Kristine Marsh is an analyst for the Media Research Center's News Analysis Division.
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 Journal, The 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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On Tuesday’s Hardball, an MSNBC panel addressed the growing concerns about social media platforms censoring conservatives, after President Trump accused Google on Twitter and yesterday in a pool press spray, of filtering results against him and of Facebook and Twitter censoring conservatives.
If impeaching Trump is the ultimate goal of the liberal media, fearmongering about a Mike Pence presidency must already be on their minds. That seemed to be the goal of CNN Tuesday when the network had on one of the authors of a new anti-Pence book on both New Day and CNN Newsroom August 28, to ask how the Vice President was really a “Christian supremacist” that all Americans should be worried about.
Former White House Legislative Director Marc Short appeared on CNN Newsroom August 28 to talk about what else? The Mueller investigation. Filling in for Poppy Harlow, host Erica Hill tried to get her conservative guest to shame the President for potentially replacing Attorney General Jeff Sessions, suggesting Trump only wanted “blind loyalty” in his administration. But Short schooled the CNN host on the nature of cabinet picks and just how biased this investigation had become.
It was bad enough when the networks attempted to hide the Islamic extremist beliefs of the suspects in the New Mexico compound that the FBI raided a few weeks ago for kidnapping and killing a 3-year-old boy, or when AP tried to spin the story as a gun problem. Now CNN’s trying to beat them all with the worst take, actually spinning the true villain of the story as “Islamophobia.”
In a laughably obtuse interview with The Hollywood Reporter published August 21, April Ryan, the White House correspondent for American Urban Radio and CNN contributor, griped about needing to pay for security because of how often she is approached or heckled in public. This comes just a few weeks after Ryan complained that White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders shouldn’t need security guards.
Brian Stelter just can’t help himself, desperately going after his competitors over on Fox News Channel for getting more interviews with the President than his network ever will. The bitter CNN host and senior media correspondent attacked Fox and Friends host Ainsley Earhardt on Twitter, for her interview with President Trump that aired this morning and blew up the media today for the President’s comments on the Manafort trial and whether or not he could be impeached. But Stelter was more outraged by the Fox News host’s interview style, heckling her in a tweet and a blog post about her “softball” questions to Trump. Unfortunately for Stelter, he doesn’t have the greatest record on giving hard hitting interviews with Democrats
Not even 24 hours after news broke that missing Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts was murdered by an illegal immigrant, the media are already trying to sweep the story under the rug and whine that Republicans want to distract attention away from the “more important” Michael Cohen plea deal.
This morning, the news and cable networks were abuzz with talk of “Watergate” and impeachment, salivating over the idea that Michael Cohen’s plea deal would lead to Trump’s ousting. Over and over again, the media compared the betrayal of the President’s former personal lawyer to Nixon’s scandal, calling Trump an “unindicted co-conspirator” in a scandal that was as big as Watergate.
CNN is only the “facts first” network when those “facts” don’t disrupt their liberal narrative. The network proved that yet again on last night’s CNN Tonight when host Don Lemon shot down a Trump campaign adviser after he accused the media of reporting negatively about ICE agents.
The New York Times sure knows how to pick them, don't they? Trump-Derangement Syndrome sufferer and writer for the national newspaper Michelle Goldberg was on MSNBC’s MTP Daily August 17 to apparently promote the completely original idea that Trump is a dictator. Not only that, but he clearly wants to see people round up and murdered. Obviously!
CBS Late Show host Stephen Colbert recently was interviewed by New York Times’ culture writer Sopan Deb for the paper’s “TimesTalks” before a live audience August 13. In the hour long interview posted on YouTube, Deb questions the process of making an episode of The Late Show, what Colbert felt on election night in 2016, and how he sees his influence is during the Trump Administration and in the future. The comedian turned critic revealed his horror at learning that Trump had won, and regret at his star-laden show he had to scrap because Clinton lost.
While most of late night television is relentless in its attacks against President Trump and the right, occasionally Trevor Noah’s The Daily Show will criticize the left for being too gungho in its anti-Trump fervor. On the August 16 show, Noah targeted fired FBI agent Peter Strzok for profiting off of his anti-Trump texts by starting a GoFundMe page that has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars.
The liberal media continues their pathetic refrain that Trump supporters belong to a cult, a particularly popular claim on MSNBC’s Morning Joe. Contributor and National Affairs analyst John Heilemann took it a step further on the August 16 edition of the political roundtable, claiming that there was just about nothing that Trump could do that would get his supporters to change their minds about him, including murdering their own family.
In a segment that sounded like it was written for The Onion, MSNBC host Brian Williams tried to bring something different to the media’s reporting on President Trump calling former aide Omarosa a “dog.” So he brought on Washington Post’s Philip Rucker on his show August 14, to speculate whether or not the President hated actual dogs. The two liberal journalists took Trump to task, using Google image search, to see if they could find any photographic evidence of the President with the animals. And just because it’s MSNBC, the pair ended the ridiculous segment by claiming Trump was behaving like a Nazi by using that term.
ABC, NBC and CBS ignored the Republican wins in last night’s primary election races and didn’t update viewers on the finalized results from last Tuesday’s race in Kansas either. After spending last week hyping Democrat candidates and criticizing Trump picks as extremists who had no chance of winning, the networks had to eat their words this morning as Trump picks in several states won their primaries last night.
CNN host Wolf Blitzer was on Jimmy Kimmel’s August 13 show, where he bemoaned the “dangerous” state of journalism in the U.S. thanks to President Trump, saying he “encouraged dictators.” The journalist and late night host commiserated over how “serious news organizations” like CNN were under attack by the President and wondered what they could do about it. Kimmel, channeling fired FBI agent Peter Strzok, even questioned Blitzer on how they could “get rid of” Trump.
On his primetime show Monday evening, host Chris Cuomo praised the counter-protesters who showed up in the thousands to the paltry “Unite the Right” rally in Washington D.C., Sunday. In that crowd were “anti-fascist” and Black Lives Matter activists, who heckled and cursed at the police, Secret Service and journalists for showing up. The liberal activists even threw eggs, fireworks and water bottles at officers while concealing their identities with face masks.
Friday afternoon grandstanding reporter Jim Acosta filled in as host of Wolf Blitzer’s eponymously named CNN show. And -mid-program, Acosta desperately tried to get one of his guests to bash President Trump as a hypocrite for his stance on chain migration, and the Justice Department for accidentally deporting two asylum seekers. Instead, his conservative guest schooled the partisan reporter about hyping a “non-story.”
Rapper Kanye West sat down with ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel on his late night show Thursday night to talk about a his career, family life and his support for President Trump. After famously meeting with President at Trump Tower last year, he has been ostracized by the media for his continued and unlikely support for Trump. West addressed the backlash he’s faced for his decision, blasting the left and the media for trying to “bully” him into liking their preferred candidate.
In yet another case of double standards, the media has all but ignored a scandal surrounding longtime Democrat Senator from California, Dianne Feinstein. New reports are revealing that Feinstein had unknowingly let a Chinese spy infiltrate her office, working for her as her personal driver for twenty years. But there hasn’t been one mention on television of the story from CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS or NBC, despite the media’s supposed “concern” over foreign nationals hacking our democracy.