Appearing in MSNBC’s 3 p.m. ET hour on Thursday, Evelyn Farkas, the former Obama administration official who admitted on national television earlier this month that the Democratic administration was trying to “get as much information” as possible about Donald Trump and his associates, claimed she was actually the victim of a “dark campaign of fake news.”
By James Powers | | March 30, 2017 | 4:00 PM EDT
One CNBC anchor thinks the media are “in cahoots with the hating party” and it’s hurting the president’s ability to function with Congress. Squawk Box co-anchor Joe Kernen blasted the media for unequivocal support of Democrat obstruction of President Donald Trump’s economic agenda. He specifically criticized the liberal press for ignoring one Congresswoman’s impeachment obsession. In his view, the hatred the liberal media exhibited towards former President George W. Bush looked like a “love relationship” compare to coverage of Trump.
By Jackson Richman | | March 30, 2017 | 3:53 PM EDT
On Thursday's At This Hour With Kate Bolduan, Virginia Representative Dave Brat called out CNN and the rest of the media. In an interview about last Friday's failure to repeal and replace ObamaCare in the House, the Republican congressman and House Freedom Caucus (HFC) member ruled that "It's always the mainstream media, et cetera, likes to hit conservatives."
By Curtis Houck | | March 30, 2017 | 3:39 PM EDT
On Wednesday night, our friends at The Right Scoop were all over conservative talk radio host and CRTV personality Mark Levin ripping into former Obama administration official Evelyn Farkas and the liberal media for censoring Farkas’s “smoking gun” admission that the Trump team were in fact surveilled.
By Scott Whitlock | | March 30, 2017 | 3:19 PM EDT
Imagine CBS goading Barack Obama to work with House Republicans in 2016 to repeal ObamaCare? Doesn’t seem likely, right? Well, CBS This Morning co-host Norah O’Donnell on Thursday pressed Paul Ryan as to whether he is working with Nancy Pelosi on health care. Talking to the Speaker of the House in an “exclusive” interview, O’Donnell demanded, “Have you reached out to the Democrats yet to work on this bill? Pelosi?”
By Kristine Marsh | | March 30, 2017 | 3:03 PM EDT
The liberal ladies at The View invited former Obama senior campaign advisor David Axelrod on the show Thursday, apparently just to bash Trump for how horrible his first 100 days in office have been going. Axelrod, who now works as a political analyst for CNN, was warmly welcomed by the panel who gushed just a month ago that his former boss was their “favorite president.”
By Tom Blumer | | March 30, 2017 | 2:01 PM EDT
Two Associated Press reporters appear to have officially joined the "resistance." In late February, the wire service released an "exclusive" covering a "draft" document leaked by someone in the Department of Homeland Security not reflecting the agency's official position. In mid-March, two judges used that AP dispatch — while ignoring readily available contradictory and genuinely authoritative information, as well as inconvenient information in the "draft" document itself — to justify preventing President Donald Trump's second attempt at a temporary travel ban involving six countries from taking effect.
By Jackson Richman | | March 30, 2017 | 12:59 PM EDT
On CNN's New Day, Thursday, Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley blasted Republicans for filling the vacant Supreme Court seat with Neil Gorsuch and for not allowing Obama nominee Merrick Garland a hearing last year. Instead of challenging the Democrat, such as citing polls which show Democrats oppose blocking Gorsuch, co-host Alisyn Camerota let Merkley rant about what he called a "terrible precedent."
By Randy Hall | | March 30, 2017 | 12:53 PM EDT
Repercussions from the clash between White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer and journalist April Ryan on Tuesday, March 28, continued to be felt the following day, when MSNBC anchor Chris Jansing hosted a discussion on the incident and the definition of racism. The argument began when Matt Schlapp, chairman of the American Conservative Union and a white man, stated that Spicer’s comments were not an example of racism before Jason Johnson, a political columnist and an African-Ameican male, shot back: “You don’t get to tell other people what racism is!”
By Sarah Stites | | March 30, 2017 | 12:37 PM EDT
According to many liberal journalists, normal is abnormal and respectable is scorn-worthy. On March 29, Washington Post’s Ashley Parker published a piece about the close-knit relationship between Mike Pence and his wife Karen. Midway through her article, Parker noted that the Vice President made it a rule to never eat alone with any woman besides his wife.
By Katie Yoder | | March 30, 2017 | 11:56 AM EDT
When it comes to Planned Parenthood, the liberal media have a selective memory, or rather, a selective agenda. Even if that means, it would seem, hiding innocent blood shed from the American public. While the networks covered (and twisted) the news of California’s recent charges against the Center for Medical Progress (CMP), they refused to report on the group’s latest video – a video that suggests some Planned Parenthood abortionists kill babies who survive attempted abortion.
By Kyle Drennen | | March 30, 2017 | 11:33 AM EDT
Providing cover for the Democratic Party’s unpopular decision to filibuster Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, on Thursday, NBC’s Today skipped the network's own new poll showing 54% of Americans opposed Democratic efforts to block a Senate vote on the judge. The findings were posted on NBCNews.com at 6 a.m. ET, one hour before the morning show began.
By Mike Ciandella | | March 30, 2017 | 11:28 AM EDT
On CNBC’s Squawk Box on March 30, a former senior Obama administration official tried to take back her earlier admission that the former administration tried to “get as much information” as possible on Trump and his associates before the transition of power – but she only dug herself in deeper.
Evelyn Farkas used to be the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia/Ukraine/Eurasia under President Obama. Now, like former Press Secretary Josh Earnest, she’s made the move over to NBC News as a National Security Analyst. Claiming that her previous statements had been misunderstood, Farkas insisted to the Squawk Box panel that she was only explaining “why people might be motivated to do that.” Later she seemed to imply that the Trump administration would threaten intelligence sources when she said “people could get hurt, if people were giving us information.”
By Scott Whitlock | | March 30, 2017 | 11:15 AM EDT
Proving that the rabidly partisan journalists at CNN have way too much time on their hands, reporter Michelle Krupa on Wednesday actually fact checked a White House joke about Russian salad dressing. During his daily briefing, Press Secretary Sean Spicer joked, “If the President puts Russian salad dressing on his salad tonight, somehow that's a Russia connection.”
By Alexis Thomasi | | March 30, 2017 | 10:48 AM EDT
Thursday on Morning Joe, hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski spent a large part of the show discussing Sean Spicer’s reaction to reporter April Ryan during Tuesday's White House press conference. This prompted each of them to question his "stability" and "credibility." Brzezinski introduced the segment with: “Yesterday I was questioning Sean Spicer's credibility because I really think it's at risk, in jeopardy or shot. If you really think about it and go through kind of a time-line. Now you might want to add questioning his stability. In yesterday's press brief– did you see him yesterday? He kind of snapped.”