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It doesn’t take a skilled code-breaker to figure out the liberal networks’ stance on President Donald Trump’s impeachment: There’s no doubt we need witnesses if the Senate is going to conduct a fair trial; impeachment is necessary to prove that nobody — not even the President — is above the law; and there’s no more pressing task for Congress if we’re to keep this President, and future Presidents, from acting like tyrants. But when the President being impeached was a Democrat, the spin was completely reversed.
President Trump was correct in spirit when he predicted, at the Oval Office on Thursday, that “the USMCA will probably be second” as the liberal media would be hyper-focused on his Impeachment trial in the Senate. It was a prediction a little too favorable to the media seeing as ABC, CBS, and NBC completely ignored the Senate’s overwhelming and bipartisan approval of the United States –Mexico-Canada Agreement on trade during their evening newscasts.
In the first 100 days since House Democrats began their impeachment push, ABC, CBS and NBC have aggressively aided the effort. An MRC analysis finds the Big Three evening newscasts battered the President with 93% negative coverage and promoted impeachment at the expense of nearly all other Trump news. At the same time, the broadcast networks donated at least 124 hours of wall-to-wall live coverage as they pre-empted regular programming in favor of House Democrat-led impeachment activities.
Qasem Soleimani was responsible for thousands of deaths, including hundreds of American soldiers, but instead of commemorating the death of a war criminal, liberal reporters and hosts filled their broadcasts with somber tones as they mourned the loss of the “bold” “revered” “military genius” and Iranian “cult figure.”
Following the death of Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani, it’s clear that many liberal analysts, commentators, contributors, journalists, and pundits would have fallback positions at Iran’s English-language, state-run Press TV if any would lose their jobs. For MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews, he would have quite the resume. According to a NewsBusters count between Monday and Thursday evenings, he adopted the Iranian-preferred word of “assassin” and its variations 60 times while discussing the Soleimani strike.
According to a recent MRC study, the three major broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) aired 45 reports about “outrage” at alleged police misconduct in 2019 — more than any topic except politics. However, only one report throughout last year described outrage at a police officer coming to harm.
Even a casual watcher of broadcast news these days knows that journalists are using increasingly emotional language in their reports. Case in point: the word "outrage," which MRC analysts found was used 229 times in ABC, CBS and NBC's evening news reports in 2019.
All this week, NewsBusters is recounting the most obnoxious liberal bias of the decade. Today, we finish the series with the silliest analysis of the decade.
All this week, NewsBusters is recounting the most obnoxious liberal bias of the decade. Today, we’re reviewing the most over-the-top adulation of Barack Obama from the last decade. From Newsweek proclaiming his election “the Second Coming” to Chris Matthew’s non-stop thrills, check out the full post for the most ridiculous media Obamagasms from the past 10 years.
This week, NewsBusters is recounting the most obnoxious liberal bias of the decade. Today, it’s a look at the media’s Trump Derangement Syndrome as we present the most hateful attacks on President Donald Trump.
As the decade comes to a close, NewsBusters is recounting the most obnoxious liberal bias of the last 10 years. Today’s installment showcases some of the decade’s most rancid quotes attacking Republicans or conservatives.
As the decade comes to a close, NewsBusters is recounting the most obnoxious liberal bias of the last 10 years. In today’s installment, we have the most outrageous examples of journalists fawning over liberal or left-wing icons.