Terrifying news broke during CNN’s The Lead on Wednesday, as details of a chemical weapon attack against US troops at Qayyara Air Base in Iraq became known. “We do have some breaking news coming into CNN at this minute,” announced a concerned Jake Tapper, “US officials are telling CNN that the Pentagon suspects ISIS launched a chemical weapons attack against US and Iraqi troops.” The terrible development seemed to go unnoticed by ABC, CBS, and NBC because none of them reported it during their evening broadcasts.
Since news broke on Saturday regarding a string of pipe and pressure cooker bombs being found in New Jersey and New York (with some going off), nearly everyone in the news and political world have been offering their unsolicited hot takes via Twitter on bombs, radical Islam, and terrorism. Perhaps the most egregious and mind-boggling was MSNBC’s All In host Chris Hayes, who ran into proverbial buzzsaw of outrage when he declared the people of the New York City metropolitan area are “very very lucky that the attackers tried to use explosive rather than guns.”
The Obama administration has long argued that Iran nuclear agreement would lead to smoother negotiations and interactions with the country. “Now, under questioning from Fox News, the Obama administration is allowing for the possibility that they were wrong,” announced Special Report anchor Bret Baier Tuesday, “And that the nuclear deal may be making the behavior of the Iranian regime worse.” Even with such a shocking change in position the “Big Three” networks failed to report it.
September 11 is a sacred day for America where we try to put our political squabbles aside and come together to moan an unbelievable tragedy. But not on CNN’s New Day Sunday where they complained that American’s don’t know the “empathetic leader” Hillary Clinton was after the attack. “A British newspaper and New York radio station are claiming the Clinton of today is vastly different than the Clinton we got to know during the 9/11 tragedy, specifically that New Yorkers got to know,” stated co-host Christi Paul leading off the segment.
Don't expect to see much of author and Boston University history professor Andrew Bacevich on MSNBC anytime soon.
The retired Army colonel was among the "resources and assets" -- Rachel Maddow's euphemism for talking heads -- who appeared on her show after Wednesday's "historic" commander-in-chief forum on NBC featuring the two major party candidates separately taking questions from moderator Matt Lauer and from an audience comprised mainly of veterans.
It's been 15 years since September 11, 2001, and U.S. combat forces have been engaged in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere in the Global War on Terror. In that time, George Bush and Barack Obama have awarded eighteen brave men with the Congressional Medal of Honor – America's merica’s highest military decoration. Among the honorees, seven were bestowed posthumously, highlighting the ultimate nature of their sacrifices. Below, we list the eleven living heroes and a short description of their selfless actions in combat.
Besides taking the time to rail against Gary Johnson for his Aleppo flub, both CBS and NBC took the time to highlight Hillary Clinton railing against Donald Trump the day after the Commander-in-Chief forum. “A battle that started a board an aircraft carrier catapulted into a dogfight today,” hyped anchor Scott Pelley to start off CBS Evening News Thursday, “We learned more about how they intend to fight America's enemies and each other.”
Matt Lauer's supposedly overly rough treatment of Hillary Clinton Wednesday night at the Commander-in-Chief Forum in White Plains, New York has become such a big thing that the low-information voter fast-food providers at Inside Edition felt the need to cover it.
Lauer did interrupt Mrs. Clinton seven times — relatively politely — and allowed Former Air Force & Navy flight officer Lt. John Lester to berate her for having "clearly corrupted our national security," and for taking actions for which he "would have been prosecuted and imprisoned." The Today Show host, perhaps realizing that he had some lefty credibility to regain, appeared to try to overcompensate with Trump. He was much tougher on him, interrupting 13 times, and far more confrontationally.
Just as predicted, MSNBC did its best to draw attention away from the grilling Hillary Clinton received about her e-mail scandal on Wednesday night at their Commander in Chief Forum in their analysis on The Last Word by spinning her portion as a “very strong performance” and spent little time rehashing it in favor of trashing Trump discussing his intelligence briefings.
Looking at the history of NBC’s Today co-host Matt Lauer leading into Wednesday night’s MSNBC/NBC Commander in Chief Forum, one would conclude that he’d be anything but netural compared to some of his colleagues for impartial questioning both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, but he brought the heat early on in Clinton’s portion about her e-mail scandal that left Clinton on the defensive.
Recent news out of the Persian Gulf paints a picture of continually raising tensions between US and Iranian naval vessels as once again US Naval vessels were subject to harassment. “We’ve learned at Fox that Iranian ships have harassed another American vessel in the Persia gulf,” reported the new host of On the Record Brit Hume, as he discussed the scenario with former US Ambassador John Bolton. Even as the number Iran’s alarming provocations increase the “Big Three” networks kept it out of their morning and evening news programs Tuesday.
It's hard to imagine a press report accomplishing the following three things at once: disrespecting U.S. servicemen, demonstrating fever-swamp presumptive support for the one-world "climate change" agenda, and vastly overstating a 2.4-mile atoll's significance to "native tradition."
In a Tuesday morning dispatch, the Associated Press's Josh Lederman, in covering President Barack Obama's visit to Midway Island, was up to the task.