New New York Times Public Editor Liz Spayd gets results? On Tuesday Spayd pondered, under the chiding headline, "The Clinton Story You Didn’t Read Here,” why her paper didn’t cover the latest turn in the Hillary Clinton private server saga. Finally, the Times provided some coverage of the controversy from a joint convention of minority journalists, but misleadingly called it a "press conference" and skipped the laudatory cheers those "objective" journalists gave the Democratic nominee.
By Jeffrey Lord | | August 6, 2016 | 4:00 PM EDT
The other night I spent some time with Donald Trump. He had come to Cumberland Valley High School in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, a mere five or so miles up the road from my house. The Trump rally was filled - completely - with thousands inside and outside thousands more waiting (in vain) to get in the door. Here’s what interested.
By Christian Toto | | August 6, 2016 | 2:30 PM EDT
Heather McDonald’s fans know her as the unexpurgated comic who says just about anything on stage or screen. That’s only partially true. McDonald, who played a pivotal role in E!’s long-running Chelsea Lately, knows she needs to be careful with every gag she lets loose now. The PC Police might be watching. “I don’t think any joke or Tweet is worth losing a job over. I have three kids. It’s not worth it to me. In some ways I’ve censored myself,” McDonald says.
By Melissa Mullins | | August 6, 2016 | 2:03 PM EDT
Leave it to the annual Teen Choice Awards to place their liberal hands on impressionable minds at such a young age. Partnering with so-called “nonpartisan” Rock the Vote, the organization prides itself as “the largest nonprofit and nonpartisan organization in the United States driving the youth vote to the polls.” This would be a stretch as Rock the Vote is notoriously liberal – what other “nonpartisan” group would encourage youth to use sex to pass Obamacare?
By Brad Wilmouth | | August 6, 2016 | 1:40 PM EDT
On Friday's CNN Newsroom, during a segment with two leaders from a predominantly black church in North Carolina that is endorsing Donald Trump for President, host Carol Costello at one point hit them with an over the top comment from the church's Facebook page which compared them to Judas for supporting the GOP presidential candidate. The comment even included a snide comment about the possibilty that Trump wishes to "date his daughter."
By Tom Johnson | | August 6, 2016 | 1:20 PM EDT
The Republican Party needs to be soundly thrashed, or maybe even euthanized, believes Esquire’s Pierce, who wrote in a Friday post that “it long has been the duty of the Democratic Party to the nation to beat the crazy out of the Republican Party until it no longer behaves like a lunatic asylum. The opportunity to do this…never has been as wide and gleaming as it is right now." In Pierce’s view, Donald Trump took advantage of an ideologically intoxicated GOP: "Modern conservatism has proven to be not a philosophy, but a huge dose of badly manufactured absinthe. It squats in an intellectual hovel now, waiting for its next fix, while a public madman filches its tattered banner and runs around wiping his ass with it…Trump doesn't need an intervention. His party does."
By Scott Whitlock | | August 6, 2016 | 12:05 PM EDT
Recapping the media's most outrageously biased moments during the Republican National Convention in Cleveland and the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
By Clay Waters | | August 6, 2016 | 10:28 AM EDT
In Saturday’s lead New York Times story, reporter Jackie Calmes glimpsed a silver lining in the rise of Donald Trump, as a challenge to the Republican party's myopic focus on “business and the privileged” that could relegate Reagan's "outmoded" ideas of tax cuts to the dustbin of history. The full deck of headlines: “As Trump Rises, G.O.P. Faces Push On Its Economics – Working-Class Appeal – Calling for the Party to Focus on Workers It Has Neglected.” Calmes used the prime piece of media real estate to aggressively push conservative “reformocons” who are against tax cuts.
By NB Staff | | August 6, 2016 | 10:17 AM EDT
Media Research Center President Brent Bozell was in rare form on Tuesday night while speaking to Dana Loesch of The Blaze TV in calling out Donald Trump as “stupid” for giving the liberal media an endless number of excuses to not cover the firings and Wikileaks dumps about the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and Hillary Clinton’s latest problems with the truth.
By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | | August 6, 2016 | 9:02 AM EDT
Sex-crazed radio shock jock Howard Stern has an impossible new fantasy that he can’t keep to himself: He wants an in-depth interview with Hillary Clinton. Stern, who left broadcast radio for satellite radio so he could be as raunchy as possible, to make his millions dwelling on the lowest common denominator for the demographic Men 18-34, has a less-than-zero chance of scoring a Hillary interview. The risk-averse woman who hasn’t held a press conference yet in 2016 isn’t going to upset her every feminist supporter by pleasing Howard Stern.
By Matthew Balan | | August 5, 2016 | 10:20 PM EDT
Kristen Welker stood out on Friday's NBC Nightly News as the only Big Three journalist that spotlighted how Hillary Clinton returned to using one of her discredited statements about her e-mail scandal. Welker reported how Clinton's attempt to "clarify" her "debunked" spin on what FBI Director James Comey disclosed about the issue. She added that the Democrat "then [brought] back one of her previous explanations" — that she "never sent or received anything that was marked classified." The journalist countered this by playing a clip of Comey himself retorting, "That's not true."
By Tom Johnson | | August 5, 2016 | 8:42 PM EDT
There’s a famous line attributed to Henry Kissinger about the Iran-Iraq war of the 1980s: “It's a pity they can't both lose.” Left-wing Washington Monthly blogger David Atkins adapted Kissinger’s quip for his Tuesday post about whether “vicious, ignorant megalomaniac” Donald Trump is “more contemptible” than “steely-eyed devotee of Ayn Rand” Paul Ryan.
By Matthew Balan | | August 5, 2016 | 7:46 PM EDT
Friday's Morning Edition on NPR spotlighted Hillary Clinton's "very few and far between" press conferences during her presidential campaign so far. David Folkenflik pointed out how it's been "more than two months" since Mrs. Clinton was confronted about her lack of pressers, and how she "suggested there are other, better ways to hear from a candidate." Folkenflik contended, "Clinton may have a point." He also speculated that "why that's the case may have something to do with [her] debacle" during a March 2015 press conference where she stumbled over her e-mail scandal.
By Clay Waters | | August 5, 2016 | 5:20 PM EDT
The front page of Friday’s New York Times featured a welcome report by Anemona Hartocollis on how alumni aversion to left-wing protests and the squelching of free speech on campus is starting to hit those elite alma maters right in the pocketboo: “Amid College Protests, Alumni Are Less Fond and Less Giving." Hartocollis’ prominently placed article is a welcome corrective to the paper’s usual indulgence of such anti-speech attacks (while condemning the rare conservative campus pushback).
By Tom Blumer | | August 5, 2016 | 5:19 PM EDT
History is apparently subject to revision without notice and without basis at the Associated Press.
In an outrageous report primarily dedicated to the notion that Donald Trump's concerns about the November general elections possibly being rigged thanks to potential voter fraud "challenges (the) U.S. Democratic system" — but a whole host of leftist-inspired rigging efforts apparently don't — Vivian Salama at the Associated Press informed readers in a later paragraph that Al Gore, according to "several post-mortem reviews," "would have won" the 2000 presidential election if "undervotes" had all been counted.