New York Times reporter Jeremy Peters arrived on the scene of Monday’s Morning Joe to continue propagating the mainstream media narrative denying that James Comey has made contradictory statements regarding alleged interference by the Trump administration in the Russia investigation. Despite the then-FBI Director testifying before Congress in May that he had not experienced any political attempt to squash the inquiry, Peters argued it was "fake news" to point out that fact.
On Monday, the network morning shows breathlessly hailed the latest partisan Democratic effort to attack President Trump, resurrecting a lawsuit accusing Trump of violating a clause in the Constitution because of his business interests. Such charges were hyped by the same media that excused the Clinton Foundation scandal that swirled around Hillary Clinton.
Now that the school year is over, Melania and Barron Trump have officially moved into the White House. Unsurprisingly, several media people were quick to assume an unhappy family reunion. On the evening of June 11, Mrs. Trump tweeted her anticipation of the days she will spend at the presidential mansion. “Looking forward to the memories we’ll make in our new home,” she wrote, along with the hashtag “#MovingDay.”
Monday morning, CNN Senior Political Analyst Ron Brownstein suggested that when it came to withholding information in an open Senate hearing, there is no difference between private tobacco executives and the heads of the country’s intelligence agencies...
While much of the Tony Awards Ceremony was focused at either Trump or the actual Broadway plays, one of the nominees used the event as a reason to show her “celebration of Planned Parenthood.” Huffington Post reporter Jenavieve Hatch gushed over the star’s attempt to make her public appearance political.
It’s been 25 years since Ice Cube graced society with his album Death Certificate, an album that was noted for its anti-Semitic and racist overtones. However, the rapper has decided that now is the time to have a celebratory re-release in honor of the achievement, with three new songs on the album. The former member of N.W.A. interviewed with Rolling Stone’s Kory Grow last week, explaining his reasons for the release. The original album was meant to speak “loudly about mistreatment of African-Americans.” Most of the songs involved a gritty outlook on what it meant to be African-American in that era. Shortly after Death Certificate was released in 1991, the L.A. riots began.
For an hour, Mr. Mackey sat on my screen chanting “Guns are bad, Mkay.” Just minutes into the June 11th comedy special, all was clear: gun owners are “dumb people” with small—what drives liberals’ constant fascination with human sexual anatomy—who are being led like mindless sheep by the big, bad NRA. Although he never mentions the Brady Campaign or any of Michael Bloomberg’s bevy of anti-gun organizations, Klepper dutifully repeats their dogmatic hypothesis: all Americans already support a liberal wish list of gun restrictions which would sail through Congress but for the NRA’s meddling.
In Monday’s Washington Post, the media’s pathetic attempt to blame everyone but Hillary Clinton for her election loss trudged on. Today’s paper highlighted a study by two professors at the University of Texas at Dallas, that surveyed what voters felt about women in the workplace, and whether or not their answers fit into a “traditionalist” or “progressive” mindset. The survey’s writers concluded that their six question survey found that Clinton was correct: “Negative attitudes toward women affects voters in 2016, and the impact of these attitudes influenced the outcome of the election.”
The 71st Annual Tony Awards was broadcast from Radio City Music Hall in New York City on Sunday night on CBS. The June 11th ceremony was charged with honoring excellence on Broadway, hosted by former Tony winner actor Kevin Spacey.
Two large corporations have withdrawn as sponsors of "Free Shakespeare in the Park" in New York City because of the theater group's presentation of a modernized version of Julius Caesar where a man who is clearly a stand-in for Donald Trump gets assassinated. Given the play's offensive content, a very pertinent question to ask would be: "When will Time Warner, the parent company of CNN, which at least pretends to be an objective news organization, pull its sponsorship?"
President Donald Trump has been in office for almost five months. CNN's Kevin Liptak, whose network bio still brags about how he, as "White House producer," "has traveled the world covering President Obama," noted in a Saturday report updated Sunday morning that Trump and Obama "haven't spoken or seen each other" since Inauguration Day. Gosh, I wonder why?
In one of the last segments on Sunday’s Reliable Sources, CNN host Brian Stelter spent nearly four and half minutes whining about the public, specifically Trump supporters, who don’t believe the news media. “If you don't believe the ‘media,’ then you probably don't believe that the Trump administration has had a dysfunctional few months,” he chided at the start of the segment. “If you don't believe the ‘media,’ you might not believe Russia's meddling in last year's election is a very big deal.”
Conor Beck of the Washington Free Beacon highlighted the pro-Comey bravado of MSNBC political analyst Howard Fineman on Friday night’s edition of Hardball. Fineman was beside himself that anyone would complain that the former FBI director was cowardly, or un-manly. He told the accusers they should “grow a pair themselves.”
Somehow, Chris Matthews and Fineman were trying to convince themselves that it's not "leaking" to take your private memos and share them with The New York Times through a law-professor intermediary.
It was pretty much inevitable. Once you propose the theme of James Comey as a sexual harassment victim as happened in the New York Times, it was almost certain that the next step would be a comparison of him to Anita Hill. And it sure didn't take long. The June 9 Washington Post, followed a day later by the Los Angeles Times, have already gone with that comparison.
The Washington Post article by Christine Emba takes a rather embarrassing stab at Comey's manhood in its title, Mr. Comey, what were you wearing that night?
In remarks so bizarre and out of touch that satirists at outlets like The Onion would have rejected them if someone had suggested their inclusion in a made-up story, London's police chief has described the diversity of the city's London Bridge terror attack victims and witnesses interviewed as positive things. Gregory Katz at the Associated Press did his part to play along with the charade by failing to identify the lack of diversity among those who carried out the attack.