CNN's Chris Cuomo might have his faults but one thing you have to say about him is he plays it down the middle with no obvious partisan agenda. You don't believe me? Why just ask him since it has been announced in the Hollywood Reporter that Cuomo will be hosting a call-in radio show starting this Monday on SiriusXM's "non-partisan" P.O.T.U.S. channel. Got that, everybody? Non-partisan.
If you dare cast aspersions upon Cuomo's claim about a lack of a political agenda, he tells us over and over again about how straight down the middle he plays it. Oh, and one other fringe benefit of having a radio show on SiriusXM, he can let off steam by cursing. Hooray!
MSNBC Live host Stephanie Ruhle forced Brett Kavanaugh into a no-win situation on Thursday as she labeled the Supreme Court nominee “blemished” no matter what comes of the sexual abuse allegations against him. Ruhle concluded there’s no upside for the judge: “Brett Kavanaugh is a father. He does have young daughters. He does have a stellar reputation. So does it not surprise you that if he were to get confirmed, wouldn't he not want to have this cloud over him?"
On Thursday morning, as the broadcast networks all seized on Democratic demands for an FBI investigation into Christine Blasey Ford’s sexual assault claims against Brett Kavanaugh, reporters on NBC, ABC, and CBS were quick to point to the Bureau’s investigation of Anita Hill’s sexual harassment claims against Clarence Thomas in 1991. However, none of the supposed journalists could seem to remember that the outcome of that inquiry was inconclusive.
New York Times writer Matt Stevens seized upon a dubious angle regarding the last-minute assault accusations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, “Drinking Days Fondly Recalled, Raising Eyebrows.” Stevens’ story was manufactured wholly from bad-faith insinuation and innuendo, based on a light-hearted cracks by Kavanaugh in speeches about high school and law school drinking shenanigans that have been made in similar fashion a billion times before without comment. Even other mainstream outlets haven’t emphasized that angle, but the Times ran with it in Thursday’s edition, clarifying the paper’s hostility toward the Kavanaugh nomination and shameless willingness to use any means necessary to combat it:
If you’re a Trump hater, you never have to look very hard for media that confirm your disdain. So why on earth would The Washington Post culture writer Michael Cavna interview forgotten-but-not-gone Doonesbury cartoonist Garry Trudeau? Nostalgia for ironic liberal commentary on the Iran-Contra affair?
On Wednesday's CNN Newsroom, host Brooke Baldwin devoted a segment to interviewing a woman who was celebrated by liberals for holding up her middle finger when President Donald Trump's motorcade drove past her a year ago. The woman whose photograph was shown on national television at the time, Juli Briskman, is now capitalizing on her popularity with liberals to run for a local office in Virginia.
CNN has apparently decided to cast itself as the Christine Ford defender. Opening New Day this morning, co-host John Berman claimed that Republicans have manage to "corner" Ford into testifying only under "excruciating" terms. Berman also accused Republicans of mounting a campaign of "stealth intimidation" against Ford. And of what does that intimidation consist, according to Berman? That Kavanaugh is known to be preparing for nine hours a day. Berman would presumably prefer that Kavanaugh go into a hearing unprepared to face the tender mercies of Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, and the other Dem members of the Judiciary committee.
Well, it took them long enough, I guess. FX’s American Horror Story: Apocalypse the 8th installment of the AHS anthology series, officially premiered last week, but at least one reviewer called it "meh" and bemoaned it "fails to conjure any real terror." This week, however, they rack up the crazy with blood, murder, a good old-fashioned BDSM gay sex scene and propaganda. No matter the premiere, the September 19 episode “The Morning After” does not bode well for the rest of the season.
While some of his liberal media colleagues were giving a megaphone to Democratic Senators demanding an FBI investigation into the attempted sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh on Wednesday, CNN’s Chris Cuomo was busy making false claims that the bureau had said nothing about not investigating the charges. But, in fact, they had declined to investigate.
In Wednesday's episode, "The Gang Beats Boggs: Ladies Reboot," the women of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia do the Wade Boggs Challenge of drinking 70 beers on a cross-country flight. The twist is that they go on an all-female flight (except for one male attendant) to California for the Women’s March, complete with pussy hats and feminist jargon.
MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews tried his best on Wednesday to help keep Brett Kavanaugh from the Supreme Court nominee in the face of a three-decades-old sexual misconduct allegation, peddling a conspiracy theory about accuser Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and promoted a dubious claim from a Ford classmate.
Reporting on poll results might seem like an easy task, especially during a midterm election. However, Politico's chief polling analyst Steven Shepard would benefit from revisiting the old adage that “there are lies, damn lies and statistics.” While reporting on the latest Politico/Morning Consult survey, Shepard stated that “one key demographic group -- Democratic women -- are turbocharged to vote in the midterms,” but there is no statistical difference between the percentage of Republican women (69%) and the percentage of Democratic women (71%) who say they are very motivated to vote.
In a sight that seemed unpredictable a few years ago, NBC host Megyn Kelly appeared on the Wednesday’s Hardball to inform MSNBC host Chris Matthews that, concerning the sexual misconduct allegation against Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh, accuser Dr. Christine Blasey Ford “is running out of options” and “needs to show up” for Monday’s scheduled hearing.
With time running out for Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, to provide to some form of testimony with the Senate Judiciary Committee, the liberal broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) spent their Wednesday evening broadcasts giving a boost to Democratic calls for an investigation into the Supreme Court nominee. Of course, they failed in their duty to inform their viewers that the FBI had already declined to investigate when the charges were brought to them over the weekend.
The New York Times had (through Wednesday morning) refrained from full-court partisanship in its coverage of last-minute sexual assault allegations concerning Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. But the paper’s editorial page went full blast against Kavanaugh, devoting lead editorials on Tuesday and Wednesday to anti-Kavanaugh and anti-Republican sliming, beginning with the tasteless headline Tuesday, “#Brett Too?” Only that thin, cowardly question mark separating it from an utterly wretched smear.