I have mixed feelings about the hackers influencing this election. Investigative journalism here in the US takes a vacation when we have a Democrat in the White House. So far at least the hackers aren't biased when they release information. There is no doubt in my mind that if the mainstream media had uncovered the Colin Powell story the anti-Trump remarks would have been released and the anti-Hillary remarks suppressed.
I just watched "MediaBuzz" this afternoon on Fox News. The segment was Fred Barnes and a lady Democrat surrogate. She said Trump should answer about his "birther" ideas way back when. The topic was about Hillary's health and she was trying to deflect. You missed a chance to say "Hillary started the birther idea in 2007 and 2008." If you want proof of this Google "did Hillary bring up the birther idea in '08?" You could have stopped her in her tracks; you messed up!
Since when is it appropriate for CNN, or any news organization, to investigate Trump supporters? How many Hillary supporters have CNN investigated? That's the question you should be asking! When news organizations feel they have a right to investigate those voting for Trump, they are deliberately discouraging others to speak out on Trump's behalf. This is a horrible precedent CNN is setting. I can't believe you overlooked this aspect of this story. Shame on you.
I'm no fan of either candidate, but the Washington Times reporter engaged in impressive spin. Hillary did not call all of Trump's supporters racist. She specifically referred to the alt-right, which is a thing. I saw how the reporter tried to say 'what about Hillary's alt-left supporters?' That's not a thing. The alt-right is real.
I was at the Trump rally in Windham, NH last night. My first rally. I am a Board Certified Internist and Gastroenterologist with over 40 years of experience. I was in the front row closest to Mr. Trump. He was described on your report as "being unhinged." I presume this is a political rather than a psychiatric observation. Nevertheless, the implication of the statement is clear. I can assure you that from my observations which are honed from many years of clinical practice, that he is not unhinged…
I'm not educated as to how the networks are held accountable for what they say, but it seems like they can belittle Patricia Smith and others and get away with it? Why are they allowed to do that? It's just wrong what these outlets are doing! FOX is the only network that truly is fair and balanced. Other networks need to look to y'all for guidance.
Howard, WHY do you and most Fox News reporters lump people of color behaving badly in with the entire group of people of color, but do NOT (and rightly so) lump policemen behaving badly with the entire group of policemen? You should NOT label an entire group because of the actions of a few. Also, WHY do you continuously make references to "policemen were protecting the protesters," when it is the police job to protect law-abiding taxpayers and citizens?
It is the job of the media in general, and news organizations specifically to report the facts. We, the public, do not need your interpretation of anything. We can decide for ourselves what these things mean.