Randy Hall

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Randy Hall is a contributing writer for NewsBusters.

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When liberals mention President Trump, it’s usually to blame him for everything that ever goes wrong in the country, ranging from so-called climate change to colluding with Russia during the 2016 election. However, that wasn’t the case on Sunday, when Karen Attiah -- global opinions editor for the left-wing Washington Post -- instead attacked what she called the “axis of shevil,” which included House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd, for the President’s comments about controversial Democrat Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib.



Along with its near constant drumbeat from its executives down to its media team, CNN (along with its audience development team) have regularly pointed to articles from CNN.com as reporting while dismissing items on Fox as “tabloid-style” pieces that are “not newsworthy.” Despite having long claimed to host a larger online audience, new reporting suggests that the Jeffrey Zucker-led network could be worried about Fox News coming to eat their lunch, adding onto FNC's undisputable TV dominance.



Even though many individuals in the “mainstream media” get annoyed when they’re accused of producing “fake news” and are called “the enemy of the people” by President Trump, their fellow liberals have no problem showering them with praise and honors for their “caring, fact-based journalism.” The latest person to benefit from this practice is Lester Holt, anchor for the weekday NBC Nightly News program, who is set to receive the 2019 Walter Cronkite School Award for Excellence in Journalism at Arizona State University in Phoenix on November 4, the late newsman’s birthday.



In a move that's not shocking, considering how the mainstream media feels about Donald Trump, MSNBC and the networks will not carry his Fourth of July address to the nation. Instead, the liberal cable channel and the network news on ABC, CBS and NBC will only show clips from the event, which is still being carried in real time by their respective online and app streaming platforms, as well as the Fox News Channel and C-SPAN.



Liberals are obsessed with the upcoming congressional testimony of special counsel Robert Mueller on July 17, but they're worried about what Republicans will ask. The Daily Beast warned on Sunday night of "Team Trump's Plan to Destroy Mueller" by asking about "FBI lovers" Peter Strzok and Lisa Page. 



Apparently, the people at the liberal MSNBC channel don’t want their counterparts at CNN to feel lonely in the ratings cellar. Whether or not that was the motivation for the eight-week debut of the new Saturday Night Politics program, the results are still the same: low ratings and little interest in the 8 p.m. show hosted by frequent Morning Joe contributor Donny Deutsch.



It’s not a surprise when the New York Times and Brian Stelter -- chief media correspondent for CNN –-- agree on something attacking President Trump. However, when the Wall Street Journal joins those other outlets, more people pay attention. The shared op-ed was written by Times publisher A. G. Sulzberger under the title “Accusing the New York Times of ‘Treason,’ Trump Crosses a Line” and slammed the President’s “increasingly extreme rhetorical attacks against the news media.”



Like other primetime hosts at MSNBC, Lawrence O’Donnell spends most of the time during his Last Word weeknight program slamming President Trump as guilty of committing treason and therefore deserving immediate impeachment. Of course, it came as no surprise that he used an interview with The Hollywood Reporter website and magazine to assail the GOP occupant of the White House as “illiterate” and having no ability to handle complexity.



An old adage states: “If you’re in an argument with someone and you compare that person to Adolf Hitler, you just lost the debate.” Apparently, no one told CNN Tonight host Don Lemon about this idiom because he enthusiastically compared President Trump to the Nazi dictator on Tuesday evening in what Cuomo Prime Time anchor Chris Cuomo accurately described as a “very extreme example.”



When Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough runs out of things to use in slamming President Trump, the MSNBC anchor is more than happy to instead roast someone who is a member of the GOP official’s administration. That was the case on Monday, when Scarborough used an interview of Mike Pompeo by Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace to hammer the secretary of state as “a joke” and “a disgrace” who “made a fool of himself” while lying for the President.



