Bozell & Graham Column: Media Convention Tilt Unmissable -- Again

August 2nd, 2016 9:19 PM
It’s an ironclad principle. Media coverage of the quadrennial Republican and Democratic conventions is a laboratory exercise to demonstrate how shamelessly partisan our political reporters truly are. It is a metaphysical truth: the networks engage in a partisan double standard. They've done it for decades.
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CNN Gives Liberal Activist Forum to Bash Trump with No Liberal Label

August 2nd, 2016 3:04 PM
On Tuesday's New Day, CNN's Alisyn Camerota hosted a segment featuring a member of the liberal veterans group VoteVets.org -- known for supporting the election of Democrats in past elections and even labeling itself as "progressive" -- who published an open later attacking GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump over his reaction to Khizr Khan's speech at the Democratic…
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Bee: DNC Patriotism Was Like Getting ‘Blow Job from the American Flag'

August 2nd, 2016 3:01 PM
A few days after the conclusion of the 2016 Democratic National Convention (DNC), TBS’s Full Frontal host Samantha Bee spent her Monday show reacting to the proceedings and, of course, resulted to bizarre and over-the-top vulgarities seeking to grab that included the suggestion that the patriotism displayed at the DNC was like receiving a “blow job from the American flag.”

Crime Victims Virtually Ignored, Khan Exalted on Univision, Telemundo

Latino
August 2nd, 2016 2:31 PM
Top U.S. Spanish-language television networks Univision and Telemundo virtually buried the Republican convention speeches by the parents of victims of violent crimes committed by people who are living in the country illegally, devoting less than a minute to the subject.

Fashion Writer: Hillary in White, 'Hopeful'; Melania in White, Racist

Culture
August 2nd, 2016 9:26 AM

White is ok, so long as it’s worn by the Democratic nominee. Two weeks ago, Philadelphia Enquirer fashion critic Elizabeth Wellington bashed Melania Trump for daring to wear a white dress for her RNC speech. Wellington acknowledged that “on a strictly fashion note,” Melania pulled off an “angelic look.” But the white designer dress was a “scary statement,” and supposedly gave off the…

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MRC's Bozell Slams ‘Incredible’ Disparity in Coverage of Grieving Moms

August 1st, 2016 6:00 PM
The Media Research Center’s Brent Bozell appeared on Fox News’s Your World to slam the media double standard in how reporters covered one grieving family who spoke out, but not another. Bozell highlighted an analysis by the MRC which found that Khizr Khan, who denounced Donald Trump at the Democratic convention, received 50 times more coverage than Pat Smith, a mother who…
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On CNN, Pat Smith Blasts 'Dirt' Treatment From Media Over RNC Speech

August 1st, 2016 5:51 PM
On Monday's CNN Newsroom, Patricia Smith hammered the media over their clear double standard between the often-negative way they treated her anti-Hillary Clinton speech at the Republican National Convention versus their hyping of Khizr Khan's anti-Donald Trump speech at the Democratic National Convention: "I was treated like dirt. I don't think the Khan family was treated that…
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Univisión y Telemundo celebran la coronación de Hillary Clinton

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August 1st, 2016 1:09 PM
En marcado contraste con su cobertura de la última noche de la Convención Nacional Republicana de 2016, las principales cadenas de televisión en español de la nación se caracterizaron por el tono de celebración abrumador con que informaron sobre la última noche de la Convención Nacional Demócrata.
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Sharpton Targets Sanders for His Decision to Remain an Independent

July 31st, 2016 11:28 AM
Hillary Clinton became the Democratic Party’s nominee for president of the United States last Thursday, and soon after her rival Bernie Sanders announced he was returning to the Senate as an Independent. “I was elected as an independent so I'll stay two years more as an independent,” he said to the press. But this decision raised the ire of MSNBC’s Al Sharpton on…
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Chaos Breaks Out on CNN with ‘Sweet Caroline,' Triumph Mocking Hosts

July 30th, 2016 10:43 PM
For the small handful of people who stayed up late past midnight Eastern Thursday into Friday on CNN, the conclusion of its Democratic National Convention (DNC) coverage saw some very strange scenes break out. The first such derailment of the network’s DNC analysis came upon returning from commercial break just past 12:20 a.m. Eastern when senior political correspondent Brianna Keilar…

DNC Outed

July 30th, 2016 9:15 PM
Thanks to WikiLeaks, which has released nearly 20,000 emails hacked from the Democratic National Committee — with promises of more to come — we have proof the party that styles itself as inclusive, diverse and tolerant isn’t. Among the delectable tidbits on which Republicans are feasting are these: one male DNC staffer wrote another male staffer saying “I love you…
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Rush Unloads on Most Laughable Whopper from Final Night of DNC

July 30th, 2016 8:07 PM
Turns out it didn't come from Hill, didn't come from Bill, though not for lack of trying. Drawing from an embarrassment of riches, conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh cited the point during Thursday's final night of the Democrats' convention when millions of viewers gasped in unison, you've got to be kidding. That precious moment -- there are just so many from the…
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Five Weird Moments Overlooked on Late-Night MSNBC’s Weds. DNC Coverage

July 30th, 2016 5:30 PM
Amidst all the overwhelming media coverage gushing over President Barack Obama’s Wednesday night speech at the Democratic National Convention (DNC), there were a few points during MSNBC’s coverage in the early hours of Thursday that couldn’t go by without being chronicled for NewsBusters readers. 

NYT's Post-DNC High: 'Obama Laps the Field,' Fox Bias 'Under Fire'

July 30th, 2016 3:48 PM
The New York Times post-convention political roundup praised Democratic stage-craft, Hillary Clinton’s acceptance speech, and forwarded complaints about bias at Fox News (but not CNN). Adam Nagourney’s “Stark Contrasts in Style and Substance” praised Democratic convention stagecraft and says that as a speaker who can “move a crowd, seize a moment...Barack Obama laps…