According to Bloomberg News' White House correspondent, a journalist is like an FBI agent. During a segment on CNN's New Day about FBI Director James Comey's handling of investigations, especially regarding whether there was collusion between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia during the 2016 election, Shannon Pettypiece said, "I think sometimes in journalism, we say what everyone is complaining and talking about your bias, so you must be doing a great job because both sides are angry with you."
Media Bias Debate
Jennifer Harper at The Washington Times reported “Distrust of the news media starts early. A new survey finds that only a quarter of American children say they actually trust the news media.
"Only one in four children (25 percent) puts a lot of trust in the information they receive from news organizations, just a little more than the percent who put a lot of trust in the information they get from their friends."
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer found himself in some hot water with the sensational liberal media following his nationally televised throwdown with reporter April Ryan, during Tuesday’s press briefing. The turbulent exchange was noticed by failed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, who railed against Spicer in a speech she was giving in San Francisco, California. Clinton’s rant seemed to entertain Don Lemon who played the clip for his panel on CNN Tonight, with one joyfully declaring “Hillary Clinton is back!”
Following her latest debate with White House press secretary Sean Spicer, liberal journalist and American Urban Radio Network correspondent April Ryan hilariously argued Tuesday afternoon on MSNBC that she doesn’t “have an agenda” despite being “road kill” in the eyes of Spicer.
CNN's Executive Editor speculated Tuesday that the Republican Party might be "hiding" information regarding former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates testifying in front of the House Intelligence Committee regarding alleged communication between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 election. This development came in light of an accusation from Yates' lawyer that the White House tried to limit her testimony for the now-canceled committee hearing.
Just when you thought CNN host Brian Stelter couldn’t become any more of a “ridiculous figure” he found a new level of low to crawl to, during Sunday’s Reliable Sources. As had been extensively covered by the MRC, the liberal networks have been blacking out the rape of a girl on school ground by illegal immigrants in Rockville, Maryland, with Fox News being the only TV news outlet covering it in detail. But according to Stelter, that’s apparently a problem for Fox.
Ken Shepherd at The Washington Times reports the Associated Press sent a politically correct update to subscribers on Friday. In its style manual, it’s now urging journalists to avoid using the cursed “gender binary.” Science identifies two genders, but the liberal media exquisitely feels a rainbow of “gender fluidity.”
The AP Stylebook now matches the LGBT manual precisely. "Not all people fall under one of two categories for sex or gender, according to leading medical organizations, so avoid references to both, either or opposite sexes or genders as a way to encompass all people."
According to Leah Finnegan in her Thursday piece for The New Republic, when Steve Bannon cast the mainstream media as full-fledged opponents of the Trump White House, it wasn’t an accurate statement, but it may have been the next best thing: a self-fulfilling prophecy. “What if, rather than reflexively assuming its defensive posture of ‘objectivity,’ the press embraced this opportunity to go full-offense?” wondered Finnegan, who added, “In declaring the media the ‘opposition party,’ Bannon may have actually done it [sic] a great favor, tacitly casting it as a worthy adversary to Trump’s newfound power.”
On Thursday, MSNBC's Hallie Jackson used liberal talking points to grill GOP Congressman Buddy Carter on the way his colleague is leading the House Intelligence Committee's investigation into the Obama administration possibly collecting surveillance of members on then-President-elect Donald Trump's transition team. The Georgia representative, a supporter of Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, is against calls for an independent investigation. Jackson asked Carter, "Is the argument for an independent investigation bolstered now because of what Devin Nunes did?"
On Thursday morning’s Fox & Friends, Brittany Hughes of our sister site MRCTV lambasted ABC, CBS, and NBC for their callous refusal to cover the alleged heinous rape of a female student in a Washington D.C. suburban high school by two men and one of which is here in the country illegally. Hughes also decimated the media for their failure to report on the incident at Rockville High School, but instead cover what type of pasta is tastier and an electric car being put on stilts.
On Morning Joe Thursday, host Joe Scarborough said House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes "blew himself up" on Wednesday. The MSNBC anchor's remark came in response to the Arizona Republican congressman publicly revealing that Donald Trump or his campaign associates had been caught up in "incidental" intelligence collection that he deemed to be "inappropriate."
As a member of The Daily Signal team, I took offense to The Washington Post’s recent questioning of our “legitimacy” as a news organization. The Washington Post began its story stating that, “In an age of partisan media, the lines between ‘partisan’ and ‘media’ can sometimes blur.” I wonder if the reporter has taken a look at just how partisan some of our country’s media behemoths actually are. Here is a summary of the ownership, lobbying, and political contributions of several of America’s largest media companies.