After CBS and ABC ignored the WikiLeaks revelation that top Hillary Clinton staffers exchanged anti-Catholic rhetoric via e-mail and NBC only offered mere seconds to controversy, one would expect a major U.S. Catholic leader denouncing the comments would draw at least some media attention. However, after New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan condemned the “insulting” remarks and demanded an apology from the Democratic nominee’s campaign on Tuesday, the networks have remained silent.
By Tim Graham | | October 20, 2016 | 3:49 PM EDT
While Fox's Chris Wallace has drawn near-universal praise for moderating the final presidential debate, the Hollywood trade paper Variety carried the contrarian headline: "Final Debate: Wallace Misses." TV critic Sonia Soraiya wrote Wallace’s questions “provided some of the most heartfelt responses from her [Hillary] , such as her articulate, emotional statement of purpose on abortion.”
She complained "Wallace’s questions had the effect of equalizing the two candidates, a journalistic tic that is admirable but unhelpful in 2016. Trump’s mendacious statements going unchallenged did not help anyone except Trump himself."
By Kristine Marsh | | October 20, 2016 | 3:35 PM EDT
For the second time this week, a liberal member of the media was caught feeding beneficial information to Hillary Clinton before a debate or story was put out to the public. Earlier this week, Politico reporter Glenn Thrush was caught getting Clinton campaign chair John Podesta’s approval on an article he was writing about the Clinton campaign, before he published it. Now, it’s former NBC political analyst, turned interim DNC Chairwoman, Donna Brazile’s turn to be outed. In another WikiLeaks e-mail, it was revealed Brazile floated a debate question to Clinton’s team the day before Clinton would receive a very similar question at a CNN town hall. The e-mail was pretty straightforward, yet still the liberal media is bending over backwards to defend one of their own.
By Clay Waters | | October 20, 2016 | 1:38 PM EDT
The New York Times coverage of the final presidential debate was dominated by what it termed “a remarkable statement that seemed to cast doubt on American democracy” -- Trump’s refusal to state he would accept the results of next month’s presidential election, along with a cutting front-page opinion on how Hillary flustered Trump. There was also another ideologically slanted fact-check of the debate.
By Alatheia Nielsen | | October 20, 2016 | 1:34 PM EDT
As U.S. citizens prepare to select the next president, one liberal donor spent more than $103 million on media over the last 14 years to promote his own progressive agenda.
Liberal billionaire George Soros pledged to give at least $25 million to Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and other Democratic candidates and causes, according to Politico. And emails exposed by WikiLeaks showed Clinton staffers going out of their way to “make Soros happy” before the 2016 campaign even started.
By Scott Whitlock | | October 20, 2016 | 1:20 PM EDT
Fox News’s Megyn Kelly on Wednesday night absolutely grilled Donna Brazile over a WikiLeak revelation that she gave a primary debate question in advance to Hillary Clinton. A flustered Brazile seemed to have no response and appeared totally unprepared for handling the issue. This is a question that most mainstream journalists have showed little interest in pursuing.
By Kyle Drennen | | October 20, 2016 | 12:57 PM EDT
Appearing on Thursday’s NBC Today, special correspondent Tom Brokaw dismissed Donald Trump’s accusations of liberal media bias: “His complaints have been, apparently, that he thinks there’s a media conspiracy of some kind. The media conspiracy consists of The New York Times printing his tax returns...”
By Matthew Balan | | October 20, 2016 | 12:15 PM EDT
Thursday's CBS This Morning was the first Big Three newscast to notice the latest Project Veritas undercover videos that exposed how Democratic Party operatives worked to disrupt Donald Trump rallies. During a fact check of Wednesday's presidential debate, Nancy Cordes spotlighted how "Democratic contractors were caught on video appearing to plan to provoke Trump supporters." ABC and NBC's morning and evening newscasts have yet to cover the controversy. Instead, NBC's Today on Wednesday devoted 33 seconds to a North Korean smoking chimpanzee. ABC's GMA on Wednesday set aside over a minute to possible new music from John Mayer.
By Kristine Marsh | | October 20, 2016 | 11:50 AM EDT
During Thursday morning’s debate analysis on ABC, Cokie Roberts explained that the media just doesn’t have time to spend on Clinton’s scandals because they’re too busy covering Trump’s. The longtime political analyst for ABC and NPR admitted that the media “would have otherwise” been talking about Clinton, except that those stories “kept being pushed out of the top of the news” by Trump’s sexual assault accusations and lewd comments on tape.
By Kyle Drennen | | October 20, 2016 | 10:11 AM EDT
On Thursday morning, journalists on CBS and CNN were aghast at Donald Trump bluntly and accurately describing Hillary Clinton’s support for partial-birth abortion. Attempting to fact-check the Republican nominee on CBS This Morning, former Face the Nation moderator Bob Schieffer falsely asserted: “...no woman carries a child for eight and a half months and then decides she wants to have an abortion.”
By Curtis Houck | | October 20, 2016 | 2:24 AM EDT
Three of the late-night comedy programs went live to react to Wednesday’s final presidential debate and the assembled hosts and guests offered vulgar jokes comparing Donald Trump to a sex toy, phone sex operator, and man who needs breast feeding while dubbing Trump debate guest “Sarah Palin is the HPV of American politics.”
By Scott Whitlock | | October 20, 2016 | 2:12 AM EDT
Never one for understatement, ex-Newsweek editor Howard Fineman on Wednesday night accused Donald Trump of having “casual contempt” for 225 years of American democracy. Regarding Trump’s refusal in the final debate to commit to accepting a loss on Election Day, Fineman contended, “It wasn't just what he said that was shocking, it was the way he said it. There was a casual contempt in Donald Trump's voice for 225 years of American political tradition.”
By Sarah Stites | | October 20, 2016 | 1:02 AM EDT
Editor’s Note: Some readers may find language in this story offensive. Thank Heaven! Tonight’s debate was the last time the American people will have to watch Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton yell over each other. Unfortunately though, it won’t be the last time celebs make fools of themselves on Twitter complaining about Trump.
By Curtis Houck | | October 20, 2016 | 12:22 AM EDT
Aside from the barrage of coverage following Wednesday’s final presidential debate concerning Donald Trump’s non-commitment to accept November’s election results, there were a few instances where that wasn’t discussed and ABC used their precious airtime to inform us Latinos “were crying” over Trump’s “hombres line” and assured viewers that “Hillary clearly won” the face-off.
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | October 20, 2016 | 12:21 AM EDT
CNN political commentator Van Jones brought the news outlet’s political commentary to a new low following the final presidential debate Wednesday. “You know, this is a really sad night. I’m just going to say it. This is a very sad night for the country. You can't polish this turd,” bemoaned the leftist as he slammed Donald Trump's performance. That’s right, Jones resorted to being a proverbial potty-mouth, just like he did during the Republican National Convention when he called the GOP “doggie poo.”