The name "Hillary Clinton" and the words "one of the most honest politicians in America" are definitely not words one would expect to see someone use in the same sentence together, but liberal CNN political commentator Van Jones managed to do just that as he appeared as a panel member on Tuesday's CNN Tonight. Responding to a question about a recent CNN/ORG poll finding abysmally low numbers of Americans find the Democratic presidential nominee "honest and trustworthy," Jones leaned on unnamed "fact checkers" to boost Clinton.
Stephanopoulos Actually Asks If It's 'Appropriate' for Ailes, Accused of Sexual Harassment, to Advise TrumpBy Kristine Marsh | | September 7, 2016 | 10:15 AM EDT
On Good Morning America Wednesday, ABC anchor, longtime Clinton Foundation donor and former Clinton staffer George Stephanopoulos grilled Trump’s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway on a laundry list of topics before asking this embarrassingly obtuse question: Is it ‘appropriate’ for Fox News’ Roger Ailes to advise Trump, after he’s been accused of sexual harassment?
By Curtis Houck | | September 7, 2016 | 1:35 AM EDT
Following a spectacular downfall from NBC Nightly News anchor to disgraced and suspended serial liar to MSNBC breaking news anchor, Brian Williams was handed the keys on Tuesday night to a show all his own on MSNBC for the first time since that fateful February 2015 evening when he admitted to being less than accurate about a story from the Iraq War.
By Karen Townsend | | September 7, 2016 | 1:26 AM EDT
In Tuesday night’s premiere double episode of FX channel’s Atlanta, “The Big Bang; Streets on Lock,” lead character Ernest (Donald Glover) is arrested for participating in a shooting with his wanna-be rapper cousin, Alfred.
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | September 7, 2016 | 12:51 AM EDT
Donald Trump’s past political contributions came back to haunt him Tuesday, as it came to light that back in 2013 he illegally donated to Pam Bondi who was running for Florida Attorney General. “In 2013, the Donald J. Trump Association donated $25,000 to a super PAC tied to Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi as her office was considering a fraud investigation into Trump University,” reported Katy Tur on NBC Nightly News. NBC was the only network to report the story, and in their rush to slam Trump they omitted some important details.
By Tom Blumer | | September 6, 2016 | 11:27 PM EDT
Since most of the truth about the Clinton Foundation hurts the candidacy of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, her campaign appears to have adopted the strategy of having Tim Kaine, her hapless running mate, lie about its activities and decisions to local reporters, while hoping that nobody outside the local viewing area gets wise to the tactic. With New Media and partisan monitors on the alert, that's a risky strategy — but not so much if the outlet deceived doesn't fully correct the record. Kaine, when asked by WEWS-TV reporter John Kosich whether the Clinton Foundation's ability to received donations up to Election Day won't cause a last-minute rush of favor-seekers, claimed that "I think it's now, foreign donations as of now" (are not being collected). That's not true, Tim.
By Bruce Bookter | | September 6, 2016 | 11:16 PM EDT
ESPN’s The Undefeated invited Georgetown Sociology Professor and frequent MSNBC guest Michael Eric Dyson to write an article on Colin Kaepernick. Because, after all, what the heck is the difference between ESPN, Georgetown Professors, and MSNBC anyway?
By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | | September 6, 2016 | 11:10 PM EDT
NBC Meet the Press host Chuck Todd began his pundit-panel segment on September 4 by remarking: “‘Nobody cares about the damn emails.’ That's what Bernie Sanders famously said. I couldn't believe when I looked at the time stamp, October of 2015...We are now at September of 2016. Somebody cares about them.”
Apparently the political director at NBC News isn’t in that “somebody” camp. When it comes to Clinton scandals, he has what Donald Trump calls “low energy.”
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | September 6, 2016 | 11:06 PM EDT
Recent news out of the Persian Gulf paints a picture of continually raising tensions between US and Iranian naval vessels as once again US Naval vessels were subject to harassment. “We’ve learned at Fox that Iranian ships have harassed another American vessel in the Persia gulf,” reported the new host of On the Record Brit Hume, as he discussed the scenario with former US Ambassador John Bolton. Even as the number Iran’s alarming provocations increase the “Big Three” networks kept it out of their morning and evening news programs Tuesday.
By Curtis Houck | | September 6, 2016 | 9:49 PM EDT
As many news consumers and political junkies know by now, longtime Fox News Channel (FNC) Greta Van Susteren departed the network on Monday (while CNN’s Brian Stelter suggested she was forced out after a dispute over her desire to leave) and so the classy, steady journalist and former Special Report host Brit Hume was appointed to oversee her On the Record program from Tuesday through Election Day.
By Brad Wilmouth | | September 6, 2016 | 9:41 PM EDT
On Tuesday's Andrea Mitchell Reports on MSNBC, as Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson appeared as a guest, host Mitchell demonstrated that one of her liberal buttons is pushed when she hears politically incorrect terms like "illegal immigrants" or "illegal aliens" as she seemed to fret over these terms, which she tagged as "pejorative language," being used by "Angel Moms" -- the mothers of children killed by illegals -- who have spoken on stage at Donald Trump rallies.
By Tim Graham | | September 6, 2016 | 7:06 PM EDT
On the very day a CNN poll made the presidential race look tight, The Washington Post was blatantly projecting a Clinton victory. They wrote a “Dear Bill” letter on the front of Tuesday’s Style section begging the former president to fully “own” and embrace the First Lady duties, since “more likely than not, you’ll be moving back into your ‘90s homestead in a couple months.”
By Melissa Mullins | | September 6, 2016 | 7:02 PM EDT
It looks like Apple hasn’t learned their lesson from its last go around with political satire games. Last month, I wrote about an app called “Capitol HillAwry” in which the objective is to collect as much money through e-mail donations as possible while fetching a respectable approval rating in the polls. The game wasn’t approved because Apple thought it was too “offensive” and “objectionable” because it made fun of Hillary Clinton’s e-mail.
By Randy Hall | | September 6, 2016 | 5:40 PM EDT
With two months left before the presidential election on November 8, a major poll released Tuesday morning by the Cable News Network and Opinion Research Corporation “revealed that the 'prohibitive favorite' -- Hillary Clinton -- is down by two points nationally to one of the worst presidential candidates since the advent of the indoor flush toilet: Donald J. Trump,” according to an article posted on the Politico website.
“Which just goes to show: No one -- not the bullpen of the New York Mets, not the French army, not Wile E. Coyote, not even Al Gore -- is better at squandering a commanding lead than the Queen of Coasting,” Chief Political Correspondent Glenn Thrush noted.
By Matthew Balan | | September 6, 2016 | 5:34 PM EDT
Three panelists on ABC's This Week on Sunday all agreed that the latest development in Hillary Clinton's e-mail scandal will impact her campaign negatively. Matthew Dowd asserted that the FBI's release of their interview notes was "really damaging...the majority of the country doesn't trust her; and this only adds to that problem." Steve Inskeep acknowledged that the issue is "a thing that people can grab onto." L.Z. Granderson bluntly contended that "the e-mail thing is just...terrible — especially when you start looking at the rationale....it only makes you look silly."