Fox News anchor Sean Hannity grilled Univision's Jorge Ramos on Wednesday about the double standard applied to America when it comes to immigration, citing the tough laws of Mexico and other countries. Hannity lectured, "Let me throw up on the screen a couple of laws for you, okay? I'll throw up the Australian immigration law, which is no exceptions, no temporary, no permanent protection, visas granted to anybody who arrives in Australia by boat without a visa until further notice. That applies to families, children, unaccompanied children, educated, skilled. No exceptions."
In response to the far-left and union-led protests nationwide on Wednesday for a $15 minimum wage for fast-food and retail workers, NBC Nightly News applauded the protests with a glowing report that felt more like a campaign commercial. Disguised as a segment on the broader topic of income inequality, interim anchor Lester Holt and correspondent Stephanie Gosk led the way in offering no opposing viewpoint and largely downplayed the political motivations behind the event.
On Wednesday night, ABC and CBS continued to ignore the latest development in the Hillary Clinton e-mail scandal while NBC moved on to instead ask Republican Governor Chris Christie (N.J.) if “your moment” had “passed” as the Republican front-runner for the 2016 presidential nomination due to the Bridgegate scandal.
Wednesday's CBS Evening News hyped Jon Stewart’s successor at The Daily Show with a glowing profile of Trevor Noah. Scott Pelley gushed in the lead-in to foreign correspondent Debora Patta’s report: “It's no supernova. It’s Trevor Noah.” Teasing the segment earlier in the broadcast, Pelley invoked Noah from the Bible to declare that the man set to takeover for Stewart is “the Noah who is about to drop anchor on late night television.”
MSNBC host Chris Matthews loves to slander Republicans as often speaking in code or blowing racial "dog-whistles." Of course, doing that could open him up to charges of the same when he speaks carelessly.
In the midst of a jovial roundtable discussion this afternoon on the matter, MSNBC's Alex Wagner seems rather bemused rather than alarmed by 61-year-old postal worker Doug Hughes landing a gyro-copter on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, violating restricted airspace and creating a major security scare among local and federal law enforcement.
Krystal Ball is not too keen on Hillary Clinton's campaign shtick. In a segment discussing the former secretary of state's carefully-staged campaign swings in Iowa, The Cycle co-host and former Virginia congressional candidate confessed Hillary's campaign rollout isn't doing much for her, and, she suspects, that's probably true of how it's being received by most voters.
MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell clearly has the latest Hillary Clinton talking points. On Wednesday, she discussed the New York Times revelation that the former Secretary of State was pressed two years ago on her private e-mail server. That congressional inquiry, headed by Republican Darrell Issa, received no response. On Andrea Mitchell Reports, the journalist regurgitated, "The answer I'm getting from the campaign is that was not directed at her. It was directed at every member of the cabinet."
On Wednesday's New Day on CNN, a panel of journalists and pundits yucked it up over Hillary Clinton's recent incognito visit to a Chipotle restaurant in Ohio, and made light of her scandals. Maggie Haberman of the New York Times joked that Clinton "dominated Marco Rubio's rollout – which was a very impressive rollout – with pictures looking like she was robbing a Chipotle." Anchor John Berman cracked in reply that Haberman "just launched a Clinton scandal," with co-anchor Chris Cuomo adding, "Were they e-mailing about going into Chipotle?"
Sen. Rand Paul’s abortion question is beginning to haunt Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz – thanks to some in the media.
During a CNN interview on April 14, DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) refused to cite any acceptable restrictions on abortion – and deemed the decision to abort a 7-pound baby a “personal liberty.” The abortion question continued to follow her during a Fox interview where she couldn’t pick a “specific date and time” for when life begins.
Appearing on Wednesday's NBC Today to grade the performance of the 2016 candidates and potential candidates thus far, Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd declared that Hillary Clinton was doing all she could to contain her presidential aura: "You know, the irony here is you have a whole bunch of Republicans who are trying to look presidential. She's desperately trying to not look presidential."
ABC and CBS on Wednesday skimped on the new revelation that Hillary Clinton was pressed two years ago about having a private e-mail server. Good Morning America allowed a scant 42 seconds to the news, first reported in the New York Times, that a congressional committee directly asked the Secretary of State. CBS This Morning did even worse, allowing a mere 14 seconds.