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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Hunter Biden, son of former Vice President Joe Biden, is a 49 year adult man and is a public figure in his own right, but if you were to listen to MSNBC Live guest host Chris Jansing on Friday you think the younger Biden decided to live a private life away from the spotlight and was not currently in the midst of his own scandal.
The release of the transcript of the much talked about phone call between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Wednesday has led to a flurry of hot takes from the media about what exactly went on between the two presidents and the state of impeachment. CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin joined At This Hour host Kate Bolduan to discuss the transcripts, his English speaking skills, and why he believes that there was a quid pro quo.
It must be embarrassing for former Obama Administration officials and their friends in the media to talk about Russia and Ukraine, because they want to condemn President Trump for being soft on Russia, while ignoring their own actual record on the issue. With the Trump-Biden-Ukraine story dominating the news on Tuesday, Andrea Mitchell brought on former Obama CIA Director John Brennan to discuss the matter. Not content to condemn Trump for misbehavior, Mitchell and Brennan spread some fake news and revisionist history about the previous administration.
For CNN's John Avlon, the question is not whether or not President Trump should be impeached, its whether Democrats will dare to put principle over politics. Avlon spent Monday morning urging Democrats to dig into allegations Trump may have tried to blackmail Ukraine into investigating whether Joe Biden inappropriately used his position as Vice President to get the Prosecutor General of Ukraine fired when he was looking into a company that employed his son, Hunter, at the time, by threatening to withhold military aid to the embattled country. He accused Republicans of engaging in "situational ethics" -- while engaging in some of his own.
It was a long Friday for the media covering the climate protests around the world and over the course of the day they have chosen to highlight some of their favorite activists. From the school skippers to the morbid suicide depictions, the media applauded every step of the way. On CNN Newsroom, two more activists were highlighted: one 17-year-old who traveled a great distance to the protest and another who wished her employer didn't exist.
The revelation that Canadian Prime Minister wore brownface on multiple occasions as an adult has thrown a wrench in a northernly neighbor's election cycle as the world's most woke leader is now the subject of international scrutiny for his past behavior. Back home the media has pursued the usual "pouncing" angels, but CNN contributor Wajahat Ali took the opportunity on Thursday's CNN Newsroom to espouse some hot takes of his own, including that, "conservatives don't seem to like black and brown people."
In a segment that shockingly did not come out of The Babylon Bee, MSNBC, the network that came up with the phrase "Moscow Mitch" and other dignified political commentary that asserts that behind every Republican is a Russian stooge, decided it would be worth their while to give a wide-ranging interview to an actual Russian stooge, NSA leaker Edward Snowden, on Monday night's The 11th Hour with Brian Williams.
Of all the people MSNBC could have invited on Monday to give a cool, calm, and rationale response to the New York Times issuing a correction to its reporting that the alleged victim of an incident involving Brett Kavanaugh does not remember the incident, they chose former Obama White House Deputy Counsel Deputy Assistant to the President Christopher Kang. Kang's big takeaway from the correction was just because she doesn't remember having Brett Kavanaugh's penis shoved in her face, does not mean it didn't happen.
Beto O'Rourke is currently trying to resurrect his dying campaign by espousing every far-left gun control policy he can think of and hope that Democratic voters see that and its associated cursing as passionate. If the Democratic Primary consisted of the folks at CNN Newsroom that strategy just might have worked as co-host Jim Sciutto wondered on Friday if Democrats are being too cautious when it comes to campaigning on gun control.
There is no surer way to know that the Democrats' anti-Trump messaging is having a bad day than when to be compared to a dumpster fire on MSNBC, but on Thursday's MSNBC Live that is exactly what happened. Against the backdrop of the House Judiciary Committee approving what they claim to be rules governing an impeachment inquiry, host Craig Melvin, NBC correspondent Geoff Bennett, and Politico's Jake Sherman called out the Democrats' doublespeak on the issue.
Former George W. Bush's Bullhorn Speech is one of the most defining and iconic moments in American history, the only thing that compares to it is Franklin Roosevelt's Day of Infamy speech. Unfortunately, CNN Newsroom co-host Poppy Harlow tried to use the sense of national unity in the circumstances of Bush's speech on the eighteenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks to push gun control.
How hard is it for the British Parliament to agree to the terms of a referendum that was held over three years ago? Apparently "very" and NBC chief global correspondent Bill Neely joined Hallie Jackson on Monday's edition of MSNBC Live to pile on Prime Minister Boris Johnson and to hype some insane solutions the opposition may try to get their way.
Against the backdrop of last week's mass shooting in Odessa, Texas, and Hurricane Dorian, MSNBC Live host Stephanie Ruhle engaged in a panel discussion to talk about whether former Vice President Joe Biden can appeal enough to an uncompromising Generation Z on the issues of gun control and climate policy in order to defeat President Trump should be the Democratic nominee.
Bernie Sanders raised a few eyebrows on Wednesday night's CNN Climate Town Hall and the campaign sent campaign co-chair Nina Turner to MSNBC Live with Hallie Jackson on Thursday in a largely failed attempt to perform some damage control.
If you are confused about the state of Brexit and the latest news out of Britain surrounding embattled Prime Minister Boris Johnson, have no fear, MSNBC Live host Hallie Jackson invited BBC North America editor Jon Sopel onto her Wednesday show to make sense of it all. After explaining the latest parliamentary maneuvers by both the government and opposition, Jackson asked Sopel what it all means for America and for President Trump. According to Sopel, the big takeaway is that Conservative MPs are willing to stand up to Boris Johnson, but Republicans are not willing to stand up to Donald Trump.
For her Tuesday show, Andrea Mitchell welcomed an unbalanced panel of Daily Beast editor Sam Stein and two Democratic partisans to discuss gun control. The gun control portion of the panel began with Mitchell playing some clips of Democratic presidential hopefuls discussing gun control, the last of which was Kamala Harris, "We've been having great ideas for decades. The problem is congress has not had the courage to act. If they don't within the first 100 days of my administration I'm going to take executive action."
MSNBC Live guest host Phillip Mena and NBC reporter Garrett Haake admitted on Monday that they do not have all the facts yet when it comes to the Odessa gunman who shot and killed seven people and injured an additional 22 on Saturday, but that did not stop them from condemning Texas' new gun laws that "loosened restrictions."
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.