The New York Times Wednesday displayed more sudden respect for religion, at least of the left-wing variety, in an opinion by veteran journalist, presidential historian, and former editor-in-chief of Newsweek Jon Meacham, “Jesus May Be the Best Hope Against an Amoral President.” The text box: “Religious history can inspire activists in the Trump resistance.” Meacham, who has just published The Hope of Glory: Reflections on the Last Words of Jesus from the Cross, at least delivers a historically accurate rendition of what Christians believe (unlike some Times writers who delight in redefining it).
In the last half-hour of Thursday's Rush Limbaugh show, America's leading talk-show host ripped into the press for its partisanship. On Wednesday, CNN's "Reliable Sources" newsletter reported Limbaugh "floated a wild coronavirus conspiracy theory" that the virus "is being weaponized as yet another element to bring down Donald Trump." Then CNN and the others promptly weaponized the virus, trashing Trump for being unable to respond (or being too much of a liar to be trusted).
On Friday's New Day show, CNN's John Avlon presented a "Reality Check" segment in which he listed a number of alleged reasons that Vice President Mike Pence's past suggests that he will not be suitable for coordinating the federal government's efforts against the coronavirus. Avlon not only hinted that Vice President Pence's history of praying is "superstition," but, amongst his list, he even suggested that being skeptical of climate alarmism was a sign that sometimes the vice president is "barely on speaking terms with science."
It’s easy to predict how Brian Stelter, host of the Sunday Reliable Sources program on CNN, will respond to any disagreements with President Trump and the anchors on the Fox News Channel. He simply dismisses anything they say as simply being wrong. That was obviously the case on Friday, when the network’s chief media correspondent was a guest during a segment of the At This Hour program as hosted by Kate Bolduan, when he dismissed the coverage of the coronavirus crisis as “reprehensible” and an attempt “to make this all about Trump and politics when that’s really not the arena this is being fought in.”
Try to imagine the most guarded, self-protective personalities you know. Chances are good that among that list of people the name of Hillary Clinton pops up. And yet, Politico hilariously wants you to believe that Hillary Clinton is now looking for inspiration on how to conduct her upcoming podcast show to that most open of personalities... Howard Stern.
Continuing to politicize the coronavirus, the New York Times Abby Goodnough on Friday attacked President Trump putting Vice President Mike Pence in charge of the coronavirus task force in “Trump Said Pence Had ‘Talent’ on Health Policy. A Review of His Record.” Compare Goodnough’s instant hostility to Pence, with the hosannas that greeted Ron Klain, political operative, as Obama’s Ebola czar: "While Mr. Klain does not have medical expertise, he knows his way around the worlds of government and business."
The media's urge to say that everything is worse than Richard Nixon and Watergate reached peaked absurdity on Friday as Andrea Mitchell Reports guest host Geoff Bennett and former assistant Watergate special prosecutor Jill Wine-Banks discussed the current administration's "credibility gap" on the coronavirus.
The media’s treatment of the coronavirus outbreak is insane. Instead of the typical intense fear-mongering, pundits and commentators have been weaponizing the disease politically, insisting that the Trump administration is exacerbating the situation, and even going so far as to push the idea of spreading the virus at Trump rallies.
After a brief controversy where the viral video app TikTok censored and reinstated a pro-life organization, the platform has allowed a viral video showing young women seemingly giddy about abortion. Live Action founder Lila Rose blasted TikTok via tweet Feb. 27 at 10:15 a.m. when she discovered an “Unbelievable” viral video she said has 4 million views, which “shows girls cheerfully walking into Planned Parenthood & one killing her baby on camera. It’s in violation of countless Community Guidelines against: ‘Violent content’ ‘Depictions of deaths’ ‘Dismembered humans’ & others.” During the drafting of this piece, Twitter removed Rose’s tweet with a note that it “violated the Twitter Rules. Learn more.”
Just like their cable news peers at MSNBC did this morning, CNN went after certain Fox News personalities on Friday for daring to call out their politicized reporting on the coronavirus. CNN Newsroom host Brooke Baldwin and media reporter Oliver Darcy raged at Fox, claiming they were putting the public in danger by sowing skepticism over their anti-Trump reporting on the coronavirus.
Over the past month liberal journalists were infuriated by “dark” Donald Trump’s “bizarre” State of the Union performance and his “vindictive,” “viperous” victory speech after his impeachment acquittal. Lefty hosts like MSNBC’s Chris Matthews and Lawrence O’Donnell tried to redo the Russian hoax. Meanwhile liberal debate moderators like Chuck Todd actually pushed the already-liberal Democratic candidates even further left.
Despite Michael Bloomberg’s unprecedented spending, his billionaire rival Tom Steyer has “nearly tripled the rest of the field combined in TV and digital ad spending in South Carolina through mid-February,” according to The Dallas Morning News Feb. 28.
Always angry CNN political commentator Angela Rye spewed venom at black Trump supporters on the network, Thursday morning. Rye was invited by CNN Tonight host Don Lemon to comment on President Trump’s re-election campaign reaching out to black voters. Not only did she completely downplay what the president has done for the black community, giving Obama credit instead, she also bullied black people who may be thinking of voting for Trump in the upcoming election.
The far left reboot of Taylor Swift is continuing her work of alienating conservatives and most other normal folks from her fanbase. The singer unveiled her music video for her misogyny-crushing anthem “The Man,” featuring her play-acting as a man and doing all the things your typical toxic white male gets away with that women can’t.
Leading off a discussion on media coverage of the coronavirus, on Friday, MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle quickly went to work attacking Fox News. Why? Because the competing cable channel was calling out attempts in the press to blame the Trump administration for the spread of the disease.