Brad Wilmouth is a contributing blogger to NewsBusters
Brad Wilmouth is a former Media Research Center news analyst and an alumnus of the University of Virginia.
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On Tuesday's CNN Tonight, during a discussion of rapper Kanye West recently making a provocative suggestion that black slaves were partially to blame for their own enslavement, liberal CNN political commentator at one point hinted that wearing a pro-Donald Trump MAGA hate was worse than rappers pushing an "F the police" message. He also suggested that it was racist for conservatives to discuss the issue of "black-on-black-crime."
As former Planned Parenthood president and pro-abortion activist Cecile Richards appeared as a guest on Tuesday's MSNBC Live, host Stephanie Ruhle practically begged her to do more to convince Americans that Planned Parenthood is not really "the abortion store" as she ranted about pro-lifers painting it as such.
On Tuesday's New Day, CNN host Alisyn Camerota gave former Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards a forum to brag about the pro-abortion group's success in pushing its agenda into ObamaCare, and to complain about those who wish to end taxpayer funding of the prominent abortion provider. She also gushed over her liberal guest's "legendary" mother, former Democratic Governor Ann Richards, and asked if she planned to run for political office.
On Sunday night, liberal comedian and CNN host W. Kamau Bell kicked off the third season of his United Shades of America show by spending an hour trying to undermine the case for improved border security, and even pushed for an open border where it is much easier for non-citizens to enter the country whenever they want as he declared that "this idea of borders and walls is ridiculous."
On Monday morning, MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle read a brief suggesting "serious hypocrisy" on the part of the NRA for barring guns from a speech by Vice President Mike Pence because the pro-gun group generally supports allowing law-abiding citizens to bring guns into most public places. It seemed to be lost on the MSNBC host that the Secret Service will be providing security for the event, so the normal arguments for allowing the average person to be armed for self-defense are not as relevant.
On Saturday afternoon, MSNBC anchor David Gura played a couple of edited clips of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaking to a church in 2014 and invited guest and Democratic activist Khizr Khan to complain about how the then-congressman spoke about Muslims -- even though, seconds later in a part of the speech MSNBC omitted, Pompeo was clearly referring to what he described as "absolutely a small minority within the Muslim faith" being at war with Christianity.
On Friday's Velshi and Ruhle show, MSNBC host Ali Velshi was joined by NBC News international correspondent Cal Perry to discuss the current protests on the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip. The two glossed over the terrorist group Hamas's provocative actions using the protests for cover, and highlighted left-wing Israelis accusing the Jewish state of running a "brutal occupation" without noting their history of bias against Israel.
On Saturday's CNN Newsroom, substitute anchor Ryan Nobles debated the guest instead of interviewed her. During a discussion of Democratic New York Governor Andrew Cuomo threatening to sue ICE for rounding up illegal immigrants in his state, substitute anchor Ryan Nobles essentially claimed that there is no evidence that arresting criminals reduces crime as he debated former Republican New York Lieutenant Governor Betsy McCaughey.
On Saturday's AM Joy, MSNBC host Joy Reid addressed reports of a blog she formerly posted on which contained surprisingly anti-gay messages, which led her this past week to claim the website had been hacked and that she had not actually written the comments. But, on her weekend show, Reid backtracked a bit and did not unequivocally deny that she might have written the postings as she oddly stated that "I genuinely do not believe I wrote those hateful things."
On Friday's The Beat with Ari Melber on MSNBC, during the "Fall Back Friday" segment, host Melber at one point claimed that President Donald Trump "literally endorsed white supremacy" after the murder that took place at the Charlottesville white supremacist rally, as the group discussed Kanye West praising Trump. He and talk radio host Peter Rosenberg also complained about the "pain" that the rapper had caused by with his pro-Trump views.
On Thursday's CNN Tonight, during a discussion of rapper Kanye West being criticized for praising President Donald Trump, right-leaning CNN political commentator and anti-Trump Republican Tara Setymayer again took shots at black Trump supporters as she brought up the Diamond and Silk conservative duo and derided them as "political minstrels" and a "shuck and jive show."
Over the past couple of days, as FNC and the broadcast networks have informed viewers of two separate attacks on police officers that have left two dead, MSNBC has completely ignored the tragic events while CNN has buried its coverage early in the morning. By contrast, MSNBC spent more than 15 minutes across four different shows celebrating the release of rapper Meek Mill, and CNN also gave the story significantly more time that it did to the attacks on police officers.
On Wednesday's MSNBC Live with Stephanie Ruhle, host Ruhle worried that President Donald Trump is appointing too many "white male judges" from the conservative Federalist Society who will be on the courts "forever," during a discussion of rapper Meek Mill's release from prison.
On Wednesday's CNN Tonight, anchor Don Lemon hosted a segment to discuss the fact that rapper Kanye West has received criticism for praising President Donald Trump. The CNN host even alluded to West's history of accusing President George W. Bush of not caring about black Americans to then suggest that now West may not "care about black people."
On Tuesday's New Day, as CNN's Alisyn Camerota hosted a debate between far-left former MSNBC contributor Michael Eric Dyson and former Donald Trump advisor Steve Cortes over what the word "breeding" was referring to in a recent tweet by the President, Dyson at one point asserted that "you can be a white supremacist in brown skin" as he argued against his fellow guest defending Trump. Additionally, Camerota repeated the discredited myth popular on the left that illegal immigrants have a lower crime rate than American citizens.
On Saturday night, CNN Newsroom with Ana Cabrera ran a report by correspondent Scott McLean which highlighted concerns that marijuana legalization in Colorado has sparked an increase in violent crime by attracting more criminals to move to the state.
Given the fact that thousands of New Yorkers -- including many Democratic voters -- are alive today because, in the 1990s, then-Mayor Rudy Giuliani dramatically cut the number of homicides in the city from about 2,000 to just around 600 a year, one would think he would be the one Republican that some liberals would have some respect for. But on his HBO show on Friday, far-left comedian Bill Maher likened him to Dracula and excoriated both Giuliani and President Donald Trump as being part of New York's "rat problem."
In the aftermath of two police officers being ambushed and murdered while eating lunch at a restaurant in Trenton, Florida, last week, Fox News Channel has given substantially more attention to the tragic event than other national news outlets. In fact, various FNC shows have spent almost twice as much time on the story as ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC, and PBS combined.
On Friday's Wolf show, CNN host Wolf Blitzer and liberal CNN political analyst John Avlon made a big deal out of the fact that Texas Senator Ted Cruz has been willing to lavish praise on President Donald Trump despite their presidential primary contest -- as if two politicians of the same party making up after running heated campaigns against each other were somehow unprecedented. In fact, instead of merely mentioning the irony within a larger discussion -- which might have been more appropriate -- Blitzer devoted an entire three-and-a-half-minute segment to it.
On Thursday's New Day, as Alisyn Camerota pressed Senator Bob Corker about whether he will support President Donald Trump if he runs for reelection, the Tennessee Republican got in a jab at the CNN host as he alluded to her liberal bias and asked her if she had decided which Democrat she will be supporting for President.