While the liberal media has portrayed the tabling of the ObamaCare replacement bill as a “hugely embarrassing” political failure for President Donald Trump, there is one thing they aren’t doing – calling it a missed opportunity to rescue Americans who have been hurt or burdened by ObamaCare. However, there was a time back in 2010, when liberal reporters were saying something entirely different. After Republican Scott Brown took over “Ted Kennedy’s seat” and was poised to cast the deciding vote that would kill ObamaCare the liberal media feared for the fate of President Barack Obama’s signature piece of legislation.
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.
The Big Three networks (ABC, CBS, NBC) have devoted exhaustive coverage over the allegation that Russia may have interfered with the 2016 election, as most recently seen in their massive reporting of the James Comey hearings. But there was a time when they didn’t care when a foreign country tried to buy a U.S. election (Hint: It helped a Democrat). Back in 1996, China helped then-President Bill Clinton get re-elected by funneling money to the Clinton campaign.
If the liberal media cover the Neil Gorsuch hearings the same way they handled Barack Obama’s choices for the Supreme Court, they will do everything they can to pave the way to an easy confirmation. When they weren’t singing the praises of their backgrounds, or even comedic stylings, liberal reporters and anchors tried to downplay the leftist leaning of Elena Kagan, Sonia Sotomayor and Merrick Garland. The following is a collection of some the most egregious examples of liberal reporters and anchors doing their best to pave the way for Obama’s nominees.
Actress and University of Kentucky Wildcats fan Ashley Judd was so triggered by a Donald Trump fan, that she felt compelled to share the “scary” encounter on her Facebook page. According to Judd, a fellow hoops fan approached her at Saturday’s basketball game and asked to take her picture, when he finished snapping the photo he freaked out Judd by simply stating “We like Trump.”
We are going into the third month of the Donald Trump presidency and the media are still having full-blown panic attacks over him. The New York Times’ Thomas Friedman was so terrified by Trump’s early morning tweeting that he suggested that the “nuclear codes” be taken away from the President. MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski moaned: “We are at a low point in American history....We are all really nervous. So, if people out there feel nervous, we do, too.” The following is a compilation of the most recent and ridiculous media meltdowns over Trump:
So the mom from Malcolm in the Middle apparently hates Donald Trump. Or to be more prescise, the actress who played Lois Wilkerson on the Fox hit comedy, Jane Kaczmarek. The actress showed up on last Friday’s edition of PBS’s Tavis Smiley show to charge that the new president has “hurt the feelings of every human being in this country....so I’m not too worried about hurting the feelings of him or the people who support him.” This apparently includes members of Kaczmarek’s own family, or as she called them “My favorite ‘Basket of Deplorables.’”
“He took us to the mountain tops.” “Big and bold” “He wowed us!” No, these aren’t movie critic blurbs on a movie poster praising a star actor’s performance, these were the immediate reactions from the liberal media to President Barack Obama’s first address to Congress. Will Donald Trump’s speech tonight receive similar accolades? Given the press’s hostility to the new president, it seems unlikely. But back in 2009, the first takes on Obama’s speech were effusive.
Donald Trump’s administration has been slammed with at least one “fake news” story a day for the last 33 days. That, according to a new list compiled by The Washington Examiner’s Paul Bedard. In Friday’s edition of his “Washington Secrets” column Bedard reported “President Trump’s claim that he’s been the subject of false and ‘fake news’ stories has been mocked by an eye-rolling media, but a Secrets analysis of Trump coverage reveals that Team Trump have been hit with an average of one false, distorted or denied story a day. Starting on the eve of Inauguration Day, there have been at least 33 often widely reported false stories about the president and his team.”
While many across the country are either happy with Donald Trump’s pace or are frustrated that more hasn’t gotten done (like the repeal of Obama Care) that isn’t the case with the Inside-the-Beltway bubble reporters seen on Wednesday night’s edition of PBS’s Charlie Rose show. Substitute host and Time contributing editor Jon Meacham invited on his fellow liberal reporters to complain that Trump’s first few weeks in office have already “exhausted” America and “confused” the world.
