There is a conspiracy against Donald Trump, believes The Daily Beast’s Michael Tomasky, but it’s inanimate: a “conspiracy of facts,” not a “conspiracy of liberals” in the media. The facts, Tomasky claimed in a Tuesday column, “simply do not damn [Hillary] Clinton in the way that [Trump] and his supporters believe they should. Take the new story, about the FBI and State and the alleged ‘quid pro quo.’ As all the news stories state plainly, eventually, in the sixth or seventh graf, there was no quid pro quo.” Tomasky blasted both Trump's “ridiculous whining” about the media and the idea that “the media are in Hillary’s pocket. Lord. The New York Times has been after her since 1992, with its Whitewater stories. The Times broke the email server story in March 2015. Is that the act of a paper conspiring to get her elected?”
Pundit: Complaints About Liberal Media Bias Are ‘An Age-Old Right-Wing Trick. An Age-Old Fascist Trick’By Tom Johnson | | October 19, 2016 | 4:58 PM EDT
By Tom Blumer | | October 19, 2016 | 4:44 PM EDT
The federal government's fiscal year ended on September 30. As has been the administration's habit for years with news that might draw negative attention, the Treasury Department conveniently released its year-end Monthly Budget Review Friday afternoon to minimize the discussion of its grim news.
The government ran a $587 billion deficit, up from $414 billion the previous year. Andrew Taylor's coverage at the Associated Press glossed over why this occurred, because to do so would call into doubt the questionable Congressional Budget Office projections for future years he relied on to reassure readers that the situation is, in the words of an economist he quoted, "totally manageable." The other two main business wire services performed a bit better, but still missed several key items.
By Callista Ring | | October 19, 2016 | 4:08 PM EDT
In the wake of lewd comments Donald Trump made being released on tape, celebrities and reporters have been quick to exemplify liberal hypocrisy and attack his wife, Melania Trump. At her Tidal X 1015 concert on October 15, rapper Nicki Minaj eloquently praised first ladies Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton while attacking the presidential candidate’s wife: “…’cause Barack needed a Michelle, bitch, and Bill needed a motherfucking Hillary, bitch. You better pray to God you don’t get stuck with a motherfucking Melania.”
By Kristine Marsh | | October 19, 2016 | 4:03 PM EDT
This morning on MSNBC Live, anchor Stephanie Ruhle interviewed Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway and the interview quickly turned condescending. While defending Trump against the allegations and trying to pivot back to talk on Wikileaks, Ruhle lectured Conway that she was setting a bad example for her children by defending Trump. “You’ve got to look at your kids when you go home at night,” Ruhle scolded. “I don’t let my kids watch Donald Trump in the fear that he will say to a woman in the audience, ‘You’re fat,’” she added.
By Callista Ring | | October 19, 2016 | 3:53 PM EDT
The mounting archive of WikiLeaks emails between Hillary Clinton and her staff continues to reveal the Democratic presidential candidate’s special relationship with members of the liberal news media. Not only did she hold an off the record dinner with “influential reporters, anchors, and editors” just before officially launching her presidential bid, but reporters also asked for interviews promising the kind “she wants” or submitting copy for pre-approval before publishing it.
By Geoffrey Dickens | | October 19, 2016 | 3:47 PM EDT
Appearing on PBS’s Charlie Rose show, actor Nathan Lane, out of the blue, took a shot at Donald Trump as he called the GOP a “bully” and “misogynist.” Lane came on to promote his Broadway revival of The Front Page and couldn’t resist comparing his character to the GOP presidential nominee.
When Rose asked Lane to explain his character “Walter Burns,” the comedic actor responded: “Well, he’s, you know, he’s many things. He’s a bully, he’s a misogynist. Wait a minute, is this Donald Trump?!”
By Tom Blumer | | October 19, 2016 | 3:20 PM EDT
Today's installment of Stupid Fact Checks again goes after Politifact, this time on two items in one "fact check." First, the web site's Louis Jacobson claims that Michelle Obama couldn't possibly have been talking about the Clintons on August 12, 2007 when she told an audience about the importance of a First Family serving as a "role model" in the White House. It's obvious to any human without blinders that she was.
Second, Jacobson claims that he doesn't remember "'vicious' attack ads from Obama during the 2008 campaign." That's because he didn't look very hard, if at all.
By Clay Waters | | October 19, 2016 | 3:14 PM EDT
On the eve of the final presidential debate, Wednesday’s New York Times went after Donald Trump cover to cover, with attempts to shame the Republican nominee and a cavalier dismissal of his allegations of election rigging as racist and paranoid, though the Times was quite amenable to Democratic conspiracy theories about Bush stealing the 2004 election. Wednesday’s off-lead story by Trip Gabriel was headlned “Few Answering Call by Trump To Watch Polls – Fraud Warnings Raise Intimidation Fears.” The text box cried racism: “Increasing worry about intimidation focused on minority communities."
By Katie Yoder | | October 19, 2016 | 2:15 PM EDT
Planned Parenthood, responsible for preventing the birthdays of millions, celebrated its own 100th birthday Sunday. On Monday, ABC’s The View decided to “honor” the abortion giant for having “changed the game” for American women.
By Matthew Balan | | October 19, 2016 | 1:52 PM EDT
CBS was the only Big Three network on Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning to continue reporting on the allegations of a quid pro quo between the FBI and the State Department related to Hillary Clinton's e-mail scandal. CBS Evening News's Scott Pelley gave a brief about Undersecretary of State Patrick Kennedy's denial of a quid pro quo. The following morning, Charlie Rose gave a brief on Wednesday's CBS This Morning about a former FBI official admitting that he proposed it.
By Edgard Portela | | October 19, 2016 | 1:49 PM EDT
“Have My Baby in Miami” is the name of a birth tourism business that was the subject of a recent glowing report on Univision’s national evening news.
By Kyle Drennen | | October 19, 2016 | 1:20 PM EDT
Despite Project Veritas releasing bombshell videos on Tuesday of Democratic operatives bragging about paying protesters to disrupt Donald Trump rallies and admitting to voter fraud, the broadcast networks have censored any mention of the scandal. After Tuesday’s evening newscasts skipped the story, on Wednesday, the NBC, ABC, and CBS morning shows maintained the blackout and instead cheered President Obama denouncing Trump’s claims of a “rigged election.”
By Tim Graham | | October 19, 2016 | 1:02 PM EDT
The Obama-friendly Washington Post touted the last state dinner at the White House with the headline “A glittering fete of Italy’s first couple at the Obamas’ final soiree: VIP list stuffed with Obama insiders at White House for ‘bittersweet’ swan song.” There were a long list of liberal journalists among the “Obama insiders” perhaps getting a thank-you for eight years of service.
Post gossips Helena Andrews-Dyer and Emily Heil gushed this was “like those final weeks of senior year,” and “If there was a collective emotion that defined the night, it would be a mix of joy and pain. Everyone involved in the Obamas’ last black-tie gala felt it.” Oh, the bittersweet feeling that the Obama era is passing away! Among the media names on the long list of Very Important People to the Obamas:
By Katie Yoder | | October 19, 2016 | 9:52 AM EDT
Planned Parenthood ensures millions of unborn babies never celebrate even one birthday – but that doesn’t mean it can’t celebrate its own birthday with some help from Hollywood.
By Karen Townsend | | October 19, 2016 | 1:59 AM EDT
I thought Trump was the one demeaning women – turns out it’s lefty Hollywood script writers demonizing the women in his life, including having a psychopathic killer dress as Ivanka Trump for Halloween.