The Wikileaks emails are revealing not only how close the press is to Clinton, but how much they’ll hide it. No one on Squawk Box confronted CNBC Chief Washington Correspondent John Harwood about leaked emails showing him cozying up to Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta.
By Katie Yoder | | October 11, 2016 | 1:48 PM EDT
Just days before Planned Parenthood’s 100th anniversary, a conservative corporate watchdog has released an updated list of companies that fund America’s largest abortion provider.
By Scott Whitlock | | October 11, 2016 | 12:56 PM EDT
CBS This Morning on Tuesday brought on financial adviser Mellody Hobson to critique Donald Trump’s statements on taxes and his business dealings. Considering that Hobson is a longtime donor to Barack Obama and a supporter of Hillary Clinton, she’s not the most objective source.
By Sarah Stites | | October 11, 2016 | 12:45 PM EDT
41 years ago Tuesday, two of America’s most powerful politicians wed in what became a controversial marriage. Yet somehow, despite the rockiness of Bill and Hillary Clinton’s union, the liberal media persist in hyping the couple’s “charmed story” as if it were a Disney tale.
By Clay Waters | | October 11, 2016 | 11:59 AM EDT
In Tuesday’s New York Times, legal reporter Charlie Savage went way overboard fear-mongering over a quip Donald Trump made to Hillary Clinton during their debate Sunday night in “Pledge to Put Clinton in Jail Gets Experts Thinking of ‘Tin-Pot Dictators.’” Trump’s “you’d be in jail” rejoinder to Hillary Clinton came during a heated discussion of her handling of classified documents, and the media aggressively misrepresented it to liken Trump to a dictator. One wonders where this concern about careful rhetoric and the rule of law was when the left howled for war crimes tribunals for President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney.
By Sarah Stites | | October 11, 2016 | 11:45 AM EDT
Planned Parenthood and the liberal media are in a committed relationship – and there’s no doubt they’ll celebrate it when the nation’s largest abortion provider turns 100 on Sunday. Representing networks, major newspapers and liberal news blogs, journalists have repeatedly defended Planned Parenthood during times of scandal, perpetuated long-debunked myths to advance the group’s agenda, and even gushed over its “altruism.”
By Kristine Marsh | | October 11, 2016 | 11:20 AM EDT
Tuesday morning’s CNN New Day ended the first hour of the show criticizing Donald Trump for attacking the media, which isn’t unusual but then the conversation quickly turned into what some may call an overreaction. CNN began by playing a clip of a Donald Trump rally yesterday where the crowd chanted, “CNN sucks” repeatedly. The CNN panel didn’t like that one bit and blamed Trump for not telling the crowd to quit it. Hosts Chris Cuomo and Alisyn Camerota, along with guests Brian Stelter and Bill Carter suggested that Trump was endangering reporters' lives, painting a nightmare scenario of Trump supporters violently attacking reporters on scene. “I’m telling you, something is going to happen. Something is going to happen,” Cuomo solemnly warned.
By Brad Wilmouth | | October 11, 2016 | 11:07 AM EDT
On Monday's Erin Burnett Outfront on CNN, during a discussion of reaction to the tape of Donald Trump speaking lewdly about women with Billy Bush, liberal CNN political commentator Angela Rye at one point went berzerk and started shouting when conservative CNN political commentator and Trump supporter Kayleigh McEnany confronted her with reports of Hillary Clinton's attacks on women who made sexual assault accusations against her husband, Bill Clinton.
By Sam Dorman | | October 11, 2016 | 10:53 AM EDT
Comedians often knock celebrities for spending too little time in their marriages. In September 2016, ABC spent too much time on one celebrity’s marriage and too little on voters’ most important issue: the economy.
By Kristine Marsh | | October 11, 2016 | 10:20 AM EDT
On Tuesday’s Good Morning America, ABC analyst Matthew Dowd blamed “conservative talk radio” for Hillary’s lead in the polls. After anchor George Stephanopoulos asked Dowd if Trump would continue bringing up Bill Clinton’s accusers in this “scorched earth approach,” Dowd answered that Trump was getting his cues from talk radio and that was hurting him in the polls.“He’s running the campaign they want to run and what it’s doing,” Dowd stated, is giving him “a double-digit deficit.”
By Karen Townsend | | October 11, 2016 | 2:31 AM EDT
In a totally gratuitous move, Monday’s season two premiere of CW’s Supergirl (formerly on CBS) referenced a past American president to imply stupidity. Guess which one.
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | October 11, 2016 | 12:51 AM EDT
Following the leaked tape of GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump making lewd comments about women over the weekend, members of the Republican Party started to distance themselves. And NBC seemed quite giddy about it as they kicked off NBC Nightly News Monday with “Civil War” emblazoned across the screen. As if he was announcing the latest Marvel blockbuster Anchor Lester Holt declared, “With Donald Trump's fortunes fading over his lewd comments about women, a GOP civil war has broken out.”
By NB Staff | | October 10, 2016 | 11:12 PM EDT
The Media Research Center’s Rich Noyes appeared on Fox Business Networks’ Risk and Reward Monday to discuss the bias of Sunday’s presidential debate moderators. Noyes noted that the moderators Martha Raddatz of ABC and Anderson Cooper of CNN interrupted Donald Trump by a roughly 2-1 margin. “But it was more than interruptions. You know, they were challenging Donald Trump,” he continued, “They were pressing him in a very adversarial way. They asked her tough questions but not in that challenging adversarial way.”
By Tim Graham | | October 10, 2016 | 11:10 PM EDT
After Monday night's newscasts, the Media Research Center's minute count of stories on the Trump-and-Billy-Bush tape is now over 167 minutes of coverage, touted as an impending disaster for the GOP.
This is far more than the networks gave to Bill Clinton's accusers. On July 30, 1997, when news trickled out that the Paula Jones legal team had subpoenaed Kathleen Willey, the networks offered one minute and 34 seconds of coverage (on CBS and NBC). ABC aired nothing initially in those first days.
By Tom Blumer | | October 10, 2016 | 10:08 PM EDT
Former late-night TV host David Letterman was famous for his entertaining and fun "Stupid Pet Tricks" segments.
In the current presidential election cycle, the press, while claiming that Donald Trump and his campaign lie so often that the backlog of required genuine fact-checking on important matters is sky-high, is instead engaging in a non-entertaining, not at all fun effort known as "Stupid Fact Checks." If there are so many obvious lies out there, why did NBC and USA Today do unbelievably "Stupid Fact Checks" which focused on Trump's description of the product and cost involved in the Hillary Clinton-ordered deletion of over 30,000 emails her legal team unilaterally decided were all personal?