Viewers of Friday's Noticiero Univision were treated to a prime example of bias by omission when the network reported only one side of the ongoing email controversy between former Secretaries of State Hillary Clinton and Colin Powell. By now no one should be surprised as to which side of the story was the one that actually got Univision air.
By Scott Whitlock | | August 23, 2016 | 11:30 AM EDT
Former Democratic operative turned journalist George Stephanopoulos good barely restrain himself on Tuesday as he gushed over a new movie about the first date between Barack and Michelle Obama. Talking to the stars of Southside With You, he hyped the film as focusing “on one day in the summer of 1989 when Michelle and Barack Obama went out for the first time.”
By Kristine Marsh | | August 23, 2016 | 11:12 AM EDT
On MSNBC’s Morning Joe today, longtime DNC Strategist James Carville defended the Clinton Foundation’s dealings and suggested that its humanitarian aid should outweigh any legal or political corruption the Clintons were involved in. “What the Clinton Foundation does is take money from rich people and give it to poor people. Most people think that’s a pretty good idea,” Carville began. He then claimed that children would “die” and someone was “going to hell” for attacking the Clinton Foundation, which host Joe Scarborough called total “B.S.”
By Sarah Stites | | August 23, 2016 | 10:28 AM EDT
The genocide of Middle Eastern Christians may not be worth reporting in the eyes of the American media, but the obstacles one woman faced in terminating her pregnancy this week were certainly newsworthy.
Over the past couple of days, numerous outlets—including CNN, New York Times, Time, Glamour and Cosmo—have been obsessed with the story of two Irish women who traveled to England to obtain an abortion. Washington Post writer Jenny Starrs wrote of the “desperation that forced their travel,” while Huffington Post’s Jenavieve Hatch called the “pilgrimage” a “public act of defiance.” Unsurprisingly, journalists used the story as a news peg for criticizing Ireland’s amazingly pro-life legislation and highlighting the thousands of women who have been “forced” to cross the Irish Sea in order to terminate their pregnancies.
By Kristine Marsh | | August 23, 2016 | 10:06 AM EDT
On Monday night’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! , Kimmel talked to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, keeping the interview light-hearted and friendly, defending her from her critics, as he usually does. He didn’t bring up the Clinton Foundation but did bring up the newly found additional 15,000 e-mails from Clinton’s private server. Kimmel asked if she was “concerned” about the e-mails being released before the first debate.
By Brad Wilmouth | | August 23, 2016 | 9:15 AM EDT
On Monday's CNN Newsroom, host Carol Costello asked Texas Republican Representative and Donald Trump supporter Brian Babin whether the GOP presidential nominee should apologize for calling President Barack Obama the "founder" of ISIS as a way of reaching out to black voters.
By Jorge Bonilla | | August 23, 2016 | 8:00 AM EDT
If you ever wondered what Univision's news division looks like when it wants to report on scandals and hold the powerful accountable, you're in luck. Just don't expect any of that reporting to affect Democratic politicians in the United States.
By Alexa Moutevelis Coombs | | August 23, 2016 | 2:22 AM EDT
Once again the transgender issue rears its ugly head on ABC’s Mistresses. Perhaps they feared we didn’t get the message last time because now they’re beating us over the head about what is considered offensive, bigoted, and intolerant.
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | August 23, 2016 | 2:11 AM EDT
With the fresh batch of newly released e-mails regarding the Clinton Foundation, thanks to a Judicial Watch lawsuit, came new revelations of strong connections with the Hillary Clinton State Department. The e-mails added more fuel to the accusations that foundation donors “payed-to-play.” Donors such as S. Daniel Abraham, the man behind Slim Fast, and the Crown Prince of Bahrain got special meetings with the Clinton through her top aide. Even with these startling new details CBS Evening News failed to report them Monday.
By Curtis Houck | | August 23, 2016 | 12:33 AM EDT
While speaking on Monday afternoon to the editor of the Louisiana newspaper that’s been critical of President Barack Obama’s vacationing in Martha’s Vineyard while the Bayou State floods, MSNBC Live host Stephanie Ruhle wanted to know why it was “so important that the President” tour the devastation because “it costs a lot of money” for him to go anywhere.
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | August 22, 2016 | 11:04 PM EDT
A major report broke in the New York Post on Sunday that laid out top Hillary Clinton Aide Huma Abedin’s past where she worked for a radical Muslim journal. “For a decade [Abedin] edited a radical Muslim publication that opposed women’s rights and blamed the US for 9/11,” wrote the Post’s Paul Sperry. But you would never know it if you watched the “Big Three” networks ABC, CBS, and NBC on Monday. They neither covered it in their morning shows nor their evening broadcasts.
By Dylan Gwinn | | August 22, 2016 | 9:36 PM EDT
Pro Football Talk gleefully reported on Monday, that Russell Wilson and his fiancée Ciara decided to ditch the idea of having their wedding in North Carolina. Why is that cause for glee?
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | August 22, 2016 | 6:00 PM EDT
After being caught on Monday August 15 selectively editing video from the Milwaukee riots, by MRC’s Kristine Marsh, CNN was at it again a full week to the day later. This time they deceptively edited Trump Campaign Manager Kellyanne Conway speaking on ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos. In CNN Correspondent Jessica Schneider’s report on The Lead she claimed Conway promised Donald Trump would refrain from personal attacks, even though she said no such thing.
By Matthew Balan | | August 22, 2016 | 5:51 PM EDT
On Monday's New Day, CNN's Alisyn Camerota hounded Mike Pence over supposedly signaling he was "wrong" about supporting free trade his "entire professional and public life" due to his running with Donald Trump. Camerota wondered, "You supported TPP. You supported CAFTA. Donald Trump has said about those things that the U.S. is being taken to the cleaners by these trade deals. Which one of you is right?" Camerota also hyped how "Steve Bannon...he's known as a street fighter. He's known as a flame-thrower. He was the head of the far-right website, Breitbart."
By Tom Blumer | | August 22, 2016 | 5:50 PM EDT
On August 22, 1996, President Bill Clinton signed the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act, aka "welfare reform," into law. Writeups today at USA Today and in the Washington Post would make readers believe that credit for this accomplishment belongs entirely to Bill Clinton, and that it was his advocacy that brought it all about. The truth is that "ending welfare as we know it" was a 1992 Clinton presidential campaign promise which languished in inactivity until 1996. The promise would have remained a long-forgotten slogan if it hadn't been for the persistence of the Republican-dominated Congress and the looming 1996 presidential election. That combination forced Clinton's hand — against his will.