The Clinton Foundation is back in the spotlight for their precarious ties to Hillary Clinton’s State Department. The conservative watchdog group, Judicial Watch, released e-mails suggesting major Clinton foundation donors bought access to the department. While the Clinton campaign insisted “the e-mails don’t relate to the foundation’s work,” email scandals appear to be a perpetual monkey on the back of the Clinton campaign. Thursday on Morning Joe, the Washington Post’s Bob Woodward said what most Americans are thinking: the revelation of Clinton’s e-mails is “a ticking time bomb.”
By Sam Dorman | | August 11, 2016 | 4:06 PM EDT
When it came to covering issues voters cared about, the networks didn’t catch ‘em all, especially the most important one. According to the Pew Research Center, voters ranked the economy as their highest priority in July. But the media had different priorities in its coverage. It spent twice as much time reporting on Pokemon Go, a mobile game in which players caught cartoon monsters, than it did on the state of the economy.
By Scott Whitlock | | August 11, 2016 | 4:02 PM EDT
According to a congressional report, data on ISIS was manipulated in order to make the progress appear more impressive. Yet, only CBS This Morning on Thursday bothered to cover this development. Despite five hours of combined air time, ABC’s Good Morning America and NBC’s Today skipped it.
By Tim Graham | | August 11, 2016 | 3:55 PM EDT
The Washington Post published a gooey valentine to Hillary friend (and ally in ridiculous spin) Diane Blair on the front of Wednesday’s Style section. To Clinton-scandal buffs – of whom there are obviously none at the Post – Blair was the wife of corporate lawyer Jim Blair, the fixer who so helpfully assisted the sitting governor’s wife in amassing a $100,000 killing in the commodities market in one year (starting with just a $1,000 investment in 1979).
But the Post couldn’t possibly explain that, especially when the story was assigned to a “National Politics Intern” that just graduated from Yale. The headline was “The Confidante: In journal entries and letters, Diane Blair championed and consoled her misunderstood friend, Hillary Clinton.”
By Sarah Stites | | August 11, 2016 | 3:33 PM EDT
The same day the MRC published a letter signed by more than thirty conservative leaders calling out the broadcast networks for failing to report on the extent of Christian genocide in Muslim-majority nations, ABC, CBS and NBC missed an opportunity to report on that very subject.
By Kyle Drennen | | August 11, 2016 | 3:20 PM EDT
On Thursday, the three network morning shows were more interested in a man climbing Trump Tower in New York City than the latest revelations in Hillary Clinton’s e-mail scandal. In total, the NBC, ABC, and CBS broadcasts offered a mere 2 minutes 15 seconds on new e-mails showing Clinton Foundation donors had high-level access to the Clinton State Department, while devoting 5 minutes 12 seconds to a man being arrested for scaling Trump’s Manhattan office building.
By Curtis Houck | | August 11, 2016 | 3:17 PM EDT
Former New York City Mayor and Trump supporter Rudy Giuliani engaged in a tense back-and-forth with MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews on Wednesday night over Trump’s Second Amendment comments, but it was Giuliani absolutely schooling Matthews on the latest developments involving Hillary Clinton’s e-mail and Clinton Foundation scandals that stood out.
By Sam Dorman | | August 11, 2016 | 2:27 PM EDT
Arianna Huffington, who in 2010 said Americans were voting republican with their “lizard brains,” announced on Aug 11 that she would step down as Editor-in-Chief at her left-wing website.
By Mike Ciandella | | August 11, 2016 | 1:56 PM EDT
When a white supremacist endorsed Trump, the broadcast networks blamed Trump for it. But when the radical father of a terrorist endorsed Hillary and showed up in the front row of one of her rallies, these same networks quickly dismissed it as nothing worth worrying about. During the first three days of coverage after David Duke endorsed Donald Trump back in February, the evening news shows on ABC, CBS and NBC devoted 11 minutes and 35 seconds to bashing Trump for not immediately denouncing Duke, after he already had.
By Jorge Bonilla | | August 11, 2016 | 1:52 PM EDT
We recently detailed our concerns over how Univision/Fusion anchor Jorge Ramos might have crossed a line by writing an implicit endorsement of Hillary Clinton. His most recent column, however, has erased all doubt and crossed the final line between advocacy journalism and outright partisanship.
By Melissa Mullins | | August 11, 2016 | 1:49 PM EDT
Trey Sanchez at Truth Revolt reports that Ibtihaj Muhammad – the first Muslim-American athlete to wear a hijab while competing in the Olympics – isn’t the darling the media are portraying her to be. The media coverage of Muhammed has made her into some sort of Olympic star, with their continuous fawning and praise over the 30-year-old fencing competitor.
It was even suggested that it should’ve been Muhammed carrying the American flag instead of Michael Phelps – who has more gold than most countries combined.
By Tom Blumer | | August 11, 2016 | 1:37 PM EDT
According to a statement at the city's web site, Fairfax, Virginia Mayor Richard "Scott" Silverthorne's resignation took effect at noon on Thursday. The resignation occurs a week after Silverthorne was arrested "for allegedly trying to exchange methamphetamine to undercover detectives in exchange for sex, city officials said Monday."
The press, as has so often been the case in situations involving Democrats, has been very reluctant to report Silverthorne's party affiliation, either avoiding the tag entirely or delaying it until their stories' very late paragraphs.
By Scott Whitlock | | August 11, 2016 | 12:05 PM EDT
CBS on Tuesday and Wednesday showed scant interest in the father of a mass murdering terrorist sitting directly behind Hillary Clinton at a rally in Florida. But when a disgraced former Republican congressman sat behind Donald Trump, the network’s journalists perked up. CBS This Morning reporters hyped the “controversial” Mark Foley, whose appearance made Trump’s highlighting of Seddique Mateen “backfire.”
By Elliot Polsky | | August 11, 2016 | 11:51 AM EDT
Mic writer, Claire Lampen, boasted yesterday that Planned Parenthood will now be registering voters outside its clinics—in the words of pro-abortion activist, Anna Keene, “No matter what your political beliefs.”