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.
NPR’s media correspondent David Folkenflik loves to report negative stories about Fox News, over and over again. Since July 6, he’s filed 16 negative reports on Fox News and the sexual-harassment lawsuits, leading to the departure of longtime boss Roger Ailes.
The least surprising story on Wednesday night’s All Things Considered was Folkenflik enjoying the Tuesday night Fox News fight between Megyn Kelly and Newt Gingrich. Like the other leftists, Folkenflik took the side of Kelly, scorning Gingrich as a finger-wagging old man losing voters for Trump.
Media Research Center Research Director Rich Noyes continued his media blitz by appearing on the Thursday installment of Fox Business Network’s Lou Dobbs Tonight to promote his must-read study on a stunning disparity by the major broadcast networks in coverage of Donald Trump’s scandals versus Hillary Clinton’s pitfalls.
La campaña de Hillary Clinton festejó con bombos y platillos el apoyo que la candidata presidencial demócrata recibió del legendario cantante mexicano Vicente Fernández. Tanto Univisión como Telemundo dieron cobertura elogiosa a la participación activa de Fernández, al tiempo que eludieron a los partidarios latinos del candidato republicano Donald Trump, entre ellos varios artistas, para que no pudieran decir ni una palabra – o cantar – sobre la noticia.
Thursday morning on ABC’s Good Morning America, anchor George Stephanopoulos and commentator Cokie Roberts repeatedly cast doubt on the idea that Donald Trump’s sexual assault accusations could be false. After being grilled by Stephanopoulos, Trump dismissed the accusations as made up stories but that wasn’t adequate for ABC’s Cokie Roberts who reacted skeptically.
Former Bill Clinton operative turned Good Morning America co-host George Stephanopoulos grilled Donald Trump about his campaign against the wife of his old boss. The businessman brought up Stephanopoulos’s shady connections, including $75,000 in secret donations to the Clinton Foundation.
In Wednesday's episode of South Park before the election, "Fort Collins," the show seems to be facing the same electoral struggle the rest of the country is going through right now: Donald Trump is a Giant Douche, but Hillary Clinton is such a Turd Sandwich.
The “Big Three” networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) found yet another topic to distract themselves from talking about issues damaging to Democrats Wednesday evening. “Trump's message today, overshadowed by the man in the front row,” explained ABC’s Tom Llamas on World News Tonight, “Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, fresh off his explosive interview with Megyn Kelly.” According to the nets the argument was more important than corruption, leaked e-mails, or videos showing admission to federal crimes.
According to Brent Bozell, the media’s double standard on how they treat Donald Trump vs. the fawning over Hillary Clinton is “stunning.” The Media Research Center president appeared on Fox News and the Fox Business Channel, Wednesday, and marveled at the bias: “In 30 years of tabulating this empirically, we've never seen anything like it.” Bozell cited a new MRC study finding that 91 percent of Trump’s coverage since the conventions has been hostile. The media watchdog president declared to Neil Cavuto: “It doesn't matter where you fall in this campaign or ideology. You simply cannot have this kind of double standard and call it fair, balanced, objective journalism.”
One of the many news outlets to cite the now-viral study by my colleague Rich Noyes about the massive slant in anti-Donald Trump network coverage was Wednesday’s Outnumbered on the Fox News Channel (FNC) and the assembled panel used it as a launching point to excoriate the double standard in propelling Trump to the nomination but now turning on him.
The Clinton campaign is making much of the endorsement the Democratic presidential candidate has received from Mexican music legend, Vicente Fernández. Both Telemundo and Univision have obliged by giving the singer’s role in the campaign glowing coverage while preventing Latino supporters (including entertainers) of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to get even a word - or musical note - in edgewise about the development.
Although they are not eligible to vote, big name Brits in the entertainment industry have been vocal about the upcoming election across the pond.