We are currently hearing a lot of doom and gloom about the trade war with China from the media talking heads, particularly on MSNBC and CNN. Their big claim is that President Donald Trump has put the United States at a disadvantage by raising tariffs on Chinese goods in an effort to get China to lower their tariffs and other barriers on American exports to that country. However, CNBC's Jim Cramer on Tuesday's Squawk Box, explained how Trump is using the right tactic as well as how the talking heads are getting it wrong.
ABC senior national correspondent Terry Moran was feeling sassy about the pro-lifers on Twitter on Saturday. Inspired by political analysis from the men's fashion magazine GQ, which argued "The 'pro-life' states are not pro-life states," Moran slammed Alabama, Georgia, and Missouri.
From historically black colleges and universities (HCBU) to the major leagues, baseball is playing the race card, says The Shadow League's race-baiter extraordinaire Carron J. Phillips. African Americans aren't welcome in baseball, and the game hasn't made any real improvements in race relations ― in Philips' jaded perception.
On Friday’s edition of Real Time, host Bill Maher devoted part of his closing monologue to trashing Attorney General Bill Barr. While the attack on Barr was probably expected, few could have predicted that the HBO host would use Barr as a pretense to tear into his religion, which Maher referred to as the “cult” of Catholicism.
In the recent aftermath of the trial in which former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor was convicted of killing an unarmed white woman, Justine Damond, after she called 9-1-1 in July 2017 to report a possible crime, CNN showed its double standard in attention given to alleged police misconduct based on the race of the victim.
Show after show after show hammers the Right, ignores the Left and, in the case of Seth Meyers, actively hides reality if it hurts the progressive cause. There’s no other way around it. So why won’t at least one network or streaming service open the format up to a right-leaning host? It makes sense on paper.
Just two and a half years after fantasizing about a retroactive abortion for then-Vice Presidential nominee Mike Pence, author Fran Lebowitz offered up more outrageous commentary on Friday’s edition of Real Time. This time, Lebowitz shared her desire that the Saudis murder President Trump.
On her MSNBC show, Joy Reid says that recently-adopted abortion laws are "send women back to the Dark Ages," and are essentially "turning all of America into Gilead from The Handmaid's Tale."
CBS This Morning offered a gushy, praise-filled music video on Thursday dedicated to Norah O’Donnell as she prepared to leave the program. O’Donnell will become the new anchor of the CBS Evening News in the summer. Gayle King, who will continue as This Morning co-host, introduced the montage by hailing, “Norah O’Donnell, she's been a very important part of our CBS This Morning family for nearly seven years now. She's asked, as you know, the tough questions, headed into disaster zones, given survives a voice and shared the stories of people all around the world.”
On Monday, CNN's John King provided a fact-check of Rep. Rashida Tlaib's fact-mangling comments about Palestinians and the "safe haven" they allegedly gave Jews after the Holocaust. Guess who didn't provide a fact check? The "independent fact checkers." Just as they all stayed conveniently quiet on Stacey Abrams bizarrely claiming she won the governor's race in Georgia, there were no Tlaib fact checks on PolitiFact, Snopes, FactCheck.com, or The Washington Post Fact Checker. No one would venture to explain how she's wrong, or try to claim she spoke truth.
The New York Times front-page story Saturday brought the latest sad update from the failed socialist state of Venezuela – with a strange but predictable omission. Reporter Anatoly Kurmanaev graphically described the day-to-day tragedy in “Venezuela’s Fall Like A Civil War – A Once Robust Economy Has Become a Ruin.” But the culprit is left unnamed: Socialism, installed in the once-prosperous country by strongman Hugo Chavez, to disastrous results, is not mentioned a single time. The Times is positively allergic to the word, not daring to even mention it in multiple stories about the collapse of Venezuela’s socialist economy.
On the Thursday edition of MSNBC's All In, host Chris Hayes brought on Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) on to talk about the situation in the Persian Gulf with Iran and spread some fake news in the process. Hayes led off with a monologue that said the country was on the "precipice" of the worst foreign policy decision since the Iraq War. Introducing Merkley, Hayes asked if the, "Trump Administration is inflating and bending intelligence to force America into yet another war in the Middle East?"
On Thursday night, Superstore aired another two episodes that focused on the ongoing conflict between Cloud 9 employees and corporate. The issue has festered through several seasons and unionization attempts, with employees upset about things like not getting maternity leave and lack of healthcare benefits. What ended up being the tipping point in the last two episodes, "Sandra's Fight" and "Employee Appreciation Day," was corporate cutting back on employee hours, making it harder for them to do their jobs well and to make ends meet, and the workers wanting to unionize.
Reporter Jeremy Peters chose a novel angle in Friday’s New York Times -- how conservatives are actually winning the PR war on abortion of late. It’s an unusual topic for the paper, which is reluctant to dwell on issues that favor conservatives. Still, a predictable tone of lament and clear disappointment prevails, salted with accusations that social conservatives are distorting the debate and misinforming the public, a slant captured in the headline. Democrats Are Caught Off-Guard on Abortion -- Forceful Messages and Misinformation By Opponents Are Defining the Debate.”
Friday on The View, co-host Joy Behar practically begged her guest, 2020 presidential candidate Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), to impeach President Trump. Behar fretted over the Treasury Department not handing over Trump’s tax returns, and the subpoena to Donald Trump Jr. as examples of the administration skirting law and order. Along the way she made some false claims, as is typical of hosts on The View.