Randy Hall

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Randy Hall is a contributing writer for NewsBusters.

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While a guest on the Tuesday, July 25 edition of Bravo's Watch What Happens Live program, Anderson Cooper -- an anchor for CNN -- responded to questions about Kathy Griffin by stating he is still friends with the far-left comedian.


During a panel discussion on the Cable News Network on Tuesday, July 25, John Avlon -- editor-in-chief of the liberal Daily Beast website and a CNN political analyst -- claimed that with all the turmoil surrounding GOP President Donald Trump, “the only thing that unites his coalition right now seems to be hatred of Hillary Clinton.”


Liberal activist and film maker Michael Moore has decided to celebrate his Twitter account surpassing the five million mark by doing what he loves best: trying yet again to bring down GOP President Donald Trump. On Monday, July 24, the creator of such “schlockumentaries” as Fahrenheit 9/11 -- a 2004 film criticizing then-President George W. Bush -- and Sicko, in which Moore sought expert opinion on health-care systems from his parents, will donate $1,000 to the anti-Trump group supported by each of five followers of his website.


Chris Cillizza, an advocacy journalist and politics editor for CNN, is having a very difficult week. Not only did Cillizza struggle to respond to questions asked during an online Reddit AMA [Ask Me Anything] session on Tuesday, July 18, but on the following day, he jumped into a thunderstorm of “Fake News” when he claimed that no media outlet reported anything about a "secret meeting” at which President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, engaged in a “sinister” dialogue.


After relentless attacks from Donald Trump and the Republican president’s allies, a series of journalistic catastrophes and in the shadow of a possible merger, CNN's chief executive officer, Jeff Zucker, is feeling the heat, according to Vanity Fair columnist Sarah Ellison.


It’s always nice when someone remembers your birthday, but Marc Lamont Hill -- a liberal commentator for the Cable News Network -- took the tradition in a bizarre direction on Sunday, July 16, when he commemorated the 70th birthday of Assata Shakur, a convicted murderer and known terrorist, in a series of tweets posted on the Twitter website.


It’s certainly no surprise that MSNBC's Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough and Sean Hannity, host of his eponymous weeknight show on the Fox News Channel, have been feuding over President Donald Trump and the Republican Party in general.


More than a year after Huffington Post co-founder and Editor-in-Chief Arianna Huffington stepped down from her position, the staff at the HuffPost website is preparing to go on a seven-week, 23-city bus tour to “Listen to America” as part of an attempt to enhance its “new, less-partisan image.” Lydia Polgreen, a former editor with the New York Times and the current editor-in-chief of the site, announced on Thursday, July 13, that the purpose of the tour is to learn about people in America by traveling across the country this autumn.


Glenn Thrush, a reporter for the New York Times, stated during an appearance on MSNBC’s Morning Joe program on Thursday, July 13, that people in the media “can’t do that” when it comes to boycotting White House press briefings because “we are all members of the White House Correspondents’ Association.” “Right,” co-host Joe Scarborough stated. “You’ve got to be there in case news does break.”


During the Monday edition of CNN's New Day, co-host Alisyn Camerota got into a surly argument with Scott Taylor, a Republican Congressman from Virginia and former SEAL (Sea, Air And Land officer) regarding whether the press should give extensive coverage of the tweets posted online by Donald Trump.


During an exclusive interview on Friday, June 30, with Peter Hasson, associate editor of the Daily Caller website, White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway slammed the Cable News Network for having an "anti-Trump office culture." Conway's remarks came after the release of a video that shows CNN producer Jimmy Carr calling her an “awful woman, you know, the blonde" who “looks like she got hit with a shovel.”


In what appeared to be a rare display of actual diversity, MSNBC and NBC News have signed the New York Times’s controversial columnist Bret Stephens while betting that increasing the diversity of voices on their airwaves will ultimately lead to a better news and analysis product. The news was announced on Wednesday, June 28, and later confirmed by the company even though the Times had hired Stephens as an op-ed columnist back in April.


Vice Media, a digital Website and broadcasting company that generates news on technology and related topics, removed two articles from its site on Wednesday, June 28, that supposedly discussed a behind-the-scenes tumult over the addition of an animatronic robot version of President Donald Trump in the “Hall of Presidents” attraction in the Disney World theme park in Orlando, Florida. 


In their never-ending quest to hammer Donald Trump, reporters in the liberal Washington Post referred to an international poll conducted by the Pew Research Center not once, but twice in two days claiming that the Republican president “has alarmed citizens of the nation’s closest allies and others worldwide.” In addition, the article posted on Monday by Post reporters Isaac Stanley-Becker and Scott Clement was followed the next day by an item from Aaron Blake, the newspaper’s senior political reporter, who quoted the four “most brutal numbers” in the survey that show how much the world hates Donald Trump.


If you believe that the news media's coverage of allegations involving President Donald Trump has been irresponsible and over-dramatized, you’re not alone. According to a new poll released by NBC News and the Wall Street Journal, 50 percent of participants believe the media have favored people making allegations against the Republican occupant of the White House; 34 percent think the media have been responsible; and 12 percent say the media have been too restrained.


If you had any doubts whether the MSNBC cable television channel is run by and for liberals and Democrats, political analyst Elise Jordan erased them during her appearance on MSNBC Live on Thursday, June 22, when she compared Donald Trump to a suicide bomber.


Less than 24 hours after Republican candidate Karen Handel defeated Democrat Jon Ossoff by more than 1,300 votes in a special election for Georgia’s 6th District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, the women panelists on ABC’s weekday afternoon program The View sought to console themselves on Wednesday, June 21, by generating excuses for the loss.


With all the hostile rhetoric against Donald Trump going around these days, it’s not surprising that people in the entertainment industry have made the Republican president one of their favorite targets. The most recent example of this trend is an animated video released by a musician called “Moby” -- though his real name is Richard Melville Hall -- who displayed his hatred of Trump by depicting him as “a Nazi-esque leader” who dies in an explosion while in the form of a swastika and then a dollar sign.


While hosting a late-night edition of the CNN Special Report program on Wednesday, June 14, Jake Tapper asked Democratic Representative Eric Smalwell for his reaction to the shooting earlier that day of Republicans engaged in baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, by posing a surprising question: “Do you worry that the Left has gone too far in its rhetoric?”

“I worry that anyone would think that the way to express themselves would be through violence,” the member of the Democrats’ team replied after stating that the day had been “awful, just awful” for him because James Hodgkinson had vented his hatred of President Donald Trump by using a rifle to shoot Majority Whip Steve Scalise and three other people early that morning.


Most newspapers overwhelmingly report news as their primary function, but the New York Daily News has ventured into another area: fiction that spews venom regarding Donald Trump in a serialized novel written by liberal columnist Gertz Kuntzman called Coup! in which Vice President Mike Pence deposes the Republican president and installs himself in the Oval Office.

Serving as the cover to the series, which has so far contains 10 entries, is a painting of George Washington leading American soldiers in a boat across a river in front of the U.S. Capitol -- except the leader’s face is actually Pence’s and he’s carrying a copy of the Constitution.