On Sunday's Reliable Sources, CNN analyst (and former Obama national-security aide) Samantha Vinograd arrogantly denounced President Trump as a "tool" of Russian disinformation. But during Friday's extended edition of The Lead With Jake Tapper, the CNN host actually confronted Vinograd with the Obama administration's record. After Robert Mueller handed down his latest indictments, Vinograd said the intelligence keeps getting better, that the Russian GRU "was sanctioned back in 2016; we know that they were up to no good."
The front page of Sunday’s New York Times brought the expected comprehensive dissection of President Trump’s second Supreme Court justice nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, in 4,500 words: “Trump’s Choice: Beltway Insider Born And Bred – Father Was A Lobbyist – Supreme Court Nominee Is Being Promoted as Business Friendly.” A photo caption online made the ideological toneclear: “The Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, center with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Vice President Mike Pence, is the culmination of a 30-year conservative movement to shift the judiciary to the right.”
President Trump was set to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday, and the liberal media were in full campaign mode as they pushed speculation the President was a Russian agent meeting with his handler. CNN’s Brian Stelter admitted as much during Sunday’s Reliable Sources, saying, “Trump opponents will speculate that he's really a Russian agent, having a meeting with his handler, betraying America.” While he did say that, Stelter also declared that no one could trust the President’s account of the meeting and gave those conspiracy theories room to grow.
In a truly ridiculous line of questions during ABC’s This Week on Sunday, fill-in host and White House correspondent Jon Karl badgered National Security Adviser John Bolton about President Trump’s combative relationship with the press and whether it helped Russian President Vladimir Putin crackdown on reporters there.
If there’s one thing the anti-Trump resistance members in the liberal media love more than themselves, it’s praising other like-minded people protesting the President. And if it’s people from another country, that’s even better. NBC demonstrated that love during Sunday Today when White House correspondent Kelly O’Donnell praises a dangerous aerial stunt at Trump’s Scotland resort as “spectacular.”
On the Week in Review segment on Friday night's All Things Considered on NPR, anchor Ailsa Chang asked about the timing of Robert Mueller's indictment of more Russians, just days before Trump's meeting with Russian leader Vladimir Putin. Conservative Ben Domenech of the Federalist suggested it was a "clearly purposeful" act to color how this summit is judged. Liberal E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post called it "exquisite," making the anchor laugh.
During Friday’s edition of Andrea Mitchell Reports, the MSNBC host went after the President for praising Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and suggesting he would make a good Prime Minister. Johnson resigned earlier in the week due to his disapproval of May’s “Brexit” strategy. Johnson, unlike May, vocally supported the June 2016 referendum where voters ultimately chose to leave the European Union. Mitchell asked Former US Ambassador Nicholas Burns “when have we last seen an American President interfere in a British election or any overseas election of an ally?” Burns didn't answer, because the answer isn't pleasing to Mitchell.
CNN has branded itself as savagely, incessantly anti-Trump, as well as savagely, incessantly anti-Fox News. So why on Earth do they expect that when the president mocks CNN at a press conference, "unity" demands that Fox defend CNN in the moment of the insult? This is especially true of Brian Stelter, who has led the network's attack on Fox as "state-run TV."
Some liberal journalists don’t just love Democratic politicians, they dream about them. On July 10, 2001, ABC’s Diane Sawyer gushed: “After pepperoni pizza and a banana milkshakes once, I dreamed about Bill Clinton.” Liberal journalists have proven, again and again, that there is nothing too horrible to be said about a prominent conservative. On July 7, 1991, then-Washington Post columnist Carl Rowan said of Clarence Thomas: “If you gave [him] a little flour on his face, you’d think you had David Duke talking.”
President Trump’s visit to the United Kingdom was accompanied by attacks on British Prime Minister Theresa May and London Mayor Sadiq Khan. Saturday’s “fact check” by New York Times London-based digital editor Palko Karasz took objection solely to the attacks on Khan: “Gauging London’s Record On Crime and Terrorism.” Karasz claimed to employ “expert analysis,” but actually made excuses and blamed the Conservative government, inequality, and “austerity” -- anything but the actual mayor of London.
Ahead of Sunday’s new episode of the CNN series The 2000's (which is airing maybe a few years too soon), let’s take a look back at a few pathetic moments from the first episode, which focused on the decade’s movies and television. The CNN documentary blasted Fox News and MSNBC for having corroded the news discourse and heaped a torrent of praise on far-left comedians and former Comedy Central hosts Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart.
The voices of athletes on social issues are greatly welcomed and needed ... as long as they take the liberal position. Athletes taking conservative positions? Not so much. Yet CNN sports writer AJ Willingham and her leftist pals say social justice warriors in sports are too often seen as less than human.
No one is more upset about Trump’s second Supreme Court nomination than the liberal media....unless it's the entertainment elites in Hollywood and Manhattan. These liberals couldn’t see the flagrant hypocrisy surrounding their sentences as they unloaded their fear and loathing of Brett Kavanaugh on television and Twitter.
For those of you worried that Tom Arnold has fallen by the wayside in the wake of his epic meltdown last month during his CNN interview with Poppy Harlow in which he flitted in and out (mostly out) of reality, we bring you good news. Tom is now hot on the trail of the Trump Elevator Tape. The only problem is that tape seems to be even more elusive than the Holy Grail. In fact, it is the Holy Grail, despite nobody knowing its contents, for liberal reporters who have given up hope that Special Counsel Robert Mueller can bring down President Donald Trump.
In Friday night’s installment of bias by omission, NBC Nightly News chose not to cover a deadly suicide bombing in Pakistan at a political rally that left over 120 people dead while this same newscast and the CBS Evening News didn’t fit into their newscasts time for a news brief to pay homage to the now-identified U.S. soldier who died a day earlier in Afghanistan.