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anything in new york? >> thank you for joining us. we'll see you next sunday and i'll see you monday on the fox business network. join me 6:00 to 9:00 a.m. eastern. have a great sunday, everybody. on our buzz meter, the media start obsessing on hand to hand campaign combat as donald trump charge that's ted cruz and the republican party are stealing his delegates. >> the republican national committee, they should be ashamed of themselves for allowing this kind of crap to happen. >> trump has a good argument, popular votes should decide the nominee. the guy gets the most votes should be the nominee. >> use banking rules to help him screw other people and now he's mad ee getting screwed? >> he's a big sulking babey. i mean, this is incredible. >> i think actual think is really going to help trump. the colorado situation is just too weird. >> but is the press overplaying the argument that trump is in
trouble or underplaying his difficulty in playing by the established rules? is trump softening his style? he's sitting down to cleear the air. and why is mark zuckerberg so subtle shots at the donald? the media fascinated by the bitter battle between hillary clinton and bernie sanders. >> secretary, senator, please. secretary. secretary. >> let's do it! >> if you're both screaming at each other, the viewers won't be able to hear either of you. >> but did cnn's brooklyn brawl change the race? plus, a new hbo film on the anita hill hearings. >> during the fall, 1982, they began to use work situations to discuss sex. i could not keep silent. >> is the story true? >> i deny every allegation against me today. >> is the movie as some
republicans say slanted against clarence thomas? i'm howard kurtz and this is media buzz. donald trump may be heading for a big win in new york two days from now, the media's fouk us is on the nature of how delegates are chosen in some states. ever since a colorado convention gave all the delegates to ted cruz without most gop voters began with the preference, same thing in wyoming yesterday with cruz winning all the delegates. trump calls the system rigged but has been blamed for a feeble effort on the ground. >> does it say something -- and critic says it says something about your leadership ability if you, for somebod to tout themselves as somebody who is an organizational genius, who created this amazing business organization that you couldn't create an organization on the ground that can beat ted cruz's organization. >> i started with a $1 million loan, i built a $10 billion
company. there are a lot of similarities. i won most of it. you can say what about organization? well, how come i'm leading by hundreds of delegates? how come i'm leading by millions of votes? >> donald has been yelling and screami screaming. a lot of whining. i'm sure some cursing. >> no cursing on sh show. joining us to analyze the coveragery, senior political correspondent from usa today. lisa bloom, the columnist for the washington examiner. and juan williams, co-host of "the five" and author of "we the people." >> two days until new york. are the media fixated on the state by state delegate fight and all the sausage making? >> i've always been a little disturbed by the tendency of the media to cover politics like it's a sports match. i feel like this new phase that we're going into right now
really could have the potential to put that on steroids. we're seeing a good example of that right now where you just had, you know, these two voterless contests in yoe yeen co -- wyoming and colorado. it happened on the democrat uk side, too, in terms of complaints. so instead of focusing on the process, let's have that debate about the system and solutions. >> so in the media debate about this, trump is obviously put this front and center. has the tone of the coverage tilted toward the view that he should be better at playing this game or that the game is absurdly complicated and unfair? >> i think the coverage has been pretty evenly split as evidenced by the clips you showed early we are chris matthews and msnbc coming to the defense of donald trump. this is what he does so well. someone who worked in political communications, i'm somewhat in awe of his ability to dominate the news media attention. they're not talking about ted
cruz's victory in colorado and wyoming. they're talking about is the system rigged? and asking the questions. leave it to donald trump to capture the news media's attention. >> even the pundits that say the rules are announced in advance, they're quick to say i'm not defending the system. yeah, the system stinks. should there be more media outrage that the fact this has gone on in past years but wasn't a focus because we didn't have the odd situation, that you can win a state where basically it's controlled by party insiders and most voters get the vote? >> well, you know, the odd part for me is these are the rules for ever. can you do a historical rift on this and go back to reagan and ford in '76. reagan would say to delegates, how you would like fit i had jimmy stewart come to me to talk to you? >> i love that story. >> okay. so we know this exists. so the real question then becomes there's a pop lift mood in this country,
