Allegations of sexism and inappropriate remarks are swirling around the rising 2020 campaign of Michael Bloomberg. But CBS is skimping on the details — including how the businessman allegedly made gross insinuations about women and oral sex and may have told a pregnant employee to “kill it,” in regard to her unborn child. On CBS This Morning, Monday, the show allowed a scant 15 seconds to the developing story (out of two hours).
On Morning Joe today, Mika Brzezinski told Al Sharpton that he was in a position to grant Bloomberg a "pass" on racial issues, and that Bloomberg is certainly "looking for it." And Mika wondered whether Bloomberg would "put his money where his mouth is?" What is she asking? That Bloomberg give money to Sharpton's National Action Network?
Univision anchor and hot-take machine Enrique Acevedo is facing self-inflicted backlash over his dismissal of Florida Hispanics’ refusal to embrace Bernie Sanders as a result of being “manipulated.” It all started when The View contributor and CNN analyst Ana Navarro weighed in on the potential damage that a Sanders candidacy would inflict on the remainder of the Florida ballot, which is to say that she is not at all down with the Sandernista Revolution. Acevedo then decided to jump in with an unfortunate quote-tweet of his own:
Last year, Hulu’s Shrill shocked voters with its main character, Annie (Aidy Bryant), abusing emergency contraception and ultimately getting an abortion--on screen. The abortion was then normalized in the worst way, with Annie declaring she felt “really, really good” and “very fucking powerful” afterwards. Then again, when the show is made by abortion activists, including the woman behind “shout your abortion,” it’s sadly not so surprising.
On Sunday's so-called Reliable Sources, CNN host Brian Stelter uncorked a six-minute lecture on one of his favorite topics: How Trump is dragging America into authoritarianism. Stelter led off his show Sunday with another six-minute lecture about how Trump represents something called "democratic backsliding," as he read from the book How Democracies Die and an article titled "10 Ways to Tell If Your President's a Dictator."
Liberals love nothing more than to trash the Fox News Channel as a propaganda network for President Trump. That narrative played out on the February 16 episode of Showtime’s Our Cartoon President in an episode titled “Fox News” that treats the president's relationship with Fox News like a dysfunctional marriage.
On Sunday's State of the Union show on CNN, as fill-in host Dana Bash interviewed Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar, instead of pressing her on whether she really is a "moderate" as many journalists have described her, the CNN host hit her from the left on whether she was too tough on criminals as a prosecutor, and invited her be critical of a couple of her Democratic opponents and the Trump administration.
The Washington Post published a puff piece on Daily Show host Trevor Noah in the Sunday paper. Deep in the article, was Noah's super-fan Oprah Winfrey who touted his "objectivity" and "discernment," and then insisted the Post also quote her opinion that he was "cute as a golden retriever puppy....Every time I look at him, I think: There’s that golden pup.”
Well, it may have taken a while, but CNN host Brian Stelter finally admitted that praising lawyer Michael Avenatti (A.K.A creepy porn lawyer) as a “serious” contender for 2020 wasn’t a smart move. The admission came during the latest Reliable Sources as he was speaking with writers form the left-wing Daily Beast, Lachlan Markey and Asawin Suebsaeng about their new book about how the DC swamp infested President Trump’s administration.
Media coverage of Sunday's Daytona 500 NASCAR race accused President Donald Trump of politicizing this huge sporting spectacle and using it as a campaign appearance. Whether it was the Associated Press, The Guardian, or New York Times, the disdain for both the President and the fan base was out in full force from the left-wing media.
The front of Sunday’s New York Times featured yet another climate lecture from Australia bureau chief Damien Cave. The alarmism was labeled a “Reporter’s Notebook,” but was not so much reporting as pleading with his unfortunate subjects to radically reorganize their lives in the name of “climate change.” The online headline deck: “The End of Australia as We Know It -- What many of us have witnessed this fire season feels alive and monstrous. With climate change forcing a relaxed country to stumble toward new ways of work, leisure and life, will politics follow?”
On Saturday evening, MSNBC Live host Richard Lui presided over an all-liberal panel discussion of reports that ICE will be sending special agents into sanctuary cities to arrest illegal aliens that are taking refuge there. Lui described the move as a "new threat" to illegal immigrants, and his guests declared that President Donald Trump wants to "terrorize" illegals with "cruelty" to please his base.
As NewsBusters media editor and research analyst Bill D’Agostino documented last year, NBC News and MSNBC gifted lawyer Michael Avenatti with 113 TV appearances, with Today giving him his first as he pursued cases against President Trump. On Friday, the so-called “creepy porn lawyer” was convicted of trying to extort shoemaker Nike for $25 million dollars. Despite their intertwined history, NBC Nightly News kept Avenatti at an arm’s length.
In a possible attempt to give flailing Democrats some positive spin after a couple of difficult weeks, NBC political director and Meet the Press moderator, Chuck Todd appeared on Sunday Today to insist President Trump was “sabotaging” his own reelection efforts. On top of that, Todd argued that the President was quaking in his boots by the idea he could be competing against former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Where does MSNBC find these so-called "Republicans?" A guest on Al Sharpton's show tonight was Rina Shah, whom Sharpton introduced as a "Republican strategist." In the course of her appearance, Shah said that President Trump "tends to speak out of his rear end." She later said that Trump is "racist to his core."