Alex Xenos

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News Analysis Intern


Alex Xenos is an intern for the Media Research Center's News Analysis Division. He is currently a senior at the College of William and Mary, majoring in Government and minoring in History.

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When the big networks realized that President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin had a second discussion in Germany, they went nuts. The coverage made it seem like a dark and sinister deal was struck in a hidden alley. In reality, the president went over to talk to Putin at a G-20 dinner in front of every major world leader and enough media to make your head spin. Despite this fact, the media portrayed the "meeting," if you can call it that, as "secret" and "undisclosed."


On Wednesday, CNN did something they would have never done to President Obama. New Day and Newsroom highlighted tweets and news reports mocking President Trump. The tweets/reports were having fun with the fact that a tropical storm was named Don. Even the Washington Post joined in. So much for respectful journalism.


CNN has gone all out in defense of ObamaCare and has attacked any Republican measure to amend it. On Wednesday's New Day, virtually the entirety of the show was spent trashing Republicans. They also continuously whined about the "undisclosed" Trump-Putin meeting that took place at a dinner in front of leaders and the media. How secretive.


On CNN's New Day Tuesday morning, CNN Global Economic Analyst Rana Foroohar advocated for a single-payer health care system while co-host Alisyn Camerota misrepresented statements made by Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH).


CNN New Day on Monday continued their coverage of how Donald Trump and the leaders he meets give handshakes with each other. Not only is this coverage bizarre, it's irresponsible. New Day spent much of their Friday show consumed by the handshakes French President Emmanuel Macron and President Donald Trump shared. Now, days after the handshake took place, they still thought it important enough to devote a segment to it.


If the Trump-Russia news frenzy has shown us anything, it is the hypocrisy of the left. Wednesday evening, CNN political commentator and former Clinton official Paul Begala took things to DEFCON 1 on Anderson Cooper 360.


CNN co-host Alisyn Camerota couldn't resist taking sides on Thursday's New Day or maybe she was just doing her "job." However you want to describe it, Camerota once again exposed her network’s frothing hatred for Donald Trump. She claimed that the President would have sold uranium to Russia. 


As CNN continues their crusade to bring down the Trump presidency, New Day spent 93 percent of their three-hour program Wednesday covering Donald Trump Jr. and the Trump campaign's supposed collusion with Russia. The other seven percent was spent on baseball (~1.5%) and negative coverage of the GOP's healthcare bill (~5.5%).​​​​


On CNN’s Newsroom Monday, political analyst Robert Baer went on a hyperbolic rant about Trump, claiming the President’s behavior towards Russia is akin to “working with the Japanese after Pearl Harbor.”


CNN's New Day started Thursday off with an extraordinarily hypocritical attack on President Trump. Co-host Chris Cuomo criticized the President for talking politics overseas: "The idea of the President of the United States. And again, usually, customarily, you go across to trumpet American values. You leave somewhat of the political interplay here at home. He didn't do that.”


On CNN's New Day Wednesday morning, co-host Chris Cuomo claimed that serious allegations of voter fraud are "B.S.": "Is there a second line to this story in terms of what this commission is about other than the obvious, which is trying to put meat on the bones of a B.S. allegation."


On Friday, CNN New Day invited on the network’s race baiting Kamau Bell to talk about the upcoming episode of his show United Shades of America (a show about how America is racist). The episode will be about how Americans stereotype Chinese Americans.


CNN continues to whine that President Trump’s attacks on the media are a threat to democracy itself. Clearly, the media, especially this network, do not take criticism well. On Thursday’s New Day, CNN political analyst and Daily Beast Editor-in-Chief John Avlon went on a hyperbolic rant that portrayed the president as a “sinister,” “Orwellian” figure.


CNN is pulling out all the stops to defend ObamaCare from Republicans meddling. On Wednesday’s New Day, an ObamaCare supporter was brought on to denounce the GOP plan. Take a look at some of the questions reporter Clarissa Ward (filling in for co-host Alisyn Camerota) asked...


CNN has become a self-serving propaganda mill for journalists the past few months, reaching a new level of shamelessness. Wednesday’s New Day ran the headline, “TRUMP WHITE HOUSE INTENSIFIES WAR WITH MEDIA,” with reporter Clarissa Ward (filling in for co-host Alisyn Camerota) worrying that by labeling the media as fake and such, that the White House is putting the lives of journalists in danger...


During MSNBC's 9 a.m. ET hour on Monday, analyst Steven Brill wanted to make sure everybody understood that ObamaCare is a “conservative” policy: "Let me just remind everyone, the reason that they're in so much trouble is that ObamaCare was a more conservative version of the Republicans' health care proposals...it was so conservative." He added: "The only reason they opposed ObamaCare was that it had the president's name on it. It was the proposal that Richard Nixon wanted.”
 


On Monday’s New Day, co-host Chris Cuomo confidently proclaimed that the Trump administration is lying about the GOP health care bill: “It comes as the Trump administration vows there won't be any cuts to Medicaid. That's simply not true. So we'll take you through the spin and the facts.


On Friday’s Morning Joe, MSNBC panelist Donny Deutsch pushed the typical liberal “tax cuts for the rich” narrative as he slammed the Republican health care reform bill: "The other side of the aisle will call this as a redistribution of wealth. Obviously, parties are given to hyperbole, but the reality according to the Center [for] Tax Policy is that 90 percent of the benefits in this plan go to families making $700,000 a year..."


CNN hosts once again trotted out Jeffrey Toobin, their left-wing political commentator dressed up as a legal analyst, to trash Republicans. Toobin on Thursday expressed his frustration that the media is being distracted by Trump’s tweets when they could be talking about the horrors of the GOP health bill.


In what has become routine business at CNN, New Day played and then praised a Jimmy Kimmel Live skit mocking Republicans. The skit was a trailer spin-off of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets only instead of Harry Potter, it was Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). The idea being that the GOP’s Senate bill is a secret that will wreak havoc on America.