Campaigns & Elections
En antelación a las elecciones presidenciales en los Estados Unidos de 2016, figuras de alto nivel a favor de Hillary en Google, Univisión y Voto Latino, la organización hispana de activación electoral, aunaron esfuerzos para asiduamente promover iniciativas y programación de Get-Out-The-Vote o GOTV por sus siglas en inglés, llamando al electorado a votar con el claro objetivo principal de impulsar el voto hispano por Hillary Clinton.
Republican Congressional candidate Rudy Peters, who’s running against Democratic incumbent Eric Swalwell in California, was attacked by an assailant wielding a “switchblade” while campaigning at the Castro Valley Falls Festival on Sunday. The news of the attack reached national attention Tuesday afternoon yet none of the major network broadcasters (ABC, CBS, and NBC) thought it was worth mentioning.
During Monday’s edition of CNN’s New Day, correspondent Martin Savidge put together a package on the Tennessee Senate race of former Democratic Governor Phil Bredesen versus Republican Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn and after the package concluded, co-host Alisyn Camerota all but endorsed Bredesen by proclaiming: “It’s nice to imagine that moderates are not extinct.”
On the eve of New Hampshire’s primary day, CNN’s New Day co-host John Berman interviewed Granite State congressional candidate Levi Sanders and, in addition to inquiring about why his socialist father Bernie hasn’t endorsed him, but he asked him to state what the President has done well and Sanders struggled to answer.
During a panel discussion on ABC’s This Week about former President Obama wading into the 2018 midterm campaign, Chief White House Correspondent Jon Karl pointed out that the Democrat didn’t have a good track record when it came to campaigning for members of his party in midterm elections. The liberals on the Sunday show immediately lost it, rushing to defend Obama against the accurate observation.
On Friday and Saturday, former President Obama was on the campaign trail in blue districts trying to help Democrats take back the House in November by targeting the sitting president. As would be expected, the liberal media trumpeted their president’s return and on Sunday’s Good Morning America, ABC co-anchor Dan Harris described him as a genuine political threat to President Trump.
During Friday’s edition of Cuomo PrimeTime, host Chris Cuomo compared President Obama and President Trump, who had both made speeches in the previous 24 hours in attempting to convince Americans to support their respective visions for the country in the midterm election. After declaring that “pundits are panting about who is better and why,” he argued that the aforementioned pundits were engaging in “wasted time on that level of politics, because it’s all about preference.” Cuomo did not shy away from making his preference perfectly clear, even if he did not state it explicitly.
In awe over former President Obama delivering partisan attacks against the Trump administration and Republicans in a Friday campaign speech ahead of the midterm elections, MSNBC anchor Craig Melvin gushed: “For the past hour or so, it has been a flashback to a different time in this country. President Barack Obama – classic Obama.”
While the immediate reaction on CNN’s Wolf Friday afternoon to former President Barack Obama’s angry, bitter speech against President Trump was more timid than expected in avoiding an Obama lovefest, CNN Newsroom afternoon host Brooke Baldwin and her experts came through in reminding us that this is a network of The Resistance.
New York Times book critic Dwight Garner had some modest praise for Fear, Watergate journalist Bob Woodward’s new peek at Donald Trump’s White House, but the main thrust of his review was Trump-bashing. The text box summed up Garner’s contemptuous take on Trump as a leader and human: “‘Fear’ portrays Donald J. Trump as a president displaying little knowledge and an utter lack of interest in learning anything at all.” And in his review of John Kerry's book, Garner floated a liberal conspiracy theory about the Ohio vote in 2004 that not even the Democratic Party signed on to.
During a report on Wednesday’s Megyn Kelly Today, NBC News correspondent Jacob Soboroff revealed that midterm voters in Florida were much more interested in local issues that impact their daily lives than the latest tweet from President Trump, the Russia investigation, or other political intrigue in Washington D.C.
A short civics lesson was written into the script of Wrecked this week. I didn’t expect such a discussion when I tuned into the show about a group of people stranded on an island but, it’s 2018, so there you go. Naturally, it was the liberal hippie-dippie woman delivering the message.