A new American President is always a big story, but TV news is obsessed with the Trump administration — and not in a good way. In the first 30 days (January 20 to February 18), our analysts determined that the President and his team were the subject of 16 hours of coverage on just the Big Three evening newscasts, or more than half (54%) of all of the news coverage during this period. And while most new presidents enjoy a media honeymoon, the tone of Trump’s coverage was nearly as hostile (88% negative) as we found during last year’s presidential campaign (91% negative).
By Alexa Moutevelis Coombs | | March 2, 2017 | 5:26 AM EST
On Wednesday night’s episode of ABC’s gay propaganda miniseries When We Rise, “Night II,” the lesbians attempt to prove that so-called “male interference” is not required to have a child, while the gays think there's government interference on AIDS, with attacks on conservatives and President Reagan thrown in for good measure.
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | March 1, 2017 | 11:48 PM EST
In what seemed like an encore presentation of his praise for President Donald Trump’s new tone, CNN commentator Van Jones rang the alarm bells for his fellow liberals to warn them that they needed to take Trump seriously now. During Wednesday’s Anderson Cooper 360, he explained that so far the Democrats plan is “to put him on trial about protocol about politeness,” but cautioned that “He has run a movement based on pride and prosperity. It's a completely different appeal.”
By Brad Wilmouth | | March 1, 2017 | 11:48 PM EST
Add Nia-Malika Henderson and Erin Burnett to the list of CNN personalities still clinging to incorrect claims that illegal immigrants commit crimes at a lower rate than the general population. On Wednesday's Erin Burnett Outfront, CNN reporter Henderson fretted that President Donald Trump was "otherizing" illegal immigrants as she claimed that he was wrong in linking illegals to crime. She even insisted that illegals have a lower crime rate that U.S. citizens: "And most studies show that undocumented immigrants aren't any more likely to commit crimes than citizens -- in fact, they are less likely to do that, so he uses this argument to then argue that there needs to be a wall to keep out, you know, immigrants from pouring into the country and committing crimes. And so I think a lot of folks have a problem with that because he's otherizing an entire segment of people with no data to back it up."
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | March 1, 2017 | 9:27 PM EST
CBS appeared to be short on negative stuff to complain about with President Donald Trump’s address to Congress, so during Wednesday’s CBS Evening News they whined that he didn’t talk about US foreign policy. “As poignant as his salute the Ryan Owens was, Mr. Trump did not mention other Americans fighting overseas, nor very much about foreign policy at all,” announced anchor Scott Pelley before handing it over to reporter Margaret Brennan.
By Curtis Houck | | March 1, 2017 | 5:53 PM EST
Early Wednesday morning, CNN Tonight host Don Lemon descended into the gutter by suggesting that President Donald Trump had no role in writing his speech to Congress because it sounded as though it was “written by a college student for someone else trying to use big words” Trump wasn’t smart enough to understand. Of course, as some might remember, this is the same CNN program that the President called out during his marathon February 16 press conference as being devoutly anti-Trump.
By Julia A. Seymour | | March 1, 2017 | 5:29 PM EST
Just as they didn’t seem to mind Dakota Access Pipeline protesters’ arson, rioting and violence, the network news media failed to condemn the hypocrisy of self-proclaimed “water protectors” leaving behind mountains of trash now threatening to pollute the Missouri River.
The last people protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline were evicted after North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum ordered everyone to leave over safety and environmental concerns due to all that debris.
By Sarah Stites | | March 1, 2017 | 5:15 PM EST
While most Catholic folks will have a dull gray mark smudged on their foreheads today, some will proudly sport a bit of purple sparkle. Today is Ash Wednesday—the beginning of Lent and a day when Catholics and some Protestant denominations practice penitence. But thanks to the progressive organization Parity, some church leaders are choosing to work with “glitter ash” in support of the LGBT community.
By Aly Nielsen | | March 1, 2017 | 4:23 PM EST
More than 300 scientists, engineers and meteorologists, led by MIT Meteorology professor Dr. Richard Lindzen, signed a petition asking President Trump to “withdraw from the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)” on Feb. 23, 2017. But ABC, CBS and NBC morning and evening news shows never once mentioned the letter between Feb. 23 and March 1.
By Alexis Thomasi | | March 1, 2017 | 2:26 PM EST
On Wednesday’s Morning Joe, Vice President Mike Pence appeared and was forced to answer if Donald Trump has a heart. Author and journalist Mark Halperin wondered, “There’s a lot of skepticism in parts of America that he has a heart at all, let alone let alone a big one.”
By Kristine Marsh | | March 1, 2017 | 2:18 PM EST
Wednesday on ABC’s The View the panel blasted Trump for honoring the widow of a fallen Navy SEAL at last night’s address before Congress. Host Sunny Hostin had the harshest take, calling the move “exploitative,” even blaming Trump for the veteran’s death.
By Kyle Drennen | | March 1, 2017 | 2:02 PM EST
In a contentious interview with Republican Congressman Michael McCaul on her MSNBC show on Wednesday, anchor Andrea Mitchell accused President Trump of “fearmongering” during his address to Congress Tuesday night. His supposed offense? Proposing the creation of a government office to aide the victims of criminal illegal aliens.
By Scott Whitlock | | March 1, 2017 | 1:51 PM EST
The far-left celebrity circus came out in full force on a special post-speech edition of Hardball, Tuesday. As if Bill Maher mocking a war widow as a “prop” wasn’t enough, liberal comic Kathy Griffin and director Rob Reiner both hyped impeachment conspiracy theories. Griffin speculated, “I feel like this whole crowd, they are truly going to go down.”
By Sarah Stites | | March 1, 2017 | 1:09 PM EST
The Anti-Trump resistance has gotten a magic makeover. Last weekend, a group of witches assembled their tarot cards, Trump photos and orange candle stubs and cast a “binding spell” over the president. After a long incantation, many concluded with “so mote it be,” while others simply said “you’re fired!”
By James Powers | | March 1, 2017 | 12:10 PM EST
Bill Nye the Science Guy loves to go around promoting climate change but seemingly can’t answer basic questions about the theory. When hard-pressed, the result is highly entertaining. Appearing on Fox News’s Tucker Carlson Tonight on Feb. 27, former stand-up comedian Bill Nye repeatedly failed to answer a specific climate change question from host Tucker Carlson. Carlson conceded that “most people are open to the idea that the climate is changing” but asked Nye “to what degree is human activity causing it?” Nye chose to ignore the question and smugly stated that “it’s a settled question. Human activity is causing climate change.”