Despite acknowledging that the media’s chosen candidate in Georgia’s special congressional election on Tuesday, Democrat Jon Ossoff, had fallen short of the 50% threshold necessary to avoid a runoff, on Wednesday, NBC’s Today touted the failed liberal effort as a near win that would send an “ominous sign” to Republicans.
By Julia A. Seymour | | April 19, 2017 | 11:52 AM EDT
The media were thrilled when a statue of a defiant little girl was placed opposite Arturo Di Modica’s famous “Charging Bull” on Wall Street. To the networks, it became a “symbol,” a “sensation” and female empowerment.
“Symbols spoke volumes,” NBC Chief Environmental Affairs correspondent Anne Thompson said of the statue “facing down Wall Street’s famous bull,” on March 8. The networks didn’t seem to mind that “Fearless Girl” was really a clever corporate advertisement for “SHE” — an exchange traded fund offered by State Street Global Advisors.
By Tom Blumer | | April 19, 2017 | 10:59 AM EDT
Apparently, and quite unlike during the Obama administration, there are people sitting in establishment press newsrooms monitoring every move the Immigration and Customs and Enforcement agency makes, ready to pounce any time it thinks the agency might have made a mistake in detaining or deporting someone. Just before 5 p.m. Eastern Time Tuesday afternoon, USA Today thought it had hit the jackpot, blasting out an email claiming that the "First Protected DREAMer" had been "deported under President Trump." The Daily Caller has reported that USA Today is wrong.
(See Update in body of post.)
By Kristine Marsh | | April 19, 2017 | 10:31 AM EDT
Despite falling short of the 50% of votes needed to win, ABC's Good Morning America crowned Democratic hopeful Jon Ossoff as the victor of Tuesday night’s special election in Georgia. Correspondent Cecilia Vega and anchor George Stephanopoulos gushed over the “rookie” who came “just short” of “winning the whole thing.” GMA used the race’s closeness as a reason to bash Trump while political analyst John Avlon spun that Democrats had “an emotional victory.”
By Matt Philbin | | April 19, 2017 | 10:15 AM EDT
To a man with a hammer, everything looks like a nail. To a resentful, dishonest race baiter, everything looks like bigotry. Writing in the New York Daily News on April, professional victim Shaun King noticed something about how conservatives respond to the golfing enthusiasms of presidents: when Obama golfed, we didn’t like it. When Trump golfs, they’re silent.
By Mike Ciandella | | April 19, 2017 | 9:41 AM EDT
In sharp contrast to the relentlessly hostile coverage President Trump has faced, eight years ago the liberal media celebrated and adored President Barack Obama during his first 100 days in office. From day one when CBS’s Harry Smith called the 2009 inauguration “this most sacred event,” the early days of the Obama presidency were met with a flood of positive media coverage.
By Rich Noyes and Mike Ciandella | | April 19, 2017 | 9:16 AM EDT
As President Trump approaches the end of his first 100 days in office, he has received by far the most hostile press treatment of any incoming American president, with the broadcast networks punishing him with coverage that has been 89% negative. The networks largely ignored important national priorities such as jobs and the fight against ISIS, in favor of a news agenda that has been dominated by anti-Trump controversies and which closely matches what would be expected from an opposition party.
By Dawn Slusher | | April 19, 2017 | 2:56 AM EDT
Well, TBS’s The Detour is at it again. The April 18th episode, “The Trip,” continued the show’s utter contempt for anything to do with Christianity or Christian values. With other issues, the show has done a hit and run, keeping the mockery to one episode and then moving on to other targets.
By Curtis Houck | | April 19, 2017 | 2:23 AM EDT
No, that headline is not a joke. Just before midnight between Tuesday and Wednesday, CNN Tonight host Don Lemon swooned that Georgia Democratic congressional candidate Jon Ossoff sounded just like former President Barack Obama when addressing supporters after Tuesday’s special election.
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | April 18, 2017 | 11:27 PM EDT
In an absolutely shocking tweet late Tuesday afternoon, MSNBC’s Counter Terrorism Analyst Malcolm Nance stepped up and suggested that ISIS bomb a Trump property. “This is my nominee for first ISIS suicide bombing of a Trump property,” he tweeted in response to another one asserting that President Trump congratulated Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s election win for corrupt reasons tied to his tower.
By Jorge Bonilla | | April 18, 2017 | 11:12 PM EDT
If there is another explanation for what was a stunning exchange between the anchors at the close of Noticiero Univision earlier this week, I'd like to hear it. On April 17, viewers saw an exchange between Jorge Ramos and María Elena Salinas so fundamentally devoid of situational self-awareness that there is no other rational takeaway than an institutional assumption of staggering viewer stupidity.
By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | | April 18, 2017 | 11:03 PM EDT
Leftist protesters around the country used the annual tax deadline on April 15 as an occasion to hold rallies demanding the release of President Trump’s tax returns. They could use large inflatable chickens and signs with hammers and sickles saying “Show us your rubles,” and no journalist would be offended.
Knowing the president, this will have all the effectiveness of national rallies that demand we get transcripts of Hillary Clinton’s six-figure speeches. It’s unlikely.
By Nicholas Fondacaro | | April 18, 2017 | 10:11 PM EDT
With the polls getting ready to close in Georgia’s 6th congressional district, ABC and NBC flaunted their admiration for the young Democrat Jon Ossoff Tuesday evening. “Tonight, the eyes of the political world are on a congressional district in Georgia where an upstart Democrat is trying to win a special election in what has been a Republican-held district for years,” announced Anchor Lester Holt during NBC Nightly News, “Democrats hoping to ride anti-Trump sentiment to victory.”
By Tim Graham | | April 18, 2017 | 9:42 PM EDT
Once again, CBS This Morning co-host Gayle King has demonstrated her networking skills. As the media reported how the Obamas rode Hollywood producer David Geffen’s super-yacht in Tahiti with bold-faced names including Oprah Winfrey, Tom Hanks, and Bruce Springsteen, there was another TV name in the mix from CBS.
By Curtis Houck | | April 18, 2017 | 9:35 PM EDT
MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews is notorious for saying stupid things, but salty language is not usually associated with him. While trashing President Trump and his criticism of President Obama, Matthews whined to his panelists that all Trump does is “bitch, bitch.”