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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The “big three” networks continue to refuse to report on the US State Department’s manipulation of archived video, even after Secretary of State John Kerry publically demanded answers. The State Department has since announced that it is expanding its investigation into who ordered the video edited. “The state department is reversing course, saying it will investigate who ordered a cut to a 2013 state department briefing,” Fox News’ Shannon Bream reported Wednesday on Special Report.
On Wednesday evening, both Fox News and CNN held interviews with presumptive Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton and they really held her feet to the fire. The ‘Golden God’ also allowed the “big three” network broadcasters to interview her as well, but in stark contrast their interviews were slow pitch softball games. In what seemed like a scene out of Disney’s The Lion King, ABC’s David Muir led Clinton over to a window to show her the excited crowd below.
ABC’s Nightline was an absolute Hillary Clinton lovefest early Wednesday morning, following her massive victory and her becoming the presumptive Democratic nominee. “When we come back, did you hear it? It's the sound of that glass ceiling breaking,” Juju Chang teased before the segment. And it only got worse from there. David Wright threw praise towards Clinton, “She's been waiting years for this moment. The night she finally got to be the one making history.”
Hillary Clinton became the presumptive Democratic Party nominee on Tuesday, and every news outlet was trained on to her victory speech. But something very special stood out for CNN’s Dana Bash during their America’s Choice 2016 coverage of the event, Bill Clinton waving his hand. “I don’t recall— I don’t know about you Jake [Tapper]— him actually getting up on the stage like that with her and having the classic spouse hand wave to the crowd,” Bash said.
NBC Nightly News was all in on praising Hillary Clinton Tuesday, even going so far as to run a segment tilted “Kids React to First Woman Nominee.” “No matter what your politics are, no matter what happens in November, history is being made right now in this country, as it has its first woman presumptive nominee of a major party,” stated NBC’s Lester Holt, leading into the segment.
In an embarrassing take down for Hardball host Chris Matthews Monday, Bernie Sanders’ campaign manager Jeff Weaver invoked the failed congressional campaign of Kathleen Matthews. When asked when Sanders plans to release his tax returns Weaver parried, “I think we should follow the example, perhaps, of yourself when your wife was running for the Congress in Maryland recently. You guys didn't release any tax returns.”
In a moment of absolute candor on CNN’s Reliable Sources, David Zurawik of the Baltimore Sun laid into President Barack Obama and set the record straight about who’s a bigger threat to the press. As many members of the media whine about Donald Trump giving them a piece of his mind, Zurawik guided people down memory lane and declared, “What happened to the press under Obama was really deadly.”
In an earlier than usual broadcast of NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday, the panel was gleefully predicting the demise of Republicans and their future loss of the Senate. “The fact that John McCain, because of the Hispanic vote, is at risk of losing the election after five terms in the Senate and being the party standard bearer … because of the top of the ticket, and this would of course also contribute to losing the Senate,” stated NBC’s Andrea Mitchell, a known Hillary Clinton fan.
On Thursday afternoon, Hillary Clinton took to the stage in California and laid into Donald Trump, just like ABC News has been begging her to do. And the big three networks couldn’t get enough of it, during their evening broadcasts. “It was an extraordinary moment today,” praised CBS Evening News host Scott Pelley, “Hillary Clinton warned that Donald Trump could lead America into nuclear war on a whim.” Pelley reminisced about how President Lyndon B. Johnson made the same claim of Barry Goldwater.
In recent days, Donald Trump has taken to actively attacking the judge who is presiding over litigation he is facing, in regards to alleged fraud at Trump University. And during Wednesday’s MTP Daily host Chuck Todd kept repeating that it would be inappropriate for a president to openly criticize the judicial branch of the federal government. It was a theme for Todd throughout the day. “If he did this while in office, it could trigger a constitutional crisis. So it is truly borderline irresponsible behavior, on that front,” he cautioned on NBC’s Today.
Manipulating video to hide the truth seems to be all the rage in politics these days and so is the liberal media’s refusal cover it. “President Obama's State Department is admitting tonight that it deliberately edited out of its video records an exchange between our Chief Washington Correspondent James Rosen and the department's then spokeswoman [Jen Psaki],” reported Fox News’ Bret Baier, Wednesday evening's Special Report. And all evening news broadcasts from the big three networks completely ignored it.
In a highly contentious press conference Tuesday, Donald Trump attacked the press for their justified scrutiny of funds raised for veterans. In the press conference Trump stated he thought it wasn’t right for the press to pay so much attention to the promised funds. Even though this kind of attention to detail was not present in 2008 for then Senator Barack Obama, it’s important to follow the money promised to our veterans. Commentator Dana Loesch agreed, “I'm glad to see that the press is finally standing up to do its job,” she stated on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 Tuesday.
The liberal big three networks continued to cover up the Katie Couric deceptive editing scandal, involving her gun-control documentary Under the Gun, Tuesday evening by again refusing to cover it. The media blackout continued even though Couric announced early the same morning that she takes responsibility for the misleading edits. In stark contrast to the networks, Fox News has covered it extensively.
It has been well documented that the left’s favorite accusation to throw at the right is that all Republicans are racists, and use secret “dog whistles” to communicate that message. However, now that the liberal media seem to be in the early stages of panic over Hillary Clinton’s chances of winning, on Sunday, CNN’s Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter wondered if the press have called the right racist enough.
In an encore performance from Thursday night, ABC spent Sunday morning fretting that Hillary Clinton is not doing enough to stop Donald Trump. “Early on her campaign seemed pretty giddy to be running against Donald Trump, but now some people are worried that she's not fighting back hard enough,” stated Good Morning America co-host Dan Harris. “Are they right to be nervous, do you think?” Harris asked to ABC’s John Karl.
On a day that was marked by the Donald Trump campaign breaking the 1237 delegates needed to clinch the GOP nomination NBC focused on stoking controversy. “Trump opening the door to debate Senator Elizabeth Warren, one of his most dogged Democratic attackers,” reported NBC’s Hallie Jackson on Nightly News Thursday, “Trump's nickname for her, Pocahontas.” And from there it was a Trump slugfest as they piled on him.
With numerous polls now showing a virtual tie between presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton, the liberal media seems to be getting nervous. ABC’s World News Tonight seemed to show the first signs of this fear Thursday. “Our team also asking Clinton today, what some of her supporters have been asking,” stated host David Muir, “After Donald Trump's attacks, is Clinton fighting back hard enough?”
For the past couple days violence has erupted at Donald Trump rallies in New Mexico and California, resulting in police breaking out the riot gear. The cause? Violent leftists who can’t express themselves through peaceful protest. However, NBC and ABC handed the responsibility solely to Trump on Wednesday night. “Where Trump goes, unrest follows …This is the same scene that we are seeing play out in city after city across America,” NBC’s Katy Tur exaggerated.
The US State Department’s Inspector General released a report Wednesday what was highly damaging to presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. The report found that Clinton did not receive any approval to host a private server what so ever and there were two known attempted hackings. But you may not have learned the true severity of the situation of you were watching NBC’s and ABC’s evening news programs.
NewsBusters contributor Jeffrey Lord laid out the facts about the origin of the housing market collapse of 2008, on CNN’s America’s Choice 2016 primary coverage Tuesday night. “You've got people out there saying that the Clinton housing policy helped cause the housing crisis in the first place,” Lord stated, after being asked if it was smart for Hillary Clinton to attack Donald Trump for his comments about the bubble poping. Former Philadelphia Mayor, Michael Nutter had a bone to pick with Lord over his facts.