The journalists at CBS This Morning on Monday fawned over the march by liberal women over the weekend, devoting eight minutes and 36 seconds to it. Co-host Charlie Rose was so excited, he marveled, “Is it comparable to anything in history we have seen?”
On her 12 p.m. ET hour MSNBC show on Tuesday, anchor Andrea Mitchell teed up former Undersecretary of State Wendy Sherman to denounce President Trump for reinstating the Mexico City policy banning U.S. foreign aide from funding abortions. In addition, Mitchell agreed with a stunning accusation hurled by the Obama administration official.
New on January 23: ABC’s Terry Moran declared President Trump’s “America First" Inaugural address reminded him of Nazi sympathizers: “It carries with it overtones from the 1930s when an anti-Semitic movement saying, ‘We don't want to get involved in Europe;s war. It’s the Jews’ fault in Germany.’...the words themselves carry very ugly echos in our history.”
On Monday's Anderson Cooper 360, CNN's Van Jones offered his theory about the controversy over the size of the crowd that attended President Trump's inauguration: "Ordinary leaders rely on the Constitution as a source of their legitimacy. But you get these kind of leaders that have these more authoritarian overtones — it's not the power of our constitution; it's the size of their crowds. The legitimacy doesn't come from these documents. They come from the fact that I represent something." Jones later added, "When you diminish his crowd size, it's...a blow to his sense of legitimacy."
The journalists at ABC on Tuesday cheered White House Secretary Sean Spicer’s “reset” and the need to “repair his heated relationship with reporters.” Talking to Good Morning America's George Stephanopoulos, reporter Jon Karl recounted his demand that Spicer pledge to tell only the truth.
In an interview with former Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Tuesday’s NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer grilled the former cabinet official on wether President Trump was planning to re-invade the Middle East to “steal Iraq’s oil” and commit an “international crime” in the process.
Univision continues to disseminate fake news with regard to unrepentant FALN terrorist Oscar López Rivera, whose prison sentence was commuted by former President Barack Obama during his final hours in office. The latest instance of this image rehab happened on Sunday's edition of the network's weekly public affairs program, Al Punto, and featured some of the usual suspects.
Dan Rather, a man whose career at CBS was destroyed by a lie he couldn’t let go of, appeared on MSNBC’s Hardball where he was outraged at Kellyanne Conway’s coined term of “alternate facts.” “Well, to say it was unfortunate is, to put it mildly. This was a big mistake,” he declared as he started to tear into the president’s advisor, “None of us can go into this world alternative facts.”
Saturday Night Live writer Katie Rich found herself in hot water over the weekend after the 33-year-old thought it was humorous to bully 10-year-old Barron Trump, saying “Barron will be this country’s first homeschool shooter.” In response to Rich’s vile tweet, former first daughter Chelsea Clinton spoke up and defended the president’s son. ABC and NBC, of course, touted her defense Monday morning, but none of them mentioned the offense originated from an SNL writer, a show they love to quote.
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer on Monday battled with CNN reporter Jim Acosta, demanding that journalists just “report it straight up” when it comes to the President. CNN is the outlet that Trump blasted as “fake news” and Spicer demanded, “Some days we do do the right thing. Some days we are successful.... When we're wrong, say we're wrong. But it's not always wrong and negative.”
After calling on some reporters not from establishment media, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer finally called on network reporters in his Monday press briefing, including a tense square-off with ABC’s Jonathan Karl over whether he needs to “pledge never to knowingly say something that is not factual.” When Spicer called on him, Karl admitted: “...[b]efore I get to a policy question, just a question about the nature of your job.”
On Monday, all three network morning shows eagerly promoted the liberal group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) filing a lawsuit against President Trump and accusing him of “violating the Constitution.” At the top of NBC’s Today, co-host Matt Lauer proclaimed: “Defendant-in-chief. The new president being formally sued this morning over his hotel and television interests...”