In the run-up to the 2016 U.S. presidential election, high-level, pro-Hillary figures at Google, Univision and the Hispanic voter drive organization Voto Latino worked together assiduously on get-out-the-vote (GOTV) initiatives and programming whose clear chief aim was to boost the Hispanic vote for Hillary Clinton.
During Tuesday’s Good Morning America, anchor George Stephanopoulos spoke with ABC News’ Chief White House Correspondent Jon Karl and Chief Foreign Correspondent Terry Moran about Trump’s potential Supreme Court Justice pick. Karl’s report described both front-runners, Neil Gorsuch and Thomas Hardiman, as conservative picks that would get pushback from Democrats. Stephanopoulos agreed by oddly pointing out that Gorsuch and Hardiman were both “young white men” so they fit the typical choice from a Republican president.
During the 9:00 hour of CNN Newsroom Monday morning, anchor Carol Costello grilled Republican Representative Darrell Issa on Trump’s executive order to put a temporary travel ban on immigrants from certain predominantly Muslim countries. Like the rest of the media, Costello wailed about the discriminatory impact of the ban on Muslims but she didn’t stop there. Costello even suggested the ban was meant to prioritize Christians above everyone else, asking Issa if Trump’s “underlying goal” was “to make this country aggressively Christian.”
Mid-show Friday, The View brought on Trump’s Director of African-American Outreach, Omarosa Manigault to talk about Trump’s plans to help the black community. The conversation quickly turned nasty, with hosts Joy Behar and Sunny Hostin repeatedly hammering Omarosa to defend Trump. But Omarosa wouldn’t let the democratic talking points slide, even attacking the panel for not focusing on “real issues.”
Avengers director Joss Whedon, who has has been praised for empowering women on film, used his bully pulpit to demean the President’s daughter this week, proving once again that feminism only cares about liberal women.Whedon, best known for television shows like Buffy and movies like The Avengers, seems to have gone off the deep end since the election. A little over a week ago he tweeted that he wanted Paul Ryan “f***ed by a rhino;” this week, he went after Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner in a crass tweet.
Wednesday on ABC’s The View, co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar slammed Donald Trump for issuing executive orders in his first week in office as a sign of him abusing his power. Ironically, Behar and Goldberg then defended Barack Obama for issuing executive orders while Goldberg took it a step further, insisting repeatedly that Obama waited “months” before doing so.
To start off his first week in office, Donald Trump spent the morning signing executive orders, one of which was reversing a pro-abortion policy from the Obama Administration. The “Mexico City” policy, more commonly called the “Global Gag” policy by the left, bans federal funds from being given to organizations who pay for or promote abortions overseas. It was originally enacted by Ronald Reagan in 1984 and was rescinded in 2009 by President Obama. Now eight years later, President Trump has reinstated the policy, and some liberal journalists’ displeasure with the news came across in their reporting and their tweets.
Friday morning through early afternoon, anti-Trump and anarchist rioters calling themselves #DisruptJ20 took to the streets of Washington D.C. to protest Trump’s inauguration. Their protest took several forms, from blocking entrances and freeways, to violence in the forms of vandalism, destruction and throwing concrete at police officers. While many in the media expressed dismay at the violence, some still justified the violence as a legitimate form of protest, including one Washington Post reporter.
After standing by their discredited story on Rick Perry, the journalists at the most (arguably) liberal paper in the country again showed their arrogance by claiming the country and world, would be begging for Obama to come back. In an article from Thursday’s New York Times, opinion writer Nicholas Kristof predicted that “America and the world will soon be craving that Obama Cool again.”
On the morning of Donald Trump’s inauguration, ABC spent a few minutes legitimizing the 60+ Democrats boycotting Trump as a sign of a “divided nation.” Contrast that with eight years ago, when the networks were giddy and gushing about how great Obama’s presidency was for the country.
On the morning of Barack Obama’s first inauguration in 2009, ABC’s Good Morning America team called it, “A new dawn...fueled by hope and the shared dreams of a renewed America.” But on the morning of Donald Trump’s inauguration, ABC didn’t have the same rosy outlook. Instead of the utopia they predicted would happen under Obama, today ABC claimed the country was going back to the Civil War era.
On CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 Wednesday, panelist Van Jones claimed that Trump didn’t deserve Obama’s “silence” after he leaves office, because Trump was going to undo every good thing Obama did as President. “Obama came in to fix things that W. broke. Trump is coming in to break things that Obama fixed,” Jones asserted.