The “right-wing noise machine” helped make a mess for Republicans by giving “invaluable aid” to Donald Trump, declared Jeet Heer in a Friday piece. Nonetheless, Heer thinks that one positive consequence of Trump’s nomination is that “some in conservative media are…taking stock of how their own bad habits have enabled an unfit demagogue to become their party’s standard-bearer.” Heer proposed a “reform agenda that could fix conservative journalism,” which included his idea that “conservative pundits need to become more intellectually honest and not knee-jerk in dismissing mainstream outlets as inherently biased.”
By Brad Wilmouth | | August 23, 2016 | 7:43 PM EDT
Appearing as a guest on Tuesday's CNN Newsroom with Carol Costello, liberal CNN political commentator Angela Rye hyperbolically asserted that Donald Trump's "Make America Great Again" slogan reminds her of slavery and the days when black Americans were assaulted with dogs and water hoses.
Even though the Republican presidential candidate has stated that the 1980s is an era that he believes America was "great," and has focused on jobs lost by what he believes are unfair trade deals as factors in America not being as "great" as in the past, the CNN commentator linked his slogan to the days of extreme racism against the black population: "I also think when you start your campaign with a slogan like 'Make America Great Again,' when some of us hear shackles in our minds or we hear dogs and see fire hoses, that's not an era we want to go back to."
By Matthew Balan | | August 23, 2016 | 5:57 PM EDT
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar called for further government spending as a solution to racial inequality on MSNBC's Morning Joe on Tuesday. Princeton Professor Eddie Glaude, Jr. asked the basketball great, "How do we muster the courage to look the ugliness of what we are squarely in the face?" Abdul-Jabbar replied, "I think...people don't want to reach in their pockets. This is going to be expensive...and people try to avoid that — especially politicians. They don't want to tell their constituents that...taxes are a necessary evil if we're going to have the society that we want."
By NB Staff | | August 23, 2016 | 5:38 PM EDT
The Media Research Center’s Tim Graham appeared on Fox Business, Monday, to expose just what journalists will be parroting over and over this election cycle. Talking to Deirdre Bolton, Graham said of journalists, “The script is ‘Hillary is going to win big, so whatever you do, Hillary is going to win big.’”
NY Times Finds 'Validation' for Hillary: Her Claims Against 'Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy' 'Not Entirely Baseless'By Clay Waters | | August 23, 2016 | 5:35 PM EDT
The New York Times’ chief Hillary-following reporter Amy Chozick delivered some unfiltered Clinton campaign propaganda in Tuesday’s “'Conspiracy’ Validation Seen by Clinton Camp,” vindicating Hillary’s notorious late-90s paranoia about a “vast right-wing conspiracy” taking on the innocent, scandal-free First Couple, with Chozick defending the claim as "not entirely baseless."
By Curtis Houck | | August 23, 2016 | 5:14 PM EDT
Proving how the Clinton Foundation scandal has become increasingly difficult for the media to ignore, Monday’s The Last Word on MSNBC featured liberal host Lawrence O’Donnell and lefty New York magazine writer Jonathan Chait agreed that the foundation represents “a bigger problem than the Clinton campaign really seems to be aware of” and has been different than the set-up for another famous political family’s charity in the Rockefeller Foundation.
By Scott Whitlock | | August 23, 2016 | 4:40 PM EDT
The journalists on CBS promoted Hillary Clinton bashing Donald Trump’s “wacky strategy” against her and featured clips of the Democrat on late night TV, something that’s necessary since it’s been 263 days since she’s had a press conference to talk to actual journalists. Nancy Cordes played extensive excerpts of Clinton on an ABC comedy show and then opined, “On Jimmy Kimmel Live, Clinton tackled a Trump lie about her health.”
By Katie Yoder | | August 23, 2016 | 4:19 PM EDT
Claressa Shields made history in Rio as the first U.S. boxer to win back-to-back gold medals. But while the major media outlets praised her historic win, they forgot about her most important personal win.
By Alatheia Nielsen | | August 23, 2016 | 4:16 PM EDT
The liberal news media generally don’t cover liberal billionaire George Soros’s influence and agenda. Now, as thousands of leaked documents show his foundation “channelling money into other countries for political purposes,” the networks continue avoiding the subject.
By Kyle Drennen | | August 23, 2016 | 3:29 PM EDT
On Tuesday’s NBC Today, Al Roker used an 8 a.m. ET hour weather report to mount his climate change soapbox and issue a dire warning to viewers: “Well, it has been a really hot year and it just continues. 15 consecutive months of record warmth, global temperatures....But look what happens if we project out to 2050, look at how much further you start to see that deep red of 50-plus days above 100.”
By NB Staff | | August 23, 2016 | 2:45 PM EDT
Along with the fact that Family Research Council President Tony Perkins and his family had their cars and home completely flooded as part of Louisiana’s devastating floods, Perkins has been inundated by sites across the liberal media’s spectrum twisting his words on how and why natural disasters transpire.
By Tom Blumer | | August 23, 2016 | 1:57 PM EDT
At the Associated Press Tuesday morning, Darlene Superville added another chapter to her rarely uninterrupted eight-year exercise in hero-worship coverage of President Barack Obama and his administration.
Superville infamously gobbled up precious press briefing time at a White House briefing last year asking questions about the President's upcoming father-daughter weekend the day after Islamic terrorist attacks in Chattanooga, Tennessee killed five U.S. servicemen. Tuesday morning, she opened her coverage of Obama's return from his two-week Martha's Vineyard vacation with verbiage that would even embarrass tabloid celebrity stalkers. In later paragraphs, she played the "Republicans say" game, and twisted facts about the hard-cash-for-hostages exchange with Iran.
By Kristine Marsh | | August 23, 2016 | 12:56 PM EDT
The FBI is investigating after news broke this morning that a violent attack Saturday night in Roanoke, Virginia might have been connected to ISIS. Coming back home to their apartment Saturday night, a couple was viciously attacked by a knife-wielding man who allegedly shouted “Allahu Akbar” and attempted to cut one victim’s head off. While ABC and CBS’s morning news shows covered the potential terror attack, NBC ignored the story.
By Kyle Drennen | | August 23, 2016 | 12:54 PM EDT
During an exclusive interview with the widow of Muhammad Ali on Tuesday’s NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer worried: “Muhammad's message was to bring people together, and we live in a time right now in this country, and around the world, when there’s so much division. And I wonder in the last years of his life, was he disappointed and distressed by that?”
NYT Portrays Hillary as Passive Victim of Email, Foundation 'Questions' She Just Can't 'Put Behind Her'By Clay Waters | | August 23, 2016 | 12:37 PM EDT
Hillary Clinton evidently doesn’t actually commit scandalous or criminal behavior, she merely is pressed by questions that passively “shadow” her and “follow” her presidential campaign. That’s the tone of recent New York Times scandal coverage on Clinton’s various controveries involving her foudation and her handling of classified documents, both of which have gained new life with a big new batch of previously undisclosed emails. Tuesday’s lead Times story employed the indirect tone: “More Questions About Email Use Shadow Clinton -- F.B.I. Has A New Trove -- Dispute That Threatens to Follow Campaign Into the Fall.” Sunday’s front-page story by Hillary-follower Amy Chozick was also muted in passivity: “Foundation Ties Bedevil Hillary Clinton’s Presidential Campaign.”