Yes, that headline is real. In covering the effort by over 350 newspapers to collude against President Trump, Wednesday’s Hardball featured MSNBC host Chris Matthews alluding to Thomas Paine’s Common Sense and Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin in the segment promoting the anti-Trump collusion campaign started by The Boston Globe.
CBS Late Show host Stephen Colbert recently was interviewed by New York Times’ culture writer Sopan Deb for the paper’s “TimesTalks” before a live audience August 13. In the hour long interview posted on YouTube, Deb questions the process of making an episode of The Late Show, what Colbert felt on election night in 2016, and how he sees his influence is during the Trump Administration and in the future. The comedian turned critic revealed his horror at learning that Trump had won, and regret at his star-laden show he had to scrap because Clinton lost.
The network that, for years, employed alleged sexual harassers Charlie Rose and CEO Les Moonves decided to lecture Americans on Friday about “doing the right thing when nobody is watching.” CBS This Morning co-host and Obama donor Gayle King was particularly sanctimonious, despite the fact that she once complained about having to cover the allegations against “my friend” Rose.
Not content with letting social media sites police content on their own, five Democratic U.S. Senators have sent letters to the heads of major tech companies urging them to “proactively” block users from accessing blueprints for 3-D printed guns.
While the journalists at CBS News have still refused to cover New York Governor Andrew Cuomo telling a crowd of supporters on Wednesday that America “was never that great,” Late Show host Stephen Colbert pressed a trio of former Obama White House staffers about gaffe on Thursday night’s program, aired early Friday morning.
Famous race-baiter Al Sharpton has been reflecting on Aretha Franklin since her passing yesterday. Apparently he found that the best way to honor her legacy was using it against his political opponents like President Donald Trump. As Sharpton took a daytime stroll through the streets of Manhattan, TMZ reporters approached the pastor and asked him about how he felt regarding the death of the “Queen of Soul.”
While most of late night television is relentless in its attacks against President Trump and the right, occasionally Trevor Noah’s The Daily Show will criticize the left for being too gungho in its anti-Trump fervor. On the August 16 show, Noah targeted fired FBI agent Peter Strzok for profiting off of his anti-Trump texts by starting a GoFundMe page that has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars.
On Wednesday, the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force raided an apartment in Sacramento, California and arrested Omar Ameen, a man wanted in Iraq on charges he murdered a police officer while flying the ISIS banner. Court documents reportedly show that he snuck into the U.S. by lying his way through the refugee vetting system, something liberals suggested was impossible. To apparently preserve that narrative, ABC and NBC had omitted the arrest from their morning and evening programs on Thursday.
Thursday’s nationwide collusion effort by about 350 newspapers didn’t do much of anything to convince skeptics that they’re not out to get President Trump. Rather, editorials denouncing Trump showed the arrogant yet thin-skinned nature of the media. And CNN’s Jim Acosta perfectly encapsulated that on The Situation Room. Filling in for Wolf Blitzer, Acosta had the show shift gears to “a very important issue that's near and dear to our hearts here at CNN” as “more than 300 newspapers across the country banded together today in support of the free press.”
As Vermont Democratic gubernatorial nominee Christine Hallquist appeared as a guest on MSNBC Live with Ali Velshi, the MSNBC host went along with his liberal guest's premise that liberal policies should not be labeled as "progressive" as the liberal host referred to his Canadian roots and suggested that liberalism just be called "normal." Notably, a bit later in the segment, the graphics team made a faux pas as an image of Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker appeared on screen while they were discussing the approval rating of Vermont Republican Governor Phil Scott.
On Thursday, CBS Evening News continued the network’s track record of being the only broadcast network to report on the allegation of domestic violence against DNC deputy chairman, Congressman Keith Ellison, which he denies. While both ABC and NBC had not said a word about the allegations since they broke late Saturday night, CBS sat down with Karen Monahan, the ex-girlfriend accusing the Congressman.
During Wednesday’s edition of The Lead, the panel found itself in a little bit of shock after learning that President Trump had revoked the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan, who has previously called President Trump treasonous in his new capacity as an NBC News analyst.
Jonathan Van Ness, one of the hosts of the Netflix cable channel’s Queer Eye television series, learned the hard way this week what happens to people who dare to disagree with their fellow liberal Democrats in public. The clash started after candidates from the GOP won primary elections across the country the previous day, but his reward for stating that not all Republicans are evil and racist was to be slammed by other posters online.
Under the pretense of journalism, reporter Maggie Astor provided some public relations with the valuable New York Times-imprimatur for the children’s crusade for gun control (and a laundry list of made-up left-wing issues like “systems of oppression”) in Thursday’s lead National story, “Speakers, Students, Activists, Survivors – On the road with teenagers from the March for Our Lives.”
On Wednesday night, Angela Rye’s disdain for respectful discourse surfaced on CNN's Erin Burnett OutFront as she insisted that “America has never been great” and not only rolled her eyes but turned away from the camera at the notion of Trump campaign board member Gina Loudon have an adopted minority son with Down Syndrome.