On Tuesday’s NBC Today, co-host Savannah Guthrie grilled Fox News host Bill O’Reilly on whether Donald Trump should release his tax returns: “Speaking of transparency....Are you on the record as Donald Trump should turn over those tax returns?” O’Reilly pushed back: “No matter what he does, he puts his tax returns out, the press – which wants him to lose....Trump knows whatever he does in that area, he’s going to be destroyed.”
By Kristine Marsh | | September 13, 2016 | 11:10 AM EDT
During Monday night’s CBS Evening News broadcast, a clip of Charlie Rose interviewing Bill Clinton omitted what some would call a Freudian-like slip from Clinton on the status of his wife’s health. Though Clinton corrected himself mid-statement, it was not a message the Clinton campaign, or apparently CBS, wanted out in the public, so they edited it out.
By Sarah Stites | | September 13, 2016 | 9:33 AM EDT
Hillary Clinton was no stranger to controversy this weekend. After labeling half of Trump supporters “deplorables” and becoming unsteady at a 9/11 commemoration ceremony, the Democratic candidate was diagnosed with pneumonia, leading her to cancel a California fundraising trip and scheduled appearance on The Ellen Show.
Yet, although they missed seeing her person, Hill’s Hollywood fans took to Twitter to express concern for her health … and threw in some snide comments about the Right for good measure.
By Callista Ring | | September 13, 2016 | 9:17 AM EDT
Like Hillary Clinton, Rob Reiner would toss an awful lot of Americans into a “basket of deplorables." Or in Meathead’s case a bunker of Archies. In an interview published on September 8, when asked by The Hollywood Reporter if Archie Bunker, a racist/sexist/xenophobic character from the 1970s sitcom “All in the Family,” would be a Donald Trump supporter. As if you couldn’t guess, Reiner responded, “Absolutely, 100 percent. Trump is from Queens. Archie is born and raised in Queens. They have the same kind of mentality. Archie was a bigot, and the things that come out of Trump’s mouth are totally bigoted.”
By Jorge Bonilla | | September 13, 2016 | 8:50 AM EDT
The classic definition of the term "gaffe" as established by liberal pundit Michael Kinsley is "when a politician accidentally tells the truth". On Sunday's edition of Enfoque, we witnessed a staggering variant of such an accidental truth, which may even warrant its own separate name and definition.
By Brad Wilmouth | | September 13, 2016 | 8:15 AM EDT
On Monday's Andrea Mitchell Reports on MSNBC, host Mitchell displayed the latest example of a journalist trying to push blame for Hillary Clinton's history of being secretive onto her political opponents "beating up on her" and causing her to feel the need to be defensive. During a discussion of Clinton withholding from the press that she had pneumonia, thus leading it to be a surprise when she fainted during a 9/11 commemoration, Mitchell wondered if pressure from Donald Trump and Rudy Giuliani made her be secretive about it.
By Tom Blumer | | September 13, 2016 | 7:00 AM EDT
Though the focus has often been elsewhere during much of the 2016 presidential campaign, the state of the U.S. economy, which has limped along at an annual growth rate of 1.2 percent during the past four quarters, remains an important election issue. Since Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton represents the party currently in power, it is incumbent on the left-leaning press to make the current underachieving and bitterly disappointing economy look as good as it possibly can for the next two months. Accordingly, the headline Monday morning in a story at the Associated Press about a group of economists which has just lowered its consensus growth forecast only tells readers: "Growth expected for at least 2 more years."
By Tim Graham | | September 13, 2016 | 6:58 AM EDT
Usually, our “objective” media thrives on any internal fighting and panic among Republicans, and downplays or hides it on the Democratic side. NPR analyst Cokie Roberts violated that informal policy on Monday’s Morning Edition, openly suggesting Democrats were talking about replacing Hillary Clinton on the ticket over her health problems.
By Karen Townsend | | September 13, 2016 | 2:40 AM EDT
In Monday night’s episode of Mary and Jane, titled “Girl on Gurl,” the character of a quirky “feminist mobile librarian” tries to inspire Paige (Jessica Rothe) with the memory of Susan B. Anthony, but it goes horribly wrong...
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | September 13, 2016 | 1:34 AM EDT
In an attempt to vigorously spin Hillary Clinton’s recent debacles, the “Big Three” network mobilized to her defense Monday. Between Clinton’s attacks on Donald Trump’s supporters and her medical episode on Sunday, the networks were busy trying to depict him as worse than her. “Meantime, as health becomes a major topic in this campaign, Donald Trump has released even less information about his medical history than Hillary Clinton has,” announced NBC anchor Lester Holt on NBC Nightly News.
By Dylan Gwinn | | September 13, 2016 | 12:15 AM EDT
Two men wearing white shirts with the word ‘Lochte’ crossed out on the front stormed the stage, and threw something at Lochte. The cameras did not catch the attack, focused at the time on Judge Ann Inaba. The host of the show, Tom Bergeron, can be heard on the video pleading for calm.
By Alexa Moutevelis Coombs | | September 13, 2016 | 12:03 AM EDT
South Park just tweeted a National Anthem-themed promo for the premiere of their 20th season to coincide with the kickoff of the San Francisco 49ers' Monday Night Football game where backup quarterback Colin Kaepernick continued his asinine protest of the Anthem.
By NB Staff | | September 12, 2016 | 11:59 PM EDT
On Monday night following CNN’s Wolf Blitzer hounding of Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence on The Situation Room, Media Research Center president Brent Bozell released a statement denouncing Blitzer’s questioning of Pence.
By NB Staff | | September 12, 2016 | 11:08 PM EDT
The Media Research Center’s Research Director Rich Noyes joined Elizabeth McDonald on Fox Business Network’s Risk and Reward Monday, to discuss the media’s lack of questions regarding Hillary Clinton’s health. McDonald noted that a Huffington Post writer was recently fired for raising such questions, and that there were more than just him. “Given what happened on Sunday, it’s the journalists who were dismissing all of these things as conspiracy theories and non-sense that should be fired,” Noyes stated.
By Dylan Gwinn | | September 12, 2016 | 10:32 PM EDT
“Baseball is a white man’s sport.” So says a black baseball player set to earn $16,333,000.00 this year.