Alec Sears is an intern in the Media Research Center's News Analysis Division.
Alec Sears is an intern for the Media Research Center. Previously, he was a professional campus activist. Alec also heads up operations at Lone Conservative as Vice President of the organization.
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Former White House Legislative Affairs Director Marc Short appeared on Cuomo Prime Time on Tuesday. He brought the case for scrutiny into social media and other web companies based on recent evidence that they are collectively censoring conservatives.
NBC News interrupted their Saturday night programming of America’s Got Talent to bring a somber and respectful look at the life of John McCain. What NBC didn’t account for, however, was what was playing after their special report was over.
Typically when a news host invites a guest on for an interview they ask a series of questions and allow the guest to elaborate. That wasn’t the case on Thursday when CNN host Chris Cuomo had on President Trump’s Counselor, Kellyanne Conway. Cuomo took up 51 percent of the interview for himself.
On Wednesday evening, CNN’s Chris Cuomo dedicated part of his show to discuss Mollie Tibbetts. Tibbetts was a young college student at the University of Iowa who was allegedly murdered by an illegal immigrant. Her death has been politicized by both sides in the fight over immigration policy.
During Poppy Harlow’s Wednesday show, CNN Newsroom, the anchor took the time to fact check some of President Trump’s tweets from that morning. However, Harlow stopped the buck halfway on one of the tweets, choosing to ignore a valid comparison to Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign.
On Tuesday evening and following a whirlwind of a news day, Omarosa dropped a massive nothingburger while appearing on MSNBC’s Hardball. Host Chris Matthews peppered her with questions, in an attempt to have her get to the bottom of whether or not Trump is guilty in the eyes of the liberal media. Spoiler alert: he is.
On Monday’s edition of Hardball with Chris Matthew, former federal prosecutor Cynthia Alksne joined a discussion on the legal cases surrounding President Trump. Among the cases discussed were those concerning former Trump Campaign chairman Paul Manafort and former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen. Alksne had specific advice for Cohen, saying that “he can give the prosecutor something on Trump’s kids.”
On Wednesday, an open letter was issued to Nancy Pelosi by the historic Californian newspaper, the Sacramento Bee. The editorial board called on her to step aside in the race for Speaker of the House, citing the good of the Democratic Party. As it stands, 44 Democratic candidates and incumbents say they will not be voting for Pelosi as speaker.
On Tuesday, CNN aired a segment taking a look into administration officials and even Republican members of Congress who have relatives that appear to disagree with their work. CNN’s White House Correspondent Chris Cillizza joined host Brooke Baldwin to give a rundown of the spats.
On Sunday, Washington, D.C. was all but shut down as roughly 25 white supremacists emerged from whatever crevasses they hide in, and marched to Lafayette Park on the anniversary of last year’s deadly rally in Charlottesville. They were dwarfed by hundreds of counter-protesters, violent agitators, and members of the press. CNN hosts Chris Cuomo and Don Lemon had much to say on the matter.
Early Friday, NewsBusters reported that CNN spent only one minute of airtime on the recanting of a former Ohio State University wrestler’s allegations against Ohio Republican Congressman Jim Jordan. After reviewing coverage of the original NBC article which leveled the claims against Jordan, NewsBusters found that there was a massive discrepancy in reporting.
On Thursday afternoon, the Daily Caller reported that a former Ohio State University wrestler recanted his statement regarding Rep. Jim Jordan. The wrestler, Mark Coleman, originally claimed that Jordan had knowledge of sexual abuse by deceased OSU physician Dr. Richard Strauss. Coleman now says, “at no time did I ever say or have any direct knowledge that Jim Jordan knew of Dr. Richard Strauss’s inappropriate behavior.”
On Monday night, radical left-wing activist and 9/11 Truther, Rosie O’Donnell, joined host Chris Cuomo for an interview on CNN. The eight-minute Rosie rant covered a broad array of topics such as President Trump, the Trump presidency, and also the Trump Administration.
3D printable guns are the catalyst for the next 9/11, or so says CNN Legal & National Security Analyst, Asha Rangappa. In the most recent bout of hysteria surrounding blueprints for the weapons being available to the public, liberals are doubling down any way they can.
NBA star Lebron James would never sit across from President Trump, but he would sit down with “Barack.” In an interview on CNN Tonight, host Don Lemon asked the basketball player what he would say to the current President if he were sitting in the room. James claimed that it would never happen.
Dan Rather appeared on CNN Tonight on Friday. Host Don Lemon engaged the broadcaster in a discussion centered around who could be more outraged at the Trump presidency. Rather took the lead when he called the current administration “straight out of Orwell.”
The liberal media has decided that any opposition to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation is “unpatriotic.” Appearing on Stephen Colbert’s The Late Show Thursday night, CNN anchor Jake Tapper claimed anyone who criticizes the investigation might as well have criticized an investigation into the attack on Pearl Harbor.
During his show on Tuesday night, CBS host Stephen Colbert took it upon himself to sing Democratic Congressional Candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s praises. And he topped it all off by claiming Jesus was a socialist. Ocasio-Cortez is a self-proclaimed democratic socialist, and darling of the Democratic Party. It’s no wonder Colbert has been quick to support her, despite her being endorsed by the New York City chapter of the radical left-wing group, the Democratic Socialists of America.
On Tuesday, Salon published an article speculating about Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders potential departure from the White House. Only, they referenced the same rumor reported in June by CBS. Author of the article, Matthew Rozsa, also cited an unsubstantiated Politico article which claimed White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications Bill Shine has “asked a number of friends and other acquaintances about who they believe should replace Sanders if she steps down.”
In an article denouncing President Trump's weekend attacks on Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and his properties, the Washington Post claimed it was not lobbying for Amazon.