Randy Hall

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Randy Hall is a contributing writer for NewsBusters.

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During his ongoing tour to promote his book -- A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership -- former FBI Director James Comey responded to a question on Wednesday from a reporter that he said he had never before been asked: Is the “smashing of cell phones and destruction of thousands of emails” by the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign in 2016 “obstruction of justice?” The query came from Joan Jones of the WTOP-FM radio station in Washington, D.C., and Comey replied: “Now that’s a great question. That’s the first time I’ve been asked that.”



One of the most interesting races in the 2018 slate of elections is the contest between incumbent GOP Senator Ted Cruz of Texas and Beto O’Rourke, a “Democratic darling.” However, when anchor Elaine Quijano of the CBSN streaming video channel reported that Cruz had raised $3.2 million during the first quarter of 2018 and O’Rourke got $6.7 million, more than twice that amount, she asked Scott Braddock of The Quorum Report if the Democratic challenger would be able to keep pace “when outside money starts rolling in.”



During Thursday night’s edition of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on CBS, the liberal host made an interesting comment about how he believes President Donald Trump should leave the White House. He made the remarks while interviewing guest Diane Sawyer, who had interviewed the GOP occupant of the White House back in 1999.



Former CNN host Piers Morgan tweeted on Tuesday that he had just watched the Chappaquiddick movie, which he described as “excellent” and “tough” on the late Ted Kennedy, but he also tried to diminish what the former U.S. Senator did during the events of July 18, 1969.



Even though Laura Ingraham has returned from vacation and hosted Monday night’s edition of The Ingraham Angle on the Fox News Channel, the criticism of her claim that Parkland gun activist David Hogg “whined” about not being accepted by a prestigious university continued, with the latest salvo coming from Daniel D’Addario, a TV critic for TIME magazine.



One day after the Associated Press posted an online article claiming Howard Kurtz -- host of the Sunday MediaBuzz program on the Fox News Channel -- panicked when the wrong graphic came up on the screen, the news service issued a correction acknowledging the mistake. The Monday morning post came after Kurtz slammed the AP report on Facebook and demanded an immediate correction to the item.



CNN's New Day co-host Alisyn Camerota once again revealed her liberal bias regarding illegal immigration on Friday morning, when she asked guest and Republican Congressman Mo Brooks (Ala.) why he used the word “invasion” while discussing the caravan of migrants who headed for the American border earlier this week. Brooks, who discussed the topic from an economic perspective during the interview, responded: “Because that’s the word that applies.”



During the Thursday edition of MSNBC's Morning Joe, New York Times reporter Jeremy Peters hammered the way the “right-wing media” covered the caravan of illegal immigrants that earlier this week headed toward the American border. Peters was particularly critical of how the “1,200 or so” participants quickly became "thousands” in a tweet from President Donald Trump.



Wednesday was the 50th anniversary of the death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and MSNBC’s Morning Joe decided to commemorate the occasion by bringing on Al Sharpton -- host of the channel’s Sunday morning PoliticsNation show -- to discuss King’s legacy in the era of President Donald Trump. Of course, Sharpton used the occasion to slam the Republican occupant of the White House by asserting that he has created a “racial divide” in America by making “intolerance become vogue again.”



A 16-year-old survivor of the Valentine’s Day shooting in Parkland, Florida, that led to the deaths of 17 people clashed with Piers Morgan in a Twitter exchange on Monday, when the British anti-gun activist claimed that the Second Amendment “was about arming people as part of a well-regulated militia -- not as a bunch of unregulated Rambos.” Kyle Kashuv responded by tweeting: “That’s completely and totally not true. So you don't bother to read federalist papers? Not your thing?”



Larry King, who hosted his own eponymous CNN show for 25 years and is the anchor for the Russian propaganda channel RT's PoliticKING and Larry King Now, stated on Wednesday that the Second Amendment to the Constitution should be repealed because is’s “poorly written” and was passed by Southerners in the U.S. Senate to fend off slave uprisings.



Even though the March for Our Lives happened over the weekend, the liberals at MSNBC continued to provide students with opportunities to promote gun-control policies on Monday, when All In host Chris Hayes asked Maryland teenager Matt Post why people should listen to him and other student activists. “Because we are the moral conscience of this country,” the guest readily asserted before claiming: “We need to start caring about human lives, and we need to create public policy that reflects that.”



As the fallout continues regarding the Valentine’s Day shooting in which 17 people were killed in Parkland, Florida, Bill Murray’s view of the ongoing demand for stricter gun control was posted on Wednesday, when the comedian/actor claimed that “the kids” from Stoneman Douglas High School are reminiscent of “the students that began the end of the Vietnam War” decades ago.



Shepard Smith, a long-time anchor for the Fox News Channel, signed a new multi-year contract on Thursday, when he stated during an interview with Joe Concha, a media reporter for The Hill political website, that opinion programming on his network doesn't “really have rules” and exists “strictly to be entertaining.”



During an interview you would not see on such liberal cable television channels as CNN or MSNBC, radio host Mark Levin slammed Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff (Calif.) while the conservative activist was a guest on Wednesday evening’s edition of the Fox News Channel's Hannity .



The ongoing struggle between Democrats and Republicans over illegal immigration took a major turn on Monday, when Thomas Homan -- acting director of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency -- sharply criticized House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi Pelosi for drawing a bright line against the federal lawsuit alleging California is nullifying federal law enforcement on immigration. She said "We will fight this sham lawsuit and will fight all cowardly attacks on our immigrant communities.”  



Durante la edición del lunes en la noche del programa Tucker Carlson Tonight transmitido por el canal de noticias Fox, Carlson, y su invitado, el presentador de Univisión, Jorge Ramos, tuvieron una caldeada controntación sobre el tema de que los inmigrantes se conviertan o sean ciudadanos de dos naciones en general y vivan en ciudades santuarios en particular.



During Monday night’s edition of the Fox News Channel's Tucker Carlson Tonight, the eponymous host clashed with Univision anchor Jorge Ramos over whether immigrants should become or remain citizens of two nations in general and live in sanctuary cities in particular. Instead of responding to Carlson’s questions, Ramos accused him of trying to "criminalize all immigrants" and repeating comments made by Donald Trump -- whom he described as “the most anti-immigrant President since the 1950s.”



The Washington Post is not known as a staunch defender of Christianity, but a columnist for the liberal newspaper found a way to both criticize evangelicals in this country and slam President Donald Trump all in one stroke. While a guest during CBS’s Face the Nation program on Sunday morning, Michael Gerson -- a nationally syndicated columnist whose writing appears twice weekly in the Post and who served as a top aide and speech-writer for former Republican President George W. Bush -- hammered evangelicals who support Trump as “slimy political operatives, not moral leaders.”



While Stephen Colbert and CBS picture God as favoring Oprah Winfrey over Donald Trump for president, the liberal media don't find it outrageous when liberal Democrats claim God will judge your record to see if you were a "good progressive." Imagine a Mike Pence saying God would ask if you were a "solid conservative," and you can see the double standard. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo used his view of Heaven to explain why he is a better choice for that office than fellow Democrat Bill de Blasio, the mayor of New York City.