In a chummy interview with Entertainment Weekly, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow insisted she wouldn't move to Canada if Donald Trump wins. "Canadian connections aside, Maddow says she’s definitely staying, even if a Trump presidency could have radical effects on her chosen profession." Maddow imagined Trump could somehow ban MSNBC from the airwaves:
Tim Graham is Executive Editor of NewsBusters and is the Media Research Center’s Director of Media Analysis. His career at the MRC began in February 1989 as associate editor of MediaWatch, the monthly newsletter of the MRC before the Internet era.
Graham is co-author with MRC president Brent Bozell of the books Collusion: How the Media Stole the 2012 Election and How To Prevent It From Happening Again in 2016 (2013) and Whitewash: What The Media Won’t Tell You About Hillary Clinton, But Conservatives Will (2007). He is also the author of the book Pattern of Deception: The Media's Role in the Clinton Presidency (1996).
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Graham left the MRC to serve in 2001and 2002 as White House Correspondent for World, a national weekly Christian news magazine. He returned in 2003. Before joining the MRC, Graham served as press secretary for the campaign of U.S. Rep. Jack Buechner (R-Mo.) in 1988, and in 1987, he served as editor of Organization Trends, a monthly newsletter on philanthropy and politics by the Washington-based Capital Research Center.
Daniel Nussbaum at Breitbart reported something that probably shouldn’t be shocking: the Miley Cyrus “campaigning” for Hillary by knocking on dorm room doors at George Mason University in the DC suburbs? Fake. Pre-staged. As authentic as a CNN town hall question for Hillary.
Parents of GMU students foiled this lame celebrity stunt. “Ms. Cyrus visited previously identified students as a pre-approved guest of those rooms,” an assistant dean explained to one. “She was escorted by her host at all times, and there was no random door knocking, as that would be solicitation — which is a violation of residence hall policy.”
The leftist tilt of Google often comes through in its "Doodles" and what they celebrate. Five years ago, we noticed they totally ignored the 100th birthday of Ronald Reagan. Today, Google's Doodle celebrates the 100th birthday of CBS News anchorman Walter Cronkite, who loathed Reagan and all he represented.
For the full CBS myth, turn to C-NET, with the headline "Legendary newsman is remembered for objective reporting on the Vietnam War, JFK's assassination and the Apollo 11 moon landing." Objective?
Then The Wall Street Journal broke another new story online that “Secret recordings of a suspect talking about the Clinton Foundation fueled an internal battle between FBI agents who wanted to pursue the case and corruption prosecutors who viewed the statements as worthless hearsay.” Reaction from the news media? Crickets.
Taxpayer-subsidized National Public Radio wasn’t jumping on the Fox News/Wall Street Journal story about internal turmoil at the Justice Department over a probe of the Clinton Foundation. This was the promoted lead story on the website for Thursday’s Morning Edition: “Teen Night Owls Struggle To Learn And Control Emotions At School.”
Fox News has put into heavy rotation the internal fight inside the FBI and Justice Department over an investigation into the Clinton Foundation. Devlin Barrett at The Wall Street Journal also filed a story last night. The liberal media reaction was: “What breaking story?”
Will the liberal media just act like the Democratic servants they look like in the Wikileaks emails and continue to ignore these revelations as something on the Murdoch Machine thinks is news?
The Washington Post is demonstrating its usual Democratic Party tactics by highlighting this “news” on Wednesday: “KKK’s official newspaper supports Donald Trump for president.”
Post reporter Peter Holley wrote a 1650-word article lovingly recounting all of the white supremacist support for Trump in this election cycle. This was not the way the Post treated Obama when Rev. Louis Farrakhan of the hateful Nation of Islam endorsed him for president on February 26, 2008. They actively struggled to disassociate Obama from Farrakhan.
Rush Limbaugh found just the right analogy for the CNN cheating scandal where (now) former CNN analyst Donna Brazile fed “town hall” questions to Hillary Clinton. It’s the quiz-show scandal of the 1950s, where Charles Van Doren was given the questions on the NBC game show Twenty One in advance and looked like a genius on national television. Van Doren later apologized to America: “I have deceived my friends, and I had millions of them.”
That’s not the way CNN and Brazile reacted when exposed by the Wikileaks e-mails.
A Muslim college student from Saudi Arabia was beaten to death in Menomonie, Wisconsin, home of the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Wisconsin newspapers like the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram and the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel carried the story as a senseless violent crime. But The Washington Post turned it into some sort of evidence of the damage Donald Trump’s rhetoric is doing. "Muslims in the United States have expressed deep concern that they will be the target of hate crimes. Many advocates point to rhetoric from Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump."
