CNN’s media team of Brian Stelter and Dylan Byers channeled the Left – and pretended it wasn’t the Left – in a “Reliable Sources” e-mail sent on Wednesday night after the NBC “commander-in-chief” forum. Like many leftists, they were upset Matt Lauer didn’t come to knock Trump off his chair and expose him as a moron.Stelter began: "The candidates made a lot of news. But did the network ultimately lose by letting untruths go unchallenged?"
By Alexa Moutevelis Coombs | | September 8, 2016 | 3:58 AM EDT
Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump took hits on the CBS drama American Gothic last night. In the first part of the two-part season finale, “Madame X,” Garrett Hawthorne (Antony Starr) has worked out a deal with the police to help them find the Silver Bells serial killer’s accomplice in exchange for a suspended sentence on a manslaughter charge.
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | September 8, 2016 | 2:10 AM EDT
During the MSNBC/NBC Commander-in-Chief Forum Matt Lauer, co-host of NBC’s Today, hammered Hillary Clinton repeatedly about her e-mail scandal, much to Clinton’s chagrin. But Clinton was not the only one that didn’t appreciate Lauer’s prying into the issue for the American people. “But to have half of the time with her be on the issue e-mail,” whined MSNBC host Rachel Maddow on Brian William’s trial program The 11th Hour.
By Curtis Houck | | September 8, 2016 | 12:18 AM EDT
Just as predicted, MSNBC did its best to draw attention away from the grilling Hillary Clinton received about her e-mail scandal on Wednesday night at their Commander in Chief Forum in their analysis on The Last Word by spinning her portion as a “very strong performance” and spent little time rehashing it in favor of trashing Trump discussing his intelligence briefings.
By Tom Johnson | | September 7, 2016 | 11:41 PM EDT
Complaints from liberal pundits about media bias against Hillary Clinton have snowballed during the past few days. New York Times columnist Paul Krugman had the most high-profile effort, which contrasted “the impression that [Donald Trump is] being graded on a curve” with “the presumption that anything [Hillary] does must be corrupt,” and some of the others have taken aim at Krugman’s newspaper for its Hillary-hounding. For example, Josh Marshall of Talking Points Memo sniped semi-sarcastically that the Times “appears to be revisiting its 'whitewater' [sic] glory days with its increasingly parodic coverage” of the Clinton Foundation and accused the paper of having “a decades' long history of being [led] around by rightwing opposition researchers into dead ends which amount to journalistic comedy…especially when it comes to the Clintons.”
By P.J. Gladnick | | September 7, 2016 | 10:16 PM EDT
If attending a Burning Man Festival is important to you, then there is something severely lacking in your life. However, in recent years the Burning Man Festival has become so hyped in the media that now the ultra wealthy glitterati has decided that it is an important checkoff on their bucket list. This has caused resentment among the peon attendees who greatly resent the hated One Percenters bringing along their home comforts and forsaking the common herd to live in their own cloistered community.
Yeah, it is all incredibly silly but now the revolt of the Burning Man peasants has caught the attention of the media. The UK Telegraph has chronicled the burning issue of the class and culture divide at Burning Man. Your humble correspondent doesn't have a dog in this fight but I have to admit that I enjoy the spectacle of the "hooligans" ruining the Burning Man experience for the bored wealthy via guerrilla tactics and acts of sabotage.
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | September 7, 2016 | 10:05 PM EDT
The “Big Three” networks seem to have made it a habit to ignore acts of intimidation against US forces by the country’s adversaries. On Wednesday CBS and NBC completely passed over the buzzing of a US Navy P-8A Poseidon by a Russian SU-27, which occurred that same day. “A U.S. Navy reconnaissance plane was flying an international air space over the Black Sea when the Russian jet came within 10 feet,” reported ABC anchor, David Muir on World News Tonight.
By Brad Wilmouth | | September 7, 2016 | 10:00 PM EDT
On Tuesday's All In with Chris Hayes on MSNBC, guest host Joy-Ann Reid devoted a segment to fretting that the dominant media have been too aggressive in covering a small number of Hillary Clinton scandals as opposed to many scandals coming from Donald Trump. Slate columnist and recurring guest Michelle Goldberg complained that, when the media cover Clinton scandals, "it's a couple of things that are rehashed over and over again, and kind of picked over for any little scrap of news."
By Curtis Houck | | September 7, 2016 | 9:26 PM EDT
Looking at the history of NBC’s Today co-host Matt Lauer leading into Wednesday night’s MSNBC/NBC Commander in Chief Forum, one would conclude that he’d be anything but netural compared to some of his colleagues for impartial questioning both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, but he brought the heat early on in Clinton’s portion about her e-mail scandal that left Clinton on the defensive.
By Edgard Portela | | September 7, 2016 | 8:47 PM EDT
The Obama administration’s recent expenditure of tens of millions of dollars to spur immigrants to become citizens and vote this November isn’t the only evidence that taxpayer funds are possibly being used to favor the election of Hillary Clinton.
By Curtis Houck | | September 7, 2016 | 8:06 PM EDT
Moments before Wednesday night’s MSNBC/NBC News commander in chief forum, MSNBC host/NBC News Clinton correspondent Andrea Mitchell informed viewers on Hardball that such questions about Hillary Clinton’s ability to serve in that top job leading the military in both a competent and tough fashion shouldn’t be given the light of the day because “[s]he proved her commander in chief bona fides” over her career.
By Randy Hall | | September 7, 2016 | 7:19 PM EDT
During this year's presidential campaign, most of the airtime has been focused on Republican candidate Donald Trump and Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton, but Green Party representative Jill Stein has found an unusual way to get some publicity: vandalizing construction equipment for an energy pipeline.
According to an article posted by CBS and the Associated Press on Wednesday, Morton County in North Dakota has issued a warrant for the arrest of Stein, who is accused of misdemeanor counts of criminal trespass and criminal mischief after spray-painting construction equipment during a protest against the Dakota Access pipeline.
By Kyle Drennen | | September 7, 2016 | 3:57 PM EDT
After news broke late Tuesday that the Obama administration actually paid $1.7 billion in cash ransom to Iran to secure the release of American hostages – a sum much larger than the initially reported $400 million – only NBC’s Today bothered to devote a full two-minute segment to the shocking development. CBS This Morning and ABC’s Good Morning America could only manage seconds of air time for the scandal.
By P.J. Gladnick | | September 7, 2016 | 3:25 PM EDT
Why, 7-11, WHY? Is no one in your convenience store chain organization familiar with that old adage, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it?" And fix it they did. Oh how they fixed it.
Despite the fact that the 7-11 presidential coffee cup poll has accurately predicted the outcome in every election since it began in 2000, this year they changed it in a major way. So is the nation leaning red or blue? Neither. According to their new method the USA is an indeterminate purple. Yes, this year you can pick a purple cup. The completely unnecessary, and confusing change, was reported recently in Fortune:
By Curtis Houck | | September 7, 2016 | 3:00 PM EDT
Early Wednesday afternoon, Washington Post writer Chris Cillizza attempted to silence those who pointed out his massive double standard in reporting about the health of Republican Senator John McCain (Ariz.) during the 2008 presidential campaign and his rampant dismissal of any doubts being raised about Hillary Clinton’s physical state here in 2016.