With the 2016 Olympic Games in full swing Larry Wilmore and the cast of The Nightly Show decided to mock Americans with the unoriginal “ignorant American” trope Monday night. “I'll tell you what, alright, our athletes are making America great again by beating the hell out of other countries,” exclaimed “typical American” Tank Mancusso, played by Rory Albanese, “This is like the Vietnam War all over again! We just come here and friggen’ dominate, baby!”
By Brad Wilmouth | | August 8, 2016 | 11:19 PM EDT
Appearing as a guest on Sunday's Relable Sources on CNN, former MSNBC general manager Dan Abrams advised against Donald Trump complaining about media bias against him, and claimed that the media are not "swooning" for Hillary Clinton the way they did for Barack Obama in 2008, as he asserted that the media "really don't like her" partly because "many in the media" are "to the left of Hillary Clinton" and "don't like her from the left."
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | August 8, 2016 | 10:15 PM EDT
During Monday’s edition on Bloomberg’s With All Due Respect, co-host Mark Halperin and guest Donny Deutsch tackled one of the day’s hard hitting questions, “Okay Mark, when it comes to the publishing industry, why is this counterintuitive in certain ways, why are Clinton bashing books out there versus zero Trump?” Deutsch was curious about it because, “At this moment, the top three nonfiction books on the New York Times Best Seller list are all [about Hillary Clinton].” And neither one of them could figure it out.
By P.J. Gladnick | | August 8, 2016 | 8:26 PM EDT
Remember Ahmed the Clock Boy? He was the high school student arrested and suspended last year when he brought a disassembled clock to school in Texas because it was suspected to be a bomb. Young Ahmed Mohamed was hailed in much of the mainstream media at the time as a genius because he supposedly made a digital clock. Well, that turned out to be completely untrue. Far from being a budding Einstein, Ahmed merely removed a clock from its plastic casing and then placed it into a pencil case. After loudly drawing attention to his "invention," he was sent to the principal's office because of zero tolerance policy for possible weapons. After much media hype about Ahmed, he and his family moved to Qatar from which they have returned to pursue a lawsuit.
Unfortunately, now that the Clock Boy is back in the news, the MSM is again repeating the myth about his "homemade" clock. Should any of you still doubt as to how his clock was built, watch the video of Bill Maher below which reveals just how "homemade" it really was.
By Scott Whitlock | | August 8, 2016 | 6:06 PM EDT
Journalist and author Mark Halperin on Monday mocked the “unscientific” claims of liberal media bias from conservatives. The Bloomberg editor and With All Due Respect guest Donny Deutsch derided the 2016 claims as “conspiracy theories." After playing a montage of conservatives on Fox hammering journalists for coverage of Donald Trump, Deutsch seethed, “It's preaching to their audience which, A, loves conspiracy theories. I mean, they're talking to their audience.”
By Randy Hall | | August 8, 2016 | 5:19 PM EDT
During a recent interview with Clint Eastwood -- and his son, Scott -- on the Esquire magazine's website, the popular actor and director criticized the current atmosphere of political correctness, telling writer Michael Hainey that when he was growing up, people could say a lot more and not be called a racist.
When the Cable News Network decided to discuss that topic, one of the panelists chosen to take part was Graham Beckel, an actor and the brother of liberal CNN pundit Bob Beckel, and the person who dominated the discussion by asserting such notions as the concept that Eastwood “transcends political correctness” and people should “just get over it.”
By Matthew Balan | | August 8, 2016 | 5:15 PM EDT
CNN's Brianna Keilar acknowledged the obvious about Hillary Clinton's e-mail scandal on Monday's New Day. Chris Cuomo pointed out Mrs. Clinton's latest "short-circuited" explanation about her debunked claim about FBI Director James Comey's testimony on the issue. Cuomo underlined that she "teed this up" for Donald Trump. Keilar replied, "She didn't stick to what she had been saying all along. And I wonder if part of that is because the explanation still, to this day...is not that great about the e-mails."
By Tom Blumer | | August 8, 2016 | 4:50 PM EDT
When the Washington Post's notoriously inconsistent fact checker Glenn Kessler feels he has to defend Donald Trump against a false claim, you know it must be a whopper. That was the case with the meme which arose last week that Trump, in words found at the New York Daily News, "booted a fussy baby from a rally Tuesday because the tot was wailing over the businessman’s speech."
However, instead of giving several media outlets and the Hillary Clinton campaign the formal Four-Pinocchio "whopper" evaluation, Kessler merely gave Trump a "Geppetto checkmark" for telling the truth, and gave those who reported it and Team Hillary an unwarranted pass: "We can see why some reporters ran with this tale, based only on the videotape."
By Kyle Drennen | | August 8, 2016 | 3:38 PM EDT
In an interview with New York Times foreign correspondent Rukmini Callimachi during MSNBC’s 11 a.m. ET hour on Monday, anchor Kate Snow touted the reporter’s latest piece on the war against ISIS: “...you spoke to a former Islamic State fighter from Germany....he said to you, ‘For America and Canada, it's much easier for them to get them over the social network, because they say the Americans are dumb – they have open gun policies.’”
By Julia A. Seymour | | August 8, 2016 | 3:32 PM EDT
Once again the broadcast networks showed that when it comes to economic news, they pick news that makes Obama look good.
ABC World News and CBS Evening News both reported the “good news for the economy” on Aug. 5, that 255,000 jobs were added in the month of July. NBC did not. That same day, the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced those increases to payroll employment and the unchanged 4.9 percent unemployment rate.
By Samantha Cohen | | August 8, 2016 | 3:20 PM EDT
On Friday, Hillary Clinton was uncomfortable when asked about her recent comments in an interview with FNC’s Chris Wallace regarding her statements to the FBI and her private server. Clinton gave a less than eloquent defense of her position that her answers to the FBI were “truthful,” and insisted she might have “short-circuited” or that her and Wallace were “probably talking past each other.” Monday’s Morning Joe crew were not impressed with her answers, as co-host Joe Scarborough described it as “the most tortured response I’ve ever seen.”
By Elliot Polsky | | August 8, 2016 | 2:24 PM EDT
CBS flawlessly followed the template for liberal misreporting on the Catholic Church Sunday when announcing the new commission to study the role of women deacons in the early Church.
By Scott Whitlock | | August 8, 2016 | 2:20 PM EDT
The journalists on ABC and CBS came up with different conclusions to the fact that Hillary Clinton has been avoiding the press. It’s now been 248 days since she held a formal news conference. On CBS This Morning, Bob Schieffer conceded it “would be good” for the Democrat to talk to the reporters. However, Good Morning America’s Matt Dowd flat-out advised Clinton to stay quiet.
By Curtis Houck | | August 8, 2016 | 1:14 PM EDT
As part of a panel discussion of the media’s election coverage on Sunday’s MediaBuzz, Federalist senior editor Mollie Hemingway chided the media for “going way overboard in just weighing in” on the presidential campaign focusing almost exclusively on Donald Trump’s many stumbles and questioning his mental fitness to be president without looking at Hillary Clinton’s continuous problem with the truth.
By Tom Blumer | | August 8, 2016 | 12:40 PM EDT
It would appear that being a Washington Post columnist means never having to say you're sorry — even if you are a member of the paper's editorial board.
Beginning on July 7, the Post's Jonathan Capehart set out to advance the agenda of a group called Freedom for All Americans (FFAA), an outfit which believes it has proven that there is, in Capehart's words, "a 'vast right-wing conspiracy' out to deny" lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans "their humanity and dignity." In a follow-up column, Capehart commmitted a pathetic error which the paper has failed to appropriately correct.