In the September 26 edition: top newspapers want reporters to go easy on Hillary Clinton in order to save the country from the “dangerous” Donald Trump, as a New York Times columnist confesses her liberal friends want the media to give Hillary “a total free pass.” Also: CBS tweaks a video to hide Bill Clinton saying his wife has “frequently” had episodes similiar to her 9/11 collapse; CNN creates a false quote of Trump proposing “racial profiling” and then attacks him for it; and Andrea Mitchell frets that the terrorist attack in New York City will knock Hillary “off message.”
By Callista Ring | | September 26, 2016 | 8:44 AM EDT
The Root’s Michael Harriot has a problem with the phrase, “Not all cops are bad cops,” and insists, “This is not a pronouncement wrapped in hyperbole.” On September 21, Harriot suggested, “Maybe there are no good cops.” He then went on to say, “It is as obvious as sunshine at day and darkness at night. It is founded on the simple reasoning of human nature, legal precedent, and commonsense logic.”
By Melissa Mullins | | September 26, 2016 | 6:57 AM EDT
A few days ago, Zeba Blay, the “Voices Culture Writer” for the Huffington Post, made the groundbreaking observation that white people aren’t the only racists in the land of comedy…but first, a little background:
Last week, Saturday Night Live announced that it was hiring its first Latina cast member, Melissa Villasenor. Blay wrote "The announcement was a seminal moment for representation of Latinos in comedy, but it was completely undercut on Sept. 17, when Grist justice writer Aura Bogado tweeted about Villaseñor suspiciously deleting over 2,000 tweets in less than a week."
Facts, History Don't Matter: AP Refuses to Acknowledge That Hillary Started the 'Birther' ControversyBy Tom Blumer | | September 25, 2016 | 10:32 PM EDT
In a "Fact Check" published Wednesday afternoon, the Associated Press's Thomas Beaumont insisted that Donald Trump's September 16 statement that "Hillary Clinton and her campaign of 2008 started the birther controversy," namely that then-candidate Barack Obama was not born in the United States, "is as untrue as his original lie." Some readers who don't get past Paragraph 3 might even believe that Trump started it all. And this is a "fact check"?
Beaumont's bluster appears to be in response to center-right bloggers and pundits who correctly refuse to let Hillary Clinton campaign and her gatekeepers in the press get away with revising history and ignoring new corroborating facts. To believe Beaumont, one has to believe that longtime Clinton aide and confidant Sidney Blumenthal's rumor-shopping to various members of the press doesn't matter, because he "was not officially part of the (Hillary Clinton 2008) campaign staff." What rubbish. The facts show that he was much more important to Hillary Clinton than that.
By P.J. Gladnick | | September 25, 2016 | 9:25 PM EDT
He slips! He slides! He dodges every which way and even Jake Tapper can't pin Hillary Clinton's campaign manager, Robby Mook, down on whether she supports sanctuary cities. To give Tapper credit, he tried to pin Mook down twice but the Clinton campaign manager managed to slip away without giving anything resembling a yes/no answer on this morning's State of the Union on CNN. Before Mook was even finished uttering his first sentence you just knew there was no way he was going to really answer Tapper's question.
By Tim Graham | | September 25, 2016 | 4:01 PM EDT
NPR comes to the news of police shootings ready and willing to feel the pain of “black and brown” people, including the children. On Weekend Edition Saturday, anchor Scott Simon launched into a commentary with the online title “For Students In Tulsa, Pain Frames Conversation About Crutcher.”
Simon shared a viral Facebook post by a teacher in Tulsa at a school attended by a daughter of Terrence Crutcher, who was shot on date. The teacher, Rebecca Lee, worried about “creating an identity crisis in all of our black and brown students. Do I matter? Am I to be feared? Should I live in fear? Am I human?”
