I have to give it to The Simpsons on this one. They know when something is clearly past its time. This week’s episode of the Fox sitcom tackles two things that just didn’t die fast enough: the Pokémon Go fad and Hillary Clinton’s campaign.
Virginia Democratic Senator and former vice-presidential candidate Tim Kaine announced on Thursday that he will oppose President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nomination of Neil Gorsuch. The smear Kaine has employed to justify his opposition has generated well-deserved criticism, especially in the Commonwealth. The Washington Post's alleged fact-checking operation, however, has given him an unearned pass.
El presentador del Noticiero Univisión: Edición Nocturna, Enrique Acevedo, se encuentra en la ciudad de Washington para encabezar la cobertura de los primeros cien días de la presidencia de Donald Trump por la cadena. Hasta ahora esa cobertura ha consistido más que nada en una contraprogramación de la "resistencia" al presidente por la oposición política, incluida una exigencia de Acevedo a Twitter de que suspenda la cuenta de Trump en esa red social.
On Wednesday’s Hardball, host Chris Matthews took his latest cheapshot at Republican Senator Ted Cruz (Tex.), ruling that “[h]is unpleasantness...is immeasurable” after hearing a clip of Cruz criticizing Democrats for whining about Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) being silenced on the Senate floor. In contrast, Matthews showcased the utmost affection for Democratic Senator Tim Kaine (Va.) and inquired about his well-being since Kaine and Hillary Clinton lost the presidential election.
Univision's late night news anchor, Enrique Acevedo, has temporarily relocated to Washington, D.C. to help the network cover the first 100 days of the Trump Administration. But coverage so far appears to be little more than Resistance counterprogramming, including Acevedo's demand that Twitter cancel Trump's account.
CNN’s Brian Stelter sent around an Election Day e-mail declaring “This is the year of the fact-checker.” He joked “Trump made fact-checking great again.”
It's time to fact-check the fact checkers. In fact, it's already been done. According to a recent Rasmussen poll, just 29 percent of likely voters trust media fact-checking of the candidates, while 62 percent believed the media “skew the facts to help candidates they support.” Don't you just love the American people?
CNN's Alisyn Camerota one-upped her Big Three network peers on Tuesday's New Day by pressing Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine over running mate Hillary Clinton's not having a "message of unity" during their campaign. Camerota played a clip of Mrs. Clinton claiming she will "be a president for all Americans" and wondered, "Why hasn't Hillary Clinton been hitting that message harder for more weeks and months?" The same morning, ABC and CBS's morning newscasts also interviewed Kaine, but went much easier on the Virginia senator.
NBC Meet the Press host Chuck Todd has a wife who’s active in Democratic Party strategic communications, and sometimes donates to Democrats. In 2012, Kristian Denny Todd contributed $2,500 to Sen. Tim Kaine. Todd never disclosed this during his three recent Kaine interviews on NBC. But Maverick Mail & Strategies, the firm Mrs. Todd founded in 2007, did heavy lifting for openly socialist Bernie Sanders for President this year. Open Secrets shows a bill for $1.99 million. Todd has never disclosed this business relationship in 11 Sanders interviews this year.
Appearing as a guest in a pre-recorded segment on Saturday's CNN Newsroom, liberal comedienne Chelsea Handler slammed Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence as a "loser" who "should be sent to Utah and, like, locked up in a little barn there," inspiring laughter from CNN host Poppy Harlow as she responded, "I like Utah." Handler also declared that she is not simply supporting Clinton to oppose Donald Trump, lauding the Democratic nominee as "more qualified to do this job than maybe anybody ever in history."
Sunday night, Matt Drudge characterized a lengthy Sunday evening Washington Post report by John Wagner, Abby Phillip and Jose A. DelReal set to appear in Monday's paper as an assertion that "CLINTON (HAS) ALREADY WON!"
Jake Tapper's infamous furrowed brow of skepticism got quite a workout this morning on CNN's State Of The Union. The cause was the shuffling, dodging, and general evasiveness by Democrat vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine when questioned about the Wikileaks revelation that Hillary Clinton had called for open borders.
Perhaps Kaine thought he would only be faced with questions that he would be eager to answer about the recent release of a decade old off-color Donald Trump tape. For the first part of the interview, Kaine was happily chirping away on this topic. However, Tapper eventually switched gears to ask about the Wikileaks revelation and suddenly Kaine's mood switched from upbeat to evasive.
After some time off from blogging TBS’s Full Frontal and an acknowledgement from the show that yours truly lives rent free inside their heads, I checked back in on Samantha Bee’s unfunny program as she opined that the vice presidential debate featured “Hillary Clinton’s care bear” Tim Kaine facing “homophobic Race Bannon” known as Republican Mike Pence.