On Monday's CNN Newsroom, host Carol Costello asked Texas Republican Representative and Donald Trump supporter Brian Babin whether the GOP presidential nominee should apologize for calling President Barack Obama the "founder" of ISIS as a way of reaching out to black voters.
Brad Wilmouth is a former Media Research Center news analyst and an alumnus of the University of Virginia.
Appearing as a guest on Sunday's CNN Newsroom with Poppy Harlow, CNN political commentator and New York Times columnist Charles Blow became the latest example of liberals accusing Republicans of racism when they talk about helping black Americans solve problems that they are disproportionately affected by, as he asserted that recent efforts by the Donald Trump campaign at "outreach" to blacks are just an excuse for the GOP candidate to speak negatively about blacks in front of white audiences.
After declaring that "This is just a backhanded way of criticizing black people in front of white people," leading host Harlow to bring up a clip of CNN political commentator Ryan Lizza suggesting that the Trump campaign was just trying to convince college-educated white Republicans that he is not racist, Blow reiterated his charge as he responded: "There may be something to that. I think it's worse than that, though. I do think that it is a backhanded way of criticizing black people in front of white people."
Substituting for allegedly right-leaning columnist David Brooks on Friday's PBS NewsHour, Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin repeated a smear from the left against Breitbart News linking the conservative group and its former executive chairman, Steve Bannon, to "very anti-Semitic and anti-minority" sentiments as she responded negatively to Donald Trump's choice of Bannon as his new campaign CEO.
Appearing as a guest on Thursday's CNN Newsroom with Carol Costello, CNN political analyst David Gergen worried that the Republican party has "turned right," and that GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump is "doubling down" by choosing Steve Bannon of Breitbart News as CEO of his campaign. As if Bannon were similar to a Nazi, Gergen fretted: "Mr. Breitbart has called Mr. Bannon -- who's the new guru of the Trump campaign -- he's called him the Leni Riefenstahl of the American Tea Party."
On Monday's New Day on CNN, during a discussion of the FBI turning over notes on Hillary Clinton's email server testimony to Congress, and whether GOP candidate Donald Trump will manage to successfully use the email issue against her, CNN co-host Chris Cuomo at one point complained about Trump accusing the media of bias against him as the CNN anchor declared that the GOP candidate was "made in large part by the amount of attention he got from the media."
The New Day co-host went on to recall that "We've juiced him to get into this race because we thought it would be exciting, he was given a pass on a lot of the stuff that came out of his mouth early on," before sarcastically adding, "and now he's a victim of the press."
After initially burying the embarrassing campaign faux pas of the Orlando night club terrorist's father, Mir Seddique Mateen, standing behind Hillary Clinton at one of her rallies, CNN New Day finally gave more attention to the story after former Republican Representative Mark Foley managed to snag a similar spot at a rally behind Donald Trump.
Appearing as a guest on Sunday's Relable Sources on CNN, former MSNBC general manager Dan Abrams advised against Donald Trump complaining about media bias against him, and claimed that the media are not "swooning" for Hillary Clinton the way they did for Barack Obama in 2008, as he asserted that the media "really don't like her" partly because "many in the media" are "to the left of Hillary Clinton" and "don't like her from the left."
On Friday's CNN Newsroom, during a segment with two leaders from a predominantly black church in North Carolina that is endorsing Donald Trump for President, host Carol Costello at one point hit them with an over the top comment from the church's Facebook page which compared them to Judas for supporting the GOP presidential candidate. The comment even included a snide comment about the possibilty that Trump wishes to "date his daughter."
On Thursday's At This Hour with Berman and Bolduan, CNN host John Berman asked a provocative question about GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump's mental processes that you would never hear a CNN anchor raise about Hillary Clinton despite her perpetual difficulty with using acceptable judgment or ethics in office.
As South Carolina Republican Senator and Trump critic Lindsey Graham appeared as a guest, Berman alluded to a remark by Libertarian vice presidential nominee Bill Weld and actually asked the GOP Senator if Trump "has a screw loose."
Appearing on Tuesday's New Day, liberal Daily Beast contributor and recurring CNN guest Dean Obeidallah went ballistic after a fellow guest and Donald Trump supporter recalled that Khizr Khan has a history of ties to the Clintons as the immigration expert was an employee of the law firm Hogan Lovells LLP, which not only has represented the Clinton Foundation but also worked on immigration cases involving the controversial EB-5 visa program.
