It was a marathon July 10 interview chock full of fireworks on CNN's New Day that ran into overtime to almost 36 minutes. What set it off was host Chris Cuomo's obsession with the latest Trump-Russia nothingburger. Cuomo's ire could have been set off by guest Kellyanne Conway's mockery of Cuomo's sacred issue that CNN has hung its reputation upon. However, one has to wonder if Cuomo's desperately energetic attitude came in part as a response to the revelation by his assistant producer, Jimmy Carr, on a recent Project Veritas video that much of his New Day crew hold him in very low regard.
Monday on ABC’s The View, the hosts fretted that Trump was “leading the charge” on assaults on journalists. After retweeting a gif last week that showed Trump wrestling with a CNN logo, the media threw a temper tantrum, obsessing that the gif was a sign of danger to their very lives. Co-hosts Joy Behar, Whoopi Goldberg and Sunny Hostin continued that worrying, hyping that even more of these silly tweets were “assaults” on the media that could lead to real life violence.
Republican Senator Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania found himself under fire as he defended the Republican Medicaid proposal on Monday’s Morning Joe. Despite his repeated attempts to explain how the bill only curbed the rate of growth in Medicaid and did not cut actual spending, he was incessantly attacked by co-host Joe Scarborough. “Why is it we're going after the poor,” Scarborough exclaimed incredulously.
On July 10, Lena Dunham announced her intent to sell a significant part of her wardrobe. As an advocate for so-called “women’s rights and equality,” all proceeds will, of course, go to abortion giant Planned Parenthood.
Writing in the Saturday print edition of The New York Times, national politics and social justice reporter Yamiche Alcindor took fellow lefties on a nearly-1,300 word trip through time, praising controversial, far-left Democratic Congresswoman Maxine Waters (Calif.) as “Auntie Maxine” tries to bring down President Trump.
Pro-life leaders are calling on the British Government to reverse what they see as a “death sentence” decision by courts with opinions containing language similar to the “compassion of the gas chamber.”
The writers at Jezebel must have had a liberal melt-down last week that rivalled their forecast of the ice caps melting. It resulted in two diatribes against the easiest targets they could find: Donald and Ivanka Trump. On Thursday, July 6, Jezebel contributor Stassa Edwards, instead of merely reporting on the fake news that Poland’s First Lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda refused to shake hands with President Donald Trump, reported on all the times that a European leader allegedly snubbed America’s POTUS. While Edwards admitted that “the slight was likely accidental,” she went on to call the cycle of handshakes and snubs the “Trumpian game of handshake.”
CNN journalist Jeff Zeleny on Sunday mocked Donald Trump’s speech in Poland as an antiquated address designed to appeal to “white America” and those who want “America first.” The cable network’s White House correspondent huffed that the speech, which produced chants of “USA! USA!” from the crowd, “wasn't a modern day speech.”
Appallingly, I came across this question in regard to the Charlie Gard case: “What duty of care do we owe them simply on account of their being human beings, who are by nature possessed of an inalienable dignity?” As a fellow human being, my only response is that we owe all human beings the best care possible. I thought most leftists would agree with this sentiment, given their generally misguided obsession with universal healthcare; however, this was proven wrong in a Slate article titled “The Right is Turning the Charlie Gard Tragedy into a Case Against Single-Payer Health Care. It’s the Opposite.”
All three networks spent so much time Monday morning breathlessly questioning whether or not Donald Trump Jr. “colluded” with Russia by agreeing to a meeting with an anonymous Russian lawyer during the campaign, that they couldn’t find any time to report on another important development in the same investigation--perhaps because it wasn’t centered on the Trump campaign.
You have the garden variety retractions, of course. The anonymously sourced tales disproven over time. The false narratives that always seem to tilt a certain way.And sometimes an outlet simply lets a source share false statements without even attempting to correct them. Case in point: This Vanity Fair profile of Full Frontal with Samantha Bee executive producer Jo Miller. The silliness starts with the headline: "Don't Call Full Frontal With Samantha Bee Liberal."
The Washington Post profiled perpetually yelling CNN White House reporter Jim Acosta for Monday's paper under the headline "CNN's Jim Acosta airs the news -- and his irritation." What stuck out most in media reporter Paul Farhi's story was White House spokesman Sean Spicer letting Acosta have it, saying his overt editorializing is all about getting more airtime and Internet clicks: "If I were a mainstream, veteran reporter, I’d be advocating for him to knock it off. It’s hurting the profession.”
The blogosphere erupted in a collective roar at Washington Post reporter Peter Holley's bizarre attempt to blame the shooting of Republicans and their security guards in Alexandria, Virginia on conservative talk radio. Holley's cockeyed conspiracy theory was that the shooter, James Hodgkinson, may have listened to local senior-citizen radio host Bob Romanik back in Belleville, Illinois. The online headline is "In Alexandria shooter’s hometown, rage-filled radio host channels middle America’s inner frustration."
On Sunday, July 2, President Trump tweeted out a meme of himself wrestling WWE Chairman Vince McMahon with the CNN logo over his face. That same day, CNN’s Brian Stelter took to his show Reliable Sources where he and his panel of liberal reporters decried Trump as “dangerous” and a “fascists.” A full week later, Stelter and another stacked panel of journalists were defending CNN’s legally questionable tactics of tracking down the meme creator and threating to reveal his identity.
To the absolute shock of most in the liberal media, President Trump was the one to bring up Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election during his meeting with Vladimir Putin on Saturday. In the lead up to Trump’s foreign trip to the G20 summit, many in the liberal media were claiming that Trump wouldn’t bring up Russia’ interference at all. But after finding out that he, in fact, did, they then switched to questioning whose account they should believe. “So, what are we to believe without an independent confirmation of either,” questioned NBC Anchor Willie Geist on Sunday Today.