In another case of a journalist completely lacking self awareness, NBC Today anchor Savannah Guthrie admitted to The Hollywood Reporter that she tried “really hard” to stay unbiased in her job. But not before slamming viewers who didn’t share her own opinions as “biased.” “I try really hard to stay neutral,” she said. “But often that's not what you're finding on social media. You're finding people who are very opinionated and detect bias in anyone who does not share that opinion,” Guthrie added.
To start off ABC’s The View show December 2, the ladies actually discussed whether or not Trump’s election win was causing a phenomenon of wives spurning their husbands in the bedroom. Calling it the ‘Trump Bedroom Backlash’ Behar asked, “Is Trump causing ‘electile dysfunction?’” before the panel erupted in giggles but also agreement.
Friday’s “Hot Topics” on the View was so incredibly biased it was hard to know where to begin. After playing a leaked audioclip of Trump aide Kellyanne Conway arguing with Clinton aide Jennifer Palmieri about the election results, Behar asked the panel if Palmieri was right in calling out Conway for winning on a platform of white supremacists. The liberal panelists wholeheartedly agreed with Palmieri, with Sara Haines making the most ludicrous comment.
ABC commentator Cokie Roberts rudely dismissed former Governor of Alaska and John McCain running-mate Sarah Palin as “a laughingstock” on Thursday’s Good Morning America. Discussing rumors that Donald Trump is considering Palin for Secretary of Veterans Affairs, anchor Robin Roberts brought in longtime journalist Cokie Roberts to get her thoughts on the potential pick. Cokie was dismissive from the start, bashing Palin as a joke and predicting she would be a problem in Congress.
Every year, the media promotes an annual study put out by the The Southern Poverty Law Center, a left wing organization devoted to “monitoring” hate groups and crimes across the U.S, despite provoking it’s own hate crime against a conservative organization in 2012. The group has a cozy relationship with the media, with its president Richard Cohen frequently appearing on news programs to promote his group’s “studies,” even though the group in no way actually vets or verifies any of the alleged incidents.
Hours after Donald Trump announced Republican Congressman Tom Price as his pick for Health and Human Services Secretary, the media had already begun their witch hunt against him. Price is a vocal opponent of Obamacare with a consistently conservative record on social issues such as abortion. This, of course, made him an easy target for liberal journalists who took to Twitter Tuesday morning to bash the cabinet pick as a disaster for poor people and the LGBT community.
On Monday’s Morning Joe on MSNBC, Joe Scarborough unloaded on the media, calling out specific journalists and newspapers as “hypocrites” for harping on Trump to accept the results of the election before it happened, but now, giving Hillary Clinton a pass for joining in a recount effort led by the Green Party. Holding up newspapers like the New York Times, Scarborough shouted, “This why, by the way, you’re all going out of business!”
Oh how time can change things. A month before the election, the media was in a frenzy over Donald Trump seemingly “refusing” to say he would “accept” the results of the election, if he lost, (which the media was certain he would.) But less than a month after the election, the media, and networks in particular have shown their hypocrisy in now giving a pass to Democrats who are demanding a recount in several states.
On Tuesday’s The Situation Room on CNN, anchor Wolf Blitzer joined the rest of the media in spending endless hours harping on a gathering of 200 white supremacists expressing their support for Trump. In an interview with RNC strategist Sean Spicer, Blitzer repeatedly asked Spicer why Trump hadn’t come out in a video to denounce their support. Eventually Spicer snapped and asked Blitzer: “Should he write it in the sky with an airplane? I mean at what point is it enough? I don't know but I think that he has been very clear, and it's time to move on.”
During an appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers early Wednesday morning, CBS This Morning anchor Gayle King expressed surprise at being called the “dishonest media.” Meyers asked King about the news networks meeting with Donald Trump on Monday morning, where Trump reportedly called the journalists in attendance, the “dishonest media.” King said the characterization made her “uncomfortable” but she felt that Trump wasn’t talking about her network.