One would think that a story in which a Hispanic South Florida congressional candidate is caught on tape saying crude, sexual things about his own party's presidential candidate - the first female major-party nominee in our nation's history - would garner top billing on our major domestic Spanish-language newscasts...which are, after all, based in Miami. And yet here we are again, talking about the biases of omission at Univision and Telemundo.
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | September 13, 2016 | 11:49 PM EDT
While Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton was resting off a case of pneumonia in her New York state home Tuesday, President Barack Obama was hitting the campaign trail on her behalf in Pennsylvania. And ABC and CBS evening newscasts gave the president’s performance rave reviews. “Today, President Obama appeared for her in Philadelphia, and he looked a little bit like a retired athlete thrilled to be back in the game,” hyped CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley.
By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | | September 13, 2016 | 11:17 PM EDT
The CNN screen graphic at 6 pm on September 12 was blunt: “PENCE REFUSES TO CALL DAVID DUKE ‘DEPLORABLE.’” Mike Pence had granted Wolf Blitzer a 30-minute interview, and what he received in return was a reckless leftist smear.
Charles Pierce: If Voters Hadn’t Graded Conservatism on a Curve, It Would Have ‘Flunked Out’ Long AgoBy Tom Johnson | | September 13, 2016 | 11:08 PM EDT
To borrow the title of a Clint Eastwood movie, liberals are having trouble with the curve -- specifically, the curve which they claim the media are using to grade Donald Trump. President Obama and Paul Krugman are among those who’ve raised that objection. Esquire blogger Pierce agrees with them, but he also asserted in a Sunday post that the media’s supposedly lenient treatment of Trump is “nothing new…Hell, we've been grading Republicans on a curve for decades. We graded Reagan on a curve when he burbled about trees and air pollution…We graded [George W. Bush] on a curve for the whole 2000 campaign when he didn't know Utah from Uzbekistan, but Al Gore knew too much stuff and what fun was he, anyway? We graded Republicans on a curve when they attached themselves to the remnants of American apartheid.”
By Dylan Gwinn | | September 13, 2016 | 11:04 PM EDT
The North Carolina GOP issued a statement, expressing their disappointment with the NCAA’s decision to pull 7 major championships from their state, using the State’s HB2 law as the reason.
By Curtis Houck | | September 13, 2016 | 10:56 PM EDT
As if MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews had done enough fawning over liberals in President Obama on Tuesday night, he dialed up the eye-rolling worship once again with the help of former Salon columnist Joe Conason to tout the latter’s new pro-Bill Clinton book and oozed praise for how the Clintons are driven by their desires “to change the world” for the better.
By Tim Graham | | September 13, 2016 | 9:36 PM EDT
The New York Times doesn’t like to cover conservative protests. Take the annual March for Life each January. This year, print coverage consisted of a grand total of two paragraphs (23 and 24) at the very end of the paper’s main weather story by Sheryl Gay Stolberg, which left out the name of the march. That was an improvement from 2015 (a half-sentence in a hostile story) and 2014 (a stand-alone photograph of the event on Page A17 with a two-line caption).
But on Monday, the Times devoted an entire page to a Native American environmental protest. On the front page, they promoted it: “Protest on the Plains: Demonstrations against an oil pipeline in North Dakota are being called the largest, most diverse tribal action in at least a century.”
By P.J. Gladnick | | September 13, 2016 | 9:08 PM EDT
If Donald Trump said it, then it must be false. That seems to be the philosophy of many liberals, including Politico senior staff writer Michael Grunwald. In this case, Trump correctly described Jonathan Gruber as the architect of ObamaCare in a speech today in Des Moines, Iowa. Gruber was once embraced by liberals and was praised by them many times over and over and over again as the "architect of Obamacare." However, ever since November 2014 when video revealed Gruber as stating that lack of transparency is a huge political advantage in promoting ObamaCare and mocking the "stupidity" of the voters, he has become a big liability for them and now they must deny many times more than thrice what they once enthusiastically embraced.
By Curtis Houck | | September 13, 2016 | 8:59 PM EDT
Right from the start of Tuesday’s Hardball on MSNBC, it was clear that host Chris Matthews was in a giddy mood thanks to President Barack Obama having stumped hours earlier for Hillary Clinton. Of course, he was enamored from the get-go exclaiming that Obama was “back” and rhetorically asked viewers if they saw Obama’s Philadelphia rally so he could assert it included some “magical” lines.
By Tom Blumer | | September 13, 2016 | 8:11 PM EDT
That the press has become quite unnerved over the tight presidential race is apparent in the Associated Press's coverage of Republican nominee Donald Trump's Monday campaign rally in Asheville, North Carolina.
John Hinderaker at Powerline alertly noted that reporters for both Breitbart and AP prepared dispatches on the event, enabling a quite telling comparison of the two efforts. The headline at his post says it all about how they compare: "Reality Versus the Associated Press."
By Scott Whitlock | | September 13, 2016 | 5:34 PM EDT
On the 20th anniversary of Tupac Shakur’s death, NPR touted the rapper, who was gunned down in a drive-by shooting, for his “pro-feminist,” “pro-choice” music. Morning Edition’s Renee Montagne talked to journalist Kevin Powell about Tupac. Powell recommended Keep Ya Head Up, praising, “Here's a song that is really an ode to women. It's a pro-feminist song. He talks about being pro-choice in the song. He talks about being anti-street harassment in the song.”
By Jorge Bonilla | | September 13, 2016 | 5:14 PM EDT
As expected, the top domestic Spanish-language network newscasts each led with reporting on Hillary Clinton's medical incident while at Sunday's 9/11 commemoration ceremony. However, coverage of the same was divergent in scope and framing. One network echoed the rest of the establishment media's coverage of the story, while the other kept focus on the very aspect that the others tried to bury.
By Geoffrey Dickens | | September 13, 2016 | 4:51 PM EDT
At the very end of Charlie Rose’s interview with Bill Clinton, as aired on Monday’s edition of his PBS show, the host sounded like James Lipton talking to thespians on Inside the Actors Studio as he tossed the following softball: “Let’s assume that you make it to heaven” and “God says when you get there — St. Peter, or whoever it is — says, ‘tell me what’s the most important thing that Clinton Foundation achieved?’”
By Curtis Houck | | September 13, 2016 | 4:35 PM EDT
CNN International host Christiane Amanpour was at it again on Monday night in flashing her far-left ideology as she used her eponymous show to angrily maim critics of Hillary Clinton and (a select few) in the media as sexist for raising questions about her health and hiding the pneumonia diagnosis and unwilling to let “a girl have a sick day or two.”
By Katie Yoder | | September 13, 2016 | 4:16 PM EDT
Reporters are “devaluing human life” while covering Zika, according to one senator. In an interview with MRC Culture at the 2016 Values Voter Summit on Saturday, Senator James Lankford (R-OK) criticized efforts to fund abortion giant Planned Parenthood with government money designated to fight the Zika virus. He also slammed the media reporting on Zika for believing that “if a child’s going to be born with any kind of deformities, we should just kill them before they come into the world.”