Singer/songwriter Fiona Apple has re-worked a Christmas classic to mock President-elect Donald Trump. Apple, whose biggest hit “Criminal” was released in 1996, changed the lyrics to Nat King Cole’s standard “The Christmas Song,” (subtitled “Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire” to reflect her disgust of Trump.
Geoffrey Dickens is the Deputy Research Director at the Media Research Center. He currently writes for all of the MRC's publications and outlets including MRC.org, Newsbusters.org, Notable Quotables and has contributed to past projects including MediaWatch and MagazineWatch. He also authored the MRC's Outgunned Special Report that examined the media's bias against gun rights. Dickens has made several appearances on radio talk shows around the nation.
Born and raised in Alexandria, Virginia this native Washingtonian briefly left the area to earn a degree from Indiana University's School of Journalism. When he's not monitoring the media's liberal bias, Dickens can be found rooting for his beloved Redskins, Wizards, Capitals and Indiana Hoosiers.
Right before CNN reporter Susan Malveaux was about to deliver a live report about Donald Trump’s visit to the Carrier plant on Thursday, a CNN producer was caught in a hot mic moment joking about Donald Trump’s plane crashing. Today the network apologized for the rare behind-the-scenes incident that reveals liberal media bias.
The obits delivered by liberal reporters of Fidel Castro should have focused on the horrors of Castro’s Cuba, and while they mentioned his role in the Cuban Missile Crisis and his human rights violations, many in the media had the audacity to temper his atrocities with praise of his communist ways. NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell recited the stale propaganda about how “he dramatically improved health care and literacy,” while ABC News correspondent Jim Avila called him the “George Washington of his country.” Disgraced former NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams even went as far to say the Cuban people were quite happy with Third World living conditions: “It’s still one of those nations where you see donkey carts alongside cars...because that’s exactly what they’d rather have for transportation.”
The following is a collection of the worst of the liberal media’s eulogies of the Cuban dictator:
In the midst of liberal journalists praising the Fidel Castro dictator it is refreshing to hear a member of the media tell the truth about the murderous dictator. Fox News contributor and Washington Times columnist Mercedes Schlapp told the story of how her father and his compatriots were treated in Castro’s Cuba on Monday’s edition of FBN’s Varney & Company: “The military and the regime took over my father’s businesses, took over his home. My father stood up against the regime and he was thrown into jail for six years. He was a political prisoner for speaking up against the Castro regime. He saw many of his friends die, they were executed by a firing squad.”
In this November 21 edition of Notable Quotables, The media throw a collective fit over the election of Donald Trump. MSNBC’s Chris Matthews moans: “This is a different Earth today than it was 24 hours ago.” CNN’s Van Jones declares Trump’s victory was a “white-lash” against Barack Obama and New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman compares Trump’s victory to 9/11.
Comedian Wanda Sykes, at a charity show in Boston on Saturday, was booed for going on a rant against Donald Trump. According to The Boston Herald the comic was booed after she declared: “I am certain this is not the first time we’ve elected a racist, sexist, homophobic president. He’s just the first confirmed one, that’s it.
Donald Trump’s win was a repudiation of the policies of Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, so now he should put them in his cabinet? Co-host Sunny Hostin suggested exactly that, on Thursday’s edition of The View.
Donald Trump’s election is so horrifying to liberals, some are struggling to explain the scary monster to their children. A terrified-sounding L.A. Times columnist Michelle Maltis, on Wednesday, cried out: “Parents always want to be able to say to their children, ‘You are safe.’ But at this moment, there are millions of Americans who cannot say that convincingly, even to themselves.”
Like the old saying goes: The apple doesn’t far fall from the tree. According to new e-mails released by WikiLeaks, both Chelsea Clinton and her husband Mark Mezvinsky leveraged the Clinton Foundation for personal gain. Number of seconds devoted to these scandals by the Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) networks? 0
In the November 7 edition of Notable Quotables: The Washington Post’s Dana Milbank blasts that Donald Trump has “threatened democracy” and therefore any sort of press “neutrality” on the GOP nominee would be legitimizing “the illegitimate.” NBC’s Chuck Todd and ABC’s George Stephanopoulos get put on the defensive by Trump and campaign manager Kellyanne Conway. Also in this issue: a freelance reporter for the Los Angeles Times actually wishes death on Trump while The View’s Joy Behar gushes everyone is going to like “Mommy” Hillary once she’s elected.
