CBS is still too embarrassed to share with viewers the low opinion Colin Powell has of Bill Clinton. On Wednesday, CBS This Morning edited a quote of hacked e-mails, removing Powell’s description of Mr. Clinton as a “a husband still dicking bimbos at home.” On Thursday morning, the network stuck to the script and avoided the comment.
By Kristine Marsh | | September 15, 2016 | 10:32 AM EDT
On Wednesday night’s Late Night with Seth Meyers, actor, comedian, and former Daily Show regular Lewis Black came on the show to discuss the 2016 election. Prompted by his liberal host to express his “message” to Trump supporters, Black bluntly said they were going to hell. “I'm saying this as a friend. If you vote for Donald Trump, you’re gonna go to hell,” Black stated frankly. After the audience laughed, Black added, “I know this, because God told me.”
By Sam Dorman | | September 15, 2016 | 10:31 AM EDT
When it comes to covering the economy under President Obama, the broadcast networks have a habit of covering good economic news, but glossing over or ignoring bad economic news. It turns out coverage of income and poverty data from the Census got the same treatment with all three networks covering “great news” on Sept. 13, 2016. However, a year earlier only CBS Evening News covered the data showing stagnant income and poverty rates. Even that show waited days to report the news.
By Brad Wilmouth | | September 15, 2016 | 9:49 AM EDT
Appearing as a guest on Thursday's New Day to recount the top five examples of presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton making untrue statements, PolitiFact editor Angie Holan dubiously claimed that it is "not right" to say that Clinton "broke the law" in the handling of her State Department email when asked by host Chris Cuomo about the subject.
By Sarah Stites | | September 15, 2016 | 9:36 AM EDT
This weekend, Chrissy Teigen embroiled herself in social media controversy when she refused to be “offended” at being offered “oriental dressing” during her in-flight meal. But when her followers erupted in anger over her calm, the 30-year-old model probably wished she could return to her salad days – the glorious time before Twitter existed.
By Tom Johnson | | September 15, 2016 | 9:23 AM EDT
Hillary Clinton was recently diagnosed with pneumonia. Barack Obama was not born in Kenya or anywhere else other than Honolulu, Hawaii. So what do Hillary fact and Obama fiction have in common? Marcotte has a sexism- and racism-related explanation. “The feigned concerns over Clinton’s health strongly resemble the feigned concerns that Obama was faking his natural born citizenship,” she wrote in a Tuesday piece, “right down to the posturing about how this is all the target’s fault for not providing more and more documentation -- to drive home how much those of us who aren’t white men cannot be trusted. In both cases, it’s about wallowing in ugly stereotypes -- that black people aren’t patriots, that women are inherently fragile -- without admitting that’s what’s going on.”
By Clay Waters | | September 15, 2016 | 8:57 AM EDT
No points for “compassion” for a Republican from the New York Times, even when the party’s presidential candidate makes a big move in a liberal direction, as Donald Trump did with his proposed child care mandate. Wednesday’s front-page story emphasized the cynical political aspect of the move, while indicating the subsidies were feeble. A related story from Italy treated as bizarre the idea that mothers could be expected to bear and raise their own children without subsidies from the state: "The problem is not a lack of desire to have children, critics of the campaign say, but rather the lack of meaningful support provided by the government and many employers in a country where the family remains the primary source of child care."
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | September 15, 2016 | 2:21 AM EDT
With the news cycle focused so heavily on the candidates’ current health and medical records this week, both candidates opened themselves up Wednesday by releasing new health information from their doctors. And by all accounts, both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are health for being 70. But on Bloomberg’s With All Due Respect, co-host Donny Deutsch took swings at his favorite punching bag. “I’m going to give you another fact,” Deutsch stated, “Between 40 and 60 percent have erectile dysfunction at that age.”
By Alexa Moutevelis Coombs | | September 15, 2016 | 12:36 AM EDT
The much-anticipated premiere of South Park’s 20th season did not disappoint, featuring just the right level of timely, raunchy, bipartisan satire for which the show is known. In the episode “Member Berries,” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone take on the National Anthem, female comics, and the presidential election in a way only South Park can.
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | September 15, 2016 | 12:13 AM EDT
Just as they did Wednesday morning, the liberal “Big Three” networks steered clear of any of the more deeply personal attack against the Clintons in former Secretary of State Colin Powell’s e-mails, while continuing to rail against Donald Trump that evening. Despite hyping Powell calling Trump a "national disgrace," ABC, CBS, and NBC all ignored how Powell accused former President Bill Clinton of “dicking bimbos at home.”
By Dylan Gwinn | | September 14, 2016 | 10:44 PM EDT
Listen up you bigoted, insensitive, and intolerant Bible-thumping right-wing nut jobs in North Carolina. The Sporting News is gonna learn you something about inclusion and respecting people different than you.
By Curtis Houck | | September 14, 2016 | 9:25 PM EDT
When it comes to MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews, one constant throughout the last decade plus with him has always been an obsessive dislike of former Vice President Dick Cheney and his family with Wednesday offering the latest installment as he admitted to his guests that it “makes me happy” and even “mirthful” that Colin Powell’s leaked e-mails showed a similar sentiment.
By Randy Hall | | September 14, 2016 | 6:16 PM EDT
During Thursday's edition of the Cable News Network's weeknight Amanpour program, liberal host Christiane Amanpour asked guest Oliver Stone what the well-known film director, screenwriter and producer thought regarding the inclusion of Russia into this year's presidential election.
Stone -- who has generated controversial movies ranging from Midnight Express to the upcoming Snowden “biopic” of the man who released classified documents in 2013 -- called the accusation of Russians hacking into the Democratic National Committee “a great fiction” that disguises “what's really going on.”
By NB Staff | | September 14, 2016 | 5:05 PM EDT
MRC President Brent Bozell slammed the “arrogant, haughty attitude” of the press in 2016, deriding the biased presidential coverage in favor of Hillary Clinton. Talking to Neil Cavuto on Fox News, Bozell compared, “Their attitude about global warming, the attitude about gay rights, which is to say ‘you can only have one position’ and [journalists are] taking it to the presidential campaign.”
By Curtis Houck | | September 14, 2016 | 4:54 PM EDT
In the hours following President Barack Obama’s campaign stop for Hillary Clinton on Tuesday afternoon in Philadelphia, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews was beyond giddy at the “magical” stump speech but he was later joined by Brian Williams, who declared on The 11th Hour that Obama will go down as “a communicator who can deliver” enthusiasm “unlike anything we have ever seen.”