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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On Thursday’s The Lead, CNN host Jake Tapper had some “breaking news” to share that he didn’t seem to think was too important: “A source familiar with the investigation prompted by the whistleblower tells me....the whistleblower is a registered Democrat.” Despite this revelation about the political bias of the so-called “whistleblower” (whose complaint kicked off the impeachment inquiry), the evening broadcasts on ABC, CBS, and NBC didn’t care to mention it.
As an apparent follow up to their Wednesday morning hype for the new “ginormous” “mega” Planned Parenthood clinic in Illinois, the CBS Evening News revisited horus later the Planned Parenthood clinic in Missouri and followed a woman seeking to have an abortion. The report itself vilified pro-lifers and it was obvious that reporter Meg Oliver was taking advantage of a vulnerable woman.
In a Wednesday bombshell by The New York Times, which confirmed what many suspected, Democratic Congressman and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (CA) was apparently tipped off to the whistleblower complaint before it was filed. Meanwhile, during their evening newscasts, ABC’s World News Tonight and CBS Evening News latched onto soundbites of Schiff accusing President Trump of wrongdoing and ignored the accusations against Schiff.
After lying about the “favor” President Trump asked of the president of Ukraine last week, ABC’s World News Tonight was back with fresh lies to serve to their viewers during their Tuesday newscast. This time they set out to deceive folks about what kind of knowledge the so-called whistleblower actually had. Despite the whistleblower initially admitting they didn’t have first-hand knowledge about the phone call, ABC decried those who stated that fact.
While the liberal broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) were trying to sweep the corruption accusations against former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter under the rug, Fox News correspondent Mark Meredith pulled out a microscope and shared what he found on Tuesday’s edition of Special Report.
The New York Times spun the crank on the liberal media outrage machine one more time, on Monday, when they published a story panicking over Attorney General William Barr speaking to Australia during the course of his investigation into the origins of the Russia probe. And while ABC, CBS, and NBC were up in arms that same evening, the panel on Fox News Channel’s Special Report put the brakes on their narrative with some inconvenient truth.
In another blatant attempt by the liberal media to drum up resentment against President Trump with more false reporting, the Monday editions of ABC’s World News Tonight and the CBS Evening News featured reports claiming the President was putting the life of the so-called “whistleblower” behind the Ukraine phone complaint, at risk.
As if actor Robert DeNiro’s political opinion held any kind of special place in America, CNN media janitor and host of so-called “Reliable Sources” Brian Stelter invited the foul-mouth on his show to get his opinion about President Trump’s possible impeachment. In the midst of that, Stelter teed up DeNiro to lash out at Fox News for criticizing him, which led to an unhinged outburst where the actor yelled: “Fuck’em, fuck’em,” uncensored.
Just as with all her previous interviews with the former first lady, Jane Pauley’s sit down with Hillary Clinton for CBS Sunday Morning was a gooey puff piece. This time, however, the specter of President Trump’s possible impeachment loomed large as Pauley teed up the “gutsy woman” to call on Democrats to start an inquiry; and fret for what another four years under Trump would look like.
“The survey did not include a question about respondents' support or opposition to an impeachment inquiry,” ABC News explained in a Sunday morning article about the results of their new ABC News/Ipsos poll on President Trump’s phone call with Ukraine. Despite not asking about their support for impeachment, chief anchor and Clinton lackey George Stephanopoulos appeared on Good Morning America and declared that support for impeachment among Americans was “climbing”.
As part of his opening remarks during the highly anticipated House Intelligence Committee hearing with acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire Thursday, chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) read from a transcript of President Trump’s call with the president of Ukraine. The only problem was; he was making it up with the goal of dramatizing it into a mafia-style shakedown. And, while the broadcast networks were busy pushing the narrative of a White House cover-up, they ignored Schiff’s wild tale.
Seemingly following in the misleading footsteps of CNN host Wolf Blitzer and chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta, the Thursday evening reports on ABC and CBS lied about the contents of the phone call transcript between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Both broadcast news outlets misinformed their viewers and claimed the “favor” Trump asked of Zelensky was to investigate Joe and Hunter Biden, that was not the case.
With the infamous phone call between President Trump’s and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky appearing to be a nothingburger following the release of a transcript of the conversation, the liberal media appeared to be urging Congress to find a way to use it for impeachment anyway. During the Wednesday evening newscasts of ABC and NBC, ‘reading between the lines’ was a common refrain.
While the liberal media was treating the newly released transcript of President Trump’s phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky as the smoking gun they needed to impeach him, CBS Evening News flashed a shred of honesty on Wednesday and reported that the Justice Department was warning lawmakers of the whistleblower’s anti-Trump “political bias”. Although, CBS’s reporting did have their own political bias problems.
Moments after President Trump’s Wednesday press conference before a hostile press itching for his impeachment, CNN’s The Situation Room host Wolf Blitzer and chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta preyed on the fact that most people had not read the transcript of the phone call between Trump and the president of Ukraine and blatantly lied about the “favor” Trump asked for.
In the later portion of Prime Time, CNN host Chris “Fredo” Cuomo gave a brief history lesson on presidential impeachment and their pitfalls. But, despite the warnings, Cuomo wrapped up the segment by urging Congress to put principle over politics, “the interests of the people over politics”, and move forward with the impeachment of President Trump.
In contrast to CNN sprinting to bestow the mantle of “historic” onto Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Tuesday announcement that House Democrats would be starting official impeachment inquiries, there was only one network evening newscast that used the term to glorify the move: ABC’s World News Tonight. Neither CBS Evening News nor NBC Nightly News used that term, with the former cautioning about the harm impeachment would have on the country.
Immediately following a Tuesday address by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announcing Democrats were moving forward with the impeachment process against President Trump, CNN praised it as a truly “historic” moment. They even went so far as to reassure their tiny audience that the Speaker understood the “utmost gravity” of the situation the country was in, and to not get discouraged by the “circus-like atmosphere” that was to come.
While the liberal broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) were busy fawning over the bitter ranting of radical climate teen Greta Thunberg at the United Nations on Monday, they completely ignored her cohorts in Washington, D.C. staging an illegal protest to shut down the city’s major traffic arteries, resulting in an all-day traffic nightmare in the nation’s capital.
Of course, the liberal media heaped praise onto the teenage prop their fearmongering had driven to hysterics. Radical climate activist Greta Thunberg threw a temper tantrum at the United Nations on Monday where she claimed the world ruined her childhood, threatened her opponents, and made faces at President Trump’s back. It was that later action that CBS Evening News falsely suggested was some sort of faceoff with Trump that had him backing down.