Following the final 2016 presidential debate on Wednesday night between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, Media Research Center president Brent Bozell issued the following statement about the debate and Fox News moderator Chris Wallace:
By Scott Whitlock | | October 19, 2016 | 8:42 PM EDT
Previewing Wednesday’s final presidential debate, MSNBC’s Joy Reid dismissed concerns about voter fraud as nothing more than those “who feel that black people are stealing our elections.” Reid appeared on a Hardball panel and attacked the issue as a “dog whistle to the far right.” She sneered, “It is feeding the Breitbart people who feel that black people are stealing our elections. That's all it is.”
By Curtis Houck | | October 19, 2016 | 8:13 PM EDT
To the surprise of probably few readers, the media have been doing their best in this election to cover for Hillary Clinton’s numerous scandals and Wednesday night provided the latest case as the “big three” of ABC, CBS, and NBC refused to acknowledge new revelations from hours earlier via the latest WikiLeaks dump that included more coziness between Clinton and the media.
By Scott Whitlock | | October 19, 2016 | 7:14 PM EDT
Hours before the final presidential debate, a new poll confirms that journalists have heavily slanted their coverage in favor of Hillary Clinton and against Donald Trump. According to a new Quinnipiac survey, 55 percent of Americans think reporters are biased against the businessman. This included “Republicans 88 – 8 percent and independent voters 61 – 37 percent.”
By Randy Hall | | October 19, 2016 | 6:38 PM EDT
More than 20 years after founding the Fox News Channel on cable television, famous Republican strategist Roger Ailes and his resignation in July after ex-anchor Gretchen Carlson sued him for sexual harassment will be the focus of an upcoming TV miniseries.
Liberal Ailes biographer Gabriel Sherman -- whose book The Loudest Voice in the Room will serve as some of the source material for the series -- will collaborate with Tom McCarthy, whose independent film Spotlight won Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay in 2015, as noted in an announcement made at Vanity Fair's New Establishment Summit.
Morning Joe's Liberal Commentators Acknowledge Liberal Media’s Role in Relation to ‘Rigged Election’ Claims by Donald TrumpBy Kristian Kafozoff | | October 19, 2016 | 6:01 PM EDT
The liberal commentators including hosts and pundits on Tuesday’s Morning Joe admitted that the press coverage of the entire election has expressed a clear disconnect between the electorate and the elitist establishment. In attempting to understand why Trump supporters agree to his recent claims of a ‘rigged election’ and why he has not lost a lot of support despite a dramatic increase in negative stories, co-host Mika Brzezinski admitted that the “condescending liberal media, they missed the story.”
By Tim Graham | | October 19, 2016 | 5:53 PM EDT
A hot conservative media topic is the Project Veritas videos exposing Democratic operatives talking about voter fraud and inciting violence at Donald Trump rallies. But “the mainstream media hardly wrote about it,” Donald Trump said. Not only have the videos been ignored by ABC, CBS, and NBC, most of the nation’s most prestigious newspapers haven’t touched it, according to a Nexis search for Project Veritas on Wednesday afternoon.
The following news outlets can be added to the Zero Coverage list so far: The New York Times, USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe and the Chicago Tribune. The PBS NewsHour and NPR transcripts also came up with a zero. The Associated Press was still a zero.
Pundit: Complaints About Liberal Media Bias Are ‘An Age-Old Right-Wing Trick. An Age-Old Fascist Trick’By Tom Johnson | | October 19, 2016 | 4:58 PM EDT
There is a conspiracy against Donald Trump, believes The Daily Beast’s Michael Tomasky, but it’s inanimate: a “conspiracy of facts,” not a “conspiracy of liberals” in the media. The facts, Tomasky claimed in a Tuesday column, “simply do not damn [Hillary] Clinton in the way that [Trump] and his supporters believe they should. Take the new story, about the FBI and State and the alleged ‘quid pro quo.’ As all the news stories state plainly, eventually, in the sixth or seventh graf, there was no quid pro quo.” Tomasky blasted both Trump's “ridiculous whining” about the media and the idea that “the media are in Hillary’s pocket. Lord. The New York Times has been after her since 1992, with its Whitewater stories. The Times broke the email server story in March 2015. Is that the act of a paper conspiring to get her elected?”
