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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The media continued marching in lockstep with the Democrat impeachment agenda Thursday, as View co-host Joy Behar demanded Republicans “do the right thing” by voting against their party. After co-host Meghan McCain complained how exhausting the impeachment process was, Behar sneered that the only thing she found exhausting was Republicans not “doing the right thing,” ie: what best serves Democrats.
President Trump impeachment defense lawyer Alan Dershowitz appeared on The View Wednesday and was put through the wringer by the extremely hostile hosts who sighed, rolled their eyes and mocked their guest for daring to bring up U.S. history, in his defense of the President.
Apparently even the shallowest level of research is too difficult for Washington Post fake “conservative” blogger, Jennifer Rubin. The liberal journalist and MSNBC contributor tried to dunk on President Trump’s lawyers in the Senate impeachment trial with an immature tweet mocking them as inexperienced buffoons. Unfortunately for Rubin, she was the one who ended up looking like a fool.
The hosts of The View spent time Tuesday complaining that the Republicans and Trump lawyers were conducting an unjust and even racist, trial in the Senate. Co-hosts Joy Behar and Sunny Hostin fretted that justice wouldn’t be served because Republicans wouldn't allow "smoking gun" witness John Bolton, to testify and seal the case against Trump.
Monday on The View, the hosts defended NPR as an unbiased news outlet after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo yelled at one of their reporters and called her dishonest after a contentious interview. Co-host Meghan McCain wondered if the spat was over the reporter’s liberal bias, the other hosts jumped in to defend NPR and its reporter as unbiased while claiming Pompeo was the one, “not telling the truth.”
CNN is grasping at straws to explain away Americans waning interest in the impeachment trial. On Reliable Sources Sunday, host Brian Stelter and his CNN colleagues Oliver Darcy and John Avlon blamed it on the “Fox firewall” which apparently keeps the right ignorant of Democrat arguments. Besides dismissing conservatives as indoctrinated, the liberal panel also attacked the Trump administration was “flabby snowflakes” who were used to preferential media treatment.
The big three networks gave just 28 seconds Friday night and Saturday morning to the largest pro-life annual march in the nation’s capital, this year. While it’s not out of the ordinary for the media to ignore this mammoth event that flies in the face of their liberal narrative on abortion, it is notable that they would hold a near blackout of the event even when President Trump became the first sitting President to attend in the 47 year history of the march.
The ratings are in and just like during the House hearings, Americans have shown they are not interested in hearing the Democrat arguments to impeach President Trump. Collectively, the big three networks, who changed their regular programming to the Senate trial this week, lost about 3 million viewers, and for that grave error, they earned the wrath of The View hosts on Friday’s show.
Friday morning on CNN’s New Day, co-anchors John Berman and Alisyn Camerota spent at least two segments attacking Republicans as high school children that weren't taking the Senate impeachment trial "seriously." The co-hosts even hyped how the Senators could be thrown “in the slammer” over their behavior.
Self-awareness isn't Chris Cuomo's strong suit. The CNN host stepped in it, yet again on Thursday while trying to shame Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin over his comments to Swedish teen activist, Greta Thunberg at Davos, this week. Even after Cuomo’s network was sued for millions of dollars for defaming the Covington Catholic teens, Cuomo had the audacity to claim that kids were off limits.
As if the media hadn’t embarrassed themselves enough already in their cheerleading for Adam Schiff and the House impeachment managers, the liberal co-hosts of The View were eager and willing to heap more praise on the Democrats.
It’s hard to keep track of all the fake news, these days. It seems covering for Democrats lying isn’t good enough for CNN anymore; now, their analysts are helping the Democrats’ impeachment effort by fabricating stories themselves. Case in point? Wednesday, CNN analyst Joe Lockhart tweeted an appalling conversation he overheard between two Republican Senators during that day’s impeachment trial, only to admit later that he had made the whole thing up.
In a head-scratching moment on Wednesday’s The View, far-left co-host Sunny Hostin claimed she was “shocked” when critics called her a lefty because she was actually “socially conservative.” Hostin made the comment as the hosts were discussing a poll which found a majority of black Democrat voters identified as moderate and conservative. Her liberal co-host Whoopi Goldberg also tried to jump on the bandwagon and claim she was also “conservative” on some issues.
Tuesday evening, Politico published a story revealing House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) “mischaracterized,” a text message exchange sent between Rudy Giuliani and his former business associate, Lev Parnas. However, this revelation didn’t make the cut on ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN or MSNBC on Tuesday all the way into Wednesday morning.
While during the Clinton impeachment trial, the media was adamant that no additional witnesses were needed, they have completely flipped on that position, now that a Republican president is being impeached. Monday, as the Senate trial to impeach President Trump began, the hosts of The View took that same tactic, bashing Republicans for not doing what Democrats want, or as they put it, “the will of the people.” Co-host Joy Behar even speculated that Republicans supporting Trump and his own impeachment lawyers were hiding something “gross” from the public.
The day before the pro-Second Amendment rally in Richmond, Virginia, one NBC reporter was already calling the event a “white nationalist rally.” Sunday, reporter Ben Collins warned his media colleagues to be aware of “neo-Nazi propaganda” at this “white nationalist rally” and to make sure they were’t reporting on “made-up stuff.”
All three networks were eager to equate gun rights advocates to neo-Nazis on Monday morning’s broadcasts. While tens of thousands of people are expected to arrive at Virginia’s Capitol building this afternoon to protest the state’s proposed anti-gun laws, reporters from ABC, NBC and CBS tried to compare the Second Amendment rally to the much smaller rally in Charlottesville in 2017 attended by white nationalists and counter-protesters that resulted in violence and one person being killed.
MSNBC weekend anchor Alicia Menendez, daughter of Democrat Senator Bob Menendez, appeared on The View Friday to plug her new book about sexism, called The Likeability Trap. She fit right in at the table, as the hosts have been cheering Elizabeth Warren for standing up to “sexist” Bernie Sanders, all week. The hosts used the book’s theme to rehash their complaints about how America doesn’t like female candidates, both in 2016 and 2020.
The only thing the media hates more than a Democrat getting humiliated by the right is when the media gets humiliated by the right. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) sparked a media meltdown Thursday morning after calling CNN reporter Manu Raju a “liberal hack.” That afternoon, The Washington Post rushed to Raju’s rescue with an overwrought opinion piece attacking McSally, saying her “outburst” was evidence that Republicans wouldn’t conduct a fair impeachment trial.
CNN reporter Manu Raju is receiving flowers and sympathy notes from his distraught colleagues after a Republican Senator gave him a snarky response to a question he asked on impeachment, Thursday. On Capitol Hill, Senator Martha McSally of Arizona was approached by the CNN reporter and asked if “new evidence” would be allowed into the Senate trial on President Trump’s impeachment. McSally kept walking past Raju and responded, “Manu, you’re a liberal hack. I’m not talking to you.” After he tried again, she repeated again, “You’re a liberal hack.”