Randy Hall

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Randy Hall is a contributing writer for NewsBusters.

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Even though it’s been more than a year since Melissa Harris-Perry was fired by MSNBC, the liberal television host still apparently holds a grudge against the channel since she responded angrily when told that the National Association of Black Journalists intends to honor Yvette Miley.


Liberals and Democrats continue hammering away at President Donald Trump on a daily basis in a variety of formats, but Jimmy Kimmel, the host of ABC’s late-night talk show, found a new way to slam the Republican occupant of the White House. Using a Schoolhouse Rock-style video entitled “I’m Just a Lie,” Kimmel managed to hammer away not only at Trump, but also Senior Counselor Kellyanne Conway and White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer.


While a guest on Varney & Co. on the Fox Business Network on Tuesday, May 16, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee criticized a skit on the most recent Saturday Night Live program that attacked his daughter, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who serves as deputy White House press secretary for the Trump administration.


Mika Brzezinski, co-host of MSNBC's Morning Joe, had strong words on Friday, May 12, for the show's rival on the Cable News Network: "You've got to stop putting [White House Counselor] Kellyanne Conway on the air. It's politics porn."


A guest on the MSNBC cable channel on Thursday, May 11 -- who had once worked for the KGB intelligence agency -- compared President Donald Trump and his clashes with the Federal Bureau of Investigation to the disdain former Soviet leader Joseph Stalin had for his own secret service.


Longtime Hardball host Chris Matthews used a segment of his weekday MSNBC program on Wednesday, May 10, to slam President Donald Trump’s firing of Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey, going so far as to call the incident “a little whiff of fascism.”

The liberal anchor stated that he had “never seen a faster reaction by Democratic senators that I heard in the last hour or so,” claiming that the termination has caused them to “want a special prosecutor now more than ever.”


During an interview by Cable News Network anchor Brianna Keilar on Tuesday morning, May 9, CNN Politics Reporter and Editor-at-Large Chris Cillizza addressed the question of whether Republican President Donald Trump is causing liberal Democrats to embrace many bizarre "conspiracy theories."

Cillizza asserted that he's seen a rise in people mistakenly accepting the concepts that the House of Representatives celebrated last week's passage of health-care legislation with a beer party, that rape and sexual assault would not be pre-existing conditions in that law, the Federal Communications Commission was targeting CBS late-night host Stephen Colbert, and the chief usher was fired over a disagreement with the Trumps.


David Axelrod, who served as a senior adviser to former President Barack Obama, had harsh words for former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton while a guest on the Cable News Network’s New Day program on Wednesday morning.


In an attempt to make up for the cancellation of conservative author Ann Coulter’s scheduled speech at the University of California in Berkeley in mid-April, the co-hosts on The View invited her to be on the Monday, May 1, edition of ABC’s weekday program.

While the discussion started off on a friendly note, it quickly degenerated into an argument regarding such topics as Donald Trump’s poll numbers, the president’s intent to cut taxes and his promise to complete a wall between the U.S. and Mexico.


Someone needs to tell the folks at the Comedy Central cable television channel that in order to have the word “Comedy” in your name, you should actually be funny. A perfect example of this concept gone wrong aired on Thursday evening, April 27, when the low-rated channel debuted The President Show, which mostly consists of President Donald Trump impersonator Anthony Atamanuik sitting in the Oval Office with Peter Grosz as Vice President Mike Pence nearby.


On the same day conservative author Ann Coulter announced she would not speak to a campus group at the University of California in Berkeley, the New York Times blamed the victim and claimed that conservatives facing violent riots and protests on campuses across the country have no one to blame but themselves.


During Sean Hannity's Opening Monologue for his weeknight program on Tuesday, April 25, the Fox News Channel host hammered the people who participate in what he dubbed “Media Fascism,” an attempt to “silence every conservative voice in the country.”


It’s no secret that many members of the press have been unhappy with the way President Donald Trump has usually dealt with the “mainstream media.” However, on Monday, April 24, New York Times White House Correspondent Glenn Thrush actually praised the way the administration has handled its daily press conferences.


Here’s a new item for the “Just When You Thought You’d Seen It All Department:” The left-wing Huffington Post website recently deleted a blog in which the author actually “fantasized about the deaths of Donald Trump supporters” because they “deserve to die more than I do.”


The National Geographic Channel announced on Wednesday, April 19, that it will collaborate with the Weinstein Company and rapper and businessman Jay Z -- whose actual name is Shawn Corey Carter -- to produce Race, a six-part documentary series that will offer “a stark and provocative look into systemic injustices in America.”


During the April 18 edition of CNN's New Day, co-host Alisyn Camerota pressed GOP candidate Karen Handel on whether the runoff regarding the special election in Georgia’s Sixth District in 60 days is “a referendum on Donald Trump.”

Handel responded by blasting her opponent, Jon Ossoff, who was the only Democratic candidate and received 48.1 percent of the vote in the election, since he “doesn’t even live in the district” and “couldn’t even vote for himself yesterday.”


During Monday's edition of CBS's The Late Show, host Stephen Colbert asked guest Chris Hayes who he trusts “over there” in the Trump administration. Hayes, the host of MSNBC's All In weeknight program, responded quickly: “No one.”


While a guest on the Fox News Channel’s weeknight Hannity program on Wednesday, April 12, Piers Morgan -- a former evening host for the Cable News Network and current U.S. editor-at-large on the Daily Mail website -- sharply criticized Chris Matthews, the host of MSNBC’s Hardball program, for insinuating that President Donald Trump and his family might meet a savage end.


It’s not often that a member of the “mainstream media” actually apologizes to a member of the Trump administration when he or she gets the information wrong, but that’s what Daniel Drezner did on Wednesday, April 12, after accusing Attorney General Jeff Sessions of using the word “filth” when referring to illegal immigrants.


The Cable News Network apparently tried to be “fair and balanced” during the channel’s CNN Newsroom program on Tuesday morning, April 11, when co-hosts John Berman and Poppy Harlow moderated a debate that degenerated into an argument between political commentators Jeffrey Lord and Angela Rye that dealt with topics ranging from the relationship between America and Russia to global climate change.