In the March 20 episode of ABC’s Blackish, titled “Things Were Different Then,” things weren't so different as cheap shots were thrown out at Republicans, which this is not unusual for this show. This episode even reached back to Ronald Reagan’s days as governor of California to call him a racist who would like to break black men "in half.”
In a segment that seemed like it was better suited for either the Maury Show or Jerry Springer Show, anchor Brooke Baldwin spent a portion of Tuesday afternoon’s CNN Newsroom flaunting the raunchy details of alleged sexual activity with President Trump by a duo of porn stars. Everything from polygraph tests to alleged unprotected intercourse and alleged proposition for a threesome were laid bare during the program.
As documented on NewsBusters, CNN has a porn problem and bizarre obsession with describing the sexual escapades of porn actress Stormy Daniels and seeking sultry details of an alleged affair with President Trump. Tuesday’s The Situation Room showed this infatuation as the panel circled the wagons after a tweet by Daniels about her “NOT going anywhere.”
Last week's interview between Telemundo's José Díaz-Balart and Univision's Jorge Ramos -competing anchors- was a first for our domestic Spanish-language networks. The collegial and friendly environment, however, did not stop Díaz-Balart from asking Ramos a very important question.
In “The Free Speech Grifters --Why are some of the biggest public intellectuals so fixated with a small minority of liberal college students?” GQ writer Mari Uyehara downplayed the ongoing attacks on free speech by radical left-wing groups against conservative campus speakers (and um, the ACLU?). The real enemy: Those cynical conservatives who evidently enjoy being silenced on campus and aren’t really victims, anyway.
During the late Tuesday/early Wednesday edition of CBS’s The Late Show, actress Drew Barrymore professed her love for the work of liberal comedian and host Stephen Colbert, praising his work now and previously on Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report as having taught her so much and made “the world a more smarter, educated place.”
During a Monday night interview with Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz (Fla.), CNN's AC360 host Anderson Cooper dismissed the idea of a "secret society" within the FBI, arguing that the text messages between FBI agent Peter Strzok and his mistress Lisa Page alleging the existence of such a society were "lighthearted." When Gaetz suggested that an "informal cabal" committed to taking down President Trump may actually exist, Cooper dismissed Gaetz’s premise: "that sounds like a massive conspiracy theory."
Congressman Jim Jordan on Monday fought with MTP Daily guest host Katy Tur, pressing her on MSNBC’s partisan spin. Regarding the ongoing investigation into Donald Trump, Tur tried to steer the conversation: “I want to keep you focused on this.” Jordan shot back: “I want to keep you focused on the facts.”
In a fawning, nearly three-minute long report on NBC’s Today show, correspondent Sheinelle Jones touted Sex and the City actress and “progressive activist” Cynthia Nixon announcing her candidacy for New York governor, providing a primary challenge to incumbent Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo.
The Washington Post topped its "The Reliable Source" gossip column on Tuesday with "Yes, that was former Va. governor Terry McAuliffe in a 'Homeland' cameo." They found the space for the Clintonista Democrat's bit part on a cable drama...but skipped the story a few weeks ago when his old company GreenTech filed for bankruptcy. Even though he's considering a campaign for president.
Lin-Manuel Miranda and Ben Platt have added a show tune to the soundtrack of the Parkland, Florida student’s gun-control campaign. It’s pretty ironic that the Hamilton star who brought a story of the American founding back into mainstream is so gung-ho about restricting 2nd Amendment rights.
After Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant on Monday signed a groundbreaking new law that bans most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, the victory for the pro-life movement has received surprisingly little attention. FNC's Special Report with Bret Baier and the PBS NewsHour each ran briefs on Monday evening, and, on Tuesday, CBS This Morning ran one brief after CNN's Early Start show ran three briefs during the early morning hours between 4:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. ET.
A week ago, as seen in a video which gained some national attention on Monday, New York Congressman Thomas Suozzi, answering a constituent's question about President Donald Trump, suggested that "the Second Amendment comes in" as a factor "if the president was to ignore the courts." Eight years ago, the press treated a statement by Nevada GOP Senate candidate Sharron Angle referring to "Second Amendment remedies" as a call for armed insurrection. Suozzi's comment, which on substance comes closer to such a call than Angle's, has thus far been ignored by the establishment press's primary gatekeepers and most other outlets.
The liberal media were in such a rush to paint fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe as the victim of a “vindictive” Trump administration that they got some basic facts wrong about the financial consequences of his termination. Journalists and pundits across many news networks falsely claimed that McCabe would “lose his pension” or have his “benefits stripped” as a result of being fired for misconduct.
CNN on Tuesday freaked out over the Trump White House hiring Joseph diGenova, repeatedly dismissing the lawyer as a “conspiracy theorist.” In contrast, CNN in 2013 hired Van Jones as a host, a man who resigned from the Obama White House amidst connections to the 9/11 truther movement.