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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When one can characterize the protective “heartbeat” laws being passed to reinstate the sanctity of life throughout the country as “restrictive” and “terrifying," it is clear society has a grave morality issue. The widespread panic among liberals and their talking heads in the media over the movement to validate the rights of unborn children in the womb is palpable. Rachel Maddow and host Seth Meyers proved Tuesday night on The Late Show to be participants in the hysteria.
There is nothing quite like a lefty late-night host lecturing the country on issues they are far removed from and completely ignorant about. This did not deter Trevor Noah from criticizing President Trump for his handling of the immigration issue on Monday night’s The Daily Show.
Rest assured, another left-leaning late night host and a liberal celebrity have weighed in on which Democrat is best to beat Donald Trump. During an appearance on The Late Show With Steven Colbert Monday night, Samuel L. Jackson and Colbert engaged in speculation over who will lead the Democratic Party ticket in 2020.
Every once in a while, or nowadays at least once per week, a person will see a monologue from a far-left late night host and cringe at its vitriol . Bill Maher provided such a moment on Friday night’s episode of Real Time with an explicit rant against President Trump and his trip to Great Britain.
In 2016, the pink hat seen around the world was used by feminists as a symbol of “resistance” to protest the inauguration of the duly elected President Trump. Now, the latest virtue-signaling garb of the feminist movement is a red robe and white hat derived from the popular show, The Handmaid’s Tale. It is difficult to miss the slew of pro-abortion activists donning the trendy ensemble outside of the Supreme Court and state legislatures around the country. Members of the media elite zealously jump at the opportunity to give airtime to the outfit, including late night host Stephen Colbert.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Kellyanne Conway, and Betsey DeVos are some of the most prominent names in the Trump administration. Cue the predictable gasp among liberals in the press, but all of the individuals listed above share the distinction of being female. It leads one to ponder the all-encompassing question of how does a “sexist” President continue to place women in high positions of power?
We have all borne witness to the onslaught of tacky “art” displays over the past two years that are created with the sole purpose to depict President Trump as a grave problem to the future of the country. Never one to miss out on a chance to bash President Trump, Comedy Central’s Daily Show host Trevor Noah unveiled his plans Thursday Night to join in on this trend with a “Presidential Tweet Library” opening in Washington D.C.
The movement to suppress dissent from any views that are contrary to the liberal media is well under way. It is not news to point out the mass hysteria that has arisen in the media over the past few months after a slew of states passing “heartbeat bills” to protect the lives of the unborn. Liberal pundits and commentators are losing their minds over the prospect of the pro-life stance becoming mainstream opinion. The New York Times recently resorted to drastic measures in an effort to cloak the monstrosity that is abortion.
It seems as though with each passing day, the media case of Trump Derangement Syndrome grows more severe. Many may be hard pressed to remember the fact-challenged Michael Wolff “tell all” book, Fire and Fury, which was full of sloppy reporting. Despite this, on Tuesday, late night host Jimmy Kimmel was as giddy as he covered the sequel to Fire and Fury, Siege: Trump Under Fire.
The irony is lost on no one when a member of the media elite criticize the intelligence of anyone outside of their liberal bubble. Especially when the person they are criticizing is President Trump, who has amassed a billion-dollar empire and graduated from the Ivy League Wharton Business School. One would presume it is impossible to accomplish so much success without ever picking up a book, however, this is precisely what Trevor Noah implied on The Daily Show Monday night.
It boggles the mind of the average American that a Hollywood celebrity, whose job it is to read other people’s words, believes they are morally superior to the vast majority of the country. Stephen Colbert is the prime example of someone who refuses to jump off of his high horse, instead launching vicious, slanderous attacks against President Trump on a nightly basis. Once a liberal realizes they are on the losing side of an argument, they resort to the name-calling tactic to avoid defending their beliefs.
The media are often referred to as the symbolic fourth branch of government, however, that does not guarantee it is committed to delivering the truth and the facts to the American people. Essentially, in what will be an obvious observation to most, the media has become an extension of the Democratic Party, filled with liberal pundits and talking heads rather than neutral journalists and unbiased reporters. As a result, the citizens of this country find themselves playing the role of journalist on a daily basis, working to debunk the lies the media has spewed and find the facts by themselves.
If there ever was a quintessential Hollywood celebrity that thinks they possess more intelligence and common sense than the majority of Americans, that lowly individual would be Jimmy Kimmel. On Thursday night, the notorious Trump-hating late night host pandered to the liberal California audience and his peers in the media by asking a series of softball, ludicrous questions to the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi.
The liberal media are suffering once again from a severe case of cognitive dissonance. The cries and demands for the declassification of documents relating to the Mueller investigation were ubiquitous across CNN and MSNBC for weeks on end. “We need transparency” was the rallying cry across all the broadcast networks. The hypocrisy of liberal talking heads, otherwise known as “fair and balanced journalists,” was placed on full display once President Trump ordered Attorney General Barr to declassify all information and documents regarding the Muller investigation within legal limitations.
Another day, another lawsuit for the creepy porn lawyer. It seems as though it was only yesterday when Michael Avenatti was touted as being a potential Democratic 2020 presidential candidate and the golden boy of the mainstream media as a whole. The incessant fawning over Avenatti by his friends at CNN and MSNBC is difficult to forget, however, the networks are failing to acknowledge the enabling role they played in his rise to fame.