How many more broadcast bust-ups will it take before America finally decides to make its presidential election debates tolerable again? I can't take it anymore. Can you? For the past three cycles -- 2008, 2012, and 2016 -- I've chronicled the depressing, systemic bias of left-leaning partisans whom the Commission on Presidential Debates routinely installs as "moderators."
Ever since WikiLeaks began releasing once-private messages from Hillary Clinton campaign chief John Podesta, people have had even more hard evidence of the mainstream media’s support for and collusion with Democratic Party operatives and campaigns.
One recent example shows CNBC’s Becky Quick -- the co-host of the channel’s popular show Squawk Box and a co-moderator with John Harwood at a 2015 Republican primary debate -- promising to support Sylvia Mathews Burwell, who had just been named the secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.
On WMAL's Mornings on the Mall on Thursday, CNN's Jake Tapper revealed his "understanding" about what happened surrounding the leaked town hall question to the Hillary Clinton campaign: "This was a Roland Martin follow-up. So, my understanding is that he, or...somebody on his team got that question to Donna Brazile." Brazile apparently then sent question to Hillary Clinton's campaign, as revealed by Wikileaks' release of John Podesta's e-mails on Tuesday.
It must be nice getting debate questions in advance. Such is one of the many Wikileaks revelations contained in John Podesta's emails. As you can see dramatically illustrated in the video below, current Democratic National Committee Chair Donna Brazile is boasting in an email that "From time to time I get the questions in advance." The question by News One Now host Roland Martin to Hillary Clinton during the March 13 debate in Columbus, OH between her and Bernie Sanders reveals just how accurate the advance question obtained by Brazile was.
Longtime Democratic operative Donna Brazile being named interim head of the Democratic National Committee on Sunday following the ouster of chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz amid the DNC e-mail scandal created some awkward moments for CNN and ABC. Hosts on both networks had to explain that Brazile was stepping down as a political analyst as she took over the new partisan position.
On Tuesday, all three network morning shows worried over the Republican convention being too conservative and throwing “raw red meat” to the party base. On NBC’s Today, co-host Savannah Guthrie fretted: “Okay, let’s talk about the tone of last night. There was a lot of red meat for the base. Is that good strategy? Is this going to be a base election?”
On the eve of the Republican National Convention (RNC), the liberal media had wall-to-wall coverage of both the RNC preparations in addition to the horrible and deadly ambush of Baton Rouge, Louisiana police officers but amidst all the seriousness of the situations, there were a handful of utterly baffling comments from anchors and commentators across the liberal media that left viewers either laughing, shaking their heads or both.
On Sunday, even after the FBI hinted the presence of a link to radical Islam, the panel on ABC’s This Week blamed the terrorist attack at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida on heated election rhetoric and guns in America. “I think we all ought to pause with what happened in Orlando today,” stated ABC’s Matt Dowd when asked if third party candidates could gain supporters, “And if we understand that all of the hateful thoughts become hateful words become hateful actions.”
Appearing as a panel member on Monday's Wolf show, liberal CNN political commentator repeated the debunked claim that Ronald Reagan began his 1980 presidential campaign near the site of a racially motivated murders in Mississippi from 16 years earlier for the purpose of sending a racist "dog whistle" on the issue of "states' rights."
As right-leaning CNN commentator Tara Sethmayer argued that Reagan behaved differently toward protesters compared to Donald Trump, Brazile jumped in to accuse Reagan of running a racially-tinged campaign: "And let's also be clear about the history. Ronald Reagan started his campaign in Neshoba County, Mississippi, where three individuals were murdered because they were trying to get the right to vote. So states' rights, all of this violence, bringing back some dog whistle type of leadership, that's not what we're about. That's not what we're about in the 21st century."
Current Democratic Nation Committeewoman and ABC/CNN analyst Donna Brazile participated in Sunday’s PowerHouse Roundtable on ABC’s This Week where she claimed that by peddling racist “dog whistle” politics, Donald Trump has “amplif[ied] everything we have heard on talk radio for the last eight years.”
Liberal pundits on CNN Tonight early on Thursday morning touted how Bernie Sanders spoke about his religious/spiritual views. Van Jones emphasized how Sanders, during the network's Democratic presidential town hall earlier in the evening, "did something tonight that I thought was good...He talked about his own spirituality, and he talked about...how religion and his religious views inform his public views." When Jones wondered if the Vermont Democrat helped his cause, Gloria Borger replied emphatically, "Of course, he helped himself."
Eager to chime in after Monday night’s CNN Iowa Democratic presidential town hall, the cast assembled on CNN Tonight gushed over how it was “like a slam dunk contest” for the three candidates as Bernie Sanders “did a helluva job” while Hillary Clinton “knocked it completely out of the park,” and continued addressing critics who’ve disliked her since the 1990s because she’s “a figure of cultural change.”