Kristine Marsh

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News Analyst


Kristine Marsh is an analyst for the Media Research Center's News Analysis Division. She formerly was a staff writer for MRC Culture, where she started as an intern in January of 2013.  Kristine's work has been featured by media outlets such as Fox News, The Wall Street JournalThe Washington Times, The Blaze, and Breitbart, among others. She is originally from Sacramento, California where she received her B.A. in English from CSUS in 2011. She can be reached through email at kmarsh@mrc.org.

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Members of the media should take note: when even a Democrat politician from one of the most liberal states in the country won’t take your bait to bash the president, maybe you should just throw in the towel now. On The View today, California’s Governor Gavin Newsom called in to discuss how his state is responding to COVID-19. Of course the anti-Trump hosts attempted to get the liberal Democrat to attack President Trump, but surprisingly, Newsom praised the president instead.



One day after county officials linked the outbreak of coronavirus in New Orleans to its celebration of Mardi Gras culminating on February 25, the city’s Democrat mayor was invited on The View to do some damage control. But instead of taking responsibility, LaToya Cantrell put the blame on Trump, just as the media has done.



The White House Correspondents' Association abruptly decided to boot a conservative news network reporter from future White House briefings, announcing Wednesday night that she had violated the rules of “social distancing” during this COVID-19 crisis.



Just a few weeks after declaring she was “happy” that the COVID-19 pandemic had America “embracing” socialism, The View host Sunny Hostin turned around and grilled Democrat Senator Bernie Sanders for touting socialism as an answer to this pandemic. As the 2020 presidential candidate called in to Wednesday’s show, he was given a mixed bag of questions. The only consistent questions in the interview were when the hosts invited him to bash President Trump.



CNN host Don Lemon opened his Tuesday night show echoing the nasty sentiment of Nancy Pelosi, blaming President Trump for people dying from coronavirus. Lemon conveniently ignored criticizing Democrat leaders in Louisiana and New York for their missteps, while pinning all the blame on President Trump. Unable to stick to the facts, Lemon smeared the president with the debunked falsehood that he called the virus, a “hoax.”



Towards the end of Monday’s Good Morning America, ABC’s Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl got the opportunity to plug his new tell-all book about covering President Trump to co-anchor George Stephanopoulos. Though the interview was very short, the two journalists managed to fit in as much Trump-bashing as they could. Karl bemoaned to Stephanopoulos that the president was the same man now as he was in 2016, and his “mental illness” was being spun as a good leadership quality, by his own staff.



Former View co-host and current CNN host Lisa Ling appeared on her old show Friday to bash President Trump for calling COVID-19 the “Chinese virus.” The hosts let her spread lies about the President, while blaming him for her Asian friends and family being harassed. Ling even claimed that we can trust the numbers being put out by China’s communist government and that Trump should be asking them for help in combating the coronavirus.



On Wednesday afternoon’s The Lead on CNN, host Jake Tapper trashed President Trump for “downplaying” the coronavirus’s infection rate, one month ago, before it had spread rapidly in the country. Despite the media doing the very same thing, Tapper suggested that the president alone was responsible for projecting a “false sense of security” and causing people to not take the virus seriously.



There’s a conspiracy theory on the left that continues to be spread by the media this week, claiming President Trump only wants to reopen the economy because it would benefit his hotel business. This idea should puzzle any sane person, yet somehow it makes sense to those deranged by their hatred of the president. After The View’s Sunny Hostin, and MSNBC spread this theory Tuesday, Late Night host Seth Meyers continued spreading this dangerous idea on his Wednesday night show.



While new polls show the public’s record-high approval ratings of President Trump’s leadership during this coronavirus pandemic, the media is trying to direct attention onto the leadership of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, with obnoxious sycophantic puff pieces. For example, take this adoring article on CNN’s website by Chris Cillizza entitled, “Everyone needs to see Andrew Cuomo's inspiring words on the fight against coronavirus.”



While Joy Behar has been absent from the show, her View co-host Sunny Hostin has gladly embraced her new role as the one having meltdowns over President Trump. After she spread lies about Trump on Friday’s show, she started Tuesday’s show floating a conspiracy theory that President Trump had greedy ulterior motives for wanting to reopen the economy soon.



During the 9am hour of MSNBC Live, host Stephanie Ruhle brought on a favorite cable news guest as of late, Ron Klain, the former ebola czar for President Obama, former aide to President Clinton and Vice President Joe Biden, as well as now an adviser to Biden’s presidential campaign, to trash this administration's response to the coronavirus pandemic. Ruhle repeatedly compared the Obama administration’s response to the 2014 ebola outbreak, and invited Klain to boast about how he would’ve handled the coronavirus crisis better than President Trump.



Those in the media suffering from Trump Derangement Syndrome really can’t decide what they want from this administration: One day, it’s more transparency; the next, it’s censorship. The View co-host Sunny Hostin taking a note from The Washington Post’s Margaret Sullivan, argued on Monday’s show that the networks should refuse to air President Trump’s daily press conference updates on the coronavirus because they’re full of “misinformation.”



After NBC actually called out Democrats for holding up the coronavirus relief bill Monday morning, its sister network instead, went to absurd lengths to defend Democrats refusing to give aid to hurting American families. On MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports, the host downplayed Senate Democrats playing politics, while even defending their actions as doing what voters would want.



The media has forgotten about impeachment and put renewed efforts into pinning the coronavirus on President Trump. That was evident on The View Friday, as co-host Sunny Hostin peddled a debunked lie about President Trump while she, and her co-host Meghan McCain whined about how conservatives only get their news from Fox News and President Trump.



While Americans are suffering as people lose their jobs due to the economic impact of the coronavirus, ABC journalists continue showcasing how they care more about President Trump using politically correct terms. Just one day after ABC’s White House correspondent Cecilia Vega badgered “racist” Trump during Wednesday’s press conference, Nightline host JuJu Chang tied his use of the term “Chinese virus” to an alleged “rise in outbreaks of racism” and violence against Asian Americans.



The media is desperate to attack and condemn Trump for the coronavirus at any cost, even if that means touting propaganda from a foreign government. This week, several networks have tried to deflect blame from China by insisting that Trump calling COVID-19 the “Chinese” or “Wuhan” flu was racist. MSNBC’s Brian Williams and his liberal panel late Wednesday night were even more blatant in their attempt to cover for Communist China, claiming that just by calling the virus by that name, Trump was endangering the country.



While the media has long claimed that Trump was threatening violence against journalists by calling out fake news, actual threats from their own anti-Trump circles often gets ignored. Case in point: Never Trumper and favorite cable news guest Rick Wilson’s sick tweet against the First Lady, Wednesday.



Tuesday during CNN’s Super Tuesday election night coverage, liberal political commentator Alexandra Rojas admitted something conservatives all know, but journalists refuse to admit: They’re all in for Democrats this election.



It’s really, really hard for many in the media to put politics aside, even when asking the president questions about the coronavirus. That was obvious during today’s press conference where President Trump fielded condescending questions from reporters questioning his credibility, and if his supporters actually follow medical advice.