In 2015 assistant attorney general Peter Kadzik gave a heads-up to the Clinton campaign that a Department of Justice (DOJ) official would be testifying to Congress about State Department e-mails — in fact the subject line of the e-mail was “heads up.” So how much time did the Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) networks devote to this latest bombshell from WikiLeaks release? Just 40 seconds.
Ever since it was announced, on Friday, that the FBI was pursuing new leads into the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s e-mail server scandal, the Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) networks have gone into attack mode against James Comey, turning what should be a scandal about Clinton into a smear against the FBI director.
“That girl is poison” That’s one of the lyrics of Bell Bill Devoe’s 1990 R&B hit “Poison.” It was a song played at a Hillary Clinton rally, on the very day that the FBI announced it was re-opening its investigation into the e-mail scandal. Listen closely to the background music in MSNBC’s Kristen Welker live report at 2:35pm EDT.
John Bentel, the former State Department IT staffer that once denied Hillary Clinton’s assertion that her use of a private server was approved, plead the Fifth over 90 times in a sworn deposition on Monday. However, this latest development in Clinton’s shady e-mail scandal has yet to be reported on any of the Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) networks
Democratic Governor Terry McAullife’s PAC donated almost $500,000 to the wife of an FBI agent leading the probe into Hillary Clinton’s e-mail scandal. This stunning revelation, despite being reported in Monday’s edition of The Wall Street Journal didn’t receive any time on the Big Three network (ABC, CBS, NBC) morning shows.
In the October 24 edition of Notable Quotables: CNN host Brian Stelter reports on a North Carolina Republican headquarters being firebombed and wonders if Donald Trump is to blame. NBC News’s Kristen Welker claims the media would be spending more time on Hillary Clinton’s scandals but Trump’s “unforced errors” keep getting in the way. Also in this issue Chris Matthews is transfixed by Hillary Clinton’s “beautiful voice.” And pop singer Madonna makes an offer to voters that Bill Clinton would appreciate.
Appearing on PBS’s Charlie Rose show, actor Nathan Lane, out of the blue, took a shot at Donald Trump as he called the GOP a “bully” and “misogynist.” Lane came on to promote his Broadway revival of The Front Page and couldn’t resist comparing his character to the GOP presidential nominee.
When Rose asked Lane to explain his character “Walter Burns,” the comedic actor responded: “Well, he’s, you know, he’s many things. He’s a bully, he’s a misogynist. Wait a minute, is this Donald Trump?!”
With just three weeks to go, major newspapers (with a circulation of at least 50,000) are walloping Donald Trump in their official endorsements, favoring Hillary Clinton by a count of 68 to zero. Out of a total of 82 newspapers that have offered an editorial on who their readers should vote for, 68 (83 percent) of them have endorsed Hillary Clinton, five (6 percent) recommended Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson, two (2 percent) advised to vote for anybody but Trump and seven (9 percent) newspapers offered no endorsement at all.
Agents and attorneys at the FBI and State Department are furious about how FBI directory James Comey let Hillary Clinton off the hook and they are finally speaking out. However, if you get your news from the Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) networks you’ve heard nothing about it. Fox News and The New York Post have cited current and former agents in stories that paint a picture of an FBI and State Department full of hard-working employees who are irate at the way Clinton escaped prosecution over her e-mail scandal.
In the October 10 edition of Notable Quotables Bloomberg TV host Donny Deutsch proclaims that Hillary Clinton “does not lie” and Keith Olbermann returns from a long absence to denounce Donald Trump as “a fascist who wants to end this democracy.”
Also making a return is incoming CBS Sunday Morning host Jane Pauley who brings her bias to a CBS primetime drama. And over on HBO, host Bill Maher compares Trump’s sons to Uday and Qusay Hussein. The complete issue, with 21 quotes, is posted below (or view the printer-friendly PDF version).