After of a week of the liberal media claiming President Donald Trump was being misled by conservative media, ABC’s David Wright continued the charge by insinuating the President was listening to Fox News for governing advice. “On Friday, the Attorney General asked for resignation letters from all 46 federal prosecutors who were Obama-era holdovers,” Wright reporting during Good Morning America before diving into conspiracy theories, “Sessions' decision to clean house came just one day after Trump loyalist Sean Hannity called for a purge.”
WASHINGTON — The average American is understandably perplexed as to why Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and, of course, the runner up in last year's Democrat primaries, Sen. Bernie Saunders, are so lathered up over the Republicans' recent overtures to the Russians. They are calling for the impeachment of Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
In its newest episode, “Got Milk?” Fox’s post-apocalyptic comedy Last Man On Earth gave viewers a flashback to the time when the pandemic that has wiped out most of earth was just starting – and the show seemingly takes great delight in the current cabinet of Republicans dying in office.
Washington Post political reporter Ed O’Keefe appeared on CBS This Morning, Friday, to lobby for more investigations into Jeff Sessions and Donald Trump’s ties to Russia. With a Republican in the White House, the Post suddenly has a lot of questions. Co-host Norah O’Donnell set up the curiosity by wondering, “If there was nothing improper or nefarious about these meetings [with Russian officials], why, perhaps, the effort to conceal them?”
If you ever doubted that the media see the news through a partisan prism, consider this: in less than two days, ABC, CBS and NBC devoted nearly 7 times as much coverage to Jeff Sessions meeting with the Russian Ambassador in his role as a U.S. Senator than they did when then-Attorney General Eric Holder was held in contempt of Congress in June 2012.
On Friday afternoon, Media Research Center President Brent Bozell released a following statement regarding the media coverage of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his interactions with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.
It appeared that two of the Big Three networks smelled blood in the water Thursday evening as both ABC and NBC lent their aid to Congressional Democrats in their push to oust Attorney General Jeff Sessions. “Many lawmakers on both sides have been calling for Jeff sessions to recuse himself when the news of these meetings broke,” hyped ABC anchor David Muir during World News Tonight, “But tonight, Democratic leaders are going even further saying he should step down.” All because Democrats accuse Sessions of lying to the Senate about meetings with the Russian Ambassador.
On CNN Thursday night, the proverbial moving of the goal posts regarding the Jeff Sessions situation was on full display, shifting from demanding recusal in Russian investigations to resignation and calls for charges of perjury and treason.
Appearing as a guest on Thursday's New Day on CNN, New York Times columnist Tom Friedman lambasted Republicans for not pushing the Trump administration on Russia more aggressively, calling it "one of the most shameful things that I have seen in almost 30 years of being in Washington, D.C." The liberal columnist went on to make his latest over the top invocation of the 9/11 attacks and the attack on Pearl Harbor as he worried that Russia disrupted American democracy, making the worn-out misleading claim that Russia "hacked our elections," even though it was actually the Democratic National Committee that was targeted.
Like many other people in the “mainstream media," the female panelists on ABC's The View weekday program were delighted to move on from the positive response to Donald Trump's speech on Tuesday night to a topic that enabled them to vent their animosity toward the president and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who is under fire regarding his testimony during his confirmation hearing.
Following Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s press conference Thursday afternoon announcing he’s recusing himself from any investigation into the Russian government and the U.S. election, CBS and MSNBC threw fits that Sessions didn’t go far enough and peddled conspiracy theories that Sessions could still interfere with any federal investigation of Russian officials.
Thursday, on Morning Joe, discussions concerning Jeff Sessions and his contact with a Russian ambassador consumed most of the program. During the 7:00 a.m. Eastern hour, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy was grilled to give his opinion of the Sessions situation. McCarthy was asked several times even though he made clear he was just learning of the story himself saying, “I'm just now reading about this myself.” About twenty minutes later, host Mika Brzezinski introduced a misleading clip of this interview.