On Thursday's CNN Newsroom, Carol Costello hyped the possible impact to taxpayers for President-Elect Donald Trump's role in getting Carrier to stay in Indiana: "Donald Trump delivering on his vow to save Carrier jobs, and his economic team says it will deliver a lot more — but at what cost?" Costello brought on two Trump critics from both sides of the aisle, but didn't bring on any supporters. She also touted Senator Bernie Sanders blasting the deal, and later played up a possible "slippery slope" impacting Indiana residents.
Symone Sanders, a former press secretary to presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and a Cable News Network contributor, on Monday's edition of the At This Hour With Berman and Bolduan program attacked and dismissed a supporter of President-Elect Donald Trump who was beaten up by a mob in Chicago on Wednesday because he was white.
Kate Bolduan, co-host of the weekday program with John Berman, first spoke with Sanders, who began the clash by stating: “The audacity of privileged white people to sit on national television and question if hate crimes are happening, to flippantly say 'Stop it; it's not OK,' and not put any actions behind those words is appalling to me.”
Maybe it’s Bernie Sanders’s fault that Hillary Clinton lost? That’s the latest blame game theory brought up on Monday’s CBS This Morning. Co-host Norah O’Donnell talked to Clinton’s primary opponent and wondered if he had “guilt” and “responsibility” for bringing up trust issues during the early part of the campaign.
With Halloween just a few short days away, and Election Day 12 days away, NBC Nightly News thought it would be fun to show off of a series of “spooky” house decorations. They weren’t any old Halloween decorations, “Many neighbors are decorating their homes this year to make a political statement. And it is giving a whole new meaning to election scare tactics,” joked NBC Anchor Lester Holt. But the main focus of their report was a yard dedicated to slamming GOP nominee Donald Trump.
NBC Meet the Press host Chuck Todd has a wife who’s active in Democratic Party strategic communications, and sometimes donates to Democrats. In 2012, Kristian Denny Todd contributed $2,500 to Sen. Tim Kaine. Todd never disclosed this during his three recent Kaine interviews on NBC. But Maverick Mail & Strategies, the firm Mrs. Todd founded in 2007, did heavy lifting for openly socialist Bernie Sanders for President this year. Open Secrets shows a bill for $1.99 million. Todd has never disclosed this business relationship in 11 Sanders interviews this year.
Proving again that its new podcast slants left, Clarify bashed the policies of Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher for current problems with the economy. Nevermind the many years since those leaders were in charge. That’s right. No discussion of the current president’s economic policies, just old liberal attacks on deregulation, globalization and less unionization. So much for providing just the “facts” on hot button election issues.
The press is going to extraordinary lengths to minimize the visibility of Hillary Clinton's damaging and disparaging February remarks at a fundraiser about how Bernie Sanders' supporters "are living in their parents’ basement," and how half of them don't know what ('just like Scandinavia') means" — stereotyping digs which don't survive even the most rudimentary efforts at fact-checking.
The recurring media narrative of 2016 continues: stories that could embarrass Donald Trump get lots of coverage, while stories that embarrass Hillary Clinton get little or none. In today’s episode, the three broadcast news networks yawned at newly released audio of Hillary Clinton disparaging Sanders voters who “lived in their parents’ basement.” But when an anonymous source leaked three pages from Trump’s 1995 tax returns to The New York Times, they were suddenly much more interested.
With a story from The New York Times breaking overnight, where Donald Trump was alleged to have lost close to $1 billion in 1995, ABC and NBC were eager to pounce during their Sunday morning shows. So eager were they, in fact, that they completely skipped over audio of Hillary Clinton chiding Bernie Sanders’ supporters as basement dwellers, which also leaked over the weekend. “And now, for the first time we’re getting a look at some of his actual returns and how he could have transformed red ink into a huge benefit,” hyped ABC reporter Mary Bruce.
When will the highly left-politicized "fact checking" site known as Politifact evaluate a statement about the unemployment rate among young blacks as "Mostly True"? When Bernie Sanders says it.
When will Politifact take a very similar statement and determine that it's "Mostly False"? When Donald Trump says it — even though, if judged consistently by Sanders' strange definition of "real unemployment rate," Trump was closer to the mark than was the Vermont senator.
Just when you thought this election couldn’t get any dirtier, you can now choose between a variety of Donald Trump themed sex paraphernalia including a Trump blow-up sex doll, Trump-themed porn or erotic e-books, and Trump butt plugs! Fusion spoke with University of Wisconsin sex-toy historian (you read that right, Badger State taxpayers) Hallie Lieberman regarding the wide assortment of Trump themed sex toys and porn available for purchase this election season. “Porn and sex toys are already political,” said Lieberman. They are? “So making Trump the subject of them sends a really strong message.” To people who are receptive to messages from sex toys.
While Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders was unable to win the Democratic Party's nomination to move into the White House by campaigning in this year's presidential contest against issues like income inequality, he is instead buying a different house -- his third, in fact.
Sanders, who targeted the 1 percent of richest Americans, apparently subscribes to the old phrase, “Do as I say, not as I do,” which he demonstrated on Tuesday by surprising the other 99 percent of Americans by purchasing a $600,000 beach-front residence in North Hero, Vermont, a move that drew harsh criticism from people in the media who supported his candidacy.