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 email@example.com.
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After they spent last week defending former Vice President Joe Biden after the left came after him over Anita Hill, the hosts of The View opened the show Monday defending the potential 2020 Democrat contender yet again. Over the weekend, fellow Democrat Lucy Flores, a former Nevada assemblywoman accused Biden of touching and kissing her inappropriately during a campaign event in 2014, an admission that caused the media to blow up all Monday, wavering on whether their #MeToo standards were still fair, when it affected people they liked.
In what world are human smugglers and traffickers considered unsung heroes? In the upside down world of liberal media land, apparently. CBS News was heavily criticized this weekend on Twitter after tweeting out that “coyotes” were "helping" immigrants illegally across the U.S./Mexico border.
Friday the hosts of The View reserved their rage for Education Secretary Betsy Devos, after the administration backpedaled on cutting federal funds for the Special Olympics. Liberal host Ana Navarro tore into DeVos for being wealthy, calling her “Cruella DeVos” while Joy Behar not-so-subtly called her a “bitch.”
CNN has been hosting a series of town hall events for 2020 Democrats and it was New Jersey Senator Cory Booker’s turn Wednesday night. He received a very friendly welcome from CNN host Don Lemon, who gossiped with him about his personal life and was even caught congratulating him on a hot mic, as the network cut to commercial.
As Joe Biden is nearing closer to announcing his 2020 run for president, the left’s demanding he apologize for how he “mishandled” Clarence Thomas’s accuser Anita Hill during Thomas's confirmation hearing in 1991. The View hosts disagreed over whether an apology was needed, but everyone could agree that this was all Trump’s fault.
After melting down Monday, View co-hosts Joy Behar and Sunny Hostin were still refusing to admit that Mueller found no collusion, on Tuesday’s show. A shell shocked Behar expressed confusion that the findings didn’t turn out how she had hoped, while Hostin moved the goalposts, arguing that Trump was an illegitimate president even if he wasn’t guilty of collusion.
After ex-Stormy Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti was arrested by the FBI for extortion and fraud, the hosts of the View reacted to it on Tuesday’s show. Co-host Joy Behar, who had previously lauded the celebrity lawyer for “saving the country,” admitted she was heartbroken over Avenatti’s fall from grace.
Even as many in the media admitted defeat, after the Special Counsel report revealed no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia in the 2016 election, the hosts of ABC’s The View refused to concede this whole charade over collusion was over. Co-host Sunny Hostin expressed the table’s sentiment the best, gushing, “We don’t know anything [yet]!”
As the Mueller investigation concluded Friday evening that the Trump campaign did not collude with Russia to influence the 2016 election, some in the media were still very reluctant to admit they had been woefully wrong these past two years. Even more alarming, some journalists suffering from Trump Derangement Syndrome held onto their hopes for collusion even more dearly, despite the definitive conclusions put forth by the Special Counsel Robert Mueller and Attorney General William Barr.
Several 2020 candidates have appeared on the ABC talk show The View, and South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttgieg was back Friday for the second time on the show since it's been rumored he will announce his run for president. The South Bend, Indiana mayor is openly gay, Catholic and quickly rising on the media’s monitor. He received a warm welcome at the View’s hot topics table, where they invited him to attack religious Republicans who supported President Trump, as hypocrites.
Alexandria Ocasio Cortez was on Late Night With Seth Meyers Thursday night and the whole interview was one big gushfest with Meyers playing the role of the president of the "AOC" fan club.The freshman Democrat congresswoman who is known for her gaffes and bumbling through interviews, didn’t receive any tough questions from Meyers. Instead she was given the fawning, Hollywood celebrity treatment by the host, while being invited to freely tear into her conservative critics.
All three networks spent Thursday morning gushing in favor of New Zealand’s new gun ban, touting that it had “widespread, bipartisan support” with “very little opposition.” ABC, NBC and CBS also spent time shaming the U.S. for not adopting a similar buyback measure.
Wednesday on MSNBC, NBC senior media reporter Dylan Byers scoffed at the notion that some conservatives were being targeted on social media platforms, calling it a “comical” conspiracy theory that in reality, “does not exist.” These comments came in response to President Trump attacking Twitter and Facebook for anti-conservative “discrimination” Tuesday and after Republican Rep. Devin Nunes put out a lawsuit against Twitter for “shadowbanning” his account in 2018, among other concerns.
The co-hosts of The View unanimously praised former DNC Chair Donna Brazile for joining Fox News Channel’s lineup as a regular contributor, on Tuesday’s show. They praised the decision as good for independents to get a liberal voice from the network, and Whoopi Goldberg even claimed that it was a sign Fox News would be returning to doing “news.”
CNN journalists were shocked this week to find out their own poll revealed 34 percent of Latinos support President Trump. Correspondent Miguel Marquez highlighted the numbers as he spoke to pro-Trump Hispanics in his report which first played on Erin Burnett OutFront Monday evening, then replayed on New Day Tuesday morning.
While journalists may be on the “Beto Bus,” the ladies of The View certainly aren’t, (yet anyway.) The hosts dragged the newly announced 2020 candidate for his “white male privilege,” Monday, after he made a series of gaffes over the weekend. Whoopi Goldberg in particular likened his popularity to Trump, and Meghan McCain complained that the media didn’t hype female Democrat candidates like they had hyped O’Rourke.
MSNBC hosts Ali Velshi and Stephanie Ruhle devoted the end of their 1pm EST hour Friday to hyping a climate change alarmist book, The Uninhabitable Earth, by New York magazine’s David Wallace Wells. As the hosts complained about Americans who weren’t on board with the climate change agenda, Wells assured them that “deniers” were as easy to dismiss as kooky people who believed aliens had invaded Earth.
Even if a shooting happens in another country, the anti-Trump media here at home are quick to put the blame entirely on President Trump. After the horrific massacre at two mosques in New Zealand, CNN’s Dana Bash and John Avlon complained that Trump’s rhetoric was responsible for the alleged suspect’s violent act of terrorism, which killed 49 people. Bash made a direct link between what Trump says at his rallies and how “nut jobs” like this shooter, are inspired by his words.
CNN really loves anti-Trump Republicans, so who better to bring on to discuss the Republican rebuke of President Trump, than their most vocal Never Trumper? Host Brooke Baldwin welcomed Ana Navarro’s hot take in the 3pm EST hour Thursday after 12 Republicans sided with Democrats in blocking President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the border. Predictably, Navarro only had nice things to say about the “symbolic” rebellion from the right, gushing that even if they lost their seats in the future that it was the right step to take.
Remember this embarrassing interview ABC’s Paula Faris gave to “rockstar” Beto O’ Rourke right before he lost in the Midterm elections last Fall? Well, Faris was back Thursday on Good Morning America to rejoice over the news that O’ Rourke had officially announced his presidential run for 2020. Like the rest of the media, Faris couldn’t contain her enthusiasm for the “rock n’ roll loving” Democrat who had a fan base in Hollywood and on social media.