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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On Tuesday’s show, the hosts of ABC’s The View conflated two unflattering videos starring Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that circulated social media late last week. While only one video was altered, the co-hosts claimed both were “fake,” angrily came to Pelosi’s defense, and demanded that both “doctored” videos needed to be taken down.



On Sunday, Time columnist and editor Ian Bremmer thought it would be clever to tweet an outrageous, and completely fake, “quote” from President Trump praising North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, to see what happened. The quote spread like wildfire on Twitter of course, and Bremmer achieved his goal of duping a lot of people on both sides of the aisle, before he was called out and deleted the tweets.



The co-hosts of The View went overboard as usual in decrying a Trump administration decision to postpone the release of the new twenty-dollar bills depicting abolitionist hero, Harriet Tubman. After Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin explained the bills wouldn’t come out till 2028 to deal with counterfeiting issues, the hosts slammed it as an obvious racist “dog whistle” to Trump supporters.



Tuesday The View co-hosts melted down over former White House counsel Don Mcgahn defying a Democrat subpoena to testify over the Mueller investigation. Joy Behar and Sunny Hostin compared President Trump to Richard Nixon, fuming that he should be impeached, while Whoopi Goldberg worried that Trump and his supporters wanted to bring back segregation and take away voting rights from blacks.



Actress Julianna Margulies (ER, The Good Wife) was on The Late Show Monday evening to promote her new television show, The Hot Zone, when liberal host Stephen Colbert sharply turned to politics. Margulies admitted that she had “gone insane” when Donald Trump was elected and started having nightmares of herself screaming at him in the Oval Office.

 


Monday at The View, the hosts heaped praise on 2020 Democrat candidate Mayor Pete Buttigieg for being one of the few Democrats who agreed to do a town hall on Fox News, this past Sunday. Co-host Joy Behar loved that Buttigieg attacked the right-leaning network at one point, and the other hosts commended the Democrat for trying to reach the other side.



Friday on The View, co-host Joy Behar practically begged her guest, 2020 presidential candidate Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), to impeach President Trump. Behar fretted over the Treasury Department not handing over Trump’s tax returns, and the subpoena to Donald Trump Jr. as examples of the administration skirting law and order. Along the way she made some false claims, as is typical of hosts on The View.



2020 Democratic candidate Amy Klobuchar appeared on The View Friday and was largely handled with kid gloves. Only co-host Meghan McCain grilled the Democrat on her party’s radical support for abortion. But she was immediately saved from answering any hard questions on the matter from McCain’s liberal co-hosts.



As New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio announced overnight he was joining the crowded Democrat 2020 field, the hosts of The View were decidedly split on their opinion of De Blasio. Announcing the topic, co-host Whoopi Goldberg couldn’t stop laughing at the apparent absurdity of the unpopular De Blasio running for President, while her liberal co-hosts earnestly tried to make the case that he his radical policies had been good for New York.



The media’s meltdown over Alabama’s abortion ban continued into late night comedy Wednesday. In his opening monologue, Late Night host Seth Meyers’ female writers performed a groan-worthy comedic sketch that had them being controlled like puppets by men, all the while giving melodramatic, pro-abortion rants.



Wednesday at the hot topics table, the hosts of ABC’s The View criticized the abortion banning bill that was passed in the Alabama Senate last night. Co-host Joy Behar cried sexism, while Whoopi Goldberg complained about religion influencing politics, and Sunny Hostin argued with Meghan McCain over the meaning of pro-life.



Wednesday morning the big three networks fretted over another comprehensive pro-life bill that was passed in the Alabama Senate last night, that would punish doctors who perform abortions or related activities during any stage of pregnancy for any reason other than saving the life of the mother. The bill’s Republican sponsor hopes to force the Supreme Court to revisit Roe v. Wade. Instead of interviewing pro-life organizations about the bill, all three networks hyped Democrat freak outs and nutty liberal activists dressed up as dystopian novel characters, instead.



CNN chief legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin had a conniption Tuesday evening on Anderson Cooper’s show, AC 360, over the Attorney General assigning a federal prosecutor to look into how the Mueller probe began.



On PBS’s Amanpour and Company Tuesday night, actor Kelsey Grammer made some surprising statements you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone in Hollywood admit: that they are conservative and support what President Trump is doing in Washington.



2020 Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke is trying to win back the media’s favor after Pete Buttigieg replaced him as the media’s favorite shiny new penny. Tuesday, he “re-launched” his presidential campaign on The View, going on an apology tour for not fully acknowledging his “white male privilege,” as he was pressed nearly entirely from the left from the co-hosts.



NBC’s Late Night host Seth Meyers has made it his mission to defend anti-Semitic Democrats lately and condescend to everyone offended by their rhetoric that they are just too ethnocentric to understand the good reasons why these Dems hate Israel and Jews. After playing Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar’s publicist last week during an interview with Meghan McCain, Meyers was back at it Monday night defending Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s shocking comments on the Holocaust.



Monday at The View, the hosts opened by fretting about access to abortion, after Georgia was the latest state to pass a bill which bans abortions after a woman is six weeks pregnant and a fetal heartbeat can be detected.

 


Shock-jock radio host Howard Stern sat down with ABC anchor George Stephanopoulos for a Nightline interview that aired in parts on Monday’s Good Morning America. Stephanopoulos was very interested in letting the radio host rant about not “helping” Hillary Clinton win the 2016 election by having her on his show, beforehand.

 


Entertainment magazine Variety sat down with comedian and daytime talk show host Ellen DeGeneres recently to talk about her latest Netflix standup routine and hype her suddenly becoming “political” for Democrats. Despite the media, and DeGeneres herself, constantly denying her partisanship, she’s always been a liberal activist, both behind the scenes and on her show.



Friday on The View, the hosts spent their politics segment attacking President Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., as a “stupid” criminal who was unquestionably “guilty as all get out,” of conspiring with the Russians to help Trump win the 2016 election. The topic arose from the news that the Republican chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee had subpoenaed the president’s son to talk about his answers to Mueller about the 2016 Trump Tower meeting. Rumors that he would ignore the subpoena outraged the hosts, who bitterly clung to their belief that the Mueller report didn’t clear President Trump of collusion.