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | September 25, 2016 | 3:55 PM EDT
With the first presidential debate right around the corner CNN’s Brian Stelter amped up his call for debate moderators to be fact-checkers, during Sunday’s Reliable Sources. Of course, most of his concern is focused on Donald Trump with Hillary Clinton being an afterthought, seeing as he lambasted NBC’s Matt Lauer for not doing it. “Does a unique candidate like Donald Trump require a different kind of moderating,” Stelter inquired to veteran debate moderator Jim Lehrer.
By Brad Wilmouth | | September 25, 2016 | 12:22 PM EDT
On display Sunday morning was the latest example of how the dominant media are grossly misinforming viewers about police shootings and the issue of race as veteran singer and liberal activist Harry Belafonte claimed that "all" of those being "murdered" are "black or African-American." He appeared as a guest on PoliticsNation on MSNBC to plug his upcoming event promoting political activism.
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | September 25, 2016 | 12:17 PM EDT
The Sunday before the first presidential debate of 2016 was filled with analysis and speculation about how the candidates were going to perform. It was the same on CNN’s Inside Politics were their panel touted Hillary Clinton’s ability to debate. Host John King played a clip of Clinton leaving Senator Bernie Sanders speechless after slamming his questions about her speaking fees as a smear, saying it was a clue about how Monday’s debate might turn out.
By Tim Graham | | September 25, 2016 | 9:32 AM EDT
People magazine’s interview with Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine in the October 3 issue carried the usual hard-hitting questions from Sandra Sobieraj Westfall: “Here’s one you probably won’t get in the debates: What emoji best describes you?”
Clinton replied “All the happy emojis, the heart eyes, the hug ones. I use them with family.” Back in April, People asked Trump about comparisons to Hitler, and found an expert to suggest Trump could end America.
By Tim Graham | | September 25, 2016 | 7:08 AM EDT
On Friday’s PBS NewsHour, anchor Judy Woodruff thought the police shootings were the top news story of the week, but she wasn’t pleased when both liberal Mark Shields and pseudo-conservative David Brooks reluctantly agreed that looting and disorder were going to help Donald Trump politically.
Looting? Woodruff hadn’t really wanted to get that specific. She suggested that wasn’t typical of Black Lives Matter protests.
By NB Staff | | September 25, 2016 | 2:05 AM EDT
The Media Research’s Center’s 2016 Gala, featuring the “DisHonors Awards,” concluded Thursday night with Chris Plante presenting funny video clips, from comedy shows and the Internet, identified by Brent Baker and the MRC’s News Analysis Division.
By Clay Waters | | September 24, 2016 | 7:46 PM EDT
New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet is going on a victory tour among his liberal media colleagues, celebrating his paper “Calling Out Donald Trump’s Lies,” the title to Friday’s “Inside the Times” podcast hosted by Susan Lehman. After cueing up Trump’s claim that the Clinton campaign had started the “birther” myth, Baquet responded: “It was demonstrably, unequivocally false, and he had to have known it, and that’s a lie." Neither editor Baquet or host Lehman questioned whether either Hillary Clinton could be accused of lies during her decades in public life and power, including Whitewater, the White House Travel Office, and more recent scandals, like her handling of classified documents and deception about her pneumonia diagnosis.
By Scott Whitlock | | September 24, 2016 | 5:54 PM EDT
MRC President Brent Bozell appeared on Fox News, Saturday, to discuss the newly leaked e-mails of NBC and MSNBC journalist Andrea Mitchell decrying Donald Trump’s nomination as “awful.” Talking to Cost of Freedom host Neil Cavuto, Bozell sarcastically replied, “Be still my heart at the revelation.”
By Jeffrey Lord | | September 24, 2016 | 4:30 PM EDT
In the wake of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King on April 4th, riots erupted around the country. In fact, there were riots in 110 American cities. This included, quite dramatically, a six-day siege in Washington, D.C. By the very next day - April 5th - the rioting in the nation’s capital was so bad that President Lyndon Johnson, the Democratic incumbent who had only days before withdrawn himself as a candidate for re-election, was forced to send in the military to assist the DC police. A full 13,600 US troops, including 1,750 from a federalized National Guard, patrolled the streets of the nation’s capital.