A new development in Hillary Clinton’s e-mail server scandal broke Thursday. Clinton’s longtime aide Huma Abedin was finally questioned by the FBI. Throughout the day most news outlets praised it as a sign that the investigation was coming to a close. ABC dedicated a quick news brief to the topic, while CBS only allowed it two sentences. While its competitors were busy brushing over the scandal, NBC conducted a sit down interview with Guccifer, the Romanian hacker who claims to have accessed the secretary’s private server.
ANTHONY AGAMO, STUDENT: There’s a group of students that are Republican, and they have a page on Instagram and they post a lot of ugly and racist things against Latinos.
ALEXIA ALVAREZ, STUDENT: They say things like “Build the wall” and a lot of bad things, and say to take all the immigrants out.
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On Thursday, all three network morning shows dutifully promoted the Obama Justice Department threatening to sue North Carolina over its transgender bathroom law and accusing the state of violating the Civil Rights Act.
[See NewsBusters for more.] With no sense of irony or intended humor, a new MSNBC ad claims the network “seeks different perspectives.” Yes, the cable channel home to some of most liberal hosts and journalists on the planet, touted, “We seek different perspectives, connect the dots, approach the story from all the angles.” The condescending commercial lectured, “We break news. Yeah.
With conventional wisdom pointing to both the Democrats and the Republicans having presumptive nominees the media is hyping a major fight brewing between the parties. ABC spent their Wednesday evening newscast touting how prepared the Clinton election machine was for a general election bout. “Tonight, Hillary Clinton launching her first general election attack … Backing it up with a new video,” ABC’s Cecilia Vega began the over three minute segment.