’s Terry Moran and NBC’s Kelly O’Donnell accused Gov. Chris Christie of inciting an anti-Hillary Clinton “mob” at the Republican convention. And HBO host Bill Maher actually attempts to rationalize recent shootings of police officers.
Two weeks ago at the Republican National Convention (RNC) a grieving mother blasted Hillary Clinton for the debacle of the 2012 Benghazi attack. Last Thursday, at the Democratic National Convention (DNC), grieving parents gave a speech criticizing Donald Trump for his statements against Muslims. While all the grieving parents deserve sympathy, the Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) network evening and morning shows seemed to only care about the parents that showed up at the Democratic Convention.
Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt and every other presidential candidate in history were pikers compared to Hillary Clinton when it comes to experience. That, at least, was the determination of historian Doris Kearns Goodwin when she appeared, on Friday’s CBS This Morning, for a panel discussion about the historic importance of Clinton’s nomination. This Morning co-anchor Norah O’Donnell asked the author and presidential historian to “fact-check” President Obama’s assertion that nobody was as qualified to be President as Clinton.