From the 21 October 2016 edition of CNN's New Day
News broke Thursday of a new Clinton campaign e-mail exposed by WikiLeaks that reinforces the persistent notion that the Clinton Foundation is a pay-for-play scheme. And yet the “Big Three” networks ABC, CBS, and NBC pretended like it didn’t even happen.
ABC let its bias known Thursday evening during World News Tonight as their presidential debate recap was a glorified Hillary Clinton highlight reel. Opening his report, ABC’s Tom Llamas seemed to wag his finger at Donald Trump for his comments about not accepting the result of the election. From there he hyped Clinton’s performance and her attacks on Trump, “Hillary Clinton painting Trump as a chronic whiner.”
In the aftermath of the final Presidential debate, this Thursday’s Morning Joe discussed how news headlines circulated surprise and outrage at Donald Trump’s response on accepting the outcome of the election more than any other aspect of the debate that covered a number of social issues as well as economic and foreign policy.
[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.