Twitter took action against one account that promoted the false story about Covington students at the March for Life. The social media site also removed some tweets promoting violence, but still allows some verified celebrities’ violent threats to remain online. Twitter deleted the original account that tweeted the deceptively edited video. But has allowed users who tweeted calls to violence such as requesting followers to “fire on any of these red hat bitches when you see them. On sight” and “punch him in the nuts and send me the video of it and I’ll send you all my albums on vinyl, autographed.”
Before all the facts were known, the media ran with a story accusing pro-life activists from Covington Catholic High School of racism during an altercation with left-wing demonstrators at the Lincoln Memorial after the March for Life on Friday. That false narrative began to fall apart almost immediately, once additional video surfaced proving how the original, social media version of the story, was false. NewsBusters has analyzed the coverage and assigned a grade to various prominent media outlets in their handling of the fake news.
Before special counsel Robert Mueller rained all over the media’s parade, liberal journalists spent much of Friday gleefully touting a now-discredited Buzzfeed story alleging how: “President Donald Trump directed his longtime attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress.” Here’s a video re-cap of how the media let their wishful thinking get the better of them on Friday.
Once again showing systemic anti-Trump bias, the principal national evening newscasts of the six leading Spanish-language television networks in the United States all pointedly declined to report on President Donald Trump’s soaring job approval ratings among Hispanic-Americans.
Tuesday, The View finally addressed the encounter between Covington Catholic High School students and a Native American veteran, Nathan Phillips, at the Lincoln Memorial at the March for Life last Friday. After the media smeared the kids as racists based off of unfounded accusations, they suddenly found longer videos posted which contradicted that narrative. The View’s Sunny Hostin, however, still put the blame on the Convington kids and their parent chaperones, instead of the media or Phillips, for lying about them.
Considering that journalists are already talking about a “Colbert primary” for 2020 Democrats, it’s pretty clear that the Late Show host has decided he’s now only talking to half the country. On Monday night, Stephen Colbert gushed over “media virtuoso” Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, hyping that she doesn’t give a “f**k” about offending people. Noting that some Democrats have been less than thrilled with the antics of the millennial Congresswoman, Colbert cheered, “I want to ask this question in a respectful manner, knowing also that you’re from Queens, so, you’ll understand this question. On a scale from zero to some, how many [bleeped] do you give?”
It’s no question that Saturday Night Live has just about completely lost its ability to be funny. If you’re still scratching your head as to why the once loveable sketch comedy has fallen so far off, just look to the behavior of its creative staff. On Monday SNL writer Sarah Beattie posted a crude Twitter status offering lewd sex acts for anyone willing to harm Nicolas Sandmann, the Catholic teen accused of racism for merely standing in front of a triggered native American man.
HuffPost, your hypocrisy is showing. As the 2019 World Economic Forum (WEF) meetings began in Davos, Switzerland, the left-wing HuffPost blasted the gathering. This was a complete 180 for the liberal outlet, which has strongly supported and participated in Davos in the past.
Tuesday, ABC’s congressional correspondent Mary Bruce didn’t even try to hide her disdain for Republicans and President Trump, while covering the government shutdown. On Good Morning America, Bruce mocked Trump’s proposal to re-open the government and touted Democrats as the victims in this "power play."
Saying that he blames the Democrats as much as the Republicans for the current DC disarray, Tom Brokaw, appearing on today's Morning Joe, said, "you've got the young people running through the halls, who are the new members of Congress, who are conducting pep rallies every day." Brokaw described the Dems as being "driven hard by the left."
Netflix and Marvel’s The Punisher has returned for a second season despite a massive purge of Marvel shows in the previous year. The demand for ultra-violence and pseudo-politics were apparently enough to prevent its cancellation, so far. Rest assured, all of that returns for another thirteen episodes.
On Tuesday, the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) launched a campaign taking issue with NBC's Meet the Press for proclaiming they would not host a debate on climate change or "give time to climate deniers." CEI bought a full-page ad in this morning's Wall Street Journal and Washington Post, and made a 30-second video spot, which NBC refused to air.
The liberal media had been left reeling after a weekend of spreading misinformation and smears against a group of innocent Catholic high school students who were being harassed in front of the Lincoln Memorial. At the start of the Monday’ edition of his show, on Fox News Channel, Tucker Carlson shamed those who jumped to the conclusions that fit into their narrative. Naming names, Carlson also called out those on the right who did the same thing.
As NewsBusters has previously reported, NBC marched a hard line to smear the Covington Catholic kids as racists in a viral video face-off with a Native American activist. NPR talk show host Joshua Johnson, a panelist on Sunday’s edition of Meet the Press, dragged the smears into a discussion of the government shutdown.
After refusing to retract a story labeling innocent Catholic high school kids harassed at the Lincoln Memorial “racist”, NBC Nightly News doubled down on the incendiary charge on Monday. In a report by correspondent Ron Allen, the network sided with instigator Nathan Phillips despite more video vindicating the teenagers. Telemundo also decided to smear the teens with no mention of the death threats they were receiving.