Left-wing bias; it’s not just for the news pages. The New York Times Weekend Arts roundup demonstrates how it saturates the paper, even -- perhaps especially -- in the paper’s Manhattan-centric cultural coverage, with rants about racist voter suppression in 2016 and how high-end art buyers "control the inequitable economy in America today."
Appearing as a guest on Monday's CNN Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin to promote her book, Capital Dames, ABC News veteran Cokie Roberts -- also of NPR -- complained that GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump "created a lot of hatred and hostility" after "a half century of us trying to bring people together" as she invoked the Jim Crow South and blamed reports of children making racist insults on Trump's presidential campaign: "Having this whole two generations trying to bring America together and be one country, and to suddenly have a leader come in and try to break that all apart and pit groups against each other is very discouraging."
In one of her most hateful and vulgarity laced monologues yet, Samantha Bee unleashed on evangelicals claiming their roots and current political motivations are bigoted. “It wasn't abortion that birthed the religious right,” the host proudly proclaimed during Monday night's episode of Full Frontal, “it was good old white nativism and antigovernment anger when the IRS challenged evangelicals’ god given right to go to school without black people.”
The WNBA marks its 20th anniversary this year, and ESPN’s May 23 issue was devoted to wondering why people weren’t watching the games (that the network just happens to air). Magazine columnist (and social justice keyboard warrior) Howard Bryant blamed sexism and racism for the game’s failure to achieve popularity, even roping in the civil rights movement and the history of American inequality: "Six-foot-10 John Isner serves 143 mph. Five-foot-9 Serena does not and never will, which is proof of nothing, another false equivalent in a country built on inequalities."
Appearing as a guest on Friday's Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO, left-wing film maker Michael Moore asserted that "race hatred" by the Republican party in Michigan was to blame for Flint's water pollution problems, but he also ended up placing some of the blame on President Barack Obama for assuring people that the water was safe to drink. The two left-wingers also spent about four minutes musing over the many things they like better about Europe than the United States. although they both ironically ended up admitting they prefer to live in the U.S.
David Rutz of Washington Free Beacon came across the latest mind-baffling statement by MSNBC’s Chris Matthews early Friday afternoon when he remarked to Trump surrogate Dr. Ben Carson that non-white people are handicapped similar to how some develop or are born with “physical handicap or they’re born to poverty.”
In Wednesday's episode of NBC’s Chicago PD, “Justice,” the honesty of one of that network’s Chicago-centric shows was in full display. Instead of spiraling down into justifications for the Black Lives Matter social justice warriors and their completely discredited lie of “hands up, don’t shoot” chants and riots, the other side was shown – that of the cops involved.
Yep. It’s not your imagination: Sports journalism – long a bastion of reflexive liberalism – is only getting worse. Last summer MRC Culture presented 10 Reasons ESPN is MSNBC with Better Video. We can add dozens to the list. And it isn’t just ESPN.
On Sunday's This Week show on ABC, during a panel discussion of Paul Ryan's reluctance to endorse GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, The Nation editor Katrina Vanden Heuvel was the latest liberal in the dominant media to repeat the discredited claim that former President Ronald Reagan began his 1980 presidential campaign at the site of a racist murder in Philadelphia, Mississippi. More surprisingly, no one on the panel pushed back against her, even though there were three participants with right-leaning histories present.
On Hardball Monday night, host Chris Matthews brought on the Washington Post’s Jonathan Capehart to discuss Donald Trump attacking Hillary Clinton, saying she was “an enabler” to Bill Clinton’s affairs while he was President. Matthews asked if this line of attack was “a mistake” that would turn off new voters. Capehart responded by stating that this rhetoric would only appeal to Trump’s “white, male, and angry” base.
On Saturday's CBS This Morning, correspondent Jonathan Vigliotti ran a report celebrating the election of London's first Muslim mayor, Sadiq Khan, as he portrayed conservative critics as exploiting "fear." Without trying to explain what critics were supposedly wrong about, Vigliotti suggested that his opponents were spreading misinformation as he declared that, "in the end, facts trumped fear."
After conspicuously using the word "trumped," in his introduction, Vigliotti linked the election to Donald Trump's proposal to ban Muslim immigration as he concluded by relating Khan's disapproving views on the GOP presidential candidate: "Khan has become very vocal in American politics, criticizing Donald Trump's proposed ban on Muslims. Khan has said he hopes Trump loses."
As the political mood turns away from party infighting and toward the general election, economist turned partisan hack Paul Krugman column delivered yet another smug media lecture to his readers. In his latest New York Times column, Krugman warned his journalistic colleagues to avoid “false equivalence” between honest Hillary Clinton and the lying racist Republicans who support Donald Trump, in “Truth and Trumpism": How will the news media handle the battle between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump? I suspect I know the answer -- and it’s going to be deeply frustrating. But maybe, just maybe, flagging some common journalistic sins in advance can limit the damage. So let’s talk about what can and probably will go wrong in coverage -- but doesn’t have to."