Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway naturally took to the cable news airwaves on Friday afternoon to comment on the bombshell news concerning new details the FBI will investigate regarding Hillary Clinton’s e-mail server and on MSNBC, she was pressured to withdraw her candidate’s insistence that the “system” is rigged to benefit Clinton.
By Tim Graham | | October 28, 2016 | 4:52 PM EDT
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."
By Randy Hall | | October 28, 2016 | 4:07 PM EDT
New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet criticized the coverage of the 2016 presidential campaign by the Cable News Network and the Fox News Channel as being “in the long run, bad for democracy and those institutions” in an interview with the Financial Times published on Friday.
“This mix of entertainment and news, and news masquerading as entertainment, is kind of funny except that we now have a guy who is a product of that world nominated as Republican presidential candidate,” Baquet stated.
By Scott Whitlock | | October 28, 2016 | 3:56 PM EDT
Former Meet the Press anchor David Gregory appeared on CNN, Friday, to deride the FBI Director for his “unprecedented” move to reexamine Hillary Clinton’s e-mail controversy. According to Gregory, James Comey is “allowing himself to be interjected” into the presidential campaign. During the segment, host Wolf Blitzer also did not reveal to viewers that David Gregory’s wife, Beth Wilkinson, represented four of Clinton’s ex-State Department staffers in the FBI probe against the Democratic candidate.
By Geoffrey Dickens | | October 28, 2016 | 3:45 PM EDT
“That girl is poison” That’s one of the lyrics of Bell Bill Devoe’s 1990 R&B hit “Poison.” It was a song played at a Hillary Clinton rally, on the very day that the FBI announced it was re-opening its investigation into the e-mail scandal. Listen closely to the background music in MSNBC’s Kristen Welker live report at 2:35pm EDT.
By Tom Blumer | | October 28, 2016 | 3:36 PM EDT
Thursday, Dan Sewell at the Associated Press worked hard to create something out of almost nothing in Southwestern Ohio, where I happen to live.
Sewell's work oddly appeared only as a very short squib with no follow-up at the wire service's main national site, while the AP published his full story at its "Big Story" site. The theme: "Hillary Clinton campaign's hopes are rising" in the Buckeye State because of "Donald Trump's provocative rhetoric and his treatment of women," leading to "indications that ... (she) is pulling more support than usual this year among suburban Republicans."
By Jorge Bonilla | | October 28, 2016 | 3:25 PM EDT
Univision's news division is nothing if not laughably predictable. As sure as the day is long and the Sun rises in the east, this election cycle was not going to pass without Univision News finding a way to reignite its war with U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL).
By Tom Blumer | | October 28, 2016 | 2:30 PM EDT
On Wednesday, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump was in Washington to formally open the new Trump Hotel in Washington. This set off a media chorus of, "Oh my gosh, he's taking time off from campaigning! How can he do that when he's behind in the polls?" Meanwhile, Democratic Party nominee Hillary Clinton's public appearance schedule during this 2016 campaign has been among the lightest of any major-party candidate going back at least to 1964. During that time, I don't recall any candidate leaving the trail for several days prior to each of three debates, as Mrs. Clinton did in late September, early October and mid-October. Given Mrs. Clinton's light schedule, CNN's Dana Bash cluelessly questioned Trump over why "you're taking time out of swing states to go do this."
By Mike Ciandella | | October 28, 2016 | 12:58 PM EDT
Despite skyrocketing premiums, major insurance companies backing out, and one state exchange after another failing, in all of 2016, the evening news broadcasts of ABC, CBS and NBC have only devoted 10 minutes and 19 seconds combined to ObamaCare failures. Until Bill Clinton called the Affordable Care Act “this crazy system” on October 3, ABC and NBC hadn’t covered any ObamaCare news in 2016 at all.
By Scott Whitlock | | October 28, 2016 | 12:28 PM EDT
Violent rioters on Thursday burned a bridge, shot at police and threw bombs in order to stop the building of a pipeline in North Dakota. Yet, the journalists at CBS This Morning saw only “activists” and kept the focus on their plight. Reporter Barry Petersen interviewed four of the radical protesters, but just one representative attempting to stop the chaos. He also ignored the Molotov cocktails being hurled at law enforcement.
Brinkley Spins: Voters Are ‘Tired’ of Hearing About Hillary’s E-Mails, WikiLeaks; Hopes GOP Will Rally to HerBy Curtis Houck | | October 28, 2016 | 12:19 PM EDT
CNN presidential historian Douglas Brinkley was at it again on Thursday’s CNN Tonight spinning for liberals as he aired his discomfort with discussing the WikiLeaks e-mail dumps from John Podesta’s account since it was “an illegal one” but brushed them aside as not “really that damning” because “a lot of voters have been hearing about Hillary Clinton's e-mails and servers and WikiLeaks for a year now, and they're tired of it.”
By Matt Philbin | | October 28, 2016 | 11:41 AM EDT
It hurts journalists right to their activist little hearts, so they’re trying like heck to avoid telling you. But the Colin Kaepernick-led national anthem protests really are hurting the NFL’s ratings.
By Sarah Stites | | October 28, 2016 | 11:05 AM EDT
At least the Vogue editorial board has conceded that its endorsement of Hillary Clinton “won’t come as a surprise,” considering the magazine’s “enthusiastic” coverage of her public life.
By Tom Johnson | | October 28, 2016 | 10:12 AM EDT
Some left-wing pundits, anticipating that Donald Trump will lose on November 8, are pre-emptively trying to make sure that conservatives take the blame for Trump’s nomination. Gary Legum of Salon argued that right-wing news outlets “have both spent the better part of the Obama administration pushing the exact silly demagoguery and conspiracy theories that riled up the conservative base and pushed it into nominating a demagogue of its own.” The Washington Monthly’s Martin Longman claimed that “other than John Kasich, at times, and short-timers like George Pataki and maybe Jim Gilmore, the rest of the field represented (or, at least, pandered to) a far right-wing conservative worldview that has been steeping in weaponized stupidity for the entire Obama Era.”
By Matt Philbin | | October 28, 2016 | 9:54 AM EDT
As the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians play a classic World Series, it's hard not to get swept up in the drama, the excitement, the whining. Cleveland's Chief Wahoo hasn't just stirred the pride of Indians baseball fans, he's stirred the ire of the Indian grievance industry. MLB has expressed concern (of course) and promised to address the issue after the series, and it remains to be seen whether the PC bullies can defeat Chief Wahoo. In the meantime, here are some team names and logos to keep indignant liberals occupied.