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News Analysis Intern


Alex Xenos was an intern for the Media Research Center's News Analysis Division. He is currently a senior at the College of William and Mary, majoring in Government and minoring in History.

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The disgraced Keith Olbermann continues to spew his incoherent ramblings on the platform GQ gives him. In an episode of the Resistance with Keith Olbermann titled "The Media Must Fight Back," posted on July 20, he declared CNN should dox the guy who posted the wrestling GIF of  Trump beating CNN and that "War has been declared on the values of this country by the man in charge of this country."



CNN's double standard in their treatment of Republicans versus Democrats is on continuous display. On Wednesday's New Day, conservative Rep. Steve King (R-IA) was grilled by co-host Chris Cuomo. Yet, when fellow co-host Alisyn Camerota interviewed liberal Sen. Sherrod Brown immediately following the King interview, the Senator was given non-challenging softball questions.



Before even the first commercial could be aired on Wednesday's New Day, CNN managed to claim that repealing ObamaCare was wrong, the GOP had "rigged" the Senate process, and even suggested that McCain was a hypocrite for voting to open debate on health care.



CNN actually sent out this mobile alert Tuesday. You would think the alert aspect of their app is meant for news notifications, but CNN just can't help itself as they continue their war on the president.



CNN's New Day co-host Alisyn Camerota had Brian Stelter interview her about her new book, Amanda Wakes Up. In this interview, she took another jab at the network that made it possible for her to succeed. She criticized Fox for wanting things portrayed a certain way, which is hilarious considering the disaster of a network which is CNN.



On Tuesday's New Day on CNN, co-host Chris Cuomo began his interview with House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) worrying about whether or not the Democrats were seizing a political opportunity. He then moved on to questioning whether or not the Democrats were effectively defending ObamaCare.



CNN Newsroom host Poppy Harlow made the ridiculous claim last Thursday that The New York Times is an "unbiased" publication: "I'll just say, it's good that he's giving an interview to a, you know, down the middle, unbiased publication like The New York Times."



The NRA has been firing back at false accusations made by the Washington Post including one that claimed the gun-rights advocate had illegal ties to Russia (Fake News). In a video released last week, Grant Stinchfield at NRA-TV suggested that the disgraced publication's motto should be, "Journalism Dies at the Washington Post," instead of, "Journalism Dies in Darkness." He called out the violence of the left and the lies told by the media.



Last week, Bustle.com published an interview giving insight into the detached reality of two members of Comedy Central's The Daily Show. Desi Lydic is a field correspondent and Michele Wolf is a writer and on-screen contributor for the not-so-funny comedy show. Lydic lamented the horrible world of Trump.



When the big networks realized that President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin had a second discussion in Germany, they went nuts. The coverage made it seem like a dark and sinister deal was struck in a hidden alley. In reality, the President went over to talk to Putin at a G-20 dinner in front of every major world leader and enough media to make your head spin. Despite this fact, the media portrayed the "meeting," if you can call it that, as "secret" and "undisclosed."



On Wednesday, CNN did something they would have never done to President Obama. New Day and Newsroom highlighted tweets and news reports mocking President Trump. The tweets/reports were having fun with the fact that a tropical storm was named Don. Even the Washington Post joined in. So much for respectful journalism.



CNN has gone all out in defense of ObamaCare and has attacked any Republican measure to amend it. On Wednesday's New Day, virtually the entirety of the show was spent trashing Republicans. They also continuously whined about the "undisclosed" Trump-Putin meeting that took place at a dinner in front of leaders and the media. How secretive.



On CNN's New Day Tuesday morning, CNN Global Economic Analyst Rana Foroohar advocated for a single-payer health care system while co-host Alisyn Camerota misrepresented statements made by Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH).



CNN New Day on Monday continued their coverage of how Donald Trump and the leaders he meets give handshakes with each other. Not only is this coverage bizarre, it's irresponsible. New Day spent much of their Friday show consumed by the handshakes French President Emmanuel Macron and President Donald Trump shared. Now, days after the handshake took place, they still thought it important enough to devote a segment to it.



If the Trump-Russia news frenzy has shown us anything, it is the hypocrisy of the left. Wednesday evening, CNN political commentator and former Clinton official Paul Begala took things to DEFCON 1 on Anderson Cooper 360.



CNN co-host Alisyn Camerota couldn't resist taking sides on Thursday's New Day or maybe she was just doing her "job." However you want to describe it, Camerota once again exposed her network’s frothing hatred for Donald Trump. She claimed that the President would have sold uranium to Russia. 



As CNN continues their crusade to bring down the Trump presidency, New Day spent 93 percent of their three-hour program Wednesday covering Donald Trump Jr. and the Trump campaign's supposed collusion with Russia. The other seven percent was spent on baseball (~1.5%) and negative coverage of the GOP's healthcare bill (~5.5%).​​​​



On CNN’s Newsroom Monday, political analyst Robert Baer went on a hyperbolic rant about Trump, claiming the President’s behavior towards Russia is akin to “working with the Japanese after Pearl Harbor.”



CNN's New Day started Thursday off with an extraordinarily hypocritical attack on President Trump. Co-host Chris Cuomo criticized the President for talking politics overseas: "The idea of the President of the United States. And again, usually, customarily, you go across to trumpet American values. You leave somewhat of the political interplay here at home. He didn't do that.”



On CNN's New Day Wednesday morning, co-host Chris Cuomo claimed that serious allegations of voter fraud are "B.S.": "Is there a second line to this story in terms of what this commission is about other than the obvious, which is trying to put meat on the bones of a B.S. allegation."