By Tom Blumer | | October 19, 2016 | 4:44 PM EDT
The federal government's fiscal year ended on September 30. As has been the administration's habit for years with news that might draw negative attention, the Treasury Department conveniently released its year-end Monthly Budget Review Friday afternoon to minimize the discussion of its grim news.
The government ran a $587 billion deficit, up from $414 billion the previous year. Andrew Taylor's coverage at the Associated Press glossed over why this occurred, because to do so would call into doubt the questionable Congressional Budget Office projections for future years he relied on to reassure readers that the situation is, in the words of an economist he quoted, "totally manageable." The other two main business wire services performed a bit better, but still missed several key items.
By Callista Ring | | October 19, 2016 | 4:08 PM EDT
In the wake of lewd comments Donald Trump made being released on tape, celebrities and reporters have been quick to exemplify liberal hypocrisy and attack his wife, Melania Trump. At her Tidal X 1015 concert on October 15, rapper Nicki Minaj eloquently praised first ladies Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton while attacking the presidential candidate’s wife: “…’cause Barack needed a Michelle, bitch, and Bill needed a motherfucking Hillary, bitch. You better pray to God you don’t get stuck with a motherfucking Melania.”
By Kristine Marsh | | October 19, 2016 | 4:03 PM EDT
This morning on MSNBC Live, anchor Stephanie Ruhle interviewed Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway and the interview quickly turned condescending. While defending Trump against the allegations and trying to pivot back to talk on Wikileaks, Ruhle lectured Conway that she was setting a bad example for her children by defending Trump. “You’ve got to look at your kids when you go home at night,” Ruhle scolded. “I don’t let my kids watch Donald Trump in the fear that he will say to a woman in the audience, ‘You’re fat,’” she added.
By Callista Ring | | October 19, 2016 | 3:53 PM EDT
The mounting archive of WikiLeaks emails between Hillary Clinton and her staff continues to reveal the Democratic presidential candidate’s special relationship with members of the liberal news media. Not only did she hold an off the record dinner with “influential reporters, anchors, and editors” just before officially launching her presidential bid, but reporters also asked for interviews promising the kind “she wants” or submitting copy for pre-approval before publishing it.
By Geoffrey Dickens | | October 19, 2016 | 3:47 PM EDT
Appearing on PBS’s Charlie Rose show, actor Nathan Lane, out of the blue, took a shot at Donald Trump as he called the GOP a “bully” and “misogynist.” Lane came on to promote his Broadway revival of The Front Page and couldn’t resist comparing his character to the GOP presidential nominee.
When Rose asked Lane to explain his character “Walter Burns,” the comedic actor responded: “Well, he’s, you know, he’s many things. He’s a bully, he’s a misogynist. Wait a minute, is this Donald Trump?!”
By Tom Blumer | | October 19, 2016 | 3:20 PM EDT
Today's installment of Stupid Fact Checks again goes after Politifact, this time on two items in one "fact check." First, the web site's Louis Jacobson claims that Michelle Obama couldn't possibly have been talking about the Clintons on August 12, 2007 when she told an audience about the importance of a First Family serving as a "role model" in the White House. It's obvious to any human without blinders that she was.
Second, Jacobson claims that he doesn't remember "'vicious' attack ads from Obama during the 2008 campaign." That's because he didn't look very hard, if at all.
By Clay Waters | | October 19, 2016 | 3:14 PM EDT
On the eve of the final presidential debate, Wednesday’s New York Times went after Donald Trump cover to cover, with attempts to shame the Republican nominee and a cavalier dismissal of his allegations of election rigging as racist and paranoid, though the Times was quite amenable to Democratic conspiracy theories about Bush stealing the 2004 election. Wednesday’s off-lead story by Trip Gabriel was headlned “Few Answering Call by Trump To Watch Polls – Fraud Warnings Raise Intimidation Fears.” The text box cried racism: “Increasing worry about intimidation focused on minority communities."