On Tuesday’s Hardball, MSNBC host Chris Matthews upped the ante on his obsession with calling the Trump family the 21st century Romanovs, doing so for the 12th different show in 2017. He went one step further here, hinting that “we know what happened to the Romanovs” as in that some were murdered by the Bolsheviks.
By Randy Hall | | April 11, 2017 | 7:51 PM EDT
The Cable News Network apparently tried to be “fair and balanced” during the channel’s CNN Newsroom program on Tuesday morning, April 11, when co-hosts John Berman and Poppy Harlow moderated a debate that degenerated into an argument between political commentators Jeffrey Lord and Angela Rye that dealt with topics ranging from the relationship between America and Russia to global climate change.
By Curtis Houck | | April 11, 2017 | 6:26 PM EDT
Folks, you can’t make this up. Typo of the year? I think so! In a Tuesday story about a Jewish Republican Congressman responding to White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s comments about Adolf Hitler and chemical weapons, The Hill’s Cristina Marcos referred to Spicer as Hitler (yes, you read that right).
By Alexis Thomasi | | April 11, 2017 | 5:42 PM EDT
Tuesday on Morning Joe, co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski criticized Saturday Night Live for their portrayal of red America in a skit during its most recent episode. SNL attacked Trump voters in a tasteless opening skit, which painted the voters as stupid and confused. Brzezinski introduced the skit: “Saturday Night Live’s opening sketch this weekend was about Donald Trump and his supporters in Union, Kentucky. People think maybe they were being made fun of- maybe it's actually the liberals showing just how clueless they are.”
Salon Slams ‘Malignant Narcissist,’ ‘Neofascist’ Trump and His Supporters Looking to ‘Punish’ AmericaBy Alex Nitzberg | | April 11, 2017 | 5:37 PM EDT
An April 6 piece published on the uber-liberal Salon.com by Chauncey DeVega featured a podcast interview with Philip Zimbardo, the psychologist responsible for the renowned “Stanford Prison Experiment.” Not surprisingly, both men trashed both President Trump and his supporters in the podcast.
By Scott Whitlock | | April 11, 2017 | 5:08 PM EDT
Talk about starting the indoctrination early. The Washington Free Beacon on Monday reported that MIT Press will be publishing “Communism for Kids,” a book aimed at brainwashing three to seven-year-olds on those “lovable little revolutionaries.”
By Curtis Houck | | April 11, 2017 | 4:15 PM EDT
This is the closest Brian Williams will ever get to having a Pulitzer Prize: talking about them. Wrapping up Tuesday’s The 11th Hour on MSNBC, Williams joked with a hint of seriousness on the day the Pulitzers were awarded that the Trump presidency is known as “the 2017 Full Employment Act for Journalists.”
By Scott Whitlock | | April 11, 2017 | 4:00 PM EDT
You know it’s bad when even a MSNBC regular is calling out a MSNBC host’s nutty theories. But that’s what happened on Tuesday as liberal Dana Milbank compared fellow liberal Lawrence O’Donnell to 9/11 truthers, birthers and people who worry about mind-controlling fluoride.
By Aly Nielsen | | April 11, 2017 | 3:17 PM EDT
Feeling sad? Coping with anxiety or “literal nightmares?” Blame climate change, claim lefty environmentalists.
By Katie Yoder and Sarah Stites | | April 11, 2017 | 1:58 PM EDT
While the liberal media accuse Christians who support traditional marriage of attacking gays, the networks are turning a blind eye to reports from Chechnya of real persecution: gay “concentration camps.” Since the beginning of April, multiple gay news outlets, the Huffington Post, The New York Times, the Guardian and The Washington Post have followed the story of the “barbaric treatment of gay men in the traditionally conservative Muslim society” of Chechnya.
By Scott Whitlock | | April 11, 2017 | 1:51 PM EDT
Time magazine’s 10 Questions column has a history of softballs for liberals. But the April 10 magazine didn’t even try for objectivity when it came to Democratic Congressman John Lewis. From asking about the “resistance” to joy over problems for the ObamaCare repeal, journalist Lily Rothman gushed over the liberal icon.
'Will London Fall?' NYT’s Brexit Mocker Lyall Mourns Her (Left-Wing Version of) London on Front PageBy Clay Waters | | April 11, 2017 | 1:49 PM EDT
The front of Tuesday’s New York Times featured a long essay by Sarah Lyall on Brexit, “A Mighty City Trembles at a Global Crossroad -- With Britain Leaving Europe, Can London Remain a Capital of the World?” The online headline was stark: “Will London Fall?” The NYT made a big production of it, with big photos over the fold on the front and inside, with Lyall “mourning” the supposed death of the famously “tolerant....open-minded” city. Counter-arguments about national sovereignty and overweening bureaucratic dictates were quickly dismissed as irresponsible right-wing journalistic myths. Lyall's reporting has betrayed a consistent bitterness over Brexit: Before the vote, she had mocked the movement in a front-page story by evoking Monty Python.
By Scott Whitlock | | April 11, 2017 | 12:08 PM EDT
CBS on Tuesday downgraded the lifetime confirmation of a Supreme Court Justice to a bit story within a report on alleged feuding between White House aides. The swearing in ceremony of Neil Gorsuch on Monday simply became the subtext for Major Garrett to fixate on Steve Bannon and Jared Kushner: “The Rose Garden swearing in of Supreme Court justice Neil Gorsuch offered a tranquil counter point to weeks of White House infighting that President Trump has ordered to end.”
By Kristine Marsh | | April 11, 2017 | 10:49 AM EDT
It’s not often you hear a left-leaning, former news network host sticking up for persecuted Christians, but that’s exactly what happened Monday night on Fox News Channel. Host Tucker Carlson brought on former CNN analyst and current editor of The Daily Mail Piers Morgan to get his take on why the media wasn’t giving the Palm Sunday attacks in Egypt on churches the attention they deserved.
By Alexis Thomasi | | April 11, 2017 | 10:36 AM EDT
Monday on Morning Joe, hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski talked to Tina Brown about just how “frustrating” it is that Hillary Clinton lost. In her first public interview since the election results, Clinton told the Women in the World Summit that one of the reasons she lost was the e-mail scandal. When Brown had mentioned this, she said, “In the debates, she was phenomenal but in interviews she was always in a crouch position over the darn e-mails.” Poor Hillary! Brzezinski heard this and couldn’t help but exclaim, “Oh yeah I know... So frustrating!”