Nicholas C. Fondacaro
Nick grew up in East Stroudsburg Pennsylvania. He graduated from Binghamton University in 2013 with a degree in Political Science. While at Binghamton he served as the Speaker of the Student Assembly and wrote for the Binghamton Review, where his love for journalism started. After graduating, he interned at the Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity where he worked with Watchdog Arena. Between the months of September and December, he can be found every Sunday cheering on his New York J! E! T! S! Jets Jets Jets!
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Wednesday was CNN’s Democratic Town Hall with former Colorado Governor and 2020 hopeful John Hickenlooper in Atlanta, Georgia, which was only the latest in their series. And while there were some funny moments, there were plenty of far-left questions sprinkled throughout. One of which came from moderator and chief political correspondent Dana Bash, asking Hickenlooper if he would sign a national emergency to deal with gun violence.
“ISIS's reign of terror over nearly ten million people has come to an end,” CBS international correspondent Charlie D’Agata proudly announced during Wednesday’s CBS Evening News. The reports came as President Trump told the press that the last remnants of the terrorist group should be wiped out by tonight. It was great news that got little airtime on ABC’s World News Tonight, where anchor David Muir sounded skeptical of the President.
It was a meeting worth taking note of, not just because President Trump was meeting with the so-called “Trump of the Tropics” but because of what it could mean for both countries going forward, and for dealing with the crisis in Venezuela. But the broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) were apparently bored by Trump’s Tuesday meeting with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and ignored it altogether.
You probably remember CNN’s town hall to promote gun control and gun grabbing in Parkland, Florida last year. It’s hard to forget such a disgraceful display of exploitation, naked partisanship, and vile hatred. Oh, and let’s not overlook the fact that host Jake Tapper was the ring leader enabling the circus. On Tuesday, the Norman Lear Center bestowed there Walter Cronkite Award “for excellence in television political journalism” on CNN and Tapper for their effort.
NewsBusters has been monitoring CNN’s town halls with the Democratic presidential hopefuls for 2020, and Monday’s event with Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren at Jackson State University in Jackson, Mississippi, hosted by Jake Tapper, was arguably the easiest for any candidate so far.
MSNBC’s Deadline: White House is known as being a hub for those willing to do or say anything to slime President Trump. On Monday’s edition of the show, they proved that to be true yet again when they dedicated the first segment to the suggestion that the President’s weekend tweetstorm was somehow an outward symptom of some sort of “crisis level” “psychological duress” brought on from a mental “spasm” due to fear.
Over the course of last week, the liberal media made utter fools of themselves as they appeared to compete with each other for who could concoct the most disgusting puff piece for former Congressman Robert O’Rourke’s 2020 campaign. The award undoubtedly went to Vanity Fair, who all but proposed to him. But according to CBS political correspondent Ed O’Keefe, the media were not to blame for their shameful behavior it was the other Democratic candidates.
With nearly the entire Democratic 2020 field sprinting to be the closest to socialism without using the label, folks in the liberal media were busy trying to spin their radical policy positions as something palatable. A great example of this occurred during ABC’s This Week on Sunday, when two panelists tried to suggest that it was Republicans who were the radical ones with Democrats supposedly as the centrists.
At another Democratic Party gathering over the weekend, former Vice President Joe Biden had another slip of the tongue and possibly revealing his 2020 candidacy, saying he had “the most progressive record for anybody running [for president]." Of course, the liberals at ABC and NBC got excited and hyped it up during their Sunday morning news broadcasts.
Minutes after news broke of a tragic shooting in at least one mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand during the second hour of CNN Tonight, Intercept columnist Mehdi Hasan claimed that “far-right terrorism” was on the rise in the United States and blamed President Trump for attacks both here and abroad.
On Thursday, the liberal media finally found one of the few things they could cheer on Republicans for. Of course, it involved the 12 Senate Republicans who voted to pass a resolution rebuking President Trump’s national emergency declaration for the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border. Or, as ABC News and NBC News described it, the “Republican rebellion”.
After getting dragged during the 2018 midterms for her schoolgirl-like fawning for “rock star” Democratic Senate candidate Robert O’Rourke, ABC’s Paula Faris was at it again during Thursday’s World News Tonight where she looked at O’Rourke with doe eyes and asked: “Can hope, change, and unity beat Trump?”
Wow, 370 pages of closed-door testimony from an FBI lawyer who alleges the Obama Justice Department told the FBI not to charge Secretary Hillary Clinton for “gross negligence?” The Democrat-controlled House shutting down the committee charged with investigating possible bias at the DOJ and FBI? Those things sound irresistibly tantalizing for reporters but for the Big Three broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, NBC), it drew only yawns.
In a series of Tuesday tweets, President Trump weighed in on the latest concerns people were having regarding a couple of high profile deadly crashes involving the Boeing 737 MAX 8 and questioned the complexity of modern aircraft. Well, that triggered CNN hosts Chris Cuomo and Don Lemon who claimed the President was a “Luddite” who wanted to bring back primitive modes of transportation.
After former Vice President Joe Biden all but confirmed he was planning to announce a 2020 run for president during a pair of public engagements on Tuesday, the liberal media were eager to hype the news. This included NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt, who quipped: “Tonight, former Vice President Joe Biden is coming out swinging, taking on President Trump in a pair of appearances that felt, at times, like campaign rallies without the campaign part.”
Fox News Channel host Tucker Carlson once again found himself in the sights of the left’s “outrage machine,” as he called it, for “naughty” comments he made over 10 years ago while speaking with shock jock, Bubba the Love Sponge. In response, he kicked off Monday’s Tucker Carlson Tonight with an over six-minute-long monologue unloading on the left and the liberal media for trying to destroy lives and careers in their political “war”.
Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (CA) made headlines Monday afternoon when she told The Washington Post that she was against impeaching President Trump unless it was absolutely necessary. For the evening broadcasts of ABC News and NBC News, it was the second topic they covered after yet another deadly crash of a Boeing 737 MAX 8. But CBS News buried it deep in the last few minutes of the broadcast and only gave it a fleeting 17 seconds.
CNN media hack and host of the inaccurately named program “Reliable Sources,” Brian Stelter drew a lot of flak last week when he came out in defense of the Democratic National Committee’s ban on allowing Fox News to host debates for them. Then, during his show on Sunday, Stelter flashed his deep-seated hatred for his more highly rated competitor when he expressed confusion as to why D.C. reporters were stand up in solitary with Fox News.
There was a stunning admission from ABC senior national correspondent Terry Moran during Sunday’s This Week when he conceded that if Special Counsel Robert Mueller found no evidence of collusion with Russia by the Trump campaign, then there would be a “reckoning for the media” among others who pushed the notion.
In a pre-recorded interview with radio host Mark Levin for Fox News that will air during Sunday’s Life, Liberty & Levin, lawyer Lin Wood, who represents smeared Covington Catholic student Nicholas Sandmann, revealed that they planned to sue CNN for more than $250 million in a defamation suit in the coming days.