Monday's PBS NewsHour spotlighted the low trust in the news media, according to the results of their latest poll. Only 30 percent of those surveyed by NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist trust the press "a good deal" or "a great amount." The Trump administration scored seven points better in the same poll. Guest Stuart Rothenberg bemoaned the "horrible trend" towards distrust of the media over the past several decades.
During an economic panel discussion on CNN’s New Day Tuesday, John Berman and his guests presented highly opinionated and inaccurate economic perspective as consensus—and took every opportunity to criticize President Trump in their ostensibly apolitical analysis. In preparation for the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy report to Congress and the U.S. Department of Labor’s June employment report, both set to be released this Friday, the panel opined critically on Trump’s impact on the economy over the first half of 2017 with no balancing voice in Trump’s defense.
On Thursday's New Day on CNN, during a discussion of President Donald Trump's speech in Poland, CNN international correspondent Christiane Amanpour at one point hinted that those who are "denying climate science" are similar to those who used to think the planets and sun revolve around the Earth as she recalled Trump's decision to pull the U.S. out of the Paris Accord.
Would you pay money to see The Vagical Mystery Tour, a comedy show that wants to “grow activist bases” around reproductive rights, namely abortion? Lizz Winstead, co-creator of the Jon Stewart Daily Show and writer for Trevor Noah’s version, organized this tour, hosted by the Lady Parts Justice League, in order to cross over from “anger fluffing” into activism. As bizarre as that sounds, it is in fact very real.
In Wednesday’s New York Times, Dan Bilefsky and Sewell Chan reported from London on the tragic medical and legal controversy around the infant Charlie Gard: “Baby’s Illness Grows Tragic on Global Stage.” The text box declared the science settled, and the opinion of world leaders that the baby’s life should be fought for a mere nuisance that promises to make things worse: “Support from the pope and President Trump may give parents irrational hope."
In late June, economists at the University of Washington published a study that showed just how harmful the $15/hour minimum wage hike was for the city of Seattle. And despite that evidence, CBS ran a story Wednesday evening bemoaning how the city of St. Louis was planning to reverse their $10/hour minimum wage hike back down to $7.70/hour. “Well, cities all over America have been boosting their minimum wage. It's up to $15 an hour in Seattle,” announced fill-in Anchor James Brown at the start of the segment. “But it's going in the opposite direction in St. Louis.”
Many were up in arms Wednesday after Louisiana Congressman Clay Higgins posted a video of himself walking through the Nazi concentration camp: Auschwitz. In the now deleted video, Higgins touched on current political issues dealing with national security and defense, which prompted much of the outrage. ABC and NBC were the only networks that though the controversy needed to be dragged out that evening. But while they chose to pound on the GOP Congressman they were still blacking out any news about how Senator Bernie Sanders and his wife Jane were under FBI investigation for bank fraud.
Paul Bedard at the Washington Examiner underlined how the media turned out to be wrong again -- projecting that chief of staff Reince Priebus would be bounced from the White House. Bedard cited a June Politico report headlined "Trump gives Priebus until July 4th to clean up White House," noting "That story was picked up by dozens of media outlets."
Numerous media sites reported today on NFL pariah Colin Kaepernick tracing his roots back to Africa. They portrayed him as a victim who is being "blackballed" by team owners and as a great humanitarian. They reported little about his angering of Americans by disrespecting the flag, veterans and police officers or his role with the radical group Black Lives Matter.
This is not my father's issue of The Sporting News anymore. A minor league baseball writer fronting as a major league LGBT activist for the publication claims Major League Baseball has a problem with "toxic masculinity" and that by allowing "Christian Night" at the ballpark, teams are negatively offsetting "pride nights." If Jessica Quiroli, alias #heels on the field, had her way, baseball would also succumb to the ongoing feminization of the American male.
It’s a tried and true leftist refrain, imbued with all of the condescension and paternalism that begot a reality TV star’s run to the White House: if only those rubes in America’s heartland knew better, they would never vote for small government economic policies. They’re too busy, to use the Obama formula, clinging to their guns and religion to see the paradisiacal possibilities of social democracy.
On CNN's New Day Wednesday morning, co-host Chris Cuomo claimed that serious allegations of voter fraud are "B.S.": "Is there a second line to this story in terms of what this commission is about other than the obvious, which is trying to put meat on the bones of a B.S. allegation."
While singer Cher has vehemently attacked President Trump in the past, both she and the president are championing the same cause on Twitter: helping terminally-ill British baby Charlie Gard.
The mainstream media has a way of either embellishing or omitting information as they see fit. On AMC’s TURN: Washington’s Spies, we see a very similar scenario taking place way back during the American Revolution.
The broadcast networks have refused to cover the conclusion of a massive defamation case involving one of their own. ABC News and Beef Products Inc (BPI) reached a confidential settlement which concluded a 5-year-old lawsuit as of June 27. BPI filed a $1.9 billion lawsuit against ABC News in 2012 for reports that the company’s lean finely textured beef (LFTB) as dangerous “pink slime.” ABC may have been liable for up to $5.7 billion if it lost the case because of South Dakota’s Agricultural Food products Disparagement Act.