Appearing as a guest on Monday's New Day on CNN for a discussion of GOP presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson's reluctance to elect a Muslim President, as well as Donald Trump's response to an anti-Muslim question, Haroon Moghul of Religion Dispatches seemed to make a tortured comparison between Muslim extremists inflaming anti-Muslim sentiment through committing terrorism and Israel inflaming anti-Jew sentiment by undertaking legitimate acts of self-defense.
Brad Wilmouth is a former Media Research Center news analyst and an alumnus of the University of Virginia.
Appearing in a pre-recorded interview on Sunday's Fareed Zakaria GPS on CNN, English actress Helen Mirren -- known for portraying the part of Queen Elizabeth II -- lavishly praised Hillary Clinton as someone with "enormous intelligence," "brilliance," and a "very, very, very fast-moving" brain.
And, although she ended up hedging on whether she would actually vote for Clinton if she could, Mirren declared that it would be "absolutely fantastic" if a woman were elected President next year because she believes it would give a boost to actresses looking for more distinguished characters to play.
Catching up on Wednesday's PBS NewsHour, a report filed by PBS political director Lisa Desjardins on the debate over Planned Parenthood funding featured several soundbites of a University of California at Davis professor who, although not presented as a biased source, put forth a mostly liberal slant on the issue as he tagged GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz as the "most radical" on the issue, and warned that Hillary Clinton may benefit in the general election.
On Friday's PBS NewsHour, during a discussion of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's sagging poll numbers, host Judy Woodruff seemed unfazed by Clinton's incendiary claim that Republicans have similar views toward women as terrorists as she cited the charge as evidence that her campaign may be bouncing back.
Woodruff's suggestion came after liberal columnist and PBS regular Mark Shields warned that it is "a real problem" and "a killer" for a Democratic candidate to have poll numbers as weak as Clinton's when it comes to whether voters view her as someone who "cares about people and the needs of someone like you." After recounting that Democrats like Bill Clinton and Barack Obama had scored highly on this measure before their electoral victories, Shields fretted over her numbers:
Friday's CNN Newsroom showed a classic liberal media double standard as a GOP guest was hit from the left substantially more on the gun issue as compared to a later Democratic guest who was just barely hit from the right. In the aftermath of Connecticut Democratic Senator Chris Murphy's recent incendiary claim that congressional members -- referring mostly to Republicans -- who have opposed enacting more gun laws have "complicity" and are "sending a message of quiet endorsement of these murders," CNN host Poppy Harlow hit former Virginia Republican Governor Jim Gilmore almost entirely from the left.
On Thursday's CNN Newsroom, during coverage of the shooting deaths of two journalists in Virginia by a disgruntled former co-worker, CNN anchor Carol Costello declared that "it just makes me angry" that, in the aftermath of such high-profile shootings, "nothing is ever done" to try to prevent future shootings because of people who "hide behind their old, tired arguments."
About an hour later, after CNN's Chris Cuomo brought up her expression of anger, he lamented the failure for politicians to enact more gun laws as he declared that "any fool would know" that "there's a better way to deal with guns in this society than we are," before soon adding, "Of course the gun policy doesn't make sense right now .Of course it doesn't. And that's why you're angry."
As GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry appeared as a guest on Tuesday's New Day, co-anchor Alisyn Camerota challenged the former Texas governor for vetoing a Texas bill on equal pay, as she demanded, "Don't women deserve equal pay?"
On Monday's New Day, during a discussion of GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump's recent criticism of President Barack Obama's deal with Iran on the Islamic state's nuclear program, Daily Beast editor and liberal CNN political commentator Jon Avlon oddly claimed that Obama has a "nuanced negotiating style" that is "inspirational" as he responded to the GOP presidential candidate's comments.
On Monday's New Day, CNN political reporter Sara Murray tagged Donald Trump's recently revealed plan for dealing with illegal immigration as a "hardline immigration plan," asserting that the plan "only offers red meat that will appeal to the far right conservative wing of the party."
And, even though there is debate about whether the U.S. Constitution's provision for birthright citizenship actually mandates this right for the children of illegal immigrants, Murray dismissed the push for ending such automatic citizenship by claiming that it is "enshrined in the Constitution."
On Friday's New Day, CNN regulars talked up the possibility of Vice President Joe Biden jumping into the presidential race, with co-host Chris Cuomo declaring that "We have no secret here that we have been pushing Joe Biden to get into the race because we want as many voices as possible to help voters make their decision."
