During Sunday’s Good Morning America, ABC News’ cast of characters exposed just how politically petty they were when they actually complained about President Trump getting positive coverage when he brings American hostages home. Between Tara Palmieri’s sympathies for Venezuela in her report and Martha Raddatz’s huffing about Trump getting a “boost,” their reporting was downright obnoxious.
Harry Edwards, the architect of sports protest, is livid over the NFL's shutdown of power salutes, sitting and kneeling during the Star Spangled Banner. He told USA Today sports writer Jarrett Bell it's proof positive African-Americans are still battling the residuals of slavery.
On Friday night's All Things Considered, NPR anchor Ari Shapiro broke out the euphemisms for the FBI sending a spy (or an "informant") into the Trump campaign....just to spy on the Russians. He called it "an FBI source who met with Trump campaign officials early in the Russia investigation." Reihan Salam of National Review, not exactly a Trump booster, said the ground is shifting under the Democrats' feet on Russia-gate:
You could almost hear the strains of "Give Me that Old Time Religion" in the background as the Morning Joe crew used religion to blast Trump on Thursday. In addition to Holy Joe Scarborough leading the charge was guest Eddie Glaude who recently went on an anti-Israel tirade as well as sanctimonious Jon Meacham who declared that anyone who supports Trump is committing idolatry.
On Friday's The Five on Fox, Juan Williams sharply criticized President Donald Trump's speech that morning at the Naval Academy's graduation ceremony. Williams condemned Trump's speech as "wrapped in patriotism ... the flag, and ... the military," and claimed that his appearance was really about co-opting the military's "high approval ratings among the American people to transfer to him." Williams's attack, though predictable, was accompanied by a significant distortion of U.S. military spending compared to the rest of the world which the remaining show panelists did not challenge.
Bill de Blasio, the wildly liberal mayor of New York City, stated during an interview on WNYC’s The Brian Lehrer Show that he would have no problem with the conservative New York Post going out of business. In fact, he noted, “I will not shed a tear” if the newspaper goes under.
On Wednesday night’s Late Show with Stephen Colbert, creepy leftist horror-book writer Stephen King accused Mike Pence of being “creepy.” Not only that, but somehow looking like “the mean doctor on a soap opera” who’s a criminal, like a pimp, or a drug dealer. They know how to make liberals laugh at CBS.
So finally, someone stands up to remind the media that when it comes to the FBI and CIA spying on a political opponent of a president - America has in fact been here before. Admittedly, it helps to have been around at the time of the Johnson-Goldwater election in 1964.
The boycott brigade is back and ready for action. Numerous Twitter users vowed to cancel their Neflix subscriptions this week. Why? The streaming giant cinched a deal with President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama.
Tavis Smiley just wanted to remind viewers of all those Christian mass murderers. In 2010, seven years before he would be suspended for sexual misconduct allegations, the PBS host insisted that Christians go on murder sprees “every single day.” He bizarrely claimed the Columbine killers as an example of devout murderers.
On Saturday's MSNBC Live with Alex Witt, during a discussion of President Donald Trump accusing the FBI of spying on his campaign and demanding an investigation, MSNBC contributor and Daily Beast columnist Jonathan Alter went into hyperbole as he charged that "banana Republican" Trump is engaging in "autocratic behavior like we've never seen in American history."
Thursday morning’s programming on MSNBC devoted quite a bit of time to trashing President Trump’s reaction to the new NFL policy requiring football players to either stand for the National Anthem on the field or stay in the locker room. The media particularly found themselves hysterical over President Trump’s suggestion that if players don’t want to stand for the National Anthem, they “shouldn’t be in the country.” Morning Joe panelist Eddie Glaude Jr. compared President Trump to dictatorial Turkish President Erdogan while panelists on MSNBC Live With Stephanie Ruhle decried President Trump as a “bully” and tried to make him look like a racist.
On Thursday's All Things Considered, NPR predictably hyped the impact of scandals involving the Catholic Church during their coverage of Ireland's abortion vote. Correspondent Alice Fordham noted that "during this ferociously noisy national debate [over abortion], the Church's role has seemed muted." She emphasized that "the Church's credibility in Ireland has suffered, after investigations uncovered child abuse and institutional abuse of unmarried mothers." Fordham later underlined that "many of those affected by the...abuses hope this referendum will mark a decisive defeat" for the Church.
As the television season wraps up, it seems that Satan is having a bad year on Fox. Not only did the still-Murdoch-owned network cancel its devil drama Lucifer, but also The Exorcist, which “blessed” us with anti-religious plots about sexually active gay and straight priests and mercy-killing nuns. Is Fox going soft? Rest easy atheists. There's still Family Guy, which made a mockery of God the Father on Pentecost Sunday.
Many in the press and on the left won't let go of their disgraceful smear of President Donald Trump after he called MS-13 gang members "animals" last week. They continue to falsely claim that he was referring to all immigrants, or to all illegal immigrants. He wasn't. But to politicial writers like the Washington Post's Philip Bump, the truth obviously doesn't matter.