anti-establishment and anti-party. and those people are with trump. and they're saying the system is rigged. why is it that people get votes? >> so does the press reflect that? >> i think we're trying to reflect it. the problem for me, someone that covered politics seriously, the rules are the rules. so if you don't know the rules, you should have done a better job at playing the game. >> and in some of the states, the rulings were changed. back in august, the ""denver post"" published an article saying they were taking away the straw poll and they mentioned that this could hurt donald trump. this tl is a place for this debate. >> can you blame the media focusing on the rules to the expect that they have? this is the first time where there is a contested convention for the republicans. this is the first time. this is putting a bone in front of dogs. the press is salivating at the idea of a contested convention. can you blame them for the hyper media attention? >> we salivate about a lot of
things. and, of course, it is part of the story. it may ultimately decide the nominee. why am i hearing more about taxes and jobs and health care and isis as opposed to this process story which the press tends to like? another thing that made a lot of news this week, it's on the cover of "the new york post," is megan kelly and donald trump. let's take a look at a clip. >> meeting was at my request and mr. donald trump was gracious enough to agree to it. we met for an hour, just the two of us, and had a chance to clear the air. >> she called and she wanted to come up and she came p to trump tower and we talked about things. i think we had a very good conversation. >> so trump meeting with megyn kelly who was attacking in very personal ways on twitter going back to the first debate. indicate he is pivoting to a different kind of campaign style. >> yes. because he's doing it in coordination with other things. he's not just meeting with megyn
kelly. he was down several days. completely went off line and hired new people and perhaps most tellingly, he hasn't been bashing people on twitter lately. i think he's going into new phase and as much as he says trash in certain polls, he talks them up. he is paying attention to the polls that show him really underwater with voters. >> this coincides with prosecutors declining to bring any charges against corey lewandowski for grabbing michelle fields, whatever you think of that incident, we all looked at the videotape 1,000 time. it was a very big media story. maybe more than was warranted. >> yeah. i think it got too much attention. similarly th lly how the meeta megyn kelly and donald trump got too many attention. they have sources. they connect with the sources. so i think that's -- press loves conflict. this is brewing. >> i agree with you. >> he talks to leading presidential candidates. >> i think the press to some
degree led with emotion as opposed to objectist in reviewing the incident that happened between misch eld fields and corey lewandowski. i think trump aeg handling of it and inconsistencies added fuel to the fire. it should have let the prosecution play it out. allow the attorney's office to do their job, investigate the case and obviously they're not moving forward with the prosecution. hopeful lit media moves o with the more pressing things. >> you say the press should wait until the investigation is over. let me know the next time that happens. trump also sat down with our fox news colleague for her usa today column. she's been very critical. her headline was trump kinder, gentler version. was that an emerging story line now that trump is toning it down or do you think this is just a brief deviation from the norm? >> well, his character is that he is aggressive and he will take risks in terms of what he says and what he does.
so he's toning it down for the moment. i think we're a little bit jumping the gun to say this is a new donald trump. we have to see what comes. by the way, on the megyn kelly front, i think she is the star of the moment in american media. the idea that she is meeting with donald trump at her request suggests to me there is going to be fireworks in the media world when she and donald trump sit down to talk, i can imagine the ratings will blow the roof off this building. >> i'm sure. >> one reason she asked for the meeting twooz see if she could get an interview. he has not agreed to that. she said stay tuned on. that. we also heard this week from paul ryan, house speaker, let's take a look. i got a question on the other side. >> didn't he kind of say the same thing that is paul ryan about the speakership? >> does paul ryan want to beer? >> no, he doesn't. >> do you want to be speaker? >> i'm not. >> why not. >> i don't want to be speaker. >> now he is speaker. >> paul ryan had a tell he vied news conference in which he said he will not under any
circumstances accept a draft or a nomination as president. he didn't run for president but what neil ka viewed yoe say is didn't you do the same thing? ryan said this 18 or 19 times. >> i know. i guess it makes the story sexier and we're used to people saying no when they have certain political ambitions. he seems unequivocal about this. and i think part of it is also because a lot of the people who are feeding the media are part of that republican establishment who really want to have this escape hatch option even if paul ryan isn't there and doesn't want it. >> we seem to lot of fantasy football aspect of. this he might run if this doesn't happen on the third ballot. they may turn to so and so. >> i come back to what you were talking b you said, you know, voters should be hearing about policy issues. instead, we're focused on all the in fighting and elbows being thrown. people love the horse race though, howie. i think we in the media are overly preoccupied because we give people the impression the horse race is all that matters.
