On Wednesday, ABC's World News Tonight and NBC Nightly News both played up President Obama's planned speech to the Democratic National Convention as a key moment to promote Hillary Clinton. ABC's Cecilia Vega touted the President as "her most powerful ally." NBC's Andrea Mitchell counted the chief executive as one of "Clinton's heaviest hitters" and spotlighted his "most critical moment" at the convention. Kristen Welker contended that "there is...no more critical speech than the one he'll deliver tonight."
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | July 27, 2016 | 11:27 PM EDT
CNN’s America’s Choice 2016 panel was in awe of the lineup of speakers at the Democratic National Convention Wednesday evening. But most of them fawned over one in particular former New York City Mayor, and billionaire, Michael Bloomberg. “There are very few people other than Michael Bloomberg who could have given this kind of message to independents not in this hall,” gushed Host Anderson Cooper.
By Scott Whitlock | | July 27, 2016 | 10:50 PM EDT
Unlike Republicans, Democrats don’t “hate.” That incredible claim came from MSNBC’s Chris Matthews on Wednesday night came as the Hardball host fawned over the Democratic National Convention. Matthews sneered, “Republicans hate Hillary Clinton. I don't think there's a better word for chemistry-like dislike for her. It's pure. They hate her.”
By Jorge Bonilla | | July 27, 2016 | 10:39 PM EDT
El vicio mediático se manifiesta de varias maneras. La mayor parte de las veces, el sesgo es evidente cuando examinamos la manera en que se enmarca una noticia. En otra ocasiones, el sesgo se presenta al determinar cuáles hechos se presentan y cuáles no. Y a veces, el sesgo se revela mediante una presentación completamente capciosa de los hechos, Hoy examinaremos una instancia similar.
By Curtis Houck | | July 27, 2016 | 10:22 PM EDT
Full Frontal host Samantha Bee joined the set of Wednesday’s PBS NewsHour to promote her TBS show and in the process, she claimed to be an “independent” despite being “excited for Hillary” and defended her show’s near constant use of “salty language” despite a drove of critics (which she argued she ignores).
By Jack Coleman | | July 27, 2016 | 8:56 PM EDT
Over-the-top hyperbole is par for the course at any party's convention, especially when it's former president Bill Clinton extolling the virtues of his wife. But there came a point last night when the former president's gushing for Hillary crossed the line into Twilight-Zone absurdity.
It was clear from the start that Mr. Clinton set a daunting task -- to sell the notion of Hillary as "the best darn change maker I've ever met," a dubious proposition when the subject at hand represents change to the same extent that Leonid Brezhnev did upon assuming power in the Soviet Union.
By Scott Whitlock | | July 27, 2016 | 8:55 PM EDT
It’s not enough for journalists to fawn over the Democratic National Convention on their own shows, some of them are going to entertainment tabloid programs to do it. World News anchor David Muir briefly appeared on Wednesday’s Entertainment Tonight. Morning Joe co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski talked to Access Hollywood.
By Geoffrey Dickens | | July 27, 2016 | 5:17 PM EDT
If a Republican Congressman had gotten into a physical altercation with a reporter at the GOP convention it’s a good bet it would have been plastered all over the Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) network and cable newscasts. But so far no one at ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC or FNC has reported on Alan Grayson’s Tuesday scuffle, in Philadelphia, with a reporter that asked the Florida Democratic Congressman about domestic violence allegations made by his ex-wife.
By Katie Yoder | | July 27, 2016 | 4:49 PM EDT
“Hillary Clinton” is synonymous with “women’s rights,” according to the broadcast networks. During their national news shows, ABC, CBS and NBC have repeatedly brought up “women’s rights” while reporting on Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton since she announced her presidential bid. In that same time frame, the networks mostly ignored the tens of millions of dollars in donations the Clinton Foundation accepted from countries that violate women’s rights.
By Julia A. Seymour | | July 27, 2016 | 4:44 PM EDT
With all eyes on the Democratic National Convention, the liberal media’s affection for Hillary Clinton has been laughably obvious. That extended to media websites.
CBSNews.com ‘Moneywatch’ published, “What a Hillary clinton economy might look like” article on July 26. It was written by economist Mark Thoma who said what he thinks she “gets right” and “wrong” on economic policy. Of course, it was predictably liberal, calling for massive increases in government spending.
By Maggie McKneely | | July 27, 2016 | 4:22 PM EDT
Jim Jefferies’s Australian homeland implemented nationwide seizure of 650,000 guns. He’d love to have that in the USA. On Monday, late show host Conan O’Brien invited the Australian comedian on to the show for a gun-control love fest. Jefferies originally made waves when he went on a 14-minute anti-gun stint in his 2014 Netflix show Bare. Every time there’s another mass shooting, that video resurfaces, helping to make Jefferies the face of gun-control in the comedy world.
By Brad Wilmouth | | July 27, 2016 | 4:11 PM EDT
In a pre-recorded report aired three times during Wednesday's New Day, CNN correspondent Manu Raju seemed to assume that criminal suspects who died after confrontations with police were victims of "racial injustice" as he recalled members of the group Mothers of the Movement who appeared on stage at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday. At 5:11 a.m. ET, after CNN co-host Alisyn Camerota introduced the report referring to the group as "mothers who lost children to gun violence or police encounters," in the report itself, Raju described the group as mothers who "lost their sons and daughters to gun violence and racial injustice."
By Tim Graham | | July 27, 2016 | 4:05 PM EDT
As Tuesday began, the liberal-media site PolitiFact confirmed for their media pals that the RNC was correct in asserting that not one of the 61 Democratic convention speakers on Monday had breathed the word “ISIS.”
But perhaps since that was identified as a Republican talking point, none of the networks found that worth a full news story. There was no wondering out loud how this kind of an oversight could happen, or what it says about how out of touch the Democrats are in the wake of a very violent year. NBC didn’t touch the gaffe on their newscasts. ABC and CBS each covered the news on Tuesday night for less than a minute.
By Kyle Drennen | | July 27, 2016 | 3:29 PM EDT
After observing during the Republican National Convention that GOP voters were “better about laughing at themselves,” Saturday Night Live Weekend Update hosts Colin Jost and Michael Che appeared again on NBC’s Today on Wednesday to confirm that impression. Following their man-on-the-street comedy skit with attendees of the Democratic National Convention, co-host Matt Lauer asked: “We asked you last week, we'll ask you again. Who’s funnier, Republicans or Democrats?”
By Kyle Drennen | | July 27, 2016 | 2:39 PM EDT
In a fawning report on Wednesday’s NBC Today, correspondent Peter Alexander celebrated Hillary Clinton’s vice presidential running mate ahead of his address to the Democratic National Convention: “Hillary Clinton is really doubling down on the value of a political resume in this pick of Senator Tim Kaine, who's governed at almost every level....Tonight the theme is ‘Working Together,’ and Kaine's friends tell me he would make the perfect partner.”