The liberal broadcast networks did all they could to smear gun rights advocates who gathered in Virginia’s capital last month. They framed the advocates as terrorists, white supremacists, and generally violent. When they were proven wrong, they still invoked images of violence and lied about violence occurring. But on Monday, the hard work of those advocates paid off when an assault weapons ban was blocked by bipartisan opposition. Of course, the gun-rights agenda was not the network agenda, so it was ignored in favor of railing against Attorney General William Barr.
At this point, there’s little that HBO’s The New Pope can do to shock audiences anymore. It’s already ridiculed the Church, propped up needless sex, and "upgraded" the Bible. Comparing “whores” to saints or revealing pedophilia in the high ranks is almost no big deal. And that’s what makes the series worse.
In their self-righteous letter calling on Attorney General Bill Barr to resign Monday, over 2,000 former Justice Department officials claimed he interfered with “the fair administration of justice,” by recommending a reduced prison sentence for Roger Stone. But there was no such letter when the DOJ inspector general found that the FBI had lied to the FISA Court in order to obtain warrants to spy on a Trump campaign aid. Of course, the same networks that blacked out how the top FISA judge accused the FBI of a criminal act were the same ones gushing about the new letter.
Presidents Day offered a couple Trump-deranged lefties the perfect opportunity to show off their talent for pettiness. Instead of focusing on the past presidents celebrated by the federal holiday -- like George Washington -- Trump haters like Kathy Griffin and Rob Reiner made the day about making fun of President Donald Trump on Twitter. The irony is, much of lefty Twitter tried to accuse the President of making the day about himself.
Former President Barack Obama, touting his own economic magic wand, tried to take credit for the Trump economy. Obama sent out the self-congratulatory tweet February 17. He said that, “Eleven years ago today, near the bottom of the worst recession in generations, I signed the Recovery Act, paving the way for more than a decade of economic growth and the longest streak of job creation in American history.”
On Friday night, CNN host Don Lemon devoted his show to two stories arguing that President Donald Trump is responsible for inspiring some Americans to show bigotry toward others. But the same show ignored an actual violent attack on a group of Donald Trump supporters that occurred more than a week ago in which perpetrator Gregory Timm admitted to driving his van into a group of Republicans because he hates President Trump.
When the Trump administration deployed elite Customs and Border Patrol forces to round up violent offenders in ten sanctuary cities, CNN and the big three broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) largely ignored the topic. The only network to devote more than two news briefs to the story over the weekend was MSNBC, which somehow managed to report fewer details in over 16 minutes of coverage than other networks covered in a single report.
In a country where the squeaky wheel gets the grease, the Democratic Party may be getting led astray by a small but vocal minority on social media. A Pew Research Center study released Feb. 3 found that “The political views and primary candidate preferences of Democrats on Twitter differ from those who are not on the platform.” The report released some dire numbers, including how “The 29% of Democrats who use the platform are more liberal and less inclined to say the party should elect a candidate who seeks common ground with Republicans than are Democrats who are not on Twitter.” These same liberals also “express different preferences” for whom the Democratic Party should choose to be its 2020 nominee
New on February 17: CNN’s Brian Stelter opened Sunday’s Reliable Sources with a lengthy lecture about “the aspiring autocrat and the media’s response.” The autocrat, of course, is President Trump. The on screen graphic screamed: “EXPERTS SEE SIGNS OF ‘CREEPING AUTHORITARIANISM.’” Stelter soon recited from a Harvard University professor’s “10 Ways to Tell If Your President Is a Dictator.”
Hard-left comedian John Oliver on Sunday devoted almost his entire 30 minute Last Week Tonight show to propagandizing for socialist Bernie Sanders’s Medicare for All plan, downplaying problems such as long wait time as “complicated.” The complete ending of private health insurance would be done “carefully.” The high costs must be considered with “a lot of context around it.” The 20 minute screed was heavy on the lecture, light on problematic facts and also actual comedy.
In celebration of Presidents’ Day on Monday, NBC’s 3rd Hour Today show hailed a new documentary that fawned over former President Jimmy Carter’s love of music and declared him to be the “Rock & Roll President.” The hosts eagerly played a clip of the “rockumentary” and proclaimed that it “looks really cool.”
The media is still fantasizing over Stacey Abrams becoming the next Vice President. Last week on The View, co-host Whoopi Goldberg eagerly asked Joe Biden if he would make the failed gubernatorial candidate, his pick. On Monday’s show, the hosts petitioned Abrams herself to run, and cheered her on as she explained how she would forgo the Constitution to obliterate the electoral college.
New York Times media reporter Michael Grynbaum published a piece Monday afternoon that highlighted the growing concern for journalistic ethics at Bloomberg News over their founder Michael’s growing 2020 Democratic presidential campaign, citing “half a dozen Bloomberg journalists who requested anonymity.”
The New York Times ran a promotional piece on National Public Radio on Monday headlined “NPR, Under Attack by Trump, Is Taking the Threat Seriously.” Only there is no real threat, NPR lies about its federal funding, and the New York Times never mentions it has its own podcast airing on more than 150 NPR stations, a glaring conflict of interest.
On Monday, the network morning shows predictably all seized on an open letter from former Justice Department officials demanding the resignation of Attorney General William Barr. However, the broadcasts conveniently left out the fact that several of the ex-DOJ employees who signed on to the letter currently serve as professional anti-Trump pundits on CNN and MSNBC.