Washington Post media columnist Erik Wemple on Monday was thrilled at the "refreshing" New York Times headline labeling Donald Trump as a relentless liar. But there was no evaluation of whether the Clintons could be accused over the years of "relentless deception." Only one candidate, apparently, must be singled out as a champion of deception:
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | September 19, 2016 | 10:40 PM EDT
Following the two weekend terrorist attacks carried out by naturalized US citizens, the Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general announced Monday that 800 individuals slipped through the cracks and were wrongly granted citizenship. And yet, ABC and NBC failed to report it that evening, while CBS buried it in a Donald Trump report with no context.
AP Frets Over St. Cloud Stabbing Spree 'Backlash,' Relegates Hero Who Stopped the Attack to Late ParagraphsBy Tom Blumer | | September 19, 2016 | 9:34 PM EDT
As has so often been the case in the wake of terrorist attacks, the press is de-prioritizing what actually occurred during the St. Cloud, Minnesota mall stabbing spree in favor of a "watch out for the backlash" narrative. This is what occurred at the Associated Press late Monday afternoon, where the headline at the dispatch by Kyle Potter and Amy Forliti reads: "SOMALI COMMUNITY BRACES FOR MINNESOTA MALL ATTACK BACKLASH." It's as if the awful "backlash" will definitely happen, even though in so many other analogous instances it hasn't.
By P.J. Gladnick | | September 19, 2016 | 7:23 PM EDT
Conor Friedersdorf of The Atlantic magazine can hardly contain his excitement. He believes he has found the key, THE KEY, to finally bringing down the candidacy of Donald Trump. According to Friedersdorf, if voters spend the time to watch thousands of hours of raw unedited footage of The Apprentice, it will make them realize that (GASP!) reality TV not quite real and that much of it has been left on the editing room floor thus causing them to turn against Trump.
If you can read his reality TV exposure premise without bursting out laughing starting with the title, The People Behind The Apprentice Owe America the Truth About Donald Trump, then you have more self control than your humble correspondent.
By Alatheia Nielsen | | September 19, 2016 | 6:20 PM EDT
Michael Mann is not just a climate scientist, he’s a climate activist and one of the news media’s favorite alarmists.
So it is no surprise to see him lash out at anyone who disagrees with his views about the climate. But it crosses into rampant media bias when a national newspaper supplies him with the platform and the editorial cartoonist to lampoon his competition in the marketplace of ideas.
By Kyle Drennen | | September 19, 2016 | 4:51 PM EDT
On her 12 p.m. ET hour MSNBC show on Monday, host Andrea Mitchell was in panic mode, fretting that the rash of terror attacks over the weekend would hurt Hillary Clinton’s campaign: “...this is exactly what a lot of the people around Hillary Clinton had been concerned about, some incident. We recall how San Bernardino and the Muslim ban was – elevated Donald Trump and gave him this tough persona....He is now polling better than Hillary Clinton in the ability to combat terrorism.”
By Tom Blumer | | September 19, 2016 | 3:03 PM EDT
It's been ten days since Hillary Clinton made her "basket of deplorables" remark, claiming that "half" of Donald Trump's supporters, i.e., essentially one-fourth of all Americans, is one or more of the following: "racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic," and a catch-all in case she missed anything, "You name it."
Since then, the most revealing aspect of the fallout from those remarks, other than the fact the Mrs. Clinton couldn't bring herself to simply say, "I was wrong, and I am sorry," instead issuing an all too typical non-apology apology — is how many leftist commentators have come out and insisted that she was right in the first place, and that she therefore need not and should not apologize. Some pundits believe that she should have hit all Trump supporters with the "deplorables" tag. One of the more visible members of the "it really is half" club is columnist and Fox News contributor Juan Williams.
