Appearing as a guest on Friday's New Day to discuss the issue of whether sexism toward women has caused more negative feelings toward Hillary Clinton, liberal CNN political commentator Peter Beinart -- also of The Atlantic -- theorized that because, according to Politifact, Clinton is an "unusually truthful" political candidate, there must be some other factor like sexism that is causing her unfavorable rating to be so high.
By Jorge Bonilla | | September 9, 2016 | 9:15 AM EDT
When covering the biases inherent to Univision's television news coverage, it is very important to look beyond the stories themselves. A recent report from The Wall Street Journal reminds us of the critical need to take the occasional dive into the underlying business environment at Univision, and to note the points at which it intersects with its news coverage.
By Dan Gainor | | September 9, 2016 | 8:38 AM EDT
Editor’s Note: Normal people might find some of this offensive. (We hope.)
I’m convinced that Hollywood creates much of its “entertainment” from Mad Libs. You remember Mad Libs, don’t you? They were sheets of paper with text on them including blank spaces for adjectives, nouns and verbs. Really a brilliant concept, designed for group/party fun.
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | September 9, 2016 | 1:40 AM EDT
Besides taking the time to rail against Gary Johnson for his Aleppo flub, both CBS and NBC took the time to highlight Hillary Clinton railing against Donald Trump the day after the Commander-in-Chief forum. “A battle that started a board an aircraft carrier catapulted into a dogfight today,” hyped anchor Scott Pelley to start off CBS Evening News Thursday, “We learned more about how they intend to fight America's enemies and each other.”
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | September 8, 2016 | 11:59 PM EDT
The “Big Three” network news programs were all a buzz Thursday evening over a seemingly inexplicable exchange that occurred on MSNBC’s Morning Joe that morning. “And what is Aleppo,” Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson inquired after being asked by journalist Mike Barnicle what his plan for the city was. “Johnson stumped not by a gotcha question but a basic foreign policy question in the headlines for months,” stated ABC’s Martha Raddatz on World News Tonight. But the evening prior Hillary Clinton was grilled in a forum about her use of a private e-mail server and they all but ignored it.
By Tom Johnson | | September 8, 2016 | 11:16 PM EDT
On Wednesday, Michael Tomasky, apropos of a challenge the media face in covering Donald Trump, mused that “‘objective’ news reporting -- and this is a real crisis with no easy answers -- is ill-positioned to call a lie a lie.” On Thursday, Tomasky urged the media to upgrade their position by taking certain “drastic measures” that “Trump has forced…upon us” as a consequence of his lying “literally most of the time he’s talking.”
By Tom Blumer | | September 8, 2016 | 10:47 PM EDT
Matt Lauer's supposedly overly rough treatment of Hillary Clinton Wednesday night at the Commander-in-Chief Forum in White Plains, New York has become such a big thing that the low-information voter fast-food providers at Inside Edition felt the need to cover it.
Lauer did interrupt Mrs. Clinton seven times — relatively politely — and allowed Former Air Force & Navy flight officer Lt. John Lester to berate her for having "clearly corrupted our national security," and for taking actions for which he "would have been prosecuted and imprisoned." The Today Show host, perhaps realizing that he had some lefty credibility to regain, appeared to try to overcompensate with Trump. He was much tougher on him, interrupting 13 times, and far more confrontationally.
By Bruce Bookter | | September 8, 2016 | 10:23 PM EDT
Apparently we’ve arrived at the point in social media history, where not sending a congratulatory tweet about the legalization of gay marriage means you are anti-gay.
By Tim Graham | | September 8, 2016 | 9:44 PM EDT
On the surface, it might seem quite straightforward and objective to ask two reporters to assess the two candidates on their “climate change” policy approaches. But on Wednesday’s PBS NewsHour, the reporters were not at all objective. They were Chris Mooney of The Washington Post, who was hired after he wrote the transparently ideological books The Republican War on Science, and The Republican Brain: The Science of Why They Deny Science — and Reality. Then add Coral Davenport of The New York Times, who is a regular recycler -- of green scenarios of doom.
Both were excited Hillary Clinton would push an "even more ambitious" climate plan than President Obama.
By NB Staff | | September 8, 2016 | 7:18 PM EDT
Media Research Center research director Rich Noyes appeared early Thursday night on the Fox Business Network (FBN) program Risk and Reward to analyze the liberal media’s crusade against one of their own in NBC’s Today co-host Matt Lauer for grilling both presidential candidates the night before at a veterans forum and predicted that pressure will be on his colleague Lester Holt to go easy on Hillary Clinton in the first official debate.
By Matthew Balan | | September 8, 2016 | 6:36 PM EDT
On Thursday's Legal View, two CNN journalists played up Hillary Clinton's first press conference in many months. Ashleigh Banfield trumpeted how "Republicans can no longer say, 270-some-odd days since Hillary held a news conference. There is some real strategy to this." Nia-Malika Henderson touted that the presser was a "really smart shift for her....she's able to drive the narrative — drive the conversation."
By Tom Blumer | | September 8, 2016 | 5:39 PM EDT
"Firsts" — first man on the moon, first black president, first state to legalize something which was previously a crime, etc. — are supposed to be a big deal, right?
Tuesday evening, the Houston Chronicle reported a first in the entire history of organized labor in the U.S., and the national press is ignoring it. That's likely because it's really bad news for Big Labor. The jury verdict in a lawsuit filed by PJS Janitorial Services against the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) represents "the first time that a jury has found against a union in a business defamation or disparagement case."
By Randy Hall | | September 8, 2016 | 5:33 PM EDT
During the past several months, Hillary Clinton has had a number of serious and lengthy coughing fits, which has led several people to question if the Democratic presidential nominee is healthy enough to deal with the many requirements of occupying the White House.
One person who has discussed Clinton's health is Sooperman, who posted on The Right Scoop website that she once questioned the well-being of Cristina Kirchner during that woman's tenure as president of Argentina.
By Kyle Drennen | | September 8, 2016 | 4:55 PM EDT
On Thursday’s NBC Today, correspondent Ron Allen promoted President Obama blasting Donald Trump in the wake of NBC’s Commander-in-Chief Forum: “It didn't take much for President Obama to weigh in. At a closing news conference he was asked about those comments that Donald Trump made about our generals being reduced to rubble and about Vladimir Putin being a better leader than President Obama.”
By Alatheia Nielsen and Katie Yoder | | September 8, 2016 | 4:21 PM EDT
While conservatives have spent the last week mourning Phyllis Schlafly’s death, liberals took to Twitter to personally attack the 92-year-old conservative hero.