Less than 24 hours after Republican candidate Karen Handel defeated Democrat Jon Ossoff by more than 1,300 votes in a special election for Georgia’s 6th District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, the women panelists on ABC’s weekday afternoon program The View sought to console themselves on Wednesday, June 21, by generating excuses for the loss.
Rob Eno at Conservative Review caught Eleanor Clift in a major Twitter boo-boo, claiming that Congresswoman-Elect Karen Handel was an executive at Planned Parenthood. "Will Karen Handel vote to defund Planned Parenthood, where she was top exec and supported PP goals before getting booted out." Wrong, wrong, wrong. Handel was an executive at the breast-cancer charity Susan B. Komen Race for the Cure, and was booted out because of Planned Parenthood (and liberal media) pressure in 2012.
Commiserating with Democratic Senator Michael Bennett on her 12 p.m. ET hour on Wednesday over the Republican heath care reform plan, MSNBC anchor Andrea Mitchell accused the GOP of “trying to sabotage” ObamaCare. She fretted to the Colorado lawmaker: “The other issue here is what’s happening to ObamaCare and whether the White House is trying to sabotage ObamaCare by missing deadlines where insurance companies have to decide whether to re-up. What are you hearing around the country?”
You read it here first. Two months ago -- and again last night -- NewsBusters pointed out that there was a major hole in the dominant media theory that GA-06 was a "solidly Republican" district that Republicans should be embarrassed about having to defend in yesterday's special election. In spite of Donald Trump just barely winning the district last November, many journalists and commentators touted former Republican Rep. Tom Price's landslide reelection from the same Election Day as evidence the district was still solidly Republican and that its coolness toward Trump was just an anomalous diversion from normalcy.
The Disney-owned Freeform channel premiered the pilot episode of it’s brand new show The Bold Type Tuesday, June 20, and though Variety magazine dubbed it a “teen drama” (Freeform was formerly ABC Family and is geared towards family programming), the show is very adult-oriented, from rampant sex scenes to sex toy demonstrations. All very not teen friendly!
Ricky Gervais has decided to join the roundtable of comedians that tries to say something relevant about the current US government. His latest quip? “What really annoys me is that Trump has convinced his gang that the real enemy is the Hollywood liberal elite.” In an interview with Vulture’s Stacey Wilson Hunt on June 21, the British comedian talked about his new movie, his best known character David Brent, and of course, politics. Specifically, American politics.
On Wednesday morning, White House press secretary Sean Spicer gave an interview to rumored replacement and conservative talk radio host Laura Ingraham and lambasted the opposition party that he faces at the Briefing Room podium as wannabe “YouTube stars” thirsting for “getting their clip on air” tussling with Spicer.
In a rare display of media self-awareness, New York Times investigative reporter Eric Lipton called out CNN coverage of the nationally-covered special election in Georgia’s sixth congressional district. Criticizing their journalistic standards, Lipton tweeted a June 10 article from CNN citing a poll estimating a seven point lead for the Democratic candidate, Jon Ossoff, over his Republican opponent, Karen Handel.
Georgians in the sixth Congressional district just elected their first female to the House of Representatives in the most expensive House race in history. While all three broadcast networks reported the race was historic in terms of spending, only NBC clearly acknowledged that most of the donations came from outside the state of Georgia.
CNN New Day was up to their usual antics Wednesday morning as they brought on two leftists to discuss the GOP’s “monstrosity” of a health care bill. Ezra Klein, Editor-in-Chief of the far-left publication Vox, and Andy Slavitt, former Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services under President Obama, were chosen to analyze the GOP’s potential bill.
Tuesday's All Things Considered on NPR touted how many Muslims in the United Kingdom are blaming British media outlets for the Monday incident where a Welsh man drove his van into a crowd outside a mosque in London. In their view, "the way the media covers Muslims has fueled hatred of their community," as host Kelly McEvers put it.
Allison Williams, former star of Lena Dunham’s politically charged TV show Girls, apparently doesn’t want to get political herself. However, she will admit that the Trump administration gives her a sense of “fascination -- and fear.”
According to POLITICO editor Carrie Budoff Brown, Williams, the daughter of MSNBC anchor Brian Williams, takes a page out of her father’s book by staying away from political commentary. This statement alone seems like it’s based on either sarcasm or cluelessness, since the MSNBC host has never refrained from getting political on or off-screen. One might say it’s almost a part of his career.
Money can’t buy everything. And, whether the media will report it or not, America’s largest abortion provider is proving to be a damning campaign partner. On Tuesday night, Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff lost to Republican Karen Handel in Georgia’s sixth district special election despite raising $23 million. And while the media raced to spin the news, the broadcast networks left out one juicy tidbit: Planned Parenthood was the second largest spender (or, rather, loser) supporting Ossoff in the costly campaign.
The night of June 20 was a rough one at Buzzfeed, the nasty hard-left clickbait site. How do we know? Partly because of their depressed coverage of the Georgia special election results, and partly because a new book tells us what it was like around the Buzzfeed offices election night 2016.
Appearing on ABC’s Good Morning America on Wednesday to promote the latest season of his Netflix series The Ranch, actor Ashton Kutcher touted the show as one that reflected the “slightly conservative values” of “hard work” in the “middle of the country.”