Friday on the View, the panel talked about the Oscars and whether or not it was a good idea to make a political speech from the stage. Liberal hosts Joy Behar and Sunny Hostin pounced on the notion, saying the Oscars was the opportune moment for actors to be political, while Jedediah Bila blasted the move as alienating viewers with different beliefs.
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If your daughter is uncomfortable with seeing male genitals while undressing in the school locker room, that’s the fault of her ‘intolerant’ parents, said CNN anchor Chris Cuomo Thursday. After President Trump reversed an Obama order Wednesday, that forced schools to allow transgender students to use whatever bathroom and locker room they wished, the media went nuts, decrying the reversal as “cruel” discrimination. New Day anchor Chris Cuomo went on a Twitter tirade Thursday, arguing with conservatives over the bathroom order, even blaming parents for being “intolerant” because they want their daughters to change in female-only locker rooms at school.
Thursday’s New Day on CNN started off the morning with a shouting match between CNN conservative pundit Kayleigh McEnany and three CNN liberals over Trump’s reversal of last year’s Obama mandate on transgender school bathrooms. McEnany defended the decision, while “Republican” commentator Ana Navarro, former New York City Council speaker Christine Quinn, and even host Alisyn Camerota attacked McEnany as “cruelly” “discriminating” against “fragile” children.
Thursday on ABC’s Good Morning America, the show led with protests outside the White House over last night’s decision to reverse an Obama era law on transgender bathrooms. In 2016, President Obama had threatened to withdraw federal funding from schools who did not comply with letting transgender students use the bathroom of their choice. Late Wednesday night, President Trump reversed that order, and ABC spent their first three stories hyping the anger and dismay at the decision.
As Republicans work to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the left is fighting tooth and nail to keep it alive, from hyping scare stories of what could happen if it is repealed, to flat-out denying the devastating effects it has caused on so many families. On Thursday’s the View, the liberal hosts on the panel staunchly defended the universal health care law, arguing in circles with the only host critical of the law, Jedediah Bila. Whoopi Goldberg even tried to reason away the negative effects of the law as the insurance companies’ fault.
During Tuesday’s press conference, American Urban Radio Networks reporter April Ryan asked Spicer a series of hostile questions about President Trump’s attitudes towards blacks. Most dubiously, Ryan claimed Trump once said “white America built this country,” a statement she could not back up after Spicer questioned the legitimacy of this “quote” from the president.
During the 6 am hour on MSNBC’s Morning Joe Wednesday, co-host Mika Brzezinski made an alarming admission about what she thinks the media’s role is. During a panel discussion on President Trump’s revised immigration order, Brzezinski complained that Trump was undermining the media and taking their “job” of “controlling exactly what people think.”
While President Trump visited the National African American Museum of History Tuesday morning, MSNBC took the opportunity to bash the president for his word choices as evidence that he was mentally ill. On top of that, MSNBC analysts stated that Trump had ran out of chances with the black community and admitted this visit wouldn’t change any opinions about him.
On Monday’s The View, host Whoopi Goldberg highlighted a famous black American, as the panel has done every day in February in honor of Black History Month. Since today is Presidents Day, naturally the honored person was President Barack Obama. But since it was Obama, the normally short segment turned into an all-out gush fest, touting a long list of his liberal accomplishments that supposedly brought the country together.
Do rape “jokes” ever count as comedy? Apparently they do when Trump is involved. Liberal Hollywood writer and producer of films like Bridesmaids and Anchorman Judd Apatow actually compared living with Trump as President to getting raped, during a stand up comedy show in Los Angeles Saturday. Apatow, like many in Hollywood, seems to be unusually upset with the election calling him a “madman” and a “sociopath” in an previous unhinged rant.
Friday morning on Hugh Hewitt’s radio show, CBS’ Face the Nation anchor John Dickerson appeared to talk about the latest cabinet picks and Thursday’s presidential press conference. In the discussion, Hewitt asked Dickerson what he felt about the public’s fledgling perception of the press, and who was to blame for it. Surprisingly, Dickerson didn’t put the blame on the president, as the majority of the media have done.
On Thursday’s The View, hosts Sunny Hostin and Joy Behar praised the intelligence community for leaking confidential information to the press, calling them “whistleblowers.” During a segment on the confidential leaks, only host Jedediah Bila argued that these leaks were as problematic as what the story they revealed. Hostin fought back, repeatedly stating, “The leak is not the story!”
The right might not agree with most of what Hollywood celebrities say regarding politics, but there’s one thing they can agree on: The media underestimated voters’ desire for change from the status quo this election. On MSNBC’s All In With Chris Hayes Wednesday night, Hayes found an unlikely critic of the media and Democrats in actress Susan Sarandon, who openly campaigned for Bernie Sanders and criticized Hillary Clinton during the primaries.
Thursday on Good Morning America, ABC journalists bitterly complained about Wednesday’s press conference with Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, where President Trump only called on Israeli outlets and conservative outlets. Despite getting hard-hitting and relevant questions, ABC’s Senior White House Correspondent Cecilia Vega whined that these weren’t “mainstream” outlets and that they didn’t ask “tough questions.” Analyst Matthew Dowd went even further with the hysteria, calling Trump’s behavior a “full frontal assault on the First Amendment.”
On Wednesday’s The View, Whoopi Goldberg stood up for Donald Trump’s daughter Tiffany, after she was bullied by fashion magazine editors at New York’s Fashion Week. After Elle Magazine bragged about snubbing Tiffany Trump, Whoopi took the magazine to task for their rude behavior.
After doubling-down on President Trump’s comments about voter fraud, Senior Policy Adviser Stephen Miller is now getting death threats disguised as “jokes” from the media, becoming the target for late-night comedians Monday night. While NBC’s Seth Meyers relied on the favorite “Hitler” jokes, CBS’s Stephen Colbert took the comedy to a more extreme level on the Late Show.
The media wants you to believe that even fictional characters are suffering at the hands of the evil GOP. Thanks to feminist outlets like Glamour, Teen Vogue and Allure, an artist and writer team’s Instagram posts have gone viral, for depicting Disney princesses as “real life” women “combatting the GOP’s War on Women.”
Friday’s The View was even more unbearable to watch with the addition of feminist exhibitionist Lena Dunham to the panel. Of course Dunham talked about the election but not without condescendingly lecturing to the “white women” who voted for Trump to listen to their feminist elders who know better. Dunham also bashed these women as selfish and implied they had abusive male family members who made them tolerate Trump’s comments about women.
Sometimes you can’t make this stuff up. In an unbelieveable Tonight Show skit Thursday, NBC literally treated Education Secretary Betsy DeVos like she was a disobedient pet or a mentally challenged child. An actress playing DeVos repeatedly mispronounces her own name, eats paper, and says she’s getting rid of textbooks because “they’re too heavy,” all the while speaking in a baby-like voice. This audacious sketch comes after NBC smeared DeVos as an idiot on Wednesday night’s Tonight Show and Late Night.
Thursday on ABC’s The View, the panel touted their reputation for not just being a fluff show but giving their viewers hard-hitting news. Unsurprisingly, the mostly-liberal panel didn’t realize that opinionated, unhinged rants about Trump are not the same as fact-based, unbiased news reporting.