Here at MRC Latino, we often find similar areas of concern when pointing out the unique biases of our domestic Spanish-language news media. However, there are times when different networks will take such varied approaches to the same story so as to compel us to take notice. Memorial Day in Los Angeles was such an instance, as Univision and Telemundo both went out to cover the Memorial Day ceremonies at Cinco Puntos (Five Points).
By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | | May 31, 2016 | 11:11 PM EDT
Dana Milbank and Ruth Marcus are both Yale-educated reporters-turned-columnists at The Washington Post. They view the world through the same lens. This sometimes means they can write pretty much the same column. It also means they both have a huge blind spot when it comes to sympathizing with Hillary Clinton.
Last Sunday, both columnists wrote about the damaging report from the State Department’s Inspector General, which concluded that putting her State Department email on a private server was authorized by no one but the self-appointed queen herself. But these two columnists concluded she was only guilty of a self-inflicted wound on her campaign.
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | May 31, 2016 | 10:59 PM EDT
The liberal big three networks continued to cover up the Katie Couric deceptive editing scandal, involving her gun-control documentary “Under the Gun,” Tuesday evening by again refusing to cover it. The media blackout continued even though Couric announced early the same morning that she takes responsibility for the misleading edits. In stark contrast to the networks, Fox News has covered it extensively.
By NB Staff | | May 31, 2016 | 10:52 PM EDT
As Jodi Miller alludes to in the video below, this week’s episode of NewsBusted marks the final edition in a great nine years providing NewsBusters readers a humorous take on the week’s top stories. Feel free to check out the NewsBusted page here for previous episodes and watch the video to see a special thank you message from Jodi herself.
By Curtis Houck | | May 31, 2016 | 10:35 PM EDT
On Tuesday night, MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews played the role of charmer in creepily professing how attractive he found new author, friend, guest, and Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer (Calif.) that Matthews repeatedly told the audience she “look great” and expressed concern about the physical toll of traveling between California and Washington for work.
By Jorge Bonilla | | May 31, 2016 | 9:56 PM EDT
When a news organization advances an agenda, everything is fair game. Univision News demonstrated as much during its shamefully politicized Memorial Day Weekend coverage.
By Curtis Houck | | May 31, 2016 | 7:36 PM EDT
Late Tuesday afternoon, CNN and MSNBC were both granted interviews with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and while both had to nearly identical run times (seven minutes and 44 seconds on CNN versus seven minutes and 47 seconds on MSNBC), the two differed on a variety of issues ranging from Clinton’s e-mail scandal to her refusal to hold a press conference to the VA scandal.
By Brent Baker | | May 31, 2016 | 7:21 PM EDT
New on May 31: In ESPN Magazine, Howard Bryant went on a rant against police officers singing National Anthem before baseball games, denouncing an “authoritarian shift at the ballpark” and “the smothering effect that staged patriotism and cops singing the national anthem in a time of Ferguson have on player expression.”
By Randy Hall | | May 31, 2016 | 6:04 PM EDT
Joy-Ann Reid, host of the new weekend morning program AM Joy, has yet to pay off a $4,948.15 tax warrant that drew a great deal of attention during 2015. The same is true for fellow MSNBC host Rev. Al Sharpton, who owes nearly $600,000 for two tax warrants listed by the New York state government.
According to an article posted Tuesday by investigative journalist Evan Gahr of the Daily Caller website, they join former MSNBC hosts Touré Neblett and Melissa Harris-Perry as “huge tax delinquents” who have been “in the hock with the Empire State for thousands of dollars.”
By Samantha Cohen | | May 31, 2016 | 5:24 PM EDT
This morning on MSNBC Live, host Steve Kornacki had liberal actor turned activist George Takei on as a guest. Gone are the days where Star Trek fans remember George Takei as their beloved Mr. Sulu. Now, he has coined the phrase #VoteBlueNoMatterWho, and is encouraging Democrats around the country, specifically Californians, to keep their eye on the prize and get behind Hillary Clinton.
By Jorge Bonilla | | May 31, 2016 | 5:15 PM EDT
From time to time, a story rolls around which will clearly illustrate the absurdities of the institutional biases at Univision News. The latest instance of such a story is the network's coverage of the controversy surrounding a Wisconsin frozen custard establishment's decision to implement an "English-Only" ordering policy.
By Matthew Balan | | May 31, 2016 | 5:04 PM EDT
On Tuesday's Legal View, CNN's Mark Preston asserted that Donald Trump's latest attack on the media was "an absolute mistake because he doesn't want to necessarily do that." Preston soon added that "Trump deciding to take on the media at this point because he doesn't feel like they are treating him well is actually not a very good strategy — to the point the question was asked to him...do you have a thick enough skin to run for president? And he deflected on that question himself."
By Kyle Drennen | | May 31, 2016 | 4:57 PM EDT
On Tuesday, all three network morning shows promptly dismissed talk of a third party conservative candidate stepping forward in the presidential race as “fantasy” and “a fool’s errand.” Hosts and correspondents openly mocked the notion of an independent alternative to Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump. On NBC’s Today, co-host Savannah Guthrie wondered: “Let's start with this tantalizing tweet from Bill Kristol that there could be a third party candidate....Does this seem realistic, feasible?”
By Mairead McArdle | | May 31, 2016 | 4:50 PM EDT
Oh myyyyy, but this is silly.
Gay actor George Takei, known to most as the original Star Trek’s Helmsman Sulu has long been outspoken about his support of LGBT rights.
By Curtis Houck | | May 31, 2016 | 4:46 PM EDT
Like a tried and true liberal lapdog, the North Carolina media have applied a full-court press (pun intended) to attack Republican Governor Pat McCrory over the transgender bathroom law to the point that the leftist site Politifact hounded McCrory over a general statement that the pro-gay Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is both powerful and full of secret donors.