but you're actually lekti lly e somebody who is going to have power. >> thank you for that reminder. >> that's what's going on. oh, yeah. >> be careful. >> ted cruz has been covered in terms of the delegate fight that we talked about earlier. he is picking up in some states. what about the fact that he went on jimmy fallon. he appeared on cnn with his very young daughters. there seems to be a charm offensive going on after that "time" magazine cover saying he is likeable enough? >> i think that's been similarly to hillary clinton that is a question about ted cruz. i think that is a question a lot of people have been asking. i think "time" magazine was in balance with, you know, publi publishing that magazine piece. that being said, yeah, i think ted cruz is working on winning people over. he has folks like jeb bush, mitt romney and the establishment types coming to his defense. doing the cnn piece, the jimmy fallon allows for him to have a broader appeal.
mark zuckerberg didn't mention donald trump by name but there is no doubt who the facebook founder had in mind. >> i hear fearful voices calling for building walls and distance is people they label as others. for blocking free expression, for slowing immigration, reducing trade, instead of building walls, we can help
people build bridges. >> joining us now from san francisco is sarah lacy, founder and editor of the tech side pando.com. is this the more political mark zuckerberg trying to be more than a tech tycoon? >> everyone is saying this is unprecedented. i don't think it was expected. but mark zuckerberg has history of making very diplomatic political stances. he's been very pro gay rights. they were one of the first companies to offer egg freezing for right as a perk of working there. and he's pledged $100 million of i had own money to create forward us, a very pro and more empathetic inclusive immigration lobbying group. i think he's had a history of making these stances before that if you look at it, probably aren't core tenants of a trump campaign. dent blast him. he didn't name him. it's consistent with the things he stood for before. i think he got so much attention
because facebk not only controls one huge outlet, it has facebook proper which a billion people are on and more people get their news from than anything else and three of the four largest messaging apps in the world and what that instagram and facebook me messenger. >> the zuckerberg risk, does he risk alienating some facebook users who don't share his views on donald trump or immigration? >> there is always this risk. this is a man that is very good at knowing what he is saying and the impact it will have. he has many smart political advisors. there is a whole trend of tech companies becoming more political, not in the divisive sense but in the terms of using the tools of politics and diplomacy and mark is one of the leaders in that. that said, they are so cautious on this kind of stuff. you look at what facebook just went through with india where it wanted to provide free internet access and it was mostly rebuked by the indian people because
there was a fear that they would be seen as the controlled view of the internet in facebook's favor. the company is very, very sensitive about this. and i think it's important to say he has shown what he believes. but there is no evidence that facebook has tipped the scales. and the reason they won't isn't because it's not within their right. it's because facebook does what is best for facebook and as a business, it's not best for them to control the outcome of the >> right. i have half a minute. one reason this made a lot of online headlines is internal facebook hole in which some employees asked, we don't know how many employees were involved, what responsibility does facebook have to prevent president trump in 2017? obviously people in the ranks don't like the donald. >> yeah, that's true. a lot of people said facebook is essentially a media outlet like "the new york times." "the new york times" has really been much stronger in warning against a trump presidency. facebook could do that. there is no evidence it will,
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was i thinking? and that really was encouraging to have someone wanting to know what was -- what was my thinking pattern? what was going on in my mind during the whole episode. >> others are saying this is political propaganda. >> sure. >> to support anita hill and even support hillary clinton. >> for me, i felt it's important for me to not hold back on my political beliefs because of what i do for a living. >> joining is now is neata totenberg who broke the story back in 1991. you were asked to be in this movie. what did you say? >> no. >> why? >> well, they wanted many he to revoice my story so they could have video of it. they wanted me to sort of reenact my interview with her and my first approach to her which first of all i couldn't do. i don't remember it that well. i don't have the notes from it anymore. but i said, no. that's going against the rules.
