In the midst of a heated but civil debate on CNN Tuesday night, host Erin Burnett admitted on her eponymous show to Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway that her program should not have aired a chyron on Monday’s show suggesting that Donald Trump was in favor of “racial” profiling. Burnett was twice pressed by Conway on why her show made such an editorial error and so Burnett paused the debate to offer an explanation of regret.
By Scott Whitlock | | September 21, 2016 | 1:36 PM EDT
An exasperated Chris Cuomo on Wednesday described Donald Trump as the “problem” and insisted that in next week’s debate, Hillary Clinton needs to be “better than that” and focus on solutions. On his CNN show New Day, Cuomo previewed the big event, dismissing Trump this way: “This idea of insulting your way to the presidency, that's his bag. He is the problem. You know, that's what he's saying, ‘I am the problem, I am bringing up the problem.”
By Kyle Drennen | | September 21, 2016 | 1:16 PM EDT
In a predictably softball interview with Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine set to air on Wednesday, talk show host and Hillary Clinton superfan Ellen DeGeneres began the friendly chat by gushing: “Well, first of all, thank you for everything you have been doing for a long, long time.”
By Kristine Marsh | | September 21, 2016 | 12:09 PM EDT
After Keith Lamont Scott, an armed black man, was fatally shot by police officers in North Carolina on Tuesday, Black Lives Matter protesters and rioters blocked a highway and attacked police officers, injuring at least 12. Culture critic and BLM sympathizer Michaela Angela Davis was invited on CNN Newsroom, where she spent the time bemoaning white “brutality” and defending violent protesters as “burning down the plantation.”
By Callista Ring | | September 21, 2016 | 9:21 AM EDT
Just when you thought this election couldn’t get any dirtier, you can now choose between a variety of Donald Trump themed sex paraphernalia including a Trump blow-up sex doll, Trump-themed porn or erotic e-books, and Trump butt plugs! Fusion spoke with University of Wisconsin sex-toy historian (you read that right, Badger State taxpayers) Hallie Lieberman regarding the wide assortment of Trump themed sex toys and porn available for purchase this election season. “Porn and sex toys are already political,” said Lieberman. They are? “So making Trump the subject of them sends a really strong message.” To people who are receptive to messages from sex toys.
By Tom Blumer | | September 21, 2016 | 6:52 AM EDT
Investigative reporters at the Associated Press have occasionally come up with meaningful nuggets putting Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's conduct and record in a bad light. Examples include several scoops in the email/private-server scandal and its research finding that "More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money" (or had money given by their corporate entities) to the Clinton Foundation.
The same cannot be said about its beat reporters covering the presidential race, who, with most of the rest of the establishment press, completely deserve the sharp criticism contained in a Monday Investors Business Daily editorial. IBD observed that "the ferocity of the media campaign against (Donald Trump)" while giving Mrs. Clinton serial passes "should give everyone pause." In a Sunday afternoon story, the AP's Laurie Kellman offered up a perfect example.
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | September 21, 2016 | 12:38 AM EDT
After watching many of the largest health insurers in America pull out of the ObamaCare exchanges, Senate Democrats recently put forward a resolution that shows their support for the creation of a “public option” for the failing program. “Even before the end of the Obama administration, Democrats are pushing a major change to Obamacare,” reported Fox News Correspondent Rich Edson on Tuesday. Even with such a major alteration to the law the “Big Three” networks were silent on the issue.
By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | | September 20, 2016 | 10:47 PM EDT
The latest Gallup poll confirms that the level of trust in the media has reached another new low. For Republicans, the percentage who hold a “great deal” or “fair amount” of trust in the press has dropped precipitously to 14 percent.
It’s no accident these numbers emerged while the liberal press slams the GOP nominee as too dangerous to be allowed to win. Public trust is on the line when moderators line up for the presidential debates. Will they be fair, or will they deide “history” is too important and pound on Trump before a national audience?
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | September 20, 2016 | 9:59 PM EDT
The media was up in arms Tuesday following an expansive report by The Washington Post’s David Fahrenthold, which alleged that Donald Trump used over a quarter of million dollars from his charity to pay for his personal legal problems. Bloomberg’s John Heilemann seemed rather perturbed by the allegations. “It suggests to me that the Trump Foundation, again if these allegations are true, is way more corrupt on the face of it, way more corrupt, than any allegation than the Clinton Foundation is.” Heilemann declared on With All Due Respect.
By Brad Wilmouth | | September 20, 2016 | 9:43 PM EDT
On Tuesday's New Day, CNN co-host Chris Cuomo not only showed a double standard in aggressively debating GOP Rep. Sean Duffy on the issue of restricting immigration from Muslim countries while going more softly on Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison, but he also tried to downplay the odds of refugees committing terrorist acts as he misleadingly recalled the findings of the libertarian CATO Institute on the subject of risk to Americans posed by refugees.
By Curtis Houck | | September 20, 2016 | 9:11 PM EDT
With the first 2016 presidential debate approaching on Monday, a portion of Tuesday’s Hardball on MSNBC was dedicated to looking back at some iconic moments from past debates and host Chris Matthews used the time to express his sheer anger that still permeates four years later at Mitt Romney for his “terrible performance” in the first 2012 debate where he “walked in like he’s a better man” than President Obama.
By Scott Whitlock | | September 20, 2016 | 5:32 PM EDT
Washington Post columnist E.J.Dionne on Monday cheered that journalists are finally taking heat for being too sensitive to the complaints of liberal media bias. No, seriously. Dionne insisted that, since the days of Spiro Agnew, “reporters, editors and producers have incessantly looked over their right shoulders, fearing they’d be assailed as secret carriers of the liberal virus.”
Whoopi Wonders, 'Do We Start Profiling All the White People' 'Because of All the Domestic Terrorism?'By Kristine Marsh | | September 20, 2016 | 4:23 PM EDT
Tuesday’s The View began with host Whoopi Goldberg repeating the lie CNN appeared to start that Trump called for racial profiling. The panel then spent the first quarter of the show debating the validity of racial profiling. As usual, liberal co-hosts Whoopi and Joy Behar frequently took the topic at hand to absurdity, with Whoopi comparing it to civil rights in the ‘50s/’60s, claiming America would never again face another 9/11, and asking, if we should “start profiling all the white people” because of “all the domestic terrorism.”
By Curtis Houck | | September 20, 2016 | 4:18 PM EDT
With the polls tightening between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton a mere 49 days before the election and six days before the first presidential debate, the media are growing increasingly desperate to give Clinton a boost and, of course, an online Washington Post article on Tuesday played the gender card in arguing Clinton’s struggles has to do with sexism.
NYT's Tough Political Reporting Shines in Liz Warren Profile: 'Your Stock is Going Through the Roof, Granny Warren!'By Clay Waters | | September 20, 2016 | 3:52 PM EDT
The front of the New York Times Sunday Styles section featured a Get Out the Vote effort for the Clinton campaign, hidden under the guise of an innocuous story of two mutual admirers having dinner at a ritzy restaurant in D.C. The twosome were Elizabeth Warren, a liberal Democratic senator and heroine of the left wing of the Democratic party, and Tracee Ellen Ross, a liberal actress on a racially charged television comedy. They were shepherded by Times society writer Philip Galanes, under the headline “The Road to Activism – Senator Elizabeth Warren and Tracee Ellis Ross on the election, family and social change,” where he boasted Warren was "a fierce advocate for the middle class" and selfie-taker extraordinaire, with an "outrageously good" Twitter feed.