[See NewsBusters for more.] Hours before the announcement that actor Will Ferrell would not star in a smear film portraying Ronald Reagan as a dementia-addled invalid, the women of The View discussed the potential movie. Liberal co-host Joy Behar insisted that the concept could be making a “larger point” and also repeated a smear about the 40th president.
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NBC’s Late Night host Seth Meyers has a clearly documented record against conservatives, but the show from late Thursday into Friday sunk to a new low as he cracked a joke about John Boehner’s Lucifer comments toward Ted Cruz as an implication that he’s worse than the now-revealed child molester Dennis Hastert.
ENRIQUE ACEVEDO, ANCHOR, UNIVISION: The protestors blocked streets, damaged at least one police vehicle, and threw rocks at the officers. There were some 20 arrests during the event. The Republican Presidential front-runner insisted on his anti-immigrant rhetoric.
DONALD TRUMP: (From clip played at rally) But we will build a wall, Mexico is going to pay for the wall. We’re going to stop drugs from coming in, the drugs are poisoning our youth and a lot of other people and we’re going to get it stopped.
[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.
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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.