Jackson Richman

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Jackson Richman is the an editor and daily columnist at The National Discourse, an upstart publication which features articles from both sides of the political and ideological spectrum, while maintaining a constructive and mature dialogue nationwide. In addition to the Media Research Center, he has interned at The Weekly Standard and The Daily Caller. His work has also appeared in The Washington Examiner, Red Alert Politics, Campus Reform, The Daily Signal, New Voices Magazine, The College Fix, American Action News, and other outlets.

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On CNN's New Day Thursday, co-host Alisyn Camerota interviewed Wisconsin Republican Representative Sean Duffy about the developing news that Attorney General Jeff Sessions interacted with the Russians during the Trump presidential campaign, depsite then-Senator Sessions testifying during his confirmation hearing that although he served as a campaign "surrogate," he "did not have any communications with the Russians." Camerota pressed the Tea Party congressman about whether the Attorney General should recuse himself or resign and cited a tweet from a Democratic senator as "the best resource" to criticize Sessions.



On Morning Joe Tuesday, co-hosts Mika Brezinski and Joe Scarborough attacked White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon as a "Leninist," based on remarks Bannon made to political scholar Ron Radosh, who wrote about the 2013 interaction in an article for The Daily Beast. In an email to Radosh, Bannon denied the remarks.



On Morning Joe Tuesday, the panel discussed President Donald Trump's upcoming address Tuesday evening to a joint-session of Congress. His speech is expected to cover his latest budget proposal, which includes a $54 billion increase in defense spending from which the panel deduced that the Commander-in-Chief "does not sound like a peace-time president."



On CNN Tuesday afternoon, Steven Goldstein, director of the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect bashed and lambasted President Donald Trump for his statement that morning denouncing bigotry, especially anti-Semitism, and pinned recent Jew hatred on Trump's campaign, and now, administration. Beforehand, a panel on the network's Inside Politics discussed Trump's campaign and presidency's possible affect on hate crimes against Jews.



On CNN's New Day Tuesday co-host Chris Cuomo expressed concern in an interview with Florida Republican Representative Carlos Curbelo about President Donald Trump's immigration policies. Additionally, Cuomo not only cited inaccuracies about immigration policy presently, but also historically.



On CNN's New Day Monday, co-host Chris Cuomo warned that in the midst of President Donald Trump attacking the press as "the enemy of the American people," people, especially journalists, "will get hurt." Senior media correspondent Brian Stelter agreed, "I am worried. I'm worried because somebody who’s deranged can take that language and can take action against a journalist either at a rally or a more private setting."



On Thursday, CNN's New Day sympathetically profiled an illegal immigrant mother of four who has been taking shelter in a Colorado church to avoid deportation. "She was, at first, speechless, then in tears, her nightmare coming true," said CNN reporter Ana Cabrera. However, the report failed to mention that such deportations also occurred under the Obama administration. 



On CNN's New Day Thursday, host Chris Cuomo attacked Republican Ohio Representative Jim Jordan over his party's handling of leaked allegations of communications between former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and Russian officials, which led to Flynn's resignation on Monday.



On CNN's Wolf Thursday afternoon, Chief Political Correspondent Dana Bash bashed President Donald Trump's latest attacks and said, "I think kids in high school act more mature and kind of in the realm of reality than what we're seeing here."



On Thursday, the journalists at CNN's New Day accussed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his fellow Republicans of "sexism" for silencing Massachussetts Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren, during debate on the floor over confirming then-Attorney General nominee Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions. 



On Tuesday, CNN's New Day profiled a West Virginia family who can afford to care for their paralyzed son due to recieving health insurance through ObamaCare. Although an unfortunate circumstance, the story was a blatant case of media bias in favor of maintaing the law. At the end of the story, correspondent Miguel Marquez inserted his opinion and said preserving Obamacare is "a cause worth fighting for."



On Morning Joe Thursday, host Joe Scarborough ripped Labor Secretary nominee Andrew Puzder for his time as the chief executive of CKE Restaurants, which owns franchises such as Hardee's and Carl's Jr.



On Thursday's Morning Joe, the panel discussed TIME Magazine's latest cover of White House Chief Strategist and Special Counselor Steve Bannon captioned "The Great Manipulator." It is imporant to note, unlike former Bush senior adviser Karl Rove and former Obama adviser David Axelrod, Bannon has been dubbed as if he is the "president's brain." The former was on the cover of TIME in 2005, while Axelrod has never been pictured there.



On Wendesday night's The 11th Hour With Brian Williams, the former Nightly News host warned that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell possibily invoking the "nuclear option" to confirm Supreme Court nomninee Neil Gorsuch "goes into the category of 'be careful what you wish for.'"



White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer called out NBC News on Tuesday for inaccurately reporting President Donald Trump's executive order temporarily banning immigration from seven terrorist-sponsor countries. During the daily White House briefing, NBC's Kristen Welker asked Spicer about Trump's use of the word "ban" in a tweet on Monday. The press secretary responded, "He's using the words the media is using."



During The 11th Hour With Brian Williams, the former Nightly News host said that the feud between career government officials and the President over his executive order to ban immigration from seven terrorist-haven nations is like Trump wanting to "break furniture." The remark came after the admininistration fired Acting Attorney General Sally Yates, an Obama apointee, for not enforcing the immigration order.



MSNBC Live host Hallie Jackson pressed Seattle Mayor Ed Murray on Wednesday about President Donald Trump’s immigration policy of withholding money from sanctuary cities which shelter illegal immigrants from deportation.



On MSNBC’s Morning Joe Tuesday, the panel discussed the media’s obsession covering more about President Donald Trump’s antics and controversial statements, rather than his policies, some of which he has already fulfilled.



On Wednesday, Andrea Mitchell Reports mostly featured Democrats questioning Health and Human Services nominee Georgia representative Tom Price, and transitioned from showing the hearing to another segment on the show whenever a Republican took the stage. Only one Republican was featured questioning Price.



On MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell Reports Tuesday afternoon, NBC News senior politics editor Mark Murray discussed the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll that 45 percent of Americans support maintaining Obamacare, touting the health care law's favorability as "higher than it has ever been."