Alex Christy was an intern in the Media Research Center's News Analysis Division.
Alex Christy majored in political science from Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA and has previously written for The College Conservative and previously interned for The Daily Caller News Foundation. Alex is originally from Everett, WA.
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On Thursday's CNN Right Now host Brianna Keilar illustrated why the news media has the lowest approval rating of various institutions on the coronavirus. In a lengthy and contentious interview with White House trade advisor Peter Navarro that was full of constant interruptions, Keilar ripped the Trump team's performance and then accused Navarro of wasting everybody's time whenever he tried to defend the administration's record.
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to hit the country hard, President Trump is working with Congress to try to limit the economic damage that is resulting from government mandated shutdowns. This is not surprising as it is what elected leaders are supposed to do, unless you are MSNBC Live host Stephanie Ruhle who, on Wednesday, seemed surprised that Trump had endorsed the Senate compromise reached in the early hours of the morning.
MSNBC Live guest host Ayman Mohyeldin welcomed New Mexico Sen. Martin Heinrich onto his Tuesday show to discuss the latest developments on COVID-19 relief measures. After days of Democrats holding the process up by insisting that unrelated things be included in any bill, Mohyeldin had an opportunity to question one as to why, But instead he echoed misleading concerns related to so-called "slush funds" citing President Trump's taxes and previous history in the hotel business.
Earlier this week, Democrats sabotaged Senate efforts to pass COVID-19 relief measures by demanding that their unrelated legislative pet projects be included in any bill. On Monday, MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell has discovered the true villain of this story: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for daring to point it out.
MSNBC's Rachel Maddow wants President Trump's daily coronavirus press conferences to be taken off the air, because lives depend on it. Oh, and hope in the midst of these turbulent times? We cannot have that! She concluded her brief screed by suggesting that continuing to air them would lead to more people dying! Anyway, the progressive commentator made the outlandish remarks on her Friday show where accused Trump of spreading misinformation and false hope.
Joe Scarborough joined Andrea Mitchell on Thursday after President Trump and other government officials gave another press conference on the latest COVID-19 developments where he decried the "really strange spectacle" of Trump calling the media out for repeating Chinese propaganda.
After Friday's White House coronavirus press conference, Andrea Mitchell and MSNBC national security analyst Jeremy Bash decried alleged instances of race-baiting and xenophobia from President Trump and Secretary of State Pompeo and claimed it was they who were provoking international tensions during a time when the world should be coming together.
After the Wednesday coronavirus task force held a press conference on the latest developments surrounding the government's plans to fight the virus, MSNBC chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel joined an extended Andrea Mitchell Reports panel to accuse President Trump and others of having a medieval approach of "scapegoating against an ethnic group" when they refer to COVID-19 by other names.
MSNBC Live viewers got an unfortunate display of civic illiteracy on Tuesday as host Katy Tur invited former Obama Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on to take a gratuitous shot at current Secretary Betsy DeVos and the federal government's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.
President Trump held a call with the nation's governors on Monday to address procurement concerns surrounding vital medical equipment that people may require when getting treatment for COVID-19. Afterwards, CNN White House correspondent Kaitlan Collins joined CNN Newsroom host Brooke Baldwin to talk about it, but left out some crucial context of Trump's remarks.
As COVID-19 sweeps across the country, CNN's Chris Cuomo is certain that Donald Trump is to blame for the surge in panic buying as he declared in a sometimes misleading and other times mocking address to viewers Friday evening. The CNN host even pinned the scarcity in toilet paper on the President: “When you know things are serious, and Trump is feeding you a lot of BS, what do you do? You go for the TP.”
On Friday, the State Department summoned the Chinese Ambassador to the United States as the Chinese government ramps up its propaganda efforts to blame the coronavirus on the U.S. military. CNN's Kylie Atwood joined Inside Politics host John King to discuss the developments and over the course of the segment referred to COVID-19 as the Wuhan Virus, a term the media has recently decided to be racist and xenophobic.
Wanting a historical analogy for the response to COVID-19, the Thursday cast of MSNBC Live settled on the 1986 nuclear meltdown at Chernobyl, but instead of comparing the Soviet government's coverup to the Chinese government's coverup, the panel decided that it was President Trump that was analogous to the Soviet apparatchiks.
The media coverage of COVID-19 has now entered the "that's racist" phase as media personalities condemn Republicans for calling virus by names that refer to the fact that the virus originated in China. Ayman Mohyeldin was the latest to condemn this supposed racism as he guest hosted MSNBC Live on Tuesday during an interview with Illinois Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi.
Robert Costa of the Washington Post joined MSNBC Live guest host Kasie Hunt on Monday to talk about the coronavirus. After mentioning that two Republican members of Congress, Sen. Ted Cruz and Rep. Paul Gosar are self-quarantining out of an abundance of caution after someone at CPAC tested positive for the virus. Costa claimed that only now that this has become personal, that conservatives taking the threat of COVID-19 seriously.
If one were to judge by the reaction of the media to Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren's decision to withdraw for the 2020 Democratic primary, you could be forgiven for assuming she was actually popular. MSNBC campaign reporter Ali Vitali joined Friday's Andrea Mitchell Reports to continue the media mourning session where she lamented the downfall of the last serious female Democratic candidate and her plans.
On her Thursday show, MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell lamented the news that Elizabeth Warren has decided to drop out of the presidential election leaving two septuagenarian white males as the only remaining credible choices in the Democratic Primary.
One of the headlines to come out of Super Tuesday was the long voting lines in certain places in Texas, which provided the Wednesday afternoon edition of MSNBC Live an opportunity to float yet another round of voter suppression conspiracy theories.
CNN continued its habit of making mountains out of molehills on Tuesday as CNN Right Now host Brianna Keilar, White House correspondent Jeremy Diamond, and Never Trump Republican Sophia Nelson decried the White House's new "Trump-focused litmus tests" for those who seek political appointments in the administration.
It may be hard to remember, but once upon a time the media was infatuated with former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, but even Buttigieg's own party grew tired of his empty platitudes and inexperience and as a result he withdrew from the presidential race. On Monday's Deadline: White House host Nicolle Wallace and correspondent Vaughn Hillyard reminisced about Buttigieg's purported charisma and his one-way feud with Vice President Mike Pence.