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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For the past few weeks now the media has been putting pressure on Bernie Sanders to bow out of the race for the Democratic nomination. Shockingly, some have even taken to vetting his policies to aid in this endeavor. So, it may not come as a surprise when ABC’s and NBC’s Sunday shows failed to report about a controversial Democratic state convention in Nevada, which ending with Sanders supporters crying foul over the alleged misconduct by party insiders.
With Donald Trump as the presumptive nominee of the GOP the liberal media has finally decided to do what they neglected to do during the nomination process, vet his past. With the release of the so called “Trump Tapes,” audio recordings that purport to show Trump pretending to be his own publicist, it’s clear the media has taken a much greater interest in his dealings than those of Hillary Clinton. On Fox News Sunday pundit Brit Hume scolded the media for their bias.
MSNBC’s always tolerant Lawrence O’Donnell trotted out the tired liberal narrative that all Republicans are idiots on the issues and governance on Thursday afternoon. Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan met Thursday to discuss how the Republican Party can unify and move forward following a contentious primary. O’Donnell claimed to know exactly what happened during the meeting. “That's what the meeting was about, Paul Ryan taking the imbecile candidate to school, the school of governing,” he proclaimed.
Thursday evening saw the failure of all three of the network news outlets to report on the massive legal blow to ObamaCare. In her decision, U.S. District Judge Rosemary Collyer ruled that the Obama administration’s unilateral funding of $175 billion to insurance subsidies was unconstitutional. The ruling was a major win for House Republicans, a victory that was a long time coming. With a lack of funding through the subsidies, and large insurance companies fleeing the exchanges, ObamaCare might be on its last leg.
“Suppression of conservative speech, yeah,” sung a joyful voice leading into Larry Wilmore’s coverage of the suppression of speech by Facebook on Wednesday’s Nightly Show. Wilmore was quick to mock the offence saying, “That’s awful. I mean, I thought the only thing Facebook suppressed was any sense of self-control.” Wilmore barely took the issue seriously and ridiculed the Senate inquiry before twisting it to bash them for the crisis in Flint.
During CNN’s Tuesday night primary coverage of Nebraska and West Virginia Van Jones pondered why “there's a pouncing I don’t see with others,” when it comes to Hillary Clinton. “We can sometimes get used to this and forget, but we've never had a woman do this,” stated Jones using the classic ‘it’s because she’s a woman’ argument. And what example did Jones use to back up his claim? A conversation he once had with a cab driver.
On Monday, all of the network evening newscasts could not wait to join in on US Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s beat down of North Carolina. Only the tornado outbreak in Oklahoma could keep them from jumping in immediately. “In her view, this is the new Jim Crow,” reporter Steve Osunsami said on ABC's World News Tonight of Lynch’s reasoning for taking the state to court. On NBC Nightly News, Pete Williams echoed Osunsami conjuring the specter of southern segregation of public spaces like fountains and bathrooms.
As predicted, with Hillary Clinton all but confirmed as the Democrat nominee the liberal media has stepped up their game of protect her. On Monday evening CBS and NBC took to whining about Donald Trump’s latest attacks on the former secretary of state and her husband. “She was an unbelievably nasty, mean enabler, and what she did to a lot of those women is disgraceful,” Trump exclaimed at a campaign rally. The liberal media was having none of it.
Face the Nation host John Dickerson decided to dedicate portions of his show to airing clips from his recent softball interview with the “grandmother running for commander-in-chief,” Hillary Clinton. Dickerson’s interview ranged in topics from the e-mail server to how her mother influences her campaigning in terms of the example she is setting. The interview also featured questions about Republican divisions and how Clinton could exploit them.
Joy Reid once again has her own Sunday show and she spent a notable portion speaking ill of North Carolina for their controversial bathroom law. Reid teased the segment by issuing a dire warning for the state’s lawmakers, “you have until tomorrow to do something about that terrible law or the justice department is coming for you.” After coming back from a commercial break she leapt right into insulting North Carolina.
Since becoming the presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump has turned up the attacks against Hillary Clinton and her husband. “She's married to man who was the worst abuser of women in the history of politics,” he exclaimed at a recent campaign rally. On Sunday morning, ABC took it upon themselves to play a little defense for Secretary Clinton, while touting her counter punches and omitting key assertions made by Trump.
With Hillary Clinton still unable to finish off Bernie Sanders many in the liberal media are trying to drag her over the finish line. The night of the Indiana primary, which was a Sanders victory, CNN wanted to know when he would get out of the way and stop hurting Clinton. In a similar way, The Daily Show decided that Thursday night was the right time to actually analyze Sander’s proposals and tell the truth about them.
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's World News Tonight dedicated a quick news brief to the topic, while CBS Evening News only allowed it two sentences. While its competitors were busy brushing over the scandal, NBC Nightly News conducted a sit down interview with Guccifer, the Romanian hacker who claims to have accessed the secretary’s private server.
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.
Senator Bernie Sanders scored a major victory in his fight against the Clinton political machine Tuesday night in the Indiana primary. Even with that victory the Hillary Clinton friendly media is still calling for Sanders to suspend his campaign and drop out of the race. “Staying in this race, aren't you effectively making it harder for the Democrats to beat the man who you say would be so bad?” inquired CNN’s Dana Bash to Sanders over the phone.
Ted Cruz dropped out the race for president Tuesday night and CNN’s America’s Choice panel could barely believe their ears. After weeks of saying that Donald Trump was inevitable and his opponents should just give up, now they question the decision to drop out at this point. “Would you have dropped out tonight?” Van Jones asked of Paul Begala.
The White House has been coming under increasing pressure in recent days calling for the public release of 28 pages that were omitted from the 9/11 Commission Report. Many speculate that the pages contain evidence that Saudi Arabia aided in the attacks and Charles Krauthammer and Laura Ingraham dialed up their own presser Monday on Fox's Special Report with Bret Baier. Both called for pages to be released to the public.
With the Indiana primary a day away the liberal media is franticly pushing the narrative that Ted Cruz is going to lose and Donald Trump is destined to be the nominee. “It's hard to think of Ted Cruz as a human being in the same week when Boehner called him Lucifer,” smeared Nicolle Wallace on Bloomberg’s With All Due Respect. Co-host of the show John Heilemann declared Indiana was the end of line for Cruz, “this was the last stand for the Never Trump movement.”
Sparks flew Sunday on NBC’s Meet the Press when Senator Ted Cruz called out the liberal media for their pro-Donald Trump coverage and their biased executives. “The media created this Trump phenomenon and then they don't hold him accountable,” said the Senator during a very long heated interview with the host Chuck Todd. An exchange where Todd was visible agitated by what the senator from Texas was saying about his profession.
Saturday night was the White House Correspondents Dinner a star studded event attended by the media elites. Come Sunday morning most of the media was praising President Obama’s performance during the dinner, while expressing how disappointing comedian Larry Wilmore’s act was. Fox News’ Juan Williams really took it to Wilmore on Fox News Sunday saying, “to black America it awful. It was degrading...”