By Curtis Houck | | September 19, 2016 | 1:58 PM EDT
Since news broke on Saturday regarding a string of pipe and pressure cooker bombs being found in New Jersey and New York (with some going off), nearly everyone in the news and political world have been offering their unsolicited hot takes via Twitter on bombs, radical Islam, and terrorism. Perhaps the most egregious and mind-boggling was MSNBC’s All In host Chris Hayes, who ran into proverbial buzzsaw of outrage when he declared the people of the New York City metropolitan area are “very very lucky that the attackers tried to use explosive rather than guns.”
By Kristine Marsh | | September 19, 2016 | 1:58 PM EDT
During a panel discussion on birtherism last Friday night on MSNBC’s The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell, guest Mark Thompson suggested Donald Trump’s response to President Obama’s citizenship was racism on the level of slavery. Thompson, a liberal SiriusXM host and contributor to the Huffington Post, called Trump one of “the most despicable candidates in history” who’s “trying to re-litigate the 14th Amendment.”
By Jorge Bonilla | | September 19, 2016 | 1:14 PM EDT
Univision/Fusion anchor Jorge Ramos continues to do his best to justify the underlying bases behind the MRC's "Ramos Must Go" campaign. This week's multinational syndicated opinion column features a call for debate moderators to join him in abandoning objectivity and inserting themselves into the debates.
By NB Staff | | September 19, 2016 | 12:27 PM EDT
Media Research Center President Brent Bozell on Monday slammed the media as “100 percent in the tank” for Hillary Clinton and condemned CNN’s deceptive editing to help the Democrat. Appearing on the Fox Business network, host Ashley Webster played a clip of Clinton at a press conference using the word “bombing” in reference to Saturday’s terror attack. A reporter than attacked Trump for using the same word.
By Kyle Drennen | | September 19, 2016 | 11:56 AM EDT
At the top of Monday’s NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer hyped concerns that Donald Trump was “too quick to judge” about an explosion in New York City, despite accurately labeling it a bombing on Saturday. The anchor then wondered if Hillary Clinton was “too cautious” in her response. In the report that followed minutes later, correspondent Peter Alexander proclaimed: “Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump demonstrating very different strategies and styles on issues of national security.”
By Callista Ring | | September 19, 2016 | 11:54 AM EDT
In the wake of anti-Trump songs, Twitter rants, and Emmy speeches, prepare for an anti-Trump mobile game! Last week, The Huffington Post revealed a new game available on iOS and Android called Jrump. The game takes place in 2017, after Donald Trump has won the presidency. The description reads, “With the world now in utter chaos and his tiny hands growing increasingly sweaty, it’s time for Donald to leave to make the Galaxy great again.”
Depressing: NYT Movie Critic Dargis Values Racial Quotas in Film, Dismisses 'Sanctity of Art' as Lame ExcuseBy Clay Waters | | September 19, 2016 | 11:54 AM EDT
The New York Times humorless, bean-counting movie critics Manohla Dargis and A.O. Scott surveyed the fall film season under this pair of judgmental headlines: “Hollywood, Separate and Unequal – The history of American film is the history of American racism.” Dargis and Scott have a regular tag-team movie-ruining-gig: In March they focused their judgmental Oscar coverage on racism and reveled in “Watching a White Academy Squirm.” In the summer of 2015 they indulged in joyless feminist politics. Dargis, a movie critic supposedly concerned about aesthetics over all, is even prepared to deny artistic achievement in the name of racial and gender bean-counting. The text box is ominous: “Insisting on the sanctity of art can just be another way of shutting our eyes and denying ugly systemic realities.”
By Curtis Houck | | September 19, 2016 | 11:38 AM EDT
As many have probably seen by now, Gallup released a poll on September 14 that a record-low percentage of the American people trust the media and, naturally, CNN’s Reliable Sources on Sunday addressed it, but the 11-minute segment made it another obsessive discussion of Donald Trump’s hostility toward them and ignored key factors such as routine bias by omission stories or excusing/ignoring Democratic scandals.