New Yorker editor David Remnick appeared on CBS This Morning to brag about his scoop on Barack Obama’s reaction to the election of Donald Trump. Asked by Charlie Rose what “worries” Obama about the President-elect, Remnick marveled, “Where to on begin? Certainly appointments like Sessions or Flynn, whom he fired, or Steve Bannon. That is for starters worries him. He worries that someone who had a national campaign that was marked by misogyny and racism and all the rest is now president of the United States.”
By Curtis Houck | | November 18, 2016 | 5:12 PM EST
Hours after Carol Costello kicked off the media hysteria on Friday over President-elect Donald Trump’s selection of “controversial” Republican Senator Jeff Sessions (Ala.) to become Attorney General, CNN Newsroom afternoon anchor Brooke Baldwin hyped that Sessions will be bombarded with racism allegations from his past to the point that the chyron ruled he’s been “dogged” by such claims.
By Randy Hall | | November 18, 2016 | 5:01 PM EST
Just when we thought we'd heard the last from Keith Olbermann, the former MSNBC bomb-thrower has created an online video series for GQ magazine entitled The Resistance, in which the former sportscaster and political commentator is lashing out at President-Elect Donald Trump as “the man who was elected by a minority” whose actions are “not normal.”
The fire-breathing pundit also targeted former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, a close confidante of Trump. Olbermann argued there were “avenues” for economic blow back against Trump supporters like Giuliani, who he said has ties to ride-sharing app company Uber.
By Kyle Drennen | | November 18, 2016 | 4:42 PM EST
On her 12 p.m. ET hour MSNBC show on Friday, anchor Andrea Mitchell fretted over Donald Trump nominating Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions for attorney general: “...this is a difficult time with the civil rights issues front and center at the Justice Department after Ferguson, Black Lives Matter, the Voting Rights Act being somewhat gutted by the Supreme Court, and all of those issues that have been raised.”
By NB Staff | | November 18, 2016 | 3:47 PM EST
Media Research Center President Brent Bozell condemned the relentless attacks on Donald Trump’s cabinet picks and journalists who, at the same time, ignore the radical statements and connections of potential Democratic National Committee Chairman Keith Ellison. Appearing on the Fox Business Channel, Friday, Bozell quipped, “There's a reason why, by ten to one, the American people believe the news media are is in for the Democratic Party, it's because they're in the tank for the Democratic Party.”
WashPost Skips College Exec's 'Piece of Trash' Attack on Trump Voters, But Puffed Pop Star's Hillary StuntBy Tim Graham | | November 18, 2016 | 3:41 PM EST
A week ago, our MRCTV colleague Ashley Goldenberg reported that an admission official at publicly funded George Mason University in Virginia wrote on his personal Facebook page that anyone who opposed gay marriage and voted for Donald Trump is a “worthless piece of trash.” That news of liberal “inclusion” has yet to be noticed by the dominant local newspaper, The Washington Post.
That oversight is twice as biased since the Post jumped at the chance to cover the completely fake news of Miley Cyrus “spontaneously” knocking on dorm doors at George Mason to campaign for Hillary Clinton...which would be a violation of the university’s no-solicitation policy.
By Matthew Balan | | November 18, 2016 | 2:38 PM EST
On Friday's New Day, CNN's Alisyn Camerota and David Gregory hammered General Michael Flynn after Donald Trump selected him to be his national security advisor. Gregory asserted that Flynn demonstrated "short-sighted, ignorant thinking" and apparently, "jump[ed] the shark into...Islamophobia" over his controversial remarks about Islam. Camerota played up a "fake news" post from Flynn on Twitter, and contended that "there's a gullibility...that is troubling" with the Tweet. Guest Jason Johnson bluntly labeled the general's conduct "dangerous," and accused him of "violent rhetoric."
By Kristine Marsh | | November 18, 2016 | 2:30 PM EST
Friday morning’s The View started off with the mostly liberal panel having a meltdown over the announcement of Trump choosing retired General Michael Flynn and Alabama’s Senator Jeff Sessions for White House positions. Whoopi Goldberg complained that Sessions and the right wanted to bring back slavery and to deport Muslim Americans. Sunny Hostin then claimed that violence was only coming from the right, while Whoopi and Behar conceded there was violence from the left but it was deserved and provoked. “People better not sit back and just take it,” Behar lamented. “They [Republicans] started it.”
By Callista Ring | | November 18, 2016 | 1:55 PM EST
Since the 2016 presidential election, the media have doubled down in their efforts to undermine president-elect Donald Trump. On Fox Business Network’s Lou Dobbs Tonight on November 17, MRC Vice President for Business and Culture Dan Gainor slammed the media for trying to “take down” Trump’s nominees in order to “defeat his administration.”
By Curtis Houck | | November 18, 2016 | 12:56 PM EST
The latest liberal media freak-out about the Trump transition commenced on Friday morning upon the announcement of Republican Senator Jeff Sessions (Ala.) as President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for Attorney General and were led by CNN’s Carol Costello lashing out at the “controversial” Sessions who should “concern” Americans and linked him to hate crimes since the election.
By Scott Whitlock | | November 18, 2016 | 12:40 PM EST
The network morning shows on Friday pounced on the announcement that Michael Flynn is Donald Trump’s choice for National Security Adviser, immediately branding the Army Lieutenant General “divisive,” “controversial,” fiery” and known for his “infamous” appearance at the 2016 Republican National Convention. In contrast, ABC and NBC saw Barack Obama’s National Security Adviser Susan Rice as “hard-nosed,” “no-nonsense” and a “victim” of the conservative media.
By Kyle Drennen | | November 18, 2016 | 11:58 AM EST
On the heels of network coverage hyping liberal fears that fake news stories shared on Facebook and across social media fueled Donald Trump’s election victory, on Friday, NBC’s Today and CBS This Morning touted President Obama pushing the issue during a Thursday press conference overseas.
By Kristine Marsh | | November 18, 2016 | 10:56 AM EST
The millions of Americans who didn’t vote for Hillary Clinton because they found her untrustworthy simply didn’t “do their homework,” according to one host on ABC’s The View. That statement was provoked after co-hosts Sunny Hostin and Whoopi Goldberg said that Trump was untrustworthy because of his lack of political experience, whereas Clinton was very trustworthy because of her experience in office. Whoopi blamed anyone who found Clinton untrustworthy as ignorant. “You haven’t done your homework,” she scolded.
By Tom Blumer | | November 18, 2016 | 10:49 AM EST
The Associated Press's coverage of the U.S. economy is undergoing its own presidential transition. One might expect a bit of chaos as the AP moves from frequently and inordinately praising and defending the historically awful economy we've seen during the past eight years under a Democratic administration to eventually downplaying and bashing it at every opportunity once a Republican takes over. The best example of that chaos is found in its claim (with "expert" help, of course) that the economy grew as fast as it realistically could during the Obama administration, while unwisely laying down an unmistakable marker that it can't and therefore won't grow any faster during Donald Trump's presidency.
By Clay Waters | | November 18, 2016 | 10:34 AM EST
If it’s Friday, it must be juvenile anti-Trump fearmongering New York Times. In “Is It Safe for Me?’ Foreign Students Consider College in Trump’s U.S,” was about international college students foreign possibly forgoing American universities, or at least those in “red states,” for fear of a Donald Trump presidency. Another story found a silver lining in a surge of donations to unlabeled left-wing groups like Planned Parenthood and the Sierra Club.