2016 Democratic Convention
Las principales cadenas de televisión en español de Estados Unidos -- Univisión y Telemundo --, prácticamente pasaron por alto los discursos en la Convención Nacional Republicana por parte de los padres de víctimas de crímenes violentos cometidos por personas que viven ilegalmente en el país, dedicando menos de un minuto al tema.
It’s an ironclad principle. Media coverage of the quadrennial Republican and Democratic conventions is a laboratory exercise to demonstrate how shamelessly partisan our political reporters truly are. It is a metaphysical truth: the networks engage in a partisan double standard. They've done it for decades.
On Tuesday's New Day, CNN's Alisyn Camerota hosted a segment featuring a member of the liberal veterans group VoteVets.org -- known for supporting the election of Democrats in past elections and even labeling itself as "progressive" -- who published an open later attacking GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump over his reaction to Khizr Khan's speech at the Democratic National Convention.
Without divulging that her guest, Karen Meredith, worked for a group heavily slanted toward the liberal persuasion, Camerota gave her a sympathetic forum to complain about Trump and the reaction to him by other Republicans.
A few days after the conclusion of the 2016 Democratic National Convention (DNC), TBS’s Full Frontal host Samantha Bee spent her Monday show reacting to the proceedings and, of course, resulted to bizarre and over-the-top vulgarities seeking to grab that included the suggestion that the patriotism displayed at the DNC was like receiving a “blow job from the American flag.”
Top U.S. Spanish-language television networks Univision and Telemundo virtually buried the Republican convention speeches by the parents of victims of violent crimes committed by people who are living in the country illegally, devoting less than a minute to the subject.
White is ok, so long as it’s worn by the Democratic nominee. Two weeks ago, Philadelphia Enquirer fashion critic Elizabeth Wellington bashed Melania Trump for daring to wear a white dress for her RNC speech. Wellington acknowledged that “on a strictly fashion note,” Melania pulled off an “angelic look.” But the white designer dress was a “scary statement,” and supposedly gave off the subliminal message “that in the G.O.P. white is always right.”
The Media Research Center’s Brent Bozell appeared on Fox News’s Your World to slam the media double standard in how reporters covered one grieving family who spoke out, but not another. Bozell highlighted an analysis by the MRC which found that Khizr Khan, who denounced Donald Trump at the Democratic convention, received 50 times more coverage than Pat Smith, a mother who condemned Hillary Clinton at the Republican convention.
On Monday's CNN Newsroom, Patricia Smith hammered the media over their clear double standard between the often-negative way they treated her anti-Hillary Clinton speech at the Republican National Convention versus their hyping of Khizr Khan's anti-Donald Trump speech at the Democratic National Convention: "I was treated like dirt. I don't think the Khan family was treated that way. But I was treated like dirt. I was called a liar." Anchor Brooke Baldwin pressed Smith to condemn Trump's counter-attack on Khan and his wife.
En marcado contraste con su cobertura de la última noche de la Convención Nacional Republicana de 2016, las principales cadenas de televisión en español de la nación se caracterizaron por el tono de celebración abrumador con que informaron sobre la última noche de la Convención Nacional Demócrata.
Hillary Clinton became the Democratic Party’s nominee for president of the United States last Thursday, and soon after her rival Bernie Sanders announced he was returning to the Senate as an Independent. “I was elected as an independent so I'll stay two years more as an independent,” he said to the press. But this decision raised the ire of MSNBC’s Al Sharpton on PoliticsNation, Sunday, “After all Sanders became a Democrat to be in their primary, to be in their debates, but now he’s leaving the party.”
For the small handful of people who stayed up late past midnight Eastern Thursday into Friday on CNN, the conclusion of its Democratic National Convention (DNC) coverage saw some very strange scenes break out. The first such derailment of the network’s DNC analysis came upon returning from commercial break just past 12:20 a.m. Eastern when senior political correspondent Brianna Keilar was seen next to CNN Tonight host Don Lemon’s panel dancing and leading the entire CNN Grill at Xfinity Live in Neil Diamond’s Sweet Caroline.
Thanks to WikiLeaks, which has released nearly 20,000 emails hacked from the Democratic National Committee — with promises of more to come — we have proof the party that styles itself as inclusive, diverse and tolerant isn’t. Among the delectable tidbits on which Republicans are feasting are these: one male DNC staffer wrote another male staffer saying “I love you” and added “no homo.” Another DNC email referred to Latino voters as “taco bowl outreach.