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joining us now from dallas to a week of hashly negatively press is christina pearson. you hear there's a lot of bad press this week donald trump has and some of it is justified because of the remarks about the kahn family and not endorsing paul ryan. could you see that some portion of this is because of the miss steps on the candidates part? >> well, what i concede is this is also to be expected after the convention. howie this is not new. we have seen the news outlets and media to take parts in the post convention to throw everything at the republican candidate. they did it to john mccain and
mitt romney. instead, we have a candidate that's going to fight back. there are opportunities that could have done a little bit bmplt at the same time, we have done that too. we're working hard everyday to get the message out there. sometimes it's not going to be perfect but i will tell you this, the media is not trying to hide it at this point. not just the wiki leakes reports and that they're working directly with them but in la times and opted by dustin that talked about -- he asked the question why have the rules been rewritten and it's obviously now and they're not trying to hide it. >> let me play with you donald trump at a rally yesterday and new hampshire yesterday and this is what he said of hillary clinton. >> she is a totally unhinged person. she's unbalanced. all they have to do is watch her and see her.
>> i have been arguing that it's unfair for the media to say that trump is crazy and is he unbalanced or unhinged is a word. joe use and the candidates are using that, it does not seem like the outrage that it may otherwise be. >> well, i think it's the difference in the two campaigns talking about each other and the media helping the campaign with the narrative. mr. trump was talking about the in stances that the secrete s service has talked about and being enraged and scratching her husband and hearing things break in the white house. these are thing that is have happened and been reported by the secrete service. the stories that are coming out are fake. it's the same thing that they did the ronald reagan and saying that he was crazy and unhinged and won by a land slide. we can not sit here and pretend
that donald trump has not been out there in the public eye and then all of a sudden he is unhinged and crazy and racist. people know that. >> i have about a half of a minute and i am glad that you can see that everything did not go perfect but the extent that you think that the media is unfair and is it because they don't like him or don't want him to win. >> there's absolutely a deep seeded bias and they're all proo te protecting hillary clinton and bill kwlin ton for a long time. they're identifying 84 minutes on cnn morning program and the fake controversy and the babies and devils with regard to donald trump and only 27 second toss the hostage payment. that's biassed and as i said, they're not trying to hide it anymore. >> okay. we're going to push back that every single one is against
the conservative blogger we want off on trump supporters the other day and said he is sorry. donald trump wants to turn nato into a shake down machine. you should be ashamed of yourself and the fact that the cult leader that's personally affected by 9/11 does not know that the nato protected his butt that day. he did not say butt. you disgust me and he apologized on facebook and said i should not have written when i wrote.
2 it was in anger. now, sure people make mistakes on tv and it's different when journalists and common at a tornados use fofowl language -- group during the primaries and cn was in the troubles when she said this. >> have you lost any hope that the gop can rain to be more bop traditional? >> i lost all hope seven or eight months ago quiet candidly. it's a loud mouth [ bleep ]. >> that's right. she used the nickname for the
guys named richard. did he regret it? yes, he said #sorry #not sorry. he was a guest and they were casting trump for a lack of knowledge when he said this. >> there was a tone for this kind of thing. this is the motive of [ bleep ] artist. sometimes amusing and entertaining. >> not just bs but the full word. i'm calling bs on that. i have no problem with cursing up a storm, but there's a time and a place and television news is not the place. isn't it interesting that the standards are being ignored when it comes to donald trump. and the first news conference for more than 240 days and it was not a growing. first to former presidential campaign advisers and why the coverage of trump's style is relentlessly negative.
