Discussing the latest sexting scandal for Anthony Weiner on Tuesday’s NBC Today, correspondent Andrea Mitchell commented on top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin separating from the disgraced ex-congressman: “...despite their long-troubled marriage and that friends say that this was coming for a long time....they were trying to continue with this facade of a marriage....it worked for them for now. They were hoping to at least get through the campaign, through the election. But then it became untenable.”
By Sarah Stites | | August 30, 2016 | 10:38 AM EDT
Actor Don Cheadle is the most recent celebrity to wish a horrific death upon Donald Trump. After Nykea Aldridge died in the crossfire of a Chicago gun fight on August 26, Trump tweeted: “Dwayne Wade's cousin was just shot and killed walking her baby in Chicago. Just what I have been saying. African-Americans will VOTE TRUMP!”
By Brad Wilmouth | | August 30, 2016 | 9:15 AM EDT
CNN on Monday displayed the latest example of the double standard that, while liberals are known for recounting social problems that disproportionately hit America's black population like poverty or shootings when they can promote liberal policy prescriptions like government spending or gun control, when conservatives raise these same issues with the promise of a conservative-based prescription, liberals react by finding nefarious motives or even deny that such substantial problems even exist.
On At This Hour with Berman and Bolduan, liberal CNN commentator Angela Rye spoke as if she were in denial of the economic and crime problems faced by much of the black population as she declared that "I'm not impoverished," and oddly boasted that "several" of her friends are middle class and "doing well in this country." She also declared that, referring to slavery, "we were barefoot on plantations building this country for free."
By Edgard Portela | | August 30, 2016 | 7:20 AM EDT
As usual, Azteca America takes the cake for the most over-the-top anti-Trump news on U.S. Spanish-language television. In its national evening newscast, the U.S. subsidiary of the Mexican television conglomerate devoted almost three minutes to what amounted to an extended anti-Trump ad in the form of a musical rant by Mexican singer-songwriter Serralde.
By Tom Blumer | | August 30, 2016 | 6:22 AM EDT
In what must be at least the twentieth media installment of "I can't be objective about this," MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski brought out her death stare as she reacted on Friday's Morning Joe show to Donald Trump's characterization of Hillary Clinton as a bigot — after several months during which Mrs. Clinton, her campaign and the press (but I repeat myself) have routinely called Trump or his rhetoric "racist."
Apparently unaware that we heard her the first time, Brzezinski addressed Mr. Trump as if there, saying "You have no idea" three separate times, and also said, "I can't pretend and sort of try to cover this fairly and put it in a veil of objectivity." Why don't you tell us something we didn't already know?
By Dylan Gwinn | | August 30, 2016 | 12:18 AM EDT
Reading Mike Florio’s commentary in Pro Football Talk about Donald Trump’s response to Colin Kaepernick, one could be forgiven for thinking that Florio was excitedly waiting for Donald Trump to comment.
By Dylan Gwinn | | August 30, 2016 | 12:05 AM EDT
The mainstream media selectively highlighted parts of Colin Kaepernick’s Sunday press conference comments, in order to shield Hillary Clinton. As pointed out by Fox Sports’ Clay Travis, Kaepernick took a massive shot at Hillary Clinton in that presser that has gone virtually uncovered.
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | August 29, 2016 | 11:47 PM EDT
The fear of a cyber-attack on the American election system seemed close to being realized Monday with a dire warning from FBI. “There’s late word tonight that the FBI is warning state election officials to pay more attention to the security of their voting systems in response to recent hacking attacks that are just now coming to light,” reported fill-in anchor Savannah Guthrie on NBC Nightly News. NBC was the only network to share the FBI’s warning, while ABC and CBS failed to mention it at all.
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | August 29, 2016 | 10:59 PM EDT
The news broke Monday that ObamaCare has again missed enrollment forecasts from the Congressional Budget Office, resulting in grossly limited options and high prices for consumers. “Enrollment is simply nowhere near what the congressional budget office thought it would be,” reported Fox News correspondent Kevin Corke, “Now what that means is higher costs for those of you who that take part, and for the insurers, it means they're losing money.” Even with that dire fact the “Big Three” news networks chose to cover for the Obama administration.
By Matthew Balan | | August 29, 2016 | 7:34 PM EDT
CNN's Marc Lamont Hill sided with Colin Kaepernick on Monday's New Day, after the NFL quarterback used the national anthem to protest the apparent oppression of blacks in the U.S.: "When black people...critique America, a certain label gets put on that doesn't get put on other people." Hill also played up how the anthem was written before the abolition of slavery, and derided criticism of Kaepernick as "another example of white people defining for black people what's most important."
By Brent Baker | | August 29, 2016 | 6:04 PM EDT
New on August 29: MSNBC Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski calling for a mental evaluation of the GOP presidential nominee: “I actually think it’s time to hear from somebody in the mental health community.”
By P.J. Gladnick | | August 29, 2016 | 5:43 PM EDT
Mark Thompson, chief executive of the New York Times, has written a highly padded opinion piece that boils down to one important thing he wants to get across to you rubes: Trump = Hitler. Oh yeah, he includes one very slight caveat so you don't think of him as your usual leftwing loon. The rest of his piece is mostly yawn inducing padding which serves as filler for his basic premise.
So let us get to Thompson's unintentional humor as he stresses that Trump is like Hitler because, get this, they both spoke off the cuff. I kid you not.
By Jorge Bonilla | | August 29, 2016 | 5:19 PM EDT
As expected, Jorge Ramos went on CNN's Reliable Sources with Brian Stelter, justified his abandonment of neutrality with regard to Donald Trump, and evaded the question about MRC Founder Brent Bozell's call for his removal from Univision's anchor chair until after the election. The linguistic dodge that Ramos deployed in order to effectively to do so warrants additional analysis.
By Kyle Drennen | | August 29, 2016 | 4:08 PM EDT
During an interview with actress Tika Sumpter in 9 a.m. ET hour of Monday’s NBC Today about her role in a new biopic about the first date of Barack and Michelle Obama, co-host Al Roker eagerly wondered if the First Couple had seen the movie yet: “Have you heard at all from the Obamas?” Sumpter replied: “We haven't, not yet. I mean, I know they know about it."
By Geoffrey Dickens | | August 29, 2016 | 4:00 PM EDT
On Sunday, longtime morning show host Charles Osgood announced to his CBS Sunday Morning audience that his almost 50-year career with the network will be coming to an end on September 25. Osgood took over the CBS Sunday Morning hosting duties from Charles Kuralt in 1994 and while the show took on a sedate tone, Osgood still managed to mix in liberal observations and even a bit of pretentious poetry.