Campaigns & Elections
In a stunning moment of candor from ABC host George Stephanopoulos during Sunday’s This Week, the longtime Clinton flack lamented the media coverage Hillary Clinton received during the 2016 election. During the “powerhouse roundtable” discussion analyzing the media’s role in 2016 (yes, they’re still hung up on it), he was put off how media equalized Clinton and Donald Trump when it came to their wrongdoings.
For months, the liberal media soothsayers have claimed to be reading the bones and insist they see a “blue wave” coming to wipe out the Republican Party. Their hysteria went to a new level during Sunday’s Good Morning America when the folks at ABC tried to argue that since former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney didn’t win the Utah GOP nomination for Senate via the caucus and had to face a primary, it meant there was trouble brewing for the party.
New York Times political reporter Amy Chozick has written a book about covering both of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaigns called Chasing Hillary. Washington Post book reviewer Carlos Lozada showed that there was a reason the candidate was surrounded by female correspondents. They all felt her pain.
Throughout MSNBC’s Friday coverage of student walk-outs across the country to demand gun control, the liberal cable channel’s anchors and correspondent could barely contain their excitement about the prospect of those anti-gun protesters mobilizing to vote pro-gun rights Republicans out of office in the November midterms.
Former Obama attorney general Eric Holder made an incredibly sober and unfunny appearance on Comedy Central on Tuesday night's The Daily Show. Host Trevor Noah turned to the Jim Comey book, noting Comey trashed Trump, that "He's a liar, he mistreats women, he's not fit to be in office." Holder quipped back: "Well, Jim got those three things right." But what about what he got wrong?
The communist government of Cuba held their sham election for a new leader on Wednesday after President Raul Castro stepped down to make way for Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel to take the reins. The news of the transition broke early that morning, but both ABC and NBC appeared too lazy to even give it a simple brief on their morning and evening broadcasts. CBS and Spanish-language networks Univision and Telemundo all ran reports on the transition.
Appearing on Wednesday’s Today show to reflect on the life of Barbara Bush, NBC Senior Correspondent Tom Brokaw bizarrely noted how much she supposedly “really didn’t like” current Energy Secretary and former Texas Governor Rick Perry, while recalling a private conversation with the former First Lady years earlier.
The definition of “news” is very elastic these days. Another word we could use is “publicity.” When James Comey’s publisher MacMillan boasts that they will kill enough trees to print 850,000 copies – when a decent fraction of sales is in E-books and audiobooks – publicity is clearly booming. The “news” media are stuffing Comey’s pockets with book profits.
Just as ABC laid out the red carpet for James Comey on Sunday night, ABC’s “The View” laid out the red carpet for porn star Stormy Daniels on Tuesday, the only “live” interview...even if it mostly sounded like a warmed-over rehash of her 60 Minutes interview. Daniels and her lawyer Michael Avenatti were awarded almost 27 minutes of air time. The big difference was Meghan McCain, who suggested – “no disrespect” – Daniels is offering a “publicity stunt,” making a lot of money on this Trump-bashing campaign:
During an otherwise glowing profile on Tuesday’s NBC Today show of New Zealand’s newly-elected Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, correspondent Cynthia McFadden pressed the pregnant 37-year-old socialist leader on whether she was the “Donald Trump of New Zealand” on the issue of immigration. Ardern angrily denied the charge.
Reacting to ABC’s exclusive interview with former FBI Director James Comey, on her Monday morning show, NBC anchor Megyn Kelly blasted the ex-federal law enforcement official for his personal attacks against President Trump and his revelation that he looked at the polls in the final days of the 2016 election to determine whether or not to announce the reopening of the Hillary Clinton e-mail investigation.
Recapping his Sunday night interview with former FBI Director James Comey on Monday’s Good Morning America, ABC anchor and former Clinton White House political operative George Stephanopoulos complained that the ex-Bureau chief’s decision to re-open the Hillary Clinton e-mail investigation in October of 2016 cost the Democrat the election.