Arianna Huffington, who in 2010 said Americans were voting republican with their “lizard brains,” announced on Aug 11 that she would step down as Editor-in-Chief at her left-wing website.
By Mike Ciandella | | August 11, 2016 | 1:56 PM EDT
When a white supremacist endorsed Trump, the broadcast networks blamed Trump for it. But when the radical father of a terrorist endorsed Hillary and showed up in the front row of one of her rallies, these same networks quickly dismissed it as nothing worth worrying about. During the first three days of coverage after David Duke endorsed Donald Trump back in February, the evening news shows on ABC, CBS and NBC devoted 11 minutes and 35 seconds to bashing Trump for not immediately denouncing Duke, after he already had.
By Jorge Bonilla | | August 11, 2016 | 1:52 PM EDT
We recently detailed our concerns over how Univision/Fusion anchor Jorge Ramos might have crossed a line by writing an implicit endorsement of Hillary Clinton. His most recent column, however, has erased all doubt and crossed the final line between advocacy journalism and outright partisanship.
By Melissa Mullins | | August 11, 2016 | 1:49 PM EDT
Trey Sanchez at Truth Revolt reports that Ibtihaj Muhammad – the first Muslim-American athlete to wear a hijab while competing in the Olympics – isn’t the darling the media are portraying her to be. The media coverage of Muhammed has made her into some sort of Olympic star, with their continuous fawning and praise over the 30-year-old fencing competitor.
It was even suggested that it should’ve been Muhammed carrying the American flag instead of Michael Phelps – who has more gold than most countries combined.
By Tom Blumer | | August 11, 2016 | 1:37 PM EDT
According to a statement at the city's web site, Fairfax, Virginia Mayor Richard "Scott" Silverthorne's resignation took effect at noon on Thursday. The resignation occurs a week after Silverthorne was arrested "for allegedly trying to exchange methamphetamine to undercover detectives in exchange for sex, city officials said Monday."
The press, as has so often been the case in situations involving Democrats, has been very reluctant to report Silverthorne's party affiliation, either avoiding the tag entirely or delaying it until their stories' very late paragraphs.
By Scott Whitlock | | August 11, 2016 | 12:05 PM EDT
CBS on Tuesday and Wednesday showed scant interest in the father of a mass murdering terrorist sitting directly behind Hillary Clinton at a rally in Florida. But when a disgraced former Republican congressman sat behind Donald Trump, the network’s journalists perked up. CBS This Morning reporters hyped the “controversial” Mark Foley, whose appearance made Trump’s highlighting of Seddique Mateen “backfire.”
By Elliot Polsky | | August 11, 2016 | 11:51 AM EDT
Mic writer, Claire Lampen, boasted yesterday that Planned Parenthood will now be registering voters outside its clinics—in the words of pro-abortion activist, Anna Keene, “No matter what your political beliefs.”
By MRC Latino Staff | | August 11, 2016 | 8:15 AM EDT
The days when Univision anchor Jorge Ramos used to swear he would never go so far as to tell his audience how to vote are over. The most well-known Hispanic newsman in the United States, once widely respected for pursuing tough, critical lines of questioning with all his political interview subjects, is now openly taking sides in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | August 11, 2016 | 1:57 AM EDT
While the liberal “Big Three” networks were up in arms Wednesday evening over the a comment Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump made about “second amendment people” in reference to stopping Hillary Clinton, they were strangely silent then when a Democratic Senate candidate from Ohio was caught celebrated the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | August 11, 2016 | 12:27 AM EDT
The liberal “Big Three” networks seemed to try everything in their power to not mention Hillary Clinton’s latest e-mail controversy Wednesday. Throughout all of their news programs, both morning and evening, they gave the e-mails a total of 6 minutes 59 seconds. In stark contrast, they dragged out Trump’s “Second Amendment people” comment with a whopping 25 minutes, 54 seconds of coverage.
By NB Staff | | August 10, 2016 | 9:57 PM EDT
Hours after MRC President Brent Bozell appeared on FNC’s Your World, NewsBusters Executive Editor Tim Graham entered the No Spin Zone of Thursday’s O’Reilly Factor to highlight for fill-in host Eric Bolling the stark disparity in network coverage of Trump’s Second Amendment slip and the father of the Orlando terrorist attending a Hillary Clinton rally.
By Tom Johnson | | August 10, 2016 | 9:12 PM EDT
The day before Donald Trump reflected on “Second Amendment people” and their response to Hillary Clinton’s taste in judges, he made news with a speech about economics. To The New Republic’s Brian Beutler, the takeaway there was that Trump had “adopted [both] Paul Ryan’s tax policy and the GOP’s gaffe-centered 2012 campaign strategy of misquoting or misrepresenting the Democratic candidate’s words.” Beutler argued that the two were related since Trump, “vulnerable to criticism from Hillary” on tax issues, has taken the offensive by lying about Clinton’s tax proposals -- specifically, by “claim[ing] that she pledged to raise middle-class taxes."
By Tim Graham | | August 10, 2016 | 7:52 PM EDT
NPR’s Morning Edition brought on Anita Hill for another of many softball interviews about sexual harassment on Wednesday. Hill is treated as a kind of feminist saint, and no one brings up how she came to Bill Clinton’s defense in the adultery-slash-sexual harassment fight before he was impeached in 1998.
NPR anchor Steve Inskeep began: “It's been submerged beneath the presidential campaign news, but we may be having a national moment about sexual harassment. Roger Ailes lost his job this summer as head at Fox News.” The online headline was “Anita Hill: ‘We’ve Come a Long Way Since Then.’”
By Matthew Balan | | August 10, 2016 | 6:54 PM EDT
MTV's Ana Marie Cox invoked the Founding Fathers on Wednesday's CNN Newsroom as she argued that the unsavory elements of Donald Trump's presidential campaign were a more serious issue than Hillary Clinton's e-mail scandal: "I think that the violence and bigotry of the Trump campaign are more important than the Hillary e-mails....our founders could foresee the kind of controversies...and the kind of corruption that Hillary Clinton's engaging in. Like, that's part of government, you know?"