Acting more like a doorman than a journalist during PBS coverage of the Democratic National Convention Thursday night, CBS This Morning co-host Charlie Rose invited former Attorney General Eric Holder to blast Donald Trump: “You also said that Donald Trump, you questioned his gray matter. You mean he’s not smart enough to be president?”
By Alatheia Nielsen and Katie Yoder | | July 29, 2016 | 8:36 AM EDT
Thursday spells the end of two weeks of tumultuous party conventions -- conventions which the media have treated more like tabloid gossip than events of national importance.
Newsbusters reporters Alatheia “Alli” Nielsen and Katie “Kat” Yoder found that the morning shows from ABC, CBS and NBC never covered Democratic Party Platform changes approved Monday night -- just like they virtually ignored the Republican Party Platform last week.
By Dan Gainor | | July 29, 2016 | 8:34 AM EDT
In the midst of Convention Insanity II, other things did exist in the liberal universe. That universe has tons of interesting characters in it -- from cop killers to crass comedians.
By Edgard Portela | | July 29, 2016 | 8:20 AM EDT
In marked contrast to their coverage of the final night of the 2016 Republican convention, the nation's top Spanish-language television networks was characterized by overwhelmingly celebratory coverage of the final night of the Democratic National Convention.
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | July 29, 2016 | 5:00 AM EDT
The Democratic National Convention wrapped up Thursday evening following Hillary Clinton accepting the party’s nomination. Many were glad that evening such as the CNN panel that praised her as a “political genius.” CNN Tonight host Don Lemon was glad for as well, but he had a bone to pick with Bernie Sanders’ supporters who protested on the convention floor. “But the same thing conservatives said about Ted Cruz last week— have some dignity,” Lemon snipped at the protesters, “If you come to someone else's house have some respect.”
By Melissa Mullins | | July 29, 2016 | 4:44 AM EDT
Liberal celebrities get overwrought at Democratic conventions, but The Daily Beast exaggerated it even further. Asawan Suebsaeng wrote an article on Sigourney Weaver’s convention speech with the headline “Sigourney Weaver at DNC 2016: Donald Trump Will Kill Planet Earth.”
There’s only one problem. Weaver never said it, and it’s nowhere in the article.
By Curtis Houck | | July 29, 2016 | 3:45 AM EDT
After having had a great time piecing together a list for readers of some crazy, surprising, and downright weird moments/statements from MSNBC’s late Monday night/early Tuesday morning coverage of the Democratic National Convention (DNC), I thought it would be an appropriate time to do another one for the DNC’s closing night.
By Scott Whitlock | | July 29, 2016 | 1:46 AM EDT
[Warning: profanity ahead.] The not-married Bill Maher on Thursday closed out his live convention shows by insisting that Bill Clinton can “fuck around” on Hillary Clinton and still “love her.” The Real Time host also pleaded for Americans to have a more “European” attitude about such infidelities.
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | July 29, 2016 | 1:46 AM EDT
Hillary Clinton formally accepted the nomination to be Democratic Party’s standard bearer as their presidential candidate on Thursday evening, and CNN’s America’s Choice 2016 panel couldn’t be happier. “The words that came to my mind were kind of— sturdy, steely,” CNN Chief Political Analyst Gloria Borger gushed, “It was not an oratorical masterpiece. It did have its great moments.” Borger continued to praise Clinton:
CBS Hails Hillary’s ‘Steadiness,’ Use of ‘Fight Song’; ‘Moved’ By Her Repeating ‘Strength and Together’By Curtis Houck | | July 29, 2016 | 1:08 AM EDT
Striking a different tone than the lukewarm reactions by ABC and NBC to Hillary Clinton’s DNC speech late Thursday night, CBS enthusiastically praised her “steadiness,” intro music choice of This Is My Fight Song and admitted they were “moved by how many times she said ‘strength’ and ‘together.’”
By Matthew Balan | | July 29, 2016 | 12:30 AM EDT
CBS and NBC's evening newscasts on Thursday hyped Chelsea Clinton's planned speech introducing her mother, Hillary Clinton, at the Democratic National Convention. CBS's Vinitia Nair played up that Clinton "uses her mother's smarts and her father's flare." Nair trumpeted that "the girl named after a Joni Mitchell song, 'Chelsea Morning,' will finally have her night." NBC's Kristen Welker also touted the presidential daughter's "strong presence on the trail," and later claimed that Clinton is "already making her own mark on history."
By Curtis Houck | | July 28, 2016 | 11:27 PM EDT
Opening their Thursday night coverage of the Democratic National Convention (DNC), ABC’s voice-over announcer couldn’t help but produce one last gushing pump-up video as he proclaimed “here we are” for “[t]his one historic moment in front of America” and the on-air personalities applauded Chelsea Clinton emphasizing Hillary as a grandmother.
By Scott Whitlock | | July 28, 2016 | 10:23 PM EDT
According to Chris Matthews, Donald Trump brings out the “best” in Democrats and prompts them to show “gut patriotism” that has been hidden in the past. On Thursday, Matthews cheered, “[Trump] reminded them of what they believe in, the rights and hopes of immigrants, the freedom of religion in this country, the love of the country itself.”
By Curtis Houck | | July 28, 2016 | 9:04 PM EDT
In an embarrassing display of flip-flopping, ABC’s World News Tonight anchor David Muir seemingly backtracked Thursday night on a claim from two days earlier that Hillary Clinton was “still so unknown to many in this country” to more appropriately ruling that “but she knows, this is a country divided” that has “very strong opinion[s] about her already.”
By Scott Whitlock | | July 28, 2016 | 8:28 PM EDT
MSNBC on Thursday night offered a movie trailer-style promo, complete with dramatic music and exciting visuals to tout the “united” Democrats “embracing history.” This is quite the contrast to the opening video to last week’s Republican National Convention. Kicking off the primetime coverage of the Democratic convention, an announcer intoned, “The baton has been passed... A party stands united.”