Additionally, as the group discussed Donald Trump's recent jab at the Vice President's history of plagiarism, Cuomo misleadingly referred to the crack as "taking it back to law school," and CNN political reporter Sara Murray dismissed the issue as "some old accusations from law school." But, while he was running for President in 1988, Biden was found to have lifted extensively from the speech of a British politician, and from other speakers as well.
On Friday's Wolf show on CNN, as they updated viewers on the Hillary Clinton email scandal, substitute host Dana Bash and correspondent Evan Perez began by downplaying the classified emails in question as mostly "innocuous" but ended up conceding that the Clinton campaign's "legal argument" in her defense is "not enough of an answer."
Appearing as a guest on Tuesday's PoliticsNation, MSNBC contributor Jonathan Alter -- formerly of Newsweek -- rejoiced over Republicans being uneasy over Donald Trump's presidential campaign as he asserted that GOPers "have created Trumpenstein," "their own Frankenstein monster," adding that they are getting "their just deserts as a political party."
After host Al Sharpton noted that they were awaiting a press conference by Trump, he turned to Alter who declared:
Appearing as a guest on Friday's Legal View with Ashleigh Banfield, liberal CNN commentator Marc Lamont Hill slammed GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson as having "racial amnesia and racial blindness" for not taking a left-wing, divisive view on race in Thursday night's Republican debate, as Hill accused the Republican base of being "race deniers."
The CNN commentator also sounded like he may have been hinting that Republicans "hate" black Americans as he bizarrely charged that GOPers "hate certain people and love" Dr. Carson.
On Thursday's CNN Newsroom, after showing several clips allegedly showing GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush to be "gaffe prone," anchor Carol Costello somehow thought it newsworthy to read and display on air some of the Twitter mockery of Bush and the other Republican candidates, including a suggestion that they are a group of clowns.
On Wednesday's New Day on CNN, co-host Alisyn Camerota took a Gallup poll that indicates a majority of Americans lean against most abortions being legal and tried to spin the numbers into a pro-abortion result as she misleadingly claimed that "eighty percent of respondents believe that abortion should be kept legal."
Camerota's wildly misleading conclusion came during a discussion with Oklahoma Republican Senator James Lankford over the issue of defunding Planned Parenthood. At one point, she brought up the Gallup poll from last May and recalled some of the findings:
Appearing on Wednesday's New Day, CNN political reporter Sara Murray sounded more like a liberal CNN political commentator as she slammed GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush's comments about the federal government perhaps spending more money than it should on women's issues, as she called his remarks "cringeworthy" and "demeaning." She went on to declare that the Bush soundbite was a "gift" for Hillary Clinton and, referring to these women's programs, oddly asserted that "this is how we reproduce in America," as if federal programs were necessary for human reproduction.
On Friday's All In show, MSNBC host Chris Hayes hinted that there was similar credibility between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blaming the terrorist group Hamas for the murders of three Jewish students a year ago, and Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat blaming the Israeli government for the recent murder of a Palestinian boy by Jewish extremists, even though Prime Minister Netanyahu forcefully condemned the attack.
After recounting the boy's death that occurred after his family's home in the West Bank was firebombed, Hayes showed a soundbite of Erekat indicting Israel:
Appearing as a guest on Friday's New Day on CNN, GOP presidential candidate George Pataki -- who is known for generally supporting the legality of abortion -- charged that Planned Parenthood has shown a "callous disregard for humanity and people's sensibilities," as he responded to the undercover videos showing employees discussing the sale of body parts from aborted babies. The former New York governor called for the federal government to stop funding the abortion provider with taxpayer dollars.
As if one had to be "far right wing" to oppose giving legal status to most of the country's millions of illegal immigrants, CNN political analyst Margaret Hoover on Friday's New Day asserted that the "far right wing of the Republican Party" will oppose Donald Trump's plan to allow the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants already in the U.S. to acquire legal status.
Appearing as a guest on Wednesday's New Day on CNN, during a discussion of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani asserted that he would "have her under investigation for about five different crimes right now," and that it is "outrageous that the Justice Department is not moving forward with this."
Calling it a "true criminal case against Hillary Clinton," he further argued that the destruction of the drive which contained 34,000 emails, some of which were government-related, constituted "obstruction of justice" and could be viewed by a court as an "inference of guilt."