Nicholas C. Fondacaro is a News Analyst for the Media Research Center
Nick grew up in East Stroudsburg Pennsylvania. He graduated from Binghamton University in 2013 with a degree in Political Science. While at Binghamton he served as the Speaker of the Student Assembly and wrote for the Binghamton Review, where his love for journalism started. After graduating, he interned at the Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity where he worked with Watchdog Arena. Between the months of September and December, he can be found every Sunday cheering on his New York J! E! T! S! Jets Jets Jets!
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Do you remember that New York Times op-ed by that anonymous and self-righteous Trump administration official published last year titled “I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration?” Well, they’re back for a big payday with a new anti-Trump book they wrote anonymously, of course. As would be expected, the liberal media pounced with ABC and NBC gushing about the book in their Tuesday evening newscasts.
With House impeachment investigators questioning U.S. diplomat to Ukraine Bill Taylor behind closed doors on Tuesday, it meant the liberal media were more than happy to get all their reporting material via selective leaks from the Democratic side. During their evening newscasts, ABC, CBS, and NBC blasted viewers with the Democratic narrative that the testimony was “the most damaging testimony to date” and that President Trump’s defenses “crumbled” in its wake.
While ABC, CBS, and NBC were continuing to push for President Trump’s impeachment during their Monday newscasts, they didn’t care to mention that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg aided the presidential campaign of South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg by recommending some people to hire. A simple thing that the liberal media would likely treat as an administration rocking scandal if it involved the Trump campaign.
With U.S. troop convoys making their way back into Iraq, the Monday evening newscasts of CBS and NBC showed off images of troop carriers being assailed by Kurds who were lobbing “potatoes and other objects” at them as they drove by. NBC, in particular, was vicious enough to highlight a sign trying to shame U.S. troops and blame them for the deaths of children.
Any rational person who listened to Hillary Clinton’s recent suggestion that Congresswoman and combat veteran Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) was a Russian plant in the 2020 election understood it to be the ramblings of a person unglued. But on Friday, CBS Evening News touted Clinton’s baseless smears by calling them “extraordinary” and “stunning”. But come Sunday, CBS had avoided the topic while ABC and NBC were pumping the brakes and, surprisingly, calling Clinton out.
In an exclusive Sunday morning interview with ABC chief anchor and Clinton lackey George Stephanopoulos on This Week, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo subjected himself to a grilling from a network intent on pinning genocide on the Trump administration. Immediately after introducing Pompeo to his viewers, Stephanopoulos jumped right to trying to link President Trump’s decision to pull out of Syria with an assumed genocide of the Syrian Kurds by invading Turkish forces.
With President Trump’s overnight announcement to cancel the government’s consideration of his Doral property in Florida for the location for the G7 summit in 2020, the liberal media were reveling in what was another loss for the President. During NBC’s Sunday Today, host Willie Geist and Meet the Press moderator/NBC political director Chuck Todd were hyped up by what the latter described as the wobbliest he’s seen Republican support for Trump.
NBC foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell and the rest of the liberal media idealize Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). The latest example of their admiration involved their promotion of photo of the Speaker taken as she stormed out of a contentious meeting with President Trump on Wednesday. During Thursday’s NBC Nightly News, Mitchell gleefully shared the picture with viewers as she gushed about Pelosi.
Elijah Cummings, the late Maryland Democratic congressman who passed away due to health complications Thursday, was the son of sharecrop farmers, became civil rights icon, and served for decades in the House of Representatives. But CBS Evening News boiled his life achievements down to largely what he was doing the last few years of his life: battling President Trump.
Over 72-hours. It has been over 72-hours since ABC’s World News Tonight first falsely claimed a special event at a gun range in Kentucky was footage of a Turkish attack on civilian Kurds in northern Syria. And in that 72-hours, the network had rejected all calls for an on-air correction, apology, and explanation to their viewers as to how the misinformation made it through their supposedly rigorous vetting process.
As part of the post-debate routine, Democratic presidential candidates make the rounds with their friends in the liberal media (especially the host network) and take part in softball interviews. But there was a common theme throughout the questions CNN lobbed at their guests Tuesday night: Why were you targeting Senator Elizabeth Warren (MA) so aggressively?
Roughly halfway through the second hour of CNN’s Tuesday night Democratic presidential debate, moderator Anderson Cooper dove into the obligatory questions about enacting strict and intrusive gun control measures. This time, nearly all the questions pertained to probing the candidates on their support for mandatory gun confiscation. And if not, why not?
When John Bolton first became President Trump’s national security advisor back in March of last year, the liberal broadcast networks were sounding their alarms to warn viewers of his “hardline” and “controversial” positions. But on Tuesday, they clung to reports that Bolton described Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani as a “hand grenade” running something like a “drug deal” in Ukraine.
Since Sunday, the liberal media have been having a Chernobyl level meltdown over an internet video of seemingly unknown origin that used a violent movie scene to depict President Trump killing political opponents and media outlets. Despite the fact that there was no apparent connection to the President, and his Press Secretary says he didn’t even see it, NBC Nightly News tried desperately to tie it to him in some way.
On Monday, ABC News got caught lying about having a video allegedly showing Turkish troops slaughtering Kurdish civilians in northern Syria, when, in fact, it was video from a gun range in Kentucky. Seemingly thinking a pair of weak apologies on Twitter were enough, the liberal broadcast network refused to correct the record and inform viewers on their journalistic malpractice during that evening’s World News Tonight.
Fresh off of touting the simplicity of the Democratic impeachment narrative against President Trump earlier that morning, NBC political director Chuck Todd took to Meet the Press and pushed former defense secretary, General James Mattis to attack the President. The retired General refused to acquiesce to Todd’s prodding and declared it was “the worst time, I think, for military people to step out like that.”
At the onset of the Democratic impeachment inquiry into President Trump, the liberal media emphasized that Congress could “read between the lines” to move forward with the process and find the conclusion they want.. On NBC’s Sunday Today, political director and Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd praised how simple their narrative against Trump was this time around, but fretted the process to impeach the President could take too long.
The already bonkers LGBT town hall went wild when a black trans woman named Blossom C. Brown rushed a questioner from the audience, stole the mic, accused CNN of erasing black trans women, demanded people “Google” her, and almost climbed on stage.
While failing CBS Evening News anchor Norah O’Donnell suggested the NBA was in a “free speech dispute with China,” the facts of the matter showed the league was perfectly fine with cracking down on free speech targeting the murderous communist state. In back to back nights, the NBA ejected peaceful advocates for democracy and freedom in Hong Kong from games here in the U.S. Despite the NBA doing the bidding of the communists, the liberal broadcast networks blacked it out from their flagship morning and evening newscasts on Wednesday and Thursday.
During their Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning newscasts, the major broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) seized on a newly released anonymous whistleblower memo that described the reaction of one White House official listening to President Trump’s call with the president of Ukraine. The keywords that elevated their intrigue involved the official calling the call “crazy” and “frightening.”