In a mind blowing segment Friday morning on ABC, George Stephanopoulos, Jon Karl and Michael Strahan actually tried to rewrite the historic 2000 election and hoped no one would remember how events actually occurred. Using the opportunity to bash Trump’s comments on conceding the election, the panel laughably contrasted Trump’s behavior with the “incredibly gracious” and “patriotic” Al Gore in 2000.
Network newscasts like to catch politicians being hypocritical, at least when they’re Republicans. But ABC and NBC, so far, haven’t show any interest in grainy 2010 video of then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton lecturing her subordinates on the “special duty” to protect against hacking and vulnerabilities. CBS This Morning, however, did.
On Friday’s Good Morning America, anchor Michael Strahan sat down with fourth graders from an elite private school in New York City “with big voices” who “deserve to be heard,” Strahan said. If there was any indication where this interview was going to go ahead of time, the kids were selected from an elite, cultural school in the heart of New York City whose tuition costs nearly $50,000 dollars a year and whose mission statement reads, it “guides” students “towards social justice.” Sounds like a representative sample from mainstream America.
Since a number of women have gone public with charges that Donald Trump groped or forceably kissed them in past encounters, there has been a pattern of the broadcast networks being more likely to use the words "sexual assault" in referring to Trump's behavior, while using more toned down or vague wording to describe accusations against former President Bill Clinton of behavior that is at least as severe. This double standard has especially recurred several times over the past week on ABC's World News Tonight.
Between them, ABC correspondents Tom Llamas and David Wright have used forms of the words "sexual assault" or "assault" five times across three shows since last Thursday. But, on all five occasions when similar accusations against Clinton were referenced, Llamas avoided the word "assault," using words like "sex scandals," "sexual misconduct," and "accusers."
After the past few weeks of news exposing biased journalists and the liberal media, the ABC drama Notorious, about the life of a news producer, finally gave us a story about the positive impact the media can have, albeit fictional. This week’s episode surprisingly livened things up with a heart-warming story about adoption and the humanity of the unborn child.
News broke Thursday of a new Clinton campaign e-mail exposed by WikiLeaks that reinforces the persistent notion that the Clinton Foundation is a pay-for-play scheme. And yet the “Big Three” networks ABC, CBS, and NBC pretended like it didn’t even happen. “New scrutiny tonight on the Clinton Foundation coming from what were supposed to be private e-mails,” stated Fox News Anchor Bret Baier on Special Report, moving on to ask, “How much money and how much influence were on the table in dealings involving the Clinton family charity?”
ABC let its bias known Thursday evening during World News Tonight as their presidential debate recap was a glorified Hillary Clinton highlight reel. Opening his report, ABC’s Tom Llamas seemed to wag his finger at Donald Trump for his comments about not accepting the result of the election. From there he hyped Clinton’s performance and her attacks on Trump, “Hillary Clinton painting Trump as a chronic whiner.”
Thursday's CBS This Morning was the first Big Three newscast to notice the latest Project Veritas undercover videos that exposed how Democratic Party operatives worked to disrupt Donald Trump rallies. During a fact check of Wednesday's presidential debate, Nancy Cordes spotlighted how "Democratic contractors were caught on video appearing to plan to provoke Trump supporters." ABC and NBC's morning and evening newscasts have yet to cover the controversy.
During Thursday morning’s debate analysis on ABC, Cokie Roberts explained that the media just doesn’t have time to spend on Clinton’s scandals because they’re too busy covering Trump’s. The longtime political analyst for ABC and NPR admitted that the media “would have otherwise” been talking about Clinton, except that those stories “kept being pushed out of the top of the news” by Trump’s sexual assault accusations and lewd comments on tape.
Three of the late-night comedy programs went live to react to Wednesday’s final presidential debate and the assembled hosts and guests offered vulgar jokes comparing Donald Trump to a sex toy, phone sex operator, and man who needs breast feeding while dubbing Trump debate guest “Sarah Palin is the HPV of American politics.”
Aside from the barrage of coverage following Wednesday’s final presidential debate concerning Donald Trump’s non-commitment to accept November’s election results, there were a few instances where that wasn’t discussed and ABC used their precious airtime to inform us Latinos “were crying” over Trump’s “hombres line” and assured viewers that “Hillary clearly won” the face-off.
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.