[See NewsBusters for more.] Fox News’s Megyn Kelly on Wednesday night absolutely grilled Donna Brazile over a WikiLeak revelation that she gave a primary debate question in advance to Hillary Clinton. A flustered Brazile seemed to have no response and appeared totally unprepared for handling the issue. This is a question that most mainstream journalists have showed little interest in pursuing.
[See NewsBusters for more.] Never one for understatement, ex-Newsweek editor Howard Fineman late on Wednesday night accused Donald Trump of having “casual contempt” for 225 years of American democracy. Regarding Trump’s refusal to outright commit to accepting a loss on Election Day, Fineman contended, “It wasn't just what he said that was shocking, it was the way he said it.
CNN political commentator Van Jones brought the news outlet’s political commentary to a new low following the final presidential debate Wednesday. “You know, this is a really sad night. I’m just going to say it. This is a very sad night for the country. You can't polish this turd,” bemoaned the leftist.
[See NewsBusters for more.] The hosts at MSNBC got out the knives on Wednesday night, dismissing Donald Trump’s debate performance as like that of an “old man in the park feeding squirrels.” (And that was from the network’s official Republican representative.) Chris Matthews scored the debate a “win” for Hillary Clinton and Lawrence O’Donnell saw a “romp” for the Democrat.
LUIS MEGID, CORRESPONDENT, UNIVISION: The incident is a sample of how political debate has deteriorated.
DONALD TRUMP, REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: [in English] It looks to me like a rigged election…
LUIS MEGID, CORRESPONDENT, UNIVISION: The complaints from Donald Trump that the election is rigged don’t help. Especially because there is no evidence that voter fraud has existed or currently exists.
[See NewsBusters for more.] Previewing Wednesday’s final presidential debate, MSNBC’s Joy Reid dismissed concerns about voter fraud as nothing more than those “who feel that black people are stealing our elections.” Reid appeared on a Hardball panel and attacked the issue as a “dog whistle to the far right.” She sneered, “It is feeding the Breitbart people who feel that blac