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.
He can be contacted at ASears@MRC.org. You can also follow Alec on Twitter.
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The left has been in a frenzy since Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court on Monday. They’ve found their ammunition against the nominee in a in a 2009 article for the Minnesota Law Review written by Kavanaugh, in which he argued that a president should be exempt from investigation and civil suits until they are out of office or impeached and removed from office. The D.C. Circuit Court judge noted in the article that it would take an act of Congress to change the law, which would take pressure off the shoulders of those who have the world’s most stressful job.
On Thursday, the Associated Press posted two misleading headlines to their Twitter account, one with a full article attached. The first tweet had the article to match but misled their followers into thinking that the U.S. Army was discharging dozens of immigrants simply because they were immigrants.
Friday, a joint study was released by the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy. Also contributing were members of the Northeastern University’s School of Journalism. In short, the researchers poured over five years of philanthropic data only to discover that conservative magazines receive less than a quarter of what liberal magazines bring in.
Monday on FNC's Tucker Carlson Tonight, a former liberal who started a campaign to help disenfranchised liberals leave the Democratic Party appeared as a special guest. Brandon Straka was a member of the Democratic Party, even voting for Hillary in 2016. However, Staka explained that even before the election he started to have some misgivings about the direction the left was taking. He disagreed with the focus on identity politics, as well as political correctness.
Late Saturday night Joshua Topolsky, Co-Founder of Vox Media, tweeted a hideous statement directed at prominent Jewish, conservative pundit, Ben Shapiro. The since-deleted tweet read, ”Ben Shapiro is the Jew who helps other Jews onto the train.” Topolsky has not apologized, and claimed to have deleted the tweet because “a mob of right wing babies were flooding my mentions.” Topolsky also said he received death threats over the tweet.
Thursday night on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, former Daily Show host Jon Stewart made a guest appearance. Stewart took over the newsdesk bit from Colbert in what turned into a seven minute explosive rant against President Trump. Stewart even went as far as to joke that Trump caused the volcanic eruption currently decimating the island of Hawaii, because that’s the “home state of [Trump’s] enemy Barack Obama.”
Tuesday night on Cuomo Prime Time, CNN host Chris Cuomo declined to condemn Democrat Maxine Waters’ inflammatory statements that liberals should harass Trump administration officials. Instead, he blamed President Donald Trump’s “divisive rhetoric” for a lack of civility in the country. Despite having two different guests challenge him on his 9:00 EST show, Cuomo refused to directly condemn statements from the Congresswoman that have most certainly incited action.
Monday on Cuomo Primetime, former Republican Senator Rick Santorum called out CNN host Chris Cuomo on his "intellectual dishonesty." Cuomo tried to compare White House Press Secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, being asked to leave the Red Hen restaurant last week to the Masterpiece Cakeshop court case in which a Christian baker refused to specifically bake a wedding cake for a gay couple.
Sunday night, President Trump sent out a tweet telling Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon to “be a man” and stand up to liberal pressure. Fallon has been attacked from the left for his September 15, 2016 interview with Trump, with critics claiming he humanized the then-presidential nominee. During the interview, Fallon famously messed up Trump’s hair to prove it was not a wig.
Late Thursday afternoon, news broke of Charles Krauthammer’s death after a battle with cancer. While Krauthammer was a Harvard-trained psychiatrist, Pulitzer Prize winner, Fox News contributor, and best-selling author, CNN host Don Lemon could not spare a single second of his two-hour show to the passing of the beloved pundit.
Wednesday, actor Peter Fonda went on quite the Twitter tirade, calling for harm to be done to members of the Trump family. Not even the left-leaning Slate Magazine could defend Fonda’s remarks, calling them “obscene and sexist.”
Wednesday, Salon published a blog written by Robert Reich, Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley, and former Secretary of Labor for President Clinton. Originally published on his own website, Reich’s blog served as a field guide for liberal journalists covering the Trump Administration.
Over the weekend, Justin Gaertner, a wounded U.S. Marine veteran, came under fire because a New Yorker journalist mistook his tattoo for a Nazi symbol. The staff writer and fact checker, Talia Lavin, took to Twitter to condemn the man who now works for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) as a forensic analyst.
Thursday on CNN's Cuomo Prime Time, former Clinton Campaign Chairman John Podesta was invited by host Chris Cuomo to talk about the Inspector General’s Report released earlier that day. Podesta took the opportunity to argue that Hillary Clinton was the real victim.
Tuesday, while appearing on CNN’s Cuomo Prime Time, left-wing political commentator and weekend host Van Jones lept to the defense of Bill Clinton, as the former President embarrassed himself yet again. In an interview with PBS while on his current book tour, Clinton said this:
Tuesday afternoon, the Huffington Post published an article calling on the LGBT community and its allies to boycott Chick-fil-A. The author of the piece, Noah Michelson, could not fathom how someone could eat such delicious chicken and not consider the consequences of their actions.
Monday, the Supreme Court handed down a 5-4 decision regarding the removal of inactive voters from state registries. It was decided that Ohio was within the bounds of the 1993 National Voter Registration Act to remove individuals from the rolls after 6 years (12 elections) of not voting and multiple attempts to contact.
Saturday, the New York Times published an article about the future of commercial space travel. Detailing the business plans and operations of Axiom Space, Featured Story Writer Sheila Marikar took the opportunity to toss in a couple of insults directed at the uber-wealthy.
Ralph Peters, retired Army Lieutenant Colonel and former Fox News Analyst, appeared on CNN's Anderson Cooper 360 on Wednesday night. His first TV appearance since leaving Fox showed he had nothing but ill will toward his former network.
Appearing on Wednesday night’s Cuomo Prime Time, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders tore into host Chris Cuomo. Sanders blasted Cuomo and his network for not covering the Veterans Affairs Reform Bill signed earlier that day.