Not long after Sarah Huckabee Sanders decided to step down as press secretary for the Trump administration, MSNBC Live anchor Hallie Jackson took advantage of the situation on Friday by asking Sanders’ predecessor, Sean Spicer, if he had set a standard for dishonesty during his time in the White House. To no one’s surprise, Spicer denied the allegation as a “pretty loaded question” before admitting he made mistakes and told Jackson he hoped she would own up to her own as a reporter.



If Donald Trump announced today that he’s going to find a cure for cancer tomorrow, liberals would whine and complain that a lot of people with medical careers would unfairly be put out of work. But when Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden made such an outlandish claim, the women on ABC’s The View program applauded the promise even though co-host Joy Behar warned that accomplishing such a task will be “much more difficult” if the liberals’ top priority of climate change has not been dealt with first.



HBO host and liberal comedian Bill Maher has long claimed that he is “politically incorrect” even though his “jokes” and actions have shown he’s definitely a liberal Democrat. That hypocrisy was in full view while he was a guest on CNN’s Cuomo Prime Time weeknight program on Monday, when he stated that “a lot of this far-left political correctness is a cancer on progressivism” and said that Trump supporters like the President in part because “he’s not politically correct.”



The dinosaur publication Time magazine, which you may have forgotten still existed (or you only see at the dentist now), still pumps out liberal spin and reporting from a left-leaning perspective. The latest example of that trend is an article published in the Sunday, June 9 edition that focused on a small hotel in Michigan offering pregnant women free stays and no-cost transportation from states that have “severe restrictions” on abortion.



On Thursday, Oscar-winning director Spike Lee demanded that workers in the entertainment industry move out of Georgia because of its new abortion law. While others in Hollywood are content to see if that legislation takes effect next year or is blocked in the courts, Lee dismissed concerns that a boycott could dramatically reduce the $9.5 billion annual boost the state economy receives from that industry. According to an article written by Associated Press reporter Lindsey Bahr, the director called for the entertainment industry to “shut it down” in Georgia, claiming that such a loss of income is necessary.



Many liberals in the mainstream media dismiss the concept of “fake news” as just a term conservatives use when they hear information they don’t like or don’t agree with. However, a new Pew Research Center survey demonstrated that people across the country find that situation to be much more common and more serious than is otherwise reported. Released Wednesday, Pew researchers stated that many Americans “say the creation and spread of made-up news and information is causing significant harm to the nation and needs to be stopped.”



If it weren’t for bad luck, CNN would have no luck at all -- especially when it comes to ratings during the network’s vitally important primetime schedule. In May, the channel lost 16 percent of its weekday evening audience from the previous month, falling to just 761,000 viewers and winding up dead last among such cable networks as liberal rival MSNBC and the dominant Fox News Channel.



Along with constantly hammering President Trump, talk show hosts occasionally divert their attention to support a liberal when they perceive that Democrat official is in trouble. That was the case on Thursday evening, when Daily Show host Trevor Noah rushed to the defense of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi because the California Democrat was the target of a viral video that made her seem impaired. Instead of criticizing Pelosi, Noah went all the way to the other extreme by sarcastically claiming that “all Internet videos are fake!”



It’s truly amazing just how low liberal Democrats are willing to go to express their constant, intense hatred of President Trump. The latest example of this comes from Cherilyn Sarkisian, who is better known as “Cher.” Earlier this week, the singer and actress tweeted in no uncertain terms that she would like to see the President arrested and thrown in prison, where he should be sexually assaulted by a fellow inmate. Even though the 73-year-old liberal has received a negative backlash from her message, she has refused to apologize for her caustic outburst while admitting: "There is a line not to cross."



Jimmy Kimmel doesn’t really try to be funny these days. His main point is to let you know just how much he hates Donald Trump and looks down on the types of people who would vote for the president. That was the case on Jimmy Kimmel Live,Tuesday evening, when Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar was a guest, and most of what they joked about was how terrible Donald Trump is, and the host went so far as to wonder whether the Commander in Chief is actually unstable or “crazy.”