Aiden Jackson is an intern in the Media Research Center's News Analysis Division.
Aiden Jackson is a sophomore at Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale, Virginia. She is currently pursuing a degree in Political Science and has high aspirations in the political sphere. She is an alumni of Young America's Foundation, the Leadership Institute, and Students for Life. Aiden frequently volunteers at her local crisis pregnancy center, A Woman's Choice, where she assists families in her community. This is her second semester serving as an intern on the NewsBusters team.
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Given the blatant liberal bias in “journalism” today, there is little room to wonder why public confidence in the media has declined sharply in recent years. Former newspaper publisher, Walter Hussman, made an appearance on Thursday’s Tucker Carlson Tonight in an attempt to uncover what went awry in modern press.
Hot off the presses is the highly anticipated Ronan Farrow book, Catch and Kill, detailing the dubious actions on the part of NBC in an effort to cover up allegations of sexual misconduct within its own walls. Farrow granted an interview with Fox’s Special Report Wednesday to discuss the need for accountability on the part of the network and the media as a whole.
Aren’t all Americans jaded from the fawning media coverage President Trump receives on a daily basis? Of course, anyone who has watched the news over the past three years would know this statement is patently absurd. Yet, that did not halt MSNBC correspondent Tiffany Cross from laughably accusing the media of pro-Trump bias during the cable channel's post-debate analysis Tuesday night.
All’s well does not end well for Joe Biden, especially in Tuesday’s Democratic Debate in which his once cemented front runner status seemed to be superseded by Senator Elizabeth Warren. No one was quicker to point out this predicted chain of events than Trevor Noah and his guest CBS correspondent Alex Wagner on The Daily Show following the debate.
There is no greater enigma in late-night television than Bill Maher. Depending on the day, one could get the somewhat rational Maher pleading with the left wing to cut back on their extremist antics or the radical Maher who prays for a recession. On Friday’s Real Time, audience members were witness to the former as Maher lamented with radio host Howard Stern on the crumbling state of the Democratic Party.
Politicians, they are just like us. There are very few people who enjoy the ever-nauseating segments where presidential candidates attempt to humanize themselves by relating to ordinary citizens on liberal television shows. Despite that, Stephen Colbert invited some of the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates to participate in one of these stunts on The Late Show, Wednesday night.
Feminism in 2019 uplifts and supports all women, unless of course they happen to be conservative (or in the womb). For a press that purports to laud the achievements of women, they go the extra mile to drown out the successes of women who don’t subscribe to their worldview. Case in point is the latest issue of People magazine’s “Women Changing the World in 2019”, which conveniently only features women of the liberal mindset.
There comes a time in life when you have to take the loss and admit defeat when you fail, unless you are Hillary Clinton and the media powerhouse that supported her, that is. Yes, the never-ending pity party continued as Clinton appeared on The Rachel Maddow Show Wednesday as part of a tour to promote her and her daughter’s new book, Gutsy Women.
In what is shocking news, the leftist dynamic duo of MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow and CBS’s Stephen Colbert had a field day being in the company of one another on Tuesday’s The Late Show. So much so, that Colbert dedicated half of his hour time slot to hosting Maddow for essentially what was a Trump-bashing gossip session.
Two minds who think alike are not necessarily great. This sentiment was never as true as when MSNBC’s Chris Hayes joined fellow leftist pal Seth Meyers on Monday’s Late Night for a jovial conversation on their shared disdain for President Trump.
Following last week’s somewhat pressing interview (compared to softball questions Democrats usually get from the media) between Stephen Colbert and Senator Elizabeth Warren, Senator Bernie Sanders followed in his colleague’s footsteps as he appeared on Thursday’s The Late Show, where he was met with the same lineup of probing questions regarding Medicare for All.
Fresh off the heels of Nancy Pelosi announcing an impeachment Inquiry into President Trump, liberals in the media have been giddier than school girls, hoping their dreams of President Trump being ousted from office are one step closer to becoming a reality. So much so that Trevor Noah on Wednesday’s Daily Show could hardly wait to unveil his new segment devoted to celebrating impeachment.
Liberals in the media the past two years seem to be a living rendition of the movie Groundhog Day. The same routine is repeated every day, always ending with an “explosive new scandal” that will supposedly lead to President Trump being ousted from the White House. Tuesday’s Impeachment Inquiry announcement from Nancy Pelosi led to mass celebrations in the media, especially on the part of the liberal late-night host crowd.
The first step on the path to healing is admitting you have a problem. It would behoove Bill Maher to heed this advice. Instead, on Friday’s Real Time, he proceeded to slam others for supposedly exhibiting the behavior that he himself embodies. Feeling a great sense of acrimony has become commonplace in Maher’s studio. This was especially true the other night as Maher unleashed a harangue against Republicans who he asserted are the true victims of Trump derangement syndrome:
Monday’s Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon could have easily been mistaken for a Kamala Harris campaign rally. Being granted a generous portion of the show, Senator Harris pleaded the case for her presidential aspirations to viewers at home and the in-studio audience filled exclusively with college students.
As The New York Times goes into damage control mode following their erroneous Justice Kavanagh hit piece, former Times executive editor Jill Abramson appeared on Fox’s Outnumbered Overtime on Wednesday in an attempt to excuse the paper for leaving key exculpatory evidence out of the initial article. Abramson tried to claim "no one has challenged the basic accuracy of the story that they published." Yes, they have!
Ever wonder why hubris late-night hosts fail to put their money where their mouth is and run for public office? After all, they believe they possess more intelligence than the large swath of the country who voted for President Trump. Alas, Stephen Colbert will likely never grace the world running for any official position. However, he did offer up some advice to 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday’s The Late Show.
While Americans’ observed the 18th anniversary of 9/11 last Wednesday with honor and reflection, Trevor Noah on The Daily Show thought it wise to pontificate on the issue of climate change with 16-year-old “climate activist” Greta Thunberg. As to be expected, Noah’s slobbering interview commenced with heaping praise upon Thunberg for her “courageous” sail boat journey from Britain to New York:
Just how low will the Democrats go? Nobody knows. In the unlikely event you missed Thursday night’s 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary debate, do not fret as liberal late-night sage, Trevor Noah, provided his eagerly anticipated analysis on The Daily Show immediately after the event.
The exploitation of mass shootings on the part of leftist late-night hosts in order to further their gun grabbing agenda has unfortunately become common practice in the aftermath of a tragedy. Thursday’s The Daily Show with Trevor Noah used an unusual, gauche tactic to push for their gun control demands.