Geoffrey Dickens is the Deputy Research Director at the Media Research Center.
Geoffrey Dickens is the Deputy Research Director at the Media Research Center. He currently writes for all of the MRC's publications and outlets including MRC.org, Newsbusters.org, Notable Quotables and has contributed to past projects including MediaWatch and MagazineWatch. He also authored the MRC's Outgunned Special Report that examined the media's bias against gun rights. Dickens has made several appearances on radio talk shows around the nation.
Born and raised in Alexandria, Virginia this native Washingtonian briefly left the area to earn a degree from Indiana University's School of Journalism. When he's not monitoring the media's liberal bias, Dickens can be found rooting for his beloved Redskins, Wizards, Capitals and Indiana Hoosiers.
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Former CNN host and comedian D.L. Hughley was triggered by Tiger Woods accepting the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Donald Trump. On his TV One talk show, Hughley was outraged that the 2019 Masters Tournament winner would take the time “to normalize a monster.”
Therapists in Hollywood must be raking it in this month, as celebrities from Chelsea Handler to Amy Poehler confessed to having emotional breakdowns and “panic attacks” over Donald Trump. Some of them were just sad as they cried over no collusion in the Russia case. Singer Bette Midler claimed Trump had “caused depression, despair, confusion and death.” Others expressed anger. The following is a just a sample of celebrities losing their mind over Donald Trump in the last month.
In the video to his new song “Devil’s Work” rapper Joyner Lucas stands in the middle of a church as he pleads to God to bring back hip-hop icons like 2Pac and Notorious B.I.G, but in exchange Lucas offers up the lives of President Donald Trump and Fox News personalities Laura Ingraham and Tomi Lahren.
As sick as it sounds liberal journalists actually blamed Donald Trump for a domestic terror attack. They claimed the Poway, California synagogue shooter was inspired by the President. The past month also saw lefty reporters and hosts also prime their audiences to support Democratic candidates new (Mayor Pete Buttigieg) and old (Former Vice President Joe Biden).The following are the most obnoxious moments of media bias over the last month.
The Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) networks have cleared the path of any nagging stories about Joe Biden’s grabby hands – having all but wiped clean the stories of women complaining about their uncomfortable encounters with the former VP.
As far as the Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) networks are concerned, Joe Biden’s troubles with touching women are essentially over. At least that’s the impression left when you look at the tiny (1 minutes, 52 seconds) amount of time devoted to the former Vice President’s grabbiness in their coverage of his campaign’s official launch.
Former CNN host D.L. Hughley, on Tuesday, issued marching orders to congressional Democrats as he demanded that they do their “job” and impeach Donald Trump. On his self-titled TV One show the stand-up comic went on to say the word “justice” should be taken “out of the dictionary” if Democrats don’t move to remove Trump.
Joe Biden is expected to jump into the presidential race on Wednesday, but he enters a Democratic nomination fight with a lot of baggage. Most recently the former Vice President has had to deal with complaints about his history of overly-grabby behavior with women, but those stories have overshadowed another famous flaw – his propensity for embarrassing gaffes.
CNN’s Ana Navarro, on Thursday, lost her mind after William Barr’s press conference. The CNN contributor and ABC’s The View co-host unloaded on the AG in a Twitter rant: “William Barr is a political hack in attorney general’s clothing. It’s simply disgusting.”
Saturday marks 20 years since the tragic Columbine school shooting in Littleton, Colorado. Liberal journalists have already begun their retrospectives that included requisite attacks on the NRA and gun owners. The following is a look back at the most biased and ugliest broadsides in the weeks following the April 20, 1999 Columbine shooting:.
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, neurosurgeon and current HUD director Ben Carson
and former Godfather’s Pizza CEO Herman Cain all worked hard to reach the pinnacles of their chosen professions. But their career accomplishments mean nothing in the eyes of comedian D.L. Hughley who belittled them for committing the unforgivable sin (in his eyes) of being liked by Republicans.
On Thursday’s edition of her CNN/PBS show, Christiane Amanpour invited on the New York Times’ Jonathan Mahler and James Rutenberg to promote their three-part investigative piece on Rupert Murdoch and indict Fox News as an “anti-immigrant” network that spewed the kind of “ethno-nationalist agenda” that stoked the New Zealand mosque shooter.
They just can’t let it go. In the 10 days since the Mueller report ended the liberal media fantasy of “Russian Collusion” in a fizzle, liberal journalists remain in denial. The following is a compilation of libs in the media still crying about collusion.
Many in the media remain in denial about the Mueller report findings, as they’ve collectively screamed “Nothing is over, until we decide it is!” From clinging to ongoing Democratic investigations to spouting conspiracy theories about a cover-up, liberal journalists and hosts have spent the last few days refusing to accept there was nothing to their precious “Russian Collusion” dreams. The following are the 10 worst examples of liberals in denial as they curse the Mueller Report conclusions:
In the past few weeks we’ve seen the media get excited for Beto O’Rourke while also blaming Donald Trump for the actions of a crazed shooter. Vanity Fair sent Joe Hagan to pen a cover story on Beto that left the writer giddy about a “gleam in his eye” as the “too innocent to be a politician” began his presidential campaign. Conversely, journalists raged at Donald Trump’s reaction to the shooting in New Zealand, a tragedy they all but blamed Trump for. CNN host John Berman indicted Trump for using the same “language” of the killer. The following are just a few of the worst moments of media outrage from the last month.
Failed Democratic Texas Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke announced his presidential candidacy today, despite his last political campaign ending in a loss to Ted Cruz in 2018. But who needs a stretch of political victories to build momentum for a presidential run when you have gale force winds – in the form of liberal media hype – behind your back?
A “partisan” “witch hunt” that is wasting “taxpayer millions” is not how liberal journalists are describing current Democratic congressional investigations into Donald Trump’s finances and alleged Russian collusion. No, those words are strictly reserved for when Republicans are investigating Democratic scandals that involved Barack Obama, Bill and Hillary Clinton. The following are just few examples of liberal journalists singing a different tune about Congressional investigations when the targets were Democrats, as culled from the MRC archives.
Phony racially-motivated attacks and Democrats being caught in blackface were just some of the controversies that liberal journalists and celerities actually blamed on Donald Trump and his Wall-endorsing, red hat-wearing, supporters this past month.
Bernie is back and the journalists that celebrated the socialist Sanders in 2016 are pushing him again. On Tuesday’s Good Morning America, ABC’s Terry Moran cooed “He made democratic socialism cool for millions of voters.” When he ran in 2016, instead of laughing off the candidacy of a candidate who is so left he spent his honeymoon in the USSR, liberal anchors and reporters couldn’t contain their excitement over how Sanders could energize the Democratic base.The following are just a few examples from the MRC’s archive of liberal reporters, hosts and celebrities championing the out and proud socialist.
The media are using the one year anniversary of the Parkland, Florida shooting to push for more gun control. It’s something they started doing immediately after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting.The following is a collection of the media’s ugliest attacks on gun rights supporters after the Parkland, Florida shooting.