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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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.”
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg was the latest 2020 Democrat candidate to appear on Wednesday’s The View. The hosts gave him a warm welcome, fawning over his decision to self-fund his campaign and giggling over his strange tweets during last night’s debate. In fact, nearly all the criticism Bloomberg faced from the hosts was about not being liberal enough. Yet co-host Meghan McCain did get one question in about his party’s problem with anti-Semitism.
For two days in a row, The View has given Democrats in Congress a platform to bash President Trump over Iran and impeachment. Monday, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff was the satellite guest and today it was Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s turn to take softball questions from the liberal hosts.
On her last week on the show, The View co-host Abby Huntsman held Democrat Adam Schiff’s feet to the fire over which impeachment witnesses were allowed to testify, asking him repeatedly to explain why Joe Biden and his son couldn’t be subpoenaed. Her co-host Meghan McCain also pressed the Democrat to admit that this impeachment process was going to damage his party with the American public.
The View co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar told Democrat Adam hiff that President Trump was to blame for the deaths of 176 people who died after Iran shot down their plane last week. The co-hosts made the vile claim on Monday’s show during a Skype interview with the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.
While journalists live in their own media echo chamber most of the time, occasionally they’ll get a healthy dose of reality when they share their self-aggrandizing opinions on social media. That happened to New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman this past weekend when she whined about President Trump defending Iranian journalists against their totalitarian government.
The liberal media have been quick to abandon their loyalty to this country in their efforts to bash President Trump for anything he does, even taking out murderous terrorists. Still complaining Friday about the U.S. drone strike which killed Iranian General Qasem Soleimani, the co-hosts of The View spent time insulting Trump while touting Democrats John Kerry and Nancy Pelosi as the kinds of leaders America needs making foreign policy decisions.
The media has revealed just how far they will go in distrusting this administration, siding with foreign governments and terrorists over our own military. Just as ABC News’ journalists did Wednesday evening, CNN journalists on Thursday morning suggested they trusted their own reporting more than they did U.S. military intelligence, by expressing skepticism that Iran intended to kill Americans with their missile strikes.
Even as the danger appears to deflate with Iran, the media won’t stop suggesting we are entering WWIII. The View hosts started Wednesday’s show with that same Chicken Little routine, worrying about their own kids getting drafted. Co-host Abby Huntsman also fretted that by taking terrorist Quasem Soleimani’s life, the U.S. would be on the wrong side of history, while fellow co-host Sunny Hostin worried that President Trump was “provoking” Iran.
2020 Democrat candidate Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) was warmly welcomed on Tuesday’s The View, after co-host Joy Behar had sung her praises just the day before. While the hosts questioned her from the left on everything from Iran to impeachment, co-host Meghan McCain actually confronted the Democrat about her bizarre backpedaling on whether General Soleimani was a terrorist.
The bitter media began the new year being outraged over President Trump ordering a drone strike to kill a terrorist, and the bizarre complaining continued on Monday’s The View. The hosts invited ABC News’ political director Rick Klein on the show to parrot Democrat fear mongering about how killing Soleimani was going to start a war with Iran. Co-host Joy Behar refused to give Trump any credit and snarked this “so-called threat” was just a distraction from impeachment.
ABC News spent another morning sympathizing with our enemies on Monday’s Good Morning America. This time, it was correspondent Martha Raddatz’s turn to be awestruck by the anti-American protests in Iran over the U.S. drone strike-kill of General Qasem Soleimani, last week. Instead of praising the death of a man who ordered the murder and torture of countless American soldiers, Raddatz sided with the Iranians, touting the “mourning” over their “revered” military leader while worrying that Iran would now seek “revenge” on the United States.
The media won’t concede that guns don’t kill people, people kill people. Even when armed churchgoers stop a gunman and prevent a mass shooting this past Sunday, some journalists used this event as a way to argue for more gun control.
In an op-ed picked up by USA Today January 1, editorial columnist for The Arizona Republic and azcentral Elvia Diaz turned the parishioners who heroically drew their weapons on the shooter into villains.