Univision and Fusion Media Group (FMG) have announced the creation of "Rise Up As One", a "celebration of music and unity" designed to help us "awaken to the power of a changing world". But from the way this event is billed and pushed, though, it has the look and feel of a GOTV event targeted at Univision and FMG's digital audience.
By Sarah Stites | | August 29, 2016 | 11:46 AM EDT
Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin’s wedding was doomed from the outset. After all, the much-hyped political union – sullied by a sexting scandal – was officiated by champion philanderer Bill Clinton.
By Tom Blumer | | August 29, 2016 | 10:18 AM EDT
When Target Stores reported results for its second-quarter, which ended on July 31, on August 17, the Associated Press's Anne D'Innocenzio told readers that "Sales at stores open at least a year fell 1.1 percent, reversing seven straight quarters of gains," and that "Customer traffic fell for the first time in a year and a half."
What could have caused such a stark reversal, especially in light of the fact that the next day, larger archrival Wal-Mart reported, as seen in the Wall Street Journal, that "sales at established stores up for the eighth consecutive quarter and more shoppers visiting for the seventh period (i.e., quarter) in a row"? The AP's D'Innocenzio dutifully relayed a statement from Target's chief financial officer in Paragraph 17 of her 19-paragraph report that "the impact of the bathroom issue has 'really not been material.'" Balderdash.
By NB Staff | | August 29, 2016 | 10:14 AM EDT
Reston, VA – Media Research Center President Brent Bozell issued the following statement challenging Univision anchor Jorge Ramos to a debate a day after Ramos appeared on CNN’s Reliable Sources to talk about his capacity to fairly cover the 2016 presidential election.
Van Jones Sounds Sensible Next to NYT's Ana Marie Cox: 'There’s a Subtle Disrespect Coming From Us, the NPR Crowd'By Clay Waters | | August 29, 2016 | 9:34 AM EDT
What does it take to make left-wing CNN contributor Van Jones sound moderate and reasonable? Have him interviewed by Ana Marie Cox of the New York Times for the paper’s Sunday Magazine: “Van Jones Can Empathize With Trump Voters.” This Sunday, Van Jones sounded more sensible than Cox when it came to respecting those with different political beliefs, jabbing at his own side to be more tolerant of Trump voters and conservatives in general.
By Brad Wilmouth | | August 29, 2016 | 9:14 AM EDT
On Sunday's New Day on CNN, a discussion of the NFL's Colin Kaepernick refusing to stand during the National Anthem, and his subsequent statement accusing the U.S. of being a nation that "oppresses black people," citing violence by police, both guests expressed support for him in the aftermath of his expression of anti-U.S. sentiment. CNN political commentator Errol Louis lauded the NFL star's decision as "weighty" and sympathetically concluded that "we should wish him the best of luck in getting through this."
By Rich Noyes | | August 29, 2016 | 8:58 AM EDT
In the August 29 edition of Notable Quotables: Journalists fret about presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton being victimized by a sexist double standard, while reporters find it admirable that President Obama took a principled stand in favor of his vacation instead of visiting flood-ravaged Lousiana. At the same time, MSNBC's Joe Scarborough blames "extreme" talk radio for the "dumbing down" of the GOP that enabled the rise of Donald Trump, while some journalists say their objectivity (as if!) must be sacrificed to the larger goal of stopping "dangerous" Trump from winning the White House.
By Jorge Bonilla | | August 29, 2016 | 8:00 AM EDT
From time to time, we are reminded that Univision's political agenda extends beyond immigration into advocacies for other left-liberal policy preferences. Univision's news coverage of the anti-campus carry protest at the University of Texas (Austin) is an example of such coverage.
By Tim Graham | | August 29, 2016 | 7:07 AM EDT
One of the "Most Read" articles on The Washington Post website is an Aaron Blake story headlined "Donald Trump has a massive Catholic problem." He's losing to Hillary Clinton among (self-professed) Catholics by 27 in an ABC-Post poll. Here's one reason: the Post hasn't written about Sunday's protest outside Tim Kaine's Catholic church in Richmond calling him a Catholic In Name Only.
According to the Virginia Christian Alliance, the Post had a reporter present, but there's nothing about it on the website on Monday morning.
By Dylan Gwinn | | August 28, 2016 | 9:38 PM EDT
Colin Kaepernick spoke to the media in the 49ers facility on Sunday, discussing the intricacies of Chaos Theory and Abel’s Binomial Theorem. Just kidding. He elaborated on the reasons for his protest, and calling America racist.
By Bruce Bookter | | August 28, 2016 | 9:04 PM EDT
Someone needs to get ESPN and 49ers Quarterback Colin Kaepernick a room. Preferably a room in another country. Yet, a room nonetheless.
By Tom Johnson | | August 28, 2016 | 9:02 PM EDT
A major event that would damage Barack Obama’s presidency as much as Hurricane Katrina did George W. Bush’s is a white whale for conservatives, suggests Brian Beutler: They’re constantly, eagerly scanning the horizon for it, but they’ll never see it. Beutler finds it hard to imagine that any Democratic president would have his or her own Katrina, since Dems have made responding to natural disasters a high priority. Not so the pro-small government, austerity-driven Republicans, who are “ideologically ill-suited to meet [that] challenge.”
By Jack Coleman | | August 28, 2016 | 6:34 PM EDT
David Plouffe isn't a doctor but he plays one on Sunday morning television, as viewers of NBC's Meet the Press saw today. Plouffe, a former senior advisor to President Obama and his campaign manager in 2008, was so harsh in his vilification of Donald Trump that even MTP host and closet ideological ally Chuck Todd felt compelled to defend the GOP nominee.
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | August 28, 2016 | 3:58 PM EDT
On CNN’s Reliable Sources Sunday, host Brian Stelter who stuck up for Hillary Clinton last weekend did so again. This time he set his sight on the Associated Press for daring to publish a story which exposed how big money donor’s to the Clinton Foundation received special meetings with her while she was Secretary of State. Stelter questioned why they would even publish the story following a six and a half year investigation, “did you feel the pressure to publish SOMETHING even though so many critics have said it didn’t amount to much?”
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | August 28, 2016 | 1:09 PM EDT
On Sunday August 28 Univision’s Jorge Ramos appeared on CNN’s Reliable Sources to talk about Donald Trump, immigration, and respond to the Media Research Center’s call for him to be removed from the anchor chair. Because of Ramos’ active opposition to Trump, MRC Founder Brent Bozell put out a statement which said, “At the very least, Univision should remove Ramos from the network’s national evening news anchor chair, from now through Election Day.” Ramos’ response was a resounding no.