Donald Trump’s term in office is only four-weeks old but he’s got the liberal media and Hollywood losing their collective minds. It’s hard to keep track of all the nasty accusations they’ve made. The following is a collection of the 26 worst outbursts by liberal journalists and celebrities made against Trump’s presidency from his first four weeks in office.
The media’s attacks on Donald Trump have been so out of control that even former CNN host and Piers Morgan is calling them out on it. On Wednesday’s edition of FNC’s Hannity the current U.S. editor of The Daily Mail eviscerated the American press’s attempt to “attempt to delegitimize, sabotage and destroy the Trump presidency before it’s even
In what was a bit of a shock for what’s considered a sober PBS interview program, comedian and film director Judd Apatow substitute-hosted the Charlie Rose show on Monday night. And the director of movies like SuperBad and Knocked Up wasted little time in insulting Donald Trump as he declared: “I feel like he runs the country like he ran The Apprentice....And it’s a little scary isn’t it?”
Going into his fourth week, President Donald Trump still doesn’t have all his cabinet appointments in place. But despite the Democrats attempts’ to slow down the process in 2017, the liberal media has not portrayed them as obstructionists. This is a far cry from how they treated Republicans during the first few weeks of Barack Obama’s administration.
At a time when Hollywood seems increasingly secular by the day, Chris Pratt refreshingly is not afraid to share his faith. In a February 13 Instagram post the Jurassic World star revealed the Biblical verse that keeps him inspired on a daily basis.
It’s all over for America’s kids now. At least that’s Joss Whedon thinks as he took to twitter, on Tuesday, to declare his rage the GOP for confirming Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary. The angered Avengers director condemned the confirmation: “Rejecting DeVos was the GOP’s easiest way to say ‘Mr Prez, let’s take this slow, we got 4 yrs’. Instead they declared war on our children.”
Did Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch found a “Fascism Forever” club when he was in high school or is he simply the latest victim of fake news? The New York Post, The Daily Mail, U.S. News and World Report, Vice News and Keith Olbermann, on Thursday, all ran with the story that when he was at Georgetown Prep, Gorsuch founded and led a pro-fascism club. However, the National Review’s Ed Whelan has questioned the seriousness and accuracy of the story.
Forget a honeymoon. The liberal media started savaging President Donald Trump even before he was sworn-in. On the day before his Inauguration, MSNBC host Chris Matthews was scared by Trump’s access to nuclear weapons as he screeched: “It’s horrible but it’s real.” On the morning of the swearing-in ceremony, ABC’s Matthew Dowd claimed the country’s mood was “more akin to where we were in 1861 and how divided the country is.” The following are the worst attacks on Trump, so far, since his Inauguration week:
Actress Kristen Stewart is really excited about her next project and she swears it’s “going to kick ass.” But given the topic matter, it’s bound to be a flop. While promoting her new movie Come Swim at the Sundance film festival, the Twilight star, on Friday, told The Hollywood Reporter: “My next thing is going to kick ass. It’s about gun control.”
Immediately after Donald Trump finished his Inaugural Address CNN’s Jake Tapper called it “one of the most radical inaugural speeches we’ve ever heard.” His colleague John King added the speech offered “A dark view. Even a pessimistic view of where we are at the moment.”
This is in sharp contrast to how the CNN welcomed Barack Obama’s 2009 Inaugural Address. Back then the hosts were wowed by the “marvelous” and “iconic” address in the vein of Martin Luther King and Abraham Lincoln.
In the last week the liberal media have been coming to grips with the end of the Barack Obama administration, as they’ve thrown a few last bouquets at the feet of their hero. From The Washington Post’s Dana Milbank wistfully wondering “For a man who achieved so much, Obama...must be wondering where the gratitude is?” to one last thrill for Chris Matthews “To say that no person can make a difference, I give you the fine case of that fine man, Barack Obama” the following is a collection of the media’s melancholic goodbyes to Obama.