kint do. that i'm sorry. so they used a little bit of me, of the actual report. but we wouldn't let them edit it, either. >> interesting. so some conservatives are saying the movie is inaccurate. some scenes and dialogue are created and slanted to make anita hill look good. she said there are some composite characters and invented dialogue. >> it can't be completely accurate. it's compressing vast amounts of information in time into an hour and a half or two hours. i saw the movie once. because i was curious enough to look at it. and i think actually it's -- to me, it was quite interesting. i thought that she come off telling a completely credible story but so does clarence thomas. and i remember having that feeling. the villian in the piece is the judiciary committee. >> the senators don't look good. >> they look awful. >> the republicans look vicious. the democrats look hapless and biden looks gutless. >> and does that reflect the
tumultuous period that you chronicled? >> i think it is an accurate reflection. and i said this before. but to me, when i broke in story, to me the story was judiciary committee had not looked into this on its own privately when it could have actually resolved this. had a chance of resolving it. the minute slated hearings for three or four days later in the kind of atmosphere we were in, it was sealing the fate of the truthfulness of what this was all b and we would never know what the real answer was. >> now in the movie, clarence thomas is shown as shaken by the allegations and saying to his wife it's not true. it not completely one sided. i can understand because the emotions of that time still run pretty high 25 years later where somebody would say, well, this is the vehicle to make anita hill look better carrie washington did meet with anita hill. >> the thing it was minor and much more major in the movie was
the fact she took a lie detector test, a polygraph and passed it. and he refused to. now there is a perfectly good reason to refuse to. they're not entirely accurate. and, you know, there are plenty of important people like george shultz refuse to take polygraphs when they want people in the state department to take them. but in that sense, the believability of her story is more so in the movie. >> now, people forget that she initially didn't want to come forward. you played a role in that because you found out about her and you got the copy of the affidavit and you called her and still have not revealed your source, even 25 years later. obviously also you and another reporter who worked on the story had to deal with a leak investigation. was there a reaction against you for disclosing the allegations by anita hill? >> it was awful. it was really dreadful. i said this and, you know, you don't want to sound like a
whiner. but everything you ever done in your life that wasn't perfect gets examined and held up and people screaming at you. they're preventing -- i mean, i left the "nightline" studio one night and allen simpson who is my friend since then, i made sure we made up. but allen simpson was screaming at me, not allowing the car to leave. i finally get out of the car. i yell back at him. we go around the corner. and the driver stops. he says to me, lady, you better get a gun. >> so this was not the most pleasant period of your life. you weren't saying the allegations are true. you were saying here is the confident. >> thank you very much for coming in. >> thank you for having me. coming up with bernie sanders drawing massive crowds and the press starting to view hillary clinton as a damaged candidate. and later, when columnists savage hullry clinton or donald trump, is there a line between kmen serrie and shear partisanship?
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if anyone doubted liberals hatred to hillary clinton and bernie sander, that vanished at the cnn debate. >> can you name one decision she made as senator that shows she favored banks because of the money she received? >> the obvious decision is when the greed and recklessness and illegal behavior of wall street brought this country into the worst economic down turn since the great recession, great depression of the 30s. now secretary clinton was giving speeches to go goldman sachs for $225,000. >> well, you can tell, he cannot come up with any example because there is no example. >> secretary clinton called them out. oh, my goodness. they must have been really crushed by this. >> dripping with disdain. we're back with the panel and
heidi, i thought the wolf blitzer and dana bash did a good job. they were encouraging conflict at that debate or hillary and bernie going to go at it no matter what? >> i think they did a great job about making it about the candidates. they stepped back. i think the moment was primed for this before we even went into this debate. we were all reporting how hillary's strategy is now to go for the kill. and then worry about unity later. i think that this was a reflection of. that bernie's irritation on his side as well. >> i have a question for you. i'm going to pause. it is reflected in the "saturday night live" xit laskit last nig. take a look. >> you've been vague in the past, how exactly are you going to break up the big bang? >> once i'm elected president, i'll have a nice white house gym and then go to the big banks and sit them down and yada, yada, yada, they'll be broken up. >> whether snl went after trump and talked about this as a
cultural barometer. is this a view that he has great rhetoriche? doesn't really have the details to back up some of the proposals. >> yeah, that's been the knock against him. he had that editorial where he really couldn't back his policies that he was putting forth. i think after the cnn debate, look, the secret is out. bernie sanders and hillary clinton do not like each other. >> it wasn't that much of a secret. >> well, it's known for sure now. you can see the frustration with hillary clinton, she can't put this to bed. she can't put this campaign behind her and just be the nominee. >> when hillary clinton was in a skit in new york, called the inner circle, the gridiron club here in d.c., he made a joke and she went along and blamed him. press made a big deal out of it. is it a big deal? >> not to me, as a black person i say this. that is something people say to each other all the time. what struck me is so many colleagues said they never heard of it. >> i never heard of it.
