Comedian turned late-night host Stephen Colbert wasn’t joking Tuesday night when he actually proposed that we let children run the government. After blasting Senator Marco Rubio’s dismissal that gun bans weren’t effective, the CBS Late Show host praised the teen activists for giving him “hope” that change would happen. “Until we do something about guns, you can’t vote if you’re over 18,” Colbert gushed.
Everytown for Gun Safety’s “flat wrong” claim that there have been 18 school shootings in 2018 continues to spread on social media. On Feb. 20, liberal donor and billionaire Tom Steyer quoted it in a tweet linking to a CNN story about the Parkland, Florida victims.
After months of high-mindedly criticizing skeptics of the Russia hacking narrative as conspiracy theorists on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Mika Brzezinski decided to go off the reservation on Wednesday and deal in a conspiracy theory of her own. Fortunately, her co-host Joe Scarborough was there to change the subject and put the conversation on a more rational course – by comparing the Trump Administration to Al Qaeda.
ABC continued their fawning coverage of the teen gun control activists from Parkland, Florida on Good Morning America February 21. ABC correspondent and co-anchor for GMA’s weekend edition, Dan Harris, reported live from Tallahassee, where a busload of students from the site of last week’s school shooting had travelled to demand more gun control measures from the Florida state legislature. The entire ABC team eagerly touted the teens’ partisan message, while repeatedly characterizing critics to gun control as cruel online “trolls.”
On Tuesday's Early Start, there was one more example of the contempt that journalists have for the NRA as CNN anchor Dave Briggs praised gun control activist Cameron Kasky as "an eloquent young man" after a clip of the liberal student activist pushing for more gun control in which he in part ranted that the NRA is a "terrorist organization" that gives "blood money" to politicians.
In the past month liberal journalists have blamed “domestic terrorist” enabling Republicans for the Parkland, Florida school shooting tragedy, depicted Donald Trump as an “ethnic cleansing” “dictator” and decried Fox News as a “racist outfit” that is a “noxious stain on American society.” On the other hand, the media fell in love with North Korea’s “first sister” of Kim Jong-un as they contrasted the Winter Olympics appearance of the “prim” “political princess” against “bully” Mike Pence.
In the final Friday segment of The Ingraham Angle, Fox News's Laura Ingraham focused much-needed attention on the public safety impact of California's refusal to cooperate with ICE's attempts to deport predominantly criminal illegal aliens in that state. Leveraging a Department of Homeland Security press release identifying the dangers the sanctuary state's policies have created when ICE agents try to do their jobs, Ingraham declared: "Shame on you, California. People could die or be injured because you refuse to cooperate."
Tuesday at the Louisville Courier Journal, part of Gannett's USA Today network, two reporters claimed that whoever vandalized a prominent billboard in that city to read "Kill the NRA" had "called out" the gun-rights group. David Harten and Darcy Costello never described the billboard as what it was while it was briefly visible: a violent threat.
The liberal New York Times is searching everywhere, even Texas, for candidates to dislodge the Republicans from Congress in November, by trumpeting any Democrat, no matter how hopeless the cause. The latest, Tuesday’s lead National section story, tried desperately to pump up prospects for Beto O’Rourke, a long shot candidate up against Sen. Ted Cruz, in “A Blue Spark In the Heart Of Deep-Red Cruz Country -- El Paso Lawmaker Fights Uphill Battle.” The reporters sure sound like they’re rooting for O’Rourke, who is favored to win the Democratic primary, in their 1,700-word behemoth that covers an entire page.
New York magazine has assembled “The Case for Impeaching Clarence Thomas.” The author is the longtime anti-Thomas journalist Jill Abramson. For more than 4,000 words, Abramson labors to re-litigate Anita Hill’s dramatic loss in the court of public opinion. In the polls, 58 percent believed Thomas; only 24 percent believed Hill. Again the argument falls on its face.
HLN conservative host S.E. Cupp followed up her masterful takedown of self-righteous journalists who become anti-gun activists, last Thursday, by using the opening monologue of Tuesday’s S.E. Cupp Unfiltered to call out disingenuous gun grabbers for lying about their intentions. “There is nothing more disingenuous than the idea that no one is talking about banning guns,” Cupp declared.
The anti-gun hysteria in the wake of Parkland, Florida school shooting appeared to have reached a fever pitch Tuesday as NBC Nightly News ran a report touting social media posts by irrational former gun owners destroying their weapons. “Some gun owners are posting videos of themselves destroying or getting rid of their firearms, declaring ‘one less gun’ on social media,” fill-in anchor Savannah Guthrie gleefully announced.
In the days and months leading up to the 2016 election, the Obama administration was well aware of Russia’s attempts to meddle in the process, but it’s arguable that they didn't do much to stop it. Still, this didn't deter Alyssa Mastromonaco, the former Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations for the Obama White House, from claiming she found it "really sad" that President Trump hadn't done more about Russia.
When New York Mets' General Manager Sandy Alderson said Sunday that Tim Tebow could possibly make it to the major leagues, you knew the media haters would resort to throwing verbal bean balls at him and trashing his football career all over again. The New York Post's Ken Davidoff called him a joke who will turn into a farce.
During an appearance on CNN Newsroom Tuesday morning, CNN contributor Walter Shaub argued that Donald Trump Jr.'s trip to India to promote his business's condos proves that "The presidency and the United States is for sale."