On Sunday's Al Punto, viewers got to see a fascinating exchange on immigration between Jorge Ramos and a member of the Trump Hispanic Advisory committee. But there was much more to that exchange beyond the actual skirmish.
By Tim Graham | | October 13, 2016 | 7:33 AM EDT
On the front page of Thursday’s newspaper is a story headlined “Two Women Say Trump Made Unwanted Advances Long Ago.” The sexual-harassment accusers were Jessica Leeds, 74, and Rachel Crooks, 33, who both said they were outraged when Trump denied any groping to Anderson Cooper in the second presidential debate. Reporters Megan Twohey and Michael Barbaro were explicit about how this story could wreck Trump’s candidacy – which we know the Times desperately desire.
By Alexa Moutevelis Coombs | | October 13, 2016 | 2:58 AM EDT
There South Park goes again, finding a line and going miles across it. Wednesday night’s episode was titled “Wieners Out” and, yes, that’s meant to be taken literally. How creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone got cartoon elementary school boys pulling down their pants and showing their wieners on TV past the censors, I will never know.
By Justin Ashford | | October 13, 2016 | 1:28 AM EDT
In Wednesday night’s episode of the ABC drama Designated Survivor, “The Enemy,” President Ronald Reagan is invoked by a bigoted governor who is rounding up Muslims in the wake of an attack on the State of the Union that killed the president and his cabinet, Supreme Court justices, and all but two members of Congress.
By Dylan Gwinn | | October 13, 2016 | 12:07 AM EDT
Wednesday night’s edition of Blackish, titled ‘Who’s Afraid of the Big Black Man,’ sought to solidify an image in the mind of the viewers. Specifically, an image of the black man as the scariest creature of them all.
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | October 12, 2016 | 10:53 PM EDT
After spending the first two days of the week pretending the WikiLeaks flood wasn’t happening ABC’s World News Tonight finally covered it on Wednesday. What was it that finally drew their attention to the e-mails? “And at least one of them, already making headlines. What a top campaign official allegedly said about Latinos,” hyped Anchor David Muir.
By Brad Wilmouth | | October 12, 2016 | 8:15 PM EDT
As liberal CNN commentators Bakari Sellers and Maria Cardona appeared as panel members on Tuesday's CNN Tonight to react to a report by CNN's Tom Foreman mostly recalling sexual assault victims who have made complaints about abuse by Bill and Hillary Clinton, both denied that Hillary had been caught laughing about successfully defending a child rapist in spite of the existence of an audio recording of just that.
And, in spite of the fact that Foreman's report dealt mostly with sexual assault victims, Sellers feebly began by trying to use the standard liberal argument that Hillary Clinton had the right to be angry at women who had "cheated" with her husband. Conservative CNN political commentator Kayleigh McEnany had to job of taking them both on with little assistance from other panel members, with Sellers and Cardona calling some of the charges against Hillary "not true" and "a lie."
By Edgard Portela | | October 12, 2016 | 7:45 PM EDT
The pattern of news coverage following the same-day leak of both Donald Trump’s off-color, 2005 hot mic comments alongside compromising emails from within the Clinton campaign illustrates the staggering extent of the political bias that continues to dominate the morning and evening news programs on the nation’s top two Spanish-language television networks.
By Mike Ciandella | | October 12, 2016 | 5:35 PM EDT
Since Friday, ABC, CBS and NBC have inundated viewers with more than 200 minutes on a tape showing Trump making inappropriate remarks. However, these same networks gave 24 minutes, 5 seconds to the Wikileaks release of multiple years’ worth of e-mails from Hillary Clinton’s staff – but very little of this coverage was on specific emails or issues that were brought up by the emails.
By Kyle Drennen | | October 12, 2016 | 5:21 PM EDT
On her MSNBC show on Wednesday, anchor Andrea Mitchell referred to the leaked e-mails from Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta as “an incredible, rich narrative of what was going on inside the campaign” but then asked New York Times reporter Amy Chozick “what do we see as the really, you know, smoking guns, if you will, in these e-mails?”
By Julia A. Seymour | | October 12, 2016 | 4:43 PM EDT
NBC executives had planned to use video of the vulgar discussion between Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Billy Bush to influence the election.
TMZ reported on Oct. 12, that NBC executives knew of the existence of this taped conversation before the The Washington Post released it to the public — although they’ve claimed to only know about it for about a week. The actual incident dates back to 2005.
By Julia A. Seymour | | October 12, 2016 | 3:45 PM EDT
While many activists fighting the Dakota Access oil pipeline have been exposed and even arrested for trespassing on the property, Climate Direct Action turned to criminal eco-terrorism in “solidarity” on Oct. 11.
Climate change activists disrupted crude oil flowing through multiple pipelines by tampering with pipelines in four states simultaneously, according to Reuters. Enbridge Inc. pipelines in Minnesota had to be temporarily shut down as well as Spectra Energy’s Express Pipeline in Montana.
By Karen Townsend | | October 12, 2016 | 3:43 PM EDT
ABC’s new comedy American Housewife premiered Tuesday night but completely missed the mark in depicting the philosophically conservative son in the family, as frequently happens. The pilot took the intellectually lazy way out and portrayed the conservative son as uncaring, money-grubbing, and selfish.
By Kristine Marsh | | October 12, 2016 | 2:24 PM EDT
On Wednesday’s The View two of the most liberal hosts, Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar, came up with their own completely original and unheard of reason as for why Donald Trump had so many supporters: Because a lot of Americans are racist. Whoopi made the point, to which Behar agreed, before making the claim that Trump supporters hated Hillary Clinton simply because she was a woman, as well. This kind of genius analysis from liberals isn’t, unfortunately, limited to the panelists at The View.
By Tim Graham | | October 12, 2016 | 2:11 PM EDT
On Tuesday’s Morning Edition on National Public Radio, they turned to a liberal media eminence to explain just how easily Hillary Clinton is winning this election. Washington Post assistant managing editor David Maraniss was just an “Author” in their online headline. Armed with this authority, Maraniss proceeded to talk exactly like a hyperbolic MSNBC surrogate for the Clintons, claiming that Trump’s jail quip in the second debate proved Trump was “against everying about American democracy” and represented the view of a “tin-pot dictatorship in which politicians jail the other side.”