Time magazine dragged out the typical pimp-with-a-limp feminist scandal spin: “Hillary Clinton’s Emailgate Is an Attack on Women.” Berkeley professor Robin Lakoff – presented by Time simply as a “professor of linguistics” – and not as a $1,000 donor to Hillary and a $1,000 donor to Elizabeth Warren – is spitting nails: "I am mad. I am mad because I am scared. And if you are a woman, you should be, too. Emailgate is a bitch hunt, but the target is not Hillary Clinton. It’s us." Hillary was only guilty of "Speaking While Female."
NPR’s anchor/activist Maria Hinojosa uncorked wacky Holocaust analogies on MSNBC on Saturday morning. Trump surrogate Steve Cortes dared to use the word “illegals” in a panel discussion, and Hinojosa made faces and broke out the language-police lecture. Somehow, it’s okay for Hinojosa to compare Trump to the Nazis and imply illegal aliens fear death camps, but you can’t say “illegal alien.”
Ellen DeGeneres loves to say she’s not very political. On April 6 of this year, she started out her show fulminating against an “anti-gay” law in Mississippi.“I’m not a political person, I’m really not,” DeGeneres told her audience. “But this is not politics, this is human rights.”
But on April 11, 2016, donating records show DeGeneres of Crazy Monkey Inc. in Encino, California, donated $33,400 to the Democratic National Committee, in addition to 10 donations of $518 each to ten state Democratic Party organizations:
The liberals at Esquire magazine asked a question almost no one else is asking in the last weeks of this campaign: “Why Are Influential Celebrities Remaining Silent This Election?” As if anyone is thirsting for more political utterances from people who are best known for their acting or singing or joking?
Esquire’s Mark Miller was overtaken by panic: “A shockingly large number of Americans are prepared to make a reality TV star the ruler of the free world. Celebrities literally have the attention of millions of adoring fans at their fingertips, and it's hard to deny these people's influence.”
Wall Street Journal columnist James Taranto has been a persistent critic of "nonpartisan" fact-checking websites run by liberal-media veterans. In Wednesday's column, Taranto collected a devastating set of PolitiFact rulings that show how unabashedly mercurcial and political their "Truth-o-Meter" is.
"Everyone’s entitled to his own opinion, but 'fact checkers' think they’re entitled to call their own opinions facts," he wrote. "As the president perpetrated a fraud on American consumers, journalists have often helped him along."
CNN media reporter Dylan Byers was seriously unhappy that Washington Post media reporter Paul Farhi wrote a story about how "objective" reporters are unleashing harsh opinions all over Twitter. Byers went on a five-part Twitter rant about how "poorly executed" this story was -- mostly because these liberal opinions were only demonstrated "clever assessments" or a "well-informed understanding" that Trump's campaign was a strategic disaster.
NPR’s media correspondent David Folkenflik loves to report negative stories about Fox News, over and over again. Since July 6, he’s filed 16 negative reports on Fox News and the sexual-harassment lawsuits, leading to the departure of longtime boss Roger Ailes.
The least surprising story on Wednesday night’s All Things Considered was Folkenflik enjoying the Tuesday night Fox News fight between Megyn Kelly and Newt Gingrich. Like the other leftists, Folkenflik took the side of Kelly, scorning Gingrich as a finger-wagging old man losing voters for Trump.
On Wednesday, Time writer Philip Elliott tweeted “Millennials realize Hillary Clinton is a "badass," seem to have broken the Bernie Fever”. The Time article, by Sam Frizell, was headlined “Millennials Finally Find Something to Love in Harder-Edged Hillary Clinton.” Yes, “Finally.” In case you didn’t know Time was impatiently waiting for them to come around.
NBC Meet the Press host Chuck Todd has a wife who’s active in Democratic Party strategic communications, and sometimes donates to Democrats. In 2012, Kristian Denny Todd contributed $2,500 to Sen. Tim Kaine. Todd never disclosed this during his three recent Kaine interviews on NBC. But Maverick Mail & Strategies, the firm Mrs. Todd founded in 2007, did heavy lifting for openly socialist Bernie Sanders for President this year. Open Secrets shows a bill for $1.99 million. Todd has never disclosed this business relationship in 11 Sanders interviews this year.
The Wikileaks email trove is revealing more than the servility of “objective” reporters trying to please Hillary Clinton and her aides. It’s also revealing their press strategy – how they seek to praise reporters, even as they arrogantly stonewall them.
One internal campaign e-mail exchange is salient. It discusses Mrs. Clinton speaking at an a Syracuse University event handing out the Robin Toner Prize for journalism, named after a deceased liberal New York Times correspondent.
The Washington Post “Fact Checker” uses a Pinocchio scale to determine how much politicians are lying. In Sunday’s Post, they suggested Donald Trump can be measured in “Benitos” in the article “How fascist is Donald Trump?” On some measurements of fascism, he’s four Mussolinis.
The article’s author is Georgetown historian John McNeill, whose specialty is environmental history (think Al Gore), not European political history. But he wrote “thoughtful people” can agree there’s a lot of fascism in Trump. He concludes he's only "semi-fascist." Try to imagine the Post asking in 2008 "How communist is Obama?"