CBS Evening News Gives 44 Secs to Trump Drinking Water, 0 to Menendez
November 15th, 2017 9:06 PM
Wednesday marked the continuation of the near total blackout on the corruption trial of Democratic New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez by the Big Three Networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC). While none of the networks covered the trial, which was in the middle of jury deliberations, CBS Evening News thought it was a priority to run a 44-second news brief mocking President Trump for drinking from a bottle…
Silence on Sleaze-Bob Menendez
November 15th, 2017 4:29 PM
The verdict is in. I pronounce Democrat leaders, left-wing feminists and Beltway journalists guilty of gross negligence and hypocrisy over a dirty rotten sleazeball in their midst. For the past 11 weeks, Bob Menendez has been on trial for 18 counts of bribery, fraud and corruption involving nearly $1 million in gifts and donations. The jury remained deadlocked as of Tuesday.
Lawrence O'Donnell: If Not for Trump, I Swear I’d Cover Menendez!
November 14th, 2017 12:56 PM
MSNBC host Lawrence O'Donnell would love to cover the Robert Menendez trial. He really would. But he simply can’t because... Donald Trump. That was the lame excuse offered by O’Donnell on Monday as he talked to a local Philadelphia radio host. Put on the spot about the media ignoring the Democrat’s bribery case, the liberal host blamed circumstances: “If we had…
UPDATE: 125 Minutes for GOP Scandal, Barely 2 for Democrat’s Trial
November 13th, 2017 2:22 PM
For the past four days, the establishment media have provided intensive coverage of the scandal involving Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore, with reporters repeating the damning accusations against the candidate and the “mounting pressure” for Moore to quit the race. The media’s reaction to Moore makes their double standard on scandals all the more glaring: Since early September, a…
Raddatz Promises to Discuss Menendez Trial, Only Gives It 16 Seconds
November 12th, 2017 2:10 PM
ABC’s Martha Raddatz was on a mission against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore on Sunday. After decrying skeptical Alabama voters, she grilled White House Adviser Kellyanne Conway during This Week on whether Moore should step aside. Conway called Raddatz out and pointed to the media’s double standard on ethics and failing to adequately report the corruption trial of Democratic New…
Media Double Standard: Coverage For Moore, Near Silence For Menendez
November 10th, 2017 10:57 AM
If there was any doubt about the liberal media's double-standard when it comes to policing politicians' character, the last 24 hours have made it clear: All three networks have given heavy coverage to the serious accusations against a Republican Senate candidate, while the ongoing federal trial of a Democratic Senator has been largely hidden from view.
Fiery Closing Arguments in Menendez Bribery Trial Draw Yawns from Nets
November 3rd, 2017 12:01 AM
“This is what bribery looks like,” declared federal prosecutor J.P. Cooney on Thursday as the closing arguments in the long-running corruption trial of Democratic New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez took place. The trial had seen contentious exchanges between the defense and the judge, claims of a lack of impartiality, and requests for the case to be thrown and for a mistrial to be…
Mueller-Focused Evening Shows Still Haven’t Covered Bob Menendez Trial
October 31st, 2017 2:02 PM
ABC, CBS and NBC evening news shows have not reported on the corruption trial of Democratic U.S. Senator Bob Menendez at all since September 6 when the trial began. The Senator from New Jersey is charged with accepting bribes from a wealthy friend in exchange for political favors.
Nets Omit Federal Judge Rejecting Menendez Motion for Acquittal
October 16th, 2017 9:12 PM
In a devastating day in court for New Jersey Democratic Senator Bob Menendez Monday, a federal judge threw out the defense’s motion for acquittal, which was made last Thursday when the prosecution rested its case. In his decision, the judge noted that “a rational jury could conclude the defendants entered into a quid pro quo agreement.” But despite the damning development, the…
Prosecution Rests in Dem Senator Corruption Case, But CNN Dozes
October 12th, 2017 12:33 PM
The prosecution rested on October 11 in the corruption trial of New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez. Yet, with a whole day of reporting to work with, CNN has only mentioned this story for a total of five minutes on 2 shows. On October 11, The Lead With Jake Tapper gave the story 3 minutes and 9 seconds of coverage. Tapper was the only anchor to cover the story the day that the prosecution rested,…
Nets Yawn as Federal Prosecutors Rest Case in Menendez Bribery Trial
October 11th, 2017 9:30 PM
Justice Department prosecutors rested their case against Democratic New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez on Wednesday, much to the silence of the Big Three Networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC). With dozens of charges against him, prosecutors allege Menendez and his associate Dr. Salomon Melgen were responsible for an expansive quid-pro-quo scheme that spanned years. The case had all the hallmarks of a spicy…
NY Times Celebrates Dem Sen. Bob Menendez, Back on the Hill
October 7th, 2017 1:58 PM
New York Times’ reporter Nick Corasiniti celebrated scandal-plagued Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez on the top of the paper’s New York section Saturday: “After a Month in Court, Menendez Relishes a Trip to Washington – Senator Capitalizes On Break in His Trial.” Corasaniti's latest report is notably longer (1300 words) and more prominently placed than the dutiful…
Sanders Dodges Tapper's Question: Should Menendez Resign If Convicted?
October 2nd, 2017 7:49 PM
Senator Bernie Sanders had to employ some “fancy footwork” while a guest on Sunday’s edition of the Cable News Network program State of the Union when host Jake Tapper asked the Vermont socialist whether Senator Bob Menendez should step down if the New Jersey Democrat is found guilty in his trial on charges of corruption. Instead of giving a straightforward response of “…
CNN: Zilch on Menendez Trial Bombshell, 2 Hours on Price Plane
September 29th, 2017 4:35 PM
The double standard at CNN is stark. The cable news network can’t seem to find much time for the three-week long unfolding drama of the corruption trial of sitting Democratic Senator Robert Menendez from NJ. But it found nearly 2 hours in just one day to cover HHS Secretary Tom Price’s flights on private jets.