If you weren’t paying attention in the past month, you might actually believe that Russian spies infiltrated our voting booths to help Donald Trump win the presidential election. Well, at least that’s the perception the big three news networks are trying to create by repeatedly insisting that Russia “hacked the election.”
In an episode titled “#StayWoke,” ABC’s newest crime procedural, Conviction, went all-in on Black Lives Matter talking points. Within the first five minutes of the episode, various characters claim that white defendants get a pass, black demonstrations are called “riots,” but when whites riot it’s called a “demonstration,” that “justice is clearly not color-blind,” and that the black defendant at the heart of the episode was railroaded by an all-white jury in Albany.
The mounting archive of WikiLeaks emails between Hillary Clinton and her staff continues to reveal the Democratic presidential candidate’s special relationship with members of the liberal news media. Not only did she hold an off the record dinner with “influential reporters, anchors, and editors” just before officially launching her presidential bid, but reporters also asked for interviews promising the kind “she wants” or submitting copy for pre-approval before publishing it.
The Hillary Clinton Campaign threw an off the record party and only liberal media were invited, recently leaked emails revealed. A source identifying himself as Guccifer 2.0 provided The Intercept with emails revealing “friendly and highly useful relationships” between the Clinton campaign and the U.S. media.
When CNBC’s Joe Kernen calls someone out for liberal bias, it is usually one of his colleagues. This time, he hit ABC This Week anchor George Stephanopoulos. “I love when Steph goes after the Republicans, man. He's tough. He is tough. Whew,” Kernen remarked sarcastically in a jab at the ABC News’ chief anchor on Squawk Box Aug. 22.
Democracy is all well and good, until the outcome of a popular vote is unpopular with the liberal media.
The people of the United Kingdom voted on June 23, to leave the European Union. The broadcast news programs tried their own veto, focusing heavily on voter “Bregret” and anger in the three nights following the vote.
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Since the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling in 2010, the broadcast networks have been whining about corporate influence in politics — but not right now.
The media often attack the conservative Koch brothers for “trying to influence the political process.” They similarly complained that the Supreme Court was “opening the floodgates for big money” when the Citizens United ruling allowed businesses to make unlimited political donations.
Imagine if the Koch brothers supported disruptive protests that shut down a Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders rally, The broadcast news networks would be tripping over each other to tell the story.
But because it was Soros-funded groups undermining free speech and silencing a Trump rally, the morning and evening news on ABC, NBC, and CBS haven’t even hinted at that part of the story from the canceled rally on Friday, March 11, 2016 through March 14, 2016’s evening news shows.
The Paris climate talks have been underway for four days, and broadcast network coverage included journalists marveling at the French security presence and praising the talks’ goals.
Between Nov. 28 and Dec. 2, the morning and evening news shows on ABC, NBC, and CBS collectively spent more than 30 minutes covering the U.N. climate conference in Paris, called COP 21.
On Wednesday night’s Daily Show, host Trevor Noah gushed over veteran liberal ABC reporter Ted Koppel, proclaiming that there isn’t “anybody in the news who can arguably say they have had a more accomplished career than you have had.”
Like the nag of a dripping faucet, the liberal news media spent years warning about melting glaciers and ice caps because of global warming.
Media outlets predicted an “ice-free” Arctic time and again, and so far have been wrong. But with all the panic about melting glaciers, or sea ice, or ice at the poles the media have reported, one would imagine good news about increasing ice would at least get some attention.