Good Morning America co-host George Stephanopoulos admitted on Tuesday that, when he first started, even his fellow colleagues at ABC News wondered if he could be objective. Talking to Alec Baldwin for the actor's radio show Here's The Thing, recounted how, in 1997, Ted Koppel "came to my office and looked me in the eye and asked me why I'm here and if I really felt I could, sort of, do the job, be fair and be objective."
During his opening monologue on Thursday’s Tonight Show, host Jimmy Fallon made a few jests toward Vice President Joe Biden and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and each of their chances of winning the 2016 presidential election. Fallon began the gag by playing a clip of Clinton speaking to the abortion group EMILY’s List on Tuesday night and asking if they “someday want to see a woman president of the United States of America” to which “the crowd,” Fallon said, “went crazy.”
CBS News contributor and Republican pollster Frank Luntz convened a focus group on Hillary Clinton that aired on Friday’s CBS This Morning and while many expressed their frustration with the possible 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, Luntz failed to mention both Clinton’s email scandal and questions surrounding the Clinton Foundation. As opposed to asking about these important stories, Luntz blamed his focus group for not bringing them up and instead threw softball questions at them concenring Bill and Hillary Clinton and Hillary’s qualifications to be president.
All three networks on Friday warned that Hillary Clinton's e-mail scandal is a serious problem for the ex-Secretary of State. Yet, only CBS This Morning pointed out the hypocrisy of a Clinton directive from the State Department. According to co-host Gayle King, "Clinton’s office told State Department employees back in 2011 not to use private email for work." As it turns out, this was the very thing that Clinton did.
Try as he might, Joe Scarborough cannot understand why the Clinton family won’t admit to their moral failures. On Thursday's show, he said “There is something…in the Clintons…there's always a vast right wing conspiracy. There's always the media coming after them. There's always a blood sport. It’s never about them when, in fact, it's always about them.”
But Mike Barnicle was on site to explain away Hillary Clinton’s feeling that she is above the law: politics ruined her childhood. Hillary behaves as she does because “the Clintons have been in a cocoon of practically in a weird way privacy, their own privacy, the presidential privacy, the Hillary Clinton, I'm Hillary Clinton privacy, a security bubble for over a quarter of a century and they are precluded from leading a normal life.”
On Thursday night, the CBS Evening News and NBC Nightly News neglected to mention video that had surfaced earlier in the day of Hillary Clinton attacking the Bush administration in 2007 over their supposed email practices. Instead of mentioning this latest example of hypocrisy by a Clinton, CBS touted a Democratic Congressman who lamented that this story is merely “in the realm of presidential politics” while NBC’s Andrea Mitchell pushed a Clinton-camp talking point and dubbed the scandal as just “fuss.”
Just hours after suggesting on Morning Joe that Hillary Clinton’s private email server as Secretary of State was no big deal – probably just “wedding stuff” – Nicolle Wallace grew more offended by it on The View, although she predicted the Clintons will blame Republicans and the media and just “roll on.”
He's at it again.
On his March 5 Hardball program in a segment with Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) about the 50th anniversary of the Selma march for voting rights, Hardball host Chris Matthews slammed as racially-motived GOP efforts for establishing voter ID laws.
Martin Bashir, infamous for charging that Sarah Palin deserved to be punished by having someone defecate into her mouth, a vile diatribe which forced him off of MSNBC in late 2013, popped up -- for a mere three seconds -- on this past Sunday’s episode of CBS’s Madame Secretary. His role didn’t take much of a stretch: He played a cable TV news host whose show could be seen on a wall-mounted television in the background during a scene set in a restaurant.
On his Wednesday night Tonight Show program, host Jimmy Fallon took some time to poke fun at Democrats who boycotted the Netanyahu speech and then afterwards conducted a press conference to throw their temper tantrum about it. Fallon showed various "flustered" congressmen tripping over their words. Take a look.
Discussing the growing email controversy swirling around Hillary Clinton with Bloomberg Politics managing editor Mark Halperin on Thursday’s NBC Today, co-host Savannah Guthrie suggested it could resurrect another scandal for the would-be 2016 contender: “What about Republicans? This certainly hands them a lot of ammunition and breathes new life, perhaps, into the whole investigation into Benghazi.”
According to Good Morning America's Jon Karl on Thursday, Hillary Clinton will ask Americans to simply trust her when it comes to the growing scandal regarding her e-mails as Secretary of State. Talking to George Stephanopoulos, Karl conceded, "George, this is basically going to be the honor system."