just like hilly's commercials, there's so false. so false. she has the one with bloods coming out of her eyes and i mentd her nose or her ears or her mouth and they're pervert and think it was another location. >> oh my god. >> joining us now are senior add vierz sor to the trump campaign who managed carson's campaign and then a former top o official campaign. after all of the media criticism, they go to the rally
and talk about megyn kelly and then whether being mocked. is it fair for the press to say that this is a candidate that has trouble staying on message? >> well, we have not seen a lot of discipline in the last seven and a half days. >> were advising the campaign and did they suggest that the campaign be more focused and talked about ab and c? >> yeah, the rallies are if it's 30 minutes of top of the head staking or less useful. they should have a message. they should have a focus. >> sir, maybe this whole sort of message and talk about one issue a day and old fashion aproemp is favored by the press. maybe it does not reflect trump's personality and that's what got him to where he is now. >> not only that, it's not favored by the press. they could complain that both candidates were on method and nothing to report about. particularly behind the scenes to aide. why can't they say something new
and that's when you get them covering my bags did not come off my bus in time and twitter is a shark fest. they love to report about this and how bad it is. >> i think that you nailed it. does it matter how most of the media is pounding trump like we have shone and then calling into question or do a lot of people disz miss that because they don't like the press either? >> well, both campaigns get nothing but abuse by the people of these events. they think that they're bias and do not listen to them. i think that's across america. >> some of this also as i mention ld coming from the ride. you have big name commentators and then the standards were opposed to trump by the common at a or thes and then you have george will and then bill crystal and does that criticism hurt a republican candidate and
does it undercut the notion that this is all liberal media bias? >> yes and no. >> you have to pick. >> yeah i know. there's people in trump's base that if david brooks don't like donald trump, they like them more. >> they don't feel that such columnist are true conservatives in a way. they think that they're a leadest. >> yeah the thing that caused the globalization and that's all that trump complains about. there's a percentage of the republican party that does read them and listen to what he has to say and if they think that he is unhinged, maybe they know more. you look back in the rally and talking about megyn kelly and there's a guy going yay. that's a base. it's not affecting him like the main stream media. >> it's the press and he needs to expand the base in a general
election and then everybody hates the media and then they despice the media. >> yeah, i disagree with you. they have got two of the worlds most poplar people and running against each other and no amount of advertising is going to change much or coverage. it's bait and turning out. now, trump it's amazing to me that they mailed them and it's going to happen two days out and then while hillary is getting 50 people in cleveland. >> yeah so if trump is in a fight with john mccain or both of them endorsed and it's not quit there yet, do the base voters care about that? >> they're with him actually. they have a seven and a half percent approval rating. it stinks and they're going to get in the line. >> yeah, when you worked for
carly people said that she can win and not win. how hard can it be for donald trump to change the rap that the press has on him right now? >> it's hard to change the media narrative by going to the media to change it. on the other hand, and i'm not the first person to say this the polls will go back up. this is not going to be a slow and steady slide down. they're going to go back up and anything that the media loves is a come back story. >> so people will say he turned the corner. >> yeah, we're filling the prelims to borrow the olympic terms. we're not in the cycle yet. >> yeah, this is so fickle and make you an excellent point. >> thank you very much and great to see you here. ahead on media buzz whether the press is over playing the slip age in the polls.
often with reporters across the country. [ applause ] >> especially those news organization that travel the country with you wherever you go. >> for the most part they did not exactly grill the democratic nominee. >> most meaningful conversation that you have had with an african american. >> do you take latino voters seriously or taking them for granted that there are going vote republican? >> well, i take them seriously because i have had a great privilege working for many years with latino leader, activists, business men and woman. >> we're back with the panel and crystal ball and seriously, do you take latino voters seriously. you would have loved questions like that. >> yeah, there are some softball in there but there are serious question in there and whether the e-mails and what she said
about them are truthful. she got the tough questions on the obama legacy and some called him the quarter in chief and she got tough questions there. that's the backdrop on the question that she got if the democratic party takes them seriously or taking it for granted. >> well, in my view there are tough questions but then you have accused donald trump of using sexual language. what you think? do you green with that? what do you make of that? >> well, the most awful thing of the press conference is that the journal iists were applauding here. that's not appropriate behavior. >> yeah, this is a conference by journalists association and say that most of them were not reporters. i take your point. i was not there. >> well, the questions were too easy. it's important when you're dealing with hillary clinton that you do not present a question that it's easy for her to avad answering it. >> yeah.
