Jonathan Chait of New York Magazine blasted Hillary Clinton's ethics. Of course, being a Hillary supporter he must have realized he went too far so he also bizarrely slammed people who dare to criticize Hillary. Finally he ends up worrying that her corrupt image could harm her in the election or even beyond. Yes, it is a real rollercoaster ride so let us join Chait in his initial blast mode as you can tell from the title of his article, Hillary Clinton’s Ethics Problems Are Worse Than She Understands:
By Matthew Balan | | August 19, 2016 | 10:02 PM EDT
ABC and NBC's evening newscasts on Thursday barely mentioned the Clinton Foundation's announcement that it would stop accepting foreign and corporate donations if Hillary Clinton is elected president. ABC's World News Tonight set aside 25 seconds of air time to the news. NBC Nightly News devoted 26 seconds to the story immediately before a segment on the Clinton campaign blasting "conspiracy theories" about the Democrat's health. CBS Evening News didn't cover the story until Friday, but aired a full report that lasted one minute and 42 seconds.
By Tim Graham | | August 19, 2016 | 9:32 PM EDT
NPR loves to imagine itself as an oasis of civility compared to nasty commercial talk radio. NPR host Diane Rehm has written haughty op-eds about how Rush Limbaugh et al are a blight on the radio. But wondering if Donald Trump is mentally ill? Apparently, that's civil and educational.
Rehm launched an hour-long discussion of Trump's dysfunctional mental state based on a Tuesday New York Times article about psychologists breaking the "Goldwater Rule" and diagnosing a dangerous presidential aspirant as nuts
By Matthew Balan | | August 19, 2016 | 5:34 PM EDT
Rachel Maddow gave covering fire for President Obama on her MSNBC show on Thursday over his initial decision to stay in Martha's Vineyard instead of visiting flood-stricken Louisiana. Maddow spotlighted the "scathing editorial" from a Lousiana newspaper criticizing the Democrat over the move, but defended the President by pointing a finger at former Governor Bobby Jindal.
By Tom Blumer | | August 19, 2016 | 5:00 PM EDT
Tuesday, the day after the Obama administration announced that it had sent 15 Guantanamo Bay detainees to the United Arab Emirates, State Department deputy spokesman Mark Toner claimed that "very few" of those previously released, representing a "very small" percentage, had returned to terorist activities.
Toner's contention is patently false, but the establishment press, based on Google News searches, has been content to let it slide.
By Mira Ebersole | | August 19, 2016 | 3:36 PM EDT
“Should We Be Having Kids In The Age of Climate Change?” That was the audacious question NPR’s website and “All Things Considered” radio show asked on Aug. 18, as it promoted a college professor’s “radical” proposal that people need to have fewer children because of the “prospect of climate catastrophe.”
By Samantha Cohen | | August 19, 2016 | 2:53 PM EDT
During a press conference on Thursday with State Department spokesman John Kirby, it came to fruition that in January of 2016, the Obama administration used an unmarked cargo plane to airlift $400 million worth of cash to Iran in exchange for four American hostages. Earlier in August, President Obama coyly suggested this wasn’t some “nefarious” or “secret” deal. Friday on Morning Joe, co-host Joe Scarborough had harsh words for Obama, insisting he was “indignant” while “telling deliberate untruths.”
By Alatheia Nielsen and Katie Yoder | | August 19, 2016 | 2:05 PM EDT
Target took steps toward protecting women this week, but you won’t hear about it from the networks -- because the credit should go to conservatives.
In April, the retail giant announced it would allow employees and customers to use the restroom of their choice to accommodate transgender individuals. But on Wednesday, Target revealed it would invest $20 million into building single-stall bathrooms in stores.
By Clay Waters | | August 19, 2016 | 1:54 PM EDT
After literally fitting up President Obama as a candidate for Mt. Rushmore (“Obama was better than we imagined, better than the body politic deserved...”) Jim Nelson, editor-in-chief of men’s fashion magazine GQ (Gentleman’s Quarterly), followed up Friday with some fashionable Hillary hagiography and a side of Trump sexism: “The Trump Campaign Is Fueled by the Fear of a Female President.” Nelson posed the question “why were his followers so drawn to that hot temper and fulminating rage?” and answered it: “...fear of a gynarchy. Rule by women."
By Curtis Houck | | August 19, 2016 | 1:32 PM EDT
Former Daily Show host Jon Stewart made a cameo appearance on Thursday night’s finale of The Nightly Show to wish Larry Wilmore the best before cancellation and informed him that he shouldn’t “confuse cancellation with failure” because his fellow far-left comedian actually did resonate for having “started a conversation that was not on television when you began” about race in America.
By Scott Whitlock | | August 19, 2016 | 12:31 PM EDT
The network evening and morning shows seem to have badly misplaced priorities. ABC, CBS and NBC have already devoted 10 times more coverage to the Olympic swimmer “scandal” than they did the bombshell admission that the Obama administration linked the release of four American prisoners and a $400 million payment to Iran.
By Kyle Drennen | | August 19, 2016 | 12:29 PM EDT
With a news brief in the 9 a.m. ET hour on Friday, NBC’s Today jumped on a report that Hillary Clinton tried to blame former Secretary of State Colin Powell for her e-mail scandal during conversations with the FBI. The morning show’s news anchor Sheinelle Jones told viewers: “...sources tell NBC News that Hillary Clinton told the FBI that former Secretary of State Colin Powell recommended that she use a private e-mail account for unclassified communication.”
By Kristine Marsh | | August 19, 2016 | 12:29 PM EDT
Has Brazil ever been considered a “safe” place to visit (at least in recent history)? According to ABC, Ryan Lochte’s exaggerated and possibly fabricated tale of robbery has been the sole incident that has ruined Brazil’s stellar reputation for safety. On Friday’s Good Morning America, ABC’s legal correspondent Dan Abrams lamented this idea, arguing that Brazil didn’t want to jail the American athletes but just wanted to get “their reputation back."
WashPost Buries Iran-Ransom Admission in Middle of Page A-10 -- Despite Ransom Paid for Post Reporter!By Tim Graham | | August 19, 2016 | 12:14 PM EDT
Friday's New York Times put Iran on the top of front page, left corner: "U.S. Concedes It Postponed Iran Payment: GOP Cites 'Ransom' to Free 3 Americans." One of those ransomed Americans was Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, so it was peculiar that the Post buried this story on page A-10, and not at the top of page A-10 -- but underneath columnist Joe Davidson writing about the National Park Service.
By Sarah Stites | | August 19, 2016 | 11:40 AM EDT
More than 20 Team USA athletes have clearly articulated their faith in God through interviews, social media and blog posts. By giving God the glory in their successes, and gracefully yielding to His will in their disappointments, these stars are an inspiration to all of us.