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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Is this an apple, or a banana? The usual self-confident and self-appointed defenders of truth at CNN aren't sure because the controversy at hand is not one that involves President Trump, but rather former Vice President Joe Biden and a story Biden has been telling about the war in Afghanistan.
August 28, 2014 might as well be known in liberal America as Tan Suit Day, that day where former President Obama wore a tan suit. On the five year anniversary of Tan Suit Day, liberal journalists and commentators on CNN and MSNBC took to the airwaves to reminisce about that day, which they claimed -- in contradiction of the facts -- that this was somehow "the biggest scandal of the entire Obama presidency."
CNN's Brian Stelter has a very elastic definition of the Trump-Fox News relationship. When President Trump says something nice about Fox News, that is proof that Fox is something akin to state-run TV. When President Trump voices his displeasure with Fox it is proof that Trump wants it to be "an organ of the White House." That's what Stelter told At This Hour guest host Fredricka Whitfield on Wednesday as Trump tweeted his displeasure with the network.
Should Barack Obama's foreign policy legacy include his inaction on the 2014 Russian invasion and annexation of Crimea? It's a simple question that would appear to have a simple answer, but judging by the media's reaction over the past couple of days, anyone who says that it should is either a liar, a Putin fan, or both. MSNBC Live guest host Chris Jansing was the latest media personality to accuse President Trump of attempting to "rewrite history" on Tuesday.
The passing of free market and libertarian activist David Koch on Friday was met by much of the media with a dignified reaction that highlighted Koch's politics, but without portraying him as the cause of all that is wrong with the contemporary political climate. MSNBC Live guest host Chris Jansing took a different route, instead choosing to label the "Billionaire conservative donor" Koch "as one half of the Koch Brothers came to symbolize the influence of dark money in America" and hype NBC's recently concluded docu-series American Swamp where the Koch Brothers are portrayed as the nefarious billionaires out to control American politics.
There has been lots of talk in the media recently about loyalty and on her Wednesday MSNBC Live show, Hallie Jackson got into an argument with Log Cabin Republicans national spokesperson Charles Moran over the organization's decision to endorse President Trump for re-election and one of the board members, Jennifer Horn's, decision to resign in protest.
President Trump has come out in opposition to some gun control measures, mainly additional background checks, that he had previously expressed some interest in and Tuesday's Deadline on MSNBC was not at all happy about it. Expressing his contempt for Trump, guest host John Heilemann led off the segment declaring that the only things certain in life are, "There's death and taxes and capitulation on gun control."
During the controversy surrounding Israel's decision to bar Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar into their country, most of the media focus was on President Trump and his tweets on the subject. The media condemned him for violating the tradition that stated that politics stops at the water's edge. The notion that politics stop's at the water's edge has never been as sacred as the media hyped it up to be and Monday's edition of CNN Newsroom proved just that when they sent Clarissa Ward to Iran for no other purpose than to find some "every day Iranians" who would tell them what they wanted to hear.
MSNBC anchor and correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin joined MSNBC Live host Ali Velshi on Friday to chat about Israel's decision to Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar into the country and Tlaib turning down a humanitarian exception to visit her grandmother. Throughout the segment, Mohyeldin made multiple eyebrow-raising statements including calling Bernie Sanders a centrist on the issue and insisting that those who support the BDS movement simply have different tactics for achieving peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians.
CNN's John King began his Inside Politics program on Thursday by lamenting Israel's refusal to admit leftist Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar as "unprecedented" and contrary to democratic ideals.
MSNBC Live host Stephanie Ruhle on Wednesday welcomed New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand for a softball interview to remind America that she is running for president and to allow her some free air time to accuse the National Rifle Association of not caring about dead children and for the host to praise Gilibrand's ability to distance herself from the NRA.
In the aftermath of the suicide of billionaire and accused pedophile and sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein in federal custody on Saturday there has been plenty of finger pointing, some of it serious, some of it conspiratorial. MSNBC's The Beat host Ari Melber joined Stephanie Ruhle on Monday morning's MSNBC Live to point the finger at President Trump and Attorney General Barr.
Another day, another Joe Biden gaffe, another story framed as "Republicans Pounce" or "Republicans Seize." That's how CNN Inside Politics guest host Nia-Malika Henderson framed the story of the former Vice President's Thursday gaffe where he said that, "Poor kids are just as bright as just as talented as white kids" before immediately correcting himself, "wealthy kids, black kids, Asian kids."
If there is one theme constant in the media's coverage of the mass shooting in El Paso and Dayton it is that Democrats are sincere in their efforts to end gun violence, while Republicans are scared of the NRA and are only concerned about their political careers. NBC reporter Jonathan Allen joined MSNBC Live on Thursday to remind Congress that given the assassination attempts on Gabrielle Giffords and Steve Scalise this should be personal for them.
Ohio Rep. and Democratic Presidential candidate Tim Ryan joined CNN Newsroom co-host Jim Sciutto on Wednesday to go on a passionate, profanity-laced, if not factually challenged rant against Mitch McConnell and the National Rifle Association. Sciutto did not care to challenge Ryan on any one of his numerous arguments, such as they were, instead choosing to aide Ryan is his diatribe against McConnell. As might be already obvious, this post and video contain strong language.
It's clear that America is deeply divided on the issue of gun rights after this weeken's mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton. On his Tuesday show, MSNBC host Craig Melvin invited fellow MSNBC journalist Stephanie Ruhle on to offer a suggestion that would be guaranteed to only further that divide, which was that corporate America, mainly Walmart, must go after organizations and people that MSNBC does not like.
In the aftermath of the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, MSNBC Live host Stephanie Ruhle invited author Igor Volsky on her Monday show to advocate for gun control, condemn the National Rifle Association, and spread some fake news in the process.
The folks over at MSNBC have created a "heads I win, tails you lose" approach to President Trump and Republican policy towards Russia. The same network that has come up with "Moscow Mitch" for Republicans being allegedly too soft on Russia now claims Trump is giving Vladimir Putin "a gift" by withdrawing from the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, because Russia refuses to come back into compliance.
The morning after the second Democratic debate the cast of CNN New Day was joined by three former Democratic spokespeople and consultants to discuss the previous night’s proceedings and they were not happy with their candidates. Like their MSNBC counterparts, they blasted the candidates for going after former President Obama than current President Trump.
Former Trump aide turned CNN commentator David Urban was not nearly as impressed with Pete Buttigieg's Tuesday night debate performance as the rest of Wednesday's CNN Newsroom panel.