Joseph Chalfant is an intern in the Media Research Center's News Analysis Division.
Joseph Chalfant is the Lead Development Officer at Lone Conservative and a News Analysis intern at the Media Research Center. He is a political science major at Texas State University and plans to attend law school to study constitutional law after graduation. He is known for being the resident Game of Thrones expert for wherever he works.
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On Tuesday morning, CNN’s Chris Cuomo was on the ground in El Paso, Texas covering the aftermath of the Walmart shooting. While there, New Day hosted a segment with survivors of previous shootings around the country. Cuomo advocated for young people to "mark their mark" on the 2020 election.
A BBC article published on Monday, in the wake of recent mass shootings, included a graphic that contained blatant lies about the fire rates of different types of firearms. BBC later removed the graphic from the article, but they provided no editor’s note in the article and failed to announce the correction on Twitter.
On Monday’s At This Hour, CNN invited on Shannon Watts, the founder of Moms Demand Action, to push gun control in the wake of this weekend’s mass shootings. The network also portrayed Republicans as cowardly for failing to come on CNN and be yelled at.
On Thursday, a CNN article on “robot racism” took the internet by storm as critics challenged the claim. The article, co-authored by Caroline Klein and David Allan, dove into a study conducted by the Human Interface Technology Laboratory in New Zealand.
President Trump’s Twitter account has caught the ire of CNN’s New Day, with his comments about the city of Baltimore and Rep. Elijah Cummings having set ablaze yet another media firestorm. This time Rep. Mark Meadows was caught in the crossfire.
On Thursday, CNN International and PBS aired a segment in which Christiane Amanpour and her guests fear mongered about the collapse of the United Kingdom at the hands of Prime Minister Boris Johnson as well as the end of “a really great renaissance” in Britain.
CNN continued bashing President Trump for his rhetoric against the Squad on Tuesday. CNN Right Now invited Wajahat Ali, a New York Times columnist and CNN contributor, on to speak about Trump’s comments. Ali criticized the President and his supporters for contributing to a “pattern” of what he considers “white nationalism.” He then spouted out a number of falsehoods to back up this claim. The columnist accused Trump of calling Mexicans rapists, a lie that even Politifact gave a false rating to during the 2016 election.
CNN’s New Day ventured into preposterous territory on Friday morning when co-host Alisyn Camerota pinned the Tree of Life Synagogue shooting on Donald Trump. Camerota comments may be a new low even for CNN as she ignored this key point: Shooter Robert Bowers went out of his way to say how much he DISLIKED the President.
On Thursday morning, CNN’s New Day continued the nearly week long “President Trump is a racist” media storm. One of the liberal journalist guests on the program went further, smearing all Trump supporters as racists. The hosts turned to Tiffany Cross, the managing editor of The Beat DC, and it was clear that she went on the show with a mission: paint all Trump supporters as bigoted white supremacists.
On Wednesday morning, CNN’s New Day aired a panel featuring eight Republican women from the Dallas, Texas area. In the face of biased, manipulative questions, the women pushed back against the liberal media. CNN anchor Randi Kaye asked the panel of women a series of pointed questions, ones designed to pressure them to denounce President Trump so that CNN could show its viewers that the President is losing support amongst female voters. Only, the women pushed back.
On Tuesday morning, CNN continued their coordinated tirade against President Trump’s tweet thread that rocked the news cycle. It only took moments after New Day went on the air they began berating Trump. They hosted a panel of anti-Trump commentators who took aim against the President, and the hosts didn’t hold them back.
The fate of the Affordable Care Act is up in the air at the moment. After the repeal of the individual mandate, it seems that a court battle will make its way to the Supreme Court. This gave a chance for the liberal media to fearmonger about the fall of President Obama’s signature piece of legislation.
On Tuesday morning, CNN’s New Day aired a portion of primetime anchor Chris Cuomo’s interview with Joe and Jill Biden. Cuomo asked the Bidens about their son, Hunter, who has been the subject of corruption concerns for his involvement with multiple foreign companies during his father’s tenure as Vice President.
On Tuesday morning, CNN’s New Day went where few networks would and interviewed conservative journalist Andy Ngo, an editor for Quillette, after his barbaric assault at the hands of the “anti-fascist” fascists known as Antifa. Ngo, recently released from the hospital after suffering a brain hemorrhage, was slurring his words and was clearly shaken up. New Day dedicated 5 minutes and thirty five seconds to the interview.
It’s no secret that Fox News is a right-leaning media organization when it comes to political commentary. Fox has several conservative hosts in primetime who are clearly identified as such. That fact often draws the ire of the liberal media, which was on full display on CNN’s New Day Monday morning. Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter continued the segment by saying that he believes that the media need to be firmer in their attacks on the President.
On Thursday morning, CNN Newsroom dedicated nearly the entire hour to discussing two recent Supreme Court decisions on the census and on a gerrymandering case. The panel, hosted by CNN anchor Poppy Harlow, used that time to bash Chief Justice John Roberts and the rest of the conservative majority.
On Tuesday morning, New Day slammed President Trump for the unsubstantiated claim that he sexually assaulted E. Jean Carroll in the late 1990s. On Monday night, CNN anchor Anderson Cooper interviewed Carroll to try to get her side of the story. The hosts refrained from airing the portions that may not portray the President’s accuser in the most appealing light.
On Monday morning’s airing of CNN’s New Day, host Alisyn Camerota spoke with President Trump’s latest sexual assault accuser, author E. Jean Carroll. Carroll, who was on the show to promote her new book, detailed the account to Camerota. Camerota pushed Carroll to implicate Trump many times, and repeatedly led Carroll down a narrative that she wanted told.
On Wednesday morning, CNN’s New Day ran a ludicrous “Reality Check” on the re-election campaign kickoff President Trump hosted in Orlando Tuesday night. Host Alisyn Camerota called his rally “fact-free” before handing the segment off to John Avlon so he could spew even more misinformation.
On Tuesday morning, CNN’s New Day featured a hit piece on Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao. The report, conducted by CNN correspondent Drew Griffin, alleged without evidence that Chao may be using her office as a tool to help her family’s business, the Foremost Group.