>> and they said colored people. isn't that offensive? i said well i don't know if it's offensive. black people say that to each other all the time much it's like someone saying manana in latin america. i think it was dach us are for hillary clinton. we're just talking about bernie sanders and why that acrimony has some consequence and why the media should focus on it. hillary needs bernie supporters. >> let the record show that juan showed up on time for this segment. bernie is drawing massive crowds, 30,000, 40,000 per month. he reported that. but when he goes to lower manhattan and there are 27,000 people near nyu, the new york press were like, wow this guy is for real. >> maybe they haven't been out there. at every -- in every state including states he's won and lost, it's the same. he has huge crowds. the reason why -- and neighbor is undercover a little bit, people have organized ahead of
bernie sanders. we were autopsy surprised bha happened in iowa. people were organizing before bernie ever got there. that's why it's been the same throughout the country. >> so bernie sanders took 48 hours off the campaign trail to go to the vatican and speak at a panel and then he got -- he says five minute audience with the pope and pope frances, he said it was just a hand shake. anybody that needs a psychiatrist, the pope says. the way he is covered is this really weird thing. was that fair? >> i think it is a really weird thing. he has the new york primary right around the corner. he is taking time off to give a speech at the vatican. he makes the big deal about the pope. he said i gave him two seconds of my time. i literally shook his hand. nothing see here. and bernie sanders is singing praises and trying to make it seem like this huge deal. huge deal that -- >> catholic voters in new york. >> you don't take time off right before a primary in my opinion. that's the reason why they
covered it is because it was weird. >> i just want to jump in here. i think you touched on something so fascinating to me many terms of the press conference or lack of the coverage in the fact that bernie sand serz jewish. no jewish candidate has ever gone to this level of american public life. >> it is rarely talked about it. but there was a cnn.com story, the headline is "the book of bernie: what religion is sanders." he said religion is a guiding principle in his life but he's not particularly religious or a member of any synagogue. so what? >> correct. in fact, increasing number in this generation say that they're nondenominational. bernie, it's not that he is somehowct that he's jewish. he is simply saying, it is not defining him. and it's so interesting. did he not speak at apec in that debate we just played. he goes after israel in terms of his defense. and now he's off to the vatican. i think he is presenting as a different sort of nonreligion -- nondenominational presence of
opinion. >> this is all getting more coverage if the media believe that bernie sand hers a shot at the democratic nominee. thank you very much for a great discussion. next on "media buzz," how far columnists can and should go in savaging candidates they don't like? and later, new york's daily news and new york post at war again. this time over donald trump. i tg for my frequent heartburn because you can't beat zero heartburn! ahhh the sweet taste of victory! prilosec otc. one pill each morning. 24 hours. zero heartburn.
