Former Meet the Press anchor David Gregory appeared on CNN, Friday, to deride the FBI Director for his “unprecedented” move to reexamine Hillary Clinton’s e-mail controversy. According to Gregory, James Comey is “allowing himself to be interjected” into the presidential campaign. During the segment, host Wolf Blitzer also did not reveal to viewers that David Gregory’s wife, Beth Wilkinson, represented four of Clinton’s ex-State Department staffers in the FBI probe against the Democratic candidate.
Violent rioters on Thursday burned a bridge, shot at police and threw bombs in order to stop the building of a pipeline in North Dakota. Yet, the journalists at CBS This Morning saw only “activists” and kept the focus on their plight. Reporter Barry Petersen interviewed four of the radical protesters, but just one representative attempting to stop the chaos. He also ignored the Molotov cocktails being hurled at law enforcement.
CNN presidential historian Douglas Brinkley was at it again on Thursday’s CNN Tonight spinning for liberals as he aired his discomfort with discussing the WikiLeaks e-mail dumps from John Podesta’s account since it was “an illegal one” but brushed them aside as not “really that damning” because “a lot of voters have been hearing about Hillary Clinton's e-mails and servers and WikiLeaks for a year now, and they're tired of it.”
CBS’s new medical drama, Pure Genius, opened its series with a pro-life message that was quite powerful. Bunker Hill is opened as the most innovative hospital in the world, headed up by billionaire James Bell (Augustus Prew). Mr. Bell aims to partner futuristic technology with medicine to create an experience no other facility can provide.
With Halloween just a few short days away, and Election Day 12 days away, NBC Nightly News thought it would be fun to show off of a series of “spooky” house decorations. They weren’t any old Halloween decorations, “Many neighbors are decorating their homes this year to make a political statement. And it is giving a whole new meaning to election scare tactics,” joked NBC Anchor Lester Holt. But the main focus of their report was a yard dedicated to slamming GOP nominee Donald Trump.
WikiLeaks unveiled yet another highly damaging e-mail for the Clinton campaign Thursday, this one drawing big bold lines between former President Bill Clinton and the companies that helped make him rich. “It reveals a tangled web of charity and personal financial enrichment in what the aide calls ‘Bill Clinton Incorporated,’” announced Anchor Scott Pelley at the top of CBS Evening News. CBS was the only network in the “Big Three” to treat the issue with any form of seriousness, while ABC and NBC chose to glorify First Lady Michelle Obama instead.
Media Research Center Research Director Rich Noyes continued his media blitz by appearing on the Thursday installment of Fox Business Network’s Lou Dobbs Tonight to promote his must-read study on a stunning disparity by the major broadcast networks in coverage of Donald Trump’s scandals versus Hillary Clinton’s pitfalls.
Right on cue with the conclusion of Thursday’s rally between Hillary Clinton and First Lady Michelle Obama, CNN and MSNBC went numb in praising Obama’s “master class in political speech-making” and marveling at “even just the embrace, the way the two walked out the embrace between the two, the clearly — the gratitude, the heaping of praise from, you know, Hillary Clinton to the First Lady.”
On Thursday's Today, NBC's Kristen Welker touted Michelle Obama's "powerful, one-two punch" with Hillary Clinton, as the First Lady joined the Democratic presidential nominee on the campaign trail. Welker added that despite their "complicated relationship in the past," Mrs. Obama "has become Clinton's not-so-secret weapon — blunt and beloved." She also hyped the current First Lady's "very personal speeches connecting with voters, especially women."
While WikiLeaks revelations concerning corruption at the Clinton Foundation where released today, on Thursday’s Morning Joe, MSNBC’s political correspondent Kasie Hunt obnoxiously stated that “Hillary Clinton is enjoying an enormous honeymoon period. Whether it’s with the press who covers her or whether it’s with the polling. She's really riding high.”
Bloomberg Politics editor John Heilemann appeared on CBS This Morning, Thursday, to declare the evolving WikiLeaks scandal too “inside baseball” to really harm Hillary Clinton. The journalist, who also co-hosts The Circus on Showtime, inadvertently admitted that the reporters were influencing the election because in most of the country all Americans “hear is the national news about how terrible Donald Trump is.”
Former Bill Clinton operative turned Good Morning America co-host George Stephanopoulos grilled Donald Trump about his campaign against the wife of his old boss. The businessman brought up Stephanopoulos’s shady connections, including $75,000 in secret donations to the Clinton Foundation.