Univision’s decision to devote 100% of its principal national evening newscast to the passing of Mexican musical legend Juan Gabriel is a revealing window on the priorities of the network.
By Curtis Houck | | August 30, 2016 | 9:05 PM EDT
It’s been quite the Tuesday on the bias by omission front for the “big three” of ABC, CBS, and NBC as along with ignoring an Associated Press story on over 70 mass graves in ISIS territory being discovered, the same broadcast network morning and evening newscasts also punted on Secretary of State John Kerry lecturing the media to not cover terrorism as frequently.
By Tom Blumer | | August 30, 2016 | 8:11 PM EDT
Tuesday morning, Fox Business's Stuart Varney appeared on Fox News Channel's Fox & Friends program to discuss what he called the "terminal decline" in the financial viability and even availability of health plans being provided under the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare.
Brian Kilmeade called it "the most under-reported major story in the country by far." A Friday Investors Business Daily editorial described the situation as a "market meltdown," and further noted that the Obama administration is putting a happy face on huge rate hikes by reassuring us that higher subsidies, i.e., more tax dollars, will cover the increases most customers see.
By Randy Hall | | August 30, 2016 | 7:28 PM EDT
During Monday night's edition of the Tomi program on The Blaze website, conservative host Tomi Lahren harshly criticized Colin Kaepernick -- quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers professional football team -- for refusing to stand during the performance of the National Anthem at the start of the preseason game against the Green Bay Packers the day before.
Lahren began her “Final Thoughts” segment by promising to “eviscerate” Kaepernick's “mouth diarrhea” before calling him a “whiny, indulgent, attention-seeking crybaby” and asserting that “if this country disgusts you so much, leave!”
Daily Kos Writer: If America Turns Fascist, ‘Goose-Stepping’ Anti-Hillary Media Will Help Make It HappenBy Tom Johnson | | August 30, 2016 | 5:59 PM EDT
The mainstream media’s campaign coverage is perverse, believes Laurence Lewis. The MSM should be explaining that Donald Trump is “the least fit nominee for president in living memory, if not all of American history,” but instead they’re attacking Hillary Clinton. In a piece pegged to the uproar over the Clinton Foundation pay-for-play story, Lewis complained, "The Clinton critics just can't comprehend that some people do good deeds just for the sake of doing good deeds…This latest effort of the Clinton Conspiracy Complex is without question the most cruel and cynical yet.”
By Matthew Balan | | August 30, 2016 | 5:41 PM EDT
The Big Three networks' morning newscasts on Tuesday all failed to cover the Associated Press's early Tuesday report that revealed the 72 mass graves inside current or former ISIS territory. Instead of spotlighting ISIS's mass murder, ABC's GMA aired a 50-second news brief on a unicyclist's stunt on top of a 840-foot tower in Romania. CBS This Morning set aside 43 seconds of air time to a race car in Bolivia jumping over a dog that wandered into the road. NBC's Today devoted 38 seconds to a Colorado teen soccer player's running flip over a goalie.
By Kyle Drennen | | August 30, 2016 | 4:30 PM EDT
In an attempt to guilt the United States into accepting Syrian refugees, in an August 24 article, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof compared their plight to that of Jews during the Holocaust and claimed “Anne Frank Today is a Syrian Girl." Appearing on MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports on Tuesday, the liberal journalist claimed America had blood on its hands.
By Scott Whitlock | | August 30, 2016 | 4:20 PM EDT
CBS This Morning journalist Jeff Glor on Tuesday derided famous author Tom Wolfe for the “very dangerous” ideas in his new book. The writer attacks Darwinism and far-left professor Noam Chomsky in his new work, The Kingdom of Speech. It was clear that the network journalist was enamored with the articulate Wolfe, complimenting the “wry, wicked” intellectual.
By Curtis Houck | | August 30, 2016 | 3:19 PM EDT
In the weeks leading up to Brian Williams being given the reins to a full-time show again, MSNBC has been rotating hosts for its 11:00 p.m. Eastern hour. On Monday, it was Chris Hayes’s turn with panelists arguing that critics of 49ers backup quarterback Colin Kapernick are all white and fail to realize that black people aren’t free at all in today’s America.
By P.J. Gladnick | | August 30, 2016 | 1:44 PM EDT
Jonathan Chait, you are absolutely right. Last October Chait wrote in New York magazine that "Hillary Clinton Pretends to Oppose Pacific Trade Deal." And as further proof of Hillary Clinton's pretense on this issue, we have verification today from Politico in an article written by Doug Palmer. Of course, Palmer wanted the readers to believe that Hillary was really really sincere in her supposed opposition to the Trans Pacific Partnership. Unfortunately for him a line buried in his story overturned his premise about Donald Trump and Hillary being equally opposed (snicker!) to the TPP.
So let us now join Palmer trying oh so hard to make the case for Hillary's sincere opposition while accidentally revealing the quote that makes a mockery of that premise.
By Katie Yoder | | August 30, 2016 | 1:43 PM EDT
Some call it assisted suicide. Others call it euthanasia. But to the media, it’s the “right to die.” VICE news airing on HBO was recently nominated for multiple 2016 Emmy Awards, including “Outstanding Informational Series or Special.” In order encourage Emmy voters to award them, VICE and HBO released three new episodes – one of which centered on the Right to Die.
By Brad Wilmouth | | August 30, 2016 | 1:12 PM EDT
Appearing as a guest on Tuesday's New Day on CNN to defend NFL player Colin Kaepernick's refusal to stand for the National Anthem, comedian and former CNN host D.L. Hughley griped about veterans and white athletes who have criticized Kaepernick but have not condemned "brutality" against black Americans, and charged that their "protest" is a protest "in agreement of" violence. Hughley: "When will a white NFL player say something about police brutality? Ever? We've stood with veterans. When will they say something about police brutality? They won't. These things exist because America is silent, much like Kaepernick's protest. His protest is to protest violence; theirs is in agreement of it."
By Scott Whitlock | | August 30, 2016 | 1:00 PM EDT
All three networks on Tuesday fretted over the sordid details of Anthony Weiner’s sexting scandal, worrying that the “personal” is now becoming political. A CBS This Morning analyst dismissed Donald Trump’s contention that the wife of the unrestrained Weiner may be a security risk.
By Sarah Stites | | August 30, 2016 | 12:39 PM EDT
Chelsea Handler seems to be everywhere at once. The brash and crude Chelsea show host was a guest in a spate of recent interviews hosted by outlets like Harper’s Bazaar, Huffington Post and Politico. And although her words are often inflammatory, she is predictably never called out by the media.
By Matthew Balan | | August 30, 2016 | 12:15 PM EDT
On Monday's MSNBC Live, Steve Kornacki refreshingly spotlighted Hillary Clinton's utter lack of press conferences in 2016. Kornacki used a "Most Important Number of the Day" segment to point out that Mrs. Clinton's last presser was "268 days ago [as of Monday]...on December Fourth of last year — December Fourth of 2015." The anchor also noted that there were "17 news conferences, so far, for Donald Trump in this campaign — in the 2016 year of this campaign; zero for Hillary Clinton."