ABC Censors Latest Hillary Clinton E-Mail Dump; CBS, NBC Barely Cover
December 1st, 2015 11:53 PM
For viewers of the “big three” networks on Monday and Tuesday, coverage of the latest Hillary Clinton e-mail dump was all but non-existent as ABC has censored it from both their morning and evening newscasts while CBS and NBC have only given abbreviated nods in their morning shows. All told, the three news cycles combined for a measly one-minute-and-45-seconds of airtime with one…
Nets Censor Hillary E-Mail Dump to Instead Hype Giant Flying Pumpkin
October 30th, 2015 8:17 PM
On Friday evening, the “big three” networks of ABC, CBS, and NBC all ignored the latest dump of Hillary Clinton’s e-mails from the State Department that included the retroactive classification of 268 e-mails that now makes for one out of every 16 e-mails that have been “released” to the public since her private e-mail server scandal was unearthed in March.
CNN Marvels at Hillary Aide Huma Abedin Checking Out the Stage
October 13th, 2015 6:22 PM
Just hours ahead of Tuesday’s 2016 Democratic presidential debate on CNN, the network was already in spin mode for Hillary Clinton down to the most minute detail as senior Washington correspondent Jeff Zeleny marveled during The Situation Room at the sight of top Clinton aide Huma Abedin surveying the stage for Clinton to gather “a sense of what this evening is going to be.”
Fallon Zings Weiner on Hillary’s E-Mails, Biden for Geography Gaffe
September 4th, 2015 11:30 AM
Bringing some humor to the Hillary Clinton e-mail scandal and 2016 election, NBC’s Jimmy Fallon joked during his on monologue on Thursday’s Tonight Show about Anthony Weiner and another gaffe by Vice President Joe Biden that had him once again including China as part of North America.
Nothing to See, Move Along: ABC Waves Goodbye to New Hillary E-Mails
September 1st, 2015 11:54 PM
Deeming it not pertinent for their viewership, ABC’s World News Tonight refused to cover on Tuesday night the latest round of Hillary Clinton’s e-mails released by the State Department despite having briefly reported on them on Monday hours before they were actually released. Joining ABC in their zero coverage of Clinton was Spanish-language network Telemundo (which also failed…
Nets: Hillary E-Mails Are ‘Bedeviling’; Batch Might Cause 'Headaches'
August 31st, 2015 9:37 PM
On Monday night, all three of the major broadcast networks covered the impending release of more e-mails from Hillary Clinton’s private e-mail server, but largely kept their coverage to a minimum before moving onto dissecting the latest 2016 polls on the Republican and Democratic sides. All told, the networks spent one minute and 42 seconds on Clinton’s e-mails and news that 150…
NBC Frets Over GOP ‘Taking Aim’ at Clinton Aide
August 31st, 2015 12:05 PM
On Monday, NBC’s Today devoted a full report to Donald Trump and Republican members of Congress criticizing longtime Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin. Fill-in co-host Willie Geist declared: “One of Hillary Clinton's top aides, Huma Abedin, is in the headlines this morning, with Republican lawmakers and Donald Trump taking aim at her position, and in Trump’s case, her…
Shameless: People Mag Takes Another Turn As Huma Abedin's Journalistic
August 4th, 2013 2:59 PM
One might think People magazine would be embarrassed at how it was used as an early campaign brochure for Anthony Weiner in 2012, as his wife Huma Abedin tragi-comically proclaimed, "It took a lot of work to get to where are are today, but I want people to know we're a normal family." Yeah, right.
But here is People again, shamelessly selling Huma and her “very strong…
Meredith Vieira: ‘If My Husband Was Sexting I’d Cut It Off
August 3rd, 2013 2:22 PM
Former NBC Today show host Meredith Vieira channeled her inner Lorena Bobbitt Friday night.
Appearing on NBC’s Tonight Show, in a discussion about embattled New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner, Vieira said, “If my husband was sexting, I’d cut it off” (video follows with commentary):
Former NYT Columnist Rich: Weiner Scandal Won't Harm Hillary, Will Boo
August 2nd, 2013 3:33 PM
Former New York Times columnist Frank Rich showed up on Joy Behar’s Current TV program Say Anything! on Wednesday to chat about some hot news topics – chief among them, the ongoing Anthony Weiner saga. Rich assured Behar that the Weiner situation would not affect Hillary Clinton’s future. On the contrary, he said, it would make people love her husband Bill Clinton even more…
David Limbaugh: Private and Public Character Are Vital to the Enduranc
August 1st, 2013 6:49 PM
The sexting scandal of Anthony Weiner, the disgraced former congressman and current New York mayoral candidate, puts into focus the importance of character to public service.
Weiner's texts, tweets and photos show not just a tawdry person but a risk-taking, deceitful individual who continued his serial texting and lied about it even as he prepared to run again for office.
Nets Minimize Filner Scandal Coverage, Won't ID Him As A Democrat
July 31st, 2013 6:10 PM
ABC and CBS both failed to point out San Diego Mayor Bob Filner's Democratic party affiliation on their Wednesday morning newscasts. Good Morning America devoted just one 17-second news brief to the ongoing Filner scandal. CBS This Morning didn't do much better, with two news briefs on the former congressman. NBC's Today didn't set aside any air time to the controversy.
MSNBC's Hayes Frets 'McCarthyism' of FNC's Hannity, Shocked by NYT's M
July 31st, 2013 4:37 PM
On Tuesday's All In show, MSNBC's Chris Hayes recalled that "my mouth opened" and declared that "I could not believe this was in the paper," as he recounted that liberal New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd raised questions about whether former Rep. Anthony Weiner's wife, Huma Abedin, has been tolerant of her husband's behavior because of her Muslim…
NBC Touts Hillary Keeping 'Safe Distance' From Weiner at Obama Lunch
July 31st, 2013 10:29 AM
On Monday's NBC Nightly News, anchor Brian Williams declared that Hillary Clinton's lunch with President Obama put the possible 2016 Democratic contender "a safe distance from the scandal in New York that now includes a longtime aide." Introducing a report on the meeting, Williams noted how "Bill and Hillary Clinton are trying to keep their distance from any associations…