For the second day in a row, NBC on Wednesday ignored the high level firings at the Democratic National Committee. Politico hyped it as “heads roll at the DNC.” Yet, the four hour-long Today show found no time for it. Instead, reporter Hallie Jackson trumpeted a “civil war” within the Republican Party.
By Maggie McKneely | | August 3, 2016 | 10:34 AM EDT
Will Smith thinks anyone who supports Trump is insane. Really. Donald Trump and Rosie O’Donnell have had a running feud for almost a decade. The two have traded a number of vicious jabs at each, both on Twitter and national TV. A year ago, at his first Republican debate, Trump called O’Donnell a “fat pig” and actor Will Smith is just now getting around to commenting on it.
By Elliot Polsky | | August 3, 2016 | 9:46 AM EDT
“With Hillary Clinton’s historic Democratic party nomination still fresh in our minds,” Salon decided to praise the other great female icon in its pantheon, eugenicist founder of Planned Parenthood, Margaret Sanger.
By Tom Johnson | | August 2, 2016 | 11:25 PM EDT
Recently, both Vox’s Zack Beauchamp and New York magazine’s Jonathan Chait have argued that ideological conservatism isn’t (and never has been) the major reason for Republican electoral success, and that those who consistently vote GOP because they believe in small government and low taxes are greatly outnumbered by those who do so because they’re racists.
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | August 2, 2016 | 11:15 PM EDT
Major news broke Tuesday regarding high ranking Democratic National Committee personnel losing their jobs, but you would never know it if you watched NBC Nightly News. Even though ABC and CBS spent minimal time on the story, NBC was the only network in the “big three” to avoid the topic all together. “And there is one more developing headline in the race for president before we move on here, and this one spells trouble for the Democrats tonight,” hyped ABC anchor David Muir on World News Tonight.
By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | | August 2, 2016 | 9:19 PM EDT
It’s an ironclad principle. Media coverage of the quadrennial Republican and Democratic conventions is a laboratory exercise to demonstrate how shamelessly partisan our political reporters truly are. It is a metaphysical truth: the networks engage in a partisan double standard. They've done it for decades.
By Curtis Houck | | August 2, 2016 | 6:06 PM EDT
Washington Free Beacon staff writer and former CNS News staff writer Elizabeth Harrington revealed late Tuesday afternoon that NBC News has stealth edited a May 19 video of Clinton campaign correspondent Andrea Mitchell on Today denouncing Juanita Broaddrick’s sexual allegations against Bill Clinton as “a discredited and long-denied accusation” to simply saying merely a “long-denied accusation.”
By Curtis Houck | | August 2, 2016 | 4:29 PM EDT
Hypocrisy was on full display in Tuesday’s New York Times as the top story for the national portion of the A section proudly touted a Maine restaurant owner who announced after the Islamic terror attack in Orlando that she would not only refuse service to anyone carrying an AR-15 but anyone who endorses the ownership of the firearm.
By Kristine Marsh | | August 2, 2016 | 3:59 PM EDT
In a segment that seems to be catered for the Media Research Center today, The View panel argued for half the show on whether or not media bias exists. ABC's Senior Legal Correspondent Sunny Hostin was the most vocal liberal panelist who sparred with FNC’s Jedediah Bila who first brought up the topic. Before Bila could even finish her sentence, Hostin jumped in to shake her head emphatically and say, “That’s not true,” adding a jab directed at Bila: “Only if you watch Fox News everyday.”
By Scott Whitlock | | August 2, 2016 | 3:43 PM EDT
All three networks on Monday night and Tuesday morning touted liberal investor Warren Buffett endorsing Hillary Clinton. Yet, they ignored ideological labels for Buffett and his long history of supporting Democrats. Instead, CBS This Morning’s Norah O’Donnell promoted the businessman’s praise: “Clinton campaigned yesterday in Omaha, Nebraska with Warren Buffett. The billionaire investor tried to push Trump into releasing his tax returns.”
By Kyle Drennen | | August 2, 2016 | 3:41 PM EDT
At the top of Tuesday’s NBC Today, co-host Savannah Guthrie proclaimed: “Donald Trump launches a new attack against Hillary Clinton and says he's concerned the election is going to be rigged against him.” In a discussion with Bloomberg Politics editor Mark Halperin minutes later, she noted: “...he made that intriguing comment yesterday about the system being rigged. Some people interpreted that as he’s laying the groundwork already that if he loses he can say, ‘Well, there was something unfair about the process.’”
By Brad Wilmouth | | August 2, 2016 | 3:04 PM EDT
On Tuesday's New Day, CNN's Alisyn Camerota hosted a segment featuring a member of the liberal veterans group VoteVets.org -- known for supporting the election of Democrats in past elections and even labeling itself as "progressive" -- who published an open later attacking GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump over his reaction to Khizr Khan's speech at the Democratic National Convention.
Without divulging that her guest, Karen Meredith, worked for a group heavily slanted toward the liberal persuasion, Camerota gave her a sympathetic forum to complain about Trump and the reaction to him by other Republicans.
By Mira Ebersole | | August 2, 2016 | 3:03 PM EDT
Food is so scarce in Venezuela that last week a group of starving people broke into a zoo and killed a horse for food. Burdened by government regulations, Venezuela’s economic crisis and its food shortage are forcing many people to leave their country. However, the networks haven’t done much reporting on the subject. The July 31, NBC Nightly News was an exception.
By Curtis Houck | | August 2, 2016 | 3:01 PM EDT
A few days after the conclusion of the 2016 Democratic National Convention (DNC), TBS’s Full Frontal host Samantha Bee spent her Monday show reacting to the proceedings and, of course, resulted to bizarre and over-the-top vulgarities seeking to grab that included the suggestion that the patriotism displayed at the DNC was like receiving a “blow job from the American flag.”
By Edgard Portela | | August 2, 2016 | 2:31 PM EDT
Top U.S. Spanish-language television networks Univision and Telemundo virtually buried the Republican convention speeches by the parents of victims of violent crimes committed by people who are living in the country illegally, devoting less than a minute to the subject.