how far should commentators go fwh denouncing candidates they don't like? i put that to a columnist of "the atlantic" and author of a book "love that boy." >> welcome. >> thanks for having me. >> you're a columnist. you're paid for your opinions. let's talk about how far is too far? you say donald trump is a social media whore, a bigoted sexist fan of political violence, it sounds like you're running an opposition pac. >> those are my opinions. look, i could be a little more careful and say what he is saying is sexist. what he is saying is bigoted. what he is doing is vacuous, the lack of policy shows he is vacuouc and ignorant. but all of those things are not only my opinions sh but i think they're backed up by facts. >> hillary clinton who you covered in arkansas, you've known her a long time from firings in the courthouse travel
office to e-mails to day. you have written a lot about whether hillary clinton lies. it sound from these kind of sentences like you can't stand her. >> actually, i really like hillary clinton. i've known her for a long time. i auld said if i could have a drink with either clinton, it would be hands down hillary clinton. i think she's a fine person and qualified to be president. i think what she did with the e-mail issue, if everyone did it and allowed to make this precedent, there would be no freedom of information act or legislative oversight anywhere in this country. and it would be constantly jeopardizing u.s. secrets. if we lou a politician to do that without accountability and to deceive us about it, that's setting a terrible precedent. as reporters, and even columnists, it's our job to say what you're doing, donald trump that, is sexist the way you treated megyn kelly and what you're doing, hillary clinton that, is deceptive the way you treat the american public. >> you do give it to both sides. but when you use this kind of
strident colorful language, it is also a view breaking throughout nouz and get ago tension for what you write? >> i don't think of it that way. when i worked at the ap for years, a great institution. largest news organization in the world. one thing the boss there or the executive editor tried to get me to do to kind of lead the way in the rest of ap was to get away from what she called weasel words. when we know a governor has done something wrong, instead of saying critics say what the governor has done is wrong, if factually what he's done is wrong, we should say the governor is wrong. that we shouldn't always -- we shouldn't have false he quif lentz. she wanted to teach the rest of the ap and she wanted me to lead the way with my columns. don't pretend there is always one hand on the other hand and they're equal. call out people when at the do wrong. use clear, concise and in some cases provocative language if that's what gets your point across. and so i was taught to do that. i'm proud of what i've done. >> in your book you talk about your son tyler and i'm a dad.
i wrestle with. this lots of dads wrestle with. this you missed a lot of family life because you were going around the country covering stories that seemed very, very, very important at the time. do you feel at time you weren't there for him? >> yeah. what parent doesn't? for me, i think there is an extra shame. i write about it in "love that boy" because i had choices. a lot of parents who are working two, three jobs and can't be home with their kids, i could have been home more. it was important to my family and it was a decision my wife and i made that i take this path, that i leave arkansas and cover the white house and the campaigns. but every day you make choices in your life. and there are too often i could have chose work or home and i chose work. >> you tell the story about the book how on 9/11 you hung up on your wife because you had to get back to work. she is home with the three kids and later tells you, you know, i don't have much adult contact. raising our children and you don't want to talk about your work because you've been doing that all day.
>> i haven't talked about that story since i wrote it. yeah. on 9/11, she called right after i broke the news that these were planes were hijacked. and i said i got to go. i can't talk you to. i was too busy telling the rest of the world. i wouldn't tell my wife what was going on. i didn't even ask her, what are you doing with the three kids that are in school? that got us -- when i realize what i had done to her, one of the first things i did is take a tape recorder to one of our date nights. i interviewed her. it was interesting how just dispassionate i was able to be. but then when i sat down and listened to what she said to write the book and i listened for the first time in my life in that tape recording that by then was a couple weeks ago, it blew my mind. i heard many i wife saying to me that, you know, you didn't want to talk about 9/11 the because you were busy. you didn't want to talk about work for years when you were home. i wanted to talk about it. why didn't you listen to me? >> back to your son and how he got meetings with bill clinton and george bush. you missed the symptoms of
asberger's originally. you wanted hill to be popular. you pushed him into playing sports. you were pretty hard on yourself in this book. >> yeah. and it's not an exercise of, you know, i know i can't get forgiveness or solution just by doing this, it's not like me talking to a priest. but i think it's important. if nothing else, if parents can get out of the book that hey, you're not aloevenlt i recognize we all carry some guilt. and none of us are perfect parents. i'm certainly not an expert. i wasn't when i was 23 and first had a child and i'm certainly now at 53. but i did go through a couple years thanks to my wife of looking at myself really hard and trying to be honest with myself. i'm hoping that maybe i can help somebody, especially dads who keep this all inside. to deal with, you know, if you feel guilty about something, see what can you do to be better about it zbhchlt hard book to write and fascinating book to read. >> thank you. i love doing your show. >> after the break, ed henry on donald trump meeting the press again today after losing last
