After asking President Obama if the prospect of Donald Trump having control of the nuclear codes was “frightening,” in part two of a White House interview aired on Tuesday’s NBC Today, co-host Savannah Guthrie worried that Trump was the one launching personal attacks: “Does it feel personal? I mean, Mr. Trump has made it pretty personal against you. I could give you a list, which I guess I probably don't need to.”
By Sarah Stites | | July 27, 2016 | 11:24 AM EDT
Celebrities are literally doing everything they can to aid Hillary in her fight for the presidency. So, on Tuesday, before the Democratic nominee stepped onto the stage, they appeared on the big screen in an a cappella version of “Fight Song” – a tune Hillary has used throughout her campaign.
Pitch Perfect actress Elizabeth Banks, who directed the video, was the first to appear. Smiling complacently, she proudly adjusted the Clinton pin on her blazer and declared: "This is for Hillary."
By Samantha Cohen | | July 27, 2016 | 10:44 AM EDT
Wednesday on Morning Joe, co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski continued to marvel over the “obvious excitement” at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. While the hosts insisted there was no comparison between the DNC and the RNC, they continued to build up the Democrats by knocking down the Republicans. The liberal hosts painted a picture of an “excited” DNC filled with “history” and “emotion,” compared to an RNC laden with “empty seats” and “sleepwalking.”
By Alatheia Nielsen | | July 27, 2016 | 10:18 AM EDT
America’s wealthiest media mogul calls himself a “moderate” businessman, but his money and media empire tell the story of a self-absorbed liberal intent on influencing the 2016 election.
Michael Bloomberg announced on March 7, 2016, he would not run for president in 2016 because “there is a good chance that my candidacy could lead to the election of Donald Trump or Senator Ted Cruz.” Now that the race has narrowed, Bloomberg said he will endorse Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on stage during the party’s convention Wednesday night.
By Elliot Polsky | | July 27, 2016 | 9:59 AM EDT
A liberal house divided… “You have to be quiet now. Now is the time to be quiet,” comedy news host Seth Meyers said as he finished his session upbraiding the Bernie-or-bust voters, who booed throughout the DNC and protested outside.
By Maggie McKneely | | July 27, 2016 | 9:25 AM EDT
Irony is lost on the residents of Tinseltown. An open letter to American voters was released Tuesday morning by the progressive political action group MoveOn.org. The sole purpose of the letter is to take down Donald Trump. The pledge, #UnitedAgainstHate, has been signed by a who’s who of lefty Hollywood stars and activists. Signers “believe it is our responsibility to use our platforms to bring attention to the dangers of a Trump presidency, and to the real and present threats of his candidacy.”
By Kyle Drennen | | July 27, 2016 | 8:57 AM EDT
In a softball exclusive interview with President Obama conducted on Tuesday and aired on Wednesday’s NBC Today, co-host Savannah Guthrie teed up the Democratic commander-in-chief to blast Republican nominee Donald Trump: “Hillary Clinton says that Trump is most dangerous candidate ever to run for president. On this very specific issue, do you personally find it frightening the prospect of him having the nuclear codes?”
By Tim Graham | | July 27, 2016 | 8:44 AM EDT
The Washington Post awarded associate editor David Maraniss front-page real estate in Wednesday’s paper to gush over Bill Clinton’s speech and reminisce about the Clintons and their, well, “inimitable and tumultous partnership.” That’s code for “a marriage wracked by admissions of sexual harassment (and accusations of sexual assault), adultery, and a lot of lying about it.”
The headline in the paper was “Only the Clintons: Bill delivers the speech no one else could.” Online, it was gushier: “Only the Clintons: Bill’s speech was unlike anything we’ve ever seen.”
By Jorge Bonilla | | July 27, 2016 | 8:00 AM EDT
Media bias manifests itself in a number of ways. More often than not, bias is self-evident when examining the framing of a story. On other occasions, bias presents when determining which facts are presented and which are cast aside, brushed over, or omitted. And sometimes, bias is revealed via a gross misrepresentation of fact. Today we will examine a glaring instance of the latter.
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | July 27, 2016 | 4:23 AM EDT
Things got wild on CNN Tonight in the wee hours of Wednesday morning following Hillary Clinton officially becoming the Democratic Party’s nominee for president. During a discussion about how Clinton should have handled the Benghazi situation and her high negatives, Donald Trump supporter Kayleigh McEnany point out her series of scandals, “I think there's a reason that 68 percent of voters don't trust her. That didn't happen in a vacuum.” But write for The Atlantic Peter Beinart blames societal sexism.
By Curtis Houck | | July 27, 2016 | 3:07 AM EDT
While the early Wednesday morning portion of MSNBC’s Democratic National Convention (DNC) coverage wasn’t quite the spectacle it was from the day before, AM Joy host Joy Reid provided two noteworthy instances denouncing Hillary Clinton critics as sexist who complain about her not wearing skirts and predicted that she’s “going to teach us” a lesson about sexism by the end of the election.
By Scott Whitlock | | July 27, 2016 | 1:59 AM EDT
There was no holding back on ABC’s Nightline, Tuesday. Host Juju Chang celebrated Hillary Clinton’s “epic” “milestone” and oddly suggested that the nomination of the liberal Democrat is a victory for “setting politics aside.” Chang opened the show by cheering, “Making history. It's official.... The epic moment, a milestone for women.”
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | July 27, 2016 | 12:57 AM EDT
Following former President Bill Clinton’s speech at the Democratic Nation Convention Tuesday evening CNN’s America’s Choice 2016 panel was overcome with exuberance from his words. “First of all, let's just stipulate, this guy's one of a kind,” David Axelrod proclaimed with delight, “There's nobody else who can turn an auditorium like this into as intimate a place as he did tonight.” Almost every panelist had something glowing to say about Bill Clinton’s address.
By Scott Whitlock | | July 27, 2016 | 12:47 AM EDT
The networks on Tuesday night cheered the floor of the Democratic National Convention being “covered with shards of glass” as Hillary Clinton prompts “historic,” “happy tears.” ABC opened live coverage of the 10pm hour with triumphant music and an announcer who proclaimed, “Right now, here in the City of Brotherly Love, you're looking at history... The political glass ceiling, shattered.”
Networks Applaud ‘Heartwarming’ Bill Clinton Speech; ‘Vintage’ Bill ‘Telling a Family Story at a Bar’By Curtis Houck | | July 27, 2016 | 12:35 AM EDT
On Tuesday night, the major broadcast networks were quick to laud former President Bill Clinton’s speech at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) as “heartwarming” and “the most important speech of his life” featuring “vintage Bill” that was akin to him “telling a family story at bar or around the dinner table at a holiday.”