On Monday, the liberal broadcast networks and cable outlets tag-teamed to ignore live opening day coverage of Judge Neil Gorsuch’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing to become the next Justice to the U.S. Supreme Court, instead spending over 11 hours of coverage on the FBI Director James Comey, addressing allegations of Russian collusion with the Trump campaign.
Following the White House’s release of a proposed federal budget on Thursday the liberal media went into a frenzy as they framed it as an assault against old people, the poor, and cancer research. But according to The Federalist’s Mary Catherine Ham on Sunday’s Inside Politics, that’s the childish behavior Washington had become known for. “No one wants to cut anything,” told the CNN panel, “And I think that was the most revealing thing, as it often is, that we cannot have a grown-up conversation about actually making priorities in government.”
Filling-in as host of CNN’s Inside Politics on Wednesday, chief White House correspondent and Trump sparring partner Jim Acosta did his part for the Day Without a Woman protesters by wondering if it’s symbolized “the makings of a Democratic Party resurgence” and hinting that it would behoove President Trump to remain quiet about this.
Batten down the hatches, folks. On Wednesday after the press conference between President Trump and Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu, pure and utter panic set in on CNN as Inside Politics host John King and White House correspondent Jim Acosta bemoaned that “the fix is in” because “it would be nice, if the conservative outlets the President is calling on would ask him tough questions.”
News broke late Saturday night that North Korea launched a missile in a show of force during the Japanese Prime Minister’s visit to the United States. During a quickly put together media event PM Shinzo Abe spoke first to condemn the launch and was backed up with a brief statement of support from President Donald Trump. But that wasn’t enough for CNN’s Inside Politics, whose Nia-Malika Henderson proclaimed, “He has talked tough, I think Trump, on Twitter about North Korea, but when it got to his time to be that tough person that we've come to know, he just kind of whiffed I think in many ways.”
With CNN’s recent boasting of increased sales of George Orwell’s 1984 in response to President Donald Trump, and with their accusations of the administration gaslighting the country, it’s quite hypocritical of them to have a panelist on that appears the be practicing his own doublespeak. During Sunday’s Inside Politics, Washington Post writer Ed O’Keefe hammered the president and Republicans for daring to use the words “illegals” and “illegal aliens.”
During Sunday morning's edition of the Cable News Network's Inside Politics program, host John King read part of President Barack Obama's statement on the death of Fidel Castro before asking why the Democratic occupant of the White House did not mention the brutalities the 90-year-old dictator inflicted on his fellow Cubans for six decades.
Guest panelist Ed O'Keefe of the Washington Post responded by calling the lack of that information “stunning” and slamming Obama's remarks as “an incredible dismissal of reality” and “a real missed opportunity” for the president to identify with the Cuban people.
Over the past couple of weeks on various CNN programs, and as recently as yesterday on CNN's Inside Politics, CNN has been touting two edited clips of retired Lieutenant General Michael Flynn which dubiously suggest that the incoming National Security Advisor was claiming that all of Islam or all 1.7 billion Muslims in the world constitute a "cancer."
But in both clips -- from two different speeches -- the parts of the speeches when Flynn referred more specifically to "radical Islam" were omitted from what CNN aired, giving viewers an impression he might have been condemning all Muslims. Ironically, last week, CNN host Wolf Blitzer conceded that Flynn's comments would be fine if he were referring specifically to "radical Islam," apparently without realizing that the words "radical Islam" had simply not been included in either of the clips which were shown on his Wolf show.
On the Monday edition of CNN’s Inside Politics, Washington Post political reporter Abby Phillip employed a tiresome tactic to deflect away from any number of the Clinton scandals and particularly the revelations via WikiLeaks because it’s all “too complicated” to explain to voters in building a case against her.
The press is going to extraordinary lengths to minimize the visibility of Hillary Clinton's damaging and disparaging February remarks at a fundraiser about how Bernie Sanders' supporters "are living in their parents’ basement," and how half of them don't know what ('just like Scandinavia') means" — stereotyping digs which don't survive even the most rudimentary efforts at fact-checking.
The Sunday before the first presidential debate of 2016 was filled with analysis and speculation about how the candidates were going to perform. It was the same on CNN’s Inside Politics were their panel touted Hillary Clinton’s ability to debate. Host John King played a clip of Clinton leaving Senator Bernie Sanders speechless after slamming his questions about her speaking fees as a smear, saying it was a clue about how Monday’s debate might turn out.
CNN’s Inside Politics tried to rewrite the history book on Sunday, by continuing the media’s new claim that Hillary Clinton’s campaign didn’t lean on birtherism in 2008 to fight then Senator Barack Obama. While anointing Trump the leader of the “Birther movement” they flat out denied Clinton had a hand in lending the conspiracy credence. Host John King hyped Donald Trump’s announcement that he believes Obama was born in the United States, “As flip-flops going you can score this one as off the charts.”