Evidently getting a jump on the fall campaign, Univision’s Jorge Ramos has launched a full-scale attack on the Trump-Pence ticket’s first general election television ad, with a rant that removes any doubt that might still remain that Ramos is a full-fledged #ImWithHer partisan.
By Tom Blumer | | August 27, 2016 | 7:18 AM EDT
On Tuesday, PBS's Judy Woodruff did a live interview with Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein which was carried on Facebook. The entire interview, plus questions asked by viewers, is present at the network's Facebook page.
That interview without the Facebook questions was also broadcast on PBS's NewsHour — but not quite all of it. For some reason, key portions of Stein's answer to Woodruff's final question about whether "literally ... Hillary Clinton is every bit as bad for the country as Donald Trump" are not present. Based on what was edited out, it would appear that the cutouts, at least one of which was done in mid-sentence, were carried out to protect Democratic Party nominee Hillary Clinton's left flank.
By Matthew Balan | | August 26, 2016 | 11:07 PM EDT
ABC's World News Tonight on Friday led its broadcast with a preview of a special 20/20 report that detailed how the parents of ISIS hostage Kayla Mueller tried to free her before she was killed in captivity. Carl and Marsha Mueller disclosed that President Obama "made a promise to help the foundation they set up in her name, and then broke it." Mueller's parents also revealed their "belief that the government failed their daughter."
By Tim Graham | | August 26, 2016 | 11:02 PM EDT
The Washington Post is unsurprisingly in love with the new Obama-puffing film about Barack and Michelle’s first date. Movie critic Ann Hornaday won the prize for the biggest gush, comparing Obama to young Abe Lincoln.
By P.J. Gladnick | | August 26, 2016 | 6:37 PM EDT
Are you looking for a job? Well, good news. The New York Times is looking for a Global Warming (now called "Climate Change" when the warming bit didn't happen) editor. Anyone can apply. Here is the happy announcement from the Times:
By Randy Hall | | August 26, 2016 | 4:15 PM EDT
During this week's episode of Political Gabfest – a “political-commentary podcast” produced by the far-left culture magazine Salon -- a pro-Hillary guest surprisingly unleashed a several-minute-long criticism of the Clinton Foundation and its “performance” regarding public charities. Adam Davidson, a contributing writer at The New Yorker magazine, stated that “there is a real creepy vibe to me” at the Foundation and asserted that the organization is “all about buying access” to Bill and Hillary Clinton by powerful people.
By Kyle Drennen | | August 26, 2016 | 4:12 PM EDT
In a screed published on news channel Fusion’s website on Friday, executive editor Dodai Stewart and editor-in-chief Alexis C. Madrigal demanded that white men need not apply to the job of being presidential debate moderators in the fall: “This isn’t what America looks like. Issues around race, gender, immigration, discrimination and justice are not just talking points – they’re a matter of life or death for many. We need moderators who better reflect this reality.”
By Curtis Houck | | August 26, 2016 | 3:14 PM EDT
Hillary Clinton joined the cast of characters on MSNBC’s Morning Joe late in Friday’s show and co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski questioned her somewhat fairly about the Clinton Foundation and had facial expressions that embodied the lack of trust the American people have in her, but they backed off at some points in hailing her “remarkable” Thursday afternoon speech that could be seen as a “turning point” in the presidential election and politics as a whole.
By Alatheia Nielsen and Katie Yoder | | August 26, 2016 | 2:45 PM EDT
On this week’s AlliKat Show, reporters Alatheia “Alli” Nielsen and Katie “Kat” Yoder reveal to the American public the contents of the George Soros leaks. Because the media’s lips are “seal”ed.
By Kyle Drennen | | August 26, 2016 | 1:19 PM EDT
In an interview aired on Friday’s NBC Today with Dr. William Petit – the sole survivor of a brutal home invasion in which his wife and two daughters were murdered – correspondent Cynthia McFadden pressed the now-candidate for Connecticut’s state house on his support for the death penalty: “The two men who committed the crime were sentenced to death, but then Connecticut voted to eliminate the death penalty entirely. Dr. Petit was an outspoken critic of the change.”
By Matt Philbin | | August 26, 2016 | 1:08 PM EDT
Contemporary cultural liberalism is essentially a cult of narcissism. If you’re an acolyte, you need to see your self-image – no matter how aberrational – reflected everywhere. Even in the Bible.
By Brad Wilmouth | | August 26, 2016 | 12:24 PM EDT
On Friday's New Day on CNN, during a segment focused on the major presidential candidates both accusing each other of "bigotry," host Chris Cuomo failed to challenge Rep. Hakeem Jeffries when the New York Democrat claimed that GOP candidate Donald Trump "time and time again," has "sort of outsourced parts of his campaign to white supremacist groups."
By Scott Whitlock | | August 26, 2016 | 12:20 PM EDT
Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange doesn’t think that MSNBC or the New York Times would have published the Democratic National Committee e-mails that his website released, messages that showed party collusion with Hillary Clinton. Talking to Fox News’s Megyn Kelly, he explained, “I would like to believe that no organization, no organization, no media organization in the United States would not have published the DNC e-mails.”
MRC President Brent Bozell Condemns Jorge Ramos; Calls on Univision to Remove Ramos from Anchor ChairBy NB Staff | | August 26, 2016 | 11:24 AM EDT
On Thursday night’s Kelly File, Jorge Ramos doubled down on his recent defense that journalists should ditch neutrality in their coverage of the 2016 presidential election contest. Specifically Ramos defended his anti-Trump statements from his platform as an anchor at Univision and Fusion, condemning Trump as an anti-Hispanic, anti-immigrant racist.
By Kristine Marsh | | August 26, 2016 | 11:09 AM EDT
On CNN’s New Day Friday morning, Chris Cuomo interviewed two black guests from opposing parties about Donald Trump’s outreach to minorities. The anti-Trump guest, New York Times op-ed columnist Charles Blow grew visibly irritated with Cuomo and the pro-Trump guest, GOP commentator Paris Dennard, when Dennard said things Blow didn’t agree with. After a heated back and forth discussion, Blow finally exploded at Cuomo, saying CNN was committing “media malpractice” for letting Dennard come on the show.