After former South Carolina Lieutenant Governor Andre Bauer recalled Khan's connections to the Clintons, the two got into a heated debate as Obeidallah incredulously accused the Trump supporter of "smearing" Khan by merely introducing his links to the Clintons into the political conversation.
On Tuesday's New Day, CNN's Alisyn Camerota hosted a segment featuring a member of the liberal veterans group VoteVets.org -- known for supporting the election of Democrats in past elections and even labeling itself as "progressive" -- who published an open later attacking GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump over his reaction to Khizr Khan's speech at the Democratic National Convention.
Without divulging that her guest, Karen Meredith, worked for a group heavily slanted toward the liberal persuasion, Camerota gave her a sympathetic forum to complain about Trump and the reaction to him by other Republicans.
As RNC chairman Reince Priebus appeared as a guest on Sunday's Face the Nation, CBS host John Dickerson -- using a comment from GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump about not wanting to be a "puppet" for Republican donors -- asked the RNC chairman if Republicans like Mike Pence, Scott Walker and Paul Ryan are "puppets" for the conservative Koch brothers.
Appearing as a panel member on Thursday's New Day, CNN Politics Executive Director Mark Preston pronounced that President Barack Obama was "absolutely right" in proclaiming that Hillary Clinton is "more qualified" than either he or Bill Clinton were when they were elected President, as he went even further and declared that "if you are only going to go by the resume and what they have done their whole life, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, and many, many, many other Presidents do not have the resume that she has. I mean, that's the bottom line."
In a pre-recorded report aired three times during Wednesday's New Day, CNN correspondent Manu Raju seemed to assume that criminal suspects who died after confrontations with police were victims of "racial injustice" as he recalled members of the group Mothers of the Movement who appeared on stage at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday. At 5:11 a.m. ET, after CNN co-host Alisyn Camerota introduced the report referring to the group as "mothers who lost children to gun violence or police encounters," in the report itself, Raju described the group as mothers who "lost their sons and daughters to gun violence and racial injustice."
On Tuesday's New Day, CNN political analyst David Gregory inadvertently admitted to living in a liberal social bubble by declaring that he had never met anybody who supports Donald Trump's proposal to build a wall on the border with Mexico -- which the CNN analyst and former NBC anchor derided as a "stupid wall."
Appearing as a panel member on Tuesday's special edition of Inside Politics, CNN senior political reporter Nia-Malika Henderson warned that "a lot of people" believe that GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump's invocation of "law and order" has a "racist undertone." Moments later, she went on to assert that the election is "all about race in a lot of ways," before backing off slightly by adding that "at least a lot of people think that.
Appearing as a panel member on Monday's New Day on CNN, during a discussion of the possibility that GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump's proposed immigration restrictions to prevent Muslim terrorists from entering the country could effect immigration from European countries, CNN political analyst David Gregory tried to undermine the idea by bringing up anti-Semitic State Department officials from the 1940s who lobbied against allowing German Jews to immigrate into the U.S., resulting in more Holocaust victims who otherwise could have been saved. It was not mentioned that, in the same NBC Meet the Press interview that was cited for the CNN discussion, Trump promised to help set up safe havens for Syrian refugees rather than just abandon them to Muslim extremists.
In a pre-recorded interview with President Barack Obama aired on Sunday's Face the Nation, CBS anchor John Dickerson started to press the President modestly on Hillary Clinton's email and whether her behavior was consistent with Obama's 2008 promises of "transparency." Dickerson soon wondered, however, if "honesty" was even an important issue: "FDR and Lincoln were both talented at letting both sides of an issue think that they agreed with both of them. Is honesty overrated as a presidential quality?"
Appearing as a panel member on Sunday's Meet the Press, NBC correspondent Andrea Mitchell praised Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine as "heroic" on the issue of guns because of his history of supporting more gun control. After far-left panel member and MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow questioned whether he really was "progressive," Mitchell jumped in to brag on Kaine's left-wing credentials: "Well, on guns, he was always there. He was heroic in Virginia on gun laws."
As Wisconsin Republican Rep. Sean Duffy appeared as a guest on Friday's New Day to discuss Donald Trump's acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention, the CNN anchor duo of Chris Cuomo and Alisyn Camerota both fretted over Trump promising to defend homosexuals from terrorists without going to the left in supporting gay rights issues. Cuomo at one point slammed running mate Mike Pence as "no friend to the LGBT community."