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donald trump meeting with reporters and accepting endorsements on staten island today. joining us now is ed henry, fox's chief white house correspondent who recovered the hillary clinton campaign. good to see you, ed. yesterday you were sitting in on fox and friends and got to ask trump a question during one of his call ins. let's listen. >> why not leave the republican party and run as an independent? you say the party rigged? why are you running as a republican? >> i'm leading so far. i'd rather do it as a republican. i am a republican, i'd rather
clean up the system so for the future we can have a much fairer system. >> are you expecting him to make news and say you are right, i think i may leave the party. >> i cover the democrats. i don't usually get a chance to press him. i hear social media, commentary elsewhere saying she is folks never press him, just let him talk. i thought that would be one area. but the idea being he keeps saying lying ted cruz and that the republican party rigged and it that they are corrupt. seems like a natural question to say why in the world are you still a republican candidate? it was a reasonable answer. i think for him to say i'm going to stay within the system and try to fix night because i'm leading by a hot. >> right. that's the way he likes to spin night you spend most of your time on the road with the hillary clinton campaign. how many opportunities do you have to ask her a question? has she held any kind of --
>> a handful of press viblts here and there. a lot of times we are told about them at the last possible moment. one recent one this the bronx. i had just been in new york. left sto for pennsylvania. she went to new york and outside yaerch stadium. would have loved to have been there. i didn't. just the small pool of reporters around her were told about night is she paying the price for this not being willing to answer questions. >> she is still win. that's their strategy to get the nomination. >> not to please the press. >> in the case of bernie sanders, people were dismissing him. i'm trying to be fair and say give him a shot. we should cover him tough but fair like hillary clinton. and when he is not winning she shouldn't be propping him up. we shouldn't be cheerleading. we should be saying do you think you can win this thing?
his campaign says we're going to have a great may. so my question was are you not going to win new york hold on a second. if you are not going to win new york and all those delegates don't tell me about a good may. you have got to win in april. >> do you think there has been good reporting on the details of the political agreements? >> it took a while. >> just the back and forth. >> mostly been the back and forth. we do the horse race, what's going on today. but i think the daily news editorial board did a good job and i think it was a turning point pressing bernie sanders on the details and he struggled with that. >> thank you. still to come, a new tabloid war in new york over donald trump. and candidates showcasing their spouses and kids on the air. how much does that really help? ? heartburn! no one burns on my watch! try alka-seltzer heartburn reliefchews.
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how much do new york's tabloids despise each other? on the same day that mu period of time rue dock's new york post endorsed him, the daily news attacked its rival over the retirement of mr. allen. the news story about the so-called belligerent boss includes blind quotes from staffers. keep in mind that mark zuckerman's daily news -- presidential candidates have always showcased their families. this week they are all over the air waves casting their husband or dad in a softer light. >> i think the way he raised me and the way he raised tiffany, it's a testament to the fact that he believes in inspiring women and empowering women. he always toout taught me there
wasn't anything i couldn't do. >> i was back for caroline's datdy daughter picnic at school which featured all the dads running and playing games and -- >> my favorite. >> her favorite was that she got to dress up daddy in a pink boa and goofy looking. >> underwear. >> underwear. >> the first time at the victory party he asked me to dance and that was like the end. it was the beginning of everything. >> cruz daughters are cute. "new york times" has a profile of ivanka trump. we all know this is designed to humanize the politician making them seem more like, well, ordinary human beings. and the media play along because it's good programming. you know something, no matter how cynical you are, it kind of works. that's it for this edition of media buzz. i'm howard kurtz. we hope you like your facebook page. be part of your buzz. videos and i respond to your e-mail.
media buzz at fox news dot com. make a question or comment about the media and i will respond. keep the dialogue going. we try to make it a two-way street. we're back here next sunday, 11 and 5 eastern with the latee buzz. at it again with a fox news alert. the battle for new york state reaching a fevered pitch as the republican presidential candidates hit the final stretch with just two days to go before this coming week's critical primary on this tuesday. let's look at staten island. it is a republican empastion. donald trump has received an endorsement from a police officers union there. clearly he is looking for a last-minute edge to try to keep him over the 50% vote that would mean more delegates on tuesday for his cause. hello every