[See NewsBusters for more.] Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange doesn’t think that MSNBC or the New York Times would have been interested in the Democratic National Committee e-mails that his website released, messages that showed party collusion with Hillary Clinton.
Disturbing news broke Thursday that for the third time in a week US Navy ships in or near the Persian Gulf were harassed by vessels maned by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard. But the situation escaladed Thursday when the vessels ignored warnings and got close enough to for the USS Squall to draw warning shots. As provocative as the actions of the Iranian vessels were, they did not seem important enough for the “Big Three” network news outlet who didn’t report about the engagement at all, Thursday evening.
The war of words in the 2016 race for president reached a new level Thursday when both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton accused one another of being a “bigot.” On CBS Evening News, fill-in anchor James Brown seemed disappointed in them, starting the show off saying, “The presidential campaign may have hit a low point today, and there are still 75 days to go.” While Brown seemed disappointed, both ABC and NBC took the opportunity to pounce on Trump and praise Clinton’s attacks.
ILIA CALDERON, ANCHOR, UNIVISION: In news from the United States, college students in Texas returned to class today amidst protests against the implementation of a new law that allows (students) to carry firearms on campus. And, in order to call attention to their cause, protesters brought sex toys to their rally. Many professors also reject the law because they consider it a risk to the security of the collegiate community, even more so after the tragic mass shootings at universities over the past years.
[See NewsBusters for more.] Tom Coburn wasn’t having any of Chuck Todd’s bias. The former Republican Senator appeared on MSNBC, Thursday, to discuss Hillary Clinton’s speech on the so-called alt-right movement.
JORGE RAMOS, ANCHOR, UNIVISION/FUSION: If the Republican Party doesn't make peace with Latinos on immigration first and then on other issues, they're going to lose them and they're going to lose - they're going to lose the power for many, many generations from now.
JORGE RAMOS, ANCHOR, UNIVISION/FUSION: …No, Trump hasn’t changed. And to prove that, take a look at this xenophobic and anti-immigrant ad.
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