With numerous polls now showing a virtual tie between presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton, the liberal media seems to be getting nervous. ABC’s World News Tonight seemed to show the first signs of this fear Thursday. “Our team also asking Clinton today, what some of her supporters have been asking,” stated host David Muir, “After Donald Trump's attacks, is Clinton fighting back hard enough?”
After some great work on Wednesday by the Free Beacon’s Stephen Gutowski and others to uncover Katie Couric’s deceptive editing of an interview in her gun control documentary, the major broadcast networks and cable partners CNN and MSNBC have yet to say a word about this embarrassing development for the liberal journalist.
In appearances on Wednesday's CNN Tonight and Thursday's New Day, liberal CNN political commentator Carl Bernstein had words that should alarm any supporter of Hillary Clinton and give hope to any of her opponents as he described Democrats as "horrified" and "terrified" about the investigations into her home email server which he dubbed a "time bomb." On Thursday morning, Bernstein declared that her problems are "about lying," and asserted that "people around the Clinton campaign" make known their view "in private" that Clinton set up the private email server in her home "for purposes of evading the Freedom of Information Act, evading subpoenas from Congress."
Wednesday night, on CNN Tonight, fellow panel member and CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin comically tried to avoid accusing her of "lying" as he admitted to sounding like a lawyer: "I don't think that 'lying' is perhaps the -- is the right term. She was not -- this was a very confusing situation. She was not fully candid. Boy, I sound like a lawyer, don't I? I don't think it was a lie, but it was not an ideal way to present the -- what the story was."
Rachel Maddow did something remarkable on her show last night -- she actually blamed violence committed by anti-Trump protesters on violent anti-Trump protesters. Then she quickly reverted to form.
For MSNBC's marquee host to make such an unexpected admission means that liberals are clearly more worried about the presidential campaign than they're letting on.
Reacting to Donald Trump’s extensive Thursday afternoon press conference in North Dakota, MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews let slip that Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren enjoy friendly coverage from their buddies in the liberal media and especially if they debate Trump for charity.
During a report on Thursday’s CBS This Morning about President Obama’s trip to Japan, correspondent Margaret Brennan noted: “Tomorrow, President Obama will make an historic trip to Hiroshima, a city that the U.S. devastated during World War II with the very first atomic bomb....he wants to underscore the risks still posed by nuclear weapons.”
In a great catch by Washington Examiner’s Eddie Scarry, MSNBC aired Thursday afternoon an hysterical promo for far-left activist Al Sharpton’s PoliticsNation show that’s been relegated to Sunday mornings after low ratings at the previous weekday slot at 6:00 p.m. Eastern. The 30-second clip featured clips of Sharpton speaking to Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton with an MSNBC narrator proclaiming that, among other things, his program “is where a nation gets answers.”
Pamela Brown acted more like a surrogate for the Obama administration and its supporters on Thursday's CNN Newsroom as she interviewed Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry. Brown mouthed the talking points of the LGBT activists regarding the recent administration policy directive on trangender students and school bathrooms/locker rooms: "The other side may say, well, who are you to say...what gender is — if it's...what is on someone's birth certificate; or what they identify with?" She later asked, "What about the protection of transgender people? LGBT advocates point out that transgender women are disproportionately the victims of sexual assault."
According to Gayle King, no one at the party she was at on Wednesday night cares about Hillary Clinton’s growing e-mail scandal. Talking to John Dickerson, the CBS This Morning co-host tried to minimize the damage with anecdotal evidence: “Put it in perspective. How big a deal is this, really? I was at an event last night and both Democrats and Republicans were quoting Bernie Sanders saying, ‘I'm sick and tired of hearing about your damn e-mails.’"
All three network morning shows on Thursday heralded President Obama blasting Donald Trump during a trip to Japan, declaring that world leaders were “rattled” by the Republican candidate. In stark contrast, when then-President Bush criticized then-Senator Obama’s views on foreign policy during an overseas trip in 2008, those same networks lined up Democrats to denounce the “political shot heard 'round the world.”
Wednesday's Anderson Cooper 360 saw one of the rare instances in which the dominant media have aired audio of Hillary Clinton laughing about successfully helping a child rapist evade justice when she was a young defense attorney in the 1970s. But, even after a full report recalling the "aggressive" lengths Clinton undertook for her client, and her later being caught on audio tape laughing about her success while acknowledging she knew he was guilty, CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin came to her defense.
After recalling that impugning the integrity of a rape victim was common practice in the legal profession in the 1970s, the liberal CNN analyst dismissed her laughing by likening it to telling "war stories." Toobin: "As for the laughing, you know, I didn't make out exactly what she was laughing about. It sounded like lawyers talking about war stories, which they do all the time. I just certainly didn't think anything on that tape suggested she was insensitive to women."
“Scathing.” “Stark.” The network morning shows on Thursday used troubling words for Hillary Clinton as her evolving e-mail scandal has reached a point where even ABC, CBS and NBC find it hard to minimize. All three morning shows trumpeted the news that a State Department inspector general report found Clinton violated federal rules by using a private server.