During NBC’s live special Inauguration Day coverage on Friday morning, ahead of Donald Trump taking the oath of office, Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd warned that the new president “needs to earn this honeymoon” and “ missed some opportunities these last six to eight weeks...to just erase the asterisk” of his election.
By Curtis Houck | | January 20, 2017 | 1:38 PM EST
On MSNBC following President Donald Trump’s Inaugural Address, hosts and pundits expressed grave concern at a speech that was “dark” and “militant” with anti-Semitic overtones with the use of the phrase “America First.” Co-host Rachel Maddow seemed emotional, speaking softly about how “it was militant and it was dark, the crime, the gangs, the drugs, this American carnage, disrepair, decay” and a speech Barack Obama couldn’t have given.
By Scott Whitlock | | January 20, 2017 | 1:12 PM EST
ABC journalist Terry Moran on Friday offered a sneering, dark take on Donald Trump’s inaugural address, trashing its “ugly echoes” to the rise of Nazi Germany. Regarding the President’s assertion that, “From this day forward, it’s going to be only America first,” Moran slimed, “It carries with it overtones from the 1930s when an anti-Semitic movement saying, ‘We don't want to get involved in Europe's war. It's the Jews fault in Germany!’”
By Katie Yoder and Lauretta Brown | | January 20, 2017 | 1:11 PM EST
Let's see how the media cover this part of Inauguration Day. The Anti-Capitalist Anti-Fascist Bloc’s DisruptJ20 Inauguration protest quickly turned violent Friday morning as protestors gathered at Logan Circle in D.C. and marched down 13th Street. Footage shot by MRC Culture and CNSNews.com during the march show protestors vandalizing local businesses, destroying a limousine, and chanting “no cops, no borders, fight law and order.”
By Sarah Stites | | January 20, 2017 | 12:23 PM EST
Celebs are currently taking out their anger and frustration on social media, and they might regret what they post.
By Scott Whitlock | | January 20, 2017 | 12:12 PM EST
As Donald Trump prepared to become the 45th President on Friday, the journalists at ABC couldn’t help but focus on every detail of Hillary Clinton’s outfit. World News Tonight anchor David Muir focused on “the statement she's making historically by wearing white.” He sympathized, “A lot of people tweeting about the fact she's in white today. Saying it's the color of the suffragette movement. As we know, a lot of women will be protesting tomorrow in Washington and around the country at separate rallies.”
By Kyle Drennen | | January 20, 2017 | 11:40 AM EST
In back-to-back interviews on NBC’s Today and CBS This Morning on Friday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer was largely treated to softball questions that allowed him to advance the Democratic Party’s strategy to obstruct President-elect Donald Trump’s agenda.
By Kristine Marsh | | January 20, 2017 | 11:34 AM EST
After standing by their discredited story on Rick Perry, the journalists at the most (arguably) liberal paper in the country again showed their arrogance by claiming the country and world, would be begging for Obama to come back. In an article from Thursday’s New York Times, opinion writer Nicholas Kristof predicted that “America and the world will soon be craving that Obama Cool again.”
By Sarah Stites | | January 20, 2017 | 11:34 AM EST
As inauguration festivities got under way, celebrities began to weigh in with final thoughts on the Obamas, the incoming administration and the nation’s impending doom. Director and scathing Trump critic Joss Whedon managed to reflect all of those sentiments in a January 19 tweet. “Barack Obama is President today,” he wrote. “Tomorrow the devil’s clown car opens and millions will suffer. But today is for gratitude and pride.”
By Curtis Houck | | January 20, 2017 | 11:10 AM EST
Roughly five minutes into MSNBC’s Inauguration coverage, host Brian Williams switched gears from discussing Donald Trump becoming President to mythologizing President Obama for having “elevated the office...improved by touching the office and shown great respect for the office he's the custodian of.”
By Scott Whitlock | | January 20, 2017 | 10:26 AM EST
The journalists at CBS This Morning on Friday lectured viewers that some Americans “fear” Donald Trump and are very “nervous” about his presidency. Face the Nation host John Dickerson insisted that Trump needs to “to offer something to the other side, to recognize the fear.”
By Kristine Marsh | | January 20, 2017 | 10:03 AM EST
On the morning of Donald Trump’s inauguration, ABC spent a few minutes legitimizing the 60+ Democrats boycotting Trump as a sign of a “divided nation.” Contrast that with eight years ago, when the networks were giddy and gushing about how great Obama’s presidency was for the country.
By Tim Graham | | January 20, 2017 | 9:37 AM EST
New York Times music critic Jon Caramanica transparently sounded like an angry Democrat in reviewing the concert titled the "Making America Great Again! Welcome Celebration." He began by complaining that the Trump organizers didn't even ask rapper Kanye West to appear, despite his kind words for Trump.
Instead, Caramanica uncorked a classic leftist attack, that the event "veered between jingoism and vaudevillian fluff and largely ignored the contribution of African-Americans to popular music (which is to say, almost all of popular music)."
By Matt Philbin | | January 20, 2017 | 9:26 AM EST
If we know anything about Hollywood celebrities, it’s that their understanding of constitutional law is matched only by their stalwart vigilance against subversion and treachery.
By Curtis Houck | | January 20, 2017 | 9:18 AM EST
Say what you want about MSNBC's Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough, but he offered advice for liberal journalists in the Trump era on Friday seeing as how “[t]he media is still trying to figure out how to handle him” with cases like Martin Luther King III having an anti-Trump “speech shouted to him instead of a question.”