It’s come to this. Because the entire American media establishment could not bring itself to ask Hillary Clinton about her 1975 defense of a child rapist, the task fell to, of all places, a British parenting website called Mumsnet.
The website asked its readers—aka “mumsnetters”—to submit questions for the former secretary of state, who took part in a webcast-style interview over the weekend. One of those questions prompted Clinton to make her first public comments on the rape case since the Free Beacon unearthed previously unpublished audio tapes of Clinton discussing it in the early 1980s, a story that broke nearly a month ago, on June 15.
Gallup is out with a new survey that gauges voter priorities ahead of the 2014 midterm elections in November. It also asked voters which party they thought was best suited to address these priorities.
On the two issues voters said were most important—the economy and the budget deficit—Republicans scored better. On the three issues voters said were least important—immigration, global warming, and same-sex marriage—Democrats were seen as most competent (albeit just barely with respect to immigration).
Western media outlets reporting on the cancellation of a little-known Iranian film festival appear to have confused it with the infamous World Without Zionism conference, which in 2005 featured a call from President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to wipe Israel “from the map.”
Prominent mainstream news publications are in happy agreement on what they have identified as the most important characteristic of the new Iranian president, Hassan Rowhani, selected on Saturday to replace Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: He is a “moderate.”
New York Times Middle East correspondents Fares Akram and Isabel Kershner reported today that they are very confused about current events in the Middle East.
You are probably eager to vote on Nov. 6. You have followed the news closely, watched the ads, listened to the conventions, and waited for the debates. If you are like most people, you are worried about the direction of the country, and for good reason.
While conservatives were outraged when they heard Yahoo News’ DC bureau chief David Chalian remark that Republicans are “happy to have a party with black people drowning—a reference to the Republican convention taking place while Hurricane Isaac batters Louisiana—some of his fellow journalists rallied to his side.