i don't think that the questions were tough at all. they were easy to get the avasive response and she is not confront window the particulars of the way that she has lied about the scandals. >> yeah, they were not enough to get herself in trouble. >> yeah, well the backdrop is that last sunday chrisle wallace pressed hillary clinton on the e-mail scandal and she has given a few interviews. first time on fox and she said that the answers were truthful and what she said was consistent on what she told the american people. this did come up on friday's press er. this is what she said. >> i may have short circuited and for that i will try to clarify. i think that chris wallace and i were talking past each other. >> what does she mean short circuit? what does that mean? >> everyone should listen to the answer, and i want to give christine walker of nbc the
credit for asking the tough questions and giving the follow up. you saw her barf out an answer that was intentionally confusing and she said that she short circuited. she has ways of making things up when she was being investigated for the crime by the fb skpirks she called it a security review. they do not do them. what she does -- >> when you say barf out. >> yeah people have to read the transcript of the answer and it was unbelievable. she continues to tell the same statement over and over again and it's just unbelievable at the stage. >> yeah, jump in on this. surprisingly legally the case is over. it does not continue to pursue criminal charges. hillary clinton cannot help herself. the fbi said that -- in fact comey said that she was extremely irresponsible. >> i don't think that it's accurate to say that it's over.
one thing that she is saying is that she did not lie in the fbi conversation. that's not the only time that she talked about. james visited congress and did mengsz if they wanted him to look into the false statements there, he could do that. >> that's a fair point. what about the press conference and hillary clinton stepping on it in this and now we have this new short circuit? >> yeah, i think that it was covered extensively. they were bound and not act ritd and i agree with the large extent. she has not from the beginning been able to deal with it head on and acknowledge the mistakes and move forward. now she is stuck in this very legal what i said to him was this and what i meant was this. it does not ring well. when you had the week that trump had, it does not break through the way that it should. >> totally over has had doshado
♪ ♪ . it's no secrete that donald trump is flipping in the polls this week. is the media making too much of that? joining us is the republican and fox news publisher. are they going too far. >> yes. ask someone of your closest friends how many of them are voting for donald trump. you do this in a state like missouri, iowa, florida, ohio. maybe eight, ten or 12. you ask a journalist as i have done in the last week, it's
maybe one or two. even i as a sometime republican holster only three or four people. they're making -- >> you're suggesting that there's a bull here. you're saying that we're -- most of the people that we talk to or read or follow on twitter saying that trump is in trouble. >> i'm not suggesting it. i'm declaring it. it's a bubble and that's a challenge. the other thing is that trump is too available. why does he -- every time that hillary clinton holds a press conference a million goes to the veterans. >> she holds one friday. first time in 2,000 days. why would he give up a great message system for him and he is good at it and when he gets bad press, everybody is talking about him. >> it's not a matterover talking about him but it's the quality and not the quantity. give me your phone. if i were a trump strategist i
would take the phone and throw it way and dump it. that's what is causing his problem. he writes things on twitter that gets turned on him. he delivers in a speech. >> he speeches. >> let me ask you this. people forget that you were the one asking donald trump questions more than a year ago when he ripped john mccain saying he liked people that weren't captured. is the con elect-- controversy khan different? >> john mccain is a politician today and this family has nothing to with politics. this is something trump understood. when trump says, i'm the only one who can make the change, it doesn't work. you talk about political correctness. it works. you talk about changing in washington, that's how trump survives the media. >> this doesn't mean hillary clinton is getting good press, does it? >> she's getting horrible press. he's getting worse press. >> and more of it.
