[See NewsBusters for more.] The journalists at CBS This Morning on Friday were positively wistful as they prepared for Barack Obama’s final appearance at the White House Correspondents Dinner, Saturday night. A network graphic cheered the President “leaving with a laugh.” Gayle King introduced, “They call it the nerd prom.
All three network morning shows on Friday reveled in John Boehner’s vicious attack on Ted Cruz, hyping the former House Speaker labeling the Texas senator “Lucifer in the flesh.” The NBC, CBS, and ABC broadcasts portrayed the comment as another “challenge” that “really hurts” Cruz’s campaign.
Donald Trump scored a major endorsement from a very beloved Illinois hero, Hoosier basketball coach Bobby Knight. The endorsement serves to give an important boost to help Trump win the state in his march to the nomination. But on CNN Tonight with Don Lemon Thursday when asked to respond to critics that suggest Trump was not a real conservative Knight admitted, “You know, I'm not sure what a conservative is.”
JOSE DIAZ-BALART, ANCHOR, TELEMUNDO: Looking to reinforce his image as presidential, Donald Trump offers a speech about his foreign policy plans but doesn’t mention the wall with Mexico.
As the media pivots with the candidates towards the general election so are their narratives about them.
[See NewsBusters for more.] All three networks, thus far, have ignored a shocking moment on Wednesday night when Donald Trump touted his endorsement by convicted rapist Mike Tyson. Speaking in Indianapolis, Indiana, the location where Tyson was convicted of brutally assaulting a beauty pageant contestant, Trump bragged, “Mike Tyson endorsed me... Mike said, 'I love Trump. I endorse Trump.'...
NEIL CAVUTO, HOST: Do you ever feel the temptation yourself (to fight again)? George Foreman came back, you know, Larry Holmes tried to.
OSCAR DE LA HOYA, RETIRED BOXER, PROMOTER: I was close, and the only guy that I would come back to fight, and maybe just for charity – I’ll donate everything to charity, is against Donald Trump.
NEIL CAVUTO, HOST: Really? He just might take you up on that.
[See NewsBusters for more.] The journalists at NBC’s Today howled with outrage at Donald Trump’s attacks on Hillary Clinton, echoing ABC’s assessment that the businessman might be sexist. Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie spent the first half of their interview, Thursday, demanding he explain recent remarks.