NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt disputed the notion that his network was responsible for Donald Trump nabbing the republican presidential nomination. "There's really not that much of a correlation between one and the other," Greenblatt said in reference to Trump’s appearance on television and his success as a presidential candidate.
By Maggie McKneely | | August 3, 2016 | 3:33 PM EDT
The Huffington Post doesn’t want anyone besides straight, white males voting for Trump.The title of HuffPo’s Queer Voices latest article says it all: If You’re Gay and Support Trump, You Don’t Care About The Rest of Us. Author James Michael Nichols writes that “if you identify as gay, you are part of a community of marginalized people whose rights and very survival are threatened by the prospect of a Trump presidency.” Yes, their survival is threatened by Trump.
By Randy Hall | | August 3, 2016 | 3:01 PM EDT
During Monday night's edition of MSNBC's All In With Chris Hayes, the liberal host tried again and again to get guest Jeff Flake to condemn Donald Trump and recommend that members of the Republican Party not vote for him, even going so far as to ask the GOP senator from Arizona: “Who are you going to vote for for president this fall?” Ironically, Hayes brought up Albert Einstein's motto “about insanity doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result” while time after time asking Flake variations of the same question regarding the Republican presidential nominee.
By Matthew Balan | | August 3, 2016 | 1:47 PM EDT
CNN set aside nearly half of its air time on Wednesday's New Day to various recent controversies involving the Trump campaign — 1 hour, 24 minutes, and 18 seconds over three hours. By contrast, the program clearly didn't think much of the Wall Street Journal's Tuesday revelation that the Obama administration secretly airlifted $400 million in cash to Iran. John Berman gave a 27-second news brief to the report, but didn't mention that the payment was sent on "an unmarked cargo plane." New Day, therefore, devoted over 187 times more coverage to Trump than to the millions to Iran.
By Elliot Polsky | | August 3, 2016 | 1:39 PM EDT
Millennials are having less sex than previous generations, and The Washington Post can’t figure it out.
By Kyle Drennen | | August 3, 2016 | 12:36 PM EDT
While both NBC’s Today and CBS This Morning devoted full reports to The Wall Street Journal exposing the Obama administration secretly paying a $400 million ransom in cash to Iran to secure the release of American hostages, ABC’s Good Morning America only managed two news briefs on the topic that amounted to less than a minute of air time.
By Scott Whitlock | | August 3, 2016 | 11:39 AM EDT
For the second day in a row, NBC on Wednesday ignored the high level firings at the Democratic National Committee. Politico hyped it as “heads roll at the DNC.” Yet, the four hour-long Today show found no time for it. Instead, reporter Hallie Jackson trumpeted a “civil war” within the Republican Party.
By Maggie McKneely | | August 3, 2016 | 10:34 AM EDT
Will Smith thinks anyone who supports Trump is insane. Really. Donald Trump and Rosie O’Donnell have had a running feud for almost a decade. The two have traded a number of vicious jabs at each, both on Twitter and national TV. A year ago, at his first Republican debate, Trump called O’Donnell a “fat pig” and actor Will Smith is just now getting around to commenting on it.
By Elliot Polsky | | August 3, 2016 | 9:46 AM EDT
“With Hillary Clinton’s historic Democratic party nomination still fresh in our minds,” Salon decided to praise the other great female icon in its pantheon, eugenicist founder of Planned Parenthood, Margaret Sanger.
By Tom Johnson | | August 2, 2016 | 11:25 PM EDT
Recently, both Vox’s Zack Beauchamp and New York magazine’s Jonathan Chait have argued that ideological conservatism isn’t (and never has been) the major reason for Republican electoral success, and that those who consistently vote GOP because they believe in small government and low taxes are greatly outnumbered by those who do so because they’re racists.
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | August 2, 2016 | 11:15 PM EDT
Major news broke Tuesday regarding high ranking Democratic National Committee personnel losing their jobs, but you would never know it if you watched NBC Nightly News. Even though ABC and CBS spent minimal time on the story, NBC was the only network in the “big three” to avoid the topic all together. “And there is one more developing headline in the race for president before we move on here, and this one spells trouble for the Democrats tonight,” hyped ABC anchor David Muir on World News Tonight.
By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | | August 2, 2016 | 9:19 PM EDT
It’s an ironclad principle. Media coverage of the quadrennial Republican and Democratic conventions is a laboratory exercise to demonstrate how shamelessly partisan our political reporters truly are. It is a metaphysical truth: the networks engage in a partisan double standard. They've done it for decades.
By Curtis Houck | | August 2, 2016 | 6:06 PM EDT
Washington Free Beacon staff writer and former CNS News staff writer Elizabeth Harrington revealed late Tuesday afternoon that NBC News has stealth edited a May 19 video of Clinton campaign correspondent Andrea Mitchell on Today denouncing Juanita Broaddrick’s sexual allegations against Bill Clinton as “a discredited and long-denied accusation” to simply saying merely a “long-denied accusation.”
By Curtis Houck | | August 2, 2016 | 4:29 PM EDT
Hypocrisy was on full display in Tuesday’s New York Times as the top story for the national portion of the A section proudly touted a Maine restaurant owner who announced after the Islamic terror attack in Orlando that she would not only refuse service to anyone carrying an AR-15 but anyone who endorses the ownership of the firearm.
By Kristine Marsh | | August 2, 2016 | 3:59 PM EDT
In a segment that seems to be catered for the Media Research Center today, The View panel argued for half the show on whether or not media bias exists. ABC's Senior Legal Correspondent Sunny Hostin was the most vocal liberal panelist who sparred with FNC’s Jedediah Bila who first brought up the topic. Before Bila could even finish her sentence, Hostin jumped in to shake her head emphatically and say, “That’s not true,” adding a jab directed at Bila: “Only if you watch Fox News everyday.”