During the ongoing fallout over Omarosa Manigault Newman’s attention-seeking book tour, Georgetown University professor Michael Eric Dyson slammed the President for calling the author a “dog” in a tweet and went so far as to accuse Trump of using “KKK language” in his attacks. Tuesday afternoon on CNN, Dyson accused Trump of “evoking an entire history of assault against black people with dehumanizing language” while responding to the claims made by the author of Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House.
CNN’s Twitter account used an old liberal standby, “seize,” to denigrate Trump’s (factual) statement about the Tuesday morning terror attack in London: "President Donald Trump seizes on what he calls a 'terrorist attack' in London, even though the incident is still in the early stages of investigation." CNN's tweet linked to Jennfier Hansler’s equally silly story. Never mind that both the Associated Press and London's mayor had tweeted out similar statements earlier.
Despite CNN en Español’s anchor Juan Carlos López affirmation that the ban of conversion therapy in England was a controversial issue, viewers of Directo USA were treated to one sole point of view on the matter, that of Dr. Elmer Huerta, a hematologist based in Washington, D.C., who hailed the country’s decision to disallow individuals from receiving the therapy.
PBS host Christiane Amanpour appeared puzzled as to why NBC spiked Ronan Farrow’s investigation into powerful Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. Discussing the disgraced Democratic donor on Monday, Amanpour asked the journalist: “Why do you think the media entities [spiked the story]? Our DNA is to be investigative. What was it about the media that wanted you not to tell these stories?”
On Tuesday's New Day show, the latest round of Trump bashing included giving a forum to the uncle of White House advisor Stephen Miller to denounce his nephew as an "immigration hypocrite" for supporting enforcing immigration law and pushing for reforms. The uncle in question, David Glosser, who published an op-ed in Politico, suggested that the refusal to accept immigrants was tantamount to a "war crime."
MSNBC host Chris Matthews could barely contain his excitement as he interviewed Omarosa Manigault Newman, former Trump White House staffer, during Monday night’s edition of Hardball. Newman, the author of a new book called Unhinged, received the red carpet treatment as Matthews effectively gave a ten-minute long advertisement for her book; which paints a dystopian picture of the Trump administration and President Trump himself.
Taking to Twitter Tuesday morning, NBC’s Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd lost it over anti-Trump FBI agent Peter Strzok being fired and President Trump praising the dismissal. Ranting that the president’s criticism of Strzok was “extraordinary and un-democratic,” Todd feared that other “civil servants” would be intimidated by the supposed effort to “character assassinate.”
This year, two countries held significant votes on elective abortion. But the networks only covered the aftermath of one of them – the country that voted for abortion. On Aug. 9, Argentina’s Senate voted against a bill that would have permitted elective abortions up to 14 weeks. Nearly three months earlier, on May 25, Irish citizens voted to repeal their country’s ban on elective abortion to clear the pathway for abortion up to 12 weeks.
The lead National Section story in Monday’s New York Times found the paper once again trying to make campaign finance reform a winning issue for the Democrats, in “Tired of Money in Politics, Some Democrats Think Small -- More candidates are spurning PAC’s, relying instead on individual donors, and voters are responding.”
It’s been a long time coming, but Disney finally committed to unveiling it’s very first official gay character. Exciting times, right? Well, for some, not quite. The news hasn’t been as exciting for the lefties against whitewashing and all things cultural appropriation, because actor Jack Whitehall is not gay.
In its overzealous policing of thought, Twitter has now picked a side on war and peace, apparently. On August 13’s episode of Tucker Carlson Tonight, Peter Van Buren, a former State Department employee, told Carlson that he was “banned for life” on Twitter, for inciting violence. In a Twitter debate with journalists, Van Buren stated that as a State Department employee, he lied to journalists “on behalf of the government.” The next thing he knew, he was banned from Twitter, with virtually no explanation as to why.
On Sunday, Washington, D.C. was all but shut down as roughly 25 white supremacists emerged from whatever crevasses they hide in, and marched to Lafayette Park on the anniversary of last year’s deadly rally in Charlottesville. They were dwarfed by hundreds of counter-protesters, violent agitators, and members of the press. CNN hosts Chris Cuomo and Don Lemon had much to say on the matter.
After deluging viewers with a seemingly unending amount of stories about fired ex-Donald Trump aide Omarosa Manigault-Newman, the networks on Monday night and Tuesday morning skimped on the news that anti-Trump FBI agent Peter Strzok had been fired. ABC, CBS and NBC allowed just 9 minutes and 6 seconds of coverage to the development. In contrast, the gossipy reporting on Omarosa (over the same period) garnered 31 minutes and 20 seconds of obsessive coverage. (When you include Friday to Tuesday morning’s programming, her total reaches an astounding 124 minutes.)
While defending her unsubstantiated accusation that she heard an audio recording of President Trump using the n-word during a taping of The Apprentice years ago, on Monday, former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault-Newman told NBC’s Today show co-host Savannah Guthrie that the media should grill the president about her claims. By Tuesday morning, White House correspondent Kristen Welker had complied with that request. All of it came as the total network coverage of Omarosa's book surged pass the two-hour mark.
CNN host Wolf Blitzer was on Jimmy Kimmel’s August 13 show, where he bemoaned the “dangerous” state of journalism in the U.S. thanks to President Trump, saying he “encouraged dictators.” The journalist and late night host commiserated over how “serious news organizations” like CNN were under attack by the President and wondered what they could do about it. Kimmel, channeling fired FBI agent Peter Strzok, even questioned Blitzer on how they could “get rid of” Trump.