Liberal MSNBC host Chris Hayes on Wednesday desperately tried to blame the anti-Hillary Clinton tone at the Republican convention on “invective” and “misogyny.” Talking to Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn, he took a few isolated incidents and smear all the delegates: “Hillary Clinton is not popular in that hall. I understand that. But I wonder, when you see shirts around here or buttons that, like, use the word b-i-t-c-h to describe her... how do you feel about that?”
By Edgard Portela | | July 20, 2016 | 6:37 PM EDT
So far, leading U.S. Spanish-language television networks Univision and Telemundo have essentially given short shrift to this week's endorsement of the Trump-Pence ticket by a prominent group of previously reticent Hispanic conservatives.
By Brad Wilmouth | | July 20, 2016 | 6:30 PM EDT
Appearing as a guest on Wednesday's New Day, liberal CNN political commentator Carl Bernstein visibly winced after co-host Chris Cuomo asserted that Hillary Clinton did not break the law with the handling of classified email, as Bernstein recalled that FBI Director James Comey did not exonerate her on whether she in practice broke the law. After Bernstein painted Dr. Ben Carson's speech attacking Clinton as "preposterous," Cuomo suggested that is was "preposterous" for Republican convention goers to believe she "knowingly sent classified information to people who were unsecure." As Bernstein began decrying her handling of her work email as "indefensible," Cuomo jumped in to defend her.
By P.J. Gladnick | | July 20, 2016 | 5:34 PM EDT
That was the verdict of the delegates at the Republican convention last night when New Jersey governor Chris Christie laid out a series of charges against Hillary Clinton and asked if she were guilty or not guilty. No surprise as to the verdict from the delegates but guess who else basically affirmed Hillary's guilt via fact checking Christie's speech. The New York Times. That's right. Times fact checkers Michael D. Shear and David E. Sanger went through Christie's speech and fact checked what his charges. Essentially they determined that Christie was "not necessarily false" except for some "exculpatory evidence" that comes off as rather minor quibbles that did not contradict Christie's charges.
By Samantha Cohen | | July 20, 2016 | 5:25 PM EDT
Wednesday afternoon on MSNBC, Craig Melvin made viewers a bold and likely empty promise days ahead of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Melvin began by insisting that the Republican National Convention was filled with “gloom and doom,” to which his guest, Senator Dan Coats, responded it is “the most exciting convention he’s ever been to.”
By Tim Graham | | July 20, 2016 | 5:11 PM EDT
The one-time ABC Sunday hosting duo of Sam Donaldson and Cokie Roberts appeared together on Tuesday morning on NPR's Morning Edition to discuss convention history. Roberts is still an NPR analyst. They began with the 1964 GOP convention, and Donaldson said "I think this was the first convention of the modern Republican hard-right conservatism." Roberts said "Absolutely right," noting "Nelson Rockefeller got booed."
Roberts said after 1964 and the passage of the Civil Rights Act, the Republican Party "became much more racist" and Donaldson joked in his usual way that Lyndon Johnson's fight for desegregation gave the South to the Republicans "forever!"
By Dylan Gwinn | | July 20, 2016 | 4:39 PM EDT
Lou Holtz has no interest in cheering for any other country’s soccer team. And if you were thinking about inviting him to your Cinco de Mayo fiesta next year…well…you can go ahead and forget that too.
By Jorge Bonilla | | July 20, 2016 | 4:21 PM EDT
Earlier, we showed how Univision/Fusion anchor Jorge Ramos gave an immigration lecture to the father of a young man murdered by an illegal immigrant gang member. Sadly, it wasn't just Ramos, and Univision News went further.
By Kyle Drennen | | July 20, 2016 | 3:33 PM EDT
Appearing on Wednesday’s NBC Today, Saturday Night Live Weekend Update hosts Michael Che and Colin Jost both agreed that Republicans had a better sense of humor than Democrats. After a clip ran of the comedians doing man-on-the-street skits at the Republican National Convention, co-host Matt Lauer asked: “You're gonna also be at the Democratic National Convention. In your opinion, who do you think is funnier? Would Republicans be funnier or Democrats?”
By Katie Yoder | | July 20, 2016 | 3:22 PM EDT
A mother speaking out about her son’s death is “inappropriate” for the RNC, according to The View’s Joy Behar. But will she say the same about the DNC’s speakers? On Tuesday, The View ladies discussed the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. At one point, co-host Whoopi Goldberg asked the panel about an RNC speech delivered by Patricia Smith, “a mom who lost her son in Benghazi [and] still blames Hillary for her son's death.”
By Sam Dorman | | July 20, 2016 | 3:16 PM EDT
The 2016 Republican National Convention brought the radical, left-wing fringe out in Cleveland, and some of the groups’ ideas were downright ridiculous.
By Maggie McKneely | | July 20, 2016 | 3:10 PM EDT
Some folks, like Cosmopolitan writer Brittany Cooper, see racism everywhere. Melania Trump’s Monday night speech sparked ridicule and outrage from people on both sides of the aisle. Plagiarism is stupid and dishonest, and denying it in the face of evidence is…stupid and dishonest. But for the unhinged Brittany Cooper, any defense of Melania is just another example of white privilege.
By Sarah Stites | | July 20, 2016 | 3:04 PM EDT
The news about the first all-female Ghostbusters team was shortly overshadowed by the Twitter abuse black actress Leslie Jones received following the film’s debut. Then, the movie’s Executive Producer Dan Aykroyd said the offensive social media trolls would surely vote Republican. Great.
By Tom Blumer | | July 20, 2016 | 2:46 PM EDT
CBS News has fancied itself as a serious, hard-news operation since the days of Walter Cronkite. For all of its heavily documented bias, and though it's now handicapped compared to its Big Three and Fox competition by not having a cable affiliate, it has generally covered and treated the major party conventions as important national events.
So one would think that someone at what used to be known as the Tiffany Network would have persuaded Stephen Colbert, an alleged comedian who has so completely stopped being funny that his late-night show is regularly finishing at or barely above third in the 18-49 ratings to both Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel, to stay away from the site of the Republican National Convention. Nope.
By Rich Noyes and Mike Ciandella | | July 20, 2016 | 2:08 PM EDT
It’s been a day and a half since the establishment liberal media sank their jaws into the Melania Trump “plagiarism” story, and they are showing few signs of letting go, with heavy coverage on the broadcast networks’ Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning news shows. Eight years ago, however, when a similar flap threatened then-Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, the broadcast networks generated much less coverage — just 14 minutes of airtime, or barely one-fourth what they’ve churned out this week.