Ryan Foley was an intern in the Media Research Center's News Analysis Division.
Ryan Foley has written for the school newspaper in both high school and college, with a total of eight years of writing experience. He graduated from Rhode Island College in May 2017 with a B.A. in Political Science. Since graduating from college, he has written for Red Alert Politics and Rouser News in addition to maintaining a personal blog. Ryan was a participant in the National Journalism Center's Spring 2018 internship program. Ryan currently resides in Westerly, Rhode Island and is a native of Elmira, New York.
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Less than 24 hours after the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, fill-in host Jonathan Karl interviewed Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney on Sunday’s edition of ABC’s This Week. During the interview, Karl repeatedly slammed President Trump’s “rhetoric,” implying that it deserved “part of the blame” for the mass shootings that took place over the weekend.
Not surprisingly, CNN host Chris Cuomo devoted his closing argument Friday night to trashing President Trump as a racist and a demagogue. Cuomo claimed that the President sees Baltimore as “another s-hole” and stressed that “everything he says is not who we are.”
While Bill Maher’s closing monologue on Friday’s edition of Real Time included the usual jabs at President Trump, it also provided Democrats with a reality check. Maher’s commentary focused on “Trump fatigue” and warned that the only thing that can nullify it is an embrace of far-left ideas outside of the mainstream.
During CNN Right Now Thursday, host Brianna Keilar and her panel analyzed the CNN Democratic debates. While the conversation included the typical analysis associated with cable news programs, one of the panelists brought up a conspiracy theory about one of the Democratic candidates, Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, running as a Russian-backed third-party candidate.
During Wednesday’s edition of The Beat With Ari Melber, the eponymous host shared some “new information and context for President Trump’s race-baiting rhetoric and discriminatory policies.” This “new information” came in the form of indefensible comments from then-California Governor and Future President Ronald Reagan and the then-President Richard Nixon, which Melber gleefully used as a lynchpin to attack Republicans and conservatives as racist.
While Full Frontal host Samantha Bee briefly weighed in on the Democratic presidential debates, she devoted most of her opening monologue Wednesday night to promoting student loan forgiveness. After highlighting some of the candidates’ proposals for dealing with the student debt crisis, Bee declared that “we need student loan forgiveness now.”
During his closing argument Monday night, CNN host Chris Cuomo brought up the shooting in Gilroy, California. While his closing monologue stayed away from gun control lectures for the most part, Cuomo could not resist using the shooting as an excuse to trash President Trump.
Appearing on CNN Newsroom With Fredricka Whitfield Sunday, CNN Political Commentator Van Jones reacted to President Trump’s tweets targeting Democratic Congressman Elijah Cummings; describing his Baltimore-based district as a “disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess.” Jones compared President Trump to a kindergartener and not surprisingly, alleged that the President’s tweets directed at the African-American Cummings and his majority African-American district were motivated by racial animus.
During Cuomo Prime Time Friday, a discussion on the battle for the African-American vote in the 2020 Presidential Election took place. As is the case with most conversations on race, it did not take long for the liberal on the panel and Cuomo himself to paint President Trump as a racist.
CNN host Chris Cuomo devoted his closing argument Thursday night to trashing President Trump for bringing back the death penalty. Not surprisingly, he used the occasion to refer to the President as a “demagogue.”
As NewsBusters has previously reported, CNN admitted that Special Counsel Robert Mueller did not provide any new ammunition for Democrats' efforts to impeach President Trump during his appearances before the House Judiciary Committee and the House Intelligence Committee Wednesday but that did not stop some on the network from continuing to call for his impeachment anyway. Like her counterparts on cable news, Samantha Bee also called for impeachment in spite of Mueller’s lackluster appearance on Capitol Hill.
During the D.L. Hughley Show on TV One on Tuesday night, the eponymous host and his panel discussed the “D.L. Question of the Day” on social media asking “could you be friends with a staunch Trump supporter?” After Hughley answered “hell no,” the conversation quickly turned into a tirade against Trump supporters; whom Hughley trashed as “morally vacant,” “self-centered,” and worse humans than devil-worshippers.
“anti-Semitic,” “vacant,” “self-centered,” and subhuman.
For ten minutes, members of the powerhouse roundtable on Sunday’s edition of ABC's This Week did their best to paint President Trump as a racist. The conversation focused on the feud between President Trump and the four progressive Congresswomen known as “the squad.” According to the panel, President Trump’s treatment of the minority women serves as yet another of example of his inherent racism.
After CNN historian David Brinkley compared President Trump on Thursday to “demagogues” like Huey Long and George Wallace, CNN global affairs analyst and Washington Post columnist Max Boot called Trump a demagogue on Friday’s CNN Tonight and accused him of “bringing fascism to America,” an idea that even far-left CNN political commentator Van Jones pushed back on.
CNN host Jake Tapper devoted a large amount of Thursday’s edition of The Lead to covering the chants of “send her back” that erupted during President Trump’s rally in North Carolina the night before when he brought up Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, a refugee from Somalia who is now an American citizen. Tapper and his guests used the chants as an excuse to paint President Trump as a racist and compare him to segregationists Huey Long and George Wallace.
A little more than a week after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggested that “Make America Great Again” means “Make America White Again,” CNN host Chris Cuomo argued that “Make America Great Again” actually means “Make America Hate Again.” Cuomo devoted his closing argument Wednesday night to highlighting how “Trump’s racist message becomes 2020 rally cry,” as the chyron at the bottom of the screen read. Cuomo began by reading Donald Trump’s incendiary tweets about the Democratic “Squad” aloud as they appeared on screen. The most controversial parts were highlighted.
Nicolle Wallace, host of MSNBC’s Deadline: White House, appeared on NBC’s Late Night early Wednesday Eastern time to do what Wallace spends most of her life doing nowdays: Trump-bashing. At one point, Wallace suggested that by taking a Trump speech live, she would be “fire hosing” her viewers. As he greeted the self-described “non-practicing Republican,” host Seth Meyers told her “we often talk about the same things on our show in slightly different ways.”
CNN host Chris Cuomo used President Trump’s tweet criticizing the left-wing Democratic congresswomen known as “The Squad” as an excuse to trash the President and his supporters during his almost always pompous “Closing Argument” Monday night. Throughout most of the segment, the chyron at the bottom of the screen read “Trump Uses Racism as Political Tool to Rally Hateful Voters.”
A discussion about the citizenship question quickly got heated on Sunday’s edition of Fox News Sunday. While most of the panel seemed to agree that the presence of a citizenship question on the 2020 census was not unreasonable, Juan Williams, columnist for The Hill and liberal co-host of The Five, disagreed with their analysis. Williams made the argument that racial animus motivated the President’s decision to push for a citizenship question on the 2020 census, agreeing with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s declaration that the goal of the citizenship question was to “Make America White Again.”
MSNBC host Chris Hayes devoted a two minute-long monologue to trashing President Trump’s social media summit on Thursday’s edition of All In. According to Hayes, “instead of social media companies like Twitter and Facebook, they invited a pack of Trump-supporting, race-baiting conspiracy theorists.” Hayes also described the event as an “ice cream social for trolls.”