The liberal media literally can’t wait for bad economic news under President Donald Trump. CNNmoney staff writer Matt Egan anticipated a potential “longest losing streak since 1978” for the Dow Jones Industrial Average. That story, in its original form published early March 28. Trading had just begun on Wall Street with the Dow down slightly, but Egan couldn’t wait for the closing bell to explain the magnitude of another down session and tie it to a president with a poor economic record. “The last time the Dow fell nine days in a row, Jimmy Carter was in the White House” he wrote. Of course, the story was updated shortly after the market closed that day — up more than 150 points. Fox2now.com picked up his original article which can be seen here.
Liberal climate blogs have insulted climate change skeptics with a term reminiscent of Holocaust deniers almost every other day — just since Donald Trump’s election. InsideClimate News, DeSmogBlog and Grist smeared people skeptical of claims about man-made climate change labeling them “deniers” on Twitter at least 69 times combined between Nov. 8, 2016, and March 27, 2017.
Michael Moore is known for spewing outlandish, liberal drivel, but he turned apocalyptic as a reaction to the overthrow of former President Obama’s energy plan. President Donald Trump signed an executive order into law March 28, to begin rolling back Obama’s Clean Power Plan. The plan included many regulations affecting domestic energy production.The propagandist filmmaker immediately lashed out on Twitter condemning Trump’s actions.
The outrage culture is always finding something new to be angry about. This time it was over a business choosing to enforce its rules about how representatives of the company should be dressed.
But that’s not how most people heard the story thanks to the media frenzy, social media and celebrities who rushed to attack United Airlines. NPR called the company’s responses “astonishingly tone-deaf,” a contributor to The Huffington Post reacted by telling Uber that United’s “‘Leggings-Gate’ Just Made You Look Good,” while Fortune’s associate editor Anne VanderMey penned an entire commentary headlined “Leggings Should Be Worn on Planes, and the Office, and Everywhere Else.”
Taking a break from tweeting against the President Donald Trump, comedian Sarah Silverman lashed out at a new target: “evil” banks and “BIG OIL.”
"As long as my money is in a big bank, I am part of the problem,” Silverman argued. “And those banks are investing in big oil. They’re scratching each other’s balls.”
Why was Silverman so upset about banks? Because of the Dakota Access Pipeline. She railed against banks and oil companies in a March 18 video op-ed for Now This News. In it, she sympathized with fellow pipeline opponents who felt “helpless” because Trump recently approved construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.
With Starbuck’s stock underperforming, its about time someone questioned Starbucks’s liberal agenda. Just don’t expect the media to care. A conservative think tank, The National Center for Public Policy Research, confronted outgoing controversial Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz. As an owner of Starbucks stock, the group sent its General Counsel Justin Danhof to Starbucks’s annual shareholders meeting on March 22. There, he questioned Schultz for his public liberal opinions that may have hurt the company’s stock price. In reference to Schultz’s Jan. 29 decision that Starbucks would hire 10,000 refugees, Danhof asked Schultz “How much will Starbucks investors have to spend so that the company can properly vet refugees that the federal government admits it can’t afford to vet?”
Liberals in the news media hate government funding cuts, especially cuts that threaten promoters of their agenda. Which is why they were so outraged about cuts to left-wing public broadcasting programs that some lied to viewers and readers about the consequences.
The Michigan tourism board must be gleeful since Popular Science made over-the-top climate predictions that could send people packing for the Wolverine state. MLive reported the PopSci story and video on March 22, with the headline “Everyone will move to Michigan in 2100 due to climate change ...” The current Michigan population is about 10 million, so adding about another 308 million might make Michigan a wee bit crowded.
Sen. Bernie Sanders is beloved by many in the liberal press, which is why most are unlikely to point the hypocrisy of his recent rant against America. In a March 18 tweet, the former Democratic presidential candidate scolded America as a nation that “worships wealth” instead of “caring for the poor.” The tweet added “I don't think that is the nation we should be living in.”
Seeing a conservative and a liberal agree on the idea of term limits is quite unusual. Though they don’t usually agree on much, CNBC’s Squawk Box co-anchors Joe Kernen and Andrew Ross Sorkin both praised the idea of term limits for members of Congress. Frustrated with Congress’s lack of progress on Trump’s agenda, Kernen argued that getting substantial change passed is “impossible. I think maybe you need term limits.”
The liberal media just can’t seem to get anything right -- even math. Journalists were eager to follow in the wake of Rachel Maddow's tax fiasco. ABC and CBS evening news shows reported that Trump paid an effective tax rate of about 25 percent in 2005. But, as The Federalist’s Sean Davis noted, this is flat out wrong. Trump’s effective tax rate for 2005 was 79 percent. That’s more than three times higher than reported.
CNN used the suffering of natural disaster victims to push its obsession with climate change. Meera Senthilingam, a CNN health producer, wrote early March 14, that climate change is causing “depression, anxiety and, PTSD.” Simultaneously, a late season snowstorm was unloading on millions of Americans. She described devastating stories of natural disasters and how they affected the mental health of the victims and, unsurprisingly, connected their suffering to climate change.