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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Remember in 2016 when Iran seized ten American sailors and their riverine command boats and when their Iranian captors photographed them on their knees with their hands behind their heads and videotaped confessions, and when then Secretary of State John Kerry thanked the Iranians for treating our sailors well despite this probable violation of the Geneva Convention? It was one of the most embarrassing episodes for the country during the Obama era, but on Friday's MSNBC Live, former member of Obama's national security council and current NBC analyst Ned Price declared that the episode's quick resolution actually proves that Obama's Iran strategy is superior to President Trump's.
Elizabeth Warren is trying to portray herself as the serious candidate with a left-wing plan to address the nation's issues. On Thursday, CNN Newsroom hosts Poppy Harlow and Jim Sciutto were joined by CNN correspondent MJ Lee to discuss Warren's Wall Street proposals in a segment that ended with Sciutto stating that the plan was not far-left "whackadoodle."
The media must be exhausted from constantly moving the goal posts. First, it was why won't Republicans condemn President Trump and his tweets, then the condemnation was not sufficient and now, according to CNN Newsroom co-host Jim Sciutto are damaging the state of political discourse by calling the four Democratic congresswomen "whacko birds."
Dissent is, once again, the highest form of patriotism or at least it is according to CNN Inside Politics host John King. During his Tuesday show in discussing the war of words between President Trump and "The Squad," King compared their grievances against Trump and the country to the Boston Revolutionaries of 1773.
Why won't Republicans condemn President Trump's tweets? That's the question the media has been asking all day Monday, but as more Republicans come out and do condemn Trump's tweets that said that four progressive Democratic congresswomen, three of whom were born in the United States, should "go back" to their native countries and fix them before criticizing the U.S, one gets the sense that simply condemning the tweets is not good enough.
Meet the Press host Chuck Todd joined Andrea Mitchell on the latter’s Friday show to talk about Alex Acosta's resignation as Secretary of Labor, but their subject matter eventually changed to Trump's poll numbers with Hispanics with Todd eventually asking, "How many different ways does the Republican Party want to alienate Hispanics?"
On Thursday's MSNBC Live host Ali Velshi was joined by NBC reporter Ben Collins and Syracuse Professor Jennifer Grygiel to talk about the social media summit President Trump had at the White House. The trio said that not only do conservatives have nothing to complain about when it comes to social media bias, but that the particular attendees had benefited from social media, and that the meeting had ulterior motives.
Joyce Vance is a former U.S. Attorney and MSNBC uses that to give her analysis added weight, but on Wednesday's edition of Deadline, the former Obama appointee compared President Trump to alleged serial child sex abuser and trafficker Jeffrey Epstein.
According to the media, the list of purported victims of the Trump Administration is quite long, but on Tuesday edition of New Day, CNN added a new victim to the list: bees. In continuing the long running tradition that predates Trump, New Day declared that spending cuts on bee research is part of the Republican war on science and on all things good and decent.
After months of saying there was no crisis at the southern border, the media have now changed their tune, as has the Democratic Party, but that does not mean that the Democratic Party is at peace with itself. In the aftermath of an embarrassing defeat, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi criticized Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other progressive firebrands for living in "their Twitter world." On Monday's CNN Newsroom, co-founder of The Beat DC, Tiffany Cross joined co-host Poppy Harlow and CNN analyst Molly Ball to take AOC's side and to declare that the poor conditions at the border are due to the fact that the migrants are not white.
Education and charges of de facto segregation have been causing quite the conversation in the Democratic Party since Kamala Harris and Joe Biden's on-stage fight over busing at the recent Democratic debate. They have argued that it is just horrible that minority students are trapped in failing schools. On Friday's edition of MSNBC Live host Yasmin Vossoughian welcomed Heidi Przybyla and NPR White House Reporter Ayesha Rascoe to hype Democratic candidates speaking the National Education Association, the country's largest union and one of the organizations that is preventing those minority students from going to potentially better schools.
A Wednesday panel discussion on MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell Reports tried to answer the question of whether a woman can get elected president. The subject began as a result of an article written by MSNBC contributor Lisa Lerer at The New York Times and the Vogue photo shoot that included the all of the Democratic women running for President with the exception of Marianne Williamson.
There have been plenty of criticisms of President Trump's desire for a Fourth of July event to take place in Washington D.C. Criticisms include it being a misguided use of funds, the tanks being too heavy for D.C.'s streets and bridges, and assertions it would resemble a Soviet military parades down Red Square. On Monday, Trump raised eyebrows with his comments about "brand new Sherman tanks," but on the Tuesday edition of CNN's The Situation Room, April Ryan came up with a new objection: the purpose of the parade is so that Trump can look like a dictator.
On Monday morning's MSNBC Live, Commentary associate editor Noah Rothman criticized Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris for wanting to bring back busing and said she was playing a dangerous political game in doing so. Rothman's arguments led to a heated argument with Princeton Professor Eddie Glaude Jr. that featured constant interruptions.
Apparently there are still some people who care what former President Jimmy Carter thinks about things. These people include MSNBC Live guest host Chris Janisng and MSNBC analyst Rick Stengel. At an event at the Carter Center, Carter went full conspiracy theorist on the 2016 election. "I think the interference, although not yet quantified, I think fully investigated would show that Trump didn't actually win the election in 2016, he lost the election and he was put in office because the Russians interfered on his behalf," Carter told historian Jon Meacham.
Telemundo analyst Maria Elena Salinas joined MSNBC Live guest host Chris Jansing and Neera Tanden of Think Progress in Miami on Thursday to offer some thoughts on Wednesday's Democratic Debate. During the segment one could hardly tell the difference between the President of Think Progress and the one who claims to be a journalist.
Is the media infatuation with South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg finally coming to a close? As Democrats get set to start their formal debates, Buttigieg sat down for an interview with MSNBC Live host Stephanie Ruhle on Wednesday to talk about a wide range of topics, but most notably the shooting of Eric Logan and Buttigieg's response to it.
One of the worst things about the media in the Trump-era is the surprising amount of journalists who think that the history of bad things began on January 20, 2017. Nowhere, is this more evident than the situation at the border and Tuesday's edition of New Day on CNN was no exception.
Vermont Senator and Democratic presidential candidate has released his latest plan to
bribe people into voting for him address student loan debt. The radical plan calls for the elimination of the $1.6 trillion in student loan debt across the country plus college free tuition to be paid for by a tax on Wall Street. There are multiple problems with the plan, but the one that Monday's edition of MSNBC Live with Hallie Jackson homed on was that the plan might be seen as a betrayal of Sanders' crusade to address income inequality.
With Planned Parenthood back in court trying to prevent the state of Missouri from revoking its abortion license, the crew of CBS This Morning went to bat for the abortion provider on Thursday, highlighting their defiance of a state regulation requiring a second pelvic exam 72 hours before an abortion and uncritically repeating President Leana Wen's talking points.