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.

Latest from Kristine Marsh

After journalists and celebrities gushed about gun control on Twitter after this morning’s shooting of GOP Rep. Steve Scalise, some members of the media took their partisan advocacy on air. MSNBC’s counter-terrorism expert Malcolm Nance admitted to anchor Brian Williams during the 11 am hour, that he cared less about the motives behind today’s shooting than how the shooter obtained his gun.

 

In the Washington Post Tuesday night, Kathleen Parker, the “Republican” op-ed columnist for the paper attacked the millions of Americans who supported Trump at the election booth this past November as “mentally ill.” Comparing his supporters to mindless drones, Parker wonders how Trump still has support among a “third” of the population, despite his “fourth-grade, monosyllabic, syntax-challenged verbiage.” She answers her own question; they must be “officially insane.”


Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich appeared on Tuesday’s The View where he was grilled by the panel on Comey, the media and Trump. The liberal hosts constantly tried to pin him in a corner but Gingrich kept his cool, even after the hosts denied basic facts regarding Clinton’s email investigation. Finally the interview ended with host Whoopi Goldberg making a ridiculous assertion, based on absolutely nothing, about Trump’s relationship with the media.


How quickly do things change. Just 9 months ago, former FBI Director James Comey was the object of disdain by the left, for his investigation into Hillary Clinton’s e-mails. Now, apparently he’s the left’s sex symbol. In a piece that takes itself entirely too seriously, Daily Beast writer Lizzie Crocker tried to make the case that Comey was the “sex symbol America needs right now.”


In Monday’s Washington Post, the media’s pathetic attempt to blame everyone but Hillary Clinton for her election loss trudged on. Today’s paper highlighted a study by two professors at the University of Texas at Dallas, that surveyed what voters felt about women in the workplace, and whether or not their answers fit into a “traditionalist” or “progressive” mindset. The survey’s writers concluded that their six question survey found that Clinton was correct: “Negative attitudes toward women affects voters in 2016, and the impact of these attitudes influenced the outcome of the election.”


After President Obama commuted the 35-year-sentence of Bradley Manning, (who now identifies as “Chelsea Manning,”) this past January, the now freed, disgraced former army private has plenty of time to speak with the media and give “her” side of the story. Nightline anchor JuJu Chang previewed her full interview with Manning on this morning’s Good Morning America, which portrayed Manning as a “complex” and “heroic” figure instead of a traitor.

 


During CNN’s live post-Comey hearing coverage Thursday afternoon, CNN’s Reliable Sources host and resident conservative media basher Brian Stelter accused the right of creating a “side show” out of the day's hearing. Instead of taking aim at Comey’s troubling admission that he purposefully leaked his private conversations with the president to The New York Times, Stelter adamantly defended that decision. 


Hours before former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before the Senate on the FBI Investigation into Russia, ABC was already predicting how the hearing was going to play out. On Thursday’s Good Morning America, ABC set up Comey as a man who could be trusted, no question, conveniently forgetting how much he was criticized by both sides for his handling of the Russia investigation and Hillary Clinton’s email investigation.


On the heels of comedian Kathy Griffin essentially sending a death threat to our president, one play in New York is also stretching the limits of what can be considered “free speech.” Shakespeare in the Park, a Summer program series hosted by New York’s Public Theater, has modernized Shakespeare’s classic play Julius Caesar, starring Donald Trump and Melania as the protagonist and his wife Calpurnia.

The same morning that a young NSA contractor was charged with leaking confidential national security documents to a liberal media outlet, filmmaker Michael Moore is encouraging more government workers to follow suit. Tuesday, Moore proudly announced his new website, a “safe space” for whistleblowers to leak classified intelligence pertaining to the president, called “TrumpiLeaks.”


Monday on The View, hosts Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg defended and downplayed two left-wing comedians who got into hot water this past week. After Kathy Griffin posed in a photo with a bloodied, severed head of the president, and then later played the victim after being called out for the egregious display, HBO Real Time host Bill Maher caused outrage after using the “N-word” during an interview with Senator Ben Sasse on his Friday show. Despite both cases receiving bipartisan backlash, the radically liberal hosts on The View actually defended both comedians’ actions.


Friday morning on ABC’s The View, the panel spent two segments gossipping about President Trump’s health. After joking about the Trump ‘covfefe’ fiasco, Joy Behar admitted her paranoid theory that Trump was getting dementia and “losing it.” The women also expressed faux concern about his physical health, after an anonymous source told CNN that said Trump was becoming depressed and gaining weight.


Friday morning the big three news networks tore into President Trump for his decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord yesterday. Though the move was praised by conservatives, the networks solely reported from the left’s perspective, touting rebukes from radically liberal politicians in the U.S. and globally. Not only that, but the networks went a step further, fretting that Trump’s decision put the U.S. behind in leadership and in respect


Thursday on ABC’s The View, the panel had a heated discussion about the Trump Administration’s planned move to repeal the ObamaCare universal mandate that employers provide birth control to their employees under their company’s health insurance plans. This decision was praised by religious and conservative groups, but the women at The View were not having it, comparing the move to Sharia law.


The media is obsessed with Trump’s tweets, even moreso this week after a simple typo Trump made in the middle of the night, and was deleted shortly afterwards, sent reporters into a tailspin of faux confusion and concern. CNN New Day hosts Chris Cuomo and Alisyn Camerota, along with analysts John Avlon and April Ryan, spent several minutes Thursday morning wondering what the obvious typo meant, and harping on the misspelling as some sort of sign that the White House was out of control.


Chelsea Clinton is making her rounds in the media this week to promote her new children’s feminist book, (that includes a special cameo of her mother!), aptly titled "She Persisted." After one fawning interview on NBC’s Today show Tuesday, Clinton was ready for another cushy interview on Wednesday’s The View.


Just when you think the liberal media couldn’t stoop any lower in denying facts surrounding this election, you get the political savants at The View espousing their daily dose of drivel. Hosts Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar actually tried to rewrite recent history, claiming that Hillary Clinton’s private e-mail server was actually “fake news” planted by the Russians.


Even though the media has been pushing hard the Russia-Trump collusion narrative for over six months now, CNN is still denying that the media has any agenda on the matter. Despite the investigation turning up no evidence, CNN has been particularly obnoxious in ignoring this fact. On New Day Tuesday morning, host Alisyn Camerota scoffed after former White House Chief of Staff under Bush Senior, John Sununu, accused her network of reporting their own “version of events” that assumed collusion, without showing any evidence that actually transpired.  


Hillary Clinton came out of the woods to deliver another vicious anti-Trump speech Friday afternoon and the media couldn’t get enough of it. Clinton was delivering the commencement address at her alma mater Wellesley College, and both MSNBC and CNN took precious time out from their endless Russia conspiracy coverage to gush over the failed presidential candidate’s “fiery” “takedown” of our president


After Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte slammed a reporter to the ground yesterday, the media has been in a flurry condemning the violence and trying to tie Donald Trump’s rhetoric to the attack. During a segment on CNN Newsroom Thursday afternoon, conservative radio host Ben Ferguson dismissed the notion that Trump was responsible, before pointing out the hypocrisy from Democrats in supporting disgraced elected officials in their own party. But Ferguson wasn’t able to make his point because as soon as he uttered the name of one of these Democrats, the liberal panel exploded in anger and shut him down.