>> it's why more americans dislike these candidates more than any other time. >> this past week, worst presidential campaign i have ever seen. how much does that hurt him given that most people think we are biased and unfair and the playing field is tilted? >> 45% of americans have an unfavorable opinion of him. we have never elected someone that high. hillary clinton is about one-third. trump has to lower that. it's going to come in the debates. it's very simple here. if donald trump, if he ties her in the debates, he loses, because of the negativity. he has to beat her. >> he has to beat her in the estimation of the people who control the microphones who are going to say, he won, he lost, he blew it, she did well. >> actually, because of social media and talk radio, he doesn't. he has three key things. make a change, washington is broken, i will be your voice. if those are his themes, he
how should television anchors go about interviewing donald trump? i sat down with fox's on the record. welcome. >> nice to see you. >> how do we cover this campaign in a hyperpartisan atmosphere where donald trump is depicted not just as unprepared or bigoted but crazy and a threat. >> we can take a breath. we can step back. there are two way dozen s to do. we can hammer him or we can ask the hard, tough question. we can do it politely and get the same information. let the viewer/voters decide. >> you have interviewed trump many times. you ask him what his critics say, let him respond. how much of a challenge is it to interview this guy known for
barrelling his way through interviews? >> i let him talk. people don't tune in to hear me talk. they tune in to hear him talk. >> you have big ratings. >> no, no, no. if i ask a question, i let him go. if he's going to say something wild and outlandish, that's his problem. not mine. i'm not going to be part of it. i will not provoke it. then i will ask a follow-up question. one of the big questions was about his taxes. he says that i advised him not to release his taxes that were in audit. if you read the whole thing, if i'm your lawyer, i say don't release the ones in audit. there are a lot not in audit. release those and i'm not your lawyer. release them all. that doesn't get talked about. >> megyn kelly said the media loved trump during the primaries, big box office attraction. now the mainstream media hate donald trump. do you think that's going too far? >> the media takes sides. i think the media sees which way the wind is blowing. a lot of people don't go beyond the beltway or new york city. i think they talk to each other and party with each other.
when you hear the media use the same words to describe something, for instance, trump's speech the other night that the convention was dark. they all used dark. when mitt romney chose paul ryan to be his vp, it's a bold choice. just listen to each otr. they are watching too much cable tv. >> following each other on twitter. >> they need to get out more and actually talk to the people instead of listening to each other. >> what you are suggesting it's not a level playing field. this is what donald trump says, dishonest press. >> he knows how to come back. he takes to twitter -- i have no sympathy for donald trump and hillary clinton. they can have as much air time as they want. no boo-huoo that -- if he wante to explain something, he is welcome to come on my show. >> hillary clinton has done fewer interviews. >> i did -- eight times traveled with her overseas. >> is she being, especially in the last couple weeks, is she
being overshadowed because there's so much about trump, trump did this, did that, down in the polls? >> she is playing media game. she's smart. a lot of democrats won't come on fox news, because they use it as a fund-raising tool. money comes in when they complain about fox news and send out e-mails looking for funds. she knows what she's doing. she could have as much air time as she wants. if she's overshadowed, that's her decision. >> to the extent to which trump is getting hammered for just about everything, do you think this reflects the fact that many journalists -- >> some is -- when people get hammered -- okay. >> he made mistakes. those should be covered. sometimes he keeps negative stories alive. at the same time, do you think that some journalists -- you talk about new york, washington, everybody they know doesn't like trump and therefore there's a certain kind of group think that sets in. >> no. i think that what happens is that i don't think anyone is
willing to step back and look what he says and analyze it. i think once you are on that roller coaster ride going in one direction, you can't reverse it. whether or not it's -- whether or not trump says anything that perhaps should get a different type of reporting i think people are set in their ways on trump in the media. >> you see a lack of context? >> he deserves a lot of it. lack of context, but he deserves a lot of it. he's fiery, he is -- people put the cameras on him and he talks. i'm not saying he doesn't deserve a lot of this or even all of this. i'm just saying that the med media -- sometimes the media doesn't have independent thinking, bold, dark, are my examples. >> good to see you. i'm howard kertz. check out our facebook page. e-mail us. we post a lot of content there. continue the conversation on twitter.
a lot of you let me know what you think. we got through it. we will be back next sunday at 11:00 and 5:00 eastern with the latest buzz. . donald trump and hillary clinton entering a critical new week for their campaigns, as both turn their focus to the economy with big policy speeches in the days to come. i'm laura ingel in for harris faulkner and this is "the fox report." >> both donald trump and hillary clinton will go in to details on their economic agendas. trump set to deliver a major address tomorrow in detroit. clinton will make her speech the same city on thursday. this comes as brand new "washington post" abc news poll shows more people think clinton would do a better job handling the economy